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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Marjory Maclean.


Unknown: Marjory MacLean.

: 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.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Rachel Hooper and Susan Hulme.
7.48 Thought for the Day
Presented by the Rev Roy Jenkins.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Rachel Hooper
Unknown: Susan Hulme.
Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: On the Ropes

3/6. John Humphrys presents the series in which he talks to public figures who have faced turbulent periods in their lives. Producer Steve Peacock Repeated at9.30pm


Unknown: John Humphrys
Producer: Steve Peacock

: The Real World

New series 1/5. Monks or nuns from Christian and Buddhist traditions leave their communities to mix in - with "the real world", record their impressions, and reflect on definitions of reality. This week, Sister Yolanda from the Poor Clares visits a family on a Liverpool housing estate. Poverty for her is voluntary - tor the family there is no choice. Producer Kirsten Dwight


Producer: Kirsten Dwight

: Book of the Week: And Still I Rise

2/5. The murder of the black teenager Stephen Lawrence has had a profound effect on the British Criminal Justice system. But 13 years on, no-one has been convicted of h s murder. Stephen's mother Doreen now tells the story of her son's death and her family's struggle for justice. Read by Josette Simon. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12,30am


Unknown: Stephen Lawrence
Read By: Josette Simon.

: Daily Service _

Led by the Rev Ernest Rea. Jesus, Lord, we look to Thee
(Vienna). Ephesians 4, vv25-end; 5, vvi-2. Ubi Caritas
(Wiison). Love Divine, All Loves Excelling (B/aenwern).
Director of music Alan Wilson. Organist Christopher Stokes.


Unknown: Rev Ernest Rea.
Organist: Alan Wilson.
Organist: Christopher Stokes.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Paston Letters The Woman s Hour drama. 2/10. Dramatisation by Vanessa Rosenthal based on a collection of letters from the medieval period.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Vanessa Rosenthal

: International Cricket

England v Sri Lanka
Live coverage of the NatWest Series one-day international from the Oval. With commentary by Jonathan Agnew , Henry Blofeld and Arlo White , with expert comments from Graham Gooch and Mike Selvey.
Producer Peter Baxter -approximate time


Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By: Henry Blofeld
Commentary By: Arlo White
Unknown: Graham Gooch
Unknown: Mike Selvey.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Nature

6/8. Babblers and Meerkats. The fascinating story of a nice sociable bird (the babbler) and a not-so-nice sociable mammal (the meerkat) in the Kalahari desert. With Aubrey Manning. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Aubrey Manning.

: We'll Keep a Comic in the Hillside

2/2. Welshman Stephen Carver concludes his look at Welsh comedy by exploring what makes comedy d universal language, and asking why we don t see more Welsh sitcoms on the national television networks in the UK. Producer Libby Cross


Unknown: Stephen Carver
Producer: Libby Cross

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs, presented by Winifred Robinson 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


Presented By: Winifred Robinson
Presented By: Peter White.

: The World at One

Presented by Shaun Ley.


Presented By: Shaun Ley.

: The Asylum Band

The discovery of a collection of music in an old psychiatric hospital takes leading violinist David Juntz on an unexpected journey into the surprising history of an orchestra at the Norfolk Lunatic Asylum. Producer Margaret Renn Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm


Violinist: David Juntz
Producer: Margaret Renn

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Man in the Moon

Tom Courtenay stars in Richard Lumsden s moving verse drama set in Derbyshire and spanning nearly
40 years. Producer/Director Sally Avens


Unknown: Tom Courtenay
Unknown: Richard Lumsden
Director: Sally Avens
Morris: Tom Courtenay
Esther: Gillian Bevan
Vera: Ann Beach
Ray: Richard Lumsden
Ted: Wayne Foskett
Marion: Tracy Wiles
Bill: Roger Walker
Mrs Walker: Shirley Dixon
Young Morris: Ernie Lumsden

: Making History

10/13. Sue Cook and the experts examine listeners' historical puzzles and passions. Producer Nick Patrick ADDRESS: [address removed] email: making.historyd>bbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute)


