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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Noel Vincent.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Sarah Montague.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament With Susan Hulme and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Akhandadhi Das.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Susan Hulme
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Akhandadhi Das.

: Midweek

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


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Daily Service

Led by the Rt Rev Nigel McCulloch. When to the World the Saviour Came (Church Triumphant). Luke 5, vv17-26. Purge Me, 0 Lord (Tallis). We Cannot Measure How You Heal (Ye Banks and Braes). Director of music Paul Leddington Wright.


Unknown: Nigel McCulloch.
Music: Paul Leddington Wright.

: Book of the Week: White on Black

3/5. "The classroom supervisor is giving us political instruction. We're being told about the horrors of the Western way of life. I'm absolutely convinced that most people in America are living on the streets in cardboard boxes." Ruben Galllego 's memoir, read by Stephen Tompkinson. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Ruben Galllego
Read By: Stephen Tompkinson.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Voyage Out 3/10. By Virginia Woolf. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Virginia Woolf.

: The Secret Migration

Are the English immigrants in Scotland persecuted or integrated? Scotland's largest immigrant community is also the least recognised. The English in Scotland have no clubs of their own, no distinctive national dress and no special day when they celebrate their difference from the host community. Are they scared to raise their heads or have they become truly a part of the wider Scottish society and don't need such demonstrations Of difference? Producer Dave Batchelor


Producer: Dave Batchelor

: The Other Man

2/6. Travis and Grace plan a night in together. But will events - and Travis's brother Charlie, Charlie's ex-girlfriend Alice, and Travis's not-so-secret admirer Serena - conspire to keep them apart? Written by Jan Etherington and Gavin Petrie. Producer Elizabeth Freestone


Unknown: Jan Etherington
Unknown: Gavin Petrie.
Producer: Elizabeth Freestone
Travis: Julian Rhind-Tutt
Grace: Charlotte Randle
Charlie: Paul Reynolds
Alice: Clare Cathcart
Serena: Alice Lowe
Goosey: Andrew Westfield
Annie: Harvey Virdi

: Budget Special

You and Yours and The World at One team up for coverage of this year's Budget with the Chancellor's Budget Speech live from Westminster at 12.30pm. Introduced by Liz Barclay and Shaun Ley.


Introduced By: Liz Barclay
Introduced By: Shaun Ley.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: A Tiny Light in the Darkness

In late August 2005, a group of strangers find themselves thrown together when their Tube carriage is plunged into darkness. By Ursula Rani Sarma.
Director Lu Kemp


Unknown: Ursula Rani Sarma.
Director: Lu Kemp
Karim: Tarun Iyer
Annemarie: Katherine Iqoe
Kaseb: Kulvinder Ghir
Sumi: Meneka Das
Fred: Garrick Hagon
Janice: Liza Ross
Daniel: Mark Bonarr
Michael: Ifan Meredith
Alysha: Sarah Ozeke

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Carol Klein answer some of the questions posed by gardeners in the West
Midlands. Including at 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened at 2pm


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Carol Klein

: Stories of the Heart and Mind

3/5. The Farmer's Chest. A farmer discovers that he needs more help than he had bargained for in Bill Lee 's story recalling a long childhood summer following the regular cycle of work undertaken by the Gypsies on Kentish farms. For details see Monday


Unknown: Bill Lee

: The Oak Tree

3/5. It's early spring. A feeding frenzy begins as the young leaves of the oak break free from the protection of their bud scales and act as a magnet for hungry caterpillars, Which in turn provide food for birds. For details see Monday

: Thinking Allowed

With the changing relationship between the secular state and faith becoming central to political debate,
Laurie Taylor asks what the appropriate boundaries are between state and faith in a liberal democracy, and what role religion should play in public life. Producer Andrew Littlejohn


