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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Sharon Grenham-Toze .


Unknown: Sharon Grenham-Toze

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Andrew Smith


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Andrew Smith

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With Professor Mona Siddiqui. Editor of Today Ceri Thomas


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Professor Mona Siddiqui.
Unknown: Ceri Thomas

: Desert Island Discs

Hypnotist, author and TV personality
Paul McKenna talks to Kirsty Young about his life and career, and about his choice of music to take to the mythical island. Repeated from Sunday at 11.15am


Talks: Paul McKenna
Unknown: Kirsty Young

: Act of Worship

From Cardiff, led by the Rev Peter Baker.


Unknown: Peter Baker.

: Book of the Week: Queuingfor Beginners

5/5. Time for Bed. Joe Moran 's look at the routines and rituals that mark key events of the day examines the journey the bedroom has taken from spartan wasteland to softly lit, comfy sleeping chamber. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Joe Moran

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jane Little.
10.45 Blood in the Bridal Shop 5/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jane Little.

: Songs Your Godmother Should Know

When Hilary Finch , classical music critic of The Times, was heard by her goddaughter confessing on radio that she'd never heard Queen's Bohemian
Rhapsody, her goddaughter decided to compile a CD of songs a godmother really should know. With songwriters Chris Difford (ex-Squeeze) and Tom Robinson. Producer Alan Hall
News, sport and spoken word: page 137


Unknown: Hilary Finch
Unknown: Tom Robinson.
Producer: Alan Hall

: Jigsaw

3/4. Billie's journey into adulthood continues among the bohemian community of exiles in the Mediterranean, but it's not long before she returns to the sanity that is London. By Sybille Bedford, dramatised by Melissa Murray.
Producer/Director Celia de Wolff


Dramatised By: Melissa Murray.
Director: Celia de Wolff
Sybille: Claire Skinner
Alessandro: Tom Goodman-Hill
Mother: Sian Thomas
Oriane: Fenella Woolgar
Rosie: Rachel Atkins
Philippe: Kim Wall
Madame P: Elizabeth Bell
Toni: Serena Evans
Cecile: Tracy Wiles
Frederic: Anthony Glennon

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs with Winifred Robinson. Today David Blunkett MP joins the team and shares his passion for burgundy wine. Series editor Andrew Smith


Unknown: Winifred Robinson.
Unknown: David Blunkett
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World

at One
With Shaun Lev. Editor Colin Hancock


Unknown: Shaun Lev.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: Feedback

Roger Bolton with listeners' opinions and comments on BBC radio programmes and policy. Producer Tracey Logan Repeated on Sunday at 8pm
ADDRESS: Feedback, PO Box 2100. London MA 1QT; Phone [number removed] (land-line calls cost no more than 8p per min); Fax: [number removed]; email: feedback@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Tracey Logan

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play

: Jane and Tom - theReal Pride and Prejudice
Elizabeth Lewis 's dramatisation of events revealed in letters sent from Jane Austen to her sister, Cassandra, telling the story of her love for the young Irishman, Tom Lefroy. The couple are introduced at a Christmas ball, where they discover a mutual passion for literature.
Producer/Director Celia de Wolff


Unknown: Elizabeth Lewis
Unknown: Jane Austen
Unknown: Tom Lefroy.
Director: Celia de Wolff
Jane: Jasmine Hyde
Tom: Andrew Scott
Mrs Austen: Penny Downie
Mrs Lefroy: Jane Whittenshaw
Anne: Rachel Atkins
Cassandra: Lynne Seymour
John: Keiron Self
Ellen: Manon Edwards

: Costing the Earth

Rptd from yesterday at 9pm

: Writing from Hay

4/4 The Sugar Daddy. When Henry divorces and marries a young and glamorous model, he gets his just desserts. Written and read by Kathy Lette. For further details see Tuesday


Read By: Kathy Lette.

