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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Peter Francis.


Unknown: Peter Francis.

: Farming Today

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer Steve Peacock


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Chief Rabbi Dr Jonathan Sacks.
8.32 Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Dr Jonathan Sacks.

: Desert Island Discs

Shortened repeat of Sunday 11.15am

: Book of the Week: A Pelican In theWilderness

By Isabel Colegate. The final extract from a study of hermits, solitaries and recluses through the ages, read by Phyllida Nash. Fordetails see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Isabel Colegate.
Read By: Phyllida Nash.

: Act of Worship

From Cardiff, presented by the Rev Roy Jenkins.


Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: Woman's Hour

With Martha Kearney.
Drama: The Magpie Stories. Part 10.
Series Editor Anne Tyiey E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk PHONE: [number removed] Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearney.
Editor: Anne Tyiey

: Secrets of the City

The growth of towns and cities in Britain - especially
London - brought dramatic developments in terms of sexual opportunity, adventure and identity.
Penny Corfield, of Royal Holloway College in Surrey, is one of a growing number of researchers who are putting this area of social history underthe spotlight. In this programme she examines the legendary charms of the hackney carriage as a venue for casual sex, visits the area of London identified with the erotic print trade, and tracks down the oldest-surviving condoms in the country. There is also a look at how urban life was crucial in the Shaping Of gay identity. Producer Andrew Green


Producer: Andrew Green

: A Certain Age

Last in the series of monologues about women, written by Lynne Truss. 6: The Cat Lover. Starring
Dawn French. Jo is supposed to be on holiday in the south of France, so why is she luxuriating in bed listening to Woman's Hour, eatingtoast and cuddling Busterthe cat?
Music composed by Rex Brough Producer Dawn Ellis


Written By: Lynne Truss.
Composed By: Rex Brough
Producer: Dawn Ellis

: You and Yours

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


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: Feedback

Roger Bolton airs your views and opinions on BBC Radio programmes and policy. producer Brian King 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

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Vanquishing the Gorbals

By Carmen Walton. A semi-autobiographical drama about the author's parents. Set in the Gorbals,
Glasgow, of the fifties - one of the most deprived areas of Europe. When George meets Mags there's an instant attraction and, despite their surroundings, they make music together. Later George will give Mags his most treasured possession - a tattered copy of the Communist manifesto. But can their ideals and passion survive


Unknown: Carmen Walton.
George: Gary Lewis
Mags: Myra McFadyen
Emma: Emma Atkins
Director: Pauline Harris
Alec: James Lauren
Peterson: Glenn Cunningham
Young Emma: Lysen Edwards

: Changing Places

5: The Orkney Lobster Hatchery. The Scottish lobster is becoming a difficult catch. Jessica Holm travels to Orkney to visit a lobster hatchery which aims to sustain the local fishing industry by boosting falling lobster numbers.
Producer Laura Fudge E-MAIL: changing.places@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Jessica Holm
Producer: Laura Fudge

: Dot Dot Dot

Last in the series of winning entries from Radio 4 s online short story competition. 5: ComingtoMy
Senses. By Carolyn Steele Agosta. Diane has never had a sense of smell - overnight all that changes, scents become overwhelming and an obsession is born. Read by Barbara Barnes. Producer Debbie Waddell


Unknown: Carolyn Steele Agosta.
Read By: Barbara Barnes.
Producer: Debbie Waddell

: Commuter-belt Killer

Another chance to hear Jessica Holms report on how palaeontologists piece together the lifestyles of long extinct dinosaurs. For details see Monday


Unknown: Jessica Holms

: Law In Action

Marcel Berlins explores the top legal issues of the moment, including how far those who prey on children using the internet can be pursued. Producer Simon Coates. Repeated Sunday 8.30pm


Unknown: Marcel Berlins
Producer: Simon Coates.

: The Message

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


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producer: Kevin Mousley

: PM

With Eddie Mair and Carolyn Quinn. Editor Kevin Marsh


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

: The News Quiz

Satire and silliness, recorded in Wells Town Hall,
Somerset. Simon Hoggart reins in Phil Hammond , Jeremy Hardy , Miles Kington and Linda Smith. Producer Lucy Armitage Repeated Saturday 12.30pm


Unknown: Phil Hammond
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Miles Kington
Unknown: Linda Smith.
Producer: Lucy Armitage

: The Archers

Tim tells all.
Written byNawal Gadalla Director Julie Beckett
Editor Vanessa Whitburn ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Director: Julie Beckett
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Jill: Patricia Greene
Alistair: Michael Lumsden
Shula: Judy Bennett
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Elizabeth: Alison Dowling
Julia: Mary Wimbush
Pat: Patricia Galllmore
Helen: Loulza Patikas
Tom: Tom Graham
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Jack: Arnold Peters
Peggy: June Spencer
Sid: Alan Devereux
Kathy: Hedli Niklaus
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
Susan: Charlotte Martin
Betty: Pamela Craig
Caroline: Sara Coward
Lynda: Carole Boyds
Usha: Souad Faress
Janet: Molr Leslie
Greg: Marc Finn
Tim: Jay Vllliers
Siobhan: Caroline Lennon
Jolene: Buffy Davis

: Front Row

The arts show, with Francine Stock. Producer Martin Smith


Unknown: Francine Stock.
Producer: Martin Smith

: The Magpie Stories

Ten tales for the superstitious. 10: Ten for the Secret of Eternal Youth By Katie Hims. A girl meets an unsuitable boy at the fair. He's one of the attractions: he's supposed to have the secret of eternal youth. She's not sure, but she likes him.
Director Mary Peate Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Katie Hims.
Director: Mary Peate
Boy Callum: Dixon Maggie/
palm reader: Hannah Dee
Girl: Helen Longworth
Mr Smith/foreman: David Timson
Audrey: Sarah Paul

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs a political discussion from Peterborough. The panel will include the Rector of the Royal College of Arts Christopher Frayling and the editor of the Ecologist magazine Zac Goldsmith.
Producer Lisa Jenkinson


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Zac Goldsmith
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: Letter from America

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


Commentator: Alistair Cooke.

: The Friday Play: The Farm

In a farmhouse kitchen, Rose is trying to adapt successfully to a changing, uncertain world: coping with her father-in-law's Alzheimer's, the slaughter of her husband Vic's cattle, a box of unpaid bills and their son's new job at the local supermarket which fuels his father's resentment.


Writer: Nell Leyshon
Rose: Rosalind March
Vic: Nick Brimble
Edmond: Robert Vahey
Director: Susan Roberts
Gavin: William Bateman
Sue: Julie Hobbs

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.
Editor PrueKeely E-MAIL: world.tonight@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Atonement

By Ian McEwan. 10: The Retreat to Dunkirk. Robbie's fortunes hang in the balance. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Ian McEwan.

: Off the Page

Chris Bigsby introduces a mix of newtalent and established names, writers of fiction and fact, who have been commissioned to write and talk together about the ideas and pre-occupations of ourtimes. 4: Being Alone. With Jenny Diski and Francis Spufford. Producer Jane Greenwood


Introduces: Chris Bigsby
Unknown: Jenny Diski
Unknown: Francis Spufford.
Producer: Jane Greenwood

: News

: Book of the Week: A Pelican In theWilderness

Part 5. Repeatedfrom 9.45am

: as BBC World Service

Radio 4: Website: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/

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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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