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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Sister Geraldine Smyth.


Unknown: Geraldine Smyth.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Angela Tilby.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: Uncovering Iran: the Country and its People

5/10. Repeated from Saturday at 2.31pm

: Driven by Oil

3/4. Big Oil an Energy Pearl Harbor. Oil is the world's biggest business and a strategic commodity on the world stage, but it would take very little to destabilise the world s supplies. Who'd be the winners - and losers? Tom Mangold investigates. Producers Anna Scott-Brown and Adam Fowler Rptd9.30pm


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

: Redesigning the Human Body

3/4. Having the Guts. Indigestion, reflux, excess gas there are plenty of problems with our digestive systems.
Len Fisher sets out to discover whether science couia Come up With anything better. Producer Monise Durrani <R)


Unknown: Len Fisher
Producer: Monise Durrani

: Daily Service

Led by John Forrest. Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
(Lobe den Herren). Matthew 19, vv16-24. All I Once Held Dear (Knowing You). Take My Life, and Let It Be (Nottingham). Director of music Andy Silver.


Unknown: John Forrest.
Music: Andy Silver.

: Book of the Week: Iran Awakening

1/5. In 2003, Shirin Ebadi, an Iranian lawyer, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her human rights - work. In her memoir she describes growing up under the Shah, the euphoria and horrors of the Islamic Revolution, and her battles against injustices in Iran's s Islamic penal code. By Shirin Ebadi with Azadeh Moaveni. Abridged by Lauris Morgan-Griffiths . Read by Souad Faress. Producer Lis Edwards
Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: Iran Awakening by Shirin Ebadi is available in hardback for £11.50 (RRP E12.99) 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: Shirin Ebadi
Unknown: Shirin Ebadi
Unknown: Azadeh Moaveni.
Abridged By: Lauris Morgan-Griffiths
Producer: Lis Edwards
Unknown: Shirin Ebadi

: Uncovering Iran: the Country and Its People

4/10. Repeated from Saturday at 1.11pm

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Small Island1/15. By Andrea Levy.
The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Andrea Levy.

: Lives in a Landscape

3/6. Cruising for a Bruising. Essex boys and their motors are inseparable. But what happens when rivalries over girls occur and a lovingly souped-up car ends up on the wrong end of a baseball bat? Essex boys Richard and Tony tell the story of the Southend-on-Sea cruise scene. Producers Julie Gatenby and Sara Jane Hall


Producers: Julie Gatenby
Producers: Sara Jane Hall

: Paul Temple and the Sullivan Mystery

6/8. A Message from Sir Graham. Paul and Steve have a dangerous rendezvous on a houseboat on the River Nile. 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: Sir Graham. Paul
Unknown: Francis Durbridge.
Producer: Patrick Rayner
Paul: Crawford Logan
Steve: Gerda Stevenson
Miss Fraser: Eliza Langland
Harold: Richard Greenwood
Olaf: Nick Underwood
Patrick: Gareth Thomas
Sidney: Wendy Seager
Zoltan: Angus MacInnes
Tom: John Paul Hurley

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs, with John Waite and Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: John Waite
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Uncovering Iran: the Country and Its People

3/10. Repeated from Saturday at 11.58am

: Brain of Britain

3/17 Four contestants from the Home Counties compete in the continuing first round of the nationwide general knowledge contest. The chairman is 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: Travel Sick

A comedy about love and logic in which William, a hypochondriac Englishman played by Trevor Lock , journeys across Peru in search of true love and himself.
By Trevor Lock and Sem Devillart. Producer Helen Williams


Played By: Trevor Lock
Unknown: Trevor Lock
Unknown: Sem Devillart.
Producer: Helen Williams

: Money Box Live

Vincent Duggleby and guests answer your personal finance questions. Producer Jessica Laugharne


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Jessica Laugharne

: Madame Bovary Speaks

1/5. The Other Madame Bovary. To mark the 150th anniversary of Flaubert's novel Madame Bovary , five monologues give a contemporary twist to its themes and passions. In Joanne Harris 's story, Emma Bovary 's mother-in-law looks back over her son's two disastrous marriages. Read by Geraldine James. Producer Gemma Jenkins


Unknown: Madame Bovary
Unknown: Joanne Harris
Unknown: Emma Bovary
Read By: Geraldine James.
Producer: Gemma Jenkins

: A Tale Teller for Our Times

1/5. The Little Mermaid. Poet Ruth Padel considers what Hans Christian Andersen 's fairy tales say about the author and about ourselves. What is the plaintive story of the mermaid who becomes human but loses her voice and walks in agony really about? Producer Emma Kingsley


Unknown: Ruth Padel
Unknown: Hans Christian Andersen
Producer: Emma Kingsley

: 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

With Eddie Mair.

