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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev David Kerr.


Unknown: David Kerr.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: 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 Susan Hulme and Sean Curran.
7.48 Thought forthe Day With Akhandadhi Das.
8.31 Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Susan Hulme
Unknown: Sean Curran.
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 John Forrest. Before the Throne of God Above (Cook). Philippians 3, wl7-end; 4, vl. 0 How Glorious (Willan). Jerusalem the Golden (Ewing). Director of music Gordon Stewart.


Presented By: John Forrest.
Music: Gordon Stewart.

: Book of the Week: Kandahar Cockney

3/5. Mir, the young Afghan who has been granted asylum in Britain, experiences the delights of Oxford, the horrors of a detention centre and the pleasures of a bank holiday trip to the seaside. James Fergusson continues to read his tale of two worlds. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: James Fergusson

: Woman's Hour

Presented byJenni Murray.
10.45 A Whole New Me
3/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm

: The Norman Way: Mending the Broken Chain of History

3/3. David Aaronovitch concludes his exploration of the regime change that occurred in 1066.

The victors were Norman, the vanquished were Anglo-Saxon yet today we speak English, not French. So when Norman rule was imposed upon Anglo-Saxons, what was the effect of the culture-clash - and what were the wonders and blunders of the Anglo-Norman realm?


Presenter: David Aaronovitch
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: The Brothers

4/4. Comedy series by Caroline and David Stafford. An everyday story of arson and revolving bow ties.
Director Marc Beeby


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

: You and Yours

Presented by Sheila McClennon and Winifred Robinson.


Presented By: Sheila McClennon
Presented By: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

Introduced by Nick Clarke.


Introduced By: Nick Clarke.

: The Write Stuff

8/9 Alexander Pope is this week's "Author of the Week" as James Walton quizzes team captains
Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh , with guests
Miles Kington and novelist Harry Ritchie , on all things literary. The reader is Beth Chalmers. Producer Katie Marsden


Unknown: Alexander Pope
Unknown: James Walton
Unknown: Sebastian Faulks
Unknown: John Walsh
Unknown: Miles Kington
Unknown: Harry Ritchie
Unknown: Beth Chalmers.
Producer: Katie Marsden

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Sound of Silence

Five women meet on a silent retreat. One wants a break, one has a secret and one is there for a bet. Written by Shelley Silas.
Director Claire Grove


Written By: Shelley Silas.
Director: Claire Grove
Fay: Mariene Sidaway
Jo: Helen Longworth
Lucy: Caroline Hayes
Grace: Carolyn Pickles
Annie: Tracey Wilkinson

: Euro Election Call

Yourchanceto put your points about the European Election campaign directly to a leading politician. See Monday for details

: Getting Away from It

3/5. A Sense of Place. Mythology surroundingtne Croatian island of Brae gives new hope to a mother struggling to find her place in life. Written by Ruth Henderson and read by Anastasia Hille.
Producer Gemma Jenkins For further details see Monday


Written By: Ruth Henderson
Read By: Anastasia Hille.
Producer: Gemma Jenkins

: In Drovers' Boots

3/5. Huw Williams continues his journey following the drovers' route from Wales to Smithfield and finds himself in Bridgwater and the Somerset Levels, where he experiences an unusual event that gives him the hump". For details see Monday


Unknown: Huw Williams

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor celebrates the centenary of Max Weber s The Protestant Ethic. Why did capitalism emerge in the West when it did and what is the relationship between economics and religion? Was Weber right, and how is he Still relevant in the 21st century? Producer Rebecca Asher


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Max Weber
Producer: Rebecca Asher

: Life After 80

1/4. Connie St Louis examines the preoccupations of a new generation -experiencing the so-called fourth ageforwhom old age has often come as an unexpected surprise. How is the growing field of geriatric medicine combating the increased risk of disease and disability? Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: PM

With Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: King Street Junior Revisited

2/6. The Spirit of Christmas. Comedy drama by Jim Eldridge about a fictional inner-city school.
"The child is father of the man". Wordsworth might have had young Iqbal in mind when he wrote that.
Producer John Fawcett Wilson


Unknown: Jim Eldridge
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson
Mrs Devon: Carolyn Pickles
Miss Lewis: Marlene Sidaway
Mr Long: Paul Copley
Miss Featherstone: Teresa Gallagher
Mr Maxwell: Michael Cochrane
Miss Reid: Jacqueline Beatty
Mrs Khan: Janice Acquah
Iqbal: Jimmy Chamberland
Terry: Jimmy Chamberland
Ghazata: Mellissa Wood

: The Archers

Sid gets a birthday surprise. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson presents the arts magazine. producer Phil Tinline


Unknown: John Wilson
Producer: Phil Tinline

: A Whole New Me

3/5. Smell the Purple. After Bob - a workaholic and a fast-food guzzler- suffers a heart attack, his long-suffering secretary Steph persuades him to use a self-help holistic cookery tape to rejuvenate both the inner and the outer man. Written by Llewella Gideon.
Claudine Toutoungi Fordetails see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Written By: Llewella Gideon.
Director: Claudine Toutoungi
Bob: Ewan Bailey
Steph: Janice Acquah
Teacher: Liza Sadovy
Paramedics: Jon Glover
Paramedics: Philip Fox

: Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which Melanie Phillips , Claire Fox , Professor Steven Rose and Michael Gove cross-examine individuals who hold conflicting views on the moral complexities behind one of the week's news stories.
Producer David Coomes Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Professor Steven Rose
Unknown: Michael Gove
Producer: David Coomes

: Phrases Make History Here

1/2. Delving into the treasure trove of political slogans from Northern Ireland, Malachi O'Dohertyoffers a personal assessment of how some phrases have come to define an entire political movement.
Producer Stephen Douds Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Malachi O'Dohertyoffers
Producer: Stephen Douds

: Small Worlds

New series 1/3. When Prince Charles questioned the wisdom of engineering at the atomic scale, it was the first time many had heard of nanotechnology.
Science writer Philip Ball looks at the hopes and the reality of manipulating matter at scales hundreds of thousands times finer than a human hair. This week, how it could improve our lives. Producer Roland Pease


Unknown: Philip Ball
Producer: Roland Pease

: Midweek

Shortened repeatfrom 9am

: The World Tonight

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


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Rainbow

3/10. By DH Lawrence. No longer a child, Anna longs to find an independence outside her close-knit family. The arrival at the farm of her cousin Will allows her to venture beyond herfather's watchful eye. Meanwhile, Tom wonders at himself being already an old man as he sees his daughter move away from him towards another man. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Dh Lawrence.

: Fred Housego's Unknowns

2/4. Fred Housego celebrates more unsung heroes of comedy from his personal archive, including Robert Klein and other politically inspired performers of the 1960s and 70s. Producer Paul Bajoria


Unknown: Fred Housego
Unknown: Robert Klein
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: Today in Parliament

The day's business in Westminster, highlighting Prime Minister's Questions. Presented by Sean Curran.


Presented By: Sean Curran.

: News

: Book of the Week: Kandahar Cockney

3/5. Journalist James Fergusson reads his tale about bringing his young Afghan interpreterto England. Abridged by Libby Spurrier. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: James Fergusson
Abridged By: Libby Spurrier.

: 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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