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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Noel Vincent.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock.
Producer Sarah Hughes


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 Colin Morris. The new master of Mastermind: page 11


Unknown: Dr Colin Morris.

: 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 Andrew Graystone. All My Hope on God Is Founded (Michael). Ezekiel 36, wl6-17; 20-28. Heaven (Arwell Hughes). There Is a River
(Protheroe). With the choir of Bury Girls' Grammar School. Director of music Dorothy Stoddard.


Presented By: Andrew Graystone.

: Book of the Week: The Miraculous Fever Tree: 1

By Fiammetta Rocco, abridged in five parts by Libby Spurrier.
Hilary Neville reads the story of how the cure for malaria was discovered, how quinine transformed medicine and its subsequent effect on the British Empire.
There is a remarkable first-hand account of how efforts to elect a Pope in high summer led to cardinals droppping dead all over the place. The Jesuits had to do something. Repeated at 12.30am


Author: Fiammetta Rocco
Abridged by: Libby Spurrier
Reader: Hilary Neville
Producer: Matt Thompson

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray. 10.45 Learning to Talk Partlofthe Woman's Hour drama. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Think About It

Lifelong Thinking. In the final part of this series, Ian Peacock investigates what he can do to keep the brain cells ticking as he gets older. Is it a case of "use it or lose it"? He visits the set of Countdown to find out whether an interest in conundrums is actually helping to keep minds active. And along with otherwell known older thinkers, Tony Benn ponders how his thinking has Changed overtime. Producer Alexandra Feachem


Unknown: Ian Peacock
Unknown: Tony Benn
Producer: Alexandra Feachem

: Time for Mrs Milliner

A new four-part comedy drama written by Lynne Truss , starring Jane Asher. Susan is determined that each week she will find time to watch her favourite old show, Mrs Milliner. Buteverytime she settles down to watch it she is inevitably interrupted - in this episode by a rather incompetent window cleaner.
Producer Dawn Ellis


Written By: Lynne Truss
Unknown: Jane Asher.
Unknown: Mrs Milliner.
Producer: Dawn Ellis
Mrs Milliner: Jane Asher
Susan: Caroline Harker
Gerald: Jonathan Coy
Gordon: Jason Hughes
Elsie: Beth Chalmers
Lady Hannington: Beth Chalmers
Lord Hannington: Stephen Critchlow
Cockney driver: Stephen Critchlow

: You and Yours

With Diana Madill and Peter White.


Unknown: Diana Madill
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

With Tim Franks.

: Brain of Britain 2003

The first round of the nationwide general knowledge quiz continues with contestants from the Home Counties. Robert Robinson is in the chair. Producer Richard Edis Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Richard Edis

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Daddy's Girl

Bryony Phillips , starring Imelda Staunton and Helen Baxendale. "The past is another country, they do things differently there" - and that was never more true than in the Midlands in the 1950s where Jenny is busy growing up and struggling to make sense of practically everything.
Director Chris Wallis


Unknown: Bryony Phillips
Unknown: Imelda Staunton
Unknown: Helen Baxendale.
Director: Chris Wallis
Jenny: Imelda Staunton
Mum: Helen Baxendale
Dad: James Masters
Young Jenny: Holly Richardson
Grandma: Valerie Ulley
Young Jenny 2: Louise Shorthouse
Policewoman: Jackie Redgewell
Aunt: Heather Phoenix
Florence: Catherine Skinner
Rasher: David Bowen

: Money Box Live

Paul Lewis and guests answer your questions on personal finance. Producer Diane Richardson


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Diane Richardson

: Carnbeg Stories

Five short stories by Ronald Frame set in the fictitious Perthshire village of Carnbeg-the location of his Radio 4 drama series, The Hydro.
1: The Doocot. Tamara Kennedy reads the story of a Carnbeg woman's impetuous affairwith an artist visiting from Glasgow one summer between the two world wars. Producer David Jackson Young


