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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Stephen Wigley.


Unknown: Stephen Wigley.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Clifford Longley.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Clifford Longley.

: Start the Week

Andrew Marr and guests set the cultural agenda for the week. Producer Victoria Wakely Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Producer: Victoria Wakely

: Daily Service

From St Martin's Church, Belfast. Presented by the Rev Dr Bert Tosh.


Unknown: Dr Bert Tosh.

: Book of the Week: Tete-a-Tete

1/5. Notorious for their open relationship, Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre produced some of the 20th century's most influential writing on modern thought. Eleanor Bron reads their fascinating story, beginning with their first encounters as students at the Sorbonne. Written by Hazel Rowley and abridged by DoreenEstall. Producer Amber Barnfather Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: Tete-a-Tete: the Lives and Loves of Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre by Hazel Rowley is available for E14.99 (RRP E16.99) including p&p. To order, send a cheque payable to RT Direct. Address: [address removed] Call [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute), quoting RT. or visit www.rtdirectsparkledirectcom


Unknown: Simone de Beauvoir
Unknown: Eleanor Bron
Written By: Hazel Rowley
Producer: Amber Barnfather
Unknown: Hazel Rowley

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 A Five-Year Sentence 1/5. By Bernice Rubens. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Bernice Rubens.

: Asian Single Parents

Much has been talked about the single parent in British society, but much less is known about the British Asian community's view on single parenthood. In a culture that holds marriage and family in high esteem, the minority who find themselves as single parents have a hard struggle. By following the story of two single Asian mothers, Indian poet. broadcaster and single parent
Roshan Doug unlocks the cultural views surrounding this major tabOO. Producer Lucy Greenwell


Unknown: Roshan Doug
Producer: Lucy Greenwell

: Ring around the Bath

5/6. Pressure Times Volume Is a Constant. Egg's boyfriend moves in, Rick moves out and comes back.
And the arrival of Alison's baby is only a couple of months away. Can Stella keep track of her wayward family? Written by Lucy Clare and Ian Davidson.
Producer/Director Elizabeth Freestone


Written By: Lucy Clare
Written By: Ian Davidson.
Director: Elizabeth Freestone
Stella: Pippa Haywood
Patrick: Duncan Preston
Alison: Claudie Blakley
Rick: Bruce MacKinnon
Xanthe: Catherine Shepherd
Egg: Daniela Denby-Ashe

: You and Yours

Topical consumer affairs, presented by Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: John Waite.

: The World at One

National and international news and analysis, presented by Shaun Ley.


Presented By: Shaun Ley.

: Masterteam

9/13. Two more teams from different parts of Britain join Peter Snow for another battle of general knowledge. Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Peter Snow
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Yellow Wallpaper

A play written in the 1890s by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, one of the most commanding feminists of her time, in which a woman is taken to the country by her husband in order to cure her of an unnamed illness after the birth of a child. Instructed to have total rest and emptiness of mind, the woman sinks into deep depression. Alone in the yellowwallpapered nursery of a rented house, she descends into madness. Jane is played by Charlotte Emmerson . Music by Gary Yershon Producer/Director Susan Roberts


Played By: Charlotte Emmerson
Music By: Gary Yershon
Director: Susan Roberts

: Money Box Live

Listeners' personal finance questions answered by Vincent Duggleby and his guests. Producer sonia Rothweii PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 1.30pm


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby

: Addiction

1/5. The Summer of Pakflake. The invention of a new, edible packaging material sends the nation into a frenzy. Nick Parker's story, read by Michelle Gomez, begins a week-long series of new stories centred on obsessions and addictions. Producer Emma Harding


Unknown: Nick Parker
Read By: Michelle Gomez
Producer: Emma Harding

: This Sceptred Isle: Empire

31/90. After the Revolution - the Boost to Canada
Christopher Lee's narrative history of the British Empire resumes in 1783 with the end of the war of American Independence and the loss of the American colonies. But what was to happen to those American colonists who had remained loyal to the Crown? Narrated by Juliet Stevenson , with readings by Denis Lawson, Christopher Eccleston and Hugo Speer. Producer Pete Atkin


