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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Mark Oakley.
Producer Mark O'Brien


Unknown: Mark Oakley.
Producer: Mark O'Brien

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith.
Producer Munazza Khan


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Munazza Khan

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Mark D'Arcy and Robert Orchard. Editor Peter Knowles
7.48 Thought for the Day With Oliver McTernan.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Mark D'Arcy
Unknown: Robert Orchard.
Editor: Peter Knowles
Unknown: Oliver McTernan.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is the writer ana broadcaster Jeremy Clarkson.
Producer Leanne Buckle Shortened repeat from Sunday at 11.15am


Unknown: Jeremy Clarkson.

: Act of Worship

From San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice, with the Rev Stephen Shipley and the Choir of Lincoln College, Oxford.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley

: Book of the Week: My Invented Country

Isabel Allende reads from her new memoir of her life in Chile. 5: Exile, author and immigrant. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Isabel Allende

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 Why Don't You Stop Talking Part 5. Series editor Jill Burridge Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: An English Journey: 2: To the North

Poet and performer Lemn Sissay completes his odyssey around England, retracing the footsteps of JB Priestley's English Journey in 1933 Priestley was unimpressed by the northern cities, with their misery and their grime, but Sissay returns to Stoke, Manchester and Bradford with a different eye. What would Priestley think of the multi-cultural mix in his home city of Bradford, about the regeneration of Rusholme in Manchester and the new call-centre amid the once proud Potteries?


Presenter: Lemn Sissay
Producer: Philip Sellars

: Double Income No Kids Yet

Comedy drama by David Spicer about modern life and parenthood as seen through the eyes of two 30-something non-parents.
6: Friends are getting divorced, accountants are living as cavemen and 87-year-old women are having triplets. Have Daniel and Lucy finally had enough of dealing with other people's problems?


Writer: David Spicer
Producer: Liz Anstee
Lucy: Elizabeth Carling
Daniel: David Tennant
Katie: Tracy-Ann Oberman
Andy: Tony Gardner
Linda: Carla Mendonca
Steve: Jonathan Aris

: 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 Richard Clark


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Richard Clark

: Feedback

Roger Bolton with listeners' views on what they ve heard on BBC radio.
Letters: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London W1A 1QT
Phone: [number removed] email: feedback@bbc.co.uk Producer Sue Bonner Repeated onSundayat8pm


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Daunt and Dervish: 5: The Singer Not the Song

When a newspaper magnate is murdered, the obvious suspect is his much younger wife. But when the police discover that Daunt and Dervish were actually in the grounds of the house that evening, they are not only under suspicion but their licence is suspended. The only way to get it back will be for them to beat the police to the discovery of the real murderer.


Pianist: Harry Myers
Director: Cherry Cookson
Josephine: Anna Massey
Susan: Imelda Staunton
Bill: Bill Paterson
Daniel: Nicky Henson
Ellen: Alison Petitt
Mel: Gerard McDermott
Ben: Harry Myers
Insp Bartholomew: Andrew Harrison
Martha: Marlene Sidaway

: Veg Talk

Gregg Wallace and Charlie Hicks pass up another chicken tikka masala for some vegetarian home cooking with Vicky Bhogul.
Phone: [number removed] Lines open from 1.30pm Producer Rebecca Moore


Unknown: Gregg Wallace
Unknown: Charlie Hicks
Unknown: Vicky Bhogul.
Producer: Rebecca Moore

: Postscripts by JB Priestley

Patrick Stewart reads a selection of JB Priestley's short talks originally broadcast on the BBC in 1940. Today he describes a trip to his native city of Bradford, which had suffered from recent air-raids. Producer Emma Harding For further details see Monday


Unknown: Patrick Stewart
Producer: Emma Harding

: On the Beach

Father and son Mike and James Hendy are both passionate surfers. Theirbeach, St Agnes in Cornwall, is one of the best surfing beaches in Britain but has been threatened by raw sewage pumped into the sea. For details see Monday


