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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Noel Vincent.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Angela Tilby.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: Start the Week

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


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Producer: Victoria Wakely

: Daily Service

Led by Clair Jaquiss. How Great Thou Art (Trad Swedish). Psalm 19, vv1-6. Make Yourself Known to Me (Silver). Think about His Love (Harrah). Director of music Andy Silver.


Unknown: Clair Jaquiss.
Music: Andy Silver.

: Book of the Week: White on Black

1/5. Ruben Gallego was born in Moscow in 1968 with severe cerebral palsy. His grandfather, secretary-general of the Spanish Communist Party, banished him to a state orphanage, telling Ruben's mother that her son had died. But for Ruben, who'd been born without the use of hands and feet, fighting for survival was second nature. This, his memoir, won the Russian equivalent of the Booker Prize. It's abridged by Jane Marshall and read by Stephen Tompkinson. Producer Jane Marshall Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: White on Black by Ruben Gallego is available for £10.00 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.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Ruben Gallego
Abridged By: Jane Marshall
Read By: Stephen Tompkinson.
Producer: Jane Marshall
Unknown: Ruben Gallego

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Voyage Out 1/10. By Virginia Woolf. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Virginia Woolf.

: Recipe of Hope

Dr B's restaurant in Harrogate, was set up by child-care charity Barnardo's 20 years ago, long before celebrity chefs used the discipline of the kitchen to kick-start the lives of disadvantaged youngsters. It offers two-year apprenticeships to young people with special learning needs and difficulties - but does it work? Peter White talks to some of its trainees. Producer Sue Mitchell


Talks: Peter White
Producer: Sue Mitchell

: Ayres on the Air

New series 1/6. Fame. Pam Ayres returns with a new series packed with poetry, anecdotes and sketches. With Felicity Montagu and Geoffrey Whitehead. Producer Claire Jones


Unknown: Pam Ayres
Unknown: Felicity Montagu
Unknown: Geoffrey Whitehead.
Producer: Claire Jones

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs, with Sheila McClennon and John Waite.


Unknown: Sheila McClennon
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

Introduced by Shaun Ley.


Introduced By: Shaun Ley.

: Counterpoint

3/13. The eclectic music quiz chaired by Ned Sherrin. Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Ned Sherrin.
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Big Bow Mystery

It's 1892 and a man is found dead in a room that's locked from the inside. But it's not suicide. A seemingly inexplicable murder brings London to a standstill and pits the city's two greatest detectives against each other. By Israel Zanqwill; dramatised by Robert Messik.
Producer/Director David Ian Neville


Dramatised By: Robert Messik.
Director: David Ian Neville
Insp Grodman: John Woodvine
InspWimp: David Holt
Mrs Drabdump: Carolyn Pickles
Mortlake: David Thorpe
Cantercot: Chris Moran
Coroner/Prosecutor: Stephen Critchlow

: Money Box Live

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


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Jennifer Clarke

: Stories of the Heart and Mind

1/5. Clothes Pegs and Lucky Heather. A week of stories recorded in Bill Lee 's now-stationary caravan in Kent, reflecting on his experiences as a nomadic Romany within a householder society. Today, he recalls his childhood days on the open road - a life that may appear romantic, but the freedom comes at a price. producer Simon Evans


Unknown: Lucky Heather.
Unknown: Bill Lee
Producer: Simon Evans

: The Oak Tree

1/5. During an autumn storm, an oak tree sheds the last of its acorns: some rot away; some are eaten; and some germinate to give rise to new oak saplings. Set against a backdrop of sounds recorded on location, the story of a thousand-year-old oak tree in Northumberland is narrated by Peter France. Producer Sarah Blunt Acorn antiques: page 26


Unknown: Peter France.

