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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Ibrahim Mogra.


Unknown: Ibrahim Mogra.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's first castaway for this new series is comedian and actor Billy Connolly. His one-man shows continue to pack venues on both sides of the Atlantic and his performances in films such as Mrs Brown , The Debt Collector and The Impostors have won him critical acclaim. He chooses eight records to take to the mythical island.


Unknown: Billy Connolly.
Unknown: Mrs Brown

: Book of the Week: The Real Mrs Miniver

Five programmes in which Patricia Hodge reads extracts from Ysenda Maxtone Graham 's biography of her grandmother Jan Struther, author of the Mrs Miniver stories. Part 5. For details see Monday. Repeated at 12.30am.


Unknown: Patricia Hodge
Unknown: Ysenda Maxtone Graham
Unknown: Jan Struther
Unknown: Mrs Miniver

: Act of Worship

From Cardiff, led by the Rev RoyJenkins.


Unknown: Rev Royjenkins.

: Woman's Hour

Virginia Ironside talks to Martha Kearney about Anna Kavan , one of the first female science-fiction writers. Drama: The Tale of Lady Murasaki. Part 5. PHONE: [number removed]
E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearney
Unknown: Anna Kavan

: All Aboard the Baltic Express

Ian McMillan takes the railwayjourney of a lifetime, visiting the first private railway in Russia and the last narrow-gauge line in Latvia and discovering the gruesome truth about the role of narrow-gauge railways in the deportation of Lithuanians during the Soviet and German occupations. His travelling companions are Frank Cooper and Stephen Wiggs of the New Europe Heritage Railway Trust, an organisation devoted to sharing British railway expertise with the growing band of emerging narrow-gauge railways throughout Russia and the Baltic States. Producer Darren Broome


Unknown: Ian McMillan
Unknown: Frank Cooper
Unknown: Stephen Wiggs
Producer: Darren Broome

: Getting Nowhere Fast

A new four-part comedy by Mervyn Stutter.
1: Former lovers and now middle-aged business partners Pam and Mervtryto court fashion by opening a cyber section in their vodka and veggie cafe. Chantal tells all about her latest bit of plastic surgery and Merv tries to persuade Pam that love is more important than the money belonging to her new yet forever absent husband Dominic.
Producer Mario Stylianides


Comedy By: Mervyn Stutter.
Producer: Mario Stylianides
Merv: Mervyn Stutter
Pam: Lill Roughley
Dibden: John Challis
PC Dilkes: Chris Etteridge
Chantal: Tracy-Ann Oberman
Nev: Martin Freeman

: 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 with listeners' views and opinions on BBC radio programmes and policy. Producer Sue Bonner. Repeated on Sunday
Letters: Feedback, PO Box 2100. London W1A 1QT. Fax: [number removed]. Telephone: [number removed]. E-MAIL: feedback@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Sue Bonner.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Man Talk

By Othniel Smith. Kenny and Sally's relationship has reached the moment when they have to decide whether it has a future or if it is simply a student affair. Then an encounterwith an old friend causes Kenny to re-evaluate his relationship with his parents. With Rhodri Hugh , Simon Trinder , Joanna Griffiths and Adrienne O'Sullivan. Producer Gilly Adams


Unknown: Othniel Smith.
Unknown: Rhodri Hugh
Unknown: Simon Trinder
Unknown: Joanna Griffiths
Unknown: Adrienne O'Sullivan.
Producer: Gilly Adams

: Ramblings

Fifth in a six-part series following the footsteps of people who have made walking a central part of their lives. Elizabeth Hutchings 's favourite walk along the Tennyson Way on the Isle of Wight reminds her of her late husband Richard. She shares her memories with Clare Balding as they explore the route from Freshwater Bayto the Needles.
Producer Lucy Lunt. For a factsheet visit the Radio 4 website at www.bbc.co.uk/radio4 or call the Radio 4 helpline on [number removed]


Unknown: Elizabeth Hutchings
Unknown: Clare Balding
Producer: Lucy Lunt.

: Mrs Miniver

Five weekday programmes in which Penelope Wilton reads ten of Jan Struther 's Times stories about the British housewife immortalised in the wartime movie starring GreerGarson. 5: Back from Abroad and Three Stockings. For details see Monday


Unknown: Penelope Wilton
Unknown: Jan Struther

: Brain Waves

Five weekday programmes about the chemical messengers in our brain which tell us how to feel, how to react and how to move. 5: Oxytocin. Claudia Hammond meets new mothers as they bond with their babies. It's the neurotransmitter oxytocin which makes this happen, so could it also be responsible for love? For details see Monday (R)


Unknown: Claudia Hammond

: Law in Action

Series tackling large and small legal issues without long words, small print or expensive fees. Producer Charles Sigler. Repeated on Sunday at 8.30pm


Producer: Charles Sigler.

: The Message

Conversation about how current media trends affect our lives, with Jenni Murray and guests.
Producer Dave Harvey. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/themessage


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producer: Dave Harvey.

: PM

With Eddie Mair and Carolyn Quinn. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The News Quiz

Simon Hoggart hosts an edition ofthe topical panel game with panellists Alan Coren , Andy Hamilton , Jon Snow and Sandi Toksvig.
Producer Lucy Armitage. Repeated Saturday 12.30pm
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Simon Hoggart 's Pick of We News Quiz is available from all good retailers and from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Jon Snow
Unknown: Sandi Toksvig.
Producer: Lucy Armitage.
Unknown: Simon Hoggart

: The Archers

George plays the agony uncle.
Written by Joanna Toye. Director Keri Davies
Editor Vanessa Whitburn. ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an sae to [address removed]


Written By: Joanna Toye.
Director: Keri Davies
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn.
Phil: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Elizabeth: Alison Dowling
Tony: Colin Skipp
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Helen: Louiza Patikas
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Alice: Holly Chapman
George: Graham Roberts
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
William: Philip Molloy
Edward: Barry Farrimond
Caroline: Sara Coward
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Greg: Marc Finn
Siobhan: Caroline Lennon

: Front Row

With Mark LawSOn. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Mark Lawson.

: The Tale of Lady Murasaki

5: Fuji tires of the court and brings her stories to an end. For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am

: Any Questions?

The political discussion with Jonathan Dimbleby comes from Durham Debating Society with a panel which includes chairman of the Labour Party Charles Clarke MP. Producer Lisa Jenkinson. Repeated Saturday 1.15pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson.

: Letter from America

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


Commentator: Alistair Cooke.
Producer: Tony Grant.

: The Friday Play: Groupie

Barbara Windsor and Timothy West make up the odd couple in a new comedy-drama by Arnold Wesker, one of Britain's most distinguished playwrights. When Matty reads the memoirs of a celebrated artist from the East End of London, she finds mirror images of her own life, and needs to make contact.


Writer: Arnold Wesker
Director: Ned Chaillet
Mathilda: Barbara Windsor
Mark: Timothy West

: The World Tonight

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


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

: Book at Bedtime: The Year of Wonders

Part 10. For details see Monday

: Last Man In

Sports discussion. Jim White asks if the massive earnings now available in sport are causing parents to encourage their children to enter that field instead Of gettinga "properjob". Producer Richard Mcllroy


Unknown: Jim White
Producer: Richard McLlroy

: Today in Parliament

News, views and features on today's stories, and behind the scenes in committee.

: News

: Book of the Week: The Real Mrs

Miniver Repeated from 9.45am

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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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