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: World News

: Prayer for the

Day With the Rev Jenny Wigley.


Unknown: Jenny Wigley.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25 ,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Susan Hulme and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rt Rev Tom Butler.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Susan Hulme
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: The Long View

2/6. Jonathan Freedland and guests go in search of the past behind the present, exploring a moment in history that illuminates a contemporary debate. Producer Julia Adamson Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Jonathan Freedland
Producer: Julia Adamson

: Africa's Fourth Estate

4/5. Tanzanian journalist Adam Lusekelo meets
Soli Philander , a well-known Cape comedian and personality whose reality TV show is trying to tackle post-apartheid problems and alter the attitudes of South Africans about what they can do to help themselves. Producer Ruth Evans


Unknown: Adam Lusekelo
Unknown: Soli Philander
Producer: Ruth Evans

: Book of the Week: Two Lives

2/5. Shanti Uncle takes lodgings at the Caro family apartment in Berlin, and destiny calls to him on the eve of war. Written by Vikram Seth. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Written By: Vikram Seth.

: Daily Service

Presented by Mgr Tony Rogers. Lord Jesus, Think on Me
(Southwell). Luke 5, w17-26. Lord. for Thy Tender Mercy's Sake (Hilton). 0 For a Thousand Tongues to Sing (Arden). Musical director Christopher Stokes.


Presented By: Mgr Tony Rogers.
Director: Christopher Stokes.

: Woman's Hour


Presenter: Jenni Murray

: Betsy and Napoleon

By Julia Blackburn.
2/5. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat 7.45pm


Unknown: Julia Blackburn.

: Nature

5/9. Deep Sea, New Horizon. In the deep ocean, where there is nowhere to hide, only certain colours can be adopted to avoid becoming dinner: red, black, silver, or even transparent. John Ruthven joins the research vessel New Horizon to trawl the depths of the San
Clemente Basin off the coast of California to investigate the bizarre lifestyles of the transparent marine creatures who live way down deep in the trench. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: John Ruthven

: Crackerjack!

Fifty years ago, the children's TV show Crackerjack! was born. It started with an idea for a game created by Eamonn Andrews and ended nearly 30 years later having entertained generations of children along the way. Janet Ellis presents this affectionate look back with the help of former presenters and performers and lots of children shouting "Crackerjack!" Producer Angela Sherwin


Unknown: Eamonn Andrews
Unknown: Janet Ellis
Producer: Angela Sherwin

: You and Yours

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


Unknown: John Waiteand
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

National and international news and analysis, introduced by Nick Clarke.


Introduced By: Nick Clarke.

: The Real History of Opera

2/4. The Threepenny Opera by Kurt Weill is a simple story of 18th-century life in London's Soho, or so it appears. John Gay 's The Beggar's Opera of 1728, on which it was based, is a satirical panning of British society and establishment, with prime minister Sir Robert Walpole and the composer Handel directly in the line of fire. Huw Edwards looks at why Weill's version was as relevant and explosive to its 20th-century Weimar Republic audience as its predecessor had been in 18th-century London. Producer Paul Evans Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm


Unknown: Kurt Weill
Unknown: John Gay
Unknown: Sir Robert Walpole
Unknown: Huw Edwards
Producer: Paul Evans

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Dirty Tricks

An introduction by Sir David Frost begins this monologue based on the diaries of Martha Mitchell. it's 8 August 1974, the day President Nixon resigned. Martha Mitchell , wife of former Attorney General John Mitchell , is alone with her press cuttings, her dog, and her whisky. She tapes her testimony, makes calls to journalists and remembers how the administration forcibly tried to silence her when she spoke out about Nixon's role in the Watergate burglary and cover-up. By John Jeter , with Judith Ivey as Martha Mitchell. Producer/Director Judith Kampfner


