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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Noel Battye.


Unknown: Canon Noel Battye.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Dr Alan Billings.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Dr Alan Billings.

: Six Places That Changed the World

6/6. Geneva. The United Nations conference on refugees, held in Geneva in July 1951, took decisions that have created serious aftershocks for the world today. What to do with refugees, asylum seekers and immigrants remains a thorny political question. Gavin Esier is joined by refugee experts and advocates from around the world. Producer Giles Edwards Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Gavin Esier
Producer: Giles Edwards

: Book of the Week: Judge Sewall's Apology

1/5. Richard Francis 's book explores Puritan New England through the eyes of Samuel Sewall , one of the judges of the Salem witch trials of 1692, who publicly apologised for his involvement. In the first segment, the vision of a heaven on earth is troubled by conflict with the native Americans and fear of the supernatural. Read by Richard Mitchley. Producer Lis Edwards Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: Accompanying book available for E18.00 (RRP E20.00) including p&p. Call [number removed]042 (national rate) or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Richard Francis
Unknown: Samuel Sewall
Read By: Richard Mitchley.
Producer: Lis Edwards

: Daily Service

A week of pilgrimage following the spiritual journey of St Paul. From the Orthodox Church of Lydia, Greece.
Presented by Clair Jaguiss. As I Went down to the River to Pray (arr Curry). Shall We Gather at the River (Hanson Place). For more details see Sunday Worship at 8.10am


Presented By: Clair Jaguiss.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Cashcows By April De Angelis. 1/5. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: De Angelis.

: Losing My Religion

It's not a song by REM. Sometimes, for one reason or another, people begin to question their religion, challenge it and, occasionally, lose it altogether. This documentary hears from those who have taken the decision to forsake their religion, and from faith leaders who discuss what challenges religion faces today. With contributions from Father Keith Baltrop , Farooq Siddique and Rabbi Lionel Blue. Producers Sara Conkey and Nicola Humphries


Unknown: Father Keith Baltrop
Unknown: Farooq Siddique
Unknown: Rabbi Lionel Blue.
Producers: Sara Conkey
Producers: Nicola Humphries

: Agatha Christie's The Mysterious Affair at Styles

3/5. When Emily Inglethorp dies suddenly, apparently of strychnine poisoning, Captain Hastings asks Hercule Poirot to look into the case. Then there's a visit from DI Japp of Scotland Yard. Dramatised by Michael Bakewell.


Author: Agatha Christie
Dramatised by: Michael Bakewell
Music: Tom Smail
Producer/Director: Enyd Williams
Poirot: John Moffatt
Hastings: Simon Williams
Japp: Philip Jackson
Alfred: Hugh Dickson
Evie: Nichola McAuliffe
John: Sean Arnold
Mary: Susan Jameson
Lawrence: Nicholas Boulton
Cynthia: Annabelle Dowler
Dorcas: Hilda Schroder
Coroner: Peter Howell
Dr Bauerstein: Robert Portal
Mr Mace: Harry Myers
Summerhayes: Don McCorkindale

: You and Yours

Consumer issues, with Winifred Robinson and John Waite.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

National and international news, with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Brain of Britain

7/17. Robert Robinson chairs the first round of the general knowledge quiz with four contestants from the north west of England.
Producer Richard Edis Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Richard Edis

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Sundowner

Farai, a Zimbabwean care-worker, and Betty, an elderly Glaswegian, are thrown together in a care home in Glasgow. Betty wants nothing more than to escape. Farai simply wants to be able to stay. By Aileen Ritchie.
Producer/Director Lu Kemp


Unknown: Aileen Ritchie.
Director: Lu Kemp
Betty: Una McLean
Margaret: Wendy Seager
Farai: Manu Kurewa
Eva: Lesley Hart
Brian: Chris Young

: Money Box Live

Listeners' personal finance questions answered by Vincent Duggleby and his guests. Producer chrisACourt
PHONE: [number removed]0444 Lines open from 1.30pm


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby

: Strange Things Done In the Midnight Sun

1/5. The Pied Piper of Hamelin. A week of famous narrative poems begins with Robert Browning 's surprisingly dark, familiar tale of mass child-napping. Read by Stephen Campbell Moore. Producer Lu Kemp


