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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Dr Joe Seferta.


Unknown: Dr Joe Seferta.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock.


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With Edward Stourton and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Oliver McTernan.


Unknown: Edward Stourton
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: WonderfulAdventures of Mrs Seacole in Many Lands

1/5. Mary Seacole was recently voted "mostfamous black Briton". Published in 1857, this is her vivid account of hertime as a nurse in Jamaica, Panama and the Crimea. Read by Adjoa Andoh , abridged by Polly Coles. Producer Clive Brill Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Mary Seacole
Read By: Adjoa Andoh
Abridged By: Polly Coles.
Producer: Clive Brill

: Daily Service

From the Chapel of Unity, Methodist College, Belfast, led by the Rev Dr Bert Tosh. Praise to the Lord the Almighty (Praxis Pietatis). EveryTime I Feel the Spirit (traditional). Acts 2, w22-28. With the Methodist College Chapel Choir. Director of music Ruth McCartney.


Unknown: Dr Bert Tosh.
Music: Ruth McCartney.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 Words on the Night Breeze By Katie Hims. 1/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Katie Hims.

: Born in Yemen, Forged in Sheffield

From the mountains of Yemen to Sheffield's steel mills they came in their thousands, each clutching a British colonies passport, wearing a flannel suit and pursuing a dream of earning enough to return home and build a castle of his own. Half a century on, Alan Dein explores the stories of those Yemenis who forged new lives in the harshest conditions. Producer Mark Burman


Unknown: Alan Dein
Producer: Mark Burman

: The Little World of Don Camillo

New series 1/4. More comic stories set in the early
1950s in a village in Northern Italy where the priest (Don Camillo) and the Communist mayor battle for the hearts and minds (and souls) of the inhabitants. By Giovanni Guareschi. Dramatised by Peter Kerry.
The Coup d'Etat. With election victory in sight, it looks as though the Dartv are about to go too far.


Unknown: Giovanni Guareschi.
Dramatised By: Peter Kerry.
Don Camillo: Ian Hogg
Peppone: Shaun Prendergast
God: Joss Ackland
The Bishop: John Moffatt
Smibn: Donald McBrida
Brusco: Trevor Fox
MrsCastellino: Charlie Hardwick
Gigio: Rod Arthur
Announcer: Brian Perkins
Tnrricella: Colin MacLachlan

: You and Yours

Throughout the week Peter White reports on the preparations and the build-up to the Paralympics. He asks whether Athens is up to the job of holding this year's games. With Diana Madill and Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Peter White
Unknown: Diana Madill
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

Presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: Counterpoint

Ned Sherrin hosts another edition of the eclectic music quiz. Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at llpm


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Maigret: The Yellow Dog

2/4. A sordid tale set in Brittany, where one of the town worthies has been shot-through a letter box - and a wandering dog spreads panic among the citizens. Written by Georges Simenon and dramatised by David Cregan.
Music by Lucinda Mason Brown, performed by the Viper s uream Quartet Producer/Director Ned Chaillet
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: A selection of Maigret cases can be found on cassette from BBC Radio Collection, with the latest title, Maigret's Little Joke, also on CD from good retail outlets or from [web address removed] Call [number removed]


Written By: Georges Simenon
Dramatised By: David Cregan.
Music By: Lucinda Mason Brown
Director: Ned Chaillet
Maigret: Nicholas Le Prevost
Simenon: Julian Barnes
Emma Cherie: Taylor Battiste
Inspector Leroy: Chris Moran
MMostanguet: Phillip Joseph
MServieres: Philip Fox
DrMichoux: Loan Meredith
M Le Pommeret: Michael Fenton Stevens
Mayor: Joe Dunlop
Leon: Steven Diggory
Customs officer: Damian Lynch
Mme Servieres: Francis Jeater
Landlady: Rachel Atkins

: Money Box Live

Paul Lewis and guests answer listeners' personal finance questions.
Phone: [number removed] Lines open from 1.30pm Producer Jessica Dunbar


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Jessica Dunbar

: Rhapsody in Blue

1/5. Stories with music to celebrate the 80th anniversary of George Gershwin 's masterpiece Rhapsody in Blue. The Rhapsody Blues. A young black pianist from the Midwest is witness to the premiere of the Rhapsody. Written by Candace Allen and read by Ricky Fearon. Producer Peter Everett


