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: Prayer for the Day

With Dr Mona Siddiqui.


Unknown: Dr Mona Siddiqui.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev Thomas Butler.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Thomas Butler.

: No Triumph, No Tragedy

BBC Disability Affairs correspondent Peter White talks intimately to disabled people who have bucked the odds and achieved outstanding success in a variety of fields.
Producer Sue Mitchel. Repeated at 9.30pm


Talks: Peter White
Producer: Sue Mitchel.

: Metro

Philip Sweeney listens to the music and musicians of the Paris Metro in the final instalment of his series celebrating the Metro's centenary. Producer Sara Davies


Unknown: Philip Sweeney
Producer: Sara Davies

: Book of the Week: Artemisia

By Alexandra Lapierre. 2: Artemisia faces the consequences of her association with Agostino TasSi. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Alexandra Lapierre.
Unknown: Agostino Tassi.

: Daily Service

With the Rev Stephen Shipley. Come, Holy Spirit. Heavenly Dove (Manchester); Mark 1, w4-13;
This Is the Record of John (Gibbons); 0 Thou Who Camest from Above (Hereford). Director of music Gordon Stewart.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.
Music: Gordon Stewart.

: Woman's Hour

American actress Jeanne Tripplehorn talks to Martha Kearney about her career, from Basic
Instinctto Sliding Doors, and about her latest role in the film version of Noël Coward's Relative
Values. Drama: Music and Silence by Rose Tremain. Part 12. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Talks: Jeanne Tripplehorn
Unknown: Martha Kearney
Unknown: Rose Tremain.

: Nature

Forthousands of years, biters, nibblers and chewers have shaped the British countryside. Mark Carwardine tracks down the wild and domesticated grazing animals that have created the landscape around us. He discovers how they are being used to conserve a huge number of plants and animals, from the cowslip to the wart-biter Cricket. Repeated from yesterday 9pm


Unknown: Mark Carwardine

: On a Comic Note

Kit Hesketh-Harvey examines the internal workings of the comic song.
3: This week he investigates the fine art of parody, with contributions from Dick Vosburgh and a variety of parodies from Tom Lehrer , Allan Sherman , Anna Russell and Stephen Sondheim. Producer Frank Stirling


Unknown: Dick Vosburgh
Unknown: Tom Lehrer
Unknown: Allan Sherman
Unknown: Anna Russell
Unknown: Stephen Sondheim.
Producer: Frank Stirling

: You and Yours

Part of Radioes Time Bank Week. With
Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Musical Side of the Family

George Galway remembers his childhood with his brother James on the streets of Protestant north Belfast. He has spent his life playing jazz and teaching clarinet to Manchester school children, while James is internationally celebrated as the "Man with the Golden Flute". George examines the influence of flute bands on the family and recalls how his father reacted when James announced that he mightconvertto Catholicism. Producer Bill Lloyd


Unknown: George Galway
Producer: Bill Lloyd

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: A Higher Education

A comedy by Lloyd Peters set in a university drama department. What happens when you combine a drama lecturer locked in a studio with a shy student, a real gun and a copy of Hamlet? Add Black Forest gateau, a scheming dean, a drunken parent and the police, sprinkle liberally with sharp one-liners, slapstick and comic tension, and you have a combination guaranteed to ruin any head of department's day.
Director Polly Thomas


Comedy By: Lloyd Peters
Director: Polly Thomas
Don: Rik Mayall
Sophie: Helen Lederer
Ronnie/Roy/Senior officer: Philip Glenlster
Deidre/Mrs Jones-Juggler: Judi Earl
Inspector Snoddy/Dennis: Gary Brown
Elizabeth/Lizzie: Ann Farrar

: The Exchange: [number removed]

Call Wendy Austin for an exchange of experiences and views on today's topical issues. Producer Sukey Firth. LINES OPEN from 1.30pm


Unknown: Wendy Austin
Producer: Sukey Firth.

: Volunteers

2: You've Never Heard My Music by Donna Franceschild and Simon Little. For details see yesterday(R)


Music By: Donna Franceschild
Music By: Simon Little.

