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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Liz Hansford.


Unknown: Liz Hansford.

: Farming Today

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Steve Peacock


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

: Today

With Alan Little and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Dr Lavinia Byrne.


Unknown: Alan Little
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Dr Lavinia Byrne.

: Desert Island Discs

This week Sue Lawley's castaway is the actor Joss Ackland. He chooses eight records to take to the mythical island.


Unknown: Joss Ackland.

: Act of Worship

Presented by the Rev Tony Burnham.


Unknown: Tony Burnham.

: Book of the Week: Henry and MaryPonsonby

By William M Kuhn. 5: Difficult times confront Henry and Mary, as old age takes its toll. Fordetails see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: William M Kuhn.

: Woman's Hour

from 10.40 With Martha Kearney.
10.45 Drama Laughter in Leningrad. Part 5. Series editor Angie Nehring Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearney.
Editor: Angie Nehring Drama

: Cricket

Benson and Hedges Cup: Semi-finals Commentary on the second semi-final.
Producer Peter Baxter * Approximate time


Producer: Peter Baxter

: The Roman Way

David Aaronovitch continues exploring the way a state deals with issues such as ethnic diversity and cultural assimilation, centralised power, highbrow and dumbed-down entertainments. The state in question is the Roman Empire. 2: Life at the Top The emperor: autocrat or "man of the people"? How much powerdid his advisors have? Could influential friends help one's career? producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: David Aaronovitch
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Perfect Days

By Keith R Lindsay and Martin Tomms. A comedy drama about two men cast adrift in a world where "quality time" reigns. Carl and Matt are those most harassed of divorced husbands, the ones with weekend access to their children. This is the story of: their exclusive self-help group - there's just the two of them and it's not really of help!
Producer Graham Frost


Unknown: Keith R Lindsay
Unknown: Martin Tomms.
Producer: Graham Frost
Matt: John Griffin
Carl: Terence Mann

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Peter White. Editor Chris Burns PHONE: [number removed]. E-MAIL: youandyours@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Peter White.
Editor: Chris Burns

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: Feedback

Bouquets, brickbats, questions and compliments - Roger Bolton dips into the mailbag and airs your views and opinions on BBC Radio programmes and policy. Send your comments and questions to: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London W1A 1QT PHONE: [number removed] FAX: [number removed] E-MAIL: feedback@bbc.co.uk Producer Penny Vine Repeated on Sunday


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: McLevy

By David Ashton. A four-part series of detective stories set in Victorian Edinburgh. 3: The Second Shadow. Counterfeiters are at work in the city, and McLevy is under pressure to secure rapid convictions. But his mind is more on the deliciously immoral Jean Brash - surely McLevy isn't becoming jealous of the male company she keeps? Director Patrick Rayner


Unknown: David Ashton.
Director: Patrick Rayner
McLevy: Brian Cox
Mistress Jean: Slobhan Redmond
Mulholland: Michael Perceval-Maxwell
Jem: John McGlynn
Lt Roach: David Ashton
GrannyCampbell: Colette O'Neil
Jessie: Tracy Wiles
Dewar: Kenny Blyth
Barbara: Carolyn Bonnyman

: Changing Places

Belfast Bog Meadows. Chris Baines visits Belfast to discover how the community got together to preserve 50 acres of ancient wetland in the heart of the city. Send your comments or queries to: BBC Natural History Unit. Broadcasting House. Bristol BS8 2LR E-MAIL: cbanging.places@bbc.co.uk Producer Dave Parkinson


Unknown: Chris Baines
Producer: Dave Parkinson

: Goldenhay

The final specially commissioned story from this year's Hay Festival, today written and read by Michel Faber. Producer Elizabeth Allard


Read By: Michel Faber.
Producer: Elizabeth Allard

: Crown and People

5: The Way Ahead. Fordetaiis see Monday

: Law in Action

The programme that tackles the big legal issues and the everyday ones - without long words, small print or expensive fees. Producer Charles Sigler Repeated Sunday 8.30pm


