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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 John Humphrys and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rt Rev Tom Butler.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: The Choice

2/6. Michael Buerk talks to people who've faced life-changing decisions. Today he meets Tracey Morgan , who after enduring a ten-year ordeal of stalking by a former colleague was faced with a choice: keep quiet and hope he would one day go away, or speak out to try and get justice for herself and other victims, thereby risking the vengeance of an unpredictable man.
Producer Kathryn Blennerhassett Repeated at 9.30pm


Talks: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Tracey Morgan
Producer: Kathryn Blennerhassett

: Meet the Bloggers

4/5. It's Political. Mark Savage meets the men and women who've attracted attention in cyberspace by recording their thoughts and impressions on anything and everything. Producer Mark Savage; Editor Gwyneth Williams


Unknown: Mark Savage
Editor: Gwyneth Williams

: Book of the Week

: Iran Awakening
2/5. Having become a highly regarded young judge, bnirin Ebadi supported the overthrow of the Shah but was swiftly disappointed by the Islamic Revolution. By Shirin Ebadi With Azadeh Moaveni. For further details see yesterday Rptd 12.30am


Unknown: Shirin Ebadi
Unknown: With Azadeh Moaveni.

: Daily Service

Led by the Rt Rev George Stack. The Wise May Bring Their
Learning (Tymlese). Proverbs 3, vv9-18. Jesus Christ the Apple Tree (Poston). I Vow to Thee, My Country (Thaxted). Director of music Barry Rose. Organist Greg Morris.


Unknown: George Stack.
Organist: Barry Rose.
Organist: Greg Morris.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Small Island 2/15. By Andrea Levy.
The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Andrea Levy.

: Nature

Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: The Frost Years

3/4. David Frost is joined by Rory Bremner. John Lloyd and Simon Hoggart to discuss how television comedy has affected politics during his long career, producer Paul Bajoria


Unknown: David Frost
Unknown: Rory Bremner.
Unknown: John Lloyd
Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs, presented by John Waite and Peter White. Including at 12.30 Call You and Yours.
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 10am


Presented By: John Waite
Presented By: Peter White.

: The World at One

News, with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Painting the Clouds with Sunshine

3/3. Humphrey Lyttelton relates the history of the early
British band leaders. After the Second World War. times were changing. Many band leaders had lost their musicians to the ranks of the armed services; vocalists were becoming the new celebrities; and the advent ot television would take customers away from the dance halls. By the mid-50s many band leaders had managed to adapt to these changes, but that was before Bill Haley and others of his ilk arrived from America, and threw them their greatest challenge yet. Producer Stephen Garner


Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown: Bill Haley
Producer: Stephen Garner

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: So Long, Sleeping Beauty

Recently widowed Glynis finds a collection of love letters in her husband's desk and discovers he shared a passion for amateur operatics with a dapper gentleman s outfitter called Neville. By IsobelMahon.
Producer/Director Bruce Young


Director: Bruce Young
Glynis: Sarah Collier
Neville: Billy Riddoch

: Home Planet ,

10/13. Richard Daniel and the team discuss listeners questions about the environment. producer Nick Patrick ADDRESS: [address removed] email: home.planet@bbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute)


Unknown: Richard Daniel
Producer: Nick Patrick

: Madame Bovary Speaks

2/5. Not the Real Madame Bovary. A 21st-century Emma has limitless credit and a beautiful home in the country, and mixes with the social elite, but she's still unhappy. By Adam Thorpe. Read by Emma Fielding . For further details see yesterday


Unknown: Adam Thorpe.
Read By: Emma Fielding

: A Tale Teller for Our Times

2/5. The Emperor's New Clothes. Ruth Padel looks for Hans Christian Andersen 's class struggle in the story of the vain Emperor who is taken in by swindlers pretending to weave him a set Of Clothes. For further details see yesterday


Unknown: Ruth Padel
Unknown: Hans Christian Andersen

: Word of Mouth

7/8. Michael Rosen investigates words and the way we speak. Repeated from yesterday at 11pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: Great Lives

7/8. Nina Simone. The chanteuse, pianist, composer and civil rights activist Nina Simone is the choice of another female musician who has made a career of defying convention: Joanna MacGregor. Presented by Matthew ParriS. Producer Isobel Eaton Repeated on Friday at 11pm


Unknown: Nina Simone.
Unknown: Nina Simone
Unknown: Joanna MacGregor.
Presented By: Matthew Parris.
Producer: Isobel Eaton

: PM

News and analysis, with Eddie Mair.

