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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Ernest Rea.


Unknown: Ernest Rea.

: Farming Today

Producer Ashley Gething


Producer: Ashley Gething

: Today

With John Humphrys , Sue MacGregor.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With Professor Russell Stannard.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Professor Russell Stannard.

: Desert Island Discs

With Sue Lawley.
Repeated from Sunday 12.15pm

: Serial: The Arcanum

Final part.
For details see Monday

: Woman's Hour

A Good Friday special on food and religion. Postcards: Shifting the Leaves. Final part.
For Postcards details see Monday Repeated at 7.45pm

: The Lost Recorder

Carl Dolmetsch 's loss of his father's treasured old recorder in 1919 was to the advantage of generations of school children and music-lovers worldwide. Lucie Skeaping tells the story. Producer Clare Csonka


Unknown: Carl Dolmetsch
Producer: Clare Csonka

: Richard Barton - General Practitioner!

Trailing a new series which starts next week, the one-off episode for which Lol Mason , son of Edward J, created Richard Barton , son of Dick.
With Sally Phillips , Iain Cuthbertson ,
Ann Beach. Wayne Forester and Kim Wall Repeat


Unknown: Lol Mason
Unknown: Richard Barton
Unknown: Sally Phillips
Unknown: Iain Cuthbertson
Unknown: Ann Beach.
Unknown: Wayne Forester
Unknown: Kim Wall
Richard Barton: Robert Bathurst
Dick Barton: Moray Watson
Young Dick Barton: Julian Dutton

: You and Yours

With Mark Whittaker. Editor Chris Burns
PHONE: (0171) [number removed]to raise issues for investigation


Unknown: Mark Whittaker.
Editor: Chris Burns

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: Quote ... Unquote

Nigel Rees chairs the popular quiz involving the exchange of quotations and anecdotes. With Sir Ian McKellen , Julian Mitchell , Claire Rayner and Hilary Spurling. Reader William Franklyn. Producer Chris Neill
E-MAIL: quote.unquote@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Sir Ian McKellen
Unknown: Julian Mitchell
Unknown: Claire Rayner
Reader: Hilary Spurling.
Reader: William Franklyn.
Producer: Chris Neill

: The Archers

"epeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Roman Fever

By Edith Wharton , dramatised by Colin Davis. In 1920s Rome, two Middle-aged American women who were childhood friends meet again by chance. But an afternoon of quiet reminiscence leads into an evening of astonishing revelations. With Zoe Wanamaker as Grace Ansley and Gillian Barge as Alida Slade.
"'rector Celia de Wolff


Unknown: Edith Wharton
Dramatised By: Colin Davis.
Unknown: Zoe Wanamaker
Unknown: Grace Ansley
Unknown: Gillian Barge
Unknown: Alida Slade.
Unknown: Celia de Wolff

: Good Friday from St Paul's

The Bishop of London, the Rt Rev and Rt Hon Richard Chartres , meditates on the story of Christ's Cross and Passion. Introduced by Canon Stephen Oliver. Reader Prunella Scales. With St Paul's Cathedral
Choir. Director of music John Scott.


Unknown: Richard Chartres
Reader: Canon Stephen Oliver.
Reader: Prunella Scales.
Music: John Scott.

: Dedicated to ...

5: The Earls
For details see Monday

: Feedback

With Chris Dunkley.
Producer Nick Utechin. Repeated Sunday
WRITE TO: Feedback. PO Box 2100. London W1A 1QT. FAX: (0171) [number removed]E-MAIL: Feedback@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Chris Dunkley.
Producer: Nick Utechin.

: The Bookciub - the First Chapter

With James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Message

Alex Brodie and guests engage in lively debate about how current media trends affect our lives.
Producer Lindsay Leonard


Unknown: Alex Brodie
Producer: Lindsay Leonard

: PM

With Clare English and Chris Lowe. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Chris Lowe.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: News Quiz

Simon Hoggart returns to quiz Alan Coren , Jeremy Hardy and other guests on the week's events.
Producer Jon Rolph. Repeated tomorrow


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Producer: Jon Rolph.

: The Archers

It is not a good Friday for Daniel.
Written by Louise Page. Director Brian Lighthill Editor Vanessa Whitburn Repeated Monday 2pm.
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send sae to [address removed]


Written By: Louise Page.
Director: Brian Lighthill
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Hebden: Judy Bennett
Ruth Archer: Felicity Finch
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Brian Aldridge: Charles Colungwood
Debbie Aldridge: Tamsin Greig
Kate Aldridge: Kellie Bright
George Barford: Graham Roberts
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy: Rosalind Adams
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Susan Carter: Charlotte Martin
Caroline Pemberton: Sara Coward
Lynda Snell: Carole Boyd
Richard Locke: William Gaminara
Usha Gupta: Souad Faress
Janet Fisher: Moir Leslie
Alistair Lloyd: Michael Lumsden

: Front Row

Mark Lawson investigates different approaches to the Scriptures. Producer Mohit Bakaya


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Mohit Bakaya

: Postcards: Shifting the Leaves

Final part.
For details see Monday

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is joined in St
Neots, Cambridgeshire, by panellists including the Labour MP for Leicester West, Patricia Hewitt ; the Liberal
Democrat spokesman for Northern
Ireland, Lord Holme; the editor of The Observer, Will Hutton ; and shadow Environment spokesman Tim Yeo.
Producer Anne Peacock. Repeated tomorrow


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Patricia Hewitt
Unknown: Will Hutton
Unknown: Tim Yeo.
Producer: Anne Peacock.

: Letter from America

Alistair Cooke presents another slice of Americana.


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: The Friday Play: I Bought Juan and Evita Peron's Custom Ferrari

By David Zane Mairowitz.
Every little man dreams of owning the ultimate sports car. with Jackie Stirling. Karen Hayley , John Rowe. Brian Parr and Iwan Thomas Director Peter Kavanagh


Unknown: David Zane Mairowitz.
Unknown: Jackie Stirling.
Unknown: Karen Hayley
Unknown: John Rowe.
Unknown: Brian Parr
Unknown: Iwan Thomas
Director: Peter Kavanagh
Merce: James Fleet
Katya: Edna Doré
The Mechanic: Tom Watt

: The World Tonight

E-MAIL: wtonite@bbc.co.uk

: Book at Bedtime: Other People's Children

By Joanna Trollope. Part 5. For details see Monday


Unknown: Joanna Trollope.

: Late Tackle

Martin Bashir and guests look at the sporting issues of the moment. Producer Isobel Williams


Unknown: Martin Bashir
Producer: Isobel Williams

: Sport in Books

Six programmes looking at sport in literature.
1: Play Up! And Play the Game!
Chris Sykes explores links between cricket and poetry with David Dabydeen , Graham Mort , Alan Ross and Harold Pinter.
Producer Audrey Adams


Unknown: Chris Sykes
Unknown: David Dabydeen
Unknown: Graham Mort
Unknown: Alan Ross
Unknown: Harold Pinter.
Producer: Audrey Adams

: News

: The Late Book: Armadillo

By William Boyd. Part 5. For details see Monday


Unknown: William Boyd.

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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.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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