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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Allen Sleith.


Unknown: Dr Allen Sleith.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With Edward Stourton and Justin Webb.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Abdal Hakim Murad.


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Unknown: Justin Webb.
Unknown: Abdal Hakim Murad.

: 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

: Book of the Week: Falling Blossom

1/5. Based on a collection of hundreds of letters from a British army officer to a young Japanese woman, this is a true story of a love affair that spanned decades ana continents. It begins in 1904 as Arthur Hart-Synnot sets out to learn Japanese. By Peter Pagnamenta and Momoko Williams. Abridged by Jill Waters and read by David Horovitch. Producer Jill Waters
Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: Falling Blossom by Peter Pagnamenta and Momoko Williams is available for £11.50 (rrp E12.99) including ip&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: Arthur Hart-Synnot
Unknown: Peter Pagnamenta
Unknown: Momoko Williams.
Abridged By: Jill Waters
Read By: David Horovitch.
Unknown: Peter Pagnamenta
Unknown: Momoko Williams

: Daily Service

Led by Andrew Graystone. Take My Life (Nottingham),
2 Corinthians 6, vv3-10. Purify My Heart (Doerksen).
I Want to Serve the Purpose of God (Altrogge). Director of music Andy Silver.


Unknown: Andrew Graystone.
Music: Andy Silver.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Maps for Lost Lovers

By Nadeem Aslam.
1/10. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama rpt at 7.45pm


Unknown: Nadeem Aslam.

: Inside the Family Court

in Wells
1/2. The country's only dedicated Family Court, in Wells
Street, London, has lifted its ban on reporting and allowed
Jenny Cuffe inside. She meets district judge
Nicholas Crichton and his team, who deal with cases of child custody on a daily basis. producer smita Patel


Unknown: Jenny Cuffe
Unknown: Nicholas Crichton

: Jack Rosenthal's Last Act

3/4. The writer's memoirs, adapted by his daughter Amy, continue with the golden period when Jack was firmly established at Granada television, married Maureen Lipman , and wrote some of his best-known plays.
Other characters played by members of the cast
Producer Bruce Hyman ; Director Maureen Lipman with Dirk Maggs


Unknown: Maureen Lipman
Producer: Bruce Hyman
Director: Maureen Lipman
Unknown: Dirk Maggs
Theo/Maurice: George Layton
Maureen Lipman: Herself
Jack Rosenthal: Stephen Mangan
Lakey/Pat Phoenix: Rebecca Front
Floorman: Rupert Degas
Amy Rosenthal (child): Agnès Hyman
Theo/Maurice: George Layton
Zelma: Amy Rosenthal
Director: Toby Longworth
Jule: Kerry Shale
Peter Eckersley: Colin Shindler
Adam (child): Ceallach Spellman

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs, with Liz Barclay and Peter White.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

With Shaun Ley.


Unknown: Shaun Ley.

: X Marks the Spot , .

New series 1/6. The cryptic treasure hunt returns with David Stafford at the helm. Guest panellists Rod Liddle ,
Lars Tharp and Daphne Fowler race against the clock to locate a treasure where the X marks the spot. Producer Sarah Rowlands Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: David Stafford
Unknown: Rod Liddle
Unknown: Lars Tharp
Unknown: Daphne Fowler
Producer: Sarah Rowlands

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Memory Experience:In Search of Oldton

in this moving play about memory, loss and the suicide of his father, writer Tim Wright makes a personal journey in search of Oldton, the town of his childhood, which he lost when his father died. Including contributions from a website community who offer Tim advice and their own stories of things that go missing. Jonathan Cullen
Producer/Director Pam Marshall


Unknown: Tim Wright
Unknown: Jonathan Cullen
Director: Pam Marshall
Narrator: David Ryall
Tim: Jonathan Cullen

: Inside Money

Repeated from Saturday at 12.04pm

: The Memory Experience: Unreliable Memory

1/5. Writ in Water. Helen Dunmore 's story is the nrst of a week-long series exploring the complex nature of recollection. Artist Joseph Severn recalls the final days of John Keats in a sequence of affectionate memories that creates an enduring portrait of the man who became one of poetry's most revered icons. Read by Julian Rhind-Tutt . Producer Elizabeth Allard


Unknown: Helen Dunmore
Artist: Joseph Severn
Unknown: John Keats
Read By: Julian Rhind-Tutt
Producer: Elizabeth Allard

: In Drovers' Boots

1/5 Huw Williams embarks on a journey of discovery as he follows the well-trodden routes of the drovers, from deepest Pembrokeshire to Smithfield Market. Producer Martin Kurzik


