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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Patrick Thomas.


Unknown: Canon Patrick Thomas.

: Farming Today

Presented by Charlotte Smith. Producer Chris Impey


Presented By: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With Evan Davis and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Catherine Pepinster. Editor of Today Ceri Thomas


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Catherine Pepinster.
Unknown: Ceri Thomas

: Desert Island Discs

Antonia Fraser selects eight records to take to the mythical island. Rptd from Sunday at 11.15am


Unknown: Antonia Fraser

: Act of Worship

Led from Cardiff by the Rev Roy Jenkins.


Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: Book of the Week

Crap at the Environment. 5/5. Mark Watson does his first comedy gig on the subject of the environment in Melbourne. But he is still struggling with his battle to reduce his carbon footprint. For details see Monday Rptd at 12.30am


Unknown: Mark Watson

: Woman's Hour

With Jane Garvey.
10.45 Inside the Whale 5/10 The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jane Garvey.

: Test Match Special

England v South Africa
The third day of the Third Test at Edgbaston.
For commentators see Wednesday 'approximate times See also 5 Live Sports Extra at 10.45am TV highlights are on Five at 7.15pm

: The Eureka Years

4/4. 1879. Adam Hart-Davis recalls the year that produced the light bulb and the first moving pictures, and relates what happened when a scientist forgot to wash his hands before he ate his sandwiches. Producer Mary Ward-Lowery RT DIRECT: To order Adam Hart-Davis Presents The Eureka Years CD for £8.99 (RRP £12.99) inc P&P. call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than 8p a minute), quoting RTD250. or visit [web address removed] and enter code RTD250 at the checkout


Unknown: Adam Hart-Davis
Producer: Mary Ward-Lowery
Unknown: Adam Hart-Davis

: High Table, Lower Orders

4/6. Comedy drama set in a small Cambridge college. One of the students has confessed to murder, but Simon's not convinced he's guilty. Written by Mark Tavener. Producer Dawn Ellis


Written By: Mark Tavener.
Gilbert: Geoffrey Palmer
Simon: Samuel West
Dean: Michael Maloney
Bernard: Jonathan Coy
Zoe: Sharon Small
Roisin: Michelle Fairley
Robin: David Bannerman

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson. Including at 12.30 Face the Facts.
3/6. John Waite investigates the sale of small plots of land to investors with the promise of a substantial return once the land is granted planning permission - an assumption for which there are no guarantees. Producer Melanie Abbott You and Yours series editor Andrew Smith Face the Facts is repeated on Sunday at 9pm


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.
Unknown: John Waite
Producer: Melanie Abbott
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

Presented by Shaun Ley. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: For One Night Only

1/3. When John Met John. PaulGambaccini recalls the making of Elton John 's Here and There. Recorded at New York's Madison Square Garden in 1974, the LP includes a number of duets with John Lennon. Producer Marya Burgess Repeated on Sunday at 8pm


Unknown: John Met John.
Unknown: Elton John
Unknown: John Lennon.
Producer: Marya Burgess

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Sand

By Tilly Black. As tensions mount after President Nasser's nationalisation of the Suez Canal in 1956, the unfolding political drama is seen through the eyes of ten-year-old Elizabeth, whose holiday diary tells a poignant human story alongside the public events that are changing the political map for ever. Producer/Director Sara Davies


Unknown: Tilly Black.
Director: Sara Davies
Elizabeth: Holly Bodimeade
Khalid: Omar Berdouni
Henry: Richard Mitchley
Kate: Jenny Coverack
Miss Watkins: Jacqueline Tong
Ali: Auday Putrus
Sofia: Mouna Albakry

: Ramblings

3/5. Clare Balding discovers the rugged landscape of Alderney in the company of the island's harbour master. Producer Lucy Lunt


Producer: Lucy Lunt

: The Further Adventures of the First King of Mars

5/5. The King's Subjects. Having lost his crew, our stoic commander is shocked to discover a door in the ground. Will he live to tell the tale of what lies on the other side? By Nick Walker. Read by Peter Capaldi. For details see Monday


Unknown: Nick Walker.
Read By: Peter Capaldi.

