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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

Presented by the Rev George Loane.


Unknown: George Loane.

: Fanning Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock. Producer Clare Philips


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.
Producer: Clare Philips

: Today

With Sarah Montague and Edward Stourton.
6.25 725 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rabbi Lionel Blue.


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Lionel Blue.

: Start the Week

Andrew Marr and his guests, including novelist Josephine Hart and poet James Fenton , set the cultural agenda for the week Producer Victoria Wakely Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Unknown: Josephine Hart
Unknown: James Fenton

: Book of the Week: Dear Charlie - Letters to a Lost Daughter

1/5. Following the tragic death of his 13-year-old daughter Charlie in a rail accident on 3 December 2005 Reg Thompson began writing to her, to bring her closer and make sense of her wasted bright young life. After a prologue in which the author himself recounts the story of Charlie's death and how the family struggled to come to terms with the immediate aftermath of her loss, Jeff Rawle reads from these poignant epistles. Abridged by Joanne Reardon. Producer Amber Barnfather Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT- Dear Charlie - Letters to a Lost Daughter by Reg Thompson is available in hardback for £15.50 (RRP £16.99) including p&p. To order, send a cheoue 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: Reg Thompson
Unknown: Jeff Rawle
Abridged By: Joanne Reardon.
Producer: Amber Barnfather
Unknown: Reg Thompson

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Stephen Shipley. Teach Me, My God and King (Sandys) 1 John 5, vv2-8. Exultate Justi (Viadana).
Angel Voices Ever Singing (Angel Voices). With the Choral
Scholars of Leeds Cathedral. Director of music Benjamin Saunders. Organist Christopher McElroy.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.
Organist: Benjamin Saunders.
Organist: Christopher McElroy.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 SOS 1/5. By Katie Hims. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Katie Hims.

: On the Waterfront

1/2 There is a worldwide boom in container shipping and Britain's foremost container terminal, Felixstowe in Suffolk, is soon to be expanded to accommodate a huge increase in trade with the Far East. Heather Payton looks at why this port in particular is so attractive to shipping Operators. Producer Jasper Bouverie


Unknown: Heather Payton
Producer: Jasper Bouverie

: The Eliza Stories: Exit Eliza

4/5 Eliza's husband appears to be in denial over the fact that he's going bald, and their new baby son has the unfortunate habit of being sick whenever his father speaks to him.
Written by Barry Pain and adapted by Jonathan Dryden Taylor.


Writer: Barry Pain
Adapted by: Jonathan Dryden Taylor
Director/Producer: Ellen Dryden
Eliza: Sophie Thompson
Her husband: Mark Heap
Gillivant: Guy Fearon

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs, with Winifred Robinson and John Waite.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: Brain of Britain

9/17 Four contestants from the North 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

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Skomer

Nick depressed and haunted by dreams, is persuaded by Rachel to go camping in Wales. However, when they get to their destination, they find something that puts their relationship to the test. By Mike Akers.
Director Marc Beeby


Unknown: Mike Akers.
Director: Marc Beeby
Rachel: Katy Cavanagh
Nick: Christian Patterson
Tom Paul: Richard Biggin

: Money Box Live

Paul Lewis and guests are on hand to answer listeners' personal finance questions. Producer Jessica Laugharne.
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 1.30pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Jessica Laugharne.

: Manchester Crime Wave

1/5. Boom 1/2. Five crime stories set in the city, beginning with Cath Staincliffe 's two-part tale, read by Wendy Kweh. A young detective investigates an explosion in a house. Producer Janet Graves


Unknown: Cath Staincliffe
Read By: Wendy Kweh.
Producer: Janet Graves

: The invention of Childhood

26/30. The Kiddy and the Pork Chop. Michael Morpurgo traces one of the most important changes in the history of childhood: how economic improvements in the second half of the 20th century meant that children no longer had to contribute to the family purse. The readers are Maxine Evans , Oscar James , Sara Kestelman , Anna Maxwell Martin and Timothy West. Producer Beaty Rubens


