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: World News

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Sister Lavinia Byrne.


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Lavinia Byrne.

: Start the Week

Jeremy Paxman and guests set the cultural agenda for the week. Producer Ariane Koek. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Producer: Ariane Koek.

: Serial: The Blossoming World

Philip Franks reads five further extracts from the autobiography of writer HE Bates. 1: The Two Sisters. The young Bates travels to London to meet the publisher and the editor of his first novel. Producer Richard Bates. Director Ralph Rolls


Unknown: Philip Franks
Producer: Richard Bates.

: Daily Service

From the parish church of St Andrew and St George , Edinburgh. Led by the Rev Johnston McKay. With St Andrew Camerata directed by Vincent Wallace. Organist Leon Coates.


Unknown: St Andrew
Unknown: St George
Unknown: Rev Johnston
Organist: Vincent Wallace.
Organist: Leon Coates.

: Woman's Hour

Martha Kearney presents the latest news, culture and informed debate from a woman's point of view. Drama: Nicholas Nicklebyby
Charles Dickens. Part 26 of 30. Editor Ruth Gardiner
E-MAIL: [address removed] Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearney
Unknown: Nicholas Nicklebyby
Unknown: Charles Dickens.
Editor: Ruth Gardiner

: John McCarthy's Bible Journey

John McCarthy presents a new six-part series.
Thirteen years ago, in a Beirutcell, he was given a Bible by his Muslim captors. He read it cover to cover- twice finding it comforting, irritating, encouraging and frustrating. Eight years after his release, he returns to the Middle East at the start of an epic journey, tryingto make sense of this strange and challenging book. 1: In the BeginningProducer Roger Childs
Programme of the Week: page 129
What the Bible means to me: page 29


Unknown: John McCarthy
Producer: Roger Childs

: Evil under the Sun

Michael Bakewell 's five-part dramatisation ofthe novel by Agatha Christie. 3: The gentle English sunshine of Hercule Poirot 's holiday has been darkened by a violent death. with lain Glen, Susannah Corbett , Lindsey Fawcett ,
Joan Littlewood and Gerard McDermott. Director Enyd Williams (R)


Unknown: Michael Bakewell
Novel By: Agatha Christie.
Unknown: Hercule Poirot
Unknown: Susannah Corbett
Unknown: Lindsey Fawcett
Unknown: Joan Littlewood
Unknown: Gerard McDermott.
Director: Enyd Williams
Hercule Poirot: John Moffatt
Colonel Weston: George Baker
Rosamund Darnley: Sabina Franklyn

: You and Yours

With Trixie Rawlinson and John Waite.


Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson
Unknown: John Waite.

: Brain of Britain

Robert Robinson chairs the nationwide general knowledge contest, including Beat the Brains. Thefinal. Producer Richard Edis. Rptd Saturday llpm


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Richard Edis.

: Afternoon Play: Germs Apart

Vanessa Rosenthal 's moving story of female bonding across the generation gap. Three women from different backgrounds are thrown together by a stay in hospital. Initially sparks fly until they gradually open up and a real affection develops. An illicit trip to watch Emmerdale cements this friendship and leads to an unusual conclusion.
Singing by Sense of Sound - Perrilena Alleyne-Hughes . Safena Aziz and Jennifer John. Director Polly Thomas


Unknown: Vanessa Rosenthal
Unknown: Perrilena Alleyne-Hughes
Unknown: Safena Aziz
Unknown: Jennifer John.
Director: Polly Thomas
Mary: Maggie Tagney
Anita: Brigit Forsyth
Debbie: Gillian Kearney
Sister: Melissa Sinden
Dr Rasheed: Charles De'Ath
Mr Hayden Bailey: Malcolm Hebden

: Money Box Live: [number removed]0444

With Vincent Duggleby.
Producer Marcia Hughes. LINES OPEN from 1.30pm


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby.
Producer: Marcia Hughes.