Unknown: Juliet Stevenson
Unknown: Denis Lawson
Unknown: Christopher Eccleston
Unknown: Hugo Speer
Producer: Pete Atkin

: The Food Programme

Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm

: Beyond Belief

Ernie Rea and his guests explore the concept of Ummah - the worldwide Muslim community, producer Janet McLarty


Unknown: Ernie Rea
Producer: Janet McLarty

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: Just a Minute

5/11. Paul Merton, Clement Freud, Graham Norton and Jenny Eclair are this week's panellists and the host is Nicholas Parsons. From the Harlequin Theatre in Redhill.
(Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm)
RT Direct: Just a a Minute Best of 2005 (BBC Audiobooks) is available for £12.99 including p&p. To order, send a cheque payable to Selections to: [address removed], call [number removed] (national rate) quoting [number removed], or visit [web address removed]


Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Graham Norton
Unknown: Jenny Eclair
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Producer: Claire Jones

: The Archers

Emma repays an old debt.
For cast see page 31 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts news, interviews and the verdict on North Country, a film based on America's first sexual harassment case. Producer AasiyaLodhi


Unknown: Mark Lawson

: A Five-Year Sentence

1/5. Jean Hawkins sees no point in going on after retirement, but then she is presented with a five-year diary and her life changes dramatically. By Bernice Rubens , dramatised by Richard Monks.
Other parts played by members of the cast
Producer/Director Sally Avens Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Jean Hawkins
Unknown: Bernice Rubens
Dramatised By: Richard Monks.
jean: Sheila Reid
Brian: Kenneth Cranham
Matron: Janet Henfrey
Mother: Evie Garratt
Violet: Tina Gray
MrConnersby/Vicar: John Cummins
Colleague/Librarian: Carolyn Pickles
Bank manager: Gerard McDermott
Neighbour/Nurse: Ella Smith
Vicar/Police: Delroy Brown

: Document

4/4. Mike Thomson uncovers Treasury files from the mid-1970s that show how officials tried to keep from the public the true value of North Sea oil to a potentially independent Scotland. Producer Jolyon Jenkins


Unknown: Mike Thomson
Producer: Jolyon Jenkins

: Imaginary Friends

An exploration of the world of the imaginary friend as seen by those who have them, such as four-and-a-half-year-old Margot who plays with her imaginary friend every day, and polar explorer Dave Mill who created "Nobody" when he embarked on a solo walk to the North Pole. Producer Sarah Taylor


Unknown: Dave Mill
Producer: Sarah Taylor

: Nature

3/9. Re-wilding. It is now becoming recognised that large, landscape-scale nature reserves need to be created if biodiversity and a full range of habitats in the UK are to be maintained. Paul Evans visits two projects, the RSPB's Lakenheath Fen in East Anglia and the Wild Ennerdale project in Cumbria, to explore how large-scale conservation could shape the future countryside. Producer Brett westwood


Unknown: Paul Evans

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

Presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Sea

1/5. Art historian Max Morden returns to the seaside village where he spent a memorable childhood holiday, both to escape a recent loss and to confront a distant trauma. Jim Norton reads John Banville's Man
Booker Prize-winning novel. Abridged by Tamsin Collison. Producer Joanna Green
RT DIRECT: The Sea is available for £14.99 (RRP £16.99) including p&p. To order, send a cheque payable to RT Direct. Address:[address removed]. Call [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute), quoting RT. or visi www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Max Morden
Unknown: Jim Norton
Unknown: John Banville
Abridged By: Tamsin Collison.
Producer: Joanna Green

: Home Truths

Shortened repeat from Saturday at 9am

: Today in Parliament

The first of the week's reports from Westminster. Presented by David Wilby.


Presented By: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: Tete-a-Tete

1/5. By Hazel Rowley. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Hazel Rowley.

: World Briefing 1.20

World Business Report

: World Today

: News

: News

: World Today

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog by Dylan Thomas: (2/5) A Visit to Grandpa's read by Geraint Morgan

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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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