Unknown: Robert Browning
Read By: Stephen Campbell Moore.
Producer: Lu Kemp

: Five Shapes

1/5. The Cube. Mathematician Marcus duSautoy explores intriguing stories behind familiar shapes. it's the ideal shape for packing and stacking, but when one supermarket put tomato soup in cube-shaped tin cans no one bought it. Perhaps this highly practical shape is just a little bit too perfect for mainstream tastes. Producer Anna Buckley


Unknown: Marcus Dusautoy
Producer: Anna Buckley

: The Food Programme

The stories of two urbanites who left the city behind to start new rural enterprises. Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm

: Beyond Belief

12/13. Ernie Rea in conversation with guests about the place Of faith in the modern world. Producer Janet McLarty


Unknown: Ernie Rea
Producer: Janet McLarty

: PM

News and analysis, introduced by Carolyn Quinn.


Introduced By: Carolyn Quinn.

: Quote.... Unquote

2/9. Exchanging favourite quotations and anecdotes are Jeremy Beadle , Valerie Grove , Lisa Jardine and Christopher Brookmyre. The reader is William Franklyn. Hosted by Nigel Rees from the British Library in London. producer Tilusha Ghelani Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm


Unknown: Jeremy Beadle
Unknown: Valerie Grove
Unknown: Lisa Jardine
Unknown: Christopher Brookmyre.
Unknown: William Franklyn.
Unknown: Nigel Rees
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

: The Archers

Lynda goes on the nature trail.
For cast see page 43 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

A review of the exhibition of work by the Crimean war photographer Roger Fenton is reviewed in the arts show hosted by Mark Lawson. Producer Martin Smith


Unknown: Roger Fenton
Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Martin Smith

: Cashcows

1/5. The Cleaner, the Businesswoman and the Elderly Mother. A week of black comedies by April De Angelis about a circle of women who are bound together by guilt - and cash. Built on the same model as Schnitzler's
La Ronde , each episode contains two two-handed comedies, until the last character meets the first.
Director Jonquil Panting Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: De Angelis
Unknown: La Ronde
Marta: Joanna Kanska
Shirley: Susan Jameson
Barbara: Elizabeth Spriggs
Adjoa: Adjoa Andoh
Helen: Colleen Prendergast
Jules: Liza Sadovy
Jo: Rosie Cavaliero
Sky: Sudha Bhuchar
Geri: Indira Varma

: Germany: Misery to Miracle

New series 1/3. In 1945 Britain and her allies were the occupiers of a devasted Germany. Charles Wheeler describes the attempt to create a new, democratic Germany out of much corruption and apathy. Producer Chris Bowlby


Unknown: Charles Wheeler
Producer: Chris Bowlby

: The Green Pea Campaign

Every summer, an army of giant harvesting machines rolls out across the east coast of Scotland searching out pea fields and hoovering up 8,000 tons of the nutritious little spheres. This documentary portrays a day in the life of this 24-hour, non-stop cycle. Producer Rhona Brudenell


Producer: Rhona Brudenell

: Nature

New series 1/9. Great Ape Conservation. As politicians and conservations meet in the Congo to thrash out policies aimed at protecting the dwindling populations of great apes around the world, Paul Evans finds out what really matters to the people who live alongside these apes. Producer Grant Sonnex Repeated tomorrow at 11am


Unknown: Paul Evans

: Six Places That Changed the World

6/6. Geneva. Gavin Esler looks at the United Nations conference on refugees, held in Geneva in July 1951. Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Claire Bolderson.


Presented By: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Le Pere Goriot

6/10. Benedict Cumberbatch reads Honore de Balzac's novel exposing the dubious morals of Parisian society. As Eugene's relationship with Goriot's daughter, Madame de Nucingen, deepens, temptations are all around him.
Abridged by Sally Marmion. Producer Di speirs
RT DIRECT: Accompanying book available for E7.99 including p&p. Call [number removed]042 (national rate) or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Benedict Cumberbatch
Abridged By: Sally Marmion.
Producer: Di Speirs

: Home Truths

Repeated from Saturday at 9am

: News

: Book of the Week: Judge Sewall's Apology

1/5. By Richard Francis. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Richard Francis.

: World Today

: Analysis

: News

: News

: Health Matters

Who Runs Your World? (1/2)

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Animal Farm (2/5) By
George Orwell


Unknown: George Orwell

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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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