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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Ralph Godsall.

: Farming Today

With Giles Latcham.


Unknown: Giles Latcham.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Susan Hulme and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With IndarjitSingh.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Susan Hulme
Unknown: David Wilby.

: Midweek

Diverse, lively conversation with Libby Purves and her guests. Producer Chris Paling Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Daily Service

Presented by Becky Harris. New Every Morning
(Melcombe). Acts 12, wl-9. Hear My Prayer (Purcell).
What a Friend We Have in Jesus (Converse). Director of music Graham Eccles.


Presented By: Becky Harris.
Music: Graham Eccles.

: Book of the Week: Stephen Spender - the Authorized Biography

3/5. Berlin and Isherwood. Spender is now 21 and living in Berlin. Like his friends Auden and Isherwood, he went to Germany in search of intellectual, artistic and sexual freedom, rejecting England and all it stood for. But Berlin was enjoying its last days of freedom and their time there was haunted by the relentless rise of Nazism. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Wonderful World of AHaetrtia
3/5. The Woman's Hour drama. By Charlotte Cory. For details see dramarepe at at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Charlotte Cory.

: CricketThe C&G Trophy

Commentary on the remaining quarter-final ties:
Gloucestershire v Middlesex at Bristol; Lancashire v
Yorkshire at Old Trafford; and Warwickshire v
Northamptonshire at Edgbaston. lncluding at 220 New.
Producer Peter Baxter *Approximate time


Producer: Peter Baxter

: The Pope's Teblescope

On top of Mount Graham in the Arizona desert is a L3m telescope owned by the Vatican. Inside, three scientists, led by Vatican astronomer Brother Guy Consolmagno , are exploringthe outer reaches ofthe solar system in a bid to discover how our planetary system was made. But why is the Vatican dabbling in science and what can a cluster of ancient frozen rocks tell us about the origins of life on Earth? Producer John Byrne


Unknown: Mount Graham
Unknown: Brother Guy Consolmagno
Producer: John Byrne

: 1835

An aristocrat and his servant struggle to find things to do in the mid-1830s. By Jim Poyser.
1/4 All at Sea. Belport and Ned are called up to serve in the navy aboard the HMS Fortunate. Fortunate by name, a magnet for French cannon by nature.


Writer: Jim Poyser
Director: Jim Poyser
Belport: Paul Rider
Ned: Jason Done
Black: Roy Barraclough
Collins: Simon Greenall
Nelson: Jonathan Keeble

: You and Yours

Presented by Sheila McClennon and Winifred Robinson.


Presented By: Sheila McClennon
Presented By: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: TheWriteStuff

of the Week"
9/9. Samuel Pepys is this week's "Author of the Week" when James Walton quizzes team captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh , with guests Nicholas Lezard and novelist Nigel Williams. The reader is Beth Chalmers. Producer Katie Marsden


Unknown: Samuel Pepys
Unknown: James Walton
Unknown: Sebastian Faulks
Unknown: John Walsh
Unknown: Nicholas Lezard
Unknown: Nigel Williams.
Unknown: Beth Chalmers.
Producer: Katie Marsden

: The Archers

Repeatec from yesterday at 7pm

: AfternoonPlay:LetterstoMissLucie

When Dai, a retired miner, writes to Miss Lucie to protest at her snooty behaviour, he doesn t expect a reply let alone friendship. Written by William Ingram.
DirectorAlison Hindell (R)


Written By: William Ingram.
Director: Alison Hindell
Miss Lucie: Doreen Mantle
David: Howell Evans

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bob Rowerdew , John Cushnie and Pippa Greenwood answer questions posed by gardeners in East Sussex Chaired by Eric Robson. Including Gardening Weather Forecast.


