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: World News

: Prayer

for the Day With Bishop George Stack.


Unknown: George Stack.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day
Presented by Oliver McTernan.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Presented By: Oliver McTernan.

: Start the Week

Andrew Marr and guests set the cultural agenda forthe Week. Producer Alice Feinstein Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Producer: Alice Feinstein

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rev Gillean Maclean from the Parish
Church of St Andrew and St George, Edinburgh. With the St Andrew Camerata. Director of music Vincent Wallace.


Unknown: Gillean MacLean
Music: Vincent Wallace.

: Book of the Week: The 8.55 to Baghdad

1/5. In 1928, Agatha Christie made a spur-of-the-moment decision to go on holiday alone to Iraq. In his new book, abridged by Laurence Wareing ,
Andrew Eames describes how, on the eve of the second Gulf War, he set out to trace Christie'sjourney and explore her reasons for making it. "Her adventure had been taken at a moment of major personal change; mine was beginning at a moment that could change the world. Producer David Jackson Young Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Agatha Christie
Abridged By: Laurence Wareing
Abridged By: Andrew Eames
Producer: David Jackson

: Woman's Hour

Presented byJenni Murray.
10.45 Unless
6/10. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm

: Take Three Girls

Through their own eyes, a group of 14-year-old friends, who come from varied backgrounds and different parts of the world, talk about their lives. They interview their parents and relatives, who grew up in the Caribbean,
Portugal and South America, and compare those stories to their experience of growing up in 21st-century Britain with all its opportunities.... and difficulties. Producer Sara Parker


Producer: Sara Parker

: Ayres on the Air

New series 1/4. Pam Ayres presents her own poetry-and-sketch show with the help of Geoffrey Whitehead and Felicity Montagu. This week's theme is deterioration. There are poems about being Too Fat and buying a Wonderbra, and sketches about being Topless at 60 and how to spice up your love life with a little celebrity fantasy in Me and Michael Aspel. Producer Claire Jones
BBC RADIO COLLECTION Pam Ayres Poetry Collection and Pam Ayres Live on Stage are available on audio cassette and CD from good retail outlets or from Call [number removed]


Unknown: Pam Ayres
Unknown: Geoffrey Whitehead
Unknown: Felicity Montagu.
Unknown: Michael Aspel.
Producer: Claire Jones
Unknown: Pam Ayres

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and Peter White.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Peter White.

: The World at One

Presented by Guto Harri.


Presented By: Guto Harri.

: Counterpoint

The current series of the music quiz reaches its final. Ned Sherrin is in the chair for the contest at London s Drill Hall to decide who'll be the 2004 champion. Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at llpm


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: May Child

Patricia Routledge stars as Margaret in this poignant play about coming to terms with the past. Also starring Roy Hudd. On Margaret's 67th birthday, an uninvited guest calls who shares the same birthday. The teenager, May, seems to know more about Margaret's life than she should. So who is she and what does she really want? Written by Elizabeth Kuti. Producer/Director Tanya Nash

May is over 50 years younger than Maggie, though they share a birthday. But why is she so interested in Maggie's past?
May Child
2.15pm R4
Margaret (played by Patricia Routledge) is a pensioner living on her own. It's only natural, then, that she should feel nervous, irritated and uncomfortable when a 13-year-old girl called May (Emily Fleeshman) demands she be let in. But it soon transpires that Margaret, or Maggie, has an enormous problem in letting anybody in - and that goes as much for her emotional life as her house. May is like a hunting dog with its wounded quarry in sight as she keeps pressing for information on Margaret's life: was she an only child, whose is the lock of soft golden hair she keeps in a box, why is she not responding to the phone calls she's getting from Ron (Roy Hudd), the man she was set to marry 50 years ago?


