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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Clair Jaquiss.


Unknown: Clair Jaquiss.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament With Robert Orchard and Rachel Hooper.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rt Rev Richard Harries.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Rachel Hooper.
Unknown: Richard Harries.

: Desert Island Discs

Today's castaway is the the thriller writer Jack Higgins. He talks to Sue Lawley. Repeated from Sunday at 11.15am


Unknown: Jack Higgins.

: Worship

Led by Roger Hutchings.


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.

: Bookof the Week: Suburban Shaman

5/5. When GP Cecil Helman becomes an NHS patient himself, he is disturbed to find a system that seems to reduce patients to statistics. He considers whether the latest generation of doctors could learn from the way in which medicine is practised in the developing world. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Cecil Helman

: Woman's Hour

With Martha Kearney.
10.45 Jane's Story 10/10. By Alison Joseph. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearney.
Story By: Alison Joseph.

: People of the Abyss

2/3. Author Andrew Smith goes deep into the lives of submariners across the generations. Bomber. The combination of the ballistic missile and the nuclear-powered submarine changed everything - warfare, the balance of world power and, of course, submarining. For the duration of the Cold War the real front line stretched across millions of miles of dark water. Former Soviet, British and American commanders and crew reveal the unigue pressures, intense boredom and underwater strategy that reguired them to remain hidden Or hunted. Producer Mark Burman


Unknown: Andrew Smith
Producer: Mark Burman

: Agatha Christie's Mrs McGinty's Dead

2/5. 1952. Hercule Poirot is convinced that the brutal murder of an elderly woman is connected to a lurid article in a Sunday newspaper. Dramatised by Michael Bakewell. Producer/Director Enyd Williams


Unknown: Hercule Poirot
Dramatised By: Michael Bakewell.
Director: Enyd Williams
Poirot: John Moffatt
Ariadne: Julia McKenzie
Supt Spence: George Baker
Deirdre: Teresa Gallagher
Mrs Wetherby: Rosalind Knight
Mrs Upward: Jill Balcon
Robin: Nick Waring
Mrs Carpenter: Angela Sims
Mr Carpenter: Dominic Colchester
DrRendell: Gerard McDermott

: You and Yours

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


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Winifred Robinson

: The World at One

With Shaun Ley. Editors Nick Sutton and Juliette Dwyer


Unknown: Shaun Ley.
Editors: Nick Sutton
Editors: Juliette Dwyer

: Feedback

Roger Bolton selects listeners' comments, queries and criticisms and redirects them towards BBC radio programme and policy-makers.
Producer Kathleen Griffin Repeated on Sunday at 8pm ADDRESS: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London WlA 10T
Phone: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Fax: [number removed] email: feedback@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Kathleen Griffin

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Alice in Paris

A surreal, comic parable by Elizabeth Lewis about the pitfalls of romantic fantasy. Alice is frightened of the reality of marriage to a Welsh asparagus farmer and runs away to Paris, still wearing her wedding dress. At first, Paris is exactly how she imagined it - romantic, artistic and bohemian. Will she come back down to earth?
Producer/Director Kate McAII


Unknown: Elizabeth Lewis
Director: Kate McAii
Alice: Caroline Harker
Simone de Beauvoir: Ana-Luisa de Cavilla
leuan: Iestyn Jones
The Ubiquitous Frenchman: Richard Elfyn
Stallholder: Iwan Tudor
Genevieve: Sheila Ballantine
Agnes: Alex Alderton
Mireille: Phyllida Nash

: Ramblings

2/6. Cookham, Berkshire. Clare Balding joins the female hockey team in Cookham who, after 15 years walking together, have formed enduring friendships
Off as well as On the pitch. Producer Nicola Humphries


Producer: Nicola Humphries

: Bath Festival Stories

5/5. Two Ticks. A young woman works as a volunteer in an old people's home. and despite her limited abilites she understands more of the everyday eccentricities of working there than most of her "normal" colleagues. By Kerry Hood. Read by Rebecca Smart. For details see Monday


Unknown: Kerry Hood.
Read By: Rebecca Smart.

