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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Kevin Franz.


Unknown: Kevin Franz.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With David Wilby and Rachel Hooper.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev Richard Harries.
8.31 L Wanly Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: David Wilby
Unknown: Rachel Hooper.
Unknown: Richard Harries.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway is the actor Terence Stamp. He chooses eight recordings to take to the mythical desert island. Repeated from Sunday at 11.15am


Unknown: Terence Stamp.

: Act of Worship

Led by the Rev Dr Bert Tosh.


Unknown: Dr Bert Tosh.

: Book of the Week: Adrift in Caledonia

5/5. As the end of his four-month-long circumnavigation of Scotland lies tantalisingly in sight. Nick Thorpe gazes across the Forth to Edinburgh. Written and abridged by Nick Thorpe , and read by Greg Powrie. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Nick Thorpe
Abridged By: Nick Thorpe
Read By: Greg Powrie.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 Our Father Who Art in the Tree
5/5. By Judy Pascoe. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Judy Pascoe.

: People of the Abyss

3/3. Author Andrew Smith takes this final journey into the submerged and often secret lives of submariners. Hidden Depths. The ocean depths are the final frontier where submariners have cloaked their activities for decades - top-secret spy missions, dangerous games of cat and mouse, and deep voyages of discovery that few could ever talk about. Now, as the Cold War under the waves recedes, the military and the scientists combine to illuminate the deep-sea abyss. Producer Mark Burman


Unknown: Andrew Smith
Producer: Mark Burman

: Agatha Christie's Mrs McGinty's Dead

3/5. In the respectable village of Broadhinny, Hercule Poirot has established several possible suspects of appropriate ages as the murderer of the elderly woman.


Dramatised by: Michael Bakewell
Producer/Director: Enyd Williams
Poirot: John Moffatt
Ariadne: Julia McKenzie
Supt Spence: George Baker
Mrs Upward: Jill Balcon
Robin: Nick Waring
Deirdre: Teresa Gallagher
Mrs Carpenter: Angela Sims
Mrs Summerhayes: Molly Gaisford
Mrs Rendell: Susannah Corbett
Mrs Sweetman: Jillie Meers

: 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

National and international news and analysis, presented by Shaun Ley. Editors Nick Sutton and Juliette Dwyer


Presented By: Shaun Ley.
Editors: Nick Sutton
Editors: Juliette Dwyer

: Feedback

Roger Bolton selects listeners' comments, queries and criticisms, redirecting them towards BBC radio programme and policy makers.
Producer Cathy Packe Repeated on Sunday at 8pm ADDRESS: Feedback. PO Box 2100. London W1A 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: Cathy Packe

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Blind Eye

Carl is a policeman who is about to get a medal for bravery. Yet he is troubled. He can't go near his wife and he avoids all physical confrontations. Has he lost his bottle? Is he now afraid of violence? Or is it something deeper? By Sharon Oakes.
Music by Tom Kirkpatrick ; Director Gary Brown


Unknown: Sharon Oakes.
Music By: Tom Kirkpatrick
Director: Gary Brown
Carl: Shaun Dooley
Trish: Sue Kelly
Phil: Deka Walmsley
Niamh: Sinead Douglas
Lorna: Lois Taylor
Callum: Jack Hanson
Micky/Jim: Russell Shaw
Darren: Greg Milburn
Charlie/Craig: Geoffrey Wilkinson

: Ramblings

3/6. North Downs, Kent. Two years ago Simon Keyes undertook an extraordinary walk - from Budapest to
London. Three months later he crossed the channel and headed for home across the North Downs. It's this part of his route that he retraces with Clare Balding. He tells how the adventure affected his relationship with his wife, and - changed the direction of his life. Producer Karen Gregor


Unknown: Simon Keyes
Unknown: Clare Balding.
Producer: Karen Gregor

: My Animals and Other Family

5/5. Talking with Pigs. Julia takes up pig-keeping. The last of this week's five short stories by acclaimed writer
Julia Blackburn , read by the author. For details see Monday


Unknown: Julia Blackburn

: Chute

5/5. At the End of the Day. Dylan Winter looks at how chutes are used in daily life and in death. For details see Monday

