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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Father James Hanvey.


Unknown: Father James Hanvey.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Clifford Longley.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Clifford Longley.

: The Cultural State

New series 1/5. John Wilson begins a series charting the relationship between the British government and the nation's cultural life since the 1940s.
Death to Hollywood! Churchill's government wanted to remind the British people what exactly they were fighting for in the early 1940s - so they sent classical music, ballet, theatre and artworks to arms factories across the land. And who was the man in charge of this cultural mobilisation? Britain's leading economist:
John Maynard Keynes. Producer Laurence Grissell Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: John Wilson
Unknown: John Maynard Keynes.
Producer: Laurence Grissell

: The Real Just So Stories: How the Zebra Got Its Stripes

5/5. Alistair McGowan explores the truth behind Kipling's children's stories.

Kipling assumed, as did many zoologists, that the stripes are camouflage, but the truth turns out to be more surprising: they make zebras invisible to tsetse flies.


Presenter: Alistair McGowan
Producer: Jolyon Jenkins

: Book of the Week: Lives for Sale

1/5. Essays by leading biographers to mark the publication of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Michael Holroyd reads Finding a Good Woman, which explains why he has never witten a biography of a woman, and Fiona MacCarthy reads Baptism by Fire about how her biography of Eric Gill caused a sensation. Abridged by Mark Bostridge. Producer Clive Brill
Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Michael Holroyd
Unknown: Fiona MacCarthyreaas
Unknown: Eric Gill
Abridged By: Mark Bostndge.
Producer: Clive Brill

: Daily Service

What a Faithful God Have I (Robin and Dawn Critchley). Genesis 4, wl-12. Forthe Joys and for the Sorrows
(Kendrick). Great Is Thy Faithfulness (Faithfulness). Director of music Andy Silver.


Music: Andy Silver.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Mind the Gap ,
1/5. The Woman's Hour drama. A series of encounters between young men and "older women" by Claire Dowie. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presenter: Jenni Murray

: Journey of a Lifetime

Cattle-roads and Motorcades. Luke Freeman fulfils his life's dream to drive a herd of cattle along the old drove-paths of Madagascar and ends up armed with a diplomatic passport jetting around Africa as chief speechwriter to the President, producer Adam Fowler


Unknown: Luke Freeman
Producer: Adam Fowler

: One, Two, Buckle My Shoe

2/5. By Agatha Christie, dramatised by Michael Bakewell.
Hercule Poirofs dentist has been found shot dead in his surgery. Japp reckons there are several very plausible suspects.
Music by Tom Smail
Director Enyd Williams


Writer: Agatha Christie
Dramatised By: Michael Bakewell.
Music By: Tom Smail
Director: Enyd Williams
Poirot: John Moffatt
CI Japp: Philip Jackson
Mr Bames: Patrick Godfrey
Howard: Robert Portal
Gladys: Sophie Arnold
Frank: Dominic Colchester
Jane: Amanda Waring
Alistair: Philip Franks

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

Presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: Brain of Britain

9/18. The first round of the general knowledge contest continues with contestants from the North of England.
Chaired by Russell Davies. Producer Richard Edis Rptd Sat llpm


Unknown: Russell Davies.
Producer: Richard Edis Rptd

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Kamikaze Handbook

In occupied Japan at the end of the Second World War, a 16-year-old schoolgirl gets hold of a copy of the training manual of kamikaze pilots. Itteaches her how to avenge the death of her father and the occupation of her homeland. By Lavinia Greenlaw.
Music by Mia Soteriou Director Jeremy Howe


Unknown: Lavinia Greenlaw.
Music By: Mia Soteriou
Director: Jeremy Howe
Yumi: Annie Graham Brown
The kamikaze handbook: Bertie Carvel
Keiko: Sople Tyrrell
The Mother: Mlia Soterlou
Ritsu: Jacqueline Tong
The Veteran: Jonn Telfer
Bobby: Stephen Perring
Ryuchi: Philip McCormacK
The GI: Carl Prekopp
Teacher: Carl Prekopp
Spiteful girl: Hannah Warmington

