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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Lesley Carroll.


Unknown: Lesley Carroll.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With Caroline Ouinn and Stephen Sackur.


Unknown: Caroline Ouinn
Unknown: Stephen Sackur.

: 7.25,8.25 Sports News

With Mary Rhodes.


Unknown: Mary Rhodes.

: Thought for the Day

With Father Timothy Radcliffe.


Unknown: Father Timothy Radcliffe.

: Midweek

Diverse and lively conversation with Gill Pyrah and her guests. Producer Chris Paling Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Gill Pyrah

: Book of the Week: The Last HumanCannonball

3/5. A Hollywood extra reveals it's a tough job, especially when you're being crucified. By Byron Rogers. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Byron Rogers.

: Daily Service

Presented by Nigel Lee. Make Way (Kendrick, arr Howard).
1 Peter 1. vvB-21. Nunc Dimittis (Stanford). Ye Holy Angels
Bright (Darwall's 148th). With Coventry Blue Coat Church of England School Choir. Director of music Philip Formstone.


Presented By: Nigel Lee.
Music: Philip Formstone.

: Woman's Hour

With new proposals that could offer co-habiting couples the same rights as married couples, are the odds now stacked against marriage as an institution? Email your views via the Woman's Hour website or phone today on [number removed]0444. Presented by Jenni Murray.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: A Confidential Agent (Retired)

By Nick McCarty.
3/5 The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama rpt at7.45pm www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/womanshour


Unknown: Nick McCarty.

: Rebuilding Rome in Twelve Hundred Pieces

In 1562, workers in a vineyard near Rome unearthed ancient marble fragments - pieces of the Severan Marble Plan, a detailed map of Rome created in the third century AD. Since then, 1,186 pieces have been found, an unrivalled archaeological treasure, revealing the topographical and social structure of ancient Rome. Vanessa Collingridge travels to the Eternal City to recount the story of this unique map and how computer technology is helping to piece together an ancient Roman jigsaw puzzle.


Presenter: Vanessa Collingridge
Producer: Julian Mayers

: Snap

New series 1/6. Doug and Molly Brownndge are attempting to rekindle their relationship after 16 years of marriage and one year of divorce. But with two teenage kids also embarking on their first romances and Doug s mother continuing to date men like there's no tomorrow, Doug and Molly find their attention is somewhat distracted by other events. Sitcom by Paul Mendelson.
Producer David Ian Neville


Unknown: Molly Brownndge
Unknown: Paul Mendelson.
Producer: David Ian Neville
Molly: Rebecca Lacey
Doug: Paul Venables
Kaz: Soumaya Keynes
Ryan: Jessie Sullivan
Dawn: Robin Weaver
Waitress: Robin Weaver
Raymond: Jonathan Tafler
Maitre D': Jonathan Tafler
Annie: Marlene Sldaway

: You and Yours ,

Consumer affairs, with Liz Barclay and Sheila McClennon.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Sheila McClennon.

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: Parliamentary Questions

3/6. Michael Brown and Tony Howard join regulars
Roy Hattersley and Patrick Cormack to be quizzed on politics and politicians by Steve Richards. producer Ed Morrish


Unknown: Michael Brown
Unknown: Tony Howard
Unknown: Roy Hattersley
Unknown: Patrick CormacK
Unknown: Steve Richards.
Producer: Ed Morrish

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Spaceman

The first manned space flight was on 12 April, 1961. Back on Earth, children all over England were sitting their
11-plus exams. This is the story of one of those children and how his own life and that of Yuri Gagarin became briefly linked. Written by Rob John.
Producer Marilyn Imrie ; Director Roland Jaquarello


Unknown: Yuri Gagarin
Written By: Rob John.
Producer: Marilyn Imrie
Director: Roland Jaquarello
Michael: Danny Turner
Maggie: Victoria O'Donnell
Valerie: Lily Power
Trev: Chris Overton
Father: Jon Glover
Mother: Ruth Gemmell
MissGreen: Phillipa Peak
Mr Spencer: Nigel Anthony

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Anne Swithmbank are guests of the Floral Committee of the Llangollen
International Musical Eisteddfod. With Eric Robson in the chair. Including at 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast.


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Anne Swithmbank
Unknown: Eric Robson

: Americana

3/5. Draggin' the Dog. In Anika Nailah's short story, a high-school principal battles with her staff and her cravings for junk food. Read by Alibe Parsons. For details see Monday


Unknown: Anika Nailah
Read By: Alibe Parsons.

