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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Dr Kevin Franz , general secretary of ACTS (Action for Churches Together in Scotland).


Unknown: Dr Kevin Franz

: Farming Today

Presented by Giles Latcham.


Presented By: Giles Latcham.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Rachel Hooper and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Anne Atkins.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
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

: Book of the Week: Josiah Wedgwood

3/5. Josiah's factory on the new Trent and Mersey Canal is completed, and customers from London to St Petersburg are queuing up for the latest "Etruscan" Ware. By Brian Dolan. For details see Mon Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Brian Dolan.

: Daily Service

Presented by Becky Harris. Hark! A Herald Voice Is Calling (Merton). Romans 13, wll-14. Zion, at Thy Shining Gate (arr Guest). 0 Come, 0 Come, Emmanuel!
(Veni Emmanuel , arr Willcocks). Director of music Richard Tanner.


Presented By: Becky Harris.
Unknown: Veni Emmanuel
Music: Richard Tanner.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Love for Lydia By HE Bates. 8/10. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Ghosts in the Machine

An exploration of work-place hauntings. Richard Collins tracks down the ghosts of famous industrialists, such as that of Sir George Livesey in London's Greenwich, and he investigates the atmospheric sounds of haunted structures such as Blisworth Tunnel in Northamptonshire, and Flixborough in Lincolnshire, the latter the scene of a gas explosion in the 1970s. Producers Richard Collins and David Corser


Unknown: Richard Collins
Unknown: Sir George Livesey
Producers: Richard Collins
Producers: David Corser

: The Change

5/6. Carol finally tells everyone that she's pregnant. Her grown-up children are struggling with their own relationships - Jerry is made to feel uncomfortable when his date meets his dad, and Sonia finally confronts Dave about his suspicious behaviour. A sitcom by Jan Etherineton and Gavin Petrie.
Director Elizabeth Freestone


Unknown: Jan Etherineton
Unknown: Gavin Petrie.
Director: Elizabeth Freestone
Carol: Lynda Bellingham
George: Philip Jackson
Violet: Marcia Warren
Maureen: Maureen Beattie
Ken: James Vaughan
Sonia: Emma Kennedy
Dave: Mark Powley
jerry: Barnaby Kay
Donna: Rosie Armstrong

: You and Yours

Another report on the gambling industry, featuring the personal stories of those working in and around the industry. With Winifred Robinson and Sheila McClennon.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: Sheila McClennon.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Inspiration

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


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

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Even the Olives Are Bleeding

A young Irish poet decides to leave Ireland and take up the fight against Fascism in Spain during the Spanish Civil War. By Jim O'Hanlon.
Producer Gemma McMullan


Unknown: Jim O'Hanlon.
Producer: Gemma McMullan
Charlie: Andrew Scott
Cora: Ruth Bradley
George: Pat Laffan
Jock Stuart: Sinclair Blyth
Ed: Luke Griffin
Rev Hilliard: John Hewitt
Sammy: Simon Imrie
Rudolfo: Mike Masslml

: Gardeners' Question Time

With Bob Flowerdew , Matthew Biggs and Anne Swithinbank. Eric Robson is in the chair. And at
3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast, shortened rpt of Sun 2pm


Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank.
Unknown: Eric Robson

: Autumn Anthology

3/5. The Venus. While double-digging in pursuit of the perfect tomato Samuel Protheroe unearths a dilemma of classical proportions. By Joe Hollings , read by Phillip Manikum. Producer Christine Hall For further details see Monday


Unknown: Samuel Protheroe
Unknown: Joe Hollings
Read By: Phillip Manikum.
Producer: Christine Hall

: Mind Reading

3/5. An exploration of the importance of the personal imagination that each reader brings to a text. John Carey talks to neuroscientists about the reading process and asks authors Sue Townsend and Francis Spufford to explain their experience of reading. Producer Lore Windemuth For more details see Monday


Talks: John Carey
Unknown: Francis Spufford

: Thinking Allowed

A look at the little-known life of Ottoman women from the beginning of the 20th century, as told through their memoirs, autobiographies and travel journals. Presented by Laurie Taylor. Producer Natasha Maw


Presented By: Laurie Taylor.
Producer: Natasha Maw

: All in the Mind

5/6. We're all told secrets- you may even be keeping one right now. Dr Raj Persaud explores whether keeping secrets is harmful or helpful. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Dr Raj Persaud

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair .


Presented By: Eddie Mair

: Getting Nowhere Fast

6/6. Merv likes jeans. He's always liked jeans. Status Quo wear jeans, Springsteen wears jeans, Dylan wears jeans - so why does Pam want to take him shopping? What else could he possibly need? 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

David gets competitive.
For cast see page 48 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Kirsty Lang with arts news, and a report on how jazz pianists approach classical music, with Jacques Loussier and Ramsey Lewis. Producer Timothy Prosser


Unknown: Kirsty Lang
Unknown: Jacques Loussier
Unknown: Ramsey Lewis.
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: Love for Lydia

8/10. More than two years later Richardson returns home. The Depression has hit the town badly, and he makes a startling discovery. By HE Bates.
For details and cast see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

: The Moral Maze

9/10. A live debate, chaired by Michael Buerk , in which Melanie Phillips , Ian Hargreaves , Claire Fox 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: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Michael Gove
Producer: David Coomes

: The Week According to

A humorous look back at the political week, with Michael Brown. Producer Alison Macdonald Rptd from Sun 10.45pm


Unknown: Michael Brown.
Producer: Alison MacDonald Rptd

: Our Lives in Our Hands

1/2. Waiting for Daniel. Linda Balls 's brother died from Duchenne muscular dystrophy when he was 13. Now her three-year-old son has developed the terminal disease and he faces a future of muscle wastage, wheelchairs, ventilators and probable early death. Linda meets top scientists to explore the realities of living with the disease and to investigate scientific breakthroughs that could potentially transform her son's life. Producer Lucy Dichmont


Unknown: Linda Balls
Producer: Lucy Dichmont

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Wife

8/10. The bitterness of betrayals. As the moment of her departure approaches, Joan recalls the years when Joe was predatory and she was simply acquiescent. A delightful and daring take on modern marriage by Meg Wolitzer. For details see Monday


Unknown: Meg Wolitzer.

: Fifteen-Minute Musical

6/6. Elton: the Musical. In this Lloyd Webberesque musical, Ben Elton sells his soul to the devil -Andrew Lloyd Webber - in exchange for success. But the price he has to pay is high. With Richie Webb , Dave Lamb and Mel Hudson. Written by Richie Webb , David Quantick and Dave Cohen. Producer Katie Tyrreii


Musical: Ben Elton
Unknown: Andrew Lloyd Webber
Unknown: Richie Webb
Unknown: Dave Lamb
Unknown: Mel Hudson.
Written By: Richie Webb
Written By: David Quantick
Written By: Dave Cohen.
Producer: Katie Tyrreii

: The Problem with Adam Bloom

6/6. Stress. It's quite stressful writing a six-part series, planning an Edinburgh show and taking a holiday. Will Adam manage to complete the series? And just what is the best way of dealing with stress? With Adam Bloom and Brendon Burns.
Producers Victoria Lloyd and Adam Bromley


Unknown: Brendon Burns.
Producers: Victoria Lloyd
Producers: 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:Josiah Wedgwood

3/5. The new biography by Brian Dolan. Rptdfrom9.45am


Unknown: Brian Dolan.

: News

: News

: News

: The Music Biz

: News

: Discovery

: News

: News

: Off the Shelf

Two Sides of the Moon (4/5)

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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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