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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

Presented by the Rev Ernest Rea.


Unknown: Ernest Rea.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock. Producer Sarah Falkingham


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.
Producer: Sarah Falkingham

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Jonathan Bartley.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Jonathan Bartley.

: Start the Week

Andrew Marr and his guests set the cultural agenda for the week. producer Victoria Wakely Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Producer: Victoria Wakely

: Daily Service

Led by Canon Noel Vincent. Be Still, for the Presence of the Lord(Evans,arrHughes).Mark4,w35-41 A Litany (Walton).
Jesus Call Us! O'er the Tumult (St Andrew). With the Choir of Lincoln College, Oxford. Director of music Rebecca layior.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.

: Book of the Week: In Europe - Travels through the 20th Century

1/5. Geert Mak 's part travelogue, part historical perspective takes a long, hard look at the state of the European Union. From his Prague apartment a former Dutch labourer looks back on how he came to live in a former Eastern bloc stronghold - and how his life symbolises the emergence of the New t-urope. Abridged by Polly Coles and read by Lars Rudolph. Producer Clive Brill Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: To order In Europe - Travels through the 20th Ce E22.50 (RRP £25.00) incl p&p, send a cheque payable to RT Direct Book Offers, to [address removed]or call [number removed] (land-line calls cost no more than 8 p per minute) quoting RT or visit wwwrtdirect. sparkledirect.com. UK delivery only


Unknown: Geert Mak
Abridged By: Polly Coles
Read By: Lars Rudolph.
Producer: Clive Brill

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 The Women's Room 11/15. By Marilyn French The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama rpt 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: God and the Gun „

2/2. Former BBC correspondent Martin Be continues his exploration of the role of religion on the battlefield in the 21st century. He arrives in Basra to meet the padres currently serving with the British troops in Iraq just as the bombs, bullets and casualties begin. As one chaplain tells him, this is when they really start to earn their money.
Producer Phil Pegum


Unknown: Martin Be
Producer: Phil Pegum

: The Brothers

5/6. First Aid. In which Michael tries to dump his fiancée,
Nigel has a breakdown and Zorro wields a murderous pair of crutches. Comedy by Caroline Stafford and David . Stafford
Producer/Director Marc Beeby


Comedy By: Caroline Stafford
Unknown: David . Stafford
Director: Marc Beeby
Nigel: Adam Godley
Michael: Raymond Coulthard
Oonagh: Pauline McLynn
Zorro: Alex Lowe

: You and Yours

Presented by Winifred Robinson and John Waite.


Presented By: Winifred Robinson
Presented By: John Waite.

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Shaun Ley.


Presented By: Shaun Ley.

: Counterpoint

New series 1/13. The eclectic general knowledge music quiz returns for its 21st season, with Edward Seckerson in the chair. Contestants from Blackpool, Nottingham and Sheffield compete in the first of this year s heats, from Chetham's School of Music in Manchester. Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Edward Seckerson
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Cricket World Cup

West Indies v Zimbabwe
Commentary from Jamaica's Sabina Park by Tony
Cozier Arlo White and Kevin Howells on the second group match for each team, with expert analysis from
Viv Richards and Mpumelelo "Pomm.e" Mbangwa. Plus reports from India's game against Bermuda in Trinidad.
Producer Peter Baxter *approximate time
Highlights of today's play are on BBC1 at 11.05pm tonight


Unknown: Kevin Howells
Unknown: Viv Richards
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Afternoon Play: In Form

2/2. Variations. Drama documentary inspired by musical form. Pianist John Lill explores the shape of Beethoven s extraordinary set of variations at the end of his Sonata in E, Op 109, while Tim Jackson 's drama reflects the beauty and pathos of the music. Kavanagh Producers Peter Leslie Wild and Rosie Boulton


Pianist: John Lill
Unknown: Tim Jackson
Unknown: Rosie Boulton
Alex: Alex Jennings
Kirsty: Anna Madeley
Maximiliane: Alex Kelly
Juliet: Christine Kavanaqh
Young Maxi: Olivia Coldlcutt

: Money Box Live

Financial questions answered by Vincent Dugglebyand guests. Producer Diane Richardson PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 1.30pm


Unknown: Vincent Dugglebyand
Producer: Diane Richardson

: More Tales from Westminster

1/5 The Coup. At an Islington restaurant in 1994, two men came to an agreement about which of them should lead their party But what if a different deal had been struck? Michael White 's story, read by Simon Tait. begins a week Of tales with a political Slant. Producer David Jackson Young


