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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Most Rev Vincent Nichols , Archbishop of Birmingham.


Unknown: Vincent Nichols

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Anne Atkins.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Anne Atkins.

: Unreliable Evidence

2/8. Clive Anderson isjoinedbyfour eminent members of the legal profession to discuss the royal prerogative. Producer Cathy Packe Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Clive Anderson
Producer: Cathy Packe

: Blind Man's Beauty

2/5. The Lift Bell Always Rings Twice. Peter White continues his pursuit of beauty, as experienced by blind people. Today's search takes him to buildings as disparate as Winchester Cathedral and his favourite local pub with a stop on the way to discover how every elevator tells a Story. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Daily Service

Presented by Mgr Tony Rogers. Now the Green Blade
Riseth (arr Leddington Wright ). John 20, w19-23.
Come Down, 0 Love Divine (Harris). Thine Be the Glory (Maccabaeus). Director of music Barry Rose.


Presented By: Mgr Tony Rogers.
Unknown: Leddington Wright
Music: Barry Rose.

: Book of the Week: Gielgud's Letters

2/5. In 1952 Gielgud travels to Hollywood to star alongside James Mason and Marlon Brando in the film version of Julius Caesar. For more details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: James Mason
Unknown: Julius Caesar.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 Three Women in a Boat - Not to Mention the Cat By Mary Cutler.
2/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Mary Cutler.

: Fold Here First

Origami, the ancient Japanese art of paperfolding, is being re-born as a powerful tool for scientists.
Mathematician Professor Ian Stewart gets to grips with some paper and fundamental theorems, and discovers how chemistry, physics and architecture unfold in the creases before him. producer Angela Hind


Unknown: Professor Ian Stewart
Producer: Angela Hind

: Follow That with Your Sea Lions!

2/2 Squeezed between Appalachian dulcimer players and finger-in-the-eartraditionalists, the story-telling comic was a welcome respite in the folk clubs of 1970s Britain. Dave Spikeytells the stories of Max Boyce , Billy Connolly , Mike Harding and friends. Producer David Prest


Stories Of: Max Boyce
Stories Of: Billy Connolly
Stories Of: Mike Harding
Producer: David Prest

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and Peter White.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Peter White.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Real History of Opera

4/4. PorgyandBess. Huw Edwards concludes his series on masterpieces that reflect the circumstances of their age with a look at George Gershwin 's revolutionary opera, which focuses on the lives of a poor black community in the heart of America's Deep South. Producer Deborah Preston


Unknown: Huw Edwards
Unknown: George Gershwin
Producer: Deborah Preston

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: An Island between Heavenand Earth

Alistair Rutherford's play dramatises the trials and tribulations of a volunteer group of unemployed shipyard workers and trainee church ministers who arrive on the island of lona in 1938 to restore the ruined buildings surroundingthe medieval abbey.
Other parts played by members of the cast Director Bruce Young


Director: Bruce Young
George: Crawford Logan
Milorad: Simon Tart
Archie: Lewis Howden
Alistair: John Kazek
James: Richard Conlon
Bobby: Nick Underwood
MrsFallon: Rose McBain
Narrator/Bill: James Bryce

: Making History

Sue Cook returns to investigate another batch of listeners' history queries.
ADDRESS: MakingHistory, PO BOX 3096, Brighton BN1 1PL email: making.history@bbc.co.uk
Producers Ivan Howlett and Nick Patrick


Producers: Ivan Howlett
Producers: Nick Patrick

: Jigs and Reels

2/5. Last Train to Dogtown. Read by Jack Davenport.
Award-winning author Neil K finds himself stranded in an old western story he never quite completed. The trouble is, the characters all want an ending to their story and all have their own suggestions to make. For details see yesterday at 3.45pm


Read By: Jack Davenport.