: Not Today, Thank You!

5/6. Infestation. Starring actor Harry Shearer (Spinal Tap and The Simpsons) and veteran UK phone-in presenter Brian Hayes. After winning the Cleanest Landlord of the Year Award, Brian discovers mouse droppings in his microwave. By Andrew McGibbon and Nick Romero.
Producer/Director Andrew McGibbon


Unknown: Harry Shearer
Presenter: Brian Hayes.
Unknown: Andrew McGibbon
Unknown: Nick Romero.
Director: Andrew McGibbon
Brian: Brian Hayes
Nostrils: Harry Shearer
Showbiz Kat: Sheridan Smith
Donny/Photographer: Mark Perry
Neville: Alex Lowe
Rolf/Professor/Exterminator: Andrew McGibbon
Colonel: Nick Romero
Margaret: Deborah O'Brien

: The Archers

Ian faces a different sort of future.
For cast see page 37 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts news, reviews and an interview with Terry Wogan , who is about to publish an autobiography called Mustn't Grumble. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Terry Wogan

: Small Island

2/15. By Andrea Levy. A hurricane tears apart Hortense's life and reveals Michael in a new light.
For cast and further details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Andrea Levy.

: Muslims and the Met

Several people have been charged with terrorism-related offences following last month's huge police operation. But many other police anti-terrorism operations have failed to produce results, and earlier in the summer the Forest Gate raid marked a new low in relations between Muslims and the police. Given the terrorist threat, what are the police to do? How do they strike a balance between community sensitivities and early intervention? Simon Cox looks at the relationship between Muslims and the Met.
Producer Richard Vardon : Editor Nicola Meyrick Repeated on Sun at 5pm


Unknown: Simon Cox
Producer: Richard Vardon
Editor: Nicola Meyrick

: In Touch

News of interest to blind and partially sighted people, presented by Peter White. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Presented By: Peter White.
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Case Notes

New series 1/8. Mark Porter looks at current medical knowledge about manic depression and the treatments that are available for it.
Producer Katy Hickman Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm
Stephen Fry : the Secret Life of the Manic-Depressive is on BBC2 at 9pm Fears of a clown: page 31


Unknown: Mark Porter
Producer: Katy Hickman
Unknown: Stephen Fry

: The Choice

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, introduced by Claire Bolderson.


Introduced By: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: A Spot of Bother

2/10. George does not have cancer - he has eczema. But has Dr Barghoutian got it wrong? His wife Jean is oblivious to George's state of mind, partly because she has other things on her mind: her daughter's wedding to Ray, whose brother is in jail, and her blossoming affair with David. By Mark Haddon. For further details see yesterday


Unknown: Mark Haddon.

: Fifteen-Minute Musical

4/6. The Court of King Michael of Parkinson. King Michael of Parkinson is looking for an heir to take over his chat-show throne. All the Knights of the realm converge on Chat Castle to compete for the title, including Sir Graham de Norton , Lady Davina de Cancelled and Sir Jonathan of Woss. Starring Dave Lamb , Alex Lowe , Vicki Pepperdine and Richie Webb. Written by Dave Cohen , David Ouantick and Richie Webb . Producer Katie Tyrrell


Unknown: Sir Graham de Norton
Unknown: Dave Lamb
Unknown: Alex Lowe
Unknown: Vicki Pepperdine
Unknown: Richie Webb.
Written By: Dave Cohen
Written By: David Ouantick
Written By: Richie Webb
Producer: Katie Tyrrell

: Julian Fox: Concrete Poetry

4/6. Millennium Village. Julian Fox 's personal guide to architecture, in which he finds that the cutting edge of modern living can be a very lonely place. Producer seb Barwell


Unknown: Julian Fox

: Creative Genius

1/3. Ian Peacock unravels the psychology, science and myth behind creativity to find out if anyone can be a creative genius. Today he finds out why creative behaviour evolved, how it kick-started modern civilisation and whether computers could be the artists and writers of the 21st century. Producer Pamela Rutherford


Unknown: Ian Peacock
Producer: Pamela Rutherford

: News

: Book of the Week: Iran Awakening

2/5. By Shirin Ebadi with Azadeh Moaveni. Rptd from 9.45am


Unknown: Shirin Ebadi
Unknown: Azadeh Moaveni.

: News

: The Word

: 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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