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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Stephen Wigley.


Unknown: Stephen Wigley.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock.


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Clifford Longley.


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Clifford Longley.

: Start the Week

Andrew Marred guests set the cultural agenda for the Week Producer Alice Feinstein Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Producer: Alice Feinstein

: Book of the Week: High Adventure

By Sir Edmund Hillary , abridged in five parts by Polly Coles and read by James Laurenson 1: At 11.30am on 29 May 1953, Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing became the first men to reach the summit of Everest. This is Hillary's first-hand account. Producer Clive Brill Repeated at 12.30am Danny Kelly on a unique peak: page 30


Unknown: Sir Edmund Hillary
Unknown: Polly Coles
Read By: James Laurenson
Unknown: Edmund Hillary
Unknown: Sherpa Tenzing
Producer: Clive Brill
Unknown: Danny Kelly

: Daily Service

From Wellington Church, Glasgow. Led by the Rev
Gillean Maclean with the choir of st Mary's Episcopal
Cathedral, Glasgow. Directorof music Fridrik Walker. Organist John Gormley. Producer Mo McCullough


Unknown: Gillean MacLean
Organist: Fridrik Walker.
Organist: John Gormley.
Producer: Mo McCullough

: Woman's Hour

from 10.35
Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 A Nursery in the Nineties
Part 1 of this week's Woman's Hourdrama. Drama repeated at 7. 45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Test Match Special

England v Zimbabwe
Commentary from Lord's on the final day's play in the First Test. Including at 12.45pm Your Letters
Answeredand News summaries at 1.15 and 3.25.
Producer Peter Baxter *Approximate time


Producer: Peter Baxter

: Hidden Voices: Ten Years On

Nearly ten years ago Tony Phillips made a senes of programmes called Hidden Voices, which looked at the lives of Muslims in different European cities. A decade on, he returns to meet the people he originally interviewed to gauge how their lives have changed overthe intervening years. In the first programme he travels to Andalucia in Spain and hears from Dr Mansur Escudero , a psychiatrist and a leader of Spanish Muslims. producer Tony Phillips


Unknown: Tony Phillips
Unknown: Dr Mansur Escudero
Producer: Tony Phillips

: Hopes and Desires

The Anniversary Waltz. By Jeremy Front, starring Prunella Scales. Max and Shirley bicker all day long in their north-London deli. Max believes the customers love their bantering but Shirley has had enough. There must be more to life than this. Producer/director Peter Kavanagh


Writer: Jeremy Front
Director: Peter Kavanagh
Shirley: Prunella Scales
Max: Roger Allam
Roszinka: Rebecca Front
Girl: Rosle Fellner
Marcy: Uza Sadovy
Toastmaster/Old Man: Bruce Purchase

: 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.

: Counterpoint

Ned Sherrin chairs the first semi-final of the quiz which tests contestants' musical knowledge. Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at llpm


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Golden Age

By Kenneth Grahame, dramatised by Martyn Wade. The lives of five orphans growing up in the English countryside are filled with fun and games, magical fantasies and adventures. But the time will come when the toys are put away and the threat of boarding school looms.


Author: Kenneth Grahame
Dramatised By: Martyn Wade.
Music: Elizabeth Parker
Director: Cherry Cookson
The man: James Fleet
Miss Smedley: Marcia Warren
The boy: Jesse Jeune
Charlotte: Alexandra Stone
Edward: Oliver Cookson
Harold: Harry Francis
Uncle Thomas: David Timson
Aunt Eliza: Ann Beach
Mr Hodgitts: Ian Masters
Aunt Maria: Patience Tomlinson
Uncle William: Gerard McDermott
Martha: Hannah Dee

: Water Walks

In the UN International Year of Fresh Water, it's s been estimated that more than a billion people have no access to safe drinking water. Zina Saro-Wiwa presents five life-preservingjourneys forwaterfrom around the world. 1: Ethiopia. Mother of three, Maku Amano , walks nine hours to and from the Awash river to fetch water. Producer Virginia Crompton


Unknown: Zina Saro-Wiwa
Unknown: Maku Amano
Producer: Virginia Crompton

: The Food Programme

Sheila Dillon examines the impact of EU enlargement on the food cultures of Eastern Europe. Extended repeat of yesterday


