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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Jenny Wigley.


Unknown: Jenny Wigley.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
6.25 ,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Chief Rabbi, Dr Jonathan Sacks.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Dr Jonathan Sacks.

: Start the Week

Andrew Marr and guests set the cultural agenda for the week. Producer Alice Feinstein Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Producer: Alice Feinstein

: Book of the Week: Two Lives

1/5. Vikram Seth 's new book, abridged by Alison Joseph , is a voyage around two remarkable relatives, Auntie Henny and Shanti Uncle. They had exotic beginnings but ended up happily in Hendon until their deaths in the 1980s and 90s. Read by Sam Dastor and RenuSetna. Producer Duncan Minshull Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: Two Lives is available for E18.00 (RRP £20.00) including p&p. Call [number removed]042 (national rate) or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Vikram Seth
Abridged By: Alison Joseph
Unknown: Auntie Henny
Read By: Sam Dastor
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: Daily Service

Presented by Canon Noel Vincent. We Cannot Measure
How You Heal (Ye Banks and Braes). Luke 4, vv 31-37. Lift Thine Eyes (Mendelssohn). For the Healing of the Nations (Alleluia, Duke Carmen). Director of music David Andrew.


Presented By: Canon Noel Vincent.
Music: David Andrew.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Betsy and Napoleon

By Julia Blackburn.
1/5. The Woman'sHour drama Fordetailsseedramarptat7.45pm


Unknown: Julia Blackburn.

: The Politics of Remembrance

The issue of remembrance in Northern Ireland's post-Troubles landscape is, inevitably, a contentious one. The debate over plans to redevelop the site of the former Maze Prison has exposed the absence of an agreed history of the conflict. As Kevin Connolly reports, how Northern Ireland interprets its past will be vital to its future. Producer Owen McFadden


Unknown: Kevin Connolly
Producer: Owen McFadden

: Agatha Raisin

2/6. Duck and Cover. Starring Penelope Keith. Still reeling from the death of their curate, the inhabitants of Carsely decide on a village fete to cheer themselves up. But it is unlikely to go smoothly while the killer is still among them. Dramatised by David Semple from the novel by MC Beaton .
Producer Carol Smith


Unknown: Penelope Keith.
Dramatised By: David Semple
Novel By: Mc Beaton
Producer: Carol Smith
Agatha: Penelope Keith
James: Malcolm Sinclair
Richard: Nicky Henson
Mrs Bloxby: Liza Sadovy
Mrs Wendle: Tina Gray
DC Wong: Stephen Hoqan
Roy: James Holmes
Miss Partie: Ella Smith
Mr Boggle: Gerard McDermott

: You and Yours

Topical consumer affairs, with Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

Presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: Brain of Britain

11/17. The first round of the nationwide general knowledge quiz continues with contestants from the west of England. Robert Robinson is in the chair.
Producer Richard Edis Repeated Saturday 11pm


Producer: Richard Edis

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Clinging to Lord Nelson

To celebrate the 200th anniversary of Trafalgar, a thoughtful comedy by Emma Reeves that takes a rather unorthodox look at one of Britain's great heroes. Lord Nelson finds he has company on his column.
Producer/Director Gilly Adams


Comedy By: Emma Reeves
Director: Gilly Adams
Jim: Richard Mitchley
Alice: Elizabeth Ann O'Brien
Lazarus: Jonathan Floyd
Pericles: Laurence Allan
Lord Nelson: Nigel Watson

: Money Box Live

Listeners' personal finance questions answered by Paul Lewis and his guests. Producer Chris A'Court
PHONE: [number removed]0444 Lines open from 1.30pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis

: Family Affairs

Five explorations of the relationships that make up family. 1/5. Steven's Baby. A woman puts off telling her husband she is pregnant for fear of destroying his dreams of owning a chip shop. By Dann Cresswell , read by Lisa Coleman. Producer Lis Edwards


Unknown: Dann Cresswell
Read By: Lisa Coleman.
Producer: Lis Edwards

: This Sceptred Isle: Empire

16/90. The England of James I and VI. Trade was one motive for colonisation; another was the chance to start a new life. By Christopher Lee. Narrated by Juliet Stevenson. Readings by Rob Brydon , Robert Powell and Mark Heap. Producer Pete Atkin
RT DIRECT: The hardback book of This Sceptred Isle is available for E18.00 (RRP E20.00) including p&p. Call [number removed]042, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Christopher Lee.
Unknown: Juliet Stevenson.
Unknown: Rob Brydon
Unknown: Robert Powell
Unknown: Mark Heap.
Producer: Pete Atkin