: 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

: Test Match Special

India v England
Commentary on the first day's play in the Third Test in Mumbai by Jonathan Agnew , Christopher Martin-Jenkins and Simon Mann. With summaries from Geoffrey Boycott , Sunil Gavaskar and Vic Marks.
Producer Peter Baxter 'approximate times


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: Simon Mann.
Unknown: Geoffrey Boycott
Unknown: Sunil Gavaskar
Unknown: Vic Marks.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: The Film Programme

This week, the actors Natalie Portman and John Hurt , who star in the futuristic thriller V for Vendetta, talk to Francine Stock. Producer Tim Prosser


Unknown: Natalie Portman
Unknown: John Hurt
Unknown: Francine Stock.
Producer: Tim Prosser

: PM

With Eddie Mair. Editor Peter Rippon

: The News Quiz

6/8. Simon Hoggart presides over the topical panel game. With special guests.
Producer Katie Tyrrell Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm
RT DIRECT: A CD version of News Quiz, Best of 2005 is available from RT direct for just E9.99 including p&p (rrp £12.99). To order, call [number removed] and quote [number removed]


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Producer: Katie Tyrrell

: The Archers

Oliver takes on a new challenge. For cast see page 32
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

With Kirsty Lang. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: Kirsty Lang.
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Our Father Who Art in the Tree

5/5. As the long hot summer holiday comes to an end, it is obvious to Simone that things will have to change - but not quite as dramatically as this.
For cast and further details see Monday
Repeated from 10.45am


Writer: Judy Pascoe

: Any Questions?

11/13. Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion in Radcliffe-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire, with a panel that includes Dignity in Dying chief executive Deborah Annetts , commentator Charles Moore and gay-rights campaigner Peter Tatchell. Producer Lisa Jenkinson Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Deborah Annetts
Commentator: Charles Moore
Unknown: Peter Tatchell.
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: A Point of View

8/13. 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: Unprotected

By Esther Wilson , John Fay , Lizzie Nunnery and Tony Green. Following a series of murders of prostitutes in Liverpool and the announcement of new Government proposals on street prostitution, this topical drama interweaves verbatim monologues from the different viewpoints of prostitutes, police, parents, politicians and punters. Created in conjunction with the Everyman and Liverpool Playhouse Theatre.
Producer Pauline Harris ; Director Susan Roberts


Unknown: Esther Wilson
Unknown: John Fay
Unknown: Tony Green.
Producer: Pauline Harris
Director: Susan Roberts
Pat: Noreen Kershaw
Diane: Siobhan Finneran
Fiona: Ann Rye
John/Punter: Paul Regan
Susie: Lisa Parry
Lucy: Deborah McAndrew
Lee: John McArdle
InspShanley: Vince Earl
: Brian Neilcaple

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.
Editor Alistair Burnett


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: Suite Francaise: Storm in June

10/10. An accidental death and a promise of life - the concluding episode of Irene Nemirovsky 's vivid novel. Read by Sian Thomas. For details see Monday


Unknown: Irene Nemirovsky
Read By: Sian Thomas.

: Off the Page

8/10. All by Myself. Dominic Arkwright and his guests consider the joys of the solitary life. with Lucy Mangan , Lance Workman and David Blandy. Producer Isobel Eaton


Unknown: Dominic Arkwright
Unknown: Lucy Mangan
Unknown: Lance Workman
Unknown: David Blandy.
Producer: Isobel Eaton

: Today in Parliament

The day's events in Westminster, with Mark D'Arcy. Producer Peter Knowles


Unknown: Mark D'Arcy.
Producer: Peter Knowles

: News

: Book of the Week: Adrift in Caledonia

5/5. By Nick Thorpe. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Nick Thorpe.

: World Today

: News

: The Word

: News

: News

: Test Match Special

India v England
Commentary on the first day's play in the Third Test in Mumbai by Jonathan Agnew , Christopher Martin-Jenkins and Simon Mann. With expert summaries from Geoffrey Boycott. Sunil Gavaskar and Vic Marks. 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.
Unknown: Sunil Gavaskar
Unknown: Vic Marks.
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.

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