: Money Box Live

Vincent Duggleby and guests answer listeners' personal finance questions.
PHONE: [number removed] Lines open from 1.30pm Producer Jessica Dunbar


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Jessica Dunbar

: The Big Sneeze

1/5. A week of short stories inspired by a sneeze.
Sneeze on Monday, Sneeze for Danger. Someone on the inside is protecting local drugs baron Greg Thomas , who somehow never gets brought to book. As Chrissie listens in to Thomas's apartment one night she hears nothing except a violent sneezing fit. In the morning Thomas is found dead. By Val McDermid. Producer Lu Kemp


Unknown: Greg Thomas
Unknown: Val McDermid.
Producer: Lu Kemp

: How to Find the Sweet Spot

1/5. Sweet spots are everywhere. It's that unique place on a bat where you can hit a ball withoutjarring yourself, but it's also the perfect tuning point of a musical instrument, the point of balance in a circus act, and the combination of factors that produces one solitary gigantic ocean wave.
Sport. Physicist Len Fisher is joined bytennis coach Peter Bendell , England rugby coach Dave Aldred and scientist Jeff Odell to find the sweet spots in sports. Producer Amanda Hargreaves


Unknown: Len Fisher
Unknown: Peter Bendell
Unknown: Dave Aldred
Unknown: Jeff Odell
Producer: Amanda Hargreaves

: The Food Programme

Pubcos. Andrew Jefford investigates the power of the big pub companies and finds out who is really behind the fagade of these very British watering holes. Extended rpt from yesterday at 12.30pm


Unknown: Andrew Jefford

: Beyond Belief

Ernie Rea in conversation with guests about the place of faith in today's complex world. Producer Kathryn Blennerhassett


Unknown: Ernie Rea
Producer: Kathryn Blennerhassett

: PM

News and analysis presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Just a Minute

Nicholas Parsons chairs the devious panel game in Edinburgh, where the panellists are Paul Merton ,
Clement Freud , Rob Brydon and Marcus Brigstocke. 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: Rob Brydon
Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke.
Producer: Claire Jones

: The Archers

Ruth sticks to her guns.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Kirsty Lang with arts news, interviews and reviews. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Kirsty Lang

: Mind the Gap

1/5. And the Winner Is.... Joanhaswon"amanwho does" for a fortnight. But what's he going to do for her? Her house is spotless. By Claire Dowie.
Joan Bridget Turner
Gordon Shaun Dooley
Producer/Director Mary Peate Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Claire Dowie.
Unknown: Joan Bridget Turner
Unknown: Gordon Shaun Dooley
Director: Mary Peate

: Document

2/5. The Land of the Unfree. Mike Thomson follows a trail of documents that show that many of the first settlers of the American colonies were not freemen at all. They were, in fact, some 50,000 of Britain's most dangerous criminals. A dark secret in the genealogical pastof a nation. Producer Philip Sellars


Unknown: Mike Thomson
Producer: Philip Sellars

: SurtseyandMe

Out of the icy seas off the south-west coast of Iceland in November 1963, a massive volcanic eruption gave birth to the island of Surtsey. The same year in west
Yorkshire, the poet Simon Armitage was born. They had never met until now. Four decades later, island and poet get together to compare how it's going. Producers Tim Dee


Unknown: Simon Armitage
Producers: Tim Dee

: The Sound of Life

7/8. Soundings from the Future. Aubrey Manning explores the consequences of noise pollution for animal communication and examines whether this man-made noise is drowning out the natural song of the Earth. Producer Sarah Blunt


Unknown: Aubrey Manning
Producer: Sarah Blunt

: The Cultural State

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

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


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Night Windows

6/10. Psychological thriller in which Patrick Balfour , a successful headmasterwith a high media profile, faces ruin when he's framed as a thief and a paedophile.
Patrick's daughter reveals some surprising truths about his school. Written and abridged by Jonathan Smith. Read by Christian RodSka. Producer Bruce Young


Unknown: Patrick Balfour
Abridged By: Jonathan Smith.
Read By: Christian Rodska.
Producer: Bruce Young

: Home Truths

Repeated from Saturday at 9am

: News

: Book of the Week: Lives for Sale

1/5. Essays on biography. Repeated 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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