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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths.


Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

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


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Clifford Longley.

: The Cultural State

2/5. John Wilson charts the relationship between British government and the nation's cultural life since the 1940s. Idealists in Vans. Mike Leigh , David Hare and Willy Russell were among a generation of artists in the 1960s and 70s who took theatre to new audiences. Today, government insists that arts organisations broaden their appeal in ordertojustify financial support. But at what cost to artistic integrity?
Producer Laurence Grissell Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: John Wilson
Unknown: Mike Leigh
Unknown: David Hare
Unknown: Willy Russell
Producer: Laurence Grissell

: The Science of DIY

1/4. The Wheelbarrow. Builder Andy Cook and physicist Jeff Odell join Len Fisherto demonstrate how the science of the wheelbarrow is all a question of leverage. Music by Tom Bancroft Producer Amanda Hargreaves


Unknown: Andy Cook
Unknown: Jeff Odell
Unknown: Len Fisherto
Music By: Tom Bancroft
Producer: Amanda Hargreaves

: Book of the Week: William Pittthe Younger

1/5. William Hague reads his biography of Britain's youngest prime minister, who took office at the age of 24. Today, Pitt's political destiny and his march into the Commons. Producer Duncan Minshull Rptd at 12.30am


Unknown: William Hague
Producer: Duncan Minshull Rptd

: Daily Service

From Wellington parish church, Glasgow. Led by the Rev Johnston McKay. John 4, w 31-38. Come Down 0 Love Divine (Harris). With Glasgow University Chapel Choir.


Unknown: Rev Johnston McKay.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Vanity Fair
By William Makepeace Thackeray. 1/20. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm
Edwina Currie on Vanity Fair: page 113


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: William Makepeace Thackeray.
Unknown: Edwina Currie

: In Living Memory

New series 1/3. RoisinMcAuleytakesalookat how major events in living memory have affected communities in the UK. She speaks to the villagers of Arkwright, Derbyshire, whose lives changed for ever when, in November 1988, methane gas leaked into one of their houses, resulting in this small mining village being rebuilt only yards down the road. Producer Sharon Mair


Producer: Sharon Mair

: One, Two, Buckle My Shoe

3/5. Did Hercule Poirot 's dentist commit suicide or was he murdered? Suicide would connect him to the death of a patient; murder to an international conspiracy.
By Agatha Christie , dramatised by Michael Bakewell.
Music by Tom Smail Director Enyd Williams


Unknown: Hercule Poirot
Unknown: Agatha Christie
Dramatised By: Michael Bakewell.
Music By: Tom Smail
Director: Enyd Williams
Poirot: John Moffatt
CI Japp: Philip Jackson
Georgina: Caroline Wildi
Mr Barnes: Patrick Godfrey
Alistair: Philip Franks
Mrs Olivera: Joanna McCallum
Selby: Trevor Rawllns
Jane: Amanda Waring

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: John Waite.

: The World at One

Presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: Brain of Britain

10/18. 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: Good Man Yer Da

It's 1974 and 16-year-old Billy escapes the Troubles in Belfast for a camping trip in the country with his three best mates. A madcap adventure becomes a rite-of-passage as the power of friendship is tested. By Robert Calvert.


Writer: Robert Calvert
Producer: Pam Marshall
Billy: Chris Mitchell
Older Billy: Lloyd Hutchinson
Mike: Packy Lee
Scotty: Blaine Frtzpatrick
Sam: Terry Keeley
RUC Sergeant: James Doran
Rugsy/RUC constable: Jonathan Harden

: Money Box Live

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


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby

: Hearts of Oak

1/5. A week of stories thattake as theirtheme the saiior's never-ending battle with the elements.
The Far Side of the World. Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin relax in the balmy South Pacific as the ship slips easily along. An extract from the novel by Patrick 0' Brian, read by Benedict Cumberbatch. Producer Lisa Osborne


Unknown: Jack Aubrey
Unknown: Stephen Maturin
Read By: Benedict Cumberbatch.
Producer: Lisa Osborne

