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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Ian Mackenzie.


Unknown: Ian MacKenzie.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Carolyn Ouinn.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Carolyn Ouinn.

: Yesterday in Parliament

With Rachel Hooper and David Wilby.


Unknown: Rachel Hooper
Unknown: David Wilby.

: Thought for the Day

With the Rt Rev Tom Butler.


Unknown: Tom Butler.

: The Choice

2/8. Michael Buerk in conversation with people who have faced a life-changing choice. He talks to them about the dilemmas they have encountered and the conseguences Of their decisions. Producer Liz Leonard Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Producer: Liz Leonard

: The MEPs

5/5. Paul Henley meets another dynamic member of the European Parliament. Producer Adele Armstrong


Unknown: Paul Henley
Producer: Adele Armstrong

: Book of the Week: The City of Falling Angels

2/5. John Berendt continues to read from his book detailing the lives of the some of the more colourful inhabitants of Venice. The book takes its title from a warning sign outside a dilapidated church: "Beware of Failing Angels". For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: John Berendt

: Daily Service

Presented by Michael Wakelin. Hills of the North, Rejoice
(Little Comard). Isaiah 52, vv7-12. How Beautiful upon the Mountain (Stainer). To the Name of Our Salvation (Oriel). Director of music Gordon Stewart.


Presented By: Michael Wakelin.
Music: Gordon Stewart.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: The Brave New World of Allaetitia

By Charlotte Cory.
2/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama rpt at 7.45pm


Unknown: Charlotte Cory

: Supergrass

Two bodies are discovered: the bodies of two men 1,000 miles and five millennia apart. One discovery poses an archaeological riddle and the other launches a murder investigation. Yet simply by examining plant remains associated with the bodies it's possible to piece together the stories of these two very different lives and deaths. Crime writer Louise Welsh discovers that plants are a Useful tool in the hunt for clues. Producer Jeremy Grange


Unknown: Louise Welsh
Producer: Jeremy Grange

: Chicken Inspector No 23: the Story ofSJ Perelman

Woody Allen profiles the comic genius of SJ Perelman, whose style virtually defines the erudite New York humour associated with the New Yorker magazine. Allen explores Perelman's long career as a humorist and analyses his unique style, with the aid of admirers such as Bill Zinsser , Prudence Crowther. Roger Angell , Harold Evans and Denis Norden. Producers Michael Pointon and Neil Rosser Woody Allen - the Cabaret Years is on Thursday at 6.30pm


Unknown: Woody Allen
Unknown: Bill Zinsser
Unknown: Roger Angell
Unknown: Harold Evans
Unknown: Denis Norden.
Producers: Michael Pointon
Producers: Neil Rosser
Unknown: Woody Allen

: You and Yours

With John Waite and Peter White. Including at 12.30 Call You and Yours on the subject of dementia.
PHONE: [number removed]0444 (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 10am


Unknown: John Waite
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Blowing the Music Away

2/3. In the 19th century, New Orleans had become the cultural capital of America. Stephen Evans travels to the Crescent City to find out how America's first original music came Out Of adversity. Producer Paul Evans Repeated Saturday 3.30pm


Producer: Paul Evans

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: French Sex at the Wilmslow Rex

1962: Bernard's attempt to have a French New Wave film shown at the local cinema results in him being vilified.
Peter Vickers 's comic love story captures a moment just before the Swinging Sixties had begun to swing.
With Gerard McDermott , Harry Myers and John Cummins
Producer/Director Toby Swift


Unknown: Peter Vickers
Unknown: Gerard McDermott
Unknown: Harry Myers
Unknown: John Cummins
Director: Toby Swift
Bernard: Jason Done
Helen: Helen Longworth
Clemence: Scarlett Perdereau
Doug: Pearce Quigley
Mandy: Colleen Prendergast

: Making History

Sue Cook tackles listeners' historical challenges.
Producer Nick Patrick
ADDRESS: [address removed] email: making.history@bbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed](calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute)


Producer: Nick Patrick

: Natasha and Other Stories

2/5. Roman Berman, Massage Therapist. All the family's hopes and plans for Roman's new business in Toronto are pinned on the outcome of a dinner with an established Jewish family. By David Bezmozgis. For details see yesterday


Unknown: David Bezmozgis.

