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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Elfed ap Nefydd Roberts.


Unknown: Nefydd Roberts.

: 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 Sean Curran and Robert Orchard.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev Richard Harries.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: Robert Orchard.
Unknown: Richard Harries.

: Desert Island Discs

Actor Geoffrey Palmer talks to Sue Lawley about his life and career as well as his choice of music that he would take to the mythical desert island.


Talks: Geoffrey Palmer

: Book of the Week: Perdita

5/5. III-health makes Mary Robinson focus on her writing as a source of income and she becomes a bestselling poet and novelist. By Sarah Gristwood. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Mary Robinson
Unknown: Sarah Gristwood.

: Act of Worship

Led by Dr Pauline Webb.


Unknown: Dr Pauline Webb.

: Woman's Hour

A celebration of mothers down the years, with a look at the changing nature of mothering. With Martha Kearney.
10.45 Abandoned Projects By Alan Plater. 5/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Alan Plater.

: Talking to Things

Wall O wall! O Sweet, O Lovely Wall! Why do people sometimes attempt conversations with inanimate objects and non-humans? Drawing evidence from a tree talker, Keats, an owl whisperer, and a witch, Ray Brown investigates. Producer Nigel Acheson


Unknown: Ray Brown
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: High Table, Lower Orders

3/6. The race for Master is in full swing, and skulduggery is high on the dons' agendas. Meanwhile Simon's investigation is hampered by the fact that he's sent to
Brussels, where all does not go well. Comedy drama by Mark Tavener , set in a small Cambridge college.
Producer Dawn Ellis


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

: You and Yours

Consumer issues, presented by John Waite and Liz Barclay.
Series editor Andrew Smith
PHONE: [number removed] email: youandyours@>bbc.co.uk


Presented By: John Waite
Presented By: 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

7/10. Listeners' comments, queries, criticisms and congratulations are selected from Roger Bolton 's mailbag and inbox and redirected towards BBC radio programme and policy makers.
Producer Kathleen Griffin Repeated on Sunday at 8pm
ADDRESS: Feedback, PO Box 2100. London W1A 1QT
Phone: [number removed]400 Fax: [number removed]email: feedback@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Kathleen Griffin

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: A Million Different People

There is a mystery about the young woman in Room 512. Every week she checks out, but checks back in again under a different name. What is she hiding? Henry is determined to get to the bottom of it.
Written by Jennifer Farmer Michael Wilson
Producer/Director Jeremy Mortimer


Written By: Michael Wilson
Director: Jeremy Mortimer
Josephine/Dee Dee/Pepper-Ann: Sharlene Whyte
Henry: Paul Hunter
Stubby: Michael Wilson
Turan: Cosh Omar
Frank/Tony: Stephen Hogan

: Ramblings

2/5. NorthamptonShirelOxfordshire. Children's author
Meg Harper finds that walking provides her with the Peace and space she needs for prayer and contemplation.
Clare Balding joins her on a route from Middleton Cheney to Cropredy. Producer Lucy Lunt


Unknown: Meg Harper
Unknown: Middleton Cheney
Producer: Lucy Lunt

: Hidden Histories: Stories from the Bath Festival

5/5 Mastermind. Lemonade powder, rainbow crystals, dib dabs and sherbert fountains.... memories of a childhood spent in a sweetshop and of the much loved father who owned it give a woman all the specialist knowledge she would need if she ever appeared on Mastermind. Written and read by Sheila Hannon , with special guest John Humphrys. For further details see Monday


Read By: Sheila Hannon
Unknown: John Humphrys.

: Fabulous Fables

5/5. The Donkey and the Horse. How do Aesop's fables stand up to modern moral dilemmas? This story, read by Paul Ewing , asks what does fate have in store for us? Plus interviews, conducted by Jo Morris , with people whose lives are just like fables. For details see Monday


Read By: Paul Ewing
Conducted By: Jo Morris

: Law in Action

6/9. 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 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

With Eddie Mair. Editor Peter Rippon

: The News Quiz

9/10. Join the panellists as they wade through the week's biggest news stories (and some of the smallest) in the finest topical comedy game show known to radio. Chaired 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

Bruno gets caught in the act. For cast see page 48
Written by Keri Davies : Director Rosemary Watts : Editor Vanessa Whitburn ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Keri Davies
Director: Rosemary Watts
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn

: Front Row

Arts news, interviews and reviews, with Kirsty Lang. Producer Thomas Morris


Unknown: Kirsty Lang.
Producer: Thomas Morris

: Abandoned Projects

5/5. Rest in Peace Everybody. Two late-night phone calls bring Alan Plater very different news in this concluding autobiographical tale.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Alan Plater
JohnLennon: Richard Elfyn
Ticket collector: Malcolm Storry
Richard Lester: Christian Rodska

: Any Questions?

Lord Falconer of Thoroton, secretary of state for
Constitutional Affairs is among the panellists that discuss questions put to them by an audience at Hall Grove
School, Bagshot, Surrey. Chaired by Jonathan Dimbleby. Producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.
Producer: Anne Peacock

: A Point of View

New series 1/13. Former MP and veteran broadcaster Brian Walden reflects on an issue in the news this week.
Producer Simon Hollis Repeated on Sunday at 8.50am


Unknown: Brian Walden
Producer: Simon Hollis

: The Friday Play: Radio Daze

A psychological thriller, set in Broadcasting House, in 1956. At an event in support of the British Hungarian Society, actor Bob Rodwell is handed a radio script by a mysterious stranger.
By Martin Jameson.


Writer: Martin Jameson
Director: Jeremy Mortimer
Bob: Malcolm Sinclair
Angyalka: Larissa Kouznetsova
Louis MacNeice: Gerard Murphy
Reggie: Jonathan Hyde
Laurence: Andrew Woodall
Aubrey: John Rowe
Verity: Avril Clark
Ted/Newsreader: Jon Glover
Roy/Blake: Philip Fox
Mim: Alice Hart
Continuity announcer: Bertie Carvel

: 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: The Promise of Happiness

10/10. The Judd family reassemble in Cornwall for
Charlie's wedding, providing an opportunity to welcome home the prodigal daughter. By Justin Cartwright. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Justin Cartwright.

: Off the Page

7/10. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. Joining
Matthew Parris are a woman who did the wreaking, a man upon whom vegeance was wreaked, and a woman who is getting married soon. Rachel Royce , Harry Thompson and Libby Potter line up in the various roles. Producer Miles warde


Unknown: Matthew Parris
Unknown: Rachel Royce
Unknown: Harry Thompson
Unknown: Libby Potter

: Today In Parliament

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


Producer: Peter Knowles

: News

: Book of the Week: Perdita

5/5. By Sarah Gristwood. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Sarah Gristwood.

: 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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