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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

Presented by Andrew Graystone.


Presented By: Andrew Graystone.

: Farming Today

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly.


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

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


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Rachel Hooper
Unknown: Robert Orchard.
Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: The Reith Lectures

3/5. In the Beginning Was Sound. This year's Reith lecturer is the conductor and pianist Daniel Barenboim , a leading cultural figure of our time. "Music," argues
Barenboim, "lies at the heart of what it is to be human". In this lecture, recorded in front of an audience at the Deutsche Staatsoper in Berlin, he argues that people have lost the ability to make value judgements about
Public standards because of political correctness and bad education. Presented by Sue Lawley .
Producer Tony Phillips Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Pianist: Daniel Barenboim
Presented By: Sue Lawley
Producer: Tony Phillips

: Book of the Week: The Queen at 80 - theBiographer's View

5/5. The Queen. By Ben Pimlott. There's a change of royal style following the death of Princess Diana and, in a new millennium, questions are asked about how to make contemporary sense of the institution of monarchy. Abridged by Miranda Davis and read by Geoffrey Palmer. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am
RT DIRECT: The Queen by Ben Pimlott is available for £9.99 including P&p. To order, send a cheque payable to RT Direct. Address: RT Direct. [address removed]. Call: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute), quoting RT. or visit www. rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Ben Pimlott
Abridged By: Miranda Davis
Read By: Geoffrey Palmer
Unknown: Ben Pimlott

: Act of Worship

Led by the Rev Ernest Rea.


Unknown: Rev Ernest Rea.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 With Love from Me to You 5/5.
The Woman's Hour drama. For details see repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: My Daddy Told Me

Jenni Trent Hughes explores issues of paternal advice - the nuggets of information imparted from fathers to their sons. She interviews men from different backgrounds, including the film director and bon viveur Michael Winner and the fashion designer Wayne Hemingway. Producer Clive Brill


Unknown: Jenni Trent Hughes
Unknown: Michael Winner
Designer: Wayne Hemingway.
Producer: Clive Brill

: High Table, Lower Orders

3/6. Comedy drama set in a Cambridge college. One of the students has been found hanged in what appears to be a suicide but Simon is not convinced. He feels that the college may once more have a murder on its hands.


Writer: Mark Tavener
Producer/Director: Dawn Ellis
Gilbert: Geoffrey Palmer
Simon: Samuel West
Bernard: Jonathan Coy
Dean: Michael Maloney
Zoe: Sharon Small
Roisin: Michelle Fairley
DI Rendell/Jane: Rachel Atkins
Stewart/James: Anthony Glennon
Elspeth: Elizabeth Bell

: You and Yours

Topical consumer issues, 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 Brian Hanrahan. Editor Colin Hancock


Unknown: Brian Hanrahan.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: The Message

Jenni Murray and her guests in lively conversation about how current media trends affect everyday life. Producer Cecile Wright Repeated on Sunday at 8pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producer: Cecile Wright

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Signs and Wonders

When Guy's wife leaves him, he flees to London, where an encounter with an unusual young woman makes him question his whole life so far. Written by Frankie Bailey.
Producer/Director Eoin O'Callaghan


Written By: Frankie Bailey.
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Guy: Keith Barren
Jessica: Emily Woof
Elaine: Lizzie McLnnerny
Student: Paul Panting
Old man: David Shaw-Parker
Doctor: Beth Chalmers

: Costing the Earth

Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: Literary Misfits

5/5. Pride and Homicide. When the notorious "Butcher Boy" Francie Brady arrives in Longbourn and takes up a position with a certain Bennett family, it can only be a matter of time before pride leads to something a little more sinister than a fall for one of the local residents. By Barry Devlin. Read by Killian Donnelly.
Producer Heather Larmour For further details see Monday


Unknown: Francie Brady
Unknown: Barry Devlin.
Read By: Killian Donnelly.
Producer: Heather Larmour Fnr

: Inside the Queen's Head

5/5. Sailing By. Henley-on-Thames in Oxfordshire has a reputation as a chocolate-box town and host to the grandeur of the Royal Regatta, but is there something darker happening in the bistros and the 4x4's? With the poet Lemn Sissay. For details see Monday


Unknown: Lemn Sissay.

