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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Marjory MacLean.


Unknown: Marjory MacLean.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Angela Tilby.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: 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

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rev Dr Bert Tosh. From St Martin's Church, Belfast. Reading: Psalm 89, vv20-29. With Cappella Caeciliana.


Unknown: Dr Bert Tosh.
Unknown: Cappella Caeciliana.

: Book of the Week: Sleeping Arrangements

1/5. For the first four years of her life, Lily Cunningham was waiting for her father to return from the war. She and her mother moved from one relative's apartment to another, sleeping in odd slices of space on sofas or collapsible cots, even under dining tables. Meanwhile, her father legend grew. By Laura Shaine Cunningham , read by Miriam Margolyes. Abridger/Producer Jane Marshall Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Lily Cunningham
Unknown: Laura Shaine Cunningham
Read By: Miriam Margolyes.
Producer: Jane Marshall

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Claw Marks on the Curtains By Saki. 1/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm
BBC AUDIO: The recently released Woman's Hour: a Celebration of Mothers, featuring excerpts from the programme, is available on audio cassette and CD from www.bbcshop.com and from all good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: The Election inspectors

What have a mother of five, a US Congressman and a human-rights lawyer got in common? Find out as political correspondent Shaun Ley takes a look at other people s elections through the eyes of international observers. Producer Philippa Goodrich


Unknown: Shaun Ley
Producer: Philippa Goodrich

: The Club of Queer Trades: 5/6: The Noticeable Conduct of Professor Chadd

The noted ethnologist's three sisters become alarmed when he suddenly refuses to speak. They waste no time in summoning the professor's eccentric acquaintance, Basil Grant, to save the professor from his madness and the wrath of his employers at the British Museum.
GK Chesterton's comedy crime stories, dramatised by Simon Littlefield, starring David Warner and Martin Freeman.
Producer Simon Nicholls


Author: G.K. Chesterton
Dramatised by: Simon Littlefield
Producer: Simon Nicholls
Basil: David Warner
Rupert: Martin Freeman
Charlie: Geoffrey McGivern
Christina: Amelia Bullmore
Bingham: Chris Douglas
Dr Colman: Martin Hyder
Adeleide: Felicity Montagu
Prof Chadd: John Nettleton

: You and Yours ,

The Future of the Car. Winifred Robinson and Top Gear's
James May investigate the cars of tomorrow. Will they run on petrol, hydrogen or electricity? And could they even take to the air to avoid congested streets?


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: James May

: The World at One

Presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: Election Call

A chance for listeners to put their views on the general election to a leading politician. Producer Martin Rosenbaum PHONE: [number removed]0444 Lines open from 12 noon Meet the political editors: page 22 The telegenic cabinet: page 26


Producer: Martin Rosenbaum

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Arnold Darwin's Feeling Better

As Arnold constantly feels unwell, his bathroom houses a cabinet crammed with medication. His one glimmer of hope is to be proved to be a descendant of Charles Darwin. That would cheer him up considerably because the great biologist was also a hypochondriac. Written and performed by Michael Mears. Producer/Director Enyd Williams


Unknown: Charles Darwin.
Unknown: Michael Mears.
Director: Enyd Williams

: Money Box Live

Listeners' personal finance questions, answered by Paul Lewis and his guests. Producer Jessica Dunbar PHONE: [number removed]0444 Lines open from 1.30pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Jessica Dunbar

: Cornish Tales

1/5 Stories of the myths and legends from the Penwith peninsula, Cornwall. Today, a tale about the little people "from piskies to buccas to spriggans". Producer Karen Rose


Producer: Karen Rose

: How Long Is This Piece of String?

