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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Ven Dr John Holdsworth.


Unknown: Dr John Holdsworth.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
6.25 , 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the DayWith Canon David Winter.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.

: The Reunion

6/8. The Siege of Sarajevo. Sue MacGregor travels to Sarajevo to reunite civilians who were prisoners in their own city from 1992 to 1995 during the longest siege in the history of modern warfare. Repeated from Sunday at 11.15am

: Act of Worship

Led by Angela Tilby.


Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: Book of the Week: Tales from theCountry Matchmaker

5/5. Difficult Cases. Patricia meets Harry, a farmer with a severly disfigured back, who's only four foot four. She decides to do her utmost for him. And a country bank manager uses his powers of accountancy to judge whether a potential match is a good risk. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
Call [number removed]0444 to give your views on the topic of the week Lines will be open from 8am (national rate)
10.45 Valley of the Dolls By Jacqueline Susann. 10/15. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Jacqueline Susann.

: Things That Endure

Martin Bell , journalist and former MP, tells the story of his remarkable father, the essayist, novelist and country writer Adrian Bell , who not only invented the Times crossword, but also compiled it for 50 years. In 1920
Adrian Bell left London to become a farmer's apprentice in Suffolk and spent most of the rest of his life as a dedicated countryman. His semi-autobiographical novel trilogy Corduroy, Silver Ley and The Cherry Tree became a classic of 20th-century rural writing. Producer ivan Howlett


Unknown: Martin Bell
Unknown: Adrian Bell
Unknown: Adrian Bell
Unknown: Silver Ley

: Street and Lane: Singing Detectives

3/4. The intrepid pair of Yorkshire builders, Johnny Street and Arthur Lane, are augmented by Tina, a glamorous young woman on work-experience, as they seek out the origins of a nasty smell in a local school under the nose of caretaker and music-theatre aficionado Sidney Sanderson. By Dave Sheasby and Ian McMillan.


Writer: Dave Sheasby
Writer: Ian McMillan
Director: David Hunter
Johnny Street: Nick Lane
Arthur Lane: Fine Time Fontayne
Tina: Hannah Storey
Sidney Sanderson: Geoffrey Whitehead

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs programme, introduced by Carolyn Atkinson and Peter White.
Series editor Andrew Smith
PHONE: [number removed] email: youandyoursbbc.co.uk


Introduced By: Carolyn Atkinson
Introduced By: Peter White.
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

National and international news and analysis, presented byNick Clarke. Editor Colin Hancock


Presented By: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: A World in Your Ear

5/7. This week Rosie Goldsmith looks at how business is reported by radio stations around the world. She meets the presenter of the first station for mothers and hears about the six South African business radio programmes all competing for the same 6pm primetime slot. Producer Daniel Tetlow Repeated on Sunday at 8pm


Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith
Producer: Daniel Tetlow

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Receptionist

Radio Play is a programme that plays in Colin's head. It's a particularly interesting show about the history of the mouth organ. When Colin meets Beth, the new receptionist at the doctor's surgery, she seems to be able to hear Colin's radio programme too. But Beth doesn't hear quite the same things he does. She's certain the programme is about the balalaika. Is this, as Doctor Proctor suspects, an extraordinary phenomenon in modern psychology or is there something more.... well, universal at work? By Ali Smith.
Producer/Director Lu Kemp


Unknown: Ali Smith.
Director: Lu Kemp
Colin John: Paul Hurley
Receptionist: Claire Knight
Announcer: Mark McDonnell
Dr Proctor: Candida Benson
MrsNewage: Joanna Tope
Gerda/Tiffany: Gabriel Ouigley
DrSnow: Jimmy Chisholm

: Ramblings

New series 1/6. Clare Balding gets under the skin of Upper Teesdale National Nature Reserve, where the rocks have some remarkable tales to tell.
Producer Benjamin Chesterton


