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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Fidelma Meehan.


Unknown: Fidelma Meehan.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Maggie Ayer


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Maggie Ayer

: Today

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


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

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is the singer-songwriter Gene Pitney.


Singer-Songwriter: Gene Pitney.

: Act of Worship

From Wales, presented by the Rev Roy Jenkins.


Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: Book

of the Week: Savage Girlsand Wild Boys
5: Two girls are found in an Indian forest, apparently having been brought up by wolves. Is it fact or fiction? For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 The Berlin Diaries Part 5. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: The Mysteries of Recruitment

- Laurie Taylor investigates the long and strange history of attempts by employers to make recruitment a more objective process. Examples include the Civil Service exams in the 1850s, early psychological tests and the forms that encouraged interviewers to grade a candidate's face and hands. ProducerJohn Goudie


Unknown: Laurie Taylor

: The Change

A six-part domestic sitcom, written by Jan Etnenngton and Gavin Petrie and starring Lynda Bellingham.
4: George and Carol are trying to find a way to make their marriage work-the answer comes from a most unlikely source. George is pleased but will Carol annrove oreven find out... ? Producer Elizbeth Freestone


Written By: Jan Etnenngton
Written By: Gavin Petrie
Unknown: Lynda Bellingham.
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
Linda: Andrew Westfield
Man: Andrew Westfield
Amanda: Paul Chahldi

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson.
Editor Andrew Smith
PHONE: [number removed] Email: youandyours@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.
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: Lottie the Mermaid

By Lavinia Murray and Susan Vale. A surreal adventure comedy in which Lottie the mermaid swaps hertail for legs and is sent on a mission to save the people of seaside town Doursby-on-the-Turn from the evil machinations of Mayor Alfred Big.
Director Marc Beeby


Unknown: Lavinia Murray
Unknown: Susan Vale.
Unknown: Alfred Big.
Director: Marc Beeby
Lottie: Alison Pettitt
Simeon: Ben Crowe
Mayor Alfred Big: Martin Hyder
Grenville: Jonathan Keeble
Shamela: Joanna Monro
Mrs Morthua: Joanna Monro

: Ramblings

Clare Balding strides out with Veronica Reynolds , who runs a Walking for Health group, and explains why she believes that walking is the holistic route to health. Producer Karen Gregor


Unknown: Veronica Reynolds
Producer: Karen Gregor

: Small Things

A week of stories in which a fleeting decision alters the course of a life.
5: Small Things by Clare Seal. The paths of young
Poppy and Freddie the ex-con cross dramatically on a busy main road. Read by Angela Barlow. For details see Monday


Unknown: Clare Seal.
Read By: Angela Barlow.

: Room with a View

5: The Old Study, Down House, Down,
Kent Charles Darwin wrote The Origin of Species in his study in virtual secrecy. Allan Beswick talks to author Randall Keynes about Darwin's domestic life while he carried out his world-changing research. For details see Monday


Unknown: Kent Charles Darwin
Talks: Allan Beswick
Unknown: Randall Keynes

: Law in Action

How far should governments be allowed to go in interrogating suspected terrorists? And can suspects' protection be undermined by using soldiers to question them, ratherthan the police? Presented by Marcel Berlins. Producer Simon Coates


Presented By: 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 Carolyn Quinn and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: The News Quiz

A tongue-in-cheek review of the week's news, with Simon Hoggart , Alan Coren , Jeremy Hardy , Francis Wheen and Fred MacAulay.
Producer Simon Nicholls Repeated on Saturday at 12.30pm
7.00 The Archers
Dross has competition.
Written by Paul Brodrick Director Keri Davies Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAEto [address removed]


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Francis Wheen
Unknown: Fred MacAulay.
Producer: Simon Nicholls
Written By: Paul Brodrick
Director: Keri Davies
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Phil: Norman Painting
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
Debbie: Tamsin Greig
George: Graham Roberts
Jack: Arnold Peters
Jolene: Buffy Davis
Kathy: Hedli Nlklaus
Edward: Barry Farrimond
Neil: Brian Hewlett
Susan: Charlotte Martin
Roy: Lan Pepperell
Hayley: Lucy Davis
Caroline: Sara Coward
Bert: Eric Allan
Matt: Kim Durham
Jazzer: Ryan Kelly
Wayne: Ian Brooker
Oliver: Michael Cochrane
A &R Man: Tyrone Hugglns

: Front Row

John Wilson presents the arts magazine with the latest arts news and reviews.
Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: John Wilson
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: The Berlin Diaries

By Marie Vassiltchikov. 5: Missie is evacuated to the countryside but stays in touch with the Berlin plotters.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Marie Vassiltchikov.

: Any Questions?

Presented by Jonathan Dimbleby from the Royal National College for the Blind, Hereford, with a panel that includes the Home Secretary David Blunkett and the shadow Home Secretary Oliver Letwin. They are joined by A.N. Wilson, columnist for the London Evening Standard, and the film and theatre director Jude Kelly.

(Repeated on Saturday at 1.15pm)


Presenter: Jonathan Dimbleby
Panellist: David Blunkett
Panellist: Oliver Letwin
Panellist: A.N. Wilson
Panellist: Jude Kelly
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: Party Animal

By Stephen Wyatt. When a teenage boy dies from an overdose at a celebrity party, his father sets out to find the truth about what happened. Martin Philip Jackson Josh Carl Prekopp Lesley LynneVerrall Aaron Tom Smith
Brad Peter Wight Jeff NitlnGanatra Cole Tom George Mary Emma Woolllams
Director Claire Grove


Unknown: Stephen Wyatt.
Unknown: Martin Philip Jackson
Unknown: Josh Carl Prekopp
Unknown: Lesley Lynneverrall
Unknown: Aaron Tom Smith
Unknown: Brad Peter Wight
Unknown: Jeff Nitlnganatra
Unknown: Cole Tom George
Unknown: Mary Emma Woolllams
Director: Claire Grove

: The World Tonight

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


Unknown: Clare Bolderson.
Editor: Prue Keely

: Book at Bedtime: The Photograph

Penelope Wilton reads the concluding part of Penelope Lively 's new novel, abridged in ten parts by Sally Marmion. 10: Agirl no one knew ... For details see Monday


Unknown: Penelope Wilton
Unknown: Penelope Lively
Unknown: Sally Marmion.

: Off the Page

A showcase for the freshest conversation and the best in new writing.
4: The Voice. Matthew Parris invites writers Maggie O'Farrell, Niall Griffiths and Lana Citron to write and talk about how they found their voice. Producer Hilary Dunn


Unknown: Matthew Parris
Unknown: Niall Griffiths
Unknown: Lana Citron
Producer: Hilary Dunn

: Today in Parliament

A roundup of today's events in session and behind the scenes in committee.

: News

: Book

of the Week: Savage Girls andWild Boys 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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