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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Karen Smith.


Unknown: Dr Karen Smith.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Susan Hulme and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Indarjit Singh.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Susan Hulme
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Indarjit Singh.

: Taking a Stand

Newseries 1/8. Fergal Keane talks to people who have taken risks and made personal sacrifices for theirbeliefs. Producer Jane Beresford Repeated at9.30pm


Talks: Fergal Keane
Producer: Jane Beresford

: I Should Be So Lucky

4/5. Luck expert Richard Wiseman puts
Martin Plimmerthrough a series of psychological tests to determine if he is a naturally lucky or unlucky person. Producer Brian King


Unknown: Richard Wiseman
Unknown: Martin Plimmerthrough

: Book of the Week: A Round-Heeled Woman

2/5. First Encounters. Read by Margaret Robertson. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Read By: Margaret Robertson.

: Daily Service

With Ali Hutchison. Will You Come and Follow Me
(Kelvingrove). Luke 4, wl6-24. How Beautiful Are the Feet (Handel). 0 for a Thousand Tongues to Sing (Lyngham). Director of music Richard Tanner.


Unknown: Ali Hutchison.
Music: Richard Tanner.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45Saplings 7/10. Woman's Hour drama. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Nature

Lions in Decline. Lionel Kelleway investigates whether people and lions can live together. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway

: Fred Housego's Unknowns

Fred Housego celebrates more unsung heroes of comedy from his personal archive, including Robert Klein and other politically inspired performers of the 1960s and 70s. Producer Paul Bajoria


Unknown: Fred Housego
Unknown: Robert Klein
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: 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.

: Ken Clarke's Jazz Greats

Newseries 1/4. Former Chancellor of the Exchequer Ken Clarke indulges himself in his passion forjazz. This week Duke Ellington is the focus of his attention. He isjoined by band leader, trumpeter and Ellington aficionado Humphrey Lyttelton. Producer Paul Evans


Unknown: Ken Clarke
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton.
Producer: Paul Evans

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Sampler T6

By Louise Ramsden.
Among the collection of Victorian samplers in London's Victoria and Albert Museum , there is a piece of needlework: catalogue number Sampler T6-1965. In tiny red stitching on plain linen cloth, it tells the extraordinary life-story of its creator, Elizabeth Parker. This play imagines how it came to be made, and why Elizabeth chose this particular medium to tell her story.


Writer: Louise Ramsden.
Producer/Director: Peter Leslie Wild
Elizabeth: Amy Shindler
DrWatts: Michael Maloney
Mrs Parker: Frances Jeater
Kate: Gbemisola Ikumelo
Lewis: Stephen Critchlow

: Home Planet

Richard Daniel presents the programme in which listeners set the agenda with their environmental concerns.
ADDRESS: Home Planet, PO BOX 3096, Brighton BN1 1PL Email: home.planet@bbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed] Producer Nick Patrick


Unknown: Richard Daniel
Producer: Nick Patrick

: After the Revolution

2/5. Five stories set in countries that are recovering from revolution. They Never Go Away by Moses Isegawa , set in Uganda. Fordetails see yesterday


Unknown: Moses Isegawa

: Rare Books, Rare People: 2/5: Sons and Lovers: DH Lawrence

2/5. Sons and Lovers: DH Lawrence
The first English psychoanalytical novel of working-class life written from the inside, Sons and Lovers, is a quasi-autobiographical account of Lawrence's inner struggles with his love for his dominating mother and the other two women in his life - one herself an entrapping influence, the second a liberating force. For details see yesterday.

: Shop Talk

Heather Payton and guests discuss the ceramics industry. How can it survive the twin threats posed by a move away from formal dining in the UK and the arrival of ever cheaper, good quality products from the Far East? Producer Rosamund Jones


Unknown: Heather Payton
Producer: Rosamund Jones

: A Good Read

Cellist Steven Isserlis and writer Ardashir Vakil talk to Sue MacGregor about their favourite books. Producer Mark Smalley Repeated on Sunday


Unknown: Steven Isserlis
Unknown: Ardashir Vakil
Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Producer: Mark Smalley

: PM

With Eddie Mair.

: Night Class

1/5. Another chance to hear this dark comedy series starring Johnny Vegas as a failed Butlin's redcoat who is forced to return to his home town to work as a night-class potterytutor. Written by Johnny Vegas , Tony Burgess and Tony Pitts.
Music by Paul Heaton , performed and arranged by Paul Heaton and Tony Robinson Director Dirk Maggs


Unknown: Johnny Vegas
Written By: Johnny Vegas
Written By: Tony Burgess
Written By: Tony Pitts.
Music By: Paul Heaton
Arranged By: Paul Heaton
Arranged By: Tony Robinson
Director: Dirk Maggs
Johnny: Johnny Vegas
Sandra: Rebecca Front
Carol: Nicola Stephenson
Paul: Tony Pitts
Kieran: Tony Burgess
Chloe: Lyndsey Marshal
Anne: Gwyneth Powell
Nathan: Christian Knowles
Ken: Adrian Manfredi
Rebecca: Fiona Carew

: The Archers

Ian gets an introduction to Ambridge. Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson finds out that there's more to the work of the American composer John Cage than his best-known piece, which offers listeners four minutes and 33 seconds of silence and is to be performed in full on Friday as partoftheBBC Symphony
Orchestra's Cage Weekend at the Barbican. See Radio 3 on Friday at 7.25pm Producer Timothy Prosser


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: John Cage
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: Saplings

7/10. In Between. The Wiltshire children have been sent to stay with their dreadful Aunt Lindsey while their mother recovers from a nervous breakdown. For details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am

: Climate Wars

1/2. As Britain emerges from the hottest year on record, Gerry Northam looks at the heated politics that underlie the science of climate change. This week he reports on the fights in Washington over which of the scientists to believe. Producer Roland Pease Repeated on Sunday


Unknown: Gerry Northam
Producer: Roland Pease

: 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

Sexual Health. Britain is in the grip of an epidemic of sexually transmitted infections. The number of cases of gonorrhoea has doubled in the last five years and the number of confirmed syphilis cases has risen tenfold. But chlamydia remains the most worrying disease: as many as one in ten men and women under the age of 25 now carries the infection, and it's a major cause of female infertility. Most will have no symptoms and remain unaware that they, ortheir partners, have a problem. Dr Mark Porter investigates. Producer Helen Sharp Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter
Producer: Helen Sharp

: Taking a Stand

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Far from the Madding Crowd

12/15. 1 want as good a tomb as you can give me for L27. Troy seeks to make amends with heartsease and forget-me-nots. For details see yesterday

: Concrete Cow

3/6. Marriage. A sketch showwhere anything is possible, written by James Cary. This week a couple are forced to put an exact price on love, a hi-fi obsessive goes too far and Turing needs IT support. Starring 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

The news from Westminster and a roundup of the day's business. With Susan Hulme.


Unknown: Susan Hulme.

: News

: Book of the Week: A Round-Heeled

Woman 2/5. Repeatedfrom9.45am

: BBC Schools

3.00 Something to Think About (ages 5-7) 3.15 Let's Move (ages 5-6) 3.35 New series Time to Move (ages 4-6)
4.05 New series Let's Sing Phonics (ages 5-7) 4.25 New series Just Prose (ages 7-11) 4.40 Talking Points (ages 10-12)

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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.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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