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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Very Rev David Chillingworth.


Unknown: David Chillingworth.

: Farming Today

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer Sarah Hughes


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Sarah Hughes

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
6.25, 7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Angela Tilby.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: Desert Island Discs

Lady Walton, Argentinian-born widow of composer
Sir William Walton , chooses eight records to take to the mythical island. 11.15am


Unknown: Sir William Walton

: Book of the Week: The Road to Nab End

The final extract from William Woodruff s account of his childhood, read by David Ross. Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: William Woodruff
Read By: David Ross.

: Act of Worship

From Cardiff. Led by the Rev Roy Jenkins.


Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney. Drama: Les Misérables. By Victor Hugo. Part 15. PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Victor Hugo.

: Porridge and Patchwork

The art of making a patchwork quilt - behind bars at HM Prison Wandsworth in London.
Producer Penny Arnold

: Robin and Wendy's Wet Weekends

Robin's dream comes true as not one but two real criminal offences are committed on his doorstep and the police come to visit. The only problem is he wasn't there when it happened but Wendy was. Derek finds a companion in an iguana, and Jackie (his ex) feels compelled to return to the scene of the crime. reels uompeneu
Producer Mario Stylianides


Producer: Mario Stylianides
Robin: Simon Greenall
Wendy: Kay Stonham
Maureen: Debra Stephenson
Derek: Phil Cornwell
Sergeant: Ewan Bailey
Jackie: Jo Enright

: 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
Roger Bolton airs listeners' views and opinions on BBC Radio programmes and policy.
Send your comments to: Feedback. PO Box 2100. London WlA 1QT
PHONE: [number removed] . FAX: [number removed] E-MAIL: feedback@>bbc.co.uk
Producer Peter Everett. Repeated on Sunday 8pm


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Kevin Marsh
Editor: Roger Bolton
Producer: Peter Everett.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: John Glen Stole My Spacesuit

By Louise Ironside. In the early sixties the space race was truly under way. Hearing rumours that the Soviets were planning to send a female astronaut into space, Nasa began runningtests on female pilots Louise Ironside's fictional play is based on the experiences of the Mercury 13 - Nasa's secret female astronauts. The play uses archive recordings and extracts from the recollections ot
Jerrie Cobb. one of the real Mercury 13 astronauts.
Other parts played by members of the cast Director David Ian Neville


Unknown: Louise Ironside.
Unknown: Jerrie Cobb.
Director: David Ian Neville
Rena: Marguerite Grant
Dr Delaway: Eric Lavigne
Jim: Angus MacInnes
Jackie: Donna Perim
Congressman Parker: Shane Rimmer
Louella: Liana Bender
Annie: Daisy Chute

: Veg Talk

Chef Heston Blumenthal joins greengrocers Gregg Wallace and Charlie Hicks to chat to listeners about tempting vegetables for kids. Producer Paula McGinley PHONE: [number removed]. Lines open from 1.30pm


Unknown: Heston Blumenthal
Unknown: Gregg Wallace
Unknown: Charlie Hicks
Producer: Paula McGinley

: A Collection of Bones

The last of five quietly unsettling short stories by Elspeth Davie. 5: The Eyelash. "When you find a strange hair anywhere, do you at once connect it with some imagined person... ?" Read by Edith Macarthur. Producer David Jackson Young


Stories By: Elspeth Davie.
Read By: Edith MacArthur.
Producer: David Jackson Young

: Let There Be Light!

Concluding his series on glass in architecture, Maxwell Hutchinson examines the role played by an English window manufacturer in promoting the work of the modern movement in the twenties. He asks why glass is a favourite material for architects today and looks at how technical developments will allow them to use it in the future.


Presenter: Maxwell Hutchinson
Producer: Elena Curti

: Word of Mouth

Michael Rosen presents another programme about words and the way we speak. 7: Mouth Watering When was the last time you stepped into the limelight or stole someone's thunder? And when the vampire state has sucked you dry, how do you find the words to describe a country going to pot? Producer Mark Burman. Repeated Sunday 8.30pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Mark Burman.

