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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With DrJoe Seferta.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Susan Hulme and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Abdal Hakim Murad.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Susan Hulme
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Abdal Hakim Murad.

: Midweek

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


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Book of the Week: Wonderful Adventures of Mrs Seacole in Many Lands

3/5. Mary resolves to offer her services as a nurse in the Crimean war. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am

: Daily Service

Presented by Dr Pauline Webb. All My Hope on God Is Founded (Michael). 1 Peter 1, w3-9. There's a Wideness in God's Mercy (Beavan). In Christ Alone (Townend/Getty). Director of music Richard Tanner.


Presented By: Dr Pauline Webb.
Music: Richard Tanner.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Words on the Night Breeze By Katie Hims. 3/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Katie Hims.

: Unfinished Business

2/4. Norway. For 60 years, lnger Stridsklev has been beaten and spat upon and asked to deny the truth about her birth. Inger, and many like her, have been victimised because their parents were members of Norway's wartime collaborationist government. Is it possible that the most basic of human rights is still being denied them? Presented by James Maw. Producer Neil George


Unknown: Lnger Stridsklev
Presented By: James Maw.
Producer: Neil George

: Artists

2/4. Unholy Alliances. Tamsin and "partner" are invited to a wedding- can Tamsin persuade Josef to accompany her? More romantically, Nisha proposes to Dolores - hypothetically. Gareth Edward 's comedy drama about St Ives and its close-knit community of artists.
Producer Katie Tyrrell


Unknown: Gareth Edward
Producer: Katie Tyrrell
Nisha: Mina Anwar
Gerard: Graham Crowden
Marcus: Dave Lamb
Dolores: Pauline McLynn
Josef: Ben Miller
Tamsin: Vicki Pepperdine
Pippa: Miranda Hart
Best Man: Bertie Carvel

: You and Yours

Peter White reports on scandals that have rocked previous Paralympic games, including the use of drugs, wheelchair athletes who have run their rivals off the track and people who might be "faking" their disability in order to get into an easier category. With Liz Barclay.


Unknown: Peter White
Unknown: Liz Barclay.

: The World at One

Introduced by Nick Clarke.


Introduced By: Nick Clarke.

: The Write Stuff

2/9. "Author of the Week" Beatrix Potter tests the literary quizzing skills of team captains
Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh and their guests Tracey MacLeod and Jonathan Myerson. Chaired by James Walton. The reader is Beth Chalmers. Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: Beatrix Potter
Unknown: Sebastian Faulks
Unknown: John Walsh
Unknown: Tracey MacLeod
Unknown: Jonathan Myerson.
Unknown: James Walton.
Unknown: Beth Chalmers.
Producer: Dawn Ellis

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Beast Must Die

2/2. Felix Cairnes failed in his plan to kill the man who'd run over his son but then his intended victim is poisoned and the finger of suspicion points at Felix. No wonder he asks the help of amateur sleuth, Nigel Strangeways. By Nicholas Blake , dramatised by Michael Bakewell.
Director Jane Morgan


Unknown: Felix Cairnes
Unknown: Nigel Strangeways.
Unknown: Nicholas Blake
Dramatised By: Michael Bakewell.
Director: Jane Morgan
Nigel: Philip Franks
Georgia: Rebecca Saire
Felix: Jonathan Cullen
Lena: Lucy Whybrow
Mrs Raffertv: Jill Balcon
Violet: Deborah Berlin
Phil: Taylor Jefferson
InspBlount: David Rintoul
Carfax: Sam Dale

: Gardeners' Question Time

Anne Swithinbank , Matthew Biggs and Bob Rowerdew are guests of Lambley Wl near Nottingham. Eric Robson is in the Chair.


Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Bob Rowerdew
Unknown: Eric Robson

: Rhapsody in Blue

3/5. B flat and a Tonal Arch. A very New York tale, featuring a nightmare subway ride, a panicky piano recital and a lousy relationship. Written by Eva Salzman and read by Amber Rose Sealey. For details see Monday


Written By: Eva Salzman
Read By: Amber Rose Sealey.

