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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 Edward Stourton and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Chief Rabbi. Sir Jonathan Sacks.


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Sir Jonathan Sacks.

: Unreliable Evidence

New series 1/8. International Law. Clive Anderson presents the law programme that debates the legal issues of the day Since the Second World War, Britain and the US have been at the forefront of developing international law. But how much have these global agreements been damaged by events such as Guantanamo Bay and the Iraq
War? International lawyer Philippe Sands and former US State Department legal adviser William H Taft are among the guests. Producer Brian King Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Clive Anderson
Unknown: Philippe Sands
Unknown: William H Taft

: Me and My Poison

New series 1/5. For the last ten years, the health service in Sri Lanka has been overwhelmed with cases of young people attempting suicide. Jolyon Jenkins talks to British doctor Michael Eddleston about his research in Sri Lanka. trying to understand the reasons behind the suicide epidemic, and looking for an antidote. Producer Jolyon Jenkins


Talks: Jolyon Jenkins
Unknown: Michael Eddleston
Producer: Jolyon Jenkins

: Book of the Week: The Yellow House

2/5. Van Gogh and Gauguin settle in to the Yellow House. Domestic arrangements are made and paintings begun. By Martin Gayford. For details see yesterday Repeated 12.30am


Unknown: Van Gogh
Unknown: Martin Gayford.

: Daily Service

Led by Judy Merry. My God, Love Thee (Solomon).
John 12, vv20-26. Jesu, Grant Me This, I Pray (Gibbons, arr Bairstow). My Song Is Love Unknown (Love Unknown). Director of music Simon Lole.


Unknown: Judy Merry.
Music: Simon Lole.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Snap! 2/5. By Charlotte Cory.
The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Charlotte Cory.

: Fascinating Deaths

112. The West Runton Elephant. Jessica Holm turns detective to solve an ancient murder mystery from
- the fossil records. She visits West Runton in Norfolk to investigate the mysterious death of a huge mammoth about 700,000 years ago. Producer Joanne Stevens


Unknown: Jessica Holm
Producer: Joanne Stevens

: Battleaxes and Hen-Pecked Husbands

2/2. The Hen-Pecked Husband. A man of extreme weakness or total apathy, the hen-pecked husband had been at the sharp end of comedy for generations - and usually at the sharp end of his wife's s tongue. Kathy
Staff explores the hen-pecked man in all his backbone-less glory. Producer Angela Sherwin


Producer: Angela Sherwin

: You and Yours

Myths and realities are exposed as the causes of MS are analysed. With John Waite 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: John Waite
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

Presented by Shaun Ley.


Presented By: Shaun Ley.

: Ken Clarke's Jazz Greats

3/4. Coleman Hawkins. Coleman Hawkins was the original tenor sax player, the man who raised the instrument from the ranks of the American military band to the front line of jazz. Ken Clarke talks to
John Dankworth about "Hawk" and his legacy. Producer Paul Evans


Unknown: Coleman Hawkins.
Unknown: Coleman Hawkins
Talks: Ken Clarke
Unknown: John Dankworth
Producer: Paul Evans

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Mustard Seed

A traveller passing through a remote village finds himself at the centre of a desperate request when a deserted mother implores him to cure her only son. Another chance to hear this beautiful, touching story by Nick Warburton , hacoH nn Buddhist fable.
Director Peter Kavanagh


Story By: Nick Warburton
Director: Peter Kavanagh
The Traveller: Jim Norton
Katherine: Emma Fielding
Robert: Stephen Hogan

: Home Planet

Richard Daniel presents the magazine that deals with listeners' environmental concerns. Producer Nick Patrick ADDRESS: [address removed]email: home.planet (Sbbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute)


Unknown: Richard Daniel
Producer: Nick Patrick

: Rhapsody in Blue

2/4. The Dark Blue Settee. Set in Newcastle upon
Tyne in 1965, this is the tale of a television, a kiss and a family disaster. Written by Julia Darling and read by Felicity Finch. For details see yesterday


Written By: Julia Darling
Read By: Felicity Finch.

