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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Dr Pauline Webb.


Unknown: Dr Pauline Webb.

: Farming Today

With Giles Latcham.


Unknown: Giles Latcham.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25,7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought forthe Day With Anne Atkins.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Anne Atkins.

: 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

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rev Tony Burnham. Come, Lord, Be
Our Guest (Oietwein). Luke 14, w7-ll. Almighty God, the Fountain of All Wisdom (Farrar). The Lord s My Shepherd (Crimond). With the John Powell Singers. Director of music John Powell.


Unknown: Tony Burnham.
Singers: John Powell

: Book of the Week: Television and Me: Telephones, Diamonds and Socks

1/5. Television owes its existence to John Logie Baird's dream of "seeing by wireless". Baird tells his extraordinary story in his own voice, evoking a vanished age when one dogged and passionate inventor could change the world. His memoirs are read by John Gordon Sinclair and Jilly Bond, and abridged by Lis Edwards
The young inventor dreams of television but how can he make a living - and keep his feet warm?
(Repeated at 12.30am)


Author: John Logie Baird
Reader: John Gordon
Reader: Jilly Bond
Abridged by/Producer: Lis Edwards

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Little Women By Louisa May Alcott. 1/10. The Woman's Hour drama. - For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Louisa May Alcott.

: Test Match Special

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


Producer: Peter Baxter

: Onward Christian Soldiers

More than 200 years after Britain sent missionaries to Africa, African missionaries are coming to the UK to bring the message back. There are signs that this "reverse mission" is starting to have a dramatic effect on the established churches in the West. James Helm, the BBC's correspondent in Dublin, reports on the phenomenon.


Reporter: James Helm
Producer: Tony Phillips

: London, Europe: 1/4: I'm Dying

Written by Dave Lamb.
Hypochondriac taxi driver Dave thinks a lot. This week, he reckons that (a) he's terminally ill and (b) his partner Lisa is up the duff. He might be wrong but at least he can rely on the advice of his friends, not to mention his beloved Radio 4 to make him even more confused.


Writer: Dave Lamb
Producer: Graham Frost
Dave: Dave Lamb
Lisa: Emma Kennedy
Ethel: June Brown
Naz: Manllnder Virk
Matt: Mark Frost
The Doctor: Dan Tetsell
Radio 4: Jan Ravens
Radio 4: Mark Perry

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Brain of Britain

The first round of the nationwide general knowledge contest continues with another programme 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: Saying Goodbye to Mac

When Mikey is taken ill, both he and his wife are shocked when the diagnosis is a brain tumour. This comic drama documentary is Mike Peck 's own account of how he has learned to live with his tumour - a malevolent character he calls Mac with whom he is locked in mortal combat.


Writer: Mike Peck
Director: Jeremy Howe
Mikey: Chris MacDonnell
Mac: Bill Wallis
The wife: Melanie Hudson

: Inside Money

Extended at 12.04pm

: Every Tongue Got to Confess

1/5. In the 1920s Zora Neale Hurston travelled the US collecting folk stories from black Americans. Five contemporary black writers use these tales as the inspiration to create a series of new stories. War Stories byOthniel Smith. Aformersoldierfights a battle of words with his teenage daughter. Read by Paul Barber. Producer Kate McAII


Unknown: Zora Neale Hurston
Read By: Paul Barber.
Producer: Kate McAii

: Piece of Cake: 1/5: Goosnargh Cake

Sheila McClennon samples choice slices of British sweet treats and tells the stories behind them. A type of shortbread containing caraway seeds, the cake was traditionally eaten at religious festivals. McClennon finds out the mysterious origins of the cake and who really had the original recipe.


Presenter: Sheila McClennon
Producer: Bernadette McConnell

: The Food Programme

Sheila Dillon celebrates the delights of liquorice and aniseed. Extended repeat from yesterday at 12.30pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon

: 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

4/10. The panel game, hosted by Nicholas Parsons , returns to the Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham, where the players are Paul Merton , Clement Freud , Tony Hawks and Charles Collingwood.
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
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Charles Collingwood.
Producer: Claire Jones

: The Archers

Usha faces a big decision.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Razia Iqbal presents the arts magazine programme, reviewing the new film I, Robot, based on the writings of Isaac Asimov, and starring Will Smith as a technophobic policeman.


Presenter: Razia Iqbal
Producer: Thomas Morris

: Little Women

1/10. Louisa May Alcott 's semi-autobiographical story of four sisters coming of age in mid-19th-century New England is dramatised by Laurie Graham.
The March girls give up their Christmas dinner and through their kindness make a new friend.
(Repeated from 10.45am)


Author: Louisa May Alcott
Dramatised by: Laurie Graham
Pianist: Chris O'Brien
Director: Viv Beeby
Jo: Laurence Bouvard
Beth: Helene Wilson
Meg: Jennifer Lee Jellicorse
Amy: Lisa Renee
Marmee: Liza Ross
Hannah: Carole Nimmons
Laurie: Nathan Nolan
Mr Laurence/Dr Bangs: Peter Marinker
Mr Brooke: Stephen Perring
Papa: Michael J Reynolds

: Past Presence

2/2. Tristram Hunt traces the see-sawing reputation of key historical events as they are manipulated and misinterpreted by subsequent generations.
The Fall of Rome. The collapse of the greatest Western empire has haunted almost all civilisations that followed in its wake. Hunt investigates how Anglo-Saxon warriors, Victorian colonialists and 21st-century Washington policy experts have all anxiously interpreted Rome's decline to find clues to their own fate.
Producer Matthew Dodd


Presenter: Tristram Hunt
Producer: Matthew Dodd

: Crossing Continents - Crossing Europe

7/8. Naples is drowning in its own waste. The rubbish crisis may be proving a headache for the authorities but it is a goldmine forthe Mafia. Lucy Ash visits the city to investigate why it is failing to deal with both problems-rubbish and Organised crime. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Lucy Ash

: The Sound of Life

2/8. Making Yourself Heard. A sound safari through the Costa Rican rainforest reveals the extraordinary lengths to which animals go to make themselves heard, as Aubrey Manning encounters some of the loudest insects and frogs in the world. Producer Grant Sonnex


Unknown: Aubrey Manning
Producer: Grant Sonnex

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Caroline Wyatt.


Presented By: Caroline Wyatt.

: Book at Bedtime: The Ascent of Rum Doodle

1/5. W.E. Bowman's spoof mountaineering memoir, about the British assault on a fictitious Himalayan peak. A cult comic classic, abridged and read by Terry Wale. "After three hectic months of preparation we met in London on the eve of our departure. Only Jungle was absent. He rang up to say that he had taken the wrong bus. But he had just caught sight of the North Star and expected to join us shortly."


Author: W.E. Bowman
Abridged by/Reader: Terry Wale
Producer: David Jackson Young

: Home Truths

Repeated from Saturday at 9am

: News

: Book of the Week: Television and Me

1/5. John Logie Baird's memoirs. Repeated from 9.45am


Author: John Logie Baird

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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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