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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

Presented by the Rev Stephen Shipley.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.

: 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 Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Rachel Hooper and Robert Orchard.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev Richard Harries.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament Editor of Today Ceri Thomas


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Rachel Hooper
Unknown: Robert Orchard.
Unknown: Richard Harries.
Unknown: Ceri Thomas

: Desert Island Discs

The prima ballerina Darcey Bussell joins Sue Lawley to discuss her career, motherhood and her choice of music to take to the desert island. Repeated from Sunday at 11.15am


Unknown: Darcey Bussell

: Book of the Week: Telling Some Tales

5/5. The actress Anna Massey reads the concluding extract from her memoirs, including the leading role in Hotel du Lac and what a lavish cake, presented at a party, tells her about friendship. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Anna Massey

: Act of Worship

Led by Oliver McTernan.


Unknown: Oliver McTernan.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 Beach Huts ,
5/5. GitealaMer. By DamianBarr and Laura Lockington. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Laura Lockington.

: An Embarrassment of Riches

The BBC's Washington correspondent, Matt Frei , goes in search of America's philanthropists. He asks what motivates them: is it guilt, a quest for eternity or do they have more money than sense? Producer Naomi Grimley


Unknown: Matt Frei
Producer: Naomi Grimley

: Falco: Venus in Copper

New series 1/6. Anton Lesser returns as ancient Rome s busiest detective. Falco comes face to face with temptation when he is hired to follow a professional bride with a habit of outliving her husbands.
Written by Lindsey Davis , dramatised by Mary Cutler.
Producer Peter Leslie Wild


Unknown: Anton Lesser
Written By: Lindsey Davis
Dramatised By: Mary Cutler.
Producer: Peter Leslie Wild
Falco: Anton Lesser
Helena: Anna Madeley
Hyacinthus: Stephen Critchlow
Pollia: Julia Hills
Cake seller/Lusius: Laurence Saunders
Cossus: Jonathan Tafler
Tyche: Bella Merlin

: You and Yours

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


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

: The World at One

Presented by Shaun Ley. EditorColin Hancock


Presented By: Shaun Ley.
Presented By: Editorcolin Hancock

: Feedback

2/12. Roger Bolton selects listeners' comments, queries, criticisms and congratulations from his mailbag and inbox, and redirects them towards BBC radio programme and policy makers.
Producer Penny Vine Repeated on Sunday at 8pm
Write to: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London W1A 10T. Phone [number removed]; Fax [number removed]: email feedback@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Daunt and Dervish

New series 1/5. In Questionable Shape London 1947. The Daunt and Dervish detective agency is back in business. As the lights come on again in London's theatreland, a visit to the Old Vic sets off a mystery to rival what's happening on stage. Written by Guy Meredith. This series continues on Friday of next week.
Producer/Director Colin Guthrie


Written By: Guy Meredith.
Director: Colin Guthrie
Josephine: Anna Massey
Susan: Frances Barber
Bill: Sean Scanlan
Ronald: Geoffrey Whitehead
Noël Coward: Nicholas Boulton
Waterloo Eddie: Kim Wall
Kate: Tracy Wiles
Magdalena: Elizabeth Bell
InspBraithwaite: Thomas Wheatley

: Costing the Earth

Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: Movie Matinees

5/5. Zorba the Greek. By Nikos Kazantzakis , read by Alex Jennings. In the seclusion of the Cretan countryside,
Zorba dances for the sheer joy of living. For details see Monday


Unknown: Nikos Kazantzakis
Read By: Alex Jennings.

: This Sceptred Isle: Empire

70/90. Gold and the Second Boer War. When gold was discovered in Boer territory, the British wanted a part of it. And when Germany appeared to side with the Boers, there was bound to be trouble. Continuing Christopher Lee 's history of the British empire. Readings by Joss Ackland ,
Jack Davenport ana Rupert Degas. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Christopher Lee
Unknown: Joss Ackland
Unknown: Jack Davenport
Unknown: Rupert Degas.

