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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Ian Mackenzie.


Unknown: Ian MacKenzie.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

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


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Clifford Longley.

: Driven by Oil

New series 1/4. When Will the Tap Run Dry? Oil is the world's biggest business and the strategic commodity on the world stage. Tom Mangold explores the debate facing the industry today: will we run out of oil, and, if so, when? Producers Anna Scott-Brown and Adam Fowler Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Tom Mangold
Producers: Anna Scott-Brown
Producers: Adam Fowler

: Redesigning the Human Body

1/4. A Spare Pair of Arms and Eyes in the Back of My Head Wouldn't it be great to have an extra limb or to be able to see behind you? Len Fisher heads to the zoo to pick up some tips from the animal kingdom on what would happen if we remodelled ourselves. producer Monise Durrani


Unknown: Len Fisher
Producer: Monise Durrani

: Daily Service

Led by Rev Peter Baker. Exodus 18, vv13-22. Lead us,
Heavenly Father Lead Us (Mannheim). Make Me a Channel of Your Peace. Help Us to Help Each Other (Dunfermlme). Musical director Avril Harding.


Unknown: Rev Peter Baker.
Director: Avril Harding.

: Book of the Week: The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid ....

1/5. Bill Bryson reads from his new book about his childhood in America of the 1950s and 60s. Abridged and produced by Chris Wallis.
Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson is available for E17.50 (RRP E18.99) including p&p. To order, send a cheque payable to RT Direct Book Offers to: RT Direct, [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: Bill Bryson
Produced By: Chris Wallis
Unknown: Bill Bryson

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Ritula Shah.
10.45 Madame Bovary 1/10. By Gustave Flaubert. Starring John Hurt and Sarah Smart. A French masterpiece of betrayal and wantonness.
The Woman's Hour drama. See drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Ritula Shah.
Presented By: Madame Bovary
Unknown: Gustave Flaubert.
Unknown: John Hurt
Unknown: Sarah Smart.

: Lives in a Landscape

New series 1/6. Under Throckmorton. Sandwiched between the Vale of Evesham and the Malvern Hills is the tiny village of Throckmorton, the home of a giant old airfield. James Maw visits to ask what is a group of former soldiers doing speeding around the runway? Why is there no electricity in the church? What are dozens of brand new pianos doing in an old chicken shed? And what else will be revealed there? Producer Neil George


Unknown: James Maw
Producer: Neil George

: Paul Temple and the Sullivan Mystery

4/8. Cairo. Paul and Steve go in search of the elusive Mr Sullivan. By Francis Durbridge.
Producer Patrick Rayner
RT DIRECT: To pre-order Paul Temple and the Sullivan Mystery (release date 2 October 2006) for £11.99 with free p&p, call [number removed], or send a cheque payable to BBC Shop to: [address removed]or visit www.bbcshop.com


Unknown: Mr Sullivan.
Unknown: Francis Durbridge.
Producer: Patrick Rayner
Paul: Crawford Loqan
Steve: Gerda Stevenson
Miss Fraser: Eliza Lanqland
Harold: Richard Greenwood
Olaf: Nick Underwood
Victor: Michael MacKenzie
Signor Rossetti: Greg Powrle
Patrick: Gareth Thomas
Sidney: Wendy Seager

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs, with Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

News, with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Brain of Britain

New series 1/17. Four contestants from London compete in the first round of the national general knowledge contest. Chaired by Robert Robinson.
Producer Richard Edis Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Robert Robinson.
Producer: Richard Edis

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Hole

In June 2002 Welsh businessman Peter Shaw was kidnapped in Tbilisi. For four months he was kept in total darkness, chained to the wall. His skull was fractured, and he didn't think he would ever see daylight again. Ed Talfan 's play tells the story of how he survived.
Producer Kate McAII


Unknown: Peter Shaw
Unknown: Ed Talfan
Producer: Kate McAii
Peter Shaw Ifan: Huw Dafydd
Kidnapper: David Papava
Kidnapper 2: Andrew Byron
Lena: Marina Blake
Rose: Eirtys Bellin

: Money Box Live

New series Vincent Duggleby and guests answer your personal finance questions. Producer Samantha Washington PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 1.30pm


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Samantha Washington

: Stories by Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky

1/5. Quadraturin. "Lowering his voice to a whisper the stranger said: 'We have been conducting experiments and we've discovered an agent for biggerizing rooms. Won't you try it?'" Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky , who wrote this week-long series of stories, was a prominent figure in Moscow literary circles in the 1920s and 30s, though he was all but unpublished when he died. Read by Andrew Sachs. Abridged and produced by Jane Marshall.


