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: Prayer for the Day

Father Paul Clayton-Lea .


Unknown: Father Paul Clayton-Lea

: Farming Today

Producer Gordon Swindlehurst


Producer: Gordon Swindlehurst

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day The Rt Rev James Jones.


Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: James Jones.

: A Place Called Home

John McCarthy sets out to discoverthe meaning of home. 4: Make Yourself at Home. McCarthy ends his exploration of the idea of home by returning to the house where he grew up. Is it still home? He meets carers at Strawberry Fields
Children's Home trying to create a sense of home forthe kids without one, he discusses the myths of domestic safety with victims of marital violence, and he joins an elderly lady as she moves out of her home into sheltered housing. Producer Roger Childs. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: John McCarthy
Producer: Roger Childs.

: Dead Media

Francis Spufford digs into the history of four media inventions and discovers what each one says about our relationship with the mechanised world. 4: The Clock of the Long Now. Can an invention calibrated for ten thousand years defy death? Producer Simon Coates


Unknown: Francis Spufford
Producer: Simon Coates

: Daily Service

With the Rev Norman Winter. The Church's One Foundation (Aurelia); Luke 20, w9-18; Kyrie
(Faure); Tell Out, My Soul, the Greatness of the Lord! (Woodlands). With the Portsmouth
Grammar School Choir. Director of music David Swinson.


Unknown: Norman Winter.
Music: David Swinson.

: Book of the Week: An Accidental MP

Martin Bell reads from his new book describing life as an Independent MP for Tatton -the first Independent since 1950. Abridged in five parts by Neville Teller. 1: My First Day. Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Martin Bell
Unknown: Neville Teller.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: Woman's Hour

With Martha Kearney and guests. Drama: Feelings Under Siege by Bridie Canning. Part 1 of 5. Editor Ruth Gardiner. E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearney
Unknown: Bridie Canning.
Editor: Ruth Gardiner.

: Never So Few

Anthony Schaeffer looks back to 1940 and the intensification of the Battle of Britain. Not content with destroying our airfields and aircraft,
Goering's Luftwaffe turns its attention to bombing British Cities as well. Producer Anthony Schaeffer (R)


Unknown: Anthony Schaeffer
Producer: Anthony Schaeffer

: Hare Lane Diaries: 1

A two-part comedy by Lyndon Mallet.
Chaos descends when Jessica decides to rent a room to Rex, who brings only an empty birdcage and dodgy DIY skills to the tranquillity of her home


Writer: Lyndon Mallet
Director: Kate Valentine
Rex: David Bamber
Jessica: Frances Barber

: You and Yours

With Trixie Rawlinson and John Waite.


Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson
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 - the Midlands. Producer Richard Edis. Repeated Saturday llpm


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Richard Edis.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Written to Death

By Lesley Glaister. A dark comic tale of middle-aged and recently widowed Ellen, who finds that joining a writers' group provides greater solace than punching cushions. But fiction can be more revealing than she intends.
Producer Dave Batchelor
Reg Robin Thomson Dan Chris Delaney Daphne Lucy Paterson


Unknown: Lesley Glaister.
Producer: Dave Batchelor
Producer: Reg Robin Thomson
Producer: Dan Chris Delaney
Unknown: Daphne Lucy Paterson
Ellen/Edie: Sheila Donald
Beryl/Louise: Sarah Collier
Hubert: Crawford Logan

: Money Box Live: [number removed]

Vincent Duggleby and guests are on hand to answer calls on a personal finance issue. Producer Paul O'Keeffe. LINES OPEN from 1.30pm


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Paul O'Keeffe.

: The Scarlet Feather

Niamh Cusack reads Maeve Binchy's bestselling new novel in ten parts. 6: The young business suffers when an ex-employee with a grudge takes his revenge. Producer Lisa Osborne


Unknown: Niamh Cusack
Producer: Lisa Osborne

: Next to Godliness

Five programmes in which Kate Saunders explores ideas of purity and cleanliness in world faiths. Today she learns about some of the rituals practised around pregnancy and childhood by Hindus. Producer Rosemary Dawson (R)


Unknown: Kate Saunders
Producer: Rosemary Dawson

: 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 Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: Quote.... Unquote

Joining Nigel Rees to exchange quotations and anecdotes are Alison Mitchell , Arabella Weir , Michael Coveneyand Oakley. Robin Reader Patricia Hughes.
Producer Carol Smith. E-MAIL: quote.unquote@bbc.co.uk Repeated Sunday 12 noon


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Alison Mitchell
Unknown: Arabella Weir
Reader: Michael Coveneyand
Reader: Patricia Hughes.
Producer: Carol Smith.

: The Archers

Eddie makes the ultimate sacrifice. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson talks to Fay Weldon whose latest novel charts the relationship between a thirtysomething woman and her 83-year-old grandmother. Producer Stephen Hughes


Talks: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Fay Weldon
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Feelings Under Siege

By Bridie Canning , dramatised in five parts by Catherine Czerkawska. 1: Departures and Arrivals. Bridie arrives from Londonderry at a large public school in England to take up a post as matron.
Director Lawrence Jackson. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Bridie Canning
Unknown: Catherine Czerkawska.
Director: Lawrence Jackson.
Bridie (older): Margaret D'Arcy
Bridie (younger): Malread McKinley
Mini-Ena/Mrs Claypole: Marcla Warren
Headmaster/Father Leverhulme: Patrick Ryecart
Bridie's sister/Mrs Doyle: Maggie Shevlln
Angela/Mrs Charlesworth: Shuna Snow
Kevin/Young Irishman: Duncan Keegan
Peter: David Howarth
Stephen/First soldier: Anthony Eden
Jonathan/Second soldier: Tom George
Harry/Gregory/Third soldier: Seb Brennan
Martin/Barry: Martin Delaney
Pierce/Tim: Rory Jennings

: It's My Story: Death Row Rookies

First in a new documentary strand in which individuals or groups give an insight into the challenges faced by the many.
Every summer, a group of British law students travel to the United States to defend convicted murderers on death row. They have six weeks to investigate last-minute appeals in an attempt to save condemned men from the death sentence, but face a community which does not welcome the intervention of well-meaning foreigners in their execution of justice. Producer John Byrne Programme of the Week: page 115


Producer: John Byrne

: Crossing Continents

Over 900 murders are committed in Jamaica every year. Tim Whewell talks to citizens across the island who are determined to bring about change, from former politicians to members of a civil action group.
Producer Linda Pressly. Editor Maria Balinska WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/continents (R)


Talks: Tim Whewell
Producer: Linda Pressly.
Editor: Maria Balinska

: Nature

Primates. Zoologist Charlotte Uhlenbrook travels around the world, from Equatorial Guinea to
Madagascar, in search of some of our closest relatives. She encounters potato-washing macaques and chimps running their own pharmacies. Producer Mark Carwardine. Rptd tomorrow 11am


Producer: Mark Carwardine.

: A Place Called Home

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Roger Hearing.

: Book at Bedtime: Aiding and Abetting

Fiona Shaw reads Muriel Spark 's novel, abridged in ten parts by Penny Leicester. Part 6. Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Fiona Shaw
Unknown: Muriel Spark
Unknown: Penny Leicester.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: Home Truths

Repeated from Saturday 9am

: News

: The Late Book: Beowulf

In ten programmes, Seamus Heaney reads from his new translation of the great Anglo-Saxon poem. 6: Beowulf's fight with evil Grendel's mother. Producer Susan Roberts (R)


Unknown: Seamus Heaney
Producer: Susan Roberts

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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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