: Last Word

Matthew Bannister presents the obituary programme that celebrates the lives of the recently deceased, from the rich and famous to the unsung but significant. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Matthew Bannister

: The Film Programme

Ian McKellen , star of Ron Howard 's film The Da Vinci Code , talks to Francine Stock , who also discusses Cache
(Hidden) by Michael Haneke , released on DVD next week. Producer Tim Prosser


Unknown: Ian McKellen
Unknown: Ron Howard
Talks: Da Vinci Code
Unknown: Francine Stock
Unknown: Michael Haneke
Producer: Tim Prosser

: PM

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


Presented By: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Now Show

7/8. Steve Punt , Hugh Dennis and the team satirise the week's news. Even Radio 4 doesn't know what that will be yet. so you'll have to tune in to find out.
Producer Colin Anderson Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm
RT DIRECT: The Now Show (highlights from the first series) is available on CD and audio cassette 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
Producer: Colin Anderson

: The Archers

Clarrie reaches breaking point.
For cast see page 37
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

Kirsty Lang with arts news and interviews, and the verdict on Tamsin Greig 's RSC debut as Beatrice in a new staging Of Much Ado About Nothing. Producer Sally Spurring


Unknown: Kirsty Lang
Unknown: Tamsin Greig

: Beach Huts

5/5. GÎte a la Met By Damian Barr and Laura Lockington. The future: land is at a premium and the new Green government has forbidden new building. Ever. Anywhere. Tom and Jordan, a young professional couple, are desperate to get on the property ladder.
For further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Damian Barr
Unknown: Laura Lockington.
Tom: Jason Hughes
Jordan: Nina Wadla
Simon: David Holt

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Caterham, Surrey, puts questions on the issues of the week to a panel that includes the shadow Housing Minister Michael Gove ; the writer Frederick Forsyth ; and the Warden of New College, Oxford, Alan Ryan. Producer Lisa Jenkinson Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Michael Gove
Unknown: Frederick Forsyth
Unknown: Alan Ryan.
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: A Point of View

Professor Lisa Jardine presents her weekly reflection on a topical issue. Producer Jennie Walmsley Repeated Sunday 8.50am


Unknown: Professor Lisa Jardine
Producer: Jennie Walmsley

: The Friday Play: I Was Born There

When Judith finds the clumsy little painting of her childhood home, the nightmares begin again. She knows that she must do something to rid herself of the terrible memories of what happened in the house. Written and produced by Ellen Dryden , starring David Suchet.
Producer/Director Ellen Dryden


Produced By: Ellen Dryden
Unknown: David Suchet.
Director: Ellen Dryden
Judith: Elizabeth Bell
David: David Suchet
Ruth: Lelia Hackett
Kathleen: Susan Jameson
The bookseller: John Bennett

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, presented by Julian Worricker. Editor Alistair Burnett


Presented By: Julian Worricker.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: Canvey Island

5/5. Martin begins to re-evaluate his relationship with his often distant father, and hopes to learn the truth about Len's relationship with Violet. Written by James Runcie. For cast and further details see Monday


Written By: James Runcie.

: Great Lives

7/10. Ignaz Semmelweis. Writer and broadcaster Frances Cairncross nominates a forgotten hero of medicine. In the mid-19th century Semmelweis discovered why women were dying after childbirth, but his message was ignored. Chaired by Matthew Parris , with expert advice from biographer Sherwin Nuland. Repeated from Tuesday at 4.30pm


Unknown: Ignaz Semmelweis.
Unknown: Frances Cairncross
Unknown: Matthew Parris
Unknown: Sherwin Nuland.

: 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: Telling Some Tales

5/5. Anna Massey 's memoirs. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Anna Massey

: News

: Global Perspective

Running with Atalanta

: Close Up

Playing Rosa's
Tune (1/3)

: 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.

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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