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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Bishop Peter Firth.


Unknown: Peter Firth.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rt Rev Tom Butler.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: 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 Christine Morgan. Come, Holy Spirit,
Come (Diademata). 1 Corinthians 12, w4-ll. In Christ Jesu (Leighton Jones ). 0 Thou Who Camest from Above (Hereford). Director of music Michael Leighton Jones.


Presented By: Christine Morgan.
Unknown: Leighton Jones
Music: Michael Leighton Jones.

: Book of the Week: The Story of My Father

3: As his condition deteriorates, Sue moves her father into a retirement home and finds that both their lives have been turned upside down.
For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Journalistic Adventures of an Amencan Girl in London Part 3. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Black Knights and Blue Streaks

Tony Hawks concludes a look at Britain s brave but doomed attempt to compete in the space race. 2: Dan Daren 't. Three decades ago Britain s satellite launcherflewforthe first and lasttime. Not so much a giant leap for mankind as a small step taken by rather cold feet. Nowadays, the only people attempting to reach space from Britain are amateur rocketeers and optimistic entrepreneurs.Tony Hawks sets off to meet them. Producer Adam Fowler


Unknown: Dan Daren
Producer: Adam Fowler

: 1834: 4: Dentists and Lovers

Comedy by Jim Poyser, in which a 21st-century English teacher wakes up in 19th-century Macclesfield.

Ned needs a girlfriend, but not as much as he needs some root-canal work. Millicent needs some love and Jason needs some lessons in 19th-century courting.


Writer: Jim Poyser
Director: Polly Thomas
Jason: Michael Begley
Ned: Joe Caffrey
Lord Belport: Mark Chatterton
Henry: James Nickerson
Millicent: Julia Rounthwaite
Sir Gideon: Donald McBride
George: Donald McBride
Fanny: Carla Henry

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Diana Madill in Manchester.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Diana Madill

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Parliamentary Questions

The quiz show about Parliament, politicians and all things Westminster. Hosted by Steve Richards with guests Lord Kenneth Baker and Elinor Goodman. Producer Ed Morrish


Unknown: Steve Richards
Unknown: Lord Kenneth Baker
Unknown: Elinor Goodman.
Producer: Ed Morrish

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Raft

By Lucy Gough . A haunting playtellingthe story ota young prisoner contemplating suicide. As Mags is taken from her prison cell into the "sui" cell, she journeys into her subconscious where she encounters an ethereal figure - her own soul -who is trvinotn rpstnrpto Maeswhatis left of heriite.
Director Peter Leslie Wild


Unknown: Lucy Gough
Director: Peter Leslie Wild
Mags: Annabelle Dowler
Mags's soul: Inika Leigh Wright
Gaoler 1: Tyrone Huggins
Submariner: Tyrone Huggins
<None>Gaoler 2: Sunny Ormonde
Ugly mermaia: Sunny Ormonde
Chorus 1: Gillian Goodman
Chorus 2: Bella Merlin
Chorus 3: Tracey Briggs

: Gardeners' Question Time

Tony Russell , Matthew Biggs and Bob Flowerdew are guests of the Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens in Burford, near Oxfordshire. Sue Cook is in the chair.


Unknown: Tony Russell
Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew

: Five Stories by James Ellis

3: My Uncle Julius. The Davenport family's boat fails to come in, in more ways than one, when they take a trip to the Isle Of Man. Fordetails see Monday

: Sounding the Divine

3: The Call to Prayer. James O'Donnell explores the sounds of the Muslim chant and learns how Islamic music has influenced the west. For details see Monday


Unknown: James O'Donnell

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor talks about inter-group hostilities and tensions in urban ethnic neighbourhoods with Professor William Julius Wilson of Harvard University and Professor Anne Power of the London School Of Economics.


Presenter: Laurie Taylor
Guest: Professor William Julius Wilson
Guest: Professor Anne Power
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: Life in Middle Age

In the last programme ofthe series, Connie St Louis explores men's health in middle age. She finds out who is most prone to heart disease and looks at different treatments for prostate cancer. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: PM

With Eddie Mair and Ritula Shah.

: Faithful Departed

Christopher Fitz-Simon 's funereal comedy-drama series. 5: Butler's Funeral Furnishers have managed to see off the Nearys' objections to their new crematorium in Skibbogue, but no one had reckoned on Margot Neary spreading an unpleasant rumour about Frances's relationship with Finbar Doran.
Music by Neil Brand Director Eoin O'Callaghan


Unknown: Christopher Fitz-Simon
Unknown: Margot Neary
Unknown: Finbar Doran.
Music By: Neil Brand
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Frances: Sylvestra Le Touzel
Finbar: Kilian McKenna
Ita: Anna Manahan
PJ: Tp McKenna
Margot: Marion O'Dwyer
Timsy: Dermot Crowley
Bernie: Marcella Rlordan
Elvis: Alan Mooney

: The Archers

Lovebirds play truant. Rptd tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock presents the arts magazine. Producer Sally Spurring

: The Journalistic Adventures of an AmericanGirl in London

By Elizabeth E Banks . 3: At Mrs Brownlow's. In this more liberal establishment, Lizzie finds that all live in fear of the cook and the kitchen maid.
With Bruce Purchase , Liza Sadovy and Stephen Critchlow For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Elizabeth E Banks
Unknown: Bruce Purchase
Unknown: Liza Sadovy
Unknown: Stephen Critchlow
Lizzie: Barbara Bames
Cook: Anne Beach
Aggie: Gemma Saunders
Mrs Brownlow: Carnlvn Innec

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs another live debate in which Michael Gove , Steven Rose , Ian Hargreaves and Melanie Phillips cross-examine witnesses who hold passionate but conflicting views on the moral issues behind one of the week's news stories.
Producer David Coomes Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Michael Gove
Unknown: Steven Rose
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Producer: David Coomes

: Culture and Anarchy

Simon Heffer concludes a series on the lessons for the present day to be drawn from Matthew Arnold 's Culture and Anarchy. 3: Our Liberal Practitioners Editor Nicola Meyrick Producer Dennis Sewell Repeated from Sunday 10.45pm


Unknown: Simon Heffer
Unknown: Matthew Arnold
Editor: Nicola Meyrick
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: Connect

Every day we take around 20,000 breaths. For most of us this happens automatically, but what exactly, are we exposing ourselves to? And what is the link between air pollution and respiratory disease? Quentin Cooper looks at the air we breathe. Producer Julian Mayers


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Julian Mayers

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Carrie Gracie.


Unknown: Carrie Gracie.

: Book at Bedtime: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

By Mark Haddon. Abridged by Sarah LeFanu and read by James Meunier. Part 3. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Mark Haddon.
Abridged By: Sarah Lefanu
Read By: James Meunier.

: Bespoken Word

Tonight's edition of the new poetry and spoken word show includes an appearance by the performance poet David J with his tale of a werewolf. Also featured is powerful young black wordsmith Oneness. Presented by poet/actor/dancer Dr Stewart. Producer Graham Frost


Unknown: David J
Producer: Graham Frost

: The Recorded Highlights of a Humble Bee

By Brendan O'Casey. 4: Red Admiral and Doing the Dishes. More highlights from the hapless, jazz-loving humble bee's diary. This week he meets a red admiral butterfly and does some housekeeping.
Producer Roxana Silbert


Unknown: Brendan O'Casey.
Producer: Roxana Silbert
Bee: Mark Williams
Butterfly: David Schneider

: News

: Book

of the Week: The Story of My Father
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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