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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Nicholas Holtam , vicar of St Martin-in-the-Fields, London.


Unknown: Nicholas Holtam

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Clifford Longley.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Clifford Longley.

: Start the Week

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


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Producer: Victoria Wakely

: Daily Service

Led by Michael Wakelin. Gather Us in (Haugen). Psalm 132, vvi-10. Behold, Now Praise the Lord (Harris). Lord, for the Years (Lord of the Years). With Chester Cathedral choristers. Director of music David Poulter.


Unknown: Michael Wakelin.
Music: David Poulter.

: Book of the Week: Passionate Minds

1/5. The story of the great love affair of the Enlightenment between Voltaire and Emilie du Châtelet, a lady of noble birth and a brilliant mathematician, and of the effect that their relationship had on the development of scientific and intellectual thought. By David Bodanis. Abridged by Jane Marshall and read by Barbara Flynn and David Troughton. Producer Jane Marshall
Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: Passionate Minds by David Bodanis is available for F16.50 (rrp E17.99) including p&p. To order, send a cheque payable to RT Direct Book Offers to: [address removed]. Call [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute), quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com. UK delivery only


Unknown: David Bodanis.
Abridged By: Jane Marshall
Read By: Barbara Flynn
Read By: David Troughton.
Producer: Jane Marshall
Unknown: David Bodanis

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Family Tree 1/5. By Carole Cadwalladr.
The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Carole Cadwalladr.

: The Last Taboo

Interracial romance is no longer taboo. Unless, that is, it s between Asians and African-Caribbeans, Britain's two largest ethnic minorities - then it can often spark a wave of hostility from both communities. Tanya Datta tracks down couples who have challenged their families and traditions to be together. Producer Tanya Datta


Unknown: Tanya Datta
Producer: Tanya Datta

: The Stanley Baxter Playhouse

New series 1/4. Cold Call. Gordon Mackenzie is a wealthy pensioner with a sudden yen for a conservatory. Will his tyrannical cleaning lady agree to wield her duster over a million new windowpanes; or will he find a new lady in his life? David Holt 's play begins a series starring Stanley Baxter.
Producer/Director Marilyn Imrie


Unknown: Gordon MacKenzie
Unknown: David Holt
Unknown: Stanley Baxter.
Director: Marilyn Imrie
Gordon: Stanley Baxter
Mrs Judge: Pam Ferris
Michelle: Sophie Thompson
Dean: Stephen Critchlow

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs, with Liz Barclay and Peter White.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

News and analysis, with Shaun Ley.


Unknown: Shaun Ley.

: The Write Stuff

New series 1/6. The return of the popular literary quiz show. James Walton presides over team captains
Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh with guests
Michele Roberts and Harry Ritchie. Alan Bennett is the author of the week. The reader is Beth Chalmers. Producer Katie Marsden


Unknown: James Walton
Unknown: Sebastian Faulks
Unknown: John Walsh
Unknown: Michele Roberts
Unknown: Harry Ritchie.
Unknown: Alan Bennett
Unknown: Beth Chalmers.
Producer: Katie Marsden

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Lifestyles of the Trappedand Cabbaged

Another chance to hear Roy Boulter 's comedy of delusion - the story of two holidaying accountants who leave their wives in the lurch when they get trapped in a Shanghai warehouse for days. Listeners can hear what happened to the wives in a companion piece at the same time tomorrow.
Producer/Director Toby Swift


Unknown: Roy Boulter
Director: Toby Swift
Geoff: Paul Brown
Peter: Jeff Rawle
Dockworker: Wal-Keat Lau

: Money Box Live

Listeners' personal finance questions answered by Paul Lewis and his guests. Producer ChrisA'Court
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 1.30pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis

: The Pat Hobby Stories

1/5. A Man in the Way. In these five keenly observed tales, written by F Scott Fitzgerald at the end of the 1930s, Pat Hobby is a Hollywood hack desperately hanging on to his dignity and screenwriting career after the advent of the "talkies". Here Pat advises an attractive young writer and tries to steal her latest idea. Read by Alfred Molina. Producer Martin Jarvis
Alfred Molina 's Big Break: page 33


Unknown: Scott Fitzgerald
Unknown: Pat Hobby
Read By: Alfred Molina.
Producer: Martin Jarvis
Producer: Alfred Molina

