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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

Presented by the Rev Mike Mair.


Unknown: Mike Mair.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Angela Tilby.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: Start the Week ,

New series Andrew Marr and guests, including playwright and novelist Michael Frayn , opera singer Amanda Roocroft and author Jonathan Franzen , set the cultural agenda tor the week. Producer Victoria Wakely Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Unknown: Michael Frayn
Singer: Amanda Roocroft
Unknown: Jonathan Franzen
Producer: Victoria Wakely

: Daily Service

From St Martin's Church, Belfast, presented by the Rev Dr Bert Tosh.


Unknown: Dr Bert Tosh.

: Book of the Week: England's Mistress - the Infamous Life of Emma Hamilton

1/5. Kate Williams 's new biography of the prostitute and later consort of the most famous man in England. Born in a bleak coal-mining village on the Wirral, Emma Hamilton climbed the social ladder as a teenager from maid-of-all-work to mistress of the aristocracy. Read by Polly Walker. Producer Amber Barnfather
Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: England's Mistress - the Infamous Life of Emma Hamilton by Kate Williams is available for E18 (RRP E20) 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: Kate Williams
Unknown: Emma Hamilton
Read By: Polly Walker.
Producer: Amber Barnfather
Unknown: Emma Hamilton
Unknown: Kate Williams

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Small Island 11/15. By Andrea Levy.
The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Andrea Levy.

: Lives in a Landscape

5/6. The Garden Square. Behind the ivy-clad railings of Notting Hill lie secret gardens, accessible only to residents with a key. A tennis court or a croquet lawn may be glimpsed: the distant laughter or a mower may be heard, but what really goes on inside the square? With acres of lawns and ancient plane trees this should be an urban
Utopia but, run by powerful and watchful committees, is this serene space really paradise after all? Producer Sarah Bowen


Producer: Sarah Bowen

: Paul Temple and the Sullivan Mystery

8/8 Still Having a Wonderful Time. The villains make their desperate final move, and the secret of the spectacles is at last revealed. By Francis Durbndge.
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: Francis Durbndge.
Producer: Patrick Rayner
Paul: Crawford Logan
Steve: Gerda Stevenson
Miss Fraser: Eliza Langland
Harold: Richard Greenwood
Olaf: Nick Underwood
Victor: Michael MacKenzie
Sir Graham: Gareth Thomas
Col Marquand: Angus MacInnes

: 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.

: Brain of Britain ,

5/17 Four contestants from the south of England 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


: Afternoon Play: The Inextinguishable Fire

In July 1914 Joseph Conrad travelled to Poland with his wife Jessie and their two young sons. It was a country on the brink of war and one that held painful memories, including unexpected personal struggles and insights, for Conrad. By Zosia Wand.
Producer/Director Nadia Molinari


Unknown: Joseph Conrad
Unknown: Zosia Wand.
Director: Nadia Molinari
Conrad: Henry Goodman
Jessie: Denise Black
Borys: Adam Paulden
Jack: Ashley Margolis
Apollo: Oliver Cotton
Tadek: Christopher Rozycki
Retinger: Adam Kotz
Mr Buszinski: Tomek Bork
Tola: Izabela Slominska
Mrs Buszinska: Izabela Slominska

: Money Box Live

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


Unknown: Paul Lewis

: The Interview

1/5. The Nut House. The first of a week of quirky tales based on likely and unlikely interviews, Ian MacPherson reads his own story about a curious encounter between a restaurateur and a gunman. Producer Kirsty Williams


Unknown: Ian MacPherson
Producer: Kirsty Williams

: The Invention of Childhood

6/30. Learn to Die. How did the Puritan ethos affect children's lives after the Reformation of the 16th century? Michael Morpurgo continues his exploration of a thousand years of British childhood. The readers are Jack Blumenau , Adam Godley , Anna Maxwell Martin and Timothy West. Producer Beaty Ruben


Unknown: Michael Morpurgo
Unknown: Jack Blumenau
Unknown: Adam Godley
Unknown: Anna Maxwell Martin
Unknown: Timothy West.
Producer: Beaty Ruben

: 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.

