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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Nick Holtam.


Unknown: Nick Holtam.

: Farming Today

Presented by Sarah Mukherjee.


Presented By: Sarah Mukherjee.

: Today

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
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 James Jones.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: Rachel Hooper.
Unknown: James Jones.

: Midweek

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


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Daily Service

Presented by MgrTony Rogers . Help Us, 0 Lord (Sandys).
Matthew 5, wl3-16. The Lord Is My Strength and Shield (Leddington Wright ). In Christ Alone (Townend). Director of music Paul Leddington Wright.


Presented By: Mgrtony Rogers
Unknown: Leddington Wright
Music: Paul Leddington Wright.

: Book of the Week: Joe's War - MyFather Decoded

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3/5. Journey into Silence. When a warrant is put out for his arrest, 19-year-old Joe must run for his life. Read by the book's author, Annette Kobak. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Annette Kobak.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Five Days By Alison Joseph. 3/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Alison Joseph.

: Cool Mining

On the site of a former Yorkshire coal mine has been built a ski resort, which is now providing as many jobs above ground as it once provided below it. John Waite pays the new venture a visit. Producer sue Mitchell


Unknown: John Waite

: The Change

3/6. With both couples' relationships seemingly over, another bombshell hits: there's a baby on the way. How on earth will the news be received? A situation comedy about a married couple with the worst kind of midlife crisis - Carol is hormonal and George is a transvestite. Starring Lynda Bellingham as Carol. Written by Jan Etherington and Gavin Petne. Director Elizabeth Freestone


Unknown: Lynda Bellingham
Written By: Jan Etherington
Written By: Gavin Petne.
Director: Elizabeth Freestone

: You and Yours

Consumer issues with Liz Barclay and Sheila Mcuennon.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Sheila McUennon.

: The World at One

International and national news and analysis, presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: Inspiration

3/5. The light-hearted quiz about inventions.
Chris. Stuart presides over team captains Adam Hart-uavis and Lewis Wolpert , with guests broadcaster
Claudia Hammond and planetary scientist Monica Grady. Producer Katie Marsden


Unknown: Chris. Stuart
Unknown: Adam Hart-Uavis
Unknown: Lewis Wolpert
Unknown: Claudia Hammond
Unknown: Monica Grady.
Producer: Katie Marsden

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Linen and Straw

Bin 18th-century London, John is a "strawboy or professional witness. When he sees Sarah in the dock, a tentative friendship begins that will lead to confessions from each of them. Written by Rebecca Trick-Walker . Starring Lynne Seymour. __...
Producer/director Alison Hindell


Written By: Rebecca Trick-Walker
Unknown: Lynne Seymour.
Director: Alison Hindell
Sarah: Lynne Seymour
Strawboy: Stuart McLoughlin
Judge: David Middleton
Clerk: Keiron Self
Robert: Simon Urauere
Poll: Clare Isaac
Girl: Siriol Jenkins

: Gardeners' Question Time

Answering horticultural questions sent in by post are Bunny Guinness, Pippa Greenwood and Bob Flowerdew. Eric Robson is in the chair.
And at 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast.


Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew.
Unknown: Eric Robson

: Commonwealth Stories

3/5. The Festive Season in a Part of Africa. A vet haggles for his fee. By Tod Collins from South Africa; read by Christopher Wells.
Mangoes to Buy. Angela longs for news of her soldier son. By Alake Pilgrim from Trinidad; read by Sandra James-Young .
Soundscape. A boy records the sounds of winter while his parents argue. By Liz Healy from Australia; read by Andrew Macklin. For details see Monday


Unknown: Tod Collins
Read By: Christopher Wells.
Unknown: Alake Pilgrim
Read By: Sandra James-Young
Unknown: Liz Healy
Read By: Andrew MacKlin.

