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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Judy Merry.


Unknown: Judy Merry.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill. Producer Clare Phillips


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Clare Phillips

: Today

With Mark Coles and John Humphrys.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day With Dr Mona Siddiqui.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Mark Coles
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Dr Mona Siddiqui.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's s castaway this week is the theatre director Trevor Nunn.
Producer Lisa Jenkinson


Director: Trevor Nunn.
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: Act of Worship

Presented by Canon Noel Vincent.


Presented By: Canon Noel Vincent.

: Book of the Week: The Last Diaries

5: Further despatches from the late Alan Clark. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Alan Clark.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45Thea's Diary Part 5.
Series editor Jill Burridge Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Law of the Amazon

It's 6am in a village deep in the Brazilian jungle and already the temperature has sailed beyond 90 degrees. Frogs groan like foghorns, the sun-kissed
Amazon glides by a few yards away and insects swoop through the rustic wooden pavilion that's doing temporary duty as a courtroom, In the first of two programmes, Clive Anderson leaves the comfort of the English legal system to go on an Amazon river journey with a judge to find out how justice is taken to some of the most remote places in Brazil - by floating COUrt. Producer Sara Jane Hall


Unknown: Clive Anderson
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Ladies.... or Gentlemen

In the second of two programmes about cross-dressing in comedy, Ned Sherrin recalls some of the great drag artists and dames of the 20th century, including Danny La Rue , Norman Evans , Old Mother Riley and Mrs Shufflewick. Producer Bob Dickinson


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Danny La Rue
Unknown: Norman Evans
Unknown: Mother Riley
Unknown: Mrs Shufflewick.
Producer: Bob Dickinson

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite. Editor Andrew smith
PHONE: [number removed] Email: youandyours@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke. Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: Feedback

Roger Bolton presents your opinions of BBC Radio programmes and policy. Write to: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London W1A 1QT. Fax: [number removed]
Phone: [number removed] Email: feedback@bbc.co.uk Producer Penny Vine Repeated on Sunday at 8pm


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Spaceman

By Rob John. The first manned space flight was on 12 April 1961 when Russian cosmonaut Right Major Yuri Gagarin completed a single orbit of the earth in 89 minutes. Later that year he made a triumphant visit to Great Britain. Back on Earth, 11-year-old children all over England were sitting the 11-plus exam and awaiting decisions which would alter the course of their lives. This is the story of one of those children - Michael - and how his own life and that of Yuri Gagarin become briefly linked.
Director Roland Jaquarello


Unknown: Rob John.
Unknown: Yuri Gagarin
Unknown: Yuri Gagarin
Director: Roland Jaquarello
Michael: Danny Turner
Maggie: Victoria O'Donnell
Valerie: Lily Power
Trev: Chris Overton
Father: Jon Glover
Mother: Ruth Gemmell
Miss Green: Phillipa Peak
Mr Spencer: Nigel Anthony

: Veg Talk

Interactive greengrocers Gregg Wallace and Charlie Hicks end theircurrent series with a lively chat on the subject Of spices. Producer Paula McGinley


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

: Pillow Talk in Europe and Other Places

5: Emptiness. The last in a selection of short stories from Deborah Levy 's new collection. Read by Robert Bathurst. For details see Monday


Unknown: Deborah Levy
Read By: Robert Bathurst.

: A Brief History of the End of Everything

The astronomer Brother Guy Consolmagno concludes his beginner's guide to ideas, both ancient and modern, about how the universe will end. 5: Death by Industrial Accident. It's theoretically possible to create a particle that could devour the planet. Orthere might be a strange quantum fluctuation in space speeding across the cosmos right now, destroying everything in its path. Sojust how likely is Sudden annihilation? For details see Monday


Unknown: Guy Consolmagno

: Law in Action

The Home Secretary, David Blunkett , has introduced legislation that would allow juries to be told more about a defendant's previous convictions. Civil liberties campaigners say it will lead to defendants being judged on their past rather than on the evidence. Marcel Berlins and his guests debate whether it's time juries were trusted with more information. Producer Innes Bowen


