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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Mal Fletcher.


Unknown: Mal Fletcher.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill. Producer Chris Impey


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With James Naughtie and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
Presented by Alicia McCarthy and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rhidian Brook.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Presented By: Alicia McCarthy
Presented By: David Wilby.
Unknown: Rhidian Brook.

: Between Ourselves

2/8. Trying to catch the director's eye - and kissing Kate Winslet : two real extras, or background artists as they like to be called, talk to Olivia O'Leary about their experiences as the lowest form of life on the film set.
Producer Brian King Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Kate Winslet
Unknown: Olivia O'Leary

: A Guide to Garden Birds

New series 1/5. Thrushes. A practical guide, presented by Brett Westwood , to help listeners identify the birds visiting their gardens at this time of year. In a Somerset garden, he is joined by keen ornithologist Stephen Moss and wildlife sound recordist Chris Watson to help single out members of the thrush family. Producer Sarah Blunt Five top tweeters: page 119


Presented By: Brett Westwood
Unknown: Stephen Moss
Unknown: Chris Watson

: Daily Service

An act of worship led by Mark Coffey. 0 Lord of Heaven, and Earth, and Sea (Es ist kein Tag). Ephesians 4, vv7-13. When Christ Ascended (Handl). At the Name of Jesus (Evelyns). Director of music Ian Tracey. Organist Philip Rushforth.


Unknown: Mark Coffey.
Organist: Ian Tracey.
Organist: Philip Rushforth.

: Book of the Week: A Long Way Gone:Memoirs of a Boy Soldier

2/5. Ishmael has been separated from his family as rebel forces attack his village in Sierra Leone. Not knowing where to turn, he and his brother and some friends move through the bush, trying to keep out of sight of the soldiers. Ishmael Beah 's autobiography of a child soldier is read by Chuklwuji. For further details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Ishmael Beah

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Walnut Bureau 2/5. 7890. By Ellen Dryden.
The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Ellen Dryden.

: Nature

4/9. The Beetles: Here, There and Everywhere. Collecting beetles as a boy and despatching them to the Natural History Museum for identification was a childhood past-time for presenter Paul Evans. Having never lost his fascination for them, Paul celebrated the diverse world of these extraordinary creatures, including the blue ground beetle, the short-necked oil beetles whose larvae hitch rides on bees back to their nest, and an obscure Asian beetle that is teaching scientists how to produce brilliant white ultra-thin materials. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Presenter: Paul Evans.

: Redonda - the Island with Too Many Kings

Angus Deayton presents the remarkable tale of Redonda, an uninhabited rock in the Caribbean, annexed by the British in the 1870s and now laid claim to by as many as nine competing kings. With contributions from AS Byatt, Fay Weldon and Brian Aldiss, and interviews with some of the Redondan royals, Jon Wynne Tyson and King Robert the Bald. Producer Neil Rosser
What Angus Deayton is watching: page 36


Unknown: Angus Deayton
Unknown: Fav Weldon
Unknown: Brian Aldiss.
Unknown: Jon Wynne Tyson
Producer: Neil Rosser
Unknown: Angus Deayton

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs, presented by Liz Barclay and Peter White. Including at 12.30 Call You and Yours.
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 10am


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Peter White.

: The World at One

With Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Elaar's Dream

Eigar's The Dream of Gerontius is a monumental work.
During its gestation, Elgar discovered a new passion - for cycling. When Mr Phoebus , his Royal Sunbeam bicycle, was delivered, it provided not just an escape route from the pressures of his work, but a source of inspiration. Producer Paul Evans Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm


Unknown: Mr Phoebus
Producer: Paul Evans

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Veldt

An updated version of a classic sci-fi story by Ray Bradbury , adapted from the stage play by Mike Walker , about a playroom that becomes a beguiling tempter, drawing two children into secret, deadly adventures.
Producer/Director Judith Kampfner


Story By: Ray Bradbury
Play By: Mike Walker
Director: Judith Kampfner
TV Announcer: David Rapkin
Peter: Michael Wachter
Wendy: Reyna Shaskan
Lydia: Jennifer van Dyck
George: David Slavin
Ms Kim: Nancy Wu
The Room: John Henry Cox
David: Richmond Hoxie

: Making History

8/13. Vanessa Collingridge and the team follow up more listeners' historical questions to reveal further insights into our past. Producer Nick Patrick
ADDRESS: Making History, BBC Radio 4, PO Box 3096, Brighton BN1 ITU; email: making.historyt9bbc.co.uk; Telephone [number removed]


