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: Prayer for the Day

With Mgr.Kieran Conry.


Unknown: Mgr.Kieran Conry.

: Farming Today

Producer Ashley Gething


Producer: Ashley Gething

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With Father Oliver McTernan.


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Father Oliver McTernan.

: Start the Week

Lisa Jardine and guests including Lars Nitve , di rector of the eagerly awaited Tate Modern , and historian Piers Brendon , who specialises in the thirties, setthe cultural agenda forthe week. Producer Ariane Koek. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Lisa Jardine
Unknown: Lars Nitve
Unknown: Tate Modern
Unknown: Piers Brendon
Producer: Ariane Koek.

: Book of the Week: Operation Overflight

Forty years ago today Francis Gary Powers , the pilot of an American U2 spy plane, was shot down over the Soviet Union. His capture and trial became one of the most infamous events of the Cold War. William Hope reads five extracts from Powers's autobiography. Part 1. Producer David Olusoga


Unknown: Francis Gary Powers
Unknown: William Hope
Producer: David Olusoga

: Daily Service

With Judy Merry. 1 Corinthians 1, w25-31.
Magnificat in A (Stanford); Forth in Thy Name, 0 Lord, I Go (Song 34). With the John Powell Singers. Directorof music John Powell.


Unknown: Judy Merry.
Singers: John Powell

: Woman's Hour

Martha Kearney with interviews and discussions from a woman's point of view. Drama: Daughters of Britannia. Part 16 of 20. Editor Ruth Gardiner. E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk
Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearney
Editor: Ruth Gardiner.

: Inventors Imperfect

Adam Hart-Davis uncovers the lives and inventions of four unacknowledged pioneers of science. 2: The Bessemer Blow. Henry Bessemer invented the Bessemer converter, a system for refining steel from pig iron which enabled output to increase six-thousandfold. The money he made provided him with the capital to design a ship which prevented seasickness -with catastrophic and embarrassing results. Producer Miriam Newman


Unknown: Adam Hart-Davis
Unknown: Henry Bessemer
Producer: Miriam Newman

: Thrush Green

By Miss Read, dramatised in six parts by Nick Warburton.
5: Miss Fogerty. The village school teacher welcomes her glamorous friend to Thrush Green and finds that she too is out of a home.
Director Claire Grove


Unknown: Nick Warburton.
Director: Claire Grove
Miss Fogerty: Marcia Warren
Mrs White: Lynne Verrall
Miss Watson: Anny Tobin
Harold: Geoffrey Whitehead
Isobel: Dinah Stabb
Ray: Gavin Muir
Kathleen: Elizabeth Bell

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and MarkWhittaker.


Unknown: Liz Barclay

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Counterpoint

Tension mounts as the three remaining contestants - Patricia Ross , Brian Davies and Nigel Clarke - battle forthe title of Counterpoint Champion 2000. Ned Sherrin is joined by soprano Kyra Vane , who will present the prizes. Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: Patricia Ross
Unknown: Brian Davies
Unknown: Nigel Clarke
Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Soprano: Kyra Vane
Producer: Dawn Ellis

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Owl Service

By Alan Garner , dramatised by Matthew Bailey. When Alison traces owls from the pattern on a dinner service, the paper owls disappear and the plates go blank. Mysterious events become frightening in this classic reworking of the Welsh Blodeuwedd myth.
Musicians Paula Gardiner and Teresa Clarke Director Alison Hindell


Unknown: Alan Garner
Dramatised By: Matthew Bailey.
Unknown: Welsh Blodeuwedd
Musicians: Paula Gardiner
Musicians: Teresa Clarke
Director: Alison Hindell
Alison: Slriol Jenkins
Gwyn: Steven Meo
Roger: Garrie Harvey
Huw: Rhodri Hugh
Nancy: Sharon Morgan
Clive: Simon Armstrong
Taxi driver: Philip Harries

: Songlines

I five programmes David Stafford looks at the stories of songs that have entered the collective memory. 1: Danny Boy. Today he explores the origins of the Celtic song of love, loss and yearning, with Ronnie Drew from the Dubliners and Henry Kelly. Producer David Prest Brian Kay : page 44


