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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

Presented by the Rev Mike Mair.


Unknown: Mike Mair.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock. Producer Chris Impey


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.
Producer: Chris Impey

: 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 Chief Rabbi, Dr Jonathan Sacks. Editor of Today Ceri Thomas


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Dr Jonathan Sacks.
Unknown: Ceri Thomas

: Desert Island Discs

Kirsty Young invites the illustrator Quentin Blake to choose eight records to take to the mythical desert island. Repeated from Sunday at 11.15am


Unknown: Kirsty Young
Unknown: Quentin Blake

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

5/5. Nelson and Emma are briefly reunited, but within fortnight Nelson has to leave to face the French fleet off the Cape of Trafalgar. Read by Polly Walker. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Read By: Polly Walker.

: Act of Worship

Led by the Rt Rev Stephen Oliver.


Unknown: Stephen Oliver.

: Woman's Hour

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


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Andrea Levy.

: Uncovering Iran: a Revolutionary State

3/3. John Tusa concludes his chronicle of the making of modern Iran with the fall of the last Shah of Iran in 1979 and the unstoppable rise of Ayatollah Khomeini , bringing with him the first ever Islamic republic. How has the nation changed now that the country is ruled by clerics? Repeated from Sunday at 1.30pm


Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Ayatollah Khomeini

: Tomorrow, Today!

New series 1/4. Dial M for Martian. A BBC producer in 1961 struggles to make a radio soap set in the unimaginably futuristic world of 2006. Will Hugo give in to government manipulation to save his beloved show from cancellation? By Christopher William Hill.
Producer Liz Webb


Unknown: Christopher William Hill.
Producer: Liz Webb
Nigel: Peter Bowles
Sylvia: Cheryl Campbell
Godfrey: John Fortune
Sir Angus: Gary Waldhorn
Huqo: Joseph Kloska
Douglas: Jon Glover
Colin: Paul Richard Biggin
Miss Pickford: Miranda Keeling

: You and Yours

Topical consumer issues discussed by Liz Barclay and John Waite. Series editor Andrew Smith
PHONE: [number removed] email: youandyours@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

News and analysis with Shaun Ley. Editor Colin Hancock


Unknown: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: Feedback

3/11. Roger Bolton digs in the mailbag for BBC Radio listeners' comments, queries, criticisms and praise. Producer Penny Vine Repeated on Sunday at 8pm
Send your comments to: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London VVIA IOT
Fax: [number removed] Phone: [number removed] email: feedback@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: A Woman in Dark Times

Hannah Arendt , born 100 years ago this year, was among the most influential political thinkers of the 20th century. She invented one of the most controversial and resonant phrases of our time: "the banality of evil". As a young
German Jew she fled to America in 1941 with her husband Heinrich. Yet her name is historically entwined with a man who became a Nazi: Martin Heidegger. This drama documentary, using private letters and interviews, tells the story of the 50-year relationship between the teacher and the student. That Martin Heidegger was her lover came as a shock to many: that she agreed to a reconciliation after the war still raises questions today. Producers/Directors Penny Leicester and Emma Harding


Unknown: Hannah Arendt
Unknown: Martin Heidegger.
Unknown: Martin Heidegger
Directors: Penny Leicester
Directors: Emma Harding
Hannah Arendt: Sian Thomas
Heinrich Blücher: David Horovitch
Martin Heidegger: John Rowe

: Ramblings

4/6. Clare Balding attempt to scale Tryfan, one of Snowdonia's more challenging mountains, which is known as a training ground for Everest hopefuls. Producer Karen Gregor


Producer: Karen Gregor

: The Interview

5/5. The Good Shepherd. When a church is threatened with closure, the pastor sets out on a recruitment drive and meets the most unlikely would-be parishioner. James Fleet reads this story by Laura Marney. For further details see Monday


Story By: Laura Marney.

