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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Jenny Wigley.


Unknown: Jenny Wigley.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock. Producer Clare Phillips


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.
Producer: Clare Phillips

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday In Parliament
Presented by Robert Orchard and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rhidian Brook.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament Editor of Today Ceri Thomas


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Presented By: Robert Orchard
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Rhidian Brook.
Unknown: Ceri Thomas

: Desert Island Discs

The broadcaster and journalist Andrew Neil talks to Kirsty Young about his life and career, and about his selection of music to take to the mythical desert island. Repeated from Sunday at 11.15am


Talks: Andrew Neil
Unknown: Kirsty Young

: Act of Worship

Led by the Rev Rosemary Lain-Priestley .


Unknown: Rosemary Lain-Priestley

: Book of the Week: Theatre Writings

5/5. An Open Letter. It is July1962, and just before leaving The Observer to join Laurence Olivier 's new National Theatre, Kenneth Tynan writes a surprisingly negative review about his idol. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Laurence Olivier
Unknown: Kenneth Tynan

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 Marriage a la Mode 5/5/ By Jonathan Myerson.
The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Jonathan Myerson.

: Single White Rhino - Would like to Meet ...

2/2. With very few of the endangered species held in captive-breeding programmes within zoos actually able to be returned to the wild, Rosamund Kidman-Cox asks what species zoos should be breeding and how the animals that remain in zoos can contribute to the conservation of their wild cousins. Captive breeding in the animal's native home has proven to be more successful and new partnerships between conservation organisations and zoos might be the answer. Are zoos doing enough for conservation on the ground in terms of financial support and what do the world's conservation biologists and the zoos themselves think their future role Should be? Producer Sheena Duncan


Unknown: Rosamund Kidman-Cox
Producer: Sheena Duncan

: Inspector Steine

6/6. The Anniversary. It's the fifth anniversary of the Middle Street Massacre. While Steine ponders on how to celebrate, Mrs Groynes's deranged nephew, Brian the Brain, breaks out of Broadmoor with revenge on his lips. Lynne Truss's cop comedy set in 1950s Brighton.
Music by Anthony May ; Producer/Director Karen Rose


Music By: Anthony May
Director: Karen Rose
Inspector Steine: Michael Fenton Stevens
Mrs Groynes: Jan Ravens
Brunswick: John Ramm
Twitten: Matt Green
Brian the Brain: Ewan Bailey
Warder: Kim Wall
Chaplain: David Holt

: You and Yours

Presented by Winifred Robinson and John Waite. Series editor Andrew Smith


Presented By: Winifred Robinson
Presented By: John Waite.
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Shaun Ley.


Presented By: Shaun Ley.

: Feedback

Listeners' views, comments, queries, criticisms and congratulations on BBC radio. Presented by Roger Bolton. Producer Penny Vine
ADDRESS: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London WlA 10T
Phone: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per min) email: feedback@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Roger Bolton.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Murder In the Afternoon:the Fall and Rise of Danny Clark

Gangster thriller by Andrew Chappell. After his dad dies doing a job for gangland boss Frankie Weems , young
Danny Clark vows never to get involved in crime. But now Frankie comes knocking on his door, wanting his help - and Frankie's not a man you say no to.
Producer/Director Peter Kavanagh


Unknown: Andrew Chappell.
Unknown: Frankie Weems
Unknown: Danny Clark
Director: Peter Kavanagh
Danny: Robert Boulter
Sharon: Emma Noakes
Gramps: Desmond McNamara
Inspector Hedges: Sam Dale

: Ramblings

New series 1/7. Iconic Walks: the Ulster Way
Clare Balding starts a new series that will see her 100th edition of the programme with a series of iconic walks, beginning with the coastal pathway from the Giant's
Causeway to White Park Bay, perhaps the most dramatic section of the 560-mile Ulster Way in Northern Ireland. Against the spectacular scenery, there is a plethora of myth and history, including sunken Armada ships, fairy-tale castles and reputedly the world's tiniest church.
Producer Sandra Sykes


