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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr David Lapsley.


Unknown: Dr David Lapsley.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rt Rev Tom Butler.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: Start the Week

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


Unknown: Andrew Marr

: Book of the Week: My Life in Orange

1/5. By Tim Guest. In 1978Tim Guest was a four-year-old living in Leeds with his mother. Then she "found" Bhagwan and dyed all their clothes orange. So began the period of his childhood when he was living in various communes in Suffolk, Pune, Oregon and Cologne. Read by Stephen Tompkinson. Abridger/Producer Jane Marshall Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Tim Guest.
Read By: Stephen Tompkinson.
Producer: Jane Marshall

: Daily Service

Presented by Andrew Graystone. Riled with the Spirit's Power (Farley Castle). John 14, w23-31
Give You a New Commandment (Aston). Thy Hand, U God, Has Guided (Thornbury). With the Renaissance Singers. Director of music Richard Tanner.


Presented By: Andrew Graystone.
Music: Richard Tanner.

: Woman's Hour Presented by Jenni Murray.

10.45 The Old Wives' Tale 1/15.
The Woman's Hour drama. Drama repeated at 7.45pm

: Picked for the Top

1/2 In a bid to create "leaders of tomorrow the Windsor Fellowship takes undergraduates from ethnic minorities and puts them through an intensive one-yeartraining course, teaching them to act and think like high-powered business people. Jolyon Jenkins follows the fellowship as it selects young hopefuls forthe scheme. Producer Jolyon Jenkins


Unknown: Jolyon Jenkins
Producer: Jolyon Jenkins

: Our Brave Boys

4/6. Christopher Lee 's comedy drama set in the Ministry of Defence.
Toujours Amis , Sunshine. The imminent arrival on an official visit of the French defence minister poses tricky diplomatic problems. Entertaining him on hoard HMS Victory may not be the answer.
Producer Rosalind Ayres Director Pete Atkin


Unknown: Christopher Lee
Unknown: Toujours Amis
Zelda: Fiona Shaw
Col George: Martin Jarvis
WgCdr Bryan: Christopher Neame
CdrBill: Christopher Godwin
Chief Petty Officer Grieves: Peter Capaldi

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Round Britain Quiz

New series The cryptic cultural quiz returns with Nick Clarke in the chair. In the first match, Fred Housego and Marcel Berlins of the South of England take on Michael Schmidt and Diana Collecott of the North of England. Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: Fred Housego
Unknown: Marcel Berlins
Unknown: Michael Schmidt
Unknown: Diana Collecott
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Killing Mr Mort

Poet and playwright Peter Sansom presents a modern-day version of Chaucer's Pardoner's Tale.
Three friends meet in their local to wonder at a strange epidemic of deaths, and to ponder over the whereabouts of a large sum of money given to the late Jamie Mort.


Writer: Peter Sansom
Director: Jeremy Mortimer
Derek: Stephen Critchlow
Simon: Robert Purdy
Martin: Tom Silburn
Old man: Trevor Martin

: Money Box Live

Vincent Duggleby and guests answer personal finance questions.
Phone: [number removed] Lines open from 1.30pm
Producer Penny Haslam


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby

: Anthology

1/5. Five new stories by contemporary writers. Family Connections by Chrissie Gittins , read by Penelope Wilton. Emily used to be a champion swimmer. Now she's 92 and her gay neighbours want to take her back to the scene of her past triumphs- Forest Hill Pools. Producer Kate McAII


Unknown: Chrissie Gittins
Read By: Penelope Wilton.
Producer: Kate McAii

: Time of My Life

1/5. Caroline Swinburne meets retired professionals who have chosen to spend their senior years in care homes that cater for specific trades.
Journalists. There's not an empty seat in the home as residents gatherto watch the news and bemoan the State Of their profession. Producer Sarah Taylor


Unknown: Caroline Swinburne
Producer: Sarah Taylor

: The Food Programme

Crofting. With Scottish land reform looming, Sheila Dillon traces the history and future of Highland crofting and the food culture it fostered. Extended repeat from yesterday at 12.30pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon

