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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Andrew Graystone.


Unknown: Andrew Graystone.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and Becky Milligan.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Abdal Hakim Murad.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: Becky Milligan.
Unknown: Abdal Hakim Murad.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's guest is journalist and writer Anne Scott -James. Shortened repeat from Sunday at 11.15am


Unknown: Anne Scott

: Book of the Week: No Room for Secrets

5/5. The Music Room and The Attic. Married life and contemplating future resolutions. Joanna Lumley concludes reading from her new autiobiography. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Joanna Lumley

: Act of Worship

Presented by the Rev Roy Jenkins.


Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 Shadow Baby By Margaret Forster. 5/5. The Woman's Hour drama.
Series editor Jill Burridge For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Margaret Forster.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Age-Old Habits

More than a thousand years ago, monks worshipped on the remote Orkney island of Papa Stronsay. Today, the silhouettes of young men in black robes grace the shoreline again as Britain's newest monastery is under construction. The order demands absolute obedience, Poverty and chastity- a traditional approach that is attracting followers from all over the world Producer Lynne Mennie


Producer: Lynne Mennie

: Beyond the Gravy

3/4. Senior Citizen Reversing. Joyce maybe dead, but she's damned if she's letting Stan get himself killed learning how to drive. After a couple of near misses, she convinces Stan there's a more sensible solution to his mobility problems. By David Holt.
Director Eoin O'Callaghan


Unknown: David Holt.
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Stan: David Bradley
Joyce: Elizabeth Spriggs
Cheryl: Julia Ford
Matt: David Holt
Frank: Chris Emmett

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson. Series editor Andrew Smith
PHONE: [number removed] email: youandyours@bbc.co.uK


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Winifred Robinson.
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

4/11 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. LondonWIA 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: Barbara Allen

The mystery of love's compelling power, explored in a drama based on one of the best-loved folk songs of all time. The story of high-born Jemmy Grove s obsession with beautiful artisan girl, Barbara Allen. Written by David Pownall.
Director Peter Kavanagh


Unknown: Barbara Allen.
Written By: David Pownall.
Director: Peter Kavanagh
John: Keith Barron
Jemmy: Benedict Sandlford
Barbara Allen: Honeysuckle Weeks
Silas: Adam Godley
Mrs Allen: Natasha Pyne
Mary: Jennie Stoller
Barnswell: Philip Joseph

: Changing Places

4/5. The Hemp Revival. Hemp, with its narcotic properties bred out, is re-emerging as a versatile and profitable crop. Yvonne Ellis meets a former grain baron who is now growing hemp and other non-food crops, finding them to be beneficial to wildlife as well as having the potential to rejuvenate the rural economy. Producer Sandra Sykes
Alan Titchmarsh on the usefulness of hemp: page 35


Unknown: Yvonne Ellis
Producer: Sandra Sykes
Producer: Alan Titchmarsh

: Classic Collection

5/5. DousieO'Dea. Nothing can persuade Dousie O'Dea retired mortician, to come out of retirement.
That is, until the ultimate challenge arises. Written by John B Keane , read by Jim Norton. Producer Oonagh McMullan


Unknown: Dousie O'Dea
Written By: John B Keane
Read By: Jim Norton.
Producer: Oonagh McMullan

: Ear to the Ground

5/5. Jonathan Harvey 's interest in music began with the study of medieval texts, but look at his work today and you'll find avant-garde Buddhism, bird song, electronica and contemplation. For details see Monday


Unknown: Jonathan Harvey

: Law in Action

3/9. Another edition of the legal series in which Clive Coleman tackles the big legal issues and the everyday ones - without long words, small print or expensive fees. Producer Innes Bowen


Unknown: Clive Coleman
Producer: Innes Bowen

: The Message

Jenni Murray and guests discuss how current media trends affect our lives. Producer Cecile Wright


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producer: Cecile Wright

: With Eddie Mair.

