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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

Presented by the Rev George Loane.


Unknown: George Loane.

: 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 Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Kristiina Cooper and Robert Orchard.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Abdal Hakim Murad.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament Editor of Today Ceri Thomas


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Robert Orchard.
Unknown: Abdal Hakim Murad.
Unknown: Ceri Thomas

: Desert Island Discs

Kirsty Young invites chef Heston Blumenthal to choose the eight records he would like to listen to if he were stranded on a desert island. Shortened repeat from Sunday at 11.15am


Unknown: Kirsty Young
Unknown: Heston Blumenthal

: Act of Worship

Led by the Rev Rosemary Lain-Priestley .


Unknown: Rosemary Lain-Priestley

: Book of the Week: Dear Charlie - Letters toaLostDaughter

5/5. Although a new house and a holiday signal a fresh phase in the life of the Thompson family, they know they can never leave Charlie behind. Read by Jeff Rawle. For further details see Monday Repeated 12.30am


Read By: Jeff Rawle.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 SOS 5/5. By Katie Hims.
The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm Woman's Hour editor Jill Burridge


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Katie Hims.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Chopwell Soviet

In the aftermath of the 1926 General Strike the small north-eastern mining village of Chopwell became so notorious for its association with communism that it became known as "Little Moscow". Its streets were named after Marx and Lenin, the miners lodge banner showed portraits of communists, and its militant mineworkers were on strike for more than 7 months. The press ran a series of sensational reports with headlines like "Precocious Lenins Who Live in Marx Avenue". Eighty years later, Alexei Sayle visits the village and trawls the oral history archives for the true story of "the reddest village in England".


Presenter: Alexei Sayle
Producer: Russell Finch

: Three off the Tee

New series 1/6. Some may claim that golf is the new rock 'n' roll, but Tom, Mike and Roger are worried that they have become too easy listening and middle-of-the-road to be the wild men of the links. By David Spicer.


Writer: David Spicer
Producer: Liz Anstee
Roger: Danny Webb
Tom: Tony Slattery
Mike: Tony Gardner
Jules: Polly Frame
Hannah: Carla Mendonca
Gill: Kate Robbins

: You and Yours

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


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

: The World at One

News and analysis with Shaun Ley. EditorColin Hancock


Unknown: Shaun Ley.
Unknown: Editorcolin Hancock

: Feedback

7/11. 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: [address removed]
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: How to Lose Friends and Alienate People

The comic saga of Toby Young 's disastrous sojourn in New
York A job at Vanity Fair promises to deliver the Big Apple and its high society right into the young columnist's palm.
But a series of catastrophes and run-ins with the magazine's redoubtable editor prepare him instead for a blistering and hilarious attack on celebrity culture.
With Al Murray and Kerry Shale. By Toby Young.
Director Peter Kavanagh


Unknown: Toby Young
Unknown: Al Murray
Unknown: Toby Young.
Director: Peter Kavanagh
Toby Young: Al Murray
Graydon Carter: Kerry Shale
Mercedes: Lydia Leonard
Michael: Thomas Wheatley
Gallery Owner: Elizabeth Bell
Dana Brown: Tracy Wiles
Alex de Silva: Anthony Glennon
Bouncer: Kim Wall

: Shared Earth

2/6 A ruthless killer is lurking on your kitchen ceiling. It has eight long legs, and it's the subject of Dylan Winter's scrutiny in this week's exploration of natural Britain. And how will our City parks look in 2050? Producer Alasdair Cross


Producer: Alasdair Cross

: Manchester Crime Wave

5/5. The Witch. A Manchester policewoman goes to investigate the theft of a dog, and in the process uncovers a crime that's nearly half a century old.
Written by Mandasue Heller and read by Olwen May. For further details see Monday


Written By: Mandasue Heller
Read By: Olwen May.

: The Invention of Childhood

30/30. Reinventing Childhood. Michael Morpurgo recalls the impact of adults on childhood down the centuries, despite which, children have determinedly managed to remain children. Readers Poppy Friar, Sara Kestelman and Christopher Parkinson. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Michael Morpurgo
Unknown: Sara Kestelman
Unknown: Christopher Parkinson.

