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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Ven Dr John Holdsworth.


Unknown: Dr John Holdsworth.

: Farming Today

Presented by Sarah Falkinqham.


Presented By: Sarah Falkinqham.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25 ,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rabbi Lionel Blue.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Lionel Blue.

: Six Places that Changed the World

3/6. In San Francisco's opera house exactly 60 years ago the United Nations was founded. Led by the victorious Second World War Allies, 50 countries met to set up an organisation which it was hoped would prevent the great wars of the past century. Do failures in Rwanda, Srebrenica and Iraq suggest the institution is no longer able to cope with the conflicts of the world? Gavin Esler explores the past ana futureof the UN. Producer Elaine Thomas Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Gavin Esler
Producer: Elaine Thomas Shortened

: Daily Service

Presented by Nigel Lee. Come, Let Us Join Our Cheerful
Songs (Nativity). Psalm 148. 0 Praise God in His Holiness
(Rose). The Wise May Bring Their Learning (Tyrolese).
With the BBC2 Radio 2 Young Choristers of the Year, Kose Setten and Thomas Jesty. Director of music Barry Rose.


Presented By: Nigel Lee.
Unknown: Kose Setten
Unknown: Thomas Jesty.
Music: Barry Rose.

: Book of the Week: Tales from theCountry Matchmaker

f 1/5. Dolls in the Attic - Farmers in the Cow Shed Datricia runs a marriage bureau for farmers and :ountry people. One of her earliest memories is matching up her dolls as lifelong partners; if she ran short she would make up a gentleman out of a clothes peg. Everyone ended up with someone. By Patricia Warren. Reader Annette Badland. Abridged by Libby Spurrier. Producer Matt Thompson Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: Accompanying book available for E13.99 (£14.99) including p&p. Call [number removed]042 (national rate)


Reader: Patricia Warren.
Reader: Annette Badland.
Abridged By: Libby Spurrier.
Producer: Matt Thompson

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Test Match Special

England v Australia
The fifth and final day's play of the Fourth Test at Trent Bridge. including at 12.35 News; Your Letters
Answered and at 3.10 News.
Producer Peter Baxter *approximate time


Unknown: Trent Bridge.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Valley of the Dolls

6/15. The Woman's Hour drama. By Jacqueline Susann.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jacqueline Susann.

: Elementary, Dear Listener

2/2. Kevin Bocquet uncovers the detective breakthroughs that have changed police work for ever. Today he discovers how offender profiling moved from being a derided distraction to becoming recognised as a valuable tool in finding serious criminals. Producers Ian Bent and Steve Taylor


Unknown: Kevin Bocquet
Unknown: Steve Taylor

: Be Prepared

4/4. Girl Guides and Caves. Could Miles have found love with a local Girl Guide leader? A weekend camp proves fateful for the troop. Producer/Director Sally Avens


Director: Sally Avens
Miles: Kim Wall
Jason: Louis Dunsford
Dawn: Emma Amos
Steve: Barnaby Power
Garth: Dave Lamb
Jenny: Rachel Atkins

: You and Yours

Consumer issues, with Carolyn Atkinson and Liz Barclay.


Unknown: Carolyn Atkinson
Unknown: Liz Barclay.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Brain of Britain

4/17. Robert Robinson chairs the first South of England round of the nationwide general knowledge contest. Producer Richard Edis Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Richard Edis

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Hell and High Water

By Marianne Carey. Marlene encourages her best tneno Kay to spend a weekend at a spiritual health centre in the country. They're doing it to help Bianca, who needs a full course to make her career-change a success. But what do Marlene and Kay need? Will self-exploration and soul-searching help them ring changes in their lives. Producer/Director David Ian Neville


Unknown: Marianne Carey.
Director: David Ian Neville
Kay: Fletcher Mathers
Marlene: Irene MacDougall
Julian: Michael Perceval-Maxwell
Rose: Sheila Donald
: Bianca Monicagibb
Dennis: Steven McNicoll

: Inside Money

Repeat of Saturday at 12.04pm

: Five Short Stories by AE Coppard

1/5. Dusky Ruth. At the close of a cold, wet April day a traveller seeks refuge at a Cotswold inn. He sees a beautiful dark-haired girl sitting by the fire and both are struck with a passion neither can deny. Read by Anton Lesser abridged by Roy Apps. Producer/Director Joanna Green


Unknown: Dusky Ruth.
Read By: Anton Lesser
Abridged By: Roy Apps.
Director: Joanna Green

: Streetlife

1/5 it's a teeming ecosystem of natives and exotic aliens, full of grazers and scavengers, predators and parasites. Welcome to London. Matthew Parris explores the capital's fauna and flora at street level. Producer Jeremy Grange


Producer: Jeremy Grange

: The Food Programme

Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm

: Beyond Belief

9/13. Ernie Rea in conversation with guests about the place of faith in today's complex world, teasing out the hidden and often contradictory truths behind the experiences, values and traditions of our lives. Producer Janet McLarty


Unknown: Ernie Rea
Producer: Janet McLarty

: PM

Introduced by Eddie Mair.