Producer: Charles Sigler

: The Message

Jenni Murray and guests discuss how current media trends affect modern life. Producerceciiewrignt


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: PM

With Eddie Mair and Carolyn Quinn. Editor Kevin Marsh


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

: The Now Show

The sharp edge of satire in radio form. Starring Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis , with Mitch Benn , Marcus Brigstocke , Jon Holmes and Emma Kennedy. ProducerAdam Bromley Repeated Saturday 12.30pm


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

: The Archers

Elizabeth's sworn to secrecy.
Written by Carole Simpson Solazzo Director Alec Reid
Editor Vanessa Whitburn ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written Bycarole: Carole Simpson Solazzo
Director: Alec Reid
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Phil: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
Kenton: Richard Attlee
Alistair: Michael Lumsden
Shula: Judy Bennett
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Nigel: Graham Seed
Elizabeth: Alison Dowling
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Debbie: Tamsin Greig
Christine: Lesley Saweard
Peggy: June Spencer
Sid: Alan Devereux
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Ed: Barry Farrimond
Neil: Brian Hewlett
Mike: Terry Molloy
Roy: Ian Pepperell
Hayley: Lucy Davis
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Tim: Jay Villiers
Siobhan: Caroline Lennon
Fallon: Joanna van Kampen

: Front Row

The David Bowie Interview. As he prepares to release a new album, David Bowie reflects on his career as singer, songwriter, actor, artist, art collector and curator. Producer John Goudie


Unknown: David Bowie
Unknown: David Bowie
Producer: John Goudie

: Laughter in Leningrad

By Dolly Eltenton. 5: Dolly and her family would like to stay in Leningrad, but the Communist Party has Other ideas. For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Dolly Eltenton.

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the debate from Lewknor Parish Recreation Ground and Hall in Oxfordshire with a panel including the Conservative Party vice-chair, Patricia Morris, the chair of the Commons Media Culture and Sport Select Committee,
Gerald Kaufman MP, and the chief executive of the Countryside Agency, Richard Wakeford.
Producer Lisa Jenkinson


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Patricia Morris
Unknown: Gerald Kaufman
Unknown: Richard Wakeford
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: Letter from America

With Alistair Cooke.
Repeated Saturday 5.45am and Sunday8.45am


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: The Friday Play: The Calling

A contemporary thriller by Pearse Elliott. Eimear O'Hanlon is a doctor and a volunteer with the Samaritans who spends her life healing and helping people. When there is a murderer at large in the city, she stops being the helper and becomes the hunted.
Director Stephen Wright


Unknown: Pearse Elliott.
Unknown: Eimear O'Hanlon
Director: Stephen Wright
Eimear: Annie Farr
Ethan: Ciaran McMenamin
Aran: Dario Angelone
Nuala: Brenda Winter
Cara: Niki Doherty
Jay: Miche Doherty
Todd: Luke Griffin
Police officer: Derek Halligan
Ian: Andrew Harrison

: 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: That They May Face the Rising Sun

5: On Easter morning, the drums are beating in commemoration of the Easter Rising. When Jamesie pays the Ruttledges a visit, however, he recalls his own experience of the turbulent past. For details see Monday

: Great Lives

The biography series in which Humphrey Carpenter invites famous people to nominate great lives for studio discussion. This week the former parliamentary standards watchdog Elizabeth Filkinon Mary Ann Evans, better known as George Eliot. With Eliot's biographer, Kathryn Hughes. Producer Peter Everett


Unknown: George Eliot.
Unknown: Kathryn Hughes.
Producer: Peter Everett

: Ancient Voices

4: Voice of Everyman. Michael Wood concludes his series on medieval music by evoking the rowdy world of popular music-making that was as much a part of everyday life as it is today. Fordetailssee Tuesday


Unknown: Michael Wood

: News

: Book of the Week: Henry and MaryPonsonby

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.

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