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: World Now

: Prayer for the Day

With Dr JoeSeferta.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With Edward Stourton and Sarah Montague.
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 Anne Atkins.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: David Wilby
Unknown: Sean Curran.
Unknown: Anne Atkins.

: Unreliable Evidence

4/8. Judicial Review is arguably the most important mechanism the citizen has to regulate the conduct of the State. But from where does this power derive and can it be removed? Clive Anderson reports. Producer Cathy Packe Repeated at 9.30pm
Clive Anderson on the latest legal eagle: page 23


Unknown: Clive Anderson
Producer: Cathy Packe
Unknown: Clive Anderson

: Blind Man's Beauty

4/5. Peter White finds out why so many blind people are Passionate about sports. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Book of the Week: WonderfulAdventures of Mrs Seacole in Many Lands

2/5. Mary Seacole deals with a cholera epidemic in Cruces, along with its young, gold-digging inhabitants. For more details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Mary Seacole

: Daily Service

A service to mark the tenth anniversary of the democratic elections in South Africa. Led by the Revs Roger Govender and Chich Hewitt. The Strife Is O'er
(Victory). Romans 6, wl-9. Since by Man Came Death (Handel). What a Mighty God We Serve (traditional, arr Sandwell). Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Unknown: Roger Govender
Unknown: Chich Hewitt.
Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 Words on the Night Breeze By Katie Hims. 2/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Katie Hims.

: The Art of Indecision

2/2. Ian Peacock continues to explore the quirkyworid of decision research. Now that he's discovered why he's so bad at making decisions, can the experts help him improve? Producer Rami Tzabar


Unknown: Ian Peacock
Producer: Rami Tzabar

: Fabulous Flops

New series 1/4. The Dancers. Bitter, bitchy, funny and informative, this series celebrates the worst musicals everto grace the stage. Including
Lynda Bellingham in Bordello and Christine Avery in Maybe That's Your Problem. With Paul Roseby. Producer Elizabeth Freestone Thespian misdemeanours: page 123


Unknown: Lynda Bellingham
Unknown: Christine Avery
Unknown: Paul Roseby.
Producer: Elizabeth Freestone

: You and Yours

Peter White examines British medal prospects in the Paralympics and introduces some of the teams and individuals the programme will be following throughout the summer. Presented by Liz Barclay and Peter White. Including at 12.30 Call You and Yours. PHONE: [number removed] Lines open from 10am


Unknown: Peter White
Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Peter White.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Music's Missing Link

Using evidence from the painted medieval ceiling in Peterborough Cathedral, musicologist Zachary Taylor recreates the solo organistrum (an early form of the hurdy-gurdy) and puts it to the test at a public concert. Producer Susan Marling


Musicologist: Zachary Taylor
Producer: Susan Marling

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Beast Must Die

When Felix Cairnes's only child is killed by a hit-and-run driver he makes a solemn vow to track the man down and kill him.
Concludes tomorrow


Philip Franks: Nigel Strangeways
Written By: Nicholas Blake
Dramatised By: Michael Bakewell
Director: Jane Morgan
Felix Cairnes: Jonathan Cullen
Lena: Lucy Whybrow
George: Andrew Woodall
Mrs Rattery: Jill Balcon
Violet: Deborah Berlin
Phil: Taylor Jefferson
Shepherd: Christopher Douglas
Callaghan: Ian Masters
Rebecca Sair: Georgia Strangeways
David Rintoul: Inspector Blunt

: Making History

Sue Cook investigates listeners' history queries. ADDRESS: Making History, PO BOX 3096, Brighton BN1 1PL email: making.history@bbc.co.uk
Producers Ivan Howlett and Nick Patrick


Producers: Ivan Howlett
Producers: Nick Patrick

: Rhapsody in Blue

2/5. The Dark Blue Settee. Set in Newcastle upon Tyne in 1965, this is the tale of a television, a kiss and a family disaster. Written by Julia Darling and read by Felicity Finch. For details see yesterday


Written By: Julia Darling
Read By: Felicity Finch.

