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: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Roger Hutchings.


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.

: Farming Today

Producer Sarah Tempest


Producer: Sarah Tempest

: Today

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


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Rhidian Brook.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is gardener and writer Christopher Lloyd. He has tended his family garden at Great Dixter in Sussex for nearly 70 years. The garden has been a source of inspiration for many books and for his column in Country Life, which he has written since 1963. Repeated from Sunday 11.15am


Unknown: Christopher Lloyd.

: An Act of Worship

With the Rev Roger Hutchings.


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.

: Ann the Word

By Richard Francis. The persecution of the Shakers continues. To avoid attracting dangerto others, Mother Ann returns to Niskeyuna. Final part. For details see Monday


Unknown: Richard Francis.
Unknown: Mother Ann

: Woman's Hour

With Martha Kearne. Drama: Central822by Sarah Woods. Part 5. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearne.
Unknown: Sarah Woods.

: Story of a Bell

Alexander Frater concludes his quest to return to the remote South Sea island where he was born, to find out how life has changed in the place his grandparents settled as missionaries 100 years ago. He completes his endeavourto bring a new bell to the restored cathedral bearing his name and he explores the mysteries of the island's cannibalistic past. 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. 3: February. Pulling Out All the Stops
Producer Jonathan James-Moore


Unknown: Long Mynd.
Producer: Jonathan James-Moore
Ma Jones: Geoffrey Whitehead
Ma Jones: Lisabeth Miles
Megan: Rebecca Front
Owen: Matthew Morgan
Bootle: Michael Fenton Stevens
Jenkins: Nickolas Grace

: You and Yours

With Winifred Robinson.
Editor Chris Burns. PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: youandyours@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Winifred Robinson.
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: Dogged Persistence

A comedy by Martyn Wade, written specially for actresses Joan Sims and Elizabeth Spriggs.

A relationship develops between two women brought together by a troublesome dog. All Veronica's experiences as a dog-trainer are needed to curb the vicious beast bequeathed to Maureen by her late husband.

Maureen is a woman of Dogged Persistence (2.15pm R4). The cur in question is called Herb (surname: Alpert) and belonged to her late husband. Though his bark is bad, his bite is worse - so she takes him to a formidable trainer. Sublime casting pits the little-girl innocence of Joan Sims against the Brunnhilde bullying of Elizabeth Spriggs in a play in which compassionate seriousness lurks beneath many a good joke. (SG)


Writer: Martyn Wade
Director: Cherry Cookson
Maureen: Joan Sims
Veronica: Elizabeth Spriggs
Cab driver: David Thorpe
Nettie: Richenda Carey

: Making History

The last in the current series that investigates listeners' historical queries, exploring avenues of research and uncovering mysteries. With Sue Cook. Producers Ivan Howlett and Nick Patrick
WRITE TO: [address removed] E-MAIL: making.history@bbc.co.uk.


Unknown: Sue Cook.
Producers: Ivan Howlett
Producers: Nick Patrick

: Heaven Eyes

By David Almond. GoingHome. Final part. For details see Monday


Unknown: David Almond.

: Ant Flying Day

An evocation of the strange summer's day when ants suddenly have wings and all fly together. They hover around you, whirring into your eyes and ears, they land all over you, oryour picnic. Why do they do it? And why is it so spookily memorable? Producer David Gallagher


Producer: David Gallagher

: Open Book

Shyama Perera talks to Maeve Binchy about her latest and final novel Scarlet Feather, and why she has decided to retire from writing. Repeated from Sunday 4pm


Talks: Shyama Perera

: The Message

Alex Brodie and guests engage in lively conversation about how current media trends affect our lives. Producer Dave Harvey


Unknown: Alex Brodie
Producer: Dave Harvey

: PM

With Kevin Bocquet and Nigel Wrench. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Kevin Bocquet
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Now Show

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present topical 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 punishment fits the crime.
Written by Mary Cutler. Director Sean O'Connor
Editor Vanessa Whitburn. ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an sae to [address removed]


Written By: Mary Cutler.
Director: Sean O'Connor
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn.
Phil: Norman Painting
David: Timothy Bentlnck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Pat: Patricia Galllmore
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Sid: Alan Devereux
Kathy: Hedli Nlklaus
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
William: Philip Molloy
Neil: Brian Hewlett
Susan: Charlotte Martin
Emma: Felicity Jones
: Brenda Amyshindler
Caroline: Sara Coward
Robert: Graham Blockey
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Usha: Souad Faress
Hayley: Lucy Davis
Bert: Eric Allan
Jolene: Buffy Davis

: Front Row

Mark Lawson chairs the arts programme. Producer Rob Ketteridge


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Rob Ketteridge

: Central 822

By Sarah Woods. Part 5.
For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Sarah Woods.

: Straw Poll

Nick Clarke chairs six debates on issues of perennial interest in front of an invited audience. 3: Scientists Should Be Told When to Stop From the Bloomsbury Theatre, University College, 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 Repeated 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 Coup

By Steve Chambers. We are all dwarfed bythe great events of our time. If we survive, we tell stories. This is the tale of two warring brothers who fell out during the miners' strike when one believed defeat was inevitable for an outmoded way of life, while the other saw the dawning of a new dark age for the poor. Now they are forced to re-examine their lives during the Gorbachev coup in August 1991: one is about to lose his flat and job, the other is buying roubles on the stock market.
Director Marion Nancarrow


Unknown: Steve Chambers.
Director: Marion Nancarrow
Max: Chris Walker
Tom: Peter Gunn
Claire: Elizabeth Berrington
Jess: Susannah Hamilton
Mam: Ann Beach
Ernie: John Hartley
Morag: Jennifer Black
Nikki: Jax Williams
Brian: David Price
Dealer: Andrew Wincott

: 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: Adrian Mole - theCappuccino Years

By Sue Townsend , starring Nigel Planer.
Pensioners. Bert Baxter is Leicester's oldest and most objectionable man - a Communist who is addicted to beetroot, with an unstable Alsatian called Sabre. Final part. For details see Monday(R)


Unknown: Sue Townsend
Unknown: Nigel Planer.
Unknown: Bert Baxter

: Late Tackle

This week on the sports programme, Eleanor Oldroyd examines how horses are being transported to Sydney ahead of the Olympic Games. And Ian Wooldridge looks back at the 1972 games in Munich, in which events were suspended after hostages were taken and Palestinian terrorists killed Israeli athletes.
Producer Simon Crosse


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

: News

: The Late Book: The Season Ticket

By Jonathan Tulloch. 5: Even Gerry and Sewell ought to be able to make some money at the Metro Centre - if Sewell can just keep his eyes Shut for longenough. For details see Monday


Unknown: Jonathan Tulloch.

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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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