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: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Jenny Wigley.


Unknown: Jenny Wigley.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day With Elaine Storkey.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Elaine Storkey.

: Midweek

Lively and diverse conversation with Libby Purves and guests.
Producer Alison Hughes. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Alison Hughes.

: Book of the Week: The Queen's Conjuror

Ian McDiarmid reads Benjamin Woolley 's biography of Dr John Dee. 3: The appearance of a new star sends the courts of Europe into turmoil. For details see Monday. Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Ian McDiarmid
Unknown: Benjamin Woolley
Unknown: Dr John Dee.

: Daily Service

With the Rev Ernest Rea. 0 Sacred Head, Sore Wounded (Passion Chorale); Romans 8, wl8-21; Come Ponder, 0 My Soul (JS Bach); Glory Be to Jesus (Caswall). Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Unknown: Ernest Rea.
Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Woman's Hour

Exploring the legend surrounding Cleopatra,
Jenni Murray hosts a special discussion to reveal the reality behind the myth. Drama: A Child in the Forest by Winifred Foley. Part8. Drama rptd at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Winifred Foley.

: The Psychology of Fame

A new three-part series looking at the phenomena of fame and why we are fascinated by the famous. The Inner Circle of Fame. This week Dr Raj Persaud talks to those who are close to the celebrities.
Producer Sally Flatman
Programme of the Week: page 115


Talks: Dr Raj Persaud
Producer: Sally Flatman

: The Leopard in Autumn

Life is colourful chaos for the ruling family of Renaissance Italy's most inconsequential city-state in Neal Anthony 's comedy drama.
2: The Pilgrim Industry. Following a fleeting visit from a cardinal, Plethora initiates plans to put Monte Guano on the pilgrimage map.
Producer Helen Williams


Unknown: Neal Anthony
Producer: Helen Williams
Ludovico: David Swift
Plethora: Sian Phillips
Francesco: Graham Crowden
Salvatore: Nick Romero
Alessandro: Paul Bigley
Guido: Christopher Kelham
Rosalie: Saskia Wickham

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Write Stuff

A new series of radio's game of literary correctness, chaired by James Walton. Captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh are joined this week by Tracey Macleod and Gary Younge. Author of the week is William Wordsworth , providing the topic for a literary pastiche at the end of the programme. Reader Becky Hindley. Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: James Walton.
Unknown: Sebastian Faulks
Unknown: John Walsh
Unknown: Tracey MacLeod
Unknown: Gary Younge.
Unknown: William Wordsworth
Reader: Becky Hindley.
Producer: Dawn Ellis

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Curragh Wrens

In the 19th century, the Curragh Wrens were the wild women who served the British army.
Rebecca Bartlett 's drama brings the story of one of them to life.
Director Pam Brighton (R)


Unknown: Rebecca Bartlett
Director: Pam Brighton
Cassie: Dawn Bradfield
DrO'Beirne: Uam Brennan
Maggie: Aoiffe Kavanagh
Agnes: Siobhan Miley
Hannah: Noelle Brown
Loftus: Patrick Duncan
Samuel: John Hewitt
Sergeant: Trevor Moore
Mrs Roche: Julia Dearden
Magistrate: Anthony Finegan
Shopkeeper: Alan McKee
Porter: James Duran

: Gardeners' Question Time

The team visits the new Gardeners' Question Time garden forthe first time as thousands of listeners take part in Britain's biggest gardening experiment. With John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew , Pippa Greenwood and Bunny Guinness. With chairman Eric Robson.
Shortened repeat from Sunday 2pm


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: When I Was a Child

3: The Gypsy's Baby, read by Imogen Stubbs. Rosamon Lehmann 's story of an encounter between the children of the big house and those from the world of poverty in the village beyond. For details see Monday


Read By: Imogen Stubbs.
Read By: Rosamon Lehmann

: Jewellery Tales

As well as making the majority of Britain's jewellery, Birmingham'sjewellery quarter has dominated many other areas of manufactoring. It was the world centre for steel pen nibs and is still the centre for whistle making- including those used on the Titanic.
Fordetails see Monday

: Thinking Allowed

Richard Hoggart , the "father of cultural studies", discusses his new book, Between Two Worlds, with Laurie Taylor. Now in his 83rd year Professor Hoggart publishes a half-century collection of his finest essays which confirms his huge influence on literature, education and how a society should study its own culture.
Producer Tony Phillips. E-MAIL: thinking.allowed@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Richard Hoggart
Unknown: Laurie Taylor.
Producer: Tony Phillips.

: Case Notes

Repeated from yesterday 9pm

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Fanshawe Gets to the Bottom of.... Health

TB or not TB, that is the congestion. The wit of Woody Allen blends with classic comedy archive as Simon Fanshawe examines health in his humorous exploration of life's essential themes. With Anne Bryson and Peter Gunn. Producer Karen Rose


Unknown: Woody Allen
Unknown: Simon Fanshawe
Unknown: Anne Bryson
Unknown: Peter Gunn.
Producer: Karen Rose

: The Archers

Elizabeth has a brain wave. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Arts interviews, news and reviews, with John WilsOn. Producer MohitBakaya


Unknown: John Wilson.

: A Child in the Forest

Winifred Foley 's vivid recollection of growing up in the remote Forest of Dean in the twenties.
8: Great Aunt Lizzie's story.
Bess Hannah Wright Further cast details across the week
For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Winifred Foley
Unknown: Bess Hannah Wright

: The Reith Lectures 2001: the End of Age

This year's Reith lecturer,
Professor Tom Kirkwood (Professor of Medicine and head of the department of gerontology at the University of Newcastle) explores the topic of ageing by examining the impact of science on the human lifespan - both now and in the future.
Thread oflife. "President Clinton promised Leo Blair an extra 25 years. Is it a sensible target?"
Sue Lawley introduces this, the second of the five lectures, from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, New York.
Producer Charles Sigler. Editor Gwyneth Williams WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/reith2001 Repeated Saturday 10.15pm


Unknown: Professor Tom Kirkwood
Unknown: Leo Blair
Producer: Charles Sigler.
Editor: Gwyneth Williams

: It's a Funny Old World

A light-hearted look at the political week, with Simon Hoggart.
Producer Manisha Vadhia. Editor Anne Tyerman Repeated from Sunday 10.45pm


Unknown: Simon Hoggart.
Producer: Manisha Vadhia.
Editor: Anne Tyerman

: High Resolution

A unique blend of storytelling about some of the most tantalising scientific tales, presented by Adam Hart-Davis . With the Brain as My Compass Animals find their way over huge distances with incredible accuracy. Scientists are beginning to understand what is happening inside animal minds as they travel. Now they are looking at whether the same might be true for humans. Producer Louise Dalziel


Presented By: Adam Hart-Davis
Producer: Louise Dalziel

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Border Crossing

Pat Barker 's novel about children who kill is read by Douglas Hodge. 8: As Tom gets closer to the murder, how dangerous is Danny? For details see Monday


Unknown: Pat Barker
Read By: Douglas Hodge.

: On the Road with the Nualas

A humorous documentary series looking at the Irish singing sensation on their UKtour, introduced by Mike Harding. In this concluding programme, an examination of the lifestyle of a phenomenon. Producer Steve Doherty


Introduced By: Mike Harding.
Producer: Steve Doherty

: News

: Book of the Week: The Queen's Conjuror

Ian McDiarmid reads Benjamin Woolley 's biography of Dr John Dee. Part 3.
Repeated from 9.45am. For details see Monday9.45am


Unknown: Ian McDiarmid
Unknown: Benjamin Woolley
Unknown: Dr John Dee.

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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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