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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths.


Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With John Humphrys and John Naughtie.
6.25 ,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Clifford Longley.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: John Naughtie.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Clifford Longley.

: Start the Week

Andrew Marr and guests set the cultural agenda for the Week. Producer Alice Feinstein Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Producer: Alice Feinstein

: Daily Service

Andrew Graystone marks One World Week. Canternos al Senor (Hispanic). Psalm 118, vv1-9; 23-24. Be Thou My
Vision (Ireland). Mambo Jesu Achiwoneka (Zimbabwe).
With the Gospelphoenix Choir. Director of music Bill Tamblyn.


Unknown: Jesu Achiwoneka
Music: Bill Tamblyn.

: Book of the Week: Margrave of the Marshes

1/5. The memories of broadcasting masterJohn Peel, completed by the woman who knew him best - his wife, Sheila. Today, John recalls his childhood and the dark days of boarding school. By John Peel and Sheila Ravenscroft , abridged by Doreen Estall and read by Michael Angelis. Producer Emma Harding Repeated at 1230am For more on John Peel see Thursday 9pm and 10.30pm on BBC4 RT DIRECT: Margrave of the Marshes is available for £16 99 (RRP E18.99) including pSp. Address: [address removed], cheque payable to RT Direct. Call [number removed]042 (national rate) quoting RT or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: John Peel
Unknown: Sheila Ravenscroft
Abridged By: Doreen Estall
Read By: Michael Angelis.
Producer: Emma Harding

: woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: Haunting Women

By Dermot Bolger.
1/5. The Woman's Hour drama For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Dermot Bolger.

: Requiem for Romero

Why was the Archbishop of El Salvador. Oscar Romero , assassinated 25 years ago? Maurice Walsh returns to the scene of the crime to assess the evidence and consider the legacy of Central America s most celebrated modern martyr. Producer Andy Denwood


Unknown: El Salvador.
Unknown: Oscar Romero
Unknown: Maurice Walsh
Producer: Andy Denwood

: Agatha Raisin

3/6. Buried Treasure. Starring Penelope Keith. When
Agatha embarks on a plan to give up smoking, little does she know that it will lead to a treasure hunt, humiliation and a rather nasty murder. Dramatised by David Semple from the novel by MC Beaton. ^ .
Producer Carol Smith


Unknown: Penelope Keith.
Dramatised By: David Semple
Producer: Carol Smith
Agatha: Penelope Keith
James: Malcolm Sinclair
Mrs Bloxby: Liza Sadovy
Mrs Hicks: Lynda Baron
Mrs Friendly: Joanna Brookes
DCWonq: Stephen Hogan
Roy: James Holmes

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs, 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

12/17. The first round of the nationwide general knowledge quiz continues with contestants from Scotland,
Wales and Northern Ireland. Chaired by Robert Robinson. Producer Richard Edis Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Robert Robinson.
Producer: Richard Edis

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Duckle

Matinee idol and celebrated composer ivor Novello is struggling to come to terms with being sent to prison at the height of his fame. Will his career be shattered by the scandal, or can his many admirers keep the flames of his popularity burning? By Roger Williams
Director Geni Hall-Kenny


Unknown: Roger Williams
Director: Geni Hall-Kenny
Ivor Michael: Fenton Stevens
Bobbie: Martyn Ellis
Dora: Alex Anderton
Minnie: Nickle Ralnsford
Noel Coward/Eddie: David Holt
Heywood/Barrie: Robert Harper
Mills/Rev Williams: Dorlen Thomas

: Money Box Live

Listeners' personal finance questions answered by Paul Lewis and his guests. Producer Jessica Laugharne PHONE: [number removed]0444 Lines open from 1.30pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Jessica Laugharne

: Five New Stories from Rose Tremain

1/5. Peerless. The moving story of a man who finds a purpose in life and the way to mend an old wound when he befriends a penguin. Read by Oliver Ford Davies.
Producer Di Speirs


Read By: Oliver Ford Davies.
Producer: Di Speirs

: This Sceptred Isle: Empire

21/90. The Pilgrim Fathers and the Massachusetts Bay Company. The American colonies begin to take on a distinctive identity of their own. By Christopher Lee.
Narrated by Juliet Stevenson. Readings by Rob Brydon and Robert Powell. Producer Pete Atkin
RT DIRECT: The hardback book of This Sceptred Isle is available for E18.00 (RRP E20 00) and This Sceptred Isle: Empire on CD for E22.50 (RRP £25.00), including p&p. Call [number removed]042, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Christopher Lee.
Unknown: Juliet Stevenson.
Unknown: Rob Brydon
Unknown: Robert Powell.
Producer: Pete Atkin

: The Food Programme

Ee/s Where have all the eels gone? Sheila Dillon sets out to discover what's happened to the once abundant flow of eels from the Sargasso Sea to the rivers and lakes of Europe. Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon

: Four Comers

Anne Mackenzie and contributors from across the globe offer their perspectives on a wide range of topical issues. Producer Peter Aitchison


Unknown: Anne MacKenzie
Producer: Peter Aitchison

: PM

News and analysis, with Eddie Mair.

