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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Bishop James Mehaffey.


Unknown: James Mehaffey.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Carolyn Ouinn.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Susan Hulme and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Elaine Storkey.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Carolyn Ouinn.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Susan Hulme
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Elaine Storkey.

: The Choice

4/8. People who have faced a life-changing choice share their experience with Michael Buerk , who hears abou the dilemmas they encountered and the consequences of their decisions. Producer Liz Leonard Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Producer: Liz Leonard

: The Old Bill

2/5 Scale of Charges. Richard Foster reveals lives and stories that stem from old bills - a basic source of research for historians. From the detailed accounts of 18th-century harpsichord tuner Thomas Green it is possible to detect the instrument's eclipse by the new-fangled piano. Producer Merilyn Harris


Unknown: Richard Foster
Unknown: Thomas Green
Producer: Merilyn Harris

: Daily Service

Presented by Canon Noel Vincent. Thy Kingdom Come!
On Bended Knee (Irish). Mark 13, vv28-37. Benedictus (Stanford). The Lord Will Come and Not Be Slow (St Stephen). Director of music Barry Rose.


Presented By: Canon Noel Vincent.
Music: Barry Rose.

: Book of the Week: Santa - a Life

2/5. The Byzantine bishop Saint Nicholas becomes he saint of all things nautical and embarks on his long journey around the world towards his modern role as Santa Claus. By Jeremy Seal. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Saint Nicholas
Unknown: Jeremy Seal.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray


Presented By: Jenni Murray

: David Copperfield

By Charles Dickens.
7/20. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama rpt7.45pm


Unknown: Charles Dickens.

: After the Storm

J The great storm of 1987, which caused such devastation to our landscape, was vital to the future preservation of this country's trees. Colin Crosbie uncovers the reason Why. producer Benjamin Chesterton


Unknown: Colin Crosbie
Producer: Benjamin Chesterton

: A Family Business

2/3. Johnny Ball examines the pitfalls and pleasures of working in showbusiness with members of your family.
It's not just stage families that work together, members of the Grade dynasty were all, at one time, involved in managing different aspects of the entertainment business So what are some of the difficulties that family acts are likely to face, and how do they overcome them? Producer Libby Cross


Unknown: Johnny Ball
Producer: Libby Cross

: You and Yours

Topical consumer affairs reports, with Liz Barclay and Peter White. Including at 12.30 Call You and Yours.
PHONE:[number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 10am


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Nick uarKe.


Presented By: Nick Uarke.

: Tales from the Stave

New series 1/3 In a series that tracks down the stories behind the scores of well-known pieces of music, Frances Fyfield goes to the Bodleian Library in Oxford to examine the manuscript of Mendelssohn's Overture: The Hebrides
(Fingars Cave) for clues of how the 20-year old composer came to dream it up on a boat to the Isle of Mull. With conductor Mark Elder.
Producer Simon Elmes Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm


Music: Frances Fyfield
Conductor: Mark Elder.
Producer: Simon Elmes

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Diamond Lil

The story of Diamond Lil and Maisie, an outrageous real-life transvestite double act who delighted audiences in pubs all over the East End during the 1940s - and were accepted by the local community at a time when homosexuality was illegal. By Linda Wilkinson.
Producer Liz Webb


Unknown: Linda Wilkinson.
Producer: Liz Webb
Lil: Harry Myers
Maisie: Ben Crowe
Misfitz: Simon Trinder
Old Lena: Ann Beach
Young Lena: Beth Chalmers
Old Ivy: Tricia Deiqhton
Young Ivy: Kellie Bright
George/Joe: Carl Prekopp
Fred: Gerard McDermott
Arnie: Wayne Foskett
Pianist: Dai Watts

: Making History

Sue Cook tackles listeners' historical challenges.
Producer Nick Patrick
ADDRESS: [address removed] email: making.history@bbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute)


Producer: Nick Patrick

: After the Wave

2/5. Chaya. Four months after the tsunami, Simon and Susan re-encounter Chaya, the waitress who took them in following their ordeal. Their meeting is unsettling. By Nihal de Silva. Read by Paul Bhattacharjee. Producer Elizabeth Allard For further details see yesterday


