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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Stephen Shipley.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Andrew Smith


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Andrew Smith

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Rachel Hooper and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With John Bell.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament Editor of Today Ceri Thomas


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Rachel Hooper
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: John Bell.
Unknown: Ceri Thomas

: The Reunion

3/5. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the founding of Britain's last and largest new town - Milton Keynes. It became known for its concrete cows and endless roundabouts, but its founders were fired by an idealistic enthusiasm to create new homes for thousands of people who had been living in sub- standard accommodation in the inner cities. Sue MacGregor brings together some of the architects, planners, community workers and residents who created the town.
Repeated from Sunday at 11.15am


Unknown: Milton Keynes.

: Book of the Week: Coconut Chaos

5/5. Leaving Pitcairn Island aboard a catamaran, Diana and Lady Myre find their lives under threat as they sail into a massive storm. Eleanor Bron reads the final instalment of Diana Souhami 's book. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Eleanor Bron
Unknown: Diana Souhami

: Act of Worship

From Cardiff, presented by the Rev Roy Jenkins.


Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Ritula Shah.
10.45 A Normal Life 5/5. By Jackie Pavienko.
The Woman's Hourdrama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Ritula Shah.
Unknown: Jackie Pavienko.

: Energy Swap

3/3. Two families, one from the heart of gas-guzzling
Texas and the other from rural Cheshire, swap their lives for one week to experience the society and communities that shape their carbon footprint. The families discuss the lessons they have learned, and we find out if their minub have changed about the future. Producer ciaire sutton

: Falco: the Iron Hand of Mars

4/6. After making enquiries with Claudia, the missing legate's mistress, Falco decides he has to cross the Rhine into Barbarian territory. Accompanied by jusiinus,
Helveticus and a motley crew of raw recruits, he sets off on his most dangerous journey yet. Things begin to look ominous when they find a deserted Roman camp in the heart of the forest. By Lindsey Davis , dramatiseu by Mary Cutler.
Producer/Director Peter Leslie Wild


Unknown: Lindsey Davis
Unknown: Mary Cutler.
Director: Peter Leslie Wild
Falco: Anton Lesser
Helena: Anna Madeley
Xanthus: David Holt
Helveticus: Gary Lewis
Justinus: Oliver J Hembrough
Dubnus: Glyn Pritchard
Lentullus: Dan Crow
Claudia: Christine Kavanagh

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs, presented by Winifred Robinson ana John Waite. Series editor Andrew Smith


Presented By: Winifred Robinson
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

: The Message

4/6. Steve Hewlett and his guests engage in lively conversation about how current media trends affect everyday life. Producer Ekene Akalawu Repeated on Sunday at 8pm


Unknown: Steve Hewlett
Producer: Ekene Akalawu

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Wrong Hero?

The commercial airliner carrying film star Leslie Howard was shot down in 1943 with the death of all on board. Was it an accident, a strange case of mistaken identity or was he the intended target? Written by Mark Burgess.
Director David Blount


Unknown: Leslie Howard
Written By: Mark Burgess.
Director: David Blount
Leslie Howard: Simon Williams
Alfred Chenhalls: Kenneth Cranham
Dora: Doreen Mantle
Derek: John Evltts
Wilfrid Israel: Jonathan Tafler
George West: Roger Alborough
Fr Holmes: Trevor Littledale
Young Dora: Clare Corbett
YoungDerek Dylan: Jackson Yates

: Costing the Earth

1/6. Come On You Greens. With millions of UK football fans prepared to travel the length of the country, or abroad to watch their teams in action Tom Heap asks whether all clubs should change their colours to "green . Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Tom Heap

: The Time Being

5/5 Yuki and Cyrus Take On the World. Teen spirit ignites when Yuki and Cyrus bare their tortured souls on a bigger stage. Shaun Manning 's story is read by Siobhan Rprimnnri. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Shaun Manning
Read By: Siobhan Rprimnnri.

