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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Gordon Graham.


Unknown: Gordon Graham.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

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


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Susan Hulme
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Anne Atkins.

: Midweek

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


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Book of the Week: Evening in thePalace of Reason

3/5. The future king of Prussia is imprisoned by his own father. In contrast. JS Bach spends his 20s devouring all the latest music from Italy and composing the revolutionary Brandenburg Concertos. ByJames Gaines. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Js Bach
Unknown: Byjames Gaines.

: Daily Service

Presented by Fr Philip Sumner. Jesu, Grant Me This I Pray (Song 13). Luke 4, vvH3. Drop, Drop Slow Tears (Leighton). Forty Days and Forty Nights (Aus der Tiefe, arr Oxley). Director of music Richard Tanner.


Presented By: Fr Philip Sumner.
Music: Richard Tanner.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Tristram Shandy By Laurence Sterne. 8/10. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Laurence Sterne.

: Digitising Dunhuang

2/2. Thousands of scrolls, pictures and artefacts taken from the Buddhist caves of Dunhuang on the Silk Road in north-west China are being reunited via the internet, making a virtual Dunhuang accessible to everyone. Isabel Hilton investigates the implications for the conservation of this great art gallery in the desert, and the vexed question of the return of artefacts.


Presenter: Isabel Hilton
Producer: Julian May

: No Commitments

4/6. Hard Times. Victoria is still deeply worried about
Roger's pension provision but something remarkable has happened for Charlotte. Is it possible her acting career is about to revive? Written by Simon Brett.
Producer Simon Brett


Written By: Simon Brett.
Producer: Simon Brett
Anna: Rosemary Leach
Victoria: Angela Thorne
Charlotte: Felicity Montagu
Eddie: James Greene
Lynda: Richenda Carey
Eddie: James Greene
George: Bruce Alexander
The director: Bruce Alexander
Mr Colefax: Bruce Alexander

: You and Yours

Consumer issues, presented by Sheila McClennon and Winifred Robinson.


Presented By: Sheila McClennon
Presented By: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Land Lines

3/6. The Brecks. The landscape detectives uncover the fragments of a Stone Age cooking site as they follow the land lines on the East Anglian Brecklands. With Brett WestwOOd. Producer Grant Sonnex


Unknown: Brett Westwood.
Producer: Grant Sonnex

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Lives and Loves of Lorenzo da Ponte

From priesthood to poetry, Lorenzo da Ponte's life was packed with intrigue and adventure. Da Ponte wrote the librettos for Mozart's Don Giovanni, The Marriage of Figaro and Cosi Fan Tutti - so how did he end up a bankrupt? By Paul Dodgson.


Writer: Paul Dodgson
Director: Pauline Harris
Old Lorenzo: Gerald Harper
Monsignor, the Bishop of Ceneda: Robert Pickavance
Young Lorenzo: Bertie Carvel
Mozart: Paul Dodgson
Doriguti: Tom George
Joseph II: Alexander Delamere
Angioletta: Julia Routhwaite
Boy Lorenzo: Adam Paulden

: Gardeners' Question Time

Anne Swithinbank , Bunny Guinness and Matthew Biggs answer questions posed by gardeners in Worcestershire. Eric Robson is in the chair. Including at: 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened rpt of Sunday 2pm


Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Eric Robson

: Wild Ways

3/5. Lady Chatterley's Chicken. A tale of lust on the road in Latin America, as a woman first gives in to and then tries to escape the attentions of a persistent fellow traveller. Written by Louise Doughty , who reads the story With Arran Glass. For details see Monday


Written By: Louise Doughty

: Radio Rage

3/5. Radio Recall. How a conservative breakfast-show host helped Arnold Schwarzenegger to become Governor of California. Melanie Morgan, presenter of a right-wing talk radio in San Francisco, is one of a new breed of activist hosts who urge listeners not just to get angry but to do something about it. With Lucy Ash. For more details see Monday


Unknown: Arnold Schwarzenegger
Unknown: Lucy Ash.

