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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Rabbi Jonathan Romain.


Unknown: Jonathan Romain.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev Richard Harries.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Richard Harries.

: Desert Island Discs

Sir Harry Kroto , joint winner of the Nobel Prize for chemistry in 1996, for the discovery of a new form of carbon called C60 or the Buckminsterfullerine, is Sue Lawley's guest this week. Shortened repeat from Sunday 11.15am


Unknown: Sir Harry Kroto

: An Act of Worship

With Canon Noel Vincent.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.

: Book of the Week: River Town

Peter Hesslertakes a long train ride through some of the most remote parts of China. Everywhere he goes people tell him about Da Shan - a famous Canadian who speaks beautiful Chinese, and from whom he could learn much. Final part. For details see Monday. Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Peter Hesslertakes
Unknown: Da Shan

: Woman's Hour

Lively and topical interviews and discussion from a woman's point of view, presented by Martha Kearney. Drama: Frederick and Augustaby Lizzie Slater. Final part.
Executive producer Anne Tyley. PHONE: [number removed]
E-MAIL: womanshouri9bbc.co.uk. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Augustaby Lizzie
Producer: Anne Tyley.

: Tales of Everyday Folk

An investigation of the problems and preoccupations of Cambodia as seen through its fledgling soap opera Lotus on a Muddy Lake. It is keen to promote safe sex messages as young Cambodians start to enjoy a more western lifestyle. Presented by Felicity Finch of The Archers. Producer Merilyn Harris
Felicity Finch in Cambodia: page 13


Presented By: Felicity Finch
Producer: Merilyn Harris
Producer: Felicity Finch

: Double Income No Kids Yet

David Spicer 's comedy series about a thirty-something couple that has everything: good jobs, money, a marriage that works - and no children.

4: April Prescott is looking for love, Katie is waiting for her baby to finally arrive and Daniel and Lucy are waiting for the day they will all leave them in peace.


Writer: David Spicer
Producer: Liz Anstee
Lucy: Elizabeth Carling
Daniel: David Tennant
Katie: Meera Syal
Andy: Tony Gardner
Apri: Felicity Montague
Peter: Rob Harley
Clive: Mathew Bell

: 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

Your views and opinions on BBC radio programmes, presented by Roger Bolton.
ProducerViv 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


Presented By: Roger Bolton.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: The Afternoon Play: A Suit of Lights

Madrid 1934. Spain is descending into civil war. An ill-fated matador dies in the bullring, and his friend, Federico Garcia Lorca , writes his great elegy A Lament for Ignacio Sanchez Mejias.
David Napthine 's story of the poem, the men, their pasts and their futures. with Marc Beeby and Hamish Norbrook. Director Jonquil Panting


Unknown: Federico Garcia Lorca
Unknown: Ignacio Sanchez Mejias.
Unknown: David Napthine
Unknown: Marc Beeby
Unknown: Hamish Norbrook.
Lorca: Adam Godley
Ignacio: Darrell D'Sllva
Pepe: Phillip Joseph
Companion: Kenny Blyth
Doctor: Gordon Reid

: Veg Talk: [number removed]

This week a tribute to the humble tomato as cook and food writer Lindsey Bareham joins interactive greengrocers Charlie Hicks and Gregg Wallace. They prepare recipes and take calls on growing, choosing and eating tomatoes.
Producer Dixi Stewart. LINES OPEN from 1.30pm


Unknown: Lindsey Bareham
Unknown: Charlie Hicks
Unknown: Gregg Wallace.
Producer: Dixi Stewart.

: In Cuba I Was a German Shepherd

Her Mother's House. Mia Soteriou reads the final short story from Ana Menendez 's new collection. For details see Monday


Unknown: Ana Menendez

: Lend Me Your Ears: The Acoustic World of the Romans

Fiona Shaw conjures up the sights and sounds of the biggest natural disaster of the ancient world - the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, in the concluding part of the series. For details see Monday (R)


Presenter: Fiona Shaw

: Open Book

Actress, journalist, novelist and biographer
Elaine Dundytalks about her humorous autobiography, Life Itself, and Sue Grafton discusses her new crime novel Pis for Peril with Charlie Lee Potter.
Repeated from Sunday 4pm


Unknown: Elaine Dundytalks
Unknown: Sue Grafton
Unknown: Charlie Lee Potter.

