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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Roy Jenkins.


Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock.


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Martha Kearney.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Abdal Hakim Murad.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Abdal Hakim Murad.

: Auto Motive

5: Any Colour You Want. Peter Day asks if the car industry still knows how to give drivers what they want. Producer Neil Koenig Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Producer: Neil Koenig

: A Place to Pray

Geeta Guru-Murthyjoins the 21st-century pilgrims to Glastonbury, Somerset. Glastonbury is known as the "cradle of Christianity" in Britain, but in recent years it has taken on a new-age feel, in which myth and magic attract a mixture of spiritual beliefs. Producer Sara Parker


Unknown: Geeta Guru-Murthyjoins
Producer: Sara Parker

: Book of the Week: Billy Ruffian

By David Cordingly , abridged by Julian Wilkinson in five parts Paul McGann reads from the compelling portrait of a ship that was to join Nelson's fleet at Trafalgar. She was called the Bellerophon- and known as Billy Ruffian to her crew.
1: The ship's birth on the Medway in 1792. Producer Emma Harding Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: David Cordingly
Abridged By: Julian Wilkinson
Unknown: Paul McGann
Unknown: Billy Ruffian
Producer: Emma Harding

: Daily Service

Presented by Christine Morgan. 0 Christ the Same
(LondonderryAir). Nehemiah 4, wl5-23. The
Trumpet Shall Sound (Handel). 0 God of Earth and Altar (King's Lynn). With Mark Rowlinson. Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Presented By: Christine Morgan.
Unknown: Mark Rowlinson.
Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Woman's Hour

H Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Tall One
Part 1 of this week's Woman 's Hourdrama. Drama repeated at 7.45pm
Waiting for an angel to pass: page 117


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: The District Nurse

The last of two programmes following a team ot nurses in Birmingham caring for sick and dying people in their own homes. 2: Frank Stitch , a 94-year-old man, is proud, demanding and frail, and relies heavily on his weekly visits from community nurse Lisa Rowe. While she fetches and cares for him she tries to find out why other agencies are failing to provide the support he's entitled to. Producer Brian King


Unknown: Frank Stitch
Unknown: Lisa Rowe.

: Smelling of Roses

By Simon Brett. 5: Going Back to One's Roots
Rosie had always thought the expression "celebrity gardener" was a contradiction in terms ... until sne met Bernadette Gittings.
Producer Simon Brett


Unknown: Simon Brett.
Unknown: Bernadette Gittings.
Producer: Simon Brett
Rosie: Prunella Scales
Jo: Rebecca Callard
Bob: Duncan Preston
Tess: Annette Badland
g rad: Colin Stinton
Bernie: Susan Jameson
Crispin: George Layton
Mrs Thompson: Mary Wimbush

: You and Yours

With Carolyn Atkinson and Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Carolyn Atkinson
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: 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 West of England and Wales. Robert Robinson is in the chair.
Producer Richard Edis Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Producer: Richard Edis

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Tunnel Vision

Niall Ashdown 's quirky, comic and touching tale of a man coming to terms with his past. Jim is on the train from Glasgow to London and everything that can go wrong with a train journey does -from signal failure to a herd of wild impala on the track. Ashdown provides the voices for a host of characters
Director Jenny Stephens


Unknown: Niall Ashdown
Director: Jenny Stephens
Jenny: Stella Duffy
Jim: Niall Ashdown

: Money Box Special

Owning a home in Spain is the aspiration of thousands of people wanting a better life or a promising investment opportunity, but things can go badly wrong. Chris A'Court travels to the Costas to investigate the boom in Spanish property buying and hears from people who've discovered that reality doesn't always live up to the dream. Extended repeat from Saturday at 12.04pm

: White Magic

Five contemporary stories from Wales that feature a little magic in modern lives. 1: A Year in Porth Nant by Sian Preece. The discovery of an old spell "for fecunditie" has unexpected results. Read by Sara McGaughey. Producer Alison Hindell


Unknown: Sian Preece.
Read By: Sara McGaughey.
Producer: Alison Hindell

: Hot under the Collar

Rosie Goldsmith explores the revealing history of the collarfrom around the world in this repeated series. 1: Lapels. Why do we wear lapels and what does that say about our culture? Producer Arlene Gregorious (R)


Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith
Producer: Arlene Gregorious

: The Food Programme

4: Food and Multiculturalism. The last in the series that links food with the great social movements of ourtime traces the development of multiculturalism in Britain through the foods we eat. 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

Paul Merton , Clement Freud and Greg Proopsjoin Nicholas Parsons in Edinburgh.
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: Paul Merton
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Greg Proopsjoin
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Producer: Claire Jones

: The Archers

A new home for Roy and Hayley.
Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts show, and meets writer Martin Amis , whose new novel Yellow Dog is published this week. Producer Martin Smith


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Martin Amis
Producer: Martin Smith

: The Tall One

By Claire Luckham. A five-part serial about two sisters who suffer from cystic fibrosis. 1: Sam
Lorraine has been waiting for more than a year for a heart-lung transplant, while Samantha is waiting to hear how well she has done in her A-levels.
Director Roxana Silbert


Unknown: Claire Luckham.
Director: Roxana Silbert
Samantha: Anna Maxwell Martin
Lindsay: Molly Innes
Lorraine: Amelia Lowdetl
Bernie: Tilly Vosburgh

: From Riots to Rights

The last 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. 2: Enoch Powell 's infamous "rivers of blood" speech brought dockers and meat workers out on strike in his support. The government, though aghast in public, in private began to make plans to limit immigration. And in so doing, they inadvertently laid the foundations of Britain's race relations policytoday. Producer sue Davies


Unknown: Enoch Powell

: Crossing Continents

Julian Pettifer investigates the damage inflicted by the Sars epidemic on the people, economy and psyche of Hong Kong. He hears criticism of the administration's handling of the crisis and asks whether more diseases are likely to emerge from this infection hot-zone in southern China. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Julian Pettifer

: Young Man, Old Body?

Tom Isaacs , diagnosed with Parkinson's disease when he was 27, describes the realities of being a young person living with a "disease of the elderly". Through interviews with scientists pioneering new approaches to the disease he presents a personal investigation of current research which promises new treatments or even a cure for Parkinson's. Producer Lucy Dichmont


Unknown: Tom Isaacs
Producer: Lucy Dichmont

: AutO Motive

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: So Long, See You Tomorrow

Continuing the ten-part adaptation, read by William Hootkins, of the novel by William Maxwell.
6: The events leading up to the murder of Lloyd Wilson are carefully reassembled as the narrator searches for explanations. Producer Jill waters


Read By: William Hootkins
Novel By: William Maxwell.
Unknown: Lloyd Wilson

: Home Truths

Repeat of Saturday at 9am

: News

: Book of the Week: Billy Ruffian

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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