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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Elfed ap Nefydd Roberts.


Unknown: Nefydd Roberts.

: 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 With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With David Wilby and Rachel Hooper.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Anne Atkins.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: David Wilby
Unknown: Rachel Hooper.
Unknown: Anne Atkins.

: Midweek

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


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Book of the Week: Lost Cosmonaut

3/5. On a quest for the fabled Chess City in Kalmykia, David Kalder attends a brand new rock opera at the State Opera House. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: David Kalder

: Daily Service

Led by Canon Noel Vincent. Forty Days and Forty Nights (Aus der Tiefe). 1 Peter 5, vv6-11. 0 Lord, Increase Our Faith (Loosemore). Guide Me, 0 Thou Great Redeemer (Cwm Rhondda). Director of music Paul Leddington Wright. Organist Richard Tanner.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.
Music: Paul Leddington
Organist: Richard Tanner.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Jane's Story 3/10. By Alison Joseph.
The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Story By: Alison Joseph.

: Amongst the Medici

2/3. Historian and classicist Bettany Hughes continues her journey through the beauty and the blood-letting ot
Renaissance Florence. Could it be that the Renaissance as we know it wasn't a renaissance at all? Could Donatello's David really be a political statement for the Medici? Ana what has Liverpool got to do with it? Bettany finds that the Renaissance is more than it's cracked up to be.
Producer Philip Sellars


Unknown: Bettany Hughes
Producer: Philip Sellars

: Starring Ronnie Barker

2/3. Celebrating the art of Ronnie Barker , as featured in the award-winning series Lines from My Grandfather s Forehead, a sequential entertainment. This edition was first broadcast in 1972. Also featuring Terence Brady , Pauline Yates , Gordon Langford (piano) and Dick Abel (banjo). Producer John Fawcett Wilson (Revised repeat)


Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Unknown: Terence Brady
Unknown: Pauline Yates
Piano: Gordon Langford
Piano: Dick Abel
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

: You and Yours

Topical consumer affairs presented by Liz Barclay ana Sheila McClennon.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Sheila McClennon.

: The World at One

National and international news and analysis, presented by Shaun Ley.


Presented By: Shaun Ley.

: X Marks the Spot

3/6. David Stafford guides his panel of guests
John Sergeant , Sue Gaisford and Gerry Hanson through the cryptic clues to find this week's treasure. Producer Sarah Rowlands


Unknown: David Stafford
Unknown: John Sergeant
Unknown: Sue Gaisford
Unknown: Gerry Hanson
Producer: Sarah Rowlands

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Cold Mann

Nobel Prize-winner Thomas Mann , author of Dr haustus and Death in Venice, led a life just as full of mystery as his novels. But would fleeing pre-war Germany help him overcome his troubled relationship with his eldest son and his lifelong struggle with his secret passions? And would his international reputation survive if his secrets came out? Written by Tom McGrath.
Producer/Director Turan Ali


Unknown: Thomas Mann
Written By: Tom McGrath.
Director: Turan Ali
Thomas Mann: Anton Rodqers
Katya Mann: Julia McKenzie
Klaus Mann: Mark Straker
Erika Mann: Rachel Atkins
Krull: David Holt

: Gardeners' Question Time

Pippa Greenwood , Bob Flowerdew and Anne SwitninoanK answer gardeners' questions sent in by post. Eric Robson is in the chair. including at 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened


Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Anne Switninoank
Unknown: Eric Robson

: Scottish Shorts

3/5. Tomato Sauce. The smell of freshly picked tomatoes awakens a childhood memory in which one simple act of disobedience has the most surprising effect. Written by Vivien Jones and read by Monica Gibb. For details see Monday


Written By: Vivien Jones
Read By: Monica Gibb.