: Gramophones and Grooves

1/5. Pianist and broadcaster David Owen Norris examines the early gramophone and phonograph industry, featuring only recordings made in the 19th century.
The 1890s saw cut-throat competition between cylinder-and disc-recording companies on both sides of the Atlantic. Norris asks what kinds of music recorded best, who the early recording stars were, and how customers were able to listen to the product. Producer Andrew Green Adam Hart-Davis on extracting the hiss: page 30


Unknown: David Owen Norris
Producer: Andrew Green
Producer: Adam Hart-Davis

: The Food Programme

British Charcuterie. Simon Parkes examines the past and future of British charcuterie. Extendedrptfromyesterdayl2.30pm


Unknown: Simon Parkes

: 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

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: Just a Minute

This week's panellists are Paul Merton , Clement Freud , Steve Frost and Victor Spinetti. Nicholas Parsons puts them through their paces, asking them to speak on a subject without hesitation, repetition or deviation. From the Grand Theatre in Swansea.
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: Paul Merton
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Steve Frost
Unknown: Victor Spinetti.
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Producer: Claire Jones

: The Archers

Pat takes some deceptive action.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Arts news, interviews and reviews. Producer Thomas Morris


Producer: Thomas Morris

: Vanity Fair

1/20. Stephen Fry narrates William Makepeace Thackeray's great comic novel. Dramatised by Stephen Wyatt.
Wilful orphan Becky Sharp and herwealthy sweet-natured friend Amelia Sedley leave their Chiswick school.
Producer/DirectorClaire Grove Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: William Makepeace
Dramatised By: Stephen Wyatt.
Unknown: Becky Sharp
Unknown: Amelia Sedley
Director: Claire Grove
Narrator: Stephen Fry
Becky: Emma Fielding
Amelia: Katy Cavanagh
George: Nicholas Boulton
Jos: Toby Jones
Miss Pinkerton: Sandy Walsh
Miss Jemima: Joanna McCallum
Lady Crawley: Joanna McCallum
William: Tom Smith
Sir Pitt Crawley: Trevor Peacock
Pitt: Jon Glover
Miss Crawley: Margaret Tyzack
Rawdon: Ray Coulthard
Mrs Bute Crawley: Jemma Churchill
Maria: Alice Hart
John: Geoffrey Whitehead
Ensign Stubble: Stephen Hogan
Miss Briggs: Kate Buffery

: Document

3/5. Weapons of Mass Deception. The recent Butler Report into intelligence failures has focused attention on the relationship between the elected government and security services. Presenter Mike Thomson investigates an earliertime when weapons, spies and public interest collided - and exploded. He examines boardroom tussles at the arms firm Astra Holdings in the early 1990s, the work of an intelligence agent and the shadowy world Of selling weapons. Producer Neil George


Presenter: Mike Thomson
Producer: Neil George

: Still Here

The common perception of Alzheimer's is that it leaves a person with no sense of awareness or personal identity. John Killick disputes this. For the last ten years he has been working with people with dementia-listening to them, talking with them and finding poems in theirwords. Producer Erin Riley


Unknown: John Killick
Producer: Erin Riley

: The Sound of Life

8/8. Songof the Earth. Aubrey Manning visits some of the acoustic hotspots around the world and eavesdrops on some of the Earth's most evocative sounds. Producer Sarah Blunt


Producer: Sarah Blunt

: The Cultural State

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Claire Bolderson.


Presented By: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: The Namesake

1/10. 1968. In a hospital in Massachusetts, 8,000 miles from her homeland, Ashima Ganguli gives birth to a baby boy. Pulitzer Prize-winning author JhumpaLahiri's lyrical and compelling new novel about fate, family and identity, abridged by Sally Marmion and read by Hari Dhillon. Producer Speirs


Unknown: Ashima Ganguli
Abridged By: Sally Marmion
Read By: Hari Dhillon.

: Home Truths

Shortened repeat from Saturday at 9am

: Today in Parliament

The start of the week's business, with David Wilby.


Unknown: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: William Pittthe Younger

1/5. William Hague 's biography of Britain's youngest prime minister. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: William Hague

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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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