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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Tony Burnham.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Elaine Storkey.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Elaine Storkey.

: The Reunion

3/6. In 1974 the Liverpool Everyman theatre assembled a group of young actors and writers who went to become household names. Sue MacGregor reunites some of the members ofthat ground-breaking team, including
Barbara Dickson , Willy Russell and Matthew Kelly. Shortened repeat from Sunday at 11.15am FM


Unknown: Barbara Dickson
Unknown: Willy Russell
Unknown: Matthew Kelly.

: Book of the Week: I'm a Teacher,Get Me out of Here!

5/5. That tripto the rural studies centre in Wales was such a good idea at the time. But look what it's s done to the kids in Francis's form. By Francis Gilbert. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Francis Gilbert.

: Act of Worship

With Dr Pauline Webb.


Unknown: Dr Pauline Webb.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Ritula Shah.
10.45 The Coast of Maine By Sarah Orne Jewett. 5/5. The Woman "s Hour drama.
Series editor Jill Burridge For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Ritula Shah.
Unknown: Sarah Orne Jewett.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Saving the Best for Last

Every year hundreds of people take to the Scottish hills in an attempt to reach the summits of the mountains higher than 3,000 feet. known as the Munros.
Mark Stephen meets some of the early Munroists and hears about the challenges they faced more than 50 years ago. Producer Caroline Barbour


Unknown: Mark Stephen
Producer: Caroline Barbour

: King Street Junior Revisited

6/6 This Is Your Life. It's excitement all round as the staff and children prepare to celebrate the return of Mrs Devon. By Jim Eldridge.
Producer John Fawcett Wilson


Unknown: Jim Eldridge.
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson
Mrs Devon: Carolyn Pickles
Miss Lewis: Marlene Sidaway
MrLong: Paul Copley
Miss Featherstone: Teresa Gallagher
Mr Maxwell: Michael Cochrane
Miss Reid: Jacqueline Beatty
Mrs Khan: Janice Acquah
Paul: Christopher Ravenscroft
Roscoe: Daryl Moore
Tracy: Reanna Calvert
Brandon: Charlie Barker
Kylie: Elisha Mansuroglu

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and John Waite. Including at 12.30 Face the Facts.
6/6. John Waite investigates cases in which police officers have been deliberately targeted and injured by people driving speeding cars, and the legal loophole that sees those responsible punished for a far less serious offence, such as dangerous driving.
Producer Sue Mitchell Series editor Andrew Smith
PHONE: [number removed] email: youandyours@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: John Waite.
Unknown: John Waite
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

Presented by Nick Clarke. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: A World in Your Ear

3/6 Emily Buchanan scours the airwaves to bring the listener a cornucopia of aural delights from English-language radio stations around the world.
Producer LeonidaKrushelnycky Repeated on Sunday at 8pm


Unknown: Emily Buchanan

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Suspicious Minds

Ana's relationship spirals out of control when she begins to receive strange telephone calls. By Shenagh Cameron.
Lee Ross Lynda/The Woman
Director Sally Avens


Unknown: Shenagh Cameron.
Unknown: Lee Ross
Director: Sally Avens
Rob: Lee Ross
Ana: Claudie Blakley
Tess: Nina Sosanya
Lynda/The Woman: Carta Simpson
gen: Bertie Carvel

: Battlefield Ramblings

4/7. Armada. The south-west coastal path is one of the most beautiful walking routes in Britain. It's also the perfect place for explaining the events of the Spanish
Armada as Muriel Gray discovers when she s joined by author Neil Hanson. Producer Lucy Lunt


Unknown: Muriel Gray
Unknown: Neil Hanson.
Producer: Lucy Lunt

: A Necklace of Raindrops

5/5. The Mysterious Barricades. A civil servant goes in search of his destiny. By Joan Aiken , and read by Miriam Margolyes. For details see Monday


Unknown: Joan Aiken
Read By: Miriam Margolyes.

