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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Anjum Anwar.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock. Producer Sarah Swadling


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.
Producer: Sarah Swadling

: Today

With Carolyn Quinn and Edward Stourton.

6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
With Steve May.

6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Alicia McCarthy and Robert Orchard.

7.48 Thought for the Day
With Akhandadhi Das.

8.31 LW only Yesterday in Parliament

Editor of Today Ceri Thomas


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Alicia McCarthy
Unknown: Akhandadhi Das.
Unknown: Ceri Thomas

: Desert Island Discs

Children's campaigner Camila Batmanghelidjh chooses eight records she would take to a desert island. With Kirsty Young. Repeated from Sunday at 11.15am


Unknown: Camila Batmanghelidjh
Unknown: Kirsty Young.

: Act of Worship

Led by Oliver McTernan.


Unknown: Oliver McTernan.

: Book of the Week: Thomas Hardy - TheTime-Tom Man

5/5. Hardy embraces old age with the vigour of a younger man, and his last years are marked by simplicity and serenity. However, his death and burial spark controversy. For further details see Monday Repeated 12.30am

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 Fragments of Amy 5/5. By Bill Murphy.
The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm
Woman's Hour producer Jill Burridge


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Bill Murphy.
Producer: Jill Burridge

: It's My Story: Return to Mother's Mountain

This summer, 20 years after the death of Julie Tullis on her descent from K2, her family made a pilgrimage to the Himalayas and the base camp on the mountain where her body remains buried in the snow. Through their audio diaries and the cassettes Julie herself made documenting her expeditions, this sequel to Mother's Mountain (rebroadcast last Friday) reveals how Julie's family share and overcome some of the hardships that she would have experienced, in an attempt to discover for themselves the passion that took her from them. producer Sara Parker


Unknown: Julie Tullis
Producer: Sara Parker

: Tomorrow, Today!

4/4 What Price Utopia? A BBC producer in 1961 struggles to make a radio soap set in the unimaginably futuristic world of 2006. Today the Government tries to use the programme for a very dark purpose. By Christopher William Hill.
Producer Liz Webb


Unknown: Christopher William Hill.
Producer: Liz Webb
Nigel: Peter Bowles
Sylvia: Cheryl Campbell
Godfrey: John Fortune
Sir Angus: Gary Waldhorn
Hugo: Joseph Kloska
Douglas: Jon Glover
Colin Paul: Richard Biggin
Producer: Miranda Keeling
Rex, the pianist: Marc Willcox

: You and Yours

Topical consumer issues with Winifred Robinson and Liz Barclay. Series editor Andrew Smith
PHONE: [number removed] email: youandyours@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: Liz Barclay.
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

News and analysis with Shaun Ley. Editor Colin Hancock


Unknown: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: Feedback

6/11. 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 10T
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: Sand

By Tilly Black. As tensions mount after President Nasser's nationalisation of the Suez Canal in 1956, the unfolding political drama is seen through the eyes of ten-year-old Elizabeth, whose holiday diary tells a poignant human story alongside the public events that are changing the political map for ever.
Director Sara Davies


Unknown: Tilly Black.
Director: Sara Davies
Elizabeth: Holly Bodimeade
Khalid: Omar Berdouni
Henry: Richard Mitchley
Kate: Jenny Coverack
MissWatkins: Jacqueline Tonq
Ali: Auday Putrus
Sofia: Mouna Albakry

: Shared Earth

New series 1/6. Now that autumn is drawing to a close and the fruit harvest is gathered in, Dylan Winter finds out how important traditional orchards are for wildlife and what can be done to help conserve them. And with the night air full of the territorial cries of the tawny owl, he's on the trail of some rescued owl chicks as they make their way back out to the wild. Producer Sheena Duncan


Unknown: Dylan Winter
Producer: Sheena Duncan

: Classical Assassins

5/5. Mozart and Me. An Austrian butterfly collector explains how his own identity has been subsumed into that of another. By Jonathan Lennie. Read by Paul Humpoletz. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Jonathan Lennie.
Read By: Paul Humpoletz.