: The Invention of Childhood

10/30. Overburdened with Children. Michael Morpurgo tells the story of the Poor Law, a forerunner of the Welfare State and a safety net for numerous poor children who might otherwise have experienced other, horrendous forms of state intervention, such as being sent away for ever to the new colonies in America. The readers are Adam Godley, Sara Kestelman and Timothy West.
For further details see Monday


Unknown: Michael Morpurgo
Unknown: Adam Godley
Unknown: Sara Kestelman
Unknown: Timothy West

: Last Word

Matthew Bannister celebrates the lives of the recently deceased, both famous and infamous, the unsung and the extraordinary. Producer Sally Spurring Repeated Sunday 8.30pm


Unknown: Matthew Bannister

: The Film Programme

Francine Stock and her guests report on the latest cinema releases, DVDs and films on TV. Producer Thomas Morris


Unknown: Francine Stock
Producer: Thomas Morris

: PM

With Eddie Mair. Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The News Quiz

5/8. From Dorking in Surrey, Sandi Toksvig tests a panel that includes Jeremy Hardy and Andy Hamilton in their knowledge - or lack of it - of the news stories of the week. Producer Katie Tyrrell Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Producer: Katie Tyrrell

: The Archers

David aims high at Brookfield.
For cast see page 36 Written by Adrian Flynn ; Director Kate Oates ; Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Adrian Flynn
Director: Kate Oates
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn

: Front Row

Kirsty Lang with arts news, reviews and an interview with the musician Sting, who has recorded an album of lute songs by the Elizabethan composer John Dowland. Producer Timothy Prosser


Unknown: Kirsty Lang
Unknown: John Dowland.
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: Small Island

15/15. Queenie makes the most difficult decision of her life. By Andrea Levy.
(For cast and further details see Monday) (Repeated from 10.45am)


Author: Andrea Levy

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Hampshire poses topical questions from the week's news to a panel that includes Liberal Democrat spokeswoman Julia Goldsworthy MP and the political journalist John Sergeant. Producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Julia Goldsworthy
Unknown: John Sergeant.
Producer: Anne Peacock

: Point of View

Tim Egan presents his perspective on contemporary events. Producer Sheila Cook Repeated on Sunday at 8.50am


Unknown: Tim Egan
Producer: Sheila Cook

: The Friday Play: Empty Bed Blues

DH Lawrence and his wife visited two wealthy young Americans in 1929, hoping that they might finance an edition of Lady Chatterley's Lover. In Stephen Lowe 's darkly sensuous play the quartet proves to be a potent, unpredictable combination.
Director Martin Jenkins


Unknown: Dh Lawrence
Unknown: Stephen Lowe
Director: Martin Jenkins
Lawrence: Colin Tarrant
Frieda: Kika Markham
Harry: Tim Flavin
Caresse: Barbara Barnes

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, presented by Jackie Hardgrave. Editor Alistair Burnett


Presented By: Jackie Hardgrave.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: The Mission Song

5/10. By John le Carre. Salvo learns the truth behind the syndicate's plans. For further details see Monday


Unknown: John Le Carre.

: A Good Read

1/10. Sue MacGregor talks to Lesley Abdela , founder of the 300 Group for women in politics, and historian Greg Neale , about their favourite books. Repeated from Tuesday at 4.30pm


Talks: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Lesley Abdela
Unknown: Greg Neale

: The Garden

Another chance to hear the late Roger Deakin's evocative and personal portrait of the changing character of the land surrounding his timber-framed farmhouse as the seasons unfold. The garden is a wild untamed place: a patch of ancient Suffolk extending into four meadows, a moat, two ponds and a small wood.
(For further details see yesterday)


Presenter: Roger Deakin

: News

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

5/5. Nelson and Emma are briefly reunited. By
Kate Williams , and read by Polly Walker. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Kate Williams
Read By: Polly Walker.

: News

: Close Up

Tau Moe (1/2) A look at the six-decade international career of the influential Hawaiian slide guitarist Tau Moe and his wife and vocalist, Rose


Unknown: Tau Moe

: News

: Outlook

: News

: Assignment

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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.

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