Unknown: David Stafford
Unknown: Danny Boy.
Unknown: Ronnie Drew
Unknown: Henry Kelly.
Producer: David Prest
Producer: Brian Kay

: The Food Programme

Pesticides and poultry, fast food and foiegras-Derek Cooper presents the programme that investigates the good, the bad and the tasteless. Extended repeat from yesterday 12.30pm


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: Four Corners

As the world gets ready forthe Cannes Film
Festival, Anne Mackenzie and guests check the health of film industries thousands of miles from
Hollywood Boulevard. Producer Amber Dawson


Unknown: Anne MacKenzie
Producer: Amber Dawson

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Quote.... Unquote

Joining Nigel Rees to exchange quotations and anecdotes this week are Samantha Bond , Patrick Barlow , Roger McGough and Peter Kellner. Reader Patricia Hughes.
Producer Carol Smith. E-MAIL: quote.unquote@bbc.co.uk Repeated Sunday 12.04pm


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Samantha Bond
Unknown: Patrick Barlow
Unknown: Roger McGough
Reader: Peter Kellner.
Reader: Patricia Hughes.
Producer: Carol Smith.

: The Archers

Shula makes a counterattack. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Writer and film director Oliver Stone tells
Mark Lawson how his experiences in Vietnam turned him into a film-maker and later inspired his films
Platoon and Born on the Fourth of July. Stone also discusses the glamorisation of violence in Natural Born Killers. Producer Tanya Hudson


Director: Oliver Stone
Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Tanya Hudson

: Daughters of Britannia: 16: Hard Times

Katie Hickman tells the story of four centuries of diplomatic life as revealed in the private letters, diaries and memoirs of British diplomats' wives and daughters.
How to cope with everything from snakebites and flesh-eating insects to extremes of heat and cold.
Directors Hannah Andrassy and John Dryden Repeated from 10.45am


Presenter: Katie Hickman
Director: Hannah Andrassy
Director: John Dryden
Miss Tully: Sytvestrale Touzel
Evelyn: Virginie Gilchrist
Masha: Lucy Tregear
Felicity: Carolyn Jordan
Veronica: Sonya Leite
Stephanie: Pandora Clifford

: The Black Vote

With about 25 per cent of eligible voters coming from an ethnic minority background in the London mayoral elections, Gary Younge examines the Asian vote. In the second of two programmes he asks why it has been lumped together with the black vote for so long. And what will happen if the established political parties continue to take the vote of this increasingly well educated and wealthy group for granted? Producer sue Davies


Unknown: Gary Younge

: Crossing Continents

Nearly half of Chile's children are born outside marriage - a statistic the country's conservative elite is trying to sweep under the carpet. Bob Howard travels to Santiago, where divorce is illegal and abortion a taboo subject, to meet the ordinary citizens determined to modernise Chile's social laws. Repeated from Thursday


Reporter: Bob Howard

: A Song amidst the Silence

"Britain is too noisy. There is almost nowhere left to go." Members of the Wildlife Recording Society are captivated by the beauty of birdsong and are driven to the very edge of the British Isles to avoid intrusive noise. This programme joins them on the wild coast of the Outer Hebrides to discover an Obsession for pure sound. Producer Mark Rickards (R)


Producer: Mark Rickards

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Presenter: Robin Lustig

: Book at Bedtime: The Pilot's Wife

By Anita Shreve , read in ten parts by Joanna David. 6: Kathryn begins to realise how little she knew about her husband's life.
Abridged and produced by Jane Marshall


Unknown: Anita Shreve
Unknown: Joanna David.
Produced By: Jane Marshall

: Home Truths

John Peel takes a wry look at the foibles of family life. Repeated from Saturday 9am


Unknown: John Peel

: News

: The Late Book: Driving over Lemons

When drummer Chris Stewart left the band Genesis, he had no idea that they would soon be worth millions and that his life as an aspirant farmer in Spain would be more than a little strange. But he never looked back. Mick Ford reads the first of five extracts from Stewart's book. (R)


Author: Chris Stewart
Reader: Mick Ford
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

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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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