: The Centre of Our World

5/5. At the Midlands Greek Cypriot Centre in Birmingham, Carl Chinn hears the stories of immigrants to Britain's second city - why they chose it and what they make of it. For details see Monday


Unknown: Carl Chinn

: Last Word

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


Unknown: Matthew Bannister.
Producer: Julia Johnson

: The Film Programme

Matthew Sweet talks to Luc Jacquet, director of March of the Penguins, about his new film The Fox and the Child.


Producer: Stephen Hughes

: 1968: Day-by-Day

Republican presidential candidate Ronald Reagan calls for an "honourable peace" in Vietnam. For details see Saturday


Unknown: Ronald Reagan

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Now Show

6/7. Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present a satirical look through the week's news, with Mitch Benn , Jon Holmes and Laura Shavin. Producer Katie Marsden Rptd tomorrow at 12.30pm RT DIRECT: To order The Best of the Now Show CD for E699 (RRP £8.99) inc p&p, call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than 8p a minute), quoting RTD249, or visit www.bbcshop.com and enter code RTD249 at the checkout


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

: The Archers

Passions run high for the Grundy boys.
Writer Adrian Flynn : Director Julie Beckett Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Unknown: Adrian Flynn
Director: Julie Beckett
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Pip: Helen Monks
Nigel: Graham Seed
Adam: Andrew Wincott
Matt: Kim Durham
Lilian: Sunny Ormonde
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Carrie: Rosalind Adams
William: Philip Molloy
Emma: Felicity Jones
Edward: Barry Farrimond
Neil: Brian Hewlett
Susan: Charlotte Martin
Christopher: Wllliam Sanderson-Thwaite
Mike: Terry Molloy
Roy: Ian Pepperell
Oliver: Michael Cochrane
Usha: Souad Faress
Alan: John Telfer
Mildred: Marjorie Yates

: Front Row

Arts news and reviews. Presented by Kirsty Lang. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Presented By: Kirsty Lang.
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Inside the Whale

5/10. Addis Ababa. The war takes its toll on love and future dreams. By Jennie Roonie. For cast and details see Monday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Jennie Roonie.

: Any Questions?

Topical discussion from Egham, Surrey. Hosted by Jonathan Dimbleby. Producer Anne Peacock Rptd tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.
Producer: Anne Peacock Rptd

: A Point of View

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


Unknown: Lisa Jardine

: The Friday Play: One Chord Wonders

4/5. This Is the Modern World. Frank Cottrell Boyce's series of plays about the punk generation 30 years on continues with the story of ex-punk Muttley, who is about to be forcibly reunited with his former self.
Producer/Director Toby Swift


Unknown: Frank Cottrell
Director: Toby Swift
Muttley: Danny Webb
Lineel: Stephanie Leonidas
Lin: Ann Beach
Hippie: Carl Prekopp
Drug dealer: John Biggins
Williams: Sam Dale
Market researcher: Alex Tregear
Club doorman: John Cummins
Hotel receptionist: Liz Sutherland

: The World Tonight

Presented by Ritula Shah. Editor Alistair Burnett


Presented By: Ritula Shah.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: God's Own Country

5/10. No one has yet told the girl about
Sam's troubled past. By Ross Raisin. Read by Matt Smith. For details see Monday


Unknown: Ross Raisin.
Read By: Matt Smith.

: A Good Read

9/9. Tracy-Ann Oberman and Shaun Ley join Sue MacGregor to discuss their favourite books. Repeated from Tuesday at 4.30pm


Unknown: Tracy-Ann OBErman
Unknown: Shaun Ley

: How Robin Ince Got His Groove Back

The comedian asks whether pop music fandom has been consigned to the history books and if his was the last generation of truly obsessed pop kids. With Stewart Lee and Andrew Collins. Producer Claire Bartlett


Unknown: Stewart Lee
Unknown: Andrew Collins.
Producer: Claire Bartlett

: News

: Book of the Week

Repeated from 9.45am

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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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