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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

Presented by Archbishop Peter Smith.


Unknown: Peter Smith.

: Farming Today

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly.


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Sarah Montague.
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 Dr Mona Siddiqui.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament Editor of Today Ceri Thomas


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: David Wilby
Unknown: Rachel Hooper.
Unknown: Dr Mona Siddiqui.
Unknown: Ceri Thomas

: Desert Island Discs

CBI director-general Sir Digby Jones joins
Sue Lawley to choose eight records to take to the mythical desert island. Repeated from Sunday at 11.15am


Director-General: Sir Digby Jones

: Act of Worship

Led by the Rt Rev Stephen Oliver.


Unknown: Stephen Oliver.

: Book of the Week: Brain Matters

5/5. Katrina Firlik looks to the future of "cosmetic brain surgery, with implants to stimulate memory. Is a brain-lift just over the horizon? For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Katrina Firlik

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 Childless The Woman's Hour drama. 5/5. Precious by Sarah Woods. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Sarah Woods.

: Test Match Special

England v Sri Lanka
Commentary on the second day's play in the Second Test at Edgbaston. Including at 1.00pm Talking Point.
Producer Peter Baxter *approximate time


Producer: Peter Baxter

: Travels with the Hat Box

At a time when travelling was a rare event, the Brynmawr Folk Dancers were the toast of festivals and fiestas throughout Europe. Broadcaster and former member of the dance group Huw Williams tells their Story. Producer Martin Kurzik


Unknown: Huw Williams
Producer: Martin Kurzik

: Falco: Venus in Copper

2/6. Falco is searching for the truth about the deaths of Severina's three husbands when an unexpected offer forces him to question his instincts. Maybe he should consult his new feathered friend? Written by Lindsey Davis , dramatised by Mary Cutler. Producer Peter Leslie Wild


Written By: Lindsey Davis
Dramatised By: Mary Cutler.
Producer: Peter Leslie Wild
Falco: Anton Lesser
Helena: Anna Madeley
Pollia: Julia Hills
Doctor: Jez Thomas
Thalia: Chipo Chung
Severina: Tracy Wnes
Cossus: Jonathan Tafler
Hortensius: Ian Brooker
Parrot: Colin Rote

: You and Yours

Topical consumer issues, 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.
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

News and analysis with Shaun Ley. Editor Colin Hancock


Unknown: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: Feedback

3/12. Roger Bolton selects listeners' comments, queries and criticisms 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]; (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Fax [number removed]: email feedback@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Daunt and Dervish

2/5 QueReste-t-lldeNos Amours? When asked to act as agents to bid for a Monet at auction, Daunt and Dervish little suspect it will lead them on a trail across the channel and open up some painful memories. By Guy Meredith.
Producer/Director Colin Guthrie


Unknown: Guy Meredith.
Director: Colin Guthrie
Josephine: Anna Massey
Susan: Frances Barber
Bill: Sean Scanlan
Vivienne: Sean Thomas
Hugh: Roger Hammond
Marcel: Harry Myers
Andrew: Thomas Wheatley
Beryl: Elizabeth Bell
Leclerc: Kim Wall

: Ramblings

New series 1/5 Clare Balding walks from the village of Iddesleigh in Devon in the company of author and former children's laureate Michael Morpurgo. As they explore thE banks of the River Torridge he explains how vital his daily walks are to his work. Producer Lucy Lunt


Unknown: Michael Morpurgo.
Producer: Lucy Lunt

: Brighton Rocks

5/5. Diamond Geezer. By Roy Apps , read by Kenneth Cranham. Could it be that Graham Greene got it all wrong? Pinkie Brown 's son attempts to put the record Straight. For details see Monday


Unknown: Diamond Geezer.
Unknown: Roy Apps
Read By: Kenneth Cranham.
Unknown: Graham Greene
Unknown: Pinkie Brown

: This Sceptred Isle: Empire

75/90. Lord Curzon–Duty and the Durbar. George Nathaniel , Lord Curzon, the viceroy of India, had strong views on the importance of his role there. But there were some in India who felt that he was missing the point. Narrated by Juliet Stevenson , with readings by Joss Ackland , Jack Davenport and Saeed Jaffrey. For further details see Monday


Unknown: George Nathaniel
Unknown: Juliet Stevenson
Unknown: Joss Ackland
Unknown: Jack Davenport
Unknown: Saeed Jaffrey.

