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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Colonel Margaret Hay.


Unknown: Colonel Margaret Hay.

: 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 Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev Tom Butler.
8.55 August 1945
3/12. For details see Wednesday


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: The Reunion

2/8. Sue MacGregor reunites some of the founding team of Not the Nine o'Clock News, one of the most successful comedy series of the 1980s. John Lloyd , Rowan Atkinson ,
Mel Smith , Chris anri Pamela SteDhenson recall their initial meetings, the rehearsals, endless re-writes and the controversial, offbeat comedy sketches that emerged from their improvisations. Rptd from sun at 11.15am


Unknown: John Lloyd
Unknown: Rowan Atkinson
Unknown: Mel Smith
Unknown: Pamela Stedhenson

: Book of the Week: The Price of Waterin Finistère

5/5. Madame C - the prime mover behind Bodil Malmsten s intention to write a book about her life in Finistère - is getting increasingly anxious about the lack of progress. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Bodil Malmsten

: Act of Worship

Led by Oliver McTernan.


Unknown: Oliver McTernan.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 Do Not Adjust Yourself
5/5. Come with Carmel. Written by Kate Perry.
The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Written By: Kate Perry.

: Test Match Special

Englandv Australia
Commentary on the second day's play at Edgbaston.
Including at 12.35pm News; Talking Point.
And at 3.10 News; Cricket Scene.
Producer Peter Baxter *approximate time


Producer: Peter Baxter

: We're All Grown-Ups Here

We may be at the top of the corporate ladder, but do our parents still tell us to wrap up warm? Stephanie Caiman looks at our thorny, fascinating relationship with our parents, and asks if we can ever really be friends. With contributions from Clare Short. Producer Sara Conkey


Unknown: Stephanie Caiman
Unknown: Clare Short.
Producer: Sara Conkey

: Robin and Wendy's Wet Weekends

3/4. Baby Love. Robin is encouraged to bond with the baby and with the other fathers, while Derek is trying to tag along to every event, which leads to chaos. By Kav Stonham. Producer Claire Bartlett


Unknown: Kav Stonham.
Producer: Claire Bartlett
Robin: Brian Capron
Wendy: Kay Stonham
Derek: Martin Trenaman
Maureen: Amelia Bullmore

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay. Including at 12.30 Face the Facts.
3/6. Twelve years ago, this programme investigated a bogus businessman. After serving time for fraud he's back - running a funeral parlour with an unusual sideline in private ambulance work. The results for those who do business with him are all too predictable Series editor Andrew Smith Face the Facts repeated on Sunday at 9pm PHONE: [number removed] email: youandyoursSbbc.co.uK


Presented By: Liz Barclay.
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

News and analysis, with Nick Clarke. Editor Colin Hancock


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: A World In Your Ear

New series 1/7. In the return of the series that showcases theblstEnglish-languageradioontheplanet, Lucy Ash looks at how radio stations use listeners stories to make their programmes. Producer Anna Raphael Repeated on Sunday at 8pm


Unknown: Lucy Ash
Producer: Anna Raphael

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Atlantis

The peace of a seaside caravan site is jangled by the arrival of a mysterious stranger. Dangerous emotions surface in thP apparently civilised community. By Dan Anthony. Producer/Director Jane Dauncey


Unknown: Dan Anthony.
Director: Jane Dauncey
Dr Lewis: Philip Madoc
Leighton: John Sparkes
Alex: Robert Chase
Geoff: Robert Chase
Christine: Christine Pritchard
Sally: Nickie Rainsford
Andrew: Simon Ludders
Darren: Gareth Piper

: VegTalk

6/9 Angela Hartnett joins greengrocers Gregg Wallace and Charlie Hicks to cook a seasonal dish and answer listeners' questions about summer fruit and veg. Producer Paula McGinley PHONE: [number removed] Lines open from 1.30pm


Unknown: Angela Hartnett
Unknown: Gregg Wallace
Unknown: Charlie Hicks
Producer: Paula McGinley

: Curly Tales

5/5. Propaganda Airways. There is more than one way to wage war. And psychological warfare can be very effective. By Nick Walker and read by Kerry Shale . For details see Monday


Unknown: Nick Walker
Read By: Kerry Shale

: Classical Cuts

5/5 Sibelius's Fifth Symphony. Tom Robinson discovers how the horn call in the last movement, inspired by a flock of swans, became a hook for a pop record by Strawberry Switchblade. For details see Monday <R)


Unknown: Tom Robinson
Unknown: Strawberry Switchblade.

