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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Colonel Margaret Hay.


Unknown: Colonel Margaret Hay.

: Farming Today

Presented by Giles Latcham.


Presented By: Giles Latcham.

: Today

With Sarah Montague and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
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: Sarah Montague
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: Rachel Hooper.
Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: 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: Mimi and ToutouGo Forth

3/5. Battles on Lake Tangyanika commence - as well as some outrageous behaviour by skirt-wearing Commander Spicer-Simpson. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Lake Tangyanika

: Daily Service

Presented by Colonel Margaret Hay. In Christ There Is No East or West (Kilmarnock). Philippians 1, wl2-18. Rejoice in the Lord (Anon). We Have a Gospel to Proclaim (Fulda). Director of music Barry Rose.


Presented By: Colonel Margaret Hay.
Music: Barry Rose.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 What Hetty Did ByJLCarr. 3/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: The Secret Life of Phone Numbers

Ian Peacock dials up stories from the history of telephony, recalling the days of two-digit phone numbers and purring dial tones, GPO operators and mechanical exchanges. And he discovers that this era was still with us even as digital technology and mobile phones entered our lives in the 1990s. Producer Alan Daulby


Producer: Alan Daulby

: Scenes from Married Life:4: The Stream of Life

Joe's new novel is too obscene to be published. Should he finally start to conform? A romantic comedy set in postwar London by William Cooper, dramatised by Eric Pringle.


Writer: William Cooper
Dramatist: Eric Pringle
Director: David Blount
Joe: David Thorpe
Elspeth: Clare Corbett
Robert: Simon Treves
Annette: Alexandra Moen
Harry: David Timson
Barbara: Rachel Atkins
Courtney: Julian Parkin
Solicitor: John Evitts

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and Sheila McClennon.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Sheila McClennon.

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Brian Hanrahan.


Presented By: Brian Hanrahan.

: Inspiration

New series 1/6. Johnny Ball and Damini Kumar are the first guests of the light-hearted quiz about inventions and innovations. Christ Stuart presides over team captains Adam Hart-Davis and Lewis Wolpert. Producer Katie Marsden
Behind the scenes with Adam Hart-Davis : page 22


Unknown: Johnny Ball
Unknown: Damini Kumar
Unknown: Christ Stuart
Unknown: Adam Hart-Davis
Unknown: Lewis Wolpert.
Producer: Katie Marsden
Unknown: Adam Hart-Davis

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: I Am David

1/2. Anne Holm 's novel of a refugee child and his courageous, lone journey through Europe in search of freedom and love. Escaping from the concentration camp where he has been raised, young David enters a strange and baffling world. Dramatised by John Peacock. The concluding instalment is broadcast tomorrow.
Producer/Director Celia de Wolff


Unknown: Anne Holm
Dramatised By: John Peacock.
Director: Celia de Wolff
David: Rory Copus
Casten: Andrew Wincott
Commandant: Sean Baker
Giovanni: Anthony Calf
Donald: Simon Treves
Alice: Jane Whittenshaw
Rose: Frances Jeater
Theresa: Hazel Ellerby
Alexis: Stephen Critchlow
Nikos: Sam Collings
Maria: Maudi Manton
Andrea: Greg Sheffield
Cecha: Matthew Thomas-Davles
Carlo: William Green

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bob Flowerdew , Matthew Biggs and Anne Swithmbank are guests of Stratton and District Garden Club, near Dorchester. Eric Robson is in the chair. At 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast


Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Anne Swithmbank

: Ghost Stories

3/5. Some Children Wander by Mistake. When the circus comes to town, a young boy's curiosity about clowns leads him deeper behind the scenes than he would have liked. Read by Alun Armstrong. For details see Monday


Read By: Alun Armstrong.

