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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Peter Baker.


Unknown: Peter Baker.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Sue MacGregor.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With the Right Rev James Jones.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: James Jones.

: Start the Week

Tom Sutcliffe isjoined by guests, including writers Margaret Drabble and Boris Johnson , to discuss the latest ideas and issues.
Producer Ariane Koek. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Margaret Drabble
Unknown: Boris Johnson
Producer: Ariane Koek.

: Book of the Week: Betty Boothroyd - theAutobiography

The first female Speaker of the House of Commons reads excerpts from her new account of her life. Abridged in five parts by Katrin Williams. Producer Duncan Minshull. Repeated at 12.30am.


Unknown: Katrin Williams.
Producer: Duncan Minshull.

: Daily Service

Led by Dr David Cook from Emmanuel Church. 0, God of Hope (Repton); 1 Micah 4, wl-4; How Lovely on the Mountains(OurGod Reigns); Onward, Christian Pilgrims (St Gertrude). Director of music Cathy Roberts.


Unknown: Dr David Cook
Unknown: Emmanuel Church.
Music: Cathy Roberts.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray. Drama: Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell. Part 1. Drama repeated at7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Mary Barton
Unknown: Elizabeth Gaskell.

: Random Edition

A new six-part series in which Peter Snow looks at stories uncovered in a single copy of a newspaper from the past. 1: The Public Advertiser for 15 April 1755. A trip to Lichfield, birthplace of Samuel Johnson , to discover what made the man who made the first modern English dictionary, and an article about imported "Turkey carpets" prompts the tale of how Thomas Whitty set about proving that Turkish carpets could be made more cheaply - in AxminSter. Producer Andrew Green


Unknown: Samuel Johnson
Unknown: Thomas Whitty
Producer: Andrew Green

: Dr Finlay: Adventures of a Black Bag

Sue Rodwell's new six-part dramatisation of AJ Cronin 's stories set in a Scottish medical practice. 2: Who Laughs Last. Finlay meets his match in Miss Meg Mirlees , the stingiest, meanest most cunning widow in Scotland.
Producer Jeremy Howe


Unknown: Aj Cronin
Unknown: Miss Meg Mirlees
Producer: Jeremy Howe
Dr Finlay: John Gordon Sinclair
Dr Cameron: Brian Pettifer
Janet: Katy Murphy
Meg Mirlees: Claire Nielson
NurseAngus: Sharon Small

: 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 including Beat the Brains, in which listeners puttheirown questions. The chairman is Robert Robinson. Producer Richard Edis. Repeated Saturday llpm


Unknown: Robert Robinson.
Producer: Richard Edis.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Hidden History: When Tiger Woods Comes to Tiger Bay

By Leonora Brito.
Marcus's search for identity is focused when he learns of his white grandmother's involvement in the 1919 Cardiff race riots.


Writer: Leonora Brito
Director: Alison Hindell
Marcus: Adam Amos
Eddie: Laurence Allan
Queenie: Gwenllian Davies
Sheila: Karin Diamond

: Money Box Live

Experts answer listeners' personal finance questions. With Paul Lewis. Lines are open on [number removed] from 1.30pm. Producer Jennifer Clarke


Unknown: Paul Lewis.
Producer: Jennifer Clarke

: On Stage at Cheltenham

Five recordings of authors reading theirwork before audiences at the Cheltenham Festival of Literature. 1: Clackety Clack down the Track: Telling Train
Stories by Tracy Chevalier. A new piece of work that describes how the author discovered the essence of a good story when forced to make up stories for hertrain-obsessed Son. Producer Jane Greenwood


Unknown: Clackety Clack
Stories By: Tracy Chevalier.
Producer: Jane Greenwood

: Wind in the Willows

A five-part weekday series investigating real-life counterparts to scenes in Kenneth Grahame 's novel The Wind in the Willows. 1: Who's That Handsome Man?
About 80 years ago, Colonel
Francis Ricardo was spotted speeding in an open-topped car with a woman who was not his wife. With Jo Morris. Reader Hilary Neville. Producer Matt Thompson


Unknown: Kenneth Grahame
Unknown: Francis Ricardo
Reader: Jo Morris.
Reader: Hilary Neville.
Producer: Matt Thompson

