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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Ron Ferguson.


Unknown: Ron Ferguson.

: Farming Today

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Steve Peacock


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev Richard Harries.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Richard Harries.

: Desert Island Discs

(Shortened repeat of Sunday 11.15am)

: Act of Worship

L W only
Presented by the Rev Roy Jenkins.


Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: Book of the Week: Don't Let's Go to the DogsTonight

By Alexandra Fuller. Abridged in five parts by Penny Leicester. Part 5: MovingOn For details see Monday. Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Alexandra Fuller.
Unknown: Penny Leicester.

: Woman's Hour

With Martha Kearney.
Drama: Such Sweet Possession. Part 10.
Series editor Anne Tyley. E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk PHONE: [number removed]. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearney.
Editor: Anne Tyley.

: Comedy's Coming Home

The second in the series in which British comedians return to their spiritual homes to perform. This week
Jocelyn Gee tries out her stands routine in the clubs ofafrica's biggest city, Lagos, and explores the role comedy plays in Nigeria - a country infamous for its chaos and corruption. Producer David Olusoga


Unknown: Jocelyn Gee
Producer: David Olusoga

: Faithful Departed

Christopher Fitz-Simon's six-part comedy-drama.
2: Having decided to remain in Skibbogue and assume control of Butler's Funeral Furnishers, Frances discovers that it's not the dead but the living who will cause her most grief.
Music by Neil Brand. Director Eoin O'Callaghan


Unknown: Christopher Fitz-Simon
Music By: Neil Brand.
Director: Eoin Oxallaghan
Frances: Sylvestra Le Touzel
Finbar: Killan McKenna
Ita: Anna Manahan
pj: Tp McKenna
Margot: Marion O'Dwyer
Timsy: Dermot Crowley
Aloysius: Harry Towb
Pascal: Christopher Fitz-Simon
Eivis: Alan Mooney

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson.
Editor Chris Burns. PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: youandyours@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

: Feedback

Roger Bolton airs your views and opinions on BBC Radio programmes and policy. Producer Brian King Write to- Feedback. PO Box 2100. London W1A 1QT PHONE: [number removed]. FAX [number removed]
E.MAIL: feedback@bbc.co.uk. Repeated on Sunday


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: My Sky Blue Trades

By Gerry McKee. Comedy set in postwar suburbia, relating the childhood of one Victor P McCann , the product of a part-Catholic family who try their best to prevent him from experiencing any of the joys of carefree boyhood - despite a slight family tendency towards booze, fags and rebellion.
Director Cherry Cookson


Unknown: Gerry McKee.
Unknown: Victor P McCann
Adult Victor: Nicky Henson
Young Victor: Oliver Quelch
Mum: Carolyn Pickles
The Aunt: Kate Binchy
Dad: John Rogan
Uncle Liam: Gavin Muir
Dekker: Carl Prekopp
Phil: Jonathan Forbes

: Changing Places

The Gaia Energy Centre. In the early nineties the first commercial wind farm in Britain began operating in Cornwall. So many people stopped to look that a visitor centre, now the Gaia Energy Centre, was opened Paul Evans looks at the relationship between the centre and the local community. Producer David Parkinson
E-MAIL: changing.places@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Paul Evans
Producer: David Parkinson

: Tales from the Home Front

Five specially commissioned stories explore the soft underbelly of domestic life. 5: Hope, Faith and Blue Charity. By Lolita Chakrabarti. Hope Brown is the sort of girl you wouldn't notice at all - until you walked into her kitchen.


Unknown: Lolita Chakrabarti.
Unknown: Hope Brown

: Five Numbers

5: Infinity. Simon Singh concludes his look at some of the most intriguing numbers in mathematics, with the mind-boggling world of infinity-a subject that has excited and enraged mathematicians for centuries.


Unknown: Simon Singh

: Law in Action

Marcel Berlins asks why the government seems to have lost its former enthusiasm for greater public access to official information.
Producer Simon Coates. Repeated Sunday 8.30pm


Unknown: Marcel Berlins
Producer: Simon Coates.

