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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Father James Hanvey.


Unknown: Father James Hanvey.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rt Rev Richard Harries.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Richard Harries.

: The Reunion

Shortened repeat from Sunday 11.15am

: Book of the Week: Lives for Sale

5/5. Andrew Wilson reads his Personality Rights, which covers the intense legal wrangling over the secrets of Patricia Highsmith. Beryl Bainbridge reads her Waiting for the Biographer which asks, rather quizzically, who will write her biography? For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30 am


Unknown: Andrew Wilson
Unknown: Patricia Highsmith.
Unknown: Beryl Bainbridge

: Act of Worship

With the Rev Roger Hutchings.


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 Mind the Gap By Claire Dowie. 5/5. The Woman's Hour drama. Series editor Jill Burridge For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Claire Dowie.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: International Cricket

The ICC Champions Trophy England v Zimbabwe
The two-week international tournament starts at
Edgbaston. Commentary by Jonathan Agnew Henry
Blofeld and Simon Mann , with analysis from
Mike Atherton , Henry Olonga and Mike Selvey. Reporter
Clare Connor. With reports from New Zealand v USA attne Oval. Including a Newssummary at 2.20pm.
Producer Peter Baxter *Approximate time


Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew Henry
Unknown: Simon Mann
Unknown: Mike Atherton
Unknown: Henry Olonga
Unknown: Mike Selvey.
Reporter: Clare Connor.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Tests, Lives and Audio Tape

2/2. The agony and ecstasy of A-levels unfolds in this unique audio diary, a project that involved ten post-16 year-old students from across the UK. Find out it they got the results they strove for, or if the inertia and a fair amount of drinking took their toll.


Producer: Sue Ellis

: Two Doors Down: Give the Dog a Bone

2/4. Miss Black's new lodger is a successful actor but he isn't who she hoped it would be. Annie McCartney's comedy drama about the bohemian residents of Marlborough Road, Belfast, who are saved by Sally their cleaning lady, is given another airing.


Writer: Annie McCartney
Director: Tanya Nash
Sally: Frances Tomelty
Edith: Roma Tomelty
Gervase: James Greene
Victor: Alan McKee
Clare: Marcella Riordan
Evie: Kay Gleadhill
Anna: Hannah R. Gordon
Trevor: Gerard McSorley
Simon: Lloyd Houston
Layla: Eadaoin Hegarty
Ben: Conor Hinds
Eddie Mcllwaine: Himself

: You and Yours

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


Presented By: John Waite
Presented By: Winifred Robinson.
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

5/6. More aural delights from English-language radio stations around the world. With Emily Buchanan. Producer Leonida Krushelnycky Repeated on Sunday at 8pm


Unknown: Emily Buchanan.
Producer: Leonida Krushelnycky

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The No 1 Ladies'Detective Agency

New series 1/4. The Daddy. Precious Ramotswe, owner and founder of The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, takes on her first case - and a new secretary. Written and dramatised by Alexander McCall Smith from his successful and popularseries set in Botswana. Director Gaynor Macfarlane


Dramatised By: Alexander McCall Smith
Director: Gaynor MacFarlane
Mma Ramotswe: Claire Benedict
Happy: Gbemisola Ikumelo
Mr Matekoni: Joseph Marcell
MmaMakutsi: Nadine Marshall
Mr Patel: Bhasker Patel
The Daddy: Ben Thomas

: Battlefield Ramblings

6/7. The Battle of the Boyne. Muriel Gray walks in the Boyne Valley in the Republic of Ireland with local artist Claidhbh O'Gibne and archaeologist Geraldine Stout. Producer Lucy Lunt


Unknown: Muriel Gray
Artist: Claidhbh O'Gibne
Unknown: Geraldine Stout.
Producer: Lucy Lunt

: The Big Sneeze

5/5. Sneeze on Friday, Sneeze for Sorrow, See Your Sweetheart Tomorrow. Landing a Saturday job in the local pet shop will finally allow Linda to get close to Mark. But she can't seem to get through the interview for Sneezing. For details see Monday

: How to Find the Sweet Spot

5/5. MakingMusic. With the help of piano tuner David Widdicombe and Australian physicists John Smith and Joe Wolfe , Len Fisher reveals the science of hitting the sweet spot on a piano and in a soprano's voice. For details see Mon