: The Food Programme

The human brain is 60 per cent fat and needs essential fats to operate. What does this tell us about the origins of the human race, and what effect has our changing diet had on our mental health? Sheila Dillon investigates.
Extended repeat from yesterday 12.30pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon

: Four Corners

Anne MacKenzie with international conversation tackling issues ranging from politics to popular culture, sportto science, and art to anthropology. Producer Amber Dawson


Unknown: Anne MacKenzie
Producer: Amber Dawson

: PM

With Nigel Wrench and Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Nigel Wrench
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: Quote.... Unquote

Nigel Rees 's guests on the anecdotal panel show are Benedict Nightingale, Loyd Grossman , Max Hastings and Julia Langdon. The reader is Meryl O'Keeffe.
Producer Carol Smith. E MAIL quote.unquote@bbc.co.uk. Rptd Sunday BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Quote ... Unquote is available on cassette at all good retailers and www.bbcshop.com. Call [number removed]


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Loyd Grossman
Unknown: Max Hastings
Unknown: Julia Langdon.
Producer: Carol Smith.

: The Archers

Emma's stereo is too personal. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock with arts interviews, news and reviews. Producer Tim Prosser


Unknown: Francine Stock
Producer: Tim Prosser

: Mary Barton

Elizabeth Gaskell 's frank portrayal of Manchester life in the 1840s created shock waves when it was published and established her reputation. The novel is dramatised in 20 parts by Lavinia Murray.
1: Mary Barton , the daughter of cotton weaver John Barton , is wooed by her childhood sweetheart.
Director Claire Grove. Producers Claire Grove and Tracey Neale. Repeated from 10.45am
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Mary Barton is available on audio cassette at all good retailers and www.bbcshop.com. Call [number removed]


Unknown: Elizabeth Gaskell
Unknown: Lavinia Murray.
Unknown: Mary Barton
Unknown: John Barton
Director: Claire Grove.
Producers: Claire Grove
Producers: Tracey Neale.
Unknown: Mary Barton
John: David Calder
Mary: Emma Rydal
Mrs Barton: Lynne Verrall
George: Paul Copley
Mrs Wilson: Natasha Pyne
Jem: Ian Dunn
Mrs Needham: Kate Rutter
Doctor: Sean Baker
Margaret: Teresa Gallagher
Job Leigh: Roy Hudd
Alice: Marlene Sidaway
Amy: Janice Acquah
Henry: Justin Butcher

: It's My Story: From Telford to the Stream ofDragons

Writer Hsiao-ying Tseng makes the journey of a lifetime as she travels from Shropshire to south
China to meet two of her sisters for the first time. Her moving story reveals the human legacy of the Communist victory of 1949, when thousands of Chinese fled to Taiwan, leaving loved ones behind forever. Producer Chris Eldon Lee


Producer: Chris Eldon Lee

: Changing Places

7: A New Balance. Sandra Sykes meets June Waley from Kippen in Stirlingshire, who started a nature club for her children that developed into the Kippen Environment Centre, the only one of its kind in a village so small, complete with its own unrivalled environmental resource centre. It has spawned
Scotland's first community composting scheme, a full programme of green activities for schools and churches, a community woodland group, a co-op and soon a monthly market and cafe. Repeated from Fnday


Unknown: Sandra Sykes

: Nature

Beyond the Blue Horizon. Blue whales are the biggest creatures that ever lived, yet we know very little about them. One of the remaining populations is off the coast of California, but no one knows where they go to breed or has ever witnessed a birth. John Ruthven investigates the blue whale and the vast waters through which it roams.
Producer Julian Hector. Repeated tomorrow 11am


Unknown: John Ruthven
Producer: Julian Hector.

: Start the Week

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Idea of Perfection

In Kate Grenville 's Orange Prize-winning novel, two strangers arrive in Karakarook, New South Wales, where passions are running high over a local bridge. Can something that seems hopelessly broken be mended? Abridged in ten parts by Elizabeth Bradbury and read by Nicolette McKenzie. Part 6. Producer Sarah Johnson


Unknown: Kate Grenville
Unknown: Elizabeth Bradbury
Read By: Nicolette McKenzie.
Producer: Sarah Johnson

: Home Truths

Shortened repeat from Saturday 9am

: News

: Book of the Week: Betty Boothroyd -

the Autobiography 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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