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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Bishop James Mehaffey.


Unknown: James Mehaffey.

: 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 With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday In Parliament
With Rachel Hooper and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Chief Rabbi, Dr Jonathan Sacks.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Rachel Hooper
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Dr Jonathan Sacks.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley invites another castaway to choose records that have some meaning for them to take to the mythical desert island. They also talk about their career and life and hopes for the future. Repeated from Sunday at 11.15pm

: Act of Worship

Led by the Rev Roger Hutchings.


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.

: Book of the Week: Santa - a Life

5/5. The Santa Claus we know today was fully fledged in 19th-century America and England. Jeremy Seal ends his journey of discovery in Santa Claus's new home at the northernmost point of the globe. for details see Mon Rptd 12.30am


Unknown: Santa Claus

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: David Copperfield

By Charles Dickens.
10/20. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Charles Dickens.

: The Longest Road .

New series 1/3. St Petersburg to Moscow Last year
President Putin declared open a new road across Russia, stretching from St Petersburg to Vladivostok. It is the longest road in the world inside a single country covering a distance of 6,600 miles - around a quarter of the Earth's circumference. Peter Day travels the road and asks the people he meets on the journey to Vladivostok about their changing lives. He soon encounters difficulties when he meets a map maker who tells him the road does not exist. Producers Neil Koenig and Sue Davies


Producers: Neil Koenig
Producers: Sue Davies

: IncurableRomantics

A comedy set in a rest home in Florence in 1875, where three of the elderly residents, all English expatriates, are trying to remember who they are. By Perry Pontac trying to remember who they are. By Perry Pontac.
Producer David Hunter


Unknown: Perry Pontac
Unknown: Perry Pontac.
Producer: David Hunter
John: John Moffatt
George: John Wood
PB: John Rowe
Fanny: Sandra Dickinson

: You and Yours

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


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

: The World at One

News and analysis, with Nick Clarke. Editor Colin Hancock


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: A World In Your Ear

2/6 The programme that showcases the best Enghshlanguage radio on the planet. This week, Rosie Goldsmith tunes in to radio about cars, driving and suburbanisation. Producer Anna Raphael Repeated on Sunday at 8pm


Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith
Producer: Anna Raphael

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Chance Acquaintance

- The story of the pre-war summer in which the famous bohemian and charming French writer Colette became an accidental resident in an Alpine spa - accompanied only by her beloved striped cat. Amid the mountains, the sulphur and the sick, she is befriended by an apparently conventional bourgeois couple and finds herself unwittingly - and unwillingly - embroiled in their lives By Colette, adapted by Deborah Levy. Starring
Barbara Flynn , Emma Fielding and Paul McGann.
Producer/Director Di Speirs


Adapted By: Deborah Levy.
Unknown: Barbara Flynn
Unknown: Emma Fielding
Unknown: Paul McGann.
Director: Di Speirs
Colette ': Barbara Flynn
Mme Haume: Emma Fielding
M Haume: Paul McGann
Lucette: Clare Corbett
Georges: Philip Fox

: Veg Talk

4/9 Gregg Wallace and Charlie Hicks answer listeners' calls and celebrate winter fruit and vegetables. Producer Lucinda Montefiore
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 1.30pm


Unknown: Gregg Wallace
Unknown: Charlie Hicks
Producer: Lucinda Montefiore

: After the Wave

5/5. Re//ef. One of this year's most acclaimed new writing talents explores the shifting and ambiguous relationship between victims of disaster and those who bring aid. Written by Rattawut Lapcharoensap and read by Mark Meadows. For details see Monday


Written By: Rattawut Lapcharoensap
Read By: Mark Meadows.

: Slate Stories

4/4. A Living History. Is the Welsh slate industry in danger of becoming little more than a museum piece? Sian Pari Huws meets businessmen, quarrymen and an artist who see slate as a design icon with a bright future. For details see Tuesday


Unknown: Sian Pari

: Word of Mouth

3/9. To mark the start of the panto season, Michael Rosen reports on the language of the theatre - from stage names to funny voices.
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

8/8. Alan Coren and other guests wade through the week's news in the topical comedy panel game. Simon Hoggart presides.
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 £12.99) including p&p. Call [number removed]042 (national rate) or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Producer: Katie Tyrrell

: The Archers

Lilian gets a new rival. For cast see page 34
Written by Adrian Flynn : Director Kate Oates ; Editor Vanessa Whitburn ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Adrian Flynn
Director: Kate Oates
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn

: Front Row

John Wilson introduces another edition of the arts magazine, with news, reviews and interviews. Producer Martin Smith


Introduces: John Wilson
Producer: Martin Smith

: David Copperfield

10/20. David has a strange meeting with Steerforth before being called back to Yarmouth, where Peggotty has some terrible news. By Charles Dickens. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Charles Dickens.

: Any Questions

15/16. Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Carlton in Lindrick, Nottinghamshire, puts questions on the issues of the week to a panel that includes the playwright and satirist Alistair Beaton. Producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Alistair Beaton.
Producer: Anne Peacock

: A Point of View

8/13. 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: Marilyn and Ella Backstage at the Mocambo

Inspired by the true and remarkable story of how Marilyn Monroe helped launch Ella Fitzgerald 's career on the west coast at the world-famous Mocambo Night Club in Hollywood. Written by Bonnie Greer.
Singer Ruby King: Pianist/Musical director Steve Brown Producer/Director Pauline Harris


Unknown: Marilyn Monroe
Unknown: Ella Fitzgerald
Written By: Bonnie Greer.
Director: Steve Brown
Director: Pauline Harris
Marilyn Monroe: Julia Ford
Ella Fitzgerald: Alibe Parsons
Morrison/Lee Strasberg: Kerry Shale
Norman Granz: Stuart Milligan
Feldman: Rolf Saxon
Karim: Fred Fortas
Flossie: Bonnie Greer

: 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: From a View to a Death

10/10. As Zouch seems determined to make himself a part of the Passenger family, Mr Passenger decides to test his suitability for life in the country and offers him a ride on one of his horses. By Anthony Powell. For details see Monday


Unknown: Mr Passenger
Unknown: Anthony Powell.

: Copysnatchers

New series 1/6. David Aaronovitch returns for another series of the Friday-night talk show that invites guests from around the world to observe, parody and dissect the habits of the British from a foreign perspective. Executive producer Rebecca Asher


Unknown: David Aaronovitch
Producer: Rebecca Asher

: 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: Santa - a Life

5/5. By Jeremy Seal. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Jeremy Seal.

: 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.

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