Unknown: James Hendy

: Law in Action

Series in which Marcel Berlins unpicks the complexities of the law. Producer Charles Sigler


Unknown: Marcel Berlins
Producer: Charles Sigler

: The Message

Jenni Murray and guests discuss how current media trends affect our lives. Producer Cecile Wright


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producer: Cecile Wright

: PM

With Eddie Mair. Editor Richard Clark


Unknown: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Richard Clark

: The News Quiz

A tongue-in-cheek look at the week's news, brought to you by Simon Hoggart , Alan Coren , Linda Smith and special guests.
Producer Simon Nicholls Repeated on Saturday at 12.30pm
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: A selection of episodes, and a celebration of the first 25 years of The News Quiz, is available on audio cassette or CD from retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Linda Smith
Producer: Simon Nicholls

: The Archers

Pip faces a big dilemma.

Archers Addicts Fan Club: send an SAE to [address removed]


Writer: Joanna Toye
Director: Keri Davies
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Phil: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
Shula: Judy Bennett
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
George: Graham Roberts
Christine: Lesley Saweard
Jack: Arnold Peters
Peggy: June Spencer
Jolene: Buffy Davis
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
Edward: Barry Farrimond
Neil: Brian Hewlett
Susan: Charlotte Martin
Hayley: Lucy Davis
Brenda: Amy Shindler
Caroline: Sara Coward
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Bert: Eric Allan
Graham: Malcolm McKee
Oliver: Michael Cochrane
Alan: John Telfer
Bridget: Jilly Bond

: Front Row

Francine Stock chairs the arts show and re-assesses the career of the outspoken jazz bass player and composer Charles Mingus , with the help of his widow Sue, who organised a band to keep MingUS'S music alive. Producer Philippa Ritchie


Unknown: Francine Stock
Unknown: Charles Mingus
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: Why Don't You Stop Talking?

By Jackie Kay. 5: Shell. A harassed single mother struggles to keep the housework under control and look after her bolshy teenage son. Bit by bit she finds herself changing- literally.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Jackie Kay.
Mum Liz: Hulme Dawson
Other voice: Maxine Burth
Son: Alex Moxam

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Stockton-on-Tees puts questions on issues of the week to a panel that includes Shami Chakrabarti , the new head of the civil liberties organisation Liberty.
Producer Anne Peacock Repeated on Saturday at 1.15pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Shami Chakrabarti
Producer: Anne Peacock

: Letter from America

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


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: The Friday Play: Oswald in Russia

By Graham White. In the late 1950s, 19-year-old Lee Harvey Oswald , who was determined to become a significant figure in history, travelled from the USA to Moscow. This drama based on actual events looks at a formative moment in the life of the man who would become the world's most notorious assassin.
Director Peter Kavanagh


Unknown: Graham White.
Unknown: Lee Harvey Oswald
Director: Peter Kavanagh
Oswald: Tom Burke
Anna: Lydia Leonard
Henry: William Hootkins
Maria: Annabelle Apsion
Voloshinov/Finnish train guard: John Ashton

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.
Editor David Stevenson


Unknown: Robin Lustig.
Editor: David Stevenson

: Book at Bedtime: The Riddle of the Sands

By Erskine Childers. 10: Can Carruthers and Davies foil the plot and get back to English soil? Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Erskine Childers.

: Great Lives

Charles Dickens. Armando lannucci tackles the man behind Pickwick, Chuzzlewit and Uriah Heep. With presenter Humphrey Carpenter and Dickens expert Professor Andrew Sanders. Producer Miles warde


Unknown: Charles Dickens.
Unknown: Armando Lannucci
Unknown: Uriah Heep.
Presenter: Humphrey Carpenter
Unknown: Professor Andrew Sanders.

: Today in Parliament

With David Wilby. Editor Peter Knowles


Unknown: David Wilby.
Editor: Peter Knowles

: News

: Book

of the Week: My Invented Country
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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