Unknown: David Widdicombe
Unknown: John Smith
Unknown: Joe Wolfe
Unknown: Len Fisher

: Word of Mouth

6/8. Michael Rosen presents the programme that celebrates words, language and the way we speak. Producer Paul Dodgson Repeated on Sunday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Paul Dodgson

: 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


Unknown: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: Trevor's World of Sport

4/6. Andy Hamilton 's trip into the bewildering and comic world of sports agent Trevor as he fights to retain his decency in an increasingly indecent world. This week Trevor's rapacious business partner Sammy has found a new client who seems perfect.
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
Antonia: Doon MacKlchan

: The Archers

Lynda's creativity is challenged.
Written by Keri Davies Director Kate Oates Editor Vanessa Whitburn ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Keri Davies
Director: Kate Oates
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Phil: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
Alistair: Michael Lumsden
Shula: Judy Bennett
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Elizabeth: Alison Dowling
Julia: Mary Wimbush
Tony: Colin Skipp
Pat: Patricia Galllmore
Helen: Loulza Patikas
Tom: Tom Graham
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Adam: Andrew Wlncott
Debbie: Tamsln Grelg
Peggy: June Spencer
Jolene: Buffy Davis
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Neil: Brian Hewlett
Mike: Terry Molloy
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Usha: Souad Faress
Bert: Eric Allan
Jazzer: Ryan Kelly
Auntie Satya: Jamila Massey
Sam: Robin Pirongs

: Front Row

Arts news, interviews and reviews. Producer Timothy Prosser


Producer: Timothy Prosser

: Mind the Gap

5/5. Beach Hut. Someone's been sleeping in Amelia's beach hut. She talks it overwith her long-dead husband. Written by Claire Dowie and starring Prunella Scales.
For further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Written By: Claire Dowie
Unknown: Prunella Scales.
Amelia: Prunella Scales
George: Eddie Marsan

: Any Questions

Newseries 1/15. Jonathan Dimbleby chairs a discussion at Kirkham, Preston. On the panel are Haleh Afshar , professor of politics and women's studies; Jonathan Porritt , Forum forthe Future; Phil Craven , president of the International Paralympic Committee; and Daily Mail columnist Melanie Philips. Producer Victoria Wakely Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Haleh Afshar
Unknown: Jonathan Porritt
Unknown: Phil Craven
Unknown: Melanie Philips.
Producer: Victoria Wakely

: State of the Union

Adistinctive American broadcasting voice reflects on everyday America. This week's guest speaker is Robert Hodierne , the senior managing editorfor the Military Times. Producer Jennie Walmsley Repeated on Sunday at 8.50am


Unknown: Robert Hodierne
Producer: Jennie Walmsley

: The Friday Play: Lying Undiscovered

A mother is reunited with her son 20 years after his disappearance as a toddler. But this may not be the joyous reunion that it appears. Written by Richard Monks and starringJulia Ford . First broadcast last year.
Director Sally Avens


Written By: Richard Monks
Unknown: Julia Ford
Director: Sally Avens
Rachel: Julia Ford
Colin: Nicholas Gleaves
Jack: Joe Duttine
Avril: Denise Black
Estate agent: Andrew Harrison
Mother: Jemma Churchill
Young man: Ben Crowe
Prison officer: Stephen Critchlow

: The World Tonight

Presented byClaire Bolderson. Editor David Stevenson


Editor: David Stevenson

: Book at Bedtime: Night Windows

10/10. The fraudster makes one last, deadly, assault on Patrick's privacy. By Jonathan Smith. FordetaiisseeMon


Unknown: Jonathan Smith.

: Off the Page

8/10. Matthew Parris and guests pianist Simon Townley , broadcaster Anita Robinson and academic Rogan Taylor diSCUSS what makes for a good life. Producer Mark Smalley


Unknown: Matthew Parris
Pianist: Simon Townley
Unknown: Anita Robinson
Unknown: Rogan Taylor
Producer: Mark Smalley

: Today in Parliament

Today's debates, with Mark D'Arcy. Editor Peter Knowles


Unknown: Mark D'Arcy.
Editor: Peter Knowles

: News

: Book

of the Week: Lives for Sale
5/5. Two essays on biographies. Repeated from 9.45am

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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.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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