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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Professor Gordon Graham.


Unknown: Professor Gordon Graham.

: Farming Today

With Giles Latcham.


Unknown: Giles Latcham.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and RobertOrchard.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rt Rev Richard Hardes.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: Richard Hardes.

: Desert Island Discs

The editor and writer Diana Athill , who worked for nearly 50 years with the charismatic publisher Andre Deutsch , talks to Sue Lawley. Shortened at 11.15am


Unknown: Diana Athill
Talks: Andre Deutsch

: Book of the Week: Attention AllShipping - a Journey Round the Shipping Forecast

5/5 Hebrides, Faeroes, South-East Iceland. By Charlie Connelly. "Believe me, you truly know you're getting on a bit when you're older than a flipping volcano.' For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Charlie Connelly.

: Act of Worship

Presented by the Rev RoyJenkins.


Unknown: Rev Royjenkins.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 The Trading Game
5/5. The Woman's Hour drama. By Lorraine McCann.
Series editor Jill Burridge
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Lorraine McCann.
Editorjill: Burridge Fordetails

: The English Garden

4/6. A Suitable Occupation for a Lady. Sir Roy Strong celebrates women's achievements as garden designers, plant collectors, painters, writers and patrons. Producers Gabi Fisher and Sara Conkey


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

: Robin and Wendy's Wet Weekends

New series 1/4. Alka Salsa. A return ofthe sitcom about model-village makers. Maureen persuades
Wendytojoin heron a saisa weekend in Bognor. Robin reluctantly goes along but only so he can visit a model village nearby. Written by Kay Stonham. village nearuy. written uy r\aj
Producer Helen Williams


Unknown: Alka Salsa.
Written By: Kay Stonham.
Producer: Helen Williams
Robin: Brian Capron
Wendy: Kay Stonham
Derek: Martin Trenaman
Maureen: Amelia Bullmore
Barbara: Ruth Madoc
Malcolm: David Bamber
Sebastian/Lewis: Don Gilet
Diego: Eric Richard

: You and Yours

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


Presented By: Winifred Robinson
Presented By: Liz Barclay.
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

Presented by Tim Franks. Editor Richard Clark


Presented By: Tim Franks.
Editor: Richard Clark

: Feedback

'Roger Bolton with listeners' opinions and comments on BBC radio programmes and policy.
Producer Kathleen Griffin Repeated on Sunday at 8pm ADDRESS: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London W1A1QT
Phone: [number removed] Fax: [number removed] email: feedback@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Kathleen Griffin

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Bride's Chamber

From Charles Dickens 's The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices, adapted by Michael Eaton.
A ghost story that Charles Dickens experiences while on a walkingtour in the north with Wilkie Collins
Producer Nicholas Newton Director Sebastian Graham-Jones


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Adapted By: Michael Eaton.
Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Wilkie Collins
Producer: Nicholas Newton
Director: Sebastian Graham-Jones
Wilkie Collins/Young man: Alan Cox
Charles Dickens: Gawn Grainger
The Landlord: John Tarns
The Merchant: Sebastian Graham-Jones
Hardman/Man in black: Jack Shepherd
Mrs Pinchbeck: Lynn Farleigh
Ellen, the bride: Lucy Davenport
Scientific gentleman 1: Andrew Neal
Scientific gentleman 2: Sean Scanlon

: Veg Talk

Newseries 1/6. GreggWallace and Charlie Hicks are joined by chef Ashbell McElveen , a connoisseur of corn, collard and all things to do with the cuisine of the American Deep South. Producer LucindaMontefiore PHONE: [number removed] Lines open from 1.30pm
Alan Titchmarsh grows his own: page 34


Unknown: Charlie Hicks
Unknown: Ashbell McElveen
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: The Casino

5/5. The Professor's Daughter. Four-year-old Bntta and her fearful imagination are the subject of social embarrassment for Miss Jenner. Fordetails see Monday

: Alphabet - as Easy as ABC: 5/5: The Perfect B

Lynne Truss concludes her look at the alphabet. Are letters beautiful? Calligraphers, type designers and stonemasons explain how they get joy from a perfect B.
For details see Monday


Presenter: Lynne Truss

: Law in Action

As the political temperature heats up over divorce laws, howjustified are claims that family courts are putting the rights and interests of mothers above those of fathers and of children? With Clive Coleman. producer jim Frank


Unknown: Clive Coleman.
Producer: Jim Frank

: 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 Carolyn Quinn. EditorPeterRippon


