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: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Ernie Rea.


Unknown: Ernie Rea.

: Farming Today

With Alex Kirby.


Unknown: Alex Kirby.

: Today

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


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Allan Little.
Unknown: Rhidian Brook.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is explorer and environmentalist Robert Swan. As a boy, he became fascinated by Scott's attempts to conquer Antarctica. Later he decided not only to follow in his footsteps, but to go one further and cross the Arctic as well. In 1989 he become the first man everto walk unsupported to both the North and South Poles.
Repeated from Sunday 11.15am


Unknown: Robert Swan.

: An Act of Worship

L W only

: Book of the Week: Sidetracks

By Richard Holmes. 5: MR James and Others. From where did the Cambridge don conjure his ghostly companions? For details see Monday


Unknown: Richard Holmes.
Unknown: Mr James

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray. Drama: Dear Little Bumeyby Fanny Burney. adapted by Jennifer Howarth. Final part. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Adapted By: Jennifer Howarth.

: Test Match Special

(or until close of play) England v West Indies Commentary on the second day's play of the Fourth Test at Headingley. Including Talking Point at 1.16* and News at 1.15 and 3.45*.
*Approximate times

: Story of a Bell

From the East End to the South Seas. Alexander Frater presents a two-part story of cannibalism. volcanoes, religious fervour and family history in one of the most beautiful parts of the world.
1: He returns to Vanuata and the tiny island of Paama to deliver a new bell to a church built for and named after his grandfather. Producer Sara Jane Hall


Unknown: Alexander Frater
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Four Joneses and a Jenkins

Sue Limb's six-part story of sheep, sin and scholarship in the shadow of the Long Mynd. 2: December. Sauce for the Goose Producer Jonathan James-Moore


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


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.
Editor: Chris Burns.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: X Marks the Spot

A countrywide treasure hunt designed to celebrate our history, geography and literature. Presented by Pete McCarthy. Producer Lisa Williams. Repeated Sunday 8pm


Presented By: Pete McCarthy.
Producer: Lisa Williams.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Zentulli and Son

Jerome Vincent. Italian cafe owner Arturo Zentulli reviews his life in England and struggles to come to terms with his only son's goals for life -which do not include serving cappuccinos. Director David Blount


Unknown: Jerome Vincent.
Unknown: Arturo Zentulli
Director: David Blount
Arturo: Kenneth Haigh
Jack: Geoffrey Whitehead
Zelda: Alison Pettltt
Luke: Steve Brody
Lisa: Jackie Stirling

: Making History

Sue Cook presents the programme that investigates 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

: Comic Fringes: 5: Mrs Burns's Supper

by Patricia Hannah. Exasperated by the nonsense written about her husband after his death, Jean Armour decides to hold her own Burns Supper. For details see Monday


Writer: Patricia Hannah.

: Sense the Difference

5: Hear the Difference. Claudia Hammond braves the clubbing scene and asks why do more young women than men suffer from tinnitus after a night out on the town? And is it true that more men than women are tone deaf? For details see Monday (R)


Unknown: Claudia Hammond

: Open Book

Charlie Lee-Potter takes a look at the world of books, and writer Maggie O'Farrell picks her favourite August paperbacks. Repeated from Sunday 4pm


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter
Unknown: Maggie O'Farrell

: The Message

Alex Brodie and guests cast a critical eye over the week's media trends.

(FM only)


Presenter: Alex Brodie
Producer: Dave Harvey

: PM

With Steve Evans With Steve Evans and Nigel Wrench. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Steve Evans
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Now Show

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis hosttopical sketches and stand-up comedy. With Bert and George, Emma Clarke and humorous 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

The Grundys are on the agenda.
Written by Nawal Gadalla. Director Keri Davies
Editor Vanessa Whitburn. ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an sae to [address removed]


Written By: Nawal Gadalla.
Director: Keri Davies
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn.
Phil: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
David: Timothy Bentlnck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Julia: Mary Wimbush
Tommy: Tom Graham
Brian: Charles Colllngwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Jack: Arnold Peters
Peggy: June Spencer
Sid: Alan Devereux
Kathy: Hedli Niklaus
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Edward: Barry Farrlmond
Neil: Brian Hewlett
Susan: Charlotte Martin
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Usha: Souad Faress
Bert: Eric Allan
Siobhan: Caroline Lennon
Simon: Garrick Hagon
Jolene: Buffy Davis
Matt: Kim Durham
Andrew: David Royle
Fallon: Joanna van Kampen
Gerry: Gerry Hlnks

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson. Producer Erika Wright


Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Erika Wright

: Dear Little Burney

By Fanny Burney , adapted by Jennifer Howarth. Reunion. The British have defeated Napoleon, and Fanny makes a desperate journey across war-torn Belgium to reach her wounded husband. Final part. For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Fanny Burney
Adapted By: Jennifer Howarth.

: Test Match Special Report

A look back overthe second day of the Fourth Test.

: Straw Poll

Nick Clarke chairs debates on issues of perennial interest in front of an invited audience.
2: "Love and marriage no longer go together like a horse and carriage."
From Westminster Council House, London.
Producer Nick Utechin. To vote YES PHONE: [number removed]
To vote NO PHONE: [number removed]. LINES OPEN at 8.45pm until
2.30pm tomorrow. Maximum call cost lOp. Rptd Saturday 1.15pm


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Producer: Nick Utechin.

: Letter from America

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


Speaker: Alistair Cooke
Producer: Tony Grant

: The Friday Play: The Perfect Woman

By Michael Butt. Jack and Mike are each obsessed with their "perfect woman", but does such a creature exist? The two men go on a difficult journey to discover the truth.
Music David Chilton. Director Penny Gold (R)


Unknown: Michael Butt.
Music: David Chilton.
Director: Penny Gold
Jack: Michael Kitchen
Alice: Helen McCrory
Mike: David Cardy
Tod: Kim Wall
Maria: Penny Downie

: The World Tonight

Editors Prue Keely and Jenni Russell E-MAIL: world.tonight@bbc.co.uk


Editors: Prue Keely
Editors: Jenni Russell

: Book at Bedtime: Home of the Gentry

By Ivan Turgenev. Liza makes a decision. Final part. For details see Monday


Unknown: Ivan Turgenev.

: Late Tackle

Eleanor Oldroyd presents the sports programme. Sports writer Ian Woolridge visited his first
Olympics in 1960. He recalls the Rome games and relates tales of the eternal city in the first of four programmes building up to Sydney 2000. Producer Simon Crosse


Unknown: Eleanor Oldroyd
Unknown: Ian Woolridge
Producer: Simon Crosse

: News

: The Late Book: Basil Street Blues

Written and read by biographer Michael Holroyd.
Final part. For details see Monday(R)


Unknown: Michael Holroyd.

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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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