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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr William Crawley


Unknown: Dr William Crawley

: Today 6.00-6.30, 7.10-9.00

With Alan Little and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rt Rev Richard Harries
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Alan Little
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Richard Harries

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is Sir Cameron Mackintosh. As a young boy, he went to see a production of Salad Days and was so entranced that he introduced himself to the show's composer Julian Slade and decided immediately to become a producer. Over the last 20 years he has produced a string of hits including Cats, Miss Saigon, Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables and My Fair Lady. See the radio Choice On page 126. Rpt of Sunday at 11.15am


Unknown: Sir Cameron MacKintosh.
Unknown: Julian Slade

: Act of Worship

Presented from Cardiff by the Rev Roy Jenkins


Unknown: Roy Jenkins

: Book of the Week: The Bullfighter Checks HerMake-up

Bestselling author Susan Orlean takes a wry and idiosyncratic look at the lives of extraordinary people. 5: La Matadora Revisa Su Maquillaje. The title story from the collection offers a portrait of Cristina Sanchez , the first woman to qualify as a matador in Spain. Read by Buffy Davis. Abridged and produced by Gaynor Macfarlane. Repeated at 12.30am.


Unknown: Susan Orlean
Unknown: Cristina Sanchez
Read By: Buffy Davis.
Produced By: Gaynor MacFarlane.

: Woman's Hour

Martha Kearney hosts lively and topical interviews and discussions from a woman's point of view. Drama: Not Me, but Us by Maggie Allen. Part 10. PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearney
Unknown: Maggie Allen.

: Things to Do Today

If you're starting to feel your life is crumbling under the weight of "things to do" lists, then take comfort: you're not alone. Incurable list-maker DillieKeane meets fellow addicts Alvin Hall , Nigel Slater and Tony Benn , forwhom one list is never enough. Producer Caroline Barbour


Unknown: Alvin Hall
Unknown: Nigel Slater
Unknown: Tony Benn
Producer: Caroline Barbour

: Getting Nowhere Fast

The last part of Mervyn Stutter's comedy.
4: Up on the Roof. Dominic's cold hearted decision to turn the Vodka and Veggie cafe into a re-hab clinic leads to non-violent direct action from the unlikeliest of sources - the Waterloo Sunset Pensioner Commune Heavy Metal Ensemble.
Producer Mario Stylianides


Producer: Mario Stylianides
Merv: Mervyn Stutter
Pam: Lill Roughley
Dibden: John Challis
PC Dilkes: Chris Etteridge
Chantal: Tracey-Ann Oberman
Nev: Martin Freeman

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite.
Editor Chris Burns. PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: youandyours@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.
Editor: Chris Burns.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: A World in Your Ear

Another selection of international radio highlights. As many EU countries get ready to become one happy Euro family, Emily Buchanan delves into her purse to take a closer look at the world of finance. Big business, small shopkeepers, children's piggy banks: if money makes the world go round, this edition brings the full globalisation experience. Producer Leonida Kruschelnycky. Repeated on Sunday


Unknown: Emily Buchanan
Producer: Leonida Kruschelnycky.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Pyramid

By William Golding , dramatised in three parts by Michael Bakewell. 3: A Sprat to Catch a Mackerel Oliver suffers at the hands of the frail but formidable music teacher, Bounce.
Piano Bredan Piercey. Violin Anna Darvas. Director Celia de Wolff


Unknown: William Golding
Unknown: Michael Bakewell.
Piano: Bredan Piercey.
Violin: Anna Darvas.
Director: Celia de Wolff
Oliver: Simon Scardifield
Adult Oliver: Robert Glenister
Mother: Joanna David
Father: Terrence Hardiman
Bounce: Frances Jeater
Henry Mark: Lewis Jones
Mary: Anna Darvas
Mr Dawlish: Simon Treves
Young Oliver: Thomas Glenister

: Veg Talk

Gregg Wallace and Charlie Hicks , along with chef Charlotte English, chat to listeners about fruit and veg from the West Indies. Producer Paula McGinley. PHONE: [number removed]. Lines open from 1.30pm


Unknown: Gregg Wallace
Unknown: Charlie Hicks
Producer: Paula McGinley.

