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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Jenny Wigley.


Unknown: Jenny Wigley.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Sarah Montague.
6.25 ,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Robert Orchard and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Dr Mona Siddiqui.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Dr Mona Siddiqui.

: Desert Island Discs

The children's laureate Jacqueline Wilson talks to Sue Lawley about her life, writing career and her choice of music to take to the desert island.
Repeated from Sunday at 11.15am


Talks: Jacqueline Wilson

: Book of the Week: Two Lives

5/5. Shanti Uncle is ailing, leaving the author to decipher some remaining details of his life. By Vikram Seth. for details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Vikram Seth.

: Act of Worship

Led by the Rev Stephen Shipley from HMS Victory on the 200th anniversary of the battle of Trafalgar.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: Betsy and Napoleon

By Julia Blackburn.
5/5. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Julia Blackburn.

: Winning Beauty

New series 1/3. A series exploring the world of beauty contests: the tears, the fears and the falsies, and why a woman might think this is a way to the top.
Miss Louisiana, USA. The USA is the mother of the modern pageant and about 3,500 take place there every year. Rosie Goldsmith goes behind the scenes of "Miss
Louisiana", a contest with big hair and big ambitions, set deep in the Bible Belt of the Deep South. The women are already experienced beauty queens and see pageants as a job. If they win, they qualify for "Miss America". Producer Michael Gallagher


Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith
Producer: Michael Gallagher

: Scenes from Provincial Life

3/4. False Alarm. Myrtle thinks she may be pregnant, and Steve acquires a girlfriend. Dramatisation by Eric Pringle of William Cooper 's around-breaking comic novel.
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
Frank: Clive Standen
Fred: Leighton Pugh

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs, presented by Winifred Robinson and Peter White. Series editor Andrew Smith
PHONE: [number removed]44 email: youandyoursipbbc.co.uk


Presented By: Winifred Robinson
Presented By: Peter White.
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Nick Clarke. Editor Colin Hancock


Presented By: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: Feedback

Roger Bolton selects listeners' comments and redirects them towards BBC radio programme and policy makers. Producer Maire Devine Repeated on Sunday at 8pm ADDRESS: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London WlA IOT
Phone [number removed]0400 Fax: [number removed]: email: feedback<sbbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Maire Devine

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Trafalgar

The 200th anniversary of the battle of Trafalgar is marked by this gripping drama-documentary based on eye-witness accounts of the action from the men who took part. Writtpn and directed by Lisa Osborne.
Other parts played by members of the cast: Music by the band of HM Royal Marines, Portsmouth; Producer Karen Rose


Directed By: Lisa Osborne.
Producer: Karen Rose
Narrator: Simon Russell Beale
Cpt Cumby: Michael Maloney
Cpt Cooke: Tom Ward
Blackwood: Lloyd Hutchinson
Cpt Duff: James Fleet
Norwich Duff: Dominic Di Rollo
Franklin: Andrew Scott
Nelson: Anton Lesser
Sophia: Georgie Glen
Midshipman: Will Nichols Rose

: Changing Places

2/6. More than Concrete Cows. If Milton Keynes conjures up images of shopping malls and concrete cows, think again. Some inspirational management of the city's green spaces has produced woods full of flora and fauna, meadows loud with grasshoppers and more species of butterfly within the city boundary than there are in the surrounding countryside. Dylan Winter thoroughly re-examines his preconceptions. Producer Brett Westwood


Unknown: Milton Keynes
Unknown: Dylan Winter
Producer: Brett Westwood

: Family Affairs

5/5. Mrs Glover 's Tea-Leaves. Mr Glover was everything to his wife. Now he's dead and she begins to discover a new way to live. Written by Jill Miller , read by Carolyn Pickles. For details see Monday


Unknown: Mrs Glover
Unknown: Mr Glover
Written By: Jill Miller
Read By: Carolyn Pickles.

