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: World News

: Prayer for the Day


: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock.


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Bishop Jim Thompson.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Jim Thompson.

: Midweek

Libby Purves and her guests engage in lively and diverse conversation.
Producer Chris Paling Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Daily Service

Presented by Dr Judith Champ. All Ye Who Seek for Comfort Sure (St Bernard). Matthew 11, w25-30. Come unto Him (Handel). I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say (Kingsfold). Director of music Gordon Stewart.


Presented By: Dr Judith Champ.
Music: Gordon Stewart.

: Book of the Week: Chopin's Funeral

By Benita Eisler. 3: Restored to health, Chopin is taken by his lover, George Sand , to herfamily home in the country. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Benita Eisler.
Unknown: George Sand

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Where Angels Fear to Tread Part 8. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: A History of Human Folly

1:Group Think. Why, to begin at the beginning, did Trojan rulers drag that suspicious-looking wooden horse inside theirwalls despite every reason to suspect a Greek trick? In the first of a new series,
Francis Wheen examines the perennial tendency of politicians, scientists and others in authorityto act perversely, and how, when more rational alternatives are clearly present, the best and the brightest can blithely and arrogantly march into colossal blunders. Producer Jolyon Jenkins


Unknown: Francis Wheen
Producer: Jolyon Jenkins

: Gilbert without Sullivan

A five-part series of short stories byWS Gilbert, dramatised by Stephen Wyatt. 2: An Elixir of Love
When the Rev Stanley Gay imposes his strong views on marriage on his flock, with the help of a secret potion, there are unexpected results.
Producer/director Sue Wilson


Dramatised By: Stephen Wyatt.
Director: Sue Wilson
Gilbert: Jonathan Coy
Rev Stanley Gay: Paul Downing
Jessie: Cathy Sera
Zorah: Gillian Goodman
SirCaractacus: Christopher Scott
Grosvenor/Bishop of Chelsea: John Fleming

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Land Lines

The first of a new series of location-based puzzles exploring the links between local history and the British landscape. This week Brett Westwood sets two landscape detectives the challenge of finding the lines that link a local fruit, a host of spring flowers, and a First World War poet in the fields around a village in Gloucestershire. Producer Grant Sonnex


Producer: Grant Sonnex

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Present

A dark, cautionary comedy by Jackie Pavienko.
Eva's life is a chaotic whirl of missed appointments and mad dashes as she tries to keep up with the demands of her children, her work and her withering social life. Only when she starts to keep a diary does the real problem emerge.


Writer: Jackie Pavienko.
Director: Toby Swift
Eva: Kathryn Hunt
Debbie: Alice Gardiner
Frances: Christine Brennan
Ned: Jim Mlllea
Carl: James Swanton

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Matthew Biggs and Bob Flowerdew answer some of the questions posed by gardeners in Great Smeaton, North Yorkshire. Eric Robson is in the Chair.


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Eric Robson

: Stories from the Ilkley Literature Festival

3: The Carol Singer. Written and read by Lavinia Greenlaw. An English lecturer at an American college finds the indifference of her colleagues and the isolation more than a little unnerving. For details see Monday


Unknown: Carol Singer.
Read By: Lavinia Greenlaw.

: Daft Questions

3: Why can't you open the windows in offices? For details see Monday

: Thinking Allowed

Political, unspeakable, exotic and holistic ... eating Chinese has meant different things at different times in Britain. As eating habits continue to evolve, Laurie Taylor investigates whether Chinese cuisine can survive increasingdemands for novelty. Producer Jacqueline Smith


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: Case Notes

Does Work Make You Sick? Dr Graham Easton with tips on avoiding repetitive strain injury and what to do when ill-health prevents you from doing yourjob. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Dr Graham Easton

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: King Street Junior Revisited

By Jim Eldridge. Another chance to hear the comedy series about the fictional school. 4: Oh No It Isn't!An exercise in democracy leads to an outbreak of Dlaveround activism.
Producer John Fawcett Wilson


Unknown: Jim Eldridge.
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson
Mrs Devon: Carolyn Pickles
Miss Lewis: Mariene Sidaway
Mr Maxwell: Michael Cochrane
Miss Featherstone: Teresa Gallagher
MrLong: Paul Copley
MissReid: Jacqueline Beatty
Mrs Khan: Janice Acquah
Paul: Christopher Ravenscroft
William: Christopher Dunning
Janine: Alsllng Jarrett-Gavln
Kelly: Ruby Williams
Carlos: Nikko Jacques

: The Archers

Brian's got mail. Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson reports from the National Theatre as its new artistic director Nicholas Hytner unveils his first production: Shakespeare's Henry V, with Adrian Lester in the title role. Producer Nicola Holloway


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Director: Nicholas Hytner
Unknown: Adrian Lester
Producer: Nicola Holloway

: Where Angels Fear to Tread

By EM Forster. 8: The Rescue Party. Caroline sets out to rescue Lilia's baby and discovers something unknown. For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Em Forster.

: The Law in Question

Freedom of Expression. Are we tongue-tied by political correctness? Just how free should we be with our opinions? Marcel Berlins brings together listeners and lawyers to tackle these moral and legal dilemmas. Producer Dinah Lammiman Editor Nicola Meyrick


Unknown: Marcel Berlins
Producer: Dinah Lammiman
Editor: Nicola Meyrick

: Writing Down the House

The official reporting of debates from both Houses of Parliament began 200 years ago. In the second of two programmes, Nick Utechin charts the history of Hansard. Producer Viv Black Repeated from Sunday 10.45pm


Unknown: Nick Utechin
Producer: Viv Black

: Frontiers

Plasmodium falciparum is a deadly malarial parasite. Transmitted by mosquito, it is responsible for more than a million deaths every year. Peter Evans hears from biologists, geneticists and entomologists as he unravels the complex story of the parasite's long relationship with humans. Producer John Watkins


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: John Watkins

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Saturday Night andSunday Morning

3: Arthur Seaton has a date to meet his workmate's wife Brenda. For details see Monday


Unknown: Arthur Seaton

: Sir Ralph Stanza's Letter from Salford: 3

Comedy series starring James Quinn, in which Sir Ralph, poet-in-residence for Salford, continues his placements at various local establishments.
Sir Ralph is based at a superstore where the volunteer trainee poet is Rod, the security guard. Sir Ralph sets out to use poetry to pep up Rod's love life. With Neil Bell, Alison Darling, Tony Melody and Jemma Thompson.


Sir Ralph: James Quinn
[Actor]: Neil Bell
[Actor]: Alison Darling
[Actor]: Tony Melody
[Actor]: Jemma Thompson
Producer: Graham Frost

: The Little Big Woman Radio Show

By Llewella Gideon and Lynn Peters. Comedy drama about a thirty-something actress waiting for a big break. 3: Incense and Nonsense. Cynthia starts offering acting lessons. She feels well qualified to teach people the skill of waiting for your agent to ring. Meanwhile, Gaynoris sure that her crystals have the power to get Cynthia back on telly. With Llewella Gideon , Mandy Knight , Jo Martin , Brian Bovell and Roger Griffiths.
MusicbyClementlshmael ProducerGareth Edwards


Unknown: Llewella Gideon
Unknown: Lynn Peters.
Unknown: Llewella Gideon
Unknown: Mandy Knight
Unknown: Jo Martin
Unknown: Brian Bovell
Unknown: Roger Griffiths.
Unknown: Musicbyclementlshmael Producergareth Edwards

: News

: Book of the Week: Chopin's Funeral

Part 3. Repeated from 9.45am

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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