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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With David Wi!kinson.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith.

: Today

With Martha Kearney.
6.25,7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Clifford Longiey.


Unknown: Clifford Longiey.

: Auto Motive

In the third part of this history of the car and its influence, Peter Day tells the story of how country after country decided that it too had to have a car industry.

(Shortened repeat at 9.30pm)


Presenter: Peter Day
Producer: Neil Koenig

: A Place to Pray

Geeta Guru-Murthy meets the priest and worshippers at St Meihtus Roman Catholic Church, north London Once a Congregational Church, the !nsh Cathohcs of the 1960s have been replaced by Congolese. Nigerian tbo Christians and the odd human!st. Producer BeNa Bannerman


Unknown: Geeta Guru-Murthy

: Book of the Week: The Courtesan's Revenge

By Frances Wilson.
Alice Arnold reads from a new biography of Harriette Wilson, courtesan extraordinaire, who slept her way through fashionable London society in the early 1800s and then wrote a book about it, prompting the Duke of Wellington to coin the phrase "Publish - and be damned " With Suzanne Heathcote as Harriette Wilson. Abridged for radio by Libby Spurrier.
Repeated at 12.30am


Author: Frances Wilson
Reader: Alice Arnold
Harriette Wilson: Suzanne Heathcote
Adridged by: Libby Spurner
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: Daily Service

From Albany Road Baptist Church. Cardiff. With the Rev Roy Jenkins and the Welsh Chamber Singers. Musical director Avril Harding.


Unknown: Roy Jenkins
Director: Avril Harding.

: Woman's Hour

(FM only 10.35)
Jenni Murray talks to Jung Chang, author of Wild Swans about how the book has changed her life. This book is reissued today with a new introduction.
10.45 On the Banks of Plum Creek
Part 1 of the Woman's Hour drama.
Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presenter: Jenni Murray
Interviewee: Jung Chang

: Test Match Special England v South Africa

Commentary on the fifth and final day's play of the Third Test at Trent Bridge, including at 12.45 Your Letters Answered.
Email: [email address removed].
*Approximate time


Producer: Peter Baxter

: To Have or to Hold

Why have we created a world where our word is no longer our bond? Why is practically everythng we do governed by contracts? The BBC's Economy Editor, Evan Davis, investigates what contracts are, why they succeed or fail, and why we have become so obsessed by signing on the dotted line. Producer ZahM Warley


Editor: Evan Davis

: Smelling of Roses: 3: Sustainable Development

By Simon Brett.
An environmental conference sounds just the sort of job for Rosie but are her own company's green credentials good enough?


Writer/Producer: Simon Brett
Rosie: Prunella Scales
Jo: Rebecca Callard
Bob: Duncan Preston
Tess: Annette Badland
Patrick: James Ellis
Frankie: Alison Skilbeck
Kelly: Victoria Donovan

: You and Yours

PMW!th Liz Barclay and Peter White.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Presenter: 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 Stone Diaries: 1: 1905-16: Birth and Childhood

By Carol Shields, dramatised in five parts by Claire Luckham and Briony Giassco, and repeated over five days this week as a tribute to the author, who died in July. This fictional biography maps the life of Daisy Goodwill, an ordinary woman from rural Canada.


Writer: Carol Shields
Director: David Hunter
Daisy: Liza Ross
Young Daisy: Barbara Bames
Mercy: Teresa Callagher
Cuyler: Peter Marinker
Young Cuyler: Ryan McCluskey
Clarentine: Briony Glassco
Barker: William Hope
Magnus: Ewan Hooper
Abram: Chris Pavlo
Doctor: Ewan Balley

: Inside Money

W/fh-ProSts tVoes. 'With-profits" investments are the driving force behind our pensions, endowment mortgages and savings p!ans, but do we understand how they work and if we did wou!d we stiit want them? Listener AiisonCiarkejoinsLesteyCurwen to investigate. Extended repeatfrom Saturday at 12.04pm


Unknown: Listener Aiisonciarkejoinslesteycurwen

: Things We Knew Were True

By Nicci Gerrard. adapted in ten parts by Lauris Morgan-Griffiths and read by Haydn Gwynne. Sixteen-year-okJEdie is waitingforthe postman to deliver the envelope that is about to change the Course Of heriife. ProducerKateMcAt!


