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: News Briefing

: Test Match Special

Australia v England
Conclusion of the second day's play in the First Test.
For commentator details see Wednesday at 11.30pm 'Approximate time Highlights of the second day's play are on BBC2 at 11pm tonight

: Prayer tor the Day

With the Rev Katherine Meyer.


Unknown: Katherine Meyer.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock. Producer Sarah Swadling


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.
Producer: Sarah Swadling

: Today

FM onlyuntil 7am
With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
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 the Rev Dr Giles Fraser.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament Editor of Today Ceri Thomas


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Alicia McCarthy
Unknown: Robert Orchard.
Unknown: Dr Giles Fraser.
Unknown: Ceri Thomas

: Desert Island Discs

Kirsty Young 's guest is the novelist Stephen King. Repeated from Sunday at 11.15am


Unknown: Kirsty Young
Unknown: Stephen King.

: Act of Worship

Led by Canon Noel Vincent.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.

: Book of the Week: Decca: the Letters of Jessica Mitford

5/5 As she gets older, Decca Mitford becomes increasingly involved with life in England once more. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Decca Mitford

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 Immigration Stories
5/5 Not the End of the Story. By Sarah Daniels.
The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at7.45pm Woman's Hour producer Jill Burridge


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Story By: Sarah Daniels.
Producer: Jill Burridge

: Tracking the Lincolnshire Poacher

Tune in to shortwave radio at the top of each hour and you will stumble upon a confusion of mysterious-sounding messages: voices reading random groups of numbers interspersed with noises and bizarre musical quotes.
These are the so-called "number stations". Nobody has ever admitted to broadcasting them, intelligence agencies have traditionally denied their use, and they are unlicensed. Simon Fanshawe embarks on a thrilling detective journey into the clandestine world of radio cryptography, and attempts to solve one of the most unusual broadcast mysteries. (R)


Presenter: Simon Fanshawe
Producer: Simon Hollis

: Three off the Tee

4/6 It's the annual club team competition and Roger and Tom are seeking golfing glory. But Mike's unfeasibly tortured personal life is ruining his game Can they solve all of his problems for him or will they just kick him off the team? Written by David Spicer.
Producer Liz Anstee


Written By: David Spicer.
Producer: Liz Anstee
Tom: Tony Slattery
Roger: Danny Webb
Mike: Tony Gardner
Linda: Jo Brookes
Gill: Kate Robbins

: Test Match SpecialAustralia v England

Commentary on the third day of the First Test at the Gabba in Brisbane. Resumes tomorrow at 5.30am

: You and Yours

Consumer issues, with Winifred Robinson and John Waite. Another building is nominated for a Public Request to Order Disposal . Series editor Andrew Smith
PHONE: [number removed]email: youandyours®bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
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

: Feedback

Roger Bolton digs in the mailbag for BBC Radio listeners' comments, queries, criticisms and praise. Producer Viv Black Repeated on Sunday at 8pm
Send your comments to: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London W1A 10T Phone: [number removed] email: feedback@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at7pm

: Afternoon Play: Old Man Goya

A severe illness leaves the famous painter stone deaf. By force of iron will he manages to battle his demons and produce some of his greatest work. By Penny Gold, based on the book by Julia Blackburn.
Original music by Paul Aguilera and Mike Sykes ; Director Richard Wortley


Unknown: Julia Blackburn.
Music By: Paul Aguilera
Music By: Mike Sykes
Director: Richard Wortley
Francisco Goya: Sean Barrett
Josefa: Maggie McCarthy
Leocadia: Clare Cathcart
Rosario: Teresa Gallagher
Maria: Teresa Gallagher
Duchess of Alba: Jasmine Hyde
Sebastian Martinez: Ian Masters
Moretin: Ian Masters
Antonio: Tom Bevan
Mother: Shirley Dixon
Julia: Becky Hindley

: Shared Earth

5/6. From salmon leaping upstream to spawn on a river in Perthshire to the arrival of overwintering geese on Islay, Dylan Winter experiences some of the wildlife spectacles to be seen in Scotland. He also finds out how the largest conservation project for Atlantic salmon is ensuring the rivers are in the best condition for the returning fish.
Producer Sheena Duncan


