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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Tony Burnham.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With Sarah Montague and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Oliver McTernan.


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Oliver McTernan.

: Start the Week

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


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Producer: Alice Feinstein

: Book of the Week: My Life So Far

1/5. Jane Fonda reads from her new autobiography. This first extract describes a childhood marked by a family tragedy. Producer Elizabeth Allard Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Jane Fonda
Producer: Elizabeth Allard

: Daily Service

Presented by Nigel Lee. Awake, Awake to Love and Work (Sheltered Dale). Matthew 5, vv 13-16. Praise Ye the Lord (Rutter). We Have a Gospel to Proclaim (Fulda). With the John Powell Singers. Director of music John Powell.


Presented By: Nigel Lee.
Singers: John Powell

: Woman's Hour

US film star Goldie Hawn talks to Jenni Murray about her new memoir, A Lotus Grows in the Mud.
10.45 Ears Wide Open
1/5. The Woman's Hour drama. By Sheila Goff. ordetaits see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Sheila Goff.

: Test Match SpecialEngland v Bangladesh

The fifth and final day's play in the First Test at Lord's. With commentary by Jonathan Agnew , Henry Blofeld and Christopher Martin-Jenkins . At 12.35 News; Your Letters Answered and at 3.10 News.
Producer Peter Baxter 'approximate time


Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By: Henry Blofeld
Commentary By: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Soul Sisters

British black women outnumber their male counterparts in the professional world by ten to one. They are ambitious, confident and determined to succeed. Drawing on the fortunes of the black gospel trio Nu Life, theologian Robert Beckford explores this new branch of black feminism. Producer Ronni Davis


Unknown: Robert Beckford
Producer: Ronni Davis

: The Little World of Don Camillo

New series 1/4. Soul for Sale. Gambling fever has hit Mundo Piccolo , and even Don Camillo is not immune. A new batch of stories, set in a northern Italian village where the priest and the communist mayor battle for the hearts and minds of the inhabitants. By Giovanni Guareschi , dramatised by Peter Kerry. Producer/Director Chris Wallis


Unknown: Mundo Piccolo
Unknown: Don Camillo
Unknown: Giovanni Guareschi
Dramatised By: Peter Kerry.
Director: Chris Wallis
Don Camillo: Ian Hogg
Peppone: Shaun Prenderqast
God: Joss Ackland
The Bishop: John Moffatt
Smilzo: Donald McBride
Brusco: Trevor Fox
Mrs Peppone: Becky Hlndley
Neri: James Garbutt
Biolchi: Andrew Dunn
St Peter: David Thorpe

: You and Yours

Last year's hastily prepared Olympic Games in Athens provided a huge boost to the capital's infrastructure, but has left Greece saddled with mounting debt and dozens of empty stadiums no one knows what to do with. John Waite and Winifred Robinson investigate what lessons can be learnt from the Athens experience, producer Becky Vincent


Unknown: John Waite
Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Producer: Becky Vincent

: The World at One

National and international news and analysis.

: Counterpoint

4/13. Three more contestants compete in the fourth heat of the eclectic music quiz. Ned Sherrin is in the chair. Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: A Certain Justice

By PD James. When Venetia Aldridge secures the acquittal of a young man from the charge of murdering his aunt. a series of bizarre events is set in motion, starting with her own murder. Adam Dalgliesh takes charge of the case. Dramatised by Neville Teller. Producer/Director Tracey Neale
BBC AUDIO: A Certain Justice, including a 30-minute Front Row interview with PD James, is available on audio cassette and CD from retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com, or by calling C


Unknown: Pd James
Unknown: Venetia Aldridge
Unknown: Adam Dalgliesh
Dramatised By: Neville Teller
Director: Tracey Neale
Dalgliesh: Philip Franks
Venetia: Geraldine James
Desmond: Kenneth Cranham
Drysdale: Michael Maloney
Simon: Nicholas Boulton
DI Miskin: Susannah Doyle
Janet: Susan Jameson
Octavia: Tracy Wiles
Garry: Harry Myers
Edmund: James Taylor
Hubert/Fr Presteign: Ian Masters
Mark/Mr Cartwright: Richard Katz
Mrs Buckley/Miss Elkington: Melinda Walker
Lois/Mrs Page: Sandra James Young
Michael/Reporter: Damian Lynch
Harry/Mr Aldridge: Hugh Dickson
Anna: Colleen Prendergast

