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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Johnston McKay.


Unknown: Johnston McKay.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill. Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

With Allan Little and Sue MacGregor.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Harvey Thomas.


Unknown: Allan Little
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Harvey Thomas.

: Nation Builders

The lives and legacies of five remarkable individuals who founded their nations. Tomas Masaryk arrived in Prague at Christmas 1918 as Czechoslovakia's first president, uniting the Czechs and Slovaks. But the triumph was shortlived - Hitler invaded and partitioned Czechoslovakia, the Soviets stuck it back together, and in 1992 the Czechs and Slovaks chose to go their separate ways. With Charles Wheeler. Producer Jolyon Jenkins. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Tomas Masaryk
Unknown: Charles Wheeler.
Producer: Jolyon Jenkins.

: Try This at Home

A five-part series giving a step-by-step guide to experimental physics, with comedian Ben Miller.
Extra Dimensions. This week he travels to Geneva in search of extra dimensions. Producer Virginia Crompton


Unknown: Ben Miller.
Producer: Virginia Crompton

: Book of the Week: Her Own Woman

Haydn Gwynne reads extracts from Diane Jacobs 's new biography of Mary Wollstonecraft , the spirited writer who achieved fame for her ground-breaking feminist document, A Vindication of the Rights of Women. Abridged in five parts by Roger Pine. 1: In Search Of Fame. Producer Sara Davies. Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Haydn Gwynne
Unknown: Diane Jacobs
Unknown: Mary Wollstonecraft
Unknown: Roger Pine.
Producer: Sara Davies.

: Daily Service

With the Rev Roy Jenkins. Mark 9, w2-9; Jesus,
Transfigures, We Can Scarcely Look; I Stand Amazed in the Presence; 0 the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus.


Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: Woman's Hour

With Sheila McClennon. Drama: Memories of Gascony by Pierre Koffman. Part 1 of 5. Drama repeated at7.45pm


Unknown: Sheila McClennon.
Unknown: Pierre Koffman.

: In Belloc's Footsteps

In 1901 Hilaire Belloc embarked on a walking pilgrimage to Rome in search of the cement that held Europe together. One hundred years later actor Philip McGough , armed with Belloc's book The Path to Rome, sets off on the same journey through France, Switzerland and Italy. He talks to people along the way and explores whether Belloc's reflections have any relevance to today's Europeans. Producer Tony Grant


Unknown: Hilaire Belloc
Unknown: Philip McGough
Producer: Tony Grant

: They Do It with Mirrors

Agatha Christie 's mystery is dramatised in five parts byMichael Bakewell. 3: A murder has taken place at Stonygates. It's time forthe police to be called in. Director Enyd Williams BBC RADIO COLLECTION: They Do It with Mirrors is now available on audio cassette from all good retail outlets and www.bbcshop.com. Call [number removed].


Unknown: Agatha Christie
Unknown: Michael Bakewell.
Director: Enyd Williams
Miss Marple: June Whrtfleld
Insp Curry: Keith Barron
Lewis: Peter Howell
Juliet: Paula Jacobs
Gina: Rebecca Lacey
Alex: Nick Waring
Mildred: Natasha Pyne

: 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.

: Brain of Britain 2001

A return of the general knowledge contest in which listeners compete to become this year's Brain of Britain. Including Beat the Brains, in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants. With chairman Robert Robinson. First round: London and the Home Counties. Producer Richard Edis. Rptd Saturday llpm


Unknown: Robert Robinson.
Producer: Richard Edis.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Don't Go Away

Jane Buckler 's comic fairytale about one woman's need to feel special. When Pearl goes to change the bathroom bulb, she is surprised to hear a voice telling her that she has been chosen to go on ajourney. Just one problem - she is agoraphobic and has only been out of her Cardiff house once in the last two years! Director Alison Hindell


Unknown: Jane Buckler
Director: Alison Hindell
Pearl: Helen Griffin
Voice: Laurence Allan
Nana: Stevie Parry
Cara: Catrln Rhys
Jem: Richard Etfyn

: Inside Money

Extended repeat from Saturday 12 noon

: Under the Southern Cross

A week of stories from Australia. 1: And Women Must Weep by Henry Handel Richardson , read by Lucinda Cowden. Dolly's first grown-up ball doesn't live up to expectations. Producer Alison Hindell


Unknown: Henry Handel Richardson
Read By: Lucinda Cowden.
Producer: Alison Hindell

: Cross Talk

In five programmes Colin Dexter and guests examine and explain the key elements of the crossword puzzle. Producer Felix Riley (R)


Unknown: Colin Dexter
Producer: Felix Riley

: The Food Programme

Extended repeat from yesterday 12.30pm

: Whatever Gets You Through....

