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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Clair Jaquiss.


Unknown: Clair Jaquiss.

: Farming Today

With Helen Mark.


Unknown: Helen Mark.

: Today

With Sue MacGregorand Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Russell Stannard.


Unknown: MacGregorand Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Russell Stannard.

: Start the Week

Jeremy Paxman sets the cultural agenda with guests
! Michael Ignatieff and poet laureate
Andrew Motion. Producer Ariane Koek. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Unknown: Michael Ignatieff
Unknown: Andrew Motion.
Producer: Ariane Koek.

: Daily Service

With Judy Merry. Lord, for Thy Tender Mercy's Sake (Hilton); Jeremiah 18, wl-11; Wash Me Throughly (Handel); Turn Back, 0 Man (Old 124th). With the Manchester Cathedral choristers. Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Unknown: Judy Merry.
Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Book of the Week: The Penguin Book of20th-century Essays

Five essays from distinguised writers which form a portrait ofthe last century.
1: England Your England by George Orwell. Read by Tim Pigott-Smith , abridged by Chris Wallis. "As I write highly civilized human beings are flying overhead, trying to kill me." Orwell challenges what i meant by patriotism. Producer Jill Waters


Unknown: George Orwell.
Read By: Tim Pigott-Smith
Abridged By: Chris Wallis.
Producer: Jill Waters

: Woman's Hour

Sheila McClennon with interviews and discussion from a woman's point of view. Drama: The Hours by Michael Cunningham. Part 1. Editor Ruth Gardiner. E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk
Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Sheila McClennon
Unknown: Michael Cunningham.
Editor: Ruth Gardiner.

: John McCarthy's Bible Journey

In six programmes John McCarthy looks at the different ways the Bible has been read, from the earliest manuscripts to the latest websites.
3: War and Peace. McCarthywas held hostage in a conflict involving Jews, Muslims and Christians. The religions of Abraham seem so often to have led to tension and to endorse violence. Archbishop Desmond Tutu , Prince Hassan of Jordan and Lea Rabin contribute to John's search for a God of peace. Producers Norman Winter and Abigail Saxon


Unknown: John McCarthy
Unknown: Desmond Tutu
Unknown: Lea Rabin
Producers: Norman Winter
Producers: Abigail Saxon

: No Fond Return of Love: 2: Quite a Libertine

Barbara Pym's 1950s novel dramatised in four parts by Elizabeth Proud.
With Viola as a house guest, Dulcie is encouraged in her research into Aylwin's past and uncovers more than jumble at the jumble sale.
Director Sue Wilson


Unknown: Barbara Pym
Unknown: Elizabeth Proud.
Director: Sue Wilson
Dulcie: Penny Downie
Viola: Sara Coward
Aylwin: Martyn Read
Laurel: Tracy Wiles
Miss Welcome: Tracy Wiles
Miss Lord: Tracy Wiles
Mrs Williton: Tracy Wiles
Housekeeper: Elizabeth Proud
Maurice Clive: Paul Downing
Mr Lewis: Paul Downing
Marjorie Forbes: Susan Jeffrey
Marion: Susan Jeffrey

: You and Yours

With Mark WhittakerandTrixie Rawlinson.


Unknown: Mark Whittakerandtrixie Rawlinson.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Counterpoint

Three more contestants are put through their paces in the music quiz hosted by Ned Sherrin and covering all music, from classical to jazz, Show tunes to pop. Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Dawn Ellis

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Passing

By Lin Coghlan. What happens if you fall in love with the wrong person? A romantic comedy about mistaken identity set in contemporary London.
Director Gaynor Macfarlane


Unknown: Lin Coghlan.
Director: Gaynor MacFarlane
Jackie: Esther Coles
Gary: Nick Fletcher
Dave: Nick Fletcher
Chris: Phyllis Logan
Brad: Gabrielle Reidy
Ali: Gabrielle Reidy

: Money Box Live: [number removed]

Vincent Duggleby takes your calls on a topical issue that affects your finances.
Producer Marcia Hughes. LINES OPEN from 1.30pm


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Marcia Hughes.