: This Sceptred Isle: Empire

20/90. Slavery - Black and White. There is no avoiding the infamy or importance of slavery in the story of the British Empire, but it is a part that has some unexpected aspects. By Christopher Lee. Readings by Robert Powell , Mark Heap and Martin Freeman. For details see Monday


Unknown: Christopher Lee.
Unknown: Robert Powell
Unknown: Mark Heap
Unknown: Martin Freeman.

: Law in Action

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

6/6. More topical lampooning and peerless impressions. Starring Jon Culshaw , Jan Ravens , Kevin Connelly ,
Mark Perry and Phil Cornwell. From the Rex Cinema, Berkhamsted. 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
Unknown: Phil Cornwell.
Producer: Katie Marsden

: The Archers

Alan and Usha prepare to be invaded. For cast see page 41
Written by Caroline Harrington ; Director Julie Beckett ; Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Caroline Harrington
Director: Julie Beckett
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn

: Front Row

The dramatist Kevin Elyot , who has created an updated stage version of Agatha Christie 's famous mystery And Then There Were None, talks to Kirsty Lang. Producer Stephen Hughes


Dramatist: Kevin Elyot
Unknown: Agatha Christie
Unknown: Kirsty Lang.
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Betsy and Napoleon

5/5. The move to Longwood looms like a premonition of death. Napoleon and Betsy play Blind Man 's Buff but their frivolity must end soon. By Julia Blackwood. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Blind Man
Unknown: Julia Blackwood.

: Any Questions

7/16. Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Gravesend, Kent, puts questions to a panel that includes the writer Ziauddin Sardar.
Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Presenter: Jonathan Dimbleby
Panellist: Ziauddin Sardar
Producer: Anne Peacock

: A Point of View

13/13. New York resident and former Sunday Times editor Harold Evans comments on topical events.
Producer Maria Balinska Repeated on Sunday at B.50am


Editor: Harold Evans
Producer: Maria Balinska

: The Friday Play: The Shadow Lines

A story of desire and love, with a violent murder at its core, set in London and Culcutta during a time of intense religious and political division. By Amitav Ghosh , adapted by John Dryden and recorded partly in India.
Music by Nick Russell-Pavier ; Producer/Director John Dryden


Unknown: Amitav Ghosh
Adapted By: John Dryden
Music By: Nick Russell-Pavier
Director: John Dryden
Amit: Raza Jaffrey
Young Amit: Tarun Iyer
Ha: Archie Panjabi
Young Ha: Shara Sood-Panchal
May: Katie Blake
Tridib: Pal Aron
Robi: Emil Marwa
Nick: Nick Waring

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, with Robin Lustig. Editor Alistair Burnett


Unknown: Robin Lustig.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: Arthur and George

10/10. Arthur's last words are witnessed by George. Written by Julian Barnes , read by Clive Merrison. For details see Monday


Written By: Julian Barnes
Read By: Clive Merrison.

: Great Lives

3/10. Samuel Coleridge-Taylor . Samuel Coleridge-Taylor 's oratorio Hiawatha's Wedding Feast outperformed Handel's Messiah at the turn of the 19th century. The first black musician to attend the Royal College of Music, he attracted attention on both sides of the Atlantic. Fellow composer
Howard Goodall proposes him for great-life status, joining Professor Stephen Banf ield and presenter Francine Stock , to discuss Coleridge-Taylor's music and the essential role he played in inspiring other black artists. Producer Lucy Lunt


Unknown: Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
Unknown: Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
Unknown: Howard Goodall
Unknown: Professor Stephen Banf
Presenter: Francine Stock
Producer: Lucy Lunt

: Today in Parliament

Reports from the committee rooms and stories from behind the scenes in Westminster, with Mark D'Arcy. Producer Peter Knowles


Unknown: Mark D'Arcy.
Producer: Peter Knowles

: News

: Book of the Week: Two Lives

5/5. By Vikram Seth. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Vikram Seth.

: 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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