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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

Presented by the Rev Ernest Rea.


Unknown: Ernest Rea.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Indarjit Singh.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Indarjit Singh.

: Unreliable Evidence

8/8. Foreign Law. English Common Law has evolved over some 350 years, with judges basing their decisions on those made by their predecessors. But while we have successfully exported our legal system, our own courts have been reluctant to take account of decisions made by foreign judges. Clive Anderson and guests debate whether our law is simply the best in the world or if we might improve it by looking beyond our borders. Does our insularity work against the interests of ordinary litigants, or is it just the best way of ensuring justice? Producer Brian King Repeated9.30pm


Unknown: Clive Anderson

: Views of Empire

3/5. A View from India. The historian Maria Misra charts the rise and fall of nationalism in Indian text books ana hears some school pupils ponder the question What did the Raj do for US?" Producer Vibeke Venema


Unknown: Maria Misra
Producer: Vibeke Venema

: Book of the Week: Wild Mary

2/5. As war clouds gathered in Europe, marriage to an acceptable husband was the only escape from her parents' home for Mary Wesley. Once the war began, she found release in a London that was radically changed Dy the conflict. By Patrick Marnham. For details see yesterday Rptd12.30am


Unknown: Mary Wesley.
Unknown: Patrick Marnham.

: Daily Service .

Led by the Rev Tony Burnham. The Lord Is King! Lift Up
Your Voice (Church Triumphant). Acts 2, W22-24; 32-36.
He Is Exalted (Paris). We Have a Gospel to Proclaim (Fulda). Director of music Alan Wilson. Organist Graham Eccles.


Unknown: Tony Burnham.
Organist: Alan Wilson.
Organist: Graham Eccles.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Ottoline and Bertie .
2/5. Dramatisation by Derek Bowskill of the letters and journals of Bertrand Russell and Lady Ottoline Morrell. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Derek Bowskill
Unknown: Bertrand Russell
Unknown: Lady Ottoline Morrell.

: Nature

3/8. Glacier. Paul Evans makes a remarkable journey into a sub-glacial world where his Norwegian hosts have built a laboratory. He discovers to his great surprise that me triumphs even here in the deep dark reaches of a glacier belly, where it's cold, wet. dirty, and extreme in every Sense of the word. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Evans

: Second City Comedy Central

2/2. The Second City in Chicago is arguably the most famous and influential comedy club in the world. people who made their start there went on to make films like The
Graduate, Catch-22, Animal House, Ghostbusters, Wayne's World, Groundhog Day and Best in Show as well as countless television shows, including Saturday Night Live. Here, John Bird examines the impact the Second City nas had on TV comedy and looks at the health of the organisation today - has the Bush administration helped it go back to its political roots? producer James Crawford


Unknown: John Bird
Producer: James Crawford

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs, presented by Liz Barclay ana Peter White. Including at 12.30 Call You and Yours.
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than bp per minute) Lines open from 10am


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Shaun Ley.


Presented By: Shaun Ley.

: Stage to Screen

New series 1/3. Cabaret. Paul Gambaccini turns the spotlight on the transfer from stage to screen of cabaret, the 1972 multiple Oscar-winning film. He meets its stars, Liza Minnelli and Michael York , who recall their time filming at the Bavarian Studios in Munich under the director Bob Fosse , and explores the social and political background of the era when Cabaret was produced. Producer Adrian Edwards Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Unknown: Liza Minnelli
Unknown: Michael York
Director: Bob Fosse
Producer: Adrian Edwards

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Duce's Bonce

By 1956 the Hon Violet Gibson has been in an asylum ror more than 20 years, and she seems finally to have lost touch with reality. Half the time she doesn't know who the prime minister is, and she has this mad idea that she snot
Benito Mussolini. Based on a true story. By Robin Brooks.
Producer/Director Fiona McAlpine


Unknown: Violet Gibson
Unknown: Benito Mussolini.
Story By: Robin Brooks.
Director: Fiona McAlpine
Violet: Catherine McCormacK
Maggie: Maureen Beattie
Dr Francis Shelton: Adrian Rawlins
William: Nicholas Woodeson
The Queen of Bohemia: Sarah Eedle

: Making History

7/13. Sue Cook and the experts examine listeners' historical puzzles and passions. Producer Nick Patrick ADDRESS- [address removed]email: making.historyi5bbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute)


Producer: Nick Patrick

: People I Wanted to Be

2/5. Articles of Faith. A Russian couple are haunted by the ghosts of the children they never had. By
Gina Ochsner. Read by Zhivila Roche. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Gina Ochsner.
Read By: Zhivila Roche.

