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: Prayer for the Day

With Ibrahim Mogra.


Unknown: Ibrahim Mogra.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Sarah Tempest


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.
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 the Rev DrColin Morris.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: Start the Week

Jeremy Paxman talks to philosopher AC Grayling and Lord Robert Skidelsky about the radical thinkers William Hazlitt and John Maynard Keynes. Producer Ariane Koek. Shortened repeated at 9.30pm


Talks: Jeremy Paxman
Talks: Lord Robert Skidelsky
Unknown: William Hazlitt
Unknown: John Maynard Keynes.
Producer: Ariane Koek.

: Daily Service

Take My Life (Maori Tune); Exodus 35, w30-36, 1; OWorshipthe Lord (Was Lebet); Lord, Make Me a Mountain (Field). With the Canon Slade Singers. Director of music Rob Wilding.


Music: Rob Wilding.

: Book of the Week: Killing Dragons

By Fergus Fleming , read by Simon Russell Beale and abridged in five parts by Richard Hamilton. Once upon a time the high peaks of the Alps were a source of terror. Then came the first men to scale their heights and uncovertheir secrets. 1: Here Be Dragons. The story of Alpine adventure and the eccentrics it attracted. Producer DiSpeirs


Unknown: Fergus Fleming
Read By: Simon Russell Beale
Unknown: Richard Hamilton.

: Woman's Hour

Martha Kearney hosts interviews and discussions from a woman's point of view.
Drama: The Vagabond by Colette. Part 1 of 10. Editor Ruth Gardiner. E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearney
Editor: Ruth Gardiner.

: Random Edition

Peter Snow presents a series in which each programme's s stories come from the pages of an archive newspaper.
2: The Observer - 3 September 1797
Dora Jordan , bearer often children to her lover, the future William IV, is on stage at Margate;
Nelson is on the verge of quitting the navy- eight years before the Battle of Trafalgar; and Britannia rules - on the face of the world's first machine-made coins. Producer Andrew Green


Unknown: Dora Jordan
Producer: Andrew Green

: Peril at End House

Agatha Christie 's famous novel is dramatised in a new five-part series by Michael Bakewell.
1: Hercule Poirot's summer holiday on the Cornish Riviera is disrupted when a bullet lands at his feet, on the hotel terrace.
Director Enyd Williams


Writer: Agatha Christie
Dramatist: Michael Bakewell
Director: Enyd Williams
Hercule Poirot: John Moffatt
Captain Hastings: Simon Williams
Nick Buckley: Gemma Saunders
Frederica: Suzanna Hamilton
George: Andrew Wincott

: You and Yours

With Trixie Rawlinson and John Waite.


Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Brain of Britain

Robert Robinson chairs the nationwide general knowledge contest, including Beat the Brains, in which listeners put their own questions to contestants. Fourth semi-final.
Producer Richard Edis. Repeated Saturday llpm


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Richard Edis.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Sea-bathing and Stilton

By Greg Lyons. 1760. Two young women, fresh from the workhouse, seektheirfortunes in a rapidly changing Britain. Expelled from a Lincolnshire workhouse, Maggie and Nettie head for London, where they encounter Dr Awsiter, a surgeon - albeit not a very successful one.
Director Janet Whitaker


Unknown: Greg Lyons.
Director: Janet Whitaker
Maggie: Rachel Atkins
Netty: Gemma Saunders
DrAwsiter: David Thorpe
Mrs Awsiter: Alison Pettitt
Carter: Terence Edmond
Coachman: Sean Baker
Emma: Suzanna Hamilton

: Money Box Live: [number removed]

Vincent Duggleby and guests are on hand to answer calls on a personal finance issue. Producer Jennifer Clarke. LINES OPEN from 1.30pm


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Jennifer Clarke.

