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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Father James Hanvey.


Unknown: Father James Hanvey.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Chief Rabbi, Dr Jonathan Sacks.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Dr Jonathan Sacks.

: The Long View

Newseries 1/6. Mothers and Miscarriages of Justice. A mother is accused of murdering her baby.
The courts find her guilty. And then - in an astonishing turn of events - an expert witness comes forward and Anne Green 's case returns to court. Jonathan Freedland is joined by Helena Kennedy , Fiona Shaw and Germaine Greerfor a 17th-century story, one that resonates with recent trials in Britain. Producer Virginia Crompton Rptd at 9.30pm


Unknown: Anne Green
Unknown: Jonathan Freedland
Unknown: Helena Kennedy
Unknown: Fiona Shaw
Unknown: Germaine Greerfor

: Five Shapes

2/5. The Pyramid. Egyptian mausoleums, the entrance to the Louvre in Paris and tetrahedral tea bags are well known, but this rather hierarchical shape is remarkably rare in the manufactured world. Look underthe microscope, though, and they're everywhere.
Mathematician Marcus du Sautoy continues his series that looks behind familiar shapes. producer Anna Buckley


Unknown: Marcus du Sautoy
Producer: Anna Buckley

: Book of the Week: Lives for Sale

2/5. Essays by two leading biographers. Lyndall Gordon reads The Death Mask on how researching deeply into Henry James caused a moment's retribution, and Ann Wroe reads Caught in the Net, which delves into the life Of Perkin Warbeck. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Lyndall Gordon
Unknown: Henry James
Unknown: Ann Wroe
Unknown: Perkin Warbeck.

: Daily Service

Presented by Judy Merry. Father, Again in Jesus Name
We Meet (FarfeyCastfe). Genesis 32, vv9-20. 0 Most Merciful (Bullock). Your Kingdom Come, 0 God (St Cecilia). Director of music Gordon Stewart.


Presented By: Judy Merry.
Music: Gordon Stewart.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 Mind the Gap By Claire Dowie. 2/5.
The Woman's 's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presenter: Jenni Murray

: The Environment Agency

3/3. Water, Water. The Environment Agency is responsible for keeping the rivers of England and Wales clean and for keeping them out of peoples' houses.
Jeremy Bristow pulls on his waders to join a flood defence team in the Midlands and sees how the agency Protects our waterways. producer David Parkinson


Unknown: Jeremy Bristow
Producer: David Parkinson

: Leave Em Laughing: The Roy Castle Story

2/2. Bernard Cribbins describes how the entertainer
Roy Castle picked himself up after the disappointments of America and returned to the UK to resume his career in radio and then television, with Record Breakers running for more than 20 years, producer Stephen Garner


Unknown: Bernard Cribbins
Unknown: Roy Castle
Producer: Stephen Garner

: You and Yours

Presented by John Waite and PeterWhite. Including at 12.30 Call You and Yours. PHONE: [number removed] Lines open from 10am


Presented By: John Waite

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Just for the Love of it

2/2. Bill Lloyd reports from Texas on the final rounds of the 2004 Van Cliburn Competition for Outstanding Amateurs and reveals whether the world's best amateur pianist is a sewage expert, an air steward, a composer for computer games or a cancer survivor.


Presenter/Producer: Bill Lloyd

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Detox

When gastronomes Kate and Oliver embark on a "cold turkey" detox, they little imagine that a few bodily improvements may be a poor reward for a deeply turbulent relationship. By Rebecca Saire
Director Eoin O'Callaghan


Unknown: Rebecca Saire
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Kate: Samantha Bond
Oliver: Roger Allam
Chloe: Rebecca Front
Lucy: Helen Atkinson Wood
Robert: Hugh Ross

: Home Planet

Richard Daniel fields listeners' questions about the environment and the developing world.
ADDRESS: Home Planet. PO Box 3096. Brighton BN11PL Email: home.planet@bbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed] Producer Nick Patrick


Unknown: Richard Daniel
Producer: Nick Patrick

: The Big Sneeze

2/5. Sneeze on Tuesday, Kiss a Stranger. When Tim was a baby, a small sycamore seed lodged itself, for 29 years, between the anterior part of his brain and the optic nerve, causing blindness. This is the seed's story. Written and read by Tim Crouch. For details see yesterday


