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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Father James Hanvey.


Unknown: Father James Hanvey.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rosemary Lain-Priestley .


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
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 John Forrest. There Is a Green Hill Far Away
(Horsley). Isaiah 53, vvl-6. What Kind of Love Is This?
(Haworth). Meekness and Majesty (Kendnck). Director of music Andy Silver.


Unknown: John Forrest.
Music: Andy Silver.

: Book of the Week: The Yellow House

1/5. In October 1888 Paul Gauguin 's arrival at the Yellow House, in Aries in the south of France, was greeted with great delight by his host, Vincent van Gogh. Thus began eight weeks of the most celebrated cohabitation in art history. By Martin Gayford , read by Jamie Glover. Abridger/Producer Jill Waters Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: The Yellow House by Martin Gayford is available for E13.50 (rrp £14.99) 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: Paul Gauguin
Unknown: Vincent van Gogh.
Unknown: Martin Gayford
Read By: Jamie Glover.
Producer: Jill Waters
Unknown: Martin Gayford

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Snap! 1/5. By Charlotte Cory.
The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Charlotte Cory.

: The Young Governors

New series 1/3. Every year the Prison Service takes graduates onto its fast-track governor training schema
Presenter Clare English has unique access to the progress of these young governors, and asks whether they have the life skills to take on this enormous responsibility. As they learn how to disarm violent prisoners and resist psychological manipulation, they voice their fears and aspirations for their new careers. Producer Deborah Dudgeon
Clare English - Face behind the Voice: page 133


Presenter: Clare English
Producer: Deborah Dudgeon
Producer: Clare English

: Ayres on the Air

4/6. Motherhood. Pam Ayres packs this series with her poetry anecdotes and 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 wwwbbcshop.com and 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

The first of a week-long series looking at multiple sclerosis. The experts explain what it is, while the diaries of people with MS give an insight into living with the disease.
Presented by Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: John Waite.

: The World at One

Presented by Shaun Ley.


Presented By: Shaun Ley.

: Counterpoint ,

6/13. Ned Sherrin chairs another contest of musical general knowledge. Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: MeLevy

2/4 The Sea Change The fair is in town and the star attraction is the Little Mermaid. Even McLevy is not immune, but he can't rid himself of the feeling that somewhere, misdeeds are afoot. By David Ashton.
Producer/Director Patrick Rayner


Unknown: David Ashton.
Director: Patrick Rayner
Inspector McLevy: Brian Cox
Collette: Shirley Henderson
Renny: Steven McNicoll
Mulholland: Michael Perceval-Maxwell
Roach: David Ashton
Hannah: Colette O'Neil
Mattie: Wendy Seaqer
Telfer: Simon Tait

: Money Box Live

Listeners' personal finance questions answered by Paul Lewis 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: Paul Lewis
Producer: Jennifer Clarke

: Rhapsody in Blue

1/5. Another chance to hear four stones with music based on George Gershwin 's masterpiece Rhapsody in Blue.
The Rhapsody Blues. A young black pianist is witness to the premiere of the Rhapsody. Written by Candace Allen and read by Ricky Fearon. Producer Peter Everett


Unknown: George Gershwin
Written By: Candace Allen
Read By: Ricky Fearon.
Producer: Peter Everett

: Relatively Einstein

1/4 Writers and artists discuss the challenges of using
Einstein's ideas in their work. Today artist Cornelia Parker talks about Cold Dark Matter: An Exploded View, her re-creation and comment on the Big Bang, which Einstein's theories predicted. Producer Rami Tzabar


Artist: Cornelia Parker
Producer: Rami Tzabar

: The Food Programme

Fat has become a dirty word, synonymous with obesity and ill health but, at one time, a good Sunday roast wasn't complete without a generous rim of fat. So how has fat become SO vilified? Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm

: Four Corners

2/13. Discussion programme with contributors from across the globe offering their perspectives on topical issues. Producer Mark Rickards


Producer: Mark Rickards

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: Quote.... Unquote

4/9. Exchanging favourite quotations, jokes and anecdotes are Jeremy Beadle , Valerie Grove , Lisa Jardine and Christopher Brookmyre. The reader is
William Franklyn. Presented by Nigel Rees , from the British Library in London. Producer Tilusha Ghelani Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm


Unknown: Jeremy Beadle
Unknown: Valerie Grove
Unknown: Lisa Jardine
Unknown: Christopher Brookmyre.
Unknown: William Franklyn.
Presented By: Nigel Rees
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

: The Archers

Emma hits the panic button.
For cast see page 47 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including an interview with the writer Philip Martin , whose influential 1970s TV series Gangsters is about to appear on DVD. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Philip Martin
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Snap!

1/5. Smile Everyone! A strained family reunion culminates in the taking of a photograph. Everyone is momentarily looking at the camera and smiling - rewriting the whole miserable family history. A series of dramatic monologues told just at the instant when a camera is pointed at the subject, and a vision of a whole life flashes by. Written by Charlotte Cory.
Sarah Patricia Hodqe
Producer/Director Pam Fraser-Solomon Repeated from 10.45am


Written By: Charlotte Cory.
Written By: Sarah Patricia Hodqe

: The Greatest Archaeologist of Them All

According to the legend of St Helena, around 325 AD, an elderly woman endured an arduous journey to Jerusalem to make the greatest archaeological find of all time - unearthing the True Cross. Malcolm Billings goes on the mysterious trail of this Roman empress. He asks whether she was really, as legend has it, the daughter of Old King Cole, or rather a Turkish lady of the night. And he asks whether it was possible that she genuinely found the Cross of Christ. Producer Hugh Levinson


Unknown: Malcolm Billings
Producer: Hugh Levinson

: Crossing Continents

10/13. South Africa. Home to the remnants of battalions of Angolan soldiers who fought for the apartheid regime, the town of Pomfret is now in the sights of the South
African Government as it seeks to stamp out mercenary activity and raze the town to the ground. The inhabitants believe that the Government is simply taking revenge for the past. Repeated from Thursday

: The Spirit of the Tiger

Sankha Guha travels into the heart of the Indian jungle to track Hinduism's and India's greatest and most revered animal - the tiger. Using the extraordinary sounds of the jungle's wildlife to guide him, he encounters an ancient tribe who, it is said, "walked with the tigers", and uncovers the shocking truth of how close the tiger is to extinction. Producer Mark O'Brien


Unknown: Sankha Guha
Producer: Mark O'Brien

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

Presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Night Watch

11/15. Sarah Waters 's new novel. The moving story of three women and their love affairs, set in 1940s
London. The war has ended but its aftershocks linger.
A riveting mystery story that unravels backwards from 1947 to 1944, and finally to 1941. Read by Rosalind Ayres. Abridger/Producer Martin Jarvis
RT DIRECT: The Night Watch by Sarah Waters is available for £14.99 (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.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com Read more on page 133


Unknown: Sarah Waters
Read By: Rosalind Ayres.
Producer: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Sarah Waters

: Home Truths

Shortened repeat from Saturday at 9am

: The National Short Story Prize - the Shortlist

1/5. Announced on Monday last week, the first chance to hear the final five stories, chosen from 1,400 entries from published writers ranging from past masters to the newer writers on the block. Producer Elizabeth Allard


Producer: Elizabeth Allard

: News

: Book of the Week: The Yellow House

1/5. By Martin Gayford. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Martin Gayford.

: 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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