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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Mark Coffey.


Unknown: Mark Coffey.

: Farming Today

Producer Chris Impey


Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With Sarah Montague and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev Richard Harries.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament Editor of Today Ceri Thomas


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Richard Harries.
Unknown: Ceri Thomas

: Desert Island DiSCS

Repeated from Sunday

: Act of Worship

Led by the Rev Angela Tilby.


Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: Book of the Week:I Found My Horn

5/5. The day dawns when Jasper has to play the Mozart concerto on the french horn in public. "The day of the concert is grim. The New Person in My Life tries to keep me chipper but I feel cold with dread." By Jasper Rees. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Jasper Rees.

: Woman's Hour

With Jane Garvey.
10.45 We Need to Talk about Kevin 10/10. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jane Garvey.

: Burdon's Journey

Eric Burdon , former lead singer with the Animals, discovers the history of The House of the Rising Sun, the song the group recorded that reached number one in both the UK and the USA in 1964. It's a journey that takes him from his father's mining pit in Newcastle to the streets of New Orleans. Producer Martin Kurzik


Unknown: Eric Burdon
Producer: Martin Kurzik

: Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show

4/6. Arthur Goes Camping. Arthur's preparations for a camping trip with the scouts runs into the usual mishaps. Will he be able to survive the wilderness? Starring
Steve Delaney , Sue Perkins , Dave Mounfield , Alastair Kerr and Terry Kilkelly.
Producers John Leonard and Mark Radcliffe


Unknown: Steve Delaney
Unknown: Sue Perkins
Unknown: Dave Mounfield
Unknown: Alastair Kerr
Unknown: Terry Kilkelly.
Producers: John Leonard
Producers: Mark Radcliffe

: You and Yours

With Winifred Robinson and John Waite. Series editor Andrew Smith


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: John Waite.
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

News and analysis. Editor Colin Hancock


Editor: Colin Hancock

: Feedback

New series 1/11. Listeners' views on BBC radio programmes. Presented by Roger Bolton. Producer Brian McCluskey
ADDRESS: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London W1A 10T; phone: [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute) email: [address removed]


Presented By: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Brian McCluskey

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The MinuteWhen Your Life Stops

A woman and her three children attempt to deal with the suicide of her husband. Clare Jenkins 's interviews with people similarly bereaved are woven throughout the drama. By Jude Hughes.
Producer/Director Nadia Molinari
Spoken word choices: page 121


Unknown: Clare Jenkins
Unknown: Jude Hughes.
Director: Nadia Molinari
Will: Oliver Lee
Sonya: Brooke Vincent
Becka: Carla Henry
Mum: Sue Oevaney
Dad: Craig Cheetham

: Costing the Earth

3/6 Tom Heap investigates whether genetically modified crops are the answer to feeding the world's ever expanding population. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Tom Heap

: Portraits of East Anglia

5/5 The Red Digger. Two boys have arranged to meet their dad on the beach to walk the dog When the dog appears and their father doesn't the teenagers fear the worst. Alex Tregear reads Raffaella Barker 's story. For details see Monday


Unknown: Alex Tregear
Unknown: Raffaella Barker

: Fungi - the Fifth Kingdom

5/5. A Fungus Amongst Us. Mycologists reveal the impact fungi have had on the planet. For details see Monday

: Last Word

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


Unknown: Matthew Bannister
Producer: Jane Thurlow

: The Film Programme

Joel and Ethan Coen are in conversation with Francine Stock in a special edition devoted to their work. They talk about their new film No Country for Old Men, tipped for Oscar glory. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Ethan Coen
Unknown: Francine Stock
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.
Editor Peter Rippon

: The News Quiz

2/8 With Jeremy Hardy , Francis Wheen , Phill Jupitus and Fred MacAulay , and host Sandi Toksvig. Producer Ed Morrish


Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Francis Wheen
Unknown: Phill Jupitus
Unknown: Fred MacAulay
Unknown: Sandi Toksvig.
Producer: Ed Morrish

: The Archers

Alistair's prayers are finally answered.
Written by Caroline Harrington
Director Jenny Stephens ; Editor Vanessa Whitburn ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to: [address removed]


Written By: Caroline Harrington
Director: Jenny Stephens
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Phil: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
Kenton: Richard Attlee
Alistair: Michael Lumsden
Shula: Judy Bennett
Daniel: Dominic Davies
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Pip: Helen Monks
Tony: Colin Skipp
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Adam: Andrew Wincott
Matt: Kim Durham
Lilian: Sunny Ormonde
Fallon: Joanna van Kampen
Kathy: Hedli Niklaus
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
Ed: Barry Farrimond
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Nic: Becky Wright
Prof Jim Lloyd: John Rowe
Annabelle: Julia Hills
Gareth: Jonathan Keeble

: Front Row

Ringo Starr , who has written the official song for Liverpool in its year as European Capital of Culture, talks to John Wilson. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Ringo Starr
Unknown: John Wilson.
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: We Need to Talk about Kevin

10/10. Franklin. "What I saw couldn't be. It made no sense. So I had to tell myself a story." By Lionel Shriver.
For cast and details see Monday Rptd from 10.45am


Story By: Lionel Shriver.

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby hosts the topical discussion from Ashtead, Surrey, where the panel includes the Liberal Democrat peer Lord Steel and professor of classics at Cambridge University, Mary Beard.
Producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Mary Beard.
Producer: Anne Peacock

: A Point of View

David Cannadine reflects on a topical issue. Producer Sheila Cook Repeated on Sunday at 8.50am


Unknown: David Cannadine
Producer: Sheila Cook

: The Friday Play: Bloody Sunday:Scenes from the Saville Inquiry

1/2. A dramatisation of the Saville Inquiry into the events of Sunday 30 January 1972 in Derry, Northern Ireland, beginning with testimony of civilians who were there that day. Adapted by Richard Norton Taylor , who also wrote the introduction, read by Mark Penfold.
Producer Stephen Wright ; Director Nicolas Kent


Adapted By: Richard Norton Taylor
Read By: Mark Penfold.
Producer: Stephen Wright
Director: Nicolas Kent
Lord Saville: Alan Parnaby
Christopher: Thomas Wheatley
Edward: Michael O'Hagan
Michael Mansfield OC: Terrence Hardiman
Edwin: James Woolley
Michael: Charles Lawson
Bernadette: Julia Dearden
Cathryn: Hilary MacLean
William Patrick McDonagh: David Beames
Geraldine: Heather Tobias
Robert: Michael Cochrane

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, with Reeta Chakrabarti.


Unknown: Reeta Chakrabarti.

: Book at Bedtime: The Egg and I

10/10. Paw Kettle fills the hay mow with wet hay and the "darned stuff combusts spontaneous". By Betty MacDonald. For details see Monday


Unknown: Betty MacDonald.

: Great Lives

5/7. GrouchoMarx. Documentary-maker Roger Graef joins Matthew Parris to champion the comic's claim to great-life status. Repeated from Tuesday at 4.30pm


Unknown: Roger Graef
Unknown: Matthew Parris

: Today in Parliament

Mark D'Arcy reports from Westminster, highlighting the work of Committees and key developments in Parliament. Editor Peter Knowles


Unknown: Mark D'Arcy
Editor: Peter Knowles

: News

: Book of the Week:I Found My Horn

5/5. By Jasper Rees. Rptd from 9.45am


Unknown: Jasper Rees.

: The Interview

: News

: Looted Art


: 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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