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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Johnston McKay.


Unknown: Johnston McKay.

: Farming Today

Presented by Charlotte Smith. Producer Chris Impey


Presented By: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With John Humphrys 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 Chief Rabbi, Dr Jonathan Sacks.

8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: David Wilby
Unknown: Dr Jonathan Sacks
Editor of Today: Ceri Thomas

: Desert Island Discs

Rory Stewart is Kirsty Young 's castaway this Week. Repeated from Sunday at 11.15am


Unknown: Rory Stewart
Unknown: Kirsty Young

: Act of Worship

Led by the Rev Roger Hutchings.


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.

: Book of the Week: Waiting for Daisy

5/5. As Peggy turns 41 she and her husband go to Japan to meet the child who might become their son. By Peggy Orenstem. For details see Monday
Repeated at 12.30am


Author: Peggy Orenstem.

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jane Garvey.
10.45 A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers 5/5. The Woman's Hourdrama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm Editor Jill Burridge


Introduced By: Jane Garvey.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: The Funny Thing about Muslims

The riots that followed the publication two years ago of a cartoon depicting the prophet Muhammad seemed to confirm the suspicion of some that Muslims don't have a sense of humour. But is this really true? Writer and broadcaster Sarfraz Manzoor talks to comics, comedy writers and scholars about what makes Muslims laugh.


Presenter: Sarfraz Manzoor
Producer: Mohini Patei

: Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show

5/6. 2001: a Space Idiocy. A case of mistaken identity sows confusion at a hospital-radio show engagement. Written and performed by Steve Delaney , Sue Perkins , Dave MounfieldandAlastairKerr
Producers John Leonard and Mark Radcliffe


Unknown: Steve Delaney
Unknown: Sue Perkins
Unknown: Dave Mounfieldandalastairkerr
Producers: John Leonard
Producers: Mark Radcliffe

: 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

With Shaun Ley.
Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: Feedback

Roger Bolton airs listeners comments.
Producer Brian McCluskey Repeated on Sunday 8pm
ADDRESS: Feedback, [address removed]
Phone: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) email: [address removed]


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Brian McCluskey

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Have Your Cake

New series 1/6. Bitterr Chocolate Cake.
Every year Tess and Maggie meet up to do something they've never done together before. This year, it's baking. But when they come across a neighbour in distress, they make a cake with a difference. By Nicola Baldwin.
Producer Steven Canny See panel
Sabina Nisha Nayar Leanne Loo Brealey Neil Stephen Hogan


Unknown: Nicola Baldwin.
Unknown: Sabina Nisha Nayar
Unknown: Leanne Loo Brealey
Unknown: Neil Stephen Hogan
Maggie: Lesley Sharp
Ray: Nell Dudgeon
Tess: Tamsin Grelq

: Costing the Earth

4/6 The Lo-Carb Diet. Tom Heap follows the process from the crop in the field to the waste in the dustbin, and explains the new carbon-labelling system. Rptd from yesterday at9pm

: Original Shorts: Not in Front of Jack Hawkins

5/5. Martin Jarvis reads Christopher Matthew's tale of past and present, in which memory plays tricks at a memorial service. For details see Monday


Author: Christopher Matthew
Reader: Martin Jarvis

: The Backstreet Business

5/5 Nicola Heywood Thomas , trying to get to the heart of backstreet British business, asks how the magic industry works. For details see Monday


Unknown: Nicola Heywood Thomas

: Last Word

Obituaries show with Matthew Bannister. producer Julian May Repeated on Sunday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Matthew Bannister.

: The Film Programme

Johnny Depp and Tim Burton discuss their musical Sweeney Todd, and Helena Bonham Carter and Alan Rickman talk about singing on film.
Brothers grim: page 12


Guest: Johnny Depp
Guest: Tim Burton
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: PM

With Eddie Mair. Editor Peter Rippon

: The News Quiz

3/8. Sandi Toksvig and guests take a knife to the week's news, with panellists Simon Evans, Andy Hamilton, Jeremy Hardy and Sue Perkins. Producer Ed Morrish Repeated tomorrow


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Unknown: Simon Evans
Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Sue Perkins.
Producer: Ed Morrish

: The Archers

David finds himself on familiar ground.
Written by Adrian Flynn ; Director Rosemary Watts Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to: [address removed]


Written By: Adrian Flynn
Director: Rosemary Watts
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Phil: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
Kenton: Richard Attlee
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Nigel: Graham Seed
Elizabeth: Alison Dowling
Brian: Charles Colllngwood
Adam: Andrew Wincott
Matt: Kim Durham
Lilian: Sunny Ormonde
Jack: Arnold Peters
Kathy: Hedli Niklaus
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
William: Philip Molloy
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Bert: Eric Allan
Nic: Becky Wright
Carl: Paul Clarkson
Annabelle: Julia Hills
Gareth: Jonathan Keeble

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , who is joined by Scottish novelist Andrew O'Hagan to discuss the writings of Robert Burns. Producer Sally Spurring


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Andrew O'Hagan
Unknown: Robert Burns.

: A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers

5/5. Z learns that in the West. love does not mean the same as in China, and you can learn all the words in the English language and still not understand your man. By Xiaolu Guo. For cast and details see Monday Rptd from 10.45am


Writer: Xiaolu Guo

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion in Bristol where the panellists include the shadow Transport Secretary Theresa Villiers and the Barbican's artistic director Graham Sheffield. Producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Theresa Villiers
Director: Graham Sheffield.
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

2/2. The second part of the dramatisation of transcripts from the Saville Inquiry into the events of Bloody Sunday focuses on the testimony of the soldiers. Adapted by Richard Norton Taylor, who also wrote the introduction, read by Mark Penfold.
Producer Stephen Wright; Director Nicholas Kent


Adapted By: Richard Norton Taylor
Read By: Mark Penfold.
Producer: Stephen Wright
Director: Nicholas Kent
Lord Saville: Alan Parnaby
Eilis McDermott OC: Rita Hamill
Gen Sir Robert Ford: Michael Cochrane
Christopher Clarke OC: Thomas Wheatley
Michael Mansfield OC: Terrence Hardiman
Maj Gen Andrew MacLellan: John Castle
Col Derek Wilford: William Hoyland
Edwin Glasgow OC: James Woolley
Soldier: David Beames
Barry MacDonald OC: Gerard O'Hare
Soldier F: Michael Wilson
Reg: Michael Cochrane

: Book at Bedtime: The Truth Commissioner

5/10. By David Park. Fenton, who recruited Connor Walshe as an informer, is told that he's to be summoned before the Truth Commission where he must shield the man who ordered the boy's death, now a minister in the government. For details see Monday


Author: David Park

: Great Lives

Repeated from Tuesday at 4.30pm

: Today in Parliament

Presented by Sean Curran. Editor Peter Knowles


Presented By: Sean Curran.
Editor: Peter Knowles

: News

: Book of the Week: Waiting for Daisy

5/5. By Peggy Orenstein. Repeated from 9.45am


Author: Peggy Orenstein

: The Interview

: News

: Fading Traditions


: Close Up

The Music of Georgia

: 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.

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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