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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Father Wilfred McGreal.


Unknown: Father Wilfred McGreal.

: 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.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.

: Yesterday in Parliament

With Robert Orchard and Alicia McCarthy.


Unknown: Alicia McCarthy.

: Thought for the Day

With the Rt Rev Richard Harries.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Richard Harries.

: Desert Island Discs

The actress Kim Cattrall talks to Sue Lawley. Producer Leanne Buckle


Talks: Kim Cattrall
Producer: Leanne Buckle

: Act of Worship

From Cardiff, led by the Rev Roy Jenkins.


Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: Book of the Week: Swimming with My Father

5/5. Tim's mother uses her newly acquired false teeth to entertain her grandchildren. While lying on the floor, Tim's father has a religious experience. By Tim Jeal, read by Tim Pigott-Smith . For detailssee Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Read By: Tim Pigott-Smith

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: Appointments

By Julia Darling.
5/5. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Julia Darling.

: The Number Cruncher

A tribute to the Ernie machine, which inhabits a crumbling old theatre in Blackpool, Lancashire, drawing the weekly winning premium bond numbers with the same basic, white-hot technology it has used since the 1950s. The programme explores the strangely personal relationship between the machine and generations of modestly gambling Britons, and sheds light on the untold story of its fantastic design and those people who have tended and cared for it over the years. With Tom Standage. Producer Emily Williams


Unknown: Tom Standage.
Producer: Emily Williams

: High Table, Lower Orders

2/6. After another unexpected death, the college dons find themselves facing an internal election, and a financial crisis looms large. Comedy drama by Mark Tavener , set in a small Cambridge college, starring Geoffrey Palmer and Samuel West.
Producer Dawn Ellis


Writer: Mark Tavener
Producer: Dawn Ellis
Gilbert: Geoffrey Palmer
Simon: Samuel West
Zoe: Sharon Small
Patricia: Rebecca Front
Bernard: Jonathan Coy
Dean: Michael Maloney
John: Nicholas Boulton
Caroline: Emily Wachter
Richard: Jason Chan

: You and Yours

Consumer issues, with Winifred Robinson and Liz Barclay. Including today a look at the pros and cons Of joint house ownership. Series editor Andrew Smith PHONE: [number removed] email: youandyours@bbc.co.UK


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: Liz Barclay.
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

6/10. Roger Bolton selects listeners' comments from his mailbag and inbox and redirects them towards BBC radio programme and policy makers.

(Repeated on Sunday at 8pm)
Address: Feedback, [address removed]
Phone: [number removed] Fax: [number removed] email: [email address removed]


Presenter: Roger Bolton
Producer: Kathleen Griffin

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Wendy House

In 1970 three close friends at a girls' school - Miranda, Jenny and Sarah - are working together towards
- their examinations. They meet in the old Wendy house in Jenny's garden, revising and reading to one another from Chairman Mao's Little Red Book, imagining they are Communists plotting the overthrow of the grown-ups, On her 50th birthday in 2005, Miranda has to disinter painful memories of something that happened then to end the innocence of her childhood. By Tessa Hadley.
Producer/Director Tim Dee


Unknown: Tessa Hadley.
Director: Tim Dee
Miranda: Harriet Walter
Young Miranda: Jasmine Hyde
Sarah: Vineeta Rishi
jenny: Eleanor Tremain
Paul: Owen Teale
Freddie: John Telfer

: Ramblings „ ...

: New series 1/5. Sheffield. Clare Balding walks with a sense of purpose as she explores some of the many
- reasons why people walk. Today she joins a group ot refugees and asylum seekers in Sheffield as they improve their English and discover more about their new homeland while walking with local residents through the city's many green spaces. Producer Lucy Lunt


Producer: Lucy Lunt

: Small Crimes in an Age of Abundance

5/5 Powder 2/2. When Ginny and Theo return home questions are asked about the bag of bags. Written by Matthew Kneale and read by Robert Bathurst. For further details see Monday


Written By: Matthew Kneale
Read By: Robert Bathurst.

: Soundscape - the White-Tailed Sea Eagle

5/5. As spring approaches, the sea eagles chase eider ducks among the waves, fish for trout and engage in a deadly encounter with a golden eagle. For details see Monday

: Law in Action

5/9 The programme that cross-examines the law and the legal system continues to unpick the complex world of international law and analyse the week's legal stones. 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

With Eddie Mair. Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The News Quiz

8/10. The finest topical comedy panel game known to radio. 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: Simon Hoggart.
Producer: Katie Tyrrell

: The Archers

Jack finds himself in unfamiliar territory. For cast see page 44
Writer Paul Brodrick : Director Kate Oates : Editor Vanessa Whitburn ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Unknown: Paul Brodrick
Director: Kate Oates
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn

: Front Row

John Wilson introduces the arts magazine programme, with news, interviews and reviews. Producer Robyn Read


Introduces: John Wilson

: Appointments

5/5. Carla's Facial. Maureen's final appointment of the week is for a facial in the salon where her daughter Carla works. By Julia Darling.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Julia Darling.

: Any Questions?

The writer Bea Campbell is a panellist in this week's discussion, which comes from St Anne's Church,
Newcastle, where the audience puts questions on issues of the week. Jonathan Dimbleby is in the chair. producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


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

: A View from....

Every week, an international broadcaster reflects on the latest developments in their part of the world. Producer Emma Rippon Repeated on Sunday at 8.50am


Producer: Emma Rippon

: The Friday Play: Terre Haute

Just before he was executed for the Oklahoma bombing, Timothy McVeigh was in correspondence with writer and iconoclast Gore Vidal. In this play, novelist Edmund White imagines what would have happened had they ever met face to face in Terre Haute prison. Starring Ian McKellen.
With Stuart Milligan
Producer Marilyn Imrie ; Director Maria Aitken


Unknown: Timothy McVeigh
Unknown: Gore Vidal.
Unknown: Edmund White
Unknown: Ian McKellen.
Unknown: Stuart Milligan
Producer: Marilyn Imrie
Director: Maria Aitken
Howard: Ian McKellen
Harrison: Troy Hill

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, with Shaun Ley. Editor Alistair Burnett


Unknown: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: The Promise of Happiness

5/10. As Juliet Judd prepares to return to England after two years in an American prison, her father Charles is busy laying a ghost from the past. By Justin Cartwright and read by Nigel Anthony. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Juliet Judd
Unknown: Justin Cartwright
Read By: Nigel Anthony.

: Off the Page

6/10. Comedian and writer Arabella Weir , the novelist Louise Welsh and the critic Toby Young join
Matthew Parris to write and talk about the dangers of being "too Clever by half". Producer Isobel Eaton


Unknown: Arabella Weir
Unknown: Louise Welsh
Unknown: Toby Young
Unknown: Matthew Parris
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: Swimming with My Father

5/5. By Tim Jeal. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Tim Jeal.

: News

: The Word

: 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.

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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