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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Mike Mair.


Unknown: Mike Mair.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
Coverage of the second day's debate on the Budget.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Chief Rabbi, Dr Jonathan Sacks.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Dr Jonathan Sacks.

: Desert Island Discs

Bill Nighy , the Bafta award-winning actor, talks to Sue Lawley. Shortened repeat from Sunday at 11.15am


Unknown: Bill Nighy

: Book of the Week: What's My Motivation?

5/5. TV Adverts. Advert auditions involve a brutal loss of dignity, but they lead to financial gold mines. By Michael Simkins. For details see Monday Rptd at 12.30am


Unknown: Michael Simkins.

: Act of Worship

From Cardiff, led by the Rev Roy Jenkins.


Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 Venus By Angela Turvey. 5/5. The Woman's Hour drama.
Series editor Jill Burridge For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presenter: Martha Kearney
Unknown: Angela Turvey
Series Editor: Jill Burridge

: Prisoners of Albion

New series 1/3. Paul Verlaine : Flashing Blades in Camden Town. French-born Muriel Zagha presents three portraits of 18th- and 19th-century Britain by the literary Frenchmen who were exiled here:
Verlaine, Voltaire and Hugo - brought to life through the eyes of people inspired by their experiences.
Actor and writer Simon Callow visits the house in Camden where Paul Verlaine and his 16-year-old lover Arthur Rimbaud lodged together, wrestling naked with knives by day and quaffing absinthe and tasting the decadent I ife by night. Producer Sara Jane Hall


Unknown: Paul Verlaine
Unknown: Muriel Zagha
Unknown: Simon Callow
Unknown: Paul Verlaine
Unknown: Arthur Rimbaud
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Falco: The Silver Pigs

3/4. Investigating the illegal import of the silver pigs or ingots, the Roman detective Falco has chanced uponaplotto overthrow the Emperor Vespasian.
And he has also discovered the identity of Helena s ex-husband - which has made him realise the plot is much closerto home than he thought. Written by Lindsey Davis and dramatised by Mary Cutler.
Producer/Director Peter Leslie Wild


Written By: Lindsey Davis
Dramatised By: Mary Cutler.
Director: Peter Leslie Wild
Falco: Anton Lesser
Helena: Frltha Goodey
Petronius: Ben Crowe
Decimus: Robert Lister
Titus: Jonathan Keeble
Domitian: Declan Wilson
Falco's mother: Frances Jeater
Lenia: Gillian Goodman
Marcia: Helen Monks

: You and Yours

Presented by Winifred Robinson and John Waite. SerieseditorAndrewSmith . PHONE: [number removed] email: youandyours@obc.co.UK


Presented By: Winifred Robinson
Presented By: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke. Editor Richard Clark


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Richard Clark

: Feedback

Listeners' views on BBC radio. With Roger Bolton. ADDRESS: Feedback, PO Box 2100. London W1A lg Fax: [number removed] Phone: [number removed] email: feedback@bbc.co.uk Producer Penny Vine


Unknown: Roger Bolton.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Harry in the Underworld

Richard E Grant plays Harry, a novelist who writes large letters on the tree of life. Sadly, no one s buying his tree anymore. Harry knows nothing about life and needs to get in touch with the real world if his books are to sell. Then into his flat walk two hardened criminals. Written by Michael Butt.
Director Peter Kavanagh


Written By: Michael Butt.
Director: Peter Kavanagh
Harry: Richard E Grant
Digby: John Rowe
Cheryl: Lesley Sharp
Kenny: Andy Unden
Ray: Danny Webb
Marcus: Philip Fox

: Ramblings

5/6. Peddars Way, Norfolk. Artist Liz MacGowan and storyteller Hugh Lupton take Richard Uridge on a wet and windy walk on Peddars Way. Producer Karen Gregor


Artist: Liz MacGowan
Unknown: Hugh Lupton
Unknown: Richard Uridge
Producer: Karen Gregor

: Departures

5/5. The Bath. Written by Janet Frame and read by Marcia Warren. A woman's world narrows as she experiences old age. Written by New Zealand s first lady of literature, who died earlier this year. For details see Monday


Written By: Janet Frame
Read By: Marcia Warren.

