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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Professor Gordon Graham.


Unknown: Professor Gordon Graham.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament With Mark D'Arcy and Sean Curran.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Chief Rabbi Dr Jonathan Sacks.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Mark D'Arcy
Unknown: Sean Curran.
Unknown: Dr Jonathan Sacks.

: Test Match Special

Sri Lanka v England
Commentary on the second day's play of the First Test from Galle, Sri Lanka. Including News at 6.30.
Producer Peter Baxter Approximate time


Producer: Peter Baxter

: Midweek

Lively conversation with Libby Purves and her guests. Producer Chris Paling Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves

: 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. 3: Konrad. Vienna, 1934. On the eve of Paddy's 19th birthday he is flat broke. His oddly spoken new acquaintance, Konrad, whose English has been acquired through reading Shakespeare, hits upon a lucrative plan. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


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

: Daily Service

Presented byClair Jaquiss. Thy Kingdom Come (St Cecilia). Haggai 2, vl; w6b-9. Be Still, forthe Presence of the Lord (Evans, arr Indra Hughes). Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus (Cross of Jesus). Director of music Barry Rose.


Music: Barry Rose.

: Test Match Special

Sri Lanka v England
Commentary on the second day's play of the First Test from Galle, Sri Lanka. Including News at 6.30.
Producer Peter Baxter Approximate time


Producer: Peter Baxter

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Fathers Part 3. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Soldier, Sailor

Continuing the stories of some of the most dramatic naval battles in British history through the voices of ordinary sailors who took part in them. 2: The Dutch in the Medway. ByDJ Britton, performed by David Birrell. In June 1667 the Dutch led an audacious attack on English ships and Chatham docks -the worst ever attack on military targets in mainland Britain. With commentary from historians David Davies and Justin Champion, producer Tim Dee


Unknown: David Birrell.
Unknown: David Davies
Producer: Tim Dee

: Wild Things!

By Georgia Pritchett. Continuing the funny and surreal four-part comedy about florists with attitude. 2: Prisoner. Winnie learns she is about to inherit some money and Ample is over-excited about her birthday party. Unfortunately, all their plans are thwarted when they both get locked in the store cupboard. Only Geoffrey the mouse can save them.
Producer Catherine Bailey


Producer: Catherine Bailey
Ample: Miranda Richardson
Winnie: Doon MacKichan
Pauline: Ronni Ancona
Phil: Robert Webb
Sandra: Celia Imrie
Robert: Stephen Mangan
Customer: Dave Lamb

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Whispers

Swearing, cocaine, wine-throwing and flagellation are just some of the items on the agenda this week. With Gyles Brandreth , team captains
Anthony Holden and Stella Duffy , and their special guest this week. Jennie Bond. Producer Elizabeth Freestone


Unknown: Gyles Brandreth
Unknown: Anthony Holden
Unknown: Stella Duffy
Unknown: Jennie Bond.
Producer: Elizabeth Freestone

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Out of the Ashes

By Louise Gooding. Paul is a troubled 15-year-old and Dan is a 55-year-old fireman on the brink of retirement. Their paths cross when Paul is sent on a a fire-fighting scheme for adolescent arsonists.
Director Pauline Harris


Unknown: Louise Gooding.
Director: Pauline Harris
Paul: Danny Young
Dan: Kenneth Cranham
Paul's mum: Suzanna Hamitton
Boy I/Martin: Daniel Anthony
Boy2/Dean: Nick Roud
Nick/Fireman: Harl Sajjan
Kathy: Rachel Atkins
Teacher: Lydia Leonard
Elliot: Billy Sargent

: Gardeners' Question Time

Roy Lancaster , Bob Flowerdew and Pippa Greenwood are guests of the Wainfleet and District Horticultural Society in Lincolnshire. Eric Robson is in the chair. Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened at 2pm


Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Fantastic Tales

3: The Cookie Lady, by Phillip K Dick. Read by Liza Ross. Beware the plate of tasty treats. For details see Monday


Unknown: Phillip K Dick.
Read By: Liza Ross.

