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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Ven Dr John Holdsworth.


Unknown: Dr John Holdsworth.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25 ,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Angela Tilby.


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: Between Ourselves

3/8. Election Directors. Olivia O'Leary hears about Denis Thatcher 's punch, falling out with Margaret Thatcher , and airbrushed testicles in an easy guide to running a general election campaign. Producer Karen Gregor Repeated at 9.30pm


Directors: Olivia O'Leary
Unknown: Denis Thatcher
Unknown: Margaret Thatcher
Producer: Karen Gregor

: A Further Five Numbers

2/5. Simon Singh investigates the history of numbers and looks at some special numbers in maths.
2. Two is the basis of all even numbers, but it's the idea or doubling that has established 2 as one of the most important tools in maths. Producer Adrian Washbourne


Unknown: Simon Singh
Producer: Adrian Washbourne

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rev Roger Hutchings. God Is Working
His Purpose Out (Benson). Psalm 34, vvl-3, vvil-18. Praise to God in the Highest! (arr Campbell). Give to Me, Lord, a Thankful Heart (Gatescarth). Director of music Barry Rose. Organist Graham Ecceles.


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.
Organist: Barry Rose.
Organist: Graham Ecceles.

: Book of the Week: Tales from theCountry Matchmaker

2/5. Compatible Aspects in Relation to Country Life Patricia reveals the paraphernalia of a modern-day cupid. But there's an awkward moment when Andy's "introduction", Beth, discovers why his first wife left him after only three months. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Valley of the Dolls

By Jacqueline Susann.
7/15. The Woman's Hour drama For details see drama rpt at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jacqueline Susann.

: Creative Genius ...

2/3. Ian Peacock unravels the psychology, science and mytn behind creativity to find out if anyone can be a creative genius. Today he finds out why a magnetic thinking cap could make creative geniuses of us all, and talks to the man who had a stroke and now can't stop sculpting, painting and writing poetry. Producer Pamela Rutherford


Unknown: Ian Peacock
Producer: Pamela Rutherford

: Six Characters in Search of an Answer

3/6. Rita. A series looking at the genesis and appeal of six comic characters from radio and TV, each encapsulating the mood of a decade. This week Barry Cryer looks at the character of Rita Rawlins nee Garnett , daughter to the vociferous, over-opinionated Alf, and married to the layabout Mike. Written by Mike Barfield. Producer Angela Sherwm


Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Rita Rawlins Nee Garnett
Written By: Mike Barfield.
Producer: Angela Sherwm

: You and Yours

Consumer issues, with Liz Barclay and Peter White. Including at 12.30 Call You and Yours. PHONE: [number removed]0444 Lines open from 10am


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

News and analysis, with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Revelations .

Ever since it was created by Alvin Ailey in 1960, the ballet Revelations has brought audiences to their feet. Thomas DeFrantz traces the story of the Alvin Ailey American
Dance Theater's signature work, inspired by the spirituals to which it is danced and by the black Baptist congregations of Ailey's Texas childhood. Forty-five years on the company is bringing Revelations to the UK. Artistic director Judith Jamison , dancers, and author
Clive Barnes , evoke its power and blistering climax in the final section - "Rock My Soul in the Bosom of Abraham . Producer Richard Bannerman Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm


Unknown: Alvin Ailey
Unknown: Thomas Defrantz
Dancers: Judith Jamison
Unknown: Clive Barnes
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

1/4. Adapted from Alexander McCall Smith 's popular series of novels set in Botswana.
The Chief Justice of Beauty
Precious Ramotswe, owner and founder of The No 1
Ladies' Detective Agency, is worried about her fiance, Mr JLB Matekoni. Meanwhile, Mma Makutsi takes on a case for the Chief Justice of Beauty. Dramatised by the author.
Producer/Director Gaynor Macfarlane


Unknown: Alexander McCall Smith
Unknown: Mr Jlb Matekoni.
Unknown: Mma Makutsi
Director: Gaynor MacFarlane
Mma Ramotswe: Claire Benedict
Mr JLB Matekoni: Joseph Marcell
Mma Makutsi: Nadine Marshall
Motlamedi: Noma Dumezweni
Charlie: Maynard Eziashi
Dr Moffat: William Gaminara
Principal/Mother: Aicha Kossoko
Chief Justice of Beauty: Don Warrington

: Home Planet

7/13. Richard Daniel is joined by a panel of specialists to discuss listeners' questions about the environment and the developing world. Producer Nick Patrick
ADDRESS: [address removed]email: home.planet@bbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed]