Editor Peter Rippon


Editor: Peter Rippon

: The News Quiz

Another edition of the venerable topical comedy panel game. Simon Hoggart is in the chair, with Alan Coren and special guests.
Producer Simon Nicholls Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm
BBC AUDIO: 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: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Producer: Simon Nicholls

: The Archers

Kathy finds her hands full.
Written by Tim Stimpson Director Rosemary Watts Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Tim Stimpson
Director: Rosemary Watts
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Jill: Patricia Greene
Kenton: Richard Attlee
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Tony: Colin Skipp
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Helen: Louiza Patikas
Tom: Tom Graham
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Adam: Andrew Wincott
Debbie: Tamsin Greig
Sid: Alan Devereux
Jolene: Buffy Davis
Fallon: Joanna Van Kampen
Kathy: Hedli Nlklaus
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
William: Philip Molloy
Emma: Felicity Jones
Susan: Charlotte Martin
Betty: Pamela Craig
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Kirsty: Annabelle Dowler
Jazzer: Ryan Kelly

: Front Row

Kirsty Lang presents the verdict on Shark Tale, an animated underwater gangster film with Will Smith and Robert De Niro providing the voices of the piscine protagonists. Producer Nicola Holloway


Unknown: Kirsty Lang
Unknown: Will Smith
Unknown: Robert de Niro
Producer: Nicola Holloway

: Shadow Baby

5/5. Homecomings. Secrets are revealed and shadows cast aside. By Margaret Forster.
For details and cast see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Margaret Forster.

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion at Community College, Whitstable. On the panel are Bob Marshall -
Andrews, Labour MP; novelist Jeanette Winterson ; and Sir Ken Robinson , senior adviser to the John Paul Getty Foundation. Producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Bob Marshall
Unknown: Jeanette Winterson
Unknown: Sir Ken Robinson
Producer: Anne Peacock

: State of the Union

A distinctive broadcasting voice reflects on everyday America. This week, Paul Greenberg from Louisana. Producer Jennie Walmsley Repeated on Sunday at 8.50am


Unknown: Paul Greenberg
Producer: Jennie Walmsley

: The Friday Play: Mr Sex

Fifty years ago, Kinsey paid the price for discovering the clitoris and the truth about sexual behaviour in the US. This tragicomedy tells how the safest man on the dullest campus in the whole of the American Midwest came to change our world, only to be hounded to his death for it. Bv Steve Coomhs.
Director Peter Kavanagh


Unknown: Steve Coomhs.
Director: Peter Kavanagh
Kinsey: Garrick Hagon
Mac: Adele Robbins
Eugene: Stephen Hogan
Eleanor: Liza Ross
Thurman: Ewan Bailey
Herman: Kerry Shale
Warner: Robert Hastle
Beth: Emily Wachter
Sergeant: Jason Chan
Hooker: Ndidi Del Fattl
Librarian: Helen Longworth
Susan: Alex Tregear
Psychiatrist: Stuart McLoughlin

: The World Tonight

News and analysis. Editor David Stevenson


Editor: David Stevenson

: Book at Bedtime: Foreign Affairs

5/10. By Alison Lurie. Fred, Vinnie and Chuck meet up at a drinks party given by Rosemary Radley. To Vinnie's surprise, Chuck is an instant success with the other guests but the evening ends in disaster for Fred. For details see Monday


Unknown: Alison Lurie.
Unknown: Rosemary Radley.

: Great Lives

3/10. Vivien Leigh. Barrister Christina Gorna nominates the actress for great-life status. Gorna is joined by biographer Hugo Vickers to assess this Charismatic Star. Producer Toby Field


Unknown: Vivien Leigh.
Unknown: Christina Gorna
Unknown: Hugo Vickers
Producer: Toby Field

: Today in Parliament

Reports from the Committee rooms and stories behind the scenes. With Mark D'Arcy. Editor Peter Knowies


Unknown: Mark D'Arcy.
Editor: Peter Knowies

: News

: Book of the Week: No Room for Secrets

5/5. By Joanna Lumley. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Joanna Lumley.

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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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