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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Mike Mair.


Unknown: Mike Mair.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With Sarah Montague and Edward Stourton.
6.25 , Sports NewsWith Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday In Parliament
With Sean Curran and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Indarjit Singh.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Indarjit Singh.

: Midweek

Diverse and lively conversation with Libby Purves and her guests. Producer Chris Paling Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Daily Service

Presented by Nigel Swinford. Just As I Am (Saffron
Maiden). I Peter 1, vv10-12, 18-21. O Saviour of the World (Ouseley). And Can it Be (Sagina). Director of music Paul Leddington Wright.


Presented By: Nigel Swinford.
Music: Paul Leddington Wright.

: Book of the Week: Nature Cure

3/5. Nature writer Richard Mabey dares to return to the hills of his childhood and adulthood for the sale of a wood. By Richard Mabey. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Richard Mabey
Unknown: Richard Mabey.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Trilby

By George du Maurier.
8/10. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: George du Maurier.

: Mapping the Town

5/6. Carlisle. At the junction of three rivers, Carlisle's low-lying position and friendly terrain is what attracted settlers to the area orginally, though it has also made it vulnerable to flooding. Julian Richards decodes the geography of the city in order to discover more about its history, with historians Dennis Perryman , Steven White and Ian Caruana. Producer Mary Ward-Lowery


Unknown: Julian Richards
Unknown: Dennis Perryman
Unknown: Steven White
Unknown: Ian Caruana.
Producer: Mary Ward-Lowery

: The Eliza Stories

3/5. Eliza Getting On. A small legacy means that Eliza and her husband can afford to move to a larger house, although whether the one her husband chooses is
"artistic"'as he says, or "cock-eyed" as she does, is a matter of opinion. But there is room for a larger family. By Barry Pain and adapted by Jonathan Dryden Taylor.
Producer/Director Ellen Dryden


Unknown: Barry Pain
Adapted By: Jonathan Dryden Taylor.
Director: Ellen Dryden
Eliza: Sophie Thompson
Her husband: Mark Heap
Gillivant: Guy Fearon
Shop assistant: Samuel James

: You and Yours

With Winifred Robinson and Sheila McClennon.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: Sheila McClennon.

: The World at One

Coverage of the Budget, introduced by Nick Clarke. Coverage continues after The Archers


Introduced By: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: The World at One

oveage of the Budget continues

: Afternoon Play: Out of the Mould

3/3. Jacob and the Angel. As the clouds of war gathered over London, Jacob Epstein was working on a dramatic depiction of the Old Testament story of Jacob wrestling with God. The play imagines an emotionally charged meeting involving Epstein's wife, his lover and himself, during which the artist reveals his motives behind the creation of the sculpture. The last of three drama documentaries is by Nicholas Mcinerny , with commentary by Antony Gormley and Richard Cork. Producers/Directors Rosie Bouton and Peter Leslie Wild


Unknown: Jacob Epstein
Unknown: Nicholas McInerny
Commentary By: Antony Gormley
Commentary By: Richard Cork.
Directors: Rosie Bouton
Directors: Peter Leslie Wild
Epstein: Nicholas Le Prevost
Margaret: Janet Maw
Kathleen: Helen Lonaworth

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bunny Guinness and Anne Swithinbank are Quests of Whythall Gardening Club, south Birmingham. Eric Robson is in the chair. Including at 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast.


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank

: Write to Perform

3/5. The Right Key. After a night out seeing South Pacific, Patrick tells his wife the story of his own bid for stardom in the same musical, years earlier. Written and read by Harry Towb. For detaiis see Monday


Read By: Harry Towb.

: Freudian Slips

3/5. The Transformations of Puberty is the last in Freud s Three Essays on Sexuality to be appraised by Lisa Appignanesi , who talks to psychoanalyst Margot Waddell to find out how the transition to adulthood has changed a century on. She also talks to writer Sue Townsend about the struggles of adolescence and what Freud might have made of Adrian Mole. For details see Monday


Unknown: Lisa Appignanesi
Unknown: Margot Waddell
Unknown: Sue Townsend
Unknown: Adrian Mole.

