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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Noel Vincent.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and Susan Hulme.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Anne Atkins.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: Susan Hulme.
Unknown: Anne Atkins.

: Midweek

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


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Book of the Week: Stargazing: Memoirs of a Young Lighthouse Keeper

3/5 The young lighthouse keeper settles in. Then a new and difficult crew arrives at Pladda. Read by David Tennant and abridged by Laurence Wareing. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Read By: David Tennant
Abridged By: Laurence Wareing.

: Daily Service

With the Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths. Lord, for the Years (Lordofthe Years). Romans 8, wl-4; 12-17. Santo, Santo (trad Argentinian). God of Glory (Fellingham). Director of music Andy Silver.


Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths.
Music: Andy Silver.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Old Wives' Tale 8/15.
By Arnold Bennett , dramatised for radio by Stephen Wyatt. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Arnold Bennett
Unknown: Stephen Wyatt.

: The Man Who Made America

Sir Ranulph Fiennes looks at the life and legacy of America's greatest explorer, Meriwether Lewis , on the 200th anniversary of his expedition to find a passage to the Pacific. With his co-commander
William Clark , Lewis helped create a country that stretched from "shining sea to shining sea".
However his triumph also triggered a tragic spiral of events that led to his suicide in 1807 and saw most of his discoveries forgotten or ignored. Producer Julian Carey


Unknown: Sir Ranulph Fiennes
Unknown: Meriwether Lewis
Unknown: William Clark
Producer: Julian Carey

: No Commitments: 1/6: The Real World

Written and produced by Simon Brett. Emily has finished at university, Charlotte has given up consumerism, Roger and Victoria don't change a lot. Is it possible that Anna can finally get some peace from her combative sisters? Probably not.


Writer: Simon Brett.
Producer: Simon Brett
Anna: Rosemary Leach
Victoria: Angela Thorne
Charlotte: Celia Imrie
Roger: Bill Nighy
Emily: Lisa Coleman

: 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.

: X Marks the Spot

2/6 Pete McCarthy isjoined by Robin Simon , David Stafford and Sue Gaisford as they race against the clock to locate a mystery treasure Where X marks the spot. Producer Sarah Rowlands


Unknown: Pete McCarthy
Unknown: Robin Simon
Unknown: David Stafford
Unknown: Sue Gaisford
Producer: Sarah Rowlands

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: A Visitation

Another chance to hear a play by Don Taylor. Victor is ashamed of one event in his past life. When that event takes human form, he isforced to re-examine evervthing- even his shame.
Producer/Director Don Taylor


Play By: Don Taylor.
Director: Don Taylor
Victor: John Wood
Samuel: Julian Glover
Artemis: Prunella Scales

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bob Flowerdew , John Cushnie and Bunny Guinness answer questions posed by gardeners in Berkshire. Sue Cook is in the chair.


Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: John Cushnie

: Poste Restante

3/5. Another of this week's stories by leading travel writers on the theme of Poste Restante, the international system that allows travellers' letters to be held until collected at a designated post office. The Prime of Joyce Emily Hammond by Charlotte Hobson , read by Vicki Liddelle. A young runaway longs for a letter from her inspirational teacher. Producer Eilidh McCreadie For more details see Monday


Unknown: Joyce Emily Hammond
Unknown: Charlotte Hobson
Read By: Vicki Liddelle.
Producer: Eilidh McCreadie

: Nature's Magic

3/5. Continuing the series on scientific phenomena that delighted our scientific forefathers and are now pushing 21st-century medical science to new limits. The Leech For details see Monday

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor explores the salwar-kameez or Punjabi suit, now officially a world fashion item. He finds out about its history and how it has become an emblem Of exciting new cultural fusions. Producer Jacqueline Smith


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: All in the Mind

Dr Raj Persaud returns for another series of the programme dedicated to new discoveries about the wonders and mysteries of the mind. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Dr Raj Persaud

: PM

With Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: The Sunday Format

Newseries 1/4. Achancetotuneintoradio'sbest quality weekend newspaper, complete with copious pull-out feature sections on health, wealth, fitness, lifestyle, living, loving, eating, meeting- it's never ending. With Rebecca Front, Simon Greenall , Emma Kennedy , Tracy-Ann Oberman , Chris Langham and Ewan Bailey. Producer Helen Williams


Unknown: Simon Greenall
Unknown: Emma Kennedy
Unknown: Tracy-Ann OBErman
Unknown: Chris Langham
Unknown: Ewan Bailey.
Producer: Helen Williams

: The Archers

Joe gets some good news. Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock presents the arts show. Producer Kirsty Pope


Producer: Kirsty Pope

: The Old Wives' Tale

8/15. By Arnold Bennett , dramatised for radio by Stephen Wyatt.
Crisis. After four years in Paris, Gerald has spent his inheritance and his marriage to Sophia is on the rocks. For details and cast see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Arnold Bennett
Unknown: Stephen Wyatt.

: The Moral Maze

Newseries 1/10. Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which Melanie Phillips , Ian Hargreaves , Steven Rose and Michael Gove cross-examine witnesses who hold conflicting views on the moral complexities behind one of the week's news stories. Producer David Coomes Repeated on Saturday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Steven Rose
Unknown: Michael Gove
Producer: David Coomes

: In the Think-Tanks

2/3. Dennis Sewell continues the series of programmes exploring the world of think-tanks that focus on Europe.
Producer Sheila Cook Editor Nicola Meyrick Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Dennis Sewell
Producer: Sheila Cook
Editor: Nicola Meyrick

: Life under Glass

From glass palaces containing exotic plants to experiments within computer-controlled hothouses, the greenhouse has a unique place in scientific history. Hermione Cockburn tells the story of a revolution under glass. Producer Monise Durrani


Unknown: Hermione Cockburn
Producer: Monise Durrani

: Midweek

Lively conversation with Libby Purves and her guests. Shortened repeat from 9am


Unknown: Libby Purves

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Absolute Friends

8/10. By John le Carre. Mundy decides to investigate Dimitri's mountain hideaway. For details see Monday


Unknown: John Le Carre.

: Four at the Store

Another chance to hear an evening of stand-up comedy from the Comedy Store in Manchester, hosted by Ross Noble and featuring Shappi Khorsandi , Pierre Hollins and Mark Maier. Producer Helen Williams


Unknown: Ross Noble
Unknown: Shappi Khorsandi
Unknown: Pierre Hollins
Unknown: Mark Maier.
Producer: Helen Williams

: Today in Parliament

Today's business in Westminster, highlighting Prime Minister's Questions. Presented by Sean Curran.


Presented By: Sean Curran.

: News

: Book of the Week: Stargazing:

Memoirs of a Young Lighthouse Keeper
3/5. Repeated from 9.45am

: BBC Schools

3.00 Together (ages 7-11)
3.15 Time and Tune (ages 7-9)
3.35Tales from Europe (ages 7-9)
3.50 Schools Plays 3 (ages 7-11)
4.10 Megamaths Yr 3 (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.

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