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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

Presented by Shaykh Michael Mumisa.


Presented By: Shaykh Michael Mumisa.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Fran Barnes


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Fran Barnes

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Canon David Winter. Editor of Today Ceri Thomas


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Ceri Thomas

: The Reunion

Repeated from Sunday at 11.15am

: Book of the Week:Ghost Train to the Eastern Star

5/5. Paul Theroux continues to follow in the train tracks of his 1973 travel book The Great Railway Bazaar. Today, he sets out from Vladivostock on the Trans-Siberian railway. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Paul Theroux

: Act of Worship

Led by the Rev Angela Tilby.


Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jane Garvey.
10.45 The Golden Notebook 10/10 The Woman's Hour drama.
Editor Jill Burridge For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jane Garvey.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: The Betrayal of Blackpool

In recent years, Britain's most popular tourist resort has seen its visitor numbers nosedive from 17 million to 10 million. Presenter Martin Wainwright takes a trip to Blackpool to chart the decline of the resort and ask whether it has been "betrayed". Producer Gemma Newby


Presenter: Martin Wainwright
Producer: Gemma Newby

: Deep Trouble

3/4. Another comic adventure set on board HMS Goliath, a nuclear stealth submarine cram-packed with a range of incompetence ambition and military know-not-how. This week involves a Russian sub, a Harrier Jump Jet, a sewing machine and an unexpected promotion for Lucy. By Jim Field Smith and Ben Willbond.
Producer/Director David Tyler


Unknown: Jim Field Smith
Unknown: Ben Willbond.
Director: David Tyler
Capt Wade: Jim Field Smith
Cdr Fairbanks: Katherine Jakeways
Lt Trainor: Ben Willbond
PO Radcliffe: Miranda Raison
PO Bazeley: Renton Skinner
F/O Withers: Rufus Jones
PO Jones: Gareth Tunley
Narrator: Jonathan Ryland
Margaret: Katy Brand
Capt Rukavashnikov: Boris Isarov

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and John Waite. Series editor Andrew Smith


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: John Waite.
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

With Brian Hanrahan. Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Brian Hanrahan.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: For One Night Only: Miles Davis and Quincy Jones: Live at Montreaux

6/7. Paul Gambaccini talks to Quincy Jones who, in 1991, persuaded the jazz legend Miles Davis to play again, just three months before he died.
(Repeated on Sunday at 8pm)


Unknown: Miles Davis
Talks: Paul Gambaccini
Unknown: Quincy Jones
Producer: Marya Burgess

: Afternoon Play: Wordsmith

I Stephen Phelps creates a new detective and a new form of detection.
Matthew I Coleman , professor of English, has a sideline developing the art and science of linguistic forensics. When a cut-and-dried murder case is called into doubt, the language of interviews becomes primary evidence.
Director Jessica Dromgooie


Unknown: Stephen Phelps
Unknown: Matthew I Coleman
Director: Jessica Dromgooie
Matthew: Mark Strong
Anya: Lizzy Watts
John: Dan Starkey
Mark: Lloyd Thomas
Lynn: Sally Orrock
Armstrong: Ben Crowe
Sayers: Chris Pavlo

: Costing the Earth

Rptd from yesterday at 9pm

: Alan Sillitoe Short Stories

5/5. The Caller. The last and newest offering from Alan Sillitoe. The death of a man in a mysterious car accident provides a couple with the chance to buy his home. His widow is keen to sell, and later the new owners gradually Come to realise why. For details see Monday


Unknown: Alan Sillitoe.

: The Drawings on the Wall

5/5. Architecture of Death. Archaeologists George Nash and Adam Stanford document the Neolithic carvings at Barclodiad y Gawres on Anglesey and make a tantalising discovery on the mainland. But what does all this prehistoric graffiti mean? For details see Monday


Unknown: George Nash
Unknown: Adam Stanford

: Last Word

Obituary series 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 Ralph Fiennes about his role in "The Duchess", the screen adaptation of Amanda Foreman's biography of Georgiana, the Duchess of Devonshire.


