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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Roger Hutchings.


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With Carolyn Quinn and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Angela Tilby.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: The Choice

7/8. People who have faced a life-changing choice tell
Michael Buerk about the decisions they took and about the consequences. Producer Liz Leonard Repeatedat9.30pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Producer: Liz Leonard

: The Old Bill

5/5. A Clean Bill of Health. Richard Foster reveals the stories hidden in old bills. Thomas Arthur , an Irish doctor, kept his fee books from 1619 to 1666 in a neat Latin hand, leaving to posterity an incomparable record of the state of his nation's health. Producer Merilyn Harris


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

: Book of the Week: Road Fever

2/5. Travelling from Argentina to Chile means lots of military roadblocks and lots of paperwork. By Tim Cahill. Read by Stuart Milligan. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Tim Cahill.
Read By: Stuart Milligan.

: Daily Service

Presented by Michael Wakelin. Christ. Be Our Light (Farrell). 1 John 2, vv2-11. He Smiles within His Cradle (trad Austrian, arr Willcocks). Thou, Whose Almighty Word (Moscow). Director of music Christopher Walker.


Presented By: Michael Wakelin.
Music: Christopher Walker.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Ladies of Letters Go Global

By Lou Wakefield and Carole Hayman.
2/5. The Woman's Hour drama. Fordetailsseedramarptat7.45pm


Unknown: Lou Wakefield
Unknown: Carole Hayman.

: Unearthing Mysteries

2/4. The Romans in India. Aubrey Manning goes in search of the ancient Roman port of Muziris on the west coast of India, an important post in the route to the West of "black gold" - pepper. New research suggests that the city, long thought lost, may now have been found. Producer Helen sharp

: The Joy of Gibberish

Stephen Fry presents a celebration of those who create, and those who enjoy gobbledegook. Producer Ian Guardhouse


Unknown: Stephen Fry
Producer: Ian Guardhouse

: You and Yours

Topical consumer affairs reports, with Winifred Robinson 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: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: Peter White

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Laura Trevelyan.


Presented By: Laura Trevelyan.

: A Club of Small Men

In the 1930s, Canadian musician Colin McPhee , entranced by the traditional music of Bali, bought instruments for the children of the village he lived in. Maria Bakkalapulo revisits the island to talk to the boy musicians, now in their 70s. And Philip Glass talks about the profound effect that Balian music has had on his own compositions. Producer Sara Jane Hall Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm


Musician: Colin McPhee
Unknown: Maria Bakkalapulo
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Steve O'Something

By Sebastian Baczkiewicz. Galen, a talented and successful choreographer, likes order in her life. But then one day her world is turned upside down. She meets the man of her dreams at a party but when she starts to ask about him, no-one knows who he is. Does this Steve O'Something exist or is he a phantom? Galen is determined to find out.
Producer/Director Tracey Neale


Unknown: Sebastian Baczkiewicz.
Unknown: Steve O'Something
Director: Tracey Neale
Galen: Nicola Walker
Rowan: Patricia Kerrigan
Cal: Chris Moran
Steve: Tom Brooke
Carol: Ayesha Antoine
Chloe: Ella Smith
Steve Olsen: Delroy Brown

: Making History

Sue Cook and the team tackle listeners' historical and family research challenges. Producer Nick Patrick ADDRESS: [address removed]email: making.history(Sbbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed](calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute)


Producer: Nick Patrick

: The Adventures of Dougal

2/5. Dougal and Florence set out to solve the mystery of the disappearing flowers. In a separate adventure, Dougal is appointed the captain of a boat and a launch is planned. Read by Sophie Thompson. For details see yesterday


Read By: Sophie Thompson.