: The Invention of Childhood

25/30. Charlie Chaplin Went to France to Teach the Ladies How to Dance. The fast-changing world of the first half of the 20th century brought children into contact with exciting new forms of entertainment, as Michael Morpurgo reveals. The readers are Adam Godley , Sara Kestelman ,
Anna Maxwell Martin , Danielle Wilson , Gemma Wilson and Timothy West. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Charlie Chaplin
Unknown: Michael Morpurgo
Unknown: Adam Godley
Unknown: Sara Kestelman
Unknown: Anna Maxwell Martin
Unknown: Danielle Wilson
Unknown: Gemma Wilson
Unknown: Timothy West.

: Last Word

Reflections on the lives of people who have died recently. Producer Sally Spurring Repeated Sunday 8.30pm

: The Film Programme

Francine Stock talks to Russell Crowe about his new film A Good Year, and to British Oscar-winner Andrea Arnold about her debut feature Red Road. Producer Thomas Morris


Unknown: Russell Crowe
Unknown: Oscar-Winner Andrea Arnold
Producer: Thomas Morris

: PM

With Eddie Mair. Editor Peter Rippon

: The News Quiz

8/8. Sandi Toksvig presides over the satirical quiz, testing the panel's knowledge of the news stories of the week. Producer Katie Tyrrell Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm
RT DIRECT: The News Quiz: Hold the Front Page, is available on CD for E8.99 (RRP £12.99) plus free p&p, call [number removed] (landline calls cost a maximum of 8p per min) or send a cheque payable to BBC Shop to [address removed]


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Katie Tyrrell

: The Archers

David tries to build bridges.
For cast see page 36 Written by Marcy Cutler ;
Director Rosemary Watts ; Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


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

: Front Row

With John Wilson. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: John Wilson.
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Fragments of Amy

5/5. The hunt closes in on the kidnapper as the police find the key that connects the locations across London. They confront the culprit at a church south of the river, but it may be too late to save Amy. By Bill Murphy.
For cast and further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Bill Murphy.

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Norfolk poses topical questions from the week's news to a panel that includes Sarah Teather MR who speaks for the Lib Dems on education, and The Times journalist Anatole Kaletsky. Producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Sarah Teather
Unknown: Anatole Kaletsky.
Producer: Anne Peacock

: A 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: Broken English

When 13-year-old Beriwan's father goes missing, she and her family are taken from their Gravesend home and sent to a detention centre in Scotland. Frank Deasy's play tells the story of the Ays, a Kurdish family detained in Dungavel for over a year and living under the threat of deportation. Their plight became a cause célèbre, raising questions in the Scottish Parliament and in the media. By Frank Deasy. with Kirsty Wark and Andrew Cassell Producer/Director David Ian Neville


Unknown: Frank Deasy.
Unknown: Kirsty Wark
Unknown: Andrew Cassell
Director: David Ian Neville
Beriwan Ay: Livia Arditti
Yurdagul Ay: Pembe Peri-Natqi
Gus: Stuart McOuarrie
Margaret: Carolyn Bonnyman
James: Mark Straker
Police Officer/Transport Officer: Saikat Ahamed
JayneCummings: Robin Weaver
Bishop John Mone: David Ashton
Teacher/Policewoman: Tracy Wiles
Ukrainian Boy: Daniel Lane
Medja: Carly Schoqqer
Dilowan: Sam Marzell
Newroz: Teresa O'Brien

: The World Tonight

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


Introduced By: Claire Bolderson.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox

10/10. Can We Visit Kitty Today? It is time for the sisters to come face to face again. After 61 years Esme finally knows the whole truth. By Maggie O'Farrell. For further details see Men


Unknown: Maggie O'Farrell.

: A Good Read

4/10. Simon Thurley of English Heritage and psychologist Dr Sue Blackmore join Sue MacGregor to discuss an account of the Battle of Waterloo, a book on religion and terrorism, and some short stories by JD Salinger. Repeated from Tuesday at 4.30pm


Unknown: Simon Thurley
Unknown: Dr Sue Blackmore
Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Stories By: Jd Salinger.

: Today in Parliament

Presented by Mark D'Arcy. Producer Peter Knowles


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

: News

: Book of the Week: Thomas Hardy -the Time-Torn Man

5/5. Repeated from 9.45am

: News

: Hungary '56

Charles Wheeler goes back to Budapest, 50 years after the uprising


Unknown: Charles Wheeler

: Close Up

Leopold Senghor (2/2) The life of the poet-president of Senegal

: 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.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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