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: Prayer for the Day With

Rabbi Peter Tobias.


Unknown: Peter Tobias.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With Allan Little and Sue MacGregor.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Gabrielle Cox.


Unknown: Allan Little
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.

: The Peacetime Conscripts

Charles Wheeler presents a six-part series about national service. 5: Demob Suits at Dawn. This week, when demob day finally arrived, the national service men found it difficult fitting in with civilian life. Producer David Prest. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Charles Wheeler
Producer: David Prest.

: Beyond the Beltway

Fergal Keane travels across America to discover another side to the country - away from the headlines and the political spin - in the run-up to the presidential election. Producer Mark Savage


Unknown: Fergal Keane

: Daily Service

With the Most Rev David Hope. Stay, Master, Stay upon This Heavenly Hill (Song 1); Matthew 17, wl-9; Lord Be with Us (Catherwood); Irish Blessing (Chilcott). With the Canon Slade
ChamberChoir. Director of music Rob Wilding.


Unknown: David Hope.
Music: Rob Wilding.

: Book of the Week: The Piano Shop on theLeft Bank

A secret, glass-topped workshop opens up the magical history of the piano to an American journalist in Paris. TE Carhart's atmospheric book is read by William Hope. Abridged in five parts by Sally Marmion. Producer Sarah Johnson


Read By: William Hope.
Unknown: Sally Marmion.
Producer: Sarah Johnson

: Woman's Hour

Martha Kearney talks to Richard Francis about his biography of Ann Lee , founder of the Shaker movement. Drama: Dear Little Burneyby Fanny Burney, adapted by Jennifer Howarth. Part6 ofl5. Editor Ruth Gardiner. E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Talks: Martha Kearney
Unknown: Richard Francis
Unknown: Ann Lee
Unknown: Burneyby Fanny
Adapted By: Jennifer Howarth.
Editor: Ruth Gardiner.

: Test Match Special

(or until close of play)England v West Indies
Commentary on the fifth and final day's play in the Third Cornhill Test at Old Trafford. Your Letters Answered at 1.18 and News at 1.15 and 3.45. "Approximate times

: Mapping the Town

Julian Richards presents the series showingyou how to discoverthe hidden history of yourtown through the streets and buildings of today. 5: Dublin. How invasion and immigration have shaped the development Of this City. Producer John Byrne


Unknown: Julian Richards
Producer: John Byrne

: My Uncle Freddie

Last in the current series of the comedy by Alex Ferguson about a boy and his uncle, set on Tyneside in 1939. Blue Birds Over. Lecky and Charlotte run away to Gretna Green where they meet Gracie Fields who gives them some useful advice. To Lecky's heartbreak, Charlotte is evacuated when war breaks out. He agrees to be sent away to the country believing he will never see her again. Director Melanie Harris


Comedy By: Alex Ferguson
Unknown: Gracie Fields
Director: Melanie Harris
Freddie: Shaun Prendergast
Lecky: Jamie Bell
Narrator: Alex Ferguson
Geoffrey: Mike Elliott
Our dad: Colin MacLachlan
Gracie: Jane Holman
Mrs Belgrave: Jane Holman
Auntie Bella: Janine Birkett
Mr MacAtominey: Donald McBride
Ourmam: Philllppa Wilson
Charlotte: Vicky Wilson
Bradshaw: Trevor Fox

: You and Yours

Daily consumer news.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Brain of Britain

Robert Robinson chairs the nationwide general knowledge contest. First round - Home Counties. Including Beat the Brains. Devised by John P Wynn. Questions by Ian Gillies Producer Richard Edis. Repeated Saturday 11pm


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: John P Wynn.
Unknown: Ian Gillies
Producer: Richard Edis.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Bed and Breakfast Star

By Jacqueline Wilson , dramatised by Amanda Swift from the award-winning children's novel. Loveable, loud-mouthed, joke-cracking ten-year-old Elsa is the heroine of the hourwhen she triumphs over parental misunderstandings, hard times and danger to win through to a happy ending. Producer Catherine Bailey. Director Marilyn Imrie


Unknown: Jacqueline Wilson
Dramatised By: Amanda Swift
Producer: Catherine Bailey.
Director: Marilyn Imrie
Elsa: Victoria O'Donnell
Mack: Tony Curran
Mum: Julia Ford
Pippa: Ysabel Schonegevel
Manager: Nick Maloney
TV director: Paul Shearer
Billy: Bobby Williams
Funny Face: Clinton Mullings-Dodson
Naomi: Leila Joyce
Naomi's mum: Vicky Llcorish
Mrs Hoover: Julie Meers
Waitress: Julie Meers

