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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Bishop George Stack.


Unknown: George Stack.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
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


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Elaine Storkey.

: Desert Island Discs

Michael Howard , leader ofthe Opposition, talks to Sue Lawley. Shortened repeat ofSunday at 11.15am


Leader: Michael Howard

: Act of Worship

Presented by Oliver McTernan.


Presented By: Oliver McTernan.

: Book of the Week: The 8.55 to Baghdad

5/5. A visit to the ancient city of Ur, where Christie met herfuture husband, the archaeologist Max Mallowan. By Andrew Eames. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Max Mallowan.
Unknown: Andrew Eames.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 Unless By Carol Shields.
10/10. 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

6/6. Small Is Beautiful. Sir Roy Strong discovers that an English back garden isn't English at all.
Nevertheless, Britain will always remain a nation of passionate gardeners. Producers Gabi Fisher and Sara Conkey


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

: Robin and Wendy's Wet Weekends

3/4. Arrivederci Coma. When Robin gets run over by a fork-I ift truck and ends up in a coma, Wendy has to decide whether to turn off his life-support system. But she's distracted by a rather attractive young patient who is in need of some mothering. Written by Kay Stonham.
Producer Helen Williams


Written By: Kay Stonham.
Producer: Helen Williams
Robin: Brian Capron
Wendy: Kay Stonham
Derek: Martin Trenaman
Maureen: Amelia Bullmore
Daniel: Tom Smith

: 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@Dbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Kathleen Griffin

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7 pm

: Afternoon Play: Mango

Drama-documentary that follows Anne Kilcoyne 's s emotional journey as she transforms her experience of breast cancer into performance theatre. Scripted byTara Gould and based on interviews with people who saw Kilcoyne's show or helped to produce it, the central narrative is taken by Kilcoyne herself and threaded through it are the stories of two characters, Chris and Georgia, played by Phil Cornwell and Susie Porter. Director Karen Rose


Unknown: Anne Kilcoyne
Played By: Phil Cornwell
Played By: Susie Porter.
Director: Karen Rose

: Veg Talk

3/6. Gregg Wallace and Charlie Hicks , along with chef
Tom Norrington-Davies , look at wonderful ways with fresh summer pods- seeds, peas and beans. Producer Lucinda Montefiore
PHONE: [number removed]. Lines open from 1.30pm


Unknown: Gregg Wallace
Unknown: Charlie Hicks
Unknown: Tom Norrington-Davies
Producer: Lucinda Montefiore

: Opening Lines: Some Other Life

5/5. By Tim Pertwee and read by Christopher Simpson. Dreams clash with reality when the lives of a Western tourist and a young boy collide briefly on an Indian railroad.
Producer Joanne Reardon For details see Monday


Unknown: Christopher Simpson.
Producer: Joanne Reardon

: The High-Speed Link

5/5. The Railways. The Victorian mainline railway from London to Dover follows the coach road for much ofthe way. Today, the Channel Tunnel rail link is again cutting journey times to the coast. Simon Evans learns that archaeologists working on the line discovered that goods had been speeding up and down this route for millennia. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Simon Evans

: Law in Action

Presenter Clive Coleman asks why courts still use the language of a bygone age when the Government says it wants to make the system more accessible; what the legal professionals think about having to talk in this way; and what the views are of defendants, victims, press and public about this antiquated form of speech. Producer Jim Frank


Presenter: 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 Eddie Mair. Editor Peter Rippon

: The Now Show

Newseries 1/6. A mixture of satire and silliness from Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis , with Mitch Benn , Marcus Brigstocke , Jon Holmes and Laura Shavin. It deals with everything that's now; nothing that'sthen.
Producer Colin Anderson Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Featuring a collection of sketches and routines. fourepisodesof The NowShow are available on audio cassette and CD from good retail outlets or from 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

Truth will out?
Written by Adrian Flynn Director Rosemary Watts Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Adrian Flynn
Director: Rosemary Watts
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
David: Timothy Bentlnck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Nigel: Graham Seed
Pat: Patricia Galllmore
Helen: Loulza Patikas
Tom: Tom Graham
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Adam: Andrew Wlncott
: Debbie Tamslngreig
Lilian: Sunny Ormonde
Kathy: Hedli Nlklaus
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
William: Philip Molloy
Edward: Barry Farrimond
Neil: Brian Hewlett
Susan: Charlotte Martin
Emma: Felicity Jones
Christopher: Will Sanderson-Thwalte
Hayley: Lucy Davis
Fallon: Joanna Van Kampen
Robert: Graham Blockey
Kirsty: Annabelle Dowler
Sam: Robin Pirongs

: Front Row

Razia Iqbal presents the arts magazine programme, with news, interviews and reviews. Producer Timothy Prosser


Unknown: Razia Iqbal
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: Unless

10/10. With restoration come some, if not all, the answers. The concluding part of Carol Shields's final novel, which was shortlisted forthe Man Booker prize. For cast list and further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience at Wootton Bassett School put questions on issues of the week. On the panel are Home Office ministet Fiona MacTaggart , former Tory minister Ann Widdecombe , and columnists Polly Toynbee and Rod Liddle. Producer Victoria Wakely Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Fiona MacTaggart
Unknown: Ann Widdecombe
Unknown: Polly Toynbee
Unknown: Rod Liddle.
Producer: Victoria Wakely

: State of the Union

New series In a US election year, a series of stories that define the American nation, each from a distinctive
American broadcasting voice. Today African-American Betty DeRamus presents the view from Detroit. Producer Jennie Walmsley Repeated on Sunday at 8.50am


Unknown: African-American Betty Deramus
Producer: Jennie Walmsley

: The Friday Play: Chess Wars

A comedy by Steve May. In 1972 Bobby Fischer , the enfant terrible of the chess world, challenged Boris Spasskyforthe world championship. The tantrums, double-dealing and paranoia displayed as America challenged the Soviet Union in Reykjavik that summer made the match more like scenes from Alice through the Looking-Glass than a sporting contest.
Director Jeremy Howe


Comedy By: Steve May.
Unknown: Bobby Fischer
Unknown: Boris Spasskyforthe
Director: Jeremy Howe
Boris Spassky: Anton Lesser
BobbyFischer: Adam Levy
Bill: Bill Wallis
The KGB: Christopher Rozycki
The Referee: Kenneth Collard
Paul: Garrick Hagon
The Grandmaster: Roland Oliver
Chester: Carl Prekopp
The Narrator: Christian Rodska

: 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 Surgeon's Mate

5/10. Captain Aubrey and Dr Maturin arrive in the Baltic aboard HMS Ariel and embark on a dangerous venture to the French-held island of Grimsholm. Written by Patrick O'Brian. Fordetails see Monday


Written By: Patrick O'Brian.

: Copysnatchers

5/6. 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, featuring reports from Parliament. Presented by Mark D'Arcy. Editor Peter Knowles


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

: News

: Book of the Week: The 8.55 toBaghdad

5/5. By Andrew Eames. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Andrew Eames.

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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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