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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 John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
Presented by Rachel Hooper and Susan Hulme.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Martin Palmer.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Presented By: Rachel Hooper
Presented By: Susan Hulme.
Unknown: Martin Palmer.

: Midweek

Diverse and lively conversation with Libby Purves and her guests. Producer Chris Paling Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves

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

3/5. While running away from a group of rebels Ishmael has become separated from his brother and now wanders alone in the forest and through abandoned villages, searching for food and drink. Finally, he is captured by government forces. For further details see Monday Rptd at 12.30am

: Daily Service

Led by Andrew Graystone. Jesus Is Lord! (Mansell).
Hebrews 2, vv5-9, Lift Up Your Heads (Handel). Rejoice, the Lord Is King (Gopsal). Director of music Neil Taylor. Organist Graham Eccles.


Unknown: Andrew Graystone.
Organist: Neil Taylor.
Organist: Graham Eccles.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Walnut Bureau 3/5. 79/6
By Ellen Dryden. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Ellen Dryden.

: Sterilised Nation

Oona King travels to the US to hear from Native
American, African-American and Hispanic women who were sterilised from the 1970s onwards. She finds out how a generation of Americans lost their reproductive rights to a practice that many have described as "Nazi-style eugenics", and how far the US government was complicit in this sterilisation abuse. Producer Jo Meek


Producer: Jo Meek

: The Spiritual Centre

New series 1/4. The Wedding. Bharat is the self-styled guru of Westgate, over which he presides from his semi-detached suburban spiritual centre. He is the wise man of the area and the most important member of the community, at least as far as he's concerned, anyway. Written by Suk Pannu.
Producer Katie Tyrrell


Written By: Suk Pannu.
Producer: Katie Tyrrell
Bharat: Vincent Ebrahim
Henry: Tim Key
Mrs Sidhu: Shelley King
Ravi: Nitin Ganatra
Priya: Archie Panjabi

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and Sheila McClennon.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Sheila McClennon.

: The World at One

Presented by Martha Kearney.


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: Quote.... Unquote

RT New series 1/6. Back for its 40th series, which
LlU contains the 400th edition, is the veteran parlour CHOICE£ game, hosted by Nigel Rees. Philippa Gregory ,
Richard Ingrams , John Mortimer and Arabella Weir are the panellists who are quizzed on the source of a range of quotations and asked to bring along amusing sayings or citations they have collected. The reader is Peter Jefferson. Producer Claire Bartlett Repeated on Monday at 11pm


Unknown: Nigel Rees.
Unknown: Philippa Gregory
Unknown: Richard Ingrams
Unknown: John Mortimer
Unknown: Arabella Weir
Unknown: Peter Jefferson.
Producer: Claire Bartlett

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Dickens Confidential

4/6. Captain Swing.
Agnes's stay at her family's country residence is disturbed by the return of the notorious Captain Swing, who destroys her father's beloved steam plough. But as campaigning newspaper editor Charles Dickens begins investigations, Agnes realises there is more at stake than broken and burnt property.
By Annie Caulfield.
Producer/Director David Hunter


Writer: Annie Caulfield.
Producer/Director: David Hunter
Charles Dickens: Jamie Glover
Agnes: Jasmine Hyde
Jack: Freddy White
Patty: Jasmine Callan
Tom: Anthony Glennon
Joseph: John Dougall
Mrs Drake: Ann Beach

: Gardeners' Question Time

Matthew Biggs , Pippa Greenwood and Anne Swithinbank answer horticultural questions. Chaired by Peter Gibbs. Including at 3.25pm Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened repeat from Sunday at 2pm


Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Peter Gibbs.

: On the Road Again

2/4. 1 Am Not the Passenger From author Susie Maguire , the second of four stories celebrating the 50th anniversary of the publication of Jack Kerouac 's On the Road. Having not seen each other for years, Sally and Deena's rocky friendship is tested when they embark on a car journey across France. Read by Annette Crosbie. For further details see yesterday


Unknown: Susie Maguire
Unknown: Jack Kerouac
Read By: Annette Crosbie.

