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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

Presented by Clair Jaquiss.


Presented By: Clair Jaquiss.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock. Producer Sarah Swadling


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.
Producer: Sarah Swadling

: Today

With Tim Franks and Carolyn Quinn
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Simon Jones and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rev Dr Allan Billings.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Tim Franks
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Simon Jones
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Dr Allan Billings.

: Midweek

Lively and entertaining conversation with Libby Purves and guests. Producer Chris Paling Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Daily Service

Led by Mgr Tony Rogers. We Cannot Measure How You
Heal (Ye Banks and Braes). Mark 5, vv24b-34. Come Let Us Sing of a Wonderful Love (Wonderful Love, arr Bertalot).
For the Healing of the Nations (Alleluia, Dulce Carmen).
Director of music Graham Eccles. Organist Jeffrey Makinson.


Unknown: Mgr Tony Rogers.
Organist: Graham Eccles.
Organist: Jeffrey Makinson.

: Book of the Week: North Face of Soho

3/5 Clive James gets his first TV show and has his last experience with marijuana. Read by Clive James. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Clive James
Read By: Clive James.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Farming of Bones 3/5. By Edwidge Danticat. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Edwidge Danticat.

: Revolution on the Nile

2/2 Exploring the life of Gamal Abdel Nasser , Egyptian
President during the Suez crisis 50 years ago,
Stephen Sackur talks to champions and critics of Nasser, including his daughter Hoda and members of his close political circle Nasser became a hero to the Egyptian people and a figurehead of the Arab nationalist cause. But did his increasingly autocratic style of leadership overshadow his political achievements? Producer Emma Harding


Unknown: Gamal Abdel Nasser
Talks: Stephen Sackur
Producer: Emma Harding

: Agatha Raisin

3/6 The Terrible Tourist. Now that their marriage plans have collapsed, Agatha is furious to find that James is taking a holiday on the island where they were to have had their honeymoon. But when she sets out in pursuit of him she stumbles upon another murder. Dramatised by David <;pmnle from the novel by MC Beaton .
Producer Carol Smith


Novel By: Mc Beaton
Producer: Carol Smith
Agatha: Penelope Keith
James: Malcolm Sinclair
Olivia: Caroline Harker
Sam: George Layton
Ella: Julia Deakin
George: Spencer Banks
Jean-Pierre: Peter Silverleaf

: You and Yours

Consumer reports, with Sheila McCiennon and John Waite.


Unknown: Sheila McCiennon
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

News, with Shaun Ley.


Unknown: Shaun Ley.

: Where in the World?

5/6 John Simpson presents a geographical game that journeys around the world in 30 minutes, celebrating its cultural diversity and proving the theory that travel broadens the mind. With guests Hugh Dennis , Lorelei King and John Sessions. Producer Liz Anstee


Unknown: John Simpson
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Lorelei King
Unknown: John Sessions.
Producer: Liz Anstee

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Dr Brighton and Mr Harding

An insight into the personal demons that tormented TV s first superstar, the outspoken, irascible but much-loved Gilbert Harding , who became famous for his unpredictable appearances on panel games such as What's My Line, Twenty Questions and Round Britain Quiz. Bv Steohen Wvatt.
Producer/Director Martin Jenkins


Unknown: Gilbert Harding
Unknown: Steohen Wvatt.
Director: Martin Jenkins
Gilbert: Roger Allam
Derek: Ben Crowe
Roger: Keith Drinkel
Philip: Carl Prekopp
Nancy: Jenny Funnell
Psychiatrist: Ian Masters
Femalefan: Jean Trend

: Gardeners' Question Time

Chris Beardshaw, John Cushnie and Bob Flowerdew answer questions from gardeners in Worcestershire.
Eric Robson is in the chair. Including at 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened repeat from Sunday at 2pm


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Eric Robson

: The MacGuffin

3/5. The Man Who Knew Too Little. Having lived an uninspired life, Roger Townsend is a troubled man - but will meeting a psychiatrist ease or inflame his obsession with an enigmatic woman and her little black box? By James Robertson. Read by Richard Greenwood. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Roger Townsend
Unknown: James Robertson.
Read By: Richard Greenwood.

: Highland Hip

3/5. Harpist Ingrid Henderson tells Sally Magnusson about her efforts to build a state-of-the-art music studio on the Shores of Loch Shiel. For further details see Monday


Harpist: Ingrid Henderson
Unknown: Sally Magnusson
Unknown: Loch Shiel.

