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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Father Nicholas James.


Unknown: Father Nicholas James.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With David Wilby and Alicia McCarthy.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Akhandadhi Das.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: David Wilby
Unknown: Alicia McCarthy.
Unknown: Akhandadhi Das.

: Midweek

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


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rev Roger Hutchings. Holy Spirit, Ever Dwelling (Salisbury). John 6, w56-63. 0 Lord, Give Thy Holy Spirit (Tallis). I Am the Bread of Life (Toolan). Director of music Jeffrey Makinson.


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.
Music: Jeffrey Makinson.

: Book of the Week: When You Lunchwith the Emperor

3/5. SS ZuiderZee. By Ludwig Bemelmans. The author and old Gustl are all at sea -literally. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Fifteen Minutes to Go
3/5. Hurtle by Denise Mina. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Denise Mina.

: The Norman Way

New series 1/3. David Aaronovitch explores what happens during a regime change - the change in question being the Norman Conquest in 1066. Conquering. Aaronovitch asks why the Normans came to England, whether the Anglo-Saxons were really unsophisticated and whether the Normans invented feudalism. And how much of what we think we know is due to Norman spin-doctors? Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: David Aaronovitch
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: The Brothers

2/4. Comedy series by Caroline and David Stafford.
When Oonagh decides she should set up as a therapist,
Nigel and Michael find life becoming increasingly surreal.
Director Marc Beeby


Unknown: David Stafford.
Director: Marc Beeby
Nigel: Adam Godley
Michael: Raymond Coulthard
Oonagh: Pauline McLynn
Zorro: Pearce Quigley
Sally: Alice Hart

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and Sheila McClennon.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Sheila McClennon.

: The World at One

Introduced by Nick Clarke.


Introduced By: Nick Clarke.

: The Write Stuff

6/9 Rudyard Kipling is the "Author of the Week" as James Walton quizzes team captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh , with guests Nicholas Lezard and novelist Nigel Williams on all things literary. The reader is Beth Chalmers. Producer Katie Marsden


Unknown: Rudyard Kipling
Unknown: James Walton
Unknown: Sebastian Faulks
Unknown: John Walsh
Unknown: Nicholas Lezard
Unknown: Nigel Williams
Unknown: Beth Chalmers.
Producer: Katie Marsden

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Hermit Lucas

The celebrated Victorian hermit James Lucas was born into a well-to-do family but went from being an amiable eccentric to a complete recluse when his beloved mother died. For the next 25 years he never left the house but was happy to talk to those who passed by, including complete strangers and even the eminent Charles Dickens. Written by Martyn Wade.


Writer: Martyn Wade
Director: Cherry Cookson
James: Anton Lesser
Carman: Conleth Hill
George: John Rowe
Hailey: Martin Hyder
DrTuke: Sean Baker
Charles Dickens: Philip Fox
Girl: Alice Hart

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bob Flowerdew , Anne Swithinbank and John Cushnie answer questions sent in by post. Including Gardening Weather Forecast. Eric Robson is in the chair. Shortened at 2pm


Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Eric Robson

: A Bit on the Side

3/5. Traditions. By William Trevor. A schoolboy and a dining-room maid each recognise an unspoken link to the past. Read by Dermot Crowley. For details see Monday


Unknown: William Trevor.
Read By: Dermot Crowley.

: I Should Be So Lucky

3/5. Martin Plimmer takes a chance with luck. Do we possess the psychokinetic powerto influence the roll of a die? How does a lucky charm help a mountain climber as she dangles by her fingertips from a precipice? For details see Monday


Unknown: Martin Plimmer

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor considers how humans have built up the networks of trust upon which our economic institutions are based. Producer Rebecca Asher


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Rebecca Asher

: Case Notes

8/9. Dr Mark Porter goes in search of new vaccines -for HIV, peanut allergies and cancers - and asks what we should be vaccinating ourselves against on our travels. Do we still need to bother with yellow fever and diptheria? Repeatedfromyesterdayat9pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter

: PM

With Eddie Mair.

: Snap

4/4. Doug's planning a surprise 70th birthday party for his mum, but can he get it right without Molly's help? BvPaulMendelson.
Producer David Ian Neville


Producer: David Ian Neville
Molly: Rebecca Lacey
Doug: Paul Venables
Kaz: Soumaya Keynes
Ryan: Jessie Sullivan
Dawn/Mrs Johnston: Rebecca Front
Annie/Mrs Dawlish: Marlene Sidaway
Raymond/Mr Silverton: Jonathan Tafler
Ansel: Richard Firth

: The Archers

Eddie gets a nasty surprise.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock hosts the arts news, interviews and reviews programme. Producer Timothy Prosser


Unknown: Francine Stock
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: Fifteen Minutes to Go

3/5. Hurtle. Written by Denise Mina. Three dealers are trapped in a malfunctioning lift during a major financial trading scandal, and the question is: could anyone have tampered with the lift?
Director Gaynor Macfarlane.
For further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Written By: Denise Mina.
Director: Gaynor MacFarlane.
Zac: John Kielty
Derek: Crawford Logan
Ruth: Alexandra Mathie
dd: Nell McKinven
Eunice: Joanna Tope

: Down with ...

3/3. Some of our best-known institutions come under scrutiny in a series of debates.
The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority
Should parents have the right to engineer a baby to save a sibling? And should couples be allowed to choose the sex of their children? The HFEA has been accused of being aloof - not talking to patients nor consulting widely enough with the scientific community. Professor Alison Murdoch steps in to defend them against clinician
Dr Mohammed Taranissi , who says the HFEA interferes and is out of touch with science. Diana Madill is in the chair, and there's an invited forum of experts. Producer Jim Frank Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Professor Alison Murdoch
Unknown: Dr Mohammed Taranissi
Unknown: Diana Madill
Producer: Jim Frank

: Tales from the Cutting Room

2/3. Film-maker Michael Cockerell tells the behind-the-scenes story of his television encounters with colourful figures who lit up the political scene over six decades. He continues the series with a programme devoted to former Labour prime minister James Callaghan. Producer Dennis Sewell Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Michael Cockerell
Unknown: James Callaghan.
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: Venus across the Sun

1/2. On 8 June the planet Venus will pass in front of the Sun as seen from Earth. This rare event will be visible from much of the world, including Europe. To mark the occasion, astronomer and writer Duncan Steel investigates the Earth's sister planet and finds out why it's definitely not the place for a package holiday. Producer Martin Redfern


Producer: Martin Redfern

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

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


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Far Cry

3/10. From the Suez to Bombay. Teresa avoids unwanted alliances and makes an unexpected friend on her voyage to Bombay. Written by Emma Smith and read byClaudie Blakley. For details see Monday


Written By: Emma Smith

: The Consultants

Sketch show in which Perrier Award-winners Justin Edwards, Neil Edmond and James Rawlings play stupid in a clever sort of way. Producer Will Saunders


Unknown: Justin Edwards
Unknown: Neil Edmond
Unknown: James Rawlings
Producer: Will Saunders

: Today in Parliament

The day's business in Westminster, highlighting Prime Minister's Questions. Presented by Robert Orchard .


Presented By: Robert Orchard

: News

: Book of the Week: When YouLunch with the Emperor

3/5. By Ludwig Bemelmans. Repeated from 9.45am

: Digital only BBC Schools

3.00 Together (ages 7-11) 3.15 Time and Tune (ages 7-9)
3.35 Come to Kochi (ages 7-9) 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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