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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Dr Alan Unterman.


Unknown: Dr Alan Unterman.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Carolyn Ouinn.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Susan Hulme and Rachel Hooper.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Elaine Storkey.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Carolyn Ouinn.
Unknown: Susan Hulme
Unknown: Rachel Hooper.
Unknown: Elaine Storkey.

: 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

Presented by Nigel Swinford. March On, My Soul, with Strength (Christchurch). 1 Samuel 18, vv6-15. Purify My Heart (Doerksen, arr Wilson). Father Eternal, Ruler of Creation (Old 124th). Director of music Alan Wilson.


Presented By: Nigel Swinford.
Music: Alan Wilson.

: Book of the Week: Untold Stories

3/5. Aunty Myra. "Don't let's get landed with the photographs," Dad would warn as we trailed up to visit Mam's younger sister. But they were invariably on hand to flesh out some anecdote of her military career. Alan Bennett continues to read from his latest publication. for details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Alan Bennett

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The World of Margaret By Andy Barrett.
3/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama rpt 7.45pm


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Andy Barrett.

: Mind Changers

New series 1/3. JB Watson. There's no shortage of TV advice for parents of recalcitrant toddlers these days, but surprisingly we have a disgraced psychologisl to thank for concepts such as "time out". Once the most famous psychologist in the world after Freud, JB Watson is considered the father of behaviourism. Yet his academic career was cut short, not because of an ethically questionable experiment in which he made an 11-month-old baby terrified of a white rat, but because of an extramarita affair. Claudia Hammond turns the spotlight on John Broadus Watson and "Little Albert". Producer Marya Burgess


Unknown: Jb Watson
Unknown: Claudia Hammond
Unknown: John Broadus Watson
Producer: Marya Burgess

: The Brothers

3/6. In which Nigel and Michael's father appears - to wreak further havoc in their lives.
Written by Caroline and David Stafford


Writer: Caroline Stafford
Writer: David Stafford
Producer/Director: Marc Beeby
Nigel: Adam Godley
Michael: Raymond Coulthard
Oonagh: Pauline McLynn
Peter: James Fleet
Zorro: Alex Lowe

: You and Yours

Presented by Winifred Robinson and Sheila McClennon.


Presented By: Winifred Robinson
Presented By: Sheila McClennon.

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: Whispers

2/6. In today's edition of the quiz show with scandal on its mind and slander at its heart, comedian Richard Herring and novelist Louise Doughty join team captains
Lucy Moore and Anthony Holden to run the gauntlet of gossip. Gyles Brandreth presides. Producer Victoria Lloyd


Unknown: Richard Herring
Unknown: Louise Doughty
Unknown: Lucy Moore
Unknown: Anthony Holden
Unknown: Gyles Brandreth
Producer: Victoria Lloyd

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Ugly American

Mike Daisey , an American exchange student in London, is desperate to absorb the British theatrical tradition, but instead he falls into shady fringe theatre and an even shadier love affair. In this adaptation by monologuist Mike Daisey of his own unsettling and hilarious stage play, the listener is taken on a journey into the dark underbelly of the theatre. Mike Daisey plays himself, and there are appearances by students from the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
Producer/Director Judith Kampfner


Unknown: Mike Daisey
Unknown: Mike Daisey
Unknown: Mike Daisey
Director: Judith Kampfner

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bob Flowerdew , Anne Swithinbank and Carol Klein are guests of the Juliotter Garden Club, north Cornwall.
With Eric Robson in the chair. Including at 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened repeat of Sun 2pm


Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Carol Klein
Unknown: Eric Robson

: Live from Durham

3/5. The Street. A comic and poignant tale about Amy Steel - a tough, elderly woman from the North East who doesn't suffer fools gladly and has lived in the same street all her life. When a strange-looking official comes knocking on her door, she's not impressed with his news. By Julia Darling. Read by Madaleine Moffatt. For details see Monday


Unknown: Amy Steel
Unknown: Julia Darling.
Read By: Madaleine Moffatt.

