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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Bert Tosh.


Unknown: Dr Bert Tosh.

: Farming Today

Presented by Sarah Mukherjee.


Presented By: Sarah Mukherjee.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Dr Colin Morris.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Dr Colin Morris.

: 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: The Explorer's Daughter

1/5. Emilia Fox reads Kari Herbert's compelling narrative, weaving together family memoir, myth, personal adventure and brilliant evocations of an extraordinary region of the world in a unique and haunting story of the Arctic and finding home. Abridged by Katrin Williams.
Kari relives some startling memories of growing up in a strange and cold land amid the local people who "adopted" her.
(Repeated at 12.30am)


Reader: Emilia Fox
Author: Kari Herbert
Abridged by: Katrin Williams
Producer: Victoria Williams

: Daily Service

Presented by Mgr Tony Rogers . Be Not Afraid (Belmont). Isaiah 35, wl-10. Open Thou Mine Eyes (Rutter). From Glory to Glory Advancing (Sheen). With the St Nicholas Singers. Director of music Stuart Keen.


Presented By: Mgr Tony Rogers
Music: Stuart Keen.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Three Wise Men and a Baby in a Pear Tree By Claire Bennett.
1/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Claire Bennett.

: Tales from the Towpath

Fancy holidaying on a canal, calmly gliding along its glassy surface with never a care in the world? Well, tread carefully. Boater David Akinsanya takes a trip up the Grand Union and discovers along the way that the rows between the people who live and work on it and those that manage it range from the deeply personal to the positively vitriolic. Producer Sue Davies


Unknown: David Akinsanya
Producer: Sue Davies

: Our Brave Boys

New series 1/6. Tell It Like It Isn't.
Christopher Lee 's comedy drama set in the Ministry of Defence returns as there's a general election in the wind and the Opposition is asking questions. Should Zelda and the "boys" provide both sides with the same answers? And what has all this to do with cheese?
Producer Rosalind Ayres Director Peter Atkin


Writer: Christopher Lee
Producer: Rosalind Ayres
Director: Peter Atkin
Zelda: Fiona Shaw
Col George: Martin Jarvis
Wing Commander Bryan: Christopher Neame
Commander Bill: Christopher Godwin
Chief Petty Officer Grieves: Peter Capaldl

: You and Yours

Consumer issues, with Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

Presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: Masterteam

5/13. Another contest of general knowledge between two of the nation's amateur quiz teams. Hosted by Peter Snow. Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Peter Snow.
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Aiden Dooley's Homecoming

1/2. The first of two plays this week set in the Irish village of Kildargon, where the inhabitants are delighted to welcome the return of one of their most famous sons, the world-renowned poet Aiden Dooley. True, he's dead, but his grave is sure to give the local economy a much needed boost. But an unwelcome discovery presents the people with a delicate ethical dilemma. By Alan Butler. The sequel is broadcast tomorrow.
Producer/Director David Jackson Young


Unknown: Aiden Dooley.
Unknown: Alan Butler.
Director: David Jackson Young
Father Dolan: Bryan Murray
Mary: Marcella Riordan:
Eileen: Geraldine Fitzgerald
Willie: Jim Norton
Sinead: Suzanne Heathcote

: Money Box Live

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


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Samantha Washington

: Thou Shalt Not Suffer a Witch: 1/5: Gas

"Katherine felt tired and cold. It was only nine o'clock. The dentist entered silently, breathing an antiseptic welcome." Dorothy K. Haynes was a prolific short-story writer who specialised in the supernatural and the unsettling. This selection is taken from her 1949 collection, which was illustrated by Mervyn Peake. Read by Tamara Kennedy.


Author: Dorothy K. Haynes
Reader: Tamara Kennedy
Producer: David Jackson Young

: Silverscreen Crackers

1/5. Holiday Inn. A look at music in classic festive movies begins with a film that boasts a treasury of tunes and includes some surprising stories from behind the scenes. Producer Fiona Croall


Producer: Fiona Croall

: The Food Programme

Cookbooks. Sheila Dillon leafs through the best of the year's cookbooks.
Extended repeat from yesterday at 12.30pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon

: Four Corners

11/13. 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.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

2/6. Linda Smith is joined by regulars Tim Brooke -Taylor, Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden for a second batch of inspired nonsense from the Anvil Theatre in Basingstoke. Reluctantly chaired by Humphrey Lyttelton , with Colin Sell at the piano.
Producer Jon Naismith Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
BBC AUDIO: Selections from the award-winning quiz show, including the newly released I'm Sorry I Haven't a Christmas Clue, are now available on CD and audio cassette from www.bbcshop.com and good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]


Unknown: Linda Smith
Unknown: Tim Brooke
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown: Colin Sell
Producer: Jon Naismith

: The Archers

Shula goes to ground.
For cast see page 42 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Under scrutiny tonight in the arts show is the cinematic adaptation of Lemony Snicket's dark tales for children. Hosted by Mark Lawson. Producer Philippa Ritchie


Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: Three Wise Men and a Baby in a Pear Tree

1/5. Not So Silent Night. Millie Diamond is Walsall's favourite teenager, whom listeners last met when she was doing her GCSEs. Two years on, and she's back after a term at university. Her mother's moved up-market and acquired a terrifying dog, her best mate Teresa's gone off the rails, and Mrs O'Tickley 's expecting again, at the age of 47. Written by Claire Bennett and performed by Alex Kelly.
Producer/Director Peter Leslie Wild Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Mrs O'Tickley
Written By: Claire Bennett
Unknown: Alex Kelly.
Director: Peter Leslie

: Don't Mourn, Organise: the Judi Bari Story

Revolutionary ecologist Judi Bari was a leader on the front line of northern California's bitter "timber wars" in the 1980s and 90s. It was this struggle to save the last redwood forests from annihilation that pitched Bari into conflict with local loggers and the FBI. Then someone blew her up. Through Bari's story Alan Dein explores the ongoing fight for America's forests. Producer Mark Burman


Unknown: Alan Dein
Producer: Mark Burman

: Ay Mariachi!

It's night-time in the Plaza Garibaldi, Mexico City.
Neil McCarthy descends into the meaning, madness and music of mariachi - hustling troubadours in sequined suits whose songs of love and pain are inseparable from Mexican life. Producer Mark Burman


Unknown: Neil McCarthy
Producer: Mark Burman

: The Path of the Panther

2/3. Continuing his journey through central America, Jeremy Bristow discovers that wildlife protection can't rely solely on reserves and national parks. He visits organic cacao farmers in Belize who produce fair-trade cocoa that guarantees a good price for the farmers as well as benefiting wildlife. And on the coast of Belize, local fishermen have campaigned for their waters to be protected by law and now patrol them to prevent poaching. Producer Joanne Stevens


Unknown: Jeremy Bristow
Producer: Joanne Stevens

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, with Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Frankenstein

6/10. "I was a poor helpless, miserable wretch, and feeling pain invade me on all sides, I sat down and wept." David Rintoul continues reading Mary Shelley 's gothic romance. Producer David Jackson Young


Unknown: David Rintoul
Unknown: Mary Shelley
Producer: David Jackson Young

: Home Truths

Shortened repeat from Saturday at 9am

: Today in Parliament

The start of the week's business in Westminster, with Becky Milligan.


Unknown: Becky Milligan.

: News

: Book of the Week: The Explorer'sDaughter

1/5. By Kari Herbert. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Kari Herbert.

: News

: News

: News

: News

: News

: News

: Outlook

, with a news update at 4.29

: Off the Shelf: Mary Reilly

(7/10) by Valerie Martin, read by Finty Williams

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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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