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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Stephen Shipley.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.

: Farming Today

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly.


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Elaine Storkey.


Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Elaine Storkey.

: Start the Week

Allison Pearson is joined by Malcolm Rifkind who will be arguing that pragmatism and politics are necessary bedfellows.
Producer ArianeKoek Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Allison Pearson
Unknown: Malcolm Rifkind

: Daily Service

Presented by Canon Noel Vincent , with the Portsmouth Grammar School Choir. Come, Let us to the Lord (Kilmarnock). Isaiah 58, wl-5 0 boa,
Creator of Us All (Thorne). Father All-loving (Was Lebet). Director of Music James Henderson.


Presented By: Canon Noel Vincent
Music: James Henderson.

: Book of the Week: Yesterday Morning

Penelope Wilton reads from Diana Athill 's new book: an affectionate but unsentimental memoir or growing up on a large country estate in the twenties. Now in her 85th year, Athill looks back on a childhood unfashionably filled with happiness - a privileged upbringing on a large family estate in Norfolk - but Athill's perspective on this idyllic world is clear-eyed and unsentimental. Abridged in five parts by Samantha Bakhurst. Part 1. Producer Jill Waters Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Penelope Wilton
Unknown: Diana Athill
Unknown: Samantha Bakhurst.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray talks to Elizabeth Wurtzel , author of Prozac Nation, about her new book, More, Now, Again, which describes her descent into and eventual recovery from Ritalin addiction. Drama: The Magpie Stories. Part 1. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Talks: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Elizabeth Wurtzel

: The Easter Story -Myth or History?

Roger Bolton casts a spotlight on the Easter story looking at the political and religious tensions in first-century Jerusalem and the possible models forthe story in classical mythology. Traditional and liberal Christians discuss whether belief in the bodily resurrection of Jesus is essential for Christians today. Producer Elena Curti


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Elena Curti

: The Best a Man Can Get

A A new four-part comedy drama, adapted by John OTarrell from his bestselling novel, telling the story of Michael, ajingle composer and reluctant new dad who's leading secret double life: doing all he things that most men with small children can only dream about. Starring Mark Heap , Tamsin Greig , Dan Chambers , Mark Huckerby , Emma Kennedy and Nick Ostler. producer Lucy Armitage


Adapted By: John Otarrell
Unknown: Mark Heap
Unknown: Tamsin Greig
Unknown: Dan Chambers
Unknown: Mark Huckerby
Unknown: Emma Kennedy
Unknown: Nick Ostler.
Producer: Lucy Armitage

: 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.

: Round Britain Quiz

By what happy coincidence did a clarinettist, a clueless chairman and a good-time singer get together for a strip? Nick Clarke oversees another good-natured contest of lateral thinking and cultural knowledge, as Northern Ireland attempt to avenge their recent defeat by Wales.
Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated Saturday llpm


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Five Beats to the Bar

By Neil d'Souza. In this contemporary love story framed by jazz, a barrister risks her career and her marriage while defending an asylum seeker on a robbery charge.
Producer Claire Grove


Producer: Claire Grove
Kate: Claire Skinner
Said: Daniel Ben-Zenou
Mrs Lalvani: Siddiqua Akhtar
Liz: Sandra Clark
Charles: Gerard McDermott

: Money Box Live

Paul Lewis and guests are on hand to answer listeners' personal finance questions. Lines open at 1.30pm. Telephone [number removed]. Producer Louise Greenwood


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Louise Greenwood

: Stories of Sylvia Townsend Warner

The first of five recently republished stories by one of the 20th-century's most acute observers of English mores. Read by Penelope Wilton. 1: Flora Producer Jeremy Howe


Read By: Penelope Wilton.
Producer: Jeremy Howe

: Under the Zoo

Another chance to hear Chris Packham 's five-part look at the archives ofthe London Zoological Society. 1: Ark in the Park. Who were the men who founded
London Zoo in 1826 and gathered the animals from around the empire? Read by Freddie Jones. Producer Mark Burman


Unknown: Chris Packham
Read By: Freddie Jones.
Producer: Mark Burman

: The Food Programme

Sheila Dillon celebrates seaweed, seamoss and sea lettuce. Why is ourtaste for these highly nutritious low-cost foodstuffs on the wane? Extended repeat from yesterday 12.30pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon

: Beyond Belief

Ernest Rea in conversation with guests about the place of faith in today's complex world, teasing out the hidden and often contradictory truths behind the experiences, values and traditions of our lives. Producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Ernest Rea
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: PM

With Carolyn Quinn and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: Just a Minute

The devious panel game travels to Winchester in Hampshire, where chairman Nicholas Parsons attempts to keep control ofthe proceedings. This week's panellists are Kit Hesketh-Harvey, Paul Merton , Chris Neill and Linda Smith.
Producer Claire Jones. Repeated on Sunday 12.04pm
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Volume 5 of Just a Minute is available on audio cassette from all good retailers and from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Chris Neill
Unknown: Linda Smith.
Producer: Claire Jones.

: The Archers

Janet makes a difficult decision. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts news, interviews, and the verdict on the film A Beautiful Mind starring Russell Crowe as the mathematician John Forbes Nash Jr , who shared a Nobel Prize in 1994 after enduring three decades of schizophrenia. Producer Sally spurring


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Russell Crowe
Unknown: John Forbes Nash Jr

: The Magpie Stories

Ten tales for the superstitious, inspired bythe magpie rhyme. 1: One for Sorrow. By Charlotte
Jones. Howard (Paul Ritter ) finds his ideal woman and She isfamoUS. Director Claire Grove Repeat of 10.45am


Unknown: Paul Ritter

: Fifty Years with the Firm

A six-part series in which Anthony Howard looks back at key episodes that have marked the Queen's reign from the glory days ofthe fifties, through the dark era ofthe nineties and up to the present day. 4:An Over-mighty Subject.The arrival of Margaret Thatcher in 1979 provoked a new adjustment in the relationship between the Queen and her prime ministers. Fuelled by interested parties and picked up bythe media, rumours spread of tensions. But were they true? Producer Mark Savage


Unknown: Anthony Howard
Unknown: Margaret Thatcher
Producer: Mark Savage

: Spar Boys

When Detective Sergeant Billy Murdoch was a boy he and his friends would hang around outside the local shops. Over the the years other gangs have come and gone outside the Spar in South Bradford. In the first of two programmes, Murdoch traces former members to find out what happened to them. Producer Susan Mitchell


Unknown: Sergeant Billy Murdoch
Producer: Susan Mitchell

: Nature

Dartmoor Ponies. The emblem of the Dartmoor
National Park and a famous tourist attraction, the Dartmoor Pony is currently facing uncertain times. As they await the strategic announcement from the Dartmoor National Park Authority, welfare officers, auctioneers and the owners of these wild ponies explain to Mark Carwardine their different proposals for safeguarding the future of these much loved animals. Producer Sandra Sykes Repeated tomorrow 11am


Unknown: Mark Carwardine
Producer: Sandra Sykes

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Atonement

By Ian McEwan. On the hottest day of the summer in 1935 , 13-year-old Briony witnesses a moment by a fountain - and the lives of three people are changed for ever. Sian Thomas reads the first part of Ian McEwan 's Booker short-listed novel about love, truth and the difficulty of absolution. Abridged in 15 parts by Sally Marmion. Producer Di Speirs


Unknown: Ian McEwan.
Unknown: Sian Thomas
Unknown: Ian McEwan
Unknown: Sally Marmion.
Producer: Di Speirs

: Home Truths

Repeated from Saturday 9am

: News

: Book of the Week: Yesterday Morning

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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