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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Mobeen Azhar.


Unknown: Mobeen Azhar.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.

: Thought for the Day

With Catherine Pepinster.


Unknown: Catherine Pepinster.

: Desert Island Discs

BBC security correspondent Frank Gardner is this week's castaway as he talks to Sue Lawley about his life and career, which was almost cut short last year when he was ambushed while filming in a suburb of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, shot six times and left for dead. Repeated from Sunday at 11.15am
What Sue Lawley is watching: page 35


Unknown: Frank Gardner

: Book of the Week: Clarice Cliff

5/5. The postwar years saw the decline in the passion for all things Art Deco, and so Clarice Cliff 's popularity waned. And her long-standing love affair with Colley Shorter took an unexpected turn. Biography by Lynn Knight. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Clarice Cliff
Unknown: Colley Shorter
Unknown: Lynn Knight.

: Act of Worship

Led by Oliver McTernan.


Unknown: Oliver McTernan.

: Woman's Hour

Madhur Jaffrey , actress and doyenne of Indian cookery, describes the magical tastes of her childhood. Presented by Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Madhur Jaffrey
Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: The Professor

By Charlotte Bronte.
10/10. The Woman's Hour drama. for details see drama repeat at 7.45pm

: The Last Picture Show Men

With the technology of cinema changing from celluloid to digital, the days of the cinema projectionist could be numbered. Most "projies" happen to be film fanatics, which is why they joined the profession in the first place. Richard Hollingham (himself the proud owner of a 1930s cinema projector) explores the small but fabulous world of the cinema projectionist. From picture Palaces to flea pits, they tell of the trials and tribulations of "putting the show on" against all odds. Producer Angela Hind


Unknown: Richard Hollingham
Producer: Angela Hind

: Scenes from Provincial Life

1/4. Eric Pringle 's dramatisation of William Cooper 's comic novel, exploring the lives and loves of a schoolmaster and his friends in pre-war Leicester.
A Sensible Man. Which couple should have the cottage for the weekend - Joe and Myrtle or Tom and Steve?
Producer/Director David Blount


Unknown: Eric Pringle
Unknown: William Cooper
Director: David Blount
Joe: David Thorpe
Myrtle: Alison Pettitt
Tom: Jonathan Keeble
Steve: Robert Harper
Bolshaw: Keith Drlnkel
Fred: Leighton Pugh
Frank: Clive Standen
Trevor: James Joyce

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs programme, presented by Winifred Robinson and John Waite. Series editor Andrew Smith
PHONE: [number removed]email: youandyours@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Winifred Robinson
Presented By: John Waite.
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

National and international news and analysis, introduced by Nick Clarke. Editor Colin Hancock


Introduced By: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: Feedback

Roger Bolton selects listeners' comments from his mailbag and inbox and redirects them towards BBC radio programme and policy makers.
Producer Maire Devine Repeated on Sunday at 8pm ADDRESS: feedback, PO Box 2100, London W1A 10T
Phone [number removed]0400 Fax: [number removed]: email: feedback@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Maire Devine

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Brought to Book

Lucy has been appointed to the chair of the Widmerpool Prize for Fiction. She is determined to find the very best novel amid the mountain of submissions. But as pressures - both literary and personal - grow, pulling her one way then another, can her high ideals hold out against dreaded compromise? Written by Joan Bakewell.
Producer/Director Peter Kavanagh


Written By: Joan Bakewell.
Director: Peter Kavanagh
Gervase: Roger Allam
Lucy: Geraldine James
Adrian/Josh: Robert Bathurst
Hugo/Paul: Richard Katz
Miranda/Millie: Colleen Prenderqast

: Ramblings

6/6. Clare Balding takes a ramble through the colourful city of Liverpool, chosen to be European City of Culture in 2008. Producer Benjamin Chesterton


Unknown: Clare Balding
Producer: Benjamin Chesterton

: Writing from Burma

5/5. Letters from Burma. Two beautifully observed essays from a collection of newspaper articles by the 1991 Nobel Peace Prizewinner Aung San Suu Kyi. Read by Pennv Downie. For details see Monday


Read By: Pennv Downie.