: A Sense of Rhythm

3/5. The industrial revolution added new, regular rhythms, which some found repugnant. Yet machines are inseparable from the making of modern-day rhythms in music. For details see Monday

: Thinking Allowed

Author Meera Nanda, whose new book Prophets Facing Backward is a controversial and courageous look at Hindu nationalist bigotry in modern India, talks to Laurie Taylor. Producer Natasha Maw


Unknown: Meera Nanda
Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Natasha Maw

: All in the Mind

3/6. Dr Raj Persaud assesses the reintroduction of sleep deprivation as a means of tackling depression. Anti-depressants have overshadowed the tactic since the 80s, but their appeal for some is now waning. Repeated from yesterday 9pm


Unknown: Dr Raj Persaud

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: Getting Nowhere Fast

4/6. If Isaac Newton had been a middle-aged woman he would have discovered gravity much sooner. But would he have joined a gym? Fat is a feminist issue - and everybody else's when Pamela takes action. Written by and starring Mervin Stutter. With John Challis , Lill Roughley , Tracy-Ann Oberman , Chris Ettridge , Gyuri Sarossi and Geoffrey McGivern. Producer Simon Nicholls


Unknown: Isaac Newton
Unknown: Mervin Stutter.
Unknown: John Challis
Unknown: Lill Roughley
Unknown: Tracy-Ann OBErman
Unknown: Chris Ettridge
Unknown: Gyuri Sarossi
Unknown: Geoffrey McGivern.
Producer: Simon Nicholls

: The Archers

Feathers are ruffled at Keeper's Cottage. For cast see page 42 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Arts news, interviews and reviews, presented by Kirsty Lang. Producer Robyn Read


Presented By: Kirsty Lang.

: Five Days

3/5. Wednesday: When Lynn's lover Will comes to Wakefield they are clearly in love.
For details and cast see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

: The Moral Maze

7/10. Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which
Claire Fox , Ian Hargreaves , Professor Steven Rose and Michael Gove 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: Claire Fox
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Professor Steven Rose
Unknown: Michael Gove
Producer: David Coomes

: The Week According to

2/8. Michael Brown presents his humorous look back at the political week.
Producer Alison Macdonald Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Michael Brown
Producer: Alison MacDonald

: Frontiers: Atmospheric Dust

5/6. It's estimated that, at any one time, there are millions of tons of dust suspended in the atmosphere, but scientists are unsure what influence they have on the Earth's climate and weather systems. On the one hand, pesticides and disease-causing microbes have been found mixed in with the dust. On the other, dust feeds the phytoplankton that extract carbon from carbon dioxide. Peter Evans talks to geographers, oceanographers, environmentalists and climate modellers about one of the least understood, and most contradictory, components of the Earth's atmosphere.


Presenter: Peter Evans
Producer: John Watkins

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Fascination

3/5. Lunch. From a bundle of restaurant receipts and comments we piece together the diner's eventful days. Bill Nighy reads a short story by William Boyd. For details see Monday


Unknown: Bill Nighy
Story By: William Boyd.

: Fifteen-Minute Musical

4/6. Calamity Dave. The tender story of how Posh and Becks meet as childhood sweethearts, get confused, part, get confused and meet again. Set in the Wild West in an Ohhhh-klahoma! style. Starring Richie Webb , Dave Lamb and Mel Hudson. By Richie Webb , David Quantick and Dave Cohen. Music by Richie Webb. Producer Katie Tyrrell


Unknown: Wild West
Unknown: Richie Webb
Unknown: Dave Lamb
Unknown: Mel Hudson.
Unknown: Richie Webb
Unknown: David Quantick
Unknown: Dave Cohen.
Music By: Richie Webb.
Producer: Katie Tyrrell

: The Problem with Adam Bloom

4/6. Comedy. Want to write comedy? Adam Bloom unveils the six steps to success. With Alistair McGowan. Producer Victoria Lloyd


Unknown: Adam Bloom
Unknown: Alistair McGowan.
Producer: Victoria Lloyd

: 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: Joe's War - My Father Decoded

3/5. By Annette Kobak. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Annette Kobak.

: News

: News

: News

: The Music Biz

: News

: Discovery

Cycles (3/4)

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

The Remains of the Day (4/10) by Kazuo Ishiguro , read by John Moffatt


Unknown: Kazuo Ishiguro
Read By: John Moffatt

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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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