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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Dr Judith Champ.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock.


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Abdal Hakim Murad.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Abdal Hakim Murad.

: Auto Motive

4: Gridlock. Peter Day continues the story of the motor industry with a look at the troubles the car brought in its slipstream.
Producer Neil Koenig Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Producer: Neil Koenig

: A Place to Pray

Geeta Guru-Murthy meets the Bahai Community Of Belfast. Producer Marya Burgess


Unknown: Geeta Guru-Murthy
Producer: Marya Burgess

: Book of the Week: Martin LutherKing - a Tribute

Tocommemoratethe40thanniversaryofthe I have a dream" speech, five writers offertheir unique angle on King's life, career and legacy. 1: Arundhati Roy reads her specially commissioned essay on King. Producer Emma Harding Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Arundhati Roy
Producer: Emma Harding

: Daily Service

Presented by Dr Pauline Webb. Forth in Thy Name, 0 Lord, I Go (Song 34). 1 Samuel 17, w32-37. Faithful Shepherd Feed Me (Pastor Pastorum). Great Is Thy
Faithfulness (Faithfulness). With the Holme Valley Singers. Director of music James Morgan.


Presented By: Dr Pauline Webb.
Music: James Morgan.

: Woman's Hour

( from 10.35) Jenni Murray presents the programme from Scarborough's historic waterfront spa. Including live music, cookery, and an exploration of the unique culture and history of the east coast.
10.45 On the Banks of Plum Creek Part6ofthe Woman's Hourdrama. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: Test Match Special

England v South Africa
Commentary on the fifth and final day play of the Fourth Test at Headingley. Including at 12.45 Your Letters Answered.Email:tms@bbc.co.uk.
Producer Peter Baxter *Approximate time


Producer: Peter Baxter

: The District Nurse

The first of two programmes following a team of nurses in Birmingham, caringfor people in their own homes. 1: A 65-year-old cancer patient wants to die at home. The nurses' task is to make the last few weeks of his life as comfortable as possible. Producer Brian King

: Smelling of Roses: 4: Talking to One Person

by Simon Brett
Rosie Burns and company find themselves involved in the relaunch of a radio station, and of an old disc jockey's career.


Writer/Producer: Simon Brett
Rosie: Prunella Scales
Jo: Rebecca Callard
Bob: Duncan Preston
Tess: Annette Badland
Brad: Colin Stinton
Kenny: Chris Emmett
Valerie: Sheila Mitchell

: You and Yours

With Winifred Robinson and Peter White.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Brain of Britain 2003

The first round ofthe quiz continues with contestants from the North of England. 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: Sitting among the Eskimos

By Maggie Graham. Thirty-something Lizzie Burns is a mature student in the final year of an English degree at Glasgow University - but she's haunted by the fear of failure and her dead mother. Director Bruce Young (R)


Unknown: Maggie Graham.
Unknown: Lizzie Burns
Director: Bruce Young
Lizzie: Jennifer Black
Elaine: Gayanne Potter
: Colin Johnkazek
Tam: Paul Young
Lizzie's mother: Hope Ross
Carol: Ann Crawford
Tony: Paul Cunningham
: Eddie Gregorpowie
Lisa Burns: Lauran Kelly

: Inside Money

Sitting on a Fortune?lncreasing numbers of older people want to use the value of their home to provide them with extra income in retirement. Brian Moore joins Lesley Curwen to investigate the pitfalls of "equity release". Extended repeat from Saturday at 12.04pm


Unknown: Brian Moore
Unknown: Lesley Curwen

: Things We Knew Were True

By Nicci Gerrard , adapted in ten parts by Lauris Morgan-Griffiths and read by Haydn Gwynne. 6: More than 20 years after her father's disappearance, the death of their mother brings Edie and her sisters back togetherto sift through the family's belongings. Producer Kate McAII


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

: The Secret Life of Car Parks

Comedian and non-driver Linda Smith takes a wry look at life, love and stress in the car parks over Britain. 1: The irresistible rise of the car park. Producer Barbara Lewis


Unknown: Linda Smith
Producer: Barbara Lewis

: The Food Programme

3: The Democratisation of Food. Howwhatweeatand the way we eat has transcended the class system. 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

Nicholas Parsons takes the most pernickety of panel games to Malvern where the players are 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 CO 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.
Producer: Claire Jones

: The Archers

Nigel finds another project. Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson looks back at the career of playwright John Osborne. Producer Philippa Ritchie


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: John Osborne.
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: On the Banks of Plum Creek

Laura Ingalls Wilder 's evocation of pioneer life through the eyes of a child, dramatised in ten parts by Jennifer Howarth. 6: Having settled in Minnesota and started school, the Ingalls' girls need to buy a slate for class but Pa can't afford it. They make the mistake of going to the Oleson's store.
Violinist Brian Hardy Musical director Gerard Mooney Director/producer Mary Ward Lowery


Unknown: Laura Ingalls Wilder
Unknown: Jennifer Howarth.
Director: Gerard Mooney
Narrator: Debora Weston
Pa: John Guerrasio
Ma Jennifer: Lee Jellicorse
Laura: Josie Kook-Clark
Mary: Taryn Kook-Clark
Nellie: Glennis Laroe
Willie: Ethan MacCoby
Christy: MacKenzie Bryant
MrOleson: John Chancer
MrsOleson: Kathryn Akin
Rev Alden: Kerry Shale
Miss Beadle: Barbara Barnes

: From Riots to Rights

The first of two programmes in which Zareer Masani draws on official documents, eye-witness memories and the BBC sound archive for new insights into British race relations. 1: Police officers on duty in Notting Hill during the infamous race riots of 1958 bear witness to a deep level of racism, which went completely unchecked at the time. What caused those weeks of violence and how did the authorities COpe? Producer Sue Davies


Producer: Sue Davies

: Crossing Continents

Nearly ten per cent of the world's tourists once made their way to the "paradise island" of Bali, but October's nightclub bombing put an end to that.
Rosie Goldsmith travels to Bali to look at the ways in which the island is trying to buy itself a more diverse and sustainable future. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith

: Sick of Moving

Connie St Louis looks at the physical and mental-health problems associated with the migration of communities. Why do people who move from a less developed countryto a more developed one get sick? And do these populations maintain their natural resistance when they move? Producer Helen Sharp


Producer: Helen Sharp

: AutO Motive

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Paul Moss.


Unknown: Paul Moss.

: Book at Bedtime: So Long, See You Tomorrow

By William Maxwell. A ten-part adaptation, read by William Hootkins , of the novel that tells how a childhood friendship is betrayed in the aftermath of a murder in rural Illinois. Producer Jill Waters


Unknown: William Maxwell.
Read By: William Hootkins
Producer: Jill Waters

: Home Truths

Repeat of Saturday at 9am

: News

: Book of the Week: Martin Luther King -

a Tribute 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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