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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Father Michael Collins.


Unknown: Father Michael Collins.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock.


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought forthe Day With Oliver McTernan.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Oliver McTernan.

: 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: Indian Summer

1/5. Will Randall was a disenchanted supply teacher in a London school when a chance meeting took him to India and changed his life. His funny and touching account of the summer he spent teaching English to orphans in a slum is read by Paul Bhattacharjee and abridged by Lauris Morgan-Griffiths . A Sparkle in the Sand. The extraordinary Maria-Helena von WCirfelwerfer takes Will to the Indian city of Poona, where he finds that teachers are highly respected. Producer Us Edwards Repeated at 12.30am


Read By: Paul Bhattacharjee
Abridged By: Lauris Morgan-Griffiths
Unknown: Maria-Helena von Wcirfelwerfer

: Daily Service

From Albany Road Baptist Church, Cardiff, with the Rev Roy Jenkins and the Welsh Chamber Singers. Director of music Avril Harding.


Unknown: Roy Jenkins
Music: Avril Harding.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray
10.45 Final Sacrament Written by Bill Murphy. 1/5.The Woman's Hourdrama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray
Written By: Bill Murphy.

: On the School Beat

PC Simon Towers isn't an ordinary sort of police officer. His patch - Chipping Norton School in Oxfordshire - isn't a usual kind of beat. One of a pioneering breed of school-based police officers, he is a friend, confidante, advisor even teacher as well as a law enforcer. This programme follows PC Towers in ajob that may call on him to deal with violence, vandalism and petty crime -but is more likely to involve anything from helping pupils cope with the death of a classmate to catching an escaped South American rhea from a local farm. Producer Sara Parker


Producer: Sara Parker

: Alison and Maud

6/6. Bed and breakfast for beginners. A comedy series by Sue Limb, starring Denise Coffey ,
Miriam Margolyes and Joss Ackland. Men Misbehaving but Only Slightly. Birthday celebrations for Father.
Producer Jonathan James-Moore


Writer: Sue Limb
Producer: Jonathan James-Moore
Alison: Denise Coffey
Maud: Miriam Margolyes
Father: Joss Ackland
Mr Mullet: Chris Emmett
Leslie: Nlckolas Grace
Bernard: Geoffrey Whltehead

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and Diana Madill.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Diana Madill.

: The World at One

Presented by Guto Harri.


Presented By: Guto Harri.

: Counterpoint

Ned Sherrin hosts another edition of the eclectic music quiz, from the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at llpm


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Maigret and the Burglar's Wife

New series 1/4. Chief Inspector Maigret last met Ernestine when he was a young policeman and she refused to put her clothes on so he could arrest her.
But now he must choose to believe her story about a murdered woman discovered by her thief husband or believe the respectable dentist who denies there ever was a burglary. Written by Georges Simenon , dramatised by Alison Joseph and translated by Alice Hart.
Music by Lucinda Mason Brown , performed by the Viper's Dream Quartet Producer/Director Ned Chaillet
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: A selection of Maigret cases are available on audio cassette, with the latesttitle Maigret's Little Joke also on CD, from retail outlets and from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Written By: Georges Simenon
Dramatised By: Alison Joseph
Translated By: Alice Hart.
Music By: Lucinda Mason Brown
Director: Ned Chaillet
Maigret: Nicholas Le Prevost
Simenon: Julian Barnes
Mme Maigret: Julie Legrand
Ernestine: Rachel Atkins
MmeSerre: Jill Johnson
Guillaume: Philip Franks
Janvier: Tom George
Ironmonger's lad: Scott Brooksbank
MmeOosting: Jennie Stoller
Moers: Philip Fox

: 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

: Ring Road

1/5. Ian Sansom reads from his book about the sad and wonderful everyday events of small-town life.
The Seventh Son. Davey Quinn returns home after 20 years away. Producer Sara Davies


