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: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Ernie Rea.


Unknown: Ernie Rea.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Sarah Tempest


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Sarah Tempest

: 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 concludes his series about national service.
Best Years of Their Lives? This week, he chairs a special discussion asking whether national service really was the best of times, or if, with hindsight, it was just a costly and unwieldy way of propping up the armed forces at home and abroad. Producer David Prest. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Charles Wheeler
Producer: David Prest.

: Daily Service

With the Rt Rev Peter Firth. The Servant King (Kendrick); Isaiah 7, wlO-15; Ave Maria
(Victoria); There's a Light upon the Mountains (There's a Light upon the Mountains). With the Coventry Cathedral Chapter House Choir. Director of music Paul Leddington Wright.


Unknown: Peter Firth.
Music: Paul Leddington Wright.

: Book of the Week: Sidetracks

John Sessions reads five enchanting digressions about literary lives by biographer Richard Holmes. 1: Letters from Paris. A record of the author's encounters with in Parisian life, past and present. Abridged and produced by Jill Waters Programme of the Week: page 103


Unknown: Richard Holmes.
Produced By: Jill Waters

: Woman's Hour

With Martha Kearney and guests. Drama: Dear Little Burneyby Fanny Burney , adapted by Jennifer Howarth. Part 11 of 15. Editor Ruth Gardiner. E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearney
Unknown: Burneyby Fanny Burney
Adapted By: Jennifer Howarth.
Editor: Ruth Gardiner.

: Anatomists of Desire

in a four-part series Alan Taylor investigates the key figures behind our passion for consuming. Shopaholics and brand fetishists may have admen to blame for their addiction.
1: Albert D Lasker. The man credited with inventing the modern advertising agency. Producer Mike Lloyd


Unknown: Alan Taylor
Producer: Mike Lloyd

: Memoirs of a Twelfth Man: 1: The Beast of Chardley

A four-part comedy series by Anthony Crouch, dramatised by Christopher Scott.
The reek of linseed oil, the thwack of leather on willow and the discomfort of damp flannels. There is pride and pique on the pitch, and lust and loyalty in the locker room when Gussy Withers' cricketing tales have an innings.


Author: Anthony Crouch
Dramatised by: Christopher Scott
Director: Sue Wilson
Gussy: Norman Rodway
Frank: Ian Brooker
George: Ian Brooker
Hurst: Lennox Greaves
Ted: Lennox Greaves
Ramsbottom: Andy Hockley
Durkin: John Webb
Albert: John Webb

: You and Yours

With Winifred Robinson and John Waite.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Brain of Britain

Robert Robinson chairs the nationwide general knowledge contest, including Beat the Brains, in which listeners put their own questions to contestants. First round - Home Counties. Producer Richard Edis. Repeated Saturday llpm


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Richard Edis.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Parachutes

By John McGahern , dramatised by Patricia Cobey. After his girlfriend ends their relationship, a man tries to drown his sorrows in the sharp and funny pub world of Dublin in the fifties.
Di rector Pam Brighton


Unknown: John McGahern
Dramatised By: Patricia Cobey.
Narrator: Brendan Gleeson
Claire: Pauline McLynn
Paddy: Mark Lambert
Eamon: David Wilmot
Barman: Paddy Scull)
Woman: Karen Ardlfl

: Inside Money

Repeated from Saturday 12 noon

: Comic Fringes

A week of comic short stories performed daily in front of an audience at the Pleasance Cabaret Bar on the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
1: A Deep Hole by crime writer Ian Rankin , read by Steven McNicoll. An Edinburgh road-digger is j asked to do some seriously deep digging by a 1 very shady acquaintance. Producer Bruce Young


Unknown: Ian Rankin
Read By: Steven McNicoll.
Producer: Bruce Young

: Sense the Difference

How different are men and women?
Claudia Hammond investigates if, and why, the sexes see, hear, smell, feel and taste things differently.
1: Smell the Difference. The science behind the experience of parents Deborah and Matt who have noticed that she always smells the baby's dirty nappy first. And can the smell of a man's pheromones really attract a woman to a man with immunity to different diseases from her? Producer Dymphna Flynn (R)


