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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Nick Holtam.


Unknown: Nick Holtam.

: 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 Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Elaine Storkey.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Elaine Storkey.

: 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 Peter Whittaker. Dance and Sing,
All the Earth (Pulling Bracken). Genesis 1, w1-10;
26-28 What a Wonderful World (Weiss/Thiele). Of the Father's Love Begotten (Divinum Mysterium, arr
Willcocks). With Harrogate Ladies' College Chapel Choir. Musical director David Andrews.


Unknown: Peter Whittaker.
Director: David Andrews.

: Book of the Week: Joe's War - MyFather Decoded

1/5. The Silent Slav. Annette Kobak reads from her moving account of a daughter's quest to understand her father and, through his life, the Czech and Polish experience of the Second World War. Producer Kate McAII Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Annette Kobak
Producer: Kate McAii

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Five Days By Alison Joseph. 1/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Alison Joseph.

: Crimean Voices

3/3. One of the defenders of Sebastopol in the Crimean War, 150 years ago, was the young
Nikolai Tolstoy , who wrote vividly about the reality of warfare
Tom de Waal travels to Sebastopol to tell the story of the eventual fall of the city to British and French besiegers. De Waal discovers how the Russians remember the conflict that killed over 100,000 of their Countrymen and women. Producer Jolyon Jenkins


Unknown: Nikolai Tolstoy
Unknown: Tom de Waal
Producer: Jolyon Jenkins

: Ring around the Bath

3/6 Brideshead Unvisited. Rick's ex-girlfriend is getting married and the whole family are invited.
Stella's doubts about an occasion involving the entire Bartholomew clan prove to be justified. Sitcom by Lucy Plaro and Ian Davidson .
Producer/director Elizabeth Freestone


Unknown: Ian Davidson
Director: Elizabeth Freestone
Stella: Penny Downie
Patrick: Duncan Preston
Alison: Claudie Blakley
Rick: Bruce MacKinnon
Xanthe: Catherine Shepherd
Egg: Daniela Denby-Ashe
The photographer: Terence Friscn

: You and Yours

Consumer issues with Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

International and national news, presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: Masterteam

New series 1/13. Return of the general knowledge quiz involving nationwide battles, kicking off with London v Staffordshire. Presented by Peter Snow. Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at llpm


Presented By: Peter Snow.
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Double Acts - The Distance Between

On the day of recording, a writer finds his radio play in the hands of a producer who hasn't read it. As the studio actors give voice to his drama, the writer obsesses over his female protagonist, blurring the line between fact and fiction
By Charlotte Goodwin and Pamela Wells.
Producers/directors Kate Chapman and Jenny Stephens


Directors: Kate Chapman
The Writer: Andy Hockley
The Producer: Julia Hills
The Actress: Polly Lister
The Actor: Jez Thomas

: Money Box Live

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


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Louise Greenwood

: Commonwealth Stories

1/5 Stories by judges and winners of the annual short story competition held by the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association.
The Photograph. Starvation meets the hunger for celebrity. By Sefit Atta from Nigeria; read by Adjoa Andoh.
The Kite Maker. A kite brings a lost son home. By Anu Kumar from India; read by Lyndam Gregory.
Going Home. A dangerous journey, answering a grandmother's longing. By Juliane Okot Bitek from Canada; read by Janice Acquah. Producer Lis Edwards


Unknown: Sefit Atta
Read By: Adjoa Andoh.
Unknown: Anu Kumar
Read By: Lyndam Gregory.
Unknown: Juliane Okot Bitek
Read By: Janice Acquah.
Producer: Lis Edwards

: A Sense of Rhythm

1/5. A series looking at the rhythms of life and the universe. Mark Radcliffe considers the biological clock and its link to primitive culture and ritual.
Producer Bob Dickinson


Unknown: Mark Radcliffe
Producer: Bob Dickinson

: The Food Programme

2004 is the UN's Year of Rice. But why does this staple crop need its own official year? Sheila Dillon finds out. Extended repeat from yesterday at 12.30pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon

: Four Corners

7/13. Anne Mackenzie and guests explore a diverse range of international issues. Producer Suchitra Girish


Unknown: Anne MacKenzie
Producer: Suchitra Girish

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: Quote.... Unquote

8/10. Gerry Anderson , Sir George Bain ,
Nuala McKeever and Anne Tannahill exchange quotations and anecdotes. From the Linen Hall Library, Belfast. Chaired by Nigel Rees. The reader is Sally Grace. Producer Carol Smith Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
BBC AUDIO: Highlights from more than 21 years of Quote.... Unquote. selected and introduced by Nigel Rees. are now available on audio cassette from www.bbcshop.com and good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]


Unknown: Gerry Anderson
Unknown: Sir George Bain
Unknown: Nuala McKeever
Unknown: Anne Tannahill
Unknown: Nigel Rees.
Unknown: Sally Grace.
Producer: Carol Smith
Introduced By: Nigel Rees.

: The Archers

Caroline comes to the rescue.
For cast see page 42 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Brad Bird 's The Incredibles, a Pixar-produced animated adventure about a family of superheroes, is reviewed by John WilSOn. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Brad Bird
Reviewed By: John Wilson.
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Five Days

1/5. Monday: For Cassie this is quite a week. On
Friday, husband Mike will have his biopsy results, her daughter Zoe makes her West End debut, and now her sister Lynn says she has until Friday to decide whether to abandon her family and flee to America with an old flame. By Alison Joseph.
Director David Hunter Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Alison Joseph.
Director: David Hunter
Mike: Nicholas Gleaves
Cassie: Clare Holman
Lynn: Jemma Churchill
Will: Peter Marinker
Andrew: Andrew Harrison
Zoe: Helen Longworth
Linda: Rachel Atkins
Simon: Nicholas Boulton
Jed: Stuart McLouglin
Lottie: Ndidi Del Fatti

: Sleeping with the Enemy

New series 1/3. Partition. In the bloody carnage wrought by the Partition of India in 1947, women - Hindus, Sikhs and Muslims - suffered greatly when the Punjab region split across religious lines. Linda Pressly hears the moving testimony of women who were abducted and forcibly converted. Producer Tanya Datta


Unknown: Linda Pressly
Producer: Tanya Datta

: Crossing Continents

5/8. Stories of starvation and Aids, of resignation and rebellion but also of hope, from Zimbabwe. Despite the reporting restrictions, Rosie Goldsmith tries to uncover the truth about life under Dr Robert Mugabe , hearing from farmers, lawyers, aid workers, families, church leaders and politicians from both Mugabe's Zanu-PF Party and the MDC Opposition. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith
Unknown: Dr Robert Mugabe

: Nature

9/9. Amateurs as Experts. To what extent office do bureaucrats - rather than naturalists with field experience - inform conservation policy in the British Isles? Paul Evans discovers an exciting initiative to harness the enthusiasm and knowledge of keen amateurs. Producer Brett Westwood


Unknown: Paul Evans
Producer: Brett Westwood

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

International and national news, with Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Fascination

1/5. Stories from the new collection by novelist William Boyd , abridged by Neville Teller.
Adult Video. Slacking in Oxford, should he finish his aoctorate, start the novel or simply get a grip on things? Read by Ben Miles. Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: William Boyd
Abridged By: Neville Teller.
Read By: Ben Miles.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: 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: Joe's War - MyFather Decoded

1/5. By Annette Kobak. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Annette Kobak.

: News

: News

: News

: News

: News

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

The Remains of the Day (2/10) by Kazuo Ishiguro , read by John Moffatt


Unknown: Kazuo Ishiguro
Read By: John Moffatt

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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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