: Last Word

Matthew Bannister presents the obituaries programme in which he celebrates the life stories of people who have recently died, both the great and the good, the extraordinary and the unsung.
Producer Julian May Repeated on Sunday at 11pm


Unknown: Matthew Bannister

: The Film Programme

What really went wrong at Enron? A new documentary Enron: the Smartest Guys in the Room tries to explain.
Francine Stock talks to the film's director Alex Gibney. Plus Mark Dornford-May tallks about his version of Carmen, set in a South African township, U-Carmen e-Khayelitsha, which won a Golden Bear award. Producer Tim Prosser


Talks: Francine Stock
Director: Alex Gibney.
Unknown: Mark Dornford-May
Producer: Tim Prosser

: PM

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


Presented By: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Now Show

3/8. Topical comedy sketch and stand-up with Steve Punt , Hugh Dennis , Jon Holmes , Mitch Benn and Laura Shavin. As Marcus Brigstocke is on holiday, expect a special guest. Producer Colin Anderson Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm
RT DIRECT: The Now Show (four episodes from the first series) is available for E16.99 including p&p. Send a cheque payable to Selections to: [address removed], call [number removed]
(national rate) quoting [number removed], or visit www.selections.com/rtdirect


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Jon Holmes
Unknown: Mitch Benn
Unknown: Laura Shavin.
Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Producer: Colin Anderson

: The Archers

Ed spoils the party for Clarrie. For cast see page 52
Written by Carole Simpson Solazzo ; Director Rosemary Watts ; Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Carole Simpson Solazzo
Director: Rosemary Watts
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn

: Front Row

Arts news with Kirsty Lang. Producer Sally Spurring


Unknown: Kirsty Lang.

: With Love from Me to You

5/5. Lavinia Greenlaw and Swiss-based Raphael Urweider discuss language and changing cultural landscapes. For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Lavinia Greenlaw
Unknown: Raphael Urweider

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Abingdon in Oxfordshire, puts questions on the issues of the week to a panel of four public figures including Lord Heseltine, Sir Jeremy Greenstock , and the royal historian and biographer Sarah Bradford.
Producer Lisa Jenkinson Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Sir Jeremy Greenstock
Unknown: Sarah Bradford.
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: A Point of View

13/13. 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: The Incompatibility of Memorywith the Pursuit of a New Life

A man is knocked down by a woman. Although his memory seems to be wiped, he is thrilled by this development and experiences the world anew.
Meanwhile, the woman falls for him. But can you love a man without a past? Written by Neil Griffiths.
Producer/Director Gary Brown


Written By: Neil Griffiths.
Director: Gary Brown
Vladimir: Henry Goodman
Lucy: Valerie Edmond
Prof Hecht: Jonathan Tafler
Joanne/Mother: Sue Kelly
Nurse/Police officer: Lisa Moore
Male police officer: Greg Mllburn

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Claire Bolderson. Editor Alistair Burnett


Presented By: Claire Bolderson.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: The Night Watch

10/15. London, 1944: Viv and her father continue to visit Duncan in prison. After Kay goes off to the ambulance station, Helen decides to make a secret nocturnal visit. By Sarah Waters. For details see Monday


Unknown: Sarah Waters.

: Great Lives

Repeated from Tuesday at 4.30pm

: Today in Parliament

The day's debates at Westminster, plus reports from the Committee rooms and stories from behind the scenes in Parliament. Presented by Mark D'Arcy. Editor Peter Knowles


Presented By: Mark D'Arcy.
Editor: Peter Knowles

: News

: Book of the Week: The Queen at 80- the Biographer's View

5/5. The Queen. By Ben Pimlott. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Ben Pimlott.

: News

: Close Up

: News

: Outlook

: News

: Assignment

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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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