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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Father Timothy Bartlett.


Unknown: Father Timothy Bartlett.

: 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
With David Wilby and Susan Hulme.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Chief Rabbi Dr Jonathan Sacks.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: David Wilby
Unknown: Susan Hulme.
Unknown: Dr Jonathan Sacks.

: Midweek ..

Lively conversation with Libby Purves and her guests. Producer Chris Paling Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rev Roger Hutchings. Hark, a Thrilling Voice is Sounding (Merton) Zephaniar id, vv 14-20. Benedicamus Domino (Warlock). It Came upon the Midnight Clear(Noel). With BBC Radio 2 Choirboy of the Year, Harry Sever. Director of music Paul Leddington Wright.


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.
Music: Paul Leddington Wright.

: Book of the Week: Martha Gellhorn -a Life

By Caroline Moorhead. Part 3. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Caroline Moorhead.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Behave Yourself Part 3. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Soldier, Sailor

4: Trafalgar 1805, oy Nick Warburton. The last programme in the series of personal eyewitness accounts of great naval battles. Carter, the surgeon's mate on the Victory, is below decks as the battle begins, recalling a dream laden with dreadful premonitions. With David Bamber as Carter and historical commentary from Andrew Lambert and Colin White. ProducerTim Dee


Unknown: Nick Warburton.
Unknown: David Bamber
Unknown: Andrew Lambert
Unknown: Colin White.
Unknown: Producertim Dee

: Wild Things!: 4: The Big Day

By Georgia Pritchett. Continuing the surreal comedy about florists with attitude.
Ample finds it hard to cope with the pressures of fame after being interviewed by the local newspaper. Meanwhile, Winnie orders herself a mail-order Thai groom.


Writer: Georgia Pritchett
Producer: Catherine Bailey
Ample: Miranda Richardson
Winnie: Doon MacKichan
Journalist: Dave Lamb
Robert: Stephen Mangan
Sandra: Celia Imrie
Pauline: Ronni Ancona
Phil: Robert Webb
Chai Son: David Lee

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Inspiration!

A light-hearted quiz about inventions and innovations - from aspirin to the zip fastener. Chris Stuart presides over team captains Adam Hart-Davis and Professor Lewis Wolpert. With guests Johnny Ball and World Service health reporter Ania Lichtarowicz.


Unknown: Chris Stuart
Unknown: Adam Hart-Davis
Unknown: Professor Lewis Wolpert
Unknown: Johnny Ball
Reporter: Ania Lichtarowicz
Producer: Katie Marsden

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: A Bird, a Heart, a Bicycle

Comedy by Peter Roberts. In December 1903 the Wright Brothers were the first men to achieve powered flight when their primitive plane took off overthe dunes at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina - or were they? Could it be that an English aristocrat one
Sydney Mangot Walsh , actually launched a plane iust weeks before the Wrights' more famous flight?
Alex Jones
Producer/Director Peter Leslie Wild
Adam Hart-Davis on the Wright Brothers: page 36


Comedy By: Peter Roberts.
Unknown: Sydney Mangot Walsh
Unknown: Alex Jones
Director: Peter Leslie Wild
Director: Adam Hart-Davis
Sydney: Richard Derrington
Elspeth: Alison Pettrtt
Old Elspeth: June Barrie
Ernest: Alex Jones
Maxim/Lilienthal: Andrew Wlncott

: Gardeners' Question Time

Roy Lancaster , Bob Flowerdew and Pippa Greenwood answer questions from gardeners in Lincolnshire. Eric Robson is in the chair.
Producer Trevor Taylor


Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Take Off

3: Reaching Dewpoint. "One morning, while airborne, you lost your way, as people do in life without ever quite being aware that they are lost. For details see Monday

: Back to the Drawing Board

3: What lengths will an inventor go to to get people to listen? How deep into debt will they go to get their idea right? Fordetails see Monday

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor hears all about Scotland's largest migrant population, the English, and discovers how their life stories contradict populist representations of Scots' attitudes to the Auld Enemy. Producer Jacqueline Smith