: The Message

Conversation about how current media trends affect modern life, with Jenni Murray and guests. Producer Dave Harvey


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producer: Dave Harvey

: PM

With Carolyn Quinn and Nigel Wrench. Editor Kevin Marsh


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

: The Now Show

A A new series of the sharp edge of radio satire with a potent mixture of sketches, songs and observational humour to take the pulse of the nation. Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis star, with Mitch Benn , Marcus Brigstocke , Emma Kennedy and Jon Holmes. Producer Adam Bromley. Repeated Saturday 12.30


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Mitch Benn
Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown: Emma Kennedy
Unknown: Jon Holmes.
Producer: Adam Bromley.

: The Archers

A welcome return.
Written by Caroline Harrington. Director Rosemary Watts
Editor Vanessa Whitburn. ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an sae to [address removed]


Written By: Caroline Harrington.
Director: Rosemary Watts
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn.
Jill: Patricia Greene
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Elizabeth: Alison Dowling
Tony: Colin Skipp
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Helen: Louiza Patikas
Tom: Tom Graham
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Debbie: Tamsin Greig
Jack: Arnold Peters
Kathy: Hedli Niklaus
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
Ed: Barry Farrimond
Betty: Pamela Craig
Hayley: Lucy Davis
Greg: Marc Finn
Siobhan: Caroline Lennon
Kirsty: Annabelle Dowler
Jolene: Buffy Davis
Fallon: Joanna van Kampen
Oliver: Michael Cochrane

: Front Row

Francine Stock chairs the arts show with interviews, news and reviews. Producer Martin Smith


Unknown: Francine Stock
Producer: Martin Smith

: Les Misérables

By Victor Hugo , dramatised by Lin Coghlan.
15: Love is in the air in the Rue Plumet. But why is Jean Valjean so obsessed with secrecy ? For details see Monday. Repeat of 10.45am


Unknown: Victor Hugo
Dramatised By: Lin Coghlan.
Unknown: Jean Valjean

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs a political discussion from London. On the panel will be Mayor of London Ken Livingstone, Lord Maginnis, former Armed
Forces Minister Nick Soames MP, and author and columnist Jeanette Winterson.
Producer Lisa Jenkinson.


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Nick Soames
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: Letter from America

With veteran commentator Alistair Cooke. Repeated Saturday 5.45am and Sunday 8.45am


Commentator: Alistair Cooke.

: The Friday Play: Enemy in My Mouth

By Mike Walker. It is 1936 and the skulking figure in the ruins of Madrid is not a refugee but a crack sharpshooter, a British volunteer with a brief to assassinate a mirror soul, the ace sniper on the enemy side. As the men stalk one another and the fever of combat begins to intoxicate Ted Merrick , memories and imagination become as perilous to him as the obscure marksman in the shadows.
Director John Taylor


Unknown: Mike Walker.
Unknown: Ted Merrick
Director: John Taylor
Ted: Adrian Dunbar
Sarah: Eve Best
Max: James Purefoy

: The World Tonight

Editors Prue Keely and Jenni Russell.
E-Mail: [email address removed] Website: [web address removed]


Editors: Prue Keely
Editors: Jenni Russell.

: Book at Bedtime: Excellent Women

The last part of Barbara Pym 's hilarious novel, read by Deborah Rndlay. Abridged and produced in ten parts by Chris Wallis. 10: Everard takes the plunge.


Unknown: Barbara Pym
Read By: Deborah Rndlay.
Unknown: Chris Wallis.

: The Copysnatchers

What do a Dutch, a South African and a Taiwanese journalist have in common? They all have something to say about the British way of life. All three join
David Aaronovitch to observe, dissect and parody what's been happening in Britain this week. Producer Katy Hickman


Unknown: David Aaronovitch
Producer: Katy Hickman

: Today in Parliament

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

: News

: Book of the Week: The Road to NabEnd

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.

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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