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: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Peter Baker.


Unknown: Peter Baker.

: Farming Today

Producer Sarah Tempest


Producer: Sarah Tempest

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rhidian Brook.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Rhidian Brook.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is the writer Ronald HarwOOd. Repeated from Sunday 11.15am


Unknown: Ronald Harwood.

: An Act of Worship

With the Most Rev Robin Eames , Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland.


Unknown: Robin Eames

: Book of the Week: The Last Enemy

By Richard Hillary. Jamie Glover reads a final extract from one of the classics of the Second World War, written by a fighter pilot who took part in the Battle Of Britain. For details see Monday


Unknown: Richard Hillary.
Unknown: Jamie Glover

: Woman's Hour

Martha Kearney hosts topical interviews and discussion. Drama: Central 822by Sarah Woods. Final part. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearney
Unknown: Sarah Woods.

: Test Match Special

(or until close of play)
England v West Indies
Commentary on the second day of the Fifth Test at the Oval. Including Talking Point at 1.18* - a look into one of today's cricketing issues- and Newsatl.15*. 'Approximate time

: Asterix - by Toutatis !!

Tony Robinson relates the story of the pugnacious hero of Gallic supremacy- Asterix the Gaul. More popularthan Mickey Mouse , and translated into more languages than Anne Frank 's diary. Asterix is a global phenomenom. Why is this so and what does this tell us about the potency of graphic novels? Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: Tony Robinson
Unknown: Mickey Mouse
Unknown: Anne Frank
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Four Joneses and a Jenkins

Sue Limb's story of sheep, sin and scholarship in the shadow of the Long Mynd. 4: April. All Hands to the Pump Producer Jonathan James-Moore


Producer: Jonathan James-Moore
Mr Jones: Geoffrey Whitehead
Ma Jones: Lisabeth Miles
Megan: Rebecca Front
Owen: Matthew Morgan
Bootle: Michael Fenton Stevens
Jenkins: Nlckolas Grace

: You and Yours

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


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.
Editor: Chris Burns.

: The World at One

With NiCk Clarke. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: X Marks the Spot

A countrywide treasure hunt designed to celebrate our history, geography and literature. Presented by Pete McCarthy. Producer Usa Williams. Repeated Sunday 8pm


Presented By: Pete McCarthy.

: Afternoon Play: A Woman's Walk Is Never Done

By Alex Ferguson. The first of four dramas in the Walks of Protest series. Jessie Lincoln is left holding the baby when husband Tom joins the Jarrow March. But as 10m marches in one direction, headstrong Jessie marches in another.
Director Lindsay Leonard


Unknown: Alex Ferguson
Unknown: Jessie Lincoln
Director: Lindsay Leonard
Jessie: Janine Birkett
Hannah: Carol McGuigan
Mrs Lincoln: Carol McGuigan
Mr McGovern: Jack McBride
Alfred Benson: Jack McBride
Mr Lincoln: Donald McBride
Mr Thomas: Donald McBride
Maid: Ashley Wykes
Tom: Trevor Fox
Mrs Hudson: Peggy Shields
Isobel: Kerry Turner
Isobel: Kerry Turner
Maureen: Vicki Wilson

: Check Up: [number removed]

The first in a new series of the health phone-in. Headaches. What is the difference between a normal headache and a migraine? And could your pain be a symptom of a more serious condition such as a sinus infection or even a stroke? Call Barbara Myers with your questions from 1.30pm. Producer Ali Ayres. E-MAIL: checkup@bbc.co.uk WEB SITE: www.bbc.co.uk/health/


Unknown: Barbara Myers
Producer: Ali Ayres.

: Opening Lines

4: Never Any Better Sisters by Jo Carrington , read by Amy Shindler. Sisterly rivalry leads to a bizarre case of harassment. Producer Rosemary Watts. For details see Tuesday


Unknown: Jo Carrington
Read By: Amy Shindler.
Producer: Rosemary Watts.