: Last Word

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


Unknown: Matthew Bannister

: The Film Programme

Francine Stock and guests discuss the latest films on general release, and on DVDs and TV. producer Tim Prosser


Unknown: Francine Stock
Producer: Tim Prosser

: PM

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


Presented By: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Now Show

8/8. Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis are joined by Jon Holmes , Marcus Brigstocke , Laura Shavin and Mitch Benn. Producer Colin Anderson Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm
RT DIRECT: The Now Show is available from RT Direct for £10.99 (plus E2.95 p&p). To order, contact BBC Shop on [number removed] (Mon-Fri,
8.30am-6.00pm) quoting [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute); order online at www.bbcshop.com, or send a cheque payable to BBC Shop, detailing the product you require to: [address removed] United Kingdom


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

: The Archers

Lynda goes up in the world. For cast see page 36
Written by Joanna Toye ; Director Rosemary Watts ; Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Joanna Toye
Director: Rosemary Watts
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn

: Front Row

Kirsty Lang presents the arts magazine, with news, reviews and interviews. Producer Aasiya Lodhi


Unknown: Kirsty Lang
Producer: Aasiya Lodhi

: Childless

5/5. Precious. One of the reasons they split up was because he didn't want children - and there he is with a four-year-old son. Anne has to ask herself why it was that they never had a child. By Sarah Woods.
Director Jane Morgan For further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Sarah Woods.
Director: Jane Morgan
Anne: Frances Barber
Vanessa: Jenny Funnell
Geoff: Angus Wright
Mum: Gwyneth Powell

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion in Brockenhurst, Hampshire. The panel includes the veteran broadcaster
Charles Wheeler , shadow Secretary of State for the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister Caroline Spelman , and the Europe correspondent for The Times, Anthony Browne. Producer Lisa Jenkinson Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Charles Wheeler
Unknown: Caroline Spelman
Unknown: Anthony Browne.
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: Abrogate

Hillary Clinton is in the White House and a Congressional hearing is sifting through the substantial and varied debris of the post-Bush regime to investigate what, if anything, went right and, if so, how it could possibly have been allowed to happen. M*A*S*H creator Larry Gelbart 's merciless lampoon.
Other parts played by members of the cast
Producer John Taylor ; Director Roland Jaquarello


Unknown: Hillary Clinton
Unknown: Larry Gelbart
Producer: John Taylor
Director: Roland Jaquarello
The Voice: Peter Riegert
Senator Fulsome: Vincent Spano
TheChairman: Buck Henry
Senator Upchuck: Dakin Matthews
Condoleeza Rice: Theresa Randle
Barbara Bush: Pat Carroll
Lynn Cheney: Joanne Baron
John Done: Dw Brown
Proctor: Dw Brown
Corporal Diaz: Alejandro Rose-Garcia

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson. Editor Alistair Burnett


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: Black Swan Green

5/10. A Country at War. Jason is keeping a scrapbook about the war in the Falklands, but his adolescent enthusiasm for the fighting disappears when news comes through of one of the village's own young soldiers. By David Mitchell. For details see Monday


Unknown: David Mitchell.

: Great Lives

Repeated from Tuesday at 4.30pm

: Today in Parliament

Today's debates at Westminster. Presented by Mark D'Arcy. Editor Peter Knowles


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

: News

: Book of the Week: Brain Matters

5/5. By Katrina Firlik. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Katrina Firlik.

: News

: Global Perspective

The Changing Face of Neighbourhood Crime

: Close Up

Playing Rosa's Tune (2/3)

: 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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