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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Roger Hutchings.


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With Sarah Montague and Mark Coles.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and Susan Hulme.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rt Rev Tom Butler.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: Mark Coles.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: Susan Hulme.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: Taking a Stand

5/8. The interview series in which Fergal Keane talks to
People who have taken risks and made sacrifices for what they believe in. Producer Jane Beresford Repeated at 9.30pm


Producer: Jane Beresford

: Relatively Einstein

2/5. A century ago, Albert Einstein revolutionised scientific thinking with a string of papers published in 1905. Writers and artists discuss the challenges of using Einstein's ideas in their work. Today, artist
Cornelia Parker talks about Cold Dark Matter: An Exploded View, her re-creation and comment on the Big Bang, which Einstein's theories predicted. Producer RamiTzabar


Unknown: Albert Einstein
Artist: Cornelia Parker

: Daily Service

Led by the Rt Rev George Stack. Jesus Calls Us!
(Sf Andrew ). Acts 9, vv 10-18. Expectans Expectavi
(Wood). 0 Thou, Who Camest from Above (Hereford). Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Unknown: George Stack.
Unknown: Sf Andrew
Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Book of the Week: The Fringes of Power

2/5. June-August 1940. The collapse of France; Britain Prepares for invasion. James Bamber continues to read from the diaries of John Colville , kept while he was private secretary to Winston Churchill. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: James Bamber
Unknown: John Colville
Unknown: Winston Churchill.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Early Viewing Recommended

2/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm

: Nature

4/9. Avocet World. How avocets on the Exe estuary sense their prey by touch. Lionel Kelleway presents the latest research. Repeated from yesterday at9pm


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway

: A Man and a Can

In 1953, sound engineer Charles Douglass invented a contraption he called the Laff Box to simulate audience reactions on television shows.
Pauline McLynn presents this look at canned laughter. Producer Owen McFadden


Unknown: Charles Douglass
Unknown: Pauline McLynn
Producer: Owen McFadden

: You and Yours

Consumer issues, presented by Winifred Robinson and Peter White. Including at 12.30 Call You and Yours. PHONE: [number removed]0444 Lines open from 10am


Presented By: Winifred Robinson
Presented By: Peter White.

: The World at One

Presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: The Man Who Made Frank Swing

The story of the man whose swinging rhythms and thrilling sounds reignited Frank Sinatra's career in the 1950s - his arranger. Nelson Riddle. George Roberts , bass trombonist in the band, recalls the recording sessions of the great albums, while Nelson's son Christopher adds his personal recollections. With Martin Koch. Producer Kerry Clark


Unknown: Nelson Riddle.
Bass: George Roberts
Unknown: Martin Koch.
Producer: Kerry Clark

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: My Love Must Wait

Jenny Agutter and Stuart Cox bring history alive in a play based on the letters of maritime explorer
Matthew Flinders , the first European to circumnavigate Australia. Nick Warburton's drama creates a voice for the newlywed Ann Flinders who, if things had been different, might so easily have accompanied Matthew on his great voyage. Instead, she had to wait a decade for his return in 1810. Producer/Director Mark Smalley


Unknown: Jenny Agutter
Unknown: Stuart Cox
Unknown: Matthew Flinders
Unknown: Ann Flinders
Director: Mark Smalley
Ann Flinders: Jenny Agutter
Matthew Flinders: Stuart Cox

: Home Planet

2/13. Listeners' questions about the environment and the developing world, discussed by Richard Daniel and a panel of specialists.
ADDRESS: [address removed] email: home.planet@bbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed] Producer Nick Patrick


Unknown: Richard Daniel
Producer: Nick Patrick

: Second Generation

2/5. The Importance of Having Warm Feet. The new girl with a strange-sounding name finds herself taking centre stage. By Marina Lewycka , read by Zhivila Roche. For detaiK see yesterday


Unknown: Marina Lewycka
Read By: Zhivila Roche.

: How Strange the Change

2/5. Do particular musical keys have individual characteristics and can they unlock different human moods? Presented by Tim Healey. For more details see yesterday


Presented By: Tim Healey.

