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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Ruth Scott.


Unknown: Ruth Scott.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Tom Butler.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: Midweek

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


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Daily Service

Presented by Dr Pauline Webb. We Cannot Measure
How You Heal (Ye Banks and Braes). Acts 9, w32-41. Bless the Lord My Soul (Taize). For the Healing of the Nations (Alleluia, Dulce Carmen). Director of music Alan Wilson.


Presented By: Dr Pauline Webb.
Music: Alan Wilson.

: Book of the Week: Poison Farm - aMurderer Unmasked after 60 Years

3/5. By David Williams. The spotlight falls on James Walker and his glamorous housekeeper in the case of the murder of William Murfitt in the spring of 1938. Read by Robert Lindsay. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: David Williams.
Unknown: James Walker
Unknown: William Murfitt
Read By: Robert Lindsay.

: Woman's Hour

Presented byJenni Murray.
10.45 Unless By Carol Shields.
3/10. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Carol Shields.

: Meet the Descendants

New series 1/4. Historian Jim Walvin meets Chris Kempton , descendant of William Munnew , an Indian servant to Georgian rake William Hickey. He goes on a journey to find out more about the amazing life of his exotic ancestor. ProducerColin Davies


Unknown: Jim Walvin
Unknown: Chris Kempton
Unknown: William Munnew
Unknown: William Hickey.
Unknown: Producercolin Davies

: 1835

3/4. An aristocrat and his servant struggle to find things to do in the mid-1830s. Historical sitcom by Jim Poyser. The Reluctant Aristocrat. In order to prove he [is] not a feckless, idle aristocrat, Belport manages to kick off the world's first rail strike - in the process proving to everyone that he's a feckless, idle aristocrat.


Director: Jim Poyser
Belport: Paul Rider
Ned: Jason Done
Arbuthnot: Roy Barraclough
George: Simon Greenall
Charlie: Jonathan Keeble

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and Sheila McClennon.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Sheila McClennon.

: The World at One

Presented by Mark Mardell.


Presented By: Mark Mardell.

: Parliamentary Questions

2/6. The quiz about Parliament, politicians and all things to do with Westminster. With guests Lord Baker and Elinor Goodman. Hosted by Steve Richards. Producer Ed Morrish


Unknown: Elinor Goodman.
Unknown: Steve Richards.
Producer: Ed Morrish

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7 pm

: Afternoon Play: One Up, One Down

1963: a brief encounter with goulash, pop art and even espionage might bring Charlotte love - if only Marge would keep her big Australian feet out of things. Written by DJ Britton. Richard Elfyn
Director Alison Hindell


Director: Alison Hindell
Marge: Lucinda Cowden
Charlotte: Lynne Seymour
Dimitri: Richard Elfyn
Holman: Simon Ludders

: Gardeners' Question Time

Roy Lancaster , Matthew Biggs and John Cushnie are at Buckingham Palace answering questions posed by members of the royal household, Royal Parks staff and long-standing listeners to the programme. The palace's head gardenertalks about the challenges of managing 39-acre park in central London and historian Jane Brown divulges some of the garden's fascinating past. Including Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened 2pm


Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Jane Brown

: Disappointment

3/5. The Beauty. A short story by Anton Chekhov. A meditation on the nature and effect of physical beauty. Read byEwan McGregor. For further details see Monday


Story By: Anton Chekhov.

: Prehistoric Manual

3/5. Chariots of Leather. At the International Museum of the Horse in Kentucky last summer, a two-wheeled wooden chariot, with a suspension system made from woven leather, was put through its paces. One of the passengers was Mike Pitts , who reports on this vehicle modelled from an image on a coin. For details see Monday


Unknown: Mike Pitts

: Thinking Allowed

Human behaviour, institutions and conventions are put underthe microscope as Laurie Taylor leads the discussion on topical items and issues arising from the academic and research world. Producer Tamsin Hughes


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Tamsin Hughes

: Life after 80

4/4. Connie St Louis explores the most feared and taboo of subjects - death. She meets people in their
80s who are approaching death and hears how they are confronting it. At St Margaret's Hospice in Glasgow, she hears from the medical staff about what they do to help the terminally ill to have the best possible death. She also finds out about the support they offer to the bereaved, who themselves may be in their 80s and 90s. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: PM

With Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: King Street Junior Revisited

5/6. Priorities. Comedy drama by Jim Eldridge about a fictional inner-city school.
Education and money - it seems that you can't have one without the other, but sometimes you have to make a choice.
Producer John Fawcett Wilson


Unknown: Jim Eldridge
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson
Mrs Devon: Carolyn Pickles
MrLong: Paul Copley
Miss Featherstone: Teresa Gallagher
Mr Maxwell: Michael Cochrane
Miss Reid: Jacqueline Beatty
Mrs Khan: Janice Acquah
MrDobson: Paul Brooke
MrAdams: Philip Phllmar
Mrs Flynn: Rachel Smith
Gary/Steven: Sonny Muslin
Samantha: Danielle Downey

: The Archers

The novelty wears off for Brian.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Razia Iqbal presents the arts magazine programme, With news. Views and interviews. Producer Nicola Holloway


Unknown: Razia Iqbal
Producer: Nicola Holloway

: Unless

3/10. By Carol Shields. Reta searches for the reason why her daughter chose to beg on the sidewalk.
For cast and further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Carol Shields.

: Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which Melanie Phillips , Ian Hargreaves , Professor Steven Rose and Michael Gove cross-examine witnesses who hold conflicting views on the moral complexities behind one of the week's news stories.
Producer David Coomes Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Professor Steven Rose
Unknown: Michael Gove
Producer: David Coomes

: They Fought and Lost

2/4. Steve Richards examines Michael Portillo 's dramatic defeat in the 1997 election.
Producer Jane Ashley Repeated from Sunday at 10.45


Unknown: Steve Richards
Unknown: Michael Portillo
Producer: Jane Ashley

: Connect

Newseries 1/6. A Noise Annoys. Everythingfrom overhead aeroplanes to babies crying -you can't get away from noise. But science can offer some ways of dealing with it. Along with new materials, acoustic technology is helping to control interior and exterior noise, as Quentin Cooper finds out when he visits
Bradford University's Acoustic Group. They are baking industrial waste carpets into environmentally friendly acoustic absorbers. All of which is helping to make the soundtracks to our lives a quieter affair. Producer Julian Mayers
Alan Titchmarsh sounds off about noise: page 38


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Julian Mayers
Producer: Alan Titchmarsh

: 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 Ninth Life of Louis Drax

8/10. LizJensen'stense psychological thriller. Pascal visits Louis's therapist and begins to suspect that Louis has found a way Of communicating. For details see Monday

: Up Late at Glastonbury

1/2. Comedian Jenny Eclair presents a mix of comedy and interviews from Britain's largest music, theatre and arts festival - Glastonbury 2004. The second programme goes out tomorrow night at llpm. Producer Helen Williams


Unknown: Jenny Eclair
Producer: Helen Williams

: 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: Poison Farm -a Murderer Unmasked after 60 Years

3/5. By David Williams. Repeatedfrom9.45am


Unknown: David Williams.

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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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