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: World News

: Test Match Special

Australia v England
Commentary on the closing stages of the fourth day in the Third Test at Perth.
Fordetails see Saturday 'Approximate time

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Elfed ap Nefydd Roberts.


Unknown: Nefydd Roberts.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With Edward Stourton and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25 and 8.25 FM on/ySports News
7.48 Thought for the Day WithDrMonaSiddiqui.


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Unknown: James Naughtie.

: Start the Week

Andrew Marr and guests set the cultural agenda for the week. Producer Alice Feinstein Shortened repeatat9.30pm


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Producer: Alice Feinstein

: Book of the Week: My Lif as Me

Barry Humphries is rarely seen as himself. At last, here he is in his own voice, reading all this week from his finely written and funny new autobiography.
1: He evokes the Melbourne of his youth, and flashes forward to the dangers of celebrity in Australia. Producer Ned Chaillet Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Barry Humphries

: Daily Service

From the Parish Church of St Andrew and St George, Edinburgh, introduced by the Rev Johnston McKay , with the Chamber Choir of Edinburgh Academy. Director of music Peter Backhouse. Organist Philip Coad.


Unknown: Rev Johnston McKay
Organist: Peter Backhouse.
Organist: Philip Coad.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Live Alone and Like It
Part 1 Of this week's drama. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Mapping the Town

5: Oxford. Only in Oxford would an institution founded in 1379 be called New College. Julian Richards peers into the medieval mistto discern the origins of Oxford University in the Black Death. There he fingers the scorch marks left in 1555 by the burning of the Protestant Martyrs and traces the enmity of Town and Gown back to the Civi War. Producer Peter Everett


Unknown: Julian Richards
Producer: Peter Everett

: Dr Finlay: The Further Adventures of a Black Bag: 2: The Fever

Another yarn about Scotland's most celebrated doctor, in Sue Rodwell's new dramatisations of A.J. Cronin's comic stories.
When scarlet fever hits Levenford, Finlay tries his hand at being a private detective - with disastrous results.
Producers Jeremy Howe and Viv Beeby
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Adventures of a Black Bag, a six-part dramatisation of the first series, is available on audio cassette at good retail outlets or [wed address removed] Call [number removed]


Author: A.J. Cronin
Dramatised by: Sue Rodwell
Producer: Jeremy Howe
Producer: Viv Beeby
Dr Finlay: John Gordon-Sinclair
Dr Cameron: Brian Pettifer
Janet: Celia Imrie
Mrs Prentice: Sharon Maharaj
Hendry: John McGlynn
Jeanie: Tracy Wiles
DrSnoddie: David McKail

: 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.

: Brain of Britain 2002

The second semi-final in the nationwide general knowledge contest features contestants from the Midlands and the North West of England. The chairman is Robert Robinson. Producer Richard Edis RptdSatllpm


Unknown: Robert Robinson.
Producer: Richard Edis

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Look No More Backward

By Judith French. A painting of a small child seen on a market stall forces Kathleen to relive the experience of finding an abandoned baby - an event that changed her life for ever.
Director Marc Beeby


Director: Marc Beeby
Kathleen: Marcia Warren
Therapist: Mark Saban

: Money Box Live

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


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Louise Greenwood

: Love and Loss

Is it betterto have loved and lost than never to have loved at all? The first of five stories about the bitterness of love, by Amanda Smyth and Hanan al-Shaykh. 1. Waiting. By Amanda Smyth. Secret love is the sweetest thing, but sometimes a girl Wants more. Producer Lisa Osborne


Unknown: Amanda Smyth
Unknown: Amanda Smyth.
Producer: Lisa Osborne

: The Blood Chronicles

A five-part series exploring the history, mythology, science and politics of blood. 1: Blood Magic
Graeme Garden explores the myths and symbolism behind blood, from the Druids and Ancient Egyptians to the Victorians, and South American cultures such as the Maya and the Aztecs. Producer Martin Kurzik Liquid Assets: page 44


Unknown: Graeme Garden
Producer: Martin Kurzik

: The Food Programme

Extended rpt of yesterday 12.30pm

: Four Corners

Anne MacKenzie with the programme that examines the issues that are affecting people around the world. Producer Amber Dawson


Unknown: Anne MacKenzie
Producer: Amber Dawson

: PM

With Clare English and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

The panel-based entertainment show comes from the Grand Theatre Blackpool, where Tony Hawks joins regularteam members Tim Brooke-Taylor , Graeme Garden and Barry Cryer , with chairman Humphrey Lyttelton. Colin Sell is at the piano. Producer Jon Naismith Repeated Sunday 12.04pm
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: A selection from this series is available on five volumes of audio cassette at good retail outlets or www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton.
Unknown: Colin Sell
Producer: Jon Naismith

: The Archers

Debbie meets her Solicitor. Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson. Producer EkeneAkalawu


Unknown: Mark Lawson.

: Live Alone and Like It

ByMarjorie Hillis. Mary Cutler 's witty and imaginative five-part dramatisation of the 1935 bestseller. It's the story of Marjorie, who's single and writing the book with the assistance of Sylvia, whose husband died in the war, and Judith, who is committed to the women's movement. They have to cope with the interference of Frank, who dotes on Marjorie and has hopes for happiness;after all, he's got money already. Part 1.
Director Chris Wallis Repeat of 10.45am


Unknown: Bymarjorie Hillis.
Unknown: Mary Cutler
Director: Chris Wallis
Marjorie: Serena Evans
Judith: Cella Imrle
Sylvia: Haydn Gwynne
Frank: Robert Daws
Miss Stark: Alison Carney

: Rookie Reverends

Alex Kirby meets the Church of England's new recruits as they take their first tentative steps into a demanding and sometimes hostile world. The first of two progammes reveals how new priests are selected and follows successful applicants as they complete theirtraining and prepare to put on their dog-collars. Are they ready? Producer Brian King


Unknown: Alex Kirby

: Crossing Continents

Thailand. The Thais are paying a terrible price for their growing addiction to a synthetic form of speed called methamphetamine, known locally as yaa baa or "crazy medicine". Olenka Frenkiel joins the patrols that are trying to stop the drug traffickers from crossing the borderwith Burma. She visits army boot camps for convicted addicts and discovers that hundreds of Buddhist monks have been enlisted to fight this menace.
Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Olenka Frenkiel

: Animal Farm

How happy is a chicken? And how can you tell? The welfare of chickens grown for meat is the main focus of pressure to change this highly sophisticated industry in the future, but how do you do it and how much will it cost? Sue Broom looks at a range of research from aromatherapy to genetic manipulation.
Producer Deborah Cohen
EMAIL: radioscience@bbc.co.uk


Producer: Deborah Cohen

: Start the Week

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Tiger In the Smoke

Anton Lesser begins reading one of Margery Allingham 's most evocative thrillers, with the investigation led bythe incomparable detective Albert Campion. 1: A visit from the dead.
Abridged in ten parts by Doreen Estall. Producer Di Speirs


Unknown: Anton Lesser
Unknown: Margery Allingham
Unknown: Albert Campion.
Unknown: Doreen Estall.
Producer: Di Speirs

: Home Truths

Repeat of Saturday at 9am

: News

: Book of the Week

My Life as Me
Part 1. Repeated from 9.45am

: Test Match Special

Australia v England for the Ashes
Commentary on the fifth and final day's play in the Th i rd Test in Perth. For details see Saturday 5.43am

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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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