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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Bishop Donal McKeown.


Unknown: Donal McKeown.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With John Humphrys.


Unknown: John Humphrys.

: 7.25, 8.25 Sports News

With Garry Richardson.


Unknown: Garry Richardson.

: Thought for the Day

With Clifford Longley.


Unknown: Clifford Longley.

: Start the Week

Andrew Marr and his 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: Curious Scotland

1/5. Operation Vegetarian. Readings from George Rosie 's collection of essays on some of the more unexpected aspects of Scotland's history, beginning with the story of the Second World War plan to drop millions of anthrax-filled cakes on the cattle of Hitler's Germany. Read by Simon Tait. Producer Bruce Young Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: George Rosie
Read By: Simon Tait.

: Daily Service

From Glasgow, with the Rev John Bell and the choir of St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral. Musical director Fridrik Walker. Organist Oliver Rundell.


Unknown: John Bell
Organist: Fridrik Walker.
Organist: Oliver Rundell.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: The Gowk Storm

By Nancy Brysson Morrison.
6/10. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Nancy Brysson Morrison.

: Selby: Life after the Pits

In January 2004, families in Selby talked about their prospects in the run-up to the closure of the local coalfield. A year later this programme looks at how they have fared, and at how Selby itself is surviving the loss of more than 2,000 jobs. Producer Sally Chesworth


Producer: Sally Chesworth

: Our Brave Boys

6/6. Hello Sailor. There are some in the Ministry of Defence who feel that planning the Trafalgar Day 200th anniversary celebrations is taking attention away from more important concerns about the future of the military; but the one might - just might - provide our brave boys with an opportunity to do something about the other. Christopher Lee 's comedy drama concludes.
Producer Rosalind Ayres ; Director Peter Atkin


Unknown: 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 Capaldi

: You and Yours

Consumer issues, presented by Winifred Robinson and John Waite.


Presented By: Winifred Robinson
Presented By: John Waite.

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: Masterteam

10/13. Peter Snow hosts another round of the nationwide general knowledge quiz.
Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Lady Detectives

3/4.The Golden Slipper. The vivacious Miss Violet
Strange shines in the best New York society. But, unknown to her friends, she is also a professional agency detective. In a case from 1910, she investigates "the Inseparables", four rich, young woman suspected of a series of thefts. By Anna Katherine Green. Dramatised by Roger Danes.
Producer/Director Patrick Rayner


Unknown: Anna Katherine Green.
Dramatised By: Roger Danes.
Director: Patrick Rayner
Miss Strange: Teresa Gallagher
Alicia: Lesley Hart
Anna: Abigail Docherty
Caroline: Vicki Liddelle
Theresa: Gayanne Potter
Cameron: Angus MacInnes
Driscoll: Crawford Logan
Arthur: Simon Donaldson
Mrs Pratt: Eileen McCallum
Peter: Simon Tait
Young Violet: Margot Clair
Young Arthur: Frederick Forge

: Money Box Live

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


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Jessica Dunbar

: Borderlands

1/5. A Cut Above. A funeral in the Scottish borders uncovers a long-held secret in the Thorburn family history. Alison Fell 's story is the first in a week-long series located in the border territories of the British Isles. Read by Siobhan Redmond. Producer Emma Harding


Unknown: Alison Fell
Read By: Siobhan Redmond.
Producer: Emma Harding

: Foreign Invaders

1/5. Tony Russell looks at five foreign plants that have run rampant away from their country of origin. Japanese knotweed was introduced to the UK by the Victorians who prized it for its red stems. It is now one of the hardest Weeds to eradicate. Producer Trevor Taylor


Unknown: Tony Russell
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: The Food Programme

Investigating the world of food and the stories behind what we eat. With Sheila Dillon.
Extended repeat from yesterday at 12.30pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon.

: Beyond Belief

3/13. Ernie Rea talks to his guests about the place of faith in today's complex world. Producer Janet McLarty


Talks: Ernie Rea
Producer: Janet McLarty

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

6/6. Back for a second week at the Assembly Hall Theatre in Tunbridge Wells, regulars Tim Brooke-Taylor , Graeme Garden , Barry Cryer and chairman Humphrey Lyttelton provide homespun wireless entertainment for the young at heart. With special guest Jeremy Hardy and 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]19


Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Colin Sell
Producer: Jon Naismith

: The Archers

David makes a tragic discovery.
For cast see page 44 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson talks to David Wolstencroft , creator of the M15 television drama Spooks and author of Good News, Bad News, a spy novel. Producer Nicola Holloway


Talks: Mark Lawson
Unknown: David Wolstencroft
Producer: Nicola Holloway

: The Gowk Storm

6/10. A year has gone by, but can Julia move on from the heartbreak of last winter? Set in the Highlands in the late 19th century, the drama unfolds as the sisters embark on their first romantic adventures. By Nancy Brysson Morrison, dramatised by Gerda Stevenson.
Other parts played by members of the cast
Producer/Director David Ian Neville Repeated from 10.45am


Adventures By: Nancy Brysson
Dramatised By: Gerda Stevenson.
Director: David Ian Neville
Lisbet: Vicki Liddelle
Emmy: Molly Innes
Julia: Gabriel Ouigley
Mrs Lockhart/Nanny: Eileen McCallum
Mrs Lonie/lnnkeeper's wife: Gerda Stevenson
Mr Boyd/Uncle Octavius/Toll-Man: Finlay McLean
Edwin: Lain Agnew
Stephen/Nicholas: Simon Donaldson

: Escape to Alcatraz

In 1969, a band of Native Americans invaded the former prison island of Alcatraz. Their daring occupation lasted for 19 months. During that time, the tiny island became the epicentre of the struggle for Native American rights. Tanya Datta hears from the original occupiers, Sioux, Apache and Shoshone among others, about how a prison was transformed into a beacon of hope. Producer Tanya Datta


Unknown: Tanya Datta
Producer: Tanya Datta

: A Night with My Violin

Beautiful, expressive, plaintive and sometimes ugly, the violin crosses all musical genres. Sara Parker explores our relationship with the instrument - from concert hall to pub and street corner, violin-making evening class to practice room. In this imaginative musical journey she discovers the allure of an instrument that can be cradled like a baby or embraced like a lover. Producer sara Parker


Unknown: Sara Parker

: Nature

3/9. Amazon Adventure. Trawling through the wildlife-rich waters of the Amazon basin, the largest river basin in the world, Adrian Barnett discovers the transparent catfish and electric eels, and attempts to spot the elusive giant Otter. Producer Julian Hector Repeated tomorrow at 11am


Unknown: Adrian Barnett
Producer: Julian Hector

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

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


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Don Quixote

11/15. Don Quixote and his faithful squire become guests of a duke and duchess. Miguel de Cervantes 's comic masterpiece is read by Andrew Sachs , abridged by Jill Waters and translated by Edith Grossman. Producer Jill waters


Unknown: Don Quixote
Unknown: Miguel de Cervantes
Read By: Andrew Sachs
Abridged By: Jill Waters
Translated By: Edith Grossman.
Producer: Jill Waters

: Home Truths

Shortened repeatfrom Saturday at 9am

: Today in Parliament

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


Presented By: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: Curious Scotland

1/5. By George Rosie. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: George Rosie.

: World Briefing 1.20

Sports Round-up

: World Today

: News

: News

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

The Third Man (7/10)
Graham Greene's classic thriller set in Vienna is read by Mark Strong


Read By: Mark Strong

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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.

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