: Men Read Maps, Women Gossip

3/4. Vivienne Parry and Ouentin Cooper go head to head in an experiment to discover whether men or women are the worst gossips, before talking to psychologist Professor Robin Dunbar , who has studied the subject for a decade. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Vivienne Parry
Unknown: Ouentin Cooper
Unknown: Professor Robin Dunbar

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor discusses with Tom Hall new research on understanding the culture of the street, where those who live and sleep rough disguise their identities with certain names. Producer Charlie Taylor Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Tom Hall
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: 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. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: Heresy

2/6. David Baddiel chairs a debate that questions the veracity of received wisdom, with the help of guest panellists. Producer Alison Vernon-Smith


Unknown: David Baddiel
Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith

: The Archers

Ruth does some detective work.
For cast see page 34 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Arts magazine with Mark Lawson. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Mark Lawson.

: The Walnut Bureau

3/5. 1916. Emily and her daughter-in-law Dora anxiously await letters from Emily's son Billy, away fighting on the Somme. But the news that arrives is so devastating that it has to be hidden for ever. By Ellen Dryden.
For cast and further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Ellen Dryden.

: Unreliable Evidence

2/4. Internet Law. The internet provides exciting new ways to work, shop and play, but it has also generated many ways to break the law. Clive Anderson and a panel of senior judges, barristers and academics identify the shortcomings of the law in relation to the internet and discuss possible solutions. Producer Brian King Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Clive Anderson

: Bernard and Betty Speak Out

2/2. Following the recent death of Lord Weatherill, a look back at his time as Speaker of the House of Commons. In his last interview, Bernard Weatherill and another famous former Speaker, Betty Boothroyd , tell Mandy Baker how they kept 650 MPs in order - the trials, the tribulations ... and even the tights. Producer Peter Mulligan
Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm Repeated on Sunday at 5.45am


Unknown: Bernard Weatherill
Unknown: Betty Boothroyd
Unknown: Mandy Baker
Producer: Peter Mulligan

: Frontiers

3/6. Peter Evans looks at how the classification of living things, invented by Swedish-born Carl Linnaeus , who was born 300 years ago today, has changed, thanks to modern genetic techniques. He talks to today's taxonomists about what creatures, if any, there are left to classify and asks if the traditional taxonomist is a thing of the past. Producer Alexandra Feachem


Unknown: Peter Evans
Unknown: Carl Linnaeus
Producer: Alexandra Feachem

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: In Cold Blood

3/10. The bodies of the destroyed Clutter family are found lying where they were shot. The whole of the town is in Shock. By Truman Capote. For further details see Monday

: Fabulous

2/6. Faye knows that today's women are fabulous; they have the job, the house; and cope with singledom, marriage and having kids with peanut-allergies. And they all do it effortlessly, with nothing more than a copy of Prima and a poem by Pam Ayres to guide them. Comedy by Lucy Clarke. Starring Daisy Haggard , with Adam Buxton , Katy Brand , Joanna Neary , Eve Dallas, John Dougall ,
Joanna Scanlan , Olivia Colman , Laura Solon and Anne Reid. Producer Simon Nicholls


Unknown: Pam Ayres
Comedy By: Lucy Clarke.
Unknown: Daisy Haggard
Unknown: Adam Buxton
Unknown: Katy Brand
Unknown: Joanna Neary
Unknown: John Dougall
Unknown: Joanna Scanlan
Unknown: Olivia Colman
Unknown: Laura Solon
Unknown: Anne Reid.
Producer: Simon Nicholls

: Wheeler's Fortune

2/4. California Dreaming. Brian Hayes tells the story of Creighton Wheeler , everyman and victim of a tragicomic affliction, Splicer's disease. By Andrew McGibbon. Producers Andrew McGibbon and Jonathan Ruffle


Unknown: Brian Hayes
Unknown: Creighton Wheeler
Unknown: Andrew McGibbon.
Producers: Andrew McGibbon
Producers: Jonathan Ruffle

: Today in Parliament

Presented by Rachel Hooper.


Presented By: Rachel