Unknown: George Gershwin
Written By: Candace Allen
Read By: Ricky Fearon.
Producer: Peter Everett

: Made in Shetland

1/5. A series that meets a new generation of Shetland entrepreneurs. Farmer Ronnie Eunson 's beef and lamb take pride of place in one of London's top butcher Shops. Producer Lynne Mennie


Unknown: Ronnie Eunson
Producer: Lynne Mennie

: The Food Programme

Eating Horse. Why don't the British eat horse meat? Extended repeat from yesterday at 12.30pm

: Four Corners

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


Unknown: Anne MacKenzie
Producer: Amber Dawson

: PM

With Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Quote.... Unquote

Swapping quotations and anecdotes with Nigel Rees are Simon Jenkins , Christopher Frayling , Maria McErlane and Claire Balding. The reader is Peter Jefferson. 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: Simon Jenkins
Unknown: Christopher Frayling
Unknown: Maria McErlane
Unknown: Peter Jefferson.
Producer: Carol Smith

: The Archers

Kathy's feeling flushed.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with the arts news, interviews and reviews programme. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Words on the Night Breeze

1/5. True, extraordinary stories from women across
China, adapted by Katie Hims from the book The Good Women of China written by Chinese journalist and broadcaster Xinran. Introduced byXinran herself.
The Scavenger Woman. The story of a homeless woman who remains devoted to her son.
Director Lucy Baldwyn Repeated from 10.45am


Adapted By: Katie Hims
Director: Lucy Baldwyn
Xinran: Sarah Lam
Scavenger woman: Fiesta Mehjng

: What if...?

4/4. What if the Zulus Had Defeated the British in 1879? Professor Christopher Andrew and his guests imagine the consequences for the British Empire and for southern Africa of a Zulu victory. With Saul David , Ian Knight and Joanna Lewis. Producerlsobel Eaton


Unknown: Professor Christopher Andrew
Unknown: Saul David
Unknown: Ian Knight
Unknown: Joanna Lewis.
Unknown: Producerlsobel Eaton

: A Great Wall

Jo Lucas was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 29. In a defiant gesture she and a group of other sufferers determined to walk the Great Wall of China for charity. But Jo's walk is special because two years earlier she watched her sister Justine die from the disease. Now Jo faces the surgery that will save her life. Producer Simon Elmes


Unknown: Jo Lucas
Producer: Simon Elmes

: The Case of the Vanishing Crow

With its distinctive red bill and legs, the chough is the heraldic bird of Cornwall. Once they clattered in their hundreds around Cornwall's coast, but for years one of the only places the Cornish chough has been seen is on pub signs. Crime writer Frances Fyfield does some detective work, discovers why these birds disappeared and finds that the choughs are beginning to return to the Cornish clifftops. ProducerMarya Burgess Tltch starts to twitch: page 41


Unknown: Frances Fyfield

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Mary Reilly

1/10. Valerie Martin 's imaginative reworking of Robert Louis Stevenson 's DrJekyllandMrHyde. Mary Reilly is a servant in Dr Henry Jekyll 's well-ordered household, but the arrival of her master's new assistant, Mr Edward Hyde, brings anxiety.... and then terror. Abridged by Sarah Lefanu , read by Rnty Williams.
Mary's master makes a strange request. Producer Sara Davies
Dream solutions: page 122


Unknown: Valerie Martin
Unknown: Robert Louis Stevenson
Unknown: Dr Henry Jekyll
Unknown: Mr Edward
Abridged By: Sarah Lefanu
Read By: Rnty Williams.
Producer: Sara Davies

: Home Truths

Shortened repeat from Saturday at 9am

: Today in Parliament

The start of the week's business in Westminster. Presented by Susan Hulme.


Presented By: Susan Hulme.

: News

: Book of the Week: WonderfulAdventures of Mrs Seacole in Many Lands

1/5. Autobiography. Read by Adjoa Andoh. Repeated from 9.45am


Read By: Adjoa Andoh.

: BBC Schools

3.00 Let's Make a Story (ages 5-7) 3.15 Just Poetry (ages 7-8)
3.30 Maths Challenge: Mental Maths 1 (ages 9-11) 3.45 Maths Challenge: Mental Maths 1 (ages 9-11) 4.00 Word Games (ages 7-11) 4.15 Numbertime (ages 6-7)

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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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