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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Elfed ap Nefydd Roberts.


Unknown: Nefydd Roberts.

: Farming Today

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Angela Tilby. Mind the age gap: page 12


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: 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

With Nigel Swinford. Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God (Lafferty, arr Fudge). Psalm 14. Search Me, 0
God. Here I Am, Lord (Schutte). With the Manchester Gospel Choir. Director of music Andy Silver.


Unknown: Nigel Swinford.
Music: Andy Silver.

: Book of the Week: Giving Up the Ghost

By Hilary Mantel , read by Patience Tomlinson in five parts. This honest yet painfully funny autobiography by the novelist tells of her life, haunted by the ghosts of her family and the children she was unable to bear because of medical ineptitude. Producer Jill Waters Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Hilary Mantel

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Wuthering Heights
Part 1 of the Woman's Hourdrama. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: New Country - New Life

The asylum seekers' debate continues to be a heated topic. But why do people become refugees? This three-part series follows the lives of six refugees, three now living in the UK and three in another country. 1: Genesis. Refugees from
Vietnam, Somalia and Bosnia experience war, human-rights violations and near starvation before deciding to leave. Presented byJatinderVerma. Producer Neil George


Producer: Neil George

: Time for Mrs Milliner

Lynne Truss 's comedy drama, starring Jane Asher. Susan is desperate to find time to watch her favourite old show, Mrs Milliner. 2: Mrs Milliner is busy dazzling London with her new collection of hats and Susan is in heaven watching it-until her Auntie Pat turns up with alarming news.
Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: Lynne Truss
Unknown: Jane Asher.
Unknown: Mrs Milliner.
Unknown: Mrs Milliner
Producer: Dawn Ellis
Mrs Milliner: Jane Asher
Susan: Caroline Harker
Gerald: Jonathan Coy
Auntie Pat: Brigit Forsyth
Elsie: Beth Chalmers

: You and Yours

Devised after the Toxteth riots in 1981, garden festivals were meant to regenerate inner-city areas. John Thorne visits Liverpool, Stoke, Glasgow, Gateshead and Ebbw Vale to find out whether or not they succeeded. With Liz Barclay and Peter White.


Unknown: John Thorne
Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

With Tim Franks.

: Brain of Britain 2003

The first round continues with contestants from the Home Counties. Robert Robinson is in the chair. Producer Richard Edis Repeated on Saturday at llpm


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Richard Edis

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Big Bed

Ali Smith's offbeat but rather romantic comedy features a cameo appearance by Valerie Singleton as herself around 1967. Max has taken Jenny from the office out on a date. But why is Jenny so concerned to know the exact measurements of his flat and of his bed?


Writer: Ali Smith
Director: David Jackson Young
Max: Simon Talt
Jenny: Emma Currie
Jenny's dad: Crawford Logan
Ronnie: Mark McDonnell
Prof Dennis: Michael MacKenzie
Max's father: Michael MacKenzie
Max's mother: Monica Gibb
Inga: Emma Larsson
Hannah: Lucy Paterson
Herself: Valerie Singleton

: Money Box Live

Paul Lewis and guests answer your questions on personal finance. Producer Penny Haslam


Unknown: Paul Lewis

: Carlyle's House and Other Sketches

An important day in the literary year as some undiscovered anecdotes by Virginia Woolf are published and broadcast forthe first time. The selection has the author visiting Thomas Carlyle , the Darwin family and, strangely, the divorce courts. Read by Emilia Fox. Abridger/producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Virginia Woolf
Unknown: Thomas Carlyle
Read By: Emilia Fox.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: Fresh Air Kids

A new series of features and audio diaries exploring teenage life around Britain. 1: Bransholme Babes Kara is 15. Some of her friends have babies and others are pregnant, but when her best friend, Eve, joined the crowd, Kara was galvanised into recording her friends on a community radio project. Sex on theirestate starts around the age of 12 and contraception doesn 't always play a part. Producer Bella Bannerman


Producer: Bella Bannerman

: The Food Programme

Bananas. How does a supermarket take-over in Britain affect the life of a banana farmer in the Windward Islands? Simon Parkes considers the place of the banana in global trade. Extended repeat of yesterday


Unknown: Simon Parkes

: Beyond Belief

Ernie Rea talks to guests about the place of faith in today's complex world. Producer Liz Leonard


Talks: Ernie Rea
Producer: Liz Leonard

: PM

With Clare English.

: Just a Minute

Nicholas Parsons attempts to keep control over the most devious of panel games, which this week features Clement Freud, Paul Merton, Tony Hawks and Charles Collingwood.
(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 [web address removed] Call [number removed]


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Charles Collingwood
Producer: Claire Jones

: The Archers

Chaos and conflict at Brookfield.
Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts show and offers the first of Front Row's recommendations for summer reading. Producer Horatio Clare


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Horatio Clare

: Wuthering Heights: 1: The Visit

By Emily Bronte, dramatised in 15 parts by Lucy Gough.

The new tenant of Thrushcross Grange, Mr Lockwood, calls on his landlord Heathcliff at Wuthering Heights. Bad weather means he has to spend the night in this inhospitable place.

BBC Radio Collection: The Radio 4 dramatisation of this classic novel is available on audio cassette from good retail outlets or from [web address removed]
Call [number removed]


Author: Emily Bronte
Dramatised by: Lucy Gough
Diector/Producer: Peter Leslie Wild
Lockwood: Mark Carey
Heathcliff: Tom Goodman-Hill
Cathy: Annabelle Dowler
Joseph: Dave Hill
Hareton: Danny J Burns
Catherine: Cathryn Bradshaw
The house: Tracy-Ann Oberman

: Sleeping with the Enemy

The first in a series relating the untold stories of those who have risked their r lives for love.
Palestine in the 1940s was a country divided British servicemen struggled to police the Mandate while Jewish underground groups fought forthe creation of Israel. Linda Pressly hears from men and women who dared to love across the divide. Producer Tanya Datta


Producer: Tanya Datta

: Crossing Continents

Often found in Central Africa, Ebola kills 80 percent of its victims. Forthe first in a new series, Pascale Harter goes to a remote village in the Republic of Congo where World Health Organisation doctors are trying to contain an Ebola epidemic. On herway back to the capital, Brazzaville, she begins to feel unwell. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Pascale Harter

: The Real Wolf

Scottish wildlife writer Jim Crumleyjourneys through fact and fiction in search of the real wolf.
2: Flesh and Blood. Crumley knows a man in Norway who might help him to meet a wolf in the wild as he searches through the stories for a true picture of these animals. Producer Grant Sonnex


Unknown: Jim Crumleyjourneys
Producer: Grant Sonnex

: Start the Week

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Gardener to the King

By Frederic Richaud , translated by Barbara Bray , abridged in five parts by Alison Joseph and read by Phillip Franks. There is intrigue at the court of the Sun King. And the gardens of Versailles, tended by the enigmatic La Quintinie , present more mysteries and Conundrums. Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Frederic Richaud
Translated By: Barbara Bray
Unknown: Alison Joseph
Read By: Phillip Franks.
Unknown: La Quintinie
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: Home Truths

Shortened repeat of Saturday at 9am

: News

: Book of the Week: Giving Up the Ghost

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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