Unknown: Sheila Dillon

: Four Corners

Gavin Esler examines cultures across the globe. Producer Amber Dawson


Unknown: Gavin Esler
Producer: Amber Dawson

: PM

With Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

The famous "antidote to panel games' starts a new series from the Civic Theatre, Darlington, where Tony Hawks joins regulars Barry Cryer , Graeme Garden , Tim Brooke-Taylor and Humphrey Lyttelton. Colin Sell is at the piano.
Producer Jon Naismith Repeated Sunday 12.04pm
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Volumes 2-6 of I'm Sorry I Haven 't Clue are available on CD from 7 July at good retail outlets orfrom www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


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

: The Archers

It's a gardeners' world in Ambridge.
Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Jumping the Decades. As the National Theatre revives torn Stoppard's Jumpers, Mark Lawson talks to Stoppard and others about the history of a play which boldly combines philosophy and gymnastics. Producer Sally Spurring


Talks: Mark Lawson

: A Nursery in the Nineties: 1

The real-life memoir of writer Eleanor Farjeon, dramatised in five parts by Adrian Bean and starring Rosemary Leach, Margot Leicester and Henry Goodman. Eleanor's mother Maggie is old and fading. As Eleanor recollects her mother's dazzling youth, the two begin a vivid and emotional journey of reminiscence, beginning with Maggie's surprising choice of fiance.
(Rpt of 10.45am)


Author: Eleanor Farjeon
Dramatised by: Adrian Bean
Pianist: Mary Andrews
Producer/Director: John Taylor
Eleanor: Margot Leicester
Old Maggie: Rosemary Leach
Ben: Henry Goodman
Young Maggie: Barbara Barnes
Joe Jefferson: William Roberts
Josie: Rachel Atkins
Nellie: Rebecca Padley
Blanchard/Dickens: Jonathan Keeble
Harry: Thomas Brownlowe
Bertie: Mathew Thomas Davies
Joe Fadeon: Freddie Hale
Young Ben: Paul Giles

: Being Bugged

Bugging is big business. now tnattecnnoiogy can provide ever more sophisticated devices, the temptation to spy on rivals, colleagues or spouses is growing. Is the surveillance industry making a killing out of paranoia? And what are the implications for our privacy? Gareth Mitchell looks at the individuals, methods and technologies behind modern surveillance to find out what it is like to be bugged. Producer Jonathan Fildes


Unknown: Gareth Mitchell
Producer: Jonathan Fildes

: A Fork in the Road

L Sheep farmer Ken Wild lives on an island in an 18th-century farmhouse, surrounded by the six lanes of the transpennine M62 motorway. In a tapestry of words, sound and specially composed music, this programme explores the contrast between the simple existence of Ken and his wife Beth with the complexity of the modern lives carried bythe motorway. Reporter Gary O'Donoghue. Music by Robert Melotti , Nick Hughes and Andy Wild Producer Laurence Grissell


Unknown: Ken Wild
Reporter: Gary O'Donoghue.
Music By: Robert Melotti
Music By: Nick Hughes
Producer: Laurence Grissell

: Nature

How Does Your Garden Grow? The programme takes up residence in a wildlife-rich country garden in Wiltshire that has been wired for sound by recordist Chris Watson in order to eavesdrop on the garden's residents going about their daily business. Presenter Lionel Kelleway finds out about the silent rhythms, signals and cues at work in the garden. Producer Sheena Duncan Repeated tomorrow at 11am
Call orine wna page 18


Unknown: Chris Watson
Presenter: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Sheena Duncan

: Start the Week

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Eugene Onegin

By Alexander Pushkin. This novel in verse tells the story ofthe bored society fop Eugene Onegin , the unspoilt country maid who falls in love with him and the ill-starred, young poet Vladimir Lensky. Abridged in five parts by James E Falen and read by Paul Freeman. Part 1. Producer Jane Marshall


Unknown: Alexander Pushkin.
Unknown: Eugene Onegin
Unknown: Vladimir Lensky.
Unknown: James E Falen
Read By: Paul Freeman.
Producer: Jane Marshall

: Home Truths

Repeat of Saturday at 9am

: News

: Book of the Week: High Adventure

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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