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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Noel Battye.


Unknown: Canon Noel Battye.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Sarah Swadling


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Sarah Swadling

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thouqht for the Day With Catherine Pepinster. Editor of Today Ceri Thomas


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Catherine Pepinster.
Unknown: Ceri Thomas

: Desert Island Discs

Kirsty Young invites philosopher AC Grayling to choose eight pieces of music to take to the mythical island. Repeated from Sunday at 11.15am


Unknown: Kirsty Young

: Act of Worship

Led by the Rev Roger Hutchings.


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.

: Book of the Week:

Travels on the Dance Floor
5/5. Candy Car Wash. In the Dominican Republic, Grevel finds an unlikely venue. On his return to Manchester he no longer dances like an Englishman. But what will his wife make of the new Grevel? By Grevel Lindop. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Candy Car Wash.
Unknown: Grevel Lindop.

: Woman's Hour

With Razia Iqbal.
10.45 The Pillow Book 5/5 The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Razia Iqbal.

: Romany Roads: a Gypsy History

1/2. Simon Evans traces the history of the Gypsies from their journey from India a millennium ago up to the Second World War, through to an initial welcome in the Middle
East and Europe, then persecution, slavery and murder. Producer Julian May


Unknown: Simon Evans

: High Table, Lower Orders

6/6. The students are feeling the pressure of exams and it becomes increasingly clear that each of the fellows had a good reason to kill Devanti. Simon is convinced he knows the identity of the murderer, but needs to find evidence to prove it. Comedy by Mark Tavener.
Additional roles played by John Baddeley ,
Emily Bowker , Zoe Gardner , Joseph Garton and Stephen Hogan Producer Dawn Ellis


[Writer]: Mark Tavener.
[Actor]: John Baddeley
[Actor]: Emily Bowker
[Actor]: Zoe Gardner
[Actor]: Joseph Garton
[Actor]: Stephen Hogan
Producer: Dawn Ellis
Gilbert: Geoffrey Palmer
Simon: Samuel West
Dean: Michael Maloney
Bernard: Jonathan Coy
Zoe: Sharon Small
Roisin: Michelle Fairley

: You and Yours

With Carolyn Atkinson and John Waite. Including at 12.30 Face the Facts.
John Waite investigates a controversial treatment for dyslexia marketed by an organisation that claims to have helped thousands of people with the condition. Insiders have expressed doubts with the way courses are sold, while the company itself has gone into administration, raising concerns over whetner its obligations to staff and clients will be met. Producer Joe Kent
You and Yours series editor Andrew Smith
Face the Facts is repeated on Sunday at 9pm


Unknown: Carolyn Atkinson
Unknown: John Waite.
Unknown: John Waite
Producer: Joe Kent
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

With Shaun Ley. Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: For One Night Only

3/7. The Prom of Peace. Reliving the BBC Prom at the Royal Albert Hall on 21 August 1968.
Producer Marya Burgess Repeated on Sunday at Bpm


Unknown: Albert Hall
Producer: Marya Burgess

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at7pm

: Afternoon Play: Whispering

A psychological thriller about adultery and murder by Campbell Armstrong. Ted is unable to leave his contemptuous sick wife for Lucy, with whom he is deeply in love, and the adulterous couple must be patient. Then his wife dies, leaving behind a diary.
Producer Kate McAII ; Director Nigel Lewis


Producer: Kate McAii
Director: Nigel Lewis
Ted: John McAndrew
Lucy: Amy Clifton

: Ramblings

5/5. Clare Balding embarks on a meditative walk between St Hugh's and St Bridget's holy wells on the shores of Lough Allen in Ireland. The originator of the walk, Aedin McCloughlin , hopes that the healing properties of the sacred places may help to alleviate the presenter's bad back. Producer Lucy Lunt


Unknown: Lough Allen
Unknown: Aedin McCloughlin
Producer: Lucy Lunt

: Mothers and Sons

5/5. A Song. Poignant memories are triggered by a song about treacherous love.
Cillian Murphy reads the last story by Colm Toibin 's. For details see Monday


Unknown: Cillian Murphy
Story By: Colm Toibin

: A Dollar a Day

5/5. China. Despite having lifted millions out of poverty, China's economic boom has meant that workers have left their fields and migrated into cities, experiencing a life that is far less secure than working their own land. For details see Monday