: This Sceptred Isle: Empire

53/90. The Viceroys. From 1858, the British crown ruled India, with the Governor General now becoming the Viceroy, the deputy of the Queen. It was the nearest a Briton ever could hope to come to being an actual monarch. Continuing Christopher Lee 's history of the British empire. For details see Monday


Unknown: Christopher Lee

: Thinking Allowed

The Indian custom of Sati, whereby a widow burns herself on the funeral pyre of her husband, is thought to be a thing of the past. However, as with similar religious rituals in other parts of the world, it remains widespread.
Laurie Taylor finds out why these women voluntarily sacrifice themselves and examines the significance of this custom in contemporary culture. Producer Andrew Littlejohn


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Andrew Littlejohn

: Case Notes: Out of Hours

8/12. Dr Mark Porter explores the different out-of-surgery hours medical services and how people are really using them.
(Repeated from yesterday at 9pm)


Presenter: Dr Mark Porter

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Chain Reaction

3/6. The tag team talk show continues with last week's guest Mark Thomas interviewing his comedy hero Alexei Sayle. Alexei tells Mark about his communist childhood, his comedy and his self-sabotaging career moves. Producer Tilusha Ghelani


Unknown: Mark Thomas
Unknown: Alexei Sayle.
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

: The Archers

Lilian prepares for a happy event. ror cast see page 37 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Kirsty Lang introduces the arts magazine, with news, reviews and interviews. Producer Stephen Hughes


Introduces: Kirsty Lang
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Jane's Story

3/10. The police have been to see Jane about the mysterious death of her late husband's former business partner Arthur Woodley. By Alison Joseph.
For cast and further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Arthur Woodley.
Unknown: Alison Joseph.

: The Moral Maze

6/10. Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which
Melanie Phillips , Ian Hargreaves , Claire Fox and Steven Rose 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: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Steven Rose
Producer: David Coomes

: The SDP Diaspora

1/2. Mark D'Arcy examines how refugees from a defunct 1980s political party climbed to the commanding heights of British politics a decade later - from Tony Blair 's
Downing Street to the heart of the Conservative Central Office campaign machine.
Producer Mark D'Arcy Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Mark D'Arcy
Unknown: Tony Blair

: A Voice like Honey

1/2. Actress and vocal chameleon Jan Ravens discovers how new techniques are making it possible for voice surgeons to alter the way we sound. Jan's voice is her most precious asset and she's keen to keep it in top condition, but if anything should go wrong with it she too could find herself under the knife. Jan embarks on an investigation into the cutting edge of voice surgery. Producer Kate Bissell
Vocal support: page 20


Unknown: Jan Ravens
Producer: Kate Bissell

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Disobedience

8/10. Old memories lead Ronit to disobey her inner voice, and Dovid is confronted by a startling revelation. By Naomi Alderman. For details see Monday


Unknown: Naomi Alderman.

: Nebulous: The Lovely Invasion

by Graham Duff.
2/6. Mark Gatiss stars as Professor Nebulous, the director of KENT (the Key Environmental Non-judgemental Taskforce) in 2099. When a race of glamorous, naked aliens crash land on Earth, only Professor Nebulous remains immune to their charms.


Writer: Graham Duff
Producer: Ted Dowd
Director: Nick Briggs
Prof Nebulous: Mark Gatiss
Rory: Graham Duff
Paula: Rosie Cavaliero
Sir Ronald: Graham Crowden
Harry: Paul Putner
Leo: Paul Putner
Gemini: Julia Dalkin
Clown Mother: Julia Dalkin
Clown Father: Matt Wolf
Jez: Matt Wolf
Colonel Bream: Nick Briggs

: Today In Parliament

The day's business in Westminster, highlighting Prime Minister's Questions. Presented by David Wilby.


Presented By: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: Lost Cosmonaut

3/5. By David Kalder. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: David Kalder.

: World Today

: News

: Music Biz

: News

: Discovery

Fuelling the Future (3/4)

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Angela Carter 's Book of Fairy Tales (1/2) The Twelve Wild Ducks. A Norwegian version of the Snow White story. Read by Eileen McCallum


Unknown: Angela Carter
Read By: Eileen McCallum

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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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