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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Sister Elizabeth Obbard.


Unknown: Elizabeth Obbard.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: 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 the Rev Roy Jenkins.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: The Reunion

7/8. Sue MacGregor reunites the environmental campaigners who were involved in the battle to save Twyford Down, a chalkland meadow in Hampshire bisected by the M3, in the early 1990s. Rptd from Sun 1115am

: Book of the Week: The Planets

5/5. Uranus, Neptune, Pluto. Dava Sobel weighs up the two great ice giants of the solar system - barely touched by either light or heat from the sun; meanwhile, the more Pluto is accurately measured, the more it seems to shrink. for details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Dava Sobel

: Act of Worship

Led by Oliver McTernan.


Unknown: Oliver McTernan.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Ritula Shah.


Presented By: Ritula Shah.

: Test Match Special

England v Australia
Commentary on the second day's play of the Fifth Test at the Oval. Including 12.35pm News followed by Talking Point, and at 3.10 News followed by Cricket Scene.
Producer Peter Baxter 'approximate time


Producer: Peter Baxter

: Valley of the Dolls

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


Unknown: Jacqueline Susann.

: Miss Lou at Rada

In 1945 Louise Bennett became Rada's first black female student. Her use of the Jamaican language and preservation of her country's cultural roots have made her one of Jamaica's greatest living icons. Yvonne Brewster tells the pioneering story of "Miss Lou" as she is affectionately known. With contributions from Linton Kwesi Johnson , Leonie Forbes and Rex Nettleford. Producer Caroline Huqhes


Unknown: Louise Bennett
Unknown: Yvonne Brewster
Unknown: Linton Kwesi Johnson
Unknown: Leonie Forbes
Producer: Caroline Huqhes

: Street and Lane

4/4. Hitting the Highs. The intrepid pair of Yorkshire builders Johnny Street and Arthur Lane reach new professional heights curing the leak in the penthouse roof of an Australian businesswoman who is single-handedly regenerating South Yorkshire. Specialist help comes in the form of Shafto, ex-miner turned fearless free climber. By Dave Sheasby and Ian McMillan. Director David Hunter


Writer: Dave Sheasby
Writer: Ian McMillan
Director: David Hunter
Johnny Street: Nick Lane
Arthur Lane: Fine Time Fontayne
Alison: Bronwyn Lim
Shafto: John Banks

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson. Series editor Andrew Smith PHONE: [number removed] email: youandyours@>bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Winifred Robinson.
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

News and analysis, with Stephen Sackur. Editor Colin Hancock


Unknown: Stephen Sackur.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: A World in Your Ear

6/7. Religion is this week's theme as Rosie Goldsmith eavesdrops on the world's radio stations. Find out how to download a sermon from "down under" and how one can serve as an imam in the US army, and brush up on Latin verbs with the Vatican's Latin master. Producer Leonida Krushelnycky Repeated on Sunday at 8pm


Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith
Producer: Leonida Krushelnycky

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Temperatures Rising

Family holidays can be a curse at the best of times, but when the Framptons book into their hotel in Tunisia, little do they know they're in for a holiday from hell. By Simon Warne , featuring Marcia Warren and Susan Tully. Producer/Director Peter Kavanagh


Unknown: Simon Warne
Unknown: Marcia Warren
Unknown: Susan Tully.
Director: Peter Kavanagh
Dorothy: Marcia Warren
Sonia: Susan Tully
Kevin: Stephen Beresford
Rick: Ben Crowe
Wendy: Liza Sadovy

: Ramblings

2/6. Clare Balding joins Ghanaian-born Kojo Januah as he walks around the urban oasis of Utterslev Mose , north of Copenhagen. This site inspires Kojo's work: researching and writing a book exploring his ancestors' connection with the abolition of slavery and the potential for reconciliation with the past. Producer Nicola Humphries


Unknown: Kojo Januah
Unknown: Utterslev Mose
Producer: Nicola Humphries

: I Want to Be Alone

5/5. Sagrada Familia. A young couple's relationship is at breaking point as they travel round Barcelona's famous unfinished church. Will another building in the city have the power to reunite them or are they destined to go their separate ways? By Henry Shukman. Read by Christopher Kelham. For details see Monday


Unknown: Henry Shukman.
Read By: Christopher Kelham.

: Engineering My Sole

There is a physical formula that determines the ideal height of the shoe heel a woman can tolerate in order to seduce the man of her dreams. Connie St Louis finds out how physics calls the shots in the area of shoe design. Producer Helen Sharp


Producer: Helen Sharp

: Word of Mouth

6/8. Michael Rosen with the series that takes a close look at words, where they come from and how they are used. Producer Mark Smalley Repeated on Sunday at 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

2/2. Chris Addison hosts more hilarious comedic moments from this year's Edinburgh Festival. Producer Claire Bartlett Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm


Unknown: Chris Addison
Producer: Claire Bartlett

: The Archers

Hazel plays her trump card. For cast see page 37
Written by Keri Davies ; Director Kate Oates : Editor Vanessa Whitburn ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Keri Davies
Director: Kate Oates
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn

: Front Row

Arts news, interviews and reviews, with Kirsty Lang. producer Tim Prosser


Unknown: Kirsty Lang.
Producer: Tim Prosser

: Valley of the Dolls

15/15. Neely's voice returns. She's back on top again and Anne leaves modelling to have a baby. By Jacqueline Susann.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Jacqueline Susann.

: Any Questions

New series 1/16. Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Exeter, Devon, puts questions on issues of the week to a panel that incudes the writer and cook Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Digby Jones , directory general of the CBI. Producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
Unknown: Digby Jones
Producer: Anne Peacock

: A Point of View

7/13. 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: Oswald in Russia

In the late 1950s, 19-year-old Lee Harvey Oswald , determined to become a significant figure in history, took a trip from the US to Moscow. This drama, based on real events, looks at a formative moment in the life of the man who would become one of the world's most notorious assassins. Written by Graham White.
Producer/Director Peter Kavanagh


Unknown: Lee Harvey Oswald
Written By: Graham White.
Director: Peter Kavanagh
Lee Harvey Oswald: Tom Burke
Anna: Lydia Leonard
Henry: Bill Hootkins
Maria: Annabelle Apsion
Finnish train guard: John Ashton

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig. Editor Alistair Burnett


Presented By: Robin Lustig.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: Corduroy

5/5. With his year's apprenticeship coming to an end, the young man sets about getting a farm of his own. By Adrian Bell.
For details see Monday


Unknown: Adrian Bell.

: Off the Page

8/11. Common as Muck. Commoners Geoff Dyer , Michael Collins and Ian Duhig write and speak about class, brass and manure. Presented by Matthew Parris. Producer Frances Byrnes


Unknown: Geoff Dyer
Unknown: Michael Collins
Unknown: Ian Duhig
Presented By: Matthew Parris.
Producer: Frances Byrnes

: Trailing Dashiell Hammett

Crime writer PD James presents this appreciation of Dashiell Hammett , the godfather of the hard-boiled detective. The influence of his creation, Sam Spade , has been huge, yet his reputation is built on only five novels and a handful of short stories. James investigates the man behind the books and discovers an incredible story of wild successes and abject failures. Producer James Crawford


Unknown: Pd James
Unknown: Dashiell Hammett
Unknown: Sam Spade
Producer: James Crawford

: News

: Book of the Week: The Planets

5/5. By Dava Sobel. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Dava Sobel.

: 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.

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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