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: Prayer for the Day

With Denis Nowlan.


Unknown: Denis Nowlan.

: Farming Today

Producer Sarah Tempest


Producer: Sarah Tempest

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Canon David Winter.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: Start the Week

Marianne Elliott uncovers the history of the Ulster Catholics when she joins Jeremy Paxman and guests, including the BBC's political editor John Simpson. Producer Ariane Koek. Shortened repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Marianne Elliott
Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Editor: John Simpson.
Producer: Ariane Koek.

: Daily Service

With Judy Merry. Ye Servants of God (Laudate
Dominum); Mark 10, w35-45; Brother, Let Me Be Your Servant (Servant Song); Over All the Earth (Brown). Director of music Helen Seddon.


Unknown: Judy Merry.
Music: Helen Seddon.

: Book of the Week: Wordsworth-a life

Juliet Barker 's biography of the poet William Wordsworth is read by Harriet Walters and abridged in five parts by Sally Marmion.
1: The Child Is Father of the Man. Wordsworth's memories of his childhood home at Cockermouth were unhappy ones. Producer Emily Kasriel


Unknown: Juliet Barker
Unknown: William Wordsworth
Read By: Harriet Walters
Unknown: Sally Marmion.
Producer: Emily Kasriel

: Woman's Hour

With Martha Kearney and guests. Drama: The Weight of Water by Anita Shreve. Part 1 of 10. Editor Ruth Gardiner. E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearney
Unknown: Anita Shreve.
Editor: Ruth Gardiner.

: Running the Empire

Historian Peter Jones presents a series about how the Roman Empire worked.
2: Trajan - the Perfect Public Servant. The I ife of Trajan, an emperor who had great skill in controlling an empire that stretched from North Africa to Scandinavia. Producer John Byrne (R)


Unknown: Peter Jones
Producer: John Byrne

: Scoop: 1: The Stitch Service

Evelyn Waugh's biting satire of class, prewar politics and the appalling nature of the newspaper industry is adapted in four parts by Giles Havergal.
"We at the Daily Beast think it a very promising little war," says Lord Copper. But who should cover it? Boot is the man, but which Boot?
Deja view with Mark Lewisohn: page 15


Author: Evelyn Waugh
Adapted by: Giles Havergal
Director: Dave Batchelor
Narrator: Giles Havergal
John Boot/William Boot: Matthew Whittle
Lord Copper: Stephen MacDonald
Salter: Crawford Logan
Mrs Stitch: Gerda Stevenson
Theodore: Derwent Watson
Bateson: Finlay Welsh
Corker: Mark McDonnell

: You and Yours

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 - Wales and Northern
Ireland. Producer Richard Edis. Repeated Saturday llpm


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Richard Edis.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: 2000 Tales

When a group of travellers are forced to take shelterfrom a storm in a motorway service station, they soon discover that everyone has a remarkable story to tell. Throughout the week 21 writers pay tribute on the 600th anniversary of Chaucer's death in a major new series of dramas.

By Sebastian Baczkiewicz.
A man returns from Andalucia to attend a funeral in Northumberland.
Breaking his journey at the Four Seasons Services, he encounters a waitress who relates the story of a strange and stormy night. She finds herself thrown into a crisis when the motorway is closed due to a terrible storm. Drenched motorists descend on her and she proposes that they tell stories to lighten their spirits.

The Funeral Orator's Tale
By Christina Reid.
A professional storyteller relates a tale of two young lovers who are murdered by their warring families.

The Fisherman's Tale
By Nick Darke.
The tale of a foolish rich man who loses his second home in Cornwall after being duped by some of the canny locals.
Fisherman Carl Grose

The Disc Jockey Who Used to Be a Nun's Tale - Prologue
By Marcy Kahan.
A New Yorker tells of her search for quiet in the city- and her triumph when she becomes the first radio DJ to broadcast silence.


