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: Prayer for the Day

With Rabbi Peter Tobias.


Unknown: Peter Tobias.

: Farming Today

With Alex Kirby.
Producer Sarah Tempest


Unknown: Alex Kirby.
Producer: Sarah Tempest

: Today

With John Humphrys and Allan Little.
6.25, 7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day Harvey Thomas.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Allan Little.
Unknown: Harvey Thomas.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway is Sir Norman Wisdom. Repeated from Sunday 11. 15am


Unknown: Sir Norman Wisdom.

: An Act of Worship

With the Rev Johnston McKay.


Unknown: Johnston McKay.

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

By TE Carhart, read by William Hope. Final part. For details see Monday


Read By: William Hope.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray hosts topical interviews and discussions presented from a woman's point of view. Drama: Dear Little Bumeyby Fanny Burney , adapted by Jennifer Howarth. Part 10. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Bumeyby Fanny Burney
Adapted By: Jennifer Howarth.

: The Two Mandolins

Louis de Bernieres evoked the romance of the mandolin when he plucked at a million heart strings with his novel, Captain Corelli's Mandolin. The mandolin is often dismissed as a novelty, but Captain Corelli was a virtuoso who wanted to compose concertos. In Naples at the turn of the centurythe real-life Raffaele Calace wrote over 170 mandolin compositions. Alison Stephens journeys to the workshop where the grandson of the great man still makes mandolins for export. Producer Charlie Taylor


Unknown: Raffaele Calace
Unknown: Alison Stephens
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Four Joneses and a Jenkins: 1: September. Watch the Birdie

Sue Limb's new six-part story of sheep, sin and scholarship under the shadow of the Long Mynd.


Writer: Sue Limb
Producer: Jonathan James-Moore
Mr Jones: Geoffrey Whitehead
Ma Jones: Lisabeth Miles
Megan: Rebecca Front
Owen: Matthew Morgan
Bootle: Michael Fenton Stevens
Jenkins: Nickolas Grace

: You and Yours

With Charlotte Smith and Liz Barclay.
Editor Chris Burns. PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: youand yours@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Liz Barclay.
Editor: Chris Burns.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: X Marks the Spot

Cryptic game show in which a team unravels clues to a great British treasure. Presenter Pete McCarthy producer Lisa Williams. Repeated Sunday 8pm


Presenter: Pete McCarthy
Producer: Lisa Williams.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Place of the Invalids

By Lynne Truss. There is medical mayhem in the home as Mick and Hilary discoverthat coughs and sneezes spread marital discord. Wrapped up in bed suffering her worst cold in years, Hilary feels terrible. She has taken plenty of cough medicine and is looking forward to listening to the afternoon play. The last thing she wants is for Mick to come home.
Director Brian King


Unknown: Lynne Truss.
Director: Brian King
Mick: Michael Maloney
Slasher the cat: Himself
Hilary: Haydn Gwynne

: Making History

Sue Cook presents the programme that examines listeners' historical queries, exploring avenues of research and uncovering mysteries. Producers Ivan Howlett and Nick Patrick
WRITE TO: [address removed] E-MAIL: making.history@bbc.co.uk


Producers: Ivan Howlett
Producers: Nick Patrick

: Brian Friel Short Stories

4: The Diviner, read by Rosaleen Linehan. Final part. For details see yesterday


Read By: Rosaleen Linehan.

: Q & A: No Place Left for the Soul to Hide

If scientists can watch the brain in action and "see" our thoughts, where does that leave the human spirit? Jez Nelson asks if modern neuroscience leaves space for the human soul. (R)


Presenter: Jez Nelson

: Bookclub

James Naughtie and a group of readers discuss Stalingrad, Antony Beever 's gripping account of the horrors of the battle that was Hitler's first big mistake and the turning point of the Second World War.
Repeated from Sunday 4pm


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Antony Beever

: The Message

Alex Brodie and guests cast a critical eye overthe week's media trends. Producer Dave Harvey


Unknown: Alex Brodie
Producer: Dave Harvey

: PM

With Eddie Mair and Carolyn Quinn. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Now Show

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis host the first in a new series oftopical sketches and stand-up, with help from Bert and George, Emma Clarke and comedy songs from Mitch Benn.
Producer Ashley Blaker. Repeated Saturday 12.30pm


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Emma Clarke
Unknown: Mitch Benn.
Producer: Ashley Blaker.

