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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Tony Burnham.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Carolyn Ouinn.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Chief Rabbi, Sir Jonathan Sacks.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Carolyn Ouinn.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Sir Jonathan Sacks.

: The Long View

6/6. Jonathan Freedland and guests explore 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

3/3. There's an 11-year-age gap between Jack and Rhoma Aizenberg , but when they met in the mid-1960s, each gradually discovered the answers to some of their most crucial internal problems. They talk to Melanie McFadyean. Producer Bob Dickinson


Unknown: Rhoma Aizenberg
Unknown: Melanie McFadyean.
Producer: Bob Dickinson

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Roger Hutchings. Have Faith in God, My Heart (St Ethelward). 1 Peter 1, vv3-9. Thy Perfect Love (Rutter). All My Hope on God is Founded (Michael). Director of music Jeffrey Makinson.


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.
Music: Jeffrey Makinson.

: Book of the Week: The Caliph's House - a Year in Casablanca

2/4. Tahir Shah begins to renovate his dilapidated house and finds he's (quite literally) plagued with difficulties. For details see yesterday Repeated 12.30am

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Friends like These
2/5. Famous Guy by Adam Buxton.
The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Adam Buxton.

: Thanks for the Memory

Nicholas Parsons undertakes a journey to find out why he and millions like him start to endure the unsettling process of short-term memory loss. In the UK and US he meets those at the forefront of research to find out why our memories diminish, and speaks to those trying desperately to stop theirs from fading away. Producer Jo Meek
Nicholas Parsons says Thanks for the Memory: page 119


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Producer: Jo Meek
Producer: Nicholas Parsons

: Battleaxes and Henpecked Husbands

1/2. The Battleaxe. The battleaxe has been a mainstay of comedy for generations. From Greek literature to Last of the Summer Wine, she has been portrayed by large and small women, all with the tone of voice that could freeze water at 50 paces. Brian Murphy explores the history of the battleaxe with some choice clips of her at her best.
Producer Angela Sherwin


Unknown: Brian Murphy
Producer: Angela Sherwin

: 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

2/4. Louis Armstrong. Remembered by some as a middle-of-the-road singer of chart blockbusters such as Hello,
Dolly! and Wonderful World, Louis Armstrong was actually one of the first and greatest pioneers in the history of jazz. He was one of the best trumpeters there has ever been. Ken Clarke explores his life and music with Chris Barber. Producer Paul Evans Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm


Unknown: Louis Armstrong.
Unknown: Louis Armstrong
Unknown: Ken Clarke
Unknown: Chris Barber.
Producer: Paul Evans

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: In the Garden

Abrasive academic Edward Rose is rushed to hospital with pains in his chest. He is shocked to discover his heart has moved and is in the wrong place. Comedy by Martin Shea , James O'Neill and Martin O'Neill. Starring Antony Sher.
Producer/Director Gary Brown


Unknown: Edward Rose
Comedy By: Martin Shea
Comedy By: James O'Neill
Comedy By: Martin O'Neill.
Unknown: Antony Sher.
Director: Gary Brown
Edward: Antony Sher
Sarah: Emma Clarke
Michael: Lloyd Peters
Andrew/Doctor: Malcolm Raeburn
Maureen/Female student: Julia Rounthwalte

: Home Planet

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


Unknown: Richard Daniel
Producer: Nick Patrick

: The Great Western Adventure

2/5. Mr Brunei's Sounding Arch. Agnes and Bernard have been married for 40 years. in celebration, Bernard has arranged a boat trip under Brunei's Bridge at Maidenhead. It should be romantic, but Agnes has her doubts. Written and read by Mavis Cheek. For details see yesterday


Read By: Mavis Cheek.

: Alvin Hall's Secret Collections

2/5. Alvin meets two collectors who collect cutting-edge contemporary art, including one with a urine-yellow sculpture of a toilet. For details see yesterday

: Word of Mouth

New series 1/8. Michael Rosen returns with the series that investigates the world of words and the way they are spoken. He launches a new competition, "Like a Hole in the Head", inviting listeners to mint new and arresting Similes. Producer Mark Smalley Repeated on Sunday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Mark Smalley

: Great Lives

New series 1/10. Morecambeand Wise
On Christmas Day in 1977. almost 29 million people sat down to watch Morecambe and Wise. One of their guests was Penelope Keith , who here nominates the masters of classless entertainment. She is ably backed up by Eric Morecambe's son, Gary, though presenter Matthew Parris prefers a more waspish approach. Producer Miles Warde
Repeated on Friday at 11pm


Unknown: Penelope Keith
Unknown: Eric Morecambe
Presenter: Matthew Parris
Producer: Miles Warde

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: Think the Unthinkable

1/4. Comedy drama in which Unthinkable Solutions, the radical management consultants, return to inflict their unique brand of help on more unsuspecting companies. This week, they turn their special talents to the credit-card business. Starring Marcus Brigstocke ,
Catherine Shepherd , David Mitchell and Beth Chalmers. Written by James Cary. Producer Adam Bromley


Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown: Catherine Shepherd
Unknown: David Mitchell
Unknown: Beth Chalmers.
Written By: James Cary.
Producer: Adam Bromley

: The Archers

Jack goes down memory lane.
For cast see page 35 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Arts news with Mark Lawson. Producer Philippa Ritchie


Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: Friends like These

2/5. Famous Guy. Written by Adam Buxton. Adam and Joe star in the tale of Manthea Shringleton , a journalist sent to interview a reclusive Hollywood star.
For details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Written By: Adam Buxton.
Unknown: Manthea Shringleton
Guy: Adam Buxton
Manthea: Joe Cornish

: Under the Rule of Benedict

It's now a year since Cardinal Ratzinger was elected Pope. Known as the "Vatican's enforcer", he had a reputation for disciplining those who didn't toe the line. The BBC's religious affairs correspondent, Jane Little , looks back over his first year to see if many people's fears for a more conservative, stricter church have been realised or whether he has surprised his critics.
Producer Amanda Hancox Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Jane Little
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: 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 1/5. It's more than 30 years since LSD was banned for clinical use, yet there has been a resurgence in interest in studying psychedelics. In the 1950s, LSD was believed to be a wonder drug and used widely to treat psychosis, depression and addiction. Claudia Hammond finds out about LSD and MDMA (ecstasy) and looks at the controversy surrounding their potential use. Producer Katy Hickman Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Claudia Hammond
Producer: Katy Hickman

: The Long View

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Tamburlaine Must Die

2/5. Desperate to discover what Thomas Kyd has said about him, Marlowe goes to the only man who will tell him - Kyd'S torturer. By Louise Welsh. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Thomas Kyd
Unknown: Louise Welsh.

: Political Animal

New series 1/4. Hosted by John Oliver and Andy Zaltzman , this show brings together comedians from all parts of the comedy spectrum to perform exclusively political material in front of a live audience. Producer Richard Grocock


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

: A Life with the Firm

2/5. The Magic Circle. How much power is invested in the monarchy, and what part does it play in the constitution? With contributions from the late Sir Edward Heath and Lord Callaghan, and from Tony Benn.
Continues tomorrow For details see yesterday


Unknown: Sir Edward Heath
Unknown: Tony Benn.

: News

: Book of the Week: The Caliph's House - a Year in Casablanca

2/4. By travel writer Tahir Shah. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Tahir Shah.

: 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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