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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Pauline Webb.


Unknown: Pauline Webb.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With Sarah Montague and Carolyn Quinn.

6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
With Steve May.

7.48 Thought for the Day
With Clifford Longley.


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Clifford Longley

: StarttheWeek

Andrew Man and guests set the cultural agenda for the week. Producer Alice Feinstein Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Andrew Man
Producer: Alice Feinstein

: Book of the Week: John the Painter

1/5. The Fire Is Lit. The life of James Aitken , an 18th-century housepainter whose disaffection with his job led him to seek a name for himself using violence and terror Warner, than 200 years later, his story, written by Jessica Warner , provides startling parallels with our own troubled times Abridged by Laurence Wareing and read by Wendy Seager , Producer David Ian Neville Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: James Aitken
Written By: Jessica Warner
Abridged By: Laurence Wareing
Read By: Wendy Seager
Producer: David Ian Neville

: Daily Service

Introduced by the Rev Valerie Watson from Wellington Parish Church, Glasgow. With Glasgow University Chapel Choir. Director of music jamn -


Unknown: Valerie Watson

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Backward Shadow By Lynne Reid Banks. 1/10. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Lynne Reid Banks.

: There Were Six in the Bed

By the time Eilish Heaney was expecting her 14th child, she had a cot at the bottom of the bed and one either side of her. Olivia O'Leary tells the story generation of Irish women for whom large families were the norm. She speaks to the mothers about how they managed so many pregnancies, and to the children about what it was like having so many siblings and about the choices they have made about their own families.


Presenter: Olivia O'Leary
Producer: Rachel Hooper

: BaggyTrousers

programmes looking at
11.30 Another chance to hear two programmes looking at
1/2. Another chance to hear two programme^ great comic fictional characters in a school setting.
The Papers of AJ Wentworth BA Though liked by the boys,
Wentworth, the maths master at Burgrove, has problems maintaining discipline Starring Chris Lang as Wentworth and Simon Greenall as the headmaster. Adapted
Wentworth and Simon Greenall a the head second by Emma Kennedy from the book by HF Ellis. The second programme can be heard at the same timenextweek. Producer/Director Elizabeth Freestone 11.30am
See also The Papers of AJ Wentworth (Retd) on Wednesday


Unknown: Chris Lang
Unknown: Simon Greenall
Unknown: Simon Greenall
Unknown: Emma Kennedy
Book By: Hf Ellis.
Director: Elizabeth Freestone

: You and Yours

Consumer issues, with Winifred Robinson ana John Waite.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: Counterpoint

aspect of music are
2/13. Answering questions on every aspect ofmusic are three contestants from the north of England. Ned Sherrin three contestants from the 10, ayatlipm is in the Chair. Producer Paul Bajona Repeated onSaturday


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Paul Bajona

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday

: Afternoon Play: A Breath from other Planets

Marty Ross's play is based on the dramatic events in the life of the composer Arnold Schoenberg. pberg. s triumph and tragedy go hand in hand as Schoenberg's wife, Mathilde, and his friend Gerstl begin an affair that spurs the compers into revolutionary musical creativity. Spurs the composer into
Director Bruce Young


Unknown: Marty Ross
Unknown: Arnold Schoenberg.
Director: Bruce Younq
Schoenberg: Simon Tait
Mathilde: Gerda Stevenson
Gerstl: Grant O'Rourke
Webern Matthew: Pidgeon Qeufi
Berg: John Kielty

: Money Box Live

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


Unknown: Paul Lewis

: De Profundis Readinggaol

1/5. Written while imprisoned in Reading gaol, this is
1/5. Written account of his relationship with Lord Alfred Oscar Wilde 's account of Douglas. At times a vitriolic indictment of Douglas's conduct, it is also a profound meditation onhuman suffering and a testament to Wilde's enduring love of his young "Narcissus". Abridged by Robert Forrest and read by Simon Russell Beale. Producer Lu Kemp


Unknown: Lord Alfred Oscar Wilde
Abridged By: Robert Forrest
Read By: Simon Russell Beale.
Producer: Lu Kemp

: ATaleTellerforourTimes

1/5.TheLittleMermaid. The plaintive story of a mermaid who becomes human but walks in agony - is it an ode to love, a Christian message or a depiction of its creator Hans Christian Andersen , himself? On the 200th anniversary of his birth, poet Ruth Padel finds out why Andersen's tales still speak to us and what they tell us about the man who wrote them. Producer Emma Kingsley


