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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Very Rev John Miller.


Unknown: John Miller.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill. Producer Julie Owen


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Julie Owen

: Today

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day With Canon David Winter.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.

: Melvyn Bragg: In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and his guests explore the history of ideas as they discuss the events and inspirations that have influenced modern times.
Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Sarah Peters

: Daily Service

Presented byJudyMerry. Be Still, My Soul
(Finlandia). Psalm 130. We Wait for Thy Loving
Kindness (McKie). Love Divine, All Loves Excelling (Blaenwern). Director of music Jeffrey Makmson.


Music: Jeffrey Makmson.

: Book of the Week: Voices of the Old Sea

By Norman Lewis, abridged by Katrin Williams and read by William Gaminara.
4: A visit to San Pedro to watch the fire walkers is arranged. Meanwhile, back in Farol, the inexorable march of the tourist industry continues. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Author: Norman Lewis
Abridged by: Katrin Williams
Reader: William Gaminara.

: Woman's Hour

Presented from Manchester by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Promenade Rock
Part 4. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Crossing Continents

Japan's Silver Society. Modern Japan has the most rapidly ageing population in the world and is renownedfortreatingitselderlywith reverence.
Rosie Goldsmith explores the truth behind the perils and pleasures of being old in Japan
Producer Rosie Goldsmith Repeated Monday at8.30pm


Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith
Producer: Rosie Goldsmith

: Blacking-up in Britain

Black-and-white minstrels may have been the most popular representation of black people since the mid-19th century, but now they're taboo. The actor and comedian Felix Dexter investigates this lost chapter in the history of British entertainment.


Presenter: Felix Dexter
Producer: Zahid Warley

: You and Yours

( from 12. 30pm) _ PM With Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.

: World Cup Cricket

The Semi-finals
The second semi-final at Kingsmead, Durban in which the team in second place from the first two phases plays the team in fourth place. With commentary by Jonathan Agnew and Henry Blofeld.
Producer Peter Baxter *Approximate time


Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By: Henry Blofeld.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: The World at One

The World at One With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Open Country

Extended repeatof Saturday at6.10am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: King of Shadows

By Susan Cooper , dramatised by Beatrice Colin. A magical adventure story set both in the present day and in Elizabethan England. Chosen to play Puck in a production of A Midsummer Night's Dream at Shakespeare's Globe, young American Nat Field travels to London. Visiting the theatre forthe first time, he falls seriously ill. When he awakes, he finds that he has gone back 400 years in time. Director Gaynor Macfarlane


Unknown: Susan Cooper
Dramatised By: Beatrice Colin.
Director: Gaynor MacFarlane
Rachel: Buffy Davis
Queen Elizabeth: Sally Dexter
Harry: Tom George
Will: Robert Glenister
Doctor: Martin Hyder
Nat: Adam Sims
Arby/Richard Burbage: Andrew Woodall

: Check Up

Hand conditions is the topic forthis week's health phone-in. Presented by Barbara Myers with consultant plastic surgeon Stuart Flemming. Phone [number removed] or email checkup@bbc.co.uk. Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald


Presented By: Barbara Myers
Unknown: Stuart Flemming.
Producer: Geraldine Fitzgerald

: Radio 4 Appeal


: Little Black Dress

4: Dancing in the Dark by Rosemary Gonng , read by James Macpherson. Helen isn 't ready for the transformation that takes place in her stressed and inattentive husband when she slips into a little black dress. For details see Monday.


Unknown: Rosemary Gonng
Read By: James MacPherson.

: New Brit Art

4: Chila Kumari Burman , British-Hindu-Punjabi from Liverpool, reflects on the many cultural influences that shape hervibrantwork. For details see Monday


Unknown: Chila Kumari Burman

: Open Book

Mariella Frostrup talks to writer Donna Leon about her Venice-based mysteries featuring Guido Brunetti , and biographer Victoria Glendinning explains the links between her latest novel and Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra. Repeated from Sunday at 4pm


Talks: Mariella Frostrup
Unknown: Donna Leon
Unknown: Guido Brunetti
Unknown: Victoria Glendinning

: The Material World

To celebrate the first day of Spring on 21 March, Quentin Cooper speaks to researchers from the UK Phenology Network whose job it is to collect seasonal information on changes in flora and fauna and use it to study climate change. Producer Sarah Empey EMAIL: material.world@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Sarah Empey

: PM

With Carolyn Quinn and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: The Right Time

The sketch show about life, written and performed by people who've lived it a bit. Starring Eleanor Bron , Clive Swift , Graeme Garden , Roger Blake , Neil Innes and Paul Wilcox. With music from Neil Innes and Ronnie and the Rex. Producer Claire Jones


Unknown: Eleanor Bron
Unknown: Clive Swift
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Roger Blake
Unknown: Neil Innes
Unknown: Paul Wilcox.
Unknown: Neil Innes
Producer: Claire Jones

: The Archers

An unpaid bill causes a Stir. Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson talks to the Kronos Quartet, whose new project Sun Rings uses little-known sounds from space to mark the 25th anniversary of the Voyager space missions. Producer Ekene Akalawu


Talks: Mark Lawson
Producer: Ekene Akalawu

: Promenade Rock

By Christopher Denys. 4: The Silver Gumshoe Jenks , deputy town-clerk, bandmaster and bard, decides to divorce his young wife and marry Eirlys. A private detective is hired and turns up some astonishing results. For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Christopher Denys.
Unknown: Gumshoe Jenks
Eirlys: Nerys Hughes
Matthew: Russell Boulter
Jenks: Iwan Thomas
Gwenny: Siriol Jenkins
PC Evans: David Holt

: Rasta History

In the second programme exploring Rastafarianism, poet Benjamin Zephaniah looks at Rasta dreams of returning to Africa. He asks what Africa means for today's Rastas, and what the attraction of the faith is for the growing numbers of white Rastas around the world. Producer Jolyon Jenkins


Unknown: Benjamin Zephaniah
Producer: Jolyon Jenkins

: Analysis

Neurotic Nation. More of us are turningto counsellors and anti-depressants for help. But is the country's mental health really getting worse? Felipe Femandez -Armesto asks whether modern life is really driving us crazy or if we're just a nation of neurotics. Editor Nicola Meyrick Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Felipe Femandez
Editor: Nicola Meyrick

: The Archers

see 7 pm for details

: Leading Edge

Geoff Watts reports on the latest stories from the world of science and technology. Producer Roland Pease


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Roland Pease

: Melvyn Bragg: In Our Time

Shortened repeatof 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: The Doctor's Wife: 4

By Brian Moore.

Sheila's new-found happiness quickly turns to guilt when she finds herself telling lies to Kevin.
(For details see Monday)


Author: Brian Moore

: Guy Browning's Small Talk

Comedian Guy Browning provides practical life-coaching. 2: Duvet Control. "Losing control ofthe duvet can lead to the inevitable deterioration of your relationship, a slide into petty crime, ill-health, madness and an early death." Producer Jonquil Panting


Unknown: Guy Browning

: The Shuttleworths

6: Hello, Hello, Hello.More musings from John Shuttleworth as we eavesdrop on the singersongwriter's semi-detached world. The last of the series written and performed by Graham Fellows. Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: John Shuttleworth
Unknown: Graham Fellows.
Producer: Dawn Ellis

: News

: Book of the Week: Voices of the Old Sea

Part 4. 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.

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