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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Clair Jaquiss.


Unknown: Clair Jaquiss.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With John Bell.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: John Bell.

: Desert Island Discs

Actress Geraldine James talks to Sue Lawley. Shortened repeat from Sunday at 11.15am


Talks: Geraldine James
Unknown: Sue Lawley.

: Act of Worship

Presented by the Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths.


Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths.

: Book of the Week: Countdown to D-Day

5/5. Winston Churchill and King George VI want to be present at the Normandy landings; their writings reveal their desire to be part of the action and the depth of their disappointment when their requests were turned down. Churchill is read by Robert Hardy; George VI by Andrew Hilton and Admiral Ramsay by Cornelius Garret. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Winston Churchill
Read By: Robert Hardy
Unknown: Andrew Hilton
Unknown: Cornelius Garret.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 D-Day minus 2: Drop Zone The Woman's Hour drama by Hilary Fannin , from a story by Mike Walker. Series editor Jill Burridge For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Hilary Fannin
Story By: Mike Walker.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Test Match Special

England v New Zealand
Coverage of the second day's play in the Second Test at Headingley. At 1.30pm News and Talking Point, and at
3.40 Cricket Scene.
Producer Peter Baxter * Approximate time


Producer: Peter Baxter

: The English Garden

New series 1/6. Paradise Gardens. Sir Roy Strong explores the idea that gardens can be a small corner of Paradise on Earth, and looks at the real and fabled gardens Of antiquity. Producers Gabi Fisher and Sara Conkey


Unknown: Sir Roy Strong
Producers: Gabi Fisher
Producers: Sara Conkey

: Getting Nowhere Fast

4/6. If Isaac Newton had been a middle-aged woman he would have discovered gravity much sooner. But would he have joined a gym? Fat is a feminist issue and everybody else's when Pamela takes action. Starring Mervyn Stutter , John Challis , Lill Roughley , Tracy-Ann Oberman , Chris Ettridge , Gyuri Sarossi and Geoffrey McGivern. Written by Mervyn Stutter , Producer Simon Nichoiis


Unknown: Isaac Newton
Unknown: Mervyn Stutter
Unknown: John Challis
Unknown: Lill Roughley
Unknown: Tracy-Ann OBErman
Unknown: Chris Ettridge
Unknown: Gyuri Sarossi
Unknown: Geoffrey McGivern.
Written By: Mervyn Stutter
Producer: Simon Nichoiis

: You and Yours

Presented by Diana Madill and Peter White. Series editor Andrew Smith PHONE: [number removed] email: youandyours@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Diana Madill
Presented By: Peter White.
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

Presented by Nick Clarke. Editor Richard ciark


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: Feedback

Roger Bolton with listeners' opinions and comments on BBC radio programmes and policy. Producer Sue Bonner Repeated on Sunday at 8pm ADDRESS: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London W1A 1QT Phone: [number removed] Fax: [number removed] email: feedback@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Chair

In his lonely room on the 16th floor, a man thinks he s finally on the brink of realising his long-held ambition - to be appointed chair of comedy at a major Irish university. But is he reallyjust on the brink of going mad? Either way, the vice-chancellor isn't returning his calls. A one-man play (with lots of inner voices) performed and Written by Ian MacpherSOn. Director David Jackson Young


Written By: Ian MacPherson.
Director: David Jackson Young

: Euro Election Call

Your chance to put your points about the European Elections directly to a leading politician. Presented by NickCiarke. PHONE: [number removed] Lines open from 1.15pm Poducer Martin Rosenbaum


Unknown: Poducer Martin Rosenbaum

: Hay Fever

4/4. New stories from this year's Hay Festival programme for children. Not Such a Bad Thing. Written and read by Catherine Fisher. Jack has won first prize in a short-story competition, but he has a good reason fordreadingthe award ceremony. For details see Tuesday


Read By: Catherine Fisher.

