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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Andrew Graystone.


Unknown: Andrew Graystone.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill. Producer Martin Poyntz-Roberts


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Martin Poyntz-Roberts

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday In Parliament
With Sean Curran and Susan Hulme.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Anne Atkins.
8.31 Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: Susan Hulme.
Unknown: Anne Atkins.

: The Choice

8/8. Warren Hern , one of a handful of doctors in the States who carry out late-term abortions, talks to Michael Buerk about his decision to continue to operate at his clinic in Colorado, despite numerous death threats. Producer Dawn Bryan Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Warren Hern
Unknown: Michael Buerk

: Pilots That Never Flew

3/3. The agent and the audience are at the sharp end of the pilot: they decide whether it gets the green light or not. Presented by Paul Roseby. Producer David Roper


Presented By: Paul Roseby.
Producer: David Roper

: Book of the Week:The Pantomime Life of Joseph Grimaldi

2/5. Just as the young clown finds happiness with his new wife and child, tragedy strikes. He seeks consolation in making others laugh with a new creation - the pantomime clown Joey - complete with white face, blood-red mouth and blackened brows. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am

: Daily Service

Led by Fr Philip Sumner. Ready the Way (Stephen). Malachi 3, vv 1-4. There is a Longing in My Heart (Quigley). How Great Thou Art (How Great Thou Art).


Unknown: Fr Philip Sumner.

: Woman's Hour

With Jane Garvey.


Unknown: Jane Garvey.

: Writing the Century

The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm

: Mind Your Slanguage

Benjamin Zephaniah explores the moral panic surrounding language changes and asks why Jamaican patois remains the slang of choice for British teenagers. Contributors include Ann Widdecombe , 1Xtra DJ Ras Kwame and Tony Thorne of King's College, London. Producers Barney Rowntree and Joby Waldman


Unknown: Benjamin Zephaniah
Unknown: Ann Widdecombe
Unknown: Ras Kwame
Unknown: Tony Thorne
Producers: Barney Rowntree
Producers: Joby Waldman

: Going to Pieces in the Box

Janet Ellis , presenter of 1980s children s series Jigsaw, celebrates the history and art of the jigsaw puzzle. She hears how they hit a peak in the Depression years, how they were used by immigration officers, and the story behind the puzzle Eternity. Producer Geoff Bird


Unknown: Janet Ellis
Producer: Geoff Bird

: Call You and Yours

Phone-in presented by Julian Worricker. PHONE: [number removed] (Lines open from 10am) EMAIL: [web address removed]


Presenter: Julian Worricker

: The World at One

News and analysis with Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Tales from the Stave

2/4. Singer Sarah Walker , writer Paul Banks and graphologist Ruth Rostron join
Francis Fyfeld to examine the pencil-written score for Michael Tippett 's oratorio A Child of Our Time. Producer Tom Alban Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm


Singer: Sarah Walker
Unknown: Paul Banks
Unknown: Ruth Rostron
Unknown: Francis Fyfeld
Unknown: Michael Tippett
Producer: Tom Alban

: The Archers

Rptd from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Winter Storm

On a midwinter's day in Iowa in 1996, Scottish poet Andrew Younger steps from his office on a university campus and is engulfed by a severe blizzard. Lost and disorientated, Younger muses upon the events that have led to him being stranded alone so far away from home. John Gordon Sinclair stars in Bernard MacLaverty 's story.
Producer Kirsteen Cameron


Unknown: Andrew Younger
Unknown: John Gordon
Unknown: Bernard MacLaverty
Producer: Kirsteen Cameron
Andrew John: Gordon Sinclair
Lorna: Maureen Beattie
Cleaner: Wendy Seager
Kris: Michael Goldsmith
Angela: Melody Grove

: Home Planet

3/8. Richard Daniel and the team discuss listeners' questions about the environment and the natural world. Address: [Address removed] Email: [web address removed] Phone: [number removed]


Presenter: Richard Daniel
Producer: Toby Murcott

: Defining Moments

1/3. The Lost Weekend. A single woman seizes an opportunity to get away for a weekend, only to discover that there are some things from which you just can't escape. Katherine Parkinson reads Hugo Kelly 's story. producer/Director Heather Larmour