: The Food Programme

Casking. Sheila Dillon explores the ancient practice of casking. She finds out how the flavour of food and drink is affected by the process of storing it in a barrel. Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon

: Four Corners

Gavin Esler and contributors from across the globe offer their perspectives on a wide range of topical issues. Producer Peter Aitchison


Unknown: Gavin Esler
Producer: Peter Aitchison

: PM

National and international news and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Quote ... Unquote

6/9. Exchanging favourite quotations and anecdotes are satirist Alistair Beaton , broadcaster Sue MacGregor , journalist Andrew Mueller and comedian Simon Munnery. The reader is William Franklyn. Nigel Rees is the host. Producer Tilusha Ghelani Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm


Unknown: Alistair Beaton
Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Andrew Mueller
Unknown: Simon Munnery.
Unknown: William Franklyn.
Unknown: Nigel Rees
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

: The Archers

Hayley pushes for progress.
For cast see page 41 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

The arts magazine show, with news, interviews and reviews, presented by Mark Lawson. Producer Martin smith


Presented By: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Martin Smith

: Betsy and Napoleon

1/5. Betsy Balcombe was 13 when Napoleon Bonaparte came to live in her garden on St Helena. The two forged an extraordinary relationship. Drawn from contemporary accounts, this drama by Julia Blackburn recreates the meeting of innocence and a great burden of experience. As Betsy is the only one to speak French, she takes the role of intermediary between the Emperor and the islanders. But the Count de Las Cases does not trust her.
Producer/Director Mary Ward Lowery Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Betsy Balcombe
Unknown: Napoleon Bonaparte
Unknown: Julia Blackburn
Director: Mary Ward Lowery
Napoleon: Alex Jennings
Betsy: Michelle Tate
Balcombe: Ian McNeice
Las Cases: Rupert Wickham

: Nelson - the Latest

1/2. Legend and Context. Two hundred years after Nelson died at Trafalgar, historian Colin White explores the changing fortunes of the posthumous career of "England's Darling" from the minutes after his death to the latest discoveries and reappraisals of his life and tactics. Contributors for the first programme include Adam Nicholson , Roger Knight and Vice Admiral Sir
James Burnell-Nugent . Plus a new poem from Andrew Motion , the poet laureate. Producer Tim Dee


Unknown: Colin White
Unknown: Adam Nicholson
Unknown: Roger Knight
Unknown: James Burnell-Nugent
Unknown: Andrew Motion
Producer: Tim Dee

: Crossing Continents

3/9. Yemen. Since 2002, Judge Hamoud al-Hitar has been visiting Yemeni prisons and Muslim extremists, challenging their justification for violence. Tim Whewell meets him and some of the prisoners, and asks what lessons can be learned here in Britain. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Judge Hamoud Al-Hitar
Unknown: Tim Whewell

: Nature

5/9. Deep Sea, New Horizon. In the deep ocean, marine life adopts certain colours to avoid becoming dinner: red, black, silver, or just transparent and invisible. John Ruthven joins the research vessel New Horizon to trawl the depths of the San Clemente basin off the coast of California to watch some of these bizarre marine creatures. Producer Sheena Duncan Repeated tomorrow at 11am


Unknown: John Ruthven
Producer: Sheena Duncan

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, introduced by Claire Bolderson.


Introduced By: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Arthur and George

6/10. Arthur Conan Doyle is in love with another woman but determined to remain faithful to his dying wife. George Edalji, meanwhile, is free but disgraced and in need of a champion. By Julian Barnes, abridged by Katrin Williams , read by Clive Merrison. Producer jill waters
RT DIRECT: Arthur and George is available for £16.50 (RRP £17.99) including p&p. Call [number removed] (national rate) or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Arthur Conan Doyle
Unknown: George Edalji
Unknown: Julian Barnes
Abridged By: Katrin Williams
Read By: Clive Merrison

: Home Truths

Shortened repeat from Saturday at 9am

: Today in Parliament

The start of the week's business in Westminster. Introduced by Mark D'Arcy.


Introduced By: Mark D'Arcy.

: News

: Book of the Week: Two Lives

1/5. By Vikram Seth. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Vikram Seth.

: World Today

: Analysis

: News

: News

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

The History of Love (7/10) Nicole Krauss 's exploration of three lives linked by a common thread


Unknown: Nicole Krauss

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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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