: Last Word

Obituary series with Jane Little.
Producer Julia Johnson Repeated on Sunday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Jane Little.
Producer: Julia Johnson

: The Film Programme

Matthew Sweet unites the director and star of the1961 film What a Carve Up! with author Jonathan Coe , who borrowed the title and plot of the farce as inspiration for his novel. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Jonathan Coe
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: 1968: Day-by-Day

Record producer Mickie Most explains the secret of his Success. For details see Saturday


Producer: Mickie Most

: PM

With Eddie Mair. Editor Peter Rippon

: Armando lannucci's Charm Offensive

New series 1/6. Armando lannucci presents a new series of topical comedy, chat, bluster and kerfuffle in which he and his guests, including Lucy Porter and Robin Ince , poke the news about a bit. Producer David Tyler Rptd tomorrow at 12.30pm RT DIRECT: To order the CD of Armando lannucci 's Charm Offensive: Series 3 for £11.99 (RRP £15.99) inc P&P, call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than 8p per min), quoting RTD257, or visit www.bbcshop. com and enter code RTD257 at the checkout


Unknown: Armando Lannucci
Unknown: Lucy Porter
Unknown: Robin Ince
Producer: David Tyler Rptd
Unknown: Armando Lannucci

: The Archers

Brian learns lessons from the past.
Writer Mary Cutler ; Director Rosemary Watts Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Unknown: Mary Cutler
Director: Rosemary Watts
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
David: Timothy Bentlnck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Tony: Colin Skipp
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Helen: Louiza Patikas
Tom: Tom Graham
Brian: Charles Collinqwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Adam: Andrew Wincott
Alice: Hollie Chapman
Matt: Kim Durham
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
William: Philip Molloy
Emma: Felicity Jones
Edward: Barry Farrimond
Susan: Charlotte Martin
Christopher: William Sanderson-Thwalte
Mike: Terry Molloy
Oliver: Michael Cochrane
Caroline: Sara Coward
Annabelle: Julia Hills

: Front Row

With Kirsty Lang , including a report on a collection of previously unpublished letters by the actor Dirk Bogarde. Producer Aasiya Lodhi


Unknown: Kirsty Lang
Unknown: Dirk Bogarde.
Producer: Aasiya Lodhi

: The Pillow Book

5/5. The palace criminal is discovered, but exposing him may cost Shonagon and Yukinari their lives. By Robert Forrest.
For cast and details see Monday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Robert Forrest.

: Any Questions?

The chief executive of the Eden Project, Tim Smit , and political commentator lain Dale are among the panellists answering topical questions from an audience in Ottery St Mary , Devon. Jonathan Dimbleby is in the chair. Producer Anne Peacock Rptd tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Tim Smit
Unknown: St Mary
Producer: Anne Peacock Rptd

: A Point of View

Katharine Whitehorn reflects on a topical issue. Producer Clive Brill Repeated on Sunday at 8.50am


Unknown: Katharine Whitehorn
Producer: Clive Brill

: The Friday Play: This Is a True Story

A drama telling the true story of Howard Neal , who has been in a US prison for 25 years and is finally to be removed from death row because of his mental impairment. Based on Neal's hand-written pages, adapted by Pia Di Mattina from the stage play by Nick Harrington and Tom Wright. Director Susan Roberts


Unknown: Howard Neal
Adapted By: Pia Di
Play By: Nick Harrington
Play By: Tom Wright.
Director: Susan Roberts

: The World Tonight

Presented by Robin Lustig. Editor Alistair Burnett


Presented By: Robin Lustig.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: The Good Plain Cook

5/5. Ellen's lie is exposed - but that's not the only thing she's ready to confess. By Bethan Roberts. For details see Monday


Unknown: Bethan Roberts.

: Great Lives

Rptd from Tuesday at 4.30pm

: Potting On

2/6. Taking a Break. Pam decides she wants to go on an exciting adventure holiday, but Gordon would much prefer the usual caravanning.
Comedy by Chris Thompson and Peter Reynolds.
Producer Claire Jones


Comedy By: Chris Thompson
Comedy By: Peter Reynolds.
Producer: Claire Jones
Pam: Pam Ayres
Gordon: Geoffrey Whitehead
Roy/John: Trevor Bannister
Dave: Karl Theobald
Carol: Alex Treqear

: News

: Book of the Week:Travels on the Dance Floor

5/5. By Grevel Lindop. Rptd from 9.45am


Unknown: Grevel Lindop.

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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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