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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Roger Hutchings.


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.

: 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
With Robert Orchard and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev Richard Harries.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Richard Harries.

: Desert Island Discs

Artist and print-maker Jack Vettriano talks to Sue Lawley. Shortened repeat from Sunday at 11.15am


Talks: Jack Vettriano

: Act of Worship

With Oliver McTernan.


Unknown: Oliver McTernan.

: Book of the Week: The Spiral Staircase

5/5. Following My Bliss. Karen beginsto make sense of where her life is leading- and herjourney up the spiral staircase. Written and read by Karen Armstrong. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 The Parasites By Daphne du Maurier. 5/5. The Woman's Hour drama.
Series editor Jill Burridge For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presenter: Martha Kearney.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Prisoners of Albion: 3/3: Voltaire: Enlightenment and the Anglo-Files

Faced with the choice of prison or England in 1726, the young Voltaire plumped for England. As Muriel Zagah discovers, Voltaire loved the liberty and the English language, even if he did think Shakespeare was a bit crass.


Speaker: Muriel Zagah
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Bunn and Co

New series 1/6. The second series of Mike Stott 's comedy, set in possibly the worst estate agents north of Watford. Barry and Colette face the repercussions of their passion, not always in complete comfort, and Tracey bonds with Ronnie Grimes
Producer Bruce Hyman Director Dirk Maggs


Unknown: Mike Stott
Unknown: Ronnie Grimes
Tracey: Nicola Stephenson
Colette: Julia Deakin
Barry: Keith Barron
Nigel: James Frost
Ronnie: David Rieiunr
John: John Arthur
Janet: Vivien Heilbron

: You and Yours

Presented by John Waite and Winifred Robinson. Series editor Andrew Smith
PHONE: [number removed] email: youandyours@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: John Waite
Presented By: Winifred Robinson.
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke. Editor Richard Clark


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Richard Clark

: A World in Your Ear

Newseries 1/6. Rosie Goldsmith is back with the best of English language radio around the world. This week hearthe sound of politicians bickering on the road to the White House; listen to what's influencing the young black voter; and President Clinton s joke writer" reveals the funniest candidate.
Producer Leonida Krushelnycky Repeated on Sunday at 8pm


Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith
Producer: Leonida Krushelnycky

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Another Part of the Wood

Bob and Pat move to rural France to get away from the rat race and live the good life. For a while everything is formidable. But then Bob meets local beauty Sylvie, whose husband, Benoit, is both iealous and armed. Written by Steve Jacobs.
Director Jim Poyser


Written By: Steve Jacobs.
Director: Jim Poyser
Pat: Christine Cox
Bob: Malcolm Scates
Sylvie: Caroline Preller
Brian: Alexander Delamere
Benoit: Eric Potts

: Changing Places

New series 1/5. Sherwood Revisited. When a colliery closed in north Nottinghamshire, a group of miners bought the site for a fl deposit. Three years ago the programme visited the 91 acres of red mud and the community's dreams of building the Sherwooc Energy Village, a place powered by renewable energy. Steve Chalke now returns to find out how the dreams of a few have become reality for nearly 600.
Producer Sandra Sykes
Alan Titchmarsh on a dream come true: page 32


Unknown: Steve Chalke
Producer: Sandra Sykes
Producer: Alan Titchmarsh

: Mavis Gallant Stories

5/5. The End of the World. William'sfatherlefthis family years ago, but now he is dyingin a French hospital and William journeys from Canada to look after him. Now, he hopes, his fatherwill say he is sorry. Read by Garrick Hagon . For details see Monday


Read By: Garrick Hagon

: Rwanda: Ten Years After

5/5. Akimana Clarise was only ten at the time of the genocide. Her parents were shot, and she was also wounded. Now 20, she's bringing up heryounger brothers and sisters alone. For details see Monday


Unknown: Akimana Clarise

: Word of Mouth

New series 1/8. A Full and Frank Discussion. As the 100th anniversary of the Entente Cordiale approaches, Michael Rosen and guests explore the subtle language of diplomacy.
Producer Isobel Eaton Repeated on Sunday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Isobel Eaton

: 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 Now Show

5/6. 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: A selection from The Now Show, featuring four episodes of the first series, 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

Bert gets more than he bargained for.
Written by Nawal Gadalla Director Julie Beckett Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Phil: Norman Painting
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Tony: Colin Skipp
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Adam: Andrew Wincott
Lilian: Sunny Ormonde
George: Graham Roberts
Christine: Lesley Saweard
Jack: Arnold Peters
Peggy: June Spencer
Kathy: Hedli Niklaus
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
William: Philip Molloy
Neil: Brian Hewlett
Susan: Charlotte Martin
Emma: Felicity Jones
Betty: Pamela Craig
Roy: Ian Pepperell
: Brenda Amyshindler
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Bert: Eric Allan
Matt: Kim Durham
Alan: John Telfer
Ian: Stephen Kennedy

: Front Row

John Wilson presents the arts magazine. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: John Wilson
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: The Parasites

5/5. By Daphne du Maurier. The years as a dysfunctional family have finally taken theirtoll.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Daphne du Maurier.
Maria: Flora Montgomery
Niall: Jonathan Firth
Celia: Poppy Miller
Charles: Jasper Britton
Polly: Sarah Eedle
Caroline: Madeleine Dunn
Bob: Geoffrey Whitehead
Postgirl: Lara Haworth
Laurent: Nicholas Rowe

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion at
Winchcombe School, Cheltenham. Panellists are author Frederick Forsyth ; the general secretary of theTUC Brendan Barber ; Professor Steven Rose ; and Lindsay Nicholson , editor of Good Housekeeping. Producer Victoria Wakely Repeated tomorrow at 1.15pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Frederick Forsyth
Unknown: Brendan Barber
Unknown: Professor Steven Rose
Unknown: Lindsay Nicholson
Producer: Victoria Wakely

: Letter from America - a Celebration

Another chance to hear a vintage broadcast by the veteran commentator Alistair Cooke.
Repeated tomorrow at 5.45am and on Sunday at 8.45am
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Two volumes of Letter from America are available on audio cassette and CD from good retail outlets or from [Web Address Removed] Call [number removed]


Commentator: Alistair Cooke.

: The Friday Play: Monica and Linda

Devised by Laura Strausfeld. From hairstyles to oral sex, verbatim snatches of the secretly taped girl-talk that brought the US presidency to its knees.
Director Laura Strausfeld


Unknown: Laura Strausfeld.
Director: Laura Strausfeld
Monica Lewinsky: Jean Taylor
FBI agent: Toby Wherry
LindaTripp: Patricia A Chilsen

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson. Editor David Stevenson


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.
Editor: David Stevenson

: Book at Bedtime: The Bad Mother's Handbook

10/10. By Kate Long. Daniel has a surprise for everyone in a house where harmony reigns - at least most Of the time. FordetailsandcastseeMonday


Unknown: Kate Long.

: Great Lives

New series 1/10. Lord Alistair McAlpine nominates Machiavelli for great-life status. Introduced by Humphrey Ca rpente Producer Jolyon Jenkins


Unknown: Lord Alistair McAlpine
Producer: Jolyon Jenkins

: Test Match Special Report

West Indies v England - the Third Test
Jonathan Agnew and Geoffrey Boycott review the second day's play at Kensington Oval, Barbados.
Producer Peter Baxter


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Today in Parliament

With Mark D'Arcy. Series editor Peter Knowles.


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

: News

: Book of the Week: The Spiral Staircase

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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