: The Funniest Thing I Ever Heard

5: Neil Pearson reads an extract from Tony Hawks's comic travelogue Round Ireland with a Fridge. Producer Rachel Horan


Unknown: Neil Pearson
Producer: Rachel Horan

: The Snowman

He is the sandcastle of an inclement season, the winter equivalent of the scarecrow and the jolliest of the folk-figure creations. A Christmas celebration of the snowman. Producer Alison Quinn (R)


Producer: Alison Quinn

: Word of Mouth

Michael Rosen presents another programme about words and the way we speak. 2: Whatever! "Don't go there," he said, "do me afavour, leave it out."
"Sorted!" I replied. This week, the wonderful world of taglines.... Enjoy! Producer Simon Elmes. Rptd Sunday 8. 30pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Simon Elmes.

: The Message

Conversation about how current media trends affect modern life, with Jenni Murray and guests.
Producer Dave Harvey. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/themessage


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producer: Dave Harvey.

: PM

With Eddie Mair and Carolyn Quinn. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: Dead Ringers

The award-winning impressionist show. Starring Kevin Connelly , Jon Culshaw , Mark Perry and Jan Ravens. Producer Mario Stylianides. Repeated Saturday 12.30pm
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Dead Ringers Series 2, Part 2 and The
Specials (featuring non-broadcast material) are both available now on audio cassette and CD from all good retailers and from www.bbcshop.com. Call [number removed]


Unknown: Kevin Connelly
Unknown: Jon Culshaw
Unknown: Mark Perry
Unknown: Jan Ravens.
Producer: Mario Stylianides.

: The Archers

Frozen fingers at Willow Farm.

ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an sae to [address removed]


Written By: Graham Harvey
Director: Peter Leslie Wild
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Jill: Patricia Greene
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Helen: Louiza Patikas
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Debbie: Tamsin Greig
George: Graham Roberts
Sid: Alan Devereux
Kathy: Hedli Niklaus
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
William: Philip Molloy
Ed: Barry Farrimond
Neil: Brian Hewlett
Emma: Felicity Jones
Betty: Pamela Craig
Robert: Graham Blockey
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Greg: Marc Finn
Siobhan: Caroline Lennon
Jolene: Buffy Davis
French waiter: Bernard Gallagher

: Front Row

Francine Stock chairs the arts show with interviews, news and reviews. Producer Sally Spurring

: Not Me, but Us

The final part of Maggie Allen 's drama. 10: With a rival medical school forwomen in Edinburgh, there is a race for Sophia Jex-Blake to gain recognition for her Students. For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Maggie Allen
Unknown: Sophia Jex-Blake

: Any Questions?

Nick Clarke chairs a political discussion, from Belfast. Producer Lisa Jenkinson. Repeated Saturday 1.15pm


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson.

: Letter from America

With veteran commentator Alistair Cooke.
Repeated Saturday 5.45am and Sunday 8.45am


Speaker: Alistair Cooke

: The Harbour

By Anne Theron. A love thriller set in Milford Haven docks. When Bernard goes in search of his runaway wife he uncovers a story of promises and betrayal.
Director Alison Hindell


Unknown: Anne Theron.
Director: Alison Hindell
Julia: Melanie Walters
Bernard: Anthony O'Donnell
Annie: Helen Griffin
Santiago: Steven Meo

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.
Editors Prue Keely and Jenni Russell. E-MAIL: world.tonight@bbc.co.uk WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/worldtonight


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.
Editors: Prue Keely
Editors: Jenni Russell.

: Book at Bedtime: Persuasion

Juliet Stevenson reads the concluding part of Jane Austen 's much-loved romance.
15: Happiness at Last. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Juliet Stevenson
Unknown: Jane Austen

: Last Man In

Jim White introduces the sports magazine programme with looking at the human stories and passions behind the week's big events. Producer Richard Mcllroy


Introduces: Jim White
Producer: Richard McLlroy

: Today in Parliament

News, views and features.

: News

: Book of the Week: The Bullfighter

Checks Her Make-up 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.

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