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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With George Craig.


Unknown: George Craig.

: Farming Today

Presented by Charlotte Smith. Producer Chris Impey


Presented By: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With Professor Mona Siddiqui.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Professor Mona Siddiqui.

: The Reunion

1/5. The Royal Opera House. Key figures discuss the events that first brought them together, starting with the funding crisis that affected the Royal Opera House in the 1990s. Repeated from Sunday at 11.15am

: Book of the Week:The Importance of Music to Girls

5/5. New Wave arrives in Essex, and so do A-levels, but Lavinia's serious attitude to popular music is not mirrored in her academic career. By Lavinia Greenlaw. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Lavinia Greenlaw.

: Act of Worship

Led by Canon Noel Vincent.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jane Little.
10.45 Ladies of Letters Say No 5/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jane Little.

: Trouble in Tots' TV Land

Some paediatricians and psychologists are warning that too much TV viewing too early could arrest younger children's brain development. Nick Baker steps into tots' TV land to talk to parents, doctors and programme-makers to see if a call for a ban on all television viewing by children under three is justified - or practical. Producer Brian King Spoken word choices: page 121


Unknown: Nick Baker

: Kicking the Habit

from 11.55
6/6. Nights to Remember Brother Butterscotch's Fresh Whip turns out to be a commercial success, but Father Michael's plan to make the lives of the older brothers more comfortable might not be such a good idea. Comedy by Christopher Lee. Director Pete Atkin


Comedy By: Christopher Lee.
Director: Pete Atkin
Father Bertie: Alfred Molina
Brother Martin: Roy Dotrice
Brother Luke: Darren Richardson
Father Michael: Martin Jarvis
Mave: Rosalind Ayres
Friar: Kenneth Danziger
Friar: Alan Shearman

: Diana Memorial Service

Marking the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, ten years ago in Paris. With Nicholas Witchell at the Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks, London. Producer Stephen Shipley


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell
Producer: Stephen Shipley

: You and Yours

Consumer and public interest reports, presented by Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson. Series editor Andrew Smith


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Winifred Robinson.
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

With Shaun Ley. Editor Colin Hancock


Unknown: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: The Message

4/6. Steve Hewlett and his guests engage in lively conversation about how current media trends affect society.
Producer Helen Surtees Repeated on Sunday at 8pm


Unknown: Steve Hewlett
Producer: Helen Surtees

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Looking for Angels:Quintessence

A year after the death of her boyfriend, Faith
(Julie Cox) drives down to their favourite place in Devon to scatter his ashes. Really, she means to kill herself too. She stops at five service stations along the way and, at each one, ancient and somewhat chaotic angels try to help her. A heartwarming, uplifting play by Rachel Joyce.
Angels played by Trevor Peacock , Trevor Martin , Thelma Barlow , Geoffrey Beavers and Margaret Robinson Producer Clive Brill


Play By: Rachel Joyce.
Played By: Trevor Peacock
Played By: Trevor Martin
Played By: Thelma Barlow
Played By: Geoffrey Beavers
Played By: Margaret Robinson
Producer: Clive Brill

: Costing the Earth

1/6 The Wind Rush Generation. With energy companies battling to secure sites for wind turbines, Miriam O'Reilly investigates claims that many of them are underperforming. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly

: Cheating at Canasta

5/5. The Dressmaker's Child. William Trevor reads the final story from his new collection. Cahal's plans to make a quick buck from a gullible young couple backfire tragically. Abridged by Sally Marmion. For further details see Monday


Unknown: William Trevor
Abridged By: Sally Marmion.

: Kitchen Connections withAinsley Harriott

5/5. The TV chef meets Iraqi Kurd Fazil, who fled his home country in 2001 and set up home in Britain. He discusses his new life in Manchester. and shows Ainsley how to whip up a Kurdish feast. For further details see Monday

: Last Word

Obituary series with Matthew Bannister. producer Sally Spurring Repeated on Sunday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Matthew Bannister.

