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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Michelle Marken.


Unknown: Michelle Marken.

: Farming Today

Presented by Charlotte Smith.


Presented By: Charlotte Smith.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Dr Alan Billings. Editor Ceri Thomas


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Dr Alan Billings.
Editor: Ceri Thomas

: Desert Island Discs

Kirsty Young 's castaway this week is Lord Joffe who, in 2003, proposed a euthanasia bill to legalise assisted dying for the terminally ill. Repeated from Sunday at n.15am


Unknown: Kirsty Young

: Book of the Week: KatherineSwynford: the Story of John of Gaunt and His Scandalous Duchess

5/5. After an affair surviving two wives, one husband, the Peasants' Revolt and the Black Death, John and Katherine finally marry and legitimise their Beaufort children. By Alison Weir. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Alison Weir.

: Act of Worship

Led by the Rev Rosemary Lain-Pnestley .


Unknown: Rosemary Lain-Pnestley

: Woman's Hour

With Jane Garvey.
10.45 Island Blue 5/5. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jane Garvey.

: Great Aunt Mary's Tune

Lucy Neal goes in search of a home for the archive of her once renowned great-great aunt, Mary Neal , suffragette, social-worker, colleague and later adversary of Cecil Sharp during the great English Folk Dance revival at the start of the 20th century. Read by Geraldine James and John Rowe. Producer Beaty Rubens


Unknown: Lucy Neal
Unknown: Mary Neal
Unknown: Cecil Sharp
Read By: Geraldine James
Read By: John Rowe.
Producer: Beaty Rubens

: Murder Unprompted: a Charles Paris Mystery

3/4. Can Charles prove his friend Alex innocent of murder and, at the same time, stop himself being made homeless? By
Simon Brett , dramatised by Jeremy Front .
Producer/Director Sally Avens


Unknown: Simon Brett
Dramatised By: Jeremy Front
Director: Sally Avens
Charles: Bill Niqhy
Frances: Suzanne Burden
Maurice: Jon Glover
Lucy: Jemima Rooper
Paula: Rachel Bavidqe
Mal: Nitin Ganatra
Val: Liza Sadovy
Madeleine: Jasmine Callan
Georgina: Miranda Colchester
Miles: Thomas Arnold
Juliet: Tilly Gaunt
Dr Blythe: Simon Tteves

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson Series editor Andrew Smith.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Editor: Andrew Smith.

: The World at One

Analysis of current affairs reports, presented by Brian Hanrahan. Editor Colin Hancock


Presented By: Brian Hanrahan.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: Feedback

Roger Bolton digs in the mailbag for listeners' comments on BBC radio.
Producer Brian McCluskey Repeated on Sunday at 8pm ADDRESS: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London W1A 10T; phone: [number removed] (calls cost no more than 8p per minute) email: feedback@bbc.co.uk.


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Brian McCluskey

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Darkness

After a breakdown brought on by a tour of duty in Iraq, a surgeon takes up research into the effects of sensory deprivation. But then he learns that he is about to lose his eyesight and decides to volunteer for a dangerous experiment. By DJ Britton.
Producer/Director Kate McAll


Director: Kate McAll
Dan: Steffan Rhodri
Caroline: Beth Chalmers
Mike: Simon Ludders
Steve: Nathan Sussex
Dry cleaning assistant: Dick Bradnum
Reporter: Claire Cage

: Shared Earth

4/6 Dylan Winter discusses the ways in which anyone can contribute to the new edition of the Atlas of British Birds, 20 years after its first publication. Will it be cheery news for the chiffchaff or misery for the mistle thrush? producer Alasdair Cross


Producer: Alasdair Cross

: The Big Chill

5/5 The Lost Child. A couple hear a baby crying on their child monitor. Trouble is, it's not their baby. A cry for help or a call from beyond the grave? inspector Devlin investigates. Brian McGilloway 's story is read by Lloyd Hutchinson. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Brian McGilloway
Read By: Lloyd Hutchinson.

: Ten Popes Who Shook the World

10/10. John Paul II. Professor Duffy looks at this pontiff's achievements in the context of papal history. For further details see Monday


Unknown: John Paul Ii.

: Last Word

Matthew Bannister presents the obituaries programme.
Producer Jane Thurlow Repeated on Sunday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Matthew Bannister
Producer: Jane Thurlow

: The Film Programme

Cult horror director George A Romero talks to Francine Stock about his career, including Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead and Creepshow. Producer Stephen Hughes


Talks: George A Romero
Unknown: Francine Stock
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: PM

Analysis of news headlines and reports, presented by Carolyn Ouinn. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Carolyn Ouinn.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The News Quiz

Panellists Fred MacAulay , Simon Evans and Mark Steel join host Sandi Toksvig in the topical comedy panel game, featuring cryptic questions, acerbic satire and humorous newspaper cuttings sent in by listeners. The newsreader is Charlotte Green. Producer Ed Morrish Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm


Unknown: Fred MacAulay
Unknown: Simon Evans
Unknown: Mark Steel
Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Unknown: Charlotte Green.
Producer: Ed Morrish

: The Archers

Kenton makes himself at home.
Written by Keri Davies ; Director Kate Oates Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to: [address removed]
There is an interview with June Spencer in Gardens Illustrated magazine, out now, price £3.85


Written By: Keri Davies
Director: Kate Oates
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Kenton: Richard Attlee
Shula: Judy Bennett
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Nigel: Graham Seed
Elizabeth: Alison Dowlinq
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Adam: Andrew Wlncott
Jolene: Buffy Davis
Fallon: Joanna Van Kampen
Kathy: Hedli Nlklaus
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
Will: Philip Molloy
Edward: Barry Farrimond
Emma: Felicity Jones
Mike: Terry Molloy
Roy: Ian Pepperell
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Bert: Eric Allan
Alan: John Telfer
Nic: Becky Wright

: Front Row

With Kirsty Lang. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Kirsty Lang.
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Island Blue

5/5. Both Billy and April discover that nothing can be taken at face value. By Iain Finlay MacLeod.
For cast and further details see Monday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Iain Finlay MacLeod.

: Any Questions?

Topical discussion from London hosted by Jonathan Dimbleby.
Producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.
Producer: Anne Peacock

: A Point of View

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


Unknown: Lisa Jardine
Producer: Sheila Cook

: Fame and Fortune

1/6. Frederic Raphael 's sequel to the TV classic The Glittering Prizes, which returns to the group of friends who met at Cambridge University in the early 1950s. Repeated from Saturday at 2.30pm


Unknown: Frederic Raphael

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig. Editor Alistair Burnett


Unknown: Robin Lustig.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: The Ghost

10/10. The ghostwriter returns to London to finish Adam Lang 's memoirs. It's been a rollercoaster ride through high politics and personal vengeance - and it's not over yet. By Robert Harris. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Adam Lang
Unknown: Robert Harris.

: A Good Read

Repeated from Tuesday at 4.30pm

: Larry Stephens - the Man Who Never Was

John Antrobus profiles the Goon Show contributor. Producer Angela Sherwin


Unknown: John Antrobus
Producer: Angela Sherwin

: News

: Book of the Week: Katherine Swynford

5/5. By Alison Weir. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Alison Weir.

: The Interview

: Close Up

: 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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