: Just a Minute

8/9. Joining chairman Nicholas Parsons in Edinburgh for the devious panel game this week are Clement Freud , Paul Merton , Owen O'Neill and Bill Bailey.
Producer Claire Jones Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
BBC AUDIO: Several series of Just a Minute are available on audio cassette and CD, including the recently released Just a Minute 8, from qood retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com, or by calling [number removed]


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Owen O'Neill
Unknown: Bill Bailey.
Producer: Claire Jones

: The Archers

Hazel aims for the highlife.
For cast see page 36 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

In a special programme, Paul McCartney brings a guitar to the studio to show how he writes songs. With John Wilson. Producer John Goudie


Unknown: Paul McCartney
Unknown: John Wilson.
Producer: John Goudie

: Valley of the Dolls

6/15. The 1960s bestseller by Jacqueline Susann. Three beautiful young women become best friends as they carve out careers in the entertainment industry.
New York, January 1946. Anne, Jennifer and Neely move in together. Dramatised by Yvonne Antrobus.
Director Claire Grove Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Jacqueline Susann.
Dramatised By: Yvonne Antrobus.
Director: Claire Grove
Anne: Madeleine Potter
Neely: Barbara Barnes
Kevin: Kerry Shale
Jennifer: Julia Ford
Henry: Stuart Milligan
Tony: John Sharian
Ted: Wayne Foskett
John: Ian Porter
Shirley/Carmen: Coleen Prendergast
Lyon: Jamie Glover
Irma/Miriam: Susan Jameson
Mel: Harry Myers
Studio head: Nathan Osqood

: Document

2/4. A Right Royal Affair. The investigative history series continues. This week, the trail of a royal will that bears the hallmarks of unspeakable scandal. It belonged to Prince
Francis of Teck who died in 1911. Soon after, his sister, Queen Mary, won the right to seal his will. No reason was ever given and this mysterious privilege is still granted to royals today. Mike Thomson uncovers evidence of adulterous royal affairs and battles over precious gems. Producer Tom Alban


Unknown: Mike Thomson
Producer: Tom Alban

: Music in Air Force Blue

At the outbreak of the Second World War at RAF Uxbridge, a London Irish former boxer realised that the best service the country's classical musicians could offer the war effort was to keep on playing in the uniform of the RAF.
Sarah Walker traces the story of Squadron Leader RP O'Donnell and the symphony orchestra he formed with many of the finest instrumentalists of the day. Producer Alan Hall


Unknown: Sarah Walker
Producer: Alan Hall

: Booze and the Beast

Birds do it, bees do it.... even apes and elephants do it. If you thought liking the odd tipple was purely a human trait, think again. Dr Gillian Rice meets the boozers and bingers of the animal world and investigates the evolution of their taste for alcohol, which might shed light on our own cravings. Producer Brett Westwood


Unknown: Dr Gillian Rice
Producer: Brett Westwood

: Six Places That Changed the World

3/6. Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Sheltering Sky

6/10. By Paul Bowles , read by John Sharian. in the aftermath of the Second World War, three Americans set out to travel in North Africa. The Moresbys leave Bou Noura for El Ga'a, but Port's health steadily worsens. Producer Gaynor Macfarlane Abridged by Alison Joseph RT DIRECT: This book is available for EB.99 including pSp. Call [number removed]042 (national rate)


Unknown: Paul Bowles
Read By: John Sharian.
Unknown: Bou Noura
Producer: Gaynor MacFarlane
Abridged By: Alison Joseph

: Home Truths

Repeated from Saturday at 9am

: News

: Book of the Week: Tales from theCountry Matchmaker

1/5. By Patricia Warren. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Patricia Warren.

: World Today 1.30

World Business

: Analysis

: News

: News

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Don Quixote (12/15) For details see yesterday


Unknown: Don Quixote

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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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