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: News and Papers,

and at 9.45 Daily Service.
Producer Peter Baxter imate times


Producer: Peter Baxter

: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Tony Burnham.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rosemary Lain-Priestley .


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Rosemary Lain-Priestley

: 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

Led by Michael Wakelin. Lord Jesus, Think on Me
(Southwell). Numbers 21, vv4-9. Call to Remembrance (Farrant). We Sing the Praise of Him Who Died (Bow Brickhill). Director of music Marcus Farnsworth.


Unknown: Michael Wakelin.
Music: Marcus Farnsworth.

: Book of the Week: The Caliph's House -a Year in Casablanca

1/4. Frustrated with his cramped London lifestyle, travel writer Tahir Shah decided to set up home in Morocco. But when he bought the Caliph's House, he and his family discovered they were getting more than they'd bargained for. Abridged by Laurence Wareing and read by Shiv Grewal. Producer Kirsty Williams Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: The Caliph's House -a Year in Casablanca by Tahir Shah is available for E13.50 (rrp E15.00) including p&p (UK delivery only). 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.sparkiedirect.com


Unknown: Tahir Shah
Abridged By: Laurence Wareing
Read By: Shiv Grewal.
Producer: Kirsty Williams
Unknown: Tahir Shah

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 Friends like These 1/5. Comic plays about friendship, each featuring a different comedy partnership. Helen and Gail, by Fay Rusling and Oriane Messina. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Fay Rusling
Unknown: Oriane Messina.

: Playing for Scotland

Edi Stark talks to refugees and explores the asylum issues faced by Scotland today to find out what these could mean for the UK as a whole. Producer Monise Durrani


Producer: Monise Durrani

: Ayres on the Air

3/6. Travel. Pam Ayres reads more of her poetry, tells anecdotes and performs sketches, with the help of Felicity Montagu and Geoffrey Whitehead. Producer Claire Jones BBC AUDIO: Ayres on the Air, featuring excerpts from the programme, is available on audio cassette and CD from www.bbcshop.com ana from all good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]


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

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs, with Liz Barclay and Peter White.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

Presented by Shaun Ley.


Presented By: Shaun Ley.

: Counterpoint

5/13. Contestants from Wales and the North West face Ned Sherrin 's gueries in the eclectic music quiz. Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: McLevy ,

New series 1/4. A Piece of Cake. The celebrated chef
Pierre-Henri Escaffre is the toast of the city. Only McLevy is immune from gastronomic temptation. Which is just as well, since burglary and murder are about to make an appearance on the menu. By David Ashton.


Unknown: Pierre-Henri Escaffre
Unknown: David Ashton.
Inspector McLevy: Brian Cox
Jean: Siobhan Redmond
Mulholland: Michael Perceval-Maxwell
Roach: David Ashton
Producer/Director: Patrick Rayner
Tom: Bean Scanian
Pierre-Henri: Paul Blair
Mary: Vickl Liddelle
Joseph: Bryan Lowe

: Money Box Live

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


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Jessica Laugharne

: The Great Western Adventure

1/5. London Terminal. Colin's hypochondria colours the way he reacts to a fellow passenger as he waits for his train at Paddington station. This story by Richard Francis , read by Rupert Wickham , begins a series of tales each of which is inspired by a place created by Isambard Kingdom Brunei, in celebration of his bicentenary. producer Mary Ward Lowery


Story By: Richard Francis
Read By: Rupert Wickham
Producer: Mary Ward Lowery

: Alvin Hall's Secret Collections

1/5. What motivates the private art collector? Alvin Hall seeks out the world's most glittering art collections and finds out from their patrons whether it is a canny investment or the thrill of the chase that gets their juices running. Today he visit a man with so much art he has to hang it on the toilet door. Producer Richard Vadon


Unknown: Alvin Hall
Producer: Richard Vadon

: The Food Programme

Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm

: Four Corners

New series 1/13. Discussion programme in which contributors from across the globe offer their perspectives on topical issues. Producer Mark Rickards


Producer: Mark Rickards

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: Quote.... Unquote

3/9. Swapping quotes and anecdotes are the Daily
Telegraph's Celia Haddon , comedian Natalie Haynes , poet Ruth Padel and art critic Brian Sewell.
The reader is William Franklyn. Presented by Nigel Rees. Producer Tilusha Ghelani Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm


Unknown: Celia Haddon
Unknown: Natalie Haynes
Unknown: Ruth Padel
Unknown: Brian Sewell.
Unknown: William Franklyn.
Presented By: Nigel Rees.
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

: The Archers

Ed has a favour to ask.
For cast see page 35 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including news of the shortlist of contenders for the E15,000 National Short Story Prize. The stories will be broadcast next week on Radio 4.
Producer Sally Spurring


Unknown: Mark Lawson

: Friends like These

1/5. Helen and Gail. Helen and Gail are best friends, separated only by the fact that Gail is in prison for trying to murder Helen. When visiting time comes round, their relationship takes an odd turn. The first of five comic plays about friendship, each celebrating a different comedy partnership, is by Fay Rusling and Oriane Messina.
Producer/Director Claudine Toutoungi Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Fay Rusling
Unknown: Oriane Messina.
Director: Claudine Toutoungi
Helen: Fay Rusing
Gail: Oriane Messina

: Quest for a Cure

3/3. Testing, Testing. For almost 20 years, hundreds of scientists at Sandwich in Kent have been working to bring a new HIV/Aids drug to the marketplace. The BBC has been tracking them for the past five years, and has been given unique access to make this radio diary. But just as the drug moves into the global test phase, rival treatments also racing to market hit trouble. Peter Day asks whether it is right to trust big business to keep us healthy. Producer Neil Koenig


Producer: Neil Koenig

: Crossing Continents

9/13. Italy. Abortion has become a hot political issue as Italy goes to the polls on 9 April. Rosie Goldsmith meets those on both sides of the debate and hears stories from the women caught in the crossfire. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith

: Wildlifers of Alcatraz

Once a notorious prison, Alcatraz now stands empty and in ruins. But among the crumbling cellblocks, seabirds have flocked to make this grim place their home. Aubrey Manning finds out how these new jailbirds have made SUCh a success of life on Alcatraz. Producer Melinda Barker


Unknown: Aubrey Manning
Producer: Melinda Barker

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis presented by Claire Bolderson.


Presented By: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Tamburlaine Must Die

rl/5. May 1593: Christopher Marlowe , playwright, poet and spy, is summoned to London to appear before the Privy Council. Perhaps the Queen requires his service? Or perhaps it's something more sinister? An Elizabethan thriller by Louise Welsh, read by Dexter Fletcher. Abridger/Producer Chris Wallis
RT DIRECT: Tamburlaine Must Die by Louise Welsh 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. UK delivery only


Unknown: Christopher Marlowe
Unknown: Louise Welsh
Read By: Dexter Fletcher.
Producer: Chris Wallis
Unknown: Louise Welsh

: Home Truths

Shortened repeat from Saturday at 9am

: A Life with the Firm

1/5. A Slap in the Face. The Queen's accession was seen as the dawn of a new Elizabethen age. But how long would the euphoria last? Anthony Howard looks back at the Queen's reign from its beginnings to the present day. Continues tomorrow. Producer Mark Savage


Unknown: Anthony Howard

: News

: Book of the Week: The Caliph's House - a Year in Casablanca

1/4. By travel writer Tahir Shah. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Tahir Shah.

: Analysis

: News

: Culture Shock

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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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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