Unknown: Katherine Parkinson
Unknown: Hugo Kelly
Director: Heather Larmour

: Darwin: My Ancestor

2/4. The poet Ruth Padel goes in search of her great-great-grand father Charles Darwin to uncover the man behind the science.
Today she looks at Darwin's relationships as a husband and father. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Ruth Padel
Unknown: Charles Darwin

: Word of Mouth

4/9. Michael Rosen meets the consultants who teach people how to speak more clearly, write more grammatically and even become a published author.... at a price.
Producer Peter Everett Repeated on Monday at 11pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Peter Everett

: Great Lives

New series. 1/9. The explorer
Ranulph Fiennes picks Henry V for great-life status. Historian Juliet Barker and presenter
Matthew Parris try to separate fact from myth. Producer Beth O'Dea Repeated on Friday at 11pm


Unknown: Ranulph Fiennes
Unknown: Juliet Barker
Presenter: Matthew Parris
Producer: Beth O'Dea

: 1989: Day-by-Day

East Germany elects a new leader and there are fears the country is descending into lawlessness. For details see Saturday

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: Sneakiepeeks

New series. 1/6. Honeytrap Hotel. Meet the surveillance operatives that are Beagle Team as they infringe every civil liberty in the book in the name of national security. Comedy by Harry Venning and Neil Brand.


Writer: Harry Venning
Writer: Neil Brand.
Producer: Katie Tyrrell
Bill: Richard Lumsden
Sharla: Nina Conti
Mark: Daniel Kaluuya
Tony Savage: Kevin Eldon
Geoff: John Biggins
Ted: Shaban Arifl
Nanny: Alex Tregear
Milij: Alex Tregear
Mr Smith: Nigel Hastings
Mrs Smith: Kate Layden
Bishop: Ewan Hooper

: The Archers

Vicky and Joe get into the festive spirit. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With John Wilson, including a review of Jim Jarmusch's film The Limits of Control, with a cast featuring John Hurt, Tilda Swinton and Bill Murray in a cameo role.


Presenter: John Wilson
Producer: Gavin Heard

: Writing the Century

2/5.1963-1966 All My Trials. Amy and her sister Muriel have escaped "the Big
Freeze" and are visiting friends in Trinidad. But then Muriel takes a turn for the worse. For cast and details see yesterday Rptd from 10.45am

: File on 4

10/10. A discussion on current affairs and issues Of major concern. Producer Gail Champion Repeated on Sunday at 5pm

: In Touch

With Peter White. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Unknown: Peter White.
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: All in the Mind

6/8. Psychologist Claudia Hammond reveals the latest scientific findings as she investigates the workings of the brain, the mind and the wider mental health agenda. Producer Fiona Hill Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Claudia Hammond
Producer: Fiona Hill

: The Choice

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Riceyman Steps

7/10. Elsie takes matters into her own hands over Henry's refusal to acknowledge he is ill by having a quiet word with his doctor. By Arnold Bennett. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Arnold Bennett.

: Vent

3/6. Stirrings In the Night. Ben and Mary's love life is in jeopardy, so Blitz recruits Lord Byron to offer the couple some useful relationship advice. Nigel Smith 's dark comedy.
Producer Gareth Edwards ; Director Nigel Smith


Unknown: Nigel Smith
Producer: Gareth Edwards
Director: Nigel Smith
Ben: Nell Pearson
Mary: Fiona Allen
Mum: Josle Lawrence
Blitz: Leslie Ash
Nurse: Jo Martin
Oerek: Stephen Frost
Martey: Byron Spencerbrown
Lord: Byron Spencerbrown
Bea: Scarlett Milburn-Smith

: Today In Parliament

A report of the day's business in Westminster, presented by Sean Curran.


Presented By: Sean Curran.

: News

: Book of the Week:The Pantomime Life of Joseph Grimaldi

2/5. By Andrew McConnell Stott. Rptdfrom9.45am


Unknown: Andrew McConnell Stott.

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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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