: Thinking Allowed

In 2001, Wanda Jean Allen was the first black woman in America to receive the death penalty since 1954. As a poor woman with learning difficulties who murdered her lesbian lover, her case excited a level of interest and prurience similar to that of the infamous serial killer Aileen Wournos. Laurie Taylor , in conversation with Professor Kendall Thomas from Columbia University in New York, looks at the factors that led to her execution and asks what roles race, gender and sexuality play in sentencing someone to death. Producer Natasha Maw


Unknown: Wanda Jean Allen
Unknown: Aileen Wournos.
Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Professor Kendall Thomas
Producer: Natasha Maw

: All In the Mind

4/10. Dr Raj Persaud examines the latest research and brings together experts and commentators from the worlds of psychiatry, psychology and mental health. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Dr Raj Persaud

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: Clare in the Community

2/6. Clare is looking forward to new neighbours moving in. However, their noisy sex life keeps her and Brian awake every night. Comedy by Harry Venning and David Ramsden , starring Sally Phillips , Nina Conti ,
Gemma Craven , Alex Lowe , Richard Lumsden and Ellen Thomas. Producer Katie Tyrell


Comedy By: Harry Venning
Comedy By: David Ramsden
Unknown: Sally Phillips
Unknown: Nina Conti
Unknown: Gemma Craven
Unknown: Alex Lowe
Unknown: Richard Lumsden
Unknown: Ellen Thomas.
Producer: Katie Tyrell

: The Archers

Bruno gets a reality check.
For cast see page 45 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Kirsty Lang reports from the Victoria and Albert Museum , London, on a major new exhibition that charts the influence of the Arts and Crafts design movement.
Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Kirsty Lang
Unknown: Albert Museum
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Trilby

8/10. Billee at last discovers the secret of Svengali's spell on Trilby and is determined to challenge him over it. By George du Maurier.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: George du Maurier.

: The Moral Maze

8/10. A live debate, chaired by Michael Buerk , in which
Melanie Phillips , Clifford Longley , Rosie Boycott and Claire Fox cross-examine witnesses who hold conflicting views on the moral complexities behind one of the week's news stories. Producer David Coomes Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Clifford Longley
Unknown: Rosie Boycott
Unknown: Claire Fox
Producer: David Coomes

: The Week According to

3/4. Michael Brown takes a humorous look back at the week in politics.
Producer Mandy Baker Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Michael Brown
Producer: Mandy Baker

: Designs on Nature

New series 1/3. A special branch of science called biomimetics is emerging that trains the next generation of scientists to derive cutting-edge technological solutions from living things. Mark Stephen discovers how biologists are stealing nature's tricks, refined by many years of evolution. Producer Louise Dalziel


Presenter: Mark Stephen
Producer: Louise Dalziel

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Budget Statement

By the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

: Book at Bedtime

: A Short History of Tractorsin Ukrainian
8/10. Where is Valentina? And who is the mystery man in the garden? And whose version of a family's story do you believe? By Marina Lewycka. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Marina Lewycka.

: The Great Pursuit

New series 1/4. Mark Heap stars as literary agent Frederick Frensic in Tom Sharpe's anarchic satire.
Frensic has a steamy bestseller on his hands, but the writer insists on anonymity. A $20m deal awaits, but only if he can persuade someone to pose as the author for a promotional tour. Enter the hapless, talentless, not to say priggish, Peter Piper. Dramatised by Ryan Craig.
With Hugh Dickson , Robert Hastle and Alex Tregear
Producer Toby Swift


Writer: Tom Sharpe
Dramatised By: Ryan Craig
Producer: Toby Swift
Frederick: Mark Heap
Peter: Adam Godley
Sonia: Laurel Lefkow
Hutchmeyer: John Guerraslo
Geoffrey: Nicholas Boulton
Cadwalladine: Hugh Dickson
Marianna Moore: Alex Tregear
Actor: Robert Hastle

: Today in Parliament

With a report on Gordon Brown's ninth Budget speech, and Opposition reaction. Presented by David Wilby.


Presented By: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: Nature Cure

3/5. By Richard Mabey. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Richard Mabey.

: News

: The Music Biz

: News

: Discovery

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

A Gathering Light (4/5) By
Jennifer Donnelly


Unknown: Jennifer Donnelly

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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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