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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Shaunaka Rishi Das.


Unknown: Shaunaka Rishi Das.

: Fanning Today

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Clare Phillips


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Clare Phillips

: Today

With James Naughtie and Carolyn Ouinn.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
Presented by Susan Hulme and Alicia McCarthy.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Indarjit Singh.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Carolyn Ouinn.
Presented By: Susan Hulme
Presented By: Alicia McCarthy.
Unknown: Indarjit Singh.

: The Price of Property

New series 1/4. With 70 per cent of British homes now owner-occupied - a figure that's doubled in the last 50 years - BBC economics editor Evan Davis explores the rise and rise of the home owner and the growing influence of the property market on every aspect of life in Britain today. Producer Julia Adamson Repeated at 9.30pm


Editor: Evan Davis
Producer: Julia Adamson

: Extra Senses

4/5. Graham Easton continues his exploration of extra, non-traditional senses with a look at the relevance of body temperature. He talks to Dr Mike Stroud , who has accompanied Sir Ranulph Fiennes on marathons and expeditions across the globe, from Antarctica to Africa. Stroud explains the system we use to keep our temperature Stable. Producer Michelle Martin


Unknown: Graham Easton
Unknown: Dr Mike Stroud
Unknown: Sir Ranulph Fiennes
Producer: Michelle Martin

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Ernie Rea. Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies (Ratisbon). Isaiah 58, vv6-11. 0 Come Every One That Thirsteth (Mendelssohn). Be Still, My Soul (Finlandia). Director of music Barry Rose. Organist Richard Tanner.


Unknown: Rev Ernie Rea.
Organist: Barry Rose.
Organist: Richard Tanner.

: Book of the Week: Stanley - theImpossible Life of Africa's Greatest Explorer

2/5. Now a journalist for the New York Herald, Stanley embarks on an epic journey to Africa in search of the great explorer, Livingstone. But did he really utter the immortal words "Dr Livingstone, I presume"? By Tim Jeal. For further details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Tim Jeal.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Women's Room 2/15. By Marilyn French. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Marilyn French.

: Planet Earth under Threat

7/8. Conservation - Embracing Change. How behaviour in wildlife is altering in the face of climate change.
Gabrielle Walker hears from members of the biological
Community. Producer Beatrice Fenton


Unknown: Gabrielle Walker
Producer: Beatrice Fenton

: Absent Friends

New series 1/3. Children and Animals
Author/comedian Tony Hawks explores popular comic TV characters who are only ever referred to and never actually appear on screen. This second series of Absent Friends features new and archive input from
David Croft , Larry Grayson , Ken Dodd , Denis Norden and Brian Dooley , and begins with a look at children and animals, such as the boisterous nursery toddlers kept in order by Joyce Grenfell , Mrs Slocombe 's pussy (Are You Being Served?) and punk party hostess Abigail (Mike Leigh 's Abigail's Party). Producer Angela Sherwin


Unknown: David Croft
Unknown: Larry Grayson
Unknown: Ken Dodd
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Brian Dooley
Unknown: Joyce Grenfell
Unknown: Mrs Slocombe
Unknown: Mike Leigh
Producer: Angela Sherwin

: You and Yours

Presented by 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.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Peter White.

: The World at One

With Shaun Ley.


Unknown: Shaun Ley.

: Don't Take Away My Music

Oona King makes a passionate case for the importance of modern dance music and the way it shaped the sociopolitical instincts of a generation. Sharing memories of dance, drugs and deep ideological commitment are DJs Danny Rampling , Judge Jules , Paul van Dyk , Norman Jay , Anne Savage and MylO. Producer Kate Taylor Rptd Sat 3.30pm


Unknown: Danny Rampling
Unknown: Judge Jules
Unknown: Paul van Dyk
Unknown: Norman Jay
Unknown: Anne Savage
Producer: Kate Taylor Rptd

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Girl Who Touched the Stars

While growing up, Bhavna has a dream of flying to the moon and touching the stars. Her dreams do come true.
In 2025 she is an astronaut, and soon to be the first Indian woman to fly to Mars. But her childhood is about to haunt her in the most unexpected way. By Mahesh Dattani.
Producer/Director Tracey Neale


