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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Most Rev Peter Smith.


Unknown: Peter Smith.

: 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 With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Susan Hulme and Rachel Hooper.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Indarjit Singh.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Susan Hulme
Unknown: Rachel Hooper.
Unknown: Indarjit Singh.

: Midweek

Diverse and lively conversation with Libby Purves and her guests. Producer Chris Paling Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Daily Service

Presented by Becky Harris. Come, Thou Long-Expected
Jesus (Cross of Jesus). Isaiah 35, vv5-10. And Sorrow and Sighing (Wesley). 0 For a Thousand Tongues to Sing (Lyngham). Director of music Richard Tanner.


Presented By: Becky Harris.
Music: Richard Tanner.

: Book of the Week: Memoir

3/5. A priest and a violent guard each take John by the ear. By John McGahern. For details see Monday Repeated 12.30am


Author: John McGahern

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: David Copperfield

By Charles Dickens.
3/20. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Charles Dickens.

: A Year In the Country

3/3. Liz Carney follows the long-term fortunes of rural communities in the Bowland area of Lancashire. What can be done to battle soaring house prices and diminishing services that make life increasingly difficult for local people? For details see Monday


Unknown: Liz Carney

: Clement Doesn't Live Here Anymore

5/6. Channelling the Dead. When a scheme presents itself to raise some much needed cash from Clement. Andrew doesn't rush to check the small print. Written by Marc Haynes and Chris Heath.
Producer Chris Neill


Written By: Marc Haynes
Written By: Chris Heath.
Producer: Chris Neill
Clement: Richard Ridings
Andrew: Steve Furst
Georgia: Amanda Abbington
Richard: Bacon Himself
American woman: Margaret Caboun-Smith
Wheeler: Martin Miller

: You and Yours

Presented by Sheila McClennon and John Waite.


Presented By: Sheila McClennon
Presented By: John Waite.

: The World at One

National and international news, with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Where in the World?

3/6. John Simpson presents a geographical panel game, with insights into fascinating places and cultures. This week's guests are Simon Brett. Hugh Dennis and Clare Francis. Producer Liz Anstee


Unknown: John Simpson
Unknown: Simon Brett.
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Clare Francis.
Producer: Liz Anstee

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Catching the Fly

In 1932 Ernest Walton was facing intense international competition in the race to split the atom. But it now appears that a primary inspiration for his momentous breakthrough was Freda Wilson , the young woman he eventually married. Written by Ali White.
Producer/Director Eoin O'Callaghan


Unknown: Ernest Walton
Unknown: Freda Wilson
Written By: Ali White.
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Ernest Walton: Lloyd Hutchinson
Freda Wilson: Michelle Fairley
John Cockcroft: Nick Dunning
Ernest Rutherford: Owen Roe
Chadwick: Miche Doherty
Gamow: Luke Griffin
Edi McCutcheon: Laura Hughes

: Gardeners' Question Time

Pippa Greenwood , Bob Flowerdew and John Cushnie answer questions put by members of the Wittersham
Horticultural Society. Gill Pyrah is in the chair. Including at


Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Gill Pyrah

: Gardening Weather Forecast.

Shortened at 2pm

: Songs in the Key of Lennon

3/5. Julia. How his mother's distance and death shaped
John Lennon 's work and life. Robert Sandall shines a light on five of John Lennon 's relationships as revealed in his songs. For details see Monday


Unknown: John Lennon
Unknown: Robert Sandall
Unknown: John Lennon

: The Norwegian Feeling for Real

3/4. The Dogs in Thessaloniki. A long-term relationship is beginning to show the strain. Written by Kjell Askildsen , translated by Agnes S Langeland, and read by Jon Strickland. For details see Monday


Written By: Kjell Askildsen
Read By: Jon Strickland.

