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: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Angela Tilby.


Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.
Producer Sarah Hughes


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Sarah Hughes

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Gabrielle Cox.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: 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 repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Producer: Ariane Koek.

: Daily Service

From Albany Road Baptist Church, Cardiff, led by the Rev RoyJenkins. With the Welsh Chamber
Singers. Come Ye People, Raise the Anthem; God So Loved the World; I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say. Director of music Avril Harding. Organist Andrew Wilson-Dickson .


Unknown: Rev Royjenkins.
Organist: Avril Harding.
Organist: Andrew Wilson-Dickson

: Book of the Week: The Grass Is Greener

Jeff Rawle reads Tom Fort 's book, charting our obsession with the garden lawn. Abridged in five parts by Andrew Simpson. 1: The Medieval Version Producer Duncan Minshull Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Jeff Rawle
Unknown: Tom Fort
Unknown: Andrew Simpson.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: Woman's Hour

Lively and topical interviews and discussion from a woman's point of view, presented by Jenni Murray.
Drama: The Right of the Maidens by Jane Gardam. Part 6 Of 10.
Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Jane Gardam.

: Inventors Imperfect

A new six-part history of flawed genius, presented by Adam Hart-Davies . The Bill Gates of the 19thCentury A hard man who often took credit for the work of others, George Stephenson was a workaholic obsessed with steam locomotives. He also liked wrestling and growing vegetables. Does
Stephenson deserve his reputation as the father of the railways? Reader Tim Healy. Producer Mary Ward Lowery


Presented By: Adam Hart-Davies
Unknown: Bill Gates
Unknown: George Stephenson
Reader: Tim Healy.
Producer: Mary Ward Lowery

: Lucia in London

EF Benson's comedy of English manners in the twenties is dramatised in four parts by Ned Sherrin. 2: Lucia Takes the Town. Lucia deserts Risholme and all her friends to cut a dash in London.
Producer Celia de Wolff


Unknown: Ned Sherrin.
Producer: Celia de Wolff
Lucia: Belinda Lang
Benson: Nickolas Grace
Daisy: Sarah Badell
Georgie: Guy Henry
Olga: Anna Quayle
Sophie: Gwyneth Powell
Mrs Antrobus: Gaye Brown
Lady Ambermere: Jean Trend
Princess Isabel: Elisabeth Morgan
Robert: Alan Lerth
Stephen: Ian Shaw
Foljambe: Janice Cramer

: You and Yours

With Trixie Rawlinson and John Waite.


Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Counterpoint

The final three semi-finalists battle it out for a coveted place in the grand finale of the musical quiz. Hosted by Ned Sherrin.
Producer Dawn Ellis. To apply to be a contestant in the next series send your name, address and daytime telephone number to: Counterpoint, BBC, Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA


Unknown: Ned Sherrin.
Producer: Dawn Ellis.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: A Kiss from a Sailor

John Peacock 's drama examines a period in the life of EM Forster when he finally broke free from his mother's home at the age of 46. The novelistfell in love with Harry Daley , an openly promiscuous policeman from Lowestoft who walked the Hammersmith beat. But when Harry's associates and bedmates - mostly petty criminals and gangsters - began to make their presence felt on the London literary scene, Forster began to have doubts about the wisdom of his liaison. EM
Forster's The Machine Stops is tomorrow at 2.15pm.
Director Eoin O'Callaghan


Unknown: John Peacock
Unknown: Em Forster
Unknown: Harry Daley
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
EM Forster: Ronald Pickup
Harry: Daniel Brocklebank
Joe: Nicholas Boulton
Bob: Charles Simpson
Goldie: Lan Jeffes
Auntie: Frances Jeater

: Money Box Live: [number removed]

Listeners' calls on personal finance issues are answered by Paul Lewis and guests.
Producer Chris A'Court. UNES OPEN from 1.30pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis

: Round and Round the Garden

A week of stories prompted by nursery rhymes. 1: London Bridge by Gillian Tindall , read by Diana Bishop. The old song about the destruction and rebuilding of a bridge brings back childhood memories that suggest there is more to the rhyme than jUSt history. Producer Sara Davies