: This Sceptred Isle: Empire

77/90. A Greater Britain? As America, Germany and Japan were growing as global powers, Britain needed to find a new approach to running its Empire. By Christopher Lee. Narrated by Juliet Stevenson , with readings by Jack Davenport and Saeed Jaffrey. For further details see yesterday


Unknown: Christopher Lee.
Unknown: Juliet Stevenson
Unknown: Jack Davenport
Unknown: Saeed Jaffrey.

: Law in Action

New series 1/10. Barrister Clive Coleman cuts through the legal jargon to explain what's really happening with the law and how it affects our everyday lives. Producer Jim Frank


Unknown: Clive Coleman
Producer: Jim Frank

: Great Lives : 9/10 : WG Grace

Piers Morgan, former editor of the Daily Mirror and lifelong cricket enthusiast, nominates WG Grace as the greatest English cricketer and, some would say, the greatest English sportsman of all time. He seeks to persuade presenter Matthew Parris, who is himself not a fan of cricket, of the achievements of the man who elevated cricket to its unique place in English life.
Producer Beth O'Dea
Repeated on Friday at 11pm


Presenter: Matthew Parris
Contributor: Piers Morgan
Producer: Beth O'Dea
Subject: WG Grace

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: Revolting People

5/6. Samuel, McGurk and the others arrive in London where McGurk is reunited with his family. Comedy written by and starring Andy Hamilton and Jay Tarses.
With Rebecca Front, Philip Pope and Michael Fenton Stevens Producer/Director Paul Mayhew-Archer


Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Jay Tarses.
Unknown: Philip Pope
Unknown: Michael Fenton Stevens
Director: Paul Mayhew-Archer
Sgt McGurk: Andy Hamilton
Samuel: Jay Tarses
Capt Brimshaw: James Fleet
Mary: Julia Hills
Joshua: Tony Maudsley

: The Archers

David and Ruth aren't happy campers.
For cast see page 32 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm


Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Lilian Bellamy: Sunny Ormonde
Jolene Perks: Buffy Davis
Clarrie Grundy: Rosalind Adams
Roy Tucker: Ian Pepperell
Mike Tucker: Terry Molloy
Hayley Tucker: Lorraine Coady
Alistair Lloyd: Michael Lumsden
Shula Hebden Lloyd: Judy Bennett
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth Archer: Felicity Finch
Tom Archer: Tom Graham
Brian Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
Fallon Rogers: Joanna van Kampen
Adam Macy: Andrew Wincott
Brenda Tucker: Amy Shindler
Caroline Pemberton: Sara Coward
Oliver Sterling: Michael Cochrane
Matt Crawford: Kim Durham
Jazzer: Ryan Kelly
Bert Fry: Eric Allan
Sam Batton: Robin Pirongs
Ian Craig: Stephen Kennedy
Joe Grundy: Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harris

: Front Row

With John Wilson , who reports from a major exhibition that brings together John Constable 's major six-foot landscape paintings for the first time. Producer Thomas Morris


Unknown: John Wilson
Unknown: John Constable
Producer: Thomas Morris

: Ottoline and Bertie

2/5. Bertie presses Ottoline to leave her husband. Dramatised by Derek Bowskill.
For cast and details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Dramatised By: Derek Bowskill.

: File on 4

2/11. With the NHS facing a cash crisis, the Government insists its multibillion-pound computer project is to press ahead despite opposition from doctors. Has Whitehall got the prescription wrong? Gerry Northam reports. Producer Ian Muir-Cochrane Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Gerry Northam
Producer: Ian Muir-Cochrane

: 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

: Case Notes

4/9. As the football World Cup approaches, fans are worrying about the fractures their star players may have or will receive during the tournament. Some broken bones heal well after a few weeks in plaster. Others need an operation, perhaps involving a metal plate or pins. Dr Mark Porter reports on the latest techniques for mending broken bones, including the metatarsals. Producer Deborah Cohen Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: Unreliable Evidence

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Claire Bolderson.


Presented By: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Black Swan Green

7/10. Spy. Jason makes an unplanned excursion to the local gypsy encampment. By David Mitchell. For details see yesterday


Unknown: David Mitchell.

: Down the Line

5/6. Continuing the provocative phone-in show, hosted DJ Gary Bellamy. Producer Lucy Armitage


Unknown: Gary Bellamy.
Producer: Lucy Armitage

: A Bright Light in the Night

Joe Queenan drives from Albuquerque to Las Vegas in pursuit of the history of the motel. Produced by Miles Warde


Unknown: Joe Queenan
Produced By: Miles Warde

: News

: Book of the Week: Wild Mary

2/5. Patrick Marnham 's biography of novelist Mary Wesley. Read by Felicity Kendal. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Patrick Marnham
Unknown: Mary Wesley.
Read By: Felicity Kendal.

: Analysis

: News

: The Word

: 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.

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