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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Peter Baker.


Unknown: Peter Baker.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rabbi Lionel Blue.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Lionel Blue.

: Unreliable Evidence

7/8 Special Advocates. Can the use of special advocates be defended on the grounds of national security or is it incompatible with an individual's right to a fair hearing?
Clive Anderson and his guests debate the legal implications of special advocates.
Producer Anne-Marie Cote Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Clive Anderson
Producer: Anne-Marie Cote

: Alvin Hall's Secret Collection

2/5. Alvin Hall seeks out the world's most glittering private art collections and finds out from the collectors what motivates them: is it a canny investment or the thrill Of the Chase? Producer Richard Vadon


Unknown: Alvin Hall
Producer: Richard Vadon

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rev Roger Hutchings. Holy, Holy, Holy
(Nicaea). Ephesians 1, vv3-6; vv1H4. Psalm 67 (Bairstow).
The Lord Bless You and Keep You (Rutter). Director or music Richard Tanner.


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.
Music: Richard Tanner.

: Book of the Week: On Being African

2/5. Ibadan- a Memoir. In this extract from his "factional" autobiography, Wole Soyinka 's alter ego, Maren, arrives at his new secondary school, Government College, one that tries to follow the British public school system. Abridged by Jill Waters and read by Jimmy Akingbola. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Wole Soyinka
Abridged By: Jill Waters
Read By: Jimmy Akingbola.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: The Backward Shadow

By Lynne Reid Banks
7/10. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama rpt7.45pm


Unknown: Lynne Reid Banks

: Nature

2/8. Birds of Paradise. David Attenborough and Huw Cordey discuss their passion for the brightly plumed birds of paradise with Brett Westwood. drawing on their personal encounters, field recordings and researcn. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: David Attenborough
Unknown: Huw Cordey
Unknown: Brett Westwood.

: Absent Friends

2/4. Losers and Dead Losses. Tony Hawks explores characters who are referred to, but never actually appear, in the radio or TV series in which they feature. Today, The Lad from The Navy Lark; Ozzie Higginbottom , the boy always getting Jimmy Clitheroe into trouble; ana Granville's mum from Open All Hours. Producer Angela Sherwin


Unknown: Ozzie Higginbottom
Unknown: Jimmy Clitheroe
Producer: Angela Sherwin

: You and Yours

Consumer issues, with Liz Barclay and Peter White. Including at 12.30 Call You and Yours. PHONE: [number removed]0444 Lines open from 10am


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: Ken Clarke's Jazz Greats

New series 1/4. Jazz devotee Ken Clarke MP shares his enthusiasm for the musicians who made growing up such fun. His first nomination is the trumpeter
Dizzy Gillespie , a founder of the bepop movement. British trumpeter Guy Barker joins Clarke to discuss Dizzy's s musical legacy. Producer Paul Evans Repeated Saturday 3.30pm Ken Clarke 's passion for jazz: page 121


Unknown: Ken Clarke
Unknown: Dizzy Gillespie
Unknown: Guy Barker
Producer: Paul Evans
Unknown: Ken Clarke

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Mrs Boston

It's an unlikely relationship and one that his children don't like, but when Andrew's wife lies dying in hospital, the one person to whom Andrew can talk is
Mrs Boston - an absolute stranger who doesn t even appear to make much sense. By Alan Drury.
Director Jane Morgan


Unknown: Mrs Boston
Unknown: Alan Drury.
Director: Jane Morgan
Mrs Boston: Zoe Wanamaker
Andrew: Peter Wight
Peter: John McAndrew
Caroline: Monica Dolan
Francis: John Milroy
Mr Boston: Peter Acre

: Making History

6/13. Sue Cook and the team tackle listeners historical questions and chart the ways in which we can add to the understanding of our past. producer Nick Patrick
ADDRESS: [address removed] email: making.history3ibbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed]


Producer: Nick Patrick

: Poor, Obscure, Plain and Little

2/5 Not Nobody. Monsieur Paul from Villette defends himself against Lucy Snowe 's allegations. By
Stevie Davies read by David Fleeshman. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Monsieur Paul
Unknown: Lucy Snowe
Unknown: Stevie Davies
Read By: David Fleeshman.

