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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Liz Hansford.


Unknown: Liz Hansford.

: Farming Today

Presented by Sarah Mukherjee.


Presented By: Sarah Mukherjee.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
Covering the state opening of Parliament. With Rachel Hooper and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Anne Atkins.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Rachel Hooper
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Anne Atkins.

: Midweek

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


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Daily Service

Presented by Canon Noel Vincent. Christ, Whose Glory
Fills the Skies (Ratisbon). Luke 23, w39-43. King of Glory, King of Peace (Walford Davies ). Christ Is King,
He Reigns in Power (Chislehurst). Director of music Alan Wilson.


Presented By: Canon Noel Vincent.
Unknown: Walford Davies
Music: Alan Wilson.

: Book of the Week: Tuning Up at Dawn

3/5. Little Rocks in the Sea. The death of General Franco had only a gradual impact on Majorca compared with its impact on the mainland. By Tomas Graves. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Tomas Graves.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Love for Lydia By HE Bates. 3/10. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Welcome to Stalin World

Deep in the Lithuanian countryside sits Grutas Hark.
Jnofficially dubbed "Stalin World", it is dedicated to
:he period of Soviet occupation in Lithuania. Among its Soviet-era statues and attractions, journalist
Nick Toksvig sets out to examine how Lithuania is coming to terms with its past, when he visits the bizarre
"amusements" at one of the most controversial theme parks in the world. Producer Tamsin Hughes


Unknown: Grutas Hark.
Unknown: Nick Toksvig
Producer: Tamsin Hughes

: The Change

4/6. George's surprising reaction to Carol s secret makes her think twice about their future together.
Meanwhile, Violet's dedication to Albert Colhoun gets worse. A situation comedy by Jan Etherington and Gavin Petrie.
Director Elizabeth Freestone


Unknown: Albert Colhoun
Comedy By: Jan Etherington
Comedy By: Gavin Petrie.
Director: Elizabeth Freestone
Carol: Lynda Bellingham
George: Philip Jackson
Maureen: Maureen Beattie
Ken: James Vaughan
Sonia: Emma Kennedy
Dave: Mark Powley
jerry: Bamaby Kay
Nurse: Rosie Armstrong

: You and Yours

Consumer issues, presented by Sheila McClennon and Winifred Robinson.


Presented By: Sheila McClennon
Presented By: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

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


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: Inspiration

4/5. The light-hearted quiz about inventions. Chns Stuart presides over team captains Adam Hart-Davis and Lewis Wolpert , with guests Tracey Logan and earth scientist Hermione Cockburn. Producer Katie Marsden


Unknown: Chns Stuart
Unknown: Adam Hart-Davis
Unknown: Lewis Wolpert
Unknown: Tracey Logan
Unknown: Hermione Cockburn.
Producer: Katie Marsden

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Protection

Marion has started to attend a creative-writing class in an attempt to tied down her rather over-active imagination. Paul is there because he wants to fall in love. They meet and, through their writing, a bizarre friendship develops. By Deborah Catesby.
Producer/Director Jenny Stephens


Unknown: Deborah Catesby.
Director: Jenny Stephens
Paul: James Howard
Marion: Sonia Ritter
Teacher: Paul Milton

: Gardeners' Question Time

Answering horticultural questions in Cumbria are
Bunny Guinness, John Cushnie and Matthew Biggs. Eric Robson is in the chair.
3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. at 2pm


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Matthew Biggs.
Unknown: Eric Robson

: Mind Games

3/5. Where Sorrows End. When a woman finds out about her husband's adultery, her thoughts turn to revenge. Read by Isla Blair , this story by Patricia Duncker continues the series of disturbing tales and Psychological thrillers. For details see Monday


Read By: Isla Blair
Story By: Patricia Duncker

: Fashion Music

3/5. Psychedelia. Tom Sloan and Alan Hadley went on a trip around Derbyshire. For details see Monday


Unknown: Tom Sloan
Unknown: Alan Hadley

: Thinking Allowed

How have kinship patterns changed over the last 40 years? Sociologist Nickie Charles joins
Laurie Taylor to talk about the ways in which contemporary family networks persist, despite the instability of 21st-century life. Producer Natasha Maw


