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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Karen Smith.


Unknown: Dr Karen Smith.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With David Wilby and Sean Curran.
7.48 Thought forthe Day With Martin Palmer.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: David Wilby
Unknown: Sean Curran.
Unknown: Martin Palmer.

: Midweek

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


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Daily Service

With the Rt Rev George Stack. Jesu, Lover of My Soul (Aberystwyth). Matthew 26, w6-13. |Bow My Knee in Prayer (Dunning, arr Bell). 0 Love Divine, How Sweet Thou Art (Cornwall). Director of music Gordon Stewart.


Unknown: George Stack.
Music: Gordon Stewart.

: Book of the Week: A Round-Heeled Woman

3/5. Read by Margaret Robertson. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Read By: Margaret Robertson.

: Woman's Hour

WithJenni Murray.
10.45 Saplings 8/10. Woman's Hour drama. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Withjenni Murray.

: Something In the Water

3/3. Vegetarian Society. Philosopher
Nigel Warburton and architectural historian John Grundy explore why radical ideas took hold at particular places and times in British history. Today they investigate the origins of the world's first vegetarian society, which emerged at the height of the industrial Revolution in 19th-century Salford. Producer Faith Lawrence


Unknown: Nigel Warburton
Unknown: John Grundy

: Stanley Baxter and Friends

3/4. The Making of "Cavalier" by Simon Brett.
This week a satirical spoof documentary about how stories are changed when they are adapted by Hollywood, in which Stanley Baxter plays all eight main characters. With presenter Paul Vaughan. Producer Graham Frost


Unknown: Simon Brett.
Unknown: Stanley Baxter
Presenter: Paul Vaughan.
Producer: Graham Frost

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Inspiration!

The light-hearted quiz about inventions and innovations. Chris Stuart presides overteam captains Adam Hart-Davis and Professor Lewis Wolpert , and theirguests Johnny Ball and BBC World Service health reporter Ania Lichtarowicz. Written by Crispin Belcher. Producer Katie Marsden


Unknown: Chris Stuart
Unknown: Adam Hart-Davis
Unknown: Professor Lewis Wolpert
Unknown: Johnny Ball
Reporter: Ania Lichtarowicz.
Written By: Crispin Belcher.
Producer: Katie Marsden

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Nature of Vikings

By Jonathan Hall. A powerful story about Chris, a young British fascist, and Eric, a German doctor, who are thrown together in an intern camp on the Isle of Man duringthe Second World War.
Director Polly Thomas


Unknown: Jonathan Hall.
Director: Polly Thomas
Gerhard: Glenn Cunningham
Creevy: Adam James
Eric: James Nickerson
Chris: Paul Henshall
Albert: Jim Mlllea

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bunny Guinness and Bob Flowerdew are guests of the Dorney and District Horticultural Society near Maidenhead. Sue Cook is in the chair.


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew

: After the Revolution

3/5. Five stories set in countries that are recovering from revolution.
Shadowboxing. Today's story, set in Grenada, is written and read by Merle Collins. For details see Monday


Read By: Merle Collins.

: Rare Books, Rare People

3/3. Ulysses: James Joyce.
One of the great masterpieces of 20th-century literature, Ulysses might never have seen the light of day had it not been for the passionate belief in Joyce's work of three women publishers who were prepared to take on the consequences of publishing such a controversial book. For details see Monday


Unknown: James Joyce.

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor explores cultural attitudes to dirt, grease and slime and their relationship to social Status. Producer Jacqueline Smith


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: 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 under the age of 25 now carry it, and it's a major cause of female infertility. Most will have no symptoms and remain unaware that they, or their partners, have a problem. Dr Mark Porter investigates. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter

: PM

With Eddie Mair.

: Bearded Ladies

3/4. The sketch show that laughs out loud at the life we live. Written and performed by Charlotte McDougall , Oriane Messina , Fay Rusling and Susie Donkin , with Ewan Bailey. Producer Carol Smith


Unknown: Charlotte McDougall
Unknown: Oriane Messina
Unknown: Fay Rusling
Unknown: Susie Donkin
Unknown: Ewan Bailey.
Producer: Carol Smith

: The Archers

Tough times for Luke. Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock with arts news, interviews and reviews.
Producer Kirsty Pope


Unknown: Francine Stock
Producer: Kirsty Pope

: Saplings

8/10. School. With clothes rationing in force,
Laurel Wiltshire gets sent awayto school wearing green amid a sea of blue and grey uniforms. For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

: Britain's University Challenge

1/2. Edward Stourton chairs two debates aboutthe future of higher education. Professor Alison Wolf , from King's College, London, proposes the motion: "University expansion has been an academic, economic and political failure. Her leading opponent is Lord Baker, the former Conservative
Education Secretary. A forum of experts, students and other interested parties joins the discussion. Producer Mark Alden Editor Nicola Meyrick Repeated on Saturday


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Unknown: Professor Alison Wolf
Producer: Mark Alden
Editor: Nicola Meyrick

: The Other Candidates Are....

3/3. They enliven everyelection, add to the gaiety of the nation and come up with some worthwhile ideas. But who are these minority candidates who battle on against lost deposits and public indifference?
Matthew Parris meets some of the other candidates whose inspiration is ... faith and religion. Editor Chris Bond Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Matthew Parris

: Lifeblood

2/2. The Power Within. Georgina Ferry discovers how scientists are harnessing the power of the white cells in our blood to develop new therapies that will revolutionise the treatment of a range of diseases from cancerto multiple sclerosis. Producer Amanda Hargreaves


Producer: Amanda Hargreaves

: Midweek

Shortened repeatfrom 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Far from the Madding Crowd

13/15. Bathsheba has a close encounter at the sheep fair and makes another promise to the devoted Boldwood while Gabriel Oak stands watch. For details see Monday


Unknown: Gabriel Oak

: The Department

2/3. The Department is a secret organisation with the powerto influence every aspect of your life. At its heart is an eccentric three-man think-tank with the brief to brainstorm new ideas on every aspect of society. Your future is in their hands! This week the team tackle the British transport system. Written and performed by Chris Addison , John Oliver and AndyZaltzman, with Matthew Holness , Peter Dickson and Lucy Montgomery. Producer Jon Naismith


Unknown: Chris Addison
Unknown: John Oliver
Unknown: Matthew Holness
Unknown: Peter Dickson
Unknown: Lucy Montgomery.
Producer: Jon Naismith

: Today in Parliament

Today's business in Westminster, highlighting Prime Minister's Questions. Presented by David Wilby.


Presented By: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: A Round-Heeled

Woman 3/5. Repeated from 9.45am

: BBC Schools

3.00 New series Together (ages 7-11) 3.15 New series Time and Tune (ages 7-9) 3.35 Tales from Europe (ages 7-9)
3.50 New series Schools Plays 3 (ages 7-11) 4.10 Megamaths (ages 7-8) 4.25 First Steps in Drama (ages 7-9)
4.40 Listen and Write (ages 9-11)

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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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