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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Michael Mair.


Unknown: Michael Mair.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock.


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

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


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: Stephen Sackur.
Unknown: Lionel Blue.

: Between Ourselves

Children's Writers. No "lashings of ginger beer" in sight as Jacqueline Wilson and Keith Gray tell Olivia O'Leary why they enjoy writing gritty and realistic fiction for children. Producer Karen Gregor Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Jacqueline Wilson
Unknown: Keith Gray
Unknown: Olivia O'Leary
Producer: Karen Gregor

: Nature's Magic

Scientific phenomena that delighted our scientific forefathers and are now pushing 21st-century medical science to new limits. 2: The Electric Ray
Producer Louise Dalziel


Producer: Louise Dalziel

: Book of the Week: Hold theEnlightenment

A selection from Tim Cahill's book, read by Stuart Milligan. 2: Bug Scream For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Read By: Stuart Milligan.

: Daily Service

Presented by Judy Merry. How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds (St Peter). Luke 6, w32-36. Let Thy Merciful Ears (Mudd). In Your Image
(Green, arr Leddington Wright ). Director of music Paul Leddington Wright.


Presented By: Judy Merry.
Unknown: Leddington Wright
Music: Paul Leddington Wright.

: Woman's Hour

Presented byJenni Murray.
10.45 The True Story
Part 7 of the Woman's Hourdrama. Drama repeated at 7.45pm

: Linearthing Mysteries

Aubrey Manning returns to Egypt to find out about an ambitious project that hopes to discover more about the diseases suffered by the ancient Egyptians. What can new scientific techniques tell us? Is it possible that diseases such as atherosclerosis are not as modern as we think?
Producer Helen Sharp EMAIL: radioscience@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Aubrey Manning
Producer: Helen Sharp

: The Palace of Laughter

Geoffrey Wheeler visits the Bradford Alhambra, built by the impresario Francis Laidlerto stage the finest family entertainment in the North of England. The theatre quickly became associated with pantomime, and generations of schoolgirls dreamt of joining the Sunbeam troupe of pantomime dancers. Two
Sunbeam Girls, who first danced at the Alhambra in 1929, recall their adventures. Producer Libby cross


Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler
Unknown: Francis Laidlerto

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Peter White. Including at
12.30 Call You and Yours. Another report in the series about people battling to save their favourite buildings.4: Harperley camp in Durham, built in 1942 to house Second World War prisoners.Fordetails see yesterday


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Reporter's Notes

4: Veteran correspondent Ann Leslie has reported from around 70 countries during her distinguished career. She shares with Emily Buchanan some of the music that recalls those assignments and her childhood in India. ProducerMerilyn Harris


Unknown: Ann Leslie
Unknown: Emily Buchanan

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: A Quick Change

By Robin Brooks. Colin rents out his Edinburgh flat to a small theatre company for the duration of the Festival. Roped in as company dogsbody, and asked to help the actress with her quick change, he soon finds himself completely out of his depth.
Director Fiona McAlpine


Unknown: Robin Brooks.
Director: Fiona McAlpine
Miranda: Flora Montgomery
Colin: David Tennant
Janet: Ashley Jensen
Carl: Mark Spalding
Ramin: Raza Jaffrey
Patrick: Alan Cox
Angie: Barbara Dryhurst
Ann: Barbara Dryhurst
The writer: Jonathan Tafler

: 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

: Comic Fringes

A week of short stories from the Pleasance Cabaret Bar in Edinburgh. 2: Salmon
Chamareemo Ian Macpherson performs his own short story about a book group, a well-known Scottish writer and a bad case of mistaken literary identity. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Chamareemo Ian MacPherson

: Cutting a Dash

Is a misplaced apostrophe a catastrophe? Has the proper use of the comma reached a full stop? Lynne Truss explores the changing fashions of punctuation. 2: ChangingGear, the Comma
A visit to the classroom to find out how children learn to punctuate. Fordetails see yesterday

: Shop Talk

This week the programme looks at the business of targets. Do they motivate people to work to harder or do they overstress employees? Producer Kirsteen Knight

: A Good Read

Sue MacGregor is joined by painter Anthony Green and writer Kathleen Griffin to discuss their selection of books, respectively Consequences. poems by UA Fanthorpe, The Story of Art by Ernst Gombrich , and a novel set in Cairo, Birds of Passage, by Robert Sole. Producer Merk Smalley Repeated on Sunday at llpm


Unknown: Anthony Green
Unknown: Kathleen Griffin
Unknown: Ernst Gombrich
Unknown: Robert Sole.
Producer: Merk Smalley

: PM

With Eddie Mair and Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: The House of Milton Jones

The final 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
Written By: James Cary
Producer: David Tyler
Susan: Olivia Colman
Ian: Nigel Undsay
Aunt Dilys: Rosemary Leach
Anton: Tom Goodman-Hill

: The Archers

Clarrie finds a friend in Emma. Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson presents the arts show, and meets award-winning novelist and journalist Christopher Hope , whose latest book focuses on Zimbabwe's leader, Robert Mugabe. Producer Horatio Ciare


Unknown: John Wilson
Unknown: Christopher Hope
Leader: Robert Mugabe.
Producer: Horatio Ciare

: The True Story

By Alison Joseph. 7: Could Amy Broadhurst 's extraordinary diary of 1871 be a clue to Lucinda's disappearance?
Fordetails see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Alison Joseph.
Unknown: Amy Broadhurst
Richard: David Ryall
Lucinda: Barbara Flynn
Daniel: James Laurenson
Tessa: Juliet Aubrey
Luke: Lfan Meredith
Jan: Priyanga Elan
PC Mills: Andrew Harrison
Amy: Helen Longworth
Mrs Bryce: Carolyn Jones

: Pipeline Politics

Maurice Walsh considers American plans forthe
Iraqi oil industry, and reports from Venezuela on the coup that threatened relations with one of Washington's closest oil partners.
Producer Andy Denwood Repeated Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Maurice Walsh

: In Touch

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


Unknown: Peter White

: Case Notes

New series Graham Easton investigates the truth about cholesterol and blood fats. Should we be worried about rising cholesterol levels and what can we do about them anyway? Producer Rami Tzabar Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm See also Check Up on Thursday at 3pm (


Unknown: Graham Easton
Producer: Rami Tzabar

: Between Ourselves

Repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: The Mating Season

By PG Wodehouse. 7: Can Esmond Haddock defy his five aunts and declare his love for Corky Pirbright ? For details see yesterday


Unknown: Esmond Haddock
Unknown: Corky Pirbright

: Two Doors Down

By Annie McCartney. Continuing the re-run four-part comedy drama about the residents of Marlborough Road, Belfast, who are saved from their own chaos by Sally, their cleaning lady. 3: Druids and Draws Miss Black's lodger, Victor, the Ulster-Scots poet has fallen in love with a Celtic druid.
Director Tanya Nash (R)


Unknown: Annie McCartney.
Director: Tanya Nash
Sally: Stella McCusker
Victor: Alan McKee
Anashuya: Laura Hughes
Miss Black: Katy Gleadhlll
Finlan: Gerard Murphy
Layla: Emily Walmsley
Clare: Marcella Riordan
Evie: Katy Gleadhlll
Rory: Richard Clements
Anna: Hannah R Gordon
Gerry Anderson: Himself

: The Holton Players

Oscar-winning actor Jim Broadbent takes a personal journey back to his theatrical roots in Holton-cum-Beckering, Lincolnshire, where his parents were founder members of a theatre company in the village school. Producer Sally Spurring (R)


Unknown: Jim Broadbent

: News

: Book

of the Week: Hold theAM Enlightenment 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.

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