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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Mike Mair.


Unknown: Mike Mair.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Joel Edwards.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Joel Edwards.

: Midweek

Libby Purves and her guests engage in diverse and lively Conversation. Producer Chris Paling Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Daily Service

With Mark Coffey. How Shall Sing That Majesty (Coe fen). Acts 12, vv6-11. Steal Away (Spiritual, arr Rutter). And Can It Be (Sagina). Director of music Paul Leddington Wnght.


Unknown: Mark Coffey.
Music: Paul Leddington Wnght.

: Book of the Week: Someone like Me

3/5. Miles Kington recalls the ups and downs of living with a mother who would frequently retire to her "deathbed". For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Professor By Charlotte Bronte. 3/10. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Out of Aden

On 30 November 1967, the last British forces slipped out of Aden, not to the strains of God Save the Queen, but to Fings Ain't Wot They Used t'Be, the ironic notes lost amid the din of a bitter civil war that followed. Nearly 160 years of British rule unravelled rapidly in a welter of pain, recrimination and bloodshed. For both British and Arabs the leavetaking left a deep sense of betrayal. Alan Dein hears from civilians, soldiers and ordinary Adenis on those last years and days of Britsh rule and the coming Of independence. Producer Mark Burman


Unknown: Alan Dein
Producer: Mark Burman

: The Brothers

New series 1/6. The return of Nigel and Michael and their life of quiet dysfunction. Michael becomes obsessed by the circus and Nigel has a bizarre encounter with a Ted Hughes poem. Written by Caroline and David Stafford.
Producer/Director Marc Beeby


Unknown: Ted Hughes
Unknown: David Stafford.
Director: Marc Beeby
Nigel: Adam Godley
Michael: Raymond Coulthard
Oonagh: Pauline McLynn
Zorro: Alex Lowe

: You and Yours

With Winifred Robinson and Sheila McClennon.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: Sheila McClennon.

: The World at One

News and analysis with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Food Quiz

6/6. Stephen Fry and Clarissa Dickson Wright are among Jay Rayner's gastronomic guests attempting to discover where the name canape comes from and how to coddle an egg.


Presenter: Jay Rayner
Guest: Stephen Fry
Guest: Clarissa Dickson Wright
Producer: Paula McGinley

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Saint Lucy

Corin Redgrave 's story of a man with prostate cancer.
His second treatment succeeds but leaves him impotent. Then Lucy, a cheerful, religious nurse suggests to her patient "a third way".
Producer/Director Richard Wortley


Unknown: Corin Redgrave
Director: Richard Wortley
Jack: Corin Redgrave
Myra: Kika Markham
Onibeyo: Howard Saddler
Lucy: Aicha Kossoko
Helen: Alison Pettitt
Archie: Simon Treves
Denis: Ian Masters

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bunny Guinness and Carol Baxter answer questions sent in by post. With Eric Robson in the chair. Including at 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened at 2pm


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Carol Baxter
Unknown: Eric Robson

: Opening Lines

3/5. Lady Play by Sharon Raizarda. Deep down,
Sonia wants to get back with her ex, but a smooth-talking card sharp sounds a note of caution. Read by Nikki Amuka-Bird . For details see Monday Producer Gemma Jenkins


Play By: Sharon Raizarda.
Read By: Nikki Amuka-Bird
Producer: Gemma Jenkins

: This Sceptred Isle: Empire

3/90. Elizabeth I and Ireland. By the 16th century, Ireland had become a problem for the British. By Christopher Lee. Narrated by Juliet Stevenson. Readings by Anna Massey , Robert Powell and Rob Brydon. For details see Monday


Unknown: Christopher Lee.
Unknown: Juliet Stevenson.
Unknown: Anna Massey
Unknown: Robert Powell
Unknown: Rob Brydon.

