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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Kevin Franz.


Unknown: Dr Kevin Franz.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Robert Orchard and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Elaine Storkey.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament LW only


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Elaine Storkey.

: Desert Island Discs

Television presenter Graham Norton talks to Sue Lawley.
See Choice on page 128
(Shortened repeat from Sunday at 11.15am)


Presenter: Sue Lawley
Castaway: Graham Norton

: Book of the Week: Two Sides of theMoon

5/5. Concluding the parallel accounts of the space race from American astronaut David Scott and Russian cosmonaut Alexei Leonov. Leonov commands the Soyuz spacecraft in the joint Apollo/Soyuz mission of 1973. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: David Scott
Unknown: Alexei Leonov.

: Act

of Worship With Oliver McTernan.


Unknown: Oliver McTernan.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: Home - the Story of Everyone Who Ever Lived in Our House

By Julie Myerson.
5/10. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Writer: Julie Myerson
Series Editor: Jill Burridge

: ConversationswithGandhi

In 1905 a young Englishwoman, Millie Downs , travelled to Johannesburg to marry Henry Polak , who had become active in Gandhi's campaign forthe rights of South Africa's Indians. Millie Polak challenged the young
Gandhi about his views on sex, faith and food, and on his treatment of women - and she wrote down what they said to each other. These revealing conversations are recreated here and are placed in the context of GandhM early experiments in how bestto live. Producer Mark Whitaker


Unknown: Millie Downs
Unknown: Henry Polak
Unknown: Millie Polak
Producer: Mark Whitaker

: BunnandCo

6/6. Colette and Barry decide to come clean about their feelings for one another. But the reaction they get from their spouses isn't quite what they were expecting.
Comedy set in possibly the worst estate agents north of Watford. Written by Mike Stott. Lames Frost
Producer Bruce Hyman Director Dirk Maggs


Written By: Mike Stott.
Producer: Bruce Hyman
Director: Dirk Maggs
Barry: Keith Barren
Colette: Julia Deakin
Tracev: Nicola Stephenson
Midei: James Frost
Geoff: Charles Dale

: You and Yours

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


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Winifred Robinson

: The World at One

Presented by Nick Clarke. Editor Richard Clark


Presented By: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Richard Clark

: A World in Your Ear

The world of radio
6/6. Rosie Goldsmith eavesdrops on the world of radio and offers a taste of the latest English programme from a remote east European country - Transdniester Radio Calling! Producer Lucy Ash Repeated on Sunday at 8pm


Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Like an Angel

Nicky is a new minicab driver trying to study forthe knowledge in his spare time. His relationship is on the rocks and his life seems out of control. Charlie is his passenger, a crazy old man who wants to talk about the war. There's a tube strike, the traffic isn't moving and the two are forced to spend time together.
But as Nicky finds out, Charlie isn't crazy- he in love. Written by AL Kennedy .
Director Kate McAII


Written By: Al Kennedy
Director: Kate McAii
Charlie: Freddie Jones
Nicky: Sean Hughes
Young Charlie: David Birrell
Young Millie: Clare Corbett
Millie: June Barrie

: Changing Places

5/5. The People's Railway. Sandra Sykes visits
Wensleydale in North Yorkshire where the community have been working for 14 years on the restoration ana operation of their railway line. Opened primarily as a passenger service forthe community, the line is already boosting trade in local shops and providing much-needed job Opportunities. Producer Sandra Sykes
Alan Titchmarsh on the golden age of the train: page 41


Unknown: Sandra Sykes
Producer: Sandra Sykes
Producer: Alan Titchmarsh

: Stories by Alasdair Gray

5/5. MrMeikle- anEpilogue. AlasdairGray reads his own story. A writer reflects on the profound debt he owes his English teacher. For details see Monday

: My Life in Numbers

Numbers attach themselves to us from an early age, from lucky numbers to phone numbers. This programme tells the stories of people's relationships with these powerful little symbols. Producer Alan Daulby


Producer: Alan Daulby

: Word of Mouth

6/8. Abracadabra. Michael Rosen and guests investigate magical words associated with conjuring. Producer Paul Dodgson Repeated on Sunday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Paul Dodgson