: Diplomatic Dinners

5/5 Badoit versus Bollinger. Chris Bowlby assesses the tension between the need to entertain and the pressure to get the job done. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Chris Bowlby

: Last Word

Matthew Bannister presents the obituaries programme. Producer Sally Spurring Rptd Sun 8.30pm


Unknown: Matthew Bannister

: The Film Programme

Rolf de Heer talks to Francine Stock about his new film Ten Canoes. producer Stephen Hughes


Talks: Rolf de Heer
Unknown: Francine Stock
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: PM

With Eddie Mair. Editor Peter Rippon

: The News Quiz

6/8 Fred MacAulay , Mark Steel , Alan Coren and Andy Zaltzman are this week's guests in the veteran panel game, hosted by Sandi Toksvig. producer Ed Morrish Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm


Unknown: Fred MacAulay
Unknown: Mark Steel
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Andy Zaltzman
Unknown: Sandi Toksvig.
Producer: Ed Morrish

: The Archers

The future's uncertain at Home Farm.
Written by Joanna Toye
Director Rosemary Watts ; Editor Vanessa Whitburn ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Joanna Toye
Director: Rosemary Watts
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Alistair: Michael Lumsden
Shula: Judy Bennett
Nigel: Graham Seed
Elizabeth: Alison Dowling
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Adam: Andrew Wincott
Alice: Hollie Chapman
Lilian: Sunny Ormonde
Jack: Arnold Peters
Peggy: June Spencer
Sid: Alan Devereux
FaUon: Joanna van Kampen
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
Ed: Barry Farrimond
Mike: Terry Molloy
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Robert: Graham Bkjckey
Siobhan: Caroline Lennon

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including a report from the long-delayed press night of the RSC's new King Lear, with Ian McKellen in the title role. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Ian McKellen
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Blood in the Bridal Shop

5/5. Rose. Shop-owner Rose reveals why she has been behaving in such an odd manner while things have fallen apart around her. By Nancy Harris and Louise Ramsden.
For cast and further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Nancy Harris
Unknown: Louise Ramsden.

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the topical discussion from Bristol where the panel includes Peter Tatchell the human rights activist. and a prospective Parliamentary candidate for the Green Party.
Producer Peter Griffiths Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Peter Tatchell
Producer: Peter Griffiths

: A Point of View

Historian Lisa Jardine reflects on a topical issue. Producer Sheila Cook Rptd on Sunday at 8.50am


Unknown: Lisa Jardine
Producer: Sheila Cook Rptd

: The Friday Play: The Prospect

2/3. Political drama by AvieLuthra Newly elected MP Bobby Khan is caught in a series of personal and political dilemmas: his cousin is in prison after Bobby's reports him to the police, and the local community is putting pressure on him to get involved in a murder case.
Producer/Director Pauline Harris


Unknown: Bobby Khan
Director: Pauline Harris
Bobby: Nitin Ganatra
Elizabeth: Barbara Marten
Imran: Vincent Ebrahim
Lucy: Gillian Kearney
Terry: John McArdle
Ayesha: Archie Panjabi
Paul: David Fleeshman
Rashid: Amer Nazir
Harry: Sacha Dawan
Dl Brown: Seamus O'Neill

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig. Editor Alistair Burnett


Presented By: Robin Lustig.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: In Cold Blood

10/10. By Truman Capote. The murderers are sentenced to death and spend their last days in the Corner", the Kansas State execution wing.
For further details see Monday

: Great Lives

Repeated from Tuesday at 4 30pm

: Single White Rhino - Would like to Meet

212. 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 animals' native home has proved to be successful and new partnerships between conservation organisations and zoos might be the answer. Producer Sheena Duncan


Unknown: Rosamund Kidman Cox
Producer: Sheena Duncan

: News

: Book of the Week

: Queuingfor Beginners 5/5.. Repeated from 9.45am

: News

: Assignment

: The interview

: News

: World Stories


: Close Up

It Was 40 Years Ago Today.... On the 40th anniversary of St Pepper's, Paul Gambaccini looks at the Beatles' groundbreaking album

: 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.

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