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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Tony Burnham.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Joel Edwards.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Joel Edwards.

: Midweek

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


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Daily Service

Presented by John Forrest. Jerusalem, My Happy Home
(Southwell). Acts 4, vv31-35. 0 Lord, Give Thy Holy Spirit (Tallis). Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken (Abbots Leigh). Director of music John Powell.


Music: John Powell.

: Book of the Week: My Life So Far

3/5. Jane Fonda reads another extract from her new autobiography. Today she recounts her controversial trip to Hanoi. Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Jane Fonda

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Ears Wide Open .
3/5 The Woman's Hour drama. By Charlotte Goodwin.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Charlotte Goodwin.

: Bricks and Mortals

3/4. 10 Guinea Street. Historian Madge Dresser introduces some of the characters who might have been seen at a house in Bristol, once owned by one of the biggest slave traders in the city. Producer Kate McAll


Introduces: Madge Dresser
Producer: Kate McAll

: The Papers of AJ Wentworth (Retd)

3/4. Back at Burgrove. Wentworth's joy at being asked to teach temporarily at his old school is dissipated when he discovers the identity of one of the pupils. By HF Ellis , adapted by Emma Kennedy.
Producer Elizabeth Freestone


Unknown: Hf Ellis
Adapted By: Emma Kennedy.
Producer: Elizabeth Freestone
Wentworth: Chris Langham
Headmaster: Philip Jackson
Shaw/Mr Edwards: Giles Terera
Mrs Bretton: Helen Atkinson-Wood
Gilbert: Andrew Westfield
Briggs/Henderson: Ben Borowiecki
Mason: Felix Still
Blake: Luke Newberry
Matron: Emma Kennedy

: You and Yours

With Sheila McClennon and Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Sheila McClennon
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Write Stuff

2/6. James Walton presides over team captains
Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh for the literary quiz. This week's guests are Wendy Holden and Louise Doughty , The author and subject for sparkling pastiche is Noël Coward and the reader is Beth Chalmers. Producer Katie Marsden


Unknown: James Walton
Unknown: Sebastian Faulks
Unknown: John Walsh
Unknown: Wendy Holden
Unknown: Louise Doughty
Unknown: Beth Chalmers.
Producer: Katie Marsden

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Exiled from Paradise

Anita Sullivan 's play is inspired by the true stories of the people of Diego Garcia , who were removed from their island in the Indian Ocean in the 1970s. When her first love arrives in the country, Lisette Andre struggles to put tne past behind her. Allen Vincatassin Himself
Music by Silvio Lynx ; Producer/Director Claudine Toutoungi


Unknown: Anita Sullivan
Unknown: Diego Garcia
Unknown: Lisette Andre
Music By: Silvio Lynx
Director: Claudine Toutoungi
Lisette: Adjoa Andoh
Serg: Jude Akuwudike
Gabrielle: Clarke Peters
Roznay: Jane Lapotaire
Kizzy: Charlotte Corman
Sarah/Reporter: Colleen Prendergast
Newcaster/Interviewer: Richard Katz

: Gardeners' Question Time

Matthew Biggs , Bob Flowerdew and Anne Swithinbank answer questions put by the members of the Pulborougn
Garden Society. Eric Robson is in the chair. Including at
3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened at 2pm


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

: A Garden of Stories

3/5. Bouvard and Pecuchet. By Gustave Flaubert.
Novelist Julian Barnes introduces and reads an extract from Flaubert's unfinished novel in which two retired
Parisian clerks embark on their adventures in gardening with great enthusiasm, an awful lot of books, and very little Skill. For details see Monday


Unknown: Gustave Flaubert.
Introduces: Julian Barnes

: Pin It, Squash It, Pickle and Stuff It

2/4 Squash It. Brett Westwood looks at the plant collectors who travelled to the far-flung corners of the Earth in search of exotic plants, and discovers how their spoils formed the basis of our understanding of botany. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Brett Westwood

: Thinking Allowed

While baseball is America's most popular sport, soccer is the world's most popular sport. Laurie Taylor looks at what these two sports reveal about the societies and economies that spawned them. And why do baseball clubs make money and soccer clubs don't? Producer Natasha Maw