Unknown: David Blunkett
Unknown: Marcel Berlins
Producer: Innes Bowen

: The Message

Jenni Murray and guests discuss how current media trends affect modern life. Producer Cecile Wright


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producer: Cecile Wright

: PM

With Eddie Mair and Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: Dead Ringers

Topical, impressions-based sketches from
Jon Culshaw , Jan Ravens , Kevin Connolly and Mark Perry. Producer Katie Tyrrell Repeated on Saturday at 12.30pm
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Six series of Dead Ringers are available on CD and audio cassette at good retail outlets or www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Jon Culshaw
Unknown: Jan Ravens
Unknown: Kevin Connolly
Unknown: Mark Perry.
Producer: Katie Tyrrell

: The Archers

Ruth and David reach a decision.
Written by Adrian Flynn Director Keri Davis Editor Vanessa Whitbum ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to[address removed]


Written By: Adrian Flynn
Written By: Keri Davis
Editor: Vanessa Whitbum
Phil: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
Kenton: Richard Attlee
Alistair: Michael Lumsden
Shula: Judy Bennett
David: Timothy Bentlnck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Elizabeth: Alison Dowling
Tony: Colin Skipp
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Tom: Tom Graham
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Debbie: Tamsin Greig
Jolene: Buffy Davis
Kathy: Hedli Niklaus
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
Roy: Ian Pepperell
Bert: Eric Allan
Kirsty: Annabelle Dowler
Heather: Joyce Glbbs
Chaba: Mate Haumann

: Front Row

Arts magazine with Francine Stock.
Producer Angharad Law


Unknown: Francine Stock.
Producer: Angharad Law

: Thea's Diary

ByTheaGersten. Dramatised in 10 episodes by Andrew Farrell Readman. 5: Love in the Blitz. Thea is re-united with Philip but her love for him is tested. For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Andrew Farrell Readman.

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the debate from the Cambridge Union with a panel that includes
Secretary of State for Transport Alistair Darling, the European Union's external affairs commissioner
Chris Patten , columnist Peter Hitchens , and Kishwer Falkner , chairof policy forthe Liberal Democrats in London and a specialist in international relations. Producer Victoria Wakely Repeated on Saturday at 1.15pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Chris Patten
Unknown: Peter Hitchens
Unknown: Kishwer Falkner
Producer: Victoria Wakely

: Letter from America

With Alistair Cooke. Rptd on Sat at 5.45am and Sun at 8.45am


Speaker: Alistair Cooke

: The Friday Play: Wainewright the Poisoner

By Peter Straughan , based on the biography by Andrew Motion. From a hospital in the penal colonies of Tasmania, Thomas Griffiths Wainewright (1794-1847), painter and writer, looks back over his controversial life. Having inherited the family home, successive legacies supported his flamboyant lifestyle, yet he was tried forforgery and three of his close relatives died in suspicious circumstances.
Music by Oily Fox Director Susan Roberts


Unknown: Peter Straughan
Unknown: Andrew Motion.
Unknown: Thomas Griffiths Wainewright
Music By: Oily Fox
Director: Susan Roberts
Wainewright: Nigel Hawthorne
Thompson: Alex Jennings
Wardsman: Toby Jones
Mother/Lady Macbeth: Elizabeth Bell
Sarah: Cathy Murphy
Eliza: Emily Woof
Byron/Sharpus/Officer: Tom Hollander
Helen/Woman 1: Amanda Root
Uncle/Doctor/Man 1: Rupert Frazer
Scott/Man 2/Captain: Cal MacAninch
Philips / Man 3 / McCready: Thomas Arnold

: The World Tonight

Editor Prue Keely EMAIL: world.tonight@bbc.co.uk


Editor: Prue Keely

: Book at Bedtime: Girl with a Pearl Earring

5: Vermeeris painting Griet in secret. She knows that she will have to leave once the painting is made public. Will Pieter still want to marry her? For details see Monday

: The Copy snatchers

David Aaronovitch invites guests from around the world to observe, parody and dissect the habits of the British from a foreign perspective. Producer Marya Burgess


Unknown: David Aaronovitch
Producer: Marya Burgess

: News

: Book

of the Week: The Last Diaries
AMPart5. Repeatof9.45am

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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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