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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Tony Burnham.

: FarmingToday

With Mark Holdstock.


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rt Rev Tom Butler.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: Start the Week

With Andrew Marr and his guests.
Producer Alice Feinstein Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Producer: Alice Feinstein

: Daily Service

From St Martin's Church, Belfast. Presented by the Rev Dr Bert Tosh. Reading: Luke 2, w22-32.


Unknown: Dr Bert Tosh.

: Book of the Week: Opening Skinner's Box

1/5. By Lauren Slater. Abridged by Julian Wilkinson and read by Teresa Gallagher. An examination of five of the greatest psychological experiments of the 20th century begins with a look at BFSkinner's controversial experiments in animal behaviour. Producer Emma Harding Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Lauren Slater.
Abridged By: Julian Wilkinson
Read By: Teresa Gallagher.
Producer: Emma Harding

: Woman's Hour

Presented byJenni Murray.
10.45 The Old Wives' Tale 11/15. Drama repeated at 7.45pm

: Pastures New

New series 1/3. Sheep farmer and countryman Johnny Scott meets British farming families who have relocated to France, Canada and New Zealand. He investigates why they went and asks whether the grass really is greener on the other side. Mark and Julie Dewhurst recently exchanged a small dairyfarm in Lancashire for one in the heart of France. How are they coping with farming and rural life in another country and a different language? Producer ciarecsonka


Unknown: Johnny Scott
Unknown: Julie Dewhurst

: Our Brave Boys: Going, Going, Gong

6/6. The last of Christopher Lee 's comedy drama. Zelda has rashly bought the world's smallest radio from Bryan but is suffering from having to have it surgically removed from her ear.


Writer: Christopher Lee
Producer: Rosalind Ayres
Director: Pete Atkin
Zelda: Fiona Shaw
Col George: Martin Jarvis
Wg Cdr Bryan: Christopher Neame
Cdr Bill: Christopher Godwin
Chief Petty Officer Grieves: Peter Capaldi

: You and Yours

Presented by Winifred Robinson and Liz Barclay.


Presented By: Winifred Robinson
Presented By: Liz Barclay.

: The World at One

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Round Britain Quiz

Wales take on the Midlands in the third match of the fiendish quiz. Nick Clarke is in the chair. Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Whitlock's Walk

By John Burrows. Hitler planned the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin as a vast propaganda exercise. Two British athletes lift the lid on one of the 20th-centurv's greatest confidence tricks.
Director David Blount


Unknown: John Burrows.
Director: David Blount
Commentator: Keith Drinkel
Whitlock: Nicholas Boulton
Coleman: Ben Crowe
Sir Reginald: David Collings
Martha: Rachel Atkins
William: David Jarvis
SS officer: Stephen Critchlow
Sir Eric: John Evftts

: Money Box Live

Vincent Duggleby and guests answer personal finance questions. Phone:[number removed] Lines open from 1.30pm Producer Jennifer Clarke


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Jennifer Clarke

: The Canterbury Tales

A Week of Original Short Stories
1/5. This week's short stories, inspired by Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, are the five winners of the BBC's Get Writing competition.
The Sermon on the Mount by Hauia Kawsmuine , read by Bill Nighy. When Lenny Hopkins confesses that he can't give up gambling just yet because he's got a dead cert on the Grand National, Father Francis agrees to keep his money safe for him.
But can he resist the temptation? Producer Emma Ashby


Unknown: Hauia Kawsmuine
Read By: Bill Nighy.
Unknown: Lenny Hopkins
Producer: Emma Ashby

: Working in Harmony

1/5. The Teacher and Students. The first in a week-long series exploring variety of musical relationships. Violinist and conductor Itzhak Perlman talks about the Perlman Music Program for young musicians and what he gains from teaching. Producer Rachel Hopkin


Conductor: Itzhak Perlman
Producer: Rachel Hopkin

: The Food Programme

Food Therapy. Sheila Dillon attends a group therapy baking session and finds out how food production is helping youngcriminals in India back on the straight and narrow. Extended repeat from yesterday at 12.30pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon

: Beyond Belief

Ernie Rea in conversation with guests about the place of faith in today's complex world, teasing out the hidden and often contradictory truths behind the experiences, values and traditions of our lives. Producer Rosemary Dawson