Unknown: Mahesh Dattani.
Director: Tracey Neale
Bhavna: Nina Wadia
Young Bhavna: Nita Mistry
Mother: Sakuntala Ramanee
Father: Amerjlt Deu
Ground Control/Reporter: Sam Dale
Astronaut 1/Journalist 3: John Dougall
Astronaut 2/Journalist: Anthony Glennon
Journalist: Christine Kavanagh

: Home Planet

Richard Daniel and the team discuss listeners' questions about the environment. 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

: Difference and Desire: Readings from theBath Festival

2/5. No Such Thing as Same. Evie has something like an invisible friend, a double. Or is it someone even closer who's whispering scenes from her life back to her? This shadowy tale raises some troubling questions about the stories we tell about ourselves. Lisa Coleman reads Philip Gross's Story. For further details see yesterday


Unknown: Lisa Coleman

: The Making of Modern Medicine

22/30. When bubonic plague breaks out in Hong Kong in 1894, students of Louis Pasteur and Robert Koch - representing European rivals France and Germany - head straight to East Asia in a race to discover the micro organism responsible. Thanks to a new series of rigorous laboratory tests, plague no longer would be defined by its symptoms and course, but by its cause. Medical historian Andrew Cunningham explores the difficulties experienced in convincing the microbiologists to agree to the new approach. The readers are David Rintoul, Peter Capaldi, Jason Watkins and Scott Handy. For further details see yesterday


Presenter: Andrew Cunningham
Reader: David Rintoul
Reader: Peter Capaldi
Reader: Jason Watkins
Reader: Scott Handy

: Law In Action

6/9. Presented by Clive Coleman. Producer InnesBowen


Presented By: Clive Coleman.

: A Good Read

5/8. investigative journalist Roger Cook and poet laureate Andrew Motion join Sue MacGregor to discuss their three favourite paperbacks. Producer Tim Dee Repeated on Friday at 11pm


Unknown: Roger Cook
Unknown: Andrew Motion
Producer: Tim Dee

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: Mark Watson Makes the World Substantially Better

4/6. Mark continues his guest to free us from the Seven
Deadly Sins, with stand-up comedy on the subject of Envy. His accomplices include Tim Key and Tim Minchin , who will be providing poems, songs and jealous glances. Producer Katie Marsden


Unknown: Tim Key
Unknown: Tim Minchin
Producer: Katie Marsden

: The Archers

The ha-ha stops being funny for Nigel. For cast see page 31 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

A round-up of arts news and reviews, presented by KirstyLang. Producer Laura Thomas


Producer: Laura Thomas

: The Women's Room

2/15. Married life is not what Mira expects; she has to give up school to be a full-time housewife while Norm studies. Then she finds herself pregnant.... An adaptation, by Sarah Daniels , of Marilyn French's seminal novel. For cast and further details see yesterday


Unknown: Sarah Daniels

: File on 4

6/9. Stephen Grey provides an insider's view on Britain's dirty war against drugs. He wonders why a controversial policy of using major dealers as informants has done so little to stem the flow of drugs onto the streets. Producer David Lewis Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Stephen Grey
Producer: David Lewis

: In Touch

Presented by Peter White. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Presented By: Peter White.
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Case Notes

6/9. Each year in the UK around 500 children are diagnosed with a form of leukaemia, which four out of five of them survive. Dr Mark Porter reports on the improvements in treatments for blood cancer, and looks at the health of several adults who had the disease early in life. Producer Paula McGrath Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter
Producer: Paula McGrath

: The Price of Property

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

Global news round-up, presented by Jackie Hardgrave.


Presented By: Jackie Hardgrave.

: Book at Bedtime: Christine Falls

7/10. Ouirke is stunned when Sarah makes a shocking revelation. Jim Norton continues to read the thriller by Man Booker Prize winner John Banville , writing as Benjamin Black. Abridged by Doreen Estall. For further details see yesterday


Unknown: Jim Norton
Unknown: John Banville
Unknown: Benjamin Black.
Abridged By: Doreen Estall.

: The Lawrence Sweeney Mix

2/4. Josie Lawrence and Jim Sweeney bring a new improvised sketch show to the airwaves. Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: Josie Lawrence
Unknown: Jim Sweeney
Producer: Dawn Ellis

: Today in Parliament

With Alicia McCarthy.


Unknown: Alicia McCarthy.

: News

: Book of the Week: Stanley - theImpossible Life of Africa's Greatest Explorer

2/5. By Tim Jeal. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Tim Jeal.

: News

: The Word

interviews with figures from the world of writing

: 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.

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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