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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Katherine Meyer.


Unknown: Katherine Meyer.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

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


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sue McGregor.
Unknown: Lionel Blue.

: Just Looking

Amanda Vickery investigates the role shopping plays in our lives and how we are shaped by it.
3: Do Real Men Shop? John O'Farrell , author of Things Can Only Get Better and The Best a Man Can Get, joins Vickery to investigate the history of the hidden Shopper. Producer Hilary Dunn. Repeated 9.30pm


Unknown: Amanda Vickery
Unknown: John O'Farrell
Producer: Hilary Dunn.

: Hidden Depths

Rick Stein's four-part portrait of the declining fishing industry of Great Britain, and its community. In episode three, Stein visits Galway, where he weighs up the pros and cons of salmon farming and visits a world-famous oyster pub.


Presenter: Rick Stein
Producer: Viv Beeby

: Daily Service

Presented by: Judy Merry from Emmanuel Church. Exodus 19, wlO-14; 16-20. Director of music Richard Tanner


Presented By: Judy Merry
Music: Richard Tanner

: Book of the Week: A Life's Work

Rachel Cusk 's account of the true nature of motherhood is abridged in five parts by Julia Butt and read by Abigail Cruttenden. 1. Birth. "Having been brought up to think it remarkable that after centuries of agony and death in childbirth women had finally been offered anaesthetics, it takes me some time to come around to the notion of natural Childbirth." Producer Julia Butt. Repeated at 12.30am.


Unknown: Rachel Cusk
Unknown: Julia Butt
Read By: Abigail Cruttenden.
Producer: Julia Butt.

: Woman's Hour

Naomi Wolf joins Jenni Murray to discuss her latest book, Misconceptions, which addresses the myths and half truths of "the pregnancy business".
Drama: Diary of a Provincial Ladyby EM Delafield, adapted by Mike Harris. Part lof 10. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Naomi Wolf
Unknown: Jenni Murray
Adapted By: Mike Harris.

: Captain's Log

The last of two programmes in which Simon Calder investigates how ships' log books from the past fourcenturies are provingto be a rich source of information fortoday's scientists. 2. Calder meets the scientists and historians who are plundering the archives to see what clues our maritime history can give about changes in global climate. Producer Pamela Rutherford


Unknown: Simon Calder
Producer: Pamela Rutherford

: The Hare Lane Diaries

Lyndon Mallet's six-part comedy in which two flatmates' struggles for tolerance are expressed via their wildly differing diaries. 3: When Jessica throws a dinner party, Rex's social skills are put to the test with both man and beast.
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 to find this year's Brain of Britain. Including Beat the Brains, in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants. Chairman Robert Robinson. First round: the Midlands and East Anglia. Producer Richard Edis. Rptd Saturday llpm


Unknown: Robert Robinson.
Producer: Richard Edis.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Smokers

Andy Rashleigh 's drama focuses on a group of workers who, every day on a street in Islington, London, meet in the only place in which they can enjoy their favourite indulgence - cigarette.
DirectorClive Brill


Unknown: Andy Rashleigh
Dot: Maria Charles
Billie: Kara Tointon
Jack: Benedict Sandford
Micky: Chris Pavlo
Fiona: Poppy Miller
Biker: Andy Rashleigh
Arnold: James Green
Boy: Freddie Norton

: Money Box Live

Financial experts answer listeners' personal finance questions. Presented by Vincent Duggleby. Lines are open on [number removed]from 1.30pm. Producer Georgina Davies


Presented By: Vincent Duggleby.
Producer: Georgina Davies

: Tales from East Anglia

Five weekday stories by writers to whom being East Anglian has been an important element in their work. 1: Master of None. In Ronald Blythe 's story, a countryman applies for an unusual job, but to secure it he must find someone to speak for his character. Read by the author, who also wrote the classic account of rural change, Akenfield. Director Ivan Howlett


Unknown: Ronald Blythe
Director: Ivan Howlett

: Gappers

Weekday series following five young people making positive useof theiryear off between school and university. 1: Adventure. Along with 42 otheryoung volunteers, 18-year-old Vijay Shah prepares to spend six weeks in a tent in the arctic tundra with the British Schools Expeditionary Service. Producers Rachael Pink and Sara Parker


Unknown: Vijay Shah
Producers: Rachael Pink
Producers: Sara Parker

: The Food Programme

When 18th-century gentry wanted a treat they sent for potted fish from the Lake District. In the age of the deepfreeze, how useful is the product? Extended repeat from yesterday 12.30pm


Unknown: Lake District.

: Whatever Gets You Through....

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


Unknown: Muriel Gray
Producer: Lindsay Leonard

: PM

With Clare English and Nigel Wrench.

: Quote, Unquote

First in a new nine-part series of favourite quotes and anecdotes. Presented by Nigel Rees with Benedict Nightingale , Max Hastings , Loyd Grossman and Julia Langdon. Producer Carol Smith. Rptd Sunday 12 noon BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Quote, Unquote is available on cassette at all good retailers and www.bbcshop.com. Call [number removed].


Presented By: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Benedict Nightingale
Unknown: Max Hastings
Unknown: Loyd Grossman
Unknown: Julia Langdon.
Producer: Carol Smith.

: The Archers

Eddie takes pains for Joe's birthday. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts interviews, news and the verdict on The Fast and the Furious, a film about street-racers that proved a surprise hit in America this summer. Producer Kirsty Pope


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Kirsty Pope

: Diary of a Provincial Lady

Imelda Staunton stars in a ten-part dramatisation of EM Delafield's comic novels, adapted by Mike Harris. 1: Elizabeth's modest literary achievements result in an invitation to America. How will herhusband react?
DirectorClive Brill. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Imelda Staunton
Adapted By: Mike Harris.
Elizabeth: Imelda Staunton
MrsTressider: Susan Brown
Robert: Nicholas Le Prevost
Caroline: Anne-Marie Duff

: Under the Covers

A new three-part series in which Nick Clarke looks behind the scenes at the England and Wales Cricket Board during a summer of drama and controversy on and off the pitch. 1: Money, pornography and crowd invasions. Producer Brian King


Unknown: Nick Clarke

: Changing Places

The Past and Future Farm. Sandra Sykes visits Lark Rise Farm in Cambridgeshire, which has been transformed by farmer and conservationist Robin Page in less than four years. Now barn owls and otters breed there and many species of farmland birds, including the skylark, have returned. The profitable future of the farm has been secured by lookingto past farming techniques but would these methods work elsewhere?
Producer Julian Hector. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Sandra Sykes
Unknown: Robin Page
Producer: Julian Hector.

: Nature

Bats. There are 16 species of bat in the UK, yet the creatures remain shrouded in mystery. Why are they nocturnal, why do they hang upside-down and, most importantly, how are they coping with the changing landscape? Mark Carwardioe discovers the latest in bat research and investigates their puzzling swarming behaviour.
Producer Joanne Stevens. Repeated tomorrow 11am


Unknown: Mark Carwardioe
Producer: Joanne Stevens.

: Just Looking

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: The Siege

Helen Dunmore's new novel about a family caught up in the struggle to survive the siege of Leningrad in 1942 is abridged in ten parts by Sally Marmion and read by Sara Kestelman. Part 1. ProducerDi Speirs.


Unknown: Sally Marmion
Read By: Sara Kestelman.
Unknown: Producerdi Speirs.

: Home Truths

Repeated from Saturday 9am

: News

: Book of the Week: A Life's Work

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.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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