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Natasha Maw

: Case Notes

1/8. Pregnancy. Most pregnant women enjoy a healthy gestation, but Dr Mark Porter hears about treatment for conditions that can harm the mother or the baby. Plus a report on a new way of preventing premature births, and how vitamins might hold the key to understanding pre-eclampsia. See Choice: page 128. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: Armando lannucci's Charm Offensive

4/6, Armando lannucci welcomes you to his radio drop-in centre where you can sample a variety of free comedy, chat and big, big fibs. With special guests. Producer David Tyler


Producer: David Tyler

: The Archers

Susan is a prisoner in her own home.
For cast see page 46 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson introduces the arts magazine programme, with news, reviews and interviews. Producer Stephen Hughes


Introduces: John Wilson
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Ears Wide Open

3/5. Surprise, Surprise! Inside a giant cardboard cake, Abi is about to leap out and surprise her partner Marcus on their joint 40th birthday. Full of uncertainty about the future, she is joined in the cake by an unexpected guest.
Producer Peter Leslie Wild
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Producer: Peter Leslie
Abi ': Bhartl Patel
Miss Homebake: Alison Carney

: inside the Ethics Committee

3/3 Each week Vivienne Parry presents a real-life case to a panel of medical ethics experts. This week, they discuss the case of a man in his late 60s who wishes to die, but his next of kin disagrees. How can doctors determine if a patient is competent enough to decide to die? Repeated from Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Vivienne Parry

: The Letters Pages

1/3 A look at how certain key letters, published in the British press, have changed policy or influenced debate. producer Sally Spurring Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm

: An Earth Made for Life

3/3. Gabrielle Walker discovers how sex, death and even armed warfare allowed simple slime to develop into the complex animals we see around us today. Producer Jonathan Fildes


Unknown: Gabrielle Walker
Producer: Jonathan Fildes

: Midweek

Another chance to hear this morning's programme, with Libby Purves and her guests. Shortened repeat from 9am


Unknown: Libby Purves

: The World Tonight

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


Introduced By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The History of Love

3/10. An unexpected request to translate The History of Love leads Alma to hope she might yet find happiness for her mother. And the third and vital thread in the history of The History of Love begins to reveal its secrets. Written by Nicole Krauss. Readers Vicki Simon and Sara Kestelman. For details see Monday


Readers: Nicole Krauss.
Readers: Vicki Simon
Readers: Sara Kestelman.

: Fifteen-Minute Musical

1/6. Brothers in Arms. The story of Tony de Blair and Gordon de Brown, who leave squire school and make for 10 Downing Street. A rock musical, set against the backdrop of medieval England. Starring Richie Webb ,
Dave Lamb , Mel Hudson and Alex Lowe. Written by Richie Webb , David Ouantick and Dave Cohen. Music by Richie Webb. Producer Katie Tyrrell


Unknown: Richie Webb
Unknown: Dave Lamb
Unknown: Mel Hudson
Unknown: Alex Lowe.
Written By: Richie Webb
Written By: David Ouantick
Written By: Dave Cohen.
Music By: Richie Webb.
Producer: Katie Tyrrell

: Brian Appleton's Unofficial Multimedia Lecture

New series 1/6. From Cliff to Dale. In which Brian
\ppleton (Graham Fellows) charts five decades of British pop. Disgraced rock musicologist and media studies lecturer Brian Appleton delivers a series of unique and bizarre lectures, drawing on his own bitter memories of thwarted pop stardom. Comedy by Graham Fellows , with additional research by Rex Brough. Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: Brian Appleton
Comedy By: Graham Fellows
Unknown: Rex Brough.
Producer: Dawn Ellis

: The Siren's Song

Peter White discovers just what it is about the sounds of the siren that captivate and repel at the same time. Producer Philip Sellars


Producer: Philip Sellars

: News

: Book of the Week: My Life So Far

3/5. Read by Jane Fonda. Repeated from 9.45am


Read By: Jane Fonda.

: Analysis '

: News

: The Music Biz

: News

: Discovery

Memory (3/4)

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

The History of Tractors in Ukrainian (9/10) by Marina Lweycka

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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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