: Thinking Allowed

In the late 1980s, gangsta rap emerged in urban America giving voice to - and making money for - young, poor, black men. Laurie Taylor is joined by Eithne Quinn to talk about her research into the culture and commerce of gangsta rap. In explaining how this music genre emerged, Quinn argues that gangsta rap both reflected and reinforced the decline in popular protest politics and the rise in individualism and entrepreneurialism that took place after the 1970s.


Presenter: Laurie Taylor
Guest: Eithne Ouinn
Producer: Natasha Maw

: Case Notes

9/10. Wound Healing. After surgery, how quickly the patient gets back to normal depends on how easily and at what pace the wound heals. Dr Mark Porter considers the evidence for optimum recovery and has some tips on how people can aid the healing process. See Choices on p122. Repeated from yesterday 9pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: The Museum of Everything

3/6. The Museum enjoys a visit from some schoolchildren as they learn the origin of scampi in the new Undersea
Adventure display. Sketch series written and performed by Marcus Brigstocke , Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell. With Lucy Montgomery.
Music Dominic Hasiam and Ben Walker ; Producer Alex Walsh-Taylor


Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown: Danny Robins
Unknown: Dan Tetsell.
Unknown: Lucy Montgomery.
Music: Dominic Hasiam
Music: Ben Walker
Producer: Alex Walsh-Taylor

: The Archers

it's the final showdown for Ed and Will.
For cast see page 41 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Arts news and reviews with Mark Lawson , including the verdict on Kevin Spacey 's return to the London stage in National Anthems by Dennis Mcintyre , at the Old Vie. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Kevin Spacey
Unknown: Dennis McIntyre
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Tristram Shandy

8/10. Uncle Toby performs a typical act of kindness and falls in love. By Laurence Sterne.
For details and cast see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Laurence Sterne.

: Moral Maze

3/10. A live debate, chaired by Michael Buerk , in which
Melanie Phillips , Steven Rose , Bruce Anderson 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: Steven Rose
Unknown: Bruce Anderson
Unknown: Claire Fox
Producer: David Coomes

: Progress? What Progress?

New series 1/3. Simon Heffer of the Daily Mail examines the contemporary relevance of Herbert Butterfield 's The Whig Interpretation of History.
Producer Dennis Sewell Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Simon Heffer
Unknown: Herbert Butterfield
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: Making a Human Alien

If man's future is in space, how are we to survive there? With scientists already working on new ways to keep humans alive for long periods far from the Earth, Sue Nelson explores how in order to travel in space we will need to become human aliens. Producer Anne Reevell


Unknown: Sue Nelson
Producer: Anne Reevell

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis.

: Book at Bedtime: Purple Hibiscus

8/10. Kambili is recovering with Aunty Ifeoma and her cousins. More violence is to come at home but the purple hibiscuses are about to bloom. By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Aunty Ifeoma
Unknown: Chimamanda Ngozi

: Tina C's Tiny Island Tour

4/4. Wales. Country singer and global activist Tina C, the comic creation of Christopher Green , rocks audiences in Cardiff on the last leg of her UK tour.
"So, are we all proud to be white trash? Let me hear you say, 'hell, yeah!'" Pianist Duncan Walsh Atkins ; Producer Claire Grove


Unknown: Christopher Green
Pianist: Duncan Walsh Atkins
Producer: Claire Grove

: Crime de la Crime

4/4. A tale involving murder, deception, murder,
Bolsheviks, murder and a bit more murder. With Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis. Producer Adam Bromley


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis.
Producer: Adam Bromley

: Today in Parliament

A round-up of the day's business in Westminster, highlighting Prime Minister's Questions. Presented bySeanCurran.

: News

: Book of the Week: Evening in the Palace of Reason

3/5. By James Gaines. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: James Gaines.

: News

: The Music Biz

: News

: Discovery

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

The Rainbow by DH Lawrence (9/10)

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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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