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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Andrew Graystone.


Unknown: Andrew Graystone.

: Farming Today

Presented by Giles Latcham.


Presented By: Giles Latcham.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and Rachel Hooper.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Roy Jenkins.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: Rachel Hooper.
Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: Midweek ..

Diverse, lively conversation with Libby Purves ana ner guests. Producer Chris Paling Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Book of the Week: No Room for Secrets

3/5. The Kitchen. Home life, holidays and a glimpse of old age. Joanna Lumley continues to read from her autobiography. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Joanna Lumley

: Daily Service

Presented by Clair Jaquiss. God Moves in a Mysterious
Way (London New). Psalm 65, w9-13. Thou Visitest the Earth (Greene). Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
(Lobe den Herren). Director of music Darius Battiwalla.


Presented By: Clair Jaquiss.
Music: Darius Battiwalla.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Shadow Baby By Margaret Forster. 3/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Margaret Forster.

: Inside the Harem

1/2. Polygamy-the Positives. When Shagufta Yaqub got married two years ago. she decided hat under the terms of her marriage contract, she would not preclude her husband from taking another wife. In this very personal journey. Shagufta meets men and women in polygamous marriages in the both the UK and Pakistan as she questions whether polygamy is a divinely ordained right of men, as proscribed in the Koran. Producer Liz Leonard


Unknown: Shagufta Yaqub
Producer: Liz Leonard

: Scenes from Married Life

2/4. Falling in Love. It's New Year's Eve. 1949. and Joe meets the right girl at last. Romantic comedy set in postwar London. By William Cooper , dramatised by Eric Pringle. __ Alexandra Moen
Eric Pringle.
Director David Blount


Unknown: William Cooper
Dramatised By: Eric Pringle.
Dramatised By: Alexandra Moen
Dramatised By: Eric Pringle.
Director: David Blount
Joe: David Thorpe
Elspeth: Clare Corbett
Robert: Simon Treves
Annette: Alexandra Moen
Harry: David Timson
Barbara: Rachel Atkins

: You and Yours

Presented by Sheila McClennon and John Waite.


Presented By: Sheila McClennon
Presented By: John Waite.

: The World at One .

News and analysis of the day's events, presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: Whispers

4/6. Lynne Truss and Michele Brown join regulars
Lucy Moore and Anthony Holden to play the scandalous quiz. Gyles Brandreth presides over subjects for discussion ranging from Robert Maxwell ,
Piltdown Man and the Moonies. Producer Elizabeth Freestone


Unknown: Michele Brown
Unknown: Lucy Moore
Unknown: Anthony Holden
Unknown: Gyles Brandreth
Unknown: Robert Maxwell
Producer: Elizabeth Freestone

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Solitary

When Jimmy Gordon decides to escape the pressures of his executive life, he takes up the ancient and noble profession of hermit. But his escape is short lived as he becomes the centre of national and international media attention and finds himself besieged in a remote coastal location. Rv Tommv Rogan.
Director Peter Leslie Wild


Unknown: Jimmy Gordon
Unknown: Tommv Rogan.
Director: Peter Leslie Wild
Jimmy: David Shaw-Parker
Gavin: Stephen Critchlow
Rachel: Fiona Clarke
Carla: Bella Merlin
Inspector: Robert Uster
policeman: Sean Connolly

: Gardeners' Question Time

Anne Swithinbank. Bob Flowerdew and Matthew Biggs are guests of the Friends of Exeter Cathedral to celebrate their 75th anniversary. With Eric Robson. At 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast.


Unknown: Anne Swithinbank.
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: Classic Collection

3/5 The Bull Buyer. Peter, the Bull Buyer, approaches a widow intent on buying the animal that recently left her bereaved but finds himself entering into a strange and surprising transaction. By Bryan MacMahon. read by Darragh Kelly. For details see Monday


Unknown: Bryan MacMahon.
Read By: Darragh Kelly.