Unknown: Claudia Hammond
Producer: Dymphna Flynn

: The Food Programme

Jean Snedegar travels to Israel to find out whether the peace process can solve the region's water problems.
Extended repeat from yesterday 12.30pm


Unknown: Jean Snedegar

: Four Corners

Anne Mackenzie and guests explore issues from the four corners of the earth -from politics to popular culture, art to anthropology. Producer Amber Dawson


Unknown: Anne MacKenzie
Producer: Amber Dawson

: PM

With Clare English and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: Just a Minute

Nicholas Parsons is joined at the Dorking Halls, Surrey, by Clement Freud , Tony Hawks, Jeremy Hardy and Sue Perkins for the panel game that challenges even the most loquacious of guests. Producer Claire Jones. Repeated Sunday 12 noon


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Sue Perkins
Producer: Claire Jones.

: The Archers

Tommy is press-ganged. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson gives the verdict on X-Men, the comic-book superheroes turned into film stars by the director of The Usual Suspects, Bryan Singer. Producer Katie Hunter


Unknown: John Wilson
Unknown: Bryan Singer.
Producer: Katie Hunter

: Dear Little Burney: 11: A Death in the Family

The journals and letters of Fanny Burney, adapted by Jennifer Howarth in 15 parts.

Fanny's sister Susan falls ill in Ireland. Despite the family's desperate efforts to bring her safely back to England, their help comes too late.
(Repeated from 10.45am)


Author: Fanny Burney
Adapted by: Jennifer Howarth
Producer/Director: Sara Davies
Fanny: Juliet Aubrey
Susan: Kate Seaward
Dr Burney: Robert Whelan
Charles: Chris Garner
D'Arblay: Thierry Harcourt
[Actor]: Cornelius Garrett
[Actress]: Claire Marchionne
[Actress]: Angela Barlow
[Actor]: Ric Jerrom
[Actor]: Paul Dodgson
[Actor]: Rob Hutchinson
[Actor]: Joshua Boyden

: Undercover Libraries

What really goes on inside the silent world of the public library? Ian McMillan , with the help of volunteers from the Mass Observation Archive, unlocks the secrets of this institution, now in its 150th year. Producer Jodie Wiltshire (R)


Unknown: Ian McMillan
Producer: Jodie Wiltshire

: Crossing Continents

Rosie Goldsmith reports from New York on the plight of mothers in American prisons. The US locks up more people than any other country, and the fastest-growing sector of the prison population is women. Most of them are mothers, and a new law has increased the likelihood that they will lose custody of their children. Goldsmith investigates the psychological trauma caused by the separation of mother and child. Repeated from Thursda;


Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith

: Engineering Eden

Is it possible to resurrect ancient habitats destroyed by human activity? In the second of three programmes, Jolyon Jenkins charts the rise of an ecological movement which hopes to restore natural landscapes.
Producer Alison Ayres. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Jolyon Jenkins
Producer: Alison Ayres.

: The Peacetime Conscripts

Shortened repeatfrom9am

: Book at Bedtime: Home of the Gentry

By Ivan Turgenev , translated by Richard Freeborn and abridged in ten parts by Doreen Estall.
Samuel West continues a classic tale of love lost and found. 6: Lavretsky begins to recognise his feelings for Liza. Producer Di Speirs


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

: Home Truths

With John Peel. Repeated from Saturday 9am


Unknown: John Peel.

: News

: The Late Book: Basil Street Blues

Biographer Michael Holroyd reads extracts from his highly acclaimed book, a moving account of his own extraordinary family. Abridged in five parts by Elizabeth Bradbury. Part 1. Producer Sarah Johnson (R)


Unknown: Michael Holroyd
Unknown: Elizabeth Bradbury.
Producer: Sarah Johnson

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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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