: Last Word

Matthew Bannister presents the obituary programme. Producer Sally Spurring Repeated Sunday 8.30pm


Unknown: Matthew Bannister

: The Film Programme

Francine Stock talks to Helena Bonham Carter about Sixty Six, in which she plays the mother of a Jewish boy whose bar mitzvah coincides with the 1966 World Cup Final. And controversial "Kazakh" reporter Borat (played by Sacha Baron Cohen) tells Francine why he's not worried about the fuss his film has caused. Producer Thomas Morris


Unknown: Helena Bonham Carter
Producer: Thomas Morris

: PM

With Eddie Mair. Editor Peter Rippon

: Absolute Power

Top PR firm Prentiss McCabe returns for a one-off special. Stephen Fry and John Bird play masters of spin Charles Prentiss and Martin McCabe , the claret-swilling colleagues whose scope for mischievous spinning is limitless now that Tony Blair is on the way out and given new boy David Cameron 's aspirations. With Tony Gardner , Joseph Kloska , Bethan Walker and Saskia Wickham. Written by MarkTavener. Producer Dawn Ellis Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm


Unknown: Prentiss McCabe
Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: John Bird
Unknown: Charles Prentiss
Unknown: Martin McCabe
Unknown: Tony Blair
Unknown: David Cameron
Unknown: Tony Gardner
Unknown: Joseph Kloska
Unknown: Bethan Walker
Unknown: Saskia Wickham.

: The Archers

Ruth faces a moral dilemma.
For cast see page 36 Written by Caroline Harrington ; Director Julie Beckett ; Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Caroline Harrington
Director: Julie Beckett
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn

: Front Row

With Kirsty Lang , including a report from the Maggie's
Centre in Fife, a cancer-care centre designed by architect Zaha Hadid - her first British building. Producer Timothy Prosser


Unknown: Kirsty Lang
Unknown: Zaha Hadid
Producer: Timothy Prosser


5/5. 2006 - Beside the Seaside, beside the Sea
Marina's nana Pearl has never seen the sea, and Marina never wants to again. But they start to question what else their lives hold for them. By Katie Hims.
For cast and further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Katie Hims.
Marina: Claire Rushbrook
Pearl: Anna Wing
Doctor: Lee Ross
Boss: Joseph Kloska

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Blackpool poses topical questions from the week's news to a panel of politicians and other leaders of opinion. Producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
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: A Conspiracy at Sevres

From Charles Wood , the writer of Iris and The Charge of the Light Brigade, a conspiracy play that uncovers an illicit pact that ignited the Suez crisis, and proposes that prejudice, secrets, plotting and misdirection lay at the heart of Britain's actions in the Middle East.
Producer/Director Steven Canny


Unknown: Charles Wood
Director: Steven Canny
Henry: Geoffrey Palmer
Teddy: James Fleet
Eden: John Standing
Grand Old Man: Corin Redgrave
Anthony Nutting: Anthony Calf
Selwyn Lloyd: Sam Dale
Ben Gurian: Lee Montague
Dayan: Harry Towb
Challe: Sylvester Morand
Gazier: Philippe de Grossouvre
Clarissa: Christine Kavanagh
Christian: Olivier Breuils
French driver: Olivier Breuils
Young woman: Bethan Walker

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, with Robin Lustig. Editor Alistair Burnett


Unknown: Robin Lustig.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: The Trumpet-Major

5/10. The mill at Overcombe awakes to find that their honoured guest has vanished in the night. By
Thomas Hardy. Read by Julian Rhind-Tutt . For further details see Monday


Unknown: Thomas Hardy.
Read By: Julian Rhind-Tutt

: A Good Read

5/10. Joanne Harris and Lisa Jardine join Sue MacGregor to discuss Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte , The Deadly Space Between by Patricia Duncker and a thriller by Donna Leon. Repeated from Tuesday at 4.30pm


Unknown: Joanne Harris
Unknown: Lisa Jardine
Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Emily Bronte
Unknown: Patricia Duncker
Unknown: Donna Leon.

: Today in Parliament

A round-up of events in Westminster, introduced by MarkD'Arcy. Producer Peter Knowles


Producer: Peter Knowles

: News

: News

: Close Up

Shostakovich (1/2)

: 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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