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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Mike Mair.


Unknown: Mike Mair.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Indarjit Singh.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Indarjit Singh.

: Between Ourselves

7/8. Zoo Directors. From escaping lemurs to rectal
Prolapses in rhinos Olivia O'Leary discovers what it's like torunazoo. Producer Karen Gregor Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Olivia O'Leary
Producer: Karen Gregor

: Africa's Fourth Estate

V5. In the past decade a media revolution in Africa has changed the way Africans view the world, their thinking and their expectations. Journalist Adam Lusekelo meets the continent's key communication figures. Today it's the turn of Reginald Mengi , a businessman who privately owns or controls almost 70 per cent of Tanzania's media, Previously in government hands. What are the implications of this dramatic shift in media control and is this healthy for the country's emerging democracy? producer Ruth Evans


Unknown: Adam Lusekelo
Unknown: Reginald Mengi
Producer: Ruth Evans

: Book of the Week: Someone like Me

2/5. Miles Kington relates the findings of his Uncle Walter's research into the wearing of fig leaves. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am

: Daily Service

Presented by Canon Noel Vincent. 0 for a Heart to Praise My God (Stockton). Daniel 10, vv4-12. Psalm 111 (Hopkins). Angel Voices Ever Singing (Angel Voices). Director of music Richard Tanner.


Presented By: Canon Noel Vincent.
Music: Richard Tanner.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: The Professor

By Charlotte Bronte.
2/10. The Woman's Hour drama. for details see drama repeat at 7.45pm

: Nature

2/9. The New Forest. Paul Evans explores the ancient landscape of the New Forest. Britain's newest National
Park. He discovers how the relationship between people and wildlife has created this unique place, and discusses the issues they both face. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Evans

: The Straight Man

Nicholas Parsons presents a potted history of the "straight man" in comedy double-acts. In the 1950s and 60s, he played the stooge to Arthur Haynes 's funny man, and tells his memories of those years. He also explores the role of the straight man with the help of Syd Little , Peter Reeves and Ian "Krankie" Tough, among others. Producer Libby Cross


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Arthur Haynes
Unknown: Syd Little
Unknown: Peter Reeves
Producer: Libby Cross

: You and Yours

Topical consumer affairs reports, with Winifred Robinson and Peter White. Including at 12.30 Call You and Yours. PHONE: [number removed]0444 Lines open from 10am


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: The Saxon Lyre

The recent discovery of the remains of a lyre in the grave of a Saxon prince at Prittlewell, Essex, prompts musician and instrument maker Zachary Taylor to reconstruct the instrument. In the process, he enters the heroic world of the Anglo-Saxon mead hall, a place of feasting and poetry and music. Producer Susan Marling Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm


Unknown: Zachary Taylor
Producer: Susan Marling

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Torture Warrant

When a young boy is kidnapped for a colossal ransom, the desperate attempts of the Frankfurt police to persuade their suspect, Magnus Gaefgen , to reveal the whereabouts of his young victim culminate in a shocking decision. Jonathan Myerson 's play is based on real events. Policeman Daschner John Castle
Producer/Director Roland Jaquarello


Unknown: Magnus Gaefgen
Unknown: Jonathan Myerson
Unknown: Daschner John Castle
Director: Roland Jaquarello
Policeman Ennigkeit: Tim Woodward
Magnus: Ben Silverstone
Girl: Antonia Bernath
Policeman Vogel: George Anton
The Voice: Jon Glover

: Home Planet

11/13. Richard Daniel discusses 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

: Opening Lines

2/5. Two Good Feet. On his first day at his sixth school, ten-year-old Marcus is facing a familiar prejudice. But he has more than one surprise up his sleeve - he has two outstandingly good feet. By Richard Hollins , read by Paul Simpson. Director Janet Hampson For details see yesterday


Unknown: Richard Hollins
Read By: Paul Simpson.
Director: Janet Hampson

: This Sceptred Isle: Empire

2/90. Ireland - the First Colony. In 1155, King Henry II received the pope's permission to invade Ireland, an action that was to have hundreds of years of unforeseen circumstances. By Christopher Lee. Narrated by Juliet Stevenson. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Christopher Lee.
Unknown: Juliet Stevenson.

