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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Gillean MacLean.


Unknown: Gillean MacLean.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.
Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Dr Colin Morris.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Dr Colin Morris.

: Desert Island Discs

Repeated from Sunday 11.15am

: Serial: Pilate

Final part. For details see Monday

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray and guests.
Reading: High Days, Holy Days. Part 5. Reading repeated at 7.45pm For details see Monday


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: Journey into Space

Space travel is something we may all be able to do in the next 20 to 30 years. Astronauts at Nasa's Johnson Space Center describe their journeys into space.
Producer Simon Roberts


Producer: Simon Roberts

: Married

A comedy series by Tony Bagley.
2:Confirmed bachelor Robin Lightfoot is not happy. He is accidentally helpful to his new family. Surely he is not growing to like them? with Barbara Murray. Steve Frost. Janet Ellis , Simon Roberts. Sam Bradley , Ann Gosling and Jackson Leach. Producer Claire Jones


Unknown: Tony Bagley.
Unknown: Barbara Murray.
Unknown: Steve Frost.
Unknown: Janet Ellis
Unknown: Simon Roberts.
Unknown: Sam Bradley
Unknown: Ann Gosling
Unknown: Jackson Leach.
Producer: Claire Jones
Robin: Hugh Bonneville
Lesley: Josie Lawrence

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay.


Unknown: Liz Barclay.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: Puzzle Panel

Chris Maslanka is joined by puzzlers who try to outwit the rest of the panel. Producer Harry Parker
ADDRESS: Puzzle Panel, Room 7058. BBC Broadcasting House, London. W1A 1AA E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Chris Maslanka
Producer: Harry Parker

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: J EdgarHoover - Public Enemy

By Mike Walker. In the second of four different plays about the legendary director of the FBI, William Hootkins portrays Hoover as he sheds his younger self and moves into the orbit of Walter Winchell , America's radio pundit, as they wage war against gangsters, creating and destroying heroes. with William Roberts , Mac MacDonald , Adam Sims and Dave Brooks. Director Ned Chaillet


Unknown: Mike Walker.
Unknown: William Hootkins
Unknown: Walter Winchell
Unknown: William Roberts
Unknown: Mac MacDonald
Unknown: Adam Sims
Unknown: Dave Brooks.
Director: Ned Chaillet
SAC Melvin Purvis: Michael Neill
Walter Winchell: John Guerrasio

: The Seven Last Words

At a time when Christians are thinking of Jesus's last hours on the Cross,
Cardinal Basil Hume leads a meditation on the last words of Christ as recorded in the Gospels, with Passiontide hymns and music by Casals and Poulenc. With the choir of Westminster Cathedral, directed by James O'Donnell. Producer Philip Billson


Directed By: James O'Donnell.
Producer: Philip Billson

: Rigby's Red Herrings

4: A Surfeit of Lampreys.
Graeme Rigby seeks out an oldand ugly fish. For details see Tuesday Repeat


Unknown: Graeme Rigby

: This Sceptred Isle

65: The Execution of Charles I For details see Monday Repeat

: Open Book

With Humphrey Carpenter and guests. Repeated from Sunday 4pm


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter

: The Message

Alex Brodie and his guests discuss how current media trends affect our lives. Producer Lindsay Leonard


Unknown: Alex Brodie
Producer: Lindsay Leonard

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Eddie Mair.
Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The News Quiz

With Alan Coren , Andy Hamilton , Peter Bradshaw and Linda Smith. Simon Hoggart is in the chair.
Producer Jon Rolph
Repeated tomorrow 12.30pm


Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Peter Bradshaw
Unknown: Linda Smith.
Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Producer: Jon Rolph

: The Archers

The village holds a cross-carrying ceremony for Good Friday.
Wntten by Joanna Toye. Director Keri Davies Editor Vanessa Whitbum
[address removed]


Unknown: Joanna Toye.
Director: Keri Davies
Editor: Vanessa Whitbum
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Alistair Lloyd: Michael Lumsden
Shula Hebden Uoyd: Judy Bennett
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Nigel Pargetter: Graham Seed
Elizabeth Pargetter: Alison Dowling
Julia Pargetter: Mary Wimbush
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Helen Archer: Bonnie Engstrom
Tommy Archer: Tom Graham
Brian Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
Debbie Aldridge: Tamsin Greig
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Kathy Perks: Hedli Niklaus
JoeGrundy: Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
ClarrieGrundy: Rosalind Adams
William Grundy: Philip Molloy
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Susan Carter: Charlotte Martin
MrsAntrobus: Margot Boyd
Hayley Jordan: Lucy Davis
Janet Fisher: Moir Leslie
Bert Fry: Eric Allan
Tim Hathaway: Jay Villiers

: Front Row

Author Vikram Sethspeaks about his career and his new novel, An Equal
Music, a tale of lost love set in London. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Vikram Sethspeaks

: High Days, Holy Days

5: Good Friday. New clothes, hot cross buns, hiding away in a monastery and friends for tea, as related by Vera Brittain , Boswell, Kilvert and Virginia Woolf. For details see Monday


Unknown: Vera Brittain

: Any Questions?

Nick Clarke is joined in Colne,
Lancashire, by panellists including Ron Davis MP; Claire Fox ; Theresa May; and Alex Salmond MP. Producer Lisa Jenkinson
Repeated tomorrow 1.15pm


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: Ron Davis
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Alex Salmond
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: Letter from America

With Alistair Cooke.
Repeated Easter Day 8.45am


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: The Friday Play:Missing the Melody

By Karen Hope. An examination of sound from the perspective of a woman who is profoundly deaf. Lucy, a gifted child violinist, became deaf in her early teens. Now, 15 years later, she awaits the result of an operation which will restore her hearing. Will her memories and expectations match reality? with Tracy Ann Oberman and Alison Pettitt. Musical composition by Mark Lawrence Directed by Cathryn Horn Repeat


Unknown: Karen Hope.
Unknown: Tracy Ann OBErman
Unknown: Alison Pettitt.
Unknown: Mark Lawrence
Directed By: Cathryn Horn
Lucy: Emma Fielding
Paul: Richard Hope

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.
Editors Prue Keely and Jenni Russell


Unknown: Robin Lustig.
Editors: Prue Keely
Editors: Jenni Russell

: Book at Bedtime:My Mother's House

By Colette. Final part.
For details see Monday Repeat

: Late Tackle

Sports discussion and features with Eleanor Oldroyd and guests. Producer Simon Crosse


Unknown: Eleanor Oldroyd
Producer: Simon Crosse

: Nowhere to Hide

The stark reality of the boxing ring, as summed up by heavyweight champion Joe Louis. Featuring the voice of Chris Eubank.
Producer Mark Burman Repeat


Unknown: Joe Louis.
Unknown: Chris Eubank.
Producer: Mark Burman

: News

: The Late Book: Age of Austerity

5: Michael Frayn reads his ironic account of the 1951 Festival of Britain.
For details see Monday


Unknown: Michael Frayn

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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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