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


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: David Wilby
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

: Book of the Week: Two Lives

3/5. Uncle Shanti describes how he lost an arm in combat and still succeeded in his vocation - dentistry. Written by VikramSeth. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rev Peter Whittaker. Happy Are They Winchester). Luke 6, vv20-30. He Is the Way (Ridout).
Christ Is the King! 0 Friends Rejoice (Vulpius). Director of music Paul Leddington Wright.


Unknown: Peter Whittaker.
Music: Paul Leddington Wright.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Betsy and Napoleon

By Julia Blackburn.
3/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama rpt 7.45pm


Unknown: Julia Blackburn.

: Mind Changers

2/3. Mary Ainsworth. Continuing the series that looks at the experiments that have changed understanding of the human mind and the psychologists that developed them. Although John Bowlby 's name is synonymous with the theory of attachment - the bond between mothers and babies - the experiment on which his work was based was carried out by an American psychologist: Mary Ainsworth. Through her observational work with mothers and infants in Africa she designed the "Strange Situation", a tool that is still used today to examine the parent-Child relationship. Producer Marya Burgess


Unknown: Mary Ainsworth.
Unknown: John Bowlby
Unknown: Mary Ainsworth.
Producer: Marya Burgess

: The Brothers

4/6. In which Zorro saves the day. Written by Caroline Stafford and David Stafford
Producer/Director Marc Beeby


Written By: Caroline Stafford
Unknown: David Stafford
Director: Marc Beeby
Nigel: Adam Godley
Michael: Raymond Coulthard
Oonagh: Pauline McLynn
Zorro: Alex Lowe

: You and Yours

Presented by Sheila McClennon and John Waite.


Presented By: Sheila McClennon
Presented By: John Waite.

: The World at One

News and analysis, introduced by Nick Clarke.


Introduced By: Nick Clarke.

: Whispers

3/6. Dan Tetsell and John O'Farrell are guests on the show that has scandal on its mind and slander at its heart. They join regular team captains Lucy Moore and Anthony Holden to run the gauntlet of gossip. Gyles Brandreth presides. Producer Victoria Lloyd


Unknown: Dan Tetsell
Unknown: John O'Farrell
Unknown: Lucy Moore
Unknown: Anthony Holden
Unknown: Gyles Brandreth
Producer: Victoria Lloyd

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Twelve Shares

Kate is just beginning to enjoy herself for the first time in her life. Each week, she checks in with a support group to tell them how things are going for a recovering alcoholic. A darkly comic drama by Dennis Kelly , told over the course of 12 consecutive sessions. Other parts played by Gerard McDermott , Colleen Prendergast,
Susan Jameson and Harry Myers , Music by Nina Perry Producer/Director Pam Marshall


Unknown: Dennis Kelly
Played By: Gerard McDermott
Unknown: Susan Jameson
Unknown: Harry Myers
Music By: Nina Perry
Director: Pam Marshall
Kate: Sophie Stanton
Ryan: Heshima Thompson

: Gardeners' Question Time

Pippa Greenwood , Bob Flowerdew and Anne Swithinbank answer gardening queries sent in by post. Eric Robson is in the chair. Including at 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast.
Alan Titchmarsh answers your questions: page 37


Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Eric Robson
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: Family Affairs

3/5. Still Life, Real Life. A woman's life is changed when she sees herself through the lens of a photographer. Written by Penny Aldred, read by Barbara Kellerman. For details see Monday


Read By: Barbara Kellerman.

: This Sceptred Isle: Empire

18/90. Jamestown, Virginia. The first serious settlement in North America was far from being an instant success. Narrated by Juliet Stevenson. Readings by Mark Heap. For details see Monday


Unknown: Juliet Stevenson.
Unknown: Mark Heap.

: Thinking Allowed

Human behaviour, institutions and conventions come under scrutiny as Laurie Taylor leads the discussion on topical items and issues arising from the academic and research world. Producer Natasha Maw


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Natasha Maw

: 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. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Think the Unthinkable: Barrington General

4/4. Barrington General is a no-star hospital that makes patients sicker than when they arrived. Unthinkable Solutions have to help win back its stars and gain more funding. Is there a simple way to help the patients of Barrington and meet Government targets at the same time? 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

: The Archers

Tom steps into the breach.
For cast see page 41 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Peter Blake , the artist responsible for the cover of Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, whose new exhibition includes a series of fantasy encounters with the likes of Picasso, Tarzan and Elvis, talks to Kirsty Lang. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: Peter Blake
Unknown: Kirsty Lang.
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Betsy and Napoleon

3/5. Betsy spends all her time at Napoleon's side, much to the irritation of the Count de Las Cases. By
Julia Blackburn. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Julia Blackburn.

: The Moral Maze

3/11. Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which Melanie Phillips , Claire Fox , Rosie Boycott and Ian Hargreaves cross-examine expert witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news.
Producer David Coomes Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Rosie Boycott
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Producer: David Coomes

: A Long Time in Politics

2/3. In a series that looks back at times when political fortunes changed dramatically, Brian Walden revisits the week in July 1993 when a group of Conservative rebels threatened the Maastricht Treaty and even the survival of the Conservative government.
Producer Jane Ashley Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Brian Walden
Producer: Jane Ashley

: Behind the Superficial

3/3. Discovering the hidden science at places we take for granted. The popular hill-walk up the "fairy mountain of the Caledonians" reveals that Schiehallion is a place where science history was made when the Astronomer Royal, Neville Maskelyne , used the mountain to measure the Earth's mass. Mark Stephen scales the mountain and discovers what else the two-year experiment has given the modern world. Producer Louise Dalziel


Unknown: Neville Maskelyne
Unknown: Mark Stephen
Producer: Louise Dalziel

: Midweek

Libby Purves and her guests engage in diverse and lively conversation. Shortened repeat from 9am


Unknown: Libby Purves

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Arthur and George

8/10. The creator of Sherlock Holmes confronts the Chief Constable. By Julian Barnes. For details see Monday


Unknown: Sherlock Holmes
Unknown: Julian Barnes.

: Miles Jupp's Real World

3/4. Shopping. Miles Jupp 's gloriously offensive posh-boy persona turns his attention to the rigours of shopping. Producer Jane Berthoud


Unknown: Miles Jupp
Producer: Jane Berthoud

: Paperback Hell

3/6. The Tu'penny Ha'penny Heiress. This week, an extract from a romantic family saga, based in the North East. Starring Michael Fenton Stevens , Rebecca Front , Mel Hudson , Alex Lowe and Dan Tetsell. Another chapter from six different books by six imaginary authors - none of them very good - in this literary spoof series written by Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell. Producer Lucy Armitage


Unknown: Michael Fenton Stevens
Unknown: Rebecca Front
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 David Wilby.


Presented By: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: Two Lives

3/5. By Vikram Seth. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Vikram Seth.

: Analysis

: News

: The Music Biz

: News

: Discovery

Animal Engineering

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

The History of Love
(9/10) by Nicole Krauss. For details see Monday


Unknown: Nicole Krauss.

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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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