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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Dr Judith Champ.

: FarmingToday

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With Edward Stourton and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Angela Tilby.


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: Crisis Diary

Day 1: 21 October 1962
The first of eight programmes in which Chris Lowe charts the day-by-day events of the crisis and the impact it had on the lives of ordinary people around the world. Producers Clare Csonka , Paul Kobrak and Phil Tinline


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Producers: Clare Csonka
Producers: Paul Kobrak
Producers: Phil Tinline

: Falkland Families

5: Michael Nicholson meets Dave Brown , who spent his 21st birthday fighting on Goose Green, where his friend died in his arms. Producer Sarah Taylor Rptdat9.30pm


Unknown: Michael Nicholson
Unknown: Dave Brown
Producer: Sarah Taylor

: Schwartz's City Sounds

5: Around New York. Radio has always been
Tony Schwartz 's first love. As Alan Dein discovers, he has filled the airwaves with the prophecies of Marshall McLuhan , opened the ears of New Yorkers to the sounds and soul of their city and stopped politicians in their tracks. But what will his sound legacy be? Producer Mark Burman


Unknown: Tony Schwartz
Unknown: Alan Dein
Unknown: Marshall McLuhan
Producer: Mark Burman

: Daily Service

From St German's Church, Cardiff, led by the Rev Roy Jenkins with the Welsh Chamber Singers. Musical director Avril Harding. Organist Andrew Wilson Dickson.


Unknown: Rev Roy Jenkins
Organist: Avril Harding.
Organist: Andrew Wilson Dickson.

: Book of the Week: The Crucible InHistory

Arthur Miller became a victim of the McCarthy witch-hunts of the 1950s, but through this experience he found the perfect metaphorfor those Cold Wartimes in his play about the Salem witch trials, The Crucible. He reads his own account of a crucial moment in the Cold War. Abridged in five parts by Christopher Bigsby. Part 1. Produced by Ned Chaillet


Unknown: Arthur Miller
Unknown: Christopher Bigsby.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Millstone Part 1 of this week's drama. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Cold Warrior

"You can tell Fidel he'll soon see a triumphant revolution in America, and if you can, tell my wife to remarry and try to be happy." The last words of Che Guevara before his execution, spoken to CIA agent Felix Rodriguez. Nick Caistor profiles Rodriguez, a vehement anti-communist whose passionate hatred of Fidel Castro has been the driving force in his life.


Presenter: Nick Caistor
Editor: Nicola Meyrick

: The Government Inspector: Part 1

By Nikolai Gogol. Rene Basilico's two-part adaptation of Gogol's classic satire of municipal sleaze and corruption in 19th-century Russia.


Author: Nikolai Gogol
Adapted by: Rene Basilico
Music: Max Harris
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson
Khlestakov: Julian Rhind-Tutt
Osip: Trevor Peacock
Mayor: Bill Wallis
Postmaster: Andrew Dunn
Judge: David Gant
Charity Commissioner: Milton Johns
School Inspector: Boris Isarov
Dobchinsky: John Webb
Bobchinsky: Sidney Kean
Mishka/Waiter: Stephen Ventura

: You and Yours

With Diana Madill and Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Diana Madill
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Brain of Britain 2002

The first round in the nationwide general knowledge contest continues with more contestants from north-west England. The chairman is Robert Robinson. Producer Richard Edis Repeated on Saturday at llpm


Unknown: Robert Robinson.
Producer: Richard Edis

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Starving Girl ofUanfihangel

By Mary Cooper. It is 1869. In a Welsh farmhouse 12-year-old Sarah Jacob lies decked in a crown of flowers. Pilgrims come to see the marvellous girl who takes no food or drink, and an ambitious minister investigates.
Producer Claire Grove


Unknown: Mary Cooper.
Unknown: Sarah Jacob
Producer: Claire Grove
Rev Jones: Philip Joseph
Sarah: Nia Jermain
Evan: Matthew Morgan
Hannah: Slriol Jenkins
HH Davies: Loan Meredith
Menna: Manon Eames
Elizabeth: Vmen Parry

: Money Box Live

Paul Lewis and guests are on hand to answeryour personal finance questions. Lines open from
1.30pm. Phone [number removed]. Producer Jennifer Clarke


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Jennifer Clarke

: My Oedipus Complex and Other Stories

The first of five short stories by Frank O'Connor.
1: My Oedipus Complex. Larry had always prayed for his fatherto be sent home safely from the war. But when his prayers were answered he "began to think that God wasn 't quite what he was cracked up to be." Read byTP McKenna. Abridged and produced by Jane Marshall.


