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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

Presented by Canon Noel Vincent.


Presented By: Canon Noel Vincent.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rt Rev Tom Butler.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: Unreliable Evidence

4/8. Human Rights - Five Years On. Five years on from the Human Rights Act's incorporation into English law,
Clive Anderson and a panel of legal experts debate whether or not it has advanced the rights of British Citizens. Producer Brian King Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Clive Anderson

: Me and My Poison

4/5. Curare. Professor Stanley Feldman has spent 50 years studying curare, the plant poison used by Amazonian Indians on the tips of blow darts. Synthetic versions of curare are now a major componen of modern anaesthesia. Professor Feldman tells Jolyon Jenkins how curare has made the journey from feared poison to beneficial drug. Producer Jolyon Jenkins


Unknown: Professor Stanley Feldman
Unknown: Jolyon Jenkins
Producer: Jolyon Jenkins

: Book of the Week: The Caliph's House - a Year in Casablanca

1/4. Frustrated with his London lifestyle, travel writer Tahir Shah decides to set up home in Morocco. But when he buys the Caliph's House, he discovers he got more than he'd bargained for. Abridged by Laurence Wareing , read by Shiv Grewal. Producer Kirsty Williams Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: The Caliph's House -a Yearin Casablanca by Tahir Shah is available for E13.50 (rrp E15.00) including p&p. To order. send a cheque payable to RT Direct. Address: [address removed] Call: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than
8p per minute), quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Tahir Shah
Abridged By: Laurence Wareing
Read By: Shiv Grewal.
Producer: Kirsty Williams
Unknown: Tahir Shah

: Daily Service

Led by Mark Coffey. Sometimes a Light Surprises
(Wolvercote). Matthew 6, vv24-33. Teach Me, 0 Lord (Byrd). Take My Life, and Let It Be (Nottingham). Director of music Ian Tracey.


Unknown: Mark Coffey.
Music: Ian Tracey.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Conversations with My Bailiff
The Woman's Hour drama. For details see repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: ChimpanA to Chimpanzee

1/2. Our closest living relative, the chimpanzee, is so similar to us that its genetic make-up vanes by only one per cent. Andrew Luck-Baker looks at how getting to grips with that difference could lead to a true understanding of the nature Of human beings. Producer Alexandra Feacham


Unknown: Andrew Luck-Baker
Producer: Alexandra Feacham

: Tickling Tunes: a History of Comic Song

3/4. Love, Smut and a Bit of What You Fancy. Comedian and actor Roy Hudd indulges in a collection of comic songs relating to the less respectable of We activities. He shows how society's changing attitudes have caused the risque song to alternate between the mainstream and the covert, and how the entire course of a relationship can be traced by means of the comic song. Producer Karl Phillips


Unknown: Roy Hudd
Producer: Karl Phillips

: You and Yours

Presented by Winifred Robinson and Peter White. Including at 12.30 Call You and Yours.
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 10am


Presented By: Winifred Robinson
Presented By: Peter White.

: The World at One

Presented by Shaun Ley.


Presented By: Shaun Ley.

: The King of the Swingers

Trumpeter and singer Louis Prima was one of the most prolific and accomplished jazz musicians of the 20th century, yet he's now remembered mostly for his role as a cartoon monkey - King Louis in Walt Disney s
The Jungle Book. Humphrey Lyttelton guides us through
Prima's life, his career and his impact on swing, big band and rock 'n' roll music. Producer James Crawford Also catch The Louis Prima Story tonight at 9pm on R2


Singer: Louis Prima
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Producer: James Crawford

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Nature of the Beast

In a besieged city, a zoo faces a death sentence. As the enemy closes in, Nat, the bird keeper, has orders to destroy the animals, but then they begin to speak to him.
Can he brina himself to do it? By Richard Hurford.
Music by Andy Burton : Director Nadia Molinari


Unknown: Richard Hurford.
Music By: Andy Burton
Director: Nadia Molinari
Nat: Robert Pickavance
Pushkin: Deka Walmsley
Len: Deka Walmsley
Rosa: Kerry Peers
Jess: Kerry Peers
Butterball: Holly Nichol
Ava: Holly Nichol
Bert: Russell Dixon
Zoo Director: Russell Dixon
Gordon: Geoffrey Wilkinson
Father: Geoffrey Wilkinson

: Making History

3/13. Sue Cook and the experts examine listeners' historical puzzles.
Address: [address removed] email: [email address removed] Phone: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute)


Presenter: Sue Cook
Producer: Nick Patrick

: A Dark and Stormy Night

2/5. The Copper's Tale. What the copper sees as he goes off shift tells a different story. Philip Glenister reads a story that casts a different, darker light on Mrs Rachel Adams. By Frances Fyfield. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Philip Glenister
Unknown: Mrs Rachel
Unknown: Frances Fyfield.

