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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Bishop George Stack.


Unknown: George Stack.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock. Producer Sarah Swadling


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.
Producer: Sarah Swadling

: Today

With John Humphrys and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25, 7.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.59 Good Friday Hymn:
When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams. Editor of Today Ceri Thomas


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Dr Rowan Williams.
Unknown: Ceri Thomas

: Desert Island Discs

Kirsty Young invites castaway Ben Helfgott , chair of the '45 Aid Society of Holocaust Survivors, to choose eight records to take to the mythical desert island. Repeated from Sunday at 11.15am


Unknown: Kirsty Young
Unknown: Ben Helfgott

: Book of the Week: Coral - a Pessimistin Paradise

5/5. Life as it is, and the human race in particular, is on the verge of serious damage from global warming. Coral reefs, previous saviours of the planet, may yet come to the rescue again. Professor Steve Jones concludes readings from his new book. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Professor Steve Jones

: Act of Worship

Led by Canon Noel Vincent.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jane Little.
10.45 Captain Starlight's Apprentice 5/5.
By Kathryn Heyman. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jane Little.
Unknown: Kathryn Heyman.

: 1707: Mony a Mickle - the Scots and Money

The Scots famously have a love/hate relationship with money; they love hoarding it and hate spending. The BBC's business editor Robert Peston takes a personal journey around the Scots economy; he wonders whether Scotland has lost its sure touch with hard cash. Producer David Stenhouse


Editor: Robert Peston
Producer: David Stenhouse

: Falco: the Iron Hand of Mars

New series 1/6. Historical crime drama, adapted for radio by Mary Cutler from the novels of Lindsey Davis. Ancient Rome's famous detective Falco is sent to the Barbarian forests of Free Germany - home to a giant bull, raging Celts and a pagan priestess.
Producer/Director Peter Leslie Wild


Unknown: Mary Cutler
Unknown: Lindsey Davis.
Director: Peter Leslie Wild
Falco: Anton Lesser
Helena Justina: Anna Madeley
Helveticus: Gary Lewis
Xanthus: David Holt
Justinus: Oliver J Hemborough
Veleda: Mall Harries
Emperor Vespasian: Michael Tudor Barnes
Titus: Jonathan Keeble

: You and Yours

Consumer and public interest reports with Sheila McClennon. Series editor Andrew Smith


Unknown: Sheila McClennon.
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

National and international news and analysis, Presented by Shaun Ley.


Presented By: Shaun Ley.

: The Message

New series 1/6. Steve Hewlett presents reports on media trends, beginning with a special programme considering 50 years of the EU. The Treaty of Rome in 1957 opened up a new and expanding subject of Euro-reporting.
Journalists and politicians discuss what Europe has done for the media and vice versa. Producer Cecile Wright


Producer: Cecile Wright

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Magician's Daughter

Comic drama, by Adam Beeson.
During revolutionary turmoil in 19th-century Europe a celebrated magician is shot on stage. With his dying breath he passes on the secrets of his act to his daughter. Fearing the unwanted attentions of jealous rivals, she disappears.


Writer: Adam Beeson
Producer/ director: Bruce Young
Kronos: James Bryce
Great Visado: Paul Young
Katya: Lucy Paterson
Richardson: Richard Conlon
Cameron: Nick Underwood
Chisnok: Mark McDonnell
Zontik: Simon Donaldson

: Good Friday Liturgy from Durham Cathedral

On the most solemn day in the Christian calendar. Bishop Tom Wright , the Very Rev Michael Sadgrove and Ruth Etchells reflect on the themes of betrayal and sacrifice.
With the Cathedral Consort of Singers directed by James Lancelot. Producer Stephen Shipley


Unknown: Tom Wright
Unknown: Michael Sadgrove
Unknown: Ruth Etchells
Directed By: James Lancelot.
Producer: Stephen Shipley

: Anatomies of Betrayal

Stories from those people who have suffered from and inflicted the pain of betrayal. Producer Dawn Bryan


Producer: Dawn Bryan

: Last Word

The programme that celebrates the lives of the recently deceased. Producer James Cook Repeated on Sunday at 8.30pm


Producer: James Cook

: The Film Programme

Andrew Collins presents the week's film news and interviews, including a look at Sunshine, Danny Boyle 's new sci-fi thriller. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Andrew Collins
Unknown: Danny Boyle
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: PM

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


Presented By: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Now Show

6/8. More topical, satirical sketches and songs from Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis , with the help 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

Brian becomes flexible with the truth. For cast see page 53 Written by Adrian Flynn
Director Julie Beckett ; Editor Vanessa Whitburn ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Adrian Flynn
Director: Julie Beckett
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn

: Front Row

Following the news that many discs released under the name of pianist Joyce Hatto were pirated from other recordings, Mark Lawson investigates the scandal and reports on its consequences for the music industry. Producer Nicki Paxman


Pianist: Joyce Hatto
Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Captain Starlight's Apprentice

5/5. Australia, 1912. Jess begins to live the life she portrayed in films - as a bushranger - in order to find her missing son. By Kathryn Heyman.
For cast and further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Kathryn Heyman.

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Leyton, east London, put questions to a panel that includes the chair of the Heritage Lottery Fund, Liz Forgan. Producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Liz Forgan.
Producer: Anne Peacock

: A Point of View

10/10. The writer and broadcaster 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: The Employee

In this dark comedy about the pressures of modern life, lain Adam is head of maintenance in the intelligent building, the Elm, and his life is beginning to unravel. By Sebastian Baczkiewicz.
Producer/Director Marc Beeby


Unknown: Sebastian Baczkiewicz.
Director: Marc Beeby
lain Adam: Ron Cook
Rakubian: Kate Buffery
Giggs: Ray Fearon
Grandler: Carl Prekopp
Philips: Nicholas Boulton
Janey: Helen Lonqworth
George/Thomas: Andrew Harrison
Bentley/Policeman: Stephen Hoqan
Makoto: Stuart McLoughlin

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, introduced by Robin Lustig. Editor Alistair Burnett


Introduced By: Robin Lustig.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: On Chesil Beach

5/5. To Love and Set Each Other Free. AlexJennings reads the concluding part of Ian McEwan 's gentle portrait of two lovers. The final movement of Edward and Florence's marriage is played out among the pebbles. Abridged by Sally Marmion. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Ian McEwan
Abridged By: Sally Marmion.

: Great Lives

1/9. A return for the biographical series in which Matthew Parris chooses the living, and the living choose the dead. Music buff Phill Jupitus nominates Clash frontman
Joe Strummer (born John Graham Mellor ), who died in 2002, aged 50, and who, like his nominator, was educated at a boarding school. Biographer and friend Chris Salewicz offers personal insights into Strummer's life, while Parris - who was working in the Conservative Research
Department during the peak of punk - embarks on a Steep learning curve. Repeated from Tuesday at 4.30pm


Unknown: Matthew Parris
Unknown: Phill Jupitus
Unknown: Joe Strummer
Unknown: John Graham Mellor
Unknown: Chris Salewicz

: When CB Ruled the Waves

Dominic Arkwright looks back at the heady days of CB radio in the UK following its legalisation in the early 1980s, when truck drivers, wannabe rebels, and lonely hearts all embraced US midwestern red-neck culture with relish.
Producer John Byrne


Unknown: Dominic Arkwright
Producer: John Byrne

: News

: Book of the Week: Coral - aPessimist in Paradise

5/5. By Professor Steve Jones. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Professor Steve Jones.

: News

: Assignment

: The Interview

: News

: Close Up

Wunmi's Urban Groove (1/3)

: 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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