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor takes a look at the world of the gymnasium, and Nick Crossley discusses his ethnographic work in this area. producer Tamsin Hughes


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Nick Crossley
Producer: Tamsin Hughes

: Case Notes

8/8. Dr Mark Porter looks at external ear problems, finding out how pioneering techniques are perfecting the creation of new ears carved from chest cartilage. Two million people have been fitted with hearing aids in the UK, but why do nearly a third refuse to wear them? Producer KatyHickman


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: Banter

6/6. The panel game, hosted by Andrew Collins , in which the guests hammer out what's hot and what's not with their definitive "top threes" in categories covering anything from Benny Hill to Brokeback Mountain.
This week's panellists include Lynn Ferguson , Richard Herring , Russell Howard and Will Smith. Producer Richard Grocock


Unknown: Andrew Collins
Unknown: Benny Hill
Unknown: Lynn Ferguson
Unknown: Richard Herring
Unknown: Russell Howard
Unknown: Will Smith.
Producer: Richard Grocock

: The Archers

Ruth faces the consequences.
For cast see page 32 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson has the verdict on Anthony Minghella 's new film Breaking and Entering, plus all the arts news. Producer Nicola Holloway


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Anthony Minghella
Producer: Nicola Holloway

: The Farming of Bones

3/5. Air. Amabelle fears for her future as her world begins to disintegrate; with Sebastian taken away she must flee for her life. By Edwidge Danticat.
For further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Edwidge Danticat.
Amabelle: Adjoa Andoh
Valencia: Clara Sanabras
Papa: Antonio Gil-Martinez
Pico: Antonio Gil-Martinez
Tibon: Antonio Gil-Martinez
Javier: Patrick Miller
Kongo: Patrick Miller
Yves: Patrick Miller
Odette: Noma Dumezweni

: The Moral Maze

6/11. Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which
Steven Rose , Claire Fox and Ian Hargreaves cross-examine expert witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news.
Producer David Coomes Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Steven Rose
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Producer: David Coomes

: Class Conscious

2/2. What has happened to the tub-thumping ideologies that used to drive politics and drew people to turn out in their millions to vote for their party? In discussion with Peter Mandelson and Michael Heseltine , former BBC political editor John Cole gives his personal view on the lack of ideology in politics today and its impact on the voters. Repeated from Sunday Repeated on Saturday at 5.45am


Unknown: Peter Mandelson
Unknown: Michael Heseltine
Editor: John Cole

: Chasing a Cure

Three years ago Tom Isaacs shared with Radio 4 listeners his own personal battle with Parkinson's disease. He learned about a revolutionary treatment in development that promised to reverse the effects of Parkinson's. Now he finds out what happened to this controversial cure, which appeared to offer hope to millions of Parkinson's sufferers. Producers Lucy Dichmont and Barney Rowntree


Unknown: Tom Isaacs
Producers: Lucy Dichmont

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Trumpet-Major

8/10. Julian Rhind-Tutt reads Thomas Hardy 's novel. For his brother's sake, Bob renounces his love and returns to the sea to fight for his country. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Julian Rhind-Tutt
Unknown: Thomas Hardy

: The Scanner

New series 1/6. A selection of probably the very best of this week's European radio. Unfortunately, all the clips are in broken English spoken in dubious foreign accents. Producer Johnny Daukes


Producer: Johnny Daukes

: Tina C's State of the Union Tour

New series 1/6. Stockholm. Country music sensation and cultural ambassador of the American way of life, Tina C, is back trying to get to grips with European culture. In Sweden she finds out "what it's like to be rich and be in a gang with poor folks". Spoof comedy written and performed by Christopher Green.
Music production: Duncan Walsh Atkins and Ian Hill. Guitar: Richard Young. Violin: David Bignell ; Producer/Director Claire Grove


Unknown: Christopher Green.
Unknown: Duncan Walsh Atkins
Guitar: Ian Hill.
Guitar: Richard Young.
Violin: David Bignell
Director: Claire Grove

: Today in Parliament

News and analysis of the day's developments, including Prime Minister's Questions, presented by David Wilby.


Presented By: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: North Face of Soho

3/5. By Clive James. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Clive James.

: Analysis

: News

: Heritage

(1/4) Malcolm Billings looks at what America's architectural heritage can reveal about its people


Unknown: Malcolm Billings

: On Screen

: 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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