Unknown: Richard Daniel
Producer: Nick Patrick

: Five Short Stories by AE Coppard

2/5. The Ballet Girl. Late one afternoon Simpkins is despatched from his father's cobbler's shop on a special errand. But when he arrives at St Saviour's College he gets more than he bargained for. For details see yesterday

: Streetlife

2/5. London is built on a huge wetland, as Matthew Parris discovers when he continues his exploration of the capital's wildlife. He gets an angler's view of the recovery of London's fish stocks and is introduced to the unusual pleasures Of eel-stroking. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Matthew Parris

: Shop Talk

5/13. Recent terrorist attacks in London, floods in Carlisle and a tornado in Birmingham - Heather Payton and guests discuss how businesses prepare themselves for an interruption of normal business practice and what can they do they do to resume "normal service"? Producer Julie Ball


Unknown: Heather Payton
Producer: Julie Ball

: A Good Read

7/10. Sue MacGregor discusses favourite paperbacks with BBC Arts correspondent Razia Iqbal and publisher-turned-writer Judith Flanders. Producer Christine Hall Rptd Sun 11pm


Unknown: Razia Iqbal
Unknown: Judith Flanders.
Producer: Christine Hall

: PM

News and analysis, with Eddie Mair.

: Bearded Ladies

4/6. The sketch show that laughs out loud at the life we live. Written and performed by Susie Donkin ,
Charlotte McDougall , Oriane Messina and Fay Rusling , and featuring Dave Lamb. Producer Carol Smith


Unknown: Susie Donkin
Unknown: Charlotte McDougall
Unknown: Oriane Messina
Unknown: Fay Rusling
Unknown: Dave Lamb.
Producer: Carol Smith

: The Archers

Julia prepares to hold the fort.
For cast see page 36 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with the arts news and an interview with writer Caryl Phillips , whose new book is inspired by the life of Bert Williams , a highly successful black American entertainer, who blacked up when he appeared on stage. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Caryl Phillips
Unknown: Bert Williams
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Valley of the Dolls

7/15. Jennifer is determined to marry singer Tony Polar , and Lyon visits Anne's family home in Lawrenceville. For cast and details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Singer: Tony Polar

: In Failing Health - the Inside Story of the WHO

1/2. The World Health Organisation has an ambitious goal - the highest possible level of health for everyone on the planet. But nearly 60 years after it was formed, how close is it to achieving its aim? Allan Urry reports from Africa on the WHO'S battle against malaria.
Producer Ian Muir-Cochrane ; Editor David Ross Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Allan Urry
Producer: Ian Muir-Cochrane
Editor: David Ross

: In Touch

News of interest to blind and partially sighted people, presented by Peter White. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Presented By: Peter White.
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: All in the Mind

6/6. Dr Raj Persaud presents the programme dedicated to the mysterious and wonderful workings of our brains. This week he interviews Health Minister Rosie Winterton about the provision of mental health care, treatment and rehabilitation. Producer Rebecca Asher Rptd tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Raj Persaud
Unknown: Rosie Winterton
Producer: Rebecca Asher Rptd

: Between Ourselves

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Sheltering Sky

7/10. Port has a terrible fever and Kit is beginning to be very afraid. By Paul Bowles. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Paul Bowles.

: Banter

A panel show in which guests hammer out what's hot and what's not by coming up with their definitive "top threes" in categories ranging from science to cinema, and playwrights to Playstation. Producer Richard Grocock


Producer: Richard Grocock

: The Surfing Rabbi and the Long, Long Run

Nachum Shifren , known to LA longboarders as "the surfing rabbi" argues that the discipline and self-abnegation of surfing are analogous to the requirements of orthodox Judaism. His story is paralleled by those of followers of the mystic Sri Chinmoy who believe that a path to enlightenment is achieved by running huge distances in "self-transcendence" races.
Producer Hugh Levinson Editor Nicola Meyrick


Unknown: Nachum Shifren
Producer: Hugh Levinson
Editor: Nicola Meyrick

: News

: Book of the Week: Tales from theCountry Matchmaker

2/5. By Patricia Warren. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Patricia Warren.

: Analysis

: News

: Masterpiece

Writers in Exile. Issues facing writers living away from home - today Kapka Kassabova of Bulgaria.


Unknown: Kapka Kassabova

: Westway

: News

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Don Quixote (13/15) For details see Sunday


Unknown: Don Quixote

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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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