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: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Jeff Cuttell.


Unknown: Dr Jeff Cuttell.

: Farming Today

With Ashley Gething.


Unknown: Ashley Gething.

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With the Chief Rabbi Dr Jonathan Sacks.


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Dr Jonathan Sacks.

: Start the Week

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


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Producer: Ariane Koek.

: Book of the Week: In the Heart of the Sea

Alun Armstrong reads Nathaniel Philbrick 's real-life tale of the whaling disasterthat inspired Herman Melville's Moby Dick. In 1821 the Essex was sunk in the Pacific by an enraged sperm whale. Its 20-man crew drifted for three months. Only eight lived, deranged and near death, having survived on the flesh of their dead companions. Abridged in five parts by Keith Darvill. Part 1. Producer Sara Davies Programme of the Week: page 117


Unknown: Nathaniel Philbrick
Unknown: Moby Dick.
Unknown: Keith Darvill.
Producer: Sara Davies

: Daily Service

: Woman's Hour

Martha Kearney is joined by actress Betty Driver , who talks about her role in Coronation Street.
Drama: Diary of a Provincial Ladyby EM Delafield. Part 6 of 15. Editor Ruth Gardiner. E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearney
Unknown: Betty Driver
Editor: Ruth Gardiner.

: Inventors Imperfect

In the last of the series, Adam Hart-Davis uncovers the life and inventions of an unacknowledged pioneer of science.
Making Radio Waves. Hart-Davis helps Radio 4 newsreader Patrick Muirhead uncoverthe role played by Patrick's great uncle Alexander in the invention of wireless telegraphy in 1894, well over a year before Marconi unveiled his system. Producer Mary Ward-Lowery


Unknown: Adam Hart-Davis
Unknown: Patrick Muirhead
Producer: Mary Ward-Lowery

: Auntie Mame

A fictional memoir by Patrick Dennis , dramatised in six parts by Rene Basilico.
1: It is 1929 and a ten-year-old orphan is taken to New York fora bewildering first meetingwith his guardian -wealthy socialite Mame Dennis.
Music Jim Parker. Director John Fawcett Wilson


Unknown: Patrick Dennis
Unknown: Rene Basilico.
Unknown: Mame Dennis.
Music: Jim Parker.
Director: John Fawcett Wilson
I Mame Dame: Hilda Bracket
Patrick: Michael J Reynolds
I Young Patrick: Zohren Weiss
I Norah: Anny Tobin
Ito: Togo Igawa
MrBabcock: Colin Stinton
Vera: Maxine Howe
Mr Dennis: Vincent Marzello

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Mastermind

Anotherfour contestants take the chairto face
Peter Snow 's questions. Heat 2. producerPaui Bajoria


Unknown: Peter Snow

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Work in Progress

By Gary Brown. Tom is an actor of limited achievement and even more limited prospects, so the chance to work with award-winning director Jim Marshall with his improvisational rehearsal method is irresistible. But is it worth it? Director Andy Jordan


Unknown: Gary Brown.
Director: Jim Marshall
Director: Andy Jordan

: Money Box Live: [number removed]

t. Vincent Duggleby takes calls on an issue affecting personal finance.
Producer Marcia Hughes. LINES OPEN from 1.30pm


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Marcia Hughes.

: Brief Encounters at the Brighton Festival

Presented by Simon Fanshawe. How short is a short story? Throughout the week a dozen writers make every word count in a celebration of short-
[ storyfiction at the Brighton Festival. Featuring
Bill Brodie , Susannah Dunn , Kate O'Riordan , Toby Litt , Rosie Thomas and a host of others. Part 1. Producers Lisa Osborne and Karen Rose


Presented By: Simon Fanshawe.
Unknown: Bill Brodie
Unknown: Susannah Dunn
Unknown: Kate O'Riordan
Unknown: Toby Litt
Unknown: Rosie Thomas
Producers: Lisa Osborne

: A Day at the Races

Jo Morris meets the Ladies Who Race. When Mary's husband - the racing commentator
Michael Seth Smith - died she thought she would never feel comfortable at the races again. But since then she's formed the exclusive club-the Ladies Who Race -for likeminded women with a passion forthe horses. Producer Helena Sills


Unknown: Jo Morris
Commentator: Michael Seth Smith
Producer: Helena Sills

: The Food Programme

From the best bacon to bargain bubblies, Derek Cooper puts the food business through the grinder. Extended repeat from yesterday 12.30pm


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: Four Corners

Anne Mackenzie and guests look behind the headlines to the international issues and cultures which Shape the world. Producer Amber Dawson


Unknown: Anne MacKenzie
Producer: Amber Dawson

: PM

With Clare English.

