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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Richard Major.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rt Rev James Jones.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: James Jones.

: Start the Week

Among Andrew Marr 's guests is Madeleine Albright , the first woman to become US Secretary of State. She talks about international diplomacy and about hertimeatthe White House.
Producer Alice Feinstein Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Unknown: Madeleine Albright
Producer: Alice Feinstein

: Daily Service

With Ram Gidoomal. Thy Word Is a Lamp
(Grant/Smith). John 20, w26-31. EI-Shaddai
(Thompson/Card). Thou Art the Everlasting Word (Supremacy). Director of music Andy bilver.

: Book of the Week: Where There's a Will

Playwright and novelist John Mortimer reads from his new book and offers further lessons in living and growing old disgracefully. 1: The Grand Perhaps Producer Jeremy Mortimer Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: John Mortimer
Producer: Jeremy Mortimer

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Eye of the Day: the Story of Mata Hari Part 6 of the Woman's Hour drama. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: England's Foreign Legion

Throughout decades of Irish-English conflict, even when extreme positions were taken on both sides, a little-noticed career choice of thousands of Irish men and women was challenging the simple view of history. Presented by Kevin Connolly. Producer Simon Binns


Presented By: Kevin Connolly.
Producer: Simon Binns

: Agatha Christie's Taken at the Flood

Dramatised by Michael Bakewell. 3: The mysterious visitor has been found dead in his hotel room.
But who had the motive to murder him - and why?
Director/Producer Enyd Williams
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: This full-cast dramatisation is available on audio cassette and CD from 3 November at all good retail outlets or fromwww.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Dramatised By: Michael Bakewell.
Poirot: John Moffatt
Superintendent Spence: Robert Lang
Lynn: Susannah Corbett
Rowley: Ifan Meredith
Rosaleen: Fritha Goodey
David: Tom George
Major Porter: Derek Waring
Coroner: James Taylor

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Diana Madill.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Diana Madill.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Masterteam

Peter Snow hosts the nationwide general knowledge quiz This week's teams are from London and Reading.
Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at llpm


Unknown: Peter Snow
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Crossing Over

By Steve Hennessy. Rhodri supplements his income by working as a medium, channelling messages from those who have "crossed over". When Sian decides to ask for his help the outcome has unexpected consequences for several people close to Rhodri.
Producer Gilly Adams


Unknown: Steve Hennessy.
Producer: Gilly Adams
Geraint: Robert Harper
Rhodri: Brendan Charteson
Sian: Manon Edwards
Mrs Reed: Lynn Hunter
Dai: Huw Davies

: Money Box Live

Paul Lewis and guests answer personal finance questions. Producer Louise Greenwood


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Louise Greenwood

: Counting Stars: a Collection of Stories byDavid Almond

Set in the 1960s near Newcastle, a collection of semiautobiographical stories by award-winning writer
David Almond. 1: Counting the Stars. A small boy revels in testing the advice of the old Irish priest, until his father falls seriously ill. Read by Alun Armstrong. Producer Lu Kemp


Unknown: David Almond.
Read By: Alun Armstrong.
Producer: Lu Kemp

: Another Five Numbers

In Simon Singh 's investigation into the history and merits of some of the special numbers in maths he begins with the number four, which has dominated one of geometry's most perplexing problems - how many hues does it take to make a map so that no two regions with identical colours ever meet? The route to proving that 4 is the magic number has had Surprising pay-offs. Producer Adrian Washbourne (R)


Unknown: Simon Singh
Producer: Adrian Washbourne

: The Food Programme

Malt. Andrew Jefford looks at the simple ingredient that provides the life and soul of every great beer and all malt whiskies, and which adds a comforting sweet tang to breads, cakes and hot drinks -malt. Extended repeat of yesterday


Unknown: . Andrew Jefford

: Four Corners

Anne Mackenzie and guests discuss international issues of the day. Producer Amber Dawson


Unknown: Anne MacKenzie
Producer: Amber Dawson

: pm

With Carolyn Quinn and Ritula Shah.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: Quote.... Unquote

Joining Nigel Rees to exchange favourite quotations and anecdotes are Annie Caulfield , Brough Scott , Matthew D'Ancona and John Sergeant. The reader is Meryl O'Keeffe.
Producer Carol Smith Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: A collection of highlights from over 21 years of this panel game is available on audio cassette from good retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Annie Caulfield
Unknown: Brough Scott
Unknown: Matthew D'Ancona
Unknown: John Sergeant.
Producer: Carol Smith

: The Archers

Greg shows his dark side. Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson introduces the arts magazine programme and reviews the film Seabiscuit, the story of a champion racehorse who won the hearts of countless Americans during the 1930s. Producer Nicki Paxman


Introduces: John Wilson
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: The Eye of the Day: the Story of Mata Hari

Michael Butt 's ten-part dramatisation of the life of the exotic dancer and glamorous First World War spy who stayed too long at the fin-de-siecle feast.
6: Mata Hari triumphs on the international stage but her personal life is in turmoil.
Director Marc Beeby Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Michael Butt
Director: Marc Beeby
Mata Hari: Victoria Hamilton
Colonel: Jon Strickland
Rudolph: Andrew Harrison
Rousseau: Geoffrey Whitehead
Annie: Sarah Lam
Sophie: Sophie Shad

: Britain's X-Files

In the postwar years a series of unexplained sightings in the skies over Britain helped fuel a growing fixation with aliens and UFOs. Officially, Whitehall denied interest, but Gerry Northam reveals details of the secret investigations carried out by a government terrified of the Russians. Producer David Lewis (R)


Unknown: Gerry Northam
Producer: David Lewis

: The Sound of God

" Her voice cl imbs like a celestial staircase and makes you aware of doors high up in the silence. An evocative musical portrait of the Irish singer Noirin ni Riain, with a look at her exploration of "theosony" - the sound of God. Producer Norman Winter


Producer: Norman Winter

: Nature

By the Light of the Moon Mark Carwardine investigates the influence the moon has had on evolution and discovers that without it life itself may not have evolved. Producer Simon Roberts Repeated tomorrow at 11am


Unknown: Moon Mark Carwardine
Producer: Simon Roberts

: Start the Week

Among Andrew Marr 's guests is Madeleine Albright , the first woman to become US Secretary of State. She talks about international diplomacy and about her time at the White House. Shortened repeat of 9am


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Unknown: Madeleine Albright

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: My Life as a Fake

By Peter Carey , abridged in ten parts by Sally Marmion. 1: Sarah's encounter with an old man in a bicycle repair shop in the back streets of Kuala Lumpur offers a hint of the mystery to come. Read by Barbara Flynn. Producer Di Speirs


Unknown: Peter Carey
Unknown: Sally Marmion.
Read By: Barbara Flynn.
Producer: Di Speirs

: Home Truths

John Peel takes a wry look at the foibles offamily life. Shortened at 9am


Unknown: John Peel

: Today in Parliament

The start of the week's business at Westminster, presented by Susan Hulme.


Presented By: Susan Hulme.

: News

: Book of the Week: Where There's a Will: 1: The Grand Perhaps

John Mortimer reads from his new book and offers up more lessons in living and growing old disgracefully.
Repeated from 9.45am


Author/Reader: John Mortimer

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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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