Unknown: Nihal de Silva.
Read By: Paul Bhattacharjee.
Producer: Elizabeth Allard

: Slate Stories

1/4. Quarrymen. Until the 1960s, conditions in the slate industry had changed little since Victorian times. Sian Pari Huws explores the significance of slate for those whose lives are bound up with this ancient rock and meets some of those who risked their lives in the mines of north Wales.
Producer Jeremy Grange


Unknown: Sian Pari
Producer: Jeremy Grange

: Shop Talk

2/7. Heather Payton and guests examine the world of business, money and technology. Producer Kirsteen Knight


Unknown: Heather Payton

: A Good Read

2/10. Biographer and critic Hilary Spurling and historian and gardener Roy Strong join Sue MacGregor at the Ways with Words Festival, Southwold, to discuss three favourite paperbacks. Producer Viv Beeby Repeated on Sunday at 11pm


Unknown: Hilary Spurling
Unknown: Roy Strong
Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Producer: Viv Beeby

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: Trevor's World of Sport

3/6. Trevor, the sports agent trying to swim through the shark tank that is his life, has a client from hell, Ralph, who has acquired the must-have for any celebrity - a stalker. Comedy by Andy Hamilton.
Producer Andy Hamilton


Comedy By: Andy Hamilton.
Producer: Andy Hamilton
Trevor: Neil Pearson
Sammy: Paul Reynolds
Ralph Michael: Fenton Stevens
Theresa: Rosalind Ayres
Heidrun: Cosima Shaw
Barry: Abdul Salis
Meryl: Claire Skinner
Toby: Matthew Thomas

: The Archers

Lilian cramps Matt's style.
For cast see page 34 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

As Radio 3 prepares to broadcast the complete works of JS Bach, Mark Lawson discusses the composer's life, music and legacy with conductor John Eliot Gardiner and writer Philip Pullman. Producer Martin Smith


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Unknown: Philip Pullman.
Producer: Martin Smith

: David Copperf ield

7/20. David arrives in London, and a chance meeting with Steerforth, his old school friend, leads to an encounter with the mysterious Rosa Dartle. By Charles Dickens , adapted by Mike Walker.
For cast and further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Rosa Dartle.
Unknown: Charles Dickens
Adapted By: Mike Walker.

: File on 4

10/10. Major issues, changing attitudes and important events at home and abroad, explored by Jenny Cuffe. Producer Sarah Lewthwaite Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Jenny Cuffe.
Producer: Sarah Lewthwaite

: In Touch

News of interest to blind and partially sighted people, presented by Peter White. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Presented By: Peter White.
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: All in the Mind

3/6. Examining the latest research and bringing together experts and commentators from the worlds of psychiatry, psychology and mental health, with Raj Persaud.
Executive producer Rebecca Asher Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Raj Persaud.
Producer: Rebecca Asher

: The Choice

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: From a View to a Death

7/10. Zouch finds that his activities have put him in a difficult position that requires some delicate handling. By Anthony Powell. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Anthony Powell.

: Hold Back the Night

4/4. Rucker uncovers the horrific scam that has wrecked the lives of Lucy and Donna. Written by Adam Baron , and dramatised by Doug Lucie.
With Alex Treqear and Nicholas Boulton Producer/Director Janet Whitaker


Written By: Adam Baron
Dramatised By: Doug Lucie.
Unknown: Alex Treqear
Unknown: Nicholas Boulton
Director: Janet Whitaker
Billy Rucker: David Morrissey
DI: Gold Dannywebb
Insp Clay: Loan Meredith
Mrs Bonham: Cheryl Campbell
Emma: Rachael Stirlinq
Mr Bonham: Huqh Dickson
Oily: Harry Myers
Lee: Peter Darney
George: Vincenzo Nicoli
Juliet: Alison Pettitt
Steve: Martin Hyder
Iris: Susan Jameson
Sharon: Adjoa Andoh

: Today in Parliament

Parliamentary round-up, presented by Susan Hulme.


Presented By: Susan Hulme.

: News

: Book of the Week: Santa -

a Life
2/5. By Jeremy Seal. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Jeremy Seal.

: News

: Masterpiece

The Gael, the Acadian and the Micmac

: Sports International

Talking Sport (2/3)

: News

: World Today

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Olga's Story (3/5) For details see yesterday

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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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