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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Noel Vincent. Producer Bemadette McConnell


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.
Producer: Bemadette McConnell

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Julie Owen


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Julie Owen

: Today

With John Humphrys and Justin Webb.
6.25, 7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day With Elaine Storkey.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Justin Webb.
Unknown: Elaine Storkey.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is the author Barbara Taylor Bradford. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Barbara Taylor Bradford.

: Act of Worship

With the Rev Ernest Rea.


Unknown: Ernest Rea.

: Book

of the Week: The MiraculousFever TreeBy Fiammetta Rocco. The story of malaria and how quinine transformed medicine and the history of the British Empire. 5: Hilary Neville reads from the Nobel Prize-winning Dr "Mosquito" Ross's letters in which he breathlessly recounts his microscopic journey into the interior of the mosquito and his unravelling of the life cycle of the deadly malaria parasite. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Fiammetta Rocco.
Unknown: Hilary Neville

: Woman's Hour

Passion and the Garden. A special edition from
Hampton Court Flower show. With Martha Kearney.
10.45 Learning to Talk Part 5.
Series editor Jill Burridge Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearney.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Spelling Bee

Simon Cox reports from the weird world of America's Annual Spelling Bee - the competition to find America's best junior speller. Ten million children entered but only 250 winners of regional heats take part in the final in Washington DC. Over the two-day contest children tutored by determined parents duel over words such as succedaneum and xysti, all to win $12,000 and be crowned America's best speller live on television.


Reporter: Simon Cox
Producer: Richard Vadon

: King Street Junior Revisited

Continuing the new series of Jim Eldridge 's comedy drama about a fictional inner-city school.
3: Time. One of Miss Featherstone's roles in life is that of a defender of difficult causes - but it is by no means an easy role. Producer John Fawcett Wilson


Unknown: Jim Eldridge
Mrs Devon: Carolyn Pickles
Miss Lewis: Marlene Sidaway
Miss Featherstone: Teresa Gallagher
Mr Maxwell: Michael Cochrane
Miss Reid: Jacqueline Beatty
Mr Long: Paul Copley
Mrs Khan: Janice Acquah
Mandy: Rianna Calvert
Diana: Rianna Calvert
Marcus: Matthew Protheroe
Jerry: Tony Bignell

: 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 Tim Franks. Editor Richard Clark


Editor: Richard Clark

: Feedback

Roger Bolton with listeners' views and opinions on BBC radio programmes and policy.
Producer Peter Everett Repeated on Sunday at 8pm
ADDRESS: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London W1A 1QT. FAX: [number removed]. PHONE: [number removed]. EMAIL: feedback@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Peter Everett

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: At the Beach

Thirty years after they were last there, childhood friends Roy and Danny journey back to the remote beach where they shared an experience and a secret that has shaped their lives ever since.


Writer: Tom Kelly
Director: Toby Swift
Roy: Gerard Horan
Danny: Glyn Grimstead
Danny as a boy: Ben Tibber
Roy as a boy: Joseph Tremain
The man: Ray Lonnen

: Veg Talk

Peaches, plums, damson, cherries -greengrocers Gregg Wallace and Charlie Hicks give advice and take calls on a selection of seasonal stone fruit, with culinary inspiration from chef Angela Hartnett. Phone: [number removed] Lines open from 1.30pm Producer Rebecca Moore
Get fresh with fruit: page 33


Unknown: Gregg Wallace
Unknown: Charlie Hicks
Unknown: Angela Hartnett.
Producer: Rebecca Moore

: Carnbeg Stories

5: Away from It All. Every weekend, their lavishly renovated cottage in Carnbeg provides a hard-working professional couple with a rural refuge from the Edinburgh rat-race. But then a kind of homesickness sets in. Read by Michael Mackenzie. For details see Monday


Read By: Michael MacKenzie.

: Friend for Life

5: Roy Leighton and the Rt Rev Dr John Miller. The
Moderator of the Church of Scotland and his school friend of 50 years, now head of an international bank, dissect their relationship and mull over how this lasting friendship has affected their lives. Did their playground games reveal that one was to serve God and the Other Mammon? Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Roy Leighton
Unknown: Dr John Miller.

: Law in Action

Marcel Berlins tackles legal issues without long words, small print or exorbitant fees. ProducerCharles Sigler


Unknown: Marcel Berlins
Unknown: Producercharles Sigler

: The Message

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


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producer: Cecile Wright

: PM

With Eddie Mair and Ritula Shah. Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Ritula Shah.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The News Quiz

A tongue-in-cheek look at the week's news, with Simon Hoggart , Alan Coren , Sandi Toksvig , Linda Smith and Andy Hamilton.
Producer Simon Nicholls Repeated on Saturday at 12 .30pm
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Memorable moments from The News Quiz are available on CD and audio cassette from all good retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Unknown: Linda Smith
Unknown: Andy Hamilton.
Producer: Simon Nicholls

: The Archers

Brenda's got high hopes. wntten by Simon Frith Director Rosemary Watts Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Unknown: Simon Frith
Director: Rosemary Watts
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Jill: Patricia Greene
Alistair: Michael Lumsden
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Elizabeth: Alison Dowling
Tony: Colin Sklpp
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Helen: Louiza Patikas
Tom: Tom Graham
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Adam: Andrew Wincott
George: Graham Roberts
Sid: Alan Devereux
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Susan: Charlotte Martin
Brenda: Amy Schindler
Mrs Antrobus: Margot Boyd
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Usha: Souad Faress
Greg: Marc Finn

: Front Row

Francine Stock chairs the arts show, and reports from the National Gallery on an innovative education project in which teenaged mothers create art inspired by Raphael's Madonna of the Pinks.


Presenter: Francine Stock
Producer: Sally Spurring

: Learning to Talk

By Hilary Mantel. 5: Third Floor Rising. Theresa, in a Saturdays and holiday part-time job as a sales assistant, joins her mother and observes her carve out a stylish new identity in a department store.
From there Theresa moves into adulthood at last.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Hilary Mantel.
Adult Theresa: Julia Ford
Narrator: Julia Ford
Young Treezer: Hollie Wilson
Jim: Paul Copley
Dad: David Shaw-Parker
Pianist: David Shaw-Parker
Mum: Becky Hindley
Customer: Tina Gray
Sales lady: Tina Gray

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience at Truro in Cornwall puts questions to a panel of prominent public figures and politicians.
(Repeated on Saturday at 1.15pm)


Presenter: Jonathan Dimbleby
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: Eden

By Eugene O'Brien. Another chance to hearthis poignant drama, set in the Irish midlands in the present, about the expectations and desires of a couple growing apart after ten years of marriage. Producer Tanya Nash


Unknown: Eugene O'Brien.
Billy: Don Wycherley
Brenda: Catherine Walsh

: The World Tonight

With Sheena McDonald.
EditorPrue Keely EMAIL: world.tonight@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Sheena McDonald.

: Book at Bedtime: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

By Mark Haddon. 10: Christopher is determined to go back to Swindon to take his maths A-level, but this means a confrontation with his parents and a return to the scene of the crime that launched his murder investigations. For details see Monday


Unknown: Mark Haddon.

: Copysnatchers

The talk show which invites guests from around the world to observe the habits of the British from a foreign perspective. Presented by David Aaronovitch. Producer Lucinda Montefiore


Presented By: David Aaronovitch.
Producer: Lucinda Montefiore

: News

: Book of the Week: The Miraculous

Fever Tree 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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