: Quote.... Unquote

7/9 Exchanging favourite quotations and anecdotes are Fascinating Aida's Dillie Keane , This Sceptred Isle's
Christopher Lee , Drop the Dead Donkey writer Nick Revell and the man of a thousand Book at Bedtimes Martin Jarvis. Nigel Rees is the host.
Producer Tilusha Ghelani Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm


Unknown: Dillie Keane
Unknown: Christopher Lee
Unknown: Nick Revell
Unknown: Martin Jarvis.
Unknown: Nigel Rees
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

: The Archers

Shula papers over the cracks.
For cast see page 41 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts magazine with news, reviews and interviews. Producer Thomas Morris


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Thomas Morris

: Haunting Women

1/5. To set the mood for Halloween, a week of stories inspired by some of Ireland's most renowned female ghosts.
The Linen Mill. The beautiful singing of a young girl is often heard in a Belfast office block. But why is she doomed to haunt this building for ever? By Dermot Bolger.
Producer/Director Gemma McMullan Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Dermot Bolger.
Director: Gemma McMullan
Ellie: Doreen Keogh
Rachel: Dawn Bradfield
Young Ellie: Jody O'Neill
Alice: Alison McKenna
Graham: Luke Griffin
MrJennings: John Hewiett
Maggie: Rosena Brown
Linen worker: Oonagh McMullan

: Nelson, the Latest

2/2. The Man and the Battle. Two hundred years after
Trafalgar, how much is known about the real Nelson? The historian and Nelson expert Colin White travels to Cape Trafalgar itself, seeks new insights, challenges orthodox beliefs and listens to the latest news about Nelson. With Adam Nicholson , Ron Fiske and Agustin Guimera. Producer Tim Dee


Unknown: Colin White
Unknown: Adam Nicholson
Unknown: Ron Fiske
Unknown: Agustin Guimera.
Producer: Tim Dee

: Crossing Continents

4/9. Guatemala. It is estimated that 12 per cent of Guatemalans - that's more than a million people - have a disability. Linda Pressly explores some of the stories behind this stark statistic, such as why Guatemala has one of the highest incidences of spina bifida in the world. She also meets some of those whose lives have changed dramatically as a result of being on the receiving end of the country's ever-rising gun violence. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Linda Pressly

: Nature

6/9. Trees of Trafalgar. To mark the 200th anniversary of the battle of Trafalgar and the death of Admiral Nelson, Paul Evans visits woods in England and Spain that provided the timber used to build the warships. He also visits the Trafalgar Woods Project, which aims to plant 33 new woods to commemorate each of the ships in Nelson's fleet. Producer Grant Sonnex Repeated tomorrow at 11am


Unknown: Paul Evans

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Sweet Danger

1/10. By Margery Allingham. Suspicions are aroused when three mysterious young men check in to a charming yet discreet hotel in the fashionable south of France. Perhaps royalty has arrived in disguise? An adventure begins for Albert Campion. The reader is Nickolas Grace. Abridger/Producer Lisa Osborne


Unknown: Margery Allingham.
Unknown: Albert Campion.
Unknown: Nickolas Grace.
Producer: Lisa Osborne

: Home Truths

Tom Robinson visits Peel Acres to meet John Peel 's wife Sheila and their four children, in a special programme to mark the anniversary of his death. Shortened repeat from Saturday at 9am


Unknown: Tom Robinson
Unknown: John Peel

: Today in Parliament

A round-up of the day's business in Westminster, presented by David Wilby.


Presented By: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: Margrave of theMarshes

1/5. John Peel 's memoirs. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: John Peel

: World Today

: Analysis

: News

: News

: Health Matters

What Makes You Sick? (4/4)

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

With Billie (2/5) A new biography of Billie Holiday, told through the voices of the people who knew her. Narrated and written by Julia Blackburn


Written By: Julia Blackburn

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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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