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: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Tony Burnham.


Unknown: Tony Burnham.

: Farming Today

Producer Karen Gregor


Producer: Karen Gregor

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Terry Waite.


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Terry Waite.

: Start the Week

Jeremy Paxman and guests setthe cultural agenda forthe week.
Producer ArianeKoek. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman

: Daily Service

The King Singers provide the music for a special programme from the Millennium Dome on the final dayofthe BBC Music Live festival. Presented by the Rev Stephen Shipley.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.

: Book of the Week: The Vintage Book ofWalking

A week of readings from a new anthology which celebrates the literature of pedestrianism, including extracts from works by Wordsworth, Gaskell, Poe, John Hillaby and Julian Barnes. 1: Why Walk? Producer Duncan Minshull Programme of the Week: page 119 MUSIC LIVE


Unknown: John Hillaby
Unknown: Julian Barnes.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: Woman's Hour

Martha Kearney is joined by guests for lively and topical interviews and conversation from a woman's point of view. This week Inner Voices sees five of Britain's most exciting female writer/performers delivertheirown comic monologues. 1: Baby Loveby Emily Woof. Editor Ruth Gardiner. E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearney
Unknown: Emily Woof.
Editor: Ruth Gardiner.

: Pronounced BBC

John Humphrys concludes his exploration of the history and politics of received pronunciation, or "BBC English", which assesses who was responsible for bringing it to the microphone and to the world. Producer Mark Burman (R)


Unknown: John Humphrys
Producer: Mark Burman

: Auntie Mame

Afictional memoir by Patrick Dennis , dramatised in six parts by Rene Basilico.
3: Auntie Mame gatecrashes the world of letters and is swept along on a tide of creative activity. With Dame Hilda Bracket as Auntie Mame and Michael J Reynolds narrating as Patrick Dennis.
Theme music Jim Parker. Producer John Fawcett Wilson


Unknown: Patrick Dennis
Unknown: Rene Basilico.
Unknown: Dame Hilda Bracket
Unknown: Michael J Reynolds
Unknown: Patrick Dennis.
Music: Jim Parker.
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson
Patrick: Adam Sims
Agnes: Teresa Gallagher
Ito: Togo Igawa
Schoolboy: John Hasler
Mary: Buffy Davis
Brian: Gavin Mulr
Mr White: Vincent Marzello

: You and Yours

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Mastermind

Another four contestants take the chair to face Peter Snow 's questions on their specialist subjects and on general knowledge. Heat 4. Producer Paul Bajoria


Unknown: Peter Snow
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Secret Parts

A murder mystery by Eve Brook, dramatised by David Edgar. When she fi nds the body of one of her colleagues lying in a council house corridor, councillor Helena Kerr has immediate suspicions about the identity of the murderer. She suspects her main political opponent and sets outto prove it.
Director Jonquil Panting


Dramatised By: David Edgar.
Unknown: Helena Kerr
Helena: Celia Imrie
Michael: Nathaniel Parker
Nina: Frances Barber
John: Nicholas Woodeson
Rosemary: Victoria Wicks
Pearce: John Rowe
Dave: Kim Wall
Vera: Jillie Meers
Max: Roger Walker
Mary: Beverley Hills
Stringer: Richenda Carey
Rajinder: Nitin Chandra Ganatra

: Alone

Five perspectives on solitude.
I 1: When Tori Murden attempted to row solo across the Atlantic it nearly cost her her life. But the three months spent entirely alone were more than just a gruelling physical journey-they became an emotional and spiritual one too.
Producer Jeremy Grange (R)


Unknown: Tori Murden
Producer: Jeremy Grange

: The Food Programme

Ian Wisniewski explores the secret world of the world's most famous hot sauce. Extended repeatfrom yesterday 12.30pm


Unknown: Ian Wisniewski

: Four Corners

From body art to auction houses, Anne Mackenzie and guests turn their global conversation to the arts world. Producer Amber Dawson.