: This Sceptred Isle: Empire

13/90. Towards the East Indies. By the end of Elizabeth I's reign, the British were beginning to sail round Africa in pursuit of the great profits to be had from south-east Asia. Narrated by Juliet Stevenson. Readings by Robert Powell ,
__Martin Freeman and Mark Heap. For details see Monday


Unknown: Juliet Stevenson.
Unknown: Robert Powell

: Thinking Allowed

In an open field lined with eucalyptus trees and rubber plants, near Harare in Zimbabwe, a group called the weChishanu Christians sing praise to God. But who are they and why are they one of the fastest-growing religious movements in Zimbabwe? How do they challenge traditional understandings of religion and conflate seemingly disparate beliefs like witchcraft and Christianity? Laurie Taylor considers this new religious movement, finding out how they provide an insight into the history and culture of Zimbabwean society. Producer Natasha Maw


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Natasha Maw

: Case Notes

6/8. Tired All the Time. Standard tests for anaemia, thyroid problems or diabetes are usually enough to identify the cause of TATT - but what about when they're not?
Dr Mark Porter investigates. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Think the Unthinkable: Superco

3/4. Superco, Britain's number one supermarket, want to expand their Megastore into a Terrastore, but there's opposition to their plans. Time to bring in Unthinkable Solutions to see if they can smooth things through for the scarily efficient retailer. By James Cary.


Writer: James Cary
Producer: Adam Bromley
Ryan: Marcus Brigstocke
Sophie: Beth Chalmers
Daisy: Catherine Shepherd
Owen: David Mitchell
[Actor]: James Rawlings
[Actor]: Jennie Cox
[Actor]: Hugh Dennis
[Actor]: Nell Edmond

: The Archers

David's sense of humour is put to the test. For cast see page 38 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Kirsty Lang chairs tonight's instalment of the arts show, in which she reassesses the life and legacy of Lawrence of Arabia, as revealed in a new exhibition at the Imperial War Museum, London. ProducerRobynRead


Unknown: Kirsty Lang

: The World of Margaret

3/5. We Too Are Margaret. The response to Margaret's blog proves bigger than either she or William expected. William decides that if you can't beat them, join them.
By Andy Barrett. For cast and details see Mon Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Andy Barrett.

: The Moral Maze

2/11. Michael Buerk chairs a special programme from the Cheltenham Literature Festival, recorded before a participating audience in the Everyman Theatre. Melanie Phillips , Steven Rose , Claire Fox and Rosie Boycott cross-examine expert witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news. Producer David Coomes


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Steven Rose
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Rosie Boycott
Producer: David Coomes

: Behind the Superficial

2/3. Discovering the hidden science at places we take for granted. As the sun rises over Stonehenge, Mark Stephen takes a look at the latest thinking on how the stones were shaped and transported to the site, and who created this most mysterious monument. Producer Louise Dalziel


Unknown: Mark Stephen
Producer: Louise Dalziel

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis.

: Book at Bedtime: Arthur and George

3/10. Arthur puts an end to Sherlock Holmes while troubling and mysterious events continue to dominate George's world. By Julian Barnes. For details see Monday


Unknown: Sherlock Holmes
Unknown: Julian Barnes.

: Miles Jupp's Real World

2/4. Religion. Miles Jupp's glorious posh-boy persona turns his attention to religion. With the help of stand-up comedian Frankie Boyle and writer Nick Findlay Coulson.


Unknown: Miles Jupp
Unknown: Frankie Boyle
Unknown: Nick Findlay Coulson
Producer: Jane Berthoud

: Paperback Hell

2/6. The De Niro Code. A shadowy world of papal conspiracies and numerological secrets. Starring
Michael Brandon , Michael Fenton Stevens , Mel Hudson , Alex Lowe and Dan Tetsell. The last in a series of six chapters by different authors - all of them imaginary and none of them very good. Literary spoof series written by Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell. Producer Lucy Armitage


Unknown: Michael Brandon
Unknown: Michael Fenton Stevens
Unknown: Mel Hudson
Unknown: Alex Lowe
Unknown: Dan Tetsell.
Written By: Danny Robins
Written By: Dan Tetsell.
Producer: Lucy Armitage

: Today in Parliament

The day's debates, highlighting Prime Minister's Questions. Presented by Rachel Hooper.


Presented By: Rachel Hooper.

: News

: Book of the Week: Untold Stories

3/5. By Alan Bennett. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Alan Bennett.

: Analysis

: News

: The Music Biz

: News

: Discovery


: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

The History of Love (4/10)

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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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