: Africa's Fourth Estate

2/5 Adam Lusekelo meets Caroline Mutoka , queen of the breakfast airwaves in Kenya, whose outspokenness about corruption has landed her station in court. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Adam Lusekelo
Unknown: Caroline Mutoka

: ShopTalk

7/11 When it comes to recycling, British business lags far behind its European neighbours. Heather Payton and guests ask why and if we are missing out on a big business opportunity. Producer Rosamund Jones


Unknown: Heather Payton
Producer: Rosamund Jones

: The Learning Curve

2/9. The guide to the wide world of learning, with Libby Purves. Producer Sarah Tempest Repeated on Sunday at 11pm


Unknown: Libby Purves.

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

4/8. Quandary Phase 4: Fit the Twenty-Second. In which Ford gives free gifts, Marvin gets the message and Arthur loses everything. Written by Douglas Adams. Nick Clarke Himself Peter Donaldson Himself
Sir Patrick Moore Himself
Adapter/Director/Co-producer Dirk Maggs ; Producers Bruce Hyman and Helen Chattwell Repeated on Thursday at 11pm
BBC AUDIO: The original BBC Radio 4 productions of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Primary Phase, Secondary Phase and Tertiary
Phase, are available on audio cassette and CD, along with a Collector's Edition and Douglas Adams at the BBC on CD only. The long-awaited fourth series of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Quandary
Phase, is released on CD and audio cassette on 23 May. Available from www.bbcshop.com and good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed] The first series of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is on BBC2 tonight


Written By: Douglas Adams.
Unknown: Dirk Maggs
Producers: Bruce Hyman
Producers: Douglas Adams
Voice of the book: William Franklyn
Arthur Dent: Simon Jones
Ford Prefect: Geoffrey McGivern
Fenchurch: Jane Horrocks
Rob: Bill Paterson
Tricia: Sandra Dickinson
Marvin: Stephen Moore
The Lajestic Vantrashell: Bob Golding
The Stewardess: Alison Pettitt
The Speaking Clock: Brian Cobby
Charlotte: Green Herself
Announcer: John Marsh

: The Archers

James shows his true colours.
For cast see page 47 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson chairs the arts show and reassesses the work of the painter Joshua Reynolds in the light of a new exhibition at Tate Britain. Producer Timothy Prosser


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Joshua Reynolds
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: The Backward Shadow

7/10. Dottie's news about Toby has shocked Jane into driving throught the night to find him. Written by Lynne Reid Banks. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Written By: Lynne Reid Banks.

: Leaving the Land

in 1999 Grant Ferrett , former BBC correspondent in Harare, interviewed three Zimbabwean farmers - two white, one black - as they were beginning to face pressure to give up their farms in accordance with Robert Mugabe 's policy of land redistribution. He now returns to find out what has happened to them. Producer Nigel Acheson Rptd on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Grant Ferrett
Unknown: Robert Mugabe
Producer: Nigel Acheson Rptd

: 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

: Building a Healthier Britain

4/4. Social Status. New research suggests that a higher status at work leads to longer life-expectancy. Some researchers say this is a simple link between health and poverty, while Professor Sir Michael Marmot , who carried out the study, says it's because the lower you are in the hierarchy, the more stressful your life is. Richard Hannaford investigates.
Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald Repeated tomorrow at 4.31pm


Unknown: Sir Michael Marmot
Producer: Geraldine Fitzgerald

: Unreliable Evidence

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Mrs Sartoris

2/5. Secret assignations at midnight. Written by Elke Schmitter and read by Stella Gonet.
For details see yesterday


Written By: Elke Schmitter
Read By: Stella Gonet.

: Chain Reaction

6/6. Comic-book writer Alan Moore talks to musician and producer Brian Eno about leaving Roxy Music , working with Bowie and the advantages of a giant man-eating spider. Producer Tilusha Ghelani


Talks: Alan Moore
Producer: Brian Eno
Unknown: Roxy Music
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

: Today in Parliament

With Sean Curran.


Unknown: Sean Curran.

: News

: Book of the Week: On Being African

2/5. Ibadan -a Memoir. An extract from Wole Soyinka 's "factional" autobiography. Repeated from 9.45


Unknown: Wole Soyinka

: Analysis

: News

: Masterpiece

Music of the Orange Revolution

: Westway

: Heart and Soul

Beauty and the Spirit (3/4)

: News

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

The History of Tractors in Ukrainian (3/10)
For details see Sunday

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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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