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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Noel Vincent.


Unknown: Noel Vincent.

: Farming Today

Sarah Mukherjee reports from the Royal Show.


Unknown: Sarah Mukherjee

: Today

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Clifford Longley.


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Clifford Longley.

: Start the Week

Topical and engaging conversation with Jeremy Paxman and guests.
Producer Ariane Koek Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman

: Book of the Week: The Flamboya Tree

By Clara Olink Kelly. Four-year-old Clara's idyllic childhood on the island of Java was shattered when the Japanese invaded in 1942. Separated from her father, she spentthe nextfouryears in a concentration camp with her mother and two brothers. Barbara Flynn reads her extraordinary story of survival. Abridged in five parts by Libby Spurrier. Part 1. Producer Elizabeth Allard Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Clara Olink Kelly.
Unknown: Barbara Flynn
Unknown: Libby Spurrier.
Producer: Elizabeth Allard

: Daily Service

Presented by Andrew Graystone. Come, Ye Faithful ,
Raise the Anthem (Neander). Ephesians 1, w3-10.
Father God, I Wonder (Smale). Bless Me, God the Father (Mawby). Risen Lord (Barry Rose ). With
Chester Cathedral Boys' Choir. Directorofmusic David Poulter.


Presented By: Andrew Graystone.
Unknown: Ye Faithful
Unknown: Barry Rose
Unknown: Directorofmusic David Poulter.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Drama Sonya and Leo. Part 1. Drama repeated 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Soldier, Soldier

The final part of the drama-documentary series that explores the life of the British soldier down the centuries. 6: The Volunteer. By Mike Dorrell.
It is the Spring of 1900 and young Albert (
Michael Legge ) has postponed his legal studies to fight in South Africa against the Boers as a volunteer with the Imperial Irish Yeomanry. His letters home to his sweetheart in Belfast describe his growing disillusionment with the campaign. Historical background is provided by Professor Ian Beckett and Dr Jacqueline Beaumont. Producer Sara Davies


Unknown: Mike Dorrell.
Unknown: Michael Legge
Provided By: Professor Ian Beckett
Provided By: Dr Jacqueline Beaumont.
Producer: Sara Davies

: The Little World of Don Camillo

By Giovanni Guareschi. Dramatised by Peter Kerry.
4: The Fear. Don Camillo turns detective to identify the mi irriprpr of a fascist. Director Chris Wallis


Unknown: Giovanni Guareschi.
Dramatised By: Peter Kerry.
Director: Chris Wallis
God: Joss Ackland
Narrator: Joss Ackland
Don Camillo: Ian Hogg
Bishop: John Moffat
Smilzo: Donald McBride
Brusco: Trevor Fox
Mancini: Ben Crowe
Pizzi: Ben Crowe
Spoccia: Deka Walmsley
Moretta: Charlie Hardwick

: 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.

: Masterteam 2002

London play Dundee in the competition to find Britain's brightest amateurquiz team. The questionmaster is Peter Snow.
Producer Paul Bajona Repeated Saturday llpm


Unknown: Peter Snow.
Producer: Paul Bajona

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7 pm

: Afternoon Play: A Broken Nest

A newly married Bengali wife, grows bored and lonely, while her husband goes out to work. The arrival of Amal, her husband's brother, has staggering consequences.


Writer: Rabindranath Tagore
Dramatised By: Nandita Ghose Charu
Director: Celiade Wolff
Charu: Lolita Chakrabarti
Amal: Paul Bazely
Bhupati: Shiv Grewal
Manda: Sakuntala Ramanee
Umapada: Ravin J Ganatra
Auntie: Jamila Massey
Joshoda: Thusitha Jayasundera

: Money Box Live

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


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Louise Greenwood

: Latin American Stories

Five Latin American stories representing writing by some of the continent's finest literary minds. 1 Balthazar's Marvelous Afternoon
By Colombia's Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Balthazar creates the most beautiful birdcage in the world and it changes his life. Read by Andrew Wincott. Producer Anne-Marie Cole


Unknown: Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
Read By: Andrew Wincott.
Producer: Anne-Marie Cole

