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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Rev Stewart Lamont.


Unknown: Rev Stewart Lamont.

: Today

with James Naughtie and John Humphrys.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Jim Thompson.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Jim Thompson.

: News

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs a live investigation into the moral questions behind the week's news. Witnesses face cross-examination from Janet Daley,
Rabbi Hugo Gryn , Edward Pearce and Dr David Starkey. Producer David Coomes


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Janet Daley,
Unknown: Rabbi Hugo Gryn
Unknown: Edward Pearce
Unknown: Dr David Starkey.
Producer: David Coomes

: Daily Service

with Wellspring. Come let us sing for joy to the Lord (Thornton); Luke 1, w 5-17; Let our praise to you be as incense (Chambers); Love divine, all loves excelling (Jones).
Director of music Sally Thomton.


Music: Sally Thomton.

: After Eden

A six-part drama series by Alison Leonard about the life of a woman priest. 2: Grace and Truth. The vicar's culottes raise parish eyebrows and her "green" opinions raise her ex-husband's hackles. Director Alison Hindell


Unknown: Alison Leonard
Director: Alison Hindell
Elaine: Christine Pritchard
Sian: Sue Jones-Davies
Mr Hudson: Steve Hodson
Harvey: -James Greene
Grace: Julie Higginson
Rev Johns: Michael Povey

: Something Understood

A new spiritual anthology.
Air and Angels. Read by Vivien Heilbron and David Rintoul.
Producer Jocelyn Boxall


Read By: Vivien Heilbron
Read By: David Rintoul.
Producer: Jocelyn Boxall

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray. Serial: The Odd Women (18) For details see Monday


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.

: From Our Own Correspondent

Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: You and Yours

with Tasneem Siddiqi.


Unknown: Tasneem Siddiqi.

: Questions of Taste

The first of six selections of highlights from past series of the food and drink quiz. Chris Kelly introduces
Sally Clarke , Nigella Lawson , Oz Clarke and Antony Worrall-Thompson . Recorded at the Royal Crescent Hotel in Bath. Producer Richard Wilson Rpt


Introduces: Chris Kelly
Unknown: Sally Clarke
Unknown: Nigella Lawson
Unknown: Oz Clarke
Unknown: Antony Worrall-Thompson
Producer: Richard Wilson Rpt

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Inside

by David Ian Neville. When Sarah takes up her post as writer-in-residence in a women's prison, she finds herself personally involved in a drama which even as a playwright she couldn't have envisaged.
Director Sue Wilson


Unknown: David Ian Neville.
Director: Sue Wilson
Sarah: Jenny Funnell
Liz: Sara Coward
Jo: Lois Burgess
Dawn: Sunny Ormonde
Tanya: Teresa Gallagher
Baz: Vivienne Rochester
Redband: Heather Bell
Jim: Richard Derrington
Jack: Cornelius Garrett
Officer Jackson _: Nawal Gadalla
Officer Cassidy: Marian Kemmer
Radio Presenter: Sally Wright

: The Afternoon Shift

with Daire Brehan and guests.


Unknown: Daire Brehan

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen reviews a production of Hamlet starring Ralph Fiennes , which opens at London's Hackney Empire before transferring to Broadway, and The Cracked Pot at the West
Yorkshire Playhouse.
Producer Mohit Bakaya. Revised rpt 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Ralph Fiennes
Unknown: Hackney Empire
Producer: Mohit Bakaya.

: Short Story: The Smell of Happiness

by Alex Barr. "The boots had an unusual smell. It had nothing to do with his life so far. It made him think of unknown farms, with dogs and horses and hay, of distants forests, of deep pools full of river trout." Read by Geoffrey Wheeler. Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: Alex Barr.
Read By: Geoffrey Wheeler.
Producer: Gillian Hush

: PM

with Linda Lewis and Hugh Sykes.


Unknown: Linda Lewis
Unknown: Hugh Sykes.

: The Skivers

Last in the comedy sketch series written and performed by Nick Golson and Tim de Jongh , with Peter Bradshaw and guest Melanie Giedroyc. Producer Jon Naismith


Unknown: Nick Golson
Unknown: Tim de Jongh
Unknown: Peter Bradshaw
Unknown: Melanie Giedroyc.
Producer: Jon Naismith

: News

: The Archers

Elly's antics cause concern ... Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: Soundtrack

4: Sperm Donor. African Caribbean males are reluctant to join the nation's gene pool. One potential donor and his family reflect on the issues surrounding black sperm donation, while an infertile black couple wait for a suitable donor. A Tlox-Eye production

: Analysis

The Pursuit of Happiness
Politicians have assumed that their role is to promote economic growth, but evidence suggests that growth does not lead to greater happiness. Geoff Mulgan examines why we are now experiencing a joyless recovery and asks whether governments need to think harder about how to satisfy the wants and needs of their electors. Producer Gudrun Dalibor. Rptd Sunday 4.15pm


Unknown: Geoff Mulgan
Producer: Gudrun Dalibor.

: The Rush

Last of the series in which
John Wilson talks to professionals who thrive on the rush of adrenalin provided by their jobs.
Boxer. Steve Collins aims to become middleweight champion of the world. Producer Emma Kingsley Rpt


Talks: John Wilson
Unknown: Steve Collins
Producer: Emma Kingsley Rpt

: Does He Take Sugar?

Presented by Sian Vasey. Producer Marlene Pease
PHONE: [number removed](Mon-Fri 10.00-5.00)


Presented By: Sian Vasey.
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Catherine Carmichael

by Anthony Trollope. Part 2. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Anthony Trollope.

: Ten Pounds and a Box of Kippers

Paul Brennen 's six-part comedy drama. 5: The Magnificent Six. The siege begins. Three times, temptation knocks at Mickey Dorkin 's football-shaped hole in the pub frontage.
Music by Colin Smith. Director Ian Michie A Big Arts production


Unknown: Paul Brennen
Unknown: Mickey Dorkin
Music By: Colin Smith.
Director: Ian Michie
Mickey Dorkin: Bill Fellows
Billy Pagan: Guy Manning
Roger Turner: Chris Wright
Cactus Trollies: Paul Brennen
Evonne Crawley: Liz Carung
Inspector Rabelais: Patrick Brennan
Shona Turner: Iulia Hampson
Father Wilson: Ian Michie
Mavis Turner: Angela Simpson
Em: Richard Jameson

: Postcard from Gotham

Joe Queenan presents the latest series of the transatlantic chat show. Repeated from Saturday 6.50pm


Unknown: Joe Queenan

: News

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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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