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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Mgr Mark Langham.


Unknown: Mgr Mark Langham.

: Farming Today

With Moira Hickey. Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Moira Hickey.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

With Evan Davis and John Humphrys.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Rachel Hooper and Robert Orchard.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Abdal Hakim Murad.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Rachel Hooper
Unknown: Robert Orchard.
Unknown: Abdal Hakim Murad.

: Desert Island Discs

Repeated from Sunday at 11.15am

: Book of the Week: The Timewaster Diaries

5/5. Life is tough for Robin, living in the shed with three wood pigeons, a drunk friend and no toilet. But when tragedy strikes, Rita overcomes her ankle twinges and fury to save the day. Paul Whitehouse reads the final excerpt from Robin Cooper 's comic diaries. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Paul Whitehouse
Unknown: Robin Cooper

: Act of Worship

Led by the Rt Rev Stephen Oliver.


Unknown: Stephen Oliver.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jane Little.
10.45 My Place
5/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jane Little.

: Test Match Special

England v India
Commentary on the second day of the First Test at Lord's.
Producer Adam Mountford
For commentators see yesterday 'approximate time TV highlights of today's play are on Five at 7.15pm


Producer: Adam Mountford

: Occupation

The analogy between what the US-led coalition is doing in Irag with the American occupation of Japan after the Second World War is, according to most historians, false and dangerous. Mark Whitaker looks at the debate and explores what international law allows occupiers to do - and what it does not. Producer Mark Whitaker


Unknown: Mark Whitaker
Producer: Mark Whitaker

: The Maltby Collection

6/6. A popular detective series comes to film at the museum and its super-suave star (Hugh Dennis ) takes a fancy to Prunella, leaving Rod and Julian feeling marginalised. David Nobbs 's museum-based sitcom concludes. Producer Colin Anderson


Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: David Nobbs
Producer: Colin Anderson
Rod: Julian Rhind-Tutt
Walter: Geoffrey Palmer
Prunella: Rachel Atkins
Julian: Ben Willbond
Wilf: Geoff McGlvem
Eva: Julia Deakin
Des: Michael Smiley
Stelios: Chris Pavlo
Jeremy: Hugh Dennis
Charlie: Barry Cryer
Clive: Nell Fitzmaurice
Arabella: Eve Dallas
Nick: Jot Davies

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and John Waite. Including at 12.30 Facethe Facts. New series 1/6. John Waite begins this series of investigative reports with a look at the dangers faced by interpreters who work for British and US forces in Iraq. Face the Facts producer Karen Pirie Rptd Sunat 9pm You and Yours series producer Andrew Smith


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: John Waite.
Unknown: John Waite
Producer: Karen Pirie
Producer: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

Presented by Shaun Ley. Editor Colin Hancock


Presented By: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: Feedback

Roger Bolton selects listeners' views on BBC radio programmes. Producer Brian McCluskey Repeated on Sunday at 8pm ADDRESS: Feedback. PO Box 2100, London W1A 10T; Phone [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per min); email: feedback@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Brian McCluskey

: The Archers

Rptd from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Alice in Paris

By Elizabeth Lewis. Afflicted by cold feet on her wedding day, a bride leaves her fiance at the altar and travels to Paris in search of a new life. Director Kate McAll


Unknown: Elizabeth Lewis.
Director: Kate McAll
Alice: Caroline Harker
Simone: Ana-Luisa de Cavilla
The ubiquitous Frenchman: Richard Elfyn
leuan: Lestyn Jones
Stallholder: Iwan Tudor
Genevieve: Sheila Ballantine
Agnes: Alex Alderton
Mireille: Phyllida Nash

: Ramblings

New series 1/6. Bryher in the Isles of Stilly Clare Balding finds it tough to get to the most westerly of the Scilly Isles, Bryher. But when she does arrive she goes for a gentle stroll around its perimeter and hears about the joys and tribulations Of island life. Producer Sandra Sykes Walking on air: page 30


