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: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Enid Morgan.


Unknown: Enid Morgan.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With Sue MacGregorand Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day With Elaine Storkey.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament LW only


Unknown: MacGregorand Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Elaine Storkey.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is Dame Norma Major. Repeated from Sunday 11.15am


Unknown: Dame Norma Major.

: Book of the Week: A Monk and Two Peas

Michael Williams reads from Robin Marantz Henig's biography of Gregor Mendel. Final part. For details see Monday MUSIC LIVE


Unknown: Michael Williams
Unknown: Robin Marantz
Unknown: Gregor Mendel.

: An Act of Worship

A special service as part of BBC Music Live from the passenger concourse at Eurostar's international terminal in Ashford, Kent. With Brian Sibley. Gospel music from the Kingdom Choir. Director of music Karen Gibson.


Unknown: Brian Sibley.
Music: Karen Gibson.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray with the latest news, views and culture presented from a woman's point of view.
Drama: Diary of a Provincial Ladyby EM Delafield. Final part. Drama repeated at 7.45pm
RT SHOP: The Diary of a Provincial Ladyis available forjust£9.99 inc p&p (BBC Radio Collection, two cassettes). To order send a cheque/PO payable to RT Shop to [address removed] ortelephone the credit card hotline on [number removed].


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: Wateriands

For centuries East Anglia and the Netherlands have fought a common enemy - sea and river floods. Paul Heiney travels to the Netherlands for a look at how the acknowledged masters of water management have coped with assaults from sea and river floods for centuries. He visits the Kinderdijk site, where 19 water-pumping windmills still stride across the landscape; stands on land newly reclaimed from the former Zuider Zee ; and sees the massive storm surge barrier that was the Dutch response to the floods of 1953. Producer Andrew Green


Unknown: Paul Heiney
Unknown: Zuider Zee
Producer: Andrew Green

: Faithful Departed

A six-part drama by Christopher Fitz-Simon .
1: When Frances Butler receives a windfall from a deceased aunt in County Cork, she thinks her financial worries are over. Then she discovers the truly unusual nature of the legacy that awaits her.
Director Eoin O'Callaghan


Unknown: Christopher Fitz-Simon
Unknown: Frances Butler
Frances: Sylvestra Le Touzel
PJ Neary: Tp McKenna
Timsy: Dermot Crowley
Ita: Anna Manahan
Bridgey: Marcella Riordan
Margot: Marion O'Dwyer
Finbar: Mark Lambert
Jeff: Neil Brand
Aloyisius: Harry Towb

: You and Yours

With Trixie Rawlinson and John Waite.
Editor Chris Burns. PHONE: [number removed]
E-MAIL: youand yours@bbc.co.uk


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

: The World at One

With NickClarke. Editor Kevin Marsh


Editor: Kevin Marsh

: Feedback

Roger Bolton airs listeners' views on BBC radio programmes and policy.
Producer Cathy Packe. WRITE TO: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London, W1A1QT
FAX: [number removed]. PHONE: [number removed]
E-MAIL: feedback@bbc.co.uk. Repeated Sunday 8pm


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Cathy Packe.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Hunt for Billy Casper

By Jeff Young. A mix of drama, interviews and train journeys in a story of one writer's obsession with the fictional creation of another. With contributions from Ken Loach , Dai Bradley and Barry Hines.
Music composed and performed by James Mackie Director Melanie Harris


Unknown: Jeff Young.
Unknown: Ken Loach
Unknown: Dai Bradley
Unknown: Barry Hines.
Unknown: James MacKie
Director: Melanie Harris
Dad: Andrew Schofield
Mum: Elisa Cowley
Boy: William Dixon
Billy: Luke Sidebottom
Spacey: Paul Flectcher
Steven: Simon Edwards
Narrator: Jeff Young
Reader: Nick Bagnall

: Veg Talk

A new series in which greengrocers
Gregg Wallace and Charlie Hicks return with another series in which they answer questions on growing, buying and eating fruit and vegetables. LINES OPEN from 1.30pm. PHONE: [number removed]
Producer Dixie StewartOf 1953. Producer Andrew Green
Vegetable sites - Webwatch: page 39


Unknown: Gregg Wallace
Unknown: Charlie Hicks

: Writing on the Body

5: Working Out by Helen Kendall , read by Juliet Prew. Down at the gym a young woman is trying to exorcise the ghosts of her childhood. For details see Monday


Unknown: Helen Kendall
Read By: Juliet Prew.

