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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev David Cooper.


Unknown: David Cooper.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25 ,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Rachel Hooper and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With John Bell.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Rachel Hooper
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: John Bell.

: The Long View

5/7. Jonathan Freedland and guests go in search of the past behind the present, exploring a moment in history that illuminates a contemporary debate. Producer Laurence Grissell Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Jonathan Freedland
Producer: Laurence Grissell

: The MEPs

2/5. Paul Henley meets five of the most dynamic members of the European Parliament: those whose actions have made a difference to the people of their country, the rest of Europe and sometimes beyond. Producer Adele Armstrong


Unknown: Paul Henley
Producer: Adele Armstrong

: Book of the Week: Edvard Munch -Behind the Scream

2/5. Munch in Germany. Munch gains his first major recognition after an exhibition in Berlin sends the German traditionalists wild with fury. He begins work on the series of paintings that will culminate in The Scream. Read by Louis Hillyer. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Read By: Louis Hillyer.

: Daily Service

Presented by Clair Jaquiss. Breathe on Me, Breath of God (Threntham). Ezekiel 37,1-6,11-14. God Is a Spirit (Sterndale Bennett). Great Is Thy Faithfulness (Faithfulness). Director of music Gordon Stewart. Organist Jeffrey Makinson.


Presented By: Clair Jaquiss.
Organist: Gordon Stewart.
Organist: Jeffrey Makinson.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 Travel Stories
2/5. Scattered Experiences. By Malika Booker.
The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Malika Booker.

: Nature

8/9. Autumn Review. With the current shift in the seasons, and spring and autumn arriving earlier, Paul Evans follows up on a few wildlife stories that made the headlines this year. He investigates whether certain species are just experiencing a natural flux in numbers or whether changes affecting their food sources and habitat conditions are a result of warming temperatures and will therefore become irreversible trends. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Evans

: Glasgow Dreamer

A celebration of the work of Ivor Cutler , presented by Arnold Brown. Sharing his enthusiasm for Britain's alternative poet laureate are the late John Peel and his former producer John Walters , who introduced Cutler to the nation on BBC Radio 1. Plus Harry Hill , Stewart Lee , John Hegley , radio producer Piers Plowright and founder of Creation Records Alan McGee.
Producer Alison Vernon Smith


Unknown: Ivor Cutler
Presented By: Arnold Brown.
Unknown: John Peel
Producer: John Walters
Unknown: Harry Hill
Unknown: Stewart Lee
Unknown: John Hegley
Producer: Piers Plowright
Unknown: Alan McGee.
Producer: Alison Vernon Smith

: You and Yours

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


Unknown: John Waite
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: Making the Grade

Examiners, teachers, pupils and parents re-live the tension that surrounds taking the Associated Board music examinations. Accompanists from hell, pushy parents and crusty examiners all play their part. But how important and relevant are these exams to music students and is this the fairest way to test their talent?
(Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm)


Producer: Lucy Lunt

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: From Paradise to Heaven

By Natalia Power. The poet laureate John Masefield is often remembered for the poem he liked least - Sea
Fever. In this account of his life, we learn about his pains and sorrows, joys and triumphs as he travels from his spiritual home in the beautiful Herefordshire countryside to many other parts of the world and back again to a curious but not totally unsuccessful marriage.
Producer/Director Cherry Cookson


Unknown: Natalia Power.
Unknown: John Masefield
Director: Cherry Cookson
John Masefield: Adrian Scarborough
Constance: Jennie Stoller
Isabel: Susan Jameson
Enid: Colleen Prendergast
Arnold: Wayne Foskett
Young John Masefield: Steven Williams

: Making History

4/13. Sue Cook and the team tackle listeners' historical challenges, help with family research and champion those who are actively "making history", producer Nick Patrick ADDRESS: [address removed] email: making.history@bbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed][number removed]


Producer: Nick Patrick

: Women at War

2/5. / Was Too Ignorant. By Rosamond Oppersdorff. An inexperienced nurse finds unexpected fulfilment in the horrific conditions of a military hospital in France. Read by Joanne Whalley. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Rosamond Oppersdorff.
Read By: Joanne Whalley.

: The Periodic Table

2/5. Comedian Chris Addison looks into the magic of phosphorus. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Chris Addison

: Nice Work

2/5. Philippa Lamb talks to business gurus Charles Handy and Rosabeth Moss Kanter about future trends in the workplace. Producer Caroline Bayley


Talks: Philippa Lamb
Unknown: Charles Handy
Unknown: Rosabeth Moss Kanter
Producer: Caroline Bayley

: The Learning Curve

A guide to the world of learning, with Libby Purves. Producer Katy Hickman Repeated on Sunday at 11pm
Email: thelearningcurve@bbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed]44


Unknown: Libby Purves.
Producer: Katy Hickman

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: The Consultants

4/6. Through the Elijah Wood and up the Kirsty Alley there is an unmarked door.... and if one quotes the correct password, "the consultants", one gains entry to the elite and highly secretive Grumbles Club, to which only the finest gentlemen are admitted. Producer Will Saunders


Unknown: Elijah Wood

: The Archers

Hayley gets a rival. For cast see page40 Repeated tomorrow at2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including a report on the winners of the Dagger Awards for crime writing. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Mark Lawson

: Travel Stories

2/5. Scattered Experiences. By Malika Booker. Malika regularly island-hops in the Caribbean, visiting her mother in Grenada and her father in Guyana, making pit stops in Trinidad. This is a catalogue of her experiences.
Director Shabina Aslam Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Malika Booker.
Director: Shabina Aslam
Malika: Malika Booker
Malika's Mother: Debra Michaels
Customs officers in Trinidad and Grenada: Delroy Brown

: File on 4

5/10. This summer's public show of support for Africa by political leaders and rock stars alike was followed within days by new pictures of starving children in Niger. With concern that other famines are on the way, Jenny Cuffe returns to Niger to ask why the world always wakes up too late.
Producer Caroline Pare: Editor David Ross Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Jenny Cuffe
Editor: David Ross

: 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

: Building a Healthier Britain

2/4. Adding fluoride to the water supply has always been a polarised debate. Some think it will prevent tooth decay while others say its safety has not been proven. Richard Hannaford asks whether science can provide the answer. Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Richard Hannaford
Producer: Geraldine Fitzgerald

: The Long View

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: White Ghost Girls

2/5. By Alice Greenway. Kate and Frankie receive tapes from their father, who is taking photographs of the war in Vietnam. Then a day trip to a temple on Lantau Island turns into a journey so terrifying that both girls instinctively keep silent about their experiences. Read by Vicki Simon. For further details see yesterday


Unknown: Alice Greenway.
Read By: Vicki Simon.

: The Bits in Between

3/4. Comedy serial by Ben Edwards. Chris is hot on the trail of promotion. But is his suit a gross error of judgement?
Producer Clelia Mountford ; Director Nigel Bryant


Unknown: Ben Edwards.
Producer: Clelia Mountford
Director: Nigel Bryant
Chris: Rhys Thomas
Roger: Graeme Garden
Claire: Lucy Tregear
Janey: Charlotte McDougall
Roy: Nitin Ganatra
Hayley: Sharon Trlckett

: Today In Parliament

Parliamentary round-up, presented by David Wilby.


Presented By: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: Edvard Munch -

Behind the Scream 2/5. Repeated from 9.45am

: News

: Masterpiece

My Asian City (3/4)

: Sports International

Violent Sport (1/3)

: News

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Suitable Boy (3/20)

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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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