Unknown: Nickie Charles
Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Natasha Maw

: All in the Mind

4/6. Borderline personalities are impulsive, prone to mood swings and erratic behaviour. They are easily depressed and tend to class things in black-and-white terms. This tendency to move between idealisation and devaluation of others is typical of borderline personality disorder. Dr Raj Persaud looks at the condition and What can be done to treat it. Repeated from yesterday 9pm


Unknown: Dr Raj Persaud

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: Getting Nowhere Fast

5/6. If reunions are a bad idea, why do we have them? Is it to check our success against the others or is it just in the hope of exploring some unresolved nooky behind the bike sheds with Becky from 5b? Written by and starring Mervyn Stutter. With John Challis , Lill Roughley , Tracy-Ann Oberman , Chris Ettridge and Gyuri Sarossi. Producer Simon Nicholls


Unknown: Mervyn Stutter.
Unknown: John Challis
Unknown: Lill Roughley
Unknown: Tracy-Ann OBErman
Unknown: Chris Ettridge
Unknown: Gyuri Sarossi.
Producer: Simon Nicholls

: The Archers

Kathy puts her foot down.
For cast see page 46 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Kirsty Lang chairs the arts show, and meets the film director Peter Bogdanovich , whose book Who the Hell's in It? looks back at the careers of some of Hollywood's most famous names. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Kirsty Lang
Director: Peter Bogdanovich
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Love for Lydia

3/10. The friends continue to take the bewitching
Lydia dancing but Richardson is aware that both Alex and Tom are also falling under her spell. By HE Bates. For details and cast see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

: The Moral Maze

8/10. A live debate, chaired by Michael Buerk , in which Melanie Phillips , Claire Fox , 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: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Steven Rose
Unknown: Michael Gove
Producer: David Coomes

: The Week According to

3/8. Kevin Maguire presents his humorous look back at the political week.
Producer Alison Macdonald Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Kevin Maguire
Producer: Alison MacDonald

: Frontiers: Flu

6/6. With an estimated 25 million deaths, the 1918 flu pandemic was among the most devastating epidemics in human history. Scientists fear we may be on the brink of a similar worldwide disaster, and the latest version of the virus emerging from Thailand and Vietnam is giving cause for concern. The race is on to keep this wily organism at bay. Producer Alexandra Feachem


Producer: Alexandra Feachem

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Wife

3/10. A delightful and daring take on modern marriage by Meg Wolitzer. The charismatic, young Joe Castleman practices his seduction techniques on his most talented Student. For details see Monday


Unknown: Meg Wolitzer.
Unknown: Joe Castleman

: Fifteen-Minute Musical

5/6. Horror Tory. In Castle Howard, the Tory family are desperate to get back into power and attempt to build the perfect Tory leader. Frankentory stars in this gothic, spooky rock musical. With Richie Webb , Dave Lamb and Vicki Pepperdine. Written by Richie Webb , Dave Cohen and David Quantick. producer Katie Tyrrell


Unknown: Richie Webb
Unknown: Dave Lamb
Unknown: Vicki Pepperdine.
Written By: Richie Webb
Written By: Dave Cohen
Written By: David Quantick.
Producer: Katie Tyrrell

: The Problem with Adam Bloom

5/6. Friendship. Earlier this year, Adam told three of his closest friends what he most disliked about them. This is how they reacted. With Adam Bloom and Brendon Burns. Producers Victoria Lloyd and Adam Bromley


Unknown: Adam Bloom
Unknown: Brendon Burns.
Producers: Victoria Lloyd
Producers: Adam Bromley

: 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: Tuning Up at Dawn

3/5. By Tomas Graves. Repeated from 9.45


Unknown: Tomas Graves.

: News

: News

: News

: The Music Biz

: News

: Discovery

Frontiers (4/4)

: News

: Off the Shelf

The Remains of the Day, by Kazuo Ishiguro and read by John Moffatt (9/10)


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.

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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