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: We've Been Here Before

3/4. The topical historical, satirical panel show, hosted by Clive Anderson. With team captains John O'Farrell and Gyles Brandreth , the panellists set out to prove that there's nothing new under, or in, The Sun. Producer Ed Morrish Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm


Unknown: Clive Anderson.
Unknown: John O'Farrell
Unknown: Gyles Brandreth
Producer: Ed Morrish

: The Archers

Chris and George look to the future.
Written by Carole Simpson Solazzo Director Rosemary Watts Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to P[address removed]


Written By: Carole Simpson Solazzo
Director: Rosemary Watts
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
David: Timothy Bentlnck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Nigel: Graham Seed
Tony: Colin Skipp
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Helen: Louiza Patikas
Tom: Tom Graham
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Adam: Andrew Wincott
George: Graham Roberts
Christine: Lesley Saweard
Kathy: Hedli Niklaus
William: Philip Molloy
Edward: Barry Farrlmond
Susan: Charlotte Martin
Emma: Felicity Jones
Christopher: Will Sanderson-Thwaite
Roy: Ian Pepperell
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Bert: Eric Allan
Lewis: Robert Lister
Jazzer: Ryan Kelly
Alan: John Telfer
Ian: Stephen Kennedy
Sam: Robin Pirongs

: Front Row

Arts magazine programme with reviews and interviews. Producer Nicki Paxman


Producer: Nicki Paxman

: The Trading Game

5/5. By Lorraine McCann. Adrienne has had some very bad news, and she sets up a trade between herself and Neil which she thinks might help. The accident-prone
Neil makes things worse than they were before, but he's determined to sort out his own mess this time.
Forfurther details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Lorraine McCann.
Newsreader: William Barlow
Joe: Steven Cartwright
Maggie: Tamara Kennedy
Russell: Greg Powrie
Taxi Tam: John Shedden

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion at Durham School, Durham. The panellists include the former secretary of state for health Alan Milburn ; the former Tory minister David Curry ; John Swinney , leader of the Scottish National Party; and Anne Leslie , special correspondent forthe DailyMail.
Producer Victoria Wakely Repeated tomorrow at 1.15pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Alan Milburn
Unknown: David Curry
Leader: John Swinney
Leader: Anne Leslie
Producer: Victoria Wakely

: Letter from America - a Celebration

Repeated 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: All God's Children

Kate has died, suddenly and prematurely. Her husband David and their two children are initially too shattered to mourn this appalling loss. Then David gets a call from an adoption agency. They say that before her death Kate had been trying to trace her birth mother who had given her up for adoption. Now she has been found, but can David and the children bear to meet her? By Robin Mukherjee. Starring James Fleet.

Kate dies before she finds out who her birth mother was, but the investigation she started continues after her death

All God's Children 9.00pm R4
This Friday Play is really about loss and longing, about family and death. When Kate dies, her family tumbles apart until they get a call from an adoption agency. Kate had been trying to find her birth mother and now, rather late, the agency has finally found a lead. While her children don't want to pursue it, her husband David can't articulate why he needs to. If he can find Kate's mother at all , will he find something of his wife in her? Robin Mukherjee's play has strong performances from the cast, including James Fleet as David, and describes deep, primal emotions. It's sometimes a little hesitant about them, though: it feels as if it is a description rather than an exploration and from the start is so canted toward giving us a happy ending that there are no surprises.


Writer: Robin Mukherjee
Music: Lucinda Mason Brown
Director: Peter Kavanagh
David: James Fleet
Sally: Alice Hart
Jake: Edward Browning
Martha: Susan Brown
Sandy: Sukie Smith
Elderly lady: Edna Dore
Janice: Joanna McCallum
John: Jon Glover
Policeman: Bertie Carvel

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Claire Bolderson. Editor David Stevenson


Presented By: Claire Bolderson.
Editor: David Stevenson

: Book at Bedtime: The Ninth Life of Louis Drax

5/10. By Liz Jensen. How can a boy in a deep coma have written letters to his mother and his doctor? For details see Monday


Unknown: Liz Jensen.

: Copysnatchers

3/6. David Aaronovitch hosts another edition of the talk show that invites guests from around the world to observe, parody and dissect the habits of the British from a foreign perspective. Producer Charlie Taylor


Unknown: David Aaronovitch
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Today in Parliament

The day's business in Westminster, plus reports from Parliament. Presented by Mark D'Arcy. Editor Peter Knowles


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

: News

: Book of the Week: Attention AllShipping -

a Journey Round the Shipping Forecast
5/5. By Charlie Connelly. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Charlie Connelly.

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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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