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: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Bert Tosh.


Unknown: Dr Bert Tosh.

: Farming Today

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev Richard Harries.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Richard Harries.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway is financier
George Soros. Dubbed "the man who broke the Bank of England" after Stirling was forced out of the exchange rate mechanism in September 1992, he has become a legend in the world of international finance.
Shortened repeat from Sunday 11.15am


Unknown: George Soros.

: Book of the Week: To the Elephant Graveyard

ByTarquin Hall, read by Miles Anderson. Journey's End. Final part. Fordetails see Monday


Read By: Miles Anderson.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray hosts lively and topical interviews and discussion from a woman's point of view.
Drama: The Bizarre G/r/by Lizzie Slater. Final part. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Lizzie Slater.

: In Search of the Black Madonna

Since medieval times the Black Madonna has been a symbol of power and majesty in Europe. For many Catholics she is considered more powerful than the renaissance-inspired blue-eyed, blonde Madonna. What has drawn thousands of Europeans to worship before these black icons for centuries? Writer and broadcaster
Bonnie Greer investigates in the first of two programmes. Producer Tony Phillips


Unknown: Bonnie Greer
Producer: Tony Phillips

: Crazy Big Fish: Crazy for Trying?

The conclusion of Gill Adams's six-part series.
It is the day of the first performance and only six tickets have been sold. The women take to the streets of Hull to boost their audience. Pauline acts as fairy godmother, persuading everyone's families to attend the first night. Then her admiring traffic warden friend turns up to make it a perfect night.
All other parts played by members of the company


Writer: Gill Adams
Director: Polly Thomas
Gladys: Ruth Holden
Pauline: Rachel Davies
Rita: Deborah McAndrew
Sandy: Katy Cavanagh
Babs: Sally Walsh
Billy: Terence Mann

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite.
Editor Chhs Burns. PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: youandyours@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.
Editor: Chhs Burns.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.
Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: Wireless Wise

"Name two radio programmes whose titles start with an apology." David Hatch presents the quiz that delves into the BBC sound archives and comes up with an intriguingjumble of radio fragments. ProducerViv Black. Repeated Sunday 8pm


Unknown: David Hatch

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Toad

I By Pat Rowe. Minnie, a wartime Polish emigre, is old now and herfriendshipwith a little toad that has skipped in from the garden offers her a delightful way back into her romantic memories of the past. But for her daughter Sylvia, this is the last straw - Minnie appears to be going mad.
Producer Marilyn Imrie. Director Penny Gold


Unknown: Pat Rowe.
Producer: Marilyn Imrie.
Minnie: Ruth Posner
Sylvia: Imelda Staunton
Sarah: Rachel Gaffin
Harry: Nitzan Sharron

: Veg Talk: [number removed]

Greengrocers Gregg Wallace and Charlie Hicks are joined by chef Jamie Oliver forafresh look at winter greens.
Producer Dixi Stewart. LINES OPEN from 1.30 pm


Unknown: Gregg Wallace
Unknown: Charlie Hicks
Unknown: Jamie Oliver
Producer: Dixi Stewart.

: Ballet Stories

5: The Nutcrackerby Berlie Doherty , read by Anna Massey. At a Christmas party, Clara is given the unusual gift of a toy nutcracker by her godfather. In the middle of the night she finds herself on a magical journey to the kingdom of sweets. For details see Monday


Unknown: Berlie Doherty
Read By: Anna Massey.

: A Magic Day

Magician and reporter Hugh Levinsongoes behind the scenes at the world's oldest magic shop- Davenports in London. He reports on a day in the life of this Aladdin's cave of wizardry, where nothing is quite what it seems. Producer Hugh Levinson (R)


Reporter: Hugh Levinsongoes
Producer: Hugh Levinson

: Open Book

Charlie Lee Potter looks at the best books of the week. Repeated from Sunday4pm


Unknown: Charlie Lee Potter

: The Message

Do Focus Groups Kill Vision?Writers, artists and political activists discuss a radical adman's claim that focus-group culture is stifling creativity. With Alex Brodie. Producer Dave Harvey


Unknown: Alex Brodie.
Producer: Dave Harvey

: PM

With Eddie Mair and Carolyn Quinn.
Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: Dead Ringers

Jon Culshaw , Jan Ravens , Kevin Connelly and Mark Perry star in the programme that promises an impression every minute. Last in the series. Producers Adam Bromley and Bill Dare Repeated Saturday 12.30pm
Mark Lawson 's audio review: page 67


Unknown: Jon Culshaw
Unknown: Jan Ravens
Unknown: Kevin Connelly
Unknown: Mark Perry
Producers: Adam Bromley
Unknown: Mark Lawson

: The Archers

Beef is on the menu - and on the agenda.
Written by Joanna Toye. Director Julie Beckett
Editor Vanessa Whitburn. ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an sae to [address removed]


Written By: Joanna Toye.
Director: Julie Beckett
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn.
Phil: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
Shula: Judy Bennett
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Nigel: Graham Seed
Elizabeth: Alison Dowling
Julia: Mary Wimbush
Tommy: Tom Graham
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Sid: Alan Devereux
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Edward: Barry Farrimond
Roy: Ian Pepperell
Carol i ne: Sara Coward
Robert: Graham Blockey
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Hayley: Lucy Davis
Janet: Moir Leslie
Bert: Eric Allen
Kirsty: Annabelle Dowler
Fallon Joanna: Van Kampen
Oliver: Michael Cochrane
Lauren: Cathy Sara
Kevin: Daniel Leatherdale

: Front Row

With Francine Stock , including a further selection of the best new recordings of the year. Producer Sally Spurring


Unknown: Francine Stock

: The Bizarre Girl

By Lizzie Slater. Talk of war propels Clarice to make a decision that will change her life forever. Final part. For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Lizzie Slater.

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is joined at Harwell
International Business Centre for Science and Technology in Didcot, Oxfordshire, by panellists including John Redwood MP.
Producer Lisa Jenkinson. Repeated Saturday 1.15pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson.

: Letter from America

By Alistair Cooke. Insight, anecdote and history from the doyen of commentators.
Producer Tony Grant. Repeated Sunday 8.45am


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.
Producer: Tony Grant.

: The Friday Play: One Small Step

By Mark Wheatley. George is Will's adopted son and has been estranged from his fatherfor many years. He returns in the hope of learning more about his real fatherwho died at sea. The play takes place in the two days before the launch of Apollo 11 in 1969. Producer Annie Castledine. Director Marilyn Imrie


Unknown: Mark Wheatley.
Producer: Annie Castledine.
Director: Marilyn Imrie
Will: Peter Bowles
George: Jonathan Cullen
Rodney: Vincent Penfold
Lila: Gillian Wright

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.
Editors Prue Keely and Jenni Russell. E-MAIL: workJ.tonight@bDC.co.uk WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/worldtonight


Unknown: Robin Lustig.
Editors: Prue Keely
Editors: Jenni Russell.

: Book at Bedtime: Bridges

5: The Bridge by Jane Stevenson , read by Greg Wise. Mark has no inkling ofwhat the consequences will be when he agrees to meet Louise on the new bridge to discuss a project. Fordetails see Monday(R)


Unknown: Jane Stevenson
Read By: Greg Wise.

: Last Man In

Jim White hosts the sports programme which combines journalism and satire. Producer Ian Bent


Unknown: Jim White

: News

: The Late Book: The Pleasures of the Table

Extracts from Patience Gray's Honey from a Weed - a culinary.tale of the Mediterranean are read by Anna Massey. Final part. For details see Monday(R)


Read By: Anna Massey.

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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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