: This Sceptred Isle: Empire

86/90. India - Dominion or Not Dominion. By the 1920s, with Australia, Canada, South Africa, New Zealand and the Irish Free State having achieved independent dominion status, the need to resolve the future of India became even more urgent. Christopher Lee's story of the British Empire, narrated by Juliet Stevenson, with readings by Charlie Higson, Rupert Degas, Vincent Ebrahim and Saeed Jaffrey. Producer Pete Atkin
RT DIRECT: Be one of the first to own This Sceptred Isle: Empire, Volume 3: 1876-1947, Pre-order now and save E7. Volumes 1 and 2 also available on CD from www.bbcshop.com, or by calling [number removed]. quoting [text removed]


Unknown: Christopher Lee
Unknown: Juliet Stevenson
Unknown: Charlie Higson
Unknown: Rupert Degas
Unknown: Vincent Ebrahim
Unknown: Saeed Jaffrey.
Producer: Pete Atkin

: The Food Programme

Wine and Climate Change. Examining the effect of changing weather patterns on viticulture. Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm

: Four Comers

11/13. Discussion programme with contributors from across the globe offering their perspectives on topical issues. Hosted by Gavin Esler. Producer Mark Rickards


Unknown: Gavin Esler.
Producer: Mark Rickards

: PM

News and analysis, with Carolyn Quinn.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

4/6. This week's entertainment comes from the Birmingham Hippodrome, where Andy Hamilton joins regulars Barry Cryer , Tim Brooke-Taylor , Graeme Garden and chairman Humphrey Lyttelton. With Colin Sell at the piano. Producer JonNaismith Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm


Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton.

: The Archers

Mike finds a friend in need.
For cast see page 31 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson chairs the arts show. Producer Sally spurring


Unknown: Mark Lawson

: The Family Tree

1/5. Carole Cadwalladr 's novel about family and free will, adapted for radio by Jennifer Howarth. Popular-culture researcher Rebecca Monroe looks back over the lives of her mother and her grandmother and finds mistaken marriages, untimely deaths and dubiously fathered children.
Producer/Director Kate McAII Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Carole Cadwalladr
Unknown: Jennifer Howarth.
Unknown: Rebecca Monroe
Director: Kate McAii
Rebecca: Slriol Jenkins
Doreen: Pennie Downie
Nanna Alicia: Colette O'Neill
Tiffany: Heidi Woodrow
James: Richard Mitchley
Suzanne: Alex Alderton
Grandpa Herbert: Howell Evans
Kenneth: Richard Nichols
Cathy: Claire Cage
Cedric: Burt Caesar
Peter: Dick Bradnum

: In the Bin

A 13-year-old girl suffering from epilepsy is told she'll have to go to hospital for a while. Later she's told that the hospital is Tonevale Asylum - a large Victorian establishment known locally as "the loony bin" and the short stay became 17 years. Here, three women describe the time they spent in asylums in the 1960s and 1970s that now exist only in their memories. Producer Corinna Faith

: The Learning Curve

5/8. The guide to learning, presented by Libby Purves. Producer Sukey Firth Repeated on Sunday at 11pm


Presented By: Libby Purves.

: Nature

5/8. In Search of Classic. Aubrey Manning goes on a rich and intriguing journey with a husband-and-wife team of elephant researchers deep in the South African veldt. Classic is a gargantuan bull elephant that seems to be able to disappear into the thicket, constantly side-stepping the intrepid trio. Producer Julian Hector Repeated tomorrow at 11am


Unknown: Aubrey Manning
Producer: Julian Hector

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

Presented by Claire Bolderson.


Presented By: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: The Secret River

6/10. A Crowd of Neighbours. Will and Sal meet their fellow river-dwellers, white - and black. Kate Grenville 's compelling novel takes a hard look at the lives of the early emancipists as they carved out a new future on the banks of the Hawksbury River north of Sydney. Abridged by Sally Marmion. Read by Ron Cook. Producer Di Speirs
RT DIRECT: The Secret River by Kate Grenville is available for £H.99 (rrp E1299) including p&p. To order, send a cheque payable to RT Direct Book Offers to: [address removed]. Call [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute), quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com. UK delivery only


Unknown: Kate Grenville
Abridged By: Sally Marmion.
Read By: Ron Cook.
Producer: Di Speirs
Unknown: Kate Grenville

: The Sports Programme

5/8. An intelligent guide to sport, with John Wilson. Producer Kevin Mousley


Unknown: John Wilson.
Producer: Kevin Mousley

: Today in Parliament

Presented by Rachel Hooper.


Presented By: Rachel Hooper.

: News

: Book of the Week: Passionate Minds

1/5. By David BodaniS. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: David Bodanis.

: Analysis

: News

: Faultlines


: Culture Shock

: 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.

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