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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Roger Hutchings.


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.

: Today

With Sarah Montague and Mark Coles.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Clifford Longley.


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: Mark Coles.
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: Fringes of Power

V5. From 1939 the young diplomat John Colville served as Winston Churchill 's private secretary for much of the Second World War. The Downing Street Diaries he kept, against all regulations, offer an extraordinary insider's view of the public and private face of Churchill throughout those momentous years. Jamie Bamber reads selected excerpts, abridged by Peter Caddick-Adams . May-June 1940. The new prime minister takes up residence; Germany invades France and the British Expeditionary Force is evacuated from Dunkirk. Producer Sara Davies Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: John Colville
Unknown: Winston Churchill
Unknown: Jamie Bamber
Abridged By: Peter Caddick-Adams
Producer: Sara Davies

: Daily Service

On the 40th anniversary of the death of Winston Churchill. Led by the Rev Paul McVeagh with Lady Mary Soames. Who Would True Valour See (Monk's Gate).
1 Corinthians 15, vv 12-32. Awake, Though Wintry Earth (JS Bach). Now Thank We All Our God (Nun Danket).
From the Church of St Mary the Virgin, Westerham, Kent. Director of music David Smith.


Unknown: Winston Churchill.
Unknown: Paul McVeagh
Unknown: Lady Mary Soames.
Music: David Smith.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Early Viewing Recommended By Tina Walker. V5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Tina Walker.

: The Goodnight Tapes

Mums and dads in prison have been making recordings of fairy tales as well as tapes of their own life stories. The cassettes are played to their children at bedtime. Kim Normanton follows how criminals become storytellers and discovers that, during the Process, they realise deeper truths of good and bad, and what being a parent is really about. Producer Matt Thompson


Unknown: Kim Normanton
Producer: Matt Thompson

: Shadows in Bronze

New series 1/6. Anton Lesser returns as Falco, Lindsey Davis 's witty detective, patrolling the streets of 1st-century Rome. Following a plot to depose the Emperor Vespasian, Falco sets out to clear up a few loose ends, only to uncover a nest of vipers.
Dramatised by Mary Cutler.


Writer: Lindsey Davis
Dramatised by: Mary Cutler
Producer/Director: Peter Leslie Wild
Falco: Anton Lesser
Helena: Anna Madeley
Petronius: Ben Crowe
Tullia: Fiona Clarke
Vespasian: Michael Tudor Barnes
Gordianus: Christian Rodska

: You and Yours

Consumer issues, with Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: Masterteam

11/13. Staffordshire take on Cardiff in a bid to win a place in the final of the general knowledge quiz. With Peter Snow. Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Lady Detectives

4/4. The Law and the Lady. By Wilkie Collins. From the author of The Woman in White and The Moonstone, the sensational gothic tale of Valeria Woodville 's quest to clear her husband of murdering his first wife. The last of this series of crime short stories from the golden age of female sleuths. Dramatised by Roger Danes.
Producer/Director Patrick Rayner


Unknown: Wilkie Collins.
Unknown: Valeria Woodville
Dramatised By: Roger Danes.
Director: Patrick Rayner
Valeria: Abigail Docherty
Eustace: Richard Conlon
Mrs Macallan: Eileen McCallum
Rev Starkweather: Ralph Riach
Dexter: Steven McNicoll
Helena: Gayanne Potter
Sara: Laura Smales

: Money Box Live

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


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Samantha Washington

: Second Generaton

1/5. Pirates. Andy Lo's passion for films leads him to
Singapore, where he's determined to make some money. Peter Ho Davies 's story, read by Jason Chan , is the first in a week of short tales celebrating the diversity of Contemporary British fiction. Producer Elizabeth Allard


Unknown: Peter Ho Davies
Read By: Jason Chan
Producer: Elizabeth Allard

: How Strange the Change

1/5. The Scale of Things. How and why did the octave evolve, does each note have its own particular resonance, and is perfect pitch a help or a hindrance? A week-long series exploring the mysteries of key signatures and the curious effects they can have on musicians and listeners alike. Presented by Tim Healey. producer Dilly Barlow


Presented By: Tim Healey.
Producer: Dilly Barlow

: 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

4/13. 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 Carolyn Ouinn.


Presented By: Carolyn Ouinn.

: Just a Minute

New series 1/13. Comedians Dara O'Briain , Jenny Eclair Clement Freud and Paul Merton try not to repeat, deviate or hesitate as the veteran panel game returns with Nicholas Parsons in the chair. producer Claire Jones Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
BBC AUDIO: Many selections from Just a Minute, including Just a Minute 8, are available on CD and audio cassette from www.bbcshop.com and good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]


Unknown: Dara O'Briain
Unknown: Jenny Eclair
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons

: The Archers

Caroline experiences the joy of parenthood. For cast see page 41 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Arts news, interviews and the verdict on Saturday, the new novel by Ian McEwan , set on 15 February 2003, the day of the largest London march against war in Iraq. With MarkLawSOn. Producer Timothy Prosser


Novel By: Ian McEwan
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: Early Viewing Recommended

1/5. A series of plays that explore that most traumatic of experiences, the vicissitudes of moving house.
Seeing the Light. Chloe and David's attempt to purchase a disused lighthouse illuminates their relationship and events in the past. By Tina Walker.
Producer/Director Gilly Adams Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Tina Walker.
Director: Gilly Adams
Chloe: Manon Edwards
David: Simon Ludders
Matthew: Islwyn Morris

: Churchill's Roar

As part of Radio 4's season marking the 40th anniversary of Churchill's death, Melvyn Bragg presents an analysis and celebration of the remarkable mixture of words and delivery, the vocal pyrotechnics, and the deep understanding of the power of metaphor and imagery that Churchill displayed throughout his life. Producer Simon Elmes


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Simon Elmes

: High-Speed Radio

Join Peter France on a rollercoaster adventure along the radio dial, tuning in to hidden worlds, as the sounds of life are slowed down and made audible to the human ear in a unique radio symphony.


Presenter: Peter France
Producer: Sarah Blunt

: Nature

4/9. Avocet World. How avocets on the Exe estuary sense their prey by touch. Lionel Kelleway presents the latest research. Producer Julian Hector Repeated tomorrow atllam


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Julian Hector

: Start the Week

Andrew Marr and his guests set the cultural agenda for the week. Shortened repeat from 9am


Unknown: Andrew Marr

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, with Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Passionate Encounters -a Selection of Stories by Stefan Zweig

1/5. The Fowler Snared. Corin Redgrave and Jonathan Cullen read Zweig's masterly story of romantic string-pulling. An elderly gentleman manipulates the feelings of a young girl by inventing an ardent lover for her. But is he the one who has been really snared? Translated by Eden and Cedar Paul , abridged by Cathy Stewart. Producer Annie Castledine


Unknown: Corin Redgrave
Unknown: Jonathan Cullen
Unknown: Cedar Paul
Abridged By: Cathy Stewart.
Producer: Annie Castledine

: Home Truths

Shortened repeat from 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: Fringes of Power

1/5. John Colville 's diary. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: John Colville

: World Today

: News

: News

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Poste Restante (2/2), another in a series of stories by leading travel writers

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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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