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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev David Cooper.


Unknown: David Cooper.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With Sarah Montague.
6.25 ,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Rachel Hooper and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rt Rev Richard Harries.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Rachel Hooper
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Richard Harries.

: Desert Island Discs

Chris Evans is Sue Lawley's guest. Rpt of Sunday at 11.15am Radio and the Artist Today and tomorrow, eight artists describe how they use radio to help create their work and how it contributes to an atmosphere in which they feel inspired.
9.42 1/8. Raymond Briggs. Repeated on Sunday at 11.02pm
12.54pm 2/8. Joyce Gunn-Cairns . Repeated Sunday 7.15pm
4.58 3/8. Katie Clemson. Repeated on Sunday at 4.58pm
7.15 4/8. Norman Ackroyd. Repeated on Sunday at 12.32pm Producer John Boundy Continues tomorrow at 9.57am Have your art works exhibited, or win a digital radio: p127


Unknown: Chris Evans
Unknown: Raymond Briggs.
Unknown: Joyce Gunn-Cairns
Unknown: Katie Clemson.
Unknown: Norman Ackroyd.
Producer: John Boundy

: Book of the Week: Edvard Munch -Behind the Scream

5/5. A Stolen Funeral. In the last years of his life Munch finds himself first denigrated by the invading Nazis and then hailed as a hero. Despite all protests, Munch's funeral arrangements are forcibly organised by the Third Reich. Read by Louis Hillyer. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Read By: Louis Hillyer.

: Act of Worship

Led by Roger Hutchings.


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 Travel Stories
5/5. Walking the Ramparts. By Bonnie Greer. By Stephanie Dale. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Bonnie Greer.
Unknown: Stephanie Dale.

: Not No-One: the Story of the Unknown Soldier

The soldier "unknown by name or rank" was the focus for an extraordinary outpouring of emotion when he was buried with full state honours two years after the end of the First World War in Westminster Abbey. Great pains were taken so that the body could never be named or identified. Now, advances in DNA science pose a unique problem for the Unknown Soldier - he could be identified. Julian Pettifer investigates how the Unknown Soldier from the Vietnam conflict was identified and disinterred from America's Arlington National Cemetery to a huge national outcry. Producer Simon Hollis


Unknown: Julian Pettifer
Producer: Simon Hollis

: Clare in the Community

2/6. Relax. Brian persuades Clare to take a holiday - but Clare can't relax. Will the office fall apart without her, or worse, will the office flourish without her? Written by Harry Venning and David Ramsden.
Producer Katie Tyrrell


Written By: Harry Venning
Written By: David Ramsden.
Producer: Katie Tyrrell
Clare: Sally Phillips
Megan: Nina Conti
Helen: Gemma Craven
Brian: Alex Lowe
Ray: Richard Lumsden
Irene: Ellen Thomas
Simon: Andrew Wincott

: You and Yours

Topical reports and consumer affairs, presented by Winifred Robinson and Liz Barclay. Series editor Andrew Smith PHONE: [number removed] email: youandyours@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Winifred Robinson
Presented By: Liz Barclay.
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke. Editor Colin Hancock


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: Feedback

Roger Bolton selects listeners' comments and redirects them towards BBC radio programme and policy makers. Producer Margaret Budy 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: Margaret Budy

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Billy Mason from Gloucester

Dramatised by Rachel Joyce from a short story by Sian James . West Wales, 1918. Hetty's life is changed when she meets a young soldier unexpectedly.
Producer/Director Gilly Adams


Dramatised By: Rachel Joyce
Story By: Sian James
Director: Gilly Adams
Hetty: Manon Edwards
Mrs Evans: Cler Stephens
Billy: Oliverj Hembrough

: Changing Places

5/6. Food for Fuel. Dylan Winter explores the growing development in this country of turning food crops into useful sources of renewable energy production, including plans for bioethanol from excess apples to be turned into green electricity and a surplus of wheat being used to fuel cars. Can these forms of green fuel play a significant part in helping to reduce the need for traditional fuels without having an impact on the countryside? Producer Sheena Duncan


Producer: Sheena Duncan

: Women at War

5/5. The Mandoline. An elderly couple handle a potentially embarrassing encounter with a German prisoner of war. Written by Malachi Whitaker , and read by Rosalind Ayres. For further details see Monday


Written By: Malachi Whitaker
Read By: Rosalind Ayres.