Unknown: Ian Sansom
Unknown: Davey Quinn
Producer: Sara Davies

: Pedalling to Freedom

1/5. Lawrence Pollard gets on his bike and discovers the part that the bicycle played in women's liberation as he retraces the route of the novel The Golf Lunatic and His Cycling Wife. The book, by Mrs Edward Kennard , isn't well known now but was a bestseller at the end of the 19th century and very popular with "new women". Producer Stephen Hughes
Adam Hart-Davis preaches pedal power: page 13


Unknown: Lawrence Pollard
Book By: Mrs Edward Kennard
Producer: Stephen Hughes
Producer: Adam Hart-Davis

: The Food Programme

Do We Need Haute Cuisine? Sheila Dillon questions whether haute cuisine has any impact on the food most of us eat most of the time.
Extended repeat from yesterday at 12.30pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon

: Four Corners

Anne Mackenzie and guests roam the international agenda discussing the issues that unite and divide people acrOSS the globe. Producer Amber Dawson


Unknown: Anne MacKenzie
Producer: Amber Dawson

: PM

News and analysis, with Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: Quote ... Unquote

Joining Nigel Rees are Mark Lawson , Joanne Harris , Sheena McDonald and Robert Hewison. The reader is William Franklyn.
Producer Carol Smith Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Highlights from over 21 years of Quote....
Unquote are available on audio cassette from good retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Joanne Harris
Unknown: Sheena McDonald
Unknown: Robert Hewison.
Unknown: William Franklyn.
Producer: Carol Smith

: The Archers

Tony doubts Ed's new leaf.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts news, interviews and the verdict on the second part of Quentin Tarantino 's tale of a vengeful bride, Kill Bill Vol 2. Producer Emily Jones


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Quentin Tarantino
Producer: Emily Jones

: Final Sacrament

1/5. Since she joined the Missing Persons Burean, Sue Manson has caught one serial killer and now she thinks there could be another at large. So far three people have disappeared for no apparent reason. Written by Bill Murphy.
Producer/Director Tanya Nash Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Sue Manson
Written By: Bill Murphy.
Director: Tanya Nash
DS Sue Manson: Annie Farr
DS Torrey: Patrick Robinson
Insp Phillips: David Thome
Mags: Alison Pettit
Raymond/Andrew: Tom George
Elizabeth/receptionist: Jennifer Hill
FrRaphoe: Des McAleer

: What if...?

3/4. What if the Chinese Authorities had not sent tanks into Tiananmen Square in June 1989?
Professor Christopher Andrew and his guests consider how China might look today if democracy had been allowed to flourish 14 years ago. With Steve Tsang , Jonathan Mirsky and Humphrey Hawksley. Producer Isobel Eaton


Unknown: Professor Christopher Andrew
Unknown: Steve Tsang
Unknown: Jonathan Mirsky
Unknown: Humphrey Hawksley.
Producer: Isobel Eaton

: Crossing Continents

Mexico. Kidnapping is big business in Mexico. More money is paid in kidnap ransoms there than anywhere else in the world. With very little trust in the police, many people turn to a private kidnap negotiator. Charlotte Davis is given a rare chance to witness a kidnap negotiation as it's happening. Will the kidnappers return the victim unharmed? Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Charlotte Davis

: A Life with Ancient Trees

3/3. Grant Sonnex meets Ted Green , the man who transformed our understanding of ancient trees. His passion and dedication grew out of tragic childhood events that led him to take refuge among the ancient oaks of Windsor Great Park. Producer Grant Sonnex


Presenter: Grant Sonnex
Subject: Ted Green
Producer: Grant Sonnex

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis. Presented by Claire Bolderson.


Presented By: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Jane Eyre

11/15. Anne-Marie Duff continues reading Charlotte Bronte's bold and passionate love story. Abridged by Sally Marmion. Jane must examine her conscience and decide on the right course even if at the cost of her happiness and that of her lover's. Producer Di Speirs


Unknown: Anne-Marie Duff
Abridged By: Sally Marmion.
Producer: Di Speirs

: Home Truths

Repeated from Saturday at 9am

: 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: Indian Summer

1/5. By Will Randall. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Will Randall.

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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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