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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Graham Kings, vicar of St Mary's, Islington.

: 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.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rabbi Lionel Blue.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Lionel Blue.

: Midweek

Diverse and lively conversation with Libby Purves ana her guests. Producer Chris Paling Shortened repeat at 9.30pm
What has Mark Damazer in store for Radio 4?: page 24


Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Mark Damazer

: Book of the Week: Ghosting

3/5. Jennie discovers what it means to be a ghostwriter when she struggles to write sex scenes from a male Perspective. By Jennie Erdal. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Jennie Erdal.

: Daily Service

Presented by Dr Pauline Webb. The Servant King
(Kendrick). Romans 5, vv6-11. Ex Ore Innocentium
(Ireland). Praise My Soul the King of Heaven (Praise My Soul). Director of music Gordon Stewart.


Presented By: Dr Pauline Webb.
Music: Gordon Stewart.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Open to the Public By Helen Brandom. 3/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Helen Brandom.

: Mapping the Town

New series 1/6. Hull. Julian Richards uncovers the history of Hull through the geographical clues found in its streets. Trade was the starting point of Hull's history but the shipping brought in ideas and people as well as goods.
Their legacy can still be found in the city. Richards is joined by historians Arthur Credland , John Markham and Nicholas Evans. Producer Mary Ward Lowery


Unknown: Julian Richards
Unknown: Arthur Credland
Unknown: John Markham
Unknown: Nicholas Evans.
Producer: Mary Ward Lowery

: No Commitments

5/6. Taking Chances. Roger is in despair about retiring,
Emily has dramatic news from Australia, and Charlotte's television career really seems to be reviving_So Anna will be nn hanri tn nirk i m the oieces. Written by Simon Brett.
Producer Simon Brett


Written By: Simon Brett.
Producer: Simon Brett
Anna: Rosemary Leach
Victoria: Angela Thorne
Charlotte: Felicity Montagu
Roger: Bill Nighy
Emily: Lisa Coleman
Nic: Kieran Hill
Melissa: Judy Flynn

: PMYouandYours

Consumer issues, presented by Sheila McClennon and Winifred Robinson.


Presented By: Sheila McClennon
Presented By: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

National and international news, with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Land Lines

4/6. The Black Country. The anchor chain of the Titanic, a traditional glass works and some local cave-dwellers help the landscape detectives uncover the connections between people and the landscape of the Black Country. With Brett Westwood. Producer Grant Sonnex


Producer: Grant Sonnex

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Perfect Timing

by Jimmie Chinn
Long-forgotten events involving a snake and a mysterious theatre fire become part of a heated argument following a fractious reunion of three music hall performers.


Writer: Jimmie Chinn
Director: Martin Jenkins
Maisie: Dora Bryan
Gus: Bernard Cribbins
Dudley: Roy Barraclough

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bob Flowerdew, Anne swithinbank and John Cushnie answer questions posed by gardeners in Wiltshire.
Eric Robson is in the chair.
Including at 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast, shortened rpt of sun 2pm


Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: John Cushnie

: Sleepers

3/5. The 10.15 to Bucharest. A gothic tale set on the overnight train from Vienna to Bucharest in which nothing is quite what it seems. By Louise Welsh , read by LiamBrennan. For details see Monday


Unknown: Louise Welsh

: For What it's Worth

3/5. Teddy Bears. Daniel Agnew and other arctophiles meet Lars Tharp to discuss what lies behind our love affair with old teddy bears. For details see Monday


Unknown: Daniel Agnew
Unknown: Lars Tharp

: Thinking Allowed

From the sight of an artwork to the scent of perfume or the savour of dinner, sensory perception informs our social world. In Western society, sight and sound are highly prized, but what is the world like to cultures that value touch or smell above all? Why do many people in West African societies hold hands when they talk; how is the time of day told in the rain forests of Papua New Guinea? Laurie Taylor finds out. Producer Natasha Maw