: Talking Colours

In a series of five programmes this week Susie Emmett travels the world to talk about colour, uncovering the light and dark aspects -the craft, the charm and the cut-throat commerce - of the people in the far-flung communities that supply the pigments, that colour our clothes, food and furnishings. 1: Seeing Red
A colour associated with life and vigour but one that means death to a particular beetle. Peruvians are passionate about carmine red from cochineal, but what place is there forthis real red in a modern world? Producer Rosie Goldsmith


Unknown: Susie Emmett
Producer: Rosie Goldsmith

: The Food Programme

Sheila Dillon hears from Israeli and Palestinian chefs who are creating a cross-cultural feast for peace. Extended repeat of yesterday 12.30pm

: Four Corners

Gavin Esler and guests roam the international agenda from politics to popular culture, sports to science, and artto anthropology. Producer Amber Dawson


Unknown: Gavin Esler
Producer: Amber Dawson

: PM

With Clare English and Carolyn Quinn.

: Just a Minute

Suave and resilient chairman Nicholas Parsons braves verbal batterings and challenges four panellists to speak for one minute without hesitation, repetition or deviation. Tune in tonight to hear Tony Hawks on Avoiding Income Tax, Clement Freud on Petit Pois, Julian Clary on Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks and Paul Merton on the Perfect Murder. Producer Claire Jones Repeated Sunday 12.04pm
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: This series is available on six volumes of audio cassette. in addition to a specially designed box set. at good retail outlets or www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Julian Clary
Unknown: Paul Merton
Producer: Claire Jones

: The Archers

Peggy's the star at Sid's stag night. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson reviews Steven Spielberg 's new film Minority Report, based on a story by Philip K Dick and Starring Tom Cruise. ProducerThomas Morns


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Steven Spielberg
Unknown: Tom Cruise.

: Sonya and Leo

By Mike Harris. Dramatised in five parts from the intimate letters and diaries of Leo Tolstoy and Sonya Behrs. 1: Two Sisters. Toistoy is introduced to the Behrs family. He finds the two eligible daughters most intriguing. But which one will he choose?
Director Clive Brill Repeat of 10.45am


Unknown: Mike Harris.
Unknown: Leo Tolstoy
Unknown: Sonya Behrs.
Director: Clive Brill
Old Sonya: Patricia Hodge
Tolstoy: Mark Strong
Sonya: Catherine McCormacK
Lisa: Lucy Robinson
Tanya: Daisy Smith
Mrs Behrs: Susan Brown
Agatha: Susan Brown
Mr Behrs: Michael N Harbour

: Bigots or Believers

In an age where pluralism rules and everyone has the right to believe what they like, is there still a place for people who believe they've got a monopoly on the truth? Ernie Rea meets believers to find out what drives them. Producer Phil Pegum


Unknown: Ernie Rea
Producer: Phil Pegum

: All in the Mind

Dr Raj Persaud chairs a debate on schizophrenia, where listeners put questions to a panel of experts. The panel includes Professor Robin Murray , head of general psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, London, Cliff Prior of the National Schizophrenia Fellowship, Dr Hilary Foster from the Assertive
Outreach Service, Surrey, Oaklands NHS Trust and Rufus May, a clinical psychologist diagnosed as suffering from schizophrenia.
PHONE: [number removed] Producer Marya Burgess


Unknown: Dr Raj Persaud
Unknown: Professor Robin Murray
Unknown: Cliff Prior
Unknown: Dr Hilary Foster
Producer: Marya Burgess

: Adventures of the Spider Man

Forget those tiny spiders you find in the bath, Martin Nicholas is off to Peru in search of a spider big enough to drag a chicken into its lair. Will he find it, and will it exceed the 11-inch span of the current record holder? Producer Neil Walker


Unknown: Martin Nicholas
Producer: Neil Walker

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Rumours of a Hurricane

Jason Isaacs reads Tim Lott 's much-praised story of one family's experience of life through the Thatcher years. Abridged in ten parts by Pauline Barley. 1: 3 May 1979. Producer Chris Wallis


Unknown: Jason Isaacs
Unknown: Tim Lott
Unknown: Pauline Barley.
Producer: Chris Wallis

: Home Truths

Shortened repeat of Saturday 9am

: News

: Book of the Week: The Flamboya Tree

Parti. 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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