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: Prayer for the Day

With Angela Wood.


Unknown: Angela Wood.

: Farming Today

Producer Sarah Tempest


Producer: Sarah Tempest

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day With Christina Rees.
8.45 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Christina Rees.

: The Long View

Jonathan Freedland presents the series which finds the past behind the present.
4: Bad Cows and Englishmen. A nation at risk from the very stuff of life, diseased herds that no one would destroy, government intransigence in the face of mounting evidence. Some 800,000 people died from milk-borne tuberculosis between 1850 to 1960. Freedland asks if we are any the wiser a century on. Producer Mark Burman. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Jonathan Freedland
Producer: Mark Burman.

: Puzzling Passions

Marcel Berlins presents a new five-part series about puzzles which have been used throughout history as instruments of pleasure, pain and gain. 1: Puzzles of Space. Labyrinths and mazes which can be deadly or delightful.
Listeners will find their own puzzle in the series with accompanying clues on page 144. Producer Anna Parkinson Puzzling, very puzzling.... : page 27


Unknown: Marcel Berlins
Producer: Anna Parkinson

: Bury Me Standing

By Isabel Fonseca. 2: The story of the great Polish singer, Papusza. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Isabel Fonseca.

: Daily Service

With Maggie Roux. And Did Those Feet
(Jerusalem); Proverbs 31, wlO-17, w30-31; Rise Up, My Love, My Fair One (Willan); When Morning Guilds the Skies (Laudes Domini). Director of music James Whitbourn.


Unknown: Maggie Roux.
Music: James Whitbourn.

: Woman's Hour

Martha Kearney broadcasts live from the Conservative Party Conference in Bournemouth. Drama: Chapters and Verses: The Passion of Margery Kempe. Part 2. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearney
Unknown: Margery Kempe.

: Nature

Mountain Gorilla. Mark Carwardine presents intimate observations of mountain gorillas in the cloud forests of Rwanda by wildlife cameraman Martyn Colbeck and primatologist Ian Redmond. Isolated by agriculture and human development. the survival of this gorilla population remains in the balance. Repeated from yesterday 9pm


Unknown: Mark Carwardine
Unknown: Martyn Colbeck
Unknown: Ian Redmond.

: Poetic Archives

In celebration of Thursday's National Poetry Day 2000, Roger McGough dusts off the finest poetic moments from the BBC radio archive. He hears the reedy voice of Stevie Smith musing on the poet's need to write about "the unhappy", Lord Reith reciting Robbie Burns in Scots dialect, and a rather well-spoken Dylan Thomas reading Under Milk Wood. Producer Claire Jones


Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: Stevie Smith
Unknown: Robbie Burns
Unknown: Dylan Thomas
Producer: Claire Jones

: You and Yours

With Trixie Rawlinson.


Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke at the Conservative Party Conference in Bournemouth.


Unknown: Nick Clarke

: Sacred to Us

Richard Coles presents three programmes exploring the music of non-Christian faiths. 1: Judaism. Music plays an essential role in Jewish life, both inside and outside the synagogue, ranging from the cantorial tradition in worship, to the foot-stomping celebration of Klezmer. Producer Helen Garrison


Unknown: Richard Coles
Producer: Helen Garrison

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday7pm

: Afternoon Play: Three Chickens

By William Stanton. On a magic island in Brazil, the Englishman William Marlow is seduced by tales of witchcraft. In n a story about three chickens he finds uncanny and uncomfortable echoes of a life he thouaht he had left behind him.
Director Ned Chaillet


Unknown: William Stanton.
Unknown: William Marlow
Director: Ned Chaillet
William: Anton Lesser
Mans: Valerie Braddell
Nina: Suzanna Hamilton
Andre: David Thorpe
Camilla: Alison Pettrtt
Mother/Witch: Richenda Carey
Sister 2/Nurse: Jasmine Hyde
Fisherman: Terence Edmond

: The Exchange: [number removed]

Call Wendy Austin for an exchange of experiences and views on today's topical issues. Producer Sukey Firth. LINES OPEN from 1.30pm


Unknown: Wendy Austin
Producer: Sukey Firth.

