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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Mark Coffey.

: 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 Susan Hulme and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Chief Rabbi, Sir Jonathan Sacks.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Susan Hulme
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Sir Jonathan Sacks.

: The Long View

5/6. Jonathan Freedland and guests go in search of the past behind the present, exploring a moment in history that illuminates a contemporary debate. Producer Julia Adamson Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Jonathan Freedland
Producer: Julia Adamson

: Thirty Years and More

2/3. Americans Fran and Jay Landesman came to live in London during the 1960s, where they've enjoyed an open marriage ever since. They talk to Melanie McFadyean about the possibilities of insecurity. Producer Bob Dickinson


Unknown: Jay Landesman
Unknown: Melanie McFadyean
Producer: Bob Dickinson

: Book of the Week: Part of the Pattern -Memoirs of a Wife at Westminster

2/5. Chamberlain has declared war and Edna embarks on her first teaching job. Memoirs of Edna Healey. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Edna Healey.

: Daily Service

Led by Mark Coffey. Eternal Ruler of the Ceaseless Round (Song 1). John 15, vv9-17. Set Me As a Seal (God Is Love:
Let Heaven Adore Him (Abbot's Leigh). Director of music Christopher Stokes. Organist Greg Morris.


Unknown: Mark Coffey.
Organist: Christopher Stokes.
Organist: Greg Morris.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Voyage Out 7/10. By Virginia Woolf. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Virginia Woolf.

: Life after Rover

2/3. When MG Rover closed last April, more than 6 000 workers at Longbridge were made redundant. For the past year, with the help of exclusive research from the Work Foundation, Adrian Chiles has been charting their progress as they go back into the labour market. The series concludes tomorrow. For further details see yesterday


Unknown: Adrian Chiles

: Big in Blackpool

Where do television Variety entertainers go when there are no longer any television Variety shows? Comedian Jimmy Cricket looks at how performers coped with changing tastes in entertainment by talking to Janet Brown , Bernie Clifton , Norman Collier and Graham Walker of the Grumbleweeds. Can they only look forward to being "big in Blackpool"? Producer Libby Cross


Unknown: Jimmy Cricket
Unknown: Janet Brown
Unknown: Bernie Clifton
Unknown: Norman Collier
Unknown: Graham Walker
Producer: Libby Cross

: You and Yours

Topical consumer affairs reports, with Liz Barclay and Peter White. Including at 12.30 Call You and Yours. PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 10am


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

With Shaun Ley.


Unknown: Shaun Ley.

: Ken Clarke's Jazz Greats

New series 1/4. Art Blakey. The former Chancellor and life-long jazz fan Ken Clarke is back for another of his entertaining series. Today, he talks to the tenor saxophonist Jean Toussaint about his former mentor, the drummer and band leader Art Blakey , whose band, the Jazz Messengers, was something of an academy for the finest young talent in jazz.
Producer Paul Evans Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm


Unknown: Ken Clarke
Unknown: Jean Toussaint
Leader: Art Blakey
Producer: Paul Evans

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Room

Rash and Doxa can't get into the room. Inside, people are gathered; outside the two men struggle with the door and their own demons as they try to gain entry. What's happening in the room and what's preventing them from getting in? Written by Paul Brennan.
Music by Pippa Murphy ; Producer Marilyn Imrie ; Director Philip Howard


Written By: Paul Brennan.
Music By: Pippa Murphy
Producer: Marilyn Imrie
Director: Philip Howard
Doxa: Mark Benton
Rash: Ron Cook
The Mother: Joyce Gibbs

: Home Planet

Richard Daniel presents the magazine that deals with listeners' environmental concerns. Producer Nick Patrick ADDRESS: [address removed]email: home.planet @bbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute)


Unknown: Richard Daniel
Producer: Nick Patrick

: Lucky Numbers

2/5. Golden Mean. A moving tale of first love, mathematics, irrational numbers and the idea of eternity. Written by Alan Garner and read by Robert Powell. For details see yesterday


Written By: Alan Garner
Read By: Robert Powell.

: Five Holes in the Ground

2/5. Today, drilling for extinction - probing the crater left by the asteroid that killed off the dinosaurs. Presented by Gabrielle Walker. For details see yesterday


Presented By: Gabrielle Walker.

: Law in Action

9/9. Barrister, lecturer and comedy writer Clive Coleman cuts through the legal jargon to explain what's happening in the world of law and how it affects everyday life.
Producer Jim Frank


Unknown: Clive Coleman
Producer: Jim Frank

: The Learning Curve

7/7. The guide to the world of learning, with Libby Purves. Producer Sukey Firth Repeated on Sunday at 11pm


Unknown: Libby Purves.

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: No Commitments

6/6. /// Winds. Roger tries a day at home to get used to the idea of being retired, and Charlotte's television programme is finally aired. So everything should be all right again - shouldn't it? By Simon Brett.
Producer Simon Brett


Unknown: Simon Brett.
Producer: Simon Brett
Anna: Rosemary Leach
Victoria: Angela Thorne
Charlotte: Felicity Montagu
Roger: Bill Nlghy
Emily: Lisa Coleman
Eddie: James Greene
Nick: Kieran Hill
Melissa: Judy Flynn

: The Archers

Ambridge goes down memory lane.
For cast see page 30 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts magazine programme, with news, reviews and interviews. Producer Martin smith


Unknown: Mark Lawson

: The Voyage Out

7/10. Rachel becomes obsessed with the thought that Terence is interested in the beautiful and seductive Evelyn Murgatroyd. Written by Virginia Woolf . For cast and details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Evelyn Murgatroyd.
Written By: Virginia Woolf

: File on 4

9/9. As a new exodus of refugees from troubled Darfur threatens the stability of neighbouring Chad, reporter Liz Carney asks whether three years of international diplomacy has done anything to ease the plight of refugees or to halt the violence of marauding militias. Producer Andy Denwood Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Reporter: Liz Carney

: 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

: Case Notes

12/12. Epilepsy. More than 40 million people worldwide have epilepsy. It can develop at any age but, with appropriate management, up to 70 per cent of cases can be seizure-free. Dr Mark Porter investigates the latest treatments and talks to patients living with epilepsy. Producer Erika Wright Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter
Producer: Erika Wright

: The Long View

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, with Audrey Carville.


Unknown: Audrey Carville.

: Book at Bedtime: The Historian

7/10. Paul and Helen's pursuit of Drakulya takes them to
Istanbul, until the discovery of a 15th-century manuscript points the way to Bulgaria. Written by Elizabeth Kostova. For details see yesterday


Written By: Elizabeth Kostova.

: Political Animal

Edinburgh Festival Special. Another chance to hear this special, hosted by John Oliver and Andy Zaltzman , when a gathering of comedians from all parts of the spectrum performed exclusively political material in front of a live audience. Producer Richard Grocock


Unknown: John Oliver
Unknown: Andy Zaltzman
Producer: Richard Grocock

: Today in Parliament

The day's events from Westminster. With Susan Hulme.


Unknown: Susan Hulme.

: News

: Book of the Week: Part of the Pattern- Memoirs of a Wife at Westminster

2/5. Memoirs of Edna Healey. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Edna Healey.

: Analysis

: News

: The Word

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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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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