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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Bishop George Stack.


Unknown: George Stack.

: 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 Susan Hulme.
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: Susan Hulme.
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: The 8.55 to Baghdad

3/5. Like Christie before him, Eames goes for a steam bath in Damascus- "so suffocating that it was hard to stand up straight." By Andrew Eames. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Andrew Eames.

: Daily Service

Presented by Becky Harris. An Army of Ordinary People (Bilbrough). Matthew 18, wl-5. Seek Ye First (Lafferty arr Wilson). Tell Out, My Soul (Woodlands). Director of music Richard Tanner.


Presented By: Becky Harris.
Music: Richard Tanner.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Unless By Carol Shields.
8/10. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Carol Shields.

: Meet the Descendants

2/4. Barbara Buttimer is a descendant of the Gruebers, Huguenot immigrants who became gunpowder manufacturers in Kent in 1865. Historian Jim Walvin explores the story of this entrepreneurial family, the history of gunpowder and ofthe Huguenot immigration into Britain and Ireland. Producer coiinDavies


Unknown: Barbara Buttimer
Unknown: Jim Walvin

: 1835

4/4. An aristocrat and his servant struggle to find things to do in the mid-1830s. Historical sitcom by Jim Poyser. Down at the Old Bull and Bush. Belport falls in love with renowned music-hall artiste Emilia La Rue. But can he prise her away from Svyatislav, the strong man?
Probably not.


Director: Jim Poyser
Belport: Paul Rider
Ned: Jason Done
Danvers: Roy Barraclough
Emelia: Sue Cleaver
The Great Fettucine: Simon Greenall

: You and Yours

Presented by Winifred Robinson and Sheila McClennon.


Presented By: Winifred Robinson
Presented By: Sheila McClennon.

: The World at One

Presented byGuto Harri.

: Parliamentary Questions

3/6. The light-hearted panel show about politics ana politicians. With team captains Roy Hattersley and Sir Patrick Cormack MP. Producer Ed Morrish


Unknown: Roy Hattersley
Unknown: Sir Patrick CormacK
Producer: Ed Morrish

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Talking to Ted

This comedy drama, starring Les Dennis and adapted from Tim Clark 's Edinburgh show by Dave Cohen , is a confessional of adultery and addiction.
One evening, stand-up comic Ray Richards finds himself alone in a Manchester hotel room before a gig, talking to the teddy bear that his daughter had left in his car. As the drama unfolds we discover how Ray juggles his two lives and his two lovers and how he deals with his demons.
Director Simon Nicholls


Unknown: Les Dennis
Unknown: Tim Clark
Unknown: Dave Cohen
Unknown: Ray Richards
Director: Simon Nicholls
Ray: Les Dennis
Linda: Doon MacKlchan
Brian: Simon Bligh
Lavinia: Mel Hudson
Bronwen: Emma Kennedy
Marvin: Matthew Holness
Adam: Tlm Clark
Announcer: Geoff McGivem
Charlie: Felix Still
Molly: Julia Dunn

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bob Flowerdew , Pippa Greenwood and Matthew Biggs are guests of the Norfolk and Norwich Horticultural
Society. Gill Pyrah is in the chair. Including Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened 2pm


Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Gill Pyrah

: Opening Lines

3/5. Trusting Ginger. Ginger has won respect from the officers whilst in prison serving a life sentence, but if an opportunity comes his way, is he likely to make a run for it? Written by Roger Jones , read by Andy Hockley. Producer Rosemary Watts For further details see Monday


Written By: Roger Jones
Read By: Andy Hockley.
Producer: Rosemary Watts

: The High-Speed Link

3/5. The Dover Coach Road. Simon Evans travels along the A20, where whole villages sprang up around the inns and staging posts -the motorway-service stations of their day - along the London to Dover Coach Road. At the Carriage Museum, he views these magnificent yet uncomfortable coaches for himself. For details see Monday

: Thinking Allowed

Human behaviour, institutions and conventions come underthe microscope as Laurie Taylor leads the discussion on topical items and issues arising from the academic and research world. ProducerTamsin Hughes


Unknown: Laurie Taylor

: All in the Mind

1/5. Dr Raj Persaud looks into new addictions like internet sex and shopping, and asks if we are too quick to label such things as addictions when they may 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? See the choice on pagel22. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm
Dr Raj Persaud assesses family life: page 18


Unknown: Dr Raj Persaud
Unknown: Dr Raj Persaud

: PM

With Eddie Mair.

: King Street Junior Revisited

6/6. Playon. Comedy drama by Jim Eldridge about a fictional inner-city school.
Sports Day fever is beginning to take over at King Street -though not everyone is infected.
Producer John Fawcett Wilson


Unknown: Jim Eldridge
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson
Mrs Devon: Carolyn Pickles
Miss Lewis: Marlene Sldaway
Mr Maxwell: Michael Cochrane
Miss Reid: Jacqueline Beatty
Miss Featherstone: Teresa Gallagher
Mr Long: Paul Copley
MrsKhan: Janice Acquah
Ricky: Pax Baldwin
Kylie: Elisha Mansuroglu
Gemma: Kimberley Fletcher
Paul: Christopher Dunning
Barry: Louis Constantine

: The Archers

Helen remembers Greg.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson presents the arts magazine Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: John Wilson
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Unless

8/10. Deborah Levy 's adaptation of Carol Shields's poised examination of the world in which we live.
Today, Reta's only diversion from heartache is suddenly threatened. ForcastanddetailsseeMonday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Deborah Levy

: Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which Melanie Phillips , Ian Hargreaves , Professor Steven Rose and Dominic Lawson 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: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Professor Steven Rose
Unknown: Dominic Lawson
Producer: David Coomes

: They Fought and Lost

3/4. Steve Richards examines Tony Benn 's dramatic defeat in the 1983 election.
Producer Jane Ashley Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Steve Richards
Unknown: Tony Benn
Producer: Jane Ashley

: Connect

2/6. Dust. Dust is composed of bits of detritus of all manner of things, but it's mostly bits of human skin.
There's dust you can see and dust you can't: dust from the ice caps and 4-million-year-old dust from space.
Quentin Cooper explores the universe through these tiny particles and discovers what it can tell us about our past as well as OUrfuture. Producer Angela Hind


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Angela Hind

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

Presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Surgeon's Mate

3/10. Written by Patrick O'Brian. Dr Stephen Maturin takes a tri p to Paris to address the I nstitute on scientific matters. For details see Monday


Written By: Patrick O'Brian.
Written By: Dr Stephen Maturin

: Paperback Hell

New series 1/6. A selection of chapters culled from books that bear a striking resemblance to something you might have read before.
Travelodge Travelogue, inspired by Britain's bestselling humorous travel writers. Starring Michael Fenton
Stevens, Rebecca Front , Mel Hudson , Alex Lowe and Dan Tetsell. Written by Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell. Producer LucyArmitage


Unknown: Michael Fenton
Unknown: Rebecca Front
Unknown: Mel Hudson
Unknown: Alex Lowe
Unknown: Dan Tetsell.
Written By: Danny Robins
Written By: Dan Tetsell.

: The Boyle Inquest

Scottish comedian Frankie Boyle goes in search of answers you never knew you didn't know. Why are we not immortal, what would happen if we were, and what is the truth behind death? Producer lain Davidson


Unknown: Frankie Boyle

: 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: The 8.55 toBaghdad

3/5. By Andrew Eames. Repeatedfrom9.45am


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.

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