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: World News

: Prayer

for the Day With Father Timothy Bartlett.


Unknown: Father Timothy Bartlett.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Rabbi Lionel Blue.


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Lionel Blue.

: Nation Builders

A series exploring the lives and legacies of four remarkable individuals who founded their nations, presented by Charles Wheeler. Kwame Nkrumah
When Nkrumah led Ghana to independence in 1957 he was a national hero. Nine years later he was deposed in a coup to the jubilation of his people. Producer David Olusoga. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presented By: Charles Wheeler.
Producer: David Olusoga.

: Try This at Home

A A five-part series giving a step-by-step guide to experimental physics, presented by comedian Ben Miller. Dark Matter. A descent into the deepest mine in Europe to look for dark matter. Producer Virginia Crompton


Unknown: Ben Miller.
Producer: Virginia Crompton

: Daily Service

From St Martin's Church, Belfast, with the Rev Dr BertTosh. St Luke 6. W12-19. Director of music Michael McCracken.


Music: Michael McCracken.

: Book of the Week: The Measure of a Man

The American icon Sidney Poitier reads from his memoirs, reflecting on a careerth at resonates far beyond the film industry. 1: The Idyll. The early years growing up on a tiny Caribbean island far away from ideas about race. Producer Pam Fraser-Solomon . Rptd at 12.30am


Unknown: Sidney Poitier
Producer: Pam Fraser-Solomon

: Woman's Hour

Presented byJenni Murray. Drama: Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Part 1 of 10. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Laura Ingalls Wilder.

: Test Match Special -the Ashes

England v Australia
Commentary from Lord's on the fifth and final day's play in the Second Test. Including News at 1.15 and Your Letters Answered at 1.18.
E-MAIL: tms@bbc.co.uk "Approximate times

: Pride of Place

We are losing the differences between our homes, villages, towns and cities. Why is it happening and what can be done to stop it? Cities. Lucinda Lambton concludes the series by visiting Manchester's glitzy centre where property company Urban Splash is working to generate a "loft culture". Meanwhile, in Glasgow the Gorbals is being rebuilt to provide new homes. Producer Peter Everett


Unknown: Lucinda Lambton
Producer: Peter Everett

: They Do It with Mirrors: 1

Agatha Christie's mystery, dramatised in five parts by Michael Bakewell.
Miss Marple is invited by an old school friend to stay at the manor house she and her husband are running as a school for delinquent boys. But this is not just a social visit.


Author: Agatha Christie
Dramatised by: Michael Bakewell
Director: Enyd Williams
Miss Marple: June Whitfield
Carrie: Ursula Howells
Ruth: Jill Balcon
Lewis: Peter Howell
Juliet: Paula Jacobs
Gina: Rebecca Lacey
Walter: Stephen Lucas
Mildred: Natasha Pyne
Edgar: Rhys Meredith

: 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.

: Masterteam

Radio 4's general knowledge quiz continues, with Oxford takingon Chester for a place in the final. With chairman Peter Snow. Repeated Saturday 11pm


Presenter: Peter Snow
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Dacha

In Helen Kluger 's drama, four women are mysteriously summoned to a house on the outskirts of Moscow. Once they all danced or worked at the same prestigious St Petersburg ballet school. The dacha -the traditional Russian countryside retreat - becomes a focus for life-changing events. Director Gemma Jenkins


Unknown: Helen Kluger
Director: Gemma Jenkins
Madam: Barbara Leigh-Hunt
Louba: Patsy Byrne
Tania: Tessa Peake-Jones
Natalia: Gillian Bevan
Yelena: Christine Kavanagh
Stanislav: Gordon Reid
Paulina: Janice Acquah

: Inside Money

Repeated from Saturday 12 no

: Sleeping Arrangements

By Madeleine Wickham. Thrown together by an apparently accidental double-booking, two families try to make the best of their summer holiday. Fifteen years ago Chloe and Hugh had a passionate affair, but neither of their current partners knows of their shared history. Read by Harriet Walter and abridged in ten parts by Samantha Bakhurst. Part 6. Producer jiii waters


Unknown: Madeleine Wickham.
Read By: Harriet Walter
Unknown: Samantha Bakhurst.

