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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Roger Hutchings.


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.

: FarmingToday

Presented by Sarah Mukherjee.
Producer Steve Peacock


Presented By: Sarah Mukherjee.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
6.25, 7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Huw Spanner.
8.32 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Huw Spanner.

: India v England -the Third One Day International

The action moves south to Madras, with commentary by Jonathan Agnew, Henry Blofeld, Angus Fraser, Sunil Gavaskarand Simon Mann. Producer Peter Baxter * Approximate time

: Act of Worship

With Canon Noel Vincent.

: Book

of the Week: A Cook's Tour By Anthony Bourdain. 5: Vietnam (Revisited). For details see Monday. Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Anthony Bourdain.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney. Drama: Les Misérables. By Victor Hugo. Part 20. PHONE: [number removed]. E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Victor Hugo.

: India v England -the Third One Day International

The action moves south to Madras, with commentary by Jonathan Agnew, Henry Blofeld, Angus Fraser, Sunil Gavaskarand Simon Mann. Producer Peter Baxter * Approximate time

: Crossing the Black Waters

A new three-part series in which Mukti Jain Campion explores the social legacy of the English East India Company on 400 years of relations between Britain and the Indian subcontinent. 1: Identity. How the company transformed the way Indians and Britons looked at themselves and each other. Producers Mukti Jain Campion and Chris Eldon Lee


Unknown: Mukti Jain Campion
Producers: Mukti Jain Campion
Producers: Chris Eldon Lee

: A Certain Age: 1: The Mother

A series of six monologues about women, written by Lynne Truss.
At a certain age, women gain huge confidence about themselves because they realise life is too short to worry about being shy and inferior. Six women have reached their forty-something years, and each has a very different, and sometimes surprising, story to tell.
Starring Siobhan Redmond.

Siobhan Redmond stars in the first of six women's monologues about the confidence that comes with age A Certain Age
11.30am R4 FM

According to experts in the field - and no man can convincingly claim to be one - by the time women reach a certain age, round about 40, they have enough self-knowledge to stop playing the shrinking violet and start behaving as if every day counts. That is the broad thesis behind these six monologues written by Lynne Truss, a writer with a rare combination of wit and insight. So we need not worry about the writing: what about the delivery? A half-hour monologue is not easy to sustain but producer Dawn Ellis has rounded up some excellent readers for the series, starting today with Siobhan Redmond telling the story of a woman examining her attitude to her daughter and the daughter's new boyfriend. Dawn French reads the last story in the series and the intervening four monologues are delivered by Rebecca Front, Lindsey Coulson, Janine Duvitski and Lesley Manville.


Writer: Lynne Truss.
Producer: Dawn Ellis
[Actor]: Siobhan Redmond

: India v England -the Third One Day International

The action moves south to Madras, with commentary by Jonathan Agnew, Henry Blofeld, Angus Fraser, Sunil Gavaskarand Simon Mann. Producer Peter Baxter * Approximate time

: 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

: India v England -the Third One Day International

The action moves south to Madras, with commentary by Jonathan Agnew, Henry Blofeld, Angus Fraser, Sunil Gavaskarand Simon Mann. Producer Peter Baxter * Approximate time

: Feedback

Roger Bolton airs your views and opinions on BBC Radio programmes and policy. Producer Peter Everett. Write to: Feedback. PO Box 2100. London W1A 1QT PHONE: [number removed]. FAX [number removed] E-MAIL: feedback@bbc.co.uk. Repeated on Sunday


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Peter Everett.

: Afternoon Play: I Will Tell

Adapted by Rachel Gaffin from the book Children's Wartime Diaries collected by Laurel Holliday. Four children, Eva Heyman , Yitskhok Rudashevski , Mary Berg and Ephraim Shtenkler , who lived in Europe during the Second World War, recorded in their diaries the horrors they endured and their own experiences of fear and courage, as well as recounting the pride they felt in small achievements and triumphs over the impossible difficulties they faced. Musicians Dmitri van Zwanenberg and Karen Fotherby Director Catherine Bailey


Adapted By: Rachel Gaffin
Unknown: Eva Heyman
Unknown: Yitskhok Rudashevski
Unknown: Mary Berg
Unknown: Ephraim Shtenkler
Musicians: Dmitri van Zwanenberg
Musicians: Karen Fotherby
Director: Catherine Bailey
Eva: Loo Brealey
Evas father: Robert Hands
Ephraim: Simon Lipkin
Yitzkhok: Frankie Carson
Mary: Caroline Catz
Policeman: Nigel Anthony
Marishka: Susan Engel

