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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Roger Hutchings.


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

Presented by Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News Presented by Steve May.


Presented By: Sarah Montague
Presented By: James Naughtie.
Presented By: Steve May.

: Thought for the Day

With the Rev Richard Harries.


Unknown: Richard Harries.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's guest today is athlete Dame Kelly Holmes.
She chooses eight recordings and a luxury item to take to the imaginary desert island. Repeated from Sunday at 11.15pm


Unknown: Dame Kelly Holmes.

: Act of Worship

Led by the Rev Roger Hutchings.


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.

: Book of the Week: Road Fever

5/5. Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico, then through the States towards that record. There's less paperwork now and all seems possible. Read by Stuart Mulligan. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Read By: Stuart Mulligan.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: Ladies of Letters Go Global

By Lou Wakefield and Carole Hayman. 5/5. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Lou Wakefield
Unknown: Carole Hayman.

: Six Thousand Postcards

Rummaging in a dusty cupboard, Richard Rawles ot the psychology department of University College London stumbled upon 6,000 dusty postcards, all dating from 1953, stacked in shoeboxes. On the back appeared to be answers to a questionnaire about left-and right-handedness. Chris McManus describes how he and his colleagues tracked the postcards to an early BBC TV science programme presented by Jacob Bronowski, and 50 years later put them through a computer-driven analysis to find out what they could tell us now about the people and the time they lived in.


Unknown: Richard Rawles
Unknown: Chris McManus
Producers: Richard Bannerman

: Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show

3/6. Another confused and muddled day in the life of one-time variety star Count Arthur Strong , played by Steve Delaney. Producers Mark Radcliffe and John Leonard


Unknown: Count Arthur Strong
Played By: Steve Delaney.
Producers: Mark Radcliffe
Producers: John Leonard

: You and Yours

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


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

: The World at One

National and international news and analysis, presented by Brian Hanrahan. Editor Colin Hancock


Presented By: Brian Hanrahan.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: A World In Your Ear

5/6. Rosie Goldsmith tunes in to the world's radio stations to hear how they cover religion. Find out how to download a daily sermon on to your iPod and what it takes to serve as an Imam in the US army. And is Harry Potter just an evil little boy? Producer Leonida Krushelnycky Repeated on Sunday at 8pm


Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith
Unknown: Harry Potter
Producer: Leonida Krushelnycky

: The Archers

Lilian gets a new recruit. Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: It's Too Late Now

I A play by Brian Sibley to mark the 50th anniversary of the death of AA Milne on 31 January 1956.
Best known as the creator of Winnie the Pooh.
Milne would have preferred to have been remembered as another kind of writer, rather than as one who wrote for children alone.
Hroducer/Director John Tydeman


Play By: Brian Sibley
Director: John Tydeman
AA Milne: Alec McCowen
Younger Milne: Jasper Britton
Daphne: Emma Gregory
Rose: Maggie McCarthy
Billy Moon: Thomas Helm

: Veg Talk

7/9. This week it's potatoes on the menu. Gregg Wallace , Charlie Hicks and chef Trish Hilferty answer listeners' questions on spuds. 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
Unknown: Trish Hilferty
Producer: Lucinda Montefiore

: The Adventures of Dougal

5/5. Dougal and his friends take an international trip. An unfortunate incident at the leaning tower of Pisa leaves Ermintrude feeling quite faint. The last of this week's tributes to Eric Thompson , the voice behind the TV series The Magic Roundabout, read by his daughter Sophie. For details see Monday


Unknown: Eric Thompson

: Redesigning the Human Body

5/5. The Skin We're in. Len Fisher confronts his reflection, and he dreams about what he could do to make his skin more appealing. For details see Monday


Unknown: Len Fisher

: Word of Mouth

6/9. Michael Rosen presents a special edition on matters equestrian from the London International Horse Show. 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 Now Show

3/6. Steve Punt. Hugh Dennis and the team promise a normal edition of the show: it's not about Christmas or Snowmen or the new year. Cynicism is re-engaged, with the usual mix of stand-up, sketches and songs. Producer Colin Anderson Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm
RT DIRECT: The Now Show (four episodes from the first series) is available for E15.99 including p&p. Send a cheque payable to Selections to: [address removed], call 0[number removed] (national rate) quoting B46-SW910, or visit www.selections.com/rtdirect


Unknown: Steve Punt.
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Producer: Colin Anderson

: The Archers

Caroline prepares for the worst.
For cast see page 37
Written by Tim Stimpson ; Director Julie Beckett ; Editor Vanessa Whitburn ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Tim Stimpson
Director: Julie Beckett
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn

: Front Row

Mark Lawson introduces another edition of the arts magazine, with news, reviews and interviews.d Producer Stephen Hughes


Introduces: Mark Lawson
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Ladies of Letters Go Global

5/5. Vera and Christopher undertake a life-threatening undercover operation for M16. With no-one else to turn to, Irene combines forces with the expat couple employing her to get Vera and Christopher air-lifted out of the diamond mine in which they have been billeted. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

: Any Questions?

1/13. Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Rowhedge in Essex puts questions on the issues of the week to a panel of four leading figures, including the writer and broadcaster, Simon Fanshawe. Producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Simon Fanshawe.
Producer: Anne Peacock

: A Point of View

11/13. 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: You Need Changing

A drama documentary set in the mother and baby unit of a prison. This is the story of the dilemmas faced by young mother Diane, when she is forced to "hand out" her baby when he reaches six months old. Bv Jackie Pavlenko.
Producer/Director Marc Beeby


Unknown: Jackie Pavlenko.
Director: Marc Beeby
Diane: Lyndsey Marshal
Marion: Jo McLnnes
Lou: Carolyn Pickles
Miss Walker: Lynne Verrall
Carol: Ella Smith
Jerry: Ayesha Antoine
Alicia/Chloe: Sophie Roberts

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson. Editor Alistair Burnett


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: Constitutional

5/5. If I'm Spared 2/2. By Helen Simpson , abridged by Katrin Williams. A second consultation and his world is turned upside down again. What next! Read by David Horovitch. For details see Monday


Unknown: Helen Simpson
Abridged By: Katrin Williams.
Read By: David Horovitch.

: Copysnatchers

4/6. David Aaronovitch presents 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

: On the Dotted Line

Tristram Hunt looks at the history and legend of the signature, and asks what those little squiggles actually mean. Former England cricketer David Gower reveals the dark arts of autograph sigining, and the man whose name is on a billion banknotes talks about seeing his own scrawl every time he uses a fiver. Producer Thomas Morris


Unknown: Tristram Hunt
Unknown: David Gower
Producer: Thomas Morris

: News

: Book of the Week: Road Fever

5/5. Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico, then through the States towards that record. There's less paperwork now and all seems possible. Read by Stuart Mulligan. Rptd from 9.45


Read By: Stuart Mulligan.

: 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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