: Alvin Hall's Art World

5/5. The financial adviser looks at art collecting, debunks the myths that are associated with the hobby, and explains why a collector is different to a critic. For further details see Monday

: Last Word

Matthew Bannister presents the obituaries programme, reflecting on the lives of the famous and the infamous, the unsung and the extraordinary.
Producer Sally Spurring Repeated on Sunday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Matthew Bannister

: The Film Programme

Edward Norton, star of Fight Club, discusses his role in The Painted Veil with Francine Stock, who also has all the week's film news and interviews.


Guest: Edward Norton
Presenter: Francine Stock
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: PM

'National and international news and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The News Quiz

New series 1/8. Sandi Toksvig returns with another series of the veteran topical comedy panel game. The guests this week are Francis Wheen , Mark Steel , Nick Revell , and Alan Coren.
Producer Ed Morrish Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm What Sandi Toksvig 's watching: page 33


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Unknown: Francis Wheen
Unknown: Mark Steel
Unknown: Nick Revell
Unknown: Alan Coren.
Producer: Ed Morrish
Unknown: Sandi Toksvig

: The Archers

Siobhan considers a back-up plan. For cast see page 31 Written by Mary Cutler
Director Rosemary Watts ; Editor Vanessa Whitburn ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Mary Cutler
Director: Rosemary Watts
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn

: Front Row

Kirsty Lang presents the arts magazine programme,
With news, reviews and interviews. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: Kirsty Lang
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: A Normal Life

5/5. Josh brings matters to a head and Diane is forced to bow to the inevitable. By Jackie Pavlenko.
For cast and further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Jackie Pavlenko.

: Any Questions?

Topical discussion from Birmingham hosted by Jonathan Dimbleby , in which an audience canvass the opinions of four leading figures, including the former Home Secretary Charles Clarke ; Susan Kramer , Liberal
Democrat spokesperson for Trade and Industry; and director of the LSE, Howard Davies.
Producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Charles Clarke
Unknown: Susan Kramer
Unknown: Howard Davies.
Producer: Anne Peacock

: A Point of View

Historian Lisa Jardine presents her reflections on a topical issue. Producer Sheila Cook Repeated on Sunday at 8.50am


Unknown: Lisa Jardine
Producer: Sheila Cook

: The Friday Play: Porshia

Thomas is a no-hope poet who obsesses about
Porshia, a young woman at the office who is way out of his league. When one day he wakes up inside her head - literally - he begins to experience the life of his fantasy woman from far closer quarters than he bargained for. A play by Ed Harris for these sexualised times.
Producer/Director Graham Frost


Play By: Ed Harris
Director: Graham Frost
Thomas: Robert Webb
Porshia: Laura Rogers
Ethan: Oliver J Hembrough
Louisa: Mina Anwar
Eva: Ella Kenlon
Tim: Kieran Bew

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig. Editor Alistair Burnett


Presented By: Robin Lustig.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: The Interpretation of Murder

15/15. Littlemore and Younger learn how to interpret the death of Elizabeth Riverford. By Jed Rubenfeld. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Elizabeth Riverford.
Unknown: Jed Rubenfeld.

: Look Away Now

3/6. Garry Richardson anchors a topical comedy looking back on the past five days in the world of sport as well as the weekend ahead. With Laurence Howarth , Richie Webb , Dave Lamb , Miles Jupp and Mario Rosenstock. Repeated from yesterday at 6.30pm


Unknown: Garry Richardson
Unknown: Laurence Howarth
Unknown: Richie Webb
Unknown: Dave Lamb
Unknown: Miles Jupp
Unknown: Mario Rosenstock.

: Today in Parliament

Mark D'Arcy presents news, views and features on today's stories in Parliament and behind the scenes in committee.
Editor Peter Knowles


Unknown: Mark D'Arcy
Editor: Peter Knowles

: News

: Book of the Week: Coconut Chaos

5/5. By Diana Souhami. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Diana Souhami.

: News

: Assignment

: The Interview

: News

: Close Up

What's In a Picture? (1/3) Tim Marlow goes to Madrid to find out how important Picasso's Guernica is to the Spanish, on its 70th anniversary

: News

: Outlook

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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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