: This Sceptred Isle: Empire

10/90. El Dorado and the Real Treasures. The British sailed east for spices, to the Caribbean for sugar, and to America for a new life. With readings by Martin Freeman and Robert Powell. For details see Monday


Unknown: El Dorado
Unknown: Martin Freeman
Unknown: Robert Powell.

: Law in Action

2/9. Clive Coleman presents the series that cross-examines aspects of the law and legal system. He analyses the major legal stories and uncovers the ones that haven't yet hit the headlines. Producer Jim Frank


Unknown: Clive Coleman
Producer: Jim Frank

: The Message

Jenni Murray and her guests engage in lively debate on how media trends affect our lives. Producer Cecile Wright


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producer: Cecile Wright

: PM

News and analysis, with Eddie Mair. Editor peter Rippon


Unknown: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: Dead Ringers

4/6. More topical lampooning and peerless impressions. Starring Jon Culshaw , Jan Ravens , Kevin Connelly , and Mark Perry. From the City Hall, Hull.
Producer Katie Marsden Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm
BBC AUDIO: Episodes from the radio and TV series of Dead Ringers are available on audio cassette and CD from www.bbcshop.com and from all good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]


Unknown: Jon Culshaw
Unknown: Jan Ravens
Unknown: Kevin Connelly
Unknown: Mark Perry.
Producer: Katie Marsden

: The Archers

Will fights fire with fire.
For cast see page 37
Written by Nawal Gadalla ; Director Kate Oates : Editor Vanessa Whitburn ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Nawal Gadalla
Director: Kate Oates
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn

: Front Row

With Kirsty Lang , including a review of the premiere of Howard Brenton 's play Paul, based on the life and teachings of the man who experienced a divine revelation on the road to Damascus. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Kirsty Lang
Unknown: Howard Brenton
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: The Professor

10/10. Victor. Married to the woman he adores and successful in his work, William is about to bring his journal to a close. But there is one last part of the story to be told. By Charlotte Bronte.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

: Any Questions

5/16. Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Tilehurst, Berkshire, puts questions on issues of the week to a panel that includes the Conservative deputy leader Michael Ancram, broadcaster and columnist Amanda Platell, and Ed Davey, Liberal Democrat spokesperson for Education.
Producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Leader: Michael Ancram
Unknown: Amanda Platell
Unknown: Ed Davey
Producer: Anne Peacock

: A Point of View

11/13. 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: The Angel of Covent Garden

Lee doesn't believe in love. He's been hurt too many times. But then he meets an angel. By Colin Bytheway.
Producer/Director Sally Avens


Unknown: Colin Bytheway.
Director: Sally Avens
Lee: Bryan Dick
Alex: Andrew Scott
Coral Shirley: Anne Field
Marco: Christian Solimeno

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, with Robin Lustig. Editor Alistair Burnett


Unknown: Robin Lustig.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: No Man's Land

5/5. Clara and Brown evade the guards, then stumble across the man in the homburg hat. Who shoots first? By Graham Greene. For details see Monday


Unknown: Graham Greene.

: Great Lives

New series 1/10. Mae West. As the blondest bombshell of them all and one of Hollywood's most outrageously camp icons, Mae West was certainly never ignored during a career spanning almost seven decades. As a novelist, playwright, businesswoman, producer and performer she always attracted scandal, controversy and men. Writer Kathy Lette proposes Mae West for great-life status and discusses the queen of the quip with biographer Simon Louvish and presenter Francine Stock. Producer Lucy Lunt


Unknown: Kathy Lette
Unknown: Simon Louvish
Presenter: Francine Stock.
Producer: Lucy Lunt

: A Bird Singing in the Park

Sara Parker joins students from the Royal National College for the Blind in Hereford as they map the territories of birds and bats in the 25 acres of grounds, using the gift of their ultra-acute sense of hearing. Producer Simon Elmes


Unknown: Sara Parker
Producer: Simon Elmes

: News

: Book of the Week: Clarice Cliff

5/5. New biography by Lynn Knight. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Lynn Knight.

: 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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