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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Bishop George Stack.


Unknown: George Stack.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Susan Hulme and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Tom Butler.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Susan Hulme
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: On the Ropes

6/6. John Humphrys talks to former Sun editor David Yelland about the highs and lows of working on Rupert Murdoch 's soaraway tabloid.
Producer Steve Peacock Repeated at 9.30pm


Talks: John Humphrys
Editor: David Yelland
Unknown: Rupert Murdoch
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Passions

4/5. Sue Nelson tal ks to scientists whose hobbies have influenced their work. Dr Hugh Montgomery is a mountaineer and intensive-care consultant who has discovered the fitness gene. Producer Helen Sharp


Unknown: Dr Hugh Montgomery
Producer: Helen Sharp

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rev Stephen Shipley. Thy Kingdom Come! On Bended Knee (Irish). Isaiah 11, wl-9. My Soul, There Is Country (Parry). Christ Is the World's True Light (Nun Danket). Director of music Ian Tracey.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.
Music: Ian Tracey.

: Book of the Week: The 8.55 to Baghdad

2/5. "All my life I had wanted to go on the Orient
Express," wrote Christie. "What can beat a train?" By Andrew Eames.
For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Andrew Eames.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Unless Written by Carol Shields. 7/10. The Woman's Hour drama. Fbrdetails see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Written By: Carol Shields.

: International Cricket

England v West Indies
The West Indies come to Lord's fortheirthird game of the triangular one-day series. Commentary by Jonathan Agnew , Simon Mann , Christopher Martin-Jenkins and Tony Cozier. Expert comments from Jeremy Coney , Angus Fraser and Viv Richards. At 2.20 News.
Producer Peter Baxter Approximate time


Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By: Simon Mann
Commentary By: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Commentary By: Tony Cozier.
Unknown: Jeremy Coney
Unknown: Angus Fraser
Unknown: Viv Richards.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Nature

8/8. The Gender Game. Segregation between male and female is a fact, not only in humans, but also in animals. John Altringham investigates the fascinating reasons why it's biologically best to keep apart from the Opposite sex. Repeat ofyesterdayat 9pm


Unknown: John Altringham

: The Woman Who Invented Sitcom

Dick Vosburgh presents a comic exploration of Peg Lynch , the remarkable woman who invented sitcom. Peg, who is now 87, relates her extraordinary life and career, including the time she turned down a date with JFK. Producer Pete Atkin


Unknown: Peg Lynch
Producer: Pete Atkin

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and Peter White. Including at 12.30 Call You and Yours. PHONE: [number removed] Lines open from 10am


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Peter White.

: The World at One

Presented by Guto Harri.


Presented By: Guto Harri.

: Soul Music

2/5. A series that examines pieces of music that never fail to touch their audience.
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot. This was one of the spirituals, or secret songs, sung by the slaves in the Deep South of America, now voiced by everyone across the globe from choirs and rugbyfans to pop stars. What is the song's universal appeal and why does its popularity continue to grow? Producer Lucy Lunt


Unknown: Sweet Chariot.
Producer: Lucy Lunt

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: When Twilight Falls

In the austere early 1950s, Jack and Maude take their son Cyril to Blackpool to hear the great Josef Locke sing. In old age, Cyril is still haunted by memories of this brief but memorable holiday. An evocative verse play written bvGlvn Hughes.
Director Peter Leslie Wild


Unknown: Josef Locke
Director: Peter Leslie Wild
Old Cyril: David Hargreaves
Young Cyril: Richard Fleeshman
Jack: David Schofield
Maude: Deborah McAndrew
MrCheeseman: Rob Swinton
Gentleman: Robert Lister
Olga: Annabelle Dowler

: Making History

Sue Cook investigates another batch of listeners' history queries.
ADDRESS: Making History, PO Box 3096, Brighton BN11PL email: making.history@bbc.co.uk Producers Ivan Howlett and Nick Patrick


Producers: Ivan Howlett
Producers: Nick Patrick

: Opening Lines

2/5. Dalis Wife. Inspiration strikes from an unexpected source when a young artist sets out on a romantic quest to find his muse. By Kefi Chadwick , read by Richard Firth. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Dalis Wife.
Unknown: Kefi Chadwick
Read By: Richard Firth.

: The High-Speed Link

2/5. WatlingStreet. The Romans laid millions of tons of quarried stone to build their high-speed link across Kent to London in the straight form of WatlingStreet, a civil-engineering project that is better known today as the A2. For details see yesterday

: Nice Work

2/5. Workplace Creativity. Bosses all around the country are trying to encourage their employees to be more creative. Philippa Lamb asks how they are doing this and what they hope to gain. Producer Caroline Bayley


Unknown: Philippa Lamb
Producer: Caroline Bayley

: The Learning Curve

The guide to the wide world of learning, presented by LibbyPurveS. ProducerSukeyFirth Repeated on Sunday at 11pm

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: The In Crowd

6/6. The comedy sketch show, starring Robin Ince , Helen Moon , Smug Roberts and Kate Ward. Producer Graham Frost


Unknown: Robin Ince
Unknown: Helen Moon
Unknown: Smug Roberts
Unknown: Kate Ward.
Producer: Graham Frost

: The Archers Lilian's birthday blues.

For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts news, interviews and reviews. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Unless

7/10. Carol Shields's thought-provoking final novel.
Reta seeks ways to distract herself from Norah 's abiding absence. For cast and details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am

: File on 4

As taxpayers spend billions of pounds on hospitals, schools and roads under the Private Finance Initiative, the Government says we get good value for money.
So how can private companies make multimillion-pound windfalls simply byjuggling their PFI contracts? Gerry Northam reports.
Producer Ian Muir-Cochrane Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Gerry Northam
Producer: Ian Muir-Cochrane

: In Touch

Peter White with news of interest to blind and partially Sighted people. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: All in the Mind

r New series 1/5. Dr Raj Persaud returns for another run of the programme dedicated to new discoveries about the wonders and the mysteries of the mind.
He looks into new addictions, such as internet sex and shopping, and asks if we are too quick to label such things as addictions when they may well be due to a lack of willpower. He also heads off to London Zoo with a woman who's petrified of spiders and insects. Can their programme cure her?
Producer Angharad Law Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm
Dr Raj Persaud assesses family life: page 18


Unknown: Dr Raj Persaud
Unknown: Dr Raj Persaud

: On the Ropes

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Claire Bolderson.


Presented By: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: The Surgeon's Mate

2/10. By Patrick O'Brian. After long years at sea, Aubrey and Maturin are on theirway home as passengers on HMS Diligence, but a dangerous enemy is hard behind. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Patrick O'Brian.

: Mort

4/4. By Terry Pratchett. Death has disappeared leaving his apprentice Mort, his daughter Ysabell and Albert the cook to carry on the life-collecting operation. Dramatised by Robin Brooks.
Director Claire Grove


Unknown: Terry Pratchett.
Dramatised By: Robin Brooks.
Director: Claire Grove
Narrator: Anton Lesser
Death: Geoffrey Whltehead
Mort: Carl Prekopp
Ysabell: Clare Corbett
Cutwell: Adam Godley
Albert: Philip Jackson
Princess Keli: Alice Hart
Rincewind: Philip Fox
Duke: Jon Glover

: Today in Parliament

Presented by David Wilby.


Presented By: David Wilby.

: News

: Book

of the Week: The 8.55 to
2/5. By Andrew Eames. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Andrew Eames.

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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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