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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Bishop Donal McKeown.


Unknown: Donal McKeown.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25 , 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Susan Hulme and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Joel Edwards.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Susan Hulme
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Joel Edwards.

: Word for Word

Have you ever profited from a five-finger discount or do you take your tranklements with you when you go to work? The words we choose are a trail of evidence about where we come from, what we do and with whom we spend time. Dermot Murnaghan digs down into dialect and connects with communities of speakers across the UK to find out just how local is local talk these days. EMAIL: word4word@bbc.co.uk Phone [number removed]0444 Producer Simon Elmes Shortened repeat at 9.30pm
Dermot Murnaghan and the gift of the gab: page 119


Unknown: Dermot Murnaghan
Producer: Simon Elmes
Unknown: Dermot Murnaghan

: Rare Books, Rare People

When Beatrix Potter worte an illustrated letter to the five-year-old son of her former teacher and told him about four little rabbits called, Flopsy, Mopsy, Cottontail and Peter, she had no idea what it would lead to. Rick Gekoski tells the story behind Peter Rabbit. Producer Ivan Howlett


Unknown: Beatrix Potter
Unknown: Rick Gekoski
Unknown: Peter Rabbit.
Producer: Ivan Howlett

: Daily Service

Presented by Mgr Tony Rogers. The Church's One
Foundation (Aurelia). 1 Corinthians 3, vv10-17. Ubi Cantas (Durufle). All People That on Earth Do Dwell (Old 100th). Director of music Alan Wilson.


Presented By: Mgr Tony Rogers.
Music: Alan Wilson.

: Book of the Week: Curious Scotland

3/5. The Drug Barons. How two Scottish businessmen made a fortune from opium and engaged the British government in a war with China. By George Rosie. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: George Rosie.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: The Gowk Storm

By Nancy Brysson Morrison.
8/10. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Nancy Brysson Morrison.

: Dumped: the Underwater Naval Graveyard

During the Second World War, a Fleet Air Arm Observer
Training School was established in Trinidad where hundreds of young men undertook their training. At the end of the war, many of their planes were dumped into the ocean. This is the story of two veterans as they travel back to Trinidad to relive their memories, find out more about the dumping and bid a final farewell to their friends. Producer sian Price

: No Commitments: 1/6: Accentuate the Positive

New series
Emily's gone to Australia after her broken engagement; Charlotte's still engaged and Roger has had some worrying news at work - it looks like Anna's shoulder is going to get cried on quite a lot.


Director: Simon Brett
Anna: Rosemary Leach
Victoria: Angela Thorne
Charlotte: Felicty Montagu
Roger: Bill Nighy

: You and Yours

Consumer issues, presented by Sheila McClennon and Winifred Robinson.


Presented By: Sheila McClennon
Presented By: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

National and international news, with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: X Marks the Spot

6/6. A classical edition of the radio treasure hunt. presented by David Stafford. Guests David Aaronovitch , Sue Gaisford and Brian Sewell try to locate four places in Europe that relate to the classics. Producer Sarah Rowlands


Presented By: David Stafford.
Unknown: David Aaronovitch
Unknown: Sue Gaisford
Unknown: Brian Sewell
Producer: Sarah Rowlands

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: War and Fish

Helena finds she can only speak in questions. Something is wrong in her life - she's hiding a secret. An intriguing drama about love, loss and liberation by Mark Illis.
Producer Polly Thomas


Unknown: Mark Illis.
Producer: Polly Thomas
Helena: Katherine Dow Blyton
Gregory: Patrick Bridgman
Zoe: Naomie Thompson
Sam: Russell Dixon
Dr Giles: Martin Reeve

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Anne Swithinbank are guests of Chippenham Garden and Allotment Society. At


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank

: Gardening Weather Forecast.

Shortened rpt of Sun 2pm

: Borderlands

3/5. Jackboots over the Beacons. Tom has recently retired and spends his days at home in the Brecon Beacons. However, his wife Gwyneth is not entirely pleased to have him under her feet all day. Written by Stevie Davies and read by Jennifer Hill. For details see Monday


Written By: Stevie Davies
Read By: Jennifer Hill.

