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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Ian Mackenzie.


Unknown: Ian MacKenzie.

: 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 Garry Richardson.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.

: Yesterday in Parliament

With Rachel Hooper and Robert Orchard.


Unknown: Rachel Hooper
Unknown: Robert Orchard.

: Thought for the Day

With the Rev Dr Alan Billings.


Unknown: Dr Alan Billings.

: Desert Island Discs

The broadcaster David Frost talks to Sue Lawley about his choice of music to take to the mythical island, and about his life and long career. Repeated from Sunday at 11.15pm


Talks: David Frost

: Book of the Week: The City of Falling Angels

5/5. Concluding a week of readings from his new book, John Berendt admires the view inside the rebuilt Venice Opera House. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: John Berendt

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 The Brave New World of Allaetitia By Charlotte Cory. 5/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama rpt at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Charlotte Cory.

: Act of Worship

Led by the Rev Dr Kevin Franz.


Unknown: Dr Kevin Franz.

: Test Match SpecialPakistan v England

The fourth day's play in the final Test from Lahore, Pakistan.

: The Meteorite Hunt

World-leading meteorite expert Matthew Genge goes on a hunt for meteorites in the most unexpected of places - people's gardens. Travelling the length and breadth of Britain, he'll be seeking meteorites among the pansies and daffodils, sprouts and cauliflowers. Producer Martin Kurzik


Unknown: Matthew Genge
Producer: Martin Kurzik

: Clare in the Community

5/6. Mean Streets. Clare and the team volunteer for the street count, but helping the homeless becomes a competition between Clare and Irene. Brian organises Simon's stag night. 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
Tracey: Alex Tregear

: You and Yours

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


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: John Waite.
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

News and analysis, 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 Penny Vine Repeated on Sunday at 8pm ADDRESS: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London W1A 10T
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: A Family Party

David Mamet directs his own adaptation of John O'Hara's story set in small-town America in the 1950s. At a testimonial dinner for a doctor, the true nature of his life and work, personal sacrifices and guiet successes are movingly revealed. This is a portrait of a particular time that has social resonances for today, reinforcing the values that people know to be true and that are in danger of being lost under pressure from an increasingly complex world. With a solo performance by Ed O'Neill as Albert Shoemaker. Producer Rosalind Ayres


Author: John O'Hara
Adapted by/Director: David Mamet
Producer: Rosalind Ayres
Albert Shoemaker: Ed O'Neill

: Veg Talk

2/9. Singing the praises of winter fruit and veg, with Gregg Wallace and Charlie Hicks , who answer listeners' Calls. Producer Paula McGinley
PHONE: [number removed] Lines open from 1.30pm (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute)


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

: Natasha and Other Stories

5/5. Natasha 2/2. In the concluding part of this poignant story exploring adolescent sexuality, Natasha takes direct action, with some dramatic results for her mother's marriage. By David Bezmozgis. For details see Monday


Unknown: David Bezmozgis.

: The Last Best Place - Stories from the Steppe

5/5. Dominic Ziegler spends time with the people preparing for Nadaam, the country's most important sporting event - both in the countryside and in the city. The last of this week's Mongolian snapshots. For details see Monday


Unknown: Dominic Ziegler

: Word of Mouth

New series 1/9. Michael Rosen returns with the series that takes a close look at words, where they come from and how they can be manipulated.
Producer Peter Everett Repeated on Sunday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Peter Everett

: 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

6/8. Panellists wade through the top news stories of the week, with Simon Hoggart in the chair.
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: Simon Hoggart
Producer: Katie Tyrrell

: The Archers

Lilian dusts down her soap box.
For cast see page 40
Written by Carole Simpson Solazzo ; Director Julie Beckett : Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Carole Simpson Solazzo
Director: Julie Beckett
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn

: Front Row

Kirsty Lang presents another edition of the arts magazine, with news reviews and interviews. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: Kirsty Lang
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: The Brave New World of Allaetitia

5/5. The Horror Movie. When the Sunnyside Civic Society has to cancel its long-awaited lecture on the The Joys of Concrete, Allaetitia suggests her very own home movie as a stand in - with unexpected results. By Charlotte Cory. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Charlotte Cory.

: Any Questions

13/16. Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Bournemouth puts questions on the issues of the week to a panel of four leading figures, including Geoff Mulgan , director of the Young Foundation and a former adviser to Tony Blair. producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Geoff Mulgan
Unknown: Tony Blair.
Producer: Anne Peacock

: A Point of View

6/13. David Cannadine casts a historian's eye over today's current affairs.
Editor Maria Balinska Repeated on Sunday at 8.50am


Unknown: David Cannadine
Editor: Maria Balinska

: The Friday Play: Comeback

Wrestling man-mountain King Magnitude is on the comeback trail at the age of 60. It may be 20 years since his glory days but he's determined to show the world he's still got what it takes. What he doesn't expect is to be floored by a 15-year-old girl. By Luke Sutherland.
Producer/Director Toby Swift


Unknown: Luke Sutherland.
Director: Toby Swift
King Magnitude: Richard Ridings
Col: Desmond McNamara
Sylvia: Stephanie Fearon
Val: Tanya Franks
Neil: Richard Katz
Roly May: Harry Myers
Kirk: Everal A Walsh

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig. Editor Alistair Burnett


Presented By: Robin Lustig.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: Angela Carter's Book ofFairy Tales

5/5. The Company of Wolves. One of Carter's own stories in which she retells the story of Little Red Riding Hood in her own inimitable style. For details see Monday

: Great Lives

9/10. Nevil Shute. Broadcaster Adam Hart-Davis attempts to convince presenter Francine Stock of the "greatness" of engineer and writer Nevil Shute , who managed to combine a scientific and literary career, writing such bestsellers as A Town like Alice and On the Beach. Producer John Byrne


Unknown: Nevil Shute.
Unknown: Adam Hart-Davis
Presenter: Francine Stock
Unknown: Nevil Shute
Producer: John Byrne

: 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: The City of Falling

Angels 5/5. By John Berendt. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: John Berendt.

: World Today

: News

: The Word

: News

: News

: Pakistan v England

L W only The final day's play in the Third Test from Lahore. Commentary by Jonathan Agnew , Christopher Martin -Jenkins and Arlo White. With experts Geoffrey Boycott , Vic Marks and Rameez Raja. Including 7.15-7.21 News and Papers; 8.51-8.58 Yesterday in Parliament. Producer Peter Baxter 'approximate time


Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By: Christopher Martin
Commentary By: Arlo White.
Unknown: Geoffrey Boycott
Unknown: Vic Marks
Unknown: Rameez Raja.
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.

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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