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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Ruth Scott.


Unknown: Ruth Scott.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25,7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Alicia McCarthy and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Elaine Storkey.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Alicia McCarthy
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Elaine Storkey.

: Desert Island Discs

Lyricist Tim Rice talks to Sue Lawley. Shortened at 11.15am


Talks: Tim Rice

: Book of the Week: Poison Farm - aMurderer Unmasked after 60 Years

5/5. By David Williams. In the conclusion to this week's story about the poisoning of William Murfitt , the murderer is revealed. Read by Robert Lindsay. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: David Williams.
Unknown: William Murfitt
Read By: Robert Lindsay.

: Act of Worship

Presented by the Rev Roger Hutchings.


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 Unless By Carol Shields.
5/10. The Woman's Hour drama.
Series editor Jill Burridge For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Carol Shields.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: The English Garden

5/6. Pleasure Gardens
Sir Roy Strong is led astray with the naughtier side of garden history-from bosky bowers designed for dalliance to rumbustious events in public pleasure grounds.
Producers Gabi Fisher and Sara Con key


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

: Robin and Wendy's Wet Weekends

2/4. Dream Genie. AnothertriptoMayfieldwithtne model village-makers.
Derek is devastated when he hears ex-wife Jackie is unwell. After using Wendy as a shoulderto cry on, he rushes to Jackie's side, leaving Maureen feeling uncharacteristically panicky at the thought of being withouthim.WrittenbyKayStonham.
Producer Helen Williams


Producer: Helen Williams
Robin: Brian Capron
Derek: Martin Trenaman
Wendy: Kay Stonham
Maureen/Jackie: Amelia Bullmore

: 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 Mark Mardell. Editor Richard ciark


Presented By: Mark Mardell.

: 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 W1A 1QT
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: How to Leave Badenweiler

Written by Michael Butt.
A Chekhovian story about the death of Anton Chekhov to mark the centenary of the great Russian writer's death. StarringJonathan Pryce.
Director Marc Beeby


Written By: Michael Butt.
Unknown: Anton Chekhov
Unknown: Starringjonathan Pryce.
Director: Marc Beeby
Chekhov: Jonathan Pryce
Olga: Kate Fahy
Marcel: Conleth Hill
Daniel: Raymond Coulthard
Leon: Ben Crowe
Dr Schwohrer: John Rowe
Mrs Hunter: Joanna McCallum

: Veg Talk

2/6. Gregg Wallace and Charlie Hicks find out from Ruth Watson how you can lose weight while consumng huge quantities of tasty vegetables. Producer Lucinda Montefiore
PHONE: [number removed]. Lines open from 1.30pm


Unknown: Gregg Wallace
Unknown: Charlie Hicks
Unknown: Ruth Watson
Producer: Lucinda Montefiore

: Disappointment

5/5. Vanka. By Anton Chekhov. An orphaned boy desperately seeks rescue from his dreadful existence. Read by Ewan McGregor. For details see Monday


Unknown: Anton Chekhov.
Read By: Ewan McGregor.

: Prehistoric Manual

5/5. How to Kill a Woolly Mammoth
An excavation in Norfolk has revealed the best site for mammoth remains in Britain. Archaeologist Bill Boismier and geologist Nigel Larkin discuss their findings, and big-game hunter Paul Roberts also Shares his Views. For details see Monday


Unknown: Bill Boismier
Unknown: Nigel Larkin
Unknown: Paul Roberts

: Law in Action

An in-depth look at the probation service where staff say that morale is low and the system in chaos. With prisons already reaching bursting point, will government plans to reform the system work? With Clive Coleman. Producerjim Frank


Unknown: Clive Coleman.
Unknown: Producerjim 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. Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: We've Been Here Before

4/4. 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

Party time at Willow Farm.
Written by Adrian Flynn Director Kate Oates Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to[address removed]


Written By: Adrian Flynn
Director: Kate Oates
Director: Editorvanessa Whitburn
David: Timothy Bentlnck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Helen: Louiza Patlkas
Tom: Tom Graham
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Adam: Andrew Wlncott
George: Graham Roberts
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
William: Philip Molloy
Edward: Barry Farrimond
Neil: Brian Hewlett
Susan: Charlotte Martin
Emma: Felicity Jones
Christopher: Will Sanderson-Thwaite
Mike: Terry Molloy
Betty: Pamela Craig
Roy: Ian Pepperell
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Usha: Souad Faress
Bert: Eric Allan
Kirsty: Annabelle Dowler
Sam: Robin Pirongs
Maurice: Philip Fox
Magistrate: Frances Jeater
Legal adviser: Jez Thomas

: Front Row

Mark Lawson talks to Louis de Bernieres , author of the bestselling Captain Corelli's Mandolin, about his long-awaited new novel Birds without Wings. Producer Robyn Read


Talks: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Louis de Bernieres

: Unless

5/10. Reta unpicks the past and tries to live in the present. Carol Shields's last novel, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker prize.
For cast list and further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion at Easingwold School in North Yorkshire. On the panel, the former
Conservative leader, William Hague ; the former leader ofthe National Union of Mineworkers, Arthur Scargill ; Ruth Kelly , the financial secretary to the Treasury; and Tim Garden , the defence expert and Liberal Democrat peer. Producer Victoria Wakely Repeated tomorrow at 1.15pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Leader: William Hague
Unknown: Arthur Scargill
Unknown: Ruth Kelly
Unknown: Tim Garden
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: The Reign of Joseph Cain

Written by Dominique Moloney. A black comedy about two sisters whose loyalty is tested to the limit by their autocratic father when he makes a surprise announcement. Recorded on location at a country house in Northern Ireland.
Director Tanya Nash


Written By: Dominique Moloney.
Director: Tanya Nash
Alice: Annie Farr
Celia: Andrea Irvine
Joseph: Mark Lambert
Donna: Tara Lynne O'Neill
Connor: Kevin Elliott
Pianist: Francis King

: 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 Ninth Life of Louis Drax

10/10. By Liz Jensen. A very bizarre experiment finally reveals the truth about Louis's mysterious accident. For details see Monday

: Copysnatchers

4/6. David Aaronovitch hosts another in the series of talk shows 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 PeterKnowies


Presented By: Mark D'Arcy.

: News

: Book of the Week: Poison Farm -a Murderer Unmasked after 60 Years

5/5. By David Williams. Repeatedfrom9.45am


Unknown: David Williams.

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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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