: Uncovering Iran: the Country and Its People

2/10. Repeated from Saturday at 10.02am

: Quote ... Unquote

New series 1/8. The return of the quiz based on quotations, hosted by Nigel Rees. The reader is William Franklyn. Producer Claire Bartlett Repeated on Sunday 12.04pm


Unknown: Nigel Rees.
Unknown: William Franklyn.
Producer: Claire Bartlett

: The Archers

David drops a birthday bombshell.
For cast see page 37 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Uncovering Iran: the Country and Its People

1/10. Repeated from Saturday at 8.59am

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including interviews with Oliver Stone , whose new film World Trade Center revisits the events of 9/11, and with the creators of Little Britain, Matt Lucas and David Walliams. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Oliver Stone
Unknown: Matt Lucas
Unknown: David Walliams.
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Small Island

1/15. A new dramatisation of Andrea Levy 's award-winning novel exploring empire, prejudice, war and love in Jamaica, England, America and India. Dramatised by Pat Cumper.
Music by Felix Cross : Producer/Director Sally Avens Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Andrea Levy
Dramatised By: Pat Cumper.
Music By: Felix Cross
Director: Sally Avens
Hortense: Nadine Marshall
Michael: Javone Prince
Young Hortense: Tyra McKenzie-Gray
Young Michael: Joel Davis
Mr Philip: Burt Caesar
Miss Ma: Adjoa Andoh
Miss Jewel: Dona Croll
Queenie: Lyndsey Marshal
Gilbert: Don Gllet
Mrs Ryder: Barbara Barnes
Celia: Carla Henry
Miss Morgan: Elizabeth Bell
Celia's mother: Tanya Moodie
Douglas: Nathan Stewart-Jarrett
Airman: Pethrow Gooden
Mrs Anderson: Clare Perkins
Mr Anderson: Declan Wilson
Minister: Delroy Brown

: Uncovering Iran: Darius the Great and the End of History

In the 5th and 6th centuries BC, Darius I of Persia and his son Xerxes ruled over the greatest empire the world had yet seen. Yet there are few records of their exploits.
Tom Holland goes in search of Darius and wonders why the Persians didn't do history.


Presenter: Tom Holland
Producer: Kathleen Griffin

: The Learning Curve

2/9. Libby Purves looks behind the headlines on education. Producer Lucinda Montefiore Repeated on Sunday at 11pm


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Lucinda Montefiore

: Nature

2/9. In Search of the Emperor. Brett Westwood looks for one of Britain's most beautiful butterflies, the purple emperor. Producer Brett Westwood Repeated tomorrow at 11am


Unknown: Brett Westwood
Producer: Brett Westwood

: Driven by Oil

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: A Spot of Bother

1/10. George Hall doesn't understand the modern obsession with talking about everything. The secret of contentment, he feels, is to ignore some things completely. By Mark Haddon. Abridged by Carolanne Lyme. Read by Nathaniel Parker. Producer Louise Armitage
RT DIRECT: A Spot of Bother by Mark Haddon is available in hardback for E16.50 (RRP E17.99) including p&p. To order, send a cheque payable to RT Direct Book Offers to: [address removed]. Call [number removed] (land-line calls cost no more than 8p per minute), quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com. UK delivery only


Unknown: George Hall
Unknown: Mark Haddon.
Abridged By: Carolanne Lyme.
Read By: Nathaniel Parker.
Producer: Louise Armitage
Unknown: Mark Haddon

: Word of Mouth

7/8. Michael Rosen investigates words and the way we speak. Producer Peter Everett Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Peter Everett

: First Cut

A look at boxing's "cut men" with John McDonald , Britain's leading boxing MC. Producers Mark Burman and Sara Jane Hall


Unknown: John McDonald
Producers: Mark Burman
Producers: Sara Jane Hall

: News

: Book of the Week: Iran Awakening

1/5. By Shirin Ebadi with Azadeh Moaveni. Rptd from 9.45am


Unknown: Shirin Ebadi
Unknown: Azadeh Moaveni.

: News

: Forging the Union (2/4)

Allan Little talks to the builders of the EU


Talks: Allan Little

: 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.

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.

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