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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Gordon Graham.


Unknown: Gordon Graham.

: Farming Today

Presented by Giles Latcham.


Presented By: Giles Latcham.

: Today

With Edward Stourton and Sarah Montague.
6.25 7.25 8.25Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Dr Alan Billings.


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Dr Alan Billings.

: Desert Island Discs

Actress and wildlife campaigner Virginia McKenna is Sue Lawley's guest. Shortened repeat from Sunday at 11.15am


Unknown: Virginia McKenna

: Book of the Week: The Life of Graham Greene: 5/5: Bonjour la France

Greene is decorated and flees to France. By Norman Sherry. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Graham Greene
Unknown: Norman Sherry

: Act of Worship

Presented by Canon Noel Vincent.


Presented By: Canon Noel Vincent.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 Vanity Fair By William Makepeace Thackeray. 15/20. The Woman's Hour drama.
Series editor Jill Burridge For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: William Makepeace Thackeray.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Promise You'll Write

Love is in the air as stories of holiday romance Ding to life well-loved destinations from home and abroad
From a 1950s love affair in Jersey to an independent Alaskan adventure; from a 1960s school-exchange trip to a seaside affair with a criminal in the 1980s, each story explores the "holiday" side of us that we perhaps never knew existed. Producer Nicola Humphries


Stories Of: Holiday Romance
Producer: Nicola Humphries

: Beyond the Gravy: It's Never Too Late

1/4. Though Joyce Cornthwaite is dead, she still guides Stan's every step. So when Ethel Sumner sets her cap at this eligible widower, she finds her efforts thwarted by a voice from beyond the grave.
By David Holt.


Writer: David Holt.
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Stan: David Bradley
Joyce: Elizabeth Spriggs
Ethel: Thelma Barlow
Cashier: David Holt

: You and Yours

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


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

: The World at One

National and international news and analysis, presented by Nick Clarke. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: Feedback

Roger Bolton with listeners' opinions and comments on BBC radio programmes and policy.
Producer Margaret Budy 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: Margaret Budy

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

4/4. Tears of the Giraffe. Mr JLB Matekoni has a surprise for Mma Ramotswe, owner and founder of the No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. Meanwhile, the case of the missing American still has to be solved. Written and dramatist hv Alexander McCall Smith.
Director Gaynor Macfarlane


Unknown: Mr Jlb Matekoni
Unknown: Alexander McCall Smith.
Director: Gaynor MacFarlane
Mma: Potokwani Janiceacquah
Mma Ramotswe: Claire Benedict
MrsCurtin: Nancy Crane
Jeweller: Emmanuel Ighodaro
Philemon: Chuk Iwuji
DrRanta: Willie Jonah
Mr JLB Matekoni: Joseph Marcell
Mma Makutsi: Nadlne Marshall

: ChangingPlaces

crofters, weavers, teachers and others of North Harris in Scotland's Western Isles, who are meeting the challenge of owning and looking aftertheir island. Producer Brett Westwood


Producer: Brett Westwood

: CarnbegStories

5/5. Away from It All. Every weekend their lavishly renovated cottage in Carnbeg provides a professional couple with a rural refuge from the Edinburgh rat race.
But then a kind of homesickness sets in. Read by Michael Mackenzie. For details see Monday


Read By: Michael MacKenzie.

: NewBritBusiness

5/5. Nikki Santichatsak came to the UK from Thailand determined to make a success of her new life. Thejourney has taken herfrom timid market-traderto restaurant-chain tycoon, with many challenges along the way. For details see Monday


Unknown: Nikki Santichatsak

: Law in Action

New series 1/9 Clive Coleman returns with the series that deals with legal issues of the week. Why has the Government's manifesto pledge to reform the law on corporate killing been delayed? Producer mnesBowen


Unknown: Clive Coleman

: 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 Main EditorPeterRippon

: The News Quiz

New series 1/6. The topical comedy panel returns, with Alan Coren and special guests, and Simon Hoggart in the chair.
Producer Simon Nicholls Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: A third volume of highlights from recent series of The News Quiz is available on audio cassette and CD from 1 November from good retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Producer: Simon Nicholls

: The Archers

Jennifer plays fairy godmother.

ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Caroline Harrington
Director: Keri Davies
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Jill: Patricia Greene
Kenton: Richard Attlee
Shula: Judy Bennett
David: Timothy Bentlnck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Elizabeth: Alison Dowling
Tony: Colin Sklpp
Pat: Patricia Galllmore
Helen: Loulza Patikas
Tom: Tom Graham
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Jack: Arnold Peters
Peggy: June Spencer
Kathy: Hedll Niklaus
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
William: Philip Molloy
Emma: Felicity Jones
Neil: Brian Hewlett
Susan: Charlotte Martin
Mike: Terry Molloy
Betty: Pamela Craig
Roy: Ian Pepperell
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Oliver: Michael Cochrane

: Front Row

John Wilson presents the arts Show. Producer PhilTinline


Unknown: John Wilson

: Vanity Fair

15/20. Becky's social standing reaches its height when she is presented at court. But Rawdon is less than happy. By William Makepeace Thackeray. For details and cast see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: William Makepeace Thackeray.

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion at King Henry VIII School, Coventry. The panel includes the Labour candidate for Normanton, Ed Balls , the shadow Home
Secretary David Davis , Liberal Democrat peer Baroness Ros Scott, and the columnist Peter Hitchens. Producer Victoria Wakely Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Ed Balls
Unknown: David Davis
Unknown: Peter Hitchens.
Producer: Victoria Wakely

: State of the Union

Adistinctive broadcasting voice reflects on everyday
America. This week, Charles Gusewelle in Kansas City. Producer Jennie Walmsley Repeated on Sunday at 8.50am


Unknown: Charles Gusewelle
Unknown: Kansas City.
Producer: Jennie Walmsley

: The Friday Play: To Encourage the Others

Atense political thriller set in the near future, by Sean O'Brien. When a unit of British peace-keepers is attacked in Afghanistan, all the evidence points to a "friendly fire" incident. Yet the Allies seem determined to cover it up. An investigative journalist is determined to discover the truth, but sinister forces are at work.
Other characters played by members of the cast Director Jim Poyser


Writer: Sean O'Brien
Director: Jim Poyser
Michael: Andrew Lincoln
Caroline: Emma Cunnirfe
Maj Overath/Harry: Russell Dixon
James: David Fieeshman
Col Shaw: Jonathan Keeble
Janice: Kate Ford
Drummond: Trevor Fox
Tim: Robert Plckavance
Sgt Cooper/McCracken/Mr Clifford: Thomas K Lappin

: The World Tonight

Presented by Robinn Lustig. Editor David Stevenson


Presented By: Robinn Lustig.
Editor: David Stevenson

: Book at Bedtime: The Third Man

5/10. By Graham Greene. Rollo makes a dangerous choice when he decides to interview Harry Lime 's neighbour about his old friend's death. For details see Monday


Unknown: Graham Greene.
Unknown: Harry Lime

: Great Lives

New series 1/10. Michael Collins. Film producer
David Puttnam nominates the Irish nationalist leader for great-life status in the first programme of the biographical series. Joined by historian Tim Pat Coogan , Lord Puttnam explores what distinguishes terrorists from freedom fighters and statesmen. Producer Mark Smalley


Unknown: Michael Collins.
Producer: David Puttnam
Unknown: Tim Pat Coogan
Producer: Mark Smalley

: The Shiver

Poet LemnSissay enters the curious, involuntary world of that most telling of human responses, the shiver.
But what exactly is a shiver and why do we have such a complicated relationship with it? From the freezing cold of the Antarctic to the studio of one of Britain's most successful composers, Sissay seeks out the shiver in its many Chilling and thrilling guises. Producer Philip Sellars


Producer: Philip Sellars

: News

: Book of the Week: The Life of Graham Greene

5/5. Norman Sherry 's biography. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Norman Sherry

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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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