Stories By: Frank O'Connor.
Produced By: Jane Marshall.

: The South Bank Tapes

The first of five programmes celebrating the 50th anniversary of the founding of the National Rim
Theatre. 1: John Madden , director of Shakespeare in Love, delves into what actors think of directors. Producer Dave Morley


Unknown: John Madden
Producer: Dave Morley

: The Food Programme

Extended rpt of yesterday 12.30pm

: Four Corners

The discussion programme that examines the issues affecting people around the world. Producer Amber Dawson


Producer: Amber Dawson

: PM

With Clare English and Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: Quote.... Unquote

Nigel Rees exchanges favourite quotations with Gervase Phinn , Martin Kelner , Jayne Tunnicliffe and Tricia Stewart. The reader is Meryl O'Keeffe. Producer Carol Smith Repeated Sunday 12.04pm


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Gervase Phinn
Unknown: Martin Kelner
Unknown: Jayne Tunnicliffe
Unknown: Tricia Stewart.
Producer: Carol Smith

: The Archers

Fallon's head over heels.
(Repeated tomorrow at 2pm)

: Front Row

Mark Lawson reviews the film Donnie Darko , about an American high-school student whose dark visions include a giant rabbit which orders him to commit acts Of violence. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Donnie Darko

: The Millstone

By Margaret Drabble. Dramatised in five parts by Michelene Wandor. 1: Strange Meeting. Set in middle-class, mid-20th-century London, Rosamund Stacey finds herself pregnant after her first sexual encounter. Against all the odds stacked against her, the predictions of her friends and the prejudice and sorrow she endures, she finds love and a new definition for her life in the perfection and helplessness of her babv daughter.
Director Marilyn lmrie


Unknown: Margaret Drabble
Unknown: Michelene Wandor
Unknown: Rosamund Stacey
Ros: Juliet Stevenson
George: Julian Wadham
Dick: Stephen Rashbrook
Lydia: Lizzie McLnnemy
Receptionist: Teresa Gallagher
Doctor: David Shaw-Parker

: Big Bad Business

2: Evan Davis concludes his report on the crisis of confidence that may be creating a vacuum at the heart of the global economic system. He looks beyond the details of individual corruption and excess for the wider causes of the problems in the way the American economy has developed. Will a few arrests and a touch on the regulatory tiller be enough to address these issues? Editor Stephen Chilcott


Unknown: Evan Davis
Editor: Stephen Chilcott

: Captain's Log

Simon Calder concludes his investigation into how ship's log books from the past four centuries are proving to be a rich source of information for scientists today. 2: Scientists and historians are plumbing the archives for clues about changes in global Climate. Producer Pamela Rutherford


Unknown: Simon Calder
Producer: Pamela Rutherford

: Nature

Great White Sharks. Mark Carwardine 's diving adventure brings him face-to-face with great white sharks off Guadeloupe, providinghim with some extraordinary underwater recordings.
Producer Joanne Stevens Repeated tomorrow at 11am
9.30 Falkland Families Repeated from 9am


Unknown: Mark Carwardine
Producer: Joanne Stevens

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Little Boy Lost

By Margharita Laski. Set in postwar France, one man's heartbreaking journey to find his missing child. 6: He goes to a small rural orphanage where he is introduced to a young boy called Jean - is this his son? Read by Jamie Glover.
Abridged in ten parts by Alison Joseph.
Producer Gemma Jenkins


Unknown: Margharita Laski
Read By: Jamie Glover
Unknown: Alison Joseph
Producer: Gemma Jenkins

: Home Truths

Shortened repeat of Saturday at 9am

: Today in Parliament

A roundup of the day's events in session and behind the scenes in committee

: News

: Book

of the Week: The Crucible inHistory Part 1. 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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