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: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Johnston McKay.


Unknown: Johnston McKay.

: Farming Today

Producer Gordon Swindlehurst


Producer: Gordon Swindlehurst

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With the Chief Rabbi Dr Jonathan Sacks.


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Dr Jonathan Sacks.

: Start the Week

Jeremy Paxman is joined by historian Simon Schama , writer Jay Mcinerney and lawyer
Francesca King to discuss national identity and the individual. Producer ArianeKoek. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Unknown: Simon Schama
Unknown: Jay McInerney
Unknown: Francesca King

: Daily Service

From St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral, Edinburgh, led by the Rev Johnston McKay. With the Cathedral Choir. Master of the music Matthew Owens. Organist Simon Nieminski.


Unknown: Rev Johnston McKay.
Organist: Matthew Owens.
Organist: Simon Nieminski.

: Book of the Week: High Hopes

Ronnie Corbett , one of Britain's most enduring and endearing comedians, reads five extracts from his autobiography. 1: His family and Childhood in Edinburgh. Producer Steve Doherty


Unknown: Ronnie Corbett
Producer: Steve Doherty

: Woman's Hour

Martha Kearney broadcasts live from the Labour Party Conference in Brighton. She looks at the life of Margaret Bondfield , the first woman cabinet minister and member ofthe 1929 Labour
Government. Drama: My Career Goes Bungby Miles Franklin. Part 6 of 10. Editor Ruth Gardiner. E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearney
Unknown: Margaret Bondfield
Editor: Ruth Gardiner.

: The Devil's Rope

Jeremy Cherfas discovers why people will pay US $150 for 18 inches of barbed wire and explains why the story of barbed wire is the story of the American West. From its invention in 1873 to its use for enclosed cultivated land, he unravels a mystery about who really came up with the idea that changed the face of cowboy country.


Presenter: Jeremy Cherfas
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Things Can Only Get Better

John O'Farrell 's humorous, personal account of life as a Labour supporter, "surviving 18
- miserable years of Conservative government" from 1979-97. Adapted in four parts from his bestselling novel. Starring John O'Farrell , Jack Dee , Doon MacKichan and Tony Hawks.
1:1979-82. Featuring CND, the Falklands War and a battery Chicken. Producer Lucy Armitage
Programme ofthe Week: page 119


Unknown: John O'Farrell
Unknown: John O'Farrell
Unknown: Jack Dee
Unknown: Doon MacKichan

: You and Yours

With Trixie Rawlinson and John Waite.


Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke at the Labour Party Conference in Brighton.


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 - North of England. Producer Richard Edis. Repeated Saturday llpm


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Richard Edis.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Aire and Angels

By Louise Gooding. The earliest love poems of 17th-century poet John Donne were originally inspired by his own longings for the young niece of his employer. Their secret romance suffered many separations and setbacks.
Director Cherry Cookson


Unknown: Louise Gooding.
Unknown: John Donne
Director: Cherry Cookson
John Donne: Samuel West
Ann More: Alison Pettitt
Egerton: John Rowe
Essex: Michael Cochrane
Thomas: David Thorpe
Sam: Tom George
Queen Elizabeth: Jane Whittenshaw

: Money Box Live: [number removed]

Vincent Duggleby and guests are on hand to answer calls on a personal finance issue. Producer PaulOKeeffe. LINESOPENfrom 1.30pm


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby

: Wives

1: A Knife for Cutting Mangoes by Fay Weldon , read by Louise Jameson. A man's mistress moves into the family home and his wife hurriedly moves out. For Jane it is a sweet victory-one she is determined to enjoy. Producer Pam Fraser Solomon


Unknown: Fay Weldon
Read By: Louise Jameson.
Producer: Pam Fraser Solomon

: Living by Design

In four programmes James Dyson talks to designers whose ideas could radically influence the way we live. 1: From House to Garden. The need for well-designed, affordable and efficient housing is urgent. Dyson meets the team who thinkthey have the answers. They can even help us grow lettuces - inside, on the wall. Producer Mary Price


Talks: James Dyson

: The Food Programme

Pesticides and poultry, fast food and foie gras -the programme that investigates the good, the bad and the tasteless. 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

Kevin Bocquet and Clare English.