: The Message

Jenni Murray and guests discuss how current media trends affect modern life. Producer Kevin Mousley


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producer: Kevin Mousley

: PM

With Carolyn Quinn and Nigel Wrench.
Editor Kevin Marsh


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

: The News Quiz

Topical merriment from Simon Hoggart , Alan Coren , Andy Hamilton , SandiToksvig and Francis Wheen. Producer LucyArmitage. Repeated Saturday 12.30pm


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Francis Wheen.

: The Archers

David's in deepwater.
Written by Graham Harvey. Director Keri Davies
Editor Vanessa Whitburn. ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]Barry Farrimond 's kind of day: page 146


Written By: Graham Harvey.
Director: Keri Davies
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn.
Unknown: Barry Farrimond
Phil: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
Alistair: Michael Lumsden
Shula: Judy Bennett
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Nigel: Graham Seed
Elizabeth: Alison Dowling
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Debbie: Tamsin Greig
Jack: Arnold Peters
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
Ed: Barry Farrimond
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Janet: Molr Leslie
Bert: Eric Allan
Tim: Jay Villiers
Siobhan: Caroline Lennon
Jolene: Buffy Davis
Jazzer: Ryan Kelly
Oliver: Michael Cochrane

: Front Row

With Francine Stock. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Francine Stock.

: Such Sweet Possession

The final part of the drama by Mary Cooper.
10: Anne and Mariana continue their relationship under the same roof as Charles, but Anne makes a surprising discovery that could change everything.
For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Mary Cooper.
Anne: Deborah McAndrew
Charles: Russell Dixon
Mariana: Kaye Wragg
Watson: Mary Cunningham

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the political discussion from the Commonwealth Institute in London. The panel includes Lord Heseltine.
Producer Lisa Jenkinson.


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: Letter from America

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


Commentator: Alistair Cooke.

: Friday Play: Heart - Attack: 1: Heart

By Gill Adams.
The story of a murder investigation is told in two parts from two different perspectives.

An ordinary middle-class retired couple are suddenly thrown into a nightmare when, on the eve of his 21st birthday, their only son is arrested on suspicion of brutally murdering a young woman.


Writer: Gill Adams
Director: Kate Rowland
Mary: Brigit Forsyth
Bill: Paul Copley
Hard: Sarah Parks
Stone: Claude Close
Smithy: Danny J. Burns

: Back to Front

1: When Henry Cooper felled Cassius Clay (later
Muhammad Ali ) in 1963, it propelled sport from the back to the front pages. Simon Barnes remembers the news items it usurped - including the Profumo affair - with guests Henry Cooper , Anthony Howard and Claire Rayner. Producer Tom Alban


Unknown: Henry Cooper
Unknown: Muhammad Ali
Unknown: Simon Barnes
Unknown: Henry Cooper
Unknown: Anthony Howard
Unknown: Claire Rayner.
Producer: Tom Alban

: Test Match Special

New Zealand v England - the First Test at
The fourth day's play. Fordetails see Tuesday 9.30pm

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig. Editor Prue Keely. E-MAIL: world.tonight@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Robin Lustig.
Editor: Prue Keely.

: Book at Bedtime: Body on the Beach

By Simon Brett. 5: " I'm sure it's impossible to do anything in this place without someone having seen. "Read by Joanna Tope. Fordetaiis see Monday


Unknown: Simon Brett.
Read By: Joanna Tope.

: Off the Page

Novelist Philippa Gregory and playwright Dolly Dhingra , who both came to Britain as youngchildren, join Chris Bigsby to talk about what home means to them. Producer Jane Greenwood


Unknown: Philippa Gregory
Unknown: Dolly Dhingra
Unknown: Chris Bigsby
Producer: Jane Greenwood

: News

: Book of the Week: Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight

Part 5. 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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