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: Prayer for the Day

With Father Oliver Crilly.


Unknown: Father Oliver Crilly.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Sarah Hughes


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Sarah Hughes

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
With the Rt Rev James Jones.


Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: James Jones.

: Start the Week

Jeremy Paxman and guests debate and deliberate new agenda-setting ideas and the latest issues, with lively and topical conversation. Producer Ariane Koek
Shortened repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman

: Book of the Week: The Boys Are Back in Town: 1: Our All-Male Institution

By Simon Carr, read by Pip Torrens and abridged in five parts by Katrin Williams.

A witty account of a single father rearing his two sons in a domestic situation he describes as "free range", but many mothers may refer to as "semi-feral".
The author compares his own male view of bringing up boys to the more traditional methods used by women.


Author: Simon Carr
Reader: Pip Torrens
Abridged by: Katrin Williams.
Producer: Stuart Owen

: Daily Service

With Nigel Lee. Jesus, Good Above All Other (Quern Pastores); Matthew 3, wl3-17; Quid
Retribuam Domino (De Lioncourt); Now Is Eternal Life (Christchurch). With Chester Cathedral Girls' Choir. Director of music Benjamin Saunders.


Unknown: Nigel Lee.
Music: Benjamin Saunders.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray and guests. Drama: The Mind Teacherby Alex Ferguson. Part 6 of 10. Editor Ruth Gardiner
E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
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? Paul Barber, who starred in The Full Monty, concludes his investigation by talking to the film-makers and actors of today, asking: "Where are our Denzel Washingtons and our Spike Lees?" Gordon Parks, Hollywood's first black director, explains how he broke the American colour bar, while actor Adrian Lester reveals why he had to leave Britain before his career could begin.
Producer Miles Warde


Unknown: Paul Barber
Unknown: Spike Lees
Unknown: Adrian Lester
Producer: Miles Warde

: Tales from Thackeray

A five-part series of short stories by Thackeray, dramatised by Stephen Wyatt. 2: The WidowerWhen Miss Prior is engaged as governess to
Horace Milliken 's children, she seems the model of propriety - but breeding will out.
Director Sally Avens


Dramatised By: Stephen Wyatt.
Unknown: Horace Milliken
Director: Sally Avens
Fitzboodle: Gerard Murphy
John: Shaun Dooley
Horace: James Fleet
Miss Prior Tracy: Ann OBErman
Lady Kicklebury: Sian Thomas
George: Joel Pitts
Clarence: Thomas Arnold
Arabella: Lauren Hartley

: 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 semi-final comes from
! the headquarters of the Field Studies Council at
Preston Montford in Shropshire.
Producer Brett Westwood. EMAIL: nature@bbc.co.uk
WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/nature


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Brett Westwood.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: On the Train to Chemnitz

Aubrey and Dorinda live in their own claustrophobic world, dominated by guilt. Their verbal games of storytelling are vivid, unbelievable and true. Only they exist - and the others.


Writer: Peter Tinniswood
Director: Enyd Williams
Aubrey: Paul Scofield
Dorinda: Fiona Shaw

: 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.

: Up Against the Wall

In our imagination Hadrian's Wall divides England and Scotland, but what does itdoforfive poets, two from south of it, three from north? 1:
Ken Smith was in Berlin in 1989 as the German wall came down. In his poem, he connects this falling wall with the ruins of Hadrian's. Producer Tim Dee


Unknown: Ken Smith
Producer: Tim Dee

: From Crocodile Dung to Electrocution

Caroline Quentin presents a five-part exploration of the fascinating history of contraception, providing insights into what will be on offer in the future. 1: Barrier Methods. Producer Martin Kurzik


Unknown: Caroline Quentin
Producer: Martin Kurzik

: The Food Programme

As part of the On the Edge season, the programme investigates the relationship between what we eat and what we feel.
Extended repeat from yesterday 12.30pm

: 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.

: 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 Julian Clary , Kit Hesketh-Harvey , Paul Merton and Linda Smith in King's Lynn.
Producer Claire Jones. Repeated Sunday 12.04pm


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Julian Clary
Unknown: Kit Hesketh-Harvey
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Linda Smith
Producer: Claire Jones.

: The Archers

Elizabeth wi II not let go. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson looks at Quills, a new film depicting the debauched last days of the Marquis de Sade , starring Geoffrey Rush and Kate Winslet. ProducerTanya Hudson


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Marquis de Sade
Unknown: Geoffrey Rush
Unknown: Kate Winslet.

: The Mind Teacher

By Alex Ferguson. Teenager Kate rules Annie's kitchen to the dismay of Annie's old friend Ted. Part 6 of 10. Director Claire Grove. Repeated from 10.45am j Further cast detai Is across the week j


Unknown: Alex Ferguson.
Director: Claire Grove.
Annie: Kika Markham
Kate: Laurajane Gray
Ted: Don McCorkindale
Julieanne: Ellie Beavan
MrsBullivant: Dinah Stabb
Mr Clark: Jon Strickland

: Hello Sarge, It's the Doctor

Jo Morris joins Dr Jacqui Malkin , a forensic medical examiner for London's Metropolitan Police, in this concluding programme in which
Malkin has to deal with drug users and cope with a violent detainee. But there is light relief when she is asked to treat the finest harmonica player in the world. Producer Sarah Taylor


Unknown: Jo Morris
Unknown: Jacqui Malkin
Producer: Sarah Taylor

: The Sail

A series exploring 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. Workingthe Sail
The fore-topsail, one of the largest and most important sails on board, must always be kept working. At the end of the battle there were only two sails left aloft. Narrated by Sharon Manitta ,
Peter Goodwin and NAM Roger. Producer Mary Price (R)


Unknown: Sharon Manitta
Unknown: Peter Goodwin

: Nature: Wind

Mark Carwardine goes on an atmospheric sound journey around Britain, exploring the nature of wind and its interaction with the natural world - from the dispersal of pollen grains and seeds on a gentle breeze to the uprooting of trees by howlinggales. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/nature. E-MAIL: nature@bbc.co-.uk Producer Sarah Blunt. Repeated tomorrow 11am


Unknown: Mark Carwardine
Producer: Sarah Blunt.

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: Book at Bedtime: The Constant Gardener

John le Carre reads from his latest novel - an international tale of corporate greed and diplomatic intrigue. Abridged in ten parts by Katrin Williams. Parti. Producer David Blount


Unknown: John Le Carre
Unknown: Katrin Williams.
Producer: David Blount

: Home Truths

Shortened repeat from Saturday 9am

: News

: Barrow Boys

By Fergus Fleming , read in five parts by Samuel West. In 1816 John Barrow wanted to find out what lay at the heart of Africa and in the icy reaches of the Pole. 1: Ajourneyupthe unexplored Congo. Abridged and produced by DiSpeirs(R)


Unknown: Fergus Fleming
Unknown: Samuel West.
Unknown: John Barrow

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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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