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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Margaret Hay.


Unknown: Margaret Hay.

: Farming Today

With Sarah Mukherjee.


Unknown: Sarah Mukherjee.

: 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.

: Auto Motive

New series Few inventions have wrought change on such as a massive scale as the automobile. Cities, relationships, the countryside, the way we work - all have been touched by the car. But, as Peter Day hears in the first episode of this series, when the car first appeared 100 years ago it was little more than an expensive toy forthe idle rich.
Producer Neil Koenig Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Peter Day
Producer: Neil Koenig

: A Place to Pray

Geeta Guru-Murthy meets the employees of Qibla Cola in a new series looking at how people use places for prayer. Producer Bella Bannerman


Unknown: Geeta Guru-Murthy
Producer: Bella Bannerman

: Daily Service

From the parish church of StAndrew and St George in Edinburgh, with the Rev Johnston Mckay and St
Andrew Camerata. Musical director Vince Wallace.


Unknown: St George
Unknown: Johnston McKay
Director: Vince Wallace.

: Book of the Week: King Solomon's Ring

By Konrad Lorenz, read by Nigel Anthony King Solomon, so the legend goes, had a magic ring that enabled him to speak to the animals in their own tongue. Lorenz was a gifted and eccentric Austrian scientist who also claimed to be able to communicate with animals. He won the Nobel Prize for his work, much of which he published in these books. This summer marks the centenary of his birth. Abridged and produced Jane Marshall Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Konrad Lorenz
Read By: Nigel Anthony King
Produced: Jane Marshall

: Woman's Hour

( from 10. 35) Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 The True Story Partlofthe Woman's Hour drama. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: Test Match Special

Commentary on the fifth and final day's play of the Second Test at Lord's. including at 12.45Your Letters Answered. email: tms@bbc.co.uk.
Producer PeterBaxter * Approximate time

: The Teardrop Explored

R Glover explores why human beings appear to be the only animals who cry when scared, sad, angry, happy, hysterical and even orgasmic. What is the point of crying?And how can you tell if someone is faking it? Producer John Byrne


Producer: John Byrne

: Smelling of Roses

Written by Simon Brett. Starring Prunella Scales.
1: A Supporting Role. Rosie and her team find themselves involved with a theatnca awards ceremony.... and some hypersensitive characters. Producer Simon Brett


Written By: Simon Brett.
Unknown: Prunella Scales.
Producer: Simon Brett
Rosie: Prunella Scales
Jo: Rebecca Callard
Bob: Duncan Preston
Tess: Annette Badland
Crosby: Timothy West
Stella: Richenda Carey

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Peter White.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Brain of Britain 2003

The first round of the quiz continues with contestants from the North West of England. 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: The Man Who KnewEverything

By Robin Brooks , starring Jack Klaff as Lewis, the celebrated 19th-century lawyer. 2: The Balham Mystery. A mysterious poisoning tempts Lewis to indulge his skills in cross-examination. DirectorClive Brill (R)


Unknown: Robin Brooks
Unknown: Jack Klaff
Lewis: Jack Klaff
Russell: Julian Wadham
James: Alex Lowe
Florence: Anne-Marie Duff
Charles: Stephen Mangan
Joseph: Don Warrington
Jane: Susan Brown
Butcher: Ron Cook
Banks: Jonathan Tafler
Mrs Campbell: Regina Freedman

: Inside Money

We Were Robbed. The Government has unveiled new plans to protect the millions of workers who pay into occupational pensions. But what about the unlucky people who have already lost out? Listener Willie Riggans joins presenter Lesley Curwen to try and get back the pension he paid into for over 20 years. Extended repeat from Saturday at 12.04pm


Unknown: Willie Riggans
Presenter: Lesley Curwen

: First Person Singular: A New Life

by Alison Clink. Read by Clare Corbett . While Nick is at the office, his young wife spends long hours alone, obsessively cleaning their new house and dreaming of taking vengeance on the bosses who keep him away from home.


Author: Alison Clink
Reader: Clare Coroett
Producer: Kate McAll

: Music for a Tenner

Richard Collins looks at cheap musical instruments from around the world. 1: Keyboards and string instruments. Producers David Corser and Richard Collins


Unknown: Richard Collins
Producers: David Corser
Producers: Richard Collins

: The Food Programme

Sheila Dillon celebrates one ofthe glories of summer, the peach. Extended repeat of yesterday

: Beyond Belief

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


Unknown: Ernie Rea
Producer: Liz Leonard

: PM

With Carolyn Quinn and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: Just a Minute

From Malvern in Worcestershire, with Nicholas Parsons in the chair and panellists Tony Hawks, Linda Smith , Chris Neill 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: Linda Smith
Unknown: Chris Neill
Unknown: Clement Freud.

: The Archers

Time's running out for Hayley and Roy. Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson with arts news and the verdict on the latest swashbuckler, Pirates ofthe Caribbean, starring Johnny Depp and Geoffrey Rush as rival buccaneers. Producer Ekene Akalawu


Unknown: John Wilson
Unknown: Johnny Depp
Unknown: Geoffrey Rush
Producer: Ekene Akalawu

: The True Story

New series By Alison Joseph. First in a ten-part story. 1: When Lucinda, wife of former government minister Richard Carey QC , walks out of the library at lunchtime, her disappearance throws her family into disarray. Why on earth did she leave?
Director/producer David Hunter


Unknown: Alison Joseph.
Unknown: Richard Carey Qc
Producer: David Hunter
Richard: David Ryall
Lucinda: Barbara Flynn
Tessa: Juliet Aubrey
Luke: Lfan Meredith
Jan: Priyanga Elan
PC Mills/newsreader: Andrew Harrison
Pol ice 1: Stephen Critchlow
Sue/Pol ice 2: Liza Sadovy

: When Madmen Sailed the World

In 1968, nine men set out in a race to become the first person to sail non-stop, single-handed around the world. Only one succeeded. Yachtingjournalist Bob Fisher looks back at an event that can be described as the last great nautical adventure.
Contributors include John Ridgway , Chay Blyth , Robin Knox Johnson and Bill King. Producer Sandra Keating


Unknown: Yachtingjournalist Bob Fisher
Unknown: John Ridgway
Unknown: Chay Blyth
Unknown: Robin Knox Johnson
Unknown: Bill King.
Producer: Sandra Keating

: Crossing Continents

Rosie Goldsmith goes to Dresden and Hamburg, where a centuries-old tradition of lavish state support forthe arts in under threat. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith

: Wild Europe

Grey Squirrels. Lionel Kelleway goes to northern
Italy to find out more about the inexorable progress of the introduced grey squirrels whose population continues to expand. Producer Sheena Duncan


Unknown: Grey Squirrels.
Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Sheena Duncan

: AutO Motive

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Mating Season

Bertie Wooster attempts to smooth the path of true romance in PG Wodehouse's comic novel of misfired plans and mistaken identities. Abridged in ten parts by James Robertson and read by Crawford Logan. 1: Aunt Agatha summons Bertie to Deverill Hall to help out with the village concert. Producer Bruce Young


Unknown: Bertie Wooster
Unknown: James Robertson
Read By: Crawford Logan.
Unknown: Deverill Hall
Producer: Bruce Young

: Home Truths

Repeat of Saturday at 9am

: News

: Book of the Week: King Solomon's Ring

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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