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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Professor Gordon Graham.


Unknown: Professor Gordon Graham.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock.


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With Sarah Montague and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Clifford Longley.


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Clifford Longley.

: Start the Week

Andrew Marr and guests set the cultural agenda for the week.
Producer Alice Feinstein Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Producer: Alice Feinstein

: Book of the Week: Words of Mercury

A week of excerpts from Patrick Leigh Fermor 's best writings, abridged by Andrew Cummins and read by Tim Mclnnerny. In 1933, aged 18, Paddy determined to walk across Europe from the Hook of Holland to Constantinople. This journey marked the start of a lifetime of travelling and scribbling.
1: Bicycle Polo. Budapest, 1934, spring. Invited to stay with Count and Countess Wenkheim at their house on the Great Hungarian Plain, Paddy is initiated into the game of bike polo by a motley collection of Hungarian aristocrats and footmen. Producer Lu Kemp Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Patrick Leigh Fermor
Abridged By: Andrew Cummins
Read By: Tim McLnnerny.
Producer: Lu Kemp

: Daily Service

Presented by Canon Noel Vincent. Earth Has Many a Noble City (Stuttgart). Micah 5, wl-5. 0 Little Town of Bethlehem (Walford Davies ). Come, Thou
Redeemer of the Earth (PuerNobis Nascitur). With Harrogate Ladies' College Chapel Choir. Director of music David Andrews.


Presented By: Canon Noel Vincent.
Unknown: Walford Davies
Music: David Andrews.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Fathers
Part 1 of this week's Woman's Hour drama. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Breaking Ground

Liz Carneytells the story of a remarkable collaboration between a west Yorkshire farmer and a group of Asian allotment holders. They lived in the same town but their lives were worlds apart - until they found a mutual interest in growing coriander. Producer Sally Chesworth


Unknown: Liz Carneytells
Producer: Sally Chesworth

: The Six Mothers-in-Law of Henry the Eighth

An unreliable history in six parts, created by Barry Grossman and written by Jim Eldridge. 3: With Henry suffering from a surfeit of mothers-in-law, perhaps his luck will change with Jane Seymour.
Music by Jim Parker Producer John Fawcett Wilson


Unknown: Barry Grossman
Written By: Jim Eldridge.
Unknown: Jane Seymour.
Music By: Jim Parker
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson
HenryVIII: Jonathan Coy
Cromwell: Milton Jones
Chronicler: Alfred Burke
Jane Seymour: Jasmin Hyde
Lady Margaret: Eve Matheson
Sir John: John Webb
Antonio: Jonathan Kydd

: You and Yours

With Winifred Robinson and John Waite.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Masterteam

Peter Snow hosts the latest contest in the quest for the champion amateur quiz team of the year. This week Liverpool play Reading.
Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at llpm


Unknown: Peter Snow
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: McLevy

New series A four-part series of David Ashton 's acclaimed detective stories set in Victorian Edinburgh. 1: Behind the Curtain. A death threat written in blood is found pinned to the wall of the leading lady's dressing room at the Parade Theatre.
Director Patrick Rayner


Unknown: David Ashton
Unknown: Victorian Edinburgh.
Director: Patrick Rayner
McLevy: Brian Cox
Jean: Siobhan Redmond
Belle: Gabriel Quigley
Toby: Alan Cox
Sir Edward: Struan Rodger
Roach: David Ashton
Michael -: Perceval Maxwell
Hannah: Colette O'Neil
Dan: Simon Donaldson
Ellen: Clare McCarron

: Money Box Live

Paul Lewis and guests answer listeners' personal finance questions.
Phone: [number removed] Lines open from 1.30pm
Producer Jennifer Clarke


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Jennifer Clarke

: Fantastic Tales

The fi rst of five stories this week that might raise an eyebrow or two, abridged by Duncan Minshull. 1: In theAvu Observatory, by HG Wells. Read by Dermot Crowley. When you're star-gazing, you don't hear the noise outside ... Producer Duncan Minshull


Abridged By: Duncan Minshull.
Read By: Dermot Crowley.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: Cooking the Books

Simon Fanshawe and his guests are in the Ritz Club Casino to enjoy James Bond 's favourite meal. Producer David Stenhouse


