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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Father Oliver Crilly.


Unknown: Father Oliver Crilly.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock. Producer Sarah Hughes


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.
Producer: Sarah Hughes

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Dr Alan Billings.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Dr Alan Billings.

: 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

: Daily Service

Presented by Judy Merry. Love's Redeeming Work Is Done (Savannah). Luke 24, wl-11. 0 Sons and Daughters (Walford Davies). Ah! Lord, When My Last End Is Come (Bach). With the John Powell Singers, director John Powell. Producer Philip Billson


Presented By: Judy Merry.
Singers: John Powell
Producer: Philip Billson

: Book of the Week: Time out of Mind

Written and read by Jane Lapotaire. Three years ago, Jane Lapotaire collapsed in Paris with a cerebral aneurysm. She was rushed to hospital where, after emergency surgery, she spent three and a half weeks in intensive care. In this memoir she tells the story of her illness and how she has had to come to terms with the far-reaching effects it exerts on her life today. producer Jane Marshall Repeated at 12.30am Different strokes: page 41


Read By: Jane Lapotaire.
Unknown: Jane Lapotaire
Producer: Jane Marshall

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Five Ways to Meet Your Lover
Part 1 of this week's Woman's Hour drama. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Random Edition

Peter Snow brings to life stories from historic newspapers. 4: The Post Boy. 13-15 July 1697 Engineer Henry Winstanley is seized by French sailors while working of the first Eddystone lighthouse; John Eachard rails against the drunkenness of the clergy, and Bank of England customers worry about the reliability of the newfangled notes. And Peter Snow finds some 1690s spectacles which suit him just fine. Producer Andrew Green


Unknown: Henry Winstanley
Unknown: John Eachard
Producer: Andrew Green

: Bunn and Co

By Mike Stott , starring Keith Barron. An undertaker addicted to his work proves a very tricky customer when it comes to showing prospective buyers around his property. Meanwhile Barry and Collette finally admit to theirfeelings for one another. Last in the series.
Producer Bruce Hyman Director Dirk Maggs


Unknown: Mike Stott
Unknown: Keith Barron.
Director: Dirk Maggs
Barry: Keith Barron
Miss Paine: Gwyneth Powell
Eddie: Bernard Gallagher
Colette: Julia Deakin
Tracey: Lyndsey Marshal
Nigel: James Frost

: You and Yours

With Winifred Robinson and John Waite.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Presenter: Nick Clarke

: Counterpoint

Ned Sherrin chairs anothertense round in the quest for the all-round musical mastermind of 2003. Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at llpm


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Gant and McCulley

By Gerry McGee. Steven's first day working at an antiquated college of printing in London turns into a nightmare, as he discovers a series of booby traps left by his predecessors, the mysterious Gant and McCulley, who disappeared in very suspicious circumstances.
Director Cherry Cookson


Unknown: Gerry McGee.
Director: Cherry Cookson
Steven: Kris Marshall
Alma: Maggie McCarthy
Milhench: Philip Jackson
Clockwood: John Webb
Chuckie: Stephen Critchlow
Dreena: Alison Pettitt
Avril: Carolyn Jones

: Money Box Live

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


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Jennifer Clarke

: Fantasies and Flipsides

1: Keep Mum. By Michele Roberts , read by Eleanor Bron. A poignant study of a mother-daughter relationship that is less than ideal. Producer Sara Benaim


Unknown: Michele Roberts
Read By: Eleanor Bron.
Producer: Sara Benaim

: The Africans

In the first of five programmes this week profiling ordinary Africans doing extraordinary things,
Ken Wiwa meets Ndungi Githuku , a 30-year-old poet and dramatist who became swept up in politics. On the streets, in the parks, Githuku and his troupe perform wherever there are people, and theirconscienceraising shows have often been the only alternative political VOice to be heard. Producer Caroline Pare


Unknown: Ken Wiwa
Unknown: Ndungi Githuku

: The Food Programme

From amaranth to zabaglione, Sheila Dillon investigates every aspect of the food we eat. Extended repeat of yesterday 12.30pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon

: Four Corners

Gavin Esler examines the similarities and differences in cultures across the globe. Producer Amber Dawson


Unknown: Gavin Esler
Producer: Amber Dawson

: PM

With Clare English and Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: Quote.... Unquote

Joining Nigel Rees this week are are
Dr Simon Thurley , Mitchell Symons , Simon Brett and Michael Coveney. The reader is William Franklyn. Producer Carol Smith Repeated Sunday 12.04pm
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: A collection of highlights from this show is available on audio cassette at good retail outlets or www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Dr Simon Thurley
Unknown: Mitchell Symons
Unknown: Simon Brett
Unknown: Michael Coveney.
Unknown: William Franklyn.
Producer: Carol Smith

: The Archers

Photo opportunity at Glebe Cottage. Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents today's edition of the arts magazine programme, with news, interviews and reviews. Producer Sally Spurring


Unknown: Mark Lawson

: Five Ways to Meet Your Lover

By Gemma McMullan. Jenny and Brian are two single thirty somethings still searching in life for their ideal partners. In these five stories, they enter the topsyturvy world of contemporary dating, trying various approaches in the hope they will meet their perfect match.l: The Matchmakers. Married friends try to kick-start romance by setting Brian and Jenny up with eligible suitors.
Producer Tanya Nash Director Gemma McMullan Repeat of 10.45am


Unknown: Gemma McMullan.
Jenny: Tina Kellegher
Brian: Vincent Regan
Mary: Anne-Marie Duff
Gareth: Simon Delaney
Brian'smum: Doreen Keogh
Philip/Supermarket assistant: Don Wycherley
Alison/Susie: Dawn Bradfleld
Gina/Lisa/Geraldine: Catherine Walsh
Woman at party/Penny/Karen: Ger Ryan
Young man/Andrew/lan: Frank McCusker
Sophie: Julia Dearden
Jonathan: Jack Logue

: In the Footsteps of Moses

Last in the series in which Edward Stourton explores the 4,000-year history of the Jewish people and traces how Moses's revelation on Mount Sinai, described in the book of Exodus, still affects events today. Producer Phil Pegum


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Producer: Phil Pegum

: Crossing Continents

North Korean Refugees. It is the invisible exodus.
Tens of thousands of people have risked everything to flee North Korea, some making it all the way to the South. Chris Gunness investigates what happens when they get there and talks to some of the dedicated activists who have established the secret channels Of escape. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Chris Gunness

: Harsh Realities

Chaired by Niall Dickson , the BBC's social affairs editor, the panel discuss dilemmas faced by Britain's health and social service professionals. Producer Jim Clarke


Unknown: Niall Dickson
Producer: Jim Clarke

: Start the Week

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

A late night round-up of world news. Presented by Robin Lustig.
Why radio news is television for grown-ups: pl25


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Pursuit of Happiness

By Douglas Kennedy. Produced and abridged by Lisa Osborne and read by Barbara Barnes. 1: A chance meeting on Thanksgiving Eve 1945 changes the course ofsara Smythe's life.


Unknown: Douglas Kennedy.
Abridged By: Lisa Osborne
Read By: Barbara Barnes.

: Home Truths

John Peel takes a look atthe foibles offamily life.


Unknown: John Peel

: Today in Parliament

A roundup of today's events in Westminster.

: News

: Book of the Week: Time out of Mind

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.

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