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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Margaret Hay.


Unknown: Margaret Hay.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock.


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rabbi Lionel Blue.


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Lionel Blue.

: Between Ourselves

Manic Depression. 01 ivia 0' Leary explores the ecstatic highs and delusions of mania, and the crippling depression which follows, with two people whose lives have been turned upside down by manic depression. Producer Karen Gregor Repeated at9.30pm


Producer: Karen Gregor

: Nature's Magic: 1

Tales of extraordinary scientific phenomena that delighted our scientific forefathers and are now pushing 21st-century medical science to new limits.

A jellyfish that gives off an eerie glow and captivated natural historians 150 years ago is the key to a revolutionary new diagnostic tool in medicine.


Producer: Louise Dalziel

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rev Stephen Shipley. Creator of the Stars of Night (St Gregory). Mark 13, w21-27. O Sing Joyfully (Batten). Ye Servants of the Lord (Narenza). With the John Powell Singers. Director of music John Powell.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.
Singers: John Powell

: Book of the Week: King Solomon's Ring

By Konrad Lorenz , read by Nigel Anthony. 2: The distinguished and eccentric Austrian scientist explains how he came to be prancing about on the roof of his house in a devil's costume, to the consternation of his neighbours. Fordetails see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Konrad Lorenz
Read By: Nigel Anthony.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 The True Story
Part 2 of the Woman's Hourdrama.
Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: Unearthing Mysteries

New series Aubrey Manning returns with more archaeological mysteries. This week he visits a site in Norfolk that is littered with the bones of mammoths and the flint tools of our Neanderthal cousins. But were these people lucky scavengers or were they hunting down the great beasts?
Producer Martin Redfern EMAIL: radioscience@bbc.co.UK


Unknown: Aubrey Manning
Producer: Martin Redfern

: The Palace of Laughter

Geoffrey Wheeler crosses the waterto Dublin to discover more about the city's famous Gaiety
Theatre, one of the finest venues on the variety circuit. The theatre played hostto the Eurovision Song Contest in 1971 in its centenary year. With excerpts from some of the shows and comedy from stars past and present. Producer LibbyCross


Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler

: You and Yours

With Winifred Robinson and Peter White.
Including at 12.30 Call You and Yours. PHONE: [number removed] Lines open from 10am


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Reporter's Notes

3: Vitali Vitaliev 's assignments have taken him all over the world since he defected from the Soviet
Union in 1990. He talks to Emily Buchanan about life in the east, in the west and Down Under, and shares some of the music associated with his work. Producer Merilyn Harris


Unknown: Vitali Vitaliev
Unknown: Emily Buchanan
Producer: Merilyn Harris

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Piaf and Cocteau

By Annie Caulfield, starring Simon Russell Beale and Frances Barber.
A touching play that charts the little-known relationship between Edith Piaf and Jean Cocteau, an artist as acclaimed in the literary world as Piaf was in popular music. It was a friendship that lasted until their deaths within hours of each other.


Writer: Annie Caulfield
Director: Peter Kavanagh
Cocteau: Simon Russell Beale
Piaf: Frances Barber
Paul: Patrick Baladi

: Home Planet

Richard Daniel presents the programme about listeners' environmental concerns.
EMAIL: home.planet@bbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed] Address: [address removed] Producer Margaret Budy


Unknown: Richard Daniel
Producer: Margaret Budy

: First Person Singular

New Horizons by Carol Ann Frazer. Read by Phyllida Nash. Made redundant from her job and deserted by her husband, Eva looks for a hobby that will bring some excitement to her late middle age but finds herself drawn into a world of petty crime. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Carol Ann Frazer.
Read By: Phyllida Nash.

: Music for a Tenner

Richard Collins continues his survey of cheap musical instruments. 2: Inexpensive percussion. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Richard Collins

: Shop Talk

Heather Payton and guests discuss the flower business and ask what lies behind our desire for beautiful blooms. Producer Rosamund Jones


Unknown: Heather Payton
Producer: Rosamund Jones

: A Good Read

Sue MacGregorand her guests, actress Carol Drinkwater and broadcaster Peter Stanford , entertain an audience at Dartington Hall with theirchoice of three favourite paperbacks. Producer Viv Beeby Repeated on Sunday at llpm


Unknown: Carol Drinkwater
Unknown: Peter Stanford
Unknown: Dartington Hall
Producer: Viv Beeby

: PM

With Carolyn Quinn and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: The House of Milton Jones

The fifth episode of the sitcom starring Milton Jones , set in his house.
Written by Milton Jones and James Cary Producer David Tyler


Unknown: Milton Jones
Written By: Milton Jones
Unknown: James Cary
Unknown: David Tyler
Susan: Olivia Colman
Ian: Nigel Lindsay
Aunt Dilys: Rosemary Leach
Anton: Tom Goodman-Hill

: The Archers

Trouble for David. Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson chairs the arts magazine. Producer Aasiya Lodhi


Unknown: John Wilson
Producer: Aasiya Lodhi

: The True Story

By Alison Joseph. 2: The search for Lucinda Carey intensifies and a former lover appears on the scene.
Fordetails see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Alison Joseph.
Unknown: Lucinda Carey
Richard: David Ryall
Lucinda: Barbara Flynn
Daniel: James Laurenson
Tessa: Juliet Aubrey
Luke: Lfan Meredith
Jan: Priyanga Elan
PC Mills/Newsreader: Andrew Harrison
Reporter I/Man: Stephen Critchlow
Reporter 2/Woman 2: Liza Sadovy
Woman 1: Carolyn Jones

: Pipeline Politics

New series In the first of two programmes, Maurice Walsh examines the key role that oil plays in American foreign policy. Tonight he reports from the Caspian on how a new oil pipeline has helped shift the strategic balance in the region.
Producer Andy Denwood Repeated Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Maurice Walsh

: In Touch

Peter White with news of interest to the blind. Producer Cheryl Gabriel EMAIL: intouch@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: All in the Mind

In parts of the south west of Uganda, more than a fifth of the population is suffering from depression. This week, Dr Raj Persaud examines new research that is piloting interpersonal psychotherapy for groups to help local people.
Producer Jane O'Rourke Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Raj Persaud
Producer: Jane O'Rourke

: Between Ourselves

Repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Mating Season

By PG Wodehouse. 2: Gussie Fink-Nottle is arrested after hitting a policeman with his umbrella in Trafalgar Square fountain at 5am. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Gussie Fink-Nottle

: Two Doors Down

By Annie McCartney. Continuing the re-run four-part comedy drama about the bohemian residents of Marlborough Road, Belfast, who are saved from their own chaos by Sally, their cleaning lady. 2: Mythical Kings and Iguanas
Director Tanya Nash (R)


Unknown: Annie McCartney.
Director: Tanya Nash
Sally: Stella McCusker
Saffron: All White
Trevor: Des McAleer
Evie: Katy Gleadhlll
Clare: Marcella Riordan
Victor: Alan McKee
Posy: Hannah R Gordon
Simon: Patrick Gleadhill

: Clappers -

a History of Applause
David Owen Norris examines how styles and traditions of applause have developed down the Centuries. Producer AndrewGreen(R)


Unknown: David Owen Norris

: News

: Book of the Week: King Solomon's Ring

Part 2. 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.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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