Unknown: Michael Morpurgo
Unknown: Maxine Evans
Unknown: Oscar James
Unknown: Sara Kestelman
Unknown: Anna Maxwell Martin
Unknown: Timothy West.
Producer: Beaty Rubens

: The Food Programme

Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm

: More or Less

Andrew Dilnot examines the ways in which numbers are used in the news, politics and everyday life. Producer Michael Blastland ; Editor Nicola Meyrick


Unknown: Andrew Dilnot
Producer: Michael Blastland
Editor: Nicola Meyrick

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: Quote ... Unquote

7/8. The quiz based on quotations, hosted by Nigel Rees. The reader is William Franklyn. Producer Claire Bartlett Repeated on Sunday at 6.30pm


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

: The Archers

It's confession time for Ruth.
For cast see page 36 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts news, interviews and the verdict on the controversial film Borat, in which Sacha Baron Cohen plays a hapless Kazakh reporter in America. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Jerome Weatherald


1/5. 1913-Nightswimming. When Leonard Baker Eddy proposes emigrating to America, Alice can't contain her fear of the sea - brought on by the recent Titanic disaster, the numericals, and her unlucky red hair. Katie Hims 's drama follows the troubles of this seafaring family over the century following the introduction of the Morse code SOS distress signal in 1906. Producer Jessica Dromgoole Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Leonard Baker Eddy
Unknown: Katie Hims
Producer: Jessica Dromgoole
Marina: Claire Rushbrook
Leonard: Jonathan Forbes
Alice: Rebecca Callard
Mrs Winslet: Rosalind Philips
Marconi operative: John Dougall

: The Long Walk

Tim Whewell examines the story of Polish officer Slavomir Rawicz , who claimed he escaped from the Soviet Gulag in 1956 and undertook a 4,000-mile journey on foot to India. The programme reveals the documentary evidence which decisively proves whether the account - which many commentators have doubted - is true.
Editor Nicola Meyrick ; Producer Hugh Levinson


Unknown: Tim Whewell
Unknown: Slavomir Rawicz
Editor: Nicola Meyrick
Producer: Hugh Levinson

: The Learning Curve

8/9. A guide to the world of learning, with practical advice, features and listeners' views. Libby Purves presents. Producer Lucinda Montefiore Repeated on Sunday at 11pm


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Lucinda Montefiore

: Nature

8/9. India's Blue Hills. Tessa McGregor travels to India's
Nilgiri Hills, which turn blue once every 12 years when the rare kurunji f lower is in bloom. She also meets the Nilgiri tahr: half-goat, half antelope and a symbol of wild mountain habitats across the globe.
Producer Brett Westwood Repeated tomorrow at 11am


Unknown: Tessa McGregor
Producer: Brett Westwood

: Start the Week

Andrew Marr and his guests set the cultural agenda for the next seven days. Shortened repeat from 9am


Unknown: Andrew Marr

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: The Trumpet-Major

1/10. It's the early years of the Napoleonic Wars, and a company of dragoons brings disruption to a quiet Wessex village. By Thomas Hardy. Read by Julian Rhind-Tutt . Abridged by Lisa Osborne. Producer Lisa Osborne
RT DIRECT: Thomas Hardy's The Trumpet-Major is available in paperback for E9.99 (RRP £10.99) 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: Thomas Hardy
Read By: Julian Rhind-Tutt
Abridged By: Lisa Osborne.
Producer: Lisa Osborne
Unknown: Thomas Hardy

: The Palace of Laughter - Stateside

1/3. Geoffrey Wheeler explores the American vaudeville tradition, which supplied family entertainment for new settlers and provided a living for a vast army of itinerant performers. Among those destined for higher things were Fred Astaire , Bob Hope , Jack Benny and jazz singer Ma Rainey. Producer Libby Cross


Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler
Unknown: Fred Astaire
Unknown: Bob Hope
Unknown: Jack Benny
Singer: Ma Rainey.
Producer: Libby Cross

: Today in Parliament

News, views and analysis of the day's developments in Westminster, presented by Susan Hulme.


Presented By: Susan Hulme.

: News

: News

: Call That Justice?

(1/3) Vera Frankl investigates children in prison

: 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.

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