: Marrying the Mistress

Barbara Flynn reads Joanna Trollope 's new novel, abridged in ten parts by Doreen Estall. When a highly respected judge leaves his wife of 40 years for his mistress of seven, the fallout affects the whole family. Part 6. Producer raspeirs


Unknown: Barbara Flynn
Unknown: Joanna Trollope
Unknown: Doreen Estall.

: Architectural Marriages

Jonathan Glancey tells five stories of extraordinary architectural relationships - and the fruits of these collaborations. 1: Barry and Pugin: the Palace of Westminster. A tale of high
Victorian drama, involving a successful architect, an eccentric genius and feuding descendants. Producer Rebecca Nicholson (R)


Unknown: Jonathan Glancey
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: The Food Programme

As organic food becomesjust another commodity, the question of quality has risen to the top of the organic movement agenda - how you measure it, and how it is maintained when producing food on a large scale. Sheila Dillon investigates. Extended repeat from yesterday 12.30pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon

: Turning World

Jenni Murray and guests from around the world dissect a varietyof topical international issues. Producer Paul Bajoria


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Just a Minute

In the last of the current series, Nicholas Parsons is joined at the Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, by Clement Freud , Linda Smith ,
Simon Williams and Julian Clary for radio's most devious panel game.
Producer Chris Neill. Repeated Sunday 12 noon


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Linda Smith
Unknown: Simon Williams
Unknown: Julian Clary
Producer: Chris Neill.

: The Archers

Jenniferfeels sidelined. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson chairs the arts programme. Producer Robert Ketteridge


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Robert Ketteridge

: The Hours

A meditation on love, loss and time by Michael Cunningham , winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize. Abridged in ten parts by Alison Joseph. Echoing Virginia Woolf 's Mrs Dalloway(which is on BBC2 at 9.00pm on Wednesday), it gives a moving and eloquent account of one day in the lives of three very different women. Part 1.
DirectorGaynor Macfarlane. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Michael Cunningham
Unknown: Alison Joseph.
Unknown: Virginia Woolf
Director: Gaynor MacFarlane.
Mrs Brown: Buffy Davis
Mrs Woolf: Geraldlne James
Mrs Dalloway: Elizabeth McGovern

: Face the Facts

John Waite investigates the trail of those responsible for marketingadrugto prevent miscarriages in pregnant women long after it was known to be ineffective. DES - now known to cause a potentially fatal form of cancer in the daughters of those who took it - is also linked to infertility problems and complications of premature birth.
Producer Susan Mitchell. E-MAIL: ftf@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: John Waite
Producer: Susan Mitchell.

: Christina's Ethiopian Adventure

Intrepid adventurer Christina Dodwell returns to the wilds of East Africa in a three-part series. 2: Conflict, Camels and the Koran. In which
Christina travels to the Moslem east of Ethiopia, catches a camel and feeds a hyaena. Producer Simon Elmes


Unknown: Christina Dodwell
Producer: Simon Elmes

: Nature

Many species of birds of prey now have higher populations in Britain than ever before.
Mark Carwardine assesses their impact on game birds and racing pigeons and asks whether birds of prey may need to be controlled in the future. Producer Brett Westwood. Repeated tomorrow 11am


Unknown: Mark Carwardine
Producer: Brett Westwood.

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat of 9am

: Book at Bedtime: The Death of the Heart

By Elizabeth Bowen , read in ten parts by Felicity Kendal. After the death of her parents, 16-year-old Portia stays with her sophisticated relations in London. Part 6. Abridged and produced by Jane Marshall


Unknown: Elizabeth Bowen
Unknown: Felicity Kendal.
Produced By: Jane Marshall

: Home Truths

Shortened repeated from Saturday 9am

: News

: The Late Book: Dreamer

By Charles Johnson. What might have happened if Martin Luther King had had a double? Clarke Peters reads a fictionalised account of the months leading up to the assassination of the civil rights leader in 1968. Abridged in ten parts by Brian McCabe. 6: Chaym Smith is seriously wounded by a disgruntled opponent of King. Producer Julia Butt


Unknown: Charles Johnson.
Unknown: Martin Luther King
Unknown: Clarke Peters
Unknown: Brian McCabe.
Unknown: Chaym Smith
Producer: Julia Butt

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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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