Unknown: Gillian Tindall
Read By: Diana Bishop.
Producer: Sara Davies

: In Father's Footsteps

Five programmes chronicling the fascinating relationships that develop when daughters pursue the same career paths as their fathers.
1: A Midsummer's Dream. Michael and Emily Eavis - Glastonbury Festival. Producer Shreepali Patel


Producer: Shreepali Patel

: The Food Programme

Extended repeat from yesterday 12.30pm

: Four Corners

From politics to popular culture, sports to science, and art to anthropology, Gavin Esler and guests roam the international agenda. Producer Amber Dawson


Unknown: Gavin Esler
Producer: Amber Dawson

: PM

With Carolyn Quinn and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: Quote.... Unquote

Andy Kershaw , Deborah Moggach , Shyama Perera and Ned Sherrin are the guestsjoining Nigel Reesto exchange quotations and anecdotes. Reader William Franklyn.
Producer Carol Smith. Repeated Sunday 12.04pm E-MAIL: quote.unquote@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Andy Kershaw
Unknown: Deborah Moggach
Unknown: Shyama Perera
Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Nigel Reesto
Reader: William Franklyn.
Producer: Carol Smith.

: The Archers

Will the Chain collapse? Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts news, reviews and interviews. Producer MohitBakaya


Unknown: Mark Lawson

: The Flight of the Maidens

Jane Gardam 's summer tale, set in a postwar North Yorkshire seaside town in 1946, is abridged in ten parts by Penny Leicester. Part 6.
Producer Di Speirs. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Jane Gardam
Unknown: Penny Leicester.
Producer: Di Speirs.
Narrator: Sian Thomas
Hetty: Alison Pettitt
Una: Tilly Gaunt
Lieselotte: Clare Corbett
Kitty: Elizabeth Bell
MrsSatterly: Becky Hindley
Ray: Tom George
Mr Feldman: Gavin Muir

: It's My Story: Different for a Reason

Eleven-year-old Kenneth Hall may have something in common with Albert Einstein: like the German physicist, the boy from Northern Ireland is believed to have a particular form of autism known as Asperger Syndrome. Kenneth is a member of Mensa, has already passed GCSE mathmatics with an A grade and has published his autobiography. His mind may work on a different plane but coming to terms with its complexities has not been easy. Producer Camilla Carroll


Subject: Kenneth Hall
Producer: Camilla Carroll

: Crossing Continents

Bombay. Bollywood - the heart of India's film industry - is thriving. But how much of that success has been thanks to the money of the mob? After a series of high-profile murders and blackmail threats Bombay has decided it is time to clean up its act.
Meriel Beattie finds out if it is possible to build a new Bollywood. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Meriel Beattie

: Nature

Foot and Mouth and Wildlife
With the British countryside in turmoil in the middle of a foot and mouth epidemic Mark Carwardine looks at the consequences for wildlife and the questions raised about how we manage wildlife in the countryside in the future.
Producer Brett Westwood. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/nature Repeated tomorrow 11am


Unknown: Mark Carwardine
Producer: Brett Westwood.

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Shooting Sean

Adrian Dunbar reads Colin Bateman 's comic thriller about Dan Starkey , a journalist who is hired to write a biography of film star Sean O'Toole. Not a simple job as Sean is making his directorial debut with a film about an Irish gangster, Michael O'Ryan , who doesn't approve of the film. Abridged in ten parts by Doreen Estall. Part 1. Producer Tanya Nash


Unknown: Adrian Dunbar
Unknown: Colin Bateman
Unknown: Dan Starkey
Unknown: Sean O'Toole.
Unknown: Michael O'Ryan
Unknown: Doreen Estall.
Producer: Tanya Nash

: Home Truths

Shortened repeat from Saturday 9am

: News

: Book of the Week: The Grass Is Greener

Jeff Rawle reads Tom Fort 's book, charting our obsession with the garden lawn. Part 1. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Jeff Rawle
Unknown: Tom Fort

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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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