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: World News

: Prayer

for the Day With Lynn Gallagher.


Unknown: Lynn Gallagher.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock.


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With Carolyn Quinn and Stephen Sackur.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought forthe Day With the Rev Dr Colin Morns.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Stephen Sackur.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Dr Colin Morns.

: Start the Week ,

Andrew Marr and guests setthe cultural agenda forthe week Producer Alice Feinstein Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Producer: Alice Feinstein

: Book of the Week: 1914 - the Diary ofKing George V

1/5. Excerpts from the diary of King George V broadcast by special permission of Her Majesty the Queen Read by Timothy West and presented by historian Robert Lacey on location atSandrmgham. Country Squire and Stamp Collector. The monarch s personal account of the opening days of the year in which the Great War began. Producers Susan Roberts and Felicity Goodall Repeated at 12.30am


Read By: Timothy West
Unknown: Robert Lacey
Producers: Susan Roberts

: Daily Service

From St Martin's Church, Belfast, presented bythe Rev Dr Bert Tosh. Reading: Leviticus 19, wl5-18. Director of music David Stewart.


Unknown: Dr Bert Tosh.
Music: David Stewart.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Invincible Violet By Chris Burgess. 1/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Many selections of Woman Hour short stories are available on audio cassette from good retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Chris Burgess.

: Test Match Special

England v West Indies
From Lord's, the fifth and final day's play in the First Test Match. Including at 12.35 News and Your Letters Answered,and at 3.10News.
Producer Peter Baxter * Approximate time


Producer: Peter Baxter

: The Mysteries of Recruitment

Laurie Taylor investigates the long and strange history of attempts by employers to make recruitment more objective process. Examples include the Civil Service exams in the 1850s, early psychological tests and the forms that encouraged interviewers to grade a candidate's face and hands. producerjohnGoudie


Unknown: Laurie Taylor

: Ayres on the Air

4/4 This week's theme on Pam Ayres s poetry and sketch show is children. There are poems about being pregnan and on the challenge of gettingchildren off to school in the morning, plus sketches on parental pride at the Nativity play and how to survive a visit from the grandchildren. Featuring actors Geoffrey Whitehead and Felicity Montagu. Producer Claire Jones


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

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and Peter White.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Peter White.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Brain of Britain

The first round continues, coming this week from the Home Counties. Robert Robinson is in the chair. Producer Richard Edis Repeated on Saturday at llpm


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Richard Edis

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Parting

When four men miss the 6.32 train they find themselves spending the evening in the station bar. Sam the bartender becomes a confidante as each man tells why he wanted to be on that particular train. By Tanika Gupta.


Writer: Tanika Gupta.
Director: Tracey Neale
Sam: Trevor Peacock
Foster: Don McCorkindale
Jimmy: Ewan Bailey
Soldier: Danny Dyer
Cranky: Calum Callaghan

: Inside Money

only Extended rpt of Saturday at 12.04pm

: Held Study

1/5 Rachel Seiffert 's new collection of short stories. Reach. Lesley Sharp reads this tale about Alice and her seven-year-old daughter. Kim, a tale that poignantly explores the emotional distance that lies between them. Abridged by Richard Hamilton. Producer Elizabeth Allard


Unknown: Rachel Seiffert
Unknown: Lesley Sharp
Abridged By: Richard Hamilton.
Producer: Elizabeth Allard

: Joan's Journey

1/5. Joan Armatrading , the famous singer/songwriter, talks to people whose creative output overlaps with her own. Today she discusses lyrics with poets Benjamin Zephaniah and Andrew Motion at the Poetry Cafe in Covent Garden. Producers Kate Bland and Susan Marling JoanArmatradingtalkstoRT: page 24


Unknown: Joan Armatrading
Unknown: Benjamin Zephaniah
Unknown: Andrew Motion
Producers: Kate Bland
Producers: Susan Marling

: The Food Programme

Sheila Dillon takes a look at cafe culture in Britain, tracing its history from the 17th-century London coffee houses through the cappuccino bars of the 1950s to today's corporate coffee bars, which are seen as emblems of globalisation. Extended repeat from yesterday at 12.30pm

: Beyond Belief

Ernie Rea in conversation with guests about the place of faith in today's Complex world. Producer Rosemary Dawson


Unknown: Ernie Rea
Producer: Rosemary Dawson

: PM

With Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Just a Minute

The venerable panel game comes this week from the Grand Theatre in Swansea, with Nicholas Parsons in charge of panellists who will try not to repeat, deviate or hesitate as they speak on a subject for a minute. Producer Claire Jones Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Many selections of Just a Minute are available on audio cassette from good retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Producer: Claire Jones

: The Archers

Oliver makes an offer.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Tales of murder and mystery in Harrogate as the town hosts its second Crime-Writing Festival. With Mark Lawson. Producer Timothy Prosser


Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: S The Invincible Violet

1/5. By Chris Burgess. Violet Van der Elst did more than anyone to secure the abolition of capital punishment in Britain. She was also one of the most colourful eccentrics of the 20th century. So why is she a forgotten woman?
Director Jane Morgan Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Chris Burgess.
Unknown: Violet van Der Elst
Director: Jane Morgan
Violet: Sylvia Syms
Narrator: Philip Voss
Daphne: Ann Bell
Ray: Jamie Harding
Mother: Karen Archer
Manager/John: Christopher Douglas
Henry/Reporter: Jon Strickland
Judge/Herring: Ian Masters
Maid: Connie Walker

: Past Presence

1/2. Tristram Hunttracesthesee-sawingreputation of key historical events as they are manipulated and misinterpreted by subsequent generations.
Magna Carta. Starting life as an agreement sealed between King John and rebellious barons in 1215 at
Runnymede, the Magna Carta was, centuries later, still playing a part in the English Civil War, the American War of Independence and even arguments over the European Union. Why has it endured for such a longtime? Producer Matthew Dodd


Producer: Matthew Dodd

: Crossing Continents - Crossing Europe

6/8. Grey Power. Within ten years, a third of the German population are expected to be aged over 60 and there is a fearthatthere will not be enough money to cope. Paul Henley taps into Germany's "grey power" to discover how the country is preparing for the new age. Across the border in Belgium he meets the pensioners who are defying stereotypes, determined to shape their Own future. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Paul Henley

: Sound of Life

New series 1/8. Aubrey Manning sets out to discover why the natural world sounds the way it does. Frogs, elephants, owls, whales, dolphins, garden birds and many more all make appearances over the coming weeks.
First Sounds. Manning starts by digging into prehistory to find the first animal to communicate with sound. What did it look like, what did it sound like and what did it say? Producer Grant Sonnex
Nature's soundbites: page 33


Unknown: Aubrey Manning
Producer: Grant Sonnex

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis.

: Book at Bedtime: Ripley's Game

6/10. Written by Patricia Highsmith and read by Stanley Tucci. Tom Ripley , one of the most outrageous characters in modern crime fiction, has to pit his wits against dangerous adversaries in a genteel part of France. Gun and garrotte have done their business. So will life return to normal Tom and Jonathan? Abridged by Neville Teller. Producer Duncan Minshull


Written By: Patricia Highsmith
Read By: Stanley Tucci.
Read By: Tom Ripley
Abridged By: Neville Teller.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: Home Truths

Repeated from Saturday at 9am

: News

: Book of the Week: 1914 - the Diaryof King George V

1/5. Country Squire and Stamp Collector Rptd from 9.45am

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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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