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: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Peter Francis.


Unknown: Peter Francis.

: 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 the Chief Rabbi Dr Jonathan Sacks.


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Dr Jonathan Sacks.

: Start the Week

Jeremy Paxman and guests debate and deliberate new agenda-setting ideas, examining the latest issues with lively and topical conversation. Producer Ariane Koek. Shortened repeated at9.30pm


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Producer: Ariane Koek.

: Daily Service

With the Rt Rev Peter Firth. Hills of the North
(Little Cornard); Micah 5, w2-4; Personent Hodie (arr John Rutter ); People Look East. With Bury Girls' Grammar School Choir. Director of music Dorothy Stoddard.


Unknown: Peter Firth.
Unknown: John Rutter

: Book of the Week: Diaries - Into Politics

Michael Cochrane reads five extracts from Alan Clark 's new accounts, which describe him running the family seat and entering the House. Abridged by Neville Teller. 1: 1972- The Campaign Is On. Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Michael Cochrane
Unknown: Alan Clark
Abridged By: Neville Teller.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: Woman's Hour

Martha Kearney hosts interviews and discussion from a woman's point of view. Drama: No Ice in Weymouth by Vanessa Rosenthal. Part 1 of 5. Editor Ruth Gardiner
E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearney
Unknown: Vanessa Rosenthal.
Editor: Ruth Gardiner

: Random Edition

Peter Snow presents a series in which each programme's stories come from the pages of an archive newspaper.
4: The Manchester Times - 28 March 1829
The Duke of Wellington fights a duel on Battersea Fields-when Prime Minister!; engineers float the new Liverpool to Manchester railway on a bog; and Snow visits the Rusholme Gallery of Costume to examine the tight-waisted 1820s Corset. ProducerAndrew Green

: Peril at End House

Agatha Christie's famous novel is dramatised in five parts by Michael Bakewell.
3: Poirot's efforts to protect Nick seem to have been in vain when murder is committed during the fireworks party. With Andrew Wincott and David Thorpe. Director Enyd Williams


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

: You and Yours

PM With Trixie Rawlinson and John Waite.


Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Wildbrain

Lionel Kelleway presents the quiz that goes in search of Britain's most knowledgeable naturalist. producer Brett Westwood. E-MAIL: nature@bbc.co.uk WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/nature


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Brett Westwood.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Into the Ether

By Andrew Dallmeyer. At the height of the Cold War, American and Russian scientists lined up their psychics and telepaths in the service of the military. Ballistic missiles pale against the power of the human mind at the beginning of the nineties in this chillingly violent drama.
Director Ned Chaillet


Unknown: Andrew Dallmeyer.
Director: Ned Chaillet
Greg: John Sharian
Mary: Holley Chant

: Money Box Live

Paul Lewis and guests are on hand to answer calls on a personal finance issue.

Lines open from 1.30pm


Presenter: Paul Lewis
Producer: Paul O'Keeffe

: John Lennon Anniversary Stories

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of Lennon's untimely death, new stories from five writers.
1: John Lennon in the American South by Rosanne Cash , read by Daryl Hannah. A fictional fantasy describing an imaginary meeting in Memphis between herfather, Johnny Cash , and John Lennon. Producer Katherine Beacon


Unknown: John Lennon
Unknown: Rosanne Cash
Read By: Daryl Hannah.
Unknown: Johnny Cash
Unknown: John Lennon.
Producer: Katherine Beacon

: When Knights Were Bold

Michael Rosen looks at how children's literature has tried to capture the excitement and danger of history, from ancient times to the future.
1: Slaves and Centurions. Producer Sally Spurring


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: The Food Programme

What is the real price we pay when the old luxury foods are made affordable to all?
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

Tony Hawks joins regulars BarryCryer, Graeme Garden , Tim Brooke-Taylor and chairman
Humphrey Lyttelton at Coventry's Belgrade
Theatre forthe antidote to panel games.With Colin Sell at the piano.
Producer Jon Naismith. Repeated Sunday 12 noon


Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Producer: Jon Naismith.

: The Archers

Subterfuge at Brookfield. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

As the Christmas shopping countdown continues, Francine Stock presents the first part of a guide to the best books Of 2000. Producer Rebecca Stratford


Unknown: Francine Stock
Producer: Rebecca Stratford

: No Ice in Weymouth: 1: Pride, Prejudice and Shopping

A portrait of the family, social and professional world of Jane Austen , as seen through her letters and novels. Devised in five parts by Vanessa Rosenthal.

Jane discusses the art of buying gloves and speculates on the quality of food markets in Sweden. Meanwhile, Pride and Prejudice is about to be published and she writes to her sister Cassandra with the news.

(Repeated from 10.45am)
Jane Austen adaptations: page 72


Author: Jane Austen
Devised: Vanessa Rosenthal
Director: Peter Leslie Wild
Jane: Susannah Harker
Cassandra: Oona Beeson
Frank: David Holt
Henry: Ian Brooker
Anna: Annabelle Dowler
Fanny: Jasmine Hyde
Martha: Marian Kemmer
Edward: Richard Da Costa
John: Robert Lister

: Saving the Patient

Jenny Cuffe concludes a report from
Southampton General Hospital investigating the Government's plans to reform the NHS.
She visits the GP's surgery to find out how plans for the NHS will affect those on the front line. One in four consultations is about a mental health problem, but do patients get the help that they need?. Producer Smita Patel


Unknown: Jenny Cuffe
Producer: Smita Patel

: Crossing Continents

Bangladesh's eunuchs are beginning to press for political rights. Hijras, as they are called locally, are traditionally entertainers who earn a living from making street collections and blessing newborn babies. They are often rejected and abused by the wider community. Now hijras are tiring of their marginalisation and are beginning to campaign forthe right to vote. George Arney investigates their plight. Repeated from Thursday llam


Unknown: George Arney

: Animals that Changed the World

A series about the animals who have changed the face of the planet and influenced human affairs through their close relationship with people. 2: Rats. In a city at ground level you are never more than a few metres from a rat. Brian Leith investigates these animals which have changed human history by carrying bubonic plague and are now threatening entire habitats on the islands where people unwittingly took them. E-MAIL: nature@bbc.co.uk. Producer Jan Castle

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: Book at Bedtime: Pobby and Dingan

By Ben Rice , abridged in five parts by Samantha Bakhurst. Karl Hansen begins the enchanting story set in a small Australian opal mining town which examines the difficulty of believing in something you cannot see. Producer jiii Waters


Unknown: Ben Rice
Unknown: Samantha Bakhurst.
Unknown: Karl Hansen

: Home Truths

Repeated from Saturday 9am

: News

: The Late Book: Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow

Jerome K. Jerome, author of Three Men in a Boat and co-founder of The Idler magazine, wrote a series of humorous essays in 1888 on the merits of being thoroughly idle. The essays are abridged in five parts by Neville Teller and read by Hugh Laurie. 1: On Being ldle.

Producer Clive Stanhope


Author: Jerome K Jerome
Abridged By: Neville Teller
Read By: Hugh Laurie.
Producer: Clive Stanhope

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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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