Writer, Prologue: Sebastian Baczkiewicz
Writer, The Funeral Orator's Tale: Christina Reid
Writer, The Fisherman's Tale: Nick Darke
Fisherman: Carl Grose
Writer, The Disc Jockey Who Used to Be a Nun's Tale - Prologue: Marcy Kahan
Music: Sylvia Hallett
Director: Jeremy Mortimer
Jonty: Robert Glenister
Nisha: Zita Sattar
Annie McBride: Frances Tomelty
Lilah Kaufman: Eleanor Bron

: Money Box Live: [number removed]

With Paul Lewis and guests. LINES OPEN from 1.30pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis

: Never Trust a Rabbit

Five stories from League of Gentleman writer Jeremy Dyson , read by Stephen Critchlow.
1: We Who Walkthrough Walls. Johnson, a student, is hired for work by the enigmatic magician Trapido. Producer Lizzie Davies


Unknown: Jeremy Dyson
Read By: Stephen Critchlow.
Producer: Lizzie Davies

: Metro

In five programmes Philip Sweeney travels the Paris Metro to explore the city's love affair with the underground. Part 1. Producer Sara Davies (R)


Unknown: Philip Sweeney
Producer: Sara Davies

: The Food Programme

Extended repeat from yesterday 12.30pm

: Turning World

With Jenni Murray and guests. Producer Phil pegum


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: PM

With Clare English and Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: Quote.... Unquote

Joining Nigel Rees to exchange quotations and anecdotes this week are Alison Mitchell , Arabella Weir , Michael Coveney and Robin Oakley. 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
Unknown: Michael Coveney
Reader: Robin Oakley.
Reader: Patricia Hughes.
Producer: Carol Smith.

: The Archers

A clean break is not so easy for Kathy. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson looks at the result ofthe prestigious Turner Prize for contemporary art. Producer Rooyn Read


Unknown: John Wilson

: The Weight of Water

By Anita Shreve , dramatised in ten parts by Beatrice Colin. During the night of 5 March 1873, two women - both Norwegian immigrants -were murdered on the Isles of Shoals. In the present day, Jean, a newspaper photographer, discovers a cache of papers that appears to give an account of the murders by an eyewitness. Part 1.
Director Gaynor MacFarlane. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Anita Shreve
Unknown: Beatrice Colin.
Director: Gaynor MacFarlane.
Jean: Nancy Crane
Adaline/Anethe: Derbhle Crotty
Maren: Emma Fielding
Thomas: Karl Johnson
Billie Harper: Page Marshall
Kirsten: Isobel Middleton
Rich/John: Stuart Milligan
Evan: Simon Scardlfleld

: The Top Job

Peter Hennessy presents a series examining the challenges that have faced British prime ministers. 2: King of the Beasts. As Tony Blair is discovering, no prime minister, however popular, can survive without the confidence of the cabinet. What is the elusive recipe for taming the beasts of the political jungle and running a united team? Producer Zareer Masani


Unknown: Peter Hennessy
Unknown: Tony Blair
Producer: Zareer Masani

: John McCarthy's Bible Journey

John McCarthy reaches the end of his series and tries to draw conclusions from the diverse people and beliefs he has met along the way - -all inspired by the Bible. He reflects on his own spiritual journey, which, he suspects, still has some way to go. Producer Abigail Saxon. Series producer Roger Childs (R)


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

: Nature .

A Dayin the Masai Mara. Mark Carwardine joins naturalist and photographer Jonathan Scottto witness the wildlife in Kenya's national reserve. Producer Sheena Duncan. Repeated tomorrow 11am


Unknown: Mark Carwardine
Unknown: Jonathan Scottto
Producer: Sheena Duncan.

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: A Tale of Two Cities

By Charles Dickens , abridged in 15 parts by Neville Teller and read by Ian McDiarmid. Part 11. Producer Jeremy Mortimer


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Neville Teller
Read By: Ian McDiarmid.
Producer: Jeremy Mortimer

: Home Truths

Shortened repeat from Saturday 9am

: News

: The Late Book: Operation Overflight

Forty years ago Francis Gary Powers , the pilot of an American U2 spy plane, was shot down over the Soviet Union. His capture and trial became one of the most infamous events of the Cold War. William Hope reads five extracts from Powers's account Ofthe incident. Producer David Olusoga (R)


Unknown: Francis Gary Powers
Unknown: William Hope
Producer: David Olusoga

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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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