Stories By: Ronald Frame
Unknown: Tamara Kennedy
Producer: David Jackson Young

: Friend for Life

Another chance to hear a five-part weekday series exploring lasting friendships. 1: Simon Cundyand TedFussey. How a Savile Row tailor and a former professional wrestler forged a lasting friendship. Producer Lindsay Leonard


Unknown: Simon Cundyand
Producer: Lindsay Leonard

: The Food Programme

Sheila Dillon investigates the decline in meat knowledge and finds out how a good local butcher can be a cook's best friend. Extended repeat of yesterday


Unknown: Sheila Dillon

: Beyond Belief

Ernie Rea begins a new series of conversations with guests about the place of faith in today's Complex world. Producer Liz Leonard


Unknown: Ernie Rea
Producer: Liz Leonard

: PM

With Ritula Shah.


Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: Just a Minute

No hesitation, deviation or repetition is allowed when Nicholas Parsons brings the first of a new series of the panel game to London. This week's panellists are Paul Merton , Sheila Hancock , Kit Hesketh-Harvey and Clement Freud.
Producer Claire Jones Repeated Sunday 12.04pm
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: A selection from this show is available on CD and audio cassette from good retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Sheila Hancock
Unknown: Clement Freud.
Producer: Claire Jones

: The Archers

Joe's on fighting form. Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson chairs the arts show, and reassesses the work and often troubled life of the American poet Robert Lowell as a complete edition of his verse is published forthefirsttime. Producer Angharad Law


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Robert Lowell

: Learning to Talk

The first of five dramatisations from Hilary Mantel 's collection of stories. Theresa, the child of a Catholic family, is growing up in a northern mill village in the early 1960s. 1: King Billy Is a Gentleman. In this first story, Theresa is nine, and on the verge of the first great upheaval in her life.
Director/producer Marilyn Imrie


Unknown: Hilary Mantel
Producer: Marilyn Imrie
Adult Theresa: Julia Ford
Narrator: Julia Ford
Young Treezer: Hollie Watson
Philip: Chris Overton
Dad: David Shaw-Parker
Pianist: David Shaw-Parker
Mum: Becky Hindley
Jim: Paul Copley
Neighbour: Tina Gray

: Starr's Spanish Heroes

When George Starr and other agents from Britain's Special Operations Executive were parachuted into Nazi-occupied France to organise the Resistance, they found an unexpected ally: veteran Spanish
Republican fighters. Nick Caistor meets them and tells of theirflight to France and theirtransformation into the SOE's secret weapon. Producer Ingrid Hassler


Unknown: George Starr
Unknown: Nick Caistor
Producer: Ingrid Hassler

: Shanghai Jazz

Every night in a Shanghai bar, the Old Jazz Band plays western tunes with an oriental twist. With an average age of 75, the musicians have lived through Shanghai's recent turbulent history. Kathy Flower orders a drink and listens as the music and the Stories flow. Producer Neil Acheson


Unknown: Kathy Flower
Producer: Neil Acheson

: The Real Wolf

1 In the first of two programmes, Scottish wildlife writer Jim Crumley journeys through fact and fiction - from his native Scottish Highlands via Devon to
Norway- in search of the real wolf. 1: Dead Wolves, Werewolves and Feral Children. Crumley tracks down the last wild wolf in Britain and meets a man who has lived as a member of a wolf pack. Producer Grant Sonnex


Unknown: Jim Crumley
Producer: Grant Sonnex

: Start the Week

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

By Mark Haddon. Continuing the ten-part murder mystery, narrated by a 15-year-old who has Asperger's syndrome. 6: Christopher has discovered letters that can only mean that his father has not been telling him the truth about his mother. Abridged by Sarah LeFanu and read by James Meunier. Producer Sara Davies


Unknown: Mark Haddon.
Abridged By: Sarah Lefanu
Read By: James Meunier.
Producer: Sara Davies

: Home Truths

Shortened repeat of Saturday at 9am

: News

: Book

of the Week: The Miraculous
Fever Tree 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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