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: Prayer for the Day

With Amanda Russell-Jones .


Unknown: Amanda Russell-Jones

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Gordon Swindlehurst


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Gordon Swindlehurst

: Today

With Sue MacGregorand James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Harvey Thomas.


Unknown: MacGregorand James Naughtie.
Unknown: Harvey Thomas.

: Start the Week

Jeremy Paxman discusses the politics of empire when he isjoined by historian Professor Catherine Hall , novelist Justin Cartwright and Africa correspondent Karl Maeir.
Producer Ariane Koek. Shortened repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Unknown: Professor Catherine Hall
Unknown: Justin Cartwright
Unknown: Karl Maeir.
Producer: Ariane Koek.

: Book of the Week: Next Exit Magic Kingdom

Travel writer and presenter Rory MacLean reads his humorous five-part account of travelling around Florida- America's sunshine state. 1: Cassadaga. A town of spiritualists and psychics, where MacLean receives news from the Other Side. Abridged and produced by Julia Butt


Presenter: Rory MacLean
Produced By: Julia Butt

: Daily Service

With the Very Rev Ken Riley. Songs of Thankfulness and Praise (St Edmund); John 2, wl-11; Gloria (Berkeley); Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken (Abbot's Leigh). With
John Powell Singers. Director of music John Powell.


Unknown: Ken Riley.
Singers: John Powell

: Woman's Hour

WithJenni Murray. Drama: The Mind Teacherby Alex Ferguson. Part 1 of 10. Editor Ruth Gardiner
E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Withjenni Murray.
Unknown: Mind Teacherby
Unknown: Alex Ferguson.
Editor: Ruth Gardiner

: Black on Screen

Why has Britain produced so many black sports stars, musicians and even the odd newsreader, but not one black box-office star? In the first of two programmes, Paul Barber , who starred in The Full Monty, tells the hidden tale of Britain's early black actors, from Ernest Trimmingham to Earl Cameron. He reveals the peculiar role cinema has played in the changing attitudes towards black people in this country. Producer Miles Warde


Unknown: Paul Barber
Unknown: Ernest Trimmingham
Unknown: Earl Cameron.
Producer: Miles Warde

: Tales from Thackeray

A new five-part series of short stories by Thackeray, dramatised by Stephen Wyatt.
1: The Three Suitors.
When Morgiana Crump looks for a husband a battle of wigs and waistbands ensues.
Director Sally Avens


Dramatist: Stephen Wyatt
Director: Sally Avens
Fitzboodle: Gerard Murphy
Morgiana: Letltia Dean
Mrs Crump: Lindsey Coulson
Mr Eglantine: Hamlsh McColl
Mr Woolsey: Sean Foley
Mr Walker: Nicholas Farrell
Mr Crump/Mr Snaffle: Terence Edmond

: You and Yours

With Winifred Robinson and John Waite.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Wildbrain

Lionel Kelleway presents the quiz which goes in search of Britain's most knowledgeable naturalist. This week the programme comes from Malham Field Centre in Yorkshire, on the trail of the last semi-finalist.
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: Whims and Oddities

By Natalia Power.
Thomas Hood (1799-1845) wrote many poems and ditties. He is best known for his famous political treatise on behalf of working men and women - The Song of the Shirt. His own life was rich in happiness, but poor in health and he died in his early forties. This portrait of key moments in his life is broadcast in conjunction with the dramatisation tomorrow of one of his other well-known poems.
(Miss Kilmansegg and Her Precious Legis tomorrow at 2.15pm)


Writer: Natalia Power
Director: Cherry Cookson
Thomas: Anton Lesser
Tom: Clare Corbett
Browning: Charlie Simpson
Dickens: Kenny Blyth
Jane: Geraldine Fitzgerald
Mrs Hood: Richenda Carey
Fanny/Jessie: Helen Ayres

: Money Box Live: [number removed]

Vincent Duggleby and guests are on hand to answer calls on a personal finance issue. Producer Paul O'Keeffe. LINES OPEN from 1.30pm


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Paul O'Keeffe.