: This Sceptred Isle: Empire

60/90. Empress. In 1876 prime minister Benjamin Disraeli crowned an era when he proclaimed that henceforth
Queen Victoria should add to her long list of titles that of Empress of India. By Christopher Lee. Narrated by Juliet Stevenson , with readings by Christopher Eccleston and HugoSpeer. For details see Monday


Unknown: Benjamin Disraeli
Unknown: Christopher Lee.
Unknown: Juliet Stevenson
Unknown: Christopher Eccleston

: Last Word

Matthew Bannister presents the obituaries programme, investigating the lives of the great and the good, the unsung and the extraordinary. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Matthew Bannister

: The Film Programme

Actress Anjelica Houston talks to Francine Stock about her new film These Foolish Things. Producer Tim Prosser


Talks: Anjelica Houston
Unknown: Francine Stock
Producer: Tim Prosser

: Test Match Special

India v England
Commentary on the second day's play in the Second Test in Mohali. For details see yesterday. Including at 6.30
News and Papers, at 8.31 Yesterday in Parliament and at 9.15 Act of Worship.
Producer Peter Baxter -approximate times


Producer: Peter Baxter

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.
Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The News Quiz

5/8. Simon Hoggart presides over the topical panel game. With Alan Coren and special guests.
Producer Katie Tyrrell Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm
RT DIRECT: A CD version of News Quiz, Best of 2005 is available from RTdirect for just E9.99 including p&p (rrp £12.99). To order, call [number removed] and quote [number removed]


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

: The Archers

Clarrie steps into the breach.
For cast see page 30
Written by Tim Stimpson ; Director Kate Oates : Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Tim Stimpson
Director: Kate Oates
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn

: Front Row

Kirsty Lang presents the arts magazine, with news, views and interviews. Producer Thomas Morris


Unknown: Kirsty Lang
Producer: Thomas Morris

: Jane's Story

10/10. There is a fire at the factory. Jane and her family gather there and learn the truth about James and Arthur and what happened that night on Cliff's Common. The conclusion of Alison Joseph 's original crime story. For cast and further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Alison Joseph

: Any Questions?

10/13. Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion in Hastings with a panel that includes former Home Office minister Ann Widdecombe , policy director of New Economics
Foundation Andrew Simms , and Michael Mansfield OC. Producer Lisa Jenkinson Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Ann Widdecombe
Unknown: Andrew Simms
Unknown: Michael Mansfield Oc.
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: A Point of View

7/13. Brian Walden , broadcaster and former MP, presents a weekly reflection on a topical issue.
Producer Simon Hollis Repeated on Sunday at 8.50am


Unknown: Brian Walden
Producer: Simon Hollis

: The Friday Play: After the Affair

Michael Butt 's play-without-a-script dissects the complex and messy world of an extra-marital affair. Two couples are left facing a future they hadn't anticipated, and since the two women involved are sisters the sense of betrayal runs deep.
Producer/Director Toby Swift


Unknown: Michael Butt
Director: Toby Swift
Sarah: Claire Rushbrook
Janey: Daniela Denby-Ashe
Phil: Simon Grover
Andy: Christopher Fox

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig. Editor Alistair Burnett


Unknown: Robin Lustig.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: Suite Franchise: Storm in June

5/10. While Gabriel Corte tries to save his own skin,
Hubert Pericand has a greater ideal in mind. By Irene Nemirovsky. For details see Monday


Unknown: Gabriel Corte
Unknown: Hubert Pericand
Unknown: Irene Nemirovsky.

: Off the Page

7/10. Ignorance Is Bliss. Dominic Arkwright and his guests wonder whether it's ever better not to know than to know. With Virginia Ironside, Ben Goidacre and Sarah Winkless. Producer Isobel Eaton


Unknown: Ben Goidacre
Unknown: Sarah Winkless.
Producer: Isobel Eaton

: 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: Suburban Shaman

5/5. By Cecil Helman. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Cecil Helman.

: World Today

: News

: The Word

: News

: News

: Test Match Special

India v England
Commentary on the third day's play of the Second Test in Mohali by Jonathan Agnew , Christopher Martin-Jenkins and Simon Mann With Geoffrey Boycott. Including at 7.00 News and Papers, and at 8.51 Yesterday in Parliament.
Producer Peter Baxter *approximate times


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: Simon Mann
Unknown: Geoffrey Boycott.
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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