: Inside Money

Repeated from Saturday 12 noon

: Brian Friel Short Stories

Among the Ruins, read by Gerard McSorely. When Joe and his family return to Corradinna, his childhood home, he is visited by old memories. Director Judy Friel. Producer Andrew Welch


Read By: Gerard McSorely.
Director: Judy Friel.
Producer: Andrew Welch

: Q & A

Will I Live for Ever? Jez Nelson goes in search of the eIixir of youth. Producer Ruth Linton
(R) EMAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Producer: Ruth Linton

: The Food Programme

Extended repeat from yesterday 12.30pm

: Four Corners

Anne Mackenzie and guests explore issues from the four corners Of the earth. Producer Amber Dawson


Unknown: Anne MacKenzie
Producer: Amber Dawson

: PM

With Clare English and Carolyn Quinn.

: Just a Minute

Nicholas Parsons isjoined by Clement Freud ,
Linda Smith , Paul Merton and Stephen Fryforthe panel game that gives short shrift to repetition, hesitation and deviation.
Producer Claire Jones. Repeated Sunday 12 noon


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Linda Smith
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Stephen Fryforthe
Producer: Claire Jones.

: The Archers

There is an upset at Grey Gables. Repeatedtomorrow2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson meets playwright Alan Ayckbourn who is aboutto revive his House/Garden at the National Theatre: two plays performed simultaneously in two theatres, by the same cast. Producer Rob Ketteridge


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Alan Ayckbourn
Producer: Rob Ketteridge

: Test Match Special Report

L W only
A look back at the Third Cornhill Test at Old Trafford.

: Dear Little Burney

The journals and letters of Fanny Burney, adapted by Jennifer Howarth in 15 parts. 6: The King Is III Fanny witnesses the onset of the King's madness. Produced and directed by Sara Davies Repeated from 10 45am


Adapted By: Jennifer Howarth
Directed By: Sara Davies
Fanny: Juliet Aubrey
George III: Timothy West
Queen Charlotte: Eleanor Bron
Susan: Kate Seaward
Dr Burney: Robert Whelan
Charles: Chris Garner
Mr Fairly: Andrew Hilton
Mr Kemble: Andrew Hilton
Mrs Schwellenberg: Kim Hicks
Prince of Wales: Andrew Collins
d'Arblay: Thierry Harcourt
Mrs Siddons: June Barrie

: Ideal Homes

Jonathan Glancey tells the story of Fairford Leys, a housing estate deliberately designed as a ready-made village. Producer Rebecca Nicholson (R)


Unknown: Jonathan Glancey
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Crossing Continents

; Phil Rees examines how Montenegro is preparing forwhat could be the bloodiest and most fratricidal of all Yugoslavia's wars. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Phil Rees

: Engineering Eden

Is it possible to resurrect habitats destroyed by human activity? In the first of three programmes, Jolyon Jenkins charts the rise of an ecological movement which hopes to restore the Earth. Its potential is demonstrated in efforts to reconstruct the prairies of mid-west America. Producer Alison Ayres. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Jolyon Jenkins
Producer: Alison Ayres.

: The Peacetime Conscripts

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Roger Hearing.

: Book at Bedtime: Home of the Gentry

By Ivan Turgenev , translated by Richard Freeborn and abridged in ten parts by Doreen Estall. Samuel West begins a classic tale of thwarted love. 1: When Lavretsky returns from a failed marriage to his
Russian homeland, he must reconcile himself to a different future. Producer Di Speirs


Unknown: Ivan Turgenev
Translated By: Richard Freeborn
Unknown: Doreen Estall.
Unknown: Samuel West
Producer: Di Speirs

: Home Truths

Repeated from Saturday 9am

: News

: The Late Book: West with the Night

Patricia Hodge reads five extracts from the autobiography of Beryl Markham (1902-1986), a record-breaking aviator and successful racehorse trainer in Kenya. 1: Why Do We Fly? Produced and abridged by Sarah Kilgarriff (R)


Unknown: Patricia Hodge
Unknown: Beryl Markham
Abridged By: Sarah Kilgarriff

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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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