Producer: Sheena Duncan

: More Untold Stories

5/5. Staring Out of the Window. Alan Bennett muses about what being a writer actually means. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Alan Bennett

: Joan's Irish Journey

5/5. Joan Armatrading completes her musical journey around Ireland at Ballinasloe in Galway, where Europe's biggest horse fair attracts thousands of farmers, dealers, riders and horse lovers each year. Producer Kate Bland


Unknown: Joan Armatrading
Producer: Kate Bland

: Last Word

The programme that celebrates the lives of the recently deceased. With Matthew Bannister.
Producer Sally Spurring Repeated on Sunday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Matthew Bannister.

: The Film Programme

Francine Stock with the week's film news and interviews. Producer Tim Prosser Producer Thomas Morris


Unknown: Francine Stock
Producer: Tim Prosser
Producer: Thomas Morris

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.
Editor Peter Rippon


Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Now Show

2/6. Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis chase away the winter blues with topical comedy, assisted by Mitch Benn, Jon Holmes, Laura Shavin and guest Mark Watson. Producer Katie Marsden Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Assisted By: Mitch Benn
Assisted By: Jon Holmes
Assisted By: Laura Shavin
Unknown: Mark Watson.
Producer: Katie Marsden

: The Archers

David feels destructive.
For cast see page 28 Written by Simon Frith
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to P[address removed]


Written By: Simon Frith

: Front ROW

With John Wilson. Producer Ella-Mai Robey


Unknown: John Wilson.
Producer: Ella-Mai Robey

: Immigration Stories

5/5. Not the End of the Story. There are some answers in the case of the Afghan asylum seeker, but this isn't a story that will end happily for everyone. By Sarah Daniels.
For further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Sarah Daniels.
Bob: Robert Gwllym
Sandra: Kath Rogers
Ron: Peter Ellis
Mary: Alison Reid
Teddy: Adam Levy
Laila: Badria Timimi
Colin: Paul Mohan

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion in Sussex where an audience puts questions to a panel that includes the Labour MP Geoffrey Robinson ; the Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Theresa Villiers ; and the director-general of the CBI, Richard Lambert. Producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Geoffrey Robinson
Unknown: Theresa Villiers
Unknown: Richard Lambert.
Producer: Anne Peacock

: A Point of View

1/10. Brian Walden , broadcaster and former MP, presents a weekly reflection on a topical issue.
Producer Simon Hollis Repeated on Sunday at 8.50am


Unknown: Brian Walden
Producer: Simon Hollis

: The Friday Play: Safe

Ansh is only 13 years old when she witnesses a murder. Taken into a safe house under police protection, she has to learn to grow up fast. By Tracy Spottiswoode.
Director/Producer Alison Hindell


Unknown: Tracy Spottiswoode.
Producer: Alison Hindell
Ansh: Carll Hughes
Freeman: John Labanowski
Kelly: Nickle Rainsford
Davies: Jams Thomas
Bethan: Helen Griffin
Ella: Maxine Evans
Mrs Williams: Lynn Hunter
Hughes: Giles Thomas
Katya: Tracy Spottiswoode

: The World Tonight

Presented by Jackie Hardgrave. Editor Alistair Burnett


Presented By: Jackie Hardgrave.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: The Light of Evening

10/10. At Dilly's funeral, Eleanora realises that her mother must have read her unforgiving journal. Is it now too late to make her peace? By Edna O'Brien. Read by Tina Kellegher. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Edna O'Brien.
Read By: Tina Kellegher.

: A Good Read

8/10. Books on natural history and the nature of history are this week's choice from Sue MacGregor and her guests, novelist Philippa Gregory and environmentalist Jonathan Porritt. MacGregor's choice is Gilbert White 's The Natural History of Selborne, Gregory picks
Edith Wharton 's Glimpses of the Moon and Porritt brings along Bruce Chatwin 's The Songlines. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Philippa Gregory
Unknown: Jonathan Porritt.
Unknown: Gilbert White
Unknown: Edith Wharton
Unknown: Bruce Chatwin

: Today in Parliament

Presented by Mark D'Arcy. Producer Peter Knowles


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

: News

: News

: Asian Games

: Close Up

: 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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