: Five Dahls

A week of stories by Roald Dahl. 1: Mrs Bixbyand the Colonel's Coat, read by Joanna Lumley. When Mrs Bixby 's lover, the Colonel, ends their affair, he gives her a mink coat. But how can she explain to her husband where the coat came from? Producer Pauline Stone (R)


Stories By: Roald Dahl.
Stories By: Mrs Bixbyand
Read By: Joanna Lumley.
Unknown: Mrs Bixby
Producer: Pauline Stone

: The ABC of Vitamins

Claudia Hammond presents a five-part look at vitamins. 1: Vitamin A and Betacarotene. Vitamin
A has long been understood to act as an anti-oxidant, helping to rid the body of cancerous cells. However, recent research suggests that taking betacarotene supplements can actually increase the likelihood of smokers getting lung Cancer. Producer Jane O'Rourke (R)


Unknown: Claudia Hammond
Producer: Jane O'Rourke

: The Food Programme

Extended repeat from yesterday 12 .30pm

: Turning World

Jenni Murray and guests take a global view of news, traditions and human stories from across the world. Producer Phil Pegum


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producer: Phil Pegum

: PM

With Clare English and Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

Sandi Toksvig joins regulars Barry Cryer , Graeme Garden , Tim Brooke-Taylor and chairman Humphrey Lyttelton at the Pavilion Theatre in Bournemouth for the antidote to panel games. With Colin Sell at the piano.
Producer Jon Naismith. Repeated Sunday 12 noon


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Producer: Jon Naismith.

: The Archers

Nigel gets the full Story. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson gives the verdict on Charlie's Angels, Hollywood's latest attempt to turn a television programme into a blockbuster. Plus the first in a series of reports on the best children's bOOkS Of the year. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: The Vagabond

By Colette, dramatised in ten parts by Charlotte Cory. Renee Nere works as a music hall performer after the bitter break-up of her first marriage. She is pursued by wealthy admirer, Maxime. Will she allow herself to fall in love a second time? Part 1.
Music written and performed by John Harle. Director Mary Peate Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Charlotte Cory.
Unknown: Renee Nere
Unknown: John Harle.
Director: Mary Peate
Renee: Clare Higgins
Maxime: Paul Ritter
Hamond: Allan Corduner
Brague: David Thorpe
Jadin: Jasmine Hyde

: Saving the Patient

Jenny Cuffe reports from Southampton General Hospital in a series investigating the Government's plan to reform the National Health Service. 2: This week a look at how to tackle Britain's number one killer- heart disease.
And will the arrival of 70 Filipino nurses solve the problem of long waiting lists? Producer SmitaPatel


Unknown: Jenny Cuffe

: Crossing Continents

After the Nazi Holocaust and the murder of six million Jews, a revival of the Jewish community on German soil might have seemed unthinkable. But Germany now has the fastest growi ng Jewish population in the world. Olenka Frankiel reports from Berlin which has the largest group, to ask how it is possible that Germany is so popular for Jews. Repeated from Thursday llam


Unknown: Olenka Frankiel

: Growing Science

Pippa Greenwood discovers how green-fingered boffins produce amazing crops. In this concluding programme of the series, she discovers that Granny's tonics really do work. Producers Gabi Fisher and Sera Lefroy Owen


Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Producers: Gabi Fisher
Producers: Sera Lefroy Owen

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: The Hiding Place

Trezza Azzopardi 's Booker Prize-listed novel -a haunting story of daughters and debt amid the gangsters of Cardiff's old Tiger Bay- is read by Sian Thomas and abridged in ten parts by Elizabeth Bradbury. 6: On the eve of Celesta's wedding day, her father's thoughts turn to a wider horizon. Producer Di Speirs


Unknown: Trezza Azzopardi
Read By: Sian Thomas
Unknown: Elizabeth Bradbury.
Producer: Di Speirs

: Home Truths

Shortened repeat from Saturday 9am

: News

: The Late Book: Telling the Workersabout Science

A week of stories on the popularisation of science. 1: Tellingthe Workers about Science by JBS Haldane, read by Gerard McDermott.
Haldane, a "scientist of the everyday man", spoke through the worker, making science popularforthe general masses. Producer Louise Grealish (R)


Read By: Gerard McDermott.
Producer: Louise Grealish

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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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