Unknown: Patricia Routiedge
Unknown: Roy Hudd.
Written By: Elizabeth Kuti.
Director: Tanya Nash
Margaret: Patricia Routledge
May: Emily Fleeshman
Ron: Roy Hudd

: Money Box Live

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


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Louise Greenwood

: Opening Lines: City of Victory

1/5. A week of short stories showcasing first-time and emerging writers.
By Anita Saran John. A magical tale set in medieval India. Jehaan lives a life of luxury as the Queen's favourite but longs for the freedom of her nomadic childhood. Will she have the courage to follow her heart? Read by Badria Timimi. Producer Gemma Jenkins


Unknown: Anita Saran John.
Producer: Gemma Jen

: The High-Speed Link

1/5. Simon Evans looks at how each era created a faster high-speed link from London to the Channel coast than the one before.
The Old Road. A prehistoric path through to Dover, over the Downs, that becomes part of the Pilgrims' Way. Evans meets some modern pilgrims on the path to
Canterbury, and in Dover he finds a cross-Channel ferry from the Bronze Age. Producer Julian May


Unknown: Simon Evans

: The Food Programme

Festival Food. Sheila Dillon samples the food on offer at the great British outdoor festivals and assesses the contribution it makes to the whole experience of events such as Glastonbury orthe Royal Show. Extended repeat from yesterday at 12.30pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon

: Beyond Belief

New series 1/13. Ernie Rea talks to guests about the place of faith in today's complex world, teasing out the hidden truths behind the experiences, values and traditions Of our lives. Producer Rosemary Dawson


Talks: Ernie Rea
Producer: Rosemary Dawson

: PM

With Eddie Mair.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

6/6. The panel show is back for a second week at the Lowry Centre in Salford. Regulars Barry Cryer ,
Graeme Garden and Tim Brooke-Taylor are joined by Jeremy Hardy , with Humphrey Lyttelton in the chair and Colin Sell at the piano.
Producer Jon Naismith Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Eight series and several collections of I'm Sorry I Haven'taClue are available on audio cassette and CD from good retail outlets or from Call [number removed]


Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown: Colin Sell
Producer: Jon Naismith

: The Archers

A lovely surprise at the Royal Show.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson chairs the arts show and reports on Fahrenheit 9/11, Michael Moore 's controversial film that won the Best Picture award at this year's Cannes Rim Festival and is about to open in British cinemas. Producer Philippa Ritchie


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Michael Moore
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: Unless

6/10. Carol Shields's final, searing novel, short-listed forthe Man Booker prize, adapted by Deborah Levy.
How do you go on when your 19-year-old daughter drops out of university to sit on a sidewalk with a begging bowl? For Reta Winters , a successful writer and translator, a happily married wife and mother, life becomes an exercise in survival.
Producer Di Speirs Repeated from 10.45am


Adapted By: Deborah Levy.
Unknown: Reta Winters
Producer: Di Speirs
Reta: Barbara Bames
Norah: Laurel Lefkow
Natalie: Vicki Simon
Tom: Rick Bland
Arthur: Ryan McCluskey
Danielle: Sara Kestelman
Emma/Christine: Teresa Gallagher
Lois/Volunteer: Liza Ross
Little Norah: Josephine Kook-Clark

: In the Footsteps of Muhammad

3/4. Granada and the Flowering of Islam.
Edward Stourton traces the prophet's history and his impact on the modern world. Producers Kathryn Blennerhassett and Phil Pegum


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Producers: Kathryn Blennerhassett
Producers: Phil Pegum

: Crossing Continents - Crossing Europe

3/8. Paul Henley travels to the Azores and to Norway and asks why the European Union has singularly failed to protect the fish that future generations hope to catch. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Paul Henley

: Nature

8/8. The Gender Game. Boys talking football down the pub; girls taking tea over baby chat. Is this simply stereotyping orfact? Segregation between male and female happens, not only in humans, but also in animals. John Altringham investigates the fascinating reasons why it's biologically best to keep apart from the opposite sex. Producer Brett Westwood Repeated tomorrow at llam


Unknown: John Altringham
Producer: Brett Westwood

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Claire Bolderson.


Presented By: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: The Surgeon's Mate

1/10. By Patrick O'Brian , read by Benedict Cumberbatch. In the early summer of 1812, Captain
Jack Aubrey and Dr Stephen Maturin arrive in Canada on HMS Shannon after escaping their American captors. Abridged by Lisa Osbome. Producer Lisa Osborne


Unknown: Patrick O'Brian
Read By: Benedict Cumberbatch.
Unknown: Jack Aubrey
Unknown: Dr Stephen Maturin
Abridged By: Lisa Osbome.
Producer: Lisa Osborne

: Home Truths

Shortened repeat 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: The 8.55 toBaghdad

1/5. By Andrew Eames. Repeatedfrom9.45am


Unknown: Andrew Eames.

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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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