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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Kevin Franz.


Unknown: Dr Kevin Franz.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.45 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev Richard Harries.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Richard Harries.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's guest is poetry critic and writer Al Alvarez. Repeated from Sunday 11.15am


Unknown: Al Alvarez.

: Book of the Week: The Dark Room atLongwood

A Voyage to St Helena by Jean-Paul Kauffmann , read by Simon Russell Beale. Final part. For details see Monday


Unknown: Jean-Paul Kauffmann
Read By: Simon Russell Beale.

: Woman's Hour

From authors and athletes to scientists and actors, Jenni Murray hosts interviews and discussions with the most interesting women around. Drama: Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser. Final part. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Theodore Dreiser.

: The Bollywood Brass Band

Europe's only Indian brass band is booked to make a huge Sikh wedding celebration pulsate with wild and heart-stopping music. With roots in the Punjab, this British/Asian fusion proceeds to Barking Town Hall. Producer Melanie Harris


Producer: Melanie Harris

: Jagged Prayer

Crime and convents, police and perdition come together in Robert Smith 's comedy.
2: Icon, or A Pocketful of Nuns. A murder brought them together, but for Mother Helen and Di Cromwell it is the theft of an icon that reunites them. And there is the small problem of Monsignor Nietzsche.
Director Ned Chaillet


Unknown: Robert Smith
Unknown: Mother Helen
Unknown: Di Cromwell
Director: Ned Chaillet
Mother Helen: Cheryl Campbell
Monsignor Nietzsche: Sandor Bes
Dl Cromwell: Timothy Spall
Sister Demi: Elizabeth Bell
DI Kelp: Jeremy Finchradio
Tannoy: Beth Chalmers

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite.
Editor Chris Burns. PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: youandyours@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 listeners' views on BBC radio programmes and policy.
Producer Cathy Packe. 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: Cathy Packe.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: That Fateful Day

A drama documentary researched, written and compiled by the Royal Court Young Writers' Group which looks at the human stories behind the events unfolding on the world stage on 24 March 1999 -the day on which Nato dropped its first bombs on Belgrade.
Producers Marion Nancarrow and Tony Phillips. Associate director of the Royal Court Young Writers' programme OlaAnimashawun


Producers: Marion Nancarrow
Producers: Tony Phillips.
Zoran: Nell Dudgeon
Rachel: Julia Ford
Bojan: Goran Kostic

: Check-Up: [number removed]

Why is it that more and more people seem to be allergic to foods? Nut warnings are on nearly everyfood packet and "lactose intolerance" seems to be becoming the buzz phrase for the new century. Why are we all so affected? If you have a question or a remedy call Barbara Myers. Producer Helen Sharp. LINES OPEN from 1.30pm E-MAIL: checkup@bbc.co.uk
WEBSITE: wvm.bbc.co.uk/health/checkup


Unknown: Barbara Myers.
Producer: Helen Sharp.

: Power Lines

5: Waiting for Perestroika by Gee Williams, read by Siw Hughes. The patrons of a mobile library fight for paperback romances. But for one man the power of words is life and death. For details see Monday


Read By: Siw Hughes.

: Bang!

Hiccups have been the subject of medical curiosity throughout the centuries. Despite references to them in the medical writings of the ancient Greeks and Romans, hiccups still remain a mystery- continuing to confound and confuse doctors today. This programme is about "a biological quirk at best and a nuisance at worst." Producer Sera Lefroy-Owen (R)


Producer: Sera Lefroy-Owen

: Open Book

Presented by Nick Revell. Repeated from Sunday 4pm


Presented By: Nick Revell.

: The Message

In a special edition, in front of an invited audience at the Cubby Broccoli theatre, Bradford, 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 Carolyn Quinn and Nigel Wrench.
Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The News Quiz

Simon Hoggart hosts the topical comedy panel game, with Alan Coren , Andy Hamilton , Francis Wheen and newcomer Phill Jupitus.
Producer LucyArmitage. Repeated tommorow 12.30pm


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Francis Wheen
Unknown: Phill Jupitus.

: The Archers

Tony's future is clear.

Archers Addicts fan club: send sae to [address removed]


Writer: Louise Page
Director: Sean O'Connor
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Phil: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
Alistair: Michael Lumsden
Shula: Judy Bennett
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Nigel: Graham Seed
Elizabeth: Alison Dowling
Tony: Colin Skipp
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Debbie: Tamsin Greig
Sid: Alan Devereux
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
Hayley: Lucy Davis
Graham: Malcolm McKee
Simon: Garrick Hagon
Jolene: Buffy Davis
Matt: Kim Durham

: Front Row

After the prize-winning success of Seamus Heaney 's Beowulf, Francine Stock asks whether Icelandic sagas will be the next ancient texts to become bestsellers? Producer Ekene Akalawu


Unknown: Seamus Heaney
Unknown: Francine Stock
Producer: Ekene Akalawu

: Sister Carrie

By Theodore Dreiser. Carrie, now a successful actress, leaves Hurstwood. Drouet returns to try his luck with her, but she sends him packing.
Final part. For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Theodore Dreiser.

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is joined at Deeside College in Flintshire, north Wales, by panellists including Paul Murphy, Labour MP for Torfaen, Mark Oaten, Liberal Democrat MP for Winchester, and Plaid Cymru President Daffyd Wigley.
(Repeated tomorrow 1.15pm)


Presenter: Jonathan Dimbleby
Panellist: Paul Murphy
Panellist: Mark Oaten
Panellist: Daffyd Wigley
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: Letter from America

By Alistair Cooke. Insight, anecdote and history. Producer Tony Grant. Repeated Sunday 8.45am
Alistair Cooke at the BBC, a compilation of the best moments from Letter from America, is available for £7. 99 (normally £8. 99) including P&P. To order, call [number removed], or send a cheque. payable to RT Shop. to [address removed]


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.
Producer: Tony Grant.
Unknown: Alistair Cooke
Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: The Friday Play: Saigon - Year of the Cat

Adapted by James Friel from the television play by David Hare. In the last days of the Vietnam War, an Englishwoman's affair with a CIA agent mirrors the secrecy, half-truths and betrayals that will bring about the fall of Saigon.
Director John Dove (R)
Fiddler Colin Stlnton Bob Owen Teale Jack Adrian Pang Joan Tara Hugo Ambassador James Laurenson
10.00 The World Tonight With Robin Lustig.
Producers Prue Keely and Jenni Russell E MAIL: world.tonight@bbc.co.uk


Adapted By: James Friel
Play By: David Hare.
Director: John Dove
Unknown: Colin Stlnton
Unknown: Bob Owen Teale
Unknown: Jack Adrian Pang
Unknown: Joan Tara Hugo
Unknown: James Laurenson
Unknown: Robin Lustig.
Producers: Prue Keely
Producers: Jenni Russell
Barbara: Lindsay Duncan
Haliwell: Trevor Martin
Quoc: David Lee
Lhan: Helene Patarot
Frank: Nick Waring
Henderson: Jonathan Sllnger

: Budget Statement

With the Scottish National Party spokesperson.

: Book at Bedtime: A Map of the World

By Jane Hamilton , read by William Hope. Part 5. For details see Monday


Unknown: Jane Hamilton
Read By: William Hope.

: Late Tackle

Entertaining sports chat and features presented by Jonathan Agnew. Producer Simon Crosse


Presented By: Jonathan Agnew.
Producer: Simon Crosse

: News

: The Late Book: By the Light of My Father's Smile

By Alice Walker. 5: Susannah's new lover is a woman with stories to tell about poverty and survival. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Alice Walker.

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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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