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: Case Notes

Eyes after 40. As we get older our eyesight gets worse but we rarely visit the optician. Could such negligence mean we are damaging the eyes? Dr Mark Porter takes a look at what happens to the eyes afterthe age Of 40. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter

: PM

With Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Concrete Cow

A comedy sketch show in which anything is possible. Chambers beats Collins at Scrabble, Watson beats Holmes at Cluedo and an evil plan is disrupted by a last-minute font change. With Steven Kynman , Sally Hawkins , Olivia Colman , Robert Webb and Chris Pavlo. Written by James Cary , Adam Bromley. Sally Hawkins ,
Catherine Shepherd and Ashley Blaker Producer Adam Bromley (Revised repeat)


Unknown: Steven Kynman
Unknown: Sally Hawkins
Unknown: Olivia Colman
Unknown: Robert Webb
Unknown: Chris Pavlo.
Written By: James Cary
Written By: Adam Bromley.
Written By: Sally Hawkins
Written By: Catherine Shepherd
Written By: Ashley Blaker
Producer: Adam Bromley

: The Archers

Clarrie gets her hands dirty. Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock reports on the final instalment of Peter Jackson 's film trilogy The Lord of the Rings as it arrives in British Cinemas. Producer Sally Spurring


Unknown: Peter Jackson

: Behave Yourself

3: At the Department Store. On Wednesday Bobby braves a department store to try on outfits, but can't help getting waylaid in the kitchen department. For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs another debate in which Ian Hargreaves , Steven Rose , Michael Gove and Claire Fox cross-examine witnesses with conflicting views on the moral complexities behind one of the week's headlines.
Producer David Coomes Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Steven Rose
Unknown: Michael Gove
Unknown: Claire Fox
Producer: David Coomes

: Keeping It in the Family

2: Getting In. Why do children of politicians enter politics themselves and is it made any easier by having a famous family name? Political journalist Julia Langdon finds out.
Producer Mukti Jain Campion Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Julia Langdon
Producer: Mukti Jain Campion

: The Wright Brothers - First Flight Special

From the beach at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, precisely 100 years afterthe Wright brothers first flew a powered craft. Wright biographer James Tobin watches a live reconstruction of that historic flight and tells the story of the two remarkable bicycle mechanics who changed the world. Producer Susan Marling
Adam Hart-Davis on the Wright Brothers: page 36


Unknown: James Tobin
Producer: Susan Marling
Producer: Adam Hart-Davis

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: One Man's Justice

By Akira Yoshimura. 8: Takuya's closeness to his boss Teresawa and their mutual regard is becoming a problem. When Teresawa asks Takuya to marry his niece and become his son-in-law Takuya finds himselftelling everything. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Akira Yoshimura.

: One Night Stanza

Another chance to hear this series of poetry, jokes and music from Matthew Harvey and Rory Motion. In the final episode they contemplate masculinity, health andtea-bags. Producer vivBeeby (R)


Unknown: Matthew Harvey
Unknown: Rory Motion.

: Wheeler's Wonder

The final part of Creighton Wheeler 's life story as recalled by Brian Hayes. 4: The Daft Continent
Wheeler plays a key role in the independence of the British colony of Mozamulamazabezia. Then he disappears. Featuring the voice of , and Jon Snow and Producers Andrew McGibbon and Jonathan Ruffle


Unknown: Creighton Wheeler
Recalled By: Brian Hayes.
Unknown: Jon Snow
Producers: Andrew McGibbon
Producers: Jonathan Ruffle
Creighton Wheeler: Andrew McGibbon
themselves: Raj Persaud

: Today in Parliament

With Robert Orchard.

: News

: Book of the Week: Martha Gellhorn - a Life

Part 3. Repeated from 9.45am

: Test Match Special

Sri Lanka v England
The first day's play in the Third Test from Colombo,
Sri Lanka. Commentary by Jonathan Agnew John Murray ,
Jonny Saunders and Roshan Abbeysinghe.
Producer Peter Baxter * Approximate time


Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By: John Murray
Commentary By: Jonny Saunders
Commentary By: Roshan Abbeysinghe.
Producer: Peter Baxter

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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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