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: World News .

: Prayer for the Day

With Sister Elizabeth Obbard.


Unknown: Elizabeth Obbard.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With Sarah Montague 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 Indarjit Singh.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Susan Hulme
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

: Book of the Week: Robert LoUis stevenson

3/5. Jekyll and Hyde. One of the most famous stories in the world came to Stevenson in a dream. The first draft Was thrown into the fire but within ten weeks he had acquired international fame. By Claire Harman read by David Tennant. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Claire Harman
Read By: David Tennant.

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rt Rev George Stack. There is a Green
Hill Far Away (Horsley). Mark 14, wHO. There is a Balm in Gilead (trad American). Meekness and Majesty (Kendrick). Director of music Nigel Swinford.


Unknown: George Stack.
Music: Nigel Swinford.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Only in London By Hanan Al-Snaykn . 3/5. The Woman's Hour drama. for details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Hanan Al-Snaykn

: Mapping the Town

6/6. St Mary's. Julian Richards finds out about the development of Hugh Town on St Mary's, the only town on the Isles of Scilly. He hears how much of its prehistory is submerged, a victim of rising sea levels, and hat today's
Prosperity owes much to an energetic Victorian reformer, j Augustus Smith. Producer Mark Smalley


Unknown: Julian Richards
Unknown: Augustus Smith.
Producer: Mark Smalley

: The Eliza Stories

4/5. Exit Eliza. Eliza worships her new baby son, but he does have a distressing habit of being sick whenever his father speaks to him. This is categorically not, however, because Eliza's husband is going bald. Because he
Despite what everyone says. By Barry Pain and adapted by Jonathan Dryden Taylor. r.,v Fearon
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

: You and Yours

With Sheila McClennon and John Waite.


Unknown: Sheila McClennon
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

National and international news, with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Puzzle Panel

New series 1/6. Mage designer Professor Angela Newing , mathematician Victor Bryant and puzzle setter
David Bodycombe try to baffle each other with puzzles and riddles. Hosted by Chris Maslanka. Listeners with puzzles and answers can contact the programme by the details given below. Producer Harry Parker
ADDRESS: Puzzle Panel, BBC Radio 4, London W1A 1AA Email: puzzle.panel@bbc.co.uk


Designer: Professor Angela Newing
Unknown: Victor Bryant
Unknown: David Bodycombe
Unknown: Chris Maslanka.
Producer: Harry Parker

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Charlotte Web's

be working,
2/2. Charlotte's plan to save Wilbur seems to be working, but he may not win the blue ribbon if she doesn't go to the fair. The classic children's story by EB White , about the friendship between Wilbur and Charlotte the spider who can write, is dramatised by Joe Robinette and adapted by Chris Wallis. See Choice on page136. Dominic Cooper
For more cast and details see yesterday


Story By: Eb White
Dramatised By: Joe Robinette
Adapted By: Chris Wallis.
Unknown: Dominic Cooper
Charlotte: Sophie Thompson
Templeton: Ken Campbell
Wilbur: Dominic Cooper

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bunny Guinness, Pippa Greenwood and Matthew Biggs are guests of the Bedfordshire County Federation of Women's Institutes. Eric Robson is in the chair. Including at
3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened rpt of Sun 2pm


Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Eric Robson

: Spring Collection

3/4. The Kitchen Front. "At last my egg arrives. It's brown and gently steaming in its egg cup. I take a nice thick slice of bread and marge and carefully cut it into soldiers." A perfect gastronomic moment is ruined when the sirens go off. By Stella Goorney , read by Rebecca Smart. For details see Monday


Unknown: Stella Goorney
Read By: Rebecca Smart.

: Holy Tears

3/4. The Shortest Verse. The shortest verse in the Bible says, "Jesus wept". It occurs in the story of Lazarus in John's gospel. But were these tears of compassion, grief, anger, frustration or something else? The programme explores the big emotions behind this little verse.For details see Monday

: Thinking Allowed

From the British Sociological Association 2005
Conference in York. Featuring keynote speakers who discuss changing perceptions of risk. With Laune Taylor. Producer Natasha Maw


Unknown: Laune Taylor.
Producer: Natasha Maw

: All in the Mind

5/10 Dr Raj Persaud examines the latest research and brings together experts and commentators rom 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.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Clare in the Community

3/6. Glad to Be Ray. Clare doesn't understand why she has never been invited to Ray's - especially as everyone else in the office has. She decides to call round unannounced and is shocked by what she finds in Ray's s living room. Brian is attending a men's group each week, until Clare feels threatened by it. 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

Ed confides in an old friend.
For cast see page 49 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

More arts news and reviews, hosted by Kirsty Lang. producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: Kirsty Lang.
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Only in London

3/5 Paper Rings. Lamis has been busy improving her English and failing love with Nicholas. By
Hanan Al-Shaykh . For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Hanan Al-Shaykh

: The Moral Maze

9/10. A live debate, chaired by Michael Buerk , in which
Steven Rose , Bruce Anderson , Ian Hargreaves and Rosie Boycott cross-examine witnesses who hold conflicting moral views on one of the week's news stories. Producer David Coomes Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Steven Rose
Unknown: Bruce Anderson
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Rosie Boycott
Producer: David Coomes

: The Week According to

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


Unknown: Kevin Maguire
Producer: Mandy Baker

: Designs on Nature

2/3. The jewel beetle seeks out forest fires - mating and feasting on dead pine trees. These ingenious insects can sense roaring infernos from many kilometres away using supersensitive infra-red detectors. Mark Stephen discovers how scientists are putting this knowledge to use to develop the next generation of infra-red detectors. producer Louise Dalziel


Unknown: Mark Stephen
Producer: Louise Dalziel

: Midweek

Diverse and lively conversation with Libby Purves and her guests. Shortened repeat from 9am


Unknown: Libby Purves

: The World Tonight

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


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Saturday

3/10 Hitting the other car makes Henry late for squash and it means he meets Baxter. By Ian McEwan. Read by Robert Glenister. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Ian McEwan.
Read By: Robert Glenister.

: The Great Pursuit

2/4 "It's the most depraved, obscene novel I've ever read. It'll make millions."$20m in fact, provided literary agent Frederick Frensic can find someone to pretend to have written the book - the real author is demanding total anonymity. Tom Sharpe 's satirical comedy dismembers the world of publishing. Dramatised by Ryan Craig.
Producer Toby Swift


Unknown: Frederick Frensic
Unknown: Tom Sharpe
Dramatised By: Ryan Craig.
Producer: Toby Swift
Frederick: Mark Heap
Peter: Adam Godley
Sonia: Laurel Lefkow
Hutchmeyer: John Guerrasio
Baby Hutchmeyer: Sandra Dickinson
Geoffrey: Nicholas Boulton
Macmordie: Kerry Shale
Reporter: Kerry Shale
Marianna: Alex Tregear

: Today in Parliament

The day's business in Westminster, highlighting Prime Minister's Questions, presented by Robert Orchard.


Presented By: Robert Orchard.

: News

: Book of the Week: Robert LouisStevenson

3/5. By Claire Harman. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Claire Harman.

: News

: The Music Biz

: News

: Discovery

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Opening Lines (4/5) For details see

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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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