: Thinking Allowed

Street traders in Barcelona form a vibrant backbone to the city. Many of them come from south Asia and West Africa, forming a diverse and animated community with strong social bonds. Laurie Taylor looks at the experiences of this distinct community, finding out how travelling and negotiating new cultures have helped form their identities. producer Gavin Heard


Unknown: Laurie Taylor

: All in the Mind

2/6. Professor Raj Persaud examines the latest research and brings together experts and commentators from the worlds of psychiatry, psychology and mental health. Repeat of yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Professor Raj Persaud

: pm

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Mark Thomas Presents: Stan Freberg Live

New series 1/4. Mark Thomas hosts shows featuring iconic American comedy performers. In an exclusive one-off appearance for Radio 4 at the London Comedy Store, Stan Freberg reprises some of the routines that made him a legend in the 1950s and 60s, including "John and Marsha" and "St George and the Dragonet".
Producer Paul Bajoria


Unknown: Mark Thomas
Unknown: Stan Freberg
Unknown: St George
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Tom's diplomacy crashes and burns.
For cast see page 40 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Kirsty Lang , including the verdict on a new stage version of Charles Dickens 's Great Expectations at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon. Producer Sally Spurring


Unknown: Kirsty Lang
Unknown: Charles Dickens

: David Copperfield

3/20. David is sent away to Salem House School by his stepfather, and makes a friend for life. By Charles Dickens. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Charles Dickens.

: The Moral Maze

10/11. Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which Melanie Phillips , Professor Steven Rose , Clifford Longley 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: Professor Steven Rose
Unknown: Clifford Longley
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Producer: David Coomes

: The New Powers that Be

3/3. How much do we know about the regulators who have so much power and who watch over our daily lives? Kirsten Lass checks out the Charity Commission, an institution that is 200 years old but that few have heard of. Making waves at its head is the charismatic Geraldine Peacock , who is determined to pull charities and the commission firmly into the 21st century.
Producer Smita Patel Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Kirsten Lass
Unknown: Geraldine Peacock
Producer: Smita Patel

: Frontiers

5/6. Can forests lessen the impact of global warming, or will they make it worse? Peter Evans visits two forests of the future - woodlands where scientists are "fumigating" the trees with carbon dioxide. By simulating the atmosphere of the year 2050, the researchers hope to find out how forests will fare under the greenhouse effect. Producer Andrew Luck-Baker


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Andrew Luck-Baker

: Midweek

With Libby Purves. Shortened repeat from 9am


Unknown: Libby Purves.

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: From a View to a Death

3/10. While staying at Passenger Court at the invitation of Mary Passenger, Zouch has been introduced to Joanna Brandon and rather inconveniently finds himself attracted to this friend of the family of his hostess. By Anthony Powell. For details see Monday


Unknown: Joanna Brandon
Unknown: Anthony Powell.

: Mastering the Universe

6/6. Christmas. Spoiling someone else's pleasure is the most deeply rewarding of all the controlling arts.
Professor Joy Klamp (Dawn French) guides us through the miserable universe that is Christmas. With Chris Douglas , Sally Grace , Lucy Montgomery , Dan Tetsell ,
Joanna Scanlan , Geoffrey Whitehead and Brian Perkins. Written by Chris Douglas and Nick Newman. Producer Simon Nicholls


Unknown: Chris Douglas
Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: Lucy Montgomery
Unknown: Dan Tetsell
Unknown: Joanna Scanlan
Unknown: Geoffrey Whitehead
Unknown: Brian Perkins.
Written By: Chris Douglas
Written By: Nick Newman.
Producer: Simon Nicholls

: The Storyman with Andrew Clover

4/6. Laurie Anderson. The multimedia performance artist and Clover improvise a story in which she imagines she is queen of New York, living at the top of a vast tower. A messenger arrives to show her that there's another tower near by, inhabited by Anderson's alter ego.
Another in the series of stories that reveal much about the celebrities who tell them. Producer Gary Reich


Unknown: Laurie Anderson.
Producer: Gary Reich

: Today in Parliament

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


Presented By: Rachel Hooper.

: News

: Book of the Week: Memoir

3/5. By John McGahern. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: John McGahern.

: News

: The Music Biz

: News

: Discovery

Shipping (1/3)

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Theories of Relativity:
4/5. Eclipse by Douglas Young and read by Michael Mackenzie


Unknown: Douglas Young
Read By: Michael MacKenzie

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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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