: Redesigning the Human Body

2/5. Moving Along. Getting around would be so much easier if we had wheels or springs. With the help of a physicist and a toy maker, Len Fisher gives rolling and hopping a try. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Len Fisher

: Shop Talk

4/7. Heather Payton discusses how digital map making is revolutionising the traditional world of cartography, and how the buying and selling of geographical information is changing the way business is done. Producer Rosamund Jones


Unknown: Heather Payton
Producer: Rosamund Jones

: A Good Read

5/10. Composer and presenter of Radio 3's Private
Passions Michael Berkeley and Canadian actor Kerry Shale join Sue MacGregor to talk about their favourite paperbacks. Producer Beth O'Dea Repeated on Sunday at 11pm


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Kerry Shale
Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Producer: Beth O'Dea

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: Trevor's World of Sport

6/6. Andy Hamilton 's comedy about Trevor, the sports agent who believes in honour and decency and trust. This week a vain French football star throws a party, and wishes he hadn't.
Producer Andy Hamilton


Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Producer: Andy Hamilton
Trevor: Nell Pearson
Sammy: Paul Reynolds
Ralph: Michael Fenton Stevens
Theresa: Rosalind Ayres
Heidrun: Cosima Shaw
Barry: Abdul Salls
Meryl: Claire Skinner
Toby: Matthew Thomas

: The Archers

Brenda gets emotional.
For cast see page 37 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson with arts reviews, interviews and news of the category winners for the Whitbread Book Awards. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: John Wilson
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Ladies of Letters Go Global

2/5. Irene is forced into casual labour when she arrives in Ibiza to find she has inherited her absent friend's debts. Meanwhile, Vera has escaped Gaston's clutches in a beetroot truck heading for Trieste, where she falls in with Roman, a charismatic Transylvanian with a hatred of garlic. By Lou Wakefield and Carole Hayman.
For cast and further details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Lou Wakefield
Unknown: Carole Hayman.

: The Science Blacklist

American scientists are accusing the Bush administration of suppressing, manipulating and distorting their work. Justin Webb investigates the growing number of US science scandals - from editing climate-change research to repressing the sale of contraceptives. Producer Michelle Martin


Unknown: Justin Webb
Producer: Michelle Martin

: 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

6/6. Recent figures show that one in ten children aged 5-16 has a clinically recognisable mental disorder. Raj Persaud talks to experts in this area and visits a specialist psychiatric unit for children with severe problems, meeting therapists and parents who share their experiences about coping with mental health problems in their children. PHONE: osoo [number removed]
Executive producer Rebecca Asher Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Talks: Raj Persaud
Producer: Rebecca Asher

: The Choice

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Constitutional

2/5. The Tree. His mother is on the phone again - something about trouble in the garden. By Helen Simpson. Read by David Horovitch. For details see yesterday


Garden By: Helen Simpson.
Read By: David Horovitch.

: Trapped

3/4. Jenny Green , frustrated intellectual, is going nowhere in a staff writing job on unfathomably successful TV soap Jesmond Road, until the day when she has the chance to take out her chagrin on the soap's script - and in the process unwittingly starts a cultural revolution. Written by Daniel and Mark Maier.
Producer Claire Bartlett


Unknown: Jenny Green
Unknown: Mark Maier.
Producer: Claire Bartlett
Jenny: Alice Lowe
Callum: Matthew Home
Dr Berringer: Jim Barclay
Angela: Jenny Eclair
Naomi: Angela Lonsdale
Sam: Steve Furst

: Two's a Crowd

1/3. Judith Hann goes in search of the secrets of human identity and discovers how a new theory of personality is revolutionising scientists' understanding of what makes us who we are. Uniting psychologists and biologists for the first time, the "Big Five" theory taps into something fundamentally human. Producer Amanda Hargreaves Continues tomorrow at 11.30pm


Unknown: Judith Hann
Producer: Amanda Hargreaves

: News

: Book of the Week: Road Fever

2/5. By Tim Cahill. Repeated from 9.45


Unknown: Tim Cahill.

: News

: Masterpiece

Creating Space (1/3) A look at the spaces in which we live, work and play

: Sports International

College Sport

: News

: World Today

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Bright Pink Butterfly Clips
By Subashree Krishnaswamy from India. For details see Sunday


Unknown: Subashree Krishnaswamy

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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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