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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Elfed ap Nefydd Roberts.


Unknown: Nefydd Roberts.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With David Wilby and Simon Jones.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Roy Jenkins.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: David Wilby
Unknown: Simon Jones.
Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: Midweek

Diverse, lively conversation with LibbyPurves and her guests. Producer Chris Paling Shortened repeat at 9.30pm

: Book of the Week: The Two of Us -My Life with John Thaw

3/5. In their past. Sheila and John come together as actors, with the promise of something more. In her diaries of their lives together they are devastated when John is diagnosed with cancer of the oesophagus. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am

: Daily Service

Presented by Andrew Graystone. Freedom is Coming (trad Zulu). Isaiah 52, w7-10. Delight Yourself in the Lord (Potter). We've Got Freedom! (trad Zulu). For more details see Monday


Presented By: Andrew Graystone.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Community Rock By Richard Monks.
3/5. The Woman's Hour drama, featuring Sylvia Syms. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Richard Monks.
Unknown: Sylvia Syms.

: Inside the Harem

2/2. Polygamy- the Negatives. When Shagufta Yaqub got married two years ago she decided that, 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 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

3/4. Marriage-Go-Round. "You have to remember, Joe, that getting married is very different from being married." By William Cooper , dramatised by Eric Pnngle.
Director David Blount


Unknown: William Cooper
Dramatised By: Eric Pnngle.
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 Winifred Robinson and Sheila McClennon.


Presented By: Winifred Robinson
Presented By: Sheila McClennon.

: The World at One

Presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: Whispers

6/6. Charles Collingwood and Simon Fanshawejom regulars Lucy Moore and Anthony Holden to play the scandalous quiz. Gyles Brandreth presides over subjects for discussion that include Fergie's knickers, Agatha Christie 's car and Jerry Springer 's cheque book. Producer Elizabeth Freestone


Unknown: Charles Collingwood
Unknown: Simon Fanshawejom
Unknown: Lucy Moore
Unknown: Anthony Holden
Unknown: Gyles Brandreth
Unknown: Agatha Christie
Unknown: Jerry Springer
Producer: Elizabeth Freestone

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Church of theCosmic Cheese

The true story of a 16th-century Italian miller whose independent and enquiring mind led him to develop his own bizarre cosmology; in his own words: "All was chaos, that is earth, air, water and fire were mixed together, and out of that bulk a mass formed -just as cheese is made out of milk - and worms appeared in it, and these were the angels. And the greatest of the worms was God." Written by Miles Gibson.
Producer/Director Chris Wallis


Written By: Miles Gibson.
Director: Chris Wallis
Narrator/Old Judge: Leslie Phillips
Menocchio: Hugh Dennis
Wife: Melissa Sinden
Father Odorico: David Thorpe
Galvani: Rod Arthur
Luigi: Nicholas Collett
Sherrif/Gaoler: Harry Myers
Trapolla: Michael Eaves
Inquisitor: Jonathan Hyde

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Pippa Greenwood and Anne Swithinbank answer listeners' questions. Eric Robson is in the chair. And at 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Eric Robson

: Philip and Elizabeth: Portrait of a Marriage

3/5. People Will Say We're In Love. Courtship and engagement-then marriage in 1947. For details see Mon

: Subterranean Stories

2/4. Dylan Winter investigates a little-known slice of British military history, the Royal Observer Corps, whose members hid in small underground bunkers throughout the Cold War and waited for the atom bomb to drop. For more details see yesterday

: Thinking Allowed

Veteran anti-globalisation campaigner Susan George joins Laurie Taylor to talk about her new book Another World Is Possible if which proposes that fellow activists should balance their zeal with a dose of realism. Producer Natasha Maw


Unknown: Susan George
Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Natasha Maw

: The Other Medicine

5/6. Anna Ford asks how people working in alternative medicine could be regulated. Repeated from yesterday 9pm


Unknown: Anna Ford

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Carolyn Quinn.

: About a Dog: 3/3: Love, Probably

Sarah and her dog, Jack, are down in the dumps: Sarah feels trapped in her relationship with boyfriend Adrian, and Jack thinks his long-lost sister is trapped inside a plastic toy. At least her voice seems to be. Could it be that handsome vet
Dr Katz offers some sort of release - for both of them?
By Graeme Garden from an idea by Debbie Barham.


Writer: Graeme Garden
From an idea by: Debbie Barham
Producer: Jon Naismith
Jack: Alan Davies
Adrian: Darren Boyd
Sarah: Kate Ashfleld
Muriel: Deborah Norton
Dr Katz: Andy Taylor

: The Archers

Debbie and Adam fear for the future.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Arts show, with Kirsty Lang.
Producer Timothy Prosser


Unknown: Kirsty Lang.
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: Community Flock

3/5. Why does a visit from a Hammersmith Council inspector result in the startling vision of Peaches and a crowd of locals walking the flock up Wood Lane ? For details and cast see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Wood Lane

: The Moral Maze

3/10. Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which Melanie Phillips , Ian Hargreaves ,
Professor Steven Rose and Michael Gove cross-examine witnesses who hold conflicting views. Producer David Coomes Rptd Sat 10.15pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Professor Steven Rose
Unknown: Michael Gove
Producer: David Coomes Rptd

: Walden: Reminisces

3/3. Brian Walden talks about the highs and lows of his political career. This week he focuses on the 1980s - his uneasy admiration for Mrs Thatcher and his anger at Old Labour. Producer Simon Hollis Rptd from Sunday at 10.45pm


Talks: Brian Walden
Unknown: Mrs Thatcher
Producer: Simon Hollis Rptd

: Frontiers

New series 1/6. In this series of programmes exploring new ideas in science, Peter Evans takes a look at inflammation, our body's first line of defence against injury and infection. But this healing response is being discovered in a host of apparently unrelated conditions from cardiovascular disease to cancer. The latest research into this area of medicine looks set to offer new and simpler ways of warding off some of our most Challenging diseases. Producer Adrian Washbourne


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Adrian Washbourne

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Foreign Affairs

8/10. By Alison Lurie. Fred makes a shocking discovery when he tries for one last reconciliation With Rosemary Radley. For details see Monday


Unknown: Alison Lurie.
Unknown: Rosemary Radley.

: The Problem with Adam Bloom

6/6. Cutting Corners. Value for money is very important these days. Adam Bloom makes sure you get a full show's worth and are not short changed in any way. Helping him conserve the Corporation's pennies is Rob Rouse. Producer Adam Bromley


Unknown: Adam Bloom
Unknown: Rob Rouse.
Producer: Adam Bromley

: Four Sleepless Knights

4/4. The Barking Consignment. Something strange is occurring at Radio Four. There seems to be a lost voice roaming the airwaves and Roger Reed 's Book at
Bedtime has been seriously compromised as a result. And can it really be possible for the voice of Matthew Kelly to take over Radio Four? Another comic adventure in insomnia by Toby Jones and Edward Kemp. Questor/Cunningham/
Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: Roger Reed
Unknown: Matthew Kelly
Unknown: Toby Jones
Unknown: Edward Kemp.
Producer: Dawn Ellis
RogerReed: Toby Jones
Matthew Kelly: Matthew Kelly
Speaker/Continuity Martin: Martin Hyder
MP: Beth Chalmers

: Today in Parliament

The day's debates, highlighting Prime Minister's Questions. Presented by David Wilby.


Presented By: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: The Two of Us- My Life with John Thaw

3/5. By Sheila Hancock. Repeatedfrom9.45am


Unknown: Sheila Hancock.

: Digital only 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.

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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