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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Karen Smith.


Unknown: Dr Karen Smith.

: 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 Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Robert Orchard and Rachel Hooper.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Chief Rabbi, Dr Jonathan Sacks.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Rachel Hooper.
Unknown: Dr Jonathan Sacks.

: Desert Island Discs

The composer Peter Maxwell Davies talks to Sue Lawley. Shortened repeat from Sunday at 11.15am


Talks: Peter Maxwell Davies

: Act of Worship

Led by Oliver McTernan.


Unknown: Oliver McTernan.

: Book of the Week: Rio de Janeiro

5/5. Copacabana Beach. A short history of seaside glamour and intrigue. By Ruy Castro. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Ruy Castro.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 Tristram Shandy By Laurence Sterne. 5/10. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Presented By: Tristram Shandy
Unknown: Laurence Sterne.

: Random Edition

4/4. The Edinburgh Caledonian Mercurv for 3 November 1831
On this morning in early winter, Mercury readers learn that Audubon, the great bird-painter, is not after all dead but alive and continuing with his epic work of depicting The Birds of America. The complete set of volumes now sells for over £5m. Also on the Mercury's pages, news of novelist Sir Walter Scott 's last journey and of bloody riots on the streets of Bristol in support of electoral reform.
Plus the London conference that committed Britain to the Great War 83 years later. And - playing the series out - Peter Snow on glass harmonica, producer Andrew Green


Unknown: Sir Walter Scott
Unknown: Peter Snow
Producer: Andrew Green

: Ed Reardon's Week

5/6. The Winona Defence. Ed has fallen in love but his cat proves to be an insurmountable obstacle to happy-ever-after. Written by Chris Douglas and Andrew Nickolds, and featuring Stephanie Cole.
Producer Simon Nicholls


Writer: Christopher Douglas
Writer: Andrew Nickolds
Producer: Simon Nicholls
Ed: Christopher Douglas
Olive: Stephanie Cole
Felix: John Fortune
Cliff: Ronnie Golden
Ping: Sally Hawkins
Policeman: Martyn Hyder
Jaz: Philip Jackson
Pearl: Rita May
Frank: Geoffrey McGivern
The girl: Alice Lowe
Stan: Geoffrey Whitehead

: You and Yours

Consumer issues, with Liz Barclay and John Waite. Series editor Andrew Smith
PHONE: [number removed] email: youandyoursiSbbc.co.uk


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.
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

3/10. Roger Bolton selects listeners' comments, queries, criticisms and congratulations from his mailbag and inbox and redirects them towards BBC radio programme and policy makers.
Producer Margaret Budy Repeated on Sunday at 8pm ADDRESS: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London WlA lOT
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: Lessons for the Loveless

Four disaffected teenagers and their drama teacher are trying to mount an improvised play around the Seven Ages of Man. They've done three and a half so far, and there s only five days to go. A comic and moving play that delves into the lives of each character, by Richard Cameron.
Producer/Director Pauline Harris


Unknown: Richard Cameron.
Director: Pauline Harris
Rob: Robert Pickavance
Alison: Rachel Broqan
Gazza: Charlie Ryan
Ruth: Rhea Bailey
Spowage: Elliott Tlttensor

: Changing Places

3/5 On Your Bike. In 1977, John Grimshaw and his fellow bike activists in Bristol started to build a cycle path. By the end of this year, there will be 10,000 miles of paths forming the National Cycle Network across Britain. Yvonne Ellis finds out how John and his organisation, Sustrans, achieved this and how they might encourage us to get out of our cars and onto our bikes. Producer Joanne Stevens


Unknown: John Grimshaw
Producer: Joanne Stevens

: Whoever You Choose to Love

5/5. Here, This Tragedy. Edith is determined that her new friend Toby should meet her 19-year-old daughter, who has learning difficulties. Read by Valerie Edmond. For details see Monday


Read By: Valerie Edmond.

