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: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Marjory MacLean.


Unknown: Marjory MacLean.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Catherine Pepinster.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Catherine Pepinster.

: Desert Island Discs

Journalist Katharine Whitehorn chooses eight records to take to the mythical island. Presented by Sue Lawley. at 11.15am


Unknown: Katharine Whitehorn

: Book of the Week: Sleeping Arrangements

5/5. Having learnt to live with her eccentric uncles, Lily has a new challenge to face when they introduce a "fourth member of the team" into the Bronx apartment. But Lily's grandmother is far from the Nana of her dreams. By Laura Shaine Cunningham. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Laura Shaine Cunningham.

: Act of Worship

A special service to celebrate the 60th anniversary of VE Day. Led by the Rev Ray Pentland.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jane Little.
10.45 Claw Marks on the Curtains By Saki. 5/5. The Woman's Hour drama.


Presented By: Jane Little.

: Random Edition

The News Chronicle 9 May 1945 - VE Day. Taking his
:ue from the newspaper, Peter Snow walks through
-ondon visiting key sites in the VE Day celebrations from the seat where Churchill sat for Parliament s thanksgiving service in St Margaret's, Westminster, to Buckingham Palace, where thousands gathered to see the king and queen. There are moving stories of returning prisoners of war, weather forecasts are no longer top secret, and with massive cigarette sales reported, what was the legacy of wartime smoking? Producer Andrew Green


Producer: Andrew Green

: King Street Junior Revisited: Centenary

6/6. Children and staff - present and past - celebrate the 100th anniversary of the school's foundation. Written by Jim Eldridge.


Writer: Jim Eldridge.
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson
Mrs Eastwood: Brigit Forsyth
Miss Lewis: Marlene Sidaway
Mr Maxwell: Michael Cochrane
Miss Featherstone: Teresa Gallagher
MrLong: Paul Copley
Miss Reid: Jacqueline Beatty
Mrs Khan: Janice Acquah
MrBeeston: James Grout
Mrs Rudd: Vivienne Martin
Mrs Petterson: Deirdre Costello
Mrs Stone: Margaret John

: You and Yours

Consumer issues, with Liz Barclay and John Waite. Series editor Andrew Smith
PHONE: [number removed] email: youandyours®bbc.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

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Stages of Sound - Reality Check

Local writer Carol Leeming developed her play in partnership with the Leicester Haymarket Theatre and a project working with young people in danger of offending.
The play tells the story of Shari, a teenager who has been labelled as difficult and lazy. As her problems come to a head it becomes clear that she has been misunderstood.
Directors Kate Chapman and Peter Leslie Wild


Unknown: Carol Leeming
Directors: Kate Chapman
Directors: Peter Leslie Wild
Shari: Ebony Feare
Irina: Natasha Godfrey
Miss French: Alison Carney
Kisha: Joanna Dyce
Nile: Robert Green
Michaela: Charlotte McKenzie

: Changing Places ,

5/6. WildandWetinWigan. The Wigan wetland is only six years old and already threatened by road construction, while the Doncaster wetland has survived for nearly 40 years. Dylan Winter visits these urban wetlands to see if wildlife can survive in the heart of the industrial North.
Producer Mary Colwell


Producer: Mary Colwell

: Cornish Tales

5/5. Legends of mermaids, stone circles and the spirit world are in this final mix of strange stories from Cornwall.
For details see Monday

: Ear to the Ground

4/4. British contemporary composer Jonathan Harvey s interest in music began with the study of medieval texts, but his work today reflects his catholic interests in the avant-garde, Buddhism, bird song and electronica. With Critic Paul Driver. For details see Tuesday


Unknown: Jonathan Harvey
Unknown: Paul Driver.