: The Pond

5/5 The pond survives a bitter winter but, as spring arrives and the frogs return to the pond to breed, a new dangerthreatens its survival and the future of the frogs. For details see Monday

: Word of Mouth

4/8 Michael Rosen presents the programme that celebrates words, language and the way it is spoken. Producer Isobel Eaton Repeated on Sunday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Isobel Eaton

: 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

: Trevor's World of Sport

2/6. Andy Hamilton 's fast, dark comedy follows the adventures of Trevor, the sports agent, as he grapples heroically with egoists, opportunists, raging alcoholics, religious extremists and someone called Biggsy.
Producer Andy Hamilton Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm


Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Producer: Andy Hamilton
Trevor: Nell Pearson
Sammy: Paul Reynolds
Ralph Michael: Fenton Stevens
Theresa: Rosalind Ayres
Heidrun: Cosima Shaw
Barry: Abdul Sails
Meryl: Claire Skinner
Toby: Matthew Thomas
Gerry: Kevin R McNally

: The Archers

It's the week of Emma and Will's wedding, but Will is worried that Emma is getting last-minute nerves and could be about to back out. If only it were that simple.
Written by Mary Cutler Director Rosemary Watts Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]
Exclusive photos: page 24


Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Jill: Patricia Greene
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Elizabeth: Alison Dowling
Helen: Loulza Patikas
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Adam: Andrew Wincott
Debbie: Tamsin Grelg
Lilian: Sunny Ormonde
George: Graham Roberts
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
William: Philip Molloy
Neil: Brian Hewlett
Susan: Charlotte Martin
Emma: Felicity Jones
Roy: Ian Pepperell
Brenda: Amy Shindler
Bert: Eric Allan
Kirsty: Annabelle Dowler
Jazzer: Ryan Kelly
Alan: John Telfer
Sam: Robin Pirongs
Instructor: Paul Wallis

: Front Row

John Wilson meets music writer Neil McCormick , whose dreams of rock stardom didn't come true - unlike those Of his Classmate, Bono of U2. Producer Martin Smith


Unknown: John Wilson
Unknown: Neil McCormick
Producer: Martin Smith

: The Coast of Maine

5/5. The Town Poor. Havingfallen on hard times, the Bray sisters have been placed out of sight on a remote farm where they won't disturb the town's conscience. A chance visit by two old friends puts their lives in shocking contrast. By Sarah Orne Jewett.
For further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Sarah Orne Jewett.
Mrs Trimble: Jennifer Hilary
Rebecca: Eve Pearce
Mrs Able Janes: Alice Hart
Ann: Angela Pleasence
Mandany: Carolyn Jones
Miss Jewett: Joanna McCallum

: Straw Poll

5/6. Sporting and sporting personalities are given too much prominence in public life
Nick Clarke chairs this debate from the English Institute of Sport, Sheffield. Listeners can also vote on the motion. To vote YES dial [number removed] To vote NO dial [number removed]
Calls cost lOp. Lines are open after 8.50pm until 2.20pm on Saturday. Producer Nick Utechin Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Producer: Nick Utechin

: State of the Union

A distinctive American broadcasting voice reflects on everyday America. This week's guest speaker is Geoff Nunberg , professor at Stanford University, California. Producer Jennie Walmsley Repeated Sunday 8.50am


Unknown: Geoff Nunberg
Producer: Jennie Walmsley

: The Friday Play: Confessions

Clare and Josie meet via an internet site. Both have secrets that they want to share. But how much do they really know about each other? By Melissa Murray.
Director CherryCooKson


Unknown: Melissa Murray.
Clare: Lia Williams I
Josie: Julia Ford
Christine: Janice Acquah
Mark: Stephen Critchlow
Mary: Carla Simpson
Neil: Richard Firth

: The World Tonight

Presented by Claire Bolderson. Editor David Stevenson


Presented By: Claire Bolderson.
Editor: David Stevenson

: Book at Bedtime: Mr Norris Changes Trains

5/5. Agents and Double Agents.
ByChristopher Isherwood. William finds that he is in danger of being sent to prison and that, following the Reichstag fire, the lives of friends are at risk. For details see Monday


Unknown: Bychristopher Isherwood.

: Off the Page

6/10. Matthew Parris and his guests Amanda Brookfield , Hugh Rycroft and Hannah McDonald vie to impress on the Subject Of Competitiveness. Producer Isobel Eaton


Unknown: Matthew Parris
Unknown: Amanda Brookfield
Unknown: Hugh Rycroft
Unknown: Hannah McDonald
Producer: Isobel Eaton

: Diving into History

3/3. The Death of the Duchess. How the Herzogin Cecilie , one of the last of the commercial tall ships, was scuttled in 1936. For details see Wednesday


Unknown: Herzogin Cecilie

: News

: Book of the Week: I'm a Teacher,Get Me out of Here!

5/5. By Francis Gilbert. Repeatedfrom9.45am


Unknown: Francis Gilbert.

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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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