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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Very Rev John Miller.


Unknown: John Miller.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill. Producer Julie Owen


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Julie Owen

: Today

With Sarah Montague and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Chief Rabbi, Dr Jonathan Sacks.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Dr Jonathan Sacks.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is the photojournalist Nick Danziger. He chooses eight records to take to the mythical island.
Producer Lisa Jenkinson Shortened


Unknown: Nick Danziger.
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: Act of Worship

Presented by the Rev Tony Burnham.


Unknown: Tony Burnham.

: Book of the Week: Voices of the Old Sea

By Norman Lewis. 5: The triumph of tourism has changed the village of Farol forever. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Norman Lewis.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 Promenade Rock Part 5. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: Meet the Descendants

Looking for Caesar. Jill Williams and Barbara Long , two white women who have given birth to black children, begin ajourney to unearth their ethnic roots. With historian Jim Walvin. ProducerColin Davies


Unknown: Jill Williams
Unknown: Barbara Long
Unknown: Jim Walvin.
Unknown: Producercolin Davies

: The Little World of Don Camillo

By Giovanni Guareschi , dramatised by Peter Kerry in four parts. A new series of the stories about the Roman Catholic priest and the communist mayor fighting for the hearts and minds of the people of a little village in the Po valley. Starring Joss Ackland.
1: The 13th-century Angel. When the church spire is struck by lightning, Don Camillo has a bill to meet and Peppone gets an idea.


Unknown: Giovanni Guareschi
Dramatised By: Peter Kerry
Unknown: Joss Ackland.
Unknown: Don Camillo
God/Narrator: Joss Ackland
Don Camillo: Ian Hogg
The Bishop: John Moffat
Peppone: Shaun Prendergast
Smilzo: Donald McBride
Brusco: Trevor Fox
Mrs Peppone: Becky Hindley
Anselmo: Robert Daws
A child: Louie Ashton-Butler
Producer: Chris Wallis

: 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: Baldi

A new series of six murder mysteries featuring David Threlfall as the sleuthing priest.
2: The Book Case by Simon Brett. Paolo Baldi helps a librarian investigate the link between her young lover's death, a shifty Chicago cop and an illegal trade in rare books.


Writer: Simon Brett.
Director: Mark Lambert
Paolo: David Threlfall
Tina: Tina Kellegher
Rynne: Owen Roe
Father Troy: TP McKenna
Maggie: Geraldine James
O'Connor: Bill Nighy
Dr Virgo: Gerard McSorley
Donal: Niall Buggy
Billy: Luke Griffin
Kitty: Colette Proctor

: Changing Places

1: Boats of Hope.In the first of a new series,
Steve Chalke discovers how a group of unemployed I people in Govan, Glasgow, are providing hope for themselves and the community. By building and sailing traditional Norse-Gaelic square-sail boats, they are retraining forthe job market and rediscovering purpose as well as reconnecting with their cultural heritage. Now the GalGael Trust is inspiring another community, hundreds of miles south in Devonport, Plymouth, to develop their own regeneration scheme. Producer Sandra Sykes


Unknown: Steve Chalke
Producer: Sandra Sykes

: Little Black Dress

5: LesPompes Funebres by Susie Maguire , read by Gayanne Potter. Kate has been prepared forthe death of her father but not for his dying in France. How does onedisplay grief in aforeign language? For details see Monday.


Unknown: Susie Maguire
Read By: Gayanne Potter.

: New Brit Art

5: Hew Locke , born and raised in Guyana, creates complex and unorthodox sculptures that are strongly influenced by ideas of journey and migrations. For details see Monday


Unknown: Hew Locke

: Law in Action

The courts are often said to be too lenient in punishing those convicted of causing death by dangerous driving. But if the driver did not deliberately kill the victim, how harsh should the penalty be? Marcel Berlins considers how we should sentence in cases resulting in death. Producer Simon Coates Editor Nicola Meyrick


Unknown: Marcel Berlins
Producer: Simon Coates
Editor: Nicola Meyrick

: 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 , Francis Wheen , Linda Smith and Phill Jupitus.
Producer Simon Nicholls Repeated on Saturday at 12.30pm


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Francis Wheen
Unknown: Linda Smith
Unknown: Phill Jupitus.
Producer: Simon Nicholls

: The Archers

Jack makes up his mind. Written by Caroline Harrington Director Keri Davies
Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


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
Pat: Patricia Galllmore
Helen: Louiza Patlkas
Tommy: Tom Graham
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Adam: Andrew Wincott
Debbie: Tamsin Greig
Jack: Arnold Peters
Peggy: June Spencer
Jolene: Buffy Davis
Fallon: Joanna van Kampen
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
William: Philip Molloy
Caroline: Sara Coward

: Front Row

Francine Stock presents the arts magazine with the latest news and reviews. Producer Eliane Glaser


Producer: Eliane Glaser

: Promenade Rock

By Christopher Denys , starring Nerys Hughes.
5: The Longshoremen. Cox'n Hughes, deck-chair attendant and fisherman, is victimised by the local fishing community. Matthew decides to find out why.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Christopher Denys
Unknown: Nerys Hughes.
Eirlys: Nerys Hughes
Matthew: Russell Boulter
Cox'n Hughes: Andy Hockley
Round the Bay Baynon: Owen Garmon
Griff Gadabout: Keith Drinkel

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the debate from Lincoln with a panel that includes Haleh Afshar , professor of politics and women's studies and Charles Moore , editor of The Daily Telegraph.
Producer Anne Peacock Repeated on Saturday at 1.15pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Haleh Afshar
Unknown: Charles Moore
Producer: Anne Peacock

: Letter from America

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


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: The Friday Play: Testimonies

By Patrick O'Brien , dramatised by Colin Haydn
Evans. A haunting tale of secret passion set in a remote Welsh valley in the 1950s.
DirectorGeni Hall-Kenny


Unknown: Patrick O'Brien
Dramatised By: Colin Haydn
The Inquisitor: Philip Madoc
Pugh: Alan Moore
Bronwen: Manon Edwards
Lloyd: Islwyn Morris
Emyr: Lestyn Jones
EllisjTaid: Dorien Thomas

: The World Tonight

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


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: The Doctor's Wife

By Brian Moore. 5: Sheila has made up her mind and Kevin turns to Sheila's brother for help. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Brian Moore.

: Off the Page

7: Gossip. Matthew Parris invites the poet
Jean Binta Breeze , the Guardian diarist Marina Hyde and writer and biographer Roy Fostertogossipwith him. Producer Jane Greenwood


Unknown: Matthew Parris
Unknown: Jean Binta Breeze
Unknown: Marina Hyde
Unknown: Roy Fostertogossipwith
Producer: Jane Greenwood

: Today in Parliament

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

: News

: Book

of the Week: Voices of the Old Sea
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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