: The Last Best Place: Stories from the Steppe

2/5. Dominic Ziegler lives with the nomads of Mongolia in the summer. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Dominic Ziegler

: Nice Work

5/5. Philippa Lamb and guests discuss the type of work we'll be doing in the next 50 years and which jobs might have disappeared altogether. Producer Caroline Bayley


Unknown: Philippa Lamb
Producer: Caroline Bayley

: The Learning Curve

The last of this current series of the guide to the world of learning, with Libby Purves.
Producer Lucinda Montefiore Repeated on Sunday at 11pm


Unknown: Libby Purves.
Producer: Lucinda Montefiore

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: Trevor's World of Sport

New series 1/6. The return of Andy Hamilton 's comedy about Trevor, the honourable sports agent in a dishonourable world. This week, his problem client is a footballer who has just issued his 17th public apology.
Producer Andy Hamilton


Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Producer: Andy Hamilton
Trevor: Neil Pearson
Sammy: Paul Reynolds
Ralph Michael: Fenton Stevens
Theresa: Rosalind Ayres
Heidrun: Cosima Shaw
Barry: Abdul Salis
Carrie: Hattie Morahan
Dean: Jake Wood

: The Archers

Lynda rallies the troops.
For cast see page 40 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Arts show, with Mark Lawson. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: The Brave New World of Allaetitia

2/5. The Supersonic Butterware Party. Allaetitia is fascinated by news of Concorde, an aeroplane that will fly faster than the speed of sound and whose costs are spiralling out of control - just like her family's budget. By Charlotte Cory. For cast see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Charlotte Cory.

: File on 4

8/10. Following several cases where it was shown that mothers had been wrongly convicted of killing their children, John Sweeney looks at two new cases in which families claim they've suffered a miscarriage of justice. Producer Ian Muir-Cochrane Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: John Sweeney
Producer: Ian Muir-Cochrane

: 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

: All in the Mind

New series 1/6. Professor Raj Persaud returns for another series of the programme dedicated to the wonderful and mysterious workings of our brains.
Executive producer Rebecca Asher Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Professor Raj Persaud
Producer: Rebecca Asher

: The Choice

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Angela Carter's Book ofFairy Tales

2/5. The Wise Little Girl/The Rich Farmer's Wife. Two tales, the former from Russia, the latter from Norway, that feature young girls using their quick wits to outdo their superiors. Read by Eileen McCallum. For details see yesterday


Read By: Eileen McCallum.

: Hold Back the Night

2/4. Billy has been following runaway Lucy Bonham. He's been beaten up for his camera, but finds he's the one in police custody. Written by Adam Baron , dramatised by Doug Lucie.
With Stephen Hoqan
Producer/Director Janet Whitaker


Unknown: Lucy Bonham.
Written By: Adam Baron
Dramatised By: Doug Lucie.
Unknown: Stephen Hoqan
Director: Janet Whitaker
Rucker: David Morrissey
DIGold: Danny Webb
InspClay: Loan Meredith
Mrs Bonham: Cheryl Campbell
Oily: Harry Myers
Juliet: Alison Pettitt
Mr Bonham: Hugh Dickson
Iris: Susan Jameson

: Today in Parliament

Parliamentary round-up, presented by Rachel Hooper.


Presented By: Rachel Hooper.

: News

: Book of the Week: The City of Failing

Angels 2/5. By John Berendt. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: John Berendt.

: News

: Masterpiece

The Boy in the Rain

: Sports International

The Month in Sport

: News

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

A Suitable Boy (18/20) by Vikram Seth


Unknown: Vikram Seth

: Test Match SpecialPakistan v England

The second day's play in the final Test from Lahore, Pakistan. Including 7.15-7.21 News and Papers;
8.31 8.58 Yesterday in Parliament;
9.45-10.00 Daily Service.
Producer Peter Baxter -approximate time


Producer: Peter Baxter

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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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