Unknown: Huw Williams
Producer: Martin Kurzik

: The Food Programme

Fish - What Can We Eat? We are always told that eating fish is good for us, but which species or stocks can we cook with a clear conscience? Gerard Baker visits Scarborough fish market in his search for delicious, "ethically caught" fish and attempts to convince customers at the local chip shop that it's not cod they want, but coley. Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm


Unknown: Gerard Baker

: Beyond Belief

4/13. Ernie Rea and his guests explore the place of faith in today's world. Producer Janet McLarty


Unknown: Ernie Rea
Producer: Janet McLarty

: PM

News and analysis, with Eddie Mair.

: Just a Minute

4/11. This week's panellists are Paul Merton , Sue Perkins , Charles Collingwood and Tony Hawks. They try to avoid deviation, hesitation and repetition, and Nicholas Parsons is on hand to make sure they do.
Producer Claire Jones Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm


Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Sue Perkins
Unknown: Charles Collingwood
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Producer: Claire Jones

: The Archers

Nigel and Lizzie can't get the staff.
For cast see page 31 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including the verdict on Cars, the latest film from the makers of Toy Story and A Bug's Life. Plus the first of a series of reports on what makes music memorable. Producer Timothy Prosser


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: Maps for Lost Lovers

1/10. Butterfly Eggs for Breakfast. Kaukab is worried about the influence the radical Jugnu is having on her children. By Nadeem Aslam and adapted by Rukshana Ahmad.
Producers Shabina Aslam and David Hunter Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Nadeem Aslam
Adapted By: Rukshana Ahmad.
Producers: Shabina Aslam
Producers: David Hunter
Kaukab: Sameena Zehra
Shamas: Amerjit Deu
Jugnu: Nick Khan
Mah-jabin: Lena Kaur
Ujala: Aslf Khan
Charag: Marc Elliott
Suraya: Pooja Ghal
Matchmaker: Shobu Kapoor
Chanda: Rokhsaneh Ghawam-Shahldl
Tariq/Ajay: Muzz Khan
Chanda's mother: Jamlla Massey
Chanda's father: Klsh Sharma
Chanda's brother: Sanjiv Hayre
Poorabji: Renu Setna

: Document

3/3. A Date with Sewn. Radio 4's investigative history series continues with the story of a Jewish bombing campaign in the UK. Previously secret documents indicate that in 1946 the British Secret Service was concerned about Jewish terrorists destined for Britain on a mission to assassinate
Ernest Bevin. Mike Thomson tracks down former members of the Irgun and the Stern Gang terrorist groups and learns that it was not just Bevin who was in danger. Producer Neil George


Unknown: Ernest Bevin.
Unknown: Mike Thomson
Producer: Neil George

: Crossing Continents

3/9. China. Former Beijing correspondent Carrie Gracie returns to China to meet some of the Western-trained scientists there and discovers that not all of them follow international standards. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Carrie Gracie

: The Fall and Rise of the Bicycle

2/3. Europe: the Once and Future King of the Road. More than 200 years after its invention, the humble bike could again become king of the road in the developed world.
Continuing his look at the importance of the bicycle as a global barometer of social, economic and environmental change, Mark Stephen - alongside an increasing number of commuters - braves the cycle lanes of London. He also travels to cycle-friendly Copenhagen. Producer Kate Bissell


Unknown: Mark Stephen
Producer: Kate Bissell

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: For Whom the Bell Tolls

6/10. I Love Thee Enough for Both. Robert Jordan has joined a band of guerrillas in the mountains. Now a patrol of cavalry approaches their hiding-place. Ernest Hemingway's passionate novel based on his own experiences during the Spanish Civil War. Abridged by Miranda Davies and read by Martin T Sherman. Producer Amber Barnfather
RT DIRECT: For Whom the Bell Tolls is available for E7.99 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: Robert Jordan
Abridged By: Miranda Davies
Read By: Martin T Sherman
Producer: Amber Barnfather

: A Family Business

2/3. Johnny Ball examines the pitfalls and pleasures of working in showbusiness with members of your family. Producer Libby Cross


Unknown: Johnny Ball
Producer: Libby Cross

: Today In Parliament

Presented by Susan Hulme.


Presented By: Susan Hulme.

: News

: Book of the Week: Falling Blossom

1/5. By Peter Pagnamenta and Momoko Williams. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Peter Pagnamenta
Unknown: Momoko Williams.

: 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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