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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Jenny Wigley.


Unknown: Jenny Wigley.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With Edward Stourton and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25,7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Roy Jenkins.


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: 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: The Herbalist

1/5. This week Hannah Gordon reads from Benjamin Woolley 's book about Nicholas Culpeper , abridged by Libby Spurrier. Culpeperwas a rebel whose ideas shook the medical establishment, and author of Culpeper's Herbal, in print for 350 years. In the Company of Women. Nicholas collects herbs and magic spells with old wives and "cunning women", then runs off with an heiress. Producer Matt Thompson Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Hannah Gordon
Unknown: Benjamin Woolley
Unknown: Nicholas Culpeper
Abridged By: Libby Spurrier.
Producer: Matt Thompson

: Daily Service

ForSt David 's Day, presented byClairJaquiss.
0 the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus! (Ebenezer). 1 John 3, w9-16. Holy Spirit, Come, Confirm Us (SUO Gan). Sent Forth by God's Blessing (TheAsh Grove).


Unknown: Forst David

: Woman's Hour

Presented byJenni Murray.
10.45 The L-Shaped Room By Lynne Reid Banks. 6/10. The Woman's Hour drama. Fordetails see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Lynne Reid Banks.

: Darcus and Dickens

Darcus Howe first read Great Expectations as a child in Trinidad, and found a friend in Pip, the book's main character. In this very personal journey to the heart of the novel, he is accompanied by Stuart Hall , Anthony Chennells , and some of today's Pips and Magwitchs in British schools and prisons. Producer Virginia Crompton


Unknown: Darcus Howe
Accompanied By: Stuart Hall
Accompanied By: Anthony Chennells
Producer: Virginia Crompton

: A Touch of Mistletoe

Written by Barbara Comyns and dramatised by Melissa Murray.

4/4. As the sisters' lives continue to lurch between comedy and tragedy, Vicky begins to realise that she will never really settle down, and entrusts the care of her child to Blanche.


Writer: Barbara Comyns
Dramatist: Melissa Murray
Producer/Director: Cherry Cookson
Blanche: Juliet Aubrey
Vicky: Jemima Rooper
Tony: Nicholas Boulton
Trevor: Stephen Critchlow
Postmaster: Andrew Harrison

: You and Yours

Time Poverty. Introducing a month-long season of features about differing attitudes towards time.
1/2. What are the dangers of time and tiredness for drivers? Concludes tomorrow. With Winifred Robinson and John Waite. Producer Matt Foster


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: John Waite.
Producer: Matt Foster

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Round Britain Quiz

The South of England takes on the North of England in the cryptic quiz. With Nick Clarke.
Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at llpm


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Guest Before You

Anything can happen in a hotel room: promotion, demolition, romance, heartbreak, commerce and con-tricks. Eavesdrop on a week in the life of Room 331. Written by Peter Morgan.


Writer: Peter Morgan
Producer/Director: Alison Hindell
Rick: Jason Hughes
Lucy: Mali Harries
Nick: Simon Ludders
Louise: Sara McGaughey
James: John Labanowski
Laura: Lynne Seymour
Bill: Brendan Charleson
Sonia: Alex Alderton

: Money Box Live

Paul Lewis and guests answer personal finance questions. Phone: [number removed] Lines open from 1.30pm Producer Louise Greenwood


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Louise Greenwood

: Bath Festival Stories

1/5. New stories on the theme of identity, staged at the Bath Literature Festival.
Carol and Me by Patricia Ferguson , performed by Katharine Rogers. Kate can't help beingjealous of Carol. When she sees the stilettos in a shop in Italy, she knows they are exactly the shoes Carol would wear- and use to her advantage. Producer Sara Davies


Unknown: Patricia Ferguson
Unknown: Katharine Rogers.
Producer: Sara Davies

: The 1,000-Mile Husky Race

1/5 In 2000, Edward de la Billiere competed in the Iditarod, a gruelling dog-sled race across Alaska.
Now he returns to follow the progress of the 1,000-mile race from Anchorage to Nome, a gold-rush town nearthe frozen Bering Sea. producer Julian Hector


Unknown: Bering Sea.
Producer: Julian Hector

: The Food Programme

Food as Medicine. Sheila Dillon meets the GP who halved his drugs bill simply by changing his patients' diets. Extended repeatfrom 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. Producer Rosemary Dawson


Unknown: Ernie Rea
Producer: Rosemary Dawson

: PM

With Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Just a Minute

Clement Freud , Linda Smith , Ross Noble and Graham Norton join chairman Nicholas Parsons at the Warwick Arts Centre for the panel game. Producer Chris Neill Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Several series of Just a Minute are available on audio cassette, with some titles also on CD, from good retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Linda Smith
Unknown: Ross Noble
Unknown: Graham Norton
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Producer: Chris Neill

: The Archers

Kenton gives some style tips.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents arts news, interviews and reviews. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: The L-Shaped Room

6/10. By Lynne Reid Banks , dramatised by Juliet Ace. This ground-breaking story of middle-class Jane, pregnant and unmarried, has remained in print since it was first published in 1960. Jane is in hospital with a threatened miscarriage. As
Christmas approaches, she returns to the bedsit that she nowthinks of as home.
Producer/Director Alison Hindell Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Lynne Reid Banks
Dramatised By: Juliet Ace.
Director: Alison Hindell
Jane: Lynne Seymour
Toby: John McAndrew
Dottie: Rachel Atkins
Terry: Robert Bowman
Dr Maxwell: John Rowe
Doris: Nickle Rainsford
James: Simon Armstrong
John: Trevor Laird
Mavis Marie: Gordon Price
Addy: Shirley Dixon
Father: Bill Wallis

: Dollars from Hell

Where does the dollar originally come from? Which place gave birth to the nuclear age? The answer is a small obscure town called Jachymov in the Czech Republic. Chris Bowlby presents this tale of sudden wealth and Cold War cruelty. Producer Chris Bowlby


Unknown: Chris Bowlby
Producer: Chris Bowlby

: The Derby Tape Club

At a car-boot sale near Derby, a radio producer bought a dusty hoard of audio tapes along with a heavy old tape recorder. Coaxing the machine back to life, he discovered the jettisoned archive of a group of audio amateurs who made, played and swapped recordings in the 1960s and 70s, when domestic tape-recording was in its infancy-and before the audio cassette had conquered the world. Producer Mark Vernon


Producer: Mark Vernon

: Nature

India's Vultures. What is the mysterious disease killing India's vultures and how has their dramatic decline become a public-health issue? Paul Evans goes to India to investigate. ProducerGrantSonnex


Unknown: Paul Evans

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis. Presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: A Fantasy of Dr Ox

By Jules Verne. A delightful social satire, set in the spectacularly dozy Flemish hamlet of Quiquendone, where the plan to install a new street-lighting system leads to a chain of extraordinary events. Read by Robert Gwilym. 1/5. An unheard-of provocation in the village. Producer Sara Davies


Unknown: Jules Verne.
Read By: Robert Gwilym.
Producer: Sara Davies

: Home Truths

John Peel takes a wry look at family life.


Unknown: John Peel

: Today in Parliament

The start of the week's business in Westminster. Presented by Sean Curran.


Presented By: Sean Curran.

: News

: Book of the Week: The Herbalist

1/5. Repeated from 9.45am

: BBC Schools

3.00 Numbertime: Mental Maths Year 2 (ages 6-7) 3.15
Counting Time (ages 4-6) 3.25 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: Christianity (ages 7-9)
4.25 Scottish Secondary 4.45 Music for Dance (ages 7-11)

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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.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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