Unknown: Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky
Read By: Andrew Sachs.
Produced By: Jane Marshall.

: The Ex Files

1/5. Breaking Up Is Hard to Do. "This is harder for me than it is for you." "It's all for the best in the long run." "I'm not ready for commitment right now." How does one finish a relationship? People talk about how they have made the final break. Producer SaraConkey

: The Food Programme

Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm

: Beyond Belief

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


Unknown: Ernie Rea
Producer: Janet McLarty

: PM

Presented by Carolyn Quinn .


Presented By: Carolyn Quinn

: Just a Minute

10/11. Graham Norton , Marcus Brigstocke , Clement Freud and Pam Ayres are this week's panellists. With Nicholas Parsons. Producer Claire Jones Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm


Unknown: Graham Norton
Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Pam Ayres
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons.
Producer: Claire Jones

: The Archers

Jazzer gets a new lease of life.
For cast see page 25 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

The writer William Boyd talks to Mark Lawson about his new novel Restless that focuses on the double-life of a female spy. Producer Timothy Prosser


Talks: William Boyd
Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: Madame Bovary

1/10. By Gustave Flaubert. Starring John Hurt and Sarah Smart. Dr Charles Bovary meets and marries Emma; he's happy for the first time in his life unlike
Emma, who is distraught to find her marriage lacks the passion and excitement of her fantasies. Dramatised by Diana Griffiths from a translation by Margaret Mauldon.
Pianist Stephen Reynolds
Producer/Director Pauline Harris Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Gustave Flaubert.
Unknown: John Hurt
Unknown: Sarah Smart.
Unknown: Dr Charles Bovary
Dramatised By: Diana Griffiths
Translation By: Margaret Mauldon.
Pianist: Stephen Reynolds
Director: Pauline Harris
Narrator: John Hurt
Emma: Sarah Smart
Madame Bovary Snr: Brigit Forsyth
Charles: Conrad Nelson
Monsieur Rouault: Russell Dixon

: The Cabin Boys

Two men, now in their 80s, who were captured at sea during the Second World War and spent their adolescent years in prisoner-of-war camps in Germany, are reunited by Vanessa Collingridge. Producer Nick Patrick


Unknown: Vanessa Collingridge.
Producer: Nick Patrick

: Crossing Continents

9/9. Turkey. A bomb blast in Turkey is staged to look like the work of the PKK, a Kurdish paramilitary group, but the assailants turn out to be linked to the Turkish military. Who gave the orders? Paul Henley reports. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Paul Henley

: Return of the Natives

It's been hundreds of years since the howl of the wolf has been heard on Scotland's hills but a group of determined activists are plotting for their return. Euan Mcllwraith meets members of the Wild Beasts Trust as they dream of a land where bears, boar, lynx and wolves roam free. Producer Rhona Brudenell


Unknown: Euan McLlwraith
Producer: Rhona Brudenell

: Driven by Oil

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Imperium

1/10. In republican Rome a young lawyer named
Marcus Cicero takes on a hopeless case. By Robert Harris. Read by Douglas Hodge. Abridged and produced by Lisa Osborne. RT DIRECT: Imperium by Robert Harris is available for E16.50 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: Marcus Cicero
Unknown: Robert Harris
Read By: Douglas Hodge
Produced By: Lisa Osborne
Unknown: Robert Harris

: Word of Mouth

5/8. Michael Rosen investigates words and the way we speak. Producer Peter Everett Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Peter Everett

: Out of the Blue

1/2. The Long Hot Summer of 1976. How have writers been inspired by incidents of strange weather? Peggy Reynolds talks to Ruth Rendell , Antonia Fraser , Ian McEwan , Stephen Poliakoff , Laura Wilson and Alex Wheatle about how the hot summer of 1976 affected their writing. Producer Phil Tinline


Talks: Peggy Reynolds
Unknown: Ruth Rendell
Unknown: Antonia Fraser
Unknown: Ian McEwan
Unknown: Stephen Poliakoff
Unknown: Laura Wilson
Unknown: Alex Wheatle
Producer: Phil Tinline

: News

: Book of the Week: The Life and Times

of the Thunderbolt Kid By Bill Bryson. Rptd from 9.45am


Unknown: Bill Bryson.

: News

: Culture Shock

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

About this project

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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