: The Message

Lively conversation about how current media trends affect our lives, with Jenni Murray and guests. Producer Dave Harvey


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producer: Dave Harvey

: PM

With Jackie Long and Eddie Mair. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Jackie Long
Unknown: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The

News Quiz
The topical comedy radio panel game, hosted by Simon Hoggart. Producer Lucy Armitage. Rptd Saturday 12.30pm BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Simon Hoggarfs Pick of the News Quiz is available now on audio cassette from all good retail outlets and www.bbcshop.com. Call [number removed].


Unknown: Simon Hoggart.
Producer: Lucy Armitage.
Unknown: Simon Hoggarfs Pick

: The Archers

Mike comes down hard.
Written by Graham Harvey. Director Sue Wilson
Editor Vanessa Whitburn. ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an sae to [address removed]


Written By: Graham Harvey.
Director: Sue Wilson
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn.
Shula: Judy Bennett
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Tony: Colin Skipp
Tommy: Tom Graham
Simon: Garrick Hagon
Debbie: Tamsin Greig
Jack: Arnold Peters
Sid: Alan Devereux
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Edward: Barry Farrimond
Neil: Brian Hewlett
Mike: Terry Molloy
Betty: Pamela Craig
Roy: Ian Pepperell
Brenda: Amy Shlndler
Caroline: Sara Coward
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Kirsty: Annabelle Dowler
Matt: Kim Durham
Oliver: Michael Cochrane
Lilian: Sunny Ormonde
Scott: Peter Meakin
Jazzer: Ryan Kelly
Martina: Jo Rafferty

: Front Row

Arts news and reviews, and an interview with film director Robert Altman. Presented by John Wilson. Producer Erin Riley


Director: Robert Altman.
Presented By: John Wilson.
Producer: Erin Riley

: Frederick and Augusta

The concluding part of Lizzie Slater 's story about the founders of the gardens at Kew. Afterthe death of Prince Frederick, the gardens become a haven for Princess Augusta as she labours to complete their dream. For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Lizzie Slater

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby isjoined at Etone Community
School in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, by a selection of newly elected MPs. Producer Usa Jenkinson. Rptd Saturday 1.15pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Usa Jenkinson.

: Letter from America

Comment, context and colourfrom the United
States, with veteran commentator Alistair Cooke.
ProducerTony Grant. Repeated Saturday 5.45am and Sunday 8.45am


Commentator: Alistair Cooke.

: The Friday Play: The Destiny of Nathalie "X"

William Boyd 's ironic take on Hollywood and its grotesque inhabitants tells the story of African film-maker Aurelien No and his attempt to remake his prize-winning student film City of Dreams. Starring
John Sessions , Maynard Eziashi , Rosaleen Pelan , Paul Birchard and Gayanne Potter. Director Dave Batchelor (R)


Unknown: William Boyd
Unknown: John Sessions
Unknown: Maynard Eziashi
Unknown: Rosaleen Pelan
Unknown: Paul Birchard
Unknown: Gayanne Potter.
Director: Dave Batchelor

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.
Editors Prue Keety and Jenni Russell. E-MAIL: world.tonight@bbc.co.uk WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/worldtonight


Unknown: Robin Lustig.
Unknown: Jenni Russell.

: Book at Bedtime: Thin Ice

The concluding part of Compton Mackenzie 's story about George Gaymer 's lifelong friendship with the brilliant and ambitious Henry Fortescue MP. For details see Monday


Unknown: Compton MacKenzie
Unknown: George Gaymer

: Off the Page

The writing and conversation programme that brings together writers - the best of the established and the pick of the new - to write and talk about a shared topic that affects all our lives. Presented by Chris Bigsby. Grief. "A problem shared is not a problem halved, but a problem doubled." With Ian McMillan and Laura Thompson. Producer Tim Dee


Presented By: Chris Bigsby.
Unknown: Ian McMillan
Unknown: Laura Thompson.
Producer: Tim Dee

: News

: Book of the Week: River Town

Peter Hessler 's humorous account of an American teacher's experiences of life in China.
Repeated from 9.45am. For details see Monday 9.45am


Unknown: Peter Hessler

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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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