Unknown: Nicci Gerrard.
Unknown: Lauris Morgan-Griffiths
Read By: Haydn Gwynne.

: Fallen Heroes: 1:The Official Memorial to Lenin

Architectural historian Joe Kerr tells the story behind the removal of five monuments that once took pride of place in Britain.


Presenter: Joe Kerr
Producer: Matthew Dodd

: The Food Programme: 2: Food and Feminism

How convenience food has liberated women from the tyranny of the kitchen.
(Extended repeat of yesterday)

: Beyond Belief

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


Unknown: Ernie Rea
Producer: Uz Leonard

: PM

With Carolyn Quinn and Nigel Wrench.

: Just a Minute

From the Essex coast, with Nicholas Parsons in the chair and panellists Ross Nobie , Jenny Eclair , Tony Hawks and Clement Freud.
Producer C!a!re Jones Repeated Sunday 12.04pm
BBC RAD)0 COLLECTION: A selection from this show !s ayai!ab!e on CD and audio cassette from good retail outlets orfrom www.bbcshop.com Ca!! [number removed]


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Ross Nobie
Unknown: Jenny Eclair
Unknown: Clement Freud.

: The Archers

Tough times for the Grundys.
Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts show and talks to actor Antony Sher about his first play, set in his native South Africa in the 1960s and centred on the assassination of Henrik Verwoerd.


Presenter: Mark Lawson
Interviewee: Antony Sher
Producer: Aasiya Lodhi

: On the Banks of Plum Creek: 1

Laura Ingalls Wilder's evocation of pioneer life through the eyes of a child, dramatised in ten parts by Jennifer Howarth.
The Ingalls family have left their little house in Indian territory and are hoping to settle in Minnesota. The new home is to be a dugout.


Author: Laura Ingalls WilderDramatised by: Jennifer Howarth
Violinist: Brian Hardy
Musical Director: Gerard Mooney
Director/Producer: Mary Ward Lowery
Narrator: Debora Weston
Pa: John Guerrasio
Ma: Jennifer Lee Jellicorse
Laura: Josie Kook-Clark
Mary: Taryn Kook-Clark
Nellie: Glennis Lafoe
Willie: Ethan MacCoby
Christy: MacKenzie Bryant
Mr Hanson: Emil Marwa

: What's So Special about the Norwegians?

Currently mediating peace in 12 war zones, the Norwegians are the subject of Paul Henley 's quirky, one-off documentary. He challenges them in their kitchens. Skodas and wooden huts. delving deep in to their psyche and motivation to ask what makes the Norwegians tick. Producer Daniel Temow


Unknown: Paul Henley

: Crossing Continents

When Luia Da Siiva came to power, he promised to champion the Brazilian poor. But can he deliver?
Seven months into his presidency, Linda Pressty !ooks at the ditemmas facing Brazil. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Luia Da Siiva
Unknown: Linda Pressty

: Sick of Moving

New Series Connie St Louis !ooks at the physical and mental-health problems associated with the migration of communities. She hopes to discover if there is a link between migration and mental iijness, and if there is a way of preventing future migrants from suffering in the same way. producer Helen sharp


Unknown: St Louis

: Auto Motive

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Paul Moss


Unknown: Paul Moss

: Book at Bedtime: I'm Not Seared

By Niccoio Ammaniti , abridged in five parts by Doreen Estaii. On a hot day, a short bicycte ride from home, nine-year-otd Micheie makes a frightening discovery that he instinctivety knows to keep to himself. Read by Tom George. Producer Amber Bamfather


Unknown: Niccoio Ammaniti
Unknown: Doreen Estaii.
Read By: Tom George.
Producer: Amber Bamfather

: Home Truths

Repeat of Saturday at 9am

: News

: Book of the Week: The Courtesan'sRevenge

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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