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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Peter Baker.


Unknown: Peter Baker.

: Farming Today

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly.


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With Sarah Montague and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With Professor Mona Siddiqui.


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Professor Mona Siddiqui.

: Start the Week .

Andrew Marr and his 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 the Rev Roger Hutchings. In Heavenly Love Abiding
(Penlan). Titus 1, wi-5. Will Sing a New Song unto Thee
(Dvorak). Christians, Lift Up Your Hearts (Salve Festa Dies). With Mark Rowlinson. Organist Christopher Stokes.


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.
Organist: Mark Rowlinson.
Organist: Christopher Stokes.

: Book of the Week: Running for the Hills

1/5. One summer's day in the late 1960s two young Londoners fell in love with a ramshackle sheep farm in a remote and beautiful part of south Wales. They had almost no money, no idea about sheep and their marriage was uncertain from the start. This evocative memoir chronicles their changing relationship with the landscape - and with each other. Written and read by Horatio Clare and abridged by Doreen Estall. Producer Emma Harding Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: Running for the Hills by Horatio Clare is available for E13.99 (rrp £14.99) 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


Read By: Horatio Clare
Abridged By: Doreen Estall.
Producer: Emma Harding
Unknown: Horatio Clare

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: School Runs

1/5. By Alexis Zegerman.
The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Alexis Zegerman.

: Generating Genius

Controversial academic Dr Tony Sewell has a plan to break the cycle of underachievement among boys of Afro-Caribbean heritage in British schools Presenter
Kate Taylor follows the young recruits all the way to
Jamaica on this pioneering new project. Producer Kate Taylor


Unknown: Dr Tony Sewell
Presenter: Kate Taylor
Producer: Kate Taylor

: Jack Rosenthal's Last Act

New series 1/4. when the late, great Jack Rosenthal finally wrote his memoirs he did so in the form he understood best - as a screenplay. This series was abridged and adapted by his daughter Amy Rosenthal from her father's original scripts and features his wife,
Maureen Lipman. This first programme startsjust before
Rosenthal's birth and follows him up to his days as an aspiring writer at the University of Sheffield.
Producer Bruce Hyman ; Director Maureen Lipman with Dirk Maggs Keeping it in the family: page 20
Stuart Maconie 's DVD review: page 38


Unknown: Jack Rosenthal
Unknown: Amy Rosenthal
Unknown: Maureen Lipman.
Producer: Bruce Hyman
Director: Maureen Lipman
Unknown: Dirk Maggs
Unknown: Stuart MacOnie
Maureen Lipman: Herself
Jack Rosenthal: Stephen Mangan
Oswald Mosley: Rupert Degas
1st Teacher: Rupert Degas
David: Rupert Degas
Lakey: Rebecca Front
Girl: Rebecca Front
Sam: George Layton
Terry: Toby Lonqworth
2nd Teacher: Toby Lonqworth
Phil: Toby Lonqworth
Freddie Trueman: Toby Lonqworth
Customer: Tracy-Ann OBErman
Mother-in-law: Tracy-Ann OBErman
Young David: Christopher Parkinson
Eileen: Amy Shindler
Mary: Amy Shindler
Wendy: Amy Shindler
Peter Eckersley: Colin Shindler
Mickey: Colin Shindler
Ron: Colin Shindler
Young Jack: Ceallach Spellman

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs, with Liz Barclay and Peter White.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

National and international news and analysis, introduced by Shaun Ley.


Introduced By: Shaun Ley.

: The Write Stuff

5/6. In the literary quiz show this week, guests Peter Kemp and Miles Kington join team captains
Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh. WB Yeats is the subject for pastiche and the reader is Beth Chalmers. James Walton is in the Chair. Producer Katie Marsden Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Peter Kemp
Unknown: Miles Kington
Unknown: Sebastian Faulks
Unknown: John Walsh.
Unknown: Beth Chalmers.
Unknown: James Walton
Producer: Katie Marsden

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Belongings

Two brothers breaking and entering face an awkward dilemma when they find the wife of their intended victim dead with a suicide note by her side. By Dominique Moloney.
Producer/Director Eoin O'Callaghan


Unknown: Dominique Moloney.
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Michael: Conleth Hill
Gerry: Nick Danan
Audrey: Cathy Belton
Carl: Mark Lambert

