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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Michael Mair.


Unknown: Michael Mair.

: Farming Today

With Sarah Mukherjee.


Unknown: Sarah Mukherjee.

: Today

With Sarah Montague and Stephen Sackur.
6.25,7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Cl if ford Longley.


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: Stephen Sackur.

: Auto Motive

Continuing his history of the car and its influence,
Peter Day traces the rise of the American auto giants and hears at first hand about the workplace struggles they provoked.
Producer Neil Koenig Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Peter Day
Producer: Neil Koenig

: A Place to Pray

Chanting for Peace. Geeta Guru-Murthy discovers that a patch of reclaimed land in Milton Keynes was once home to the first Peace Pagoda and now houses both a Buddhist temple and a North American Indian stone circle, providing people of widely differing faiths with a place to pray. Producer Marya Burgess


Unknown: Geeta Guru-Murthy
Unknown: Milton Keynes
Producer: Marya Burgess

: Book of the Week: Hold theEnlightenment

A selection from Tim Cahill's book, which reflects his passion for extreme and quirky travel. Abridged by Neville Teller and read by Stuart Milligan. 1: My Brother, the Pot Dealer Producer Duncan Minshull Repeated at 12.30am


Abridged By: Neville Teller
Read By: Stuart Milligan.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: Daily Service

From St Martin's Church, Belfast, with the Rev ur Bert Tosh. Luke6w27-31. Musical director
Brian Hunter.


Unknown: Bert Tosh.
Director: Brian Hunter.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The True Story
Part6ofthe Woman's Hourdrama. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: The Race Course

Reporter Mike Thomson signs up as a delegate for
Hampshire Police's two-day course in race relations, an initiative designed to help the force shake off the institutional racism charge levelled by the McPherson report against their London colleagues. Producer Nicky Barranger


Reporter: Mike Thomson
Producer: Nicky Barranger

: Smelling of Roses

By Simon Brett. Starring Prunella Scales. 2: Verse Dramas. A poetry competition sounds like an easy event to organise until you take into account the egos of the poets involved.
Producer Simon Brett


Unknown: Simon Brett.
Unknown: Prunella Scales.
Producer: Simon Brett
Rosie: Prunella Scales
Jo: Rebecca Callard
Bob: Duncan Preston
Tess: Annette Badland
Morgan: Lorelei King
Geoff: Bill Wallis
Poets: Bruce Alexander

: You and Yours

With Winifred Robinson and Peter White. Continuing the series in collaboration with BBC2's Restoration, another report on people battling to save their favourite buildings and the obstacles they meet.
3:The copper mines of Parys Mountain in Anglesey.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
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 more contestants from the North West of England. Robert Robinson is in the chair.
Producer Richard Edis Repeated on Saturday at llpm


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. 3: Darling Daisy
Lewis becomes involved in a scandal that spirals out of control and threatens to destroy the reputation of his royal client.
Director Clive Brill (R)


Unknown: Robin Brooks
Unknown: Jack Klaff
Director: Clive Brill
Lewis: Jack Klaff
Charles: Jasper Britton
Mina: Regina Freedman
Daisy: Flora Montgomery
James: Alex Lowe
Bertie: Chris Whrttlngham
Freddy: Andrew Alston
Butcher: Ron Cook
Brookie: Ron Cook
Sala: Jonathan Tafler
Banks: Jonathan Tafler

: Inside Money

First-Time Blues. Property prices have never been higher and it's proving almost impossible for first time buyers to get that crucial first foot on the ladder. Nurse Vikki Smith , from Oxford, is one of thousands wondering if she will ever own her own home. She joins presenter Lesley Curwen to investigate her Chances. Extended repeat from Saturday at 12.04pm


Unknown: Vikki Smith
Presenter: Lesley Curwen

: Comic Fringes

A week of short stories from the Pleasance Cabaret Bar in Edinburgh. 1: How to Have Meetings, by Ruth Thomas , read by Hilary Nevile. Jane has arranged an important lunch but the meeting is complicated by the presence of her two-year-old daughter. An uncomfortably realistic portrait of the artist as a harassed parent. Producer David Jackson Young


Unknown: Ruth Thomas
Read By: Hilary Nevile.
Producer: David Jackson Young

: Cutting a Dash

Lynne Truss explores the changing fashions of punctuation. 1: The Endangered Apostrophe Producer Penny Vine.

: The Food Programme

A Taste of the Times. The first of four programmes exploring the role of food in the social movements of our time. 1: The youth movement and the burger.
How the burger, once the favourite food of teenagers, is now reviled as an icon of global capitalism. Extended repeat of yesterday

: Beyond Belief

Ernie Rea in conversation with guests aboutthe 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 Southwold, Suffolk, with Nicholas Parsons in the chair and panellists Paul Merton , Graham Norton , Linda Smith 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: Graham Norton
Unknown: Linda Smith
Unknown: Clement Freud.
Producer: Claire Jones

: The Archers

A bad night fortheGrundys. Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson presents the arts magazine. Producer Martin Smith


Unknown: John Wilson
Producer: Martin Smith

: The True Story

By Alison Joseph. 6: A week has gone by and Lucinda, wife of Richard Carey QC , is still missing, last heard of in Yorkshire.
Director/producer David Hunter


Unknown: Alison Joseph.
Unknown: Richard Carey Qc
Producer: David Hunter
Richard: David Ryall
Lucinda: Barbara Flynn
Daniel: James Laurenson
Tessa: Juliet Aubrey
Luke: Han Meredith
Jan: Priyanga Elan
Amy: Helen Longworth

: An Incident in Kashmir

In October 1947 tribesmen attacked a convent in the Kashmirvalley. It was the birth of what has become known as the Kashmir crisis, one of the world's most dangerous flashpoints. Andrew Whitehead , former BBC Delhi correspondent, revisits the scene and tracks down eyewitnesses of the event. Producer Jo Glanville


Unknown: Andrew Whitehead
Producer: Jo Glanville

: Crossing Continents

it was supposed to bring waterto South Africa and electricity to the small kingdom of Lesotho, but the multi-billion dollar Lesotho Highlands Water Project is now embroiled in a series of trials as Lesotho takes powerful Western companies to court for bribery and corruption. Esther Armah reports. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Esther Armah

: Wild Europe

Lough Hyne - Europe's Giant Rockpool.
Lionel Kelleway travels to the southern Irish coast to the lake designated as Ireland's first marine nature reserve in 1981. Home to a rich and varied range of plants and animals, including many rare species,
Lough Hyne is the centre for scientific research into the factors governing the distributions of marine animals and plants, and one of the most studied marine Sites in Europe. ProducerSheenaDuncan


Unknown: Lough Hyne
Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Unknown: Lough Hyne

: AutO Motive

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: 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.
6: Bertie is trapped in a den of slavering aunts while pretending to be a teetotal Gussie Fink-Nottle . Producer Bruce Young


Unknown: Bertie Wooster
Unknown: James Robertson
Read By: Crawford Logan.
Unknown: Gussie Fink-Nottle
Producer: Bruce Young

: Home Truths

Repeat of Saturday at 9am

: News

: Book of the Week: Hold theEnlightenment

Part 1. Repeatedfrom9.45am

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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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