: The Archers

Bad news for Marjorie and for Jamie.
Written by Joanna Toye. Director Julie Beckett
Editor Vanessa Whitburn. ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send sae to [address removed]


Written By: Joanna Toye.
Director: Julie Beckett
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn.
Phil: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
Shula: Judy Bennett
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Elizabeth: Alison Dowling
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Sid: Alan Devereux
Kathy: Hedli Nlklaus
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
Edward: Barry Farrlmond
Neil: Brian Hewlett
Susan: Charlotte Martin
Emma: Felicity Jones
Roy: Ian Pepperell
Caroline: Sara Coward
Mrs Antrobus: Margot Boyd
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Usha: Souad Faress
Hayley: Lucy Davis
Jolene: Buffy Davis
Fallon: Joanna Van Kampen

: Front Row

Mark Lawson chairs the arts programme and reveals another of the British seaside's cultural gems. Producer Jennifer Clarke


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Jennifer Clarke

: Dear Little Burney: 10: Brickbats and Bouquets

By Fanny Burney, adapted by Jennifer Howarth.

Fanny's play is a disaster and, in order to support her family, she must publish another novel.
(For details see Monday) (Repeated from 10.45am)


Author: Fanny Burney
Adapted by: Jennifer Howarth.

: Straw Poll

Nick Clarke chairs six debates on issues of perennial interest in front of an invited audience. 1: "Winning elections is now more important than any political philosophy." Repeated Saturday 1.15pm
Producer Nick Utechin. To vote YES PHONE: [number removed]
To vote NO PHONE: [number removed]. LINES OPEN at8.45pm until
2.30pm tomorrow. Maximum call cost lOpence


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Producer: Nick Utechin.

: Letter from America

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


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: The Friday Play: Just the Way You Are

Michael wants a baby with Miranda but Miranda's in love with Joe. Beatrice wants her husband back and Professor Williamson believes anything is possible in a test tube. The local undertaker bears an uncanny resemblance to Elvis, and Dolly doesn't know if she's a Korean biochemist or a forgetful old sheep....
Award-winning playwright Tina Pepler weaves a magical tale of love, death and cloning.


Writer: Tina Pepler
Director: Kate McAll
Dolly the sheep: June Barrie
Michael: David Collins
Joe: Ben Crowe
Will: Nigel Anthony
Miranda: Kate Seaward
[Actor]: Sally Cookson
[Actor]: Brian Gear
[Actor]: Lara West

: The World Tonight

With Andrew Whitehead.
Editors Prue Keely and Jenni Russell. E-MAIL: wor1d.tonight@bbc.co.uk WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/worldtonight


Unknown: Andrew Whitehead.
Editors: Prue Keely
Editors: Jenni Russell.

: Book at Bedtime: Home of the Gentry

By Ivan Turgenev.
5: A house-warming and a fishing party. For details see Monday ;


Unknown: Ivan Turgenev.

: Late Tackle

Eleanor Oldroyd presents the sports programme. This week, Joanne Watson travels to Finland to preview Paavo Suuri , a sports opera in honour of Paavo Nurmi , one of the first modern sportsmen and a winner of six Olympic gold medals.
Plus a look ahead to the Olympic trials weekend in Birmingham.
Producer Simon Crosse


Unknown: Eleanor Oldroyd
Unknown: Joanne Watson
Unknown: Paavo Suuri
Unknown: Paavo Nurmi
Producer: Simon Crosse

: News

: The Late Book: West with the Night

By Beryl Markham. West with the Night. 1936.
Markham's record-breaking solo transatlantic flight - the first from east to west. Final part. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Beryl Markham.

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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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