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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

Presented from Wales by George Craig.


Unknown: George Craig.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock. Producer Sarah Swadling


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.
Producer: Sarah Swadling

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Robert Orchard and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Akhandadhi Das.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament Editor of Today Ceri Thomas


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Akhandadhi Das.
Unknown: Ceri Thomas

: Desert Island Discs

Kirsty Young invites foreign correspondent Robert Fisk to choose the eight records he would like to listen to if he were stranded on a desert island.
Repeated from Sunday at 11.15am


Unknown: Kirsty Young
Unknown: Robert Fisk

: Act of Worship

Led by the Rev Ernest Rea.


Unknown: Rev Ernest Rea.

: Book of the Week: The Blunkett Tapes

5/5. David Blunkett remembers an enjoyable dinner with John Prescott. ... but then his world imploded in August 2004, while on holiday in Italy. For further details see Monday Repeated 12.30am


Unknown: David Blunkett
Unknown: John Prescott.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 Inner Voices 5/5. Library Lady
The Woman's Hour drama, written and read by Joanna Neary. For details see drama repeat at7.45pm Woman's Hour series producer Jill Burridge


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Read By: Joanna Neary.
Producer: Jill Burridge

: It's My Story: Mother's Mountain

Twenty years ago Julie Tullis became the first British woman to reach the summit of K2. Caught in bad weather during the descent, she never made it down. Then, last year, one of her diary tapes was found on a Himalayan glacier, an audio document of a previous expedition that brings to life the hardship, the dangers and the fascination of the high peaks. This is Julie's story, told through the lost-and-found voice on her expedition cassettes and interviews with her climbing partner Kurt Diemberger , ner husband Terry and children Chris and Lindsay. Producer Sara Parker Repeated from Sunday at 1.30pm


Unknown: Julie Tullis
Unknown: Kurt Diemberger
Producer: Sara Parker

: Tomorrow, Today! .

3/4. Androids in Love. A BBC producer in 1961 struggles to make a radio soap set in the unimaginably futuristic world of 2006. Today a top Shakespearean actor guests on the show as an android. By Christopher William Hill.
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Producer Liz Webb


Unknown: Christopher William Hill.
Producer: Liz Webb
Nigel: Peter Bowles
Sylvia: Cheryl Campbell
Godfrey: John Fortune
Sir Monty: Leslie Phillips
Hugo: Joseph Kloska
Douglas: Jon Glover
Colin: Paul Richard Biggin
Advert voice: Miranda Keeling

: You and Yours ..

Topical consumer issues with Liz Barclay and John Waite. Series editor Andrew Smith
PHONE: [number removed] email: youandyoursd'bbc.co.uk


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

: The World at One

News and analysis presented by Brian Hanrahan. Editor Colin Hancock


Presented By: Brian Hanrahan.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: Feedback

5/11. Roger Bolton digs in the mailbag for BBC Radio listeners' comments, queries, criticisms and praise. Producer Margaret Budy Repeated on Sunday at 8pm
Send your comments to: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London W1A 10
Fax: [number removed] Phone: [number removed] email: feedback@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Margaret Budy

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Fridays When It Rains

Clive Swift and Lyndsey Marshal star in a ghost story from the age of steam. A girl on a late-night train journey meets a man with a strange tale to tell.
By Nick Warburton.


Writer: Nick Warburton
Director: Claire Grove
Dove: Clive Swift
Connie: Lyndsey Marshal

: Ramblings

6/6. Dartmoor The Arctic explorer Pen Hadow takes
Clare Balding on one of his favourite walks on Dartmoor, which doubles as a training ground for his polar adventures. His wife Mary and daughter Freya (on horseback) accompany them. Producer Karen Gregor


Unknown: Clare Balding
Producer: Karen Gregor

: Stories from the Manchester Literature Festival

5/5. Mushroom Pakora. By Sophie Hannah. The last story in this series from the first Manchester Literature Festival is performed by Eileen O'Brien before an audience at the Sangam Restaurant in Rusholme.
For further details see Monday


Unknown: Sophie Hannah.
Unknown: Eileen O'Brien

: The Invention of Childhood

20/30. The Habit of Schooling. The 1870 Forster
Education Act marked the beginning of compulsory education for all. Michael Morpurgo explores how children and their parents reacted to it. The readers are Adam Godley , Sara Kestelman and Charis Taplin. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Michael Morpurgo
Unknown: Adam Godley
Unknown: Sara Kestelman
Unknown: Charis Taplin.

