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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

Presented by the Rev Ernest Rea.


Unknown: Ernest Rea.

: 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.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Dr Mona Siddiqui. Editor of Today Ceri Thomas


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Dr Mona Siddiqui.
Unknown: Ceri Thomas

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's guest is David Cameron , leader of the Conservative Party. Repeated from Sunday at 11.15am


Leader: David Cameron

: Book of the Week: Wild Mary

5/5. When life seems all but over for the ageing novelist Mary Wesley - her sons are grown and gone, she is living in extreme poverty and her beloved husband is tragically dead - she enters her richly creative years. Biography by Patrick Marnham. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Mary Wesley
Unknown: Patrick Marnham.

: Act of Worship

From Edinburgh, with the Rev Marjory Maclean.


Unknown: Marjory MacLean.

: Woman's Hour from 10.45

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 Ottoline and Bertie
5/5. Dramatisation by Derek Bowskill of the letters and journals of Bertrand Russell and Lady Ottoline Morrell. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Derek Bowskill
Unknown: Bertrand Russell
Unknown: Lady Ottoline Morrell.

: Test Match Special

England v Sri Lanka
Commentary on the first day's play in the Third Test at
Trent Bridge, from Jonathan Agnew , Simon Mann ana Christopher Martin-Jenkins .
_ Producer Peter Baxter *approximate time


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Simon Mann
Unknown: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Producer: Peter Baxter

: The Great British Amphibian

This celebration of Sir Christopher Cockerell 's invention of the hovercraft was first broadcast last September. Presented by Peter Snow. producer Kate Bland


Unknown: Sir Christopher Cockerell
Presented By: Peter Snow.
Producer: Kate Bland

: Falco: Venus In Copper

3/6. After a short spell in prison, Falco finds half of Rome is having a party - but it seems he isn't invited. One particular gathering comes to an abrupt halt, and as a result the detective's reputation could be at stake. Written by Lindsey Davis, dramatised by Mary Cutler.


Author: Lindsey Davis
Dramatised by: Mary Cutler
Producer/Director: Peter Leslie Wild
Falco: Anton Lesser
Helena: Anna Madeley
Titus Caesar: Jonathan Keeble
Hyacinthus: Stephen Critchlow
Viridovix: Nick Fletcher
Hortensius Felix: Graham Padden
Severina: Tracy Wiles
Pollia: Julia Hills

: You and Yours

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


Presented By: John Waite
Unknown: 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

4/12. 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], Fax [number removed]; email feedback@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Daunt and Dervish

3/5. Some Commandment or Other Daunt and Dervish are asked by a leading divorce lawyer to investigate his wife, but a simple surveillance operation turns into something altogether more sinister. By Guy Meredith Producer/Director Colin Guthrie


Unknown: Guy Meredith
Director: Colin Guthrie
Josephine: Anna Massey
Susan: Frances Barber
Bill: Sean Scanlan
Phillip: Michael N Harbour
Jennifer: Tracy Wiles
Sir Bernard: Ewan Bailey
InspBlakemore: Kim Wall
DrPhelps: Thomas Wheatley

: Ramblings

2/5 Clare Balding views the landscape with a shepherd's eye as she walks from Harbottle Crags in Northumberland in the company of full-time hill shepherd Jon Monks. Producer Lucy Lunt


Unknown: Harbottle Crags
Unknown: Jon Monks.
Producer: Lucy Lunt

: People I Wanted to Be

5/5 A Blessing. Superstition and tradition prevent Russian immigrants from living their American dream. By Gina Ochsner , read by Zhivila Roche. For details see Monday


Unknown: Gina Ochsner
Read By: Zhivila Roche.

: This Sceptred Isle: Empire

80/90 The Last Imperial Reign. With the coronation of King George V in 1911, the British Empire was embarking on what would turn out to be its final phase. By Christopher Lee Narrated by Juliet Stevenson , with readings by Ben Onwukwe , Jemma Redgrave , Saeed Jaffrey , Jack Davenport , Charlie Hiqson and JOSS Ackland. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Christopher Lee
Unknown: Juliet Stevenson
Unknown: Ben Onwukwe
Unknown: Jemma Redgrave
Unknown: Saeed Jaffrey
Unknown: Jack Davenport
Unknown: Charlie Hiqson
Unknown: Joss Ackland.

: Last Word

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


Unknown: Matthew Bannister.