The metric system was introduced in Britain in 1965 with a target date for conversion of ten years. Forty years on, many people still measure by sight using the imperial system, which is based on the adult human form. Mark Whitaker challenges architects, plumbers and haberdashers to guess the length of a piece of string, and explains the history of measurement, producer Janet Graves


Unknown: Mark Whitaker
Producer: Janet Graves

: The Food Programme

While visiting Belfast to explore the latest food trends there, Sheila Dillon reflects on the impact the Troubles have had on the culinary and restaurant scene in Northern Ireland. See Choice on page 124. Repeated from Sunday at 12.30pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon

: Four Corners

5/13. The discussion programme that debates issues that unite and divide us across the globe. Introduced by Gavin Esler. Producer Anne Brown


Introduced By: Gavin Esler.
Producer: Anne Brown

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: Quote.... Unquote

4/7. Exchanging quotations and anecdotes with Nigel Rees are Gillian Clarke , Patrick Hannan , Monica Mahoney and Adrian Mourby. From the Sherman Theatre, Cardiff. The reader is Chris Emmett.
Producer Carol Smith Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
BBC AUDIO: Highlights from over 21 years of this acclaimed Radio 4 panel game, selected and introduced by Nigel Rees , are available on audio cassette and CD from retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com, or by calling [number removed].


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Gillian Clarke
Unknown: Patrick Hannan
Unknown: Monica Mahoney
Unknown: Adrian Mourby.
Unknown: Chris Emmett.
Producer: Carol Smith
Introduced By: Nigel Rees

: The Archers

Adam has his suspicions confirmed.
For cast see page 43 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Playwright Harold Pinter , in conversation with Mark Lawson , discusses his early work, his belief that theatre is a battle between actors and audience, and his decision to give up writing plays. Producer Thomas Morris (Revised rpt)


Unknown: Harold Pinter
Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Thomas Morris

: Claw Marks on the Curtains: The Lumber-Room

1/5. Saki's fiction famously celebrates the triumph of the "human beast" over the strictures of society. Mischief, mayhem and the antic spirit of children are the stuff of his enduring tales of English life. When young Nicholas is punished by his aunt, he seeks refuge in the magical lumber-room; but when his aunt seeks him in the garden, he can exact retribution.
Dramatised by Roger Davenport.
(Repeated from 10.45am)


Author: Saki
Dramatised by: Roger Davenport
Producer/Director: Ned Chaillet
The Aunt: Susan Engel
Nicholas: Ben Tibber
Agatha: Alex Tregear

: The Lost Voices of Crystal City

Crystal City is a small town in the Texan scrubland.
It was here during the Second World War that German immigrants were interned, classified as enemy aliens. Nigel Wrench takes a journey to the camp to hear the stories of the former internees and asks why they are now fighting for an apology from the US government. Producer Jo Meek


Unknown: Nigel Wrench
Producer: Jo Meek

: 84 Book Crossing Road

Last October, 84 copies of Helene Hanff 's 84 Charing
Cross Road were left in public places in London and New York by relatives and fans of the book. Each copy was labelled with instructions to the finders to record their thoughts on an answerphone. Very soon, chains began to form, linking readers in London to Vienna. This is the story of those who released the book and the readers who were touched by it and their gesture. Producer Tim Heffer


Unknown: Helene Hanff
Producer: Tim Heffer

: A Life with....

3/3. Wolves. Shaun Ellis has spent his life learning about wolves by living with captive wolves as one of the pack. When a she-wolf rejected her pups, Shaun moved in to teach the young wolves all he knew. Grant Sonnex meets Shaun and the animals to explore the nature of wolves and this unconventional relationship. Producer Grant Sonnex


Unknown: Shaun Ellis
Unknown: Grant Sonnex
Producer: Grant Sonnex

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Party Election Broadcast

On behalf of the Conservative Party. Meet the political editors: page 22 The telegenic cabinet: page 26

: Book at Bedtime: The Tortilla Curtain

6/10. David Soul reads TC Boyle's book. On a late summer evening, in the hills above Los Angeles, as the memory of his accident with the Mexican illegal immigrant fades f rorr his mind, Delaney begins to struggle with his conscience. Abridger/Producer Jane Marshall


Unknown: David Soul
Producer: Jane Marshall

: Home Truths

Repeated from Saturday at 9am

: News

: Book of the Week: SleepingArrangements

1/5. By Laura Shaine Cunningham. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Laura Shaine Cunningham.

: World Today

: Analysis

: New!

: News

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Fascination (2/5) Varengeville by William Boyd , read by Jonathan Firth


Unknown: William Boyd
Read By: Jonathan Firth

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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.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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