: The Ex-Files

3/5. Let's Be Friends. We're all supposed to be grown-ups, but is it realistic to think that you can ever really be friends with an ex? And how does your new partner deal with it? For details see Monday

: Thinking Allowed

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


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Natasha Maw

: The Other Medicine

6/6. Anna Ford explores the arguments for and against the integration of complementary medicine into the NHS. Is there enough evidence to justify paying for therapies on the NHS? And what could happen to those treatments that join the mainstream and those that are left out in the cold? Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Anna Ford

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Getting Nowhere Fast

1/6. Like many a menopausal flower child before him, Merv discovers his inner cowboy. This, and a surprise gift from his uncle Lonesome Larry Pond , has him dreaming of the open road again. But can you park a horse on a double yellow line? Starring Mervyn Stutter , John Challis , Lill Roughley , Chris Ettridge , Gyuri Sarossi and Geoffrey McGivern. Producer Simon Nicholls


Unknown: Lonesome Larry Pond
Unknown: Mervyn Stutter
Unknown: John Challis
Unknown: Lill Roughley
Unknown: Chris Ettridge
Unknown: Gyuri Sarossi
Unknown: Geoffrey McGivern.
Producer: Simon Nicholls

: The Archers

Lilian tries to get the low-down.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson presents the arts magazine programme with news, reviews and interviews. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: John Wilson
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: What Hetty Did

3/5. Hetty arrives in Birmingham and meets the amazing Rose Gilpin-Jones , who sets her up in an attic room and begins to organise her life for her. For details and cast see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Rose Gilpin-Jones

: The Moral Maze

4/10. Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which Melanie Phillips , Clifford Longley , Professor Steven Rose and Claire Fox 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: Clifford Longley
Unknown: Professor Steven Rose
Unknown: Claire Fox
Producer: David Coomes

: Margin of Error

1/2. Peter Snow examines the world of political opinion polling. Producer Martin Rosenbaum Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Peter Snow
Producer: Martin Rosenbaum

: Frontiers

2/6. How did the moon form? The most favoured theory that's dominated scientific thinking for more than a quarter of a century - that of a cataclysmic impact on our planet - has always had its critics. But the final piece of thejigsaw may just be in place. Peter Evans weighs up new research into the giant impact theory, which may be the most complete picture yet, and offers far-reaching proof that the universe is full of hidden areas where life might flourish. Producer Adrian Washbourne


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Adrian Washbourne

: Midweek

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

3/15. Hurrah for the Millennium. As Britain enters a new century, the future's looking bright for Paul Trotter - youngest of Blair's new blood to be invited to the celebrations. His brother Benjamin can't say the same for himself. Alex Jennings continues Jonathan Coe 's biting appraisal Of modern life. For details see Monday


Unknown: Paul Trotter
Unknown: Alex Jennings
Unknown: Jonathan Coe

: Fifteen-Minute Musical

New series 1/6. Brothers in Arms. The story of Tony de Blair and Gordon de Brown , who leave squire school and make for 10 Downing Street. A rock musical set against the backdrop of medieval England. Starring
Richie Webb , Dave Lamb , Mel Hudson and Alex Lowe. Written by Richie Webb , David Quantick and Dave Cohen. Music by Richie Webb. Producer Katie Tyrrell


Unknown: Tony de Blair
Unknown: Gordon de Brown
Unknown: Richie Webb
Unknown: Dave Lamb
Unknown: Mel Hudson
Unknown: Alex Lowe.
Written By: Richie Webb
Written By: David Quantick
Written By: Dave Cohen.
Music By: Richie Webb.
Producer: Katie Tyrrell

: The Problem with Adam Bloom

New series 1/6. Problems. Adam Bloom has a problem. He's fed up with having problems. But would not having problems really be any better?
With Adam Bloom , Rob Rouse and Stefano Paolini. Producer Adam Bromley


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

: Today in Parliament

The day's debates, highlighting Prime Minister's Questions. Presented by Robert Orchard .


Presented By: Robert Orchard

: News

: Book of the Week: Mimi andToutou Go Forth

3/5. 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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