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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Professor Gordon Graham.


Unknown: Professor Gordon Graham.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Carolyn Quinn.
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: John Humphrys
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Roy Jenkins.
Unknown: Ceri Thomas

: Desert Island Discs

The poet and children's writer Michael Rosen is Sue
Lawley's guest. He chooses eight records to take to the mythical desert island. Repeated from Sunday at 11.15am


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: Act of Worship

Led by the Rev Roger Hutchings.


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.

: Book of the Week: Preferred Lies

5/5. Andrew reflects on the Devil, sex and golf. By Andrew Greig. For further details see Monday Repeated 12.30am


Unknown: Andrew Greig.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 The Flower Room 5/5. Dramatisation by Shaun MacLoughlin of Leaving Mother Lake by Yang Erche Namu and Christine Mathieu. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Shaun MacLoughlin
Unknown: Mother Lake
Unknown: Yang Erche Namu
Unknown: Christine Mathieu.

: Unseen China

2/3. Li Guoqing was a teenage red guard in Chairman
Mao's notorious cultural revolution and, with the constant threat of starvation, was forced to steal and eat dog meat to survive. In the second of this series from China, Peter White joins Guoqing and retraces his journey to find out how the people are faring and to see if anyone remembers him and his boyish misdemeanours. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Unknown: Li Guoqing
Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Baggage

3/6. And So to Bath. It's Edinburgh; it's springtime, and life is supposedly moving on. But with relocation in the air and a school reunion to be negotiated with Fiona and Ruth, Caroline doesn't know whether she's going or coming.
Hilary Lyon 's second series of the comedy drama centring on the lives of three 40-ish friends.
Producer Gordon Kennedy ; Director Marilyn Imrie


Unknown: Hilary Lyon
Producer: Gordon Kennedy
Director: Marilyn Imrie
Caroline: Hilary Lyon
Fiona: Phyllis Logan
Ruth: Adie Allen
Simeon: Stuart McQuarrie
Gillian: Carolyn Bonnyman
Trampy little nurse: Nicola Grier
Malcolm: Jack Docherty

: You and Yours

Topical consumer issues with Liz Barclay , including at
12.30 Face the Facts. John Waite reveals the truth about a property company that left small businesses and UK pension funds with losses running into millions. Vou and Vours series editor Andrew Smith
Face the Facts is repeated on Sunday at 9pm
PHONE: [number removed] email: youandyours(S>bbc.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

2/7. Jenni Murray and her guests 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: The Sensitive

Offbeat thriller by Alastair Jessiman. Police call in a psychic to help find a missing woman. Thomas Soutar is adept at solving crimes - but is his extraordinary gift a blessing or a curse?
Producer/Director Bruce Young


Unknown: Alastair Jessiman.
Unknown: Thomas Soutar
Director: Bruce Young
Thomas: Jimmy Chisholm
Mrs Soutar: Sheila Donald
DC Sharon Webb: Julie Austin
Mrs Allsop: Mary Riggans
Mhairi: Kathryn Holden
Calum: Chris Young
Duncan: James Bryce
Attendant: James Bryce

: Costing the Earth

2/6. Living without Oil. Sweden aims to be the first nation to live without oil by 2020. The Swedes claim it will gain them an economic and technological lead over the rest of the world. But can they pull it off, and should Britain follow their lead? Tom Heap investigates. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: Future Imperfect and Other Stories

5/5. Child of a Lesser God. Forbidden love takes its course in Barbados. By Cherie Jones. Read by Dorothea Smartt. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Cherie Jones.
Read By: Dorothea Smartt.

