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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Cathy Le Feuvre.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Alasdair Cross


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Alasdair Cross

: Today

With Evan Davis and Sarah Montague.
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 Professor Mona Siddiqui.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament Editor of Today Ceri Thomas


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Professor Mona Siddiqui.
Unknown: Ceri Thomas

: Desert Island Discs

Rptd from Sunday at 11.15am

: Book of the Week:Wife in the North

5/5. Auf Wiedersehen Pet? Judith seems to be enjoying country life more and more. But the decision to stay or return to London looms large. By Judith O'Reilly. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Judith O'Reilly.

: Act of Worship

Led by Oliver McTernan.


Unknown: Oliver McTernan.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jane Garvey.
10.45 Writing the Century 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 Hatch Special

England v South Africa
The second day of the First Test at Lord's.
For commentators see yesterday 'approximate time See also 5 Live Sports Extra at 10.45am TV highlights are on Five at 7.15pm

: The Eureka Years

New series 1/4. 1650 - Coffee, Cosmology and the Civil War Adam Hart-Davis tells the stories behind extraordinary years in the history of science. In 1650 the first coffee house opens in Oxford, ushering in a cafe society that was fuelled by coffee and powered the Age Of Reason. Producer John Byrne RT DIRECT: To order Adam Hart-Davis Presents The Eureka Years CD for £8.99 (RRP E12.99) inc p&p, call
[number removed] (landline calls cost no more than Bp per minute), quoting RTD250. or visit www.bbcshop.com and enter code RTD250 at the checkout


Unknown: Adam Hart-Davis
Producer: John Byrne
Unknown: Adam Hart-Davis

: High Table, Lower Orders

1/6. Mark Tavener 's comedy drama about Cambridge professors, starring Geoffrey Palmer. Gilbert decides to develop a popular course to annoy the Dean. Producer Dawn Ellis


Writer: Mark Tavener
Producer: Dawn Ellis
Gilbert: Geoffrey Palmer
Dean: Michael Maloney
Bernard: Jonathan Coy
Simon: Samuel West
Zoe: Sharon Small
Jane: Tracey Wiles
John: David Bannerman
Jim: Stephen Hoqan

: 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

National and international news and analysis, 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, queries, criticisms and praise. Producer Brian McCluskey Repeated on Sunday at 8pm ADDRESS: Feedback, [address removed] Phone: [number removed] email: [address removed]


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Brian McCluskey

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play:1968: Funeral Games

Joe Orton 's black comedy about adultery and murder, which takes a Nry swipe at religion and is seen by some as the linking work between the playwright's Loot and What the Butler Saw. This play helped create the climate of change that would end the power of the official censor over British theatre productions. Director Peter Kavanagh


Unknown: Joe Orton
Director: Peter Kavanagh
Caulfield: Phil Daniels
Pringle: Martin Jarvis
McCorquodale: Tony Rohr
Tessa: Liza Sadovy
Policeman: Ben Crowe

: Shared Earth

5/5. Dylan Winter discovers the benefits of conservation grazing. He also celebrates seaweed, the unsung hero of the natural world. Producer Sheena Duncan


Producer: Sheena Duncan

: National Short StoryAward 2008

5/5. The last short story in contention for the award. For details see Monday

: Last Word

In the obituaries programme, John Wilson celebrates the lives of notable people who have died recently. Producer Julia Johnson Repeated on Sunday at 8.30pm


Unknown: John Wilson
Producer: Julia Johnson

: The Film Programme

Meryl Streep talks to Francine Stock about her role in the screen adaptation of the hit West End musical Mamma Mia ! producer Stephen Hughes


Talks: Meryl Streep
Unknown: Francine Stock
Musical: Mamma Mia
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: 1968: Day-by-Day

Singer Frankie Vaughan becomes an unlikely mediator between violent youth gangs in Glasgow. For details see Saturday


Singer: Frankie Vaughan

: PM

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


Presented By: Carolyn Ouinn.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Now Show

3/7. Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present a satirical look through the week's news, with help from Marcus Brigstocke , Mitch Benn , Jon Holmes and Laura Shavin. Producer Colin Anderson Rptd tomorrow at 12.30pm RT DIRECT: To order The Best of the Now Show CD for E6.99 (RRP E8.99) inc p&p, call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than 8p per minute) quoting RTD249, or visit www.bbcshop.com and enter code RTD249 at the checkout


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown: Mitch Benn
Unknown: Jon Holmes
Unknown: Laura Shavin.
Producer: Colin Anderson Rptd

: The Archers

Things are looking up for Will.
Writer Keri Davies ; Director Julie Beckett Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Unknown: Keri Davies
Director: Julie Beckett
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Jill: Patricia Greene
Kenton: Richard Attlee
Shula: Judy Bennett
David: Timothy Bentinch
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Pat: Patricia Galllmore
Helen: Loulza Patlkas
Tom: Tom Graham
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Adam: Andrew Wincott
Matt: Kim Durham
Peggy: June Spencer
Jolene: Buffy Davis
Fallon: Joanna van Kampen
Joe: Edward Kelsey
William: Philip Molloy
Emma: Felicity Jones
Edward: Barry Farrimond
Neil: Brian Hewlett
Susan: Charlotte Martin
Christopher: William Sanderson-Thwalte
Mike: Terry Molloy
Roy: Ian Pepperell
Oliver: Michael Cochrane
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Jazzer: Ryan Kelly
Annabelle: Julia Hills
Mildred: Marjorie Yates

: Front Row

With Kirsty Lang. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Kirsty Lang.

: Writing the Century

5/5. As the 1930s end, both Flora Judd and Linton Andrews fear the looming spectre of European fascism. By Vanessa Rosenthal. For cast and details see Monday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Flora Judd
Unknown: Linton Andrews
Unknown: Vanessa Rosenthal.

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby hosts the topical debate at the BBC Radio Theatre, London, where the panellists include Lord Robert Winston. Producer Anne Peacock Rptd tomorrow at 1.10pm Russia: a Journey with Jonathan Dimbleby DVD: page 34


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Lord Robert Winston.
Producer: Anne Peacock Rptd
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby

: A Point of View

Lisa Jardine reflects on a topical issue.
Producer Adele Armstrong Repeated on Sunday at 8.50am


Unknown: Lisa Jardine

: The Friday Play: One Chord Wonders

New series 1/5. Parallel Lines. Frank Cottrell Boyce 's series of plays about the punk generation 30 years on begins with the story of Julie, a singer in an ageing Blondie tribute band. An invitation to the reunion of the audience at an Adverts gig in 1977 brings some skeletons dancing out of the cupboard.
Producer/Director Toby Swift


Unknown: Frank Cottrell Boyce
Director: Toby Swift
Julie: Doon MacKlchan
Thing: Sian Reeves
Margaret: Rosie Cavallero
Steve: Ivan Kaye
Pete: Paul Viragh
Joe: Joseph Tremain
Lovely: Sarah Bedi
Announcer: John Rowe
Waiter: Ben Crowe

: The World Tonight

With Ritula Shah. Editor Alistair Burnett


Unknown: Ritula Shah.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: The Night of the Mi'raj

5/10. Nayir learns that the murdered girl harboured a dark secret. By Zoe Ferraris. For details see Monday


Unknown: Zoe Ferraris.

: Today in Parliament

With Mark D'Arcy. Editor Peter Knowles


Unknown: Mark D'Arcy.
Editor: Peter Knowles

: News

: Book of the Week:Wife in the North

5/5. By Judith O'Reilly. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Judith O'Reilly.

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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.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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