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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Tony Burnham.

: 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
7.48 Thought for the Day With Dr Mona Siddiqui.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Dr Mona Siddiqui.

: Desert Island Discs

Peace campaigner Satish Kumar is Sue Lawley's s castaway this week. Repeated from Sunday at 11.15am


Unknown: Satish Kumar

: Book of the Week: My Life So Far

5/5. Jane Fonda reads another extract from her new autobiography. An unexpected phone call from media mogul Ted Turner marks a new beginning. Repeated ati2.30am


Unknown: Jane Fonda
Unknown: Ted Turner

: Woman's Hour

Film star Jane Fonda talks live to Martha Kearney about her life and career, and about her new autobiography, My Life So Far.
10.45 Ears Wide Open
5/5. The Woman's Hour drama. By Lavinia Murray.


Talks: Jane Fonda
Unknown: Martha Kearney
Unknown: Lavinia Murray.

: Test Match SpecialEngland v Bangladesh

Coverage of the first day's play in the Second Test at
Chester-le-Street, Durham. Commentary by Jonathan Agnew , Simon Mann and Christopher Martin-Jenkins , with experts Angus Fraser , Vic Marks and Dav Whatmore.
At 1.00pm Talking Point and at 4.40 Cricket Scene.
Producer Peter Baxter "approximate time


Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By: Simon Mann
Commentary By: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: Angus Fraser
Unknown: Vic Marks
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Swimming Dragons

In 1405 a 300-strong fleet of giant treasure shps set out from the Chinese port of Nanjing on the first of seven epic voyages to western Asia, Africa and Arabia. China had embarked on a golden period of exploration and trade and became the most advanced sea-faring nation in the World. The commander of this fleet was a scholar a diplomat, a warrior - and a eunuch. His name was Admiral Zheng He. Six hundred years later, as the country opens its doors again to the world, Tim Luard visits China to tell the story of its greatest explorer, producer Bryn Jones


Unknown: Tim Luard
Producer: Bryn Jones

: A Certain Age

4/6. The Pedant. Alistair (Stephen Tompkinson ) is happy with his life, working in a bookshop and spending his free time as a member of a highly successful quiz team. But is this all about to change when he's confronted by Lite Groomers"? A series of monologues about men in their 40s, written by Lynne Truss. 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]


Unknown: Stephen Tompkinson
Written By: Lynne Truss.
Producer: Dawn Ellis

: You and Yours

Presented by Sheila McClennon and Winifred Robinson. Series editor Andrew Smith PHONE: [number removed] email: youandyours@bbc.co.UK


Presented By: Sheila McClennon
Presented By: 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

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 1QT Phone: [number removed]0400 Fax: [number removed]email: feedback@bbc.co.UK


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Margaret Budy

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Fast Girl

In 1906 Dorothy Levitt became "the fastest girl on Earth when she drove a car at 91 mph. Jerome Vincent play explores life in the fast lane for the pioneers of motoring. Director David Blount


Unknown: Dorothy Levitt
Unknown: Jerome Vincent
Director: David Blount
Dorothy: Rachel Atkins
Selwyn: Kim Wall
Octave: John Evitts
Monty: David Timson
Lady Montagu/Vandra: Clare Corbett
Chambers/Father: Peter Main

: Ramblings

3/6. Tackley, Oxfordshire. Clare Balding goes to Tackley, a small hamlet in Oxfordshire, to accompany writer and poet Kim Taplin on the walk she has enjoyed in all weathers every day for the past 40 years. Producer Kate mcaii


Unknown: Kim Taplin

: A Garden of Stories

5/5. The Selfish Giant. By Oscar Wilde. John Cushnie reflects on how frost affects the life of a garden as an introduction to Wilde's touching story in which frost descends permanently on the giant's garden when he refuses to let the children play in it. Read by Andrew Sachs. For details see Monday


Unknown: Oscar Wilde.
Unknown: John Cushnie
Read By: Andrew Sachs.

: Pin It, Squash It, Pickle and Stuff It

4/4 Bash It Brett Westwood looks at fossils and explores the lives of some of the early collectors whose discoveries changed our view of the world. For details see Tuesday


Unknown: Brett Westwood

: Law in Action

2/10 The agenda-setting cross-examination of the law and legal system, with presenter Clive Coleman analysing the major legal stories and uncovering the ones that haven't yet hit the headlines, producer Sam McAiister


Presenter: Clive Coleman
Producer: Sam McAiister

: 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

4/9 Jeremy Hardy , Alan Coren and special guests 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


Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Producer: Katie Tyrell

: The Archers

David gets a test in family loyalty.
For cast see page 46 Written by Joanna Toye ; Director Julie Beckett Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Joanna Toye
Director: Julie Beckett
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn

: Front Row

Arts news, interviews and reviews, with Mark Lawson. Producer Nicola Holloway


Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Nicola Holloway

: Ears Wide Open

5/5. TheNocturnalist. By Lavinia Murray. A part-verse, part-comic and spookily atmospheric story about two zookeepers on the night shift during a power failure.
Keeper Triggs Bernard Wrigley Keeper Hardwick Rachel Davies For details see Monday Director Pauline Harris Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Lavinia Murray.
Director: Pauline Harris

: Any Questions?

The topical discussion programme comes from Milton Keynes this week. Chaired by Jonathan Dimbleby. Producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Milton Keynes
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.
Producer: Anne Peacock

: A Point of View

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: Party Animal

When a teenage boy dies of an overdose at a celebrity party, his father sets out to discover the truth about what happened. By Stephen Wyatt.
Director Claire Grove


Unknown: Stephen Wyatt.
Director: Claire Grove
Martin: Philip Jackson
Josh: Carl Prekopp
Lesley: Lynne Verrall
Aaron: Tom Smith
Brad: Peter Wight
Jeff: Nitin Ganatra
Cole: Tom George
Mary: Emma Wooliams

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, with Robin Lustig. Editor Alistair Burnett


Unknown: Robin Lustig.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: The History of Love

5/10. Alma begins piecing together the clues surrounding the mystery of The History of Love and the identity of her namesake. The only real friendship of Zvi Litvinoff 's life reveals another part of the jigsaw. Read by Vicki Simon and Sara Kestelman. Written by Nicole Krauss. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Zvi Litvinoff
Read By: Vicki Simon
Read By: Sara Kestelman.
Written By: Nicole Krauss.

: Great Lives

10/10. Wellington. "One cannot think of England without him," said Queen Victoria when the Duke of Wellington died. But the hero of Waterloo had become a deeply unpopular prime minister, accused of dictatorial ways.
The novelist Frederick Forsyth proposes him for great-life status and discusses the Duke's astonishing career with historian Andrew Roberts and presenter Francine Stock.
Producer Peter Everett


Unknown: Frederick Forsyth
Unknown: Andrew Roberts
Presenter: Francine Stock.
Producer: Peter Everett

: High-Speed Radio

Peter France embarks on a rollercoaster adventure along the radio dial, tuning in to hidden worlds as the sounds of life are slowed down and made audible to the human ear in a unique radio symphony.


Presenter: Peter France
Producer: Sarah Blunt

: News

: Book of the Week: My Life So Far

5/5. Read by Jane Fonda. Repeated from 9.45am


Read By: Jane Fonda.

: 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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