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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Most Rev Dr George Carey , Archbishop of Canterbury.


Unknown: Dr George Carey

: Farming Today

Anna Hill investigates how genetic engineering in agriculture could produce foods with medicinal properties. Producer AnnaHill


Unknown: Anna Hill

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday In Parliament
7.45 Thought for the Day With the Rev Angela Tilby.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is Sir Anthony Caro , widely regarded as the grand old man of British sculpture. In the fifties his mentor
Henry Moore taught him that artistic rules were there to be broken. Caro rejected the traditional materials of bronze, marble and wood for girders, nuts and bolts. Repeated from Sunday 11.15am


Unknown: Sir Anthony Caro
Unknown: Henry Moore

: An Act of Worship

With Father Oliver McTernan.


Unknown: Father Oliver McTernan.

: Book of the Week: One Foot in Laos

By Dervla Murphy. The Laotian highlands are being logged at an alarming rate, with rare trees being sold for L60 apiece. Final part. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Dervla Murphy.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murraydiscusses women's issues and celebrates the work of feminist Jill Tweedie with Polly Toynbee , Natasha Walter and Liz Forgan in the National Portrait Gallery. The programme considers what has been achieved in terms of equality, what has yet to be achieved and how relevant feminism is now to a new generation of women. Drama: Daughters of Britannia. Part 10. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murraydiscusses
Unknown: Jill Tweedie
Unknown: Polly Toynbee
Unknown: Natasha Walter
Unknown: Liz Forgan

: Doing the Duero

Explorer John Harrison canoes the length of the Duero Riverthrough Spain and Portugal with his paddling partner Peter Strub.
2: Through Castile. The duo navigate their way through the dusty heart of Castile, and Harrison reports on the tastes of the local wines and speculates on the legacy left by 19th-century soldiers from Wellington's army. producer Mary Price


Unknown: John Harrison
Unknown: Peter Strub.

: Married

A comedy series by Tony Bagley.
2: The Truth Is Out There.Robin uses a scam from his old universe to make himself rich in his new universe. In the process he attracts the attention of the security services and learns the horrible truth about Operation War of the Worlds.
Producer Claire Jones


Unknown: Tony Bagley.
Producer: Claire Jones
Robin: Hugh Bonneville
Lesley: Josie Lawrence
Dirk: Stephen Frost
Murdo: Lewis MacLeod
Elaine: Janet Ellis
Vernon: Simon Creenall
Ned: Sam Bradley

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Trixie Rawlinson.
Editor Chris Burns. PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: youandyours@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson.
Editor: Chris Burns.

: The World at One

With James COX. Editor Kevin Marsh


Editor: Kevin Marsh

: Food Court

John Humphrys puts the food industry's leading figures on the spot. He investigates just how fresh food actually is bythe time it reaches the supermarket shelf and whattreatment it undergoes to give it that "just picked" look. Guests include
Peter Seggar , whose company imports organic foods. Producer Steve Peacock. Repeated Sunday 8pm


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Peter Seggar
Producer: Steve Peacock.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: A White Velvet Nightcap in Florida

A play by Stephen Mollet, inspired by the letters of the Hungarian writer Tibor Dery. A young wife tries to help keep the truth of her husband's imprisonment from his elderly mother, but can their trust and love survive?
Director Penny Leicester (R)


Play By: Stephen Mollet
Unknown: Tibor Dery.
Tibor: John Rowe
Zoltan: Mark Straker
Bobe: Tracy-Ann OBErman
Guard/Policeman: Harry Myers
Mama: Pauline Jameson

: A Liturgy for Good Friday

From St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Suffolk, based around the Seven Last Words of Christ. With
John Tavener 's Funeral Ikos. Led by John Bowker. With Joe Duttine and the choir of St Edmundsbury Cathedral directed by James Thomas.


Unknown: John Tavener
Unknown: John Bowker.
Unknown: Joe Duttine
Directed By: James Thomas.

: The Passion

By Tony Harrison. The Crucifixion. Christ on the Cross. Final part. For details see Monday


Unknown: Tony Harrison.

: Open Book

Nick Revell discovers what is happening in the world Of bOOkS. Repeated from Sunday 4pm


Unknown: Nick Revell

: 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 Eddie Mair. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The News Quiz

Simon Hoggart hosts the topical comedy panel game. His guests this week are Alan Coren , Francis Wheen and Roy Hattersley.
Producer Lucy Armitage. Repeated tommorow 12.30pm


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Francis Wheen
Unknown: Roy Hattersley.
Producer: Lucy Armitage.

: The Archers

. Good Friday? Not in Ambridge.
Written by Mary Cutler. Director Sean O'Connor
Editor Vanessa Whitburn. ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send sae to [address removed]


Written By: Mary Cutler.
Director: Sean O'Connor
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn.
Phil: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
Shula: Judy Bennett
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Nigel: Graham Seed
Elizabeth: Alison Dowling
Tony: Colin Skipp
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Helen: Bonnie Engstrom
Tommy: Tom Graham
Debbie: Tamsin Greig
Sid: Alan Devereux
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
William: Philip Molloy
Edward: Barry Farrimond
Neil: Brian Hewlett
Susan: Charlotte Martin
Caroline: Sara Coward
Mrs Antrobus: Margot Boyd
Simon: Garrlck Hagon
Jolene: Buffy Davl

: Front Row

To markthe 250th anniversary of the death of JS Bach, conductor John Eliot Gardiner has embarked on an epic project- performing and recording all of Bach's cantatas in a year-long pilgrimage. Mark Lawson investigates the journey SO far. Producer Tanya Hudson


Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Tanya Hudson

: Daughters of Britannia

10: Husbands and Wives. Stories of teamwork, from flower arranging to espionage.
For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am

: Any Questions?

From Twynham Comprehensive School in Christchurch, Dorset. With chairman Nick Clarke. Producer Lisa Jenkinson. Repeated tomorrow 1.15pm


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
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: Eroica

by Ian Curteis.
At a critical period in his life, when success as a composer is becoming assured, Beethoven discovers that he is going deaf. He goes into retreat away from his family and friends, and most notably from the woman that he loves.


Writer: Ian Curteis
Pianist: Stuart Hutchinson
Director: Cherry Cookson
Beethoven: Alex Jennings
Josaphine: Emma Fielding
Caspar: Adrian Lukis
Anna: Richenda Carey
Peter: Roger Walker
Andre: Andrew Wincott

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.
Producers Prue Keely and Jenni Russell E-MAIL: world.tonight@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.
Producers: Prue Keely
Producers: Jenni Russell

: Book at Bedtime: Daughter of Fortune

By Isabel Allende. "We found something different from what we were looking for." Rnal part. For details see Monday


Unknown: Isabel Allende.

: Late Tackle

Steve Cram hosts the sports programme ahead of the British Grand Prix at Silverstone. Plus a look at the progress of Jaguar since they rejoined the Grand Prix Circuit. Producer Simon Crosse


Unknown: Steve Cram
Producer: Simon Crosse

: News

: The Late Book: Pilate - the Biography

of an Invented Man
Fiona Shaw reads extracts from Ann Wroe 's book. Final part. For details see Monday (R)


Unknown: Fiona Shaw
Unknown: Ann Wroe

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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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