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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Angela Woods.


Unknown: Angela Woods.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Winifred Robinson.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.45 Thought for the Day With Harvey Thomas.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.
Unknown: Harvey Thomas.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is award-winning novelist Ian McEwan. Repeated from Sunday 11.15am


Unknown: Ian McEwan.

: Book of the Week: Playing the Moldovansat Tennis

Written and read by Tony Hawks in five parts. Final part. For details see Monday


Read By: Tony Hawks

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray hosts interviews and discussions with the most interesting women around. Drama: Elizabeth and Essex selected and compiled by Lisa Osborne. Final part. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Lisa Osborne.

: Open the Box

Set against the relentless 24-hour story of the telephone box's life, from late-night revellers calling for cabs to the clean-up teams that scour out the box ready for another day, Sara Parker meets those for whom the telephone box is far more than somewhere to place a call. Producer Simon Elmes


Unknown: Sara Parker
Producer: Simon Elmes

: Bookcases

A four-part comedy series by Martin Wade set in a Victorian publishing house. 3: TerminalJournals Primus's latest plan to save the firm from ruin involves publishing the deathbed memoirs of the famous.
A chance meeting with the poet Rossetti has him hoping for great things. Director Cherry Cookson


Unknown: Martin Wade
Director: Cherry Cookson
Primus: Michael Cochrane
Edith: Elizabeth Spriggs
Cordelia: Maggie Steed
Prince: Loan Meredith
Smiles: Loan Meredith
John: Stephen Critchlow
Forster: Gerard McDermott
Gerald: David Horovrtch
Mrs Quirk: Joan Sims
Simeon: Charles Simpson
Lizzie: Becky Hindley
MrsBeeton: Rachel Atkins

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite.
Editor Chris Burns. PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: youand yours@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.
Editor: Chris Burns.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: Feedback

Roger Bolton airs your views on BBC radio programmes and policy. producer Viv Black. WRITE TO: Feedback. PO Box 2100, London. W1A 1QT. FAX: [number removed]. PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: feedback@bbc.co.uk. Repeated Sunday 8pm


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Viv Black.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Prince

I By Niccolo Machiavelli , dramatised by Peter Wolf.
With Ciaran Hinds as Niccolo. This classic 16th-century treatise on the nature of power and statecraft is performed for the first time as a monologue with dramatised illustrations.
Machiavelli, often identified as Satan, uses his brilliance and cunning to explain how power can be created and sustained. with Chris Kelham. Tom George and Gavin Muir Director Cherry Cookson


Unknown: Niccolo MacHiavelli
Dramatised By: Peter Wolf.
Unknown: Ciaran Hinds
Unknown: Chris Kelham.
Unknown: Tom George
Unknown: Gavin Muir
Director: Cherry Cookson
The Prince: Christopher Godwin
Louis: Philip Voss
Severus: Stephen Critchlow
Oliverotti: Scott Handy
Giovanni: John Rowe

: Making History

Sue Cook presents the series that gets to the bottom of local legends and family curiosities. Producers Ivan Howlett and Nick Patrick
WRITE TO: [address removed] E-MAIL: making.history@bbc.co.uk


Producers: Ivan Howlett
Producers: Nick Patrick

: Fine Feathers: The New Dress

By Virginia Woolf , read by Teresa Gallagher.
Mabel has a newdress for the party, but it is not until she encounters the stares of her friends that she thinks she has made a terrible mistake.
Producer Rosemary Watts


Unknown: Virginia Woolf
Read By: Teresa Gallagher.
Producer: Rosemary Watts

: An Englishman in Search of a Tea Ceremony

The Tea Ceremony. Andrew Jefford experiences his first ceremony - in a south London council flat. Final part. For details see Monday


Unknown: Andrew Jefford

: The Routes of English

1,000 Years of Spoken English
In six programmes Melvyn Bragg continues his exploration of the history of the spoken language of Britain. 2: Language at Play. Puns, malapropisms, double entendre -just a few ways in which comedians unleash the comic potential of language. Bragg investigates the way the development of English has encouraged wordplay, from the verbal jousting of the Elizabethan court to the punning that informs so much modern advertising. Producer Tom Alban. RepeatedTuesday 1.30pm


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Tom Alban.

