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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Pauline Webb.


Unknown: Pauline Webb.

: Farming Today

Presented by Sarah Mukherjee.


Presented By: Sarah Mukherjee.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Joel Edwards.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Joel Edwards.

: Midweek

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


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Daily Service

Presented by Clair Jaquiss. Enemy of Apathy (Thamaky).
Galatians 5, W13-18; vv22-25. Come, Holy Ghost (Attwood). O Breath of Life (Spiritus Vitae). Director of music Nigel Swinford.


Presented By: Clair Jaquiss.
Music: Nigel Swinford.

: Book of the Week: John the Painter

3/5. The First Attack. Having met the American Congress representative in Paris, Aitken lays the foundations of his first attack: setting fire to Portsmouth's Royal Naval dockyards. By Jessica Warner. For details see Mon Rptd 12.30am


Unknown: Jessica Warner.
Unknown: Mon Rptd

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Backward Shadow By Lynne Reid Banks. 3/10. The Woman's Hour drama.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Lynne Reid Banks.

: Bricks and Mortals

New series 1/4. The programme that brings history to life through different houses and the imagined lives of the people who lived there.
Bankside Historian Gillian Tindall introduces some of he characters who lived in one of the oldest surviving houses on the south bank of the Thames, which began life as an inn during the area's brief theatrical heyday. Producer Sara Davies


Introduces: Gillian Tindall
Producer: Sara Davies

: The Papers of AJ Wentworth (Retd)

1/4. Settling In. It is the late 1950s and AJ Wentworth has just retired to the little village of Fenport. The news of his arrival in Fenport spreads like wildfire and soon Wentworth finds himself taking a rather more active role in village life than he'd bargained for. By HF Ellis , arlantPri hv Emma Kennedy, and starring Chris Langham.
Producer Elizabeth Freestone


Unknown: Aj Wentworth
Unknown: Hf Ellis
Unknown: Emma Kennedv
Unknown: Chris Langham.
Producer: Elizabeth Freestone
Wentworth: Chris Lanqham
Mrs Wheeler/ Miss Gorman: Sophie Thompson
Mellish/Gooch: Philip Jackson
MissSteDhens: Selina Griffiths
Mrs Bretton/Mrs Burtltt: Helen Atkinson-Wood
Giles/Sidney: Andrew Westfield
Miss Edge: Rosie Armstrong
Matron: Emma Kennedy

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs, presented by Sheila McClennon and Winifred Robinson.


Presented By: Sheila McClennon
Presented By: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

National and international news, presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: PuzzlePanel

6/6. Giving their brains a workout this week areJenni
Murray, David Bodycombe and William Harston. The questions are put by Chris Maslanka. Producer Harry Parker


Unknown: David Bodycombe
Unknown: William Harston.
Unknown: Chris Maslanka.
Producer: Harry Parker

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7 pm

: Afternoon Play: Waterloo Sunset

Terry Collins first met Julie McTravers when he took her picture on the dance floor back in the summer of 1967. He was a working-class London boy, she was a nice girl from
Woking But their short-lived relationship came to an abrupt end one day when Julie went out to buy cigarettes and never came back. Thirty-eight years later they meet again. Written by and starring Mervyn Stutter.
Director David Jackson Young


Unknown: Terry Collins
Unknown: Julie McTravers
Unknown: Mervyn Stutter.
Director: David Jackson Young
Terry: Mervyn Stutter
Julie: Joanna McCallum
Dave: Michael Fenton Stevens
Julie's father: Huah Dickson

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie Bob Flowerdew and Anne Swithinbank are guests of the Sheffield Allotment and Leisure Gardeners'
Federation Eric Robson is in the chair. Including at
3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened at 2pm


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

: De Prof undis

3/5 Oscar Wilde recalls the absurdity of his libel action agains the Marquess of Oueensbury that ultimately propelled him into the dock. For details see Monday


Unknown: Oscar Wilde

: A Tale Teller for Our Times

3/5 The Ugly Duckling. Always the odd one out and made to suffer for being different, the Ugly Duckling is said to mirror Hans Christian Andersen 's own view of himself. But is it a transformation that anyone can make or are there hidden meanings to the story? For details see Monday


