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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Mike Mair.


Unknown: Mike Mair.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rosemary Lain-Priestley . Face behind the voice: page 119


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Rosemary Lain-Priestley

: Start the Week

New series Andrew Marr and guests set the cultural agenda for the week.
Producer Aiice Feinstein Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Producer: Aiice Feinstein

: Daily Service

Presented by Tony Rogers. Songs of Praise the Angels
Sang (Northampton). Numbers 22, vv21-34. The Lord Is My Shepherd (Schubert). Go Forth and Tell (Woodlands). With the Chester Cathedral Choristers. Director of music David Poulter.


Presented By: Tony Rogers.
Music: David Poulter.

: Book of the Week: Someone like Me

1/5. Miles Kington reads from his account of an endearingly eccentric childhood. He recalls his earliest memory - of an event before his own birth - as well as the drama of his first kidnapping. Abridged by Richard Hamilton. Producer Emma Harding Repeated at 12.30am RT Direct: Accompanying book available for £15.99 including p&p. Call [number removed] (national rate), or visit [website removed]


Writer/reader: Miles Kington
Abridged By: Richard Hamilton
Producer: Emma Harding

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Professor By Charlotte Bronte.
1/10. Beginning in the Woman's Hour drama this week, the least-known of Charlotte Bronte's novels: a subtle, ambiguous and unsettling love story dramatised for the first time by Rachel Joyce. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Rachel Joyce.

: Islam on the South Side

In Chicago, young Palestinian-American sociologist Rami Nashabishi is examining the impact that Islam is having in his South Side neighbourhood. The call to faith is not coming from the minarets and mosques, but from hip-hop artists and from the gangs who in some areas control the streets. Tony Phillips makes a spiritual journey of sorts through Chicago's South Side. producerTony Phillips


Unknown: Rami Nashabishi
Unknown: Tony Phillips

: Agatha Christie's The Mysterious Affair at Styles

4/5. Hercule Poirot. Captain Hastings and DI Japp have become heavily involved in the case, but everyone in the household has an alibi for the time of the murder. Dramatised by Michael Bakewell.
Music by Tom Smail ; Producer/Director Enyd Williams


Unknown: Hercule Poirot.
Dramatised By: Michael Bakewell.
Music By: Tom Smail
Director: Enyd Williams
Poirot: John Moffatt
Hastings: Simon Williams
DI Japp: Philip Jackson
John: Sean Arnold
Mary: Susan Jameson
Lawrence: Nicholas Boulton
Evie: Nichola McAuliffe
Dorcas: Hilda Schroder
Mr Phillips: Loan Meredith
Sir Ernest: Michael Mears
Costumier's assistant: Richard Katz

: You and Yours

Consumer issues, with Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

National and international news, with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Brain of Britain

8/17. Another round of the veteran quiz, with contestants from the north-west of England.
Producer Richard Edis Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Producer: Richard Edis

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Recall Man

New series 1/3. Taken by Surprise. A man is abducted and released only when his employer pays the ransom.
As he continues his work with the Teesside police, forensic psychologist Joe Aston resorts to unorthodox methods to secure a postive identification of the main suspect. Written by David Napthine.
Producer/Director Toby Swift


Unknown: Joe Aston
Written By: David Napthine.
Director: Toby Swift
Joe Aston: Jeremy Swift
DC Patten: Paul Brennen
DI Reynolds: Janet Dibley
Bill: Andrew Dunn
Tony: Gerard McDermott
: Moira Susanjameson

: Money Box Live

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


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Jessica Dunbar

: Opening Lines

1/5. Return of the series that showcases first-time and emerging short-story writers.
Classic Recipes for Cauldron Cookery. Shakespeare's weird sisters take a break from interfering in Scottish history and turn their talents to sharing their recipes with an eager television audience. By Sheila Burns , read by Frances Jeater. Producer Rosemary Watts


Unknown: Sheila Burns
Read By: Frances Jeater.
Producer: Rosemary Watts

: This Sceptred Isle: Empire

1/90 No Grand Plan. Christopher Lee 's ground-breaking narrative history series returns to tell the story of the growth of the biggest empire the world had ever seen - the British Empire.
When Queen Elizabeth I gave official permission to Sir
Humphrey Gilbert in 1578 to seek out new lands, she had no idea what she was starting. Narrated by Juliet Stevenson. With Readings by Anna Massey , Mark Heap , Rob Brydon and Martin Freeman. Producer Pete Atkin History in the making: page 119