: Glastonbury Tales

2: As local schoolchildren paint everything in sight before the gates open at this year's Glastonbury Festival, organisers face last-minute hitches. For details see yesterday

: Shop Talk

Heather Payton and guests with conversation about the world of business, money and technology. Producer Simon Crow


Unknown: Heather Payton
Producer: Simon Crow

: The Learning Curve

Libby Purves presents a guide to the world of learning, with advice, features and yourviews. Producer Dorothy Stiven. Action Line: [number removed]
E-MAIL: the.learning.curve@bbc.co.uk. Repeated Sunday 11pm


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Dorothy Stiven.

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Fellah's Hour with The Cheese Shop

A comedy magazine hosted by Steve (not the snooker player) Davis, with regular features: Little Fellahs ; a motoring section called Don't
Slam It, It's Not a Ford; mysteries of the universe with Tony Rubini ; big fat chef Brian Quimby ; and music from Victor Wood. Starring Gerard Foster ,
Dave Lamb , Gordon Southern, Tim Verrinder , Ben Ward and Richard Webb. Producer Maria Esposito


Unknown: Little Fellahs
Unknown: Tony Rubini
Unknown: Brian Quimby
Unknown: Victor Wood.
Unknown: Gerard Foster
Unknown: Dave Lamb
Unknown: Tim Verrinder
Unknown: Ben Ward
Unknown: Richard Webb.
Producer: Maria Esposito

: The Archers

The ayes have it. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson meets composer Michael Berkeley and novelist David Malouf , who have collaborated on an opera based on Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: David Malouf
Unknown: Jane Eyre.
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Music and Silence

By Rose Tremain. 12: Magdalena's wickedness knows no bounds, and the king is beginning to escape from darkness.
For details see yesterday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Rose Tremain.

: File on

Everyone, including the Government, wants to see fewer lorries on the road and more freight being carried by train. Alan Whitehouse investigates why this is not happening. Producer Andy Denwood. Repeated Sunday 5pm


Unknown: Alan Whitehouse
Producer: Andy Denwood.

: In Touch

PeterWhite with news for visually impaired people. Producer Cheryl Gabriel. PHONE: [number removed] for more information. FACTSH EET: send a large sae to [address removed]


Producer: Cheryl Gabriel.

: Case Notes

Graham Easton 's guest in the studio is surgeon Nady Hakim , who made medical history 18 months ago by transplanting a human hand. Plus a look at how newtechniques can prevent our bodies from rejecting body parts, and a report on encouraging blood donors in ethnic minorities. Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk Repeated tomorrow 4.30pm


Unknown: Graham Easton
Unknown: Nady Hakim
Producer: Geraldine Fitzgerald.

: No Triumph, No Tragedy

Repeated from 9am

: Book at Bedtime: Long Hot Summer

By Barbara Anderson , read by Nicolette McKenzie. Part2. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Barbara Anderson
Read By: Nicolette McKenzie.

: In the End

Mark Tavener 's satirical comedy thriller stars Michael Williams and Barry Foster.
4: Rupert Thresher arouses Cragge's suspicion as the hunt for the journalist killer continues.
Meanwhile the PM is once again depressed as his approval rating falls below 50 per cent forthe first time. with Peter Woodthorpe , Hugh Parker , Neil McCaul , Chris Pavlo , David Holt and Beth Chalmers. Music Paul Mottram Producer Dawn Ellis (R)


Unknown: Mark Tavener
Unknown: Michael Williams
Unknown: Barry Foster.
Unknown: Rupert Thresher
Unknown: Peter Woodthorpe
Unknown: Hugh Parker
Unknown: Neil McCaul
Unknown: Chris Pavlo
Unknown: David Holt
Unknown: Beth Chalmers.
Music: Paul Mottram
Prime Minister: Jonathan Coy
Charles: Stephen Fry
Martin: John Bird
Crichton Potter: Anton Rodgers
Marcia: Rebecca Front
Chancellor: Simon Greenall
Maria: Jessica Oyelowo
Michael: Fenton Stevens

: News

: The Late Book: Tulip Fever

By Deborah Moggach , read by Emma Fielding and William Gaminara. Part7. Fordetails see yesterday (R)


Unknown: Deborah Moggach
Read By: Emma Fielding
Unknown: William Gaminara.

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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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