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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Colonel Margaret Hay.


Unknown: Colonel Margaret Hay.

: Today

With Carolyn Quinn and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With David Wilby and Becky Milligan.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Elaine Storkey.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: David Wilby
Unknown: Becky Milligan.
Unknown: Elaine Storkey.

: The Choice

2/10. Michael Buerk talks to people who have faced a life-changing choice. Today he speaks to the GCHQ whistleblower Katharine Gun.
Producer Liz Leonard Repeated at 9.30pm


Talks: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Katharine Gun.
Producer: Liz Leonard

: Classical Cuts

4/5. Pachelbel's Canon. Tom Robinson discovers how a short canon by a 17th-century composer became a must for weddings and a part of the "audio architecture at a New York railway station. Producer Alan Hall


Unknown: Tom Robinson
Producer: Alan Hall

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rev Tony Burnham. It Is a Thing Most Wonderful (Herongate). Mark 14, w26-31, 66-72. Morning Glory, Starlit Sky (Barry Rose ). My Song Is Love Unknown (Love Unknown). Director of music Barry Rose.


Unknown: Tony Burnham.
Unknown: Barry Rose
Music: Barry Rose.

: Book of the Week: Mimi and ToutouGo Forth

2/5. Getting the British boats on to Lake Tanganyika is an extraordinary adventure. For details see yesterday Rptd 12.30am

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray examines the issues surrounding adoption.
10.45 What Hetty Did By JL Carr. 2/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Jl Carr.

: The Sound of Life

6/8. Aubrey Manning explores the meaning of sound. He listens to great reed warblers and elephants, discovers what a complex song tells a female about a prospective mate and how knowing the alarm calls could by the key to survival in the natural world. Producer Sarah Blunt


Unknown: Aubrey Manning
Producer: Sarah Blunt

: Mine's an Arf

Marc Riley presents a tribute to Albert Modley, one of the almost-forgotten names of northern comedy in the 1930s, 40s and 50s, who in his day was as famous as his contemporaries Al Read, Frank Randle and Norman Evans. Playwright Alan Bennett, film director Stephen Frears and TV producer William G Stewart are among those who recall their experiences of working with Modley.


Presenter: Marc Riley
Interviewee: Alan Bennett
Interviewee: Stephen Frears
Interviewee: William G Stewart
Producer: Libby Cross

: 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 Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: A Festival for Janet

Janet Beaumont was an inspirational and much loved piano teacher. This programme profiles her life and legacy, talking to Janet's family, friends and pupils to discover why she made such an enormous impact on the musical soul of Huddersfield. It is the story of an exceptional woman who made a huge difference to the musical lives of many people, including the Programme's producer. Producer Laura Parfitt


Unknown: Janet Beaumont
Producer: Laura Parfitt

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Dream-Workings andBrain-Sayings of James Tilly Matthews

Bedlam, 1809. The extraordinary true story of the first man to believe his mind was being controlled by a machine. Written by Dylan Ritson.
Director Rachel Stanton


Written By: Dylan Ritson.
Director: Rachel Stanton
James: Adrian Scarborough
Haslam: Henry Goodman
Anne: Anastasia Hille
Justina: Helen Longworth
Williams: Stephen Hogan
Simmonds: Stephen Hogan
Monro: Nicholas Boulton

: Making History

Sue Cook examines more listeners' historical queries - uncovering mysteries and reinterpreting the past. 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

: Ghost Stories

2/5. The Shifting of the Sands. A cleric is sent to remote coastal parish where he soon realises that the local community worships different gods from that of the Christian Church. Read by Ian McDiarmid. For details see yesterday


Read By: Ian McDiarmid.

: The Ex-Files

2/5. Stay with Me Baby. You're desperate - you phone them upjust to heartheirvoice, drive past their house late at night and go to places where you'll hope they'll be. For details see yesterday

: Nice Work

New series 1/6. Philippa Lamb returns with the programme that looks at issues affecting the world of work. Today she investigates office design, with a look at how it's changing and what impact it has on our working lives. Producer Caroline Bayley


Unknown: Philippa Lamb
Producer: Caroline Bayley

: The Learning Curve

5/10. The guide to the wide world of learning, with Libby Purves. Producer Victoria Brignetl Repeated on Sunday at 11pm


Unknown: Libby Purves.

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:Life, the Universe and Everything

6/6. Tertiary Phase 6: Fit the Eighteenth In which Arthur plays a straight bat.
Music by Paul "Wix" Wickens Producers Bruce Hyman and Helen Chattwell Adapted and directed by Dirk Maggs Repeated on Thursday at 11pm
BBC Audio: The original full-cast BBC Radio 4 productions of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Primary Phase and Secondary Phase, are available on audio cassette and CD, along with a Collector's Edition and Douglas Adams at the BBC on CD only. The long-awaited brand-new third series of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Tertiary Phase, is available from good retail outlets or from [website removed] Call [number removed]


Producer: Bruce Hyman
Producer: Helen Chattwell
Director: Dirk Maggs
Director: Douglas Adams
The Book: William Franklyn
Arthur Dent: Simon Jones
Ford Prefect: Geoffrey McGivern
Zaphod Beeblebrox: Mark Wing-Davey
Trillian: Susan Sheridan
Marvin: Stephen Moore
Slartibartfast: Richard Griffiths
Krikkit Elder: Dominic Hawksley
Eddie: Roger Gregg
Hactar: Leslie Philips
Prak: Chris Langham
Krikkit Man: Bob Golding
Wowbagger: Toby Longworth
Henry Blofeld: Himself
Fred Trueman: Himself

: The Archers

Kathy gives some lessons in parenting. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson presents the arts magazine programme. Producer Timothy Prosser


Presenter: John Wilson
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: What Hetty Did

2/5. After a violent row with her father and a startling revelation from her mother, Hetty runs away from home and takes refuge with her best friend, Polly. But her vengeful father has not given up yet.
For details and cast see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am

: File on 4

4/10. With bushmeat (the meat of wildlife species) now big business, there's growing concern that the illegal trade could spread deadly diseases to humans and the animal population here. Angus Stickler investigates the supply chain from West Africa and asks whether enough is being done to crack down on those who smuggle some of the world's most endangered Species. Producer David Lewis Rptd Sun 5pm


Producer: David Lewis

: In Touch

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


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: The Other Medicine

6/6. Anna Ford explores the arguments for and against the integration of complementary medicine into the National Health Service. Producer Rami Tzabar Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Anna Ford
Producer: Rami Tzabar

: The Choice

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Closed Circle

2/15. A Letter to Miriam. Claire has returned to England from Italy, determined to find out at last what happened to her sister so long ago. By Jonathan Coe. For details see yesterday


Writer: Jonathan Coe

: The Rapid Eye Movement

4/4. Chester and the REM face the return of.... The Shadow. Written by Karl Minns.
Music by Neutronics Producer Dawn Ellis


Written By: Karl Minns.
Music By: Dawn Ellis
Narrator Chris: Langham F
Chester: Dave Lamb
Butterworth: Michael Fenton Stevens
Tiberius: Kim Wall
Yallop: Kim Wall
Miss Maury: Beth Chalmers
Chloe: Beth Chalmers
Meryl: Sue Elliot-Nichols
Hives: Martin Hyder
Director: Martin Hyder
Agent: Ewan Bailey
Noakes: Ewan Bailey
Len: Owen Evans
Clapper: Owen Evans
Floyd: Kart Minns
The Shadow: Kevin Eldon

: Today in Parliament

Presented by David Wilby.


Presented By: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: Mimi andToutou Go Forth

2/5. By Giles Foden. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Giles Foden.

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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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