: The Film Programme

Francine Stock goes to Beverly Hills to interview 95-year-old film-maker Ronald Neame , the last surviving founding member of Bafta, who worked on the first British talking movie before making the classic films Brief Encounter, Great Expectations, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie and The Poseidon Adventure. Producer Tim Prosser


Unknown: Francine Stock
Unknown: Ronald Neame
Unknown: Miss Jean Brodie
Producer: Tim Prosser

: PM

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


Presented By: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: Armando lannucci's Charm Offensive

New series 1/6. Armando Iannucci throws open his radio drop-in centre for a new series of topical comedy, chat and big, big fibs. With special guests.
Producer David Tyler Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm


Unknown: Armando Iannucci
Producer: David Tyler

: The Archers

Oliver reaches the end of the road. For cast see page 32 Written by Caroline Harrington ; Director/Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Caroline Harrington
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Lilian Bellamy: Sunny Ormonde
Jolene Perks: Buffy Davis
Clarrie Grundy: Rosalind Adams
Roy Tucker: Ian Pepperell
Mike Tucker: Terry Molloy
Hayley Tucker: Lorraine Coady
Alistair Lloyd: Michael Lumsden
Shula Hebden Lloyd: Judy Bennett
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth Archer: Felicity Finch
Tom Archer: Tom Graham
Brian Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
Fallon Rogers: Joanna van Kampen
Adam Macy: Andrew Wincott
Brenda Tucker: Amy Shindler
Caroline Pemberton: Sara Coward
Oliver Sterling: Michael Cochrane
Matt Crawford: Kim Durham
Jazzer: Ryan Kelly
Bert Fry: Eric Allan
Sam Batton: Robin Pirongs
Ian Craig: Stephen Kennedy
Joe Grundy: Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harris

: Front Row

Kirsty Lang presents the arts magazine. Producer Martin Smith


Unknown: Kirsty Lang
Producer: Martin Smith

: Ottoline and Bertie

5/5. Ottoline moves out of London and reassesses her relationship with Bertie. Dramatised by Derek Bowskill. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Dramatised By: Derek Bowskill.

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion in Bodelva, Cornwall. The panel includes the NUS president Kat Fletcher , and Zac Goldsmith , deputy chair of the Conservatives' Quality of Life Policy Group. Producer Peter Griffiths Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Kat Fletcher
Unknown: Zac Goldsmith
Producer: Peter Griffiths

: 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. The Third Soldier Holds His Thighs

In the1980s the morality campaigner Mrs Mary Whitehouse brought a prosecution against Michael Bogdanov , director of the National Theatre, over the production of Howard Brenton 's The Romans in Britain, which included a simulated male rape. Based on interviews, transcripts and diaries, Mark Lawson 's drama documentary reconstructs the events of this famous freedom-of-speech case from rehearsals to the sensational trial at the Old Bailey.
Producer Robyn Read ; Director Simon Curtis


Unknown: Mrs Mary Whitehouse
Unknown: Michael Bogdanov
Unknown: Howard Brenton
Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Robyn Read
Director: Simon Curtis
Mary Whitehouse: Eleanor Bron
Peter Hall: Simon Callow
Howard Brenton: Ron Cook
Greg Hicks: Himself
Peter Sproule: Himself
Michael Boqdanov: Daniel Evans
Narrator: Ewan Bailey
Ross Comes: Jon Glover
Judge: Geoffrey Whitehead
Lord Rayne: Peter Wickham
Geoffrey Robertson: Mark Straker

: The World Tonight

News and analysis. Editor Alistair Burnett


Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: Black Swan Green

10/10. Disco. Jason's year ends with the Black Swan Green annual disco, where he spends his last few hours as someone who had never kissed a girl. Back at home, he finds out the cause of the family tensions. By David Mitchell. For details see Monday


Unknown: David Mitchell.

: Great Lives

9/10. WG Grace. Piers Morgan , former editor of the Daily
Mirror and lifelong cricket fan, seeks to persuade Matthew Parris of the achievements of WG Grace, who elevated cricket to its unique place in English life. Repeated from Tuesday at 4.30pm


Unknown: Piers Morgan
Unknown: Matthew Parris

: Winning Beauty

3/3. China. Rosie Goldsmith travels to China, where, after decades of official disapproval, beauty pageants are back on the agenda. But Goldsmith finds the contest she visits in chaos and the girls unhappy. Can China really hope to become the choice location for the beauty pageants of the future? For details see Wednesday

: News

: Book of the Week: Wild Mary

5/5. Patrick Marnham 's biography of novelist Mary Wesley. Read by Felicity Kendal. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Patrick Marnham
Unknown: Mary Wesley.
Read By: Felicity Kendal.

: News

: World Stories

Brazilian Beauty, liana Rehavia focuses on the women of Brazil and their obsession with and pursuit of perfect looks

: Close Up

Playing Rosa's Tune (3/3)

: 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.

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