: Word of Mouth

New series 1/8. Michael Rosen launches the new Word of Mouth competition known cryptically as Wombac, in which listeners send in their own freshly minted acronyms that reflect contemporary Britain. Producer Mark Smalley Repeated on Sunday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Mark Smalley

: 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 Now Show

4/5. Family-friendly satire from Steve Punt. Hugh Dennis , Marcus Brigstocke , Jon Holmes , Mitch Benn and Laura Shavin. Producer Colin Anderson Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm
RT DIRECT: Own The Now Show on CD for just £11.99 (RRP E12.99) including p&p. To order, call [number removed] quoting [number removed], or visitwww.radiotimes.com/rtdirect


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

: The Archers

Tom is forced to bite the bullet.
For cast see page 37
Written by Adrian Flynn ; Director Julie Beckett : Editor Vanessa Whitburn ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Adrian Flynn
Director: Julie Beckett
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn

: Front Row

John Wilson presents the arts show and meets the singer/ songwriter Richard Thompson , who is about to release his first solo acoustic album for almost 25 years. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: John Wilson
Songwriter: Richard Thompson
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Do Not Adjust Yourself

5/5. Corrie with Carmel. Carmel (Doreen Keogh ) is a Coronation Street obsessive who shares a birthday with Ken Barlow. But as she settles down to celebrate their anniversary together, the TV goes on the blink, with distressing results. Another monologue from Kate Perry. For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Doreen Keogh
Unknown: Ken Barlow.
Unknown: Kate Perry.

: Straw Poll

2/6. Zero tolerance of anti-social behaviour will only make things worse. This debate, chaired by Nick Clarke , comes from the University of Manchester. Listeners can also vote on the motion. Producer Nick Utechin Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm To vote YES dial [number removed]0311 To vote NO dial [number removed]0322
Calls cost 10p Lines are open after 8.50pm until 2.20pm tomorrow


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Producer: Nick Utechin

: A Point of View

2/13. New York resident and former Sunday Times editor Harold Evans comments on topical events.
Producer Maria Balinska Repeated on Sunday at 8.50am


Editor: Harold Evans
Producer: Maria Balinska

: The Friday Play: Dungannon

A powerful and emotive drama based on real events.
Dungannon, County Tyrone, in 1963: a young mother's efforts to get a home for her family seem to be in vain until she organises a squat in council houses scheduled for demolition. By Chris Neil , dramatised by John P Rooney.
Other parts played by the cast; Producer/Director Stephen Wright


Unknown: Chris Neil
Dramatised By: John P Rooney.
Director: Stephen Wright
Angela: Susan Lynch
Patricia: Stella McCusker
Conn: Gerard McSorley
Susie: Nikki Doherty
Fr Carron: James Ellis
Eamonn: Kieran Lagan
Jim: Conor Grimes
McGuinness: Gordon Fulton
Mrs McCrystal: Sheelagh O'Kane
Tommy: James Doran

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson. Editor Alistair Burnett


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: Animal Farm

5/5. "All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." By George Orwell. For details see Mon


Unknown: George Orwell.

: Off the Page

3/11. The Power of the Voice. Could Tony Blair have delivered Churchill's speeches? Matthew Parris asks singer Pauline Black of The Selecter, writer Peggy Reynolds , and Stewart Pearce , master of voice at the Globe Theatre, to write about the power Of the voice. Producer Miles Warde


Unknown: Tony Blair
Unknown: Matthew Parris
Singer: Pauline Black
Unknown: Peggy Reynolds
Unknown: Stewart Pearce
Producer: Miles Warde

: The Great Snoboqrapher

A portrait of writer William Makepeace Thackeray by his great-great-great grandson, TV comic Al Murray. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: William Makepeace Thackeray
Unknown: Al Murray.

: News

: Book of the Week: The Price of Waterin Finistere

5/5. By Bodil Malmsten. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Bodil Malmsten.

: 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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