Producer: Nick Patrick

: Creative Writing Groups

2/5. Old Blood. The relationship between an aristocratic lady and her philandering husband, seen through the eyes of a young servant girl. Written by Christiane Algar of the Alnwick Playhouse Writers Group. Read by Carol McGuigan. Producer Mark Whitaker For further details see yesterday


Written By: Christiane Algar
Read By: Carol McGuigan.
Producer: Mark Whitaker

: Sceptical Landscapes

2/5. Professor Philip Stott visits two places on the coast of south-east England to reveal that the sea-level is never constant. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Professor Philip Stott

: Law in Action

4/10. The agenda-setting cross-examination of the law and legal system. Barrister and presenter Clive Coleman analyses the major legal stories and uncovers the ones that have yet to hit the headlines. Producer Jim Frank


Presenter: Clive Coleman
Producer: Jim Frank

: A Good Read

2/8. Today's guests, TV presenter Penny Smith and philosopher and writer Julian Baggini , discuss novels by Graham Greene and John McGahern with presenter Martha Kearney. Producer Mark Smalley Repeated on Friday at llpm


Unknown: Julian Baggini
Unknown: Graham Greene
Unknown: John McGahern
Presenter: Martha Kearney.
Producer: Mark Smalley

: PM

News and analysis, with Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Mitch Benn's Crimes against Music

2/4. Mitch Benn is on tour and is stranded in central Wales, going round in circles. Trapped with him in a car that's far too small is the whimsical music buff Robin Ince. They decide to gig in the first town they find, Llanfyl, but manage to antagonise the locals. It's an anarchic mix of music, Welsh pride and a miserable local radio DJ.
Also featuring Kirsty Newton , Tom Price , Lloyd Langford and Tasha Baylis. Producer Adam Bromley


Unknown: Mitch Benn
Unknown: Robin Ince.
Unknown: Kirsty Newton
Unknown: Tom Price
Unknown: Lloyd Langford
Unknown: Tasha Baylis.
Producer: Adam Bromley

: The Archers

Clarrie gets a new perspective.
For cast see page 32 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , who reports from Tate Modern on a major exhibition of work by Kandinsky. Producer Martin smith


Unknown: Mark Lawson

: The Paston Letters

2/10. Besiege and Ransack. Margaret tries to deal with a dispute over entitlement to the manor of Gresham, with a thousand men staked out on the land. Alone with it all, she faces the looting and sacking with courage. Dramatisation by Vanessa Rosenthal. For details see yesterday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Vanessa Rosenthal.

: File on 4

5/11. Who should be accountable for the failure of the new rural payments scheme that has brought many English farmers to the brink of financial ruin? The UK Government now faces a massive fine from Europe - but why did ministers and the Rural Payments Agency ignore warnings that the system was in crisis? Miriam O'Reilly reports. Producer Liz Carney Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly
Producer: Liz Carney

: 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

7/9. Bowel cancer kills sixteen thousand people every year, making it the second most common cause of cancer deaths after lung cancer. Dr Mark Porter looks at the national screening programme for the disease, which is due to be rolled out over the next three years.
Producer Paula McGrath Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter
Producer: Paula McGrath

: On the Ropes

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

Presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Other Side of You

2/10. Psychiatrist David McBride meets his patient Elizabeth for what turns out to be a rather elusive consultation. By Salley Vickers. For details see yesterday


Unknown: David McBride
Unknown: Salley Vickers.

: Bespoken Word

2/4. The performance poetry series today focuses on love poetry. On the bill is Ed Harris , the hot new talent with a unique new slant on love poems. Presented by Mr Gee.
Recorded at the Albany Theatre, London. Producer Graham Frost


Unknown: Ed Harris
Presented By: Mr Gee.
Producer: Graham Frost

: Today in Parliament

The day's news from Westminster, with Rachel Hooper.


Unknown: Rachel Hooper.

: News

: Book of the Week: And Still I Rise

2/5. Doreen Lawrence 's account of the murder of her teenage son Stephen 13 years ago. Repeated from 9.45am
1.00 World Briefing 1.40 Analysis 1.50 Sports Round-up 2.00 News
2.05 Global Business 2.30 The Word 3.00 News 3.05 Outlook
4.00 World Today 5.00 World Briefing


Unknown: Doreen Lawrence

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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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