: Condiments: Mustard

In a field in Norfolk Sophie Grigson observes the nurture of Sinapis alba, brought here by the Romans to combat the cold and damp, then follows the process of millingthis crop which changed the business of agriculture - and the language itself. With a recipe using mustard in an unorthodox way, she celebrates this unsung hero Of the feast. Producer Julian May

: Open Book

Nick Revell talks to Michelle Roberts about her latest novel The Looking Glass, and Quentin Blake discusses his role as Children's Laureate.
Repeated from Sunday 4pm


Talks: Nick Revell
Unknown: Michelle Roberts
Unknown: Quentin Blake

: The Message

Alex Brodie and his guests engage in lively conversation about how current media trends affect Our lives. Producer Dave Harvey


Unknown: Alex Brodie
Producer: Dave Harvey

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The News Quiz

Simon Hoggart hosts the topical comedy panel game. With Linda Smith , Francis Wheen , Phill Jupitus and John O'Farrell.
Producer Lucy Armitage. Repeated tomorrow 12.30pm


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Linda Smith
Unknown: Francis Wheen
Unknown: Phill Jupitus
Unknown: John O'Farrell.
Producer: Lucy Armitage.

: The Archers

David soft-pedals.
Written by Simon Frith. Director Sean O'Connor
Editor Vanessa Whitburn. ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send sae to [address removed]


Written By: Simon Frith.
Director: Sean O'Connor
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn.
Jill: Patricia Greene
Alistair: Michael Lumsden
Shula: Judy Bennett
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Nigel: Graham Seed
Elizabeth: Alison Dowling
Julia: Mary Wimbush
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Tommy: Tom Graham
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Debbie: Tamsin Greig
Sid: Alan Devereux
Kathy: Hedli Niklaus
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
Edward: Barry Farrimond
Tim: Jay Villiers
Jolene: Buffy Davis
Heather: Joyce Gibbs

: Front Row

John Wilson chairs the arts show. He investigates whether classical music competitions place performers on a high-profile launch pad or merely in a gladiatorial arena. Producer Katie Hunter


Unknown: John Wilson
Producer: Katie Hunter

: Diary of a Provincial Lady

By EM Delafield , dramatised by Mike Harris. Final part. Fordetails see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Em Delafield
Dramatised By: Mike Harris.

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is joined from St Cyprian's Church, Liverpool, by panellists including, the Bishop of Liverpool; Marco Goldschmied , president of the Royal Institute of Architects; and Peter Kilfoyle MP.
Producer Lisa Jenkinson. Repeated tomorrow 1.15pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Marco Goldschmied
Unknown: Peter Kilfoyle
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson.

: Letter from America

By Alistair Cooke. Insight, anecdote and history from the doyen of commentators.
Repeated Sunday 8.45am


Speaker: Alistair Cooke
Producer: Tony Grant

: The Friday Play: Something Blue

A contemporary tale of family love by award-winning young writer Rebecca Prichard. Richie's father has moved in with Sam's mother. They are stepbrother and stepsister - almost. with Chris Pavlo and Giles Fagan. Director Jonquil Panting


Unknown: Rebecca Prichard.
Unknown: Chris Pavlo
Unknown: Giles Fagan.
Sam: Polly Lister
Richie: Will Keen
Sheila: Amelda Brown
Les: Gerard McDermott
Rachel: Amelia Lowdell
Lee: Ben Crowe

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.
Editors Prue Keely and Jenni Russell E-MAIL: world.tonight@bbc.co.uk.
WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/worldtonight


Unknown: Robin Lustig.
Editors: Prue Keely
Editors: Jenni Russell

: Book at Bedtime: Anil's Ghost

By Michael Ondaatje. 5: Anil meets Sarath's brother. For details see Monday


Unknown: Michael Ondaatje.

: Late Tackle

Eleanor Oldroyd takes a look at the rise of football in Japan, which is hosting the World Cup in 2006. Producer Simon Crosse


Unknown: Eleanor Oldroyd
Producer: Simon Crosse

: News

: The Late Book: A Time of Gifts

By Patrick Leigh Fermor , read by Samuel West.
Final part. For details see Monday


Unknown: Patrick Leigh Fermor
Read By: Samuel West.

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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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