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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Sister Elizabeth Obbard.


Unknown: Elizabeth Obbard.

: Farminq Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and Robert Orchard. 6-49 Hymn for Good Friday
When I Survey the Wondrous Cross (Rockingham) 7-48 Thought for the Day
With Dr Rowan Williams , the Archbishop of Canterbury.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: Robert Orchard.
Unknown: Dr Rowan Williams

: Desert Island Discs

Author and illustrator Raymond Briggs talks to Sue Lawley. at 11.15am


Talks: Raymond Briggs

: Act of Worship

Led by Oliver McTernan.


Unknown: Oliver McTernan.

: Book of the Week: Robert Louis Stevenson

5/5. Samoa. Almost on a whim, Stevenson had a desire to
90 on an extended yachting cruise to the South Pacific. The longer he was at sea, the happier and healthier he became He finally settled on Samoa, the island that was to become his last home. By Claire Harman. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Claire Harman.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Ritula Shah.
10.45 Only in London By By Hanan Al-Shaykh . 5/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Ritula Shah.
Unknown: Hanan Al-Shaykh

: The Wickedest Man

Has Judas been unfairly treated? Art historian
Janet Robson traces the way the image and concept of Judas has been exploited and manipulated down the centuries for social and religious reasons. The New Testament brands Judas as the villain, though biblical accoun of his betrayal of Christ and subsequent suicide are ambiguous and contradictory. But the programme also reflects more revisionist, kinder view of Judas, as a vehicle of God's will - for without Judas, it is argued, there could be no betrayal, no Crucifixion and therefore no resurrection. Producer Brian King


Unknown: Janet Robson

: High Table, Lower Orders

6/6. Exams loom large but it's not only the students who are under pressure as it becomes increasingly clear that each of the fellows had a very good reason to kill celebrity historian Peter Devanti. But can Simon unveil the real killer? Comedy drama by Mark Tavener.
Producer Dawn Ellis


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

: You and Yours

Consumer issues, with Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson. Series editor Andrew Smith
PHONE: [number removed] email: youandyours@bbc.co.uK


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

News and analysis, with Nick Clarke. Editor Colin Hancock


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: Feedback

ents from his
10/10. Roger Bolton selects listeners' comments from his mailbag and inbox and redirects them 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]0400 Fax: [number removed]email: feedback@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Kathleen Griffin

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Man

Raymond Briggs , creator of The Snowman, dramatises his own book about a miniature man with a humungous personality who appears one day in young boy's room. Starring Bernard Cribbins.
Director Celia de Wolff


Unknown: Raymond Briggs
Unknown: Bernard Cribbins.
Director: Celia de Wolff
The Man: Bernard Cribbins
The Boy: Toby Parkes
The Mother: Sally Baxter

: Good Friday Liturgy

A Life Laid Down. A meditation on the Passion of Christ from El Salvador. Julian Filochowski , former director of the aid agency CAFOD, and theologian Jon Sobrino , visit sites associated with their friend, Oscar Romero ,
Archbishop of San Salvador, who was assassinated 25 years ago. Producer Claire Campbell Smith


Unknown: Julian Filochowski
Unknown: Jon Sobrino
Unknown: Oscar Romero
Producer: Claire Campbell Smith

: Before Their Time

The death of Jesus sent shockwaves through his followers. By following a series of unusual and deepli personal stories, this programme explores how people, like the disciples, can cope with the unexpected loss of a loved one, how it can change their lives and turn tragedy into hope for the future. Producer Carmel Lonergan


Producer: Carmel Lonergan

: Law in Action

9/9. 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

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


Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Now Show

2/8. Careering into the second show and realising that we're still weeks away from the general election, Steve Punt
Hugh Dennis and the gang find some other aspects of modern life to dissect with the usual jumble of stand-up, sketches and songs.
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]19


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Producer: Colin Anderson

: The Archers

Lilian becomes one of the boys.
For cast see page 49
Written by Mary Cutler ; Director Julie Beckett ; Editor Vanessa Whitburn ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Mary Cutler
Director: Julie Beckett
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn

: Front Row

Another chance to hear Mark Lawson in conversation with conductor and pianist Daniel Barenboim. Producer Martin Smith Revised


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Pianist: Daniel Barenboim.

: Only in London

5/5. The BT Tower. Lamis has said goodbye to Nicholas and faces a lonely future, but she's still resolved to achieve her biggest challenge: to reach the top of London's BT Tower. By Hanan Al-Shaykh .
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Hanan Al-Shaykh

: Any Questions?

Answering questions from an audience in Caversham, Berkshire, are minister for Constitutional Affairs
David Lammy ; shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions David Willetts ; and Liberal Democrats Health spokesperson Sarah Teather. Jonathan Dimbleby is in the Chair. Producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: David Lammy
Unknown: David Willetts
Unknown: Sarah Teather.
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Anne Peacock

: A Point of View

4/13. Brian Walden , broadcaster and former MR presents a weekly reflection on a topical issue. Producer Simon Hollis Repeated on Sunday at 8.50am


Unknown: Brian Walden
Producer: Simon Hollis

: The Friday Play: Hunger Again

Helen Curtayne searches for her young daughter Millie across a dangerous and altered country. A play, by Dermot Bolger, set in Ireland in the near future, when both Ireland and Britain have been thrown into turmoil by a major accident at a British nuclear power plant and the spectre of famine is everywhere.


Writer: Dermot Bolger
Producer/Director: Gemma McMullan
Helen: Cathy Belton
Thomas: Owen Roe
Millie: Hannah R Gordon
Susan: Susannah Doyle
Stephen: Sean Campion
Theresa: Tina Kellegher
Miko: Gerry O'Brien
Old traveller: John Hewitt
Soldier: Vincent Higgins
Children: Sarah And Martha Gordon

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig. Editor Alistair Burnett


Presented By: Robin Lustig.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: Saturday

5/10. Game over and Henry goes food shopping for the reunion that night. By Ian McEwan. Read by Robert Glenister. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Ian McEwan.
Read By: Robert Glenister.

: Off the Page

10/10. Suspicion. Ever feel they're out to get you?
Matthew Parris mines his deep suspicions about the world we live in. As a man who enjoys tunnelling under his own Derbyshire garden, Matthew suspects guests Julian Baggini , Will Pavia and Anthony MacGowan won't exactly share the same paranoias as him. Producer Miles warde


Unknown: Matthew Parris
Unknown: Julian Baggini
Unknown: Anthony MacGowan

: Magic Carpets

Tony Lidington travels from London to the Middle East in search of the secrets of carpet-making and the magic and mythology surrounding these sometimes priceless, products of human art and industry. Producer Angela Hind


Unknown: Tony Lidington
Producer: Angela Hind

: News

: Book of the Week: Robert LouisStevenson

5/5. By Claire Harman. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Claire Harman.

: 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.

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