Unknown: Michael White
Read By: Simon Tait.
Producer: David Jackson Young

: The Reed Bed

1/5. Peter France narrates the life and times of a Feniand reed bed, a fictional story based on fact, following the life of a fenland reed bed from its creation through a history of successive drainings to the threats it faces in the 21st century. Producer Sarah Blunt


Unknown: Peter France

: The Food Programme

Rptd from yesterday 12.30pm

: Tracing Your Roots

2/6. Sally Magnusson joins family-history sleuths and professional genealogists to discover more about how to research your ancestry. Producer Anne McNaught


Unknown: Sally Magnusson
Producer: Anne McNaught

: The Write Stuff

2/6. Literary quizmaster James Walton presides over team captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh with guests Jane Thynne and Wendy Holden. The author of the week and subject for pastiche is John le Carre , and the reader is Beth Chalmers. Producer Katie Marsden Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm


Unknown: James Walton
Unknown: Sebastian Faulks
Unknown: John Walsh
Unknown: Jane Thynne
Unknown: Wendy Holden.
Unknown: John Le Carre
Unknown: Beth Chalmers.
Producer: Katie Marsden

: The Archers

Nigel tests Lizzie's principles. For cast see page 125 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including the verdict on the film 300, a version of the Battle of Thermopylae. Producer Ella-Mai Robey


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Ella-Mai Robey

: The Women's Room

11/15. Things start to go wrong between Mira and Ben when he suggests a family holiday. By Marilyn French, adapted by Sarah Daniels. Producers Polly Thomas and Carrie Rooney Repeated from 10.45am


Adapted By: Sarah Daniels.
Producers: Polly Thomas
Producers: Carrie Rooney
Mira: Elizabeth McGovern
Val: Miriam Marqolyes
Chris: Charlotte Emmerson
Tad/Normie: Allen Lidkey
Ben: Ian Porter
Clark: James Herrick
Iso: Jasmine Callan
Kyla: Barbara Barnes
Rapist/Howard: Anthony Glennon
Judge/Neil: John Dougall
Lawyer: Mark Straker

: Squaring the Triangle

1/2. Journalist Henry Bonsu was born in Britain of Ghanaian parents. He's proud of his Ashanti heritage but his ancestors were among those actively involved with Europeans in the slave trade. He travels to Ghana to explore just how Africans participated in the trade. Producer Jolyon Jenkins


Unknown: Henry Bonsu
Producer: Jolyon Jenkins

: Crossing Continents

1/7. Jordan. Jordan's Iraqi immigrants. Rptd from Thursday

: Nature

9/9. Wind Energy at What Cost? A wind farm on the Outer Hebridean island of Lewis has split the local community. Conservation groups are concerned that the turbines and their infrastructure will damage peatland habitats. But with renewable energy at a premium and a welcome injection of jobs for the island, the scheme is an attractive proposition. Brett Westwood explores the difficult decisions to be made. Producers Mary Colwell and Julian Hector


Unknown: Brett Westwood
Producers: Mary Colwell
Producers: Julian Hector

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight FM

only until 10.15
Global news round-up, presented by Jackie Hardgrave.


Presented By: Jackie Hardgrave.

: Book at Bedtime: A Golden Age

6/10. Rehana's Secret. As Rehana nurses the Major, she knows the time has come to unburden her own conscience. Tahmima Anam's story of a mother's attempt to protect her children, set in 1971 during the Bangladesh war of independence. Read by Sudha Bhuchar and abridged by Sally Marmion. producer Di speirs
RT DIRECT: To order A Golden Age for E13.50 (RRP £14.99) including p&p, send a cheque payable to RT Direct Book Offers to: RT Direct, [address removed] call [number removed] quoting RT or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com. UK delivery only


Unknown: Tahmima Anam
Read By: Sudha Bhuchar
Abridged By: Sally Marmion

: Ayres on the Air

3/6. Travel. Comic poetry about travel. Producer Claire Jones RT DIRECT: To order the CD The Pam Ayres Poetry Collection for £9.99
(RRP E12.99) inc p&p, call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than 8p per min), send a cheque payable to BBC Shop to [address removed], or visit www.bbcshop.com and enter the code [number removed]


Producer: Claire Jones

: Today in Parliament

Presented by Susan Hulme.


Presented By: Susan Hulme.

: News

: Book of the Week: In Europe -Travels through the 20th Century

1/5. By Geert Mak. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Geert Mak.

: News

: Free At Last - the Beginning of the End of Slavery

the psychological legacy of slavery (2/3)

: 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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