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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Pauline Webb.


Unknown: Pauline Webb.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.

6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.

6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Robert Orchard and David Wilby.

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

8.31 (LW only) Yesterday in Parliament


Presenter: John Humphrys
Presenter: James Naughtie
Presenter: Robert Orchard
Presenter: David Wilby
Speaker: Richard Harries

: Desert Island Discs

Actress Imelda Staunton talks to Sue Lawley. Repeated from Sunday at 11.15am


Talks: Imelda Staunton

: Act of Worship

Led by Oliver McTernan.


Unknown: Oliver McTernan.

: Book of the Week: John the Painter

5/5. Trial and Execution. Aitken's lonely life and terrible exploits are put before the court. In Portsmouth he is hanged from a mast: a symbolic act that gained the dubious distinction of being "the highest gallows ever erected in England". The life of early terrorist James Aitken , chronicled by Jessica Warner. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: James Aitken
Unknown: Jessica Warner.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 The Backward Shadow By Lynne Reid Banks. 5/10. The Woman's Hour drama. Editor Jill Burridge


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Lynne Reid Banks.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: The Day I Met the Queen

It is said that the royal family don't occupy the place i people's hearts that they once did. But despite this, Emma Freud hears amusing and affectionate tales of how different people react to meeting the monarch. Featuring Antony Worrall Thompson, Humphrey Lyttelton and a man in a bright pink suit. Producer Alison Vernon-Smith


Unknown: Antony Worrall Thompson
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith

: A Certain Age

2/6. The Son. Mark (Robert Glenister ) is a news
Photographer who usually shoots people through the windows of a Black Maria, but when he's sent on a project to photograph psychics, a new side of him is revealed. A series of monologues about men in their 40s, written by Lynne Truss. Producer Dawn Ellis
BBC AUDItt 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]19


Unknown: Robert Glenister
Written By: Lynne Truss.
Producer: Dawn Ellis

: You and Yours

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


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Editor: Andrew Smith

: TheWorldatOne

National and international news and analysis, presented byNick Clarke. Editor Colin Hancock


Presented By: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: 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 10
Phone: [number removed]0400 Fax: [number removed]email: feedback<Dbbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Margaret Budy

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Stages of Sound - Not QuiteGospel

Jodie Johnson is a teenager who sings in her local gospel choir but has ideas about moving into the big bad world of commercial music. Written by Don Kinch , and developed with the involvement of communities in north Birmingham, working with Birmingham Repertory Theatre Stages of Sound is a collaboration between the BBC and Arts
Council Enaland. linking theatres and community groups.
Music by the Worship Team, from the New Life Wesleyan Church,
Birmingham; Soweto Kinch; Rasiyah; Stephen McCormack Producer/Director Jenny Stephens


Unknown: Jodie Johnson
Written By: Don Kinch
Unknown: Stephen McCormacK
Director: Jenny Stephens
Jodie: Kaleiqh Walters
Gloria: Andrea Davy
Janetta: Coral Chapman
Pastor: Delrov Brown
Tyrell: Dave Dlckson
Sherelle: Aisha Samuel
Serena: Krystle McCalla
MC: Toyln Kinch

: Ramblings

New series 1/6 Clare Balding steps out in the company of writer and environmentalist Roger Deakin. They're on his home patch, near Diss in Suffolk, where they encounter the legend of St Edmund along an ancient droving road, rich in the season's flora and fauna. Producer Mark Smalley


Unknown: Roger Deakin.
Producer: Mark Smalley

: De Profundis

5/5. Wilde delivers his final wounding blow - with love.
Simon Russell Beale reads the final part of Oscar Wilde 's letter to his lover Lord Alfred Douglas , written while in Reading gaol. For details see Monday


Unknown: Simon Russell Beale
Unknown: Oscar Wilde
Unknown: Lord Alfred Douglas

: A Tale Teller for Our Times

5/5. The Snow Queen. This tale, with its sweeping narrative and cold figure of the Snow Queen, is reckoned by many to be Hans Christian Andersen 's masterpiece.
What are the qualities that have given it such longevity - and is being frozen always such a bad thing? For details see Monday


Unknown: Hans Christian Andersen

: Word of Mouth

8/8. The conclusion of 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


Editor: Peter Rippon

: The News Quiz

2/9. Join the panellists as they wade through the week's biggest and smallest news stories in the "finest topical comedy panel game known to radio". Chaired by Simon Hoggart. Producer Katie Tyrell 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 www.bbcshop.com and all good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]


Unknown: Simon Hoggart.
Producer: Katie Tyrell

: The Archers

Lilian gets a reality check.
For cast see page 42 Written by Keri Davies ; Director Peter Leslie Wild Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Keri Davies
Director: Peter Leslie
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn

: Front Row

Mark Lawson meets the novelist Muriel Spark , who is nominated for the first Man Booker International Prize.
She reflects on how she began writing, and discusses the influence of her Catholic faith on her work.
Producer Robyn Read (Revised rpt)


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Muriel Spark

: The Backward Shadow

5/10. Christmas has gone terribly wrong, because of David's illness. And Jane is furious that Toby isn't more helpful. But why is Dottie so upset? By Lynne Reid Banks. For cast and futher details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Lynne Reid Banks.

: Any Questions?

This week, Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion in Southport on Merseyside.
Producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Anne Peacock

: A Point of View

12/13. 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: The Seaside Came out of the Van

A young widow, Lynn, befriends a Chinese cockle-picker in a Liverpool supermarket. Their friendship is based on a shared love of learning and interest in the world. But that friendship is viewed with suspicion by Lynn's brother-in-law. A play by Jim Morris , prompted by the Morecambe Bay disaster.
Producer/Director Liz Leonard


Play By: Jim Morris
Director: Liz Leonard
Lynn: Deborah McAndrew
Vinny: John McArdle
Lee Song David: Ks Tse
Zhijin: Tom Wu
Billy/Cottage Head: David Yip
Lecturer/Scottish man: Robert Plckavance

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, with Robin Lustig. Editor Alistair Burnett


Unknown: Robin Lustig.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: Late Call

10/10. The stresses of recent weeks finally come to a head when Sylvia's son loses his campaign to save the local meadow. But she has far more important matters to deal with - her husband's death leaves her free to start a new life. By Angus Wilson. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Angus Wilson.

: Great Lives

8/10. Elizabeth Gaskell. Francine Stock is joined by historian Amanda Vickery to discuss the life of the Victorian novelist and humanitarian with Gaskell's biographer Jenny Uglow. Producer Mary Ward Lowery


Unknown: Elizabeth Gaskell.
Unknown: Francine Stock
Unknown: Amanda Vickery
Unknown: Jenny Uglow.
Producer: Mary Ward Lowery

: Today in Parliament

The day's debates at Westminster, plus reports from the Committee rooms and stories from behind the scenes in Parliament. Presented by Mark D'Arcy. Producer Peter Knowles


Presented By: Mark D'Arcy.
Producer: Peter Knowles

: News

: Book of the Week: John the Painter

5/5. By Jessica Warner. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Jessica Warner.

: 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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