Unknown: Hans Christian Andersen

: Thinking Allowed

What are the comtemporary resonances of an early
20th-century scandal involving a leading psychiatrist who believed that mental illnesses were the product of chronic infection, curable only by life-threatening surgery? Laurie Taylor discusses the implications. Producer Natasha Maw


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Natasha Maw

: Building a Healthier Britain

3/4. Breast Cancer. Most of the information we know about the factors that influence the occurence of breast cancer has come from epidemioligical studies like the Million Women's Study and the Women's Health Initiative. What more can these studies reveal and what else do we need to discover in order to curb the numbers of cases? Richard Hannaford investigates. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: Armando Iannucci's Charm Offensive

2/6. Armando Iannucci welcomes you to five glorious years of topical comedy, chat and big, big fibs as he throws open his radio drop-in centre. Producer David Tyler


Presenter: Armando Iannucci
Producer: David Tyler

: The Archers

The truth hurts for Kirsty.
For cast see page 42 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson presents the arts show, and meets the guitarist Ry Cooder , whose new disc evokes the sounds and stories of a Spanish-speaking community in LOS Angeles in the 1950s. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: John Wilson
Guitarist: Ry Cooder
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: The Backward Shadow

3/10. Dottie's plans to start a business are moving very fast now she has found an investor. By Lynne Reid Banks. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Lynne Reid Banks.

: Inside the Ethics Committee

2/3. Vivienne Parry and a panel of experts discuss a real-life case, examining testimonies from patients, relatives and staff. This week, the panel discuss the case of Baby A who needs double transplant surgery - a new bowel and liver. The baby could be kept alive with a liver transplant to act as a bridge until both organs are available. However, without a new bowel, this liver would soon need replacing. Should Baby A be given the liver, even though this same liver could be used to save another child's life?
Producer Michelle Martin Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Vivienne Parry
Producer: Michelle Martin

: Power Eating

2/3. Anne Perkins looks at the crucial dinner party at which the economist John Maynard Keynes failed to stop Winston Churchill from deciding to return to the gold standard in 1925. Producer Jane Ashley Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Anne Perkins
Unknown: John Maynard Keynes
Producer: Jane Ashley

: An Earth Made for Life

New series 1/3. Life on this planet was no accident: everything about the geology of the Earth suggests it was made for life. Gabrielle Walker charts the rise of humanity's ancestors from simple slime to the complex organisms. Along the way she uncovers tales of mass poisoning, sex, death and even global catastrophe in this history of the early Earth. Producer Jonathan Fildes


Unknown: Gabrielle Walker
Producer: Jonathan Fildes

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Late Call

8/10. Sylvia has saved a little girl's life and her new friend's parents welcome her into the warmth of their home. By Angus Wilson. For details see Monday


Unknown: Angus Wilson.

: Laurence and Gus: Untold Stories

6/6. Clarence van den Hoogenband. Laurence and Gus tell the story of the brilliant scientist who discovers that the Earth is not quite a perfect sphere. Starring and written by Gus Brown and Laurence Howarth , with Alex Lowe and Katy Brand. Producer Helen Williams


Unknown: Clarence van Den Hoogenband.
Written By: Gus Brown
Written By: Laurence Howarth
Unknown: Alex Lowe
Unknown: Katy Brand.
Producer: Helen Williams

: Paperback Hell

6/6. The series concludes with the warm-hearted autobiography of a rebellious woman growing up in London's Welsh community - Black Teeth Lane. More spoof comedy starring Michael Fenton Stevens , Rebecca Front , Mel Hudson , Dan Tetsell , and Alex Lowe.
Written by Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell ; Producer Lucy Armitage


Unknown: Michael Fenton Stevens
Unknown: Rebecca Front
Unknown: Mel Hudson
Unknown: Dan Tetsell
Unknown: Alex Lowe.
Written By: Danny Robins
Written By: Dan Tetsell
Producer: Lucy Armitage

: Today in Parliament

The day's business in Westminster, highlighting Prime Minister's Questions. Presented by David Wilby.


Presented By: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: John the Painter

3/5. By Jessica Warner. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Jessica Warner.

: Analysis

: News

: Slavery Today

: The Music Biz

: News

: Discovery

Memory (1/4)

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

The Surgeon's Mate (9/10) by Patrick O'Brian. For details see Sunday


Unknown: Patrick O'Brian.

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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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