: Quote.... Unquote

3/8. The quotations quiz, hosted by Nigel Rees. The reader is William Franklyn. Producer ClaireBartlett Rptd Sunday 12.04pm


Unknown: Nigel Rees.
Unknown: William Franklyn.

: The Archers

Ed's talents come to the fore.
For cast see page 36 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Michael Palin 's newly published diaries look back on his years as a member of the Monty Python team. He talks to Mark Lawson about his unexpected successes and the struggles behind the scenes. Producer Aasiya Lodhi


Unknown: Michael Palin
Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Aasiya Lodhi

: Small Island

11/15. Bernard attempts to describe his time as a soldier in India, where Independence is spelling the end of the Empire. Dramatisation by Pat Cumper of Andrea Levy 's novel.
Other parts played by Trevor Cuthbertson , Paul Richard Biqgin , Damian Lynch and Tracy Wiles
Music by Felix Cross : Producer/Director Sally Avens Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Pat Cumper
Unknown: Andrea Levy
Played By: Trevor Cuthbertson
Played By: Paul Richard Biqgin
Played By: Damian Lynch
Played By: Tracy Wiles
Music By: Felix Cross
Director: Sally Avens
Hortense: Nadine Marshall
Gilbert: Don Gilet
Bernard: Stephen Tompkinson
Oueenie: Lyndsey Marshal
Michael: Javone Prince
Maxi: Carl Prekopp
Pierpoint: Nick Sayce
Ashok: Salkat Ahamed
Arun: Rez Kempton
CO: Mark Straker
Japanese voice: Jason Chan
Lt Moon: Jonathan Forbes
Doctor: Richard Katz
Prostitute: Nita Mistry

: From the Kremlin to Knightsbridge

1/2. Michael Gillard investigates the key role that London and other UK financial institutions have played in the rise and rise of Russia's oligarchs - the businessmen who have accrued such immense wealth and influence since the fall Of the Soviet Union. Editor David Ross ; Producer Jenny Chryss


Unknown: Michael Gillard
Editor: David Ross
Producer: Jenny Chryss

: The Learning Curve

4/9. Current education issues, explored by Libby Purves. Producer Lucinda Montefiore Repeated on Sunday at 11pm


Unknown: Libby Purves.
Producer: Lucinda Montefiore

: Nature

4/9. The Sounds of Galapagos. The unique and spectacular wildlife of the Galapagos islands is captured in an evocative audio portrait by Joe Stevens and wildlife sound recordist Chris Watson. Travelling from the ocean floor to the rim of a volcanic crater they record grazing fish and snapping pistol shrimps, gobbling frigate birds and mating giant tortoises. Producer Sarah Blunt Repeated tomorrow at 11am See also Galapagos on Friday at 9pm on BBC2


Unknown: Joe Stevens
Unknown: Chris Watson.

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: The Mission Song

1/10. John le Carre 's latest novel begins with Salvo, a professional interpreter of African languages, finding his bi-cultural identity polarised to breaking point when he becomes involved in the planning stages of an operation to take over the Eastern Congo. Read by Paterson Joseph. Abridged by Katrin Williams. Producer David Biount
RT DIRECT: The Mission Song by John le Carre is available in hardback for F17.50 (RRP £18.99) 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: John Le Carre
Read By: Paterson Joseph.
Abridged By: Katrin Williams.
Producer: David Biount
Unknown: John Le Carre

: Comedy Playhouse

1/2. Rags, Bones, Bishops and Silly Moos. Tim Brooke-Taylor remembers the BBC's Comedy Playhouse, the proving ground for some of the best-loved British sitcoms, including Steptoe and Son, Till Death Us Do Part and Meet the Wife. Producer Stephen Garner


Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Producer: Stephen Garner

: People of the Abyss

1/3. Sleeping with the Fish. Andrew Smith experiences five days trying to adapt to the cramped physical and emotional world aboard the HMS Torbay nuclear submarine, and hears tales from veterans of her Second World War predecessor. Producer Mark Burman


Unknown: Andrew Smith
Producer: Mark Burman

: News

: Book of the Week: England's Mistress - the infamous Life of Emma Hamilton

1/5. By Kate Williams. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Kate Williams.

: News

: Forging the Union (4/4)

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.

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