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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Brian Haymes.


Unknown: Dr Brian Haymes.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Robert Orchard and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev Richard Harries.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Richard Harries.

: Desert Island Discs

The soprano Renee Fleming talks to Sue Lawley about her life and career, and chooses music that she would take to the mythical desert island. Producer Leanne Buckle


Soprano: Renee Fleming

: Book of the Week: Isabella - She-Wolf of France, Queen of England

5/5. Isabella's son, the young Edward III , is gaining in maturity and influence. But there are rumours that his father, the deposed King Edward II, may not be dead after all. By Alison Weir. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Edward Iii
Unknown: Alison Weir.

: Act of Worship

Led by the Rt Rev Stephen Oliver.


Unknown: Stephen Oliver.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 Confessions of a Bad Mother
5/5. The Woman's Hour drama. By Stephanie Caiman. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Stephanie Caiman.

: Koran and Country: Radio Ramadan

For British Muslims an increasingly important part or Ramadan is the ability to tune in to local religious radio stations that are given a temporary licence to broadcast
24 hours a day during the holy month. This year there were 36 Radio Ramadans around the country. Mark Whitaker met some of the radio staff and reports on what Britain's Muslim communities have been talking about this October. Producer Mark Whitaker


Unknown: Mark Whitaker
Producer: Mark Whitaker

: Clare in the Community

3/6. Meet the Press. Clare is delighted to accept an invitation to be interviewed on Woman's Hour, but her colleagues are less than delighted that she alone will represent the social workers. And Brian is having his own problems dealing with a disgruntled drama student. 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
Sophie: Alex Tregear

: You and Yours

Topical reports and consumer affairs, presented by Winifred Robinson and John Waite. Series editor AndrewSmith PHONE: [number removed] email: youandyours@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Winifred Robinson
Presented By: John Waite.

: The World at One

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 Penny Vine Repeated on Sunday at 8pm ADDRESS: Feedback. PO Box 2100, London WIA IOT
Phone [number removed]0400 (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Fax: [number removed]: email: feedback@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Carmella's Island

Jean "Binta" Breeze, the Jamaican poet and performer, has written this lyrical play set on the Caribbean island of Maracou It is a place where the power of masquerade can even reach Carmella, an unhappy school teacher who has given up on her dreams.
Music Nana Tsiboe ; drummers Richmond Kesse and Delroy Brown Producer/Director Pam Fraser Solomon


Music: Nana Tsiboe
Unknown: Richmond Kesse
Unknown: Delroy Brown
Director: Pam Fraser Solomon
Storyteller: Jean "Binta" Breeze
Carmella: Martina Laird
Mr Potter: George Harris
Adele: Ayesha Antoine
Papa Shanti: Delroy Brown

: Changing Places

6/6. From Soil and Sock to Lock. Dylan Winter travels north of the border to find out how conservation organisations, environmental agencies and local people are tackling the problem of chemical pollution that's affecting important freshwater lochs in Perthshire. Producer Sheena Duncan


Producer: Sheena Duncan

: Shakespeare Stories

5/5. Romeo and Juliet. Prunella Scales reads an extract from Arthur Brooke 's long poem The Tragicall Historye of Romeus and Juliet, the first account in English of the Star-crossed lovers. For details see Monday


Unknown: Prunella Scales
Unknown: Arthur Brooke
Unknown: Tragicall Historye

: Human Hosts

5/5. Honor Blackman takes on the role of one of the deadliest parasites known to man - plasmodium, which causes malaria. Today's programme highlights the ways in which this unwelcome guest can be tackled. For details see Mon

: 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

: The News Quiz

4/8. Jeremy Hardy , Alan Coren and special guests take a skewed look at the top news stories of the week in the topical comedy panel game, 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 Ell.99 (RRP E12.99) including p&p. Call [number removed]042 (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Simon Hoggart.
Producer: Katie Tyrrell

: The Archers

The battle lines are drawn for Will and Emma. For cast see page 40
Written by Mary Cutler ; Director Kate Oates ; Editor Vanessa Whitburn ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Mary Cutler
Director: Kate Oates
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn

: Front Row

As Peter Hall celebrates his 75th birthday,
Mark Lawson talks to him about running both the Royal
Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre during a career that has included long periods of depression. Producer Robyn Read (Revised rpt)


Unknown: Peter Hall
Talks: Mark Lawson

: Confessions of a Bad Mother

5/5. Rosie is two years old and Jack's about to go to school. Could life for Lucy and John be about to return to normal? By Stephanie Caiman.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Stephanie Caiman.

: Any Questions

11/16. Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in South Shields, Tyne and Wear, puts questions on the issues of the week to a panel that includes Labour MP Ed Balls , shadow Chancellor George Osborne , crossbench peer and former Metropolitan Police Commissioner John Stevens , and Haleh Afshar , professor of politics and women's Studies. Producer Anne Peacock Rptd tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Ed Balls
Unknown: George Osborne
Unknown: John Stevens
Unknown: Haleh Afshar
Producer: Anne Peacock Rptd

: A Point of View

4/13. 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: The Face of the Enemy

How do you shake off that persistently chatty stranger who insists on telling you his life story? This dark, psychological thriller by Amelie Northomb is dramatised and translated by Adam Thorpe.
Producer/Director Jill Waters


Unknown: Amelie Northomb
Translated By: Adam Thorpe.
Director: Jill Waters
Jerome: Nigel Lindsay
Textor: Jack Klaff
Isabelle: Charlie Norfolk
Policeman: Harry Myers
radio announcer: Harry Myers

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, with Robin Lustig. Editor Alistair Burnett


Unknown: Robin Lustig.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: Brooklyn Follies

5/10. Our Girl, or Coke Is It. Lucy, a little girl who refuses to speak, arrives on Tom's doorstep and changes his life forever. By Paul Auster. For details see Monday


Unknown: Paul Auster.

: Great Lives

7/10. Beatrix Potter. Fiona Reynolds , director-general of the National Trust, argues in favour of the "greatness" of Beatrix Potter. But does her greatness lie in her literary achievements or in her skills as a conservationist? Francine Stock and Fiona Reynolds are joined in the studio by the historian and writer Anne Hobbs. Producer John Byrne


Unknown: Beatrix Potter.
Unknown: Fiona Reynolds
Unknown: Beatrix Potter.
Unknown: Francine Stock
Unknown: Fiona Reynolds
Unknown: Anne Hobbs.
Producer: John Byrne

: Today in Parliament

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


Unknown: Mark D'Arcy.
Producer: Peter Knowles

: News

: Book of the Week: Isabella - She-Wolf of France, Queen of England

5/5. Alison Weir 's new biography of Queen Isabella. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Alison Weir

: World Today

: News

: The Word

: News

: 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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