: Money Box Live

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


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Sonia Rothwell

: Opening Lines

1/5. The Italian Is Not My Songbird. A return of the series showcasing first-time and emerging writers in the short-story form. Present-day St Petersburg is the setting for Tara Bergin 's story of hidden desires and missed opportunities. An Italian student sets up longing in the heart of his landlady when he introduces her to the beauty of birdsong. Read by Marina Blake. Producer Gemma Jenkins


Unknown: Tara Bergin
Read By: Marina Blake.
Producer: Gemma Jenkins

: The MEPs

1/5. Paul Henley meets five of the most dynamic members of the European Parliament.
Producer Adele Armstrong ; Editor Maria Balinska


Unknown: Paul Henley
Producer: Adele Armstrong
Editor: Maria Balinska

: The Food Programme

Peas and Microgreens. Sheila Dillon takes part in a pea harvest and finds out about the new fashion in salads: microgreens. Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon

: Beyond Belief

2/13. Exploring the place of faith in today's world, Ernie Rea and guests tease out the hidden and often contradictory truths behind the experiences, values and traditions Of Our lives. Producer Janet McLarty


Unknown: Ernie Rea
Producer: Janet McLarty

: PM

News and analysis, with Eddie Mair.

: Just a Minute

2/11. Nicholas Parsons hosts the devious panel game from the Shaw Theatre in London, with panellists Paul Merton , Chris Neill , Kit Hesketh-Harvey and Lisa Tarbuck. Producer Tilusha Ghelani Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Chris Neill
Unknown: Lisa Tarbuck.
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

: The Archers

Ian does some baby talk.
For cast see page 33 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including the verdict on the latest Hollywood superhero comeback, Superman Returns, directed by Bryan Singer. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Directed By: Bryan Singer.
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: School Runs

1/5. The Frazzled Mum. Plagued by a 15-year-old son, who refuses to speak to her, and a tonally-challenged recorder-practising 10-year-old daughter, Jen (played by Claire Skinner ) sits trapped in the daily school run - inadvertently wearing her beige moccasin slippers and wondering what the red flashing light on the dashboard could be. A series of journey-packed comedy monologues told from five different perspectives, written by Alexis Zegerman. Producer Dawn Ellis Repeated from 10.45am


Played By: Claire Skinner
Written By: Alexis Zegerman.

: Document

New series 1/3. Kenya's Bloody Summer. The investigative history series returns with a tale of murder and cover-up by the British Army in Kenya 50 years ago. Mike Thomson uncovers the facts, thanks to a secret file reluctantly released by the MoD. But some of its pages are still missing. What have the authorities got to hide? Producer Isobel Eaton


Unknown: Mike Thomson
Producer: Isobel Eaton

: Crossing Continents

1/9. Poland. Since Poland joined the EU in 2004, thousands of workers have travelled across the EU's borders to find work. Tim Whewell examines the impact of this exodus on Poland. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Tim Whewell

: Libya's Desert Water

Searching for oil in the desert, Libya found vast quantities of fresh water under the sand. Consequently, one of the world's largest engineering projects, the Great Man-made River, was inaugurated by Colonel Gaddafi to pipe it from the desert aquifers to the coastal cities. Reporter Richard Hollingham visited the project. Producer John Watkins


Reporter: Richard Hollingham
Producer: John Watkins

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Candide

1/5. Michael Fenton Stevens reads the first episode in Voltaire's classic satire on naive optimism, abridged by Lauris Morgan-Griffiths . Producer Christine Hall
RT DIRECT: Candide by Voltaire is available for El.99 including pSp. 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: Michael Fenton Stevens
Abridged By: Lauris Morgan-Griffiths
Producer: Christine Hall

: Not Funny at All

There's nothing as funny as someone trying hard to be serious, and nothing as unfunny as someone desperate to get a laugh. Alex Games delves into the archives for moments that make US Squirm. Producer Vibeke Venema


Unknown: Alex Games

: Today In Parliament

Round-up of the day's events, presented by Rachel Hooper.


Presented By: Rachel Hooper.

: News

: Book of the Week: Running for the Hills

1/5. By Horatio Clare. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Horatio Clare.

: Analysis

: News

: 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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