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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Professor Gordon Graham.


Unknown: Professor Gordon Graham.

: Farming Today

With Giles Latcham.


Unknown: Giles Latcham.

: 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 Sean Curran and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Rob Marshall.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Rob Marshall.

: 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: Attention AllShipping - a Journey Round the Shipping Forecast

3/5. Wight, Portland, Fitzroy. By Charlie Connelly. "There is probably no better place to earn a sense of your own mortality than the headland at Rnisterre." For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Charlie Connelly.

: Daily Service

Presented by Andrew Graystone. He Keeps Me Singing (Sweetest Name). Acts 17, w22-28. Ubi Caritas (Durufle). Amazing Grace (NewBritain). With the Belmont University Chorale, Nashville. Directors of music Edgar Scruggs and Jane Warren.


Presented By: Andrew Graystone.
Music: Edgar Scruggs
Music: Jane Warren.

: Woman's Hour

Presented byJenni Murray.
10.45 The Trading Game
3/5. The Woman's Hour drama. By Lorraine McCann. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Lorraine McCann.

: The Curious Life of Lord Uxbridge's Leg

Lord Uxbridge's leg was amputated, without anaesthetic, after it was shattered by French grapeshot at the battle of Waterloo. Uxbridge was lauded as a national hero and his severed leg also had an illustrious career of its own. Writer and comedian Neil Mullarkey follows the ups and downs of Lord Uxbridge's leg on its century-longjourney to its final resting place. Producer Philip Sellars


Unknown: Neil Mullarkey
Producer: Philip Sellars

: 1835

An aristocrat and his servant struggle to find things to do in the mid-1830s. Historical sitcom by Jim Poyser.
2/4 Haircut, Sir? Belport and Ned join the police force and are called upon to solve some murders in the Fleet Street area. But first they must have their hair cut and, as luck would have it, there's a barber's on Fleet Street, run by a Mr Sweeney Todd.


Writer: Jim Poyser
Director: Jim Poyser
Belport: Paul Rider
Ned: Jason Done
Peel: Roy Barraclough
Trollope: Simon Greenall
Sweeney Todd: Jonathan Keeble

: You and Yours

Presented by Peter White and Sheila McCiennon.


Presented By: Peter White
Presented By: Sheila McCiennon.

: The World at One

Introduced by Nick Clarke.


Introduced By: Nick Clarke.

: Parliamentary Questions

New series 1/6. The start of the seventh series of the quiz about Parliament, politicians and all things Westminster. Hosted by Steve Richards. Producer Ed Morrish


Unknown: Steve Richards.
Producer: Ed Morrish

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Wall

Every day Flo goes and visits the Watts Memorial Wall of Heroic Deeds in Postman's Park. Years ago, when she was a young woman and about to be engaged, something happened that has haunted Flo ever since. Now, perhaps the stories from the Wall of Heroic Deeds can help her to confront the past and lay an old secret to rest. Written by Rachel Joyce.


Writer: Rachel Joyce.
Director: Kate McAll
Flo: Stella Quilley
Len: Paul Nicholson
Sarah: Niamh Cusack
Samuel: Paul Venables
Mary: Amelia Bullmore
Boy: Felix Drake

: Gardeners' Question Time

Roy Lancaster , Bob Flowerdew , Matthew Biggs ,
Pippa Greenwood and Eric Robson answer listeners' questions at the summer garden party held at the GQT garden. Amid the picnics, strawberries and cream, and barbecued sausages there were dozens of horticultural puzzles to solve. Including Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened 2pm


Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Eric Robson

: The Casino

3/5. The River. The river is a source of passion for
William and his three-year-old daughter Frankie. When it floods, catastrophe follows. For further details see Monday

: Alphabet - as Easy as ABC

3/5. Latecomers to the Alphabet Ball. Charlemagne and little letters, the Romans and big letters, and newcomers J and Z. With Lynne Truss. For details see Monday


Unknown: Lynne Truss.

: Thinking Allowed

Human behaviour, institutions and conventions are put underthe microscope as Laurie Taylor leads the discussion on topical items and issues coming out of the academic and research world. Producer Tamsin Hughes


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Tamsin Hughes

: Life after 80

3/4. Connie St Louis discovers how major diseases that escalate in the elderly, such as heart failure and cancer, are being addressed. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: PM

With Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: King Street Junior Revisited

4/6. LoveAII. Comedy drama by Jim Eldridge about fictional inner-city school.
"In the spring, a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love" ... middle-aged teachers aren't exempt, either!
Producer John Fawcett Wilson


Unknown: Jim Eldridge
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson
Mrs Devon: Carolyn Pickles
Miss Lewis: Marlene Sldaway
MrLong: Paul Copley
Miss Featherstone: Teresa Gallagher
Mr Maxwell: Michael Cochrane
Miss Reid: Jacqueline Beatty
Mrs Khan: Janice Acquah
Mrs Meadows: Sally Grace
Mrs Watson: Denica Fairman
Edward: John Harwood
Monica/Julie: Kachaan Ellis

: The Archers

Tom's plans are thwarted.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Arts magazine programme with interviews and reviews. Producer Timothy Prosser


Producer: Timothy Prosser

: The Trading Game

3/5. Another of this week's dramas inspired by a series of Lets (Local Exchange Trading System) trades between strangers. Written by Lorraine McCann.
Joe is after some of Maggie's privet hedge cuttings to feed to his stick insects. When he comes round to make his trade, Maggie begins to suspect she may be able to persuade Joe to engage in a more life-changing deal.
For further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Written By: Lorraine McCann.
Newsreader: William Barlow
Joe: Steven Cartwright
Maggie: Tamara Kennedy
Russell: Greg Powrie
Taxi Tarn: John Shedden

: Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which Claire Fox , Ian Hargreaves , Steven Rose and Michael Gove cross-examine witnesses 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: Claire Fox
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Steven Rose
Unknown: Michael Gove
Producer: David Coomes

: They Fought and Lost

Newseries 1/4. In a series about politicians who have suffered electoral defeat, Steve Richards examines
Norman Lamont 's dramatic defeat in the 1997 election. Producer Jane Ashley Repeated from Sunday at 10.45


Unknown: Steve Richards
Unknown: Norman Lamont
Producer: Jane Ashley

: Small Worlds

Nanotechnologists seeking to engineer at the molecular scale know nature got there first- life is a collection of molecular machines. Science writer Philip Bail meets the scientists learning from nature, copying nature and even co-opting nature for the technology of the future. Producer Roland Pease


Unknown: Philip Bail
Producer: Roland Pease

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Ninth Life of Louis Drax

3/10. Liz Jensen 's tense psychological thriller. After Louis's extraordinary moment of apparent consciousness, Pascal can see no further sign of recovery. For details see Monday


Unknown: Liz Jensen

: Fred Housego's Unknowns

4/4. In the final programme of the series, Fred Housego delves through the archive of some classic forgotten musical moments from great comedians, including
Marty Feldman and Allan Sherman. Producer Paul Bajoria


Unknown: Fred Housego
Unknown: Marty Feldman
Unknown: Allan Sherman.
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: 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: Attention All Shipping - a Journey Round the Shipping Forecast

3/5. By Charlie Connelly. Repeated from 9.45am

: BBC Schools

3.00 Together (ages 7-11) 3.15 Time andTune (ages 7-9)
3.35 Come to Kochi (ages 7-11) 3.50 Come to Kochi (ages 7-11)
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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