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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Elfed ap Nefydd Roberts.


Unknown: Nefydd Roberts.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock.


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths.

: Just Looking

A new series looking at the way shopping fits into our lives and how it shapes us, presented by Amanda Vickery. ShoppingforAII. Today she is joined by Alun Michael , MPforthe Cooperative Party, to explore how shopping has reached the masses overthe past three centuries. Producer Virginia Crompton. Repeated 9.30pm


Presented By: Amanda Vickery.
Unknown: Alun Michael
Producer: Virginia Crompton.

: Hidden Depths

Rick Stein's four-part portrait of the fishing community of Great Britain and an industry essentially in decline. In this first programme he takes a tour of the well-stocked and colourful fish market at Newlyn and talks to the fishermen of St Ives about the difficulties and dangers they face to provide such abundance.


Presenter: Rick Stein
Producer: Viv Beeby

: Book of the Week: Tunnel Visions

Journeys of an Underground Philosopher Platform 6 at Oxford Circus is the backdrop to this wryly intelligent quest for value and meaning in our lives. As a part-time station assistant Christopher Ross submits himself to London Underground's sometimes idiosyncratic personnel training and is then let loose to observe and ponderthe rich pageant of human life below ground. Read in five parts by David Thorpe. Part 1. Abridged and produced by Jill Waters. Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Christopher Ross
Unknown: David Thorpe.
Produced By: Jill Waters.

: Daily Service

From St Martin's Church, Belfast, led by the Rev Dr Bert Tosh. With Cappella Caeciliana, directed by Donal McCrisken. Ephesians 4, wl7-24.


Unknown: Dr Bert Tosh.
Directed By: Donal McCrisken.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray investigates the "curse" of choice and asks if we have too much or too little. Drama: The History of the Life and Memoirs of the Late Ingenious Mrs Aphra Behn by Alison Joseph. Part 6 of 10. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Mrs Aphra Behn
Unknown: Alison Joseph.

: Carnival Queens

Glamour, power and influence - all part of life as a Carnival Queen in Southend-on-Sea. Queens may still have chaperones and celebrity status, but what exactly is the appeal forthe modern girl? Sara Parker hears from queens past and present as they assemble for this year's event, and asks if the tradition will survive the next 75 years. Producer Sara Parker


Unknown: Sara Parker
Producer: Sara Parker

: Hare Lane Diaries

A new six-part comedy by Lyndon Mallet.
1: Chaos commences when Jessica decides to rent a room to Rex, who brings only an empty birdcage and dodgy DIY skills to the tranquility of her home. Unknown to each otherthey share a secret-the diary habit. Director Kate Valentine


Comedy By: Lyndon Mallet.
Director: Kate Valentine
Jessica: Frances Barber
Rex: David Bamber

: 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 nationwide 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: the south Of England. Producer Richard Edis. Rptd Saturday 11pm


Unknown: Robert Robinson.
Producer: Richard Edis.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Smiles of a Summer Night

Ingmar Bergman 's screenplay is adapted for radio by Shaun McKenna. Set in the enchanted birch groves of Sweden at the beginning of the 20th century, the script was the inspiration for Stephen Sondheim 's stage musical A Little Night Music. Fredrik Egerman thinks himself content with a child bride the same age as his son, until he sets eyes on his past love -the vivacious Desiree Armfeldt. Director Marion Nancarrow


Unknown: Ingmar Bergman
Unknown: Shaun McKenna.
Unknown: Stephen Sondheim
Music: Fredrik Egerman
Unknown: Desiree Armfeldt.
Director: Marion Nancarrow
Fredrik: Nicholas Farrell
Desiree: Samantha Spiro
Count Malcolm: Samuel West
Countess Malcolm: Claire Carrie
Mrs Armfeldt: Sara Kestelman
Anne: Rebecca Johnson
Henrik: Lfan Meredith
Petra: Maxine Peake
Frid: Sean Baker
Clerk: Sean Baker
Niklas: Ray Lonnen
2nd Clerk: Ray Lonnen
Malla: Joanna Munro
2nd Actress: Joanna Munro
1st Actress: Carolyn Pickles

: The Commuters

Nigel Williams muses on the very British albatross that is the daily commute, and en route talks to journeymen who take planes, trains, automobiles and ferries. Producer Rebecca Stratford


Unknown: Nigel Williams
Producer: Rebecca Stratford

: The Food Programme

Extended repeat from yesterday 12.30pm

: Whatever Gets You Through....

Muriel Gray and guests explore the questions that preoccupy Our age. Producer Lindsay Leonard


Unknown: Muriel Gray
Producer: Lindsay Leonard

: PM

With Clare English and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: Just a Minute

Nicholas Parsons hosts the panel game from the Pleasance in Edinburgh, with Jenny Eclair , Clement Freud , Paul Merton and Graham Norton. Producer Claire Jones. Rptd Sunday 12 noon
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Volumes of Just a Minute now available on audio cassette from all good retail outlets and www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Jenny Eclair
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Graham Norton.
Producer: Claire Jones.

: The Archers

It's not much Of a holiday for Helen. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

The Skyliners. Mark Lawson talks to leading architects about the journey from the drawing board tO the Street. Producer Lawrence Pollard


Talks: Mark Lawson
Producer: Lawrence Pollard

: The History of the Lif and Memoirs of theLate ingenious Mrs Aphra Behn

A ten-part series by Alison Joseph charting the life of the 17th-century playwright. 6: Lovers. Reprobate lawyer John Hoyle wins Aphra's heart and becomes the role model forthe loveable rogues in her plays. with Clare Corbett , Phillip Joseph and Gordon Reid Director Gemma Jenkins. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Alison Joseph
Unknown: John Hoyle
Unknown: Clare Corbett
Unknown: Phillip Joseph
Unknown: Gordon Reid
Director: Gemma Jenkins.
Aphra: Samantha Bond
Elizabeth: Emma Fielding
Edward: Andrew Wlncott
Charles: Jonathan Keeble
Emily: Alison Pettltt
Tom: Kenny Blythe
John Hoyle: Thomas Arnold
John Wilmot: Lfan Meredith

: Policing the Union

Edward Stourton investigates prostitution in the EU and looks atwhetherthe police in Sweden have anything to teach the rest of us. In Britain prostitution is a crime, yet on the streets of Stockholm it is the client who is the criminal. Producer Sue Davies


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Producer: Sue Davies

: Firefighting in Banja Luka

Howard Leaderwatches while British firefighters put a group of Serbs, Croats and Bosnians through a crash course. In five days they are melded into teams of firefighters before returning to their own units in Bosnia Herzegovina, the lucky ones taking one of the Six British fire engines. Producer Richard Bannerman (R)


Unknown: Howard Leaderwatches
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: Nature

Great Apes and the Future of Conservation. The
United Nations is launching a last-ditch attempt to save the world's great apes. But if we have failed so far with these high-profile species, is it time to re-evaluate the aims and methods of global wildlife conservation? Mark Carwardine investigates. Producer Grant Sonnex Repeated tomorrow 11am


Unknown: Mark Carwardine

: Just Looking

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Roger Hearing.

: S Book at Bedtime: Super-Cannes

David Suchet reads JG Ballard's thriller. Abridged in 15 parts by Neville Teller. 11: A terrible discovery is made which incriminates all the workforce at Eden Olympia. Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: David Suchet
Unknown: Neville Teller.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: Home Truths

Repeated from Saturday 9am

: News

: Book of the Week: Tunnel Visions

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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