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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Dr Kevin Franz , general secretary of ACTS (Action for Churches Together in Scotland).


Unknown: Dr Kevin Franz

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With David Wilby and Robert Orchard.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev Richard Harries.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: David Wilby
Unknown: Robert Orchard.
Unknown: Richard Harries.

: Desert Island Discs

Artist Tracey Emin selects her favourite records to take to the mythical island. Presented by Sue Lawley . Shortened repeat from Sunday at 11.15am


Artist: Tracey Emin
Presented By: Sue Lawley

: Act of Worship

Presented by Leslie Griffiths.


Presented By: Leslie Griffiths.

: Book of the Week: Josiah Wedgwood

5/5. The air quality in the Burslem hills deteriorates, and Josiah warns workers contemplating emigration of the terrible consequences that could befall them. Another reading from Brian Dolan 's biography. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Brian Dolan

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 Love for Lydia By HE Bates. 10/10. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: Naming Nature

How did Hurricane Ivan ana i ropiudi oiui 1 1 1 jcai « ic get their names? And why, buried beneath the Atlantic Orean is there a Peak Deep and a Frean
Deep? Ian McMillan gets to grips with the protocol surrounding the naming of natural phenomena and discovers that, where he'd expected poetry, it's frequently a case of scientific one-upmanship. Producer Marya Burgess
What's In a name?: page 32


Unknown: Ian McMillan
Producer: Marya Burgess

: Clare in the Community

2/6. Clare is looking forward to new neighbours moving in - she knows she'll approve of them, as she's looked through their personal belongings. However, their noisy sex life keeps her and Brian awake every night.
Comedy by Harry Venning and David Ramsden , starring Sally Phillips , Nina Conti , Gemma Craven , Alex Lowe , Richard Lumsden and Ellen Thomas. producer Katie Tyrrell


Comedy By: Harry Venning
Comedy By: David Ramsden
Unknown: Sally Phillips
Unknown: Nina Conti
Unknown: Gemma Craven
Unknown: Alex Lowe
Unknown: Richard Lumsden
Unknown: Ellen Thomas.
Producer: Katie Tyrrell

: 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 Colin Hancock


Presented By: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: Feedback

11/11. 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: Teddy and Toad

The true story of how President "Teddy" Roosevelt got The Wind in the Willows published in America, where it achieved its initial success.
By Jerome Vincent


Writer: Jerome Vincent
Producer/Director: David Blount
Kenneth Grahame: Bill Paterson
Roosevelt: Vincent Marzello
Constance Smedley: Clare Corbett
Curtis Brown: Jonathan Tafler
Chief: John Evitts
Questor: Chris Stanton
Malloy: David Jarvis
Alistair: Alfred Chambers
Quentin: Spencer Hodge

: Veg Talk

6/12. Savouring the best of the season's produce, with Gregg Wallace and Charlie Hicks.
Ring [number removed] Lines open from 1.30pm Producer Abi Awojobi


Unknown: Gregg Wallace
Unknown: Charlie Hicks.
Producer: Abi Awojobi

: Autumn Anthology

5/5. Quantum Man. A father finds an unexpected connection with his teenage son in the complexities of quantum physics. Written by Rachel Fixsen. Read by Robert Gwilym. For details see Monday


Written By: Rachel Fixsen.
Read By: Robert Gwilym.

: Mind Reading

5/5. Buyers and sellers of books in Manchester talk about the choices they make as readers; writer and psychoanalyst Adam Phillips discusses literary value; and John Carey tries to discover what happens in the brain when we read Shakespeare, an airport novel or simply a page from the telephone directory. For details see Monday


Unknown: Adam Phillips
Unknown: John Carey

: Word of Mouth

New series 1/7. Michael Rosen is back to reopen the door on words, language and the way we speak. His linguistic investigations this week, in a programme recorded at the Cheltenham Festival of Literature, involve music, poetry, plain English and beekeeping. 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

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


Presented By: Eddie Mair
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Now Show

4/6. The funny side of the week's news, through stand-up, sketches and song. This week's show comes from the City Varieties Music Hall, Leeds, so expect a generous helping of flat caps, whippets and northern regeneration.
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

Kenton drops a bombshell.
For cast see page 48
Written by Paul Brodrick Director Kate Oates Editor Vanessa Whitburn ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Paul Brodrick
Director: Kate Oates
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn

: Front Row

Arts news, interviews and reviews.
Producer Nicola Holloway


Producer: Nicola Holloway

: Love for Lydia

10/10. As both Richardson and Blackie help Lydia on the road to recovery, it's time for Richardson to confront what "love for Lydia" really means. By HE Bates. For details and cast see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is joined by a panel of guests, including the Government's special envoy on human rights in Iraq, Ann Clwyd , and writer Bea Campbell , for a discussion at Manchester High School for Girls. Producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Ann Clwyd
Unknown: Bea Campbell
Producer: Anne Peacock

: A View from....

Ofeibea Quist-Arcton reports on the political, cultural and social stories behind the news in South Africa. Producer Jennie Walmsley Repeated on Sunday at 8.50am


Unknown: Ofeibea Quist-Arcton
Producer: Jennie Walmsley

: The Friday Play: Bhopal

A documentary drama to mark one of the most catastrophic man-made disasters the world has seen. On the night of 3 December 1984 poison gas leaked from a Union Carbide Corporation factory in Bhopal, India. Here the story is taken up in a poem written and performed by Avaes Mohammed , and in a drama, Chitra, by Tanika Gupta. Including contributions from DrUsha Ramanathan and others who were on duty that night.
Music by Jaydev Mistry Producer/Director Sue Roberts
See also Bhopal: an Accident Waiting to Happen on Monday 6 December at 8pm on Radio 4


Unknown: Avaes Mohammed
Unknown: Tanika Gupta.
Music By: Jaydev Mistry
Director: Sue Roberts
Older Chitra: Yasmln Wilde
Young Chitra: Jatlnder Purewal
Arjun: Rahual Das
Anil: Marc Anwar
Mohan: Richard Sumitro
Sunita: Bina Patel
AmzadAI: Sushll Chudasama

: The World Tonight

Presented by Claire Bolderson. Editor Alistair Burnett


Presented By: Claire Bolderson.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: The Wife

10/10. The time to speak has come at last. But as Joan announces her decision, Joe has one more
Surprise for her. By Meg Wolitzer. For details see Monday


Unknown: Meg Wolitzer.

: Great Lives

10/10. Captain Henry Morgan. Lucinda Lambton discusses Captain Morgan, the most notorious pirate who ever plundered the Spanish Main and achieved star billing on a rum label. But he wasn't a pirate; he was a rotten sailor. So why did King Charles II give him a knighthood? Expert David Cordingley explains how Morgan got his reputation, and Humphrey Carpenter tOtS up the doubloons. Producer Peter Everett


Unknown: Captain Henry Morgan.
Unknown: Lucinda Lambton
Unknown: King Charles Ii
Unknown: David Cordingley
Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Producer: Peter Everett

: Today in Parliament

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


Unknown: Mark D'Arcy.
Editor: Peter Knowies

: News

: Book of the Week:Josiah Wedgwood

5/5. The new biography by Brian Dolan. Rptd from 9.45am


Unknown: Brian Dolan.

: News

: News

: Sports International

The Story of Cricket (3/6)

: News

: The Word

: News

: News

: News

: 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.

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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