Presenter: Francine Stock
Guest: Ralph Fiennes
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: PM

With Eddie Mair . Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Editor: Peter Rippon

: Armando lannucci's Charm Offensive

4/6. Armando lannucci presents another half-hour of hard-hitting blarney with his special guests having some fun with the week's news. Producer David Tyler Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm RT DIRECT: To order Armando lannucci 's Charm
Offensive: Series 3 CD for £11.99 (RRP E15.99) incl 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


Producer: David Tyler
Unknown: Armando Lannucci

: The Archers

Chris and Alice have a blast at Bestival.
Writer Keri Davies : Director Kate Oates Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Unknown: Keri Davies
Director: Kate Oates
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Phil: Norman Painting
Shula: Judy Bennett
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Nigel: Graham Seed
Tony: Colin Sklpp
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Tom: Tom Graham
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Alice: Hollie Chapman
Matt: Kim Durham
Lilian: Sunny Ormonde
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Edward: Barry Farrimond
Neil: Brian Hewlett
Susan: Charlotte Martin
Roy: Ian Pepperell
Hayley: Lorraine Coady
Brenda: Amy Shindler
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Bert: Eric Allan
Daisy: Anne-Marie Piazza
Annabelle: Julia Hills
Chalkman: Stephen Critchlow

: Front Row

Egyptian novelist Alaa al Aswany , whose book The Yacoubian Building enjoyed acclaim in the Middle East, talks with presenter Kirsty Lang. Producer Timothy Prosser


Unknown: Alaa Al Aswany
Presenter: Kirsty Lang.
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: The Golden Notebook

10/10. Anna and her friend Molly finally find their feet again, as they put aside the chaos of earlier times and take more control of their lives. By Doris Lessing.
For cast and further details see Monday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Doris Lessing.

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the topical debate at All Saints Church, Milford-on-Sea, Hampshire, where the panel includes columnist Simon Jenkins.
Producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Simon Jenkins.
Producer: Anne Peacock

: A Point of View

Katharine Whitehorn offers her reflections on a topical issue.
Producer Clive Brill Repeated on Sunday at 8.50am


Unknown: Katharine Whitehorn
Producer: Clive Brill

: The Friday Play: Porshia

Thomas is a no-hope poet who obsesses about Porshia, a young woman at the office, way out of his league. When one day he wakes up inside her head - literally - he begins to experience the life of his fantasy woman from closer than he might feel comfortable with. Will Thomas's love for Porshia survive a visit from her hunky boyfriend? Can he keep a cool head and retain his own identity? A play by Ed Harris for our sexualised times.
Producer/Director Graham Frost


Play By: Ed Harris
Director: Graham Frost
Thomas: Robert Webb
Porshia: Laura Rogers
Ethan: Oliver J Hembrough
Louisa: Mina Anwar
Eva: Ella Kenion
Tim: Kleran Bew

: The World Tonight

News, with David Eades. Editor Alistair Burnett


Unknown: David Eades.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: Perfect Night

10/10. The end, and a new beginning, at a price. By Peter Grimsdale. For details see Monday


Unknown: Peter Grimsdale.

: Great Lives

5/9. Henry VII. The shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne nominates Henry VII , founder of the Tudor dynasty, and discusses his achievements with Steven Gunn and presenter Matthew Parris. Repeated from Tuesday at 4.30pm


Unknown: Henry Vii.
Unknown: George Osborne
Unknown: Henry Vii
Unknown: Steven Gunn
Presenter: Matthew Parris.

: Potting On

5/6. Flab. Pam notices her and Gordon's waistlines are expanding, so she challenges her husband to a dieting competition. 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: Trevor Bannister
Dave: Karl Theobald
Carol: Alex Tregear

: News

: Book of the Week:Ghost Train to the Eastern Star

5/5. By Paul Theroux. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Paul Theroux.

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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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