: Clever Trees

1/4. In the first of a series celebrating arboreal intelligence Richard Uridge travels to George
Washington's estate in the Virginian countryside to meet a pair of Siamese hollies. Producer Sandra Keating


Unknown: Richard Uridge
Producer: Sandra Keating

: Shop Talk

Baby Businesses. Having babies changes your life but for some it becomes a business opportunity. Heather Payton looks at the many business started by, and for, new parents -from mail-order baby clothes to toddler music Classes. Producer Zillah Watson


Unknown: Heather Payton
Producer: Zillah Watson

: A Good Read

Wine writer Jancis Robinson and former Guardian editor Peter Preston talk to Sue MacGregor about their favourite books. producer Jane Greenwood Repeated on Sunday at llpm


Unknown: Jancis Robinson
Editor: Peter Preston
Producer: Jane Greenwood

: PM

With Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Little Britain

9/9. The Matt Lucas and David Walliams sketch show concludes. Vicky Pollard has a visit from her social worker and Olivier Laurence attends an audition.
Narrated by Tom Baker. With Steve Furst , Samantha Power and Paul Putner.
Music by David Arnold Producer Ashley Blaker
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: This comedy hit is available on CD from good retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Matt Lucas
Unknown: David Walliams
Unknown: Vicky Pollard
Unknown: Olivier Laurence
Unknown: Tom Baker.
Unknown: Steve Furst
Unknown: Samantha Power
Unknown: Paul Putner.
Music By: David Arnold
Producer: Ashley Blaker

: The Archers

Kenton gets experimental.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

As his play The Goat opens in London, the eminent
American playwright Edward Albee talks to Mark Lawson about his five decades of writing, his early success with Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and his views on critics. Producer Thomas Morris Revised


Talks: Edward Albee
Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Thomas Morris

: Three Women in a Boat - Not to Mention the Cat

2/5. By Mary Cutler. Having decided to emulate
JK Jerome's three heroes, our heroines are about to embark - if they can only manage the luggage, the cat, and Frank. For details and cast see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Mary Cutler.

: Money Box Investigates

1/2. Fighting for Fairness. Chris A' Court investigates claims that workload pressures on the Financial
Ombudsman Service are influencing how cases are settled. He also asks if, given that the Service is funded by the financial industry, are the victims offinancial injustice being short-changed?
Producer Chris A'Court Repeatedon Sunday at 5pm

: 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

Dr Mark Porter and the team visit an Accident and Emergency department to take a look at how patients use the services on offer, and how they could make better use of theirtime accessing other services elsewhere. Producer Helen Sharp Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter
Producer: Helen Sharp

: Unreliable Evidence

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Jane Eyre

7/15. By Charlotte Bronte. A fortune-teller in the library and a cry in the night-the mysteries of Thornfield Hall deepen. For details see yesterday

: Robin and Wendy's Wet Weekend

2/6. Take the High Road. Maureen and Wendy let the train take the strain but run into trouble when Wendy plays agony aunt to an unhappy squaddie. With Martin Trenaman , Amelia Bullmore , Robert Webb , Paul Putner , Neil Gibbons and Ewan Bailey. Written by and starring Kay Stonham and Simon Greenall. Producer Mario Stylianides


Unknown: Martin Trenaman
Unknown: Amelia Bullmore
Unknown: Robert Webb
Unknown: Paul Putner
Unknown: Neil Gibbons
Unknown: Ewan Bailey.
Unknown: Kay Stonham
Unknown: Simon Greenall.
Producer: Mario Stylianides

: Test Match Special Report

West Indies v England - The Fourth Test
Jonathan Agnew and Geoffrey Boycott report on the fourth day's play in Antigua. Producer Peter Baxter


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Walking the Pyrenees

1/4. Simon Calder tackles the ups and downs of France's most famous long-distance footpath - the GR10. The first stretch takes him through Basque country and a look at life in the remotest of mountain Villages - St Engrâce. Producer Mick Webb


Unknown: Simon Calder
Producer: Mick Webb

: News

: Book of the Week: Gielgud's Letters

2/5. Read by Derek Jacobi.
(Repeated from 9.45am)


Author: Sir John Gielgud
Reader: Derek Jacobi

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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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