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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Dr Alison Elliot.


Unknown: Dr Alison Elliot.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rt Rev Tom Butler.
8.55 August 1945 10/12. For details see Saturday


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: The Reunion

3/8. Sue MacGregor reunites the campaigners involved in the debate over the 1968 Abortion Act. Repeated from Sunday at 11.15am

: Book of the Week: The Hungry Years -Confessions of a Food Addict

5/5. The Solution. William Leith visits Fat Is a Feminist Issue author Susie Orbach , who recommends therapy sessions. During the year Leith has become slimmer, but what is the answer to the world obesity crisis as society becomes fatter, lazier, more anxious and more depressed? Memoirs Of William Leith. For details see Mon Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: William Leith
Unknown: Susie Orbach
Unknown: William Leith.

: Act of Worship

Led by Pauline Webb.


Unknown: Pauline Webb.

: Woman's Hour from 10.20

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 The Low Road By Valerie Miner. -5/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama rpt at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Valerie Miner.

: Test Match Special

England v Australia
Commentary on the second day's play in the Third Test at Old Trafford. Including at 12.35pm News; Talking Point. And at 3.10 News; Cricket Scene.
Producer Peter Baxter *approximate time


Producer: Peter Baxter

: White Van Man Speaks

The image of "white van man" as an aggressive, tailgating driver who cuts us up on the road while mouthing obscenities in his wing mirror has become common currency since BBC presenter Sarah Kennedy coined the phrase in 1997. But can the 2.2 million white van drivers on British roads really all be defined by a single, derogatory term?

Rory Cellan-Jones, the BBC s business correspondent, goes out to find a variety of white-van men (and one woman) and hears them speak about their working lives, Britain's congested roads and what they really think of other drivers.


Presenter: Rory Cellan-Jones
Producer: Beaty Rubens

: Robin and Wendy's Wet Weekends

4/4. Ground Control to Major Derek. Wendy and Maureen take the weekend off, while Robin and Derek receive unexpected visitors. Written by Kay Stonham. Producer Claire Bartlett


Written By: Kay Stonham.
Producer: Claire Bartlett
Robin: Brian Capron
Wendy: Kay Stonham
Derek: Martin Trenaman
Maureen: Amelia Bullmore

: You and Yours

Presented by Winifred Robinson. Including at


Presented By: Winifred Robinson.

: Face the Facts.

4/6. An investigation into the explosion at Stockline Plastics in Glasgow last year that killed nine workers and left more than 40 injured. John Waite reveals allegations of complacency by officials about conditions at the site, which was labelled by one insider as a "disaster waiting to happen . Series editor Andrew Smith Face the Facts repeated on Sunday at 9pm PHONE: [number removed]44 email: youandyoursiSbbc.co.uk


Unknown: John Waite
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

News and analysis. Editor Colin Hancock


Editor: Colin Hancock

: A World in Your Ear

2/7. Lucy Ash looks at how radio stations, particularly in Africa, are reporting on the global drive to fight poverty. Producer Anna Raphael Repeated on Sunday at 8pm


Unknown: Lucy Ash
Producer: Anna Raphael

: Afternoon Play: The Love Saboteur

The runaway Brefni's attempts at playing Cupid for her spinster aunt have an unexpected but not altogether undesirable outcome. By Lana Citron. Producer/Director Eoin O'Callaghan


Unknown: Lana Citron.
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Brefni: Laura Murphy
Rhona: Marion O'Dwyer
Padraig: Gerard Murphy
Sheila: Aine McCartney
Shay: Neal McWilliams
Donal: Kevin Flood
Jonah: Niall Cusack
Nicky: Lana Citron
Jenni Murray: Herself

: Veg Talk

7/9. John Torode joins greengrocers Gregg Wallace and Charlie Hicks to cook a seasonal dish and answer listeners' questions about summer fruit and veg. Producer Paula McGinley PHONE: [number removed] Lines open from 1.30pm


Unknown: John Torode
Unknown: Gregg Wallace
Unknown: Charlie Hicks
Producer: Paula McGinley

: The Reggie Pepper Stories

5/5. Concealed Art. By PGWodehouse. Should Reggies artist pal Archie confess to his fiancee how he really earns his money? "Tell her you have private means," advises Reggie. And that's where the trouble starts. For details see Mon