: Beyond Belief

Ernie Rea in conversation with guests about the place of faith in today's complex world, teasing out the hidden and often contradictory truths behind the experiences, values and traditions of our lives. Producer Rosemary Dawson


Unknown: Ernie Rea
Producer: Rosemary Dawson

: PM

With Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Just a Minute

Clement Freud , Paul Merton , Linda Smith and Graham Norton join Nicholas Parsons in Southwold. ProducerClaire Jones Repeated on Sunday
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Several series of Just a Minute are available on audio cassette, with some titles also on CD, from good retail outlets orfrom www.bbcshop.com CaII01225443400


Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Linda Smith
Unknown: Graham Norton
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons

: The Archers

Tom has high hopes.
Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock reviews Big Fish, the latest film from director Tim Burton. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Director: Tim Burton.
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: The Old Wives' Tale

1/15. By Arnold Bennett , dramatised in 15 parts by Stephen Wyatt. Sisters Sophia and Constance grow up above a thrivingdrapery business in the Potteries during the 1860s.
The Tooth. Shop assistant Sam Povey has toothache.
Producer/DirectorClaire Grove Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Arnold Bennett
Unknown: Stephen Wyatt.
Unknown: Sam Povey
Constance: Gillian Keamey
Sophia: Katy Cavanagh
Narrator: Philip Jackson
Sam: Ian Dunn
MrBaines: John Rowe
Mr Critchlow: Stephen Critchlow
Mrs Baines: Barbara Marten
MissChetwynd: Rachel Atkins
Gerald: Nicholas Boulton
Aunt Harriet: Frances Jeater

: Inside the Foreign Office

2/2. Edward Stourton tracks six months in the life of the Foreign Office and the mandarins of King Charles Street.
Unfinished Business. The biggest diplomatic event of the year is taking place in New York at the UN; one of the Foreign Office high-flyers is just back from Iraq to begin a new job in London; and France, Germany and the UK set out on a high-profile mission to lower the temperature in the Middle East. Producers Jo Glanville and Mark Savage


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Producers: Jo Glanville
Producers: Mark Savage

: The Siren's Song

No other simple sound holds us in its thrall like that of the siren. Whether it's the baleful wail of the air-raid siren, the insistent yelp of an ambulance orthe mythical creatures luring sailors to their doom, the song of a siren changes us, sometimes for ever.
Peter White sets off to discoverjust what it is about these particular sounds that captivate and repel us at the same time. ProducerPhilipSellars


Unknown: Peter White

: Nature

DungScience. Lionel Kelleway presents an homage to dung, those little - and large - packets of information that provide so much data to field biologists.
Producer Brett Westwood Repeated tomorrow at 11am


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Brett Westwood

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Absolute Friends

1/10. John le Carre reads from his latest novel, which follows the fortunes of two friends from the political unrest of the 1960s through to the end of the Cold War and on to the world of contemporary terrorism since 9/11. Abridged by Katrin Williams Producer David Blount
Who are the good guys now?: page 115
John le Carre - the RT Interview: page 20 Reader offer: page 55


Unknown: John Le Carre
Abridged By: Katrin Williams
Producer: David Blount
Unknown: John Le Carre

: Home Truths

Shortened repeat from Saturday at 9am

: Today in Parliament

The start of this week's business in Westminster.
With David Wilby.


Unknown: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: My Life in Orange

1/5. Repeated from 9.45am

: BBC Schools

3.00 Numbertime: Mental Maths Year 2 (ages 6-7)
3.15 Alphabet Time (ages 4-6) 3.30 Stories and Rhymes
(ages 5-7) 3.40 Hopscotch (ages 5-7) 3.55 Hop, Skip and Jump (ages 5-7) 4.10 Stop, Think, Wonder: Judaism (ages 7-9)
4.25 Scottish Secondary 4.45 Time for Drama (ages 7-9)

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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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