: Public Records, Private Lives

5/5. UFO spotters and treasure hunters are just some of the more unusual researchers Linda Pressly finds in the reading rooms at Kew. For details see Monday


Unknown: Linda Pressly

: Law in Action

Should citizens have a legal obligation to intervene to try and prevent crimes they witness? Many European countries already have so-called Good Samaritan laws. Would similar legislation work in England and Wales? Introduced by Clive Coleman. Producer Jim Frank


Introduced By: Clive Coleman.
Producer: Jim Frank

: The Message

Jenni Murray and guests discuss how current media trends affect Our lives. Producer CecileWright


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: PM

With Eddie Mair. Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The News Quiz

8/8. Simon Hoggart presents the comedy panel game, with Alan Coren , Linda Smith , Jeremy Hardy and Armando lannucci , from King's Theatre, Southsea. Producer Simon Nichoiis 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 orfrom www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Linda Smith
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Armando Lannucci
Producer: Simon Nichoiis

: The Archers

Kathy gets confrontational.
Written by Caroline Harrington Director Julie Beckett Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Caroline Harrington
Director: Julie Beckett
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Alistair: Michael Lumsden
David: Timothy Bentlnck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Nigel: Graham Seed
Elizabeth: Alison Dowllng
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Helen: Louiza Patikas
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Adam: Andrew Wlncott
jack: Arnold Peters
Peggy: June Spencer
Sid: Alan Devereux
Jolene: Buffy Davis
Kathy: Hedll Nimaus
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
William: Philip Molloy
Edward: Barry Farrimond
Neil: Bdan Hewlett
Susan: Charlotte Martin
Emma: Felicity Jones
Christopher: Will Sanderson-Thwatte
Mike: Terry Molloy
Roy: Ian Pepperell
Usha: Souad Faress
Ian: Stephen Kennedy
Sam: Robin Pirongs

: Front Row

John Wilson presents the arts magazine. ProducerErinRiiey


Unknown: John Wilson

: D-Day minus 2: Drop Zone

Written by Hilary Fannin , from a story by Mike Walker. On 4 June 1944 in France, Father Pierre receives an urgent message to call on Mme des Rochers at her chateau. Life under German occupation has changed the lives of the locals in unexpected wavs.
DirectorTanya Nash
Forfurther details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Written By: Hilary Fannin
Story By: Mike Walker.
Unknown: Directortanya Nash
Narrator: Juliet Stevenson
Father Pierre: Bill Wallis
Louise: Claudia Harrison
Mme des Rochers: Avril Elgar

: Any Questions?

As the world remembers D-Day, Jonathan Dimbleby chairs an international edition of the programme from Caen, Normandy. The panel includes historian Andrew Roberts , Dominique Moisi of the Institut Francais des Relations Internationales and the American lawyer and former chair of Republicans Abroad, Colleen Graffy. Producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.15pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Andrew Roberts
Unknown: Dominique Moisi
Unknown: Colleen Graffy.
Producer: Anne Peacock

: Letter from America - a Celebration

(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: Pick-up

Charlie Wilson is desperate. At the age of 44 he yearns for a complete change of lifestyle. And then - when he is mistakenly identified as the victim of a tragic traffic accident - he finds he can have it. By Ken Blakeson.
Other parts played by members of the cast


Writer: Ken Blakeson
Director: Gordon House
Charlie: Philip Jackson
Polly: Janice McKenzie
Julie: Noreen Kershaw
Mary: Ann Rye
Tracy/Ros/WPC: Fiona Clarke
Pete/Driver: Declan Wilson
Jeff/MC: Jonathan Keeble
Driver 2/Vicar: Keith Ladd

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig. Editor David Stevenson


Presented By: Robin Lustig.
Editor: David Stevenson

: Book at Bedtime: The Far Cry

10/10. An End and a Beginning. Ruth and Edwin quarrel over Teresa's future, and their own. Read by Claudie Blakley. For details see Monday


Read By: Claudie Blakley.

: Great Lives

10/10. President of the Royal Society Lord May champions Joseph Banks, the naturalist and botanist who sailed with Captain Cook. Historian Patricia Fara explains what Banks contributed to science and Humphrey Carpenter referees. Producer John Byrne


Unknown: Patricia Fara
Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Producer: John Byrne

: Spelling Bee

Simon Cox reports from America's Annual Spelling Bee, where children tutored by determined parents spell out difficult words to win$12,000 and be crowned America's best speller live on television. Producer Richard Vadon


Producer: Richard Vadon

: News

: Book of the Week: CountdowntoD-Day

5/5. Introduced by Peter Caddick-Adams .
Repeated from 9.45am


Introduced By: Peter Caddick-Adams

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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.

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