: Made in Shetland

2/5. Joanna Hunter is a textile designer who uses traditional Shetland knitting patterns and the island landscape for inspiration. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Joanna Hunter

: Shop Talk

Heather Payton reports on the growing industry surrounding golf and looks at the new generation of golfers, street-cred fashions and the creation of indoor golf. Producer Rozina Breen


Unknown: Heather Payton
Producer: Rozina Breen

: A Good Read

Sir Menzies Campbell , deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats, and writer Alain de Botton talk to Sue MacGregor about their favourite books.
Producer Jane Greenwood Repeated on Sunday at llpm


Unknown: Sir Menzies Campbell
Unknown: Alain de Botton
Producer: Jane Greenwood

: PM

With Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Elephants to Catch Eels

2/6. Second series of the historical sitcom, written by Tom Jamieson and Nev Fountain.
Highwaymen. Major Falconer attempts to become more of a cad to win Tamsyn, but she is more concerned that her disloyal fans are being poached by "Boyz 2 Rob", the hunky band of highwaymen that is taking Drumlin Ravhv storm. Other parts played by members of the cast
Producer Jan Ravens


Written By: Tom Jamieson
Written By: Nev Fountain.
Unknown: Drumlin Ravhv
Producer: Jan Ravens
Tamsyn: Sheridan Smith
Jago: John Bowe
Maj Falconer: Cameron Stewart
Cpt Marriot: Andrew McGibbon
Squire Bascombe: Martin Hyder
Dewey: Mark Felgate
Buller: Mark Perry
Alice: India Fisher

: The Archers

Ambridge has a night at the flicks.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts show and reviews John Sutherland 's newly published authorised biography of the poet Stephen Spender. Producer Philippa Ritchie


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: John Sutherland
Unknown: Stephen Spender.
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: Words on the Night Breeze

2/5. The Mothers Who Endured an Earthquake
Katie Hims adapts this story from the book The Good Women of China by Chinese journalist Xinran. It explores the aftermath of the Tangshan earthquake of 1976 and tells the story of teenager Xiao Ping and her courageous mother.
Mandarin voices: Liu Huili , Yujie Zhang , Liling Huangand Jean Liew For details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Katie Hims
Unknown: Xiao Ping
Unknown: Liu Huili
Unknown: Yujie Zhang
Unknown: Jean Liew
Xinran: Sarah Lam
MrsChen: Lucy Sheen
MrsYang: Jacqui Chan

: One Man's Meat

It's hard to avoid hearing about genetically modified crops - but what about animals? Sue Broom sets out to discover how far genetically engineered animal products are from the market, and she takes in some fast-growing salmon and luminous green pigs along the way. Producer Sue Broom Repeated on 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

Gene testing is now widely available to help detect inherited conditions. But what about screening tests offered by private clinics that claim to assess everything from a person's risk of developing osteoporosis to their odds of dying prematurely from a stroke or heart attack? Dr Mark Porter asks how useful these tests are and whethertheir becoming widespread could create a genetic underclass.
Producer Helen Sharp Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter
Producer: Helen Sharp

: Unreliable Evidence

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Mary Reilly

2/10. By Valerie Martin. Mary tells hermaster, Dr Jekyll, about the horrorthat shadowed her childhood. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Valerie Martin.

: Robin and Wendy's Wet Weekend

4/6. LassieGoHome. Wendy adopts a straydogthat loves her but hates Robin. Derek persuades an unwilling Maureen to try for the patter of tiny feet. Written by and starring KayStonham and Simon Greenall. Producer Mario Stylianides


Unknown: Simon Greenall.
Producer: Mario Stylianides

: Today in Parliament

The news from Westminster. Presented by Sean Curran.


Presented By: Sean Curran.

: News

: Book of the Week: WonderfulAdventures of Mrs Seacole in Many Lands

2/5. Autobiography. Repeated from 9.45am

: BBC Schools

3.00 Something to Think About (ages 5-7) 3.15 Let's Move (ages 5-6)
3.35 Time to Move (ages 6-8) 3.55 Stories and Rhymes (ages 5-7)
4.10 Song Tree (ages 5-7)

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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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