: Word of Mouth

6/8. Continuing the series that takes a close look at the words we use, where they come from and how we play with them. With Michael Rosen.
Producer Paul Dodqson Repeated on Sunday at 8.30pm

: Feedback Election Special

A chance for listeners to put questions direct to senior BBC news executives on the Corporation's general election coverage across both television and radio, in a phone-in Chaired by Roger Bolton. Producers Nick Utechin and Viv Black PHONE: [number removed]0444 Lines open from 3pm


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producers: Nick Utechin
Producers: Viv Black

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: The Now Show

8/8. Steve Punt , Hugh Dennis , Laura Shavin ,
Marcus Brigstocke , Jon Holmes and Mitch Benn bring you all the excitement of polling night and the morning after with added jokes and a few surprises.
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]


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Laura Shavin
Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown: Jon Holmes
Unknown: Mitch Benn
Producer: Colin Anderson

: The Archers

An old resident bids farewell.
For cast see page 43
Writer Caroline Harrington ; Director Kate Oates ; Editor Vanessa Whitburn ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Unknown: Caroline Harrington
Director: Kate Oates
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn

: Front Row

With Kirsty Lang. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Kirsty Lang.

: Claw Marks on the Curtains: The Open Window

5/5. Packed off around Britain in a search for a cure for his nerves, Framton Nuttel arrives at the Sappletons' house with a letter of introduction from his sister. It little prepares him for the tale of terror he is about to hear.
By Saki.
(For details see Monday)
(Repeated from 10.45am)


Author: Saki
Framton Nuttel: Paul Brooke
Vera: Emily Chennery
Mrs Sappleton: Joanna McCallum
Caroline: Susan Jameson
Mr Sappleton/Trap Driver: Michael Kilgarriff

: Any Questions?

This week's panel includes singer/songwriter Billy Bragg , columnist and former Tory spin doctor Amanda Platell , Howard Davies , director of the LSE, and Matthew Parris , political editor of The Times. Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience at the Tormead School in Guildford, Surrey, puts questions to the panel. Producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Songwriter: Billy Bragg
Unknown: Amanda Platell
Unknown: Howard Davies
Unknown: Matthew Parris
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Anne Peacock

: A Point of View

10/13. Brian Walden , broadcaster and former MP, 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: A Kind of Home - JamesBaldwin in Paris

The novelist, essayist, playwright and polemicist James Baldwin forged his view of America when he sent himself into exile in Paris. Caryl Phillips knew him, and explores that extraordinary time in France in this play.
With Roger May. Timothy Morand , Bob Sherman , Rachel Atkins and Chris Moran
Director Ned Chaillet


Unknown: James Baldwin
Unknown: Timothy Morand
Unknown: Bob Sherman
Unknown: Rachel Atkins
Unknown: Chris Moran
Director: Ned Chaillet
James Baldwin: Ricky Fearon (
Jean-Claude (older): Ronald Pickup,
Jean-Claude (younger): Tom Silburn
Mother: Alibe Parsons
Richard: Declan Wright
Gina: Lydia Leonard
Alice: Jalmi Barbakoff
Eugene: Damian Lynch
Mrs Wilkes Lisa: Davina Phillip
Theo: Ryan McCluskey

: The World Tonight

Presented by Claire Bolderson. Editor Alistair Burnett


Presented By: Claire Bolderson.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: The Tortilla Curtain

10/10. Candido leaves America and their new baby in the hideaway above Topanga Creek while he goes to find work, but when he returns unsuccessful and dispirited he finds his problems are only just beginning. By TC Boyle. For further details see Monday

: Great Lives

6/10. Rockefeller. John D Rockefeller was the world's richest, and one of its most hated, men. The founder of Standard Oil, Rockefeller created the world's first corporation using methods more in tune with the old Wild West. He also gave great chunks of his fortune away.
Proposer Martin Smith , head of the English National
Opera, can't decide if he was a sinner or a saint.
Francine Stock chairs the programme, and Professor Homberger is on hand with expert advice. Producer Miles Warde


Unknown: Martin Smith
Unknown: Francine Stock
Producer: Miles Warde

: The Number Cruncher

A tribute to the Ernie machine, which draws the premium-bond winners with the same technology it has used since the 1950s. With Tom Standage. Producer Emily Williams


Unknown: Tom Standage.
Producer: Emily Williams

: News

: Book of the Week: SleepingArrangements

5/5. By Laura Shaine Cunningham. Repeatedfrom9.45am


Unknown: Laura Shaine Cunningham.

: World Today

: Analysis

: 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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