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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr David Lapsley.


Unknown: Dr David Lapsley.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Robert Orchard and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Chief Rabbi, Dr Jonathan Sacks.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Dr Jonathan Sacks.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley invites film director Stephen Frears to choose eight records to take the mythical island. Shortened repeat from Sunday at 11.15am


Director: Stephen Frears

: Book of the Week: My Life in Orange

5/5. By Tim Guest , read by Stephen Tompkinson. Tim Guest has been moved yet again, to another of Bhagwan's communes, this time in Cologne. And his childhood in orange becomes even more lonely. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Tim Guest
Read By: Stephen Tompkinson.
Read By: Tim Guest

: Act of Worship

Presented by the Rev Peter Baker.


Unknown: Peter Baker.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 The Old Wives' Tale
5/15. Woman's Hour drama.
Series editor Jill Burridge Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: The Wedding Band

Richard Coles mixes with the musicians who can make or break the bride's big day, happyto play any tune, anytime, anywhere-the wedding band. Producer Matthew Dodd


Unknown: Richard Coles
Producer: Matthew Dodd

: Vongole

A comedy drama by Michael Butt , starring Bill Nighy as Professor Swann, whose favourite pastime is seducing female students over a languorous meal of spaghetti vongole. But what is he really looking for?
And can he improve before he's landed in deeper waterthan the ornate Italian clam he so relishes?
Producer/director Peter Kavanagh


Unknown: Michael Butt
Unknown: Bill Nighy
Director: Peter Kavanagh
Tristram: Bill Nighy
Minnie: Emma Callander
Helen: Miranda Colchester
Freddie: Stephen Critchlow
Mamma/Judy: Carolyn Jones

: You and Yours

With John Waite and Liz Barclay.
Editor Andrew Smith
PHONE: [number removed] email: youandyours@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: John Waite
Unknown: Liz Barclay.
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 and opinions on BBC radio programmes and policy.
ADDRESS: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London W1A 1QT Fax [number removed] Phone: [number removed] Email: feedback@bbc.co.uk
Producer Margaret Budy Repeated on Sunday


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Margaret Budy

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Black Is the Colour of My TrueLove's Hair

By Maya Chowdhry. After an interminable wait and countless adoption panels, Fiona and Mark have finally been matched with a child. Kai is arriving on Sunday and, with two days to go, they have to turn their double-income-no-kids lifestyle into afamily. their double income-no-kids
Producer/Director Lu Kemp


Unknown: Maya Chowdhry.
Director: Lu Kemp
Rohini: Leena Dhingra
Fiona: Lolita Chakrabarti
Mark: Tom Smith

: Changing Places

3/6. A Mountain for the People. Sandra Sykes meets the residents from three villages in North
Wales who have clubbed together to buy a mountain in orderto develop rural employment opportunities. If they succeed they will be the first group in Wales to realise a vision for community land ownership. But it means that for the next two years they will have a huge debt to pay of f - and the clock is ticking. Producer Julian Hector


Unknown: Sandra Sykes
Producer: Julian Hector

: Anthology

5/5. Kissingthe Train by Annette Kobak , read by Bonnie Hurren. Walter longs for the beautiful train in the toyshop window. His mother buys itforhim but until he's learned to use a handkerchief, he's not allowed to play with it - apart from kissing it goodnight before he goes to bed. For details see Monday


Unknown: Annette Kobak
Read By: Bonnie Hurren.

: The Time of My Life

5/5. The Show Must Go On! Caroline Swinburne meets residents of Denville Hall - a retirement home for actors who are still treading the boards. For details see Monday


Unknown: Caroline Swinburne

: Word of Mouth

8/8. Loose Ends. It's the last in the current series so listeners are on tenterhooks wondering who has won the body-part metaphors competition. And
Michael Rosen goes to Bradford to discover the warp and weft of weaving language and how it has woven itself into everyday speech: ie being on tenterhooks. Producer Tom Alban Repeated on Sunday


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Tom Alban

: 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 Peter Rippon


Unknown: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Best of Dead Ringers

1/6. A selection from four years and ten series of the award-winning impressionist sketch show. Producer Ed Morrish Repeated tomorrow
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Many episodes of Dead Ringers are available on CD, with some also available on audio cassette, from retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Producer: Ed Morrish

: The Archers

David decides to help a friend in need.
Written by Tim Stimpson Director Jenny Stephens Ed itor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Unknown: Vanessa Whitburn
Phil: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
Shula: Judy Bennett
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Tom: Tom Graham
Jack: Arnold Peters
Peggy: June Spencer
Fallon: Joanna van Kampen
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Neil: Brian Hewlett
Susan: Charlotte Martin
Betty: Pamela Craig
Alan: John Telfer
Amy: Natalia Keery-Fisher
Mabel: Mona Hammond
Keyworker: Lynsey Beauchamp
Luke: Tom George

: Front Row

Mark Lawson marks the centenary of the Russian choreographer George Balanchine. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: George Balanchine.
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: The Old Wives' Tale

5/15. The Defeat. Mrs Baines decides to put a stop to Sophia's affair with Gerald Scales.
For details and cast see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Mrs Baines
Unknown: Gerald Scales.

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Croydon puts questions on issues of the week to a panel that includes Ann Widdecombe MP, professor of politics and women's studies at York
University Haleh Afshar, and John Jungciaussen , the UKcorrespondentfor DieZeit.
Producer Victoria Wakely Repeated tomorrow


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Ann Widdecombe
Unknown: John Jungciaussen
Producer: Victoria Wakely

: Letter from America

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


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: The Friday Play: The Voice of Angels

By David Goodiand. A true story. The Liverpool Poisoning Case in the summer of 1889 made international headlines when the beautiful 28-year-old American Florence Maybrick was tried for the murder of her husband James. But Florence put forth an extraordinary defence. At turns both poignant and gripping, The Voice of Angels charts a famous miscarriage of justice.
Director Jim Poyser


Unknown: David Goodiand.
Director: Jim Poyser
Florence:Gladys: Fiona Clarke
Older Florence: Margaret Robertson
Michael: Angus Wright
Russell: Alexander Delamere
Judge Stephen: Kenneth Alan Taylor
James: Joseph Millson
Alice: Vashti MacLachlan

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson. Editor David Stevenson


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.
Editor: David Stevenson

: Book at Bedtime: Absolute Friends

5/10. Written and read by John Ie Carre. Mundy is recruited by British Intelligence to work as a double agent. For details see Monday


Read By: John Ie Carre.

: Off the Page

New series. 1/10. The showcase for new writing and fresh conversation.
Middle Age. Matthew Parris invites novelist Carol Clewlow , writer David Nicholls and soul singer Tony Cassidy to face up to the fact that they're not as young as they used to be. Producer Peter Everett


Unknown: Matthew Parris
Unknown: Carol Clewlow
Unknown: David Nicholls
Singer: Tony Cassidy
Producer: Peter Everett

: Today in Parliament

Today's debates, plus reports from the Committee rooms. With Mark D'Arcy. Producer Peter Knowles.


Unknown: Mark D'Arcy.
Producer: Peter Knowles.

: News

: Book of the Week: My Life in Orange

5/5. 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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