: Alleluia Blues

By Tommy Frank O'Connor , read by Sean Rocks. A man goes into hospital expecting nothing but pain and rediscovers his childhood sweetheart - Alleluia! Producer Pam Brighton


Unknown: Tommy Frank O'Connor
Read By: Sean Rocks.
Producer: Pam Brighton

: If I Be a Fisherman

Angling writer Tom Fort takes on the game fishers by paying homage to the art of coarse angling. Producer David Prest


Unknown: Tom Fort
Producer: David Prest

: Shop Talk

Heather Payton and guests discuss how business and technology shape the world around us.
Producer Simon Crow


Unknown: Heather Payton
Producer: Simon Crow

: The Learning Curve

Libby Purves presents a guide to the world of learning, with advice, features and yourviews. Producer Anne Freeman. Action Line: [number removed]
E-MAIL: the.learning.curve@bbc.co.uk. Repeated Sunday llpm


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Anne Freeman.

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: That Reminds Me

The comedy series in which, each week, a well-known comedy name will reminisce, entertain and amuse. This week Maureen Lipman with tales of mixing with royalty, playing Beattie and priceless moments with her mother Zelma. Producer Claire Jones


Unknown: Maureen Lipman
Producer: Claire Jones

: The Archers

No one is too old for party games. Rptd tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson talks to Bill Cotton about his rise to the top of BBC television and his relationship with his father, band leader Billy Cotton. Producer EkeneAkaiawu


Talks: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Bill Cotton
Leader: Billy Cotton.

: Chapters and Verses

The Passion of Margery Kempe , dramatised by Alison Joseph. 2: Revelations and Contemplations. To be closer to God, Margery decides that she and her husband should take a vow of chastity. For details see yesterday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Margery Kempe
Dramatised By: Alison Joseph.

: File on 4

Jenny Cuffe examines new NHS guidelines on resuscitation. With claims that some elderly and disabled patients are being written off as not worth saving, do doctors still have too much control over who should be given a chance to live? Producer Liz Carney. Repeated Sunday 5pm


Unknown: Jenny Cuffe
Producer: Liz Carney.

: In Touch

PeterWhite with news for visually impaired people. Producer Cheryl Gabriel. PHONE: [number removed] for more information. FACTSHEET: send a large saeto [address removed]


Producer: Cheryl Gabriel.

: Patient Progress: Stressed Out

In the first of two programmes, Sue Armstrong measures the impact of stress on our bodies and minds. As stress-related complaints increase, scientists are discovering that its toll can last a lifetime. New research claims that stress can be a major influence on our health from before birth to old age. Producer Louise Dalziel


Producer: Louise Dalziel

: The Long View

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Adrian Mole - theCappuccino Years

By Sue Townsend. 2: Being a Parent. Adrian would like William to enter the world via warm water, candlelight and Bach, as described in a leaflet issued bythe Society of Radical Midwives. His wife, however, would preferto be unconscious throughout the birth. For details see yesterday(R)


Unknown: Sue Townsend.

: Man of Soup

A comedy by David Stafford. and Caroline Stafford.
3: In which Lottie is on the radio, true love is in the air and Loxo inspires.
Music David Stafford. Producer Dirk Maggs (R)


Comedy By: David Stafford.
Comedy By: Caroline Stafford.
Music: David Stafford.
Producer: Dirk Maggs
Salome: Morwenna Banks
Lottie: Josie Lawrence
Ignaty: Adam Long
Lovac: Michael Roberts
Bangor: John Sparkes
Klepke: Andrew Sachs
Announcer: Bruno Matthews

: Sketches from the House

Nick Utechin explores the history and art of the parliamentary sketch writer, going back to the 1850s. 3: Parliamentary Events and Procedures. Producer Viv Black (R)


Producer: Viv Black

: News

: The Late Book: Me

By Garrison Keillor , abridged in five parts by Katie Campbell and read by Stuart Milligan. Part 2. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Garrison Keillor
Unknown: Katie Campbell
Read By: Stuart Milligan.

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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.

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