Unknown: Christopher Lee
Unknown: Humphrey Gilbert
Unknown: Juliet Stevenson.
Unknown: Anna Massey
Unknown: Mark Heap
Unknown: Rob Brydon
Unknown: Martin Freeman.
Producer: Pete Atkin

: The Food Programme

Andrew Jefford reports on why French wine is being turned into industrial alcohol and why French vignerons are throwing dynamite through the windows of local council offices. Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm


Unknown: Andrew Jefford

: Beyond Belief

13/13. Ernie Rea talks to guests about the place of faith in the modern world. Producer Kathryn Blennerhassett


Talks: Ernie Rea
Producer: Kathryn Blennerhassett

: PM

News and analysis, with Eddie Mair.

: Quote.... Unquote

3/9. Exchanging favourite quotations and anecdotes are theatre maverick Ken Campbell , surgeon and writer Dr Peter MacDonald , poet Ruth Padel and the Times columnist Mary Ann Sieghart. The reader is
William Franklyn. From the British Library, with host Nigel Rees. Producer Tilusha Ghelani Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm


Unknown: Ken Campbell
Unknown: Dr Peter MacDonald
Unknown: Ruth Padel
Unknown: Mary Ann Sieghart.
Unknown: William Franklyn.
Unknown: Nigel Rees.
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

: The Archers

Lilian does some digging.
For cast see page 36 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson talks to the writer John Mortimer about his new novel Quite Honestly. It concerns a bishop's daughter who volunteers to help a career-burglar, newly released from prison. Producer Thomas Morris


Talks: Mark Lawson
Unknown: John Mortimer
Producer: Thomas Morris

: The Professor: Trade

1/10. The orphaned William Crimsworth is a young man with nothing. As he sets out to make his way in the world he doesn't want to be indebted to anyone. But running parallel with this need for self-control is the desperate need to love - and be loved in return.
By Charlotte Bronte.
Dramatised by Rachel Joyce.
(Repeated from 10.45am)


Author: Charlotte Bronte
Dramatised by: Rachel Joyce
Director: Tracey Neale
William: Paul Venables
Zoraide: Niamh Cusack
Monsieur Pelet: Roger May
Frances: Claire Price
Hunsden: Shaun Dooley
Edward: Jonathan Keeble
Mrs Crimsworth: Ruth Sillers
Madame Pelet: Natasha Pyne
Lord Tynedale: Gerard McDermott
Brown: Harry Myers
Sylvie: Penelope Rawlins
Young Crimsworth: Jack Miller

: Germany: Misery to Miracle

2/3. Continuing his series on postwar Germany, Charles Wheeler reveals how the British desire to weaken the Germans ended up laying the foundations for an economic miracle. Producer Chris Bowlby


Unknown: Charles Wheeler
Producer: Chris Bowlby

: Funeral Sentences

In the midst of life, we are in death. For many people, the reality of death is their everyday experience. Taking its title from The Book of Common Prayer, this feature reflects on the language of death through the words of some of those who live "in the midst of death" - a gravedigger, a homicide detective, a bereavement counsellor, a funeral director and a priest. Producer Alan Hall


Producer: Alan Hall

: Nature

2/9. The New Forest. Paul Evans explores the ancient landscape of the New Forest. He discovers how the relationship between people and wildlife has created this unique place, and discusses the issues they both face. Producer Grant Sonnex Repeated tomorrow at 11am


Unknown: Paul Evans

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Paradise Lost

1/5. Ian McDiarmid reads an extract from Book One of John Milton 's epic poem, with an introduction by Philip Pullman. Satan and the Rebel Angels are vanquished on the burning lake in Hell, yet with terrible resolution, decide to fight back. Producer David Hunter
RT DIRECT: Accompanying book available for E7.99 including p&p. Call [number removed]042 (national rate), or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Ian McDiarmid
Unknown: John Milton
Unknown: Philip Pullman.
Producer: David Hunter

: Home Truths

Repeated from Saturday at 9am

: News

: Book of the Week: Someone like Me

1/5. By Miles Kington. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Miles Kington.

: World Today

: Analysis

: News

: News

: Health Matters

Who Runs Your World? (3/3)

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Mao - the Untold Story (2/5) Extract from Jung Chang 's biography of the Chinese leader


Unknown: Jung Chang

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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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