Unknown: Bob Rowerdew
Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: Bloomsday 100

3/5 NolSaid. Todayisl6Junebutwhydoesthat cause one woman's eccentric mother to behave even more strangely than usual? Written by Keith Ridgway , read by Sorcha Cusack. Producer Heather Brennon Forfurther details see Monday


Written By: Keith Ridgway
Read By: Sorcha Cusack.
Producer: Heather Brennon Forfurther

: Strange and Sundrie Stuarts

3/5. Justin Champion examines the work of the medical innovator William Harvey. For details see Monday


Unknown: William Harvey.

: Thinking Allowed

Human behaviour, institutions and conventions are put underthe microscope as Laurie Taylor leads the discussion on topical items and issues coming out of the academic and research world. Producer Rebecca Asher


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Rebecca Asher

: Life after 80

2/4. You don't have to run marathons in your 80s to stay fit, but some people do. Connie St Louis meets the octogenarian athletes and takes a look at how modern technology is helping older people stay in their homes for longer. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: PM

With Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: King Street Junior Revisited

3/6. Time. Comedy drama by Jim Eldridge about fictional inner-city school.
A defender of difficult causes -that is surely one of Miss Featherstone's roles in life. But it's not an easy one.
Producer John Fawcett Wilson


Unknown: Jim Eldridge
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson
Mrs Devon: Carolyn Pickles
Miss Lewis: Marlene Sldaway
Mr Long: Paul Copley
Miss Featherstone: Teresa Gallagher
Mr Maxwell: Michael Cochrane
Miss Reid: Jacqueline Beatty
Mrs Khan: Janice Acquah
Mandy/Diana: Rianna Calvert
Marcus: Matthew Protheroe
Jerry: Tony Bignell

: The Archers

George tries to move on. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson presents the arts magazine. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: John Wilson

: The Wonderful World of Allaetitia

3/5. The Space Race. By Charlotte Cory. Parallels between her father's botched attempts to install central heating and the radio news reports about the Space Race fill Allaetitia's imagination with the notion that her missing cat may well have gone on a mission to the Moon. Starring Patricia Hodge.
For cast and further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Charlotte Cory.
Unknown: Patricia Hodge.
Milkman/foreman: Alexander Delamere

: Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which
Melanie Phillips , Claire Fox , Professor Steven Rose and Michael Gove cross-examine individuals who hold conflicting views on the moral complexities behind one of the week's news Stories. Producer David Coomes Rptd Sat 10.15pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Professor Steven Rose
Unknown: Michael Gove
Producer: David Coomes Rptd

: Phrases Make History Here

2/2. Malachi O'Doherty continues to examine the treasure trove of slogans generated by Northern Ireland's tortured politics. Producer Stephen Douds


Unknown: Malachi O'Doherty
Producer: Stephen Douds

: Small Worlds

2/3. Nanotechnology-engineeringatthe atomic scale - is on its way. So say the experts but will it bring new dangers to the environment? Science writer Philip Ball talks to those warning of threats from nanotechnology and to the scientists trying to assess what really could go wrong. Producer Roland Pease


Talks: Philip Ball
Producer: Roland Pease

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Rainbow

8/10. By DH Lawrence. Ursula's interest in her affair with Miss Inger is beginning to wane. She decides to take a career in teaching but is horrified to see her romantic illusions about the profession shattered. She finally subdues her class in a violent interchange with One Of her young pupils. For details see Monday


Unknown: Dh Lawrence.

: Fred Housego's Unknowns

3/4. Continuing his series about his own personal unsung heroes of comedy, Fred Housego recalls some double acts of the 60s, including Burns and Schreiber and Wayne and Shuster. Producer Paul Bajoria


Unknown: Fred Housego
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: Today in Parliament

The day's business in Westminster, highlighting Prime Minister's Questions. Presented by David Wilby.


Presented By: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week:

Stephen Spender
-the Authorized Biography
3/5. By John Sutherland. Repeatedfrom9.45am


Unknown: Stephen Spender
Unknown: John Sutherland.

: BBC Schools

3.00 Together (ages 7-11) 3.15 Time and Tune (ages 7-9)
3.35 Come to Kochi (ages 7-9) 3.50 Come to Kochi (ages 9-11)
4.10 First Steps in 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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