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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Peter Baker.


Unknown: Peter Baker.

: Farming Today

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly.


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday In Parliament
With Robert Orchard and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Catherine Pepinster.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament Editor of Today Ceri Thomas


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Catherine Pepinster.
Unknown: Ceri Thomas

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's guest is gardener Monty Don. Repeated from Sunday at 11.15am


Unknown: Monty Don.

: Book of the Week: Running for the Hills

5/5. Jenny and the boys are snowed in after a fierce blizzard. How much longer will it be feasible for them to stay on at the farm? Written and read by Horatio Clare . For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Read By: Horatio Clare

: Act of Worship

Led by Leslie Griffiths.


Unknown: Leslie Griffiths.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 School Runs 5/5. By Alexis Zegerman. The Woman's Hour drama.
- For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Alexis Zegerman.

: Test Match Special

England v Pakistan
From Lord's, commentary on the second day s play in the First Test by Jonathan Agnew , Henry Blofeld and Christopher Martin-Jenkins , with expert comment from Angus Fraser , Imran Khan and Geoffrey Boycott. In Talking Point at
1.00pm the Cowdrey Lecture by former New Zealand
captain Martin Crowe. With News at 1.30pm and 3.40.
Producer Peter Baxter approximate time


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Henry Blofeld
Unknown: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: Angus Fraser
Unknown: Imran Khan
Unknown: Geoffrey Boycott.
Unknown: Captain Martin Crowe.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: The Bow Street Magistrates' Court

There has been a Magistrates' Court in London s Bow Street since 1740, dispensing justice to an extraordinary range of characters from Casanova to the Krays. But now the court is to be turned into a boutique hotel. On the day of its final sitting Rory MacLean is given special access behind the scenes as staff prepare to leave and almost three centuries of tradition comes to an end. Producer Adam Fowler


Unknown: Rory MacLean
Producer: Adam Fowler

: My Turn to Make the Tea

3/4. The Anarchist in the Basement. Neil Casubon , the anarchist in the basement of Poppy's boarding house, throws a wild party and landlady Mrs Goff is not amused. Novice reporter Poppy's trip to a civic banquet with the Downingham Post's editor, Mr Pellet, finds them letting their hair down. By Monica Dickens , adapted by Sheila Goff. Director David Hunter


Unknown: Neil Casubon
Unknown: Monica Dickens
Adapted By: Sheila Goff.
Director: David Hunter
Poppy: Alice Hart
Mr Pellet: Keith Barron
Maimie: Annabelle Dowler
Mrs Goff: Marlene Sidaway
Margaret: Alex Kelly
William: Ashley Cook
Casubon: Nicholas Bourton
John: Robert Hastie
Bunch: Jemma Elder
Betty: Kezla Burrows
Speaker: John Rowe

: 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

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


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at7pm

: Afternoon Play: Kaffir Lilies

When the dashing young Charles Middleton arrives in Nigeria in 1929 he strikes up an immediate friendship with Louisa a married woman. Louisa begins to believe that Charles must be is in love with her - but his diary entries reveal a different story. By Sue Eckstein. Producer/Director Bruce Young


Unknown: Charles Middleton
Story By: Sue Eckstein.
Director: Bruce Young
Charles: Matthew Pidgeon
Young Louisa: Candida Benson
Old Louisa: Edith MacArthur
Edward: Michael MacKenzie
Musa: Damian Lynch
Vera: Joanna Tope

: Shared Earth

3/5. Dylan Winter explores how carbon offsetting works and how it can allow people to play their part in helping the environment. He also joins Brett Westwood to indulge in some lunch-hour wildlife watching and finds out just how much exciting wildlife lives within reach of everyone's workplace even in the busiest of cities. Producer Sheena Duncan


Unknown: Brett Westwood
Producer: Sheena Duncan

: Opening Lines

5/5. Upside Down. By Donna Daley-Clarke . Watching her beautiful daughter turn cartwheels at circus summer school, Katrina wonders how she can turn her own ordered life upside down. Read by Adjoa Andoh. Producer Joanne Reardon For further details see Monday


Unknown: Donna Daley-Clarke
Read By: Adjoa Andoh.
Producer: Joanne Reardon

: The MEPs

5/5. Paul Henley meets another member of the European Parliament. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Paul Henley

: Last Word

The programme that celebrates the lives of the recently deceased. With Jane Little. Producer Robyn Read Repeated on Sunday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Jane Little.

: The Film Programme

Francine Stock is joined by Kevin Spacey , who plays Lex Luther in Superman Returns. Plus director Bryan Singer on reinventing the iconic superhero. Producer Tim Prosser


Unknown: Francine Stock
Unknown: Kevin Spacey
Unknown: Lex Luther
Director: Bryan Singer
Producer: Tim Prosser

: PM

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


Introduced By: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: Six o'Clock News

National and international news and analysis.

: The Now Show

New series 1/6. Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present a comical look through the week's news, with humorous help from Mitch Benn , Jon Holmes , Laura Shavin and a special guest.
Producer Colin Anderson Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm FM


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

: The Archers

Nigel goes down memory lane. For cast see page 33
Written by Keri Davies ; Director Rosemary Watts ; Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Keri Davies
Director: Rosemary Watts
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts magazine programme, With news, views and interviews. Producer Ella-Mai Robey


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Ella-Mai Robey

: School Runs

5/5. The Lollipop Lady. Theresa (played by Anne Reid ) has been guarding the crossing for 20 years, but things aren't what they used to be, and she now feels like a Debbie McGee to the flashing green man on the pedestrian crossing. But armed with a fluorescent tabard and an oversized lollipop, she's determined to get the kids across the road. Written by Alexis Zegerman. For further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Played By: Anne Reid
Unknown: Debbie McGee
Written By: Alexis Zegerman.

: Any Questions?

Nick Clarke chairs the discussion as an audience in Carshalton in Surrey puts questions on issues of the week to Labour MP Bob Marshall-Andrews , former Chancellor of the Exchequer Lord Lawson, Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee , and actor and playwright Julian Fellowes. Producer Lisa Jenkinson Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: Bob Marshall-Andrews
Unknown: Polly Toynbee
Unknown: Julian Fellowes.
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: Lorilei

A powerful drama telling the true story of a Louisiana mother, Lorilei Guillory , who testified to keep her son
Jeremy's killer from death row. By Thomas Wright , in part using Lorilei Guillory 's own words.
With the song LullltBy by Greg Brown. Other music composed by Gary Yershon. Adapted from the stage play developed by Reprieve Producer/Director Susan Roberts


Unknown: Lorilei Guillory
Unknown: Thomas Wright
Unknown: Lorilei Guillory
Unknown: Greg Brown.
Composed By: Gary Yershon.
Director: Susan Roberts
Lorilei: Anna Galvin
Ricky: Kerry Shale

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis. Editor Alistair Burnett


Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: Candide

5/5. Michael Fenton Stevens reads the final episode of Voltaire's darkly comic satire. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Michael Fenton Stevens

: A Good Read

Writer, broadcaster and documentary-film-maker
Sarfraz Manzoor , and lawyer and literary critic
Anthony Julius discuss their favourite books with Martha Kearney , who also brings her own choice of book. Repeated from Tuesday at 4.30pm


Unknown: Sarfraz Manzoor
Unknown: Anthony Julius
Unknown: Martha Kearney

: Today in Parliament

A round-up of today's events in Westminster, introduced by Mark D'Arcy. Editor Peter Knowles


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

: News

: Book of the Week: Running for the Hills

5/5. By Horatio Clare. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Horatio Clare.

: News

: World Stories


: Chose Up

Rembrandt (2/2)

: 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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