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Natasha Maw

: Case Notes

10/10 The oldest specialist eye hospital in the world - Moorfields, in London - is celebrating its 200th anniversary Dr Mark Porter visits its A&E department. finds out how careless contact lens wearers could lose their sight and hears the latest news on laser eye surgery. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: The Museum of Everything

4/6 To Infinity and Beyond. The museum throws open its door to a sci-fi convention and a rival theme park draws visitors away from Badgerland. Sketch comedy written and performed by Marcus Brigstocke , Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell. With Lucy Montgomery.
Music Dominic Haslam and Ben Walker ; Producer Alex Walsh-Taylor


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

: The Archers

Ed gets in touch with his feminine side. For cast see page 45 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Arts news and reviews, presented by Kirsty Lang.
Producer Nicki Paxman


Presented By: Kirsty Lang.
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Open to the Public

3/5. Jeff (Philip Jackson ) is trying rather unsuccessfully to cope as a single parent and finds his children desperate to use the garden competition as a means of persuading their mother to return. By Helen Brandom. For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Philip Jackson
Unknown: Helen Brandom.

: The Moral Maze

4/10. A live debate, chaired by Michael Buerk , in which
Melanie Phillips , Steven Rose , Clifford Longley and Rosie Boycott cross-examine witnesses who hold conflicting views on the moral complexities behind one of the week's news Stories. Producer David Coomes Rptd on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Steven Rose
Unknown: Clifford Longley
Unknown: Rosie Boycott
Producer: David Coomes Rptd

: Progress? What Progress?

2/3. 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

: Amber

Amber is a unique time capsule, perfectly preserving whatever life is trapped inside it. Howard Stableford embarks on an extraordinary journey through time when he follows a trail of ciues trapped in the once sticky plant resin to discover how the amber forests would have looked, and even sounded, 20 million years ago. Producer Sarah Blunt


Producer: Sarah Blunt

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, with Carrie Gracie.


Unknown: Carrie Gracie.

: Book at Bedtime: Planet of the Apes

3/5. Ulysse has failed to persuade his monkey captors that he is anything other than another human, but there is some compensation. He is sharing his cell with the beautiful Nova. By Pierre Boulle. For details see Monday


Unknown: Pierre Boulle.

: Julian Fox: On a Lonely Planet

1/4. Herne Hill resident Julian Fox makes a travel programme without leaving home. Julian couldn't get much time off work and, well, he got a little nervous that he might get homesick. So he chose not to leave London. A comedy about a heroic optimist, struggling to escape the hollowness of his existence through a deep-felt love for simple things.


Unknown: Julian Fox
Producer: Steve Doherty

: Where Did It All Go Wrong?

- New series 1/4. The True Confessions of Sherlock Holmes , Part2 - the Inevitable Invention ofMoriarty Sherlock Holmes is out of work and desperate to re-establish his reputation as the finest sleuth on the nationwide detecting circuit. Written and performed by Simon Munnery , with Kevin Eldon and Sally Phillips. Producer Ed Morrish


Unknown: Sherlock Holmes
Unknown: Sherlock Holmes
Unknown: Simon Munnery
Unknown: Kevin Eldon
Unknown: Sally Phillips.
Producer: Ed Morrish

: The Theatre Girls Club

In 1918 Virginia Crompton founded a club to provide safe and cheap lodging for aspiring actresses and dancers in London. Hannah Gordon tells the story of this haven with contributions from former residents, including Betty Boothroyd and Amanda Barrie. Producer Anne Brown


Unknown: Virginia Crompton
Unknown: Betty Boothroyd
Unknown: Amanda Barrie.
Producer: Anne Brown

: News

: Book of the Week: Ghosting

3/5. By Jennie Erdal. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Jennie Erdal.

: News

: The Music Biz

: News

: Discovery

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

The Ninth Life of Louis Drax by Liz Jensen (4/10) For details see Sunday


Unknown: Liz Jensen

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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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