: Thinking Allowed

Arguing that in order to supply drugs to poor countries industrial economist Stefan Szymanski believes that the profits of the transnational pharmaceutical companies must be protected. He explains this challenge to popular preconceptions of the drug industry to Laurie Taylor. Producer Natasha Maw


Unknown: Stefan Szymanski
Unknown: Laurie Taylor.
Producer: Natasha Maw

: Case Notes

4/8. Anaesthesia. Dr Mark Porter follows an anaesthetist for a day to discover exactly what his work entails. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter

: PM

National and international news and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Think the Unthinkable: Eurotank

1/4. Back, ready to "imaginate, reincentivise and skin the leopard", the consultants have to sell the unsellable when the MoD asks them to find a buyer for the Eurotank. More importantly will Ryan manage to get in touch with his elusive pen friend who hasn't written since 1983? Written by James Cary.


Writer: James Cary
Producer: Adam Bromley
Ryan: Marcus Brigstocke
Sophie: Beth Chalmers
Daisy: Catherine Shepherd
Owen: David Mitchell
[Actor]: Geoffrey McGivern
[Actor]: Martin Hyder

: The Archers

Ed has a birthday to remember.
For cast see page 36 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

More arts news and reviews, hosted by Kirsty Lang. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Kirsty Lang.
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: The Professor

3/10. Belgium. Unable to work any longer for his tyrant of a brother, William has left the mill. With no job and no prospects he finds himself in Belgium on Hunsden's advice. But how will he fare? By Charlotte Bronte. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

: The Shadow of Thatcher

Which way now for the Conservatives after three consecutive defeats? Andrew Marr chairs a discussion with Douglas Hurd , Norman Tebbit and David Willetts , to assess whether the Thatcher legacy is a liability or a boon.
Producers Sheila Cook and Mark Savage Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Unknown: Douglas Hurd
Unknown: Norman Tebbit
Unknown: David Willetts
Producers: Sheila Cook

: The MPs Roadshow

2/3. A series profiling six young MPs and eavesdropping on their understanding of constituency duty. Conservative Justine Greening , who snatched her Putney seat from
Labour in May, believes an MP should be someone "who's got the determination and tenacity to make sure local views are heard at the highest level in government".
Liberal Democrat Jo Swinson is similarly encouraged by a new focus on local politics - something her party has successfully exploited in key by-elections in the past. Producer Paul Vickers Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Justine Greening
Unknown: Jo Swinson
Producer: Paul Vickers

: Fabulous, Flawless and Fake

Diamonds are for ever - or are they? In this age of modern technology, Hermione Cockburn finds out whether the experts can tell the fabulous from the fake, even putting her own engagement ring to the test. producer Amanda Hargreaves


Unknown: Hermione Cockburn
Producer: Amanda Hargreaves

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

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


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Paradise Lost

3/5. The first glimpse of the happy innocence of Adam and Eve, the newly created beings Satan has travelled so far to tempt and to seduce from God. An extract from
Book Four Of John Milton 's epic poem. For details see Monday


Unknown: John Milton

: Weak at the Top

4/4. Trout Farm. Randy, devious, sexist and workshy, John Weak puts the man into management. Weak discovers there's a "T" missing from the end of HR, when Human Resources has a communal hot flush at his witty entry on Deirdre Simmons 's leaving card. Comedy series by Guy Browning and starring Alexander Armstrong.
Producer/Director Jonquil Panting


Unknown: John Weak
Unknown: Deirdre Simmons
Unknown: Guy Browning
Unknown: Alexander Armstrong.
John: Alexander Armstrong
Hayley: Clare Perkins
Sir Marcus: Geoffrey Whitehead
Bill: Ron Cook
Phil: Stephen Critchlow
Clare: Colleen Prendergast
Deirdre: Susan Jameson
Simon: Harry Myers

: Still Here

The common perception of Alzheimer's is that it leaves a person with no sense of awareness or personal identity. John Killick disputes this. For the last ten years he has been working with people with dementia - listening to them, talking with them and finding poems in their words. Producer Erin Riley


Unknown: John Killick
Producer: Erin Riley

: News

: Book of the Week: Someone like Me

3/5. By Miles Kington. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Miles Kington.

: Analysis

: News

: Who Runs Your World?

I Challenge (2/4)

: The Music Biz

: News

: Discovery

Who Runs Your World? (2/2)

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Mao - the Untold Story (4/5) Extract from Jung Chang 's biography of the Chinese leader


Unknown: 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.

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