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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Archbishop of Cardiff.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Anne-Marie Bullock


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Anne-Marie Bullock

: Today

With Evan Davis and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News 6045 Yesterday in Parliament
With Robert Orchard and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day Presented by Rhidian Brook.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament Editor of Today Ceri Thomas


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: David Wilby.
Presented By: Rhidian Brook.
Unknown: Ceri Thomas

: Desert Island Discs

Rptd from Sunday

: Book of the Week:The Blue Hour

5/5. Pooky Quesnel reads the final part of Lilian Pizzichini 's biography of novelist Jean Rhys. In the 1930s Jean is now an established writer, but it will be 30 years before she writes her best-known book, Wide Sargasso Sea. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Pooky Quesnel
Unknown: Lilian Pizzichini
Unknown: Jean Rhys.

: Act of Worship

From Cardiff, led by the Rev Peter Baker.


Unknown: Peter Baker.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Falco: Poseidon's Gold

The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm Editor Jill Burridge


Editor: Jill Burridge

: The Boar People

Conservationist Richard Peirce looks at
Britain's wild boar population. He accompanies a tracker in the Forest of Dean and joins a hunt in Sussex. Producer Martin Kurzik


Unknown: Richard Peirce
Producer: Martin Kurzik

: Chain Reaction

5/6. John Hegley interviews Jack Dee. Producer Tilusha Ghelani


Unknown: John Hegley
Unknown: Jack Dee.
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

: You and Yours

With Peter White.
Series editor Andrew Smith


Unknown: Peter White.
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

Presented by Shaun Ley. Editor Jamie Angus


Presented By: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Jamie Angus

: More or Less

6/6. Tim Harford of the Financial Times presents the programme that investigates numbers in everyday life.
Series producer Richard Knight Rptd on Sunday at 8pm


Unknown: Tim Harford
Producer: Richard Knight Rptd

: The Archers

Rptd from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: This Is My Mark

By Jeff Young. A comic subterranean quest in which a visionary archaeologist and a renegade pot-holer try to find treasure under the hills of Wales.
Producer/Director Kate McAll


Unknown: Jeff Young.
Director: Kate McAll
Billly: Dan Antopolski
Nessa: Cal Jaggers
Sarah: Katherine Jakeways
Pam: Felicity Montague
Gregson: Matthew Gravelle
Cooper: Lee Mengo

: Gardeners' Question Time

Eric Robson is in the chair as Anne Swithinbank , Bob Flowerdew and Matthew Biggs answer horticultural queries at
Binf ield Garden Club, near Reading. Including the third part of the series on sustainable gardening, which examines the effectiveness of green roofs. And at approximately


Unknown: Eric Robson
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Matthew Biggs

: Gardening Weather Forecast.

Producer Trevor Taylor Rptd on Sunday at 2pm


Producer: Trevor Taylor Rptd

: Musical Migrants

5/5. The final portrait of people who have moved countries for music. Civil War had just broken out when Carl Linich made his first visit to Georgia in 1991, but this did not quell his passion for the country's folk scene and a few years later he relocated there from New York. For details see Monday


Unknown: Carl Linich

: Last Word

Matthew Bannister and guests reflect on the lives of notable people who have died recently. Producer Neil George Repeated on Sunday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Matthew Bannister
Producer: Neil George

: The Film Programme

Actor Rosamund Pike tells Francine Stock about her role in Fugitive Pieces, an adaptation of the award-winning novel by Canadian writer Anne Michaels. Director Mike Hodges discusses the restoration of Lola Montes , Max Ophuls 's 1955 cult epic, which was heavily cut at the time of its original release. Producer Stephen Hughes Repeated on Sunday at 11pm


Unknown: Rosamund Pike
Unknown: Francine Stock
Unknown: Anne Michaels.
Director: Mike Hodges
Unknown: Lola Montes
Unknown: Max Ophuls
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.
Editor Joanna Carr


