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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Ruth Scott.


Unknown: Ruth Scott.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Dom Antony Sutch.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Dom Antony Sutch.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley meets another castaway. Shortened repeat from Sunday at 11.15am

: Act of Worship

Presented by the Rev Roy Jenkins.


Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: Book of the Week: Lizzie Siddal

5/5. Lizzie's ill-fated love affair with Dante Rossetti and her poor health finally take their toll. Susannah Harker reads the last part of the story by Lucinda Hawksley. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Dante Rossetti
Unknown: Susannah Harker
Story By: Lucinda Hawksley.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 Isadora and Craig By Derek Bowskill. 5/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Derek Bowskill.

: Seeing the Dead

Some of the survivors of the Rwandan genocide of 1994 have decided that, instead of burying their dead, they want memorials to the victims that incorporate human remains. The hope is that these centres will be places where the genocide will be discussed honestly and openly and where mourners can find the time and space to grieve and at the same time act as a terrible reminder and deterrent. Forensic archaeologist
Margaret Cox travels to Rwanda to advise on how best to preserve and display the bones, producer John Byrne


Unknown: Margaret Cox
Producer: John Byrne

: Peter Cook in his Own Words

3/4. Michael Palin presents rare, insightful footage from the archive of a seriously funny man, focusing on the mid-1970s through to the late 1980s including
Derek and Clive, Revolver, The Secret Policeman
Ball, Private Eye, and Dudley Moore s departure to LA. Producer Lucy Armitage


Unknown: Michael Palin
Unknown: Dudley Moore
Producer: Lucy Armitage

: You and Yours

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


Presented By: Winifred Robinson
Presented By: John Waite.
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

International and national news and analysis, presented by Nick Clarke. Editor Colin Hancock


Presented By: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: Feedback

8/11 Listeners' opinions and comments on BBC radio programmes and policy, with Roger Bolton.
Producer Penny Vine 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.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Arthur

4/6. The Moon Eats the Sun. Arthur is married to
Gwenfar and rules his kingdom from Camlot. But when Keir lead a raid into King Pellyn's land, Arthur is forced to make a dangerous journey. By Steve May.
Producers Gordon House and Jeremy Mortimer Director Jeremy Mortimer


Unknown: Steve May.
Producers: Gordon House
Producers: Jeremy Mortimer
Director: Jeremy Mortimer
Morgan: Jane Lapotaire
Arthur: Philip Glenister
Merlin: Ian McDiarmid
Young Morgan: Eve Best
Bedvere: Shaun Dooley
Gwenfar: Eve Myles
Vespan: Stephen Hogan
Keir: Nicholas Boulton
Maura: Alex Tregear
Bors: Robert Hastie
Lanslot: Andrew Scarborough
Elaine: Kaye Wragg
King Pellyn: Gerard McDermott

: Veg Talk

3/11. It's food for free this week, as Gerard Baker gives Gregg Wallace and Charlie Hicks some tips on what to do with nettles, chestnuts and sloes.
PHONE: [number removed] Lines open from 1.30pm Producer Abi Awojobi


Unknown: Gerard Baker
Unknown: Gregg Wallace
Unknown: Charlie Hicks
Producer: Abi Awojobi

: Journeys and Migrations: Stories from theBelfast Festival

5/5 Mr Bermingham 's 's Journey. On a train journey to
Limerick in search of the "classic" Irish eejit,
Mr Bermingham makes a most unexpected and unnerving discovery. By Arthur Mathews , read by Niall Buggy. For details see Monday


Unknown: Mr Bermingham
Unknown: Mr Bermingham
Unknown: Arthur Mathews
Read By: Niall Buggy.

: What Did Your Ancestors Do for a Living?

5/5. Wales and the West Country. It wasn't just men who worked in the mining industry, women worked above ground - screening coal and hauling the tubs at the pit brow. The 1901 census classified miners separately, for the first time, as "hewers" and "workers above ground". With Nick Hancock. For details see Monday


Unknown: Nick Hancock.

: Law in Action

7/9. Another edition of the legal series in which Clive Coleman takes the big and everyday legal issues without the 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

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Now Show

New series 1/6. Sketches, songs and stand-up, and almost certainly a thing or two to say about the US presidential election result.
Producer Colin Anderson Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm
BBC AUDIO: Highlights from the first series of The Now Show are available on audio cassette and CD from www.bbcshop.com and all good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]


Producer: Colin Anderson

: The Archers

Oliver and Caroline are called to duty. For cast see page 40
Written by Nawal Gadalla Director/editor Vanessa Whitburn ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Nawal Gadalla
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn

: Front Row

John Wilson with arts news, interviews and reviews. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: John Wilson
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Isadora and Craig

5/5. The End of the Affair. Fifteen years after their first meeting, following numerous separations, betrayals, reconciliations and tragedies, the passion between
Isadora and Craig is still tangible. Isadora, however, is becoming an increasingly tragic figure and Craig remains haunted by their past. By Derek Bowskill. For details and cast see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Derek Bowskill.

: Any Questions?

Former cabinet minister Clare Short is a guest on the panel in a debate at Chichester College, chaired by Jonathan Dimbleby. Producer Anne Peacock Rptd tomorrow 1.10pm


Unknown: Clare Short
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.
Producer: Anne Peacock Rptd

: A View from....

New series A weekly international letter from a guest broadcaster, reflecting on the latest developments in the political, cultural and social worlds. This week's correspondent is Malaysian academic Farish Noor.
Producer Jennie Walmsley Repeated on Sunday at 8.50am


Unknown: Farish Noor.
Producer: Jennie Walmsley

: The Friday Play: The Farm

In a farmhouse kitchen, Rose is trying to adapt to a changing, uncertain world - coping with her father-in-law's Alzheimer's, the slaughter of her husband Vic's cattle, a box of unpaid bills and their son's new job at the local supermarket, which fuels his father's resentment. By Nell Leyshon.
Director Susan Roberts


Director: Susan Roberts
Rose: Rosalind March
Vie: Nick Brimble
Edmond: Robert Vahey
Gavin: William Bateman
Sue: Julie Hobbs

: The World Tonight

Presented by Robin Lustig. Editor David Stevenson


Presented By: Robin Lustig.
Editor: David Stevenson

: Book at Bedtime: The Closed Circle

15/15. Closing the Circle. The next generation piece together their parents' story while their parents try to look hopefully ahead. Emma Fielding and Alex Jennings read the final part of Jonathan Coe 's sequel to The Rotters' Club. For details see Monday


Unknown: Alex Jennings
Unknown: Jonathan Coe

: Great Lives

7/10. George Orwell. Civil-rights campaigner
Shami Chakrabarti has chosen to talk to Humphrey Carpenter about the man who invented "Big Brother" and wrote the anti-Stalinist fable Animal Farm. But George Orwell also defended the saturation bombing of German cities and contributed names to a government blacklist of suspected Communists. As his biographer DJ Taylor points out, Orwell was as complicated in his politics as he was in his love-life. Producer Peter Everett


Unknown: George Orwell.
Unknown: Shami Chakrabarti
Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Unknown: George Orwell
Producer: Peter Everett

: Today in Parliament

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


Unknown: Mark D'Arcy.

: News

: Book of the Week: Lizzie Siddal

5/5. By Lucinda Hawksley. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Lucinda Hawksley.

: News

: News

: Sports International

The Mystique of the Mile

: News

: The Word

: News

: News

: News

: Stepping Up to the Plate

(1/2) (rpt of Mon 2.06am)

: News

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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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