Unknown: Vanessa Collingridge
Producer: Nick Patrick

: On the Road Again

1/4. White Sands. An English couple driving to El Paso pick up a hitchhiker on Highway 54 and soon come to regret it Geoff Dyer 's road story is the first of four celebrating the 50th anniversary of the publication of Jack Kerouac 's On the Road. The reader is Jack Davenport. Producer Sara Davies


Unknown: Geoff Dyer
Unknown: Jack Kerouac
Unknown: Jack Davenport.
Producer: Sara Davies

: Men Read Maps, Women Gossip

2/4. Are women multitasking queens and men just humble princes when it comes to doing more than one thing at a time? Quentin Cooper and Vivienne Parry try to count backwards in sevens while they fry an egg make toast and answer incoming texts. For further details see yesterday


Unknown: Quentin Cooper

: Generating Genius

A radical new scheme, aiming to buck the low-achieving trend among Afro-Caribbean and mixed-race boys in British schools, takes the children to study in Jamaica Kate Taylor follows the progress of the young recruits Producer Kate Taylor


Producer: Kate Taylor

: Great Lives

8/9. Julius Caesar. Archaeologist Barry Cunliffe nominates the most famous Roman of them all for greatness, but is Julius Caesar truly worthy? Matthew Parris weighs up his achievements before the infamous ides Of March Of 44 BC. Producer John Byrne Rptd on Friday at 11pm


Unknown: Julius Caesar.
Unknown: Barry Cunliffe
Unknown: Julius Caesar
Unknown: Matthew Parris
Producer: John Byrne Rptd

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: Another Case of Milton Jones

3/4. This week Milton Jones decides he's a world-famous jockey who begins his career on the sands of Blackpool beach and ends in a thrilling photo-finish in Dubai Starring
Milton Jones , with Tom Goodman-Hill , Dave Lamb and Lucy Montgomery. Written by Milton Jones and James Cary Producer uavio lyier


Unknown: Milton Jones
Unknown: Milton Jones
Unknown: Tom Goodman-Hill
Unknown: Dave Lamb
Unknown: Lucy Montgomery.
Written By: Milton Jones
Written By: James Cary

: The Archers

Lynda gets ready for business.
For cast see page 34 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including a report from Weston Park Museum, Sheffield, a contender for the Gulbenkian Prize for Museum of the Year. Producer Ella-Mai Robey


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Ella-Mai Robey

: The Walnut Bureau

2/5. 1890. Emily is growing up fast and beginning to develop interests outside her home. The local institute offers the chance of an escape to another world - until she receives some shattering news - and another secret is stored inside the bureau. By Ellen Dryden.
For cast and further details see yesterday Repeated frnm in zK am


Unknown: Ellen Dryden.

: Allergic Reactions

Allergy is increasing exponentially in the UK, and reports from doctors and MPs have advised increasing the number of trained specialists to deal with this epidemic Matthew Hill asks why so little has been done and what the alternatives might be. Producer Geraldine Fitzoemid


Unknown: Matthew Hill
Producer: Geraldine Fitzoemid

: In Touch

News of interest to blind and partially sighted people, presented by Peter White. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Presented By: Peter White.
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Case Notes

3/9. Noses. Dr Mark Porter explores the aesthetic and practical importance of the nose, and discusses new research that links nasal inflammation to asthma. Producer John Watkins Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter
Producer: John Watkins

: Between Ourselves

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: In Cold Blood

2/10. By Truman Capote. Perry and Smith eat a substantial meal to see them through their night's work, while Herb Clutter signs an insurance policy. Read by Kerry Shale and Ed Stoppard. For further details see yesterday


Read By: Kerry Shale
Unknown: Ed Stoppard.

: Cowards

6/6. Step into the strange and happy world of the Cowards - more sketch comedy from Tom Basden ,
Stefan Golaszewski , Tim Key and Lloyd Woolf. Producer victoria uovd


Unknown: Tom Basden
Unknown: Stefan Golaszewski
Unknown: Tim Key
Unknown: Lloyd Woolf.

: Today in Parliament

With David Wilby.


Unknown: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: A Long Way Gone:Memoirs of a Boy Soldier

2/5. By Ishmael Beah. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Ishmael Beah.

: World Briefing

: thee latest news from around the world

: News

: The Word

: 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.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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