: Return of the First Cuckoo

A celebration of the nature diaries kept by Radio 4 listeners that came to light after the broadcast of The First Cuckoo and the Last Swallow in August 2005.
Dave Thompson talks about his snow diary in which for 40 years he has recorded the snow fall in Counteshorpe near Leicester. Farmer Russell pollinger kept a diary of his
Devon farm from the first day in 1946. Simon Ginn in Perthshire discovered his great-grandfather's journal in the drawer of an old desk; it contains the dates of the first sighting of the cuckoo dating back to the 1880s. The information is being used to help Tim Sparks , environmental scientist at the Department of Ecology and Hydrology, put together a picture of Britain's changing climate. Presented by Mark Whitaker. Producer Janet Graves


Talks: Dave Thompson
Unknown: Russell Pollinger
Unknown: Simon Ginn
Unknown: Tim Sparks
Presented By: Mark Whitaker.
Producer: Janet Graves

: Last Word

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


Unknown: Lucy Ash

: The Film Programme

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


Unknown: Chris Tookey
Producer: Thomas Morris

: PM

News and analysis, with Eddie Mair. Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Now Show

5/6. The team are up at the Edinburgh Fringe this week, with guest stand-up Robin Ince , topical sketches and comical songs.
Producer Colin Anderson Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm


Unknown: Robin Ince
Producer: Colin Anderson

: The Archers

Ed reaches breaking point. For cast see page 34
Written by Mary Cutler ; Director Rosemary Watts ; Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Mary Cutler
Director: Rosemary Watts
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn

: Front Row

Arts magazine, introduced by John Wilson. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Introduced By: John Wilson.
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: The Flower Room

5/5. After five years at the Shanghai Music Conservatory and a romantic exchange of letters, Namu returns to her home in the Chinese Himalayas. By Shaun MacLoughlin. For cast and further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Chinese Himalayas.
Unknown: Shaun MacLoughlin.

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Manchester puts questions on the issues of the week to cricket commentator Henry Blofeld , professor of contemporary history at the University of London Peter
Hennesy, former Labour MP Stephen Twigg - now director of the Foreign Policy Centre, and the author
Louise Bagshawe. Producer Lisa Jenkinson Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Commentator: Henry Blofeld
Unknown: Stephen Twigg
Unknown: Louise Bagshawe.
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: A Point of View

Historian Professor David Cannadine 's perspective on contemporary events. Producer Sue Ellis Repeated Sunday 8.50am


Unknown: Professor David Cannadine

: The Friday Play: Mr Sex

Fifty years ago, Kinsey paid the price for discovering the clitoris and the truth about sexual behaviour in the US.
This tragicomedy tells how the safest man on the dullest campus in the whole of the American Midwest came to change our world, only to be hounded to his death for it. By Steve Coombs.
Director Peter Kavanagh


Unknown: Steve Coombs.
Director: Peter Kavanagh
Kinsey: Garrick Hagon
Mac: Adele Robbins
Eugene: Stephen Hogan
Eleanor: Liza Ross
Thurman: Ewan Bailey
Herman: Kerry Shale
Warner: Robert Hastie
Beth: Emily Wachter
Sergeant: Jason Chan
Hooker: Ndidi Del Fatti
Librarian: Helen Longworth
Susan: Alex Tregear
Psychiatrist: Stuart McLouqhlln

: The World Tonight

News and analysis with Robin Lustig. Editor Alistair Burnett


Unknown: Robin Lustig.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: Summer Crossing

5/5. By Truman Capote. Clyde brings Grady back to
New York from East Hampton, where she's been staying with her sister. They hit the city streets and everything comes to a head. For further details see Monday

: Great Lives

Repeated from Tuesday at 4.30pm

: Fear at the Flicks

Michael Roberts , broadcaster, film buff and impersonator of (mostly dead) film stars, presents his comic take on the movie industry's love affair with fear. This personal journey through the best, the worst and, above all, the funniest of cinema's chiller-thrillers is taken in the company of three of his favourite actors: Boris Karloff , Vincent Price and Peter Lorre. Producer Frank Stirling


Unknown: Michael Roberts
Unknown: Boris Karloff
Unknown: Peter Lorre.
Producer: Frank Stirling

: News

: Book of the Week: Preferred Lies

5/5. By Andrew Greig. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Andrew Greig.

: News

: World Stories

Lost in America: a montage of voices from the homeless in San Francisco

: Close Up

Bertolt Brecht (2/2)
A look at the life and work of the great German poet and playwright

: 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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