Read By: Tim Crouch

: How to Find the Sweet Spot

2/5. Great Waves. Len Fisher reveals the secret to finding the "sweet spot" in nature that produces giant waves. He's joined by Cunard Commodore Ron Warwick and scientist Jeff Odell to explore two spectacular examples -giant ocean waves and the Severn Bore. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Len Fisher
Unknown: Jeff Odell

: Shop Talk

Heather Payton and guests discuss the world of business, money and technology. producerziiiahwatson


Unknown: Heather Payton

: A Good Read

Cookery writer and novelist Prue Leith and Lembit Opik MP talk to Sue MacGregor about their favourite books. Producer Sara Davies Repeated on Sunday at 11pm


Unknown: Lembit Opik
Producer: Sara Davies

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: The UtIle World of Don Camillo

3/4. The Flying Squad. It seems to have been raining forweeks, everyone's getting ill, and the banks of the Po are looking decidedly dodgy. Not a good time for Don Camillo to keep forgetting the oil for extreme unction, you might think? And what has Smilzo done with his beloved party membership card? Stories by Giovanni Guareschi , first broadcast earlier this year. Dramatised hv Peter Kerrv.
Producer/Director Chris Wallis


Stories By: Giovanni Guareschi
Unknown: Peter Kerrv.
Director: Chris Wallis
Don Camillo: Ian Hogg
Peppone: Shaun Prendergast
God: Joss Ackland
Smilzo: Donald McBride
Brusco: Trevor Fox
Moretta: Charlie Hardwick
Doctor: Rod Arthur

: The Archers

Satya offers her own brand of support. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts show and gives the verdict on the film Anchorman, a comedy about an American TV news presenter who suddenly faces
Competition from a young rival. Producer Timothy Prosser


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: Mind the Gap

2/5. Swimming with Delphine. Delphine and her son-in-law Brian go to the same swimming club. Before long it becomes an addiction. By Claire Dowey. For further details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Claire Dowey.
Delphine: Dinah Stabb
Brian: Matthew Dunster

: Chirac's New Backyard

2/2. Syria. Allan Little, the BBC's Paris correspondent, visits Damascus, where he gets exceptional access to the ruling elite to ask about change. From the prime ministertothe president's personal adviser on reform, all are talking about the need for a shake up. But is talk all it is? What, if any, pressure is France bringing to bear on this ossified political and economic environment? The French claim it is they, rather than the Americans, who hold the keys to substantial change in the region, so it ought to be possible to see evidence of their influence on the ground. Producer Sue Davies Repeated on Sunday at 5pm

: In Touch

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


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Case Notes

5/6. Contraception. The Pill first became available for women 34 years ago. So, how long will it be before men have a reliable hormonal contraceptive? Dr Mark Porter also discusses the options women have to reduce the number of hysterectomies carried out in the UK and how we are tackling the issue of teenage pregnancy across the Country. Producer Helen Sharp Repeated tomorrow 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter
Producer: Helen Sharp

: The Long View

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Night Windows

7/10. In desperation, Patrick reaches out to a former lover. Psychological thriller by Jonathan Smith. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Smith.

: Rigor Mortis

3/6. When a new coroner is appointed Ruth tries to get him to send the most interesting autopsy cases her way. Black comedy by Laurence Howarth.
With Stephen Critchlow and Beth Chalmers.
Music by Paul Mottram Voice by Stephanie Benavente Producer Dawn Ellis


Comedy By: Laurence Howarth.
Unknown: Stephen Critchlow
Unknown: Beth Chalmers.
Music By: Paul Mottram Voice
Unknown: Stephanie Benavente
Producer: Dawn Ellis
Dr Webster: Peter Davison
Dr Anderson: Tracy-Ann OBErman
Prof Donaldson: Geoffrey Whitehead
Gordon: Tom Price
Chloe: Marianne Levy
Simon: Gus Brown
Daniel: Laurence Howarth

: Today in Parliament

The news from Westminster, presented by David Wilby.


Presented By: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: Lives for Sale

2/5. Essays on writing biographies. Repeated from 9.45am

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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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