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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Archimandrite Ephrem
Lash, Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

( from 8.00) With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25 and 7.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Elaine Storkey.
8.25 Sports News


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Elaine Storkey.

: World Cup Cricket

2nd Group A v 1st Group B
The so-called "Bull Ring" of the Wanderers in Johannesburg is the venue for the meeting between the second team from England's group and the Winners of Group B. Producer Peter Baxter * Approximate time


Producer: Peter Baxter

: Start the Week

Andrew Marr and guests set the cultural agenda for the week. Producer Alice Feinstein Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Producer: Alice Feinstein

: Book of the Week: Family Secrets

1: The secret that surrounded my parents' unhappy life together was divulged to me by accident...." Derek Malcolm reads his memoir of his parents marriage. Abridged by Libby Spurrier. Producer Sara Davies Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Derek Malcolm
Abridged By: Libby Spurrier.
Producer: Sara Davies

: Daily Service

From St German's Church, Cardiff, with the Rev Roy Jenkins and the choristers of Llandaff Cathedral. Director of music Richard Moorhouse.


Unknown: Roy Jenkins
Music: Richard Moorhouse.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Humans and Other Animals 1: The Great Escape Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: World Cup Cricket

2nd Group A v 1st Group B
The so-called "Bull Ring" of the Wanderers in Johannesburg is the venue for the meeting between the second team from England's group and the Winners of Group B. Producer Peter Baxter * Approximate time


Producer: Peter Baxter

: Mapping the Town

5: Dover. "Let us be masters ofthe Straits for six hours," declared Napoleon Bonaparte , "and we shall be masters of the world." As the closest port to the continent, Dover has been viewed with interest by aggressive Europeans through the ages, including Caesar and Adolf Hitler. But while Dover's history of fortifications reflect its nervousness, the town's location has also been its major asset, as Julian Richards finds out. Producer Nichola West


Unknown: Napoleon Bonaparte
Unknown: Adolf Hitler.
Unknown: Julian Richards
Producer: Nichola West

: Agatha Christie's The Dressmaker's Doll

Dramatised by Mike Walker, starring Juliet Aubrey. When a doll with a mind of its own comes into your life, it might be worth finding out what it wants. This chilling version of Agatha Christie's story is set amid London's cat-walks in the cut-throat world of 21st century fashion.


Author: Agatha Christie
Dramatised By: Mike Walker
Music composed and realised by: Ben Wallfisch
Director: Ned Chaillet
Octavia: Juliet Aubrey
Sally: Beth Chalmers
Jeremy: Stephen Critchlow
Carrie: Gemma Saunders
Model: Emma Woolliams
Amber: Connie Gurie

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Round Britain Quiz

The South of England takes on the North of England in the fiendishly hard quiz. Nick Clarke is in the chair. Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at llpm


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: With This Ring

By Wally K Daly. A Catholic divorcee wants to remarry and needs an annulment. What will his children have to say about that? Director Peter Kavanagh


Unknown: Wally K Daly.
Director: Peter Kavanagh
Paul: Stephen Moore
Priest: Sean Barrett
Jack: Simon Donaldson
Faye: Jean Boht
Bridget: Anna Livla Ryan

: Money Box Live

Vincent Duggleby and guests are on hand to answer personal finance questions. Lines are open from
1.30pm. Phone [number removed]. Producer Jessica Dunbar


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Jessica Dunbar

: Down to a Soundless Sea

Five short stories from the debut collection of Thomas Steinbeck , son ofthe author John Steinbeck. Set in California from 1900 to the 1930s, these tales are steeped in the rich culture of Monterey County.
1: The Night Guide. Little Frank has a native American mother and a settler father, but it's his mother's extraordinary gifts that help him save her life. Abridged by Libby Spurrier and read by William Hope. Producer Anne-Marie Cole


Unknown: Thomas Steinbeck
Unknown: John Steinbeck.
Unknown: Little Frank
Abridged By: Libby Spurrier
Read By: William Hope.
Producer: Anne-Marie Cole

: Beyond the Takeaway

Actor and director David Tse begins a five-part series on the lives ofthe "BBC" -the British-born Chinese. 1: Welcome to the BBC. British-born Chinese have parents that come from over 80 countries and often grow up isolated from other Chinese in Britain - but a new sense of BBC identity is now emerging, thanks to the internet. Producer MuktiJain Campion


Director: David Tse
Producer: Muktijain Campion

: The Food Programme

Bones. Sheila Dillon celebrates the art of cooking with bones and considers the relationship between diet and bone health
Extended repeat of yesterday 12.30pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon

: Beyond Belief

Ernie 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 Liz Leonard


Unknown: Ernie Rea
Producer: Liz Leonard

: PM

With Clare English and Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: Just a Minute

Nicholas Parsons is joined in Aldeburgh by Bill Bailey , Clement Freud. Chris Neill and Linda Smith for another edition of the panel game. Producer Claire Jones 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: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Bill Bailey
Unknown: Clement Freud.
Unknown: Chris Neill
Unknown: Linda Smith
Producer: Claire Jones

: The Archers

David needs a challenge. Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts magazine. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Mark Lawson

: Humans and Other Animals

By Emma Donoghue. Five comic dramas about the different types of relationships we have with animals. 1: The Great Escape. A lonely pensioner is distraught when his pet rabbit goes missing.
Director Tanya Nash Repeat of 10.45am


Unknown: Emma Donoghue.
Director: Tanya Nash
Joey: James Ellis
Nelson: Anthony Ofoegbu
Danielle: Stella McCusker

: Inside the Crown Prosecution Service

The second programme looking at the pressurised work in the magistrates' court, as well as the new responsibilities the CPS has to put victims and witnesses "at the heart of the criminal justice system". Presented by Professor David Wilson. Producers Kate Bland and Susan Marling


Presented By: Professor David Wilson.
Producers: Kate Bland
Producers: Susan Marling

: Crossing Continents

Julian Pettifertravels to Cyprus to assess the state of the Greek and Turkish divide as the deadline to sign up for the latest UN peace plan comes ever closer. He explores what Cypriots have to gain and lose from uniting their island once more. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Julian Pettifertravels

: The Truth about Cats and Dogs

Are our pets and other animals conscious creatures that feel pain and emotions, much as we do? Or are they simply automata responding to genetically pre-programmed instincts? Louise Curth finds out if Lassie gives a damn. Producer Brian King


Unknown: Louise Curth

: Start the Week

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: The Ascent of Rum Doodle

WE Bowman's spoof mountaineering memoir, first published in 1956, about the British assault on a fictitious Himalayan peak. A cult comic classic abridged and read by Terry Wale.
1: "Afterthree hectic months of preparation we met in London on the eve of our departure. Only Jungle was absent. He rang up to say that he had taken the wrong bus. But he had just caught sight of the North Star and expected tojoin us shortly.... Producer David Jackson Young


Read By: Terry Wale.
Producer: David Jackson Young

: Home Truths

Shortened repeat of Saturday at 9am

: Today in Parliament

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

: News

: Book of the Week: Family Secrets

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.

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