Unknown: Anne MacKenzie
Producer: Amber Dawson.

: PM

With Claire English and Carolyn Quinn. i


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

The antidote to panel games comes this week ! from the New Victoria theatre in Woking. Neil Mullarkeyjoins
Barry Cryer , Graeme Garden , Tim Brooke-Taylor and chairman Humphrey Lyttelton. With Colin Sell at the piano.
Producer Jon Naismith. Repeated Sunday 12 noon


Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton.
Producer: Jon Naismith.

: The Archers

Every cloud has a silver lining. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

In a special edition of the programme, Mark Lawson talks to dramatists who made their reputations in the sixties but have since found themselves at odds with the theatrical or broadcasting establishments. With Edward Bond , Arnold Wesker , Peter Nicholls and Ian Curteis. Producer Katie Hunter


Talks: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Edward Bond
Unknown: Arnold Wesker
Unknown: Peter Nicholls
Unknown: Ian Curteis.
Producer: Katie Hunter

: Inner Voices

Five comic pieces by different women writer/performers.
1: Baby Love written and read by Emily Woof. A commentary on an expectant mother and the conflicting information she gets from family, friends, partner and pregnancy books that leaves her in a state of confusion and anxiety. Producer Mary Peate. Repeated from 10.45am


Read By: Emily Woof.
Producer: Mary Peate.

: Why People Hate

A series in which people on the receivingend of hatred meet their demons.
2: Boris Johnson, editor of the Spectator and a failed Tory candidate in 1997 for Clwyd South, finds out why voters saw red when he tried to woo them. From Loony Lefties to disaffected former Conservatives, from anti-sleaze campaigners to Essex Man, he grapples with the tarnished Tory reputation as the party of fogey-ish self-interest, of divide and rule, and, in the process, puts his own true blue convictions to the test. He asks Billy Bragg, Mohammed Al Fayed, Martin Bell, Emma Nicholson and others why some people hate Tories. Producer Roger Childs


Unknown: Boris Johnson
Unknown: Billy Bragg
Unknown: Mohammed Al Fayed
Unknown: Martin Bell
Unknown: Emma Nicholson
Producer: Roger Childs

: John McCarthy's Bible Journey

A series in which the former Beirut hostage journeys in the Middle East to explore the Bible, which he read during his captivity.
3: It Ain't Necessarily So. Joshua fought the battle of Jericho, and the walls came tumbling down.... McCarthy searches forthe truth and meaning behind the Bible stories of ancient
Israel, visiting the sites and sifting the evidence. Producer Roger Childs (R)
RTSHOP: Buy John McCarthy 's Bible Journey (BBC Radio
Collection, two double cassettes) forjust 112.99 including p&p. Send a cheque payable to RT Shop to [address removed]or telephone the credit card hotline on [number removed].


Producer: Roger Childs
Unknown: John McCarthy

: Nature

How Animals Dive. Standing on an ice flow above 3,000 feet of water, Julian Hector discovers how a hooded seal can dive to the bottom without holding its breath.
Producer Julian Hector. Repeated tomorrow 11am


Unknown: Julian Hector
Producer: Julian Hector.

: Start the Week

Jeremy Paxman and guests. Shortened repeat of 9am


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman

: Book at Bedtime: Anil's Ghost

By Michael Ondaatje , abridged in ten parts by Elizabeth Bradbury , read by Paul Battacharjee.
6: The powerful and poignant story of a search for truth against the odds, by the author of The English Patient. Producer Di Spiers


Unknown: Michael Ondaatje
Unknown: Elizabeth Bradbury
Read By: Paul Battacharjee.
Producer: Di Spiers

: Home Truths

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


Unknown: Roger McGough

: News

: The Late Book: The Other Side of the Dale

An autobiographical account by Gervase Phinn of his early days as a school inspector, read in five parts by the author. 1: A new school inspector comes to the Yorkshire Dales.
Abridged and produced by Jane Marshall (R)


Unknown: Gervase Phinn
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.

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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