: Lost, Stolen or Shredded

2/5. Lost to the World. Rick Gekoski follows the tragic trail of theft, murder and betrayal behind the rediscovery of the original manuscript of Mahler's song Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Rick Gekoski

: Word of Mouth

5/8. The series that takes a close look at the words people use, where they come from and how they are played with. Presented by Michael Rosen.
Producers Sally Heaven and Toby Field Repeated on Sunday at 8.30pm


Presented By: Michael Rosen.
Producers: Sally Heaven

: Great Lives

5/10. Ella Fitzgerald. The entrepreneur Ivan Massow nominates "the first lady of song", Ella Fitzgerald , for great-life status. He explores the contradictions in her life with presenter Matthew Parris and singer Cleo Laine. Producer Isobel Eaton Repeated on Friday at 11pm


Unknown: Ella Fitzgerald.
Unknown: Ivan Massow
Song: Ella Fitzgerald
Presenter: Matthew Parris
Singer: Cleo Laine.
Producer: Isobel Eaton

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: Revolting People

New series 1/6. The fourth series of the comedy set during the American War of Independence.
Samuel's pompous son in law, Ezekiel, is kidnapped by a rebel militia. Can anyone be bothered to rescue him? Written by Andy Hamilton and Jay Tarses.
Also featuring Michael Fenton Stevens and Philip Pope. Producer/Director Paul Mayhew-Archer


Written By: Andy Hamilton
Written By: Jay Tarses.
[Actor]: Michael Fenton Stevens
[Actor]: Philip Pope
Director: Paul Mayhew-Archer
Sgt McGurk: Andy Hamilton
Samuel: Jay Tarses
Capt Brimshaw: James Fleet
Mary: Julia Hills
Joshua: Tony Maudsley
Ezekiel: Hugh Dennis

: The Archer

Joe harks back to the past.
For cast see page 33 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson reviews Mission: Impossible 3. Producer Sally Spurring


Unknown: Mark Lawson

: Conversations with My Bailiff

2/5. Madelaine is in arrears and rapidly finding out that true friends are few and far between. But at least she has Barry - Barry her bailiff. By Wendy Oberman.
For cast and further details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Wendy OBErman.

: Helping Ourselves

Fair Trade has become one of the most successful consumer brands of modern times. High-street stores and multinational companies want its brand on their products. Mark Ashurst travels to Mexico, where the campaign began in the late 80s, and the USA, its fastest-growing market, to find out who benefits from Fair Trade and how it has changed the lives of peasant farmers. Producer Ruth Evans Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Mark Ashurst
Producer: Ruth Evans

: In Touch

News of interest to blind and partially sighted people, presented by Peter White. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Presented By: Peter White.
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: All in the Mind

5/5. Dr Kwame McKenzie looks at the psychological stress caused by modern warfare and asks whether the Army has become so obsessed by post-traumatic stress disorder that it's ignoring the more prevalent mental-health problems suffered by veterans - depression and alcoholism. Producer Rebecca Moore Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Kwame McKenzie
Producer: Rebecca Moore

: Unreliable Evidence

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Claire Bolderson.


Presented By: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Gorky Park

2/10. Not only is Arkady Renko faced with three unidentified bodies and no apparent motive, but his old adversary from the KGB, Major Pribluda, is showing a disquieting interest in the case. By Martin Cruz Smith. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Arkady Renko
Unknown: Martin Cruz Smith.

: Down the Line

New series 1/6. An exciting new live phone-in show, hosted by talk radio DJ Gary Bellamy. It promises to be as thought-provoking, controversial, intelligent, well-informed and funny as the average Radio 4 listener. Producer Lucy Armitage


Unknown: Gary Bellamy.
Producer: Lucy Armitage

: Today in Parliament

The day's events in Westminster. With Rachel Hooper.


Unknown: Rachel Hooper.

: News

: Book of the Week: The Caliph's House- a Year in Casablanca

1/4. By travel writer Tahir Shah. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Tahir Shah.

: Analysis

: News

: The Word

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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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.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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