: Pier People

Another chance to hear the series looking at some of Britain's most famous piers. Clevedon Pierwas described by John Betjeman as the most beautiful in Britain, but then it was tested for safety and fell down. Local people struggled for 20 years to put it back together and now every plank tells a story - all
7.500 Of them. Producer PeterEverett(R)


Unknown: John Betjeman

: The Food Programme

Extended repeat from yesterday 12.30pm

: Whatever Gets You Through....

Muriel Gray and guests explore some of the major questions that preoccupy our age. Producer Lindsay Leonard


Unknown: Muriel Gray
Producer: Lindsay Leonard

: PM

With Clare English and Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: Just a Minute

Nicholas Parsons hosts the panel game. This week's panel includes Paul Merton and Clement Freud. Producer Claire Jones. Repeated Sunday 12 noon
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Volume 5 of JustaMinuteis now available on audio cassette from all good retail outlets and www.bbcshop.com. Call [number removed].


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

: The Archers

Lilian turns over a new leaf. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Tonight, the verdict on Intimacy, the controversial and sexually explicit film based on the novel by Hanif Kureishi , and starring Mark Rylance and Kerry Fox. Presented by Mark Lawson. Producer Kirsty Pope


Novel By: Hanif Kureishi
Unknown: Mark Rylance
Unknown: Kerry Fox.
Presented By: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Kirsty Pope

: Little House on the Prairie

Laura Ingalls Wilder 's evocation of pioneer life on the front line of the American West seen through the eyes of a child, dramatised in ten parts by Jennifer Howarth. 1: The Ingalls family pack their belongings in their covered wagon and leave Wisconsin in the middle of winter. On the journey to find virgin territory they must cross a lake before the ice cracks.
Director Mary Ward-Lowery . Repeated from 10.45am Location, location: page 25


Unknown: Laura Ingalls Wilder
Unknown: Jennifer Howarth.
Director: Mary Ward-Lowery
Narrator: Debora Weston
Ma: Jennifer Lee Jellicorse
Pa: John Guerrasio
Laura: Josie Kook-Clark
Mary: Taryn Kook-Clark
Mr Edwards: Kerry Shale
Mr Scott: Peter Banks
Mrs Scott: Joyce Springer
DrTan: Patrick Miller

: A Tale of Two Teachers

The second of two programmes following recently qualified teachers Sally and Saul through a school year in two very different secondary schools in Greater Manchester. Tonight, exams, inspectors and ajob interview. Producer SallyChesworth. Editor David Ross


Editor: David Ross

: Crossing Continents

Cameroon. How demand for health products in the west is threatening an African medicinal tree with extinction. With Tim Whewell. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Tim Whewell.

: Growing Science

A three-part series about horticultural science, presented by Pippa Greenwood. 1: Seeds and Weeds How gardeners encourage the seeds they want and discourage the ones they don't. Producer Gabi Fisher


Presented By: Pippa Greenwood.
Producer: Gabi Fisher

: Nation Builders

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: An Impossible Marriage

Pamela Hansford Johnson 's novel set in thirties
Clapham about a young woman who falls in love with a man 14 years her senior. A misplaced joke has driven them apart and she is waiting to hear from him. Abridged in ten parts by Yvonne Antrobus and read by Stella Gonet. Part 6. Producer Claire Grove


Unknown: Pamela Hansford Johnson
Unknown: Yvonne Antrobus
Read By: Stella Gonet.
Producer: Claire Grove

: Home Truths

Shortened repeat from Saturday 9am

: News

: Book of the Week: The Measure of a Man

Repeated from 9.45am

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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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