: Cooking the Books

Simon Fanshawe and his guests board the HMS Trincomalee in Hartlepool harbourto enjoy foods from the novels of Patrick O'Brian. For details see Monday


Unknown: Simon Fanshawe
Unknown: Patrick O'Brian.

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor explores the multi-agency approach to our youth justice system. Producer Jacqueline Smith


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: Case Notes

Hormone Replacement Therapy, or HRT, has been blamed for 20,000 additional cases of breast cancer in the UK in the last ten years. Dr Mark Porter examines the controversies and the alternatives. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter

: PM

With Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Concrete Cow

A comedy sketch show in which anything is possible. The Death Stargets planning approval and Mr Punch is on probation. With Steven Kynman , Sally Hawkins , Olivia Colman , Robert Webb and Chris Pavlo.
Written by James Cary , Adam Bromley Sally Hawkins and Catherine Shepherd and Ashley Blaker.
Producer Adam Bromley (Revised repeat)


Unknown: Mr Punch
Unknown: Steven Kynman
Unknown: Sally Hawkins
Unknown: Olivia Colman
Unknown: Robert Webb
Unknown: Chris Pavlo.
Written By: James Cary
Written By: Adam Bromley Sally Hawkins
Written By: Catherine Shepherd
Written By: Ashley Blaker.
Producer: Adam Bromley

: The Archers

Victory for Oliver and Ed.
Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents arts news and interviews. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Mark Lawson

: Fathers

By Damian Lanigan. 3: When / Was Your Age
Dave has been abroad and hasn't seen his daughter for four years. Then she was a sweet and innocent ten-year-old; now she's 14 going on 18. For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Damian Lanigan.
Narrator: Andrew Sachs
Sophie: Alaka Prodhan
Dave: Rob Plckavance

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs another debate in which Ian Hargreaves , Steven Rose , Melanie Philips and Claire Fox cross-examine witnesses with conflicting views. Producer David Coomes Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Steven Rose
Unknown: Melanie Philips
Unknown: Claire Fox
Producer: David Coomes

: Hoggart's Week

Simon Hoggart takes a sideways look at the week's events in the Westminster village. Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Simon Hoggart

: Frontiers

Peter Evans investigates a scientific breakthrough that started with petunias and may end with a cure for Aids and cancer. RNAi is a molecule that has the powerto switch off potentially harmful genes with incredible accuracy. Scientists are hailing RNAi as the most powerful medical discovery since antibiotics. Producer Alexandra Feacham


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Alexandra Feacham

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Dracula

By Bram Stoker. 8: Mina receives a chilling visit. Time is running out. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Bram Stoker.

: One Night Stanza

Another chance to hear this series of poetry, jokes and music from Matthew Harvey and Rory Motion. In today's programme they consider memories, dreams and confectionery. Producer vivBeeby


Unknown: Matthew Harvey
Unknown: Rory Motion.

: Wheeler's Wonder

2: A Bout de Splicer. Despite a bad case of Splicers' disease, in which key words are involuntarily edited from the sufferer's speech, Wheeler managed to playa key role in the French NewWave. Featuring the voices of Michael Winner as himself and Andrew McGibbon as Creighton Wheeler.
Producers Andrew McGibbon and Jonathan Ruffle


Unknown: Michael Winner
Unknown: Andrew McGibbon
Unknown: Creighton Wheeler.
Producers: Andrew McGibbon
Producers: Jonathan Ruffle

: Today in Parliament

The day's business at Westminster, highlighting Prime Minister's Questions. With Mark D'Arcy.


Unknown: Mark D'Arcy.

: News

: Book of the Week: Words of Mercury

Part 3. Repeated from 9.45am

: BBC Schools

Digital only
3.00 Together: Age 7-11 3.15 Time and Tune: Age 7-9
3.35 Words Alive: Age 7-9 3.50 Listen and Write: Age 9-11
4.10 Megamaths - Mental Maths Y4: Age 7-9 4.25 First Steps in Drama: Age 7-9 4.45 World Writing: Age 7-11

: Test Match Special

Sri Lanka v England
Commentary on the third day's play of the First Test at Galle, Sri Lanka. Including News at 6.30.
- Producer Peter Baxter _ J Appr oximate time


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.

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