Producer: Sandra Sykes

: The West End by the Sea

5/5. Nell's First Night. What better way for Nell to give her 13-year-old goddaughter a treat, than to take her to a "proper" theatre. Thelma Barlow and Clare Corbett read Roy Apps 's story, the last in the series of theatrical short tales. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Thelma Barlow
Unknown: Clare Corbett
Unknown: Roy Apps

: The Making of Modern Medicine

20/30. Stopping the Rot. During the late 1800s the surgeon Joseph Lister built on Louis Pasteur 's germ theory and introduced antisepsis into surgery. We now think of his success with carbolic acid as having made internal surgery safe. But was this really the case? Andrew Cunningham examines the less than enthusiastic welcome for Lister's antisepsis. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Joseph Lister
Unknown: Louis Pasteur
Unknown: Andrew Cunningham

: Last Word

The programme that celebrates the lives of the recently deceased. With Matthew Bannister. Producer Sally Spurring


Unknown: Matthew Bannister.

: The Film Programme

The actor Danny Glover talks to Francine Stock about his role as producer of Bamako, a film that deals with the issue of African debt. Producer Thomas Morris


Talks: Danny Glover
Unknown: Francine Stock
Producer: Thomas Morris

: PM

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


Presented By: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Now Show

New series 1/8. Returning for yet another series, Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis take a satirical look through the week's news, with the aid of Mitch Benn , Jon Holmes , Laura Shavin and Marcus Brigstocke. Producer Katie Marsden Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Mitch Benn
Unknown: Jon Holmes
Unknown: Laura Shavin
Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke.
Producer: Katie Marsden

: The Archers

Ed and the cows are "vegging out" at Grange Farm. For cast see page 37 Written by Caroline Harrington Director Rosemary Watts : Editor Vanessa Whitburn ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Caroline Harrington
Director: Rosemary Watts
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn

: Front Row

Including a first look at the new Wellcome Collection building, opening this summer in London, which has 1,500 exhibits illustrating the history of medicine and human identity. With Kirsty Lang. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Kirsty Lang.

: Marriage a la Mode

5/5. Plates Five and Six - From the Bagnio to The Lady's Death. Three deaths, one birth and two endings. By Jonathan Myerson.
For cast and further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Jonathan Myerson.

: Any Questions?

From the Barbican Centre, London, hosted by Jonathan Dimbleby. The audience put guestions to a panel that includes the film director Ken Loach , Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and Minister for Women Ruth Kelly , Shadow Chancellor George Osborne , and Liberal Democrat frontbench spokesman Don Foster. Producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.
Director: Ken Loach
Unknown: Ruth Kelly
Unknown: George Osborne
Unknown: Don Foster.
Producer: Anne Peacock

: A Point of View

5/8. Clive James offers his reflections on a topical issue. Producer Sheila Cook Repeated on Sunday at 8.50am


Unknown: Clive James
Producer: Sheila Cook

: The Friday Play: Wasted

Martha heads up a marketing campaign for an alcopop aimed unashamedly at the teenage market. But when the 16-year-old son of her oldest friend is admitted to hospital in an alcoholic coma, some hard guestions have got to be answered. By Shelagh Stephenson.
Producer/Director Eoin O'Callaghan


Unknown: Shelagh Stephenson.
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Martha: Juliet Aubrey
Tom: Julian Wadham
Mike: Mark Lambert
Mary: Marion O'Dwyer
Pete: John McAndrew
Charlie: Miche Doherty
Luke: Greg Fox

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Jackie Hardgrave. Editor Alistair Burnett


Presented By: Jackie Hardgrave.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: Christine Falls

5/10. Little Christine has been adopted in Boston, but Andy is finding it difficult to adapt to parenthood. By Benjamin Black. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Little Christine
Unknown: Benjamin Black.

: A Good Read

Repeated from Tuesday at 4.30pm

: Today In Parliament

Presented by Mark D'Arcy. Editor Peter Knowies


Presented By: Mark D'Arcy.
Editor: Peter Knowies

: News

: Book of the Week: Theatre Writings

5/5. By Kenneth Tynan. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Kenneth Tynan.

: The Interview

: News

: Departure Lounge to Spain

A visit to the beaches of Senegal where migrants depart for the Canary Islands

: Close Up

China in Transition (2/2)

: News

: Outlook

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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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