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: Prayer for the Day

With Catherine Ogle.


Unknown: Catherine Ogle.

: Farming Today

Producer Sarah Hughes


Producer: Sarah Hughes

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought forthe Day With Rabbi Lionel Blue.


Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Lionel Blue.

: Start the Week

Jeremy Paxman and guests debate and deliberate new agenda-setting ideas.
Producer Ariane Koek. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Producer: Ariane Koek.

: Book of the Week: Cornucopia

No morsel remains uneaten in Paul Richardson 's account of an 18-month journey around the British Isles to discover the state of our national cuisine. Read by Alex Jennings and abridged in five parts by Sara Lefanu. 1: Apples and Hops in the Garden of England. Producer Paul Dodgson


Unknown: Paul Richardson
Read By: Alex Jennings
Unknown: Sara Lefanu.
Producer: Paul Dodgson

: Daily Service

With Nigel Lee. Thine Arm, 0 Lord, in Days of Old (St Matthew); Luke 11, wl4-23; Strengthen Ye the Weak Hands (Powell); Thou Whose Almighty Word (Moscow). With the John Powell Singers. Director of music John Powell.


Unknown: Nigel Lee.
Singers: John Powell

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray and guests with the latest news, views and culture from a woman's point of view. Drama: Bayeux Tapestry. Part 1 of 6. Editor Ruth Gardiner
E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk. Drama repeated at 7.45pm BBC Radio Collection: a variety of Woman's Hourshort stories are available on audio cassette from all good retail outlets and www.bbcshop.com
Programme of the Week: page 115


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Editor: Ruth Gardiner

: Mapping the Town

Archaeologist Julian Richards uncovers the hidden histories of towns. Aberdeen. From the legend that says it was settled on a bend in the river shaped like a bishop's crosier, to the current oil boom, water has always played a vital part in the development and success of this unique northern City. Producer Karen Gregor


Unknown: Julian Richards
Producer: Karen Gregor

: One Pair of Hands

Monica Dickens 's witty and humorous novel is dramatised by Sam Boardman-Jacobs . 2: Dinner for One Please, James. As Monty struggles to adjust to life below stairs, her employer decides to throw a party - and to invite all Monty's old chums.
Producer Marion Nancarrow


Unknown: Monica Dickens
Dramatised By: Sam Boardman-Jacobs
Producer: Marion Nancarrow
Monica: Jasmine Hyde
Isobel: Zoe Waites
Major: Ian Masters
Miss Faulkner: Eleanor Tremain
Mildred: Clare Corbett
John: Thomas Arnold

: 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.

: Counterpoint

Ned Sherrin chairs the quiz that covers all types of music, from classical to jazz and showtunes to pop. Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Dawn Ellis

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Gabriel's Ashes

Naturalistic performances mix with classic songs from the big musicals in Chris O'Connell 's drama. Griff "has it between the eyes" - persuasion.
Gerry has a passion for musicals and a talent for guessing. Soon Griff has Gerry hooked. Together they are Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, dreaming of the bigtime, although they are stuck in Lewisham. Only when it is too late does Gerry discover the danger in Griff.
Director Anne Edyvean


Unknown: Chris O'Connell
Unknown: Butch Cassidy
Director: Anne Edyvean
Gerry: Rob Dixon
Griff: Marc Warren
Marion: Jennie Stoller
Paula: Helen Ayres
Trevor: Thomas Arnold

: Money Box Live: [number removed]

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


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Jennifer Clarke.

: Isaac Babel Stories

David Suchet reads a week of stories bythe
Jewish short-story writer who grew up in Odessa in Ukraine, joined the Bolsheviks in the Russian Revolution and fought with the Red Army cavalry in Poland in 1920. Translated by David McDuff and abridged by Keith Darvill. 1: In the Basement and Awakening. Ajunior performance of Julius Caesarand the tribulations of learning the violin. Producer Tim Dee


Unknown: David Suchet
Translated By: David McDuff
Abridged By: Keith Darvill.
Unknown: Julius Caesarand
Producer: Tim Dee

: The Citizens: 1: Sicily: Letizia Battaglia

Zina Rohan profiles five extraordinary Europeans.
For decades Battaglia used her camera as a weapon against the Sicilian Mafia. Her stark black-and-white images shocked the world and prompted the first serious investigation into the relations between the Mafia and top Italian politicians.