: Route 66

5/5. The Super Route: Route 66 in Ipswich
Paddy Maguire meets Lucy, a carefree 20-year-old single mum "having it large" on a night out. Fordetails see Monday

: Law in Action

If the effect of reform to legal aid is to deprive areas of the country of proper cover, do we run the risk of miscarriages of justice? Marcel Berlins reports. Producer Simon Coates


Unknown: Marcel Berlins
Producer: Simon Coates

: 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. EditorPeterRippon


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: The Now Show

3/6. The sharp edge of satire from Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis , with Mitch Benn , Marcus Brigstocke , Jon Holmes and Laura Shavin.
Producer Colin Anderson Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Featuring four episodes of the first series, The Now Show is available on audio cassette and CD from retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Mitch Benn
Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown: Jon Holmes
Unknown: Laura Shavin.
Producer: Colin Anderson

: The Archers

George tries to face up to the future.
Written by Mary Cutler Director Rosemary Watts Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Phil: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
Shula: Judy Bennett
David: Timothy Bentlnck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Adam: Andrew Wincott
Lilian: Sunny Ormonde
George: Graham Roberts
Christine: Lesley Saweard
Jack: Arnold Peters
Peggy: June Spencer
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
Neil: Brian Hewlett
Susan: Charlotte Martin
Mike: Terry Molloy
Betty: Pamela Craig
Matt: Kim Durham
Alan: John Tetter
Clive: Alex Jones
Ian: Stephen Kennedy
Policeman: Peter MacQueen

: Front Row

John Wilson meets Charlotte Jones, who wrote the National Theatre play Humble Boy. Her new play The Dark is about to open, and she is also working on Andrew Lloyd Webber 's musical version of Wilkie Collins 's The Woman in White. Producer Nicola Holloway


Unknown: John Wilson
Unknown: Andrew Lloyd Webber
Unknown: Wilkie Collins
Producer: Nicola Holloway

: Venus

5/5. A Bed at the Foot of the Hill. Nearly 200 years after Sara's death, her people reclaim her body.
Fordetails see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Sara: Janice Acquah
Henry: Everal Walsh
Reaux: Chris Donnelly
DrCuvier: Cornelius Garrett

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion at the Royal Society of Arts in London. Panellists include Baroness Amos, Lord Tebbit, Peter Tatchell and Sir Christopher Meyer.
Producer Victoria Wakely Repeated tomorrow at 1.15pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Peter Tatchell
Unknown: Sir Christopher Meyer.
Producer: Victoria Wakely

: Letter from America - a Celebration

Another chance to hear selected broadcasts by the veteran commentator Alistair Cooke.
Repeated tomorrow at 5.45am and on Sunday at 8.45am


Commentator: Alistair Cooke.

: The Friday Play: No Harm

A play about the power of ritual and the imagination, by Amanda Dalton. Elizabeth Hardwick is 82. She watches Becky and Jez, nearly 15, through her net curtains. The girls have been robbing houses since they were nine but lately they're sick of it.
Director Susan Roberts


Unknown: Amanda Dalton.
Unknown: Elizabeth Hardwick
Director: Susan Roberts
Becky: Rachel Brogan
Jez: Carla Henry
Sid: Jody Latham
Sue: Slobhan Finneran
Dave: Dave Hill
Elizabeth: Olivia Jardith

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson. Editor David Stevenson


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.
Editor: David Stevenson

: Budget Statement

A response from the Liberal Democrats.

: Book at Bedtime: The Finishing School

5/5. By Muriel Spark. Things are vividly resolved at the college Sunrise Dance. For details see Monday


Unknown: Muriel Spark.

: Test Match Special Report

West Indies v England
Jonathan Agnew and Geoffrey Boycott report on the first day's play in the Second Test at the Queen's Park Oval in Trinidad. Producer Peter Baxter


Producer: Peter Baxter

: Off the Page

9/10. Hitching. Matthew Parris invites Dominic Arkwright , Decca Aitkenhead and Benedict Allen to write about the near extinction of the hitch-hiker. Producer Miles Warde


Unknown: Matthew Parris
Unknown: Dominic Arkwright
Unknown: Decca Aitkenhead
Unknown: Benedict Allen
Producer: Miles Warde

: Today in Parliament

With Mark D'Arcy.
Series editor Peter Knowles.


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

: News

: Book of the Week: What's My Motivation?

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.

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