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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Dr Kevin Franz , general secretary of ACTS (Action for Churches Together in Scotland).


Unknown: Dr Kevin Franz

: Farming Today

Presented by Sarah Mukherjee.


Presented By: Sarah Mukherjee.

: 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.

: 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

: Book of the Week: Josiah Wedgwood

1/5. Readings from Brian Dolan 's new biography of the master potter. Abridged by Libby Spurrier and read by James Masters. Born in 1730 in a "dirty spot of earth" in the Midlands, Josiah could have ended up in the workhouse, but from an early age he showed astonishing determination, talent and a desire for self-improvement. Producer Nigel Acheson Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Brian Dolan
Abridged By: Libby Spurrier
Read By: James Masters.
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: Daily Service

From St Martin's Church, Belfast, presented by the Rev Bert Tosh. Reading: Matthew 24, w36-44. Director of music Edward Craig.


Unknown: Bert Tosh.
Music: Edward Craig.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Love for Lydia By HE Bates. 6/10. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Refusing to Play the Victim

Investigative journalist Roger Cook looks back at 30 years of Victim Support, a charity dedicated to helping people affected by crime. He hears from both victims and volunteers, and considers the organisation's achievements to date and the challenges ahead as it enters its fourth decade. Producer Isobel Eaton


Unknown: Roger Cook
Producer: Isobel Eaton

: Ring around the Bath

5/6. The Birds and the Bees. Stella decides that if she can't move to the country then the country must come to her - but it transpires that the Bartholomews may not be suited to country living after all. Sitcom by Lucy Clare and Ian Davidson.
Producer/Director Elizabeth Freestone


Unknown: Lucy Clare
Unknown: Ian Davidson.
Director: Elizabeth Freestone
Stella: Penny Downie
Patrick: Duncan Preston
Alison: Claudle Blakley
Rick: Bruce MacKinnon
Xanthe: Catherine Shepherd
Egg: Daniela Denby-Ashe

: You and Yours

An investigation into the fate of some of the world's most vulnerable refugees. Is the Home Secretary's wish to get tough with asylum seekers actually putting lives at risk? Presented by Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson. Producer Sue Mitchell


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Winifred Robinson.
Producer: Sue Mitchell

: The World at One

Presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: Masterteam

3/13. Cardiff take on Derbyshire in another contest of general knowledge and tactical risk-taking. Hosted by Peter Snow. Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at llpm


Unknown: Peter Snow.
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Double Acts -Scissors and Ribbon

5/5. Big conspiracy comes to a small town in this light-hearted comedy. The town's local hero hasn't stepped out of her house for years, but then Pedro arrives from Columbia determined to maKe a miracie happen in Mecklington. By Hannah and Rachael McGill.
Producer/Director Lu Kemp


Unknown: Rachael McGill.
Director: Lu Kemp
Lisa: Christine Bottomley
Jessica/Maria: Charlie Hayes
Barry: Martin Hyder
Darren: Andrew Mayer
Pedro: David Sant

: Money Box Live

Paul Lewis and his guests answer listeners' personal finance questions.
PHONE: [number removed] Lines open from 1.30pm Producer Samantha Washington


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Samantha Washington

: Autumn Anthology

1/5. Stories from both new and established writers. A Resurrection. A trip to Venice brings painful memories and an awkward encounter. By Christina Koning , read by John Telfer. Producer Sara Davies


Unknown: Christina Koning
Read By: John Telfer.
Producer: Sara Davies

: Mind Reading

11/5. As chairman of the judges in last year s Man
Booker Prize, John Carey ploughed through more than 100 novels at the rate of one a day. Here he explores the very process of reading - the science of how words on a page create pictures in the mind. He begins by asking how reading developed in the ancient world and how we learn to read. Producer Julia Adamson


Unknown: John Carey
Producer: Julia Adamson

: The Food Programme

Chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Sheila Dillon reveal the winners of this year's BBC Radio 4 Food and Farming Awards.
Extended repeat from yesterday at 12.30pm


Unknown: Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
Unknown: Sheila Dillon

: Four Corners

9/13. Gavin Esler and guests explore a diverse range Of international issues. Producer Suchitra Girish


Unknown: Gavin Esler
Producer: Suchitra Girish

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair .


Presented By: Eddie Mair

: Quote.... Unquote

10/10. Clive Coleman , Sue Limb, Laurence Boswell and Corin Redgrave exchange favourite quotations and anecdotes. Nigel Rees is in the chair and the reader is Chris Emmett. Producer Carol Smith Repeated Sunday 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: Clive Coleman
Unknown: Laurence Boswell
Unknown: Corin Redgrave
Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Chris Emmett.
Producer: Carol Smith
Introduced By: Nigel Rees.

: The Archers

Tom does a good deed.
For cast see page 48 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Arts news and reviews programme, presented by Mark Lawson. Producer Stephen Hughes


Presented By: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Love for Lydia

6/10. After the death of his friend, Richardson cuts himself off from the group and their familiar surroundings. But while out walking one day he comes across a figure he recognises. Written by HE Bates, and dramatised by Vivienne Allen.
Director Tracey Neale Repeated from 10.45am


Dramatised By: Vivienne Allen.
Director: Tracey Neale
Older Richardson: Tim Pigott-Smith
Richardson: Jordan Frieda
Lydia: Juliet Aubrey
Nancy: Clare Corbett
Tom: Jamie Bamber
McKechnie: Tom Mannion
Pheley: Isabelle Joss
Flora: Tracy Wiles
Bretherton/Rollo: Philip Fox
Bertie: Margaret Tyzack
Mr Richardson: Ray Lonnen
Nora: Helen Longworth
Blackie: Robert Purdy
Dr Baird: Tom Calder
Nurse Simpson Ndldl: Del Fattl

: Sleeping with the Enemy

3/3. Drovers'Boys. Up to the 1950s, cohabitation between Aboriginal Australians and white Australians was deemed a criminal offence. But in the brutal cattle country of the Northern Territory, Aboriginal women were often taken by force and disguised as men to evade the authorities. Working on remote cattle stations, they became known as the drovers' boys. Linda Pressly goes deep into the outback to explore the story of those violent and exploitative times. Producer Tanya Datta


Unknown: Linda Pressly
Producer: Tanya Datta

: Crossing Continents

7/8. Immigration to Israel has slumped. With the Arab population of Israel and the Palestinian territories growing much faster than the Jewish population, immigration is a top priority for the Israeli government. Lucy Ash investigates the impact of this demographic time bomb On Israeli politics. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Lucy Ash

: Future Fish

2/2. Compared to other farm animals, fish are primitive, unselected stock - but not for long. Sue Broom reports on the new application of genetic selection in fish farming and on efforts to turn our most popular carnivorous fish, including salmon and cod, into vegetarians. Producer Jonathan Fildes


Producer: Jonathan Fildes

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

National and international news, with Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Wife

6/10. Joan, aged 64 and apparently content, is planning to leave her highly successful author husband of more than 40 years. But as he collects a prize for a lifetime's achievements, why can't she just bask in reflected glory - as wife, muse, helpmeet and secretary. Liza Ross continues reading Meg Wolitzer 's acerbic and astonishing new novel. Producer Di Speirs


Unknown: Liza Ross
Unknown: Meg Wolitzer
Producer: Di Speirs

: Home Truths

Shortened repeat from Saturday at 9am

: Today in Parliament

The start of the week's business in Westminster, introduced by David Wilby.


Introduced By: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week:Josiah Wedgewood

1/5. The new biography by Brian Dolan. Rptd from 9.45am


Unknown: Brian Dolan.

: News

: News

: News

: News

: News

: News

: Off the Shelf

Two Sides of the Moon by David Scott and Alexei Leonov (2/5)


Unknown: David Scott
Unknown: Alexei Leonov

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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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