: Made in Shetland

3/5. Kenny Johnson wants to do for fiddles what Leo Fender did for guitars. From his remote Shetland workshop he sends out brightly coloured fiddles shaped like the Starship Enterprise to professional players all over the world.
(For details see Monday)


Subject: Kenny Johnson

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor talks to social anthropologist Kate Fox about the hidden rules of English behaviour. How much is the way the English behave at table and their obsession with games, pets and DIY all part of the unwritten COde Of being English? Producer Jacqueline Smith


Talks: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Kate Fox
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: Case Notes

Dr Mark Porter asks how useful private gene tests are and whether they could result in the creation of a genetic underclass. Repeatedfromyesterdayat9pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter

: PM

With Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Getting Nowhere Fast

4/4. In the 21st century, the belated burning of bras hits the bistro as Pamela suddenly realises that all the men in her life have been hopeless. Merv disagrees - he is one of them. Written by and starring Mervyn Stutter , with Lill Roughley , John Challis,Tracy-Ann Oberman and Michael Mears. Producer Mario Stylianides


Unknown: Mervyn Stutter
Unknown: Lill Roughley

: The Archers

Lilian and Matt indulge in some horse-play. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts news, interviews and a report from the opening night of Trevor Nunn's new production of Hamlet, his first for over 30 years. Nunn has chosen a young cast to reflect the fact that Hamlet and his friends were Students. Producer Timothy Prosser


Presenter: Mark Lawson
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: Words on the Night Breeze

3/5. The Woman Who Waited 45 Years. Katie Hims adapts this story from the book The Good Women of China by Chinese journalist Xinran. It is the story of Jingyi who saved her fiance's-Gu Da's- life at university.
Fordetails see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Katie Hims
Xinran: Sarah Lair
Jingyi: Pik-Sen Lin-
Father: David Kstse
Driver: Jonathan Chan-Pensley
i Hotel staff: Wendy Kweh

: The Reith Lectures

4/5. Nobel Prize-winning poet and playwright Wole Soyinka argues that we are living in a new climate of fear and examines the challenge this presents to democracy.
The Quest for Dignity. The loss of people's dignity as a grave barrier to the resolution of conflict. From the University of Leeds. Presented by Sue Lawley .
Producer Sheila Cook Editor Gwyneth Williams Repeated Sat 10.15pm


Unknown: Wole Soyinka
Presented By: Sue Lawley
Producer: Sheila Cook

: Brave New Europe

Newseries 1/3. In May 2004, Europe is goingto change for ever with the entry often new countries to the European Union. It won't be easy as these countries bring a lot of baggage. Historian Misha Glenny reflects on the conflicts and bitterness ended and looks forward to the opportunities and the pitfalls ahead. His first report looks at Poland and its problems overcoming the past. Producer Maria Balinska Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: European Union.
Unknown: Misha Glenny
Producer: Maria Balinska

: Frontiers

Peter Evans meets a range of researchers who are exploring how positive emotions affect our performance and our perception of the world as well as why psychological wellbeing appears to increase the ability to fight disease. Producer Anne McNaught


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Anne McNaught

: Midweek

Shortened repeatfrom 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Mary Reilly

3/10. By Valerie Martin. Mary's master announces that he is taking on an assistant, Mr Edward Hyde. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Valerie Martin.
Unknown: Mr Edward Hyde.

: Beat the Kids

4/6. Graeme Garden chairs the comedy panel game inspired by the worst of Ask the Family and the best of Trisha as he poses dilemmas to four family members who bear a remarkable resemblance to Steve Frost , Lucy Porter , Dara O'Briain and Gina Yashere. Producer Lucy Armitage


Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Steve Frost
Unknown: Lucy Porter
Unknown: Dara O'Briain
Unknown: Gina Yashere.
Producer: Lucy Armitage

: Today in Parliament

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


Presented By: David Wilby.

: News

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

3/5. The autobiography of the "most famous black Briton". Read by Adjoa Andoh. Repeated from 9.45am


Read By: Adjoa Andoh.

: BBC Schools

3.00 Together (ages 7-11) 3.15 Time and Tune (ages 7-9)
3.35 Come to Kochi (ages 7-11) 3.50 Listen and Write (ages 9-11)
4.10 First Steps in 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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