: The Food Programme

Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm

: Test Match Special

India v England
Commentary on the third day's play in the Third Test in Mumbai. Including at 7.00 News and Papers and at
9.15 Daily Service.
Producer Peter Baxter 'approximate times


Producer: Peter Baxter

: Beyond Belief

Are faith schools a good idea, or is it better that children from different religious traditions mix together and learn from each other? Ernie Rea and his guests discuss the issue. Producer Janet McLarty


Unknown: Ernie Rea
Producer: Janet McLarty

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: Quote.... Unquote

New series 1/9. With guests Simon Brett , Dave Gorman , Stephanie Merritt and the first ever producer of Quote.... Unquote, John Lloyd. The reader is William Franklyn and the programme is presented by Nigel Rees.
Producer Tilusha Ghelani Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm


Unknown: Simon Brett
Unknown: Dave Gorman
Unknown: Stephanie Merritt
Unknown: John Lloyd.
Unknown: William Franklyn
Presented By: Nigel Rees.
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

: The Archers

Emma finds a new best friend.
For cast see page 30 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , who reports on the film Transamerica, starring Oscar-nominated Felicity Huffman , known here for her role in Desperate Housewives. Producer sally Spurring


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Felicity Huffman

: The Voyage Out

1/10. By Virginia Woolf. A motley group of genteel adventurers board a ship bound for South America in 1913, among them Helen Ambrose and her niece
Rachel Vinrace. Will this voyage prove to be one of self-discovery? Dramatised by Helen Edmundson.
Music by Tom Moss ; Producer/Director Nadia Molinari Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Virginia Woolf.
Unknown: Helen Ambrose
Unknown: Rachel Vinrace.
Dramatised By: Helen Edmundson.
Music By: Tom Moss
Director: Nadia Molinari Rptd
Rachel: Laura Fraser
Helen: Rebecca Johnson
Terence: Bertie Carvel
StJohn: Ronan Vibert
Clarissa: Susannah Harker
Dalloway: Richard Dlllane
Willoughby: David Fleeshman
Ridley: Will Tacey
Mr Pepper: Paul McCleary
MrsChailey: Eileen O'Brien
Miss Allan: Briqit Forsyth
Mrs Elliot: Olwen May

: Quest for a Cure

1/3. Cell Block. Five years ago Peter Day gained behind-the-scenes access to track a potentially ground-breaking HIV/Aids treatment from the lab to the vital test stages. In this series he tells how the world's biggest drug company spent years on fruitless research - until inspiration struck. Producer Neil Koenig


Producer: Neil Koenig

: Crossing Continents

7/13. America. James Silver reveals the heavy social cost Of America's online poker Obsession. Repeated from Thursday

: When Lightning Strikes

In October 2005 Allan MacDiarmid was struck by lightning as he played football near Sudbury in Suffolk. Amazingly, he survived with barely a scratch. Presenter Richard Uridge examines the moments before and after Allan was hit in a bid to gain a better understanding of one of nature's most powerful forces. Plus a look at ball lightning. Producer Richard Uridge


Unknown: Allan MacDiarmid
Presenter: Richard Uridge
Producer: Richard Uridge

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

Presented by Claire Bolderson.


Presented By: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: The Historian

1/10. When an Oxford academic is anonymously gifted a volume inscribed with the mark of Vlad Drakulya , there begins a terrifying and increasingly desperate quest for the monster's last-recorded resting place. By Elizabeth Kostova. Abridged by Neville Teller , and read by Colin Stinton and Barbara Barnes. Producer Eoin O'Callaghan
RT DIRECT: The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova is available for E6.99 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.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Vlad Drakulya
Unknown: Elizabeth Kostova.
Abridged By: Neville Teller
Read By: Colin Stinton
Read By: Barbara Barnes.
Producer: Eoin O'Callaghan
Unknown: Elizabeth Kostova

: Home Truths

Shortened repeat from Saturday at 9am

: Today in Parliament

Presented by Susan Hulme.


Presented By: Susan Hulme.

: News

: Book of the Week: White on Black

1/5. Memoir by Ruben Gallego. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Ruben Gallego.

: World Today

: News

: News

: World Today

: News

: Outlook

: Test Match Special

India v England: Commentary on the fourth day of the Third Test. Producer Peter Baxter *approximate times
4.45 Off the Shelf: Short Story Competition Winners (2/5) Makeover, by Anitha Murthy , read by Harvey Virdi
5.00 World Briefing 5.20 World Business Report


Producer: Peter Baxter
Unknown: Anitha Murthy
Read By: Harvey Virdi

: Test Match SpecialIndia v England

Commentary on the fourth day's play in the Third Test in Mumbai. Including at 7.00 News and Papers, at 8.31 Yesterday in Parliament, and at 9.15 Daily Service.
Producer Peter Baxter *approximate times


Producer: Peter Baxter

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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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