: Quote.... Unquote

Joining Nigel Rees to exchange quotations and anecdotes this week are Jenni Murray , Claire Rayner , Simon Brett and Terry Wogan. Reader Patricia Hughes.
Producer Carol Smith. E-MAIL: quote.unquote@bbc.co.uk Repeated Sunday 12.04pm


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Claire Rayner
Unknown: Simon Brett
Reader: Terry Wogan.
Reader: Patricia Hughes.
Producer: Carol Smith.

: The Archers

Owen brings an unexpected extra. Rptdtomorrow2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson chairs the arts programme. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Diary of a Provincial Lady

By EM Delafield , dramatised in 15 parts by Mike Harris. The 1930s journal of howto run a house, a family, a nanny, bothersome neighbours, irritating relatives and excruciating acquaintances, all while writing a book and trying to look fashionable. Part 6.
Producer Elaine Bedell. Director Clive Brill. Rpted from 10.45am


Unknown: Em Delafield
Unknown: Mike Harris.
Producer: Elaine Bedell.
Director: Clive Brill.
Elizabeth: Imelda Staunton
Vicar's wife: Sonia Ritter
Vicky: Helena Rice
Felicity/Clairvoyant: Sarah-Jane Holm
Man with dog/Bank manager: David Horovitch
Emma/Miss Postman: Amanda Root
Pamela: Penny Downie
Rose: Saskia Wickham
Rose's niece: Anne-Marie Duff
Man at door: Stephen Mangan
Woman in black/Carina: Susan Brown
Robert: Nicholas Le Prevost

: Brave New World

Ayear ago the National Assembly for Wales was officially opened by the Queen. Nobody, least of all Tony Blair , could have predicted the events that would unfold. Glyn Mathias follows the behind-the-scenes political dramas that led to resignations, conflict, despair and triumph in the brave new world of British politics. Producer Mark Palmer


Unknown: Tony Blair
Unknown: Glyn Mathias
Producer: Mark Palmer

: John McCarthy's Bible Journey

Another chance to hearthe 12-part series in which John McCarthy returns to the Middle East. Thirteen years ago, in a Beirut cell, he was given a Bible by his Muslim captors. He read it twice, finding it byturns comforting and irritating. Now he starts an epic journey in which he tries to make sense of this strange and challenging book. Producer RogerChilds (R)


Unknown: John McCarthy

: Nature

The current crisis in British agriculture is accompanied by a wildlife crisis. Both have the same cause - a system of farm subsidies which works neither for farmers nor for the environment.
Brett Westwood talks to farmers, conservationists and countryside minister Elliot Morley to discover the way ahead and whether high levels of food production in a countryside rich in wildlife is simply a dream.
Producer Sandra Sykes.
(Repeated tomorrow 11am)


Talks: Brett Westwood
Unknown: Elliot Morley
Producer: Sandra Sykes.

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat of 9am

: Book at Bedtime: Ghost Stories

Five stories written by John Connolly and read by Tony Doyle. 1: The Erlking. A man relives childhood memories of the forest spirit who came prying at the windowpane and cast a blight upon his life. Producer Lawrence Jackson (R)


Written By: John Connolly
Read By: Tony Doyle.
Producer: Lawrence Jackson

: Home Truths

Shortened repeat from Saturday 9am

: News

: The Late Book: Bad Land

Jonathan Raban reads his account of America's
Midwest as he follows in the footsteps of the homesteaders who settled there in the early part of the century. Abridged in five parts by Sally Hedges. 1: Montana. Deserted homesteads and vanished dreams Producer Tim Dee (R)


Unknown: Jonathan Raban
Unknown: Sally Hedges.
Producer: Tim Dee

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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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