: Interpreter of Maladies

Indira Varma reads five of Jhumpa Lahiri 's stories > from the author's Pulizter Prize-winning collection. Abridged by Sally Marmion. 1: A Temporary Matter A delicate game in the dark marks the end of a marriage. Producer Nicola Barranger


Unknown: Indira Varma
Unknown: Jhumpa Lahiri
Abridged By: Sally Marmion.
Producer: Nicola Barranger

: Ghost Houses

Charlotte Smith explores five great houses which are no longer great. Today she visits Clumber Park in Nottinghamshire to find out why the four-mile- : long avenue which once led to one of the country s grandest houses now leads only to a space where a stately home should be. Producer Dixi Stewart


Unknown: Charlotte Smith
Producer: Dixi Stewart

: The Food Programme

Extended repeatfromyesterdayl2.30pm

: Turning World

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


Unknown: Kevin Bocquet
Producer: Phil Pegum

: PM

With Clare English and Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: Just a Minute

Nicholas Parsons chairs the panel game where celebrities speak without hesitation, repetition or deviation on a given topic. This week he is joined by Clement Freud , Paul Merton , Graham Norton and Sue Perkins at Broadcasting House, London. Producer Claire Jones. Repeated Sunday 12.04pm


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Graham Norton
Unknown: Sue Perkins
Producer: Claire Jones.

: The Archers

Susan passes on the news. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts programme, including a look at Cast Away, starring a bearded Tom Hanks. ProducerRobynRead


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Tom Hanks.

: The Mind Teacher

By Alex Ferguson. Forty-something Annie Wilson , an ex-florist with an Open University degree, begins hertraining as an educational psychologist. She has children of her own and two years teaching experience, but this is the education system at the sharp end. Part 1 of 10. Director Claire Grove. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Alex Ferguson.
Unknown: Annie Wilson
Director: Claire Grove.
Annie: Kika Markham
Miss Harris: Clare Corbett
Ted: Don McCorkindale
Chris: Phillip Dowling
Mrs Bullivant: Dinah Stabb

: Hello Sarge, It's the Doctor

On call as a forensic medical examinerfor
London's Metropolitan Police Force, DrJacqui
Malkin may have to deal with a suspicious death, or spend her shift dispensing medication to drug users. Some detainees take outtheirfrustration by spitting on her-for some, hers is the first kind face they have seen all week. In the first of two programmes, Jo Morrisjoins heron a 16-hour Shift. Producer Sarah Taylor


Unknown: Jo Morrisjoins
Producer: Sarah Taylor

: The Sail

A three-part exploration of the history and tradition contained in the fore-topsail of HMS
Victory, a sail which last saw active service during the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. 1: Making the Sail Producer Mary Price (R)

: Nature: Desert Rhinos of Namibia

Nearly a quarter of the world's black rhinos live in the remote deserts of north-western Namibia.
Mark Carwardine joins experts from Save the Rhino Trust as they track these endangered animals on foot. He comes face to face with wild rhinos that have been monitored for the past 20 years, and examines their prospects for the future.
WEBSITE: [web address removed]. E-MAIL: [email address removed] Repeated tomorrow 11am


Presenter/Producer: Mark Carwardine
Producer: Julian Hector

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: 2001 - a Space Odyssey

Arthur C Clarke 's ground-breaking novel is read in ten parts by William Roberts. It is set in our present, a vision of a future yet to be, and a past shrouded in mystery. Part6. Producer Dirk Maggs


Unknown: Arthur C Clarke
Unknown: William Roberts.
Producer: Dirk Maggs

: Home Truths

Shortened repeat from Saturday 9am

: News

: The Late Book: Barry Cryer - YouWon't Believe This but....

I n the first of five programmes, comedy writer and performer Barry Cryer reads from his autobiography, looking back over more than 40 years in show business. Producer Richard Edis (R)


Unknown: Barry Cryer
Producer: Richard Edis

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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.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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