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: Prayer

for the Day With Michael Malik.


Unknown: Michael Malik.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Hugh O'Donnell


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Hugh O'Donnell

: 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

: Daily Service

With Clair Jaquiss. All Things Bright and Beautiful
(Rutter); Proverbs 8, w22-31; 0 Lord, the Refuge of Each Generation (Bridge/Norton); Here I Am, Lord (Schutte). With the Chamber Choir of St Aidan's CE High School. Director of music Cathy Roberts.


Unknown: Clair Jaquiss.
Music: Cathy Roberts.

: Book of the Week: Houdini's Box

Five extracts about the extraordinary life and art of Harry Houdini taken from Adam Phillips 's study of our fascination with notions of escape- both literal and metaphorical. Read by Michael Fenton Stevens. Part 1. Producer Nicola Barranger. Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Harry Houdini
Unknown: Adam Phillips
Read By: Michael Fenton
Producer: Nicola Barranger.

: Woman's Hour

Lively and topical interviews and discussion from a woman's point of view, presented byJenni Murray. Drama: Ladies of Letters Log On by Carole Hayman and Lou Wakefield. Part 1 of 10. Drama repeated at 7.45pm
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Double audio cassettes of Ladies of Letters....and More and LadiesofLetters.com are available from all good retail outlets and www.bbcshop.com
The return of the genteel widows: page 19


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Carole Hayman
Unknown: Lou Wakefield.

: Inventors Imperfect

A six-part history of flawed genius.
Savage's Bottom. This week Adam Hart-Davies relates the story of the ingenious Victorian fairground engineer Frederick Savage. Along the way he meets 22 mayors, survives a ride on the last remaining gondola roundabout and explains the mysteries of Savage's Bottom. Reader Cornelius Garrett. Producer Hilary Reid


Unknown: Adam Hart-Davies
Unknown: Frederick Savage.
Reader: Cornelius Garrett.
Producer: Hilary Reid

: Lucia in London

EF Benson's comedy of English manners set in the twenties is dramatised in four parts by Ned Sherrin. 3: Luciaphils. Lucia takes her social climbing to the extreme.
Producer Celia de Wolff


Unknown: Ned Sherrin.
Producer: Celia de Wolff
Lucia: Belinda Lang
Benson: Nickolas Grace
Daisy: Sarah Badel
Georgie: Guy Henry
Mrs Boucher: Gaye Brown
Marcia: Gwyneth Powell
Aggie: Jenny Funnel
Adele: Lorell King
Princess Isabel: Elisabeth Morgan
Tony: David Collings

: 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

The three remaining contestants battle it out for the coveted title of Counterpoint Champion 2001. Host Ned Sherrin isjoined by Helen Boaden , controller of Radio 4, who will present the prizes.
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
Unknown: Helen Boaden
Producer: Dawn Ellis.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Cops and Robbers

In Katie Hims 's drama a dry cleaner's assistant falls for a customer who chats her up then leaves and is knocked down. How can she everforget him?
Director Peter Kavanagh


Unknown: Katie Hims
Director: Peter Kavanagh
Marion: Amanda Root
Inspector: Philip Jackson
Jonny: Nicholas Boulton

: Money Box Live: [number removed]

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


Unknown: Paul Lewis

: Over Hill and Dale

Gervase Phinn reads five extracts from his second book of memoirs about his life as a primary school inspector in the North Yorkshire Dales. Part 1. Abridged and produced by Jane Marshall (R)


Unknown: Gervase Phinn
Produced By: Jane Marshall

: Breaking the Law

Five legal revelations, presented by Deborah Bull. 1: What Can IWear?Can you still wear a pair of pointy shoes or velvet britches on a London Street? What are the implications of not wearing the correct dress in court, especially if there is a royal death? Producer Neil George


Presented By: Deborah Bull.
Producer: Neil George

: 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

John Cole , Polly Devlin , Christopher Gray and Vivienne Parry are the guests joining Nigel Rees to exchange quotations and anecdotes this week. Reader Patricia Hughes.
Producer Carol Smith. E-MAIL: quote.unquote@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: John Cole
Unknown: Polly Devlin
Unknown: Christopher Gray
Unknown: Nigel Rees
Reader: Patricia Hughes.
Producer: Carol Smith.

: The Archers

Lilian has a gentleman caller. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Arts news, interviews and the verdict on the film
Captain Corelli's Mandolin based on the bestselling novel by Louis de Bernières , and directed by John Madden , best known for Shakespeare in Love. Producer Ekene Akalawu


Novel By: Louis de Bernières
Directed By: John Madden
Producer: Ekene Akalawu

: Ladies of Letters Log On

Carole Hayman and Lou Wakefield 's comedy drama in which Patricia Routledge and Prunella Scales dip their pens in the pot of vitriol once again as merry widows Vera Small and Irene Spencer try to "outsurf" each other on the World Wide Web. Part 1 of 10. Further cast details across the week
Director Claire Grove. Repeated from 10.45am
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Double audio cassettes of Ladies of Letters.... and More and Ladies of Letters, com are available from all good retail outlets and www.bbcshop.com
The return of the genteel widows: page 19


Unknown: Carole Hayman
Unknown: Lou Wakefield
Unknown: Patricia Routledge
Unknown: Prunella Scales
Unknown: Vera Small
Unknown: Irene Spencer
Director: Claire Grove.
Vera: Patricia Routledge
Irene: Prunella Scales
Howard: Christopher Kelham

: It's My Story: Defying Rwanda's Killers

The moving story of the Rwandan who saved thousands of lives by turning his five-star hotel into a sanctuary against genocide, presented by Steve Bradshaw. In 1994 Paul Rusesabagina was the acting manager of the Mille Collines Hotel in Kigali. First he sheltered western journalists, aid workers and UN soldiers. Then he risked his life by allowing hundreds of ordinary Tutsis and moderate Hutusto take refuge in its rooms, keeping the killers at bay. Producer Tom Hagler. Executive editor Anne Koch


Presented By: Steve Bradshaw.
Unknown: Paul Rusesabagina
Producer: Tom Hagler.
Editor: Anne Koch

: Crossing Continents

Belarus gained its independence from the former Soviet empire ten years ago. But democratic freedom was short-lived - since 1994 the country has been run by President Alexander Lukashenko , a Soviet-style leader who rules by decree, and has filled the parliament with his supporters.
Tim Whewell investigates what has happened to his political opponents. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Alexander Lukashenko
Unknown: Tim Whewell

: Nature

This week a look at diseases that occur naturally in British wild animals and the risks these pose for our wildlife. Presented by Mark Carwardine.
Producer Grant Sonnex. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/nature Repeated tomorrow 11am


Presented By: Mark Carwardine.
Producer: Grant Sonnex.

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: 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 which leads him into the murkier end of the film business. Abridged in ten parts by Doreen Estall. 6: Gangster Michael O'Ryan pays Dan a visit. Producer Tanya Nash


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

: Home Truths

John Peel takes a wry look at the foibles of family life. Shortened repeat from Saturday 9am


Unknown: John Peel

: News

: Book of the Week: Houdini's Box

Five extracts about the extraordinary life and art of Harry Houdini. Part 1. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Harry Houdini.

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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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