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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Clair Jaquiss.


Unknown: Clair Jaquiss.

: Farming Today

Presented by Sarah Mukherjee.


Presented By: Sarah Mukherjee.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Carolyn Quinn.

6.25, 7.25 8.25 Sports News
With Steve May.

7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev Richard Harries.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Richard Harries

: Coming Home

5/5. Out of the Ashes. in the aftermath of the A-bomb, would it be possible for idealism to return? Today s programme looks at science, culture, religion and sport, and asks whether they provided new hope and progress after long years of war. Charles Wheeler concludes his series about the end of the Second World War and the first years of peace and how they affected the lives of people in Britain and overseas.
Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Charles Wheeler
Producer: Mark Burman

: Act of Worship

Led by the Rev Roy Jenkins , live from Cardiff.


Unknown: Roy Jenkins

: Book of the Week: Curious Pursuits

5/5. Mortification and Edinburgh Festival. Two short essays by Margaret Atwood. The first deals with mishaps that befall the author and the second chronicles Scotland's fair city through the decades. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Margaret Atwood.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 A Thousand Days in Venice: an Unexpected Romance By Marlena de Blasi. 5/5. The Woman's Hour drama.


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Marlena de Blasi.

: The Holy Fire

With its prayer, procession and delicate internal politics, the service of the Holy Fire ceremony takes place during the Eastern Orthodox Church's Holy Week in Jerusalem s Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Stewart Henderson goes to the city to explore an ancient religious ceremony that, remarkably, claims an annual miracle. But is it a holy hoax? Producer Jo Coombs


Unknown: Stewart Henderson
Producer: Jo Coombs

: Certain Age

New series 1/6. The Father. A series of monologues about men in their 40s, written by Lynne Truss , aegins with the story of John (Douglas Hodge ).
The proud father of his cello-playing son, he spends hours marvelling at his child's dedication to his instrument. But is the cello hiding a deeper meaning for both father and son? Producer Dawn Ellis
BBC AUDIO: Lynne Truss 's complete series of monologues for women, also entitled A Certain Age, is available on audio cassette and CD from www.bbcshop.com and good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]
Lynne Truss on twiddling with men's parts: page 121


Written By: Lynne Truss
Unknown: Douglas Hodge
Producer: Dawn Ellis
Unknown: Lynne Truss

: You and Yours

Consumer issues, with Sheila McClennon and Peter White. Series editor Andrew Smith
PHONE: [number removed] email: youandyours@bbc.cauK


Unknown: Sheila McClennon
Unknown: Peter White.
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

News and analysis with Nick Clarke. Editor coiin Hancock


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Feedback

' Listeners' comments, queries and criticisms, selected by Roger Bolton , who redirects them towards BBC Radio programme and policy makers.
Producer Margaret Budy Repeated on Sunday at 8pm ADDRESS: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London W1A 10T
Phone: [number removed]0400 Fax: [number removed]email: feedbackWbDC.co.un


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Margaret Budy

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Stages of Sound - The Healing Pool

A warm, funny and unsettling story about exile, loneliness and friendship, by Francesca Beard developed in association with Hampstead Theatre and a London group for African women who are HIV-positive. Clem and Nora must attend meetings with Dr Charlotte Martin , who thinks these women would lead healthier, stress-free lives back home in Africa. Stages of Sound is a collaboration between the BBC and Arts Council England, linking theatres and community groups. Other roles played by Richard Katz
Colleen Predegast, community actors and the cast.
Director Shabina Aslam


Unknown: Dr Charlotte Martin
Director: Shabina Aslam
Clem: Janice Aquah
Charlie: Rachel Atkins
Nora: Koi Kimanl
Anthony: Damien Lynch

: Changing Places

6/6. Wind and Wildlife. Dylan Winter challenges he renewable energy enthusiasts with a cautionary ale about the impacts of wind and wave farms on British wildlife. Producer Julian Hector


Producer: Julian Hector

: Dangerous Calm: Stories by Elizabeth Taylor

5/5. Hotel du Commerce. An overheard argument reveals the fragility of a honeymooning couple's s own relationship. Abridged by Richard Hamilton and read by Joanna David. For details see Monday


Abridged By: Richard Hamilton
Read By: Joanna David.

: Subway

5/5. New York straphanger Joe Oueenan pays tribute to the long-suffering subway passenger and tells us how to find love on the Lexington Line. For details see Monday


Unknown: Joe Oueenan
Unknown: Lexington Line.

: Word of Mouth

7/8 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 Peter Everett Repeated on Sunday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen.
Producer: Peter Everett

: 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


Presented By: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The News Quiz

New series 1/9. Alan Coren and Jeremy Hardy are on the panel for the "finest topical comedy panel game known to radio". Chaired by Simon Hoggart.
Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm
BBC AUDIO: A fourth volume of highlights from recent series of The News Quiz is available on audio cassette and CD from [Web Address Removed] and all good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]


Panellist: Alan Coren
Panellist: Jeremy Hardy
Presenter: Simon Hoggart
Producer: Katie Tyrell

: The Archers

The big day arrives for the Carters.
For cast see page 44 Written by Caroline Harrington ; Director Sue Wilson Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Caroline Harrington
Director: Sue Wilson
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn

: Front Row

Arts news, interviews and reviews, with John Wilson. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: John Wilson.

: A Thousand Days in Venice: an Unexpected Romance

5/5. It's the wedding day at last and despite a few mishaps Mariena makes it to the church almost on time. However, just as they're settling into married life, Fernando drops a bombshell. By Marlena de Blasi.
(For cast and further details see Monday) (Repeated from 10.45am)


Writer: Marlena de Blasi

: Any Questions?

This week, Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion in Wolverhampton, where the panel includes Fareena Alma , editor of 0 News magazine.
Producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Fareena Alma
Producer: Anne Peacock

: A Point of View

11/13. 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: Are We Driving Ourselves Crazy?

You're live on air on a radio phone-in, enthusing about cars when the lines go down and you're left speaking to the nation. How long before you stop talking about cars and say something you'll sorely regret? By Ezra Hjalmarsson.


Writer: Ezra Hjalmarsson.
Producer/Director: Peter Kavanagh
Brian: Philip Jackson
Penny: Geraldine James
Nicky: Shiv Grewal
Jeremy: Jason Chan
Trucker: Stephen Hogan

: Coming Home

Shortened repeat of 9pm

: 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: Late Call

5/10. Concerned that his mother is missing her job, Sylvia's son arranges for her to be occupied, doing good work for the community. But far from being grateful, Sylvia is indignant at his high-handed attitude. By Angus Wilson. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Angus Wilson.

: Great Lives

7/10. Marcus Garvey. Black pride and a self-help philosophy are the twin legacies of pan-African
Nationalist leader Marcus Garvey , chosen by prominent lawyer Yvonne Brown as her great life. Garvey's biographer Professor Tony Martin joins Francine Stock , along with reader Burt Caesar. Producer Mary Ward Lowery


Unknown: Marcus Garvey.
Leader: Marcus Garvey
Unknown: Yvonne Brown
Unknown: Professor Tony Martin
Unknown: Francine Stock
Reader: Burt Caesar.
Producer: Mary Ward Lowery

: A Night with My Violin

Sometimes expressive, sometimes plaintive, the violin crosses all musical genres. Sara Parker discovers the allure of an instrument that can be cradled like a baby or embraced like a lover. Producer Sara Parker


Unknown: Sara Parker
Producer: Sara Parker

: News

: Book of the Week: Curious Pursuits

5/5. By Margaret Atwood. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Margaret Atwood.

: 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.

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.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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