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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Derek Boden.


Unknown: Derek Boden.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Chief Rabbi, Dr Jonathan Sacks.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Dr Jonathan Sacks.

: Midweek

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


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Book of the Week: The Way We Wore

3/5. Skinhead goes sour and Oxford bags appear. Robert Elms continues to read his memoirs of his youth. for details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Robert Elms

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rev Stephen Shipley. Majesty (Hayford).
Mark 11, vv27-33. Benedictus (Jenkins). At the Name of Jesus (Evelyns). Director of music Richard Tanner.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.
Music: Richard Tanner.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Middlemarch By George Eliot. 18/20. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: George Eliot.

: In Living Memory

3/4. Strangeways. On 1 April, 1990, a riot broke out in the chapel at Strangeways prison in Manchester. Within minutes, the inmates had control of the whole jail and began a siege that would last for 25 days. The then prison governor, prison officers, inmates and the Home
Secretary of the day talk to Liz Carney about the worst prison riot in the history of the British penal system. Producer Isobel Eaton


Unknown: Liz Carney
Producer: Isobel Eaton

: Baggage

3/6. Halloween Havoc. it's Edinburgh; it's the castle; it's a Halloween Ball. Caroline turns into Cinderella, her ex-husband turns into a toad, and Ruth and Fiona turn up to pick up the pieces. Comedy drama by Hilary Lyon.
Producer Gordon Kennedy ; Director Marilyn Imne


Unknown: Hilary Lyon.
Producer: Gordon Kennedy
Director: Marilyn Imne
Caroline: Hilary Lyon
Fiona: Phyllis Logan
Ruth: Adie Allen
Alistair: Peter Capaldi
Taxi man: Moray Hunter

: You and Yours

With Winifred Robinson and Sheila McClennon.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: Sheila McClennon.

: The World at One

National and international news and analysis, presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Like an Animal

Mair wants to move to a new bungalow to end her days but Defi wants to stay in their mountain farmhouse. Neither choice will wipe out the tragedy in their past. Written by Meic Povey.
Director Alison Hindell


Written By: Meic Povey.
Director: Alison Hindell
Mair: Sian Phillips
Defi: Glyn Houston

: Gardeners' Question Time ...

Pippa Greenwood , Bob Flowerdew and Matthew Biggs answer questions posed by gardeners in Hertfordshre.
Eric Robson is in the chair. Including at 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast.


Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Matthew Biggs

: The Pennine Way

3/5. Venus Flytrap. A girl working in garden centre café meets an enthusiastic walker with a rucksack "a third-world family could live in". She joins him on the Way. By Jane Rogers , read by Aneeqa Khan. The story is punctuated by the voice of young walker Hannah Fox. For details see Monday


Unknown: Venus Flytrap.
Unknown: Jane Rogers
Read By: Aneeqa Khan.
Unknown: Hannah Fox.

: Room with a View

3/5. Joyce's Tower, Sandycove, Dublin. in 1904, author
James Joyce stayed at the Martello Tower near Dublin.
The subsequent rift with his friends prompted him to leave the tower in the middle of the night. Allan Beswick talks to Robert Nicholson , curator of the Joyce Tower , about how those events became immortalised in Ulysses.
For details see Monday


Unknown: James Joyce
Talks: Allan Beswick
Unknown: Robert Nicholson
Unknown: Joyce Tower

: Thinking Allowed

Human behaviour, institutions and conventions come under the microscope as Laurie Taylor leads he discussion on topical items and issues arising out of the academic and research world. Producer Rebecca Asher


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Rebecca Asher

: All in theMind

9/10. The programme dedicated to the mysterious workings of the brain. Dr Raj Persaud examines the latest research and brings together experts from the worlds of psychiatry, psychology and mental health.
Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Dr Raj Persaud

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: TheRightTime

1/3. The sketch show about life, written and performed by people who've lived a bit. Starring Dudley Sutton , Roger Blake
Eleanor Bron and Paula Wilcox. With guest star Arthur Smith and music by Ronnie and the Rex. producer Katie Marsden