Muriel Gray and guests explore some of the big 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 in which hesitation, repetition and deviation are strictly forbidden. This week the panel includes Tony Hawks, Ross Noble , Sue Perkins and Tim Rice. Producer Claire Jones. Repeated Sunday 12 noon
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Volume 5 of Just a Minute is now available on audio cassette from all good retail outlets and www.bbcshop.com. Call [number removed].


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Ross Noble
Unknown: Sue Perkins
Unknown: Tim Rice.
Producer: Claire Jones.

: The Archers

Kirsty suspects the flapjack man. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Arts interview, news and reviews, with John Wilson. Producer Erin Riley


Unknown: John Wilson.
Producer: Erin Riley

: Memories of Gascony

Pierre Koffman is the chef patron at La Tante Claire , one of London's most celebrated restaurants. His autobiographical cookbook, adapted and dramatised in five parts by Rod Dungate , takes us back to his grandparents' farm and kitchen where he spent idyllic holidays and found his vocation. 1: Settling into the rhythm of farm life, Pierre learns a fishing technique, a recipe, and receives a lecture on cows.
Producer David Battcock. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Pierre Koffman
Unknown: La Tante Claire
Unknown: Rod Dungate
Producer: David Battcock.
Pierre: Alan Lerth
Young: Pierre Hughviney
Camille: Jean Trend
Marcel: Keith Drinkel
Ivan: Peter Gunn
Bouilleur: Peter Gunn

: Injured Pride

Months of blood, sweat and tears ended in despair as Graham Henry's British Lions failed by the narrowest of margins to win the rugby series against Australia. Former British Lions international Eddie Butler reveals the story of recriminations, accusations and celebrations as the invading sporting army confronted the enemy in mortal combat.


Presenter: Eddie Butler
Producer: Jeremy Davies

: Crossing Continents

Indonesia. Olenka Frenkiel takes a boat to the Straits of Melakka to meet the children who do back-breaking work on a platform the size of a tennis court. She visits their villages to find out why child slavery exists in Indonesia. Repeated from Thursday

: Growing Science

A series about horticultural science, presented by Pippa Greenwood. Material Matters. Weaving weeds and why for dyers, grass isn't green. Producer GabiRsher


Presented By: Pippa Greenwood.

: Nation Builders

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Stephen Sackur.


Unknown: Stephen Sackur.

: S Book at Bedtime: On the Road

Toby Stephens reads a ten-part serialisation of Jack Kerouac 's American cult classic. 6: Beat and deserted in San FranciSCO. Abridged and produced by Jane Marshall


Unknown: Toby Stephens
Unknown: Jack Kerouac
Produced By: Jane Marshall

: A Fearful Symmetry

On this day in 1945 the white heat of the atom bomb obliterated the city of Hiroshima. It is also the Christian Feast of the Transfiguration. The BBC
Philharmonic unites with the voices of Fiona Shaw and Robert Tear to explore the "fearful symmetry" between the light of destruction and the light of salvation. Introduced by Mark Lawson who is in conversation with poet Michael Symmons Roberts and composer James Whitbourn. Producer Denis Nowan (R)


Performer: Fiona Shaw
Performer: Robert Tear
Introduced By: Mark Lawson
Guest: Michael Symmons Roberts
Guest: James Whitbourn
Producer: Denis Nowan

: Colloquies

The Way We Are. Thomas Lynch 's Sony Gold award-winning essay on his family's battles with alcohol. Producer Kate McAll (R)


Unknown: Thomas Lynch
Producer: Kate McAll

: News

: Book of the Week: Her Own Woman

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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