: A Garden of Stories

1/5. The Occasional Garden. Penelope Keith reads a story by Saki, an account of horticultural one-upmanship among ladies who lunch. The first of a week-long series about fictional gardens and gardeners. Abridger/Producer Jill Waters


Unknown: Penelope Keith
Producer: Jill Waters

: The Food Programme

Nutrigenomics. What are the possibilities of nutrigenomics, the new branch of food science that matches a person's dietary needs to their DNA? Sheila Dillon investigates. Repeated from Sunday at 12.30pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon

: Four Comers

9/13 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

Presented by Carolyn Ouinn.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

New series 1/6. From the Regent Theatre, Ipswich. More inspired nonsense in the company of regulars Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden , under the reluctant chairmanship of Humphrey Lyttelton. producer Jon Naismith Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
BBC AUDIO: Highlights from over 21 years of this award-winning quiz show, including the newly released I'm Sorry I Haven't a Christmas Clue, are available on audio cassette and CD from retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com. or by calling [number removed].


Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton.
Producer: Jon Naismith

: The Archers

Jack gets in a lather.
For cast see page 46 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson examines the continuing appeal of TV from the 1970s, as DVD sales of old programmes continue to soar and Hollywood churns out re-makes. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Ears Wide Open

1/5. A week-long selection of plays set in the dark.
SoftandGooey. A student carries out a test measuring the power of suggestion on her blindfolded ex-boyfriend and his new girlfriend. By Sheila Goff.
Producer/Director Liz Webb Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Sheila Goff.
Director: Liz Webb
Robyn: Emily Joyce
Steph: Helen Longworth
Ben: Carl Prekopp

: The Things We Forgot to Remember

3/4. The Space Race.

As the Space Race is reduced to neat paragraphs in 20th-century text books there is a danger that the image of Neil Armstrong stepping onto the Moon has become too dominant. Michael Portillo argues the case for the earlier Apollo 8 mission - the first manned Moon-shot and the moment many now claim the Space Race was won. Apollo 8 pilot Jim Lovell is among those remembering the mission that saw the first Earth-rise.

An Open University free booklet accompanies this series and can be obtained by ringing the Radio 4 Actionline on [number removed]


Presenter: Michael Portillo
Interviewee: Jim Lovell
Producer: Tom Alban

: The Gay Divide

Throughout the Muslim world, homosexuality is a taboo. In the Occupied Territories, Palestinian gays and lesbians face imprisonment and torture. Rejected by their families and the rest of society, several hundred gays and lesbians have fled to Israel. Here they live illegally, but, as Eric Beauchemin finds out, it's often their best chance for safety. Producer Leonida Kruschelnycky


Unknown: Eric Beauchemin
Producer: Leonida Kruschelnycky

: Nature

3/8. Springs Past. Richard Mabey joins Brett Westwood for a dawn chorus in the Selborne garden of the famous 18th-century naturalist Gilbert White , where they explore the history of springs past through archive sound recordings, literature and archaeology.
Producer Grant Sonnex Repeated tomorrow at 11am


Unknown: Richard Mabey
Unknown: Brett Westwood
Unknown: Gilbert White

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: The History of Love

1/10. "Once upon a time there was boy who loved a girl and her laughter was a question he wanted to spend his whole life answering." Warren Mitchell stars as Leo Gursky , who was once that boy and who is now at the the end of a life that turned out so very differently from his dreams. Nicole Krauss explores three lives linked by a common thread. Also starring
Sara Kestelman. Abridged by Sally Marmion. Producer Di Speirs


Unknown: Warren Mitchell
Unknown: Leo Gursky
Unknown: Nicole Krauss
Unknown: Sara Kestelman.
Abridged By: Sally Marmion.
Producer: Di Speirs

: Home Truths

Repeated from Saturday at 9am

: News

: Book of the Week: My Life So Far

1/5. Read by Jane Fonda. Repeated from 9.45am


Read By: Jane Fonda.

: World Today

: Analysis

: News

: News

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

The History of Tractors in Ukrainian
(7/10) by Marina Lweycka

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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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