: The Old Bill

5/5. A Clean Bill of Health. Thomas Arthur , an Irish doctor, kept his fee books from 1619 to 1666 in a neat Latin hand, leaving to posterity an incomparable record of the state of his nation's health. For details see Monday


Unknown: Thomas Arthur

: Word of Mouth

2/8 A close look at the words we use, where they come from and how we play with them, with Michael Rosen. Producer Mark Smalley Repeated on Sunday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen.
Producer: Mark Smalley

: The Message

Jenni Murray and guests discuss how current media trends affect Our lives. Producer Cecile Wright


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producer: Cecile Wright

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Now Show

5/5. The summer special, from the King's Theatre, Southsea. Steve Punt, Hugh Dennis , Marcus Brigstocke , Jon Holmes , Mitch Benn and Laura Shavin take a satirical look at the week's news. Producer Colin Anderson Repeated tomorrow 12.30pm RT DIRECT: Own The Now Show on CD for just £11.99 (RRP £12.99) including p&p. To order call [number removed] quoting [number removed] or visitwww.radiotimes.com/rtdirect


Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown: Jon Holmes
Unknown: Mitch Benn
Unknown: Laura Shavin
Producer: Colin Anderson

: The Archers

It's judgement day for Kenton. For cast see page 38
Written by Joanna Toye ; Director Julie Beckett : Editor Vanessa Whitburn ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Joanna Toye
Director: Julie Beckett
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn

: Front Row

Arts news, interviews and reviews, with John Wilson. Producer Timothy Prosser


Unknown: John Wilson.
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: The Low Road

5/5. Valerie discovers the truth about her grandparents' marriage and makes a final visit to her mother's apartment. By Valerie Miner. For cast and details see Monday Rptd from 10.45am

: Straw Poll

3/6. It's impossible to have a truly united Europe
This debate, chaired by Nick Clarke , comes from Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Listeners can also vote on the motion. Producer Nick Utechin Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm
To vote YES dial [number removed]0311 To vote NO dial [number removed]0322
Calls cost top Lines are open after 8.50pm until 2.20pm tomorrow


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Producer: Nick Utechin

: A Point of View

New York resident and former Sunday Times editor Harold Evans comments on topical events.
Producer Maria Balinska Repeated on Sunday at 8.50am


Editor: Harold Evans
Producer: Maria Balinska

: The Friday Play: Blame

After an explosion at a chemical works the company is absolved of any culpability, leaving one of the dead to carry the can. His mother and his estranged wife are drawn together in a quest to clear his name and find out what really happened. By Philip Palmer.
Producer/Director Toby Swift


Unknown: Philip Palmer.
Director: Toby Swift
Marion: Caroline Catz
Joyce: Ann Mitchell
Diane: Tanya Franks
Mike: Gerard Horan
John: Mark Lewis Jones
Fireman: Harry Myers

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, presented by Carrie Gracie. Editor Alistair Burnett


Presented By: Carrie Gracie.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: The Thirty-First of June

5/5. In which everything ends happily ever after - dragon permitting. By JB Priestley , and read by Nickie Henson. For details see Monday


Unknown: Jb Priestley
Read By: Nickie Henson.

: Off the Page

4/11. The Sum Is Greater Than the Parts. Are you obsessed by the small print, or is the bigger picture all you see?
Matthew Parris invites philosopher Julian Baggini , critic Judith Palmer and author David Boyle to write about and debate whether the sum is greater than the parts.
Expect jigsaw puzzles, gardening and the sorites paradox all to take a bow. Producer Miles Warde


Unknown: Matthew Parris
Unknown: Julian Baggini
Unknown: Judith Palmer
Unknown: David Boyle
Producer: Miles Warde

: The Strange Death of the Establishment

Peter Cook opened London's first satirical club, the Establishment, in exotic Soho in the early 1960s. This is the true story of the gangsters who closed it down.
Presented by Harry Thompson with contributions from John Fortune, Wendy Cook, George Melly and Roger Law.
Producer Miles Warde


Presenter: Harry Thompson
Contributor: John Fortune
Contributor: Wendy Cook
Contributor: George Melly
Contributor: Roger Law
Producer: Miles Warde

: News

: Book of the Week: The Hungry Years -Confessions of a Food Addict

5/5. The Solution. William Leith 's memoirs. Rptdfrom9.45am


Unknown: William Leith

: World Today

: Analysis

: News

: The Word

Voices Specials (1/2)

: News

: The Interview

: News

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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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