Editor: Joanna Carr

: The News Quiz

4/8. Guests, including Jeremy Hardy and Francis Wheen , join Sandi Toksvig in another episode of the topical comedy panel game, featuring cryptic questions, acerbic satire and humorous newspaper cuttings sent in by listeners.
Producer Victoria Lloyd Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm RT DIRECT: The News Quiz: Read All about It (CD) is available for £9.99 (RRP E12.72) inc p&p.
Call [number removed] (landline calls costs 5p per min: mobiles vary) quoting [number removed]
Sandi Toksviq 's Point of View: page 12


Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Francis Wheen
Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Unknown: Sandi Toksviq

: The Archers

Brenda gets an unwelcome visitor.
Writer Caroline Harrington
Director Peter Leslie Wild ; Editor Vanessa Whitburn ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed] Messageboard: bbc.co.uk/dna/mbarchers


Unknown: Caroline Harrington
Director: Peter Leslie Wild
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Alistair: Michael Lumsden
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Pip: Helen Monks
Tony: Colin Skipp
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Tom: Tom Graham
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Adam: Andrew Wincott
Debbie: Tamsin Greig
Matt: Kim Durham
Lilian: Sunny Ormonde
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
Neil: Brian Hewlett
Susan: Charlotte Martin
Mike: Terry Molloy
Brenda: Amy Shindler
Robert: Graham Blockey
Stephen: Stephen Critchlow
Marshall: Paul Curran
Vicky: Rachel Atkins

: Front Row

John le Carré talks to Mark Lawson about the creation of his most famous character, George Smiley , as Radio 4 begins its dramatisations of all the Smiley novels, starting tomorrow afternoon at 2.30pm. Producer Nicki Paxman


Talks: John Le Carré
Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: George Smiley
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Falco: Poseidon's Gold

5/10. The business belonging to Falco's father Geminus is attacked again as they try to get to the bottom of the scam Festus was running before his death in battle. And Falco is still trying to convince the authorities that he is not guilty of murder. By Lindsey Davis. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Lindsey Davis.

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the topical debate in Sheffield, where an audience canvasses the opinions of Secretary of State for
Children, Schools and Families Ed Balls, shadow Business Secretary Ken Clarke and Green Party leader Caroline Lucas.
Producer Victoria Wakeley Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Ken Clarke
Leader: Caroline Lucas.
Producer: Victoria Wakeley

: A Point of View

Clive James reflects on a topical issue.
Producer Sheila Cook Repeated on Sunday at 8.50am


Unknown: Clive James
Producer: Sheila Cook

: The Friday Play: A Hit to the Heart

By Rachel Joyce. A man's seemingly perfect world is destroyed without warning when his daughter is accused of being involved with terrorism. Drama starring Nicholas Farrell and Niamh Cusack. Producer/Director Gordon House


Unknown: Rachel Joyce.
Unknown: Nicholas Farrell
Unknown: Niamh Cusack.
Director: Gordon House
Peter: Nicholas Farrell
Verity: Niamh Cusack
Michael: Timothy Bentinck
Sara: Emma Fielding
Lucy: Angela Terence
Frank: Geoffrey Whitehead
Jim Hall: Jon Strickland

: The World Tonight

News and analysis presented by Ritula Shah. Editor Alistair Burnett


Presented By: Ritula Shah.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: Brooklyn

10/10. Torn in Two. Niamh Cusack reads the final part of Colm Tóibín's novel. Home for a holiday and to comfort her bereaved mother, Eilis has found herself unable to resist the lure of the familiar. Meanwhile Tony waits for his sweetheart to return to Brooklyn. For details see Monday


Unknown: Niamh Cusack

: Great Lives

Physician, journalist and broadcaster
Michael O'Donnell nominates performer
Fred Astaire for recognition, joining Matthew Parris and the actor's daughter Ava Astaire McKenzie in the studio to discuss the American star's career. Including contributions from lifelong Astaire enthusiast Kathleen Riley of Oxford University. Repeated from Tuesday at 4.30pm


Unknown: Michael O'Donnell
Unknown: Fred Astaire
Unknown: Matthew Parris
Unknown: Ava Astaire
Unknown: Kathleen Riley

: Today in Parliament

With Mark D'Arcy. Editor Peter Knowles


Unknown: Mark D'Arcy.
Editor: Peter Knowles

: News

: Book of the Week:The Blue Hour

5/5 Rptd 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.

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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