Unknown: Hans Christian Andersen
Unknown: Ruth Padel
Producer: Emma Kingsley

: TheFoodProlJramme

Sheila Dillon cracks open nature's perfect meal and asks just how safe and versatile eggs really are. She also finds out how hen-keeping has developed into a popular hobby. Repeated from Sunday at 12.30pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon

: Four Corners

The discussion programme that debates issues that unite and divide people 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.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Quote....Unquote

ns and anecdotes this
6/7. Exchanging favourite quotations and anecdotes this week are theac gademic Germaine Greer, television screen writer and adapter Andrew Davies, comedian Richard
Herring and former schools inspector Gervase Phinn.
Hosted by Nigel Rees. The reader is William Franklyn. PmrinrerTilushaGhelani Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
BBC AUDIO: Highlights from over 21 years of this acclaimed Radio 4 nanel aame 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].


Introduced By: Nigel Rees

: The Archers

Lilian's maternal instinct wins through. For cast see page 42 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts show and reports from Locomotion, the national railway museum, in Shildon,
Durham, one of the finalists for the Gulbenkian Prize for Museum of the Year. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: The Backward Shadow

1/10. This sequel to The L-Shaped Room begins with unmarried Jane living with her small baby in the cottage inherited from her aunt. One night, she has a surprise visitor. By Lynne Reid Banks, dramatised by Juliet Ace.
Producer/Director Alison Hindell Repeated from 10.45am


Author: Lynne Reid Banks
Dramatised by: Juliet Ace.
Producer/Director: Alison Hindell
Jane: Lynne Seymour
Dottie: Rachel Atkins
Toby: John McAndrew
Henry: Simon Ludders
Father: Don McCorkindale
Billy Lee: Lesley Kooney
Alan: Keiron Self
Mrs Stephens: Manon Edwards
Dora: Siriol Jenkins

: The Things We Forgot to Remember

4ew series 1/4. Michael Portillo revisits moments in listory to discover that they often conceal other ?vents of equal but forgotten importance.
The Battle of Mers-el-Kebir. Churchill's rhetoric and its powerful images made the Battle of Britain unforgettable
- but should our understanding of this country's salvation from invasion pay more attention to events thousands of miles away in an Algerian port. where the British Navy killed 1,500 of its former ally's seamen in just one day? Producer Philip Sellars
Michael Portillo and the spin on history: page 119


Unknown: Michael Portillo
Producer: Philip Sellars
Producer: Michael Portillo

: How the Stars Became

In the beginning there was nothing. And then? Did the universe begin when an enormous cow licked the head of a giant buried in ice? Were people brought into being by a bored princess on the banks of the Yellow River, looking for playmates? Creation myths from around the world reveal how it all began. Producers Kim Normanton and Nigel Acheson


Producers: Kim Normanton
Producers: Nigel Acheson

: Nature

New series 1/8. Peregrines in the City. The peregrine falcon is the fastest animal in the world and a supreme aerial hunter. Brett Westwood joins the nature detectives to follow a trail of clues to discover why cities are proving to be such a magnet for these magnificent creatures, which have traditionally been associated with jagged sea cliffs, open landscapes and quarries.
Producer Sarah Blunt Repeated tomorrow at llam
9.30 Start the Week Shortened repeat from 9am


Unknown: Brett Westwood

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, introduced by Claire Bolderson.


Introduced By: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Late Call

6/10 Angus Wilson 's novel of life in 1960s Britain.
Disenchanted with all she has discovered about Carshall
New Town and its inhabitants, Sylvia has retreated behind her son's front door to the television and her books. But her crusading son and his friends have other plans for her. Read by Tim Pigott-Smith . Abridger/Producer Jane Marshall


Unknown: Angus Wilson
Read By: Tim Pigott-Smith
Producer: Jane Marshall

: Home Truths

Repeated from Saturday at 9am

: News

: Book of the Week: John the Painter

1/5. By Jessica Warner. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Jessica Warner.

: World Today

: Analysis

: News

: News

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

The Surgeon's Mate (7/10) by Patrick O'Brian. See yesterday for more details


Unknown: Patrick O'Brian.

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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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