Unknown: Kevin Bocquet

: Quote.... Unquote

Joining Nigel Reesto exchange quotations and anecdotes this week are Jenny Eclair , Kathryn Flett , Tracey MacLeod and Gay Search. Reader Patricia Hughes.
Producer Carol Smith. E-MAIL: quote.unquote@bbc.co.uk Repeated Sunday 12 noon


Unknown: Nigel Reesto
Unknown: Jenny Eclair
Unknown: Kathryn Flett
Unknown: Tracey MacLeod
Reader: Patricia Hughes.
Producer: Carol Smith.

: The Archers

Elizabeth reveals her surprise guest. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson chairs the arts programme and meets crime writer Michael Dibdin.
Producer Rebecca Stratford


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Michael Dibdin.
Producer: Rebecca Stratford

: My Career Goes Bung

By Miles Franklin , adapted in ten parts by Annie Caulfield. 6: Sybylla's first society dinner is not the success she thought it would be. She recovers and is introduced to the ultimate romantic figure - poet, playwright, publisher and playboy Goring Hardy.
Music Simon Cryer. Director Marina Caldarone Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Miles Franklin
Unknown: Annie Caulfield.
Unknown: Goring Hardy.
Music: Simon Cryer.
Director: Marina Caldarone
Sybylla: Nicola Quitter
Ma: Peta Lilly
Pa: Danny Webb
Derek: Karl Hansen
Big Ears: David Sargent
Henry: Daniel O'Grady
Goring: Andrew Wincott
Edmee: Mufrida Hayes
Mrs Crasterton: Richenda Carey
Gaddy: Gavin Muir

: It's My Story: Face to Face with Demons

The controversial life's work of Keiko Holmes
OBE. a Japanese woman resident in the UK, is to build bridges between modern Japan and the elderly British Far East prisoners of war who were held captive by the Japanese during the Second World War. Mark Smalley learns that while some survivors ofthe notorious Burma-Thai railway are able to lay ghosts of the past to rest, others are incensed by Keiko's work. Producer Mark Smalley


Unknown: Mark Smalley
Producer: Mark Smalley

: John McCarthy's Bible Journey

John McCarthy 's series focuses on the different ways the Bible has been read.
2: BlessedAre the Poor. He travels to El Salvador, where the Bible's message of liberation forthe oppressed inspired the martydom in 1980 of Archbishop Romero. In a world of rich and poor, he asks, "Whose side is God on?" Producers Abigail Saxon and Norman Winter Series producer Roger Childs (R)


Unknown: John McCarthy
Producers: Abigail Saxon
Producer: Roger Childs

: Nature

Harbour Seals. Julian Hector looks atthe common seal, discovering that it gives birth to I pups in an adult coat, mates in the water and makes a sound similarto gravel being poured from a truck.
Producer Julian Hector. Repeated tomorrow 11am


Unknown: Julian Hector
Producer: Julian Hector.

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson. '


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Marrying the Mistress

By Joanna Trollope , abridged in ten parts by Doreen Estall and read by Barbara Flynn.
6: Merrion decides to set a date and Laura wants to Stay put. Producer Di Speirs


Unknown: Joanna Trollope
Unknown: Doreen Estall
Read By: Barbara Flynn.
Read By: Laura Wants
Producer: Di Speirs

: Home Truths

Repeated from Saturday 9am

: News

: The Late Book: Corpsing

A thriller by Toby Litt , abridged in ten parts by Alison Joseph and read by Stephen Tompkinson. Conrad's beautiful ex-girlfriend Lily is shot in front of him in a fashionable London restaurant. Who is behind the killing and can Conrad find out in time for his own safety? Part 6. Producer Sarah Johnson


Unknown: Toby Litt
Unknown: Alison Joseph
Read By: Stephen Tompkinson.
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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