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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Dr Pauline Webb.


Unknown: Dr Pauline Webb.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill. Producer MoiraHickey


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Martha Kearney.
6.25. 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With John Bell.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: John Bell.

: The Choice

Michael Buerk talks to people who have had to make a life-changing choice.
Producer Liz Leonard Repeated at 9.30pm


Talks: Michael Buerk
Producer: Liz Leonard

: 1 Should Be So Lucky

3/6. Martin Plimmertakes a chance with luck. Do we possess the psychokinetic powerto influence the roll of a die? How does a lucky charm help a mountain climber as she dangles by her fingertips from a precipice? Producer Brian King


Unknown: Martin Plimmertakes

: Daily Service

With Nigel Lee. Brightest and Best (Epiphany).
Matthew 2. wl-12. Three Kings from Persian Lands Afar (Cornelius arr Atkins). Worship the Lord (Was
Lebet). Director of music Gordon Stewart.


Unknown: Nigel Lee.
Music: Gordon Stewart.

: Book of the Week: Rubicon

2/5. The War on Terror. Tim Pigott Smith continues reading from Tom Holland 's account of the Roman Republic. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Tim Pigott Smith
Unknown: Tom Holland

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 Saplings 2/10. Woman's Hour drama.
For details see yesterday Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Nature

Ancient Trees - People and History. In another programme on the trail of Britain oldest trees
Lionel Kelleway explores the true story behind
Robin Hood and the oaks of Sherwood Forest. Plus listeners' personal passions for ancienttrees. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Unknown: Robin Hood

: Fred Housego's Unknowns

1/4. Fred Housego explores his own huge comedy archive and showcases some of his personal unsung heroes. The series begins with Henny Youngman and the Jewish comedians of the so-called Borscht Belt. Producer Paul Bajona


Presenter: Fred Housego
Subject: Henny Youngman
Producer: Paul Bajona

: 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.

: Interpretations

3/3. Opera directors Peter Hall and Graham Vick discuss their interpretation of Beethoven's only opera, Fidelio. How do the political and social issues of the time influence their staging? Is it important to staytruetothe composer's intentions and howdo theyinterpretwhat those were? producer Lucy Lunt


Directors: Peter Hall
Directors: Graham Vick
Producer: Lucy Lunt

: The Archers


: Afternoon Play: Every Breath You Take

By Annie McCartney. When Maura's son Ryan wins a television talent contest, herfamily are thrust into the limelight. Suddenly she has to prated t them from a man who threatens to expose her pastto the newspapers KatvGleadhlil the newspapers.
Producer/Director Tanya Nash


Unknown: Annie McCartney.
Director: Tanya Nash
Maura: Brid Brennan
Mick: Ivan Kaye
Bronagh: Orla Charkon
Donal: Alan McKee
Ryan: Maichi Cush
Deirdre: Katy Gleadhlll
Ciara: Sarah Gordon
Orla Hannah: R Gordon
Tania: Aine McCartney
Seamus: Roger Jennings

: Home Planet

Richard Daniel presents the programme in which listeners' set the agenda with their environmental concerns.
EMAIL: home.planet@bbc.co.uk
Address: Home Planet, PO BOX 3096, Brighton BN11PL Producer Nick Patrick


Unknown: Richard Daniel
Producer: Nick Patrick

: Tales from FirozshaBaag

2/5 A series of stories by Rohinton Mistry about life in a Mumbai apartment building.
Condolence Visit. The conclusion to yesterday s story. A young man comes to call, to the consternation of the assembled mourners. Fordetailsseeyesterday


Stories By: Rohinton Mistry

: Inside Putin's Russia

2/5. Vologda. Bridget Kendall travels to Vologda,
Russia's spiritual and rural heartland. Four hundred kilometres north of Moscow, Vologda is an ancient centre of monastic pilgrimage, famous for its forests and for its creamy butter. But Russia's rural regions are in terrible decline. More than 80 years after the Bolsheviks abolished private property, Russians can now own land again. Butwhy has privatisation made so little difference to agriculture? And what is the cause of rural degeneration inside Putin's Russia? For details see yesterday

: Shop Talk

What happens when a trend such as minimalism sweeps through the nation's homes? If everyone is converting to wood floors and paint, how do carpet and wallpaper makers survive? Presented by Heather Payton.


Presented By: Heather Payton.

: A Good Read

Broadcaster and writer Anna Raeburn and theatre director Paulette Randall talk to Sue MacGregor about their favourite books.
Producer Jane Greenwood Repeated on Sunday


Unknown: Anna Raeburn
Director: Paulette Randall
Producer: Jane Greenwood

: PM

With Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: That Reminds Me

Actor Dudley Sutton , Tinker in the television programme Lovejoy, reminisces about his work in more than 40 movies and hundreds of TV shows. ProducerClaire Jones


Unknown: Dudley Sutton

: The Archers

AmytakeS a risk. Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts interviews and news, including the first announcement of the best novel, best first novel, poetry collection, biography and children's book in the Whitbread Book Awards. Producer Nicola Holloway


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Nicola Holloway

: Saplings

2/10. Evacuation. Laurel, Tony and Kim Wiltshire have lived a secure and comfortable life with their parents in Regent's Park. The Second World War means that they are packed off to their grandparents in the country.
For details and cast see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am

: The Poor Wars

2/2. How do developed countries treat the world's poorest? Some say that free trade, the IMFand the World Bank will lift millions out of poverty; others that we ruthlessly exploit those who have the least. The argument is bitter, sometimes violent. From around the world Evan Davis reports on the truth. Producer Michael Blastland Repeated on Sunday


Unknown: Evan Davis
Producer: Michael Blastland

: In Touch

Peter White with news of interest to blind and partially sighted people. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Case Notes

Baldness. Dr Mark Porter explores hair-loss problems-from male-pattern baldness to excessive loss in pregnancy - and finds out which remedies work and which don't as well as the secret to a dandruff-free scalp.
Producer Helen Sharp Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter
Producer: Helen Sharp

: The Choice

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Far from the Madding Crowd

7/15. By Thomas Hardy. "I have never seen a woman so beautiful as you." A flash of a sword, a scarlet coat and fine words bring down all
Bathsheba's defences. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Thomas Hardy.

: Concrete Cow

2/6. A sketch show in which anything is possible, written by James Cary.
Biodiversity. This week, aliens visit Earth to take its biodiversity, but it's too expensive; mums compete over exclusive holidays and a soup adverttakes gritty realism too far. Stars Robert Webb ,
Beth Chalmers , Catherine Shepherd , Steven Kynman , Abigail Burdess and Chris Pavlo. Producer Adam Bromley


Written By: James Cary.
Unknown: Robert Webb
Unknown: Beth Chalmers
Unknown: Catherine Shepherd
Unknown: Steven Kynman
Unknown: Abigail Burdess
Unknown: Chris Pavlo.
Producer: Adam Bromley

: Today in Parliament

Today's business in Westminster, with David Wilby.


Unknown: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: Rubicon

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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