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Andrew Littlejohn

: Test Match Special

India v England
Commentary on the fifth day's play in the Third Test in Mumbai. including at 7.00 News and Papers, at 8.31 Yesterday in Parliament, and at 9.15 Daily Service.
Producer Peter Baxter *approximate times


Producer: Peter Baxter

: Case Notes

11/12. Hernia. Dr Mark Porter investigates which treatments are best for different kinds of hernia, from those caused by excessive exercise in adults to those found in babies. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: Chain Reaction

6/6. The last in the series of the tag-team talk show. Last week's guest Bill Bailey now takes charge and asks Simon Pegg about Spaced, Sean of the Dead and his burgeoning Hollywood career. Producer Tilusha Ghelani


Unknown: Bill Bailey
Unknown: Simon Pegg
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

: The Archers

Kenton reads between the lines.
For cast see page 30 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts show, with news, reviews and interviews. Producer Philippa Ritchie


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: The Voyage Out

3/10. As the storm rages, Rachel has an unexpected and exciting encounter with Mr Dalloway. By Virginia Woolf. For cast and further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Mr Dalloway.
Unknown: Virginia Woolf.

: The Moral Maze

9/10. Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which Melanie Phillips , Steven Rose , Clifford Longley and Michael Portillo cross-examine expert witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news. Producer David Coomes Rptd Saturday 10.15pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Steven Rose
Unknown: Clifford Longley
Unknown: Michael Portillo
Producer: David Coomes

: Lent Talks

3/6. Via Dolorosa- Garden of Gethsemane. Another talk for Lent recorded in Jerusalem. Father Jamal Khader, lecturer in religious studies at Bethlehem University, reflects on suffering and hope at the place where Jesus struggled with What was to face him. Producer Jennifer Daniel Repeated Sat 12.30am


Producer: Jennifer Daniel

: The X-Factor

2/2. Book now for your first spacef light! That's the call from innovative companies, including
Sir Richard Branson 's Virgin Galactic. Already, a few millionaires have hitched a ride to the International Space Station - now, the ticket price may be coming down. Space Shuttle astronaut Jeff Hoffman investigates this boom in space tourism and asks if it's a repeat of the pioneering days of aviation a hundred years ago. Producer Martin Redfern


Unknown: Sir Richard Branson
Unknown: Jeff Hoffman
Producer: Martin Redfern

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Budget Statement

By the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

: Book at Bedtime: The Historian

3/10. The letters that Professor Rossi bequeaths to Paul convince the latter that Vlad Drakulya is still alive. But Paul is surprised to discover that he's not the only one on the monster's trail. By Elizabeth Kostova. For details see Monday


Unknown: Vlad Drakulya
Unknown: Elizabeth Kostova.

: Nebulous: The Coincidence Machine

by Graham Duff.
5/6. Mark Gatiss stars as Professor Nebulous, the director of KENT (the Key
Environmental Non-judgemental Taskforce) in 2099. With an increasing number of strange coincidences piling up, Prof Nebulous suspects the world may be heading for coinci-clasm.


Writer: Graham Duff
Producer: Ted Dowd
Director: Nick Briggs
Prof Nebulous: Mark Gatiss
Rory: Graham Duff
Macquasar No 1: Graham Duff
Paula: Rosie Cavaliero
Sir Ronald: Graham Crowden
Harry: Paul Putner
Macquasar No 2: Paul Putner
Gemini: Julia Dalkin
Clown Mother: Julia Dalkin
Dr Lewis: Julia Dalkin
Clown Father: Matt Wolf
1st Prime Minister: Matt Wolf
2nd Prime Minister: 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: White on Black

3/5. Memoir by Ruben Gallego. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Ruben Gallego.

: World Today

: News

: The Music Biz

: News

: Discovery


: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Short Story Competition
Winners (4/5) My Auntie Mama Maia , by Rolsten Adams , read by Stephan Kalipha


Unknown: Mama Maia
Unknown: Rolsten Adams
Read By: Stephan Kalipha

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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.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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