: Shop Talk

9/13. Online role-playing computer games are attracting ever-expanding numbers of players of all ages. With some development budgets larger than those for Hollywood movies, and the latest generation of games consoles about to hit the shelves, Heather Payton and her guests investigate where this form of entertainment is heading. Producer Barney Rowntree


Unknown: Heather Payton
Producer: Barney Rowntree

: The Learning Curve

New series 1/10. The intelligent guide to the wide world of learning, with Libby Purves.
EMAIL: thelearningcurve<5bbc.co.uk phone [number removed]44 Producer Sukey Firth Repeated on Sunday at llpm


Unknown: Libby Purves.

: PM

News and analysis, with Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Old Harry's Game

2/4. in Andy Hamilton 's comedy set in hell, Satan embarks on his quest to improve mankind and tries to enlist the helD of the great religions of the world. Big mistake.
With Philip Pope , Nick Revell and Michael Fenton Stevens producer Paul Mayhew-Archer


Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Philip Pope
Unknown: Nick Revell
Unknown: Michael Fenton Stevens
Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer
Satan: Andy Hamilton
ScumsDawn: Robert Duncan
Thomas: Jimmy Mulvllle

: The Archers

Clarrie prepares the party of the century.
For cast see page 36 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts news, reviews and an interview with pianist Artur Pizarro , who is performing the complete solo piano works of Debussy and Ravel in a series Of concerts. Producer Philippa Ritchie
See Performance on 3 on Thursday at 7.30pm on Radio 3


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Pianist: Artur Pizarro
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: The Professor

2/10. Freedom. Eschewing his aristocratic background
Crimsworth has rejected aid from his mother's family and is now working as clerk to his brother. But all is not well. By Charlotte Bronte.
For cast and details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am

: The Right to Know

Michael Crick examines the impact of the Freedom of information Act. which came into force in January 2005, and asks whether a new Government openness has really displaced the old habit of official secrecy.
Producer Martin Rosenbaum Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Michael Crick
Producer: Martin Rosenbaum

: 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

: Case Notes

4/8. Anaesthesia. Many people mistakenly believe that an anaesthetist is not a doctor, but these specialists keep patients alive during surgery. Dr Mark Porter follows an anaesthetist for a day to discover exactly what the job involves. Producer Erika Wright Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter
Producer: Erika Wright

: Between Ourselves

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Paradise Lost

2/5. The Rebel Angels debate their course of action and decide to take their revenge on God by seducing the "new race called Man" to their side. A cunning Satan volunteers for the task. Ian McDiarmid reads an extract from Book Two of John Milton 's epic poem. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Ian McDiarmid
Unknown: John Milton

: Happy Families

4/4. Counselling Dad. Scouse comic John Bishop recreates a counselling session that enabled him to shed his status as a single parent. With Helen Moon and Alfie Joey. Producer Jon Mountague


Unknown: John Bishop
Unknown: Helen Moon
Unknown: Alfie Joey.
Producer: Jon Mountague

: The Man Who Made Mock Turtle Soup

Alexis Soyer was Britain's first celebrity chef. He opened England's first public restaurant, wrote cookery books and created relishes. Michel Roux tries out one of his most famous recipes while Ruth Brandon , Martin Jarvis and AN Wilson tell his remarkable story. Producer Bill Lloyd


Unknown: Alexis Soyer
Unknown: Michel Roux
Unknown: Ruth Brandon
Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Producer: Bill Lloyd

: News

: Book of the Week: Someone like Me

2/5. By Miles Kington. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Miles Kington.

: Analysis

: News

: Who Runs Your World?

I Challenge (1/4)

: Westway

: News

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Mao - the Untold Story (3/5) By Jung Chang


Story By: Jung Chang

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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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