: Ear to the Ground

3/5. Judith Weir 's work began with complex operas based in faraway lands and exotic locations. Now she writes about one of London's best known traffic roundabouts - at the Elephant and Castle. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Judith Weir

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor leads a discussion on topical issues in the academic and research world. Producer Natasha Maw


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Natasha Maw

: The Other Medicine

4/6. Anna Ford looks at the safety of complementary and alternative medicines. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Anna Ford

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: About a Dog

2/3. We Was Robbed! If Sarah drew up an A-Z of her problems. "Boyfriend" would now by joined by "Blackmail" and "Burglars", followed closely by "Conniving Caretaker", and then, of course, "Dog". Jack the dog, doesn't quite see it that way, although he does think he can sniff out a connection between all of them. Rv firapimp rarripn from an iripa hv Dphhie Rarham.
Producer Jon Naismith


Unknown: Dphhie Rarham.
Producer: Jon Naismith
Jack: Alan Davies
Sarah: Kate Ashfleld
Laszlo: Simon Greenall
Adrian: Darren Boyd
Muriel: Deborah Norton

: The Archers

Debbie comes to the rescue.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson reports on the newly published first volume of memoirs by Bob Dylan , which looks back at his early success in New York in the early 1960s. Producer Nicola Holloway


Unknown: John Wilson
Unknown: Bob Dylan
Producer: Nicola Holloway

: Shadow Baby

3/5. The Search. Two girls from different generations are both desperate to find their natural mothers. By Margaret Forster.
For details and cast see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Margaret Forster.

: The Moral Maze

2/10. Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which
Melanie Phillips , Michael Gove , Clifford Longley and Claire Fox cross-examine witnesses who hold conflicting views. Producer David Coomes Repeated Sat 10.15pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Michael Gove
Unknown: Clifford Longley
Unknown: Claire Fox
Producer: David Coomes

: Walden: Reminisces

2/3. Brian Walden talks about the highs and lows of his political career. This talk centres on his tumultuous relationship with the Labour party, and what eventually drove him to give up his career as an MP.
Producer Simon Hollis Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Talks: Brian Walden
Producer: Simon Hollis

: Losing the Past

2/2. Science writer Richard Hollingham investigates efforts to save the history of the 20th century from the dangers of obsolete computer formats, copyright restrictions or government secrecy. He also reveals the contents of Bill Clinton 's email and probes into Other affairs of State. Producer Arlene Gregorius


Unknown: Richard Hollingham
Unknown: Bill Clinton
Producer: Arlene Gregorius

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Foreign Affairs

3/10. By Alison Lurie. By a chance meeting, Vinnie becomes reacquainted with Chuck Mumpson and. against her better instinct, agrees to help him.
Meanwhile, Fred, estranged from his wife in America, believes he is in love with Rosemary. For details see Mon


Unknown: Alison Lurie.
Unknown: Chuck Mumpson

: The Problem with Adam Bloom

5/6. Lending Things. Never a borrower or a lender be. Adam Bloom explores what happens when you give something to someone and then ask for it back. Helping Adam get his stuff back is Rob Rouse. Producer Adam Bromley


Unknown: Rob Rouse.
Producer: Adam Bromley

: Four Sleepless Knights

2/4. Sir Geoffrey. Geoff and Liz go on a dream holiday but Geoff's snoring is keeping his wife awake and to make matters worse, the baby is wailing after having a nightmare. But do eight-month-old babies really dream? A comic adventure in insomnia for the night hours bvTobv Jones and Edward Kerno.
Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: Edward Kerno.
Producer: Dawn Ellis
Geoff: Toby Jones
Liz: Beth Chalmers
Bob: Ben Ward
Alan: Martin Hyder

: Today in Parliament

The day's debates, highlighting Prime Minister's Questions. Presented by Sean Curran.


Presented By: Sean Curran.

: News

: Book of the Week: No Room for Secrets

3/5. By Joanna Lumley. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Joanna Lumley.

: BBC Schools

3.00 Together (ages 7-11) 3.15 Time and Tune (ages 7-9)
3.35 Word Games 2 (ages 7-9) 3.50 Maths Adventure (ages 7-8)
4.15 Music Extra (ages 7-11) 4.30 First Steps in Drama (ages 7-9)
4.45 World Writing (ages 7-11)

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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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