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: World News

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.
Producer Sarah Tempest


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Sarah Tempest

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev Jim Thompson.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Jim Thompson.

: A Hard Act to Follow

Diana Madill meets David Green , the new boss of the British Council, in the last part of the series. Producer Joy Hatwood Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Diana Madill
Unknown: David Green

: Stuntz

Steve Punt presents a guide to the greatest advertising stunts of all time. 2: The ways in which new technology has influenced the nature of promotional gimmicks.
Producers Sue Foster and Simon Elmes


Unknown: Simon Elmes

: Daily Service

Thou Art the Way (St Andrew); John 14,wl-6; Away with Our Fears
(Leddington Wright ); Christ Be My
Leader (Trisagion). Director of music Paul Leddington Wright.


Unknown: Leddington Wright
Music: Paul Leddington Wright.

: Serial: Acting Strangely

By Martin Jarvis. 4: National Curriculum For details see Monday


Unknown: Martin Jarvis.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray and guests.
Drama: Vital Signs by Sarah Woods. Part 4.
Drama repeated at 7.45pm For details see Monday


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: From Our Own Correspondent

Kate Adie introduces the stories behind the news with correspondents worldwide.
Producer Tony Grant


Introduces: Kate Adie
Producer: Tony Grant

: Orson Welles - the Storyteller

In the last of three programmes,
Simon Callow continues his biography of Orson Welles. After the Second
World War, Welles left America and until the mid-seventies led a largely nomadic existence. These postwar years saw the success of Graham Greene 's The Third Man, featuring Welles's extraordinary Harry Lime character.
Producer Jules Wilkinson. Revised repeat


Unknown: Simon Callow
Unknown: Orson Welles.
Unknown: Graham Greene
Producer: Jules Wilkinson.

: You and Yours

With Trixie Rawlinson and John Waite. Editor Chris Burns. PHONE: [number removed]44 or E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson
Unknown: John Waite.
Editor: Chris Burns.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Open Country

Richard Uridge with another fresh crop of countryside stories.


Unknown: Richard Uridge

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Dear Gerald

By Gerald Meadows, dramatised by Alyson Hallet. A drama-documentary based on the letters sent by a 12-year-old English boy to his parents in England while he was evacuated to South Africa for the duration of the Second World War. The letters, lost for 60 years, describe without inhibitions a boy growing up in wartime South Africa. Featuring the real Gerald Meadows.
Director Pete Atkin


Dramatised By: Alyson Hallet.
Director: Pete Atkin
Younger Gerald: Jack Shute
Gerald's mother: Elaine Claxton

: Call You and Yours: [number removed]

With Peter White.
Editor Chris Burns


Unknown: Peter White.
Editor: Chris Burns

: Radio 4 Appeal

: The Wright Stuff

Blokes Are Keen. Kit Wright lives near Sutton House in Hackney, once the venue for a curious recreational church club - the St John's Institute.
He revisits the scene of the members' last pageant before the First World
War took them away to the trenches. Producer Viv Beeby


Producer: Viv Beeby

: This Sceptred Isle

14: 1914 - the UVFand the Outbreak of War
For details see Monday

: Word of Mouth

Michael Rosen presents the programme about English and the way we speak. Producer Harry Parker
E-MAIL: [address removed]
Repeated Sunday 8.30pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Harry Parker

: The Material World

Trevor Phillips reports on the latest scientific facts and theories being aired at The British Associations'
Festival of Science.
Producer John Watkins
E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Trevor Phillips
Producer: John Watkins

: PM

Eddie Mair and Charlie Lee-Potter .


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter

: The Mark Steel Lecture

Stand-up comic and Independent columnist Mark Steel presents a series of humorous lectures covering historical figures who shaped their era. With Melanie Hudson and Kim Wall. Producer Phil Clarke


Unknown: Melanie Hudson
Unknown: Kim Wall.
Producer: Phil Clarke

: The Archers

It is a rough gig for Tommy. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock meets Frank McCourt , author of the bestseller Angela 's Ashes. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Francine Stock
Unknown: Frank McCourt

: Vital Signs

By Sarah Woods. Thursday: a difficult union meeting dealing with millennium pay is followed by the first official complaint in the Ruddle case. Part 4. Rptd from 10.45am. For details see Monday


Unknown: Sarah Woods.

: Teaching the Teachers

In the first of two programmes,
Liz Carney follows the fortunes of three student teachers training at
Manchester Metropolitan University. Will they last the first term? Producer David Ross Repeat


Unknown: Liz Carney
Producer: David Ross Repeat

: Matrix of Power

Labour. This week, Jonathan Freedland talks to key Labour modernisers and asks whether New Labour can maintain its appeal in light of the unpredictable events of government. Producer Jo-Anne Nadler


Talks: Jonathan Freedland
Producer: Jo-Anne Nadler

: Testbeds

Alun Lewis presents the last of two programmes on the rebuilding of Kosovo. He travels to Pristina
University Hospital to see how staff are restarting essential services. Producer Paul Arnold
E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Alun Lewis
Producer: Paul Arnold

: A Hard Act to Follow

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Headlong

By Michael Frayn. Part 9. For details see Monday


Unknown: Michael Frayn.

: The Alan Davies Show

Alan Davies stars in his own comedy. Alan Francis and Ronnie Ancona play his long-suffering friends, Murray and Kate. Written by Tony Roche , Ben Silburn and Alan Davies.
Producer Jane Berthoud Repeat


Unknown: Alan Davies
Unknown: Alan Francis
Unknown: Ronnie Ancona
Written By: Tony Roche
Written By: Ben Silburn
Written By: Alan Davies.
Producer: Jane Berthoud

: Nemesis

Michael Bakewell 's dramatisation of Agatha Christie 's novel stars June
Whitfield as Miss Marple. 1: A dead man's wishes involve Miss Marple in the ultimate mystery tour. with Geoffrey Whitehead. Jane Whittenshaw. Margot Boyd. Yvonne Edgell , Molly Gaisford and Charles Simpson. Director Enyd Williams Repeat


Unknown: Michael Bakewell
Unknown: Agatha Christie
Unknown: Geoffrey Whitehead.
Unknown: Jane Whittenshaw.
Unknown: Margot Boyd.
Unknown: Yvonne Edgell
Unknown: Molly Gaisford
Unknown: Charles Simpson.
Mr Rafiel: George A Cooper
Miss Temple: Jill Balcon

: News

: The Late Book: The Business

By lain Banks. Part 4. For details see Monday

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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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