Unknown: Ernie Rea
Producer: Rosemary Dawson

: PM

With Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Just a Minute

Nicholas Parsons takes the show to Warwick, where the panellists are Clement Freud , Ross Noble , Linda Smith and Graham Norton.
Producer Claire Jones Repeated on Sunday
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Several series of Just a Minute are available on audio cassette, with most titles also on CD, from good retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Ross Noble
Unknown: Linda Smith
Unknown: Graham Norton.
Producer: Claire Jones

: The Archers

Greg's in the dog house.
Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts show and meets the novelist Brian Aldiss , whose new book, Affairs at Hampden Ferrers, is a tale of strange and magical events in a small village near Oxford. Producer Sarah Delargy


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Brian Aldiss
Producer: Sarah Delargy

: The Old Wives' Tale

11/15. By Arnold Bennett , dramatised in 15 parts by Stephen Wyatt.
The Proudest Mother. 1889, Bursley. Constance, now in her late 40s, lives for her 19-year-old son Cyril, who has some alarming news.
Producer/Director Pauline Harris Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Arnold Bennett
Unknown: Stephen Wyatt.
Director: Pauline Harris
Constance: Marcia Warren
Cyril: Jim Pyke
Narrator: Philip Jackson
Maria: Rachel Atkins
Mr Critchlow: Stephen Critchlow
Auctioneer: Declan Wilson
Guard: Declan Wilson
Mr Bodero: Declan Wilson
Sophia: Penelope Wilton
Lewis: John Rowe
Matthew: Carl Prekopp
Dr Stirling: Andrew Harrison
Amy: Lydia Leonard
Mary: Jaimi Barbakoff

: Flu - a Medical Mystery

In 1918, shortly before the end of the First World War, a virus erupted around the world, unleashing the deadliest outbreak of disease in human history. Scientists now put the death toll from the 1918 flu pandemic at 50 million people worldwide. But where did it come from? How did it spread so far and so fast? And why did so many people die? It's a mystery that has yet to be resolved. Dr Jonathan Miller hears from scientists, historians and survivors, and asks whether we are at risk of another flu pandemic, just as deadly as that of 1918. Producer John Murphy How vulnerable are we now?: page 115


Presenter: Dr Jonathan Miller
Producer: John Murphy

: The House

Soundings from an ancient farmhouse as it flexes its joints, sighs with the passing of the seasons, and echoes with the sounds of its residents. Writer and naturalist Roger Deakin presents a unique sound portrait of life in the timber-framed house in Suffolk. Producer Sarah Blunt


Unknown: Roger Deakin

: Nature

Scarlet Macaws: JustAnother Species? Scarlet macaws are beautiful birds of the South American forests. This programme goes to Guatemala to discover how they are being threatened by poaching and loss of their natural habitat. Back home, Lionel Kelleway meets the birds that are involved in a captive breeding project and asks if it actually matters if this distinctive bird becomes extinct.
Producer Julian Hector Repeated tomorrow at 11am


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Julian Hector

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Probable Future

1/10. By Alice Hoffman , abridged in ten parts by Alison Joseph and read by Laurel Lefkow .
When the women in the Sparrow family reach 13. they develop a unique ability. In Stella's case, the gift, which is both a blessing and a curse, turns out to be the ability to see a person's probable future. Producer Gaynor Macfarlane


Unknown: Alice Hoffman
Unknown: Alison Joseph
Read By: Laurel Lefkow
Producer: Gaynor MacFarlane

: Home Truths

Shortened repeat from Saturday at 9am

: Today in Parliament

With Susan Hulme.


Unknown: Susan Hulme.

: News

: Book of the Week: Opening Skinner's

BOX 1/5. Repeated from 9.45am

: BBC Schools

3.00 Numbertime: Mental Maths Year 2 (ages 6-7)
3.15 Alphabet Time (ages 4-6) 3.30 Stories and Rhymes (ages 5-7) 3.40 Hopscotch (ages 5-7) 3.55 Hop, Skip and Jump (ages 5-7) -4.10 Stop, Think, Wonder: Sikhism (ages 7-9)
4.25 Scottish Secondary 4.45 Time for Drama (ages 7-9)

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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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