: Veg Talk

Gregg Wallace and Charlie Hicks chew overThai food in the last of the current series. They arejoined by restaurateur Virul Ramasuttochatto listeners about Thai herbs and vegetables. Producer Paula McGinley. PHONE: [number removed]. Lines open from 1.30pm


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

: Five Tales from the American Outback

5: The Revolt of "Mother". By Marye Wilkins Freeman. What makes a hard-working, God-fearing woman choose to live in a barn? Read by Kelly Maurer. Producer Martin Jenkins


Unknown: Marye Wilkins Freeman.
Read By: Kelly Maurer.
Producer: Martin Jenkins

: Tall Ship to Antarctica

The final report from the audio log ofTodd Jarrell. The Europa visits Port Lockroy, which has a population of 100,000 Gentoo penguins and two humans, and where Kenn Back runs the world's most remote post Office. For details see Monday


Unknown: Kenn Back

: Word of Mouth

Michael Rosen presents another programme about words and the way we speak. 8: How You Say. A huge study of English spoken as a second language in Europe may lead to the quirks of Eurospeak being taught to future generations. Is good, no? Producer Bella Bannerman. Repeated Sunday 8.30pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Bella Bannerman.

: The Message

Conversation about how current media trends affect modern life, with Jenni Murray and guests. Producer Dave Harvey


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

: The Now Show

The show that uses a potent mixture of sketches, songs and observational humourto take the pulse of the nation's Zeitgeist. Starring Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis with Mitch Benn , Marcus Brigstocke , Emma Kennedy and Jon Holmes.
Producer Adam Bromley. Repeated Saturday 12.30pm


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Mitch Benn
Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown: Emma Kennedy
Unknown: Jon Holmes.
Producer: Adam Bromley.

: The Archers

Tim is away for the weekend.
Written by Caroline Harrington. Director Keri Davies
Editor Vanessa Whitburn. ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB' send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Caroline Harrington.
Director: Keri Davies
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn.
Jill: Patricia Greene
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Nigel: Graham Seed
Elizabeth: Alison Dowling
Tony: Colin Skipp
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Tom: Tom Graham
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
George: Graham Roberts
Christine: Lesley Saweard
Jack: Arnold Peters
Peggy: June Spencer
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Neil: Brian Hewlett
Susan: Charlotte Martin
Emma: Felicity Jones
Mike: Terry Molloy
Betty: Pamela Craig
Brenda: Amy Shindler
Caroline: Sara Coward
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Siobhan: Caroline Lennon
Jolene: Buffy Davis
Oliver: Michael Cochrane

: Front Row

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


Unknown: Francine Stock

: Les Misérables

By Victor Hugo , dramatised by Lin Coghlan.
20: Valjean must find his way through the maze of the Paris sewer system if he is to save Marius's life For details see Monday. Repeat of 10.45am


Unknown: Victor Hugo
Dramatised By: Lin Coghlan.

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs a political discussion from Oxfordshire. On the panel are Lord Jenkins,
Margaret Beckett MP, Lord Tebbitt and author
Ronan Bennett.
Producer Lisa Jenkinson.


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Margaret Beckett
Unknown: Ronan Bennett

: Letter from America

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


Commentator: Alistair Cooke.

: The Friday Play: The Tuner

By Kevin Fegan. Chocker is an ex-miner who hates the daylight. Obsessed with tuning in to other people's conversations, he gets caught up with the mysterious radio girl - who knows details about his past.
Sound design and music by Andrew Langmanis Diey Director Nadia Molinari


Unknown: Kevin Fegan.
Music By: Andrew Langmanis Diey
Director: Nadia Molinari
Chocker: Ian Mercer
Radio girl: Katy Cavanagh
Gary: Ian Peck

: The World Tonight

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


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

: Book at Bedtime: A Loaf of Bread, a Jug of Wine

The last in the series of narrative poems.
5:Autobiography. By Adrian Henri. An archive recording of the Liverpool poet, who died just over a year ago, reading the first part of his touching and highly-praised memoir in poetry, producer Sara Davies


Unknown: Adrian Henri.
Producer: Sara Davies

: The Copysnatchers

David Aaronovitch is joined by guests from Iceland, Kuwait and Australia who have their say on what it's like living in Britain. Producer Katy Hickman


Unknown: David Aaronovitch
Producer: Katy Hickman

: Today in Parliament

News, views and features on today's stories in Parliament and behind the scenes in committee.

: News

: Book of the Week: A Cook's Tour

5: Vietnam (Revisited). The last in the series. Rptof9.45am

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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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