: Relatively Einstein

2/4. Writer Michael Frayn talks about how Einstein's ideas influenced his play Copenhagen. For details see yesterday


Talks: Michael Frayn

: Word of Mouth

2/8. In a special Easter edition, Michael Rosen considers the unique contribution of the King James Bible to the richness of the English language. He also hears from Humanist, Muslim and Christian speakers about how religious language is updated and made accessible to all. Producer Mark Smalley Repeated on Sunday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Unknown: King James Bible
Producer: Mark Smalley

: International Cricket

India v England: The sixth one-day international, from Jamshedpur. Producer Peter Baxter 'approximate times
5.00 World Briefing 5.20 World Business Report


Producer: Peter Baxter

: Great Lives

2/10. Andrew Carnegie. Once called "the richest man in the world", it is not just Andrew Carnegie 's wealth that inspired Jeff Randall to nominate him for greatness. By the time he died, Carnegie had given most of his vast fortune away. Matthew Parris invites Randall to explore the life of an extraordinary businessman and philanthropist, with the help of Eric Homberger , a professor of American Studies. Producer Isobel Eaton Repeated on Friday at 11pm


Unknown: Andrew Carnegie.
Unknown: Andrew Carnegie
Unknown: Jeff Randall
Unknown: Matthew Parris
Unknown: Eric Homberger
Producer: Isobel Eaton

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: Think the Unthinkable

2/4. Comedy drama in which Unthinkable Solutions, the radical management consultants, inflict their help on unsuspecting companies. This week, they try to overhaul the Post Office, with mixed results. Starring
Marcus Brigstocke , Catherine Shepherd , David Mitchell and Beth Chalmers. Written by James Cary. Producer Adam Bromley


Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown: Catherine Shepherd
Unknown: David Mitchell
Unknown: Beth Chalmers.
Written By: James Cary.
Producer: Adam Bromley

: The Archers

There's an escapee at The Stables.
For cast see page 47 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including news of the shortlist for the Gulbenkian Prize for museums and galleries, announced here by the chair of the judges, Lord Winston. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Snap!

2/5. Taking Pictures. Mr Buckle is the proprietor of a photographic studio and his client today is Daisy, a young girl with a well-hidden secret. Mr Buckle likes to talk and as Daisy listens, she becomes aware that he knows far too much about her. By Charlotte Cory. ham
For details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Charlotte Cory.
Mr Buckle: Leslie Grant

: Street Solutions

What's the best way to tackle anti-social behaviour among young people? Marian Fitzgerald , visiting professor of criminology at the University of Kent, and Shaun Bailey , a youth and community worker from west London, pool their different perspectives to investigate. Producer Sheila Cook Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Marian Fitzgerald
Unknown: Shaun Bailey
Producer: Sheila Cook

: 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

2/5. Psychological research has shown humans think more clearly when they don't make eye contact. Claudia Hammond visits a school in Scotland where pupils are taught not to look at the teacher when answering questions. Plus, a report from Australia, where forced detention and temporary visas have caused severe mental-health problems in those seeking asylum. Producer Katy Hickman Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Claudia Hammond
Producer: Katy Hickman

: Unreliable Evidence

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Night Watch

2/15. London 1947: Duncan encounters an old friend,
Helen and Julia have an uneasy picnic in Regent's Park, and Viv spends the afternoon in the countryside with Reggie. By Sarah Waters. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Sarah Waters.

: Political Animal

2/4. Comedians from all parts of the spectrum perform political material in front of a live audience. With John Oliver and Andy Zaltzman. Producer Richard Grocock


Unknown: John Oliver
Unknown: Andy Zaltzman.
Producer: Richard Grocock

: The National Short Story Prize - the Shortlist

2/5. Another of the top five stories in contention for the first National Short Story Prize. For details see yesterday

: News

: Book of the Week: The Yellow House

2/5. By Martin Gayford. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Martin Gayford.

: Analysis

: News

: The Word

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

: International CricketIndia v England

The sixth one-day international, from Jamshedpur. At
8.25 News and Papers, and at 9.45 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.

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