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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rt Rev David Chillingworth.


Unknown: David Chillingworth.

: Farming Today

Presented by Charlotte Smith. Producer Fran Barnes


Presented By: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Fran Barnes

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
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 Abdal Hakim Murad.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament Editor of Today Ceri Thomas


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Abdal Hakim Murad.
Unknown: Ceri Thomas

: Desert Island Discs

Today's guest is Diane Abbott MR Repeated from Sunday at 11.15am

: Act of Worship

Led by Andrew Graystone.


Unknown: Andrew Graystone.

: Book of the Week: Speakingfor Myself

5/5. Presidents, a pregnancy and a farewell to the press. Cherie Blair tells her story in her Own words. Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Cherie Blair

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jane Garvey.
10.45 Sister Agnes Investigates 5/5 The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm Series editor Jill Burridge


Presented By: Jane Garvey.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Test Match Special

England v New Zealand
Commentary on the opening day of the Second Test from Old Trafford by Jonathan Agnew ,
Simon Mann and Bryan Waddle , with summaries by Vic Marks , Jeremy Coney and Angus Fraser. Producer Adam Mountford - approximate times


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Simon Mann
Unknown: Bryan Waddle
Unknown: Vic Marks
Unknown: Jeremy Coney
Unknown: Angus Fraser.
Producer: Adam Mountford

: Walking a Stick back Home

Thomas De Ouincey was famous for his opium addiction but his real muse may have been vigorous walking. Poet and historian James Crowden inherited De Ouincey 's walking stick and takes it home via Wordsworth's Dove Cottage and diverse hidey holes in Edinburgh, accompanied by biographer Grevel Linop. producer Matt Thompson


Unknown: Thomas de Ouincey
Unknown: James Crowden
Unknown: De Ouincey
Unknown: Grevel Linop.
Producer: Matt Thompson

: Paul Temple and the Madison Mystery

2/8. The Manilla. Paul and Steve meet an undercover policeman in one of London's smartest nightclubs. By Francis Durbridge. Producer Patrick Rayner


Unknown: Francis Durbridge.
Producer: Patrick Rayner
Paul Temple: Crawford Logan
Steve: Gerda Stevenson
Stella: Emma Currie
Sir Graham: Gareth Thomas
Sergeant: Michael MacKenzie
George: Robin Lalnq
Hubert: Richard Greenwood
Moira: Lucy Paterson
Chris: Nick Underwood
Archie: Greg Powrie

: You and Yours

Comedian and wheelchair user Liz Carr reflects on what disability means to her - fear, living life to the full, and a healthy dose of humour. With Liz Barclay and John Waite. Series editor Andrew Smith


Unknown: Liz Carr
Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

Presented by Shaun Ley. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: Feedback

Roger Bolton digs in the mailbag for BBC radio listeners' comments. Producer Brian McCluskey Repeated on Sunday at 8pm ADDRESS: feedback, PO Box 2100, London W1A 10T 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: Imagining Them

A triple bill of coming-of-age stories as three New Yorkers imagine people they would have liked to know better. Whether it's friends who never got to grow up, a father who died before his daughter could say "daddy" or a role-model celebrity who was next door but beyond reach, all are imagined presences. Written and performed by Wendy Spero , Meg Wolitzer and David Cale. Producer/Director Judith Kampfner


Unknown: Wendy Spero
Unknown: Meg Wolitzer
Unknown: David Cale.
Director: Judith Kampfner

: Costing the Earth

4/6 The Great Green Gadget Makeover. Tom Heap meets a self-confessed gadget addict to find out if attitudes towards electronic technology, which is draining power at an unprecedented rate, can be changed. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: Anger

5/5. Joanna Briscoe - Where? Joanna Briscoe 's moving short story transports us into the life of a terminally ill boy and the minutiae of personal, impotent anger. Read by Robert Madge. For details see Monday


Unknown: Joanna Briscoe
Unknown: Joanna Briscoe
Read By: Robert Madge.

: Joan Armatrading'sFavourite Choirs

5/5. The Kingdom Choir. Joan Armatrading is reunited with the Kingdom Choir, who performed with her in a tribute song to Nelson Mandela. She learns what factors distinguish gospel singing from that of other choirs. Producer Susan Marling


Unknown: Joan Armatrading
Unknown: Nelson Mandela.
Producer: Susan Marling

: Last Word

Obituary programme with Matthew Bannister. Producer Julia Johnson Repeated on Sunday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Matthew Bannister.
Producer: Julia Johnson

: The Film Programme

Francine Stock talks to Michael Patrick King , writer and director of the film version of Sex and the City, who reveals the challenges of transforming the television series into a feature-length movie. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Michael Patrick King
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: 1968: Day-by-Day

A French student leader is extradited. For details see Saturday

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The News Quiz

Andy Hamilton and Jeremy Hardy , Francis Wheen and Carrie Quinlin join Sandi Toksvig for the topical comedy panel game. Producer Ed Morrish Rptd tomorrow at 12.30pm


Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Francis Wheen
Unknown: Carrie Quinlin
Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Ed Morrish Rptd

: The Archers

Brian has some explaining to do.

Archers Addicts fan club: send an SAE to [address removed]


Writer: Adrian Flynn
Director: Julie Beckett
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Phil: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
Alistair: Michael Lumsden
Shula: Judy Bennett
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Pip: Helen Monks
Tony: Colin Skipp
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Adam: Andrew Wincott
Alice: Hollie Chapman
Matt: Kim Durham
Lilian: Sunny Ormonde
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
William: Philip Molloy
Edward: Barry Farrimond
Oliver: Michael Cochrane
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Usha: Souad Faress
Alan: John Telfer
Annabelle: Julia Hills
Graham: Malcolm McKee

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts news, reviews and an interview with the American novelist and essayist Gore Vidal. Producer Jerome Weatheraid


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Gore Vidal.
Producer: Jerome Weatheraid

: Sister Agnes Investigates

5/5. Sister Agnes's investigations into the murder of Dougie McVie lead to the solving of two murders and a child-snatching. By Alison Joseph.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Dougie McVie
Unknown: Alison Joseph.

: Any Questions?

Topical discussion from Chester, Cheshire, hosted by Jonathan Dimbleby , where the panel includes the shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Chris Grayling. Producer Anne Peacock Rptd tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Chris Grayling.
Producer: Anne Peacock Rptd

: A Point of View

Lucy Kellaway reflects on a topical issue.
Producer Adele Armstrong Repeated on Sunday at 8.50am


Unknown: Lucy Kellaway

: Chinese in Britain

2/2. Another chance to hear the last five episodes of this series broadcast last year. Anna Chen discovers the stories of some of the earliest Chinese to make their mark on British life. Producer MuktiJain Campion (Revised rpt)


Unknown: Anna Chen

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Behaviourof Moths

10/10. After a 40-year interval Vivien has finally confronted her sister Ginny with a revelation that prompts her to a shocking decision. By Poppy Adams. For details see Monday


Unknown: Poppy Adams.

: Great Lives

Rptd from Tuesday at 4.30pm

: Today in Parliament

Presented by Mark D'Arcy. Editor Peter Knowies


Presented By: Mark D'Arcy.
Editor: Peter Knowies

: News

: Book of the Week:Speaking for Myself

5/5. Cherie Blair 's memoirs. Rptd from 9.45am


Unknown: Cherie Blair

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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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