: Troublestarter

Trouble with Religion. In the last of the series, comedian Simon Evans starts trouble with his plan to reorganise the Church of England along the lines of a sheep farm, starting with the parish Of Catford. Producer Charlie Taylor


Unknown: Simon Evans
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Open Book

Shyama Perera talks to poet Fred D'Aguiar about his new verse novel, Bloodlines. Rptd from Sunday 4pm


Talks: Shyama Perera
Unknown: Fred D'Aguiar

: The Message

Alex Brodie and 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 Now Show

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present another in the series of the topical comedy show, featuring sketches from Emma Clarke , Jon Holmes and Andy Hurst , as well as songs from Mitch Benn and stand-up from Steve Furst.
Producer Ashley Blaker. Repeated Saturday 12.30pm


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Emma Clarke
Unknown: Jon Holmes
Unknown: Andy Hurst
Unknown: Mitch Benn
Unknown: Steve Furst.
Producer: Ashley Blaker.

: The Archers

Tom has a surprise customer.
Written by Paul Brodrick. Director Sean O'Connor
Editor Vanessa Whitburn. ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an sae to [address removed]


Written By: Paul Brodrick.
Director: Sean O'Connor
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn.
Phil: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
Kenton: Richard Attlee
Alistair: Michael Lumsden
Shula: Judy Bennett
David: Timothy Bentlnck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Elizabeth: Alison Dowling
Julia: Mary Wimbush
Tony: Colin Skipp
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Tommy: Tom Graham
Kathy: Hedli Nlklaus
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
Edward: Barry Farrimond
Susan: Charlotte Martin
Emma: Felicity Jones
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Usha: Souad Faress
Bert: Eric Allan
Kirsty: Annabelle Dowler

: Front Row

Mark Lawson chairs the arts programme and finds the right words to discuss a new dictionary Of euphemisms. Producer Katie Hunter


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Katie Hunter

: Test Match Special Report

A look back over the second day of the Fifth Test.

: Central 822

By Sarah Woods. The right result. Final part. For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Sarah Woods.

: Straw Poll

Nick Clarke chairs debates on issues of perennial interest in front of an invited audience. Listeners can also vote on the motion. Tonight's edition comes from the Kings Fund, London.
4: " If people cannot give up tobacco voluntarily, smoking should be controlled and confined by law." Producer Nick Utechin. To vote YES PHONE: [number removed]. To vote NO PHONE: [number removed]. LINES OPEN at8.45pm until
2.30pm tomorrow. Maximum call cost lOp. Rptd Saturday 1.15pm


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Producer: Nick Utechin.

: Letter from America

By Alistair Cooke.
Repeated Sunday 8.45am


Speaker: Alistair Cooke
Producer: Tony Grant

: The Friday Play: The Summer of a Dormouse

By John Mortimer. An elderly man stands in the darkeninggarden of a vicarage by the sea and looks back on a life which seems to have passed as swiftly as Lord Byron's dormouse summer.
With the Willie Brown Uni Band and accordionist Kevin Street Director Marilyn Imrie (R)


Unknown: John Mortimer.
Accordionist: Kevin Street
Director: Marilyn Imrie
Henry, the elder: Paul Scofield
Henry, the younger: Alex Jennings
Mavis: Imelda Staunton
Felicity: Joanna David
Henry a boy: Joe Roberts
Rev Pottinger: Oliver Ford Davies
Dawn: Gemma Jones
Mr Rewcastle: John Rowe
Editor: David Allister

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.
Editors Prue Keely and Jenni Russell E-MAIL: world.tonight@bbc.co.uk


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

: Book at Bedtime: Father! Father! BurningBright

Midgley's resolve to be at his father's side is tested. Final part. For details see Monday(R)

: Late Tackle

Chat and features on sport with Eleanor Oldroyd , including a look ahead to England's international football match against world champions, France. Plus more of sports writer Ian Wooldridge 's Olympic reminiscences. Producer SimonCrosse


Unknown: Eleanor Oldroyd
Unknown: Ian Wooldridge

: News

: The Late Book: The Season Ticket

By Jonathan Tulloch. The bigjob. Final part.
For details see Monday


Unknown: Jonathan Tulloch.

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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.

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