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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Patrick Thomas.


Unknown: Canon Patrick Thomas.

: Fanning Today

Rural reports, presented by Charlotte Smith. Producer Steve Peacock


Presented By: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Robert Orchard and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Chief Rabbi, Dr Jonathan Sacks.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament Editor of Today Ceri Thomas


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Dr Jonathan Sacks.
Unknown: Ceri Thomas

: Desert Island Discs

Alec Jeffreys , the pioneer of genetic fingerprinting, talks to Kirsty Young. Repeated from Sunday at 11.15am


Unknown: Alec Jeffreys
Unknown: Kirsty Young.

: Book of the Week:Edward Burra: Twentieth-Century Eye

5/5. The Second World War became a harsh reality for Burra in 1940 when the Battle of Britain was fought in the air directly over his home in Rye. By Jane Stevenson. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Jane Stevenson.

: Act of Worship

Led by the Rev Roger Hutchings.


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.

: Woman's Hour

With Jane Garvey.
10.45 Dombey and Son 20/20. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jane Garvey.

: Game Academy

1/2. Following teams of young computer game developers that are in the contest of their lives - they have only ten weeks to produce a game that will dazzle the public at the Edinburgh Festival and launch them on a dream career in one of the world's fastest growing industries. Anthony Baxter takes listeners to the Game Academy in Dundee. Producer Richard Phinney


Unknown: Anthony Baxter
Producer: Richard Phinney

: Ed Reardon's Week

5/6. Role Reversal. After a visit to the doctor,
Ed is feeling battered by criticism and low in spirits. But respite, and a chance to change his fortunes, comes along in the form or Dave Wang. Splenetic comedy by Chris Douglas and Andrew Nickolds.
Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: Dave Wang.
Comedy By: Chris Douglas
Comedy By: Andrew Nickolds.
Producer: Dawn Ellis
Ed Reardon: Chris Douqjas
Ping: Sally Hawkins
Felix: John Fortune
Olive: Stephanie Cole
Pearl: Rita May
Dave: Geoffrey McGivern
Matt: John-Luke Roberts
Mr Travers: Kim Wall
Stan: Geoffrey Whitehead
Pepsi: Katie Wix

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs, presented by Liz Barclay and Peter White. Series editor Andrew Smith


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Peter White.
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

National and international news and analysis, presented by Shaun Ley. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Message

2/6 Jenni Murray and her guests discuss media trends and how they affect modern life. Producer Cecile Wright Repeated on Sunday at 8pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producer: Cecile Wright

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Doppler Effect

You hear the high pitch of the siren of an approaching ambulance and notice that its pitch drops suddenly as the vehicle passes.
Nothing is quite what it seems. Playwright
Sheila Goff and six actors create an up-to-the-minute pre-Christmas story. With Laura Molyneux , Alex Lanipekun , Joannah Tincey ,
Sam Pamphilon , Anna Bengo and Lloyd Thomas. Producer/Director David Hunter


Unknown: Sheila Goff
Unknown: Laura Molyneux
Unknown: Alex Lanipekun
Unknown: Joannah Tincey
Unknown: Sam Pamphilon
Unknown: Anna Bengo
Unknown: Lloyd Thomas.
Director: David Hunter

: Ramblings

4/5 Clare Balding walks in North Wales with parents toddlers and pushchairs.
Hilary Bradnam and her nine-year old-son have tested walks in the area to ensure that even when encumbered by small children there are still plenty of routes that guarantee an enjoyable family hike. Producer Lucy Lunt


Unknown: Hilary Bradnam
Producer: Lucy Lunt

: Remember Me

5/5. Tom confronts Mark over his refusal to get out of Maggie's life. For details see Monday

: Lights, Camera, Landscape

5/5. Matthew Sweet explores the waterfalls, hills and woods that have made a star of the Yorkshire Dales on the small and the big screen, from All Creatures Great and Small to Robin Hood , Prince of Thieves and Calendar Girls. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Matthew Sweet
Unknown: Robin Hood

: Last Word

Matthew Bannister and guests reflect on the lives of notable people who have recently died. producer Jane Thurlow Repeated on Sunday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Matthew Bannister
Producer: Jane Thurlow

: The Film Programme

Francine Stock talks to Todd Haynes, the director of I'm Not There, possibly the most unconventional music biopic ever released. In it, several actors play different aspects of Bob Dylan 's character, including Cate Blanchett, who portrays the singer during the period when he went electric in the mid-1960s.


Presenter: Francine Stock
Guest: Todd Haynes
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Now Show

3/6. Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis take a satirical poke at the week's news with help from Mitch Benn , Jon Holmes , Laura Shavin and a special guest. producer Katie Marsden Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm


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

: The Archers

Kathy finds out who her friends are.
Written by Mary Cutler ; Director Rosemary Watts Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to: [address removed]


Written By: Mary Cutler
Director: Rosemary Watts
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Kenton: Richard Attlee
Shula: Judy Bennett
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Nigel: Graham Seed
Elizabeth: Alison Dowlinq
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Matt: Kim Durham
Lilian: Sunny Ormonde
Kathy: Hedli Niklaus
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
William: Philip Molloy
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Alan: John Telfer
Nic: Becky Wright
Prof Lloyd: John Rowe
Annabelle: Julia Hills

: Front Row

John Wilson with arts news, interviews and reviews. Producer Ella-Mai Robey


Unknown: John Wilson
Producer: Ella-Mai Robey

: Dombey and Son

20/20. Florence and Walter embark on a new life in the Far East.
For cast and details see Monday Rptd from 10.45am

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion from Aston in Birmingham.
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

: The Friday Play:Slaughterhouse 30,000

A century after Upton Sinclair published his damning The Jungle about the shocking conditions of a slaughterhouse, things haven't improved, as this play by Judith Kampfner and Mike Walker reveals.
Producer/Director Judith Kampfner Spoken word choices: page 139


Unknown: Upton Sinclair
Play By: Judith Kampfner
Play By: Mike Walker
Director: Judith Kampfner
Roberto: Oscar de la Fe
Karen: Linda Larkin
Dean: Pj Brown
Lawyer: Jason Culp
HR Manager: Andrea Marshall Money
Jorge Mike: Smith Rivera

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.
Editor Alistair Burnett


Unknown: Robin Lustig.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: The Land of Spices

5/10. Young Anna finds the convent school to be rife with gossip, snobbery and vindictiveness. By Kate O'Brien. For details see Monday


Unknown: Young Anna
Unknown: Kate O'Brien.

: Great Lives

Repeated from Tuesday at 4.30pm

: Today in Parliament

Mark D'Arcy reports from Westminster. Editor Peter Knowles


Unknown: Mark D'Arcy
Editor: Peter Knowles

: News

: Book of the Week:Edward Burra: Twentieth-Century Eye

5/5. By Jane Stevenson. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Jane Stevenson.

: News

: The interview

: News

: Global Account


: 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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