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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Mary Stallard.


Unknown: Mary Stallard.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Carolyn Ouinn.
6.25 ,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and Robert Orchard.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev Richard Harries.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Carolyn Ouinn.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: Robert Orchard.
Unknown: Richard Harries.

: Desert Island Discs

The illustrator and satirist Ronald Searle talks to Sue
Lawley. See Choice page 120. Repeated from Sunday at 11.15am


Talks: Ronald Searle

: Book of the Week: Olga's Story

5/5. By the summer of 1918, Olga's town has fallen to the Bolsheviks. Her brother Volodya is living across the border in Mongolia where he's assembling a force to fight the Reds. He sends a message to Olga, asking her to meet him in Mai-mai C'hen. By Stephanie Williams. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Stephanie Williams.

: Act of Worship

Led by the Rev Peter Baker , from Cardiff.


Unknown: Peter Baker

: Woman's Hour from 10.35pm

Novelist Joanna Briscoe talks about infidelity and obsession, the themes of her latest book, S/eep with Me. Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 Animal Show
5/5. The Woman's Hour drama. By Katie Hims. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Talks: Joanna Briscoe
Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Katie Hims.

: CricketThe C&G Trophy

Commentaries and reports on the first three quarter-finals: Lancashire v Sussex at Old Trafford; Surrey v Hampshire at the Oval; and Warwickshire v Kent at
Edgbaston. With Jonathan Agnew , Edward Bevan , Clare Connor, Alastair Eyckyn , Roger Knight , Andy Lloyd , Robin Marian Jonny Saunders and Arlo White.
Introduced by Simon Mann. With News at 2.20pm.
Producer Peter Baxter 'approximate time


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Edward Bevan
Unknown: Alastair Eyckyn
Unknown: Roger Knight
Unknown: Andy Lloyd
Unknown: Robin Marian
Unknown: Jonny Saunders
Unknown: Arlo White.
Introduced By: Simon Mann.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Motherless Nation

Frances Luna has seven children at home in the Phillipines. They are among the three million who have grown up not knowing their mothers, who live and work thousands of miles away. Filipino journalist, Candy Gourlay , tracks Frances's divided family between London and Manila. Producer Fiona Ledger


Unknown: Frances Luna
Unknown: Candy Gourlay
Producer: Fiona Ledger

: Do Nothing 'Til You Hear from Me

4/4. Thanks for the Memory. George is surprised when everyone seems to have forgotten his 70th birthday. Written by Marcus Powell. Trombone played by Mike Kearsey ; Producer Carol Smith


Written By: Marcus Powell.
Played By: Mike Kearsey
Producer: Carol Smith
Roy: Don Warrington
Vi: Yvonne Brewster
George: Sam Kelly
Barry: George Layton
Bernadette: Caroline Lee Johnson
Victor: Marcus Powell

: 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

Listeners' comments, queries and criticisms, selected by Roger Bolton , who redirects them towards BBC radio programme and policy makers. Producer Penny Vine 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

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Trueman

New series 1/3. Angel Heights. DI Trueman continues to rebuild his career as he re-examines the death of a young stable jockey. By Brian B Thompson. Producer/Director Toby Swift


Unknown: Di Trueman
Unknown: Brian B Thompson.
Director: Toby Swift
Trueman: Robert Daws
Riley: Duncan Preston
Sir James: Michael Cochrane
Helen: Sammy Dobson
Keith: Gerard McDermott

: Veg Talk

3/9. Rose Gray cooks up a taste of summer and takes listeners' calls on the subject of courgettes (zucchini) with Gregg Wallace and Charlie Hicks. Producer Paula McGinley PHONE: [number removed] Lines open from 1.30pm


Unknown: Gregg Wallace
Unknown: Charlie Hicks.
Producer: Paula McGinley

: Five on Four

5/5. Who's Sorry Now? Emma suspects her husband, Doug, of having an affair. She devises a devious plan to catch him out in this darkly humorous tale of revenge. By Anne Fine , read by Holly Aird. For details see Monday


Unknown: Anne Fine
Read By: Holly Aird.

: Jumping Six Foot in a Top Hat

Former jump jockey and trainer, Charlie Brooks , uncovers the truth behind the tall tales about his great-grandfather, the Honourable Marshall Brooks - the first man in the world to high-jump six foot. Producer Vernee Samuel


Unknown: Charlie Brooks
Unknown: Marshall Brooks
Producer: Vernee Samuel

: Law in Action

8/10. The series that cross-examines 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 Jane Beresford


Presenter: Clive Coleman
Producer: Jane Beresford

: The Message

Jenni Murray and guests discuss how current media trends affect our lives. Producer CecileWright


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: PM

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


Presented By: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Now Show

New series 1/5. Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis , along with the usual team and special guest Andy Zaltzman , return for another dose of their topical satire. They also do their level best to prevent Mitch Benn from rhyming "G8" , "Live 8" and "ex-ter-min-ate!".
Producer Colin Anderson Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm
BBC AUDIO: A collection of sketches and routines from The Now Show is 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: Andy Zaltzman
Unknown: Mitch Benn
Producer: Colin Anderson

: The Archers

Kenton gets down to business. For cast see page 41
Written by Simon Frith ; Director Rosemary Watts ; Editor Vanessa Whitburn ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Simon Frith
Director: Rosemary Watts
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn

: Front Row

Arts news, interviews and reviews, with Mark Lawson. Producer Timothy Prosser


Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: Animal Show

5/5. Dog. Danny has to write a story for school. He decides to write about the old man with the dog he sees on the bus. By Katie Hims.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Katie Hims.
Danny: Daniel Anthony
Theman: Ewan Hooper
Teacher: Lucy Akhurst
Mum: Sharlene Whyte

: Any Questions?

George Galloway MP and US Republican and lawyer
Colleen Graffy are among the panellists for the discussion programme, which this week comes from Bexley in Kent. Chaired by Jonathan Dimbleby. Producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: George Galloway
Unknown: Colleen Graffy
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.
Producer: Anne Peacock

: A Point of View

20/21. 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-Minus

Startling comedy by writer Avie Luthra. Former A-star schoolboy Sandeep turns to drug-dealing to rebel against his parents after getting an A-minus in his maths exams. But things spiral out of hand when Sandeep's parents become drug dealers too.
Producer/Director Pauline Harris


Unknown: Avie Luthra.
Director: Pauline Harris
Sandeep: Pushpmder Chani
Rasvi: Vincent Ebrahim
Pedma: Siddiqua Akhtar
Neil: Charlie Ryan
Manu: Amer Nazlr
Hanu: Ajay Chhabra
UncleAnant: Ajay Chhabra
Hussain: Sushil Chudasama
Dr Howard: Robert Pickavance
Mr Young: Robert Pickavance
Headmaster: Russell Dixon
Sindy: Fiona Clarke
MissMarple: Fiona Clarke

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, with Robin Lustig. Editor Alistair Burnett


Unknown: Robin Lustig.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: Minaret

5/10. Increasingly alone in London, Nawja is becoming invisible and powerless. By Leila Aboulela. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Leila Aboulela.

: The Copysnatchers

6/6. David Aaronovitch hosts the Friday-night talk show that invites guests from around the world to observe, parody and dissect the habits of the British from a foreign perspective. Producer Rebecca Asher


Unknown: David Aaronovitch
Producer: Rebecca Asher

: Today in Parliament

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


Unknown: Mark D'Arcy.
Producer: Peter Knowles

: News

: Book of the Week: Olga's Story

5/5. By Stephanie Williams. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Stephanie Williams.

: 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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