: The Message

Alex Brodie and his guests engage in lively conversation about how current media trends affect our lives. Producer Dave Harvey


Unknown: Alex Brodie
Producer: Dave Harvey

: PM

With Clare English and Chris Lowe. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Chris Lowe.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: Dead Ringers

Topical comedy starring the world's biggest names from politics, sport and entertainment - courtesy of impressionists Alistair McGowan , Kate Robbins , Simon Lipson and Jon Culshaw. Producers Bill Dare. Mario Stylianides and Danny Wallace Repeated Saturday 12.30pm


Unknown: Alistair McGowan
Unknown: Kate Robbins
Unknown: Simon Lipson
Unknown: Jon Culshaw.
Unknown: Mario Stylianides
Unknown: Danny Wallace

: The Archers

Another nail in the coffin
Written by Caroline Harrington. Director Sean O'Connor
Editor Vanessa Whitburn. ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send sae to [address removed]


Written By: Caroline Harrington.
Director: Sean O'Connor
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn.
Phil: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
Shula: Judy Bennett
David: Timothy Bentinck
Nigel: Graham Seed
Elizabeth: Alison Dowllng
Julia: Mary Wimbush
Tony: Colin Skipp
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Debbie: Tamsin Greig
Lewis: Robert Lister
Sid: Alan Devereux
Kathy: Hedli Niklaus
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
Betty: Pamela Craig
Roy: Ian Peppered
Hayley: Lucy Davis
Janet: Moir Leslie
Siobhan: Caroline Lennon
Simon: Garrick Hagon
Jolene: Buffy Davis

: Front Row

Mark Lawson investigates why baroque music turns up everywhere -from commercials to horrorfilms. Producer Tim Prosser


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Tim Prosser

: Chapters and Verses: Treasures of theBritish Library

Elizabeth and Essex selected and compiled by Lisa Osborne. Final part.
For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Lisa Osborne.

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is joined at Millfield High School, Thornton Cleveleys, Lancashire by panellists including Helen Mary Jones , Teresa Gorman MP and Gerald Kaufman MP.
Producer Lisa Jenkinson. Repeated tomorrow 1.15pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Helen Mary Jones
Unknown: Teresa Gorman
Unknown: Gerald Kaufman
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson.

: Letter from America

By Alistair Cooke. Insight, anecdote and history from the doyen of commentators.
Repeated Sunday 8.45am


Speaker: Alistair Cooke
Producer: Tony Grant

: The Friday Play: Dear Master

Adapted by Peter Eyre from the letters and diaries of George Sand, translated by Barbara Bray , and from the letters of Gustave Flaubert , translated by Francis Steegmuller. George Sand -the pen name of Aurore Dupin - was one of the most successful French writers of the 19th century and was famous for her unconventional life. When she came publicly to the defence of the reclusive Flaubert's second novel, it was the start of an unlikely but enduring freindship.
Director Pete Atkin


Adapted By: Peter Eyre
Translated By: Barbara Bray
Unknown: Gustave Flaubert
Translated By: Francis Steegmuller.
Unknown: Aurore Dupin
Director: Pete Atkin
George Sand: Irene Worth
Gustave Flaubert: Peter Eyre

: The World Tonight

Editors Prue Keely and Jenni Russell. E-MAIL: wtonite@bbc.co.uk


Editors: Prue Keely
Editors: Jenni Russell.

: Book at Bedtime: In Siberia

By Colin Thubron , read by John Rowe. Part 5. For details see Monday


Unknown: Colin Thubron
Read By: John Rowe.

: Late Tackle

Jonathan Agnew hosts a special edition of the programme from South Africa as the England
Cricket tour nears its end. Producer Simon Crosse


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Producer: Simon Crosse

: News

: The Late Book: Alistair Cooke - a Celebration

Ian Richardson reads Nick Clarke 's biography of AlistairCooke. Final part. For details see Monday


Unknown: Ian Richardson
Unknown: Nick Clarke

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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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