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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Iftikhar Awan.


Unknown: Iftikhar Awan.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer Sarah Hughes


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Sarah Hughes

: 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 the Rt Rev Richard Harries.
8.51 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Mark Coles
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Richard Harries.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is the artist Cornelia Parker.


Artist: Cornelia Parker.

: Act of Worship

Presented by the Rev Roger Hutchings.


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.

: Book of the Week: Hotel Bemelmans

By Louis Bemelmans. Part 5. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Louis Bemelmans.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 The Gateways Club Final part. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: Geoffrey and Me

Tony Robinson takes Chaucer fanatic Allan Hughes, a driving instructor from North Wales, on a pilgrimage to Canterbury. The journey celebrates Allan's 20 years of study of the hidden secrets of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales.


Unknown: Tony Robinson
Unknown: Allan Hughes
Producer: Martin Kurzik

: The Change

Written by Jan Etherington and Gavin Petrie and starring Lynda Bellingham and Sylvia Syms.
3: George and Carol are back together, the sur is shining and the birds are singing.... but George has got another secret. How long wll the truce last?
Emma Kennedy
Producer Elizbeth Freestone


Written By: Jan Etherington
Written By: Gavin Petrie
Unknown: Lynda Bellingham
Unknown: Sylvia Syms.
Unknown: Emma Kennedy
Producer: Elizbeth Freestone
Carol: Lynda Bellingham
George: Chris Ellison
Violet: Sylvia Syms
Maureen: Maureen Beattie
Ken: James Vaughan
Sonia: Emma Kennedy
Jerry: Barnaby Kay
Dave: Mark Powley
Di: Di Aitchison

: 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 with the programme that airs listeners' views on what they've heard on BBC Radio.
Producer Margaret Budy Repeated on Sunday at 8pm


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Margaret Budy

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Listen to Your Parents

By Benjamin Zephaniah. A moving drama told from the perspective of a ten-year-old Birmingham boy and broadcast as part of the BBC Hitting Home season. Living with a violent father, Mark is talented footballer and poet who uses his sporting and rhyming skills as coping strategies.
Music Tayo Akimbode Director Pauline Harris Pulling no punches: page 24


Unknown: Benjamin Zephaniah.
Mark: James Smttn
Robert: Charlie Ryan
Mum: Flo Wilson
Dad: Burt Caesar

: Ramblings

The novelist Glyn Hughes , who often uses the landscape ofYorkshire in his works, shares the source of his inspiration with Clare Balding as they walkthrough Calderdale. Producer Karen Gregor


Unknown: Glyn Hughes
Unknown: Clare Balding
Producer: Karen Gregor

: Radio Poems

A week of specially commissioned new poems on the theme of water. 5: The Source by Moira Dooley. The secret life of water and our unslakeable thirst. For details see Monday


Unknown: Moira Dooley.

: The Kids are Moving On

5: Marie. When Marie Tidball recorded her audio diary for Fresh Air Kids, aged 17, she reasoned that since you'd never buy a damaged toy when a perfect one was available, no one would love a woman with foreshortened limbs, two fingers and one foot. Now Marie's aboutto become an Oxbridge undergraduate -and the future's lOOkinggOOd. For details see Monday


Unknown: Marie Tidball

: Law in Action

The US fast food industry is facing multiple law suits from people alleging that it is responsible for making them fat But should those who voluntarily ate high-calorie meals be entitled to sue? And will obesity compensation appear on the British menu too? With Marcel Berlins. producer Simon Coates


Unknown: Marcel Berlins.
Producer: Simon Coates

: 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.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: The News Quiz

A tongue-in-cheek review of the week's news, provided by Simon Hoggart , Linda Smith , Andy Hamilton and a special guest.
Producer Simon Nicholls Repeated on Saturday at 12.30pm


Provided By: Simon Hoggart
Provided By: Linda Smith
Provided By: Andy Hamilton
Producer: Simon Nicholls

: The Archers

It's a bad day at Lower Loxley.
Written by Mary Cutler Director Rosemary Watts Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Mary Cutler
Director: Rosemary Watts
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Jill: Patricia Greene
Kenton: Richard Attlee
Shula: Judy Bennett
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Nigel: Graham Seed
Elizabeth: Alison Dowling
Tony: Colin Skipp
Tom: Tom Graham
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Debbie: Tamsin Grelg
Jack: Arnold Peters
Peggy: June Spencer
Kathy: Hedli Niklaus
Susan: Charlotte Martin
Betty: Pamela Craig
Roy: Ian Pepperell
Hayley: Lucy Davis
Kirsty: Annabelle Dowler
Matt: Kim Durham
Heather: Joyce Gibbs
Chaba: Mate Haumann

: Front Row

John Wilson reviews the new production of Love's Labour's Lost at the National Theatre, London, directed by Trevor Nunn. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: John Wilson
Directed By: Trevor Nunn.
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: The Gateways Club: 5: Time, Ladies Please

By Nigel Richardson. The final part of the story of Britain's most famous lesbian club.
(For details see Monday) (Repeated from 10.45am)


Writer: Nigel Richardson

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the debate from St John's School and Community College, Marlborough,
Hampshire, with a panel that includes the former prime minister Sir Edward Heath and the former
Northern Ireland Secretary Dr Mo Mowlam , as well as Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy and the columnist Christina Odone.
Producer Anne Peacock Repeated on Saturday at 1.15pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Sir Edward Heath
Unknown: Dr Mo Mowlam
Leader: Charles Kennedy
Unknown: Christina Odone.
Producer: Anne Peacock

: Letter from America

With Alistair Cooke.
Repeated on Saturday at 5.45am and Sunday at 8.45am


Speaker: Alistair Cooke

: The Friday Play: After Dark - the Life Class

By Jeremy Front. A suspense thriller exploring paranoia, suspicion and trust.
David is a figurative artist. Alice is one of his models. Vanessa, his wife, is a TV producer. When these three worlds collide, their lives are changed forever as the mixture of television, art, love, jealousy and sex explodes.


Writer: Jeremy Front
Director: Lawrence Jackson
David: Nicholas Farrell
Alice: Jo Joyner
Vanessa: Julia Ford
Ben: Tom Mannion
Insp Marsh: Jemma Churchill
Carly: Jemma Churchill
Sebastian: Carl Prekopp

: The World Tonight

With Clare Bolderson.
Editor PrueKeely EMAIL: world.tonight@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Clare Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: The Photograph

By Penelope Lively. Read by Penelope Wilton. 5: A confrontation and an ultimatum. For details see Monday


Unknown: Penelope Lively.
Read By: Penelope Wilton.

: Off the Page

A showcase for the freshest conversation and the best in new writing.
1: Rules. Matthew Parris invites writer
Pauline Melville , journalist Matthew Syed and writer Hugh Collins to write and talk about regulations. Producer Hilary Dunn


Unknown: Matthew Parris
Unknown: Pauline Melville
Unknown: Matthew Syed
Unknown: Hugh Collins
Producer: Hilary Dunn

: Ooh, You Rotten Egg!

Janet Ellis presents a portrait of the comedy actress Irene Handl. Friends, including Eric Sykes , Liz Fraser , Julia McKenzie and Leslie Philips , remember her passion for her work - and for her confounded chihuahuas. A late starter, Handl was an instant success on the stage at the age of 40 and found her niche playing COCkney mums. Producer Claire Jones


Unknown: Janet Ellis
Unknown: Irene Handl.
Unknown: Eric Sykes
Unknown: Liz Fraser
Unknown: Julia McKenzie
Unknown: Leslie Philips
Producer: Claire Jones

: News

: Book

of the Week: Hotel Bemelmans
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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