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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Mark Coffey.


Unknown: Mark Coffey.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With Sarah Montague and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Roy Jenkins. Editor of Today Ceri Thomas


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Roy Jenkins.
Unknown: Ceri Thomas

: Desert Island Discs

Playwright David Edgar is Sue Lawley's guest. He chooses eight records to take to the mythical desert island. Repeated from Sunday at 11.15am


Unknown: David Edgar

: Act of Worship

Led by Andrew Graystone.


Unknown: Andrew Graystone.

: Book of the Week: Magic Bus

5/5. Rory Maclean has reached Rishikesh, the ashram where the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi played host to the Beatles at his Academy for Transcendental Meditation But he is not just interested in the effect that Rishikesh had on the young Westerners who visited it in the 60s but in the effect that they had on it and the legacy they left behind. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Rory MacLean

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 Maps for Lost Lovers By Nadeem Aslam. _ 10/10. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama rpt at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Nadeem Aslam.

: Test Match Special

England v Pakistan
Commentary on the first day's play in the Third lest at
Headingley from Jonathan Agnew , Christopher Martin -
Jenkins and Mark Saggers , with expert comments from Graham Gooch , Vie Marks and Geoffrey Boycott.
At 1.00pm Talking Point, and News at 1.30 and 3.40.
Producer Peter Baxter *approximate time


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Christopher Martin
Unknown: Mark Saggers
Unknown: Graham Gooch
Unknown: Geoffrey Boycott.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Unseen China

New series 1/3. Peter White travels east to meet ordinary Chinese people caught up in extraordinary events, whose stories would otherwise go unheard. Today he meets Xiao Yuan , a 30-something migrant worker forced to live in Beijing in order to support her two children. He travels with her almost a thousand miles, back to her village in the countryside, where she is reunited with her son and daughter whom she has not Seen for two years. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Unknown: Peter White
Unknown: Xiao Yuan
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Baggage

2/6. It's Edinburgh, it's almost spring, and there are armies of babies everywhere. Caroline grapples with incipient broodiness, her sister's colicky newborn and a major revelation from Simeon. Hilary Lyon 's second series of the comedy drama centring on the lives of three 40-ish f nends. Producer/Director Gordon Kennedy


Unknown: Simeon. Hilary Lyon
Director: Gordon Kennedy
Caroline: Hilary Lyon
Fiona: Phyllis Logan
Ruth: Adle Allen
Simeon: Stuart McQuarrie
Janie: Hilary MacLean

: You and Yours

Topical consumer issues with Liz Barclay , including at
12.30 Face the Facts with John Waite. You and Yours series editor Andrew Smith Face the Facts is repeated on Sunday at 9pm PHONE: [number removed] email: youandyours@DDC.co.UK


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

News and analysis with Shaun Ley. Editor Colin Hancock


Unknown: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: The Message

New series 1/7. Jenni Murray and her guests engage in lively conversation about how current media trends affect our lives. Producer Cecile Wright Repeated on Sunday at 8pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producer: Cecile Wright

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Hands

By Courttia Newland. Anissa Marie struggles to claim her ancestral gift, the power to heal with her hands. Producer/Director Shabina Aslam


Unknown: Courttia Newland.
Unknown: Anissa Marie
Director: Shabina Aslam
Anissa Marie: Seroca Davies
Milan: Michael Obloro
Kavita: Pooja Ghal
Mum: Nadine Marshall
Dad: Nell Reldman
Jackie: Ayesha Antoine

: Costing the Earth

1/6. Guerrilla Gardeners. They arrive under cover of darkness armed with nothing but a shovel and a charming selection of bedding plants. Can the Guerrilla Gardeners transform Britain's inner cities into green oases? Tom Heap joins them on a mission. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: Original Shorts

5/5. Only in Front of the Children. Novelist and broadcaster Christopher Matthew provides a witty tale of one-upmanship among well-heeled parents of children who attend the same Home Counties prep school. Read by Patricia Hodge. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Christopher Matthew
Read By: Patricia Hodge.

: Prehistoric Manual

5/5. How to Kill a Woolly Mammoth. An excavation in Norfolk has revealed the best site for mammoth remains in Britain. Archaeologist Bill Boismier and geologist Nigel Larkin discuss their findings, and big-game hunter Paul Roberts also Shares his views. Forfurther details see Monday


Unknown: Bill Boismier
Unknown: Nigel Larkin
Unknown: Paul Roberts

: Last Word

Matthew Bannister celebrates the lives of the recently deceased, both famous and infamous, the unsung and the extraordinary. Producer Sally Spurring Repeated Sunday 8.30pm


Unknown: Matthew Bannister

: The Film Programme

Chris Tookey and star guests discuss the latest cinema releases, DVDs and films on TV. ProducerThomas Morris


Unknown: Chris Tookey

: PM

News and analysis, with Eddie Mair. Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Now Show

4/6. Steve Punt , Hugh Dennis and the team shine the light of comedy on the week's news, with guest stand-ups, topical sketches and comical songs.
Producer Katie Marsden Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Producer: Katie Marsden

: The Archers

Eddie hardens his heart.
For cast see page 29
Written by Tim Stimpson ; Director Rosemary Watts ; Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Tim Stimpson
Director: Rosemary Watts
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts magazine, with news, reviews and interviews. Producer Martin Smith


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Martin Smith

: Maps for Lost Lovers

10/10. Verdict. The family gather to hear the verdict on Jugnu and Chanda's murderers. By Nadeem Aslam. For cast and further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Nadeem Aslam.

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Swindon puts questions on the issues of the week to the president of the Campaign to Protect Rural England, Sir Max Hastings ; the director-general of the RSPCA, Jackie Ballard ; writer and philosopher Roger Scruton ; and the chief executive of the Medical Research Council,
Colin Blakemore. Producer Lisa Jenkinson Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Max Hastings
Unknown: Jackie Ballard
Unknown: Roger Scruton
Unknown: Colin Blakemore.
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: A Point of View

Historian Professor David Cannadine presents his perspective on contemporary events.
Producer Sue Ellis Repeated on Sunday at 8.50am


Unknown: Professor David Cannadine

: The Friday Play: The Good Father

It's New Year's Eve in Dublin, and two 30-somethings get together for what seems to be just a one-night stand. Jane's pregnancy changes both of their lives, as they struggle to learn about parenthood and commitment and how love steals into your heart while you're busy making other plans. By Christian O'Reilly.
Director Roxana Silbert


Unknown: Christian O'Reilly.
Director: Roxana Silbert
Tim: Tom Jordan Murphy
Jane: Michelle Fairley

: The World Tonight

News and analysis with Claire Bolderson. Editor Aiistair Burnett


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.
Editor: Aiistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: Algernon Blackwood Ghost Stories

5/5. The Glamour of the Snow. A tourist at a mountain ski resort becomes captivated by a mysterious young woman. He skates and skis with her but never sees her face. For further details see Monday

: A Good Read

Repeated from Tuesday at 4.30pm

: White Nights

5/5. David Blunkett listens to the night-beat of his beloved Derbyshire woods, discovers Anita Anand on a night-bus ride across London and hears a poem by candlelight from a Stable near Oxford. For further details see Monday


Unknown: David Blunkett

: News

: Book of the Week: Magic Bus

5/5. By Rory Maclean. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Rory MacLean.

: News

: World Stories

The Embarrassment of Riches. America has more millionaires and billionaires than ever before. Matt Frei journeys there to meet the philanthropists


Unknown: Matt Frei

: Close Up

Bertolt Brecht (1/2) A look at the life, work and legacy of the great German poet and playwright, who died 50 years ago

: 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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