: The Message

Jenni Murray and guests discuss current media trends. producer Cecile Wright


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producer: Cecile Wright

: PM

With Eddie Mair. Editor Peter Rippon

: The News Quiz

4/8. Simon Hoggart introduces the topical comedy panel game with the help of Alan Coren , Andy Hamilton , Jeremy Hardy and Francis Wheen.
Producer Simon Nicholls Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: A selection of episodes, including a celebration of the first 25 years of The News Quiz, is available on audio cassette and CD from retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Introduces: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Francis Wheen.
Producer: Simon Nicholls

: The Archers

Brian makes a shocking discovery.
Written by Simon Frith Director Keri Davies Editor Vanessa Whitburn ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Simon Frith
Director: Keri Davies
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Phil: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Tony: Colin Skipp
Helen: Louiza Patikas
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Adam: Andrew Wincott
Lilian: Sunny Ormonde
George: Graham Roberts
Sid: Alan Devereux
Kathv: Hedli Niklaus
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
William: Philip Molloy
Neil: Brian Hewlett
Susan: Charlotte Martin
Caroline: Sara Coward
Usha: Souad Faress
Bert: Eric Allan
Greg: Marc Finn
Matt: Kim Durham
Ashok: Lyndam Gregory
Ian: Stephen Kennedy

: Front Row

Mark Lawson takes a journey through the landscapes and culture of the Silk Road, as displayed in a new exhibition at the British Library. Producer Emily Jones


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Emily Jones

: Home - the Story of Everyone Who Ever Lived in Our House

5/10. Julie discovers that sometimes she knows more about the lives of the previous occupants of her house than they do themselves. By Julie Myerson.
For details and more cast see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Julie Myerson.
Dorothy, aged 80: Genevieve Walsh
Dorothy, aged 20: Charlie Norfolk
Winnie, aged 4: India Barclay
Winnie, aged 60: Jenny Lee
Mavis: Annie Rowe
Rodney: David Thorpe

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion at Strode's
College, Egham. The panellists include the Secretary of State for Transport, Alistair Darling ; Lord Heseltine; Liberal Democrat MEP Liz Lynne ; and Nigel Farage , leader of the UK Independence Party.
Producer Victoria Wakely Repeated tomorrow at 1.15pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Alistair Darling
Unknown: Liz Lynne
Leader: Nigel Farage
Producer: Victoria Wakely

: Letter from America - a Celebration

Vintage broadcasts by the late 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 retail outlets or from [Web Address Removed] Call [number removed]

: The Friday Play: States of Mind

Over one night in one hospital, how many different levels of consciousness are there? Every patient, nurse and doctor has a story to tell. With commentary from scientists Sue Blackmore, Chris Idzikowsky ,
Robert Morris , Steven Rose and David Wilkinson. Interviews by Sue Broom. By Bridget O'Connor and Peter Straughan.
Director Jeremy Mortimer


Unknown: Chris Idzikowsky
Unknown: Robert Morris
Unknown: Steven Rose
Unknown: David Wilkinson.
Unknown: Bridget O'Connor
Unknown: Peter Straughan.
Director: Jeremy Mortimer
Narrator: Raad Rawl
Margaret: Elizabeth Bell
Hospital porter: Ian Masters
Bill: John Lightbody
Lucy: Rebecca Manley
Dr Greene: Tom Silburn
Eddy: Tom Silburn
Faye: Tracy-Ann OBErman
Bo: Tracy-Ann OBErman
Helen: Clare Corbett
Nurse Anne: Clare Corbett

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, with Robin Lustig. Editor David Stevenson


Unknown: Robin Lustig.
Editor: David Stevenson

: Book at Bedtime: Mary Reilly

10/10. By Valerie Martin. The tragedy concludes. For details see Monday


Unknown: Valerie Martin.

: Great Lives

6/10. Charles Wheeler maintains that Lyndon B Johnson was the greatest of all the American presidents since Roosevelt. With the help of LBJ 's biographer Robert Dallek , he explains why. The discussion is chaired by Humphrey Carpenter. Producer Peter Everett


Unknown: Charles Wheeler
Unknown: Lyndon B Johnson
Unknown: Robert Dallek
Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter.
Producer: Peter Everett

: Today in Parliament

Today's business in Westminster, plus reports from the committee rooms and features on the workings of Parliament. Presented by Mark D'Arcy. Editor Peter Knowles


Presented By: Mark D'Arcy.
Editor: Peter Knowles

: News

: Book

of the Week: Two Sides ofthe Moon 5/5. Two accounts of the space race. 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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