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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Noel Vincent.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With IndaQit Singh.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: 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: Stargazing: Memoirs of a Young Lighthouse Keeper

1/5 By Peter Hill. In 1973, a 19-year-old art school student with a head full of Kerouac, Hendrix and Vietnam discovers a new vocation. Read by David Tennant and abridged by Laurence Wareing. Producer Gaynor Macfarlane Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Peter Hill.
Read By: David Tennant
Abridged By: Laurence Wareing.
Producer: Gaynor MacFarlane

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rev Stephen Shipley. The Lord s My Shepherd (Brother James 's Air, arr
Gordon Jacob ). Romans l,wl-7. How Lovely Are the Messengers (Mendelssohn). 0 Jesus, I Have
Promised (Wolvercote). With the Manchester
Chamber Choir. Director of music Jeffrey Makmson.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.
Unknown: Gordon Jacob
Music: Jeffrey Makmson.

: Woman's Hour

Presented byJenni Murray.
10.45 The Old Wives' Tale 6/15. Drama repeated at 7.45pm

: Picked for the Top

2/2 Jolyon Jenkins concludes his investigation of the Windsor Fellowship, a charitythat grooms youngsters from ethnic minorities for life in the upper reaches of British management. This week, he looks atthe personal enhancement programme" but he finds experts sceptical as to whether such Schemes can really work. Producer Jolyon Jenkins


Unknown: Jolyon Jenkins
Producer: Jolyon Jenkins

: Our Brave Boys

5/6. Christopher Lee 's comedy drama set in the Ministry of Defence.
England Expects. If no one can say exactly what the Future Rapid Effects System is going to comprise, how can anyone be sure of what it's going to cost?
And will there be enough left over for a hair trimmer?
Producer Rosalind Ayres Director Pete Atkin


Unknown: Christopher Lee
Producer: Rosalind Ayres
Director: Pete Atkin
Zelda: Fiona Shaw
Col George: Martin Jarvis
Wg Cdr Bryan: Christopher Neame
Cdr Bill: Christopher Godwin
Chief Petty Officer Grieves: Peter Capaldi

: You and Yours

With Winifred Robinson and John Waite.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Round Britain Quiz

Teams from Scotland and Northern Ireland tackle Nick Clarke 's questions in the cryptic quiz. Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Eating Children

By Elizabeth Lewis. Rose is glamorous and fun. She strives to be a good mother for Anna but there is a shard of glass in her heart and a gin and tonic is never far away. .......
Director Gilly Adams


Unknown: Elizabeth Lewis.
Director: Gilly Adams
Rose: Vivienne Moore
Anna: Catrin Rhys

: Money Box Live

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


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby

: Poste Restante

1/5. A week of stories by leading travel writers on the theme of Poste Restante, the international system that allows travellers' letters to be held until collected at a designated post office.
The Mombasa Mail Flag by Sara Wheeler , read by Rupert Graves. McDonnell, an expatriate farmer in Kenya, dreams of finally impressing his statesman father. Producer Gaynor Macfarlane


Unknown: Sara Wheeler
Read By: Rupert Graves.
Producer: Gaynor MacFarlane

: Nature's Magic

1/5. Tales of extraordinary scientific phenomena that delighted our scientific forefathers and are now relevant to 21st-century medical science.
1: Ajellyfish that gives off an eerie glow is the keyto a revolutionary new diagnostic tool in medicine. Producer Louise Dalziel


Producer: Louise Dalziel

: The Food Programme

Avocados. Sheila Dillon samples avocado recipes and investigates whether or not this food is good for US. 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

Nicholas Parsons chairs the devious panel game from the University of Dundee where the panellists this week are Fred Macaulay , Maria McErlane , Nick Revell and Gyles Brandreth.
Producer Chris Neill Repeated on Sunday
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Several series of Just a Minute are available on audio cassette, with sometitles also on CD, from good retail outlets orfrom www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed] Great audio offers: page 6


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Fred MacAulay
Unknown: Maria McErlane
Unknown: Nick Revell
Unknown: Gyles Brandreth.
Producer: Chris Neill

: The Archers

Matt shows his uncharitable side.
Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts news and interviews, plus the verdict on Sylvia, a new film about the short life of the poet Sylvia Plath , with Gwyneth Paltrow in the title role. Producer Thomas Morris


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Sylvia Plath
Producer: Thomas Morris

: The Old Wives' Tale

6/15. By Arnold Bennett , dramatised in 15 parts by Stephen Wyatt. Sisters Sophia and Constance grow up above a thriving drapery business in the Potteries in the 1860s.
The Elopement. Sophia escapes to London with her lover, travelling salesman Gerald Scales.
Producer/Director Claire Grove Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Arnold Bennett
Unknown: Stephen Wyatt.
Unknown: Gerald Scales.
Director: Claire Grove
Sophia: Katy Cavanagh
Gerald: Nicholas Boulton
Narrator: Philip Jackson
Chirac: Tom Smit
Saleswoman: Rachel Atkins
Maria: Rachel Atkins
Mme Foucault: Rachel Atkins
Englishman: Chris Moran
Constance: Gillian Kearney
Samuel: Ian Dunn
Daniel: Declan Wilson
Mr Critchlow: Stephen Critchlow
Monsieur Niepce: John Rowe

: The Blood Libel

On the eve of Holocaust Memorial Day,
Gareth Armstrong investigates an enduring anti-Semitic myth -that Jews ritually murder Christian children and use their blood to make the unleavened
Passovermatzo bread. He traces the waythis lie has resonated over the centuries and uncovers a new manifestion of the libel - in the newspapers and on the bookstalls of the Arab world. Producer Hugh Levinson


Unknown: Gareth Armstrong
Producer: Hugh Levinson

: After Death, What?

Bright lights, tunnels, meetings with dead relatives and life reviews are all features of new death
- experiences. This programme hears from those who have had these experiences and from scientists and theologians undertaking new research to understand these strange phenomena. Producer Amanda Hancox


Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Nature

Respect Your Elvers. The number of young eels returning to our rivers from the Sargasso Sea has fallen dramatically over the past 20 years. Lionel Kelleway finds out whether it is because of man's intervention orjust part of a natural cycle. Producer Joanne Stevens Repeated tomorrow at 11am


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Joanne Stevens

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Absolute Friends

6/10. John le Carre continues to read 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 terrorism since 9/11. Abridged by Katrin Williams. The Berlin Wall comes down and Mundy's life as a double agent ends. Producer David Blount


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

: Home Truths

Shortened repeat from Saturday at 9am

: Today in Parliament

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


Unknown: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: Stargazing:

Memoirs of a Young Lighthouse Keeper
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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