: The Film Programme

Andrew Collins talks to director Mike Leigh and producer Simon Channing-Williams about their collaboration, which includes award-winners such as Vera Drake , Secrets and Lies and Life Is Sweet. Plus an interview with Ken Loach as two boxed sets of his work are released on DVD. Producer Stephen Hughes


Talks: Andrew Collins
Director: Mike Leigh
Producer: Simon Channing-Williams
Unknown: Vera Drake
Unknown: Ken Loach
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: PM

With Eddie Mair. Editor Peter Rippon

: Armando lannucci's Charm Offensive

3/6. Armando lannucci welcomes you and your ears to some topical piffle as he and his guests poke about a bit at the news and things in general. Producer David Tyler Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm


Unknown: Armando Lannucci
Producer: David Tyler

: The Archers

Clarrie acts in the interests of fair play.
Written by Caroline Harrington
Director Kim Greenqrass ; Editor Vanessa Whitburn ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to: [address removed]


Written By: Caroline Harrington
Director: Kim Greenqrass
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Phil: Norman Painting
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Tony: Colin Shipp
Pat: Patricia Galllmore
Tom: Tom Graham
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Matt: Kim Durham
Lillian: Sunny Ormonde
Sid: Alan Devereux
Jolene: Buffy Davis
Fallon: Joanna Van Kampen
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
William: Philip Molloy
Emma: Felicity Jones
Edward: Barry Farrimond
Mike: Terry Molloy
Roy: Ian Pepperell
Hayley: Lorraine Coady
Brenda: Amy Shindler
Robert: Graham Blockey
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Bert: Eric Allan
Nic: Becky Wrlqht

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts magazine. Producer Ella-Mai Robey


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Ella-Mai Robey

: Ladies of Letters Say No

5/5. The ladies turn to the Queen for help.
For cast and further details see Monday Rptd from 10.45am

: Any Questions?

Topical discussion hosted by Jonathan Dimbleby. With Steve Bell , Professor Lord Anthony Giddens , and Max Hastings. From Kibworth in Leicestershire. Producer Peter Griffiths Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.
Unknown: Steve Bell
Unknown: Professor Lord Anthony Giddens
Unknown: Max Hastings.
Producer: Peter Griffiths

: A Point of View

10/10. Tim Egan of The New York Times reflects on a topical issue.
Editor Maria Balinska Repeated on Sunday at 8.50am


Unknown: Tim Egan
Editor: Maria Balinska

: The Friday Play: Fragments

A teenage girl commits a seemingly unmotivated crime. Written by Julian Simpson.
Producer Karen Rose : Director Julian Simpson


Written By: Julian Simpson.
Producer: Karen Rose
Director: Julian Simpson
Grant: John Carlisle
Kelly Ryan: Sarah Smart
Mrs Ryan: Lesley Sharp
Mr Ryan: Philip Glenlster
Carter: Daniel Ryan
Haynes: Sean Gallagher
Mrs Wilson: Nicola Walker
Dr Mortimer: Will Keen

: The World Tonight

With Jackie Hardgrave.


Unknown: Jackie Hardgrave.

: Book at Bedtime: The Testament ofGideon Mack

10/10. Gideon's revelations begin to have some serious repercussions but he remains preoccupied by the Devil. By James Robertson. For further details see Monday


Unknown: James Robertson.

: Great Lives

Repeated from Tuesday at 4.30pm

: The Alternative Women's Institute

Sketches and stand-up comedy written and performed by Josie Long , Danielle Ward, Isy Suttie , Margaret Cabourne-Smith and Zoe Gardner. Producer Victoria Lloyd


Unknown: Josie Long
Unknown: Isy Suttie
Unknown: Margaret Cabourne-Smith
Unknown: Zoe Gardner.
Producer: Victoria Lloyd

: News

: Book of the Week:The Importance of Music to Girls

5/5. By Lavinia Greenlaw. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Lavinia Greenlaw.

: News

: Assignment

: The interview

: News

: Close Up

: News

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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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