: Foreign Invaders

3/5. Rhododendron ponticum was imported by the Victorians and won prizes at garden shows. But it is now devastating thousands of acres of countryside, including vast tracts of Scotland, Snowdonia and even Kew Gardens.Tony Russell reports. For more details see Monday


Unknown: Tony Russell

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor looks at the legitimacy of "plastination for display", the technique used in the controversial exhibition Body Worlds in which preserved bodies were put on show. Dr Tony Walter talks about public attitudes to this form of disposal of the dead. Producer Natasha Maw


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Talks: Dr Tony Walter
Producer: Natasha Maw

: Case Notes

6/10. Prison Medicine. In 1991 the British Medical
Association published a report saying that the health needs of prisoners were being ignored. Dr Mark Porter visits Chelmsford Prison and asks if this state of affairs has changed. Repeated from yesterday 9pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Ayres on the Air

4/4. Children are the theme for Pam Ayres 's poetry and sketch show this week. She performs sketches with the aid of Geoffrey Whitehead and Felicity Montagu. Producer Claire Jones


Unknown: Pam Ayres
Unknown: Geoffrey Whitehead
Unknown: Felicity Montagu.
Producer: Claire Jones

: The Archers

Matt gets creative with his cash.
For cast see page 44 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

More arts news and reviews, hosted by Kirsty Lang. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Kirsty Lang.
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: The Gowk Storm

8/10. Lisbet is privy to a dangerous secret. Christine's fiance, Stephen Wingate , is desperate to see Emmy. Written by Nancy Brysson Morrison.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Stephen Wingate
Written By: Nancy Brysson Morrison.

: Down with....

3/3. Oxbridge. Are the universities of Oxford and Cambridge still among the finest in the world or are they being overtaken by other colleges both here and abroad? Diana Madill chairs a debate from Magdalen College,
Oxford, between its president Anthony Smith and David Walker , editor of the Guardian's Public magazine. Producer Ben Crighton Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Diana Madill
Unknown: Anthony Smith
Unknown: David Walker
Producer: Ben Crighton

: In the Think Tanks

3/3. Faith-based policy groups and other think tanks, explored by Dennis Sewell.
Producer Sheila Cook Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Dennis Sewell.
Producer: Sheila Cook

: Gut Reactions

New series 1/3. A "gut feeling" is more than just a poetic turn of phrase. Researchers have discovered that the gut, with its millions of nerve cells, acts as the body's second brain with a vast range of activities.
Could this hold the key to treaments for such diseases as irritable bowel syndrome? Geoff Watts examines new insights into why our gastrointestines misbehave in the way they do. Producer Adrian Washbourne


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Adrian Washbourne

: Word for Word

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Don Quixote

13/15. Sancho is once more the target for deceptions and practical jokes. By Miguel de Cervantes. For details see Monday


Unknown: Miguel de Cervantes.

: Tina C's Tiny Island Tour

New series 1/4.England. Bringing her unigue brand of down-home repartee to radio is country singer and global activist Tina C, the comic creation of Christopher Green. Tonight, she explores the special relationship between America and the UK. Pianist Duncan Walsh Atkins ; Producer Claire Grove


Unknown: Christopher Green.
Pianist: Duncan Walsh Atkins
Producer: Claire Grove

: Crime de la Crime

1/4. Comedy in which Hugh Dennis and Steve Punt , as Michael Feydeau and David Pershore , investigate the theory put forward by American bestselling author
Leatitia Wheatwell about who really killed playwright Christopher Marlowe. Producer Adam Bromley


Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Michael Feydeau
Unknown: David Pershore
Unknown: Leatitia Wheatwell
Unknown: Christopher Marlowe.
Producer: Adam Bromley

: Today in Parliament

The day's business in Westminster, highlighting Prime Minister's Questions, presented by Sean Curran.


Presented By: Sean Curran.

: News

: Book of the Week: Curious Scotland

3/5. By George Rosie. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: George Rosie.

: News

: The Music Biz

: News

: Discovery

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

The Third Man (9/10) by Graham Greene


Unknown: Graham Greene

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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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