Unknown: Simon Fanshawe
Unknown: James Bond
Producer: David Stenhouse

: The Food Programme

BBC Radio 4 Food and FarmingAwards 2003
Sheila Dillon announces the winners of this year's awards from the BBC Good Food Show in Birmingham. Extended repeat of yesterday at 12.30pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon

: Four Corners

Gavin Esler confronts our view of the world, examining what unites and divides peoples and cultures across the globe. Producer Amber Dawson


Unknown: Gavin Esler
Producer: Amber Dawson

: PM

With Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

The antidote to panel games pays a visit to the Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne. Jeremy Hardy joins Barry Cryer , Graeme Garden , Tim Brooke-Taylor and Humphrey Lyttelton. Colin Sell is at the piano. Producer Jon Naismith Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Eight series of I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, along with various collections and anniversary editions, are available on CD and audio cassette from good retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton.
Unknown: Colin Sell
Producer: Jon Naismith

: The Archers

Nigel raises the stakes.
Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts magazine, featuring interviews, news and reviews. Producer Sally Spurring


Unknown: Mark Lawson

: Fathers

By Damian Lanigan. Five plays exploring different father/child relationships. 1: Spooky Little Eyes Control freak Colin Nuttall becomes increasingly fraught as the birth of his first child approaches.
Director/Producer Jim Poyser Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Damian Lanigan.
Unknown: Colin Nuttall
Producer: Jim Poyser
Narrator: Andrew Sachs
Colin: Mark Chatterton
Baby: Emma Clarke

: The Long Search

William Dalrymple investigates the roots of spirituality in Britain. 2: God and the Air-Pump
Dalrymple gets to grips with a 17th- century piece of experimental machinery and assesses the impact of the New Science on the belief in fairies, the philosopher's stone and a miracle-working God. Producer Rosemary Dawson


Unknown: William Dalrymple
Producer: Rosemary Dawson

: Crossing Continents

Geoff Adams-Spink examines the price America is paying for its love affair with the law courts. Their litigation habit is now so widespread that in some states, health provision is being threatened.
Doctors working in high-risk areas are struggling to pay the insurance premiums and some are ceasing practising altogether. RepeatofThursday


Unknown: Geoff Adams-Spink

: Wild Underground

New series 1: Soil Safari. In the first of three programmes that travel progressively deeper underground to meet the bizarre creatures that live and survive in a world devoid of light, biologist
Mike Dilger embarks on a most unusual soil safari. Using sophisticated audio techniques, Dilger tracks an earthworm, narrowly avoiding hungry moles and predatory fungi as he uncovers a world of recycling and decomposition crucial to supporting life above ground. Producer Sarah Blunt


Unknown: Mike Dilger

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Dracula

Bram Stoker 's legend of the Transylvanian count, abridged in ten parts by Daragh Carville.
6: In London, Jonathan is terrorised by the sight of a familiar face in the crowd. rroaucerbemma McMullan


Unknown: Bram Stoker
Unknown: Daragh Carville.
Jonathan: Michael Fassbender
Mina: Gillian Kearney
Dr Seward: James D'Arcy
DrVanHelsing: James Greene

: Home Truths

Shortened repeat of Saturday at 9am

: Today in Parliament

The fourth day's debate on the Queen's Speech. With Sean Curran.


Unknown: Sean Curran.

: News

: Book of the Week: Words of Mercury

Parti. Repeated from 9.45am

: BBC Schools

Digital only
3.00 Numbertime: Mental Maths Year 1: Age 5-6 3.15 Reading Tree Stories: Age 5-6 3.30 Alphabet Time: Age 4-6 3.40
Alphabet Time First Phonics: Age 4-6 3.50 Playtime: Age 3-5
4.10 Hopscotch: Age 5-7 4.25 Scottish Resources: Age 7-9
4.40 Scottish Resources: Age 10-12

: Test Match Special

Sri Lanka v England
The First Test at Galle. England begin their second series of the winter. With commentary by Jonathan Agnew , John Murray , JonnySaunders and Roshan Abbeysinghe. including News at 6.30am.
Producer Peter Baxter "Approximate time


Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By: John Murray
Commentary By: Roshan Abbeysinghe.
Producer: Peter Baxter

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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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