Presenter: Zina Rohan
Unknown: Letizia Battaglia
Producer: Linda Pressly

: The Food Programme

Extendeclrpttromyesterday 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 hosts the most devious of panel games. This week he is joined by Clement Freud , Paul Merton and Graham Norton at London's Broadcasting House.
Producer Claire Jones. Repeated Sunday 12.04pm
BBC Radio Collection: audio cassettes of Just a Minute,
Volumes 2,3 and 4 are available from all good retail outlets and www.bbcshop.com


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

: The Archers

Clarrie has nothing On file. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson with arts interviews, reviews and news, including a report on audience participation in museums and galleries. Producer EkeneAKalawu


Unknown: John Wilson

: Bayeux Tapestry: 1: Bosham

A six-part oral dramatisation of the Bayeux Tapestry by Simon Armitage and Jeff Young.
Harold arrives in Bosham and the air is full of speculation as they wait for a sailing wind.
Further cast details across the week. Repeated from 10.45am
BBC Radio Collection: an audio cassette of the Bayeaux Tapestry is available from all good retail outlets and [web address removed]
Programme of the Week: page 115


Writer: Simon Armitage
Writer: Jeff Young
Producer/Director: Kate Rowland.
Associate Producer: Kate Valentine
Music: Harvey Brough
Harold: Christopher Eccleston
Reporter: Kirsty Wark
Messenger: Andrew Tiernan
Servant: Sean McKenzie

: Churchill the European

In the late forties Winston Churchill was a passionate advocate of a united Europe, touring the continent to press his case. But what did he see as Britain's role? Using recordings of Churchill's speeches and eyewitness accounts, David Sells explores the great man's vision of Europe's destiny. Producer Chris Bowlby


Unknown: David Sells
Producer: Chris Bowlby

: Story of

a Bell
From the East End to the South Seas.
Alexander Frater presents a two-part story of cannibalism, volcanoes, religious fervour and family history in one of the most beautiful parts of the world. This week he returns to Vanuata and the tiny island of Paama to deliver a new bell to a church built for and named after his grandfather, Producer Sara Jane Hall (R)


Unknown: Alexander Frater
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Wild Europe

In a new six-part series, Lionel Kellewayjoumeys through Europe to meet the wildlife and the people working to conserve European diversity.
The Cork Forests of Portugal. He investigates the growing use of plastic stoppers in wine bottles, which is reducing the demand for cork and could be the final nail in the coffin for this ancient landscape and its inhabitants, including the Iberian Lynx. Producer Grant Sonnex. E-MAIL: nature@bbc.co.uk
WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/nature/animals/bbc/wild_europe


Unknown: Lionel Kellewayjoumeys
Producer: Grant Sonnex.

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: Book at Bedtime: The Dud Avocado

Elaine Dundy 's bestselling novel set in mid-fifties Paris concerns Sally Jay Gorce , a young American woman who goes looking for adventure and becomes entangled with the left-bank bohemians of the city. Read in ten parts by Laurence Bouvard. Parti. Abridged and produced by Peter Everett


Unknown: Elaine Dundy
Unknown: Sally Jay Gorce
Unknown: Laurence Bouvard.
Produced By: Peter Everett

: Home Truths

With John Peel. Shortened repeat from Saturday 9am


Unknown: John Peel.

: News

: The Late Book: The River King

Alice Hoffman 's gripping and lyrical tale of a mysterious and watery death in a divided town, is read by Liza Ross and abridged in ten parts by Richard Hamilton. Parti. Producer Sarah Johnson


Unknown: Alice Hoffman
Read By: Liza Ross
Unknown: Richard Hamilton.
Producer: Sarah Johnson

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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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