Producer: Benjamin Chesterton

: Five Short Stories by AE Coppard

5/5. Fifty Pounds. Phillip and Lally are flat broke. So when Lally receives news that a recently deceased aunt has left her a large sum of money, she is over the moon. Will this put an end to all their troubles? For details see Monday

: Streetlife

5/5 From the Australian beetle that turned up in a pub to alien plant invaders, Matthew Parris concludes his exploration of London's wildlife with a look at unusual species. He also tries to predict what the wildlife of the City will be in a century's time. For details see Monday


Unknown: Matthew Parris

: Word of Mouth

5/8 Michael Rosen with the series that takes a close look at the words we use, where they come from and how we play with them. Producer Mark Smalley Rptd Sunday 8.30pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Mark Smalley

: The Message

Jenni Murray and her guests engage in lively debate on how media trends affect our lives. Producer Cecile Wright


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producer: Cecile Wright

: PM

News and analysis, with Eddie Mair. Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: Radio 4 Live

1/2. The best stand-up and comedians' tales about hilarious Edinburgh moments past and present, hosted by Chris Addison from this year's Edinburgh Festival. Producer Claire Bartlett Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm


Unknown: Chris Addison
Unknown: Edinburgh Festival.
Producer: Claire Bartlett

: The Archers

Sam gets an ultimatum. For cast see page 36
Written by Carole Simpson Solazzo ; Director Kate Oates ; Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Carole Simpson Solazzo
Director: Kate Oates
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn

: Front Row

Kirsty Lang introduces the arts magazine programme, with news, interviews and reviews.
Producer Kirsty Pope


Introduces: Kirsty Lang
Producer: Kirsty Pope

: Valley of the Dolls

10/15. Neely has won an Academy Award, but her second marriage is already on the rocks.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

: Straw Poll

6/6. Debate on issues of perennial interest, chaired by Nick Clarke in front of a specially invited audience.
Listeners can vote on the motion: "Multiculturalism has never been so important". From Eastbury Manor House, Barking, Essex. Producer Nick Utechin Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm To vote YES dial [number removed]0311 To vote NO dial [number removed]0322
Calls cost lOp Lines are open after 8.50pm until 2.20pm tomorrow


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Producer: Nick Utechin

: A Point of View

6/13. New York resident and former Sunday Times editor Harold Evans comments on topical events.
Producer Maria Balinska Repeated on Sunday at 8.50am


Editor: Harold Evans
Producer: Maria Balinska

: The Friday Play: No Background Music

By Normi Noel , and starring Sigourney Weaver.
A compelling portrait of a former Vietnam triage nurse as she struggles with the flashback phantoms that disrupt her life and haunt her dreams. Producer/Director Gregory Whitehead


Unknown: Normi Noel
Unknown: Sigourney Weaver.
Director: Gregory Whitehead

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, presented by Claire Bolderson. Editor Alistair Burnett


Presented By: Claire Bolderson.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: The Sheltering Sky

10/10. Arrangements are made for Kit, now in a state of complete breakdown, to be flown back north to Oran. For details see Monday

: Off the Page

7/11. The Book by Its Cover. Matthew Parris wonders why we care about what we wear. With Robert Elms , dandy, the louche James Delingpole , and body-modified Joolz Denby. Producer Frances Byrnes


Unknown: Matthew Parris
Unknown: Robert Elms
Unknown: James Delingpole
Unknown: Joolz Denby.
Producer: Frances Byrnes

: Big Fire at Black Rock

At the end of the summer thousands of pilgrims assemble in one of the remotest parts of the USA to take part in a ritual known as "Burning Man". What started off as one man's personal symbolic gesture 20 years ago has become a week of extravagant excess in the middle of the desert. Peter Day travelled to Black Rock City to take part. Producer Neil Koenig


Producer: Neil Koenig

: News

: Book of the Week: Tales from theCountry Matchmaker

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


Unknown: Patricia Warren.

: World Today

: Analysis

: News

: The Word

: News

: The Interview

: News

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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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