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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Roger Hutchings.


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: 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 WithJolnde.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.

: Between Ourselves

Icons of Design. Olivia O'Leary meets the creative director of Habitat, Tom Dixon , and the product designer Kenneth Grange.
Producer Karen Gregor Repeated at 9.30pm


Design: Olivia O'Leary
Unknown: Tom Dixon
Designer: Kenneth Grange.
Producer: Karen Gregor

: On a Wing and a Prayer

New series Five-part series uncovering the unexpected world of African missionary pilots.
1: Evacuation. When tribal violence erupted in the Congo last May, the people of Bunia were trapped. Agroup of missionary pilots in theirtiny planes set out on a mission of mercy ferrying the traumatised civilians to safety. Producer Caroline Pare

: Daily Service

Presented byJudy Merry. Fight the Good Fight (Duke Street). James 1, wl6-22. There's a Wideness in God's Mercy (Bevan). Give to Me, Lord, a Thankful Heart (Gatescarth). Director of music Barry Rose.


Music: Barry Rose.

: Book of the Week: A Computer Called Lee

By Georgina Ferry. 2: Brain Meets Brew Lyons and Co and the mathematics lab at Cambridge University link up to devise an electronic brain to do the teashops' accounts. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Georgina Ferry.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Life With Lisa Part 2
Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Nature

Venom. The first of three programmes in which
Yvonne Ellis from the BBC Natural History Unit sets out to prove that reptiles are sophisticated creatures with an astonishing array of survival techniques. She starts by tracking down two of the world's most venomous snakes and has closer encounters with diamondback rattlesnakes and Indian cobras than she expected. She also meets bite victims and discovers the intricacies of venom. Repeated from yesterday 9pm


Unknown: Yvonne Ellis

: When Opportunity Knocked

Mark Radcliffe presents the last of a two-part series exploring the chequered history of TV talent shows. This programme covers the period from 1978 to the present day and such programmes as Pop Idol and FameAcademy. Producer Libby Cross


Unknown: Mark Radcliffe
Producer: Libby Cross

: You and Yours

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


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: A Sound Investment

Matthew Trusler is one of Britain's most promising young musicians. He needs to buy a top quality violin but discovers that a Stradivarius now costs more than a large detached house. Is there a millionaire out there who can help? Norman Lebrecht takes him
Shopping. Producer Bill Lloyd


Unknown: Matthew Trusler
Unknown: Norman Lebrecht
Producer: Bill Lloyd

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Madonna's Plumber

By Christopher Matthew. Nigel Breezer 's trip to a film premiere in a courtesy limo gives him the opportunity to pass on the benefit of an insider's view of the famous and not-so-famous, as well as a few tricks of his trade as a plumber.
Director Toby Swift


Unknown: Christopher Matthew.
Unknown: Nigel Breezer
Director: Toby Swift
Nigel: Robert Daws
Tiny: Ted Robmns

: Home Planet

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


Unknown: Richard Daniel
Producer: Nick Patrick

: Beyond Club 16-60

2: SuckingEggs by Caroline Bird. An exciting and dark tale in which two old women entrap young girls for their own purposes. Read by Annie Rowe. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Caroline Bird.
Read By: Annie Rowe.

: Last Night Line-Up

2: SongStories. Leonard Slatkin looks at the stories behind the music deemed essential for an authentic Last Night Of the Proms. For details see yesterday


Songstories: Leonard Slatkin

: Shop Talk

Heather Payton and guests discuss whether consumers are becoming thriftier. We maybe shopping till we drop but many of us seem determined to get a gOOd deal. Producer Caroline Bayley


Unknown: Heather Payton
Producer: Caroline Bayley

: A Good Read

Sue MacGregorisjoined by the author Jane Smiley and comic actress Helen Lederer to discuss their favourite literature, including The Girls of Slender Means by Muriel Spark , The Verificationist by Donald Antrim and Crimes of Conscience by Nadine Gordimer. Producer John Byrne Repeated on Sunday at llpm


Unknown: Jane Smiley
Unknown: Helen Lederer
Unknown: Muriel Spark
Unknown: Donald Antrim
Unknown: Nadine Gordimer.
Producer: John Byrne

: PM

With Dan Damon and Ritula Shah.


Unknown: Dan Damon
Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: That Reminds Me

Actor Charles Collingwood (Brian Aldridge in The
Archers) tells anecdotes about his life and career. ProducerClaire Jones


Unknown: Charles Collingwood
Unknown: Brian Aldridge

: The Archers

Emma gets some good news.
Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson chairs the arts show. Producer Philippa Ritchie


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: Life with Lisa

By Sybil Burr. Lisa's diary for "the schools" records her visit to the Regular and to her surprise, one of her "party problems" is solved. l-or details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Sybil Burr.
Lisa: Victoria O'Donnell
Mother: Liza Sadovy
Miss Carter: Carolyn Jones
The Regular: Shirley Dixon
Marge: Alison Pettltt
William: Tom Kennedy

: United Nations - or Not?

New series What is the point of the United Nations? In a four-part series, Edward Stourton looks at the role and future of the UN. 1: A Difficult and Defining Moment. The view from inside the UN afterthe
British and the Americans gave up on the UN route and began their march on Baghdad. With contributions from Secretary-General Kofi Annan and key players in the British, French, German and American governments and delegations.
Producers Mark Savage and Mark Alden Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Unknown: General Kofi Annan

: 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

: Case Notes

The kidneys are vital organs, helping to maintain healthy blood, regulating blood pressure and removing waste products from the body.
Dr Mark Porter asks how we can look after our kidneys, what happens when they become diseased, and what it's like to have to cope with life on dialysis three times a week forthe rest of your life.
Producer Rami Tzabar Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter
Producer: Rami Tzabar

: Between Ourselves

Repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Carrie Gracie.


Unknown: Carrie Gracie.

: Book at Bedtime: Double Vision

By Pat Barker. 2: Foreign correspondent
Stephen Sharkey seeks sanctuary from his nightmares in the quiet of a northern English winter. Fordetaiisseeyesterday


Unknown: Pat Barker.
Unknown: Stephen Sharkey

: Where Did It All Go Wrong?

3: Heinrich Prikk 's Considered Conclusions
The world's greatest philosopher demolishes every philosophy known to man, including his own. Written and performed by comedian Simon Munnery. Producer Ed Morrish


Unknown: Heinrich Prikk
Unknown: Simon Munnery.
Producer: Ed Morrish

: The Consultants

Another chance to hear the four-part comedy sketch show from the winners of the 2002 Perrier Best Newcomer Award. Written by and starring Neil Edmond , Justin Edwards and James Rawlings. Producer Will Saunders (R)


Unknown: Neil Edmond
Unknown: Justin Edwards
Unknown: James Rawlings.

: Today in Parliament

A roundup of today's events in session.

: News

: Book

of the Week: A Computer Called Leo
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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