: Five Finger Exercise

5/5. The New Fit. Kickboxing.TaeBo.theBowen technique, Nordic walking with poles and core training - just some of the new ideas inspiring fitness fanatics. How do new trends evolve and why are we so keen on the next big thing? With Jackie Clune. For details see Monday


Unknown: Jackie Clune.

: Law in Action

2/9. The programme that cross-examines the law and the legal system continues to look behind the headlines, unpicking the complex world of international law and analysing the week's legal stories. Presented by Clive Coleman. Producer Jim Frank


Presented By: Clive Coleman.
Producer: Jim Frank

: The Message

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


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producer: Cecile Wright

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The News Quiz

5/10. Wade through the week's biggest (and smallest) news stories in the finest topical comedy panel game known to radio. With Jeremy Hardy , Alan Coren and guests. Presided over by Simon Hoggart. Producer Katie Tyrrell Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm
BBC AUDIO: A third selection from recent series of The News Quiz is available on audio cassette and CD from www.bbcshop.com and all good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]


Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Simon Hoggart.
Producer: Katie Tyrrell

: The Archers

Bruno plays the host. For cast see page 44
Written by Adrian Flynn : Director Kate Oates ; Editor Vanessa Whitburn ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Adrian Flynn
Director: Kate Oates
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn

: Front Row

Arts news, interviews and reviews, with Kirsty Lang. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Kirsty Lang.
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Tristram Shandy

5/10. After the disaster of Tristram's birth, his father thinks up a scheme to help his unfortunate son. By Laurence Sterne.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Laurence Sterne.

: Any Questions?

Alex Salmond , leader of the Scottish National Party, and Dr Mona Siddiqui , director of the Centre for the Study of Islam, are among the panellists this week at Albyn School for Girls, Aberdeen. The discussion is chaired by Jonathan Dimbleby. Producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Leader: Alex Salmond
Leader: Dr Mona Siddiqui
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.
Producer: Anne Peacock

: A View from....

Thomas Kielinger , London correspondent for the German daily Die Welt, reflects on recent developments. Producer John Murphy Repeated on Sunday at 8.50am


Unknown: Thomas Kielinger
Producer: John Murphy

: The Friday Play: One

1/2. The first of two linked plays by Richard Monks. When Anglican priest, David, is outed as gay, it is the beginning of a personal struggle whose echoes reverberate on the very doors of Canterbury. The second play, Church, can be heard at the same time next Friday.
Other roles played by Rob Hastie and Nick Boulton Producer/Director Sally Avens


Unknown: Richard Monks.
Played By: Rob Hastie
Played By: Nick Boulton
Director: Sally Avens
Hugh: Adam Godley
Ruth: Emma Fielding
David: Chiwetel Ejiofor
Archdeacon: Ian Hughes
Jean: Helen Longworth
Michael: Stephen Hogan
Bishop: Benjamin Whitrow
Principal/Coroner: Hugh Dickson

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, presented by Claire Bolderson. Editor Alistair Burnett


Presented By: Claire Bolderson.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: Purple Hibiscus

5/10. Kambili learns about her grandfather's "heathen" beliefs, and Father Amadi teaches her to smile. By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie , read by Rakie Ayola. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Read By: Rakie Ayola.

: Off the Page

3/10. Bringing Up Baby. The fraught contemporary question of how best to bring up your child is discussed by Matthew Parris and his guests, the writers Mary Loudon and Katie Baxendale , and the comedian Lewis Schaffer. Producer Isobel Eaton


Unknown: Matthew Parris
Unknown: Mary Loudon
Unknown: Katie Baxendale
Unknown: Lewis Schaffer.
Producer: Isobel Eaton

: Today in Parliament

Behind the scenes in Westminster, presented by MarkD'Arcy. Producer Peter Knowles


Producer: Peter Knowles

: News

: Book of the Week: Rio de Janeiro

5/5. By Ruy Castro. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Ruy Castro.

: News

: Poems by Post

: News

: The Interview

: 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.

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