Unknown: Sir David Frost
Unknown: Martha Mitchell.
Unknown: Martha Mitchell
Unknown: General John Mitchell
Unknown: John Jeter
Unknown: Judith Ivey
Unknown: Martha Mitchell.
Director: Judith Kampfner

: Making History

New series 1/13. Sue Cook returns with the programme that takes on listeners' historical challenges and, in so doing, discovers more about links with the past. Producer Nick Patrick
ADDRESS: [address removed] email: making.history@bbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed]


Producer: Nick Patrick

: Family Affairs

2/5. Fishing Buddies. Since his wife left him, Colin has lived for his Sundays, fishing with his best friend. But how good a friend is Jeremy? By Rachel Fixsen , read by Peter Ellis. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Rachel Fixsen
Read By: Peter Ellis.

: This Sceptred Isle: Empire

17/90. 1606 -the Virginia Company. With the appearance of joint-stock companies, the setting up of colonies in North America begins to look like a viable business. By
Christopher Lee , with readings by Rob Brydon , Mark Heap and Martin Freeman. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Christopher Lee
Unknown: Rob Brydon
Unknown: Mark Heap
Unknown: Martin Freeman.

: Shop Talk

12/13. After a summer of cricket, most people know their bails from their googlies, but what impact will England's
Ashes series have on cricket's financial future? With just a scattering of spectators at most county cricket grounds, how do cricket clubs stay in business? Heather Payton and her guests discuss these questions and ask which of today's cricket personalities will be the advertiser's perfect catch. Producer Barney Rowntree


Unknown: Heather Payton
Producer: Barney Rowntree

: The Learning Curve

The intelligent guide to the world of learning, with Libby Purves. Producer KatyHickman Repeated on Sunday at 11pm


Unknown: Libby Purves.

: PM

News and analysis, with Eddie Mair.

: The Consultants

New series 1/6. Comedy from Perrier Award-winners Justin Edwards , James Rawlings and Neil Edmond. Previous series have been described in an internet customer review as: "inventive and funny in a way that won't offend normal people, the elderly or children". Producer Will Saunders


Unknown: Justin Edwards
Unknown: James Rawlings
Unknown: Neil Edmond.

: The Archers

Helen tries to build bridges.
For cast see page 41 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Arts show, with Mark Lawson. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Betsy and Napoleon

2/5. Napoleon moves into the Balcombe family's Pavilion. Surrounded by sycophants, he finds the young English girl's frankness amusing. Then Betsy goes too far and has to be punished. By Julia Blackburn.
For cast and details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Julia Blackburn.

: File on 4

2/10. Road hauliers continue to complain about the damaging effects of Britain's high fuel prices, but it's only one of the many pressures facing an industry under stress. There's a critical shortage of capable lorry drivers at a time when demand is soaring. Is this why some are so tired that they fall asleep at the wheel, causing fatal accidents? Allan Urry investigates. producer Rob Cave Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Allan Urry

: 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

7/8. Cosmetic Surgery. From botox to facial peels, Dr Mark Porter puts cosmetic surgery under the microscope. He asks what the best types of breast implants are, and why more men are turning to plastic surgery.
Producer Paula McGrath Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter
Producer: Paula McGrath

: The Long View

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Claire Bolderson.


Presented By: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Arthur and George

7/10. Sir Arthur embarks on his investigations. By Julian Barnes. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Julian Barnes.

: Hollywood Screams

3/3. The concluding comedy lecture in which film buff and mimic Michael Roberts impersonates the golden stars of the silver screen has Hollywood Legends as its theme. Producer Frank Stirling


Unknown: Michael Roberts
Producer: Frank Stirling

: Today In Parliament

Parliamentary round-up, presented by Susan Hulme.


Presented By: Susan Hulme.

: News

: Book of the Week: Two Lives

2/5. By Vikram Seth. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Vikram Seth.

: News

: Masterpiece

: News

: News

: Outlook 4^5 Off the Shelf

The History of Love (8/10)

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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.

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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