: Guess Who's Coming to Lunch

A grandmother in her mid-eighties - not someone you would associate with murder, torture or gang warfare. But Camille Wolff is one of only a handful of specialist true-crime dealers in the world. Her passion is shared by the carefully chosen guests she invites to her regular literary lunches - reformed criminals, police officers, criminologists and film directors. Marya Burgess accepts an invitation. Producer Elizabeth Abrahams


Unknown: Camille Wolff
Directors: Marya Burgess
Producer: Elizabeth Abrahams

: This Sceptred Isle: the 20th Century

Radio 4's history of Britain tells the story of our century. Narrated by Anna Massey , with additional readings by Robert Powell and Patience Tomlinson. 66: 1973-Rivers of Blood, Europe, and the Yom Kippur War Producer Pete Atkin


Unknown: Anna Massey
Unknown: Robert Powell
Producer: Pete Atkin

: Turning World

Jenni Murray and guests take a global view of news and human stories. Producer Paul Bajoria


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: PM

With Clare English and Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: Test Match Special Report

The fifth and final day's play of the First Test between South Africa and England.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

The antidote to panel games returns this weekto the new Milton Keynes Theatre. With panellists Tim Brooke-Taylor , Phill Jupitus , Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden. Humphrey Lyttelton is in the chair. Musical accompaniment comes from Colin Sell. Producer Jon Naismith. Repeated Sunday 12 noon


Unknown: Milton Keynes
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Phill Jupitus
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Graeme Garden.
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown: Colin Sell.
Producer: Jon Naismith.

: The Archers

An invitation is rejected. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock meets director David Lynch , whose latest release, The Straight Story, is the tale of a man who undertook a 300-mile journey on a lawn mower. Producer MohitBakaya


Director: David Lynch

: Nicholas Nickleby

By Charles Dickens , dramatised by Georgia Pritchett . The truth about Madeline's inheritance is discovered; Smike reveals the secrets of his heart; Ralph faces the bitter truth at the heart of his life; and Nicholas, Kate and Mrs Nickleby all achieve their heart's desire. Part 26 of 30. with Bruce Alexander , Ioan Meredith , Ifan Meredith and Michelle Wesson. Music arranged and performed by Melanie Pappenheim and Anne Wood. Director Marilyn Imrie. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Dramatised By: Georgia Pritchett
Unknown: Bruce Alexander
Unknown: Ioan Meredith
Unknown: Ifan Meredith
Unknown: Michelle Wesson.
Unknown: Melanie Pappenheim
Unknown: Anne Wood.
Director: Marilyn Imrie.
Dickens: Alex Jennings
Nicholas Nickleby: Oliver Milburn
Ralph Nickleby: Richard Johnson
Mrs Nickleby: Anna Massey
Kate Nickleby: Nicola Ratcliffe
Smike: Raymond Pickard
Gride: Timothy Bateson
Squeers: Ken Campbell
Peg: Edna Dore
Sir Mulberry Hawk: Jeremy Clyde
Lord Verisopht: Jamie Bamber
Charles: Nigel Anthony
Ned Cheeryble: Nigel Anthony

: Devoted Sisters

Zimbabwe has the highest incidence of HIV in the world. Two Irish nuns, Sister Margaret and Sister Noreen , have chosen to work in the high density suburbs of Harare, caring for people with Aids. Producers Kim Normanton and Nigel Acheson


Unknown: Sister Noreen
Producers: Kim Normanton
Producers: Nigel Acheson

: New Asians

Clare Hampson explores the lives of British people who have chosen to live in Asia.
4: The Artist. Brian Adams is not a typical
Singaporean expat, but a pony-tailed artist in a city famous for its rules and money-making prowess. Producer Rebecca Moore


Unknown: Clare Hampson
Artist: Brian Adams
Producer: Rebecca Moore

: Nature

Three programmes looking at hunting around the world. 2: Killing for Kicks. Gerry Northam asks what does it feel like to pull a trigger and end an animal's life? Producer Grant Sonnex. Rptd tomorrow 11am


Unknown: Gerry Northam
Producer: Grant Sonnex.

: Book at Bedtime: Departures and Arrivals

Eric Newby , doyen of British travel writers, is 80 years old next week. He reads five extracts from his latest book of travel and personal memoirs. 1: Up to the Bend and Back
Abridged by Pauline Barley. Producer Chris Wallis


Unknown: Eric Newby
Abridged By: Pauline Barley.
Producer: Chris Wallis

: News

: The Late Book: Waiting for the Dark, Waiting for the Light

By Ivan Klima , read in ten parts by David Calder. Carrying his camera, Pavel pushes through the crowd. Part 6. Abndged and produced by Jane Marshall


Unknown: Ivan Klima
Unknown: David Calder.
Produced By: Jane Marshall

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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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