Producer: Sandra Sykes

: Stories with Latitude

5/5. Jeremy Hardy reads his new piece of fiction at the Latitude festival. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Jeremy Hardy

: The Four o'Clock Friends

5/5. Vanessa Collingridge delves into the John Murray literary archive to uncover a series of papers from 19th-century travellers, including David Livingstone 's account of being attacked by a lion. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Vanessa Collingridge
Unknown: John Murray
Unknown: David Livingstone

: Last Word

Obituary programme, with Matthew Bannister. Producer Sally Spurring Repeated on Sunday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Matthew Bannister.

: The Film Programme

Secretary star Maggie Gyllenhaal joins Francine Stock to talk about her new film Sherrybaby, an intimate study of a recovering drug addict trying to regain control of her life. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Maggie Gyllenhaal
Unknown: Francine Stock
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: PM

News, with Eddie Mair. Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Now Show

5/8. Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis take a satirical romp through the week's news. with Mitch Benn. Marcus Brigstocke , Laura Shavin and Jon Holmes. Producer Katie Marsden Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm


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

: The Archers

Alan sets out the house rules.
Written by Mike Barrington
Director Julie Beckett ; Editor Vanessa Whitburn ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to: [address removed]


Written By: Mike Barrington
Director: Julie Beckett
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Phil: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
Alistair: Michael Lumsden
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Elizabeth: Alison Dowling
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Tom: Tom Graham
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Adam: Andrew Wincott
Alice: Hollie Chapman
Lilian: Sunny Ormonde
Jack: Arnold Peters
Peggy: June Spencer
Sid: Alan Devereux
William: Philip Molloy
Mike: Terry Molloy
Hayley: Lorraine Coady
Robert: Graham Blockey
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Alan: John Teller
Amy: Vinette Robinson

: Front Row

Saxophonist John Dankworth , who is 80 this year, and singer Cleo Laine reflect on their life in jazz, and look ahead to their appearance next month at the BBC Proms. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: John Dankworth
Singer: Cleo Laine

: My Place

5/5. By Sally Morgan. In Perth, Mum and Nan come to terms with the Aboriginal family history and begin to tell their stories.
For cast and further details see Monday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Sally Morgan.

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby hosts the topical discussion from Peterborough, where an audience canvass the opinions of a panel that includes the shadow Attorney General, Dominic Grieve.
Producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Dominic Grieve.
Producer: Anne Peacock

: A Point of View

5/10. Clive James reflects on a topical issue.
Producer Sheila Cook Repeated on Sunday at 8.50am


Unknown: Clive James
Producer: Sheila Cook

: The Friday Play: A Second to Midnight

2/2. By Andrew Walker. Kidnapped by gunmen in the Nigerian Delta, Rob is shocked to discover Helen is alive and wants him to back her cause.
Producer/Director Gary Brown


Unknown: Andrew Walker.
Director: Gary Brown
Rob: Ian Puleston-Davies
Helen: Charlotte Emmerson
Kolo: Cyril Nri
Liz: Brlgit Forsyth
Joseph: Richard Pepple
Geraldine: Sue Jenkins
Henry: David Fleeshman
David: James Nickerson
Alice: Abl Eniola

: The World Tonight

With Jackie Hardgrave.


Unknown: Jackie Hardgrave.

: Book at Bedtime: Consequences

5/10. Such a Competent Girl. Molly takes the "Lit and Phil" by storm and finds a champion. By Penelope Lively. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Penelope Lively.

: A Good Read

Rptd from Tuesday at 4.30pm

: Today in Parliament

Presented by Mark D'Arcy. Editor Peter Knowles


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

: News

: Book of the Week: The Timewaster Diaries

5/5. By Robin Cooper. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Robin Cooper.

: News

: Assignment

: The Interview

: News

: World Stories


: Close Up


: 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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