: Shop Talk

8/12. The worlds of business, money and technology with Heather Payton and her guests, producer juiie Ball


Unknown: Heather Payton

: A Good Read

8/10. Comedian Jo Brand and music journalist David Ouantick talk to Sue MacGregor about three of their favourite paperbacks - one of which was a publishing sensation last year.
Producer Viv Beeby Repeated on Sunday at 11pm


Unknown: Jo Brand
Unknown: David Ouantick
Producer: Viv Beeby

: PM

National and international news and analysis, presented by Carolyn Ouinn.


Presented By: Carolyn Ouinn.

: Giles Wemmbley Hogg Goes Off

New series 1/6. The travelling hero (and proud owner of a degree in Canadian studies) returns, and having graduated he is now looking for excitement in the world of work. He begins by going off to an oil rig. Written and conceived by Marcus Brigstocke and Jeremy Salsby , with additional material by Graeme Garden.
Producer David Tyler
BBC AUDIO: Highlights from various episodes of Giles Wemmbley Hogg Goes Off are available on CD from www.bbcshop.com and good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]


Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown: Jeremy Salsby
Unknown: Graeme Garden.
Producer: David Tyler
Giles: Marcus Brigstocke
Ali: James Fleet
Tracy: Jessica Stevenson
Sandy: Robert Hariey
Andy: John Bett
Sven: Martin Wenner
Mum: Faith Kent

: The Archers

Neil starts to feel the squeeze.
For cast see page 41 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts magazine programme with interviews, news and reviews. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Mark Lawson

: Early Viewing Recommended

2/5. Key under the Mat. Matthew is keen to sell the family home but Uncle Albert insists on getting involved in the sale in a rather spooky way.
For details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Uncle Albert: Glyn Houston
Matthew: Nathan Sussex
Ellen: Mared Swain
Ann: Sharon Morgan

: Raising Ham: Conversations with Black Fathers

African-Caribbean men talk about being fathers and about their own dads to Connie St Louis, who reflects on the legacy of slavery in the family lives of black people today. Producer Mary Ward-Lowery Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Producer: Mary Ward-Lowery

: In Touch

News of interest to blind and partially sighted people, presented by Peter White. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Presented By: Peter White.
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Case Notes

7/10. The latest developments in healthcare, as reported by Dr Mark Porter.
Producer Paula McGrath Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Reported By: Dr Mark Porter.
Producer: Paula McGrath

: Taking a Stand

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

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

2/5. Twenty-Four Hours in theLifeofa Woman 1/3
Kika Markham joins Jonathan Cullen for a reading of Zweig's novella, set in 1904 in a hotel on the Riviera.
The mysterious disappearance of two guests shocks the clientele and reawakens disturbing memories for an English widow in her 60s. Translated by Anthea Bell. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Kika Markham
Unknown: Jonathan Cullen
Translated By: Anthea Bell.

: Mort

1/4. By Terry Pratchett. Hopeless young peasant Mort is hired as an apprentice to Death and taken to his home beyond space and time. Dramatised by Robin Brooks.
Director Clive Grove


Unknown: Terry Pratchett.
Dramatised By: Robin Brooks.
Director: Clive Grove
Narrator: Anton Lesser
Death: Geoffrey Whitehead
Mort: Carl Prekopp
Lezek: Philip Fox
Albert: Philip Jackson
Hamesh: Jon Glover
Ysabell: Clare Corbett
Princess Keli: Alice Hart

: Today in Parliament

The day's news from Westminster, with Susan Hulme.


Unknown: Susan Hulme.

: News

: Book of the Week: The Fringes of Power

2/5. John Colville 's diary. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: John Colville

: News

: Masterpiece

Interview with Mike Leigh


Unknown: Mike Leigh

: Westway

: Heart and Soul

God's Professions (4/4)

: News

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Fantastic Tales (1/3) In the Avu
Observatory by HG Wells, read by Dermot Crowley


Read By: Dermot Crowley

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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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