: Precious Cargo

3/5. Dylan Winter asks what life is like for the seafarers on whom we rely. Officers recall their youth on board: the ship's cat and elephants, begonia gardens and horse races, intiation rites, and molls. For details see Monday


Unknown: Dylan Winter

: Thinking Allowed

Maurice Bloch , professor of anthropology at the London School of Economics, talks to Laurie Taylor about his latest research, which explores the highly controversial territory between the cognitive and social sciences. Producer Natasha Maw


Unknown: Maurice Bloch
Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Natasha Maw

: All in the Mind

1/6. In the programme dedicated to the wonderful workings of the brain, Dr Raj Persaud discusses the psychology Of negotiation. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Dr Raj Persaud

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: Heresy

6/6. John O'Farrell and David Walliams are among the panellists challenging some of our most entrenched received opinions, such as "we are destroying the planet". David Baddiel is in the chair. Producer Brian King


Unknown: John O'Farrell
Unknown: David Walliams
Unknown: David Baddiel

: The Archers

Emma takes the driving seat.
For cast see page 42 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Arts news and reviews, hosted by Mark Lawson.
Producer Ella-Mai Robey


Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Ella-Mai Robey

: A Confidential Agent (Retired)

3/5. There's not much to occupy the expats as they enjoy the sun and wine of south-west France, but gossip and rumour can prove dangerous pastimes. By Nick McCarty. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Nick McCarty.

: The Moral Maze

9/9. Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which
Melanie Phillips , Clifford Longley , Rosie Boycott and Ian Hargreaves discuss the moral complexities behind one of the week's news Stories. Producer David Coomes Repeated Saturday 10.15pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Clifford Longley
Unknown: Rosie Boycott
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Producer: David Coomes

: The Lords Spiritual

1/2. Britain is unique among Western democracies in reserving seats in Parliament on the basis of religion.
Twenty-six Church of England bishops sit in the House of Lords, but how do they see their role at the heart of the legislature? Presented by Andrew Brown.
Producer Phil Pegum Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Presented By: Andrew Brown.
Producer: Phil Pegum

: Self-Made Things

New series 1/5. Jonathan Miller returns to his roots in medicine and explores our scientific and philosophical journey to explain life. He talks to scientists and historians about our efforts to understand the mechanisms that control reproduction and heredity. In the first programme, Miller argues that, unlike spiders or termites whose artefacts are also self-made, humanity's ability to create things with foresight and intelligence makes us unique in the living world. Producer John Watkins
A doctor writes... : page 121


Unknown: Jonathan Miller
Producer: John Watkins

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

Presented by Julian Worricker.


Presented By: Julian Worricker.

: Book at Bedtime: The Prelude

3/5. Ian McKellen continues to read Wordsworth's autobiographical poem. With introductions from
Robert Woof , director of the Wordsworth Trust. For details see Monday


Unknown: Ian McKellen
Unknown: Robert Woof

: The Pickerskill Detentions

3/4. Smoking Wet. Pickerskill receives four boys in his detention after they've been caught selling cigarettes to minors. As a practical lesson in supply and demand he sets up a market place to teach them that cigarettes must be smoked if they're to make them any money. Written and directed by Andrew McGibbon.
Producers Jonathan Ruffle and Andrew McGibbon


Directed By: Andrew McGibbon.
Producers: Jonathan Ruffle
Producers: Andrew McGibbon
Pickerskill: Ian Richardson
Moorcroft: Phil Cornwell
Headmaster: Phil Cornwell
Caiman: Martin Hyder
Smedley: Nick Romero
Hindle-Rand: Dominic Hawksley

: Guy Browning's Small Talk

3/4. How to Kiss. "Half close your eyes, make your mouth look like an excitable monkey, and deliberately invade their body space." Comedian Guy Browning provides practical life-coaching on the big small challenges of life. Producer Jonquil Panting


Unknown: Guy Browning

: Ghost in the Machine

An exploration of work-place hauntings. Richard Collins investigates the atmospheric sounds of haunted Structures. Producer David Corser


Unknown: Richard Collins
Producer: David Corser

: News

: Book of the Week: The Last Human Cannonball

3/5. By Byron Rogers. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Byron Rogers.

: Analysis

: News

: World Stories

: The Music Biz

: News

: Discovery

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Night Windows (4/10) 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.

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