Unknown: Dudley Sutton
Unknown: Roger Blake
Unknown: Eleanor Bron
Unknown: Paula Wilcox.
Unknown: Arthur Smith
Producer: Katie Marsden

: The Archers

Lynda dons the war paint.
For cast see page 51 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

More arts news and reviews, hosted by Kirsty Lang.
Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Kirsty Lang.
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Middlemarch

18/20. Revelations. Rosy interferes with her husband's attempts to solve his financial crisis: and a very sick
Raffles has returned to Stone Court, to Mr Bulstrode 's horror. By George Eliot.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Mr Bulstrode
Unknown: George Eliot.

: Reith Lectures: The Triumph of Technology

3/5. Innovation and Management. LordBroers, president of the Royal Academy of Engineering, calls for a renaissance in technology and engineering as the way to advance the welfare of the world. Tonight he argues for a new understanding of how technology can be turned into saleable and workable products in a global marketplace of ideas, research and expertise. From the Business School, University of Manchester. Presented by Sue Lawley . Producer Sheila Cook Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Presented By: Sue Lawley
Producer: Sheila Cook

: Sod's Law

Another chance to hear Phil Smith on the reality of turning a wilderness into a garden.
1/3. "It's leaf mould man". With his garden looking as if it has been trampled by a herd of wildebeest, Phil Smith goes in search of enrichment for the soil and finds enlightenment for the soul. Producer Harry Parker


Unknown: Phil Smith
Unknown: Phil Smith
Producer: Harry Parker

: Frontiers

3/6. Risky Business. Why, despite the dangers, do some humans risk everything in the pursuit of ever-greater thrills? Peter Evans explores the nature of risk. He asks if animals assess risks in the wild, and whether a gene could be responsible for making some of us seek out danger. Producer Rami Tzabar


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Rami Tzabar

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, introduced by Robin Lustig.


Introduced By: Robin Lustig.

: Party Election Broadcast

On behalf of the Conservative Party.

: Book at Bedtime: Old Filth

8/10. Eddie sets sail. Another instalment of Jane Gardam 's new book, read by Martin Jarvis. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Jane Gardam
Read By: Martin Jarvis.

: Laurence and Gus: Untold Stories

2/6. Father and Son. Laurence and Gus reveal the untold stories of some of life's bit-part players. This week's story is about a father and son from Lancashire who can talk quite openly and freely about love, sex and emotions, but can't bring themselves to speak about the embarrassing subject of football. Starring and written by Gus Brown and Laurence Howarth , with Alex Lowe and Katy Brand. Producer/Director Helen Williams


Written By: Gus Brown
Written By: Laurence Howarth
Unknown: Alex Lowe
Unknown: Katy Brand.
Director: Helen Williams

: Paperback Hell

2/6. The Body Bag. Chapter 15 of the gripping crime procedural novel, with the coolly beautiful, maverick, female forensic pathologist Katie Devlin , is another in the chapters culled from classic novels you've read before.
With Michael Fenton-Stevens , Rebecca Front, Mel Hudson , Dan Tetsell , and Alex Lowe. Written by Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell. Producer Lucy Armitage


Unknown: Katie Devlin
Unknown: Michael Fenton-Stevens
Unknown: Mel Hudson
Unknown: Dan Tetsell
Unknown: Alex Lowe.
Written By: Danny Robins
Written By: Dan Tetsell.
Producer: Lucy Armitage

: Hamish and Dougal: You'll Have Had Your Tea

2/6 Fame Idol. Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden 's elderly Scotsmen are anxious to enter Fay MacAdemy , the famous Highland talent contest. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Fay MacAdemy

: The Unofficial Election

2/8. Comedy show based on the daily events of the election, starring Nick Revell and John Oliver. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Nick Revell
Unknown: John Oliver.

: News

: Book of the Week: The Way We Wore

3/5. By Robert Elms. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Robert Elms.

: Heart and Soul

Faith without Frontiers (1/3)

: News

: The Music Biz

: News

: Discovery


: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Will in the World (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.

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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