: The Periodic Table

5/5. Chris Addison looks at carbon. For details see Monday


Unknown: Chris Addison

: 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 ; Editor Nicola Meyrick


Unknown: Clive Coleman
Producer: Jim Frank
Editor: Nicola Meyrick

: 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

: The News Quiz

3/8. Panellists wade through the top news stories of the week. Chaired by Simon Hoggart.
Producer Katie Tyrrell Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm
RT DIRECT: The News Quiz: The Best of 2005 is available on CD for Fil.99 (RRP E12.99) including p&p. Call [number removed]042 (national rate) or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Simon Hoggart.
Producer: Katie Tyrrell

: The Archers

it's the clash of the titans for Julia and Lynda. For cast see page 40 Written by Joanna Toye ; Director Kate Oates ; Editor Vanessa Whitburn ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Joanna Toye
Director: Kate Oates
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn

: Front Row

The arts show, with John Wilson. Producer Philippa Ritchie


Unknown: John Wilson.
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: Travel Stories

5/5. Walking the Ramparts. By Bonnie Greer. While working in Ghana, Bonnie decides to visit Elmina Castle, a slave fort. However, before she can begin to explore her turmoil of emotions, she must first try to understand her eccentric, self-appointed tour guide.
Director Pam Fraser Solomon Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Bonnie Greer.
Director: Pam Fraser Solomon
Narrator: Bonnie Greer
Koffi: Jude Akuwudike
Dietrich Schiller: Tim Bentlnck

: Any Questions

10/16. Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Buxton in Derbyshire puts questions on the issues of the week to a panel of four leading figures. Producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Anne Peacock

: A Point of View

3/13. Historian David Cannadine comments on topical events. Editor Maria Balinska Repeated on Sunday at 8.50am


Unknown: David Cannadine
Editor: Maria Balinska

: The Friday Play: Nemesis

By Shelagh Stephenson. Having led the race to make the atomic bomb, Robert Oppenheimer was soon to find himself isolated and reviled in a paranoid postwar America.
Producer/Director Eoin O'Callaghan


Unknown: Shelagh Stephenson.
Unknown: Robert Oppenheimer
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Oppenheimer: Colin Stlnton
Frances Tyler: Amanda Donohoe
George Tyler: Julian Wadham
Bernard Peters: Andrew Sachs
Deitrichson: Paul Freeman
Hegarty: Nathan Osgood

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, with Claire Bolderson. Editor Alistair Burnett


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: White Ghost Girls

5/5. Frankie is about to be taken from Hong Kong to boarding school in America, but is determined to be reunited with her father before she goes. Vicki Simon concludes Alice Greenway 's novel about the emotional life Of Children. Abridger Jules Wilkinson ; Producer Amber Barnfather


Unknown: Vicki Simon
Unknown: Alice Greenway
Unknown: Abridger Jules Wilkinson
Producer: Amber Barnfather

: Great Lives

6/10. Thomas Cromwell. Thomas Cromwell was the man who smashed the monasteries in the 1530s. Often portrayed as a cynical money-grabber, Cromwell ran the country for Henry VIII , but lost his head after he hitched his king to the wrong wife. With
Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch , Derek Wilson tries to persuade Francine Stock that the politician who invented spin has been spun against by historians ever since. Producer Peter Everett


Unknown: Thomas Cromwell.
Unknown: Thomas Cromwell
Unknown: Henry Viii
Unknown: Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch
Unknown: Derek Wilson
Unknown: Francine Stock
Producer: Peter Everett

: 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: Edvard Munch -Behind the Scream

5/5. Repeated from 9.45am

: News

: The Word

: News

: News

: Test Match Special

Pakistan v England
Live coverage of the first day's play in the First Test from Multan in Pakistan. Commentators Jonathan Agnew ,
Christopher Martin-Jenkins and Arlo White are joined by experts Geoff Boycott , Vic Marks and Rameez Raja. Including 7.15-7.21 News and Papers, and at
8.51 Yesterday in Parliament With Mark DArcy.
Producer Peter Baxter *approximate time


Commentators: Jonathan Agnew
Commentators: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Commentators: Arlo White
Unknown: Geoff Boycott
Unknown: Vic Marks
Unknown: Rameez Raja.
Unknown: Mark Darcy.
Producer: Peter Baxter

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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.

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