: 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

Francine Stock presents a round-up of this week's news, plus interviews with the movers and shakers in the world of the Cinema. Producer Thomas Morris


Unknown: Francine Stock
Producer: Thomas Morris

: PM

News and analysis, with Eddie Mair. Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The News Quiz

7/8. Sandi Toksvig tests a panel in their knowledge - or lack of it - of the news stories of the week.
Producer Katie Tyrrell Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Katie Tyrrell

: The Archers

Ruth makes a grand declaration. For cast see page 38
Written by Marcy Cutler ; Director Julie Beckett ; Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Marcy Cutler
Director: Julie Beckett
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn

: Front Row

With Kirsty Lang , including an interview with Eoin Colfer , the children's writer behind the popular series of books about Artemis Fowl , teenage criminal mastermind. Producer Ella-Mai Robey


Unknown: Kirsty Lang
Unknown: Eoin Colfer
Unknown: Artemis Fowl
Producer: Ella-Mai Robey

: Inner Voices

5/5. Library Lady. A tragicomic tale of someone with too much love to give, written and read by Joanna Neary. For cast and further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Read By: Joanna Neary.

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Weymouth poses topical questions from the week's news to a panel that includes the Respect MR George Galloway. Producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Mr George Galloway.
Producer: Anne Peacock

: Point of View

Tim Egan of The New York Times presents his topical reflections on the events of the week.
Producer Sheila Cook Repeated on Sunday at 8.50am


Unknown: Tim Egan
Producer: Sheila Cook

: The Friday Play: Three Days That Shook the World

A reconstruction of three of the most dramatic days in Soviet history - the attempted coup against Mikhail Gorbachev in August 1991 - based on Gorbachev's own account. Imprisoned in a Black Sea dacha with all communications severed, Gorbachev and his family negotiate for their lives, while the coup-leaders attempt to win the country's support and reverse the reforms of the previous years. By Penny Gold.


Writer: Penny Gold
Producer/Director: John Dryden
Mikhail Gorbachev: John Shrapnel
Raisa Gorbachev: Frances Jeater
Irina: Frances Grey
Anatoly: Stephen Perring
Kseniya: Lavinia Redman
Anuska: Annie Tricks
Oleg: Robert Gwllym
Baklanov: Bill Wallis
Boldin: Paul Humpoletz
General Verenniko: Cornelius Garrett

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, presented by Claire Bolderson. Editor Alistair Burnett


Presented By: Claire Bolderson.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: The Vanishing Act of EsmeLennox

5/10. / Would Like to Go to the Sea. Esme returns to an old family haunt. Maggie O'Farrell 's poignant story of a stolen life continues. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Maggie O'Farrell

: A Good Read

3/10. Two bestselling writers, author Michael Dobbs and historian Antony Beevor , join Sue MacGregor to discuss much-loved paperbacks by Julian Barnes ,
Michael Morpurgo and George Orwell. Repeated from Tuesday at 4.30pm


Unknown: Michael Dobbs
Unknown: Antony Beevor
Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Julian Barnes
Unknown: Michael Morpurgo
Unknown: George Orwell.

: Today in Parliament

A round-up of the week's events in Westminster, introduced by Mark D'Arcy. Producer Peter Knowles


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

: News

: Book of the Week: The Blunkett Tapes

5/5. Repeated from 9.45am

: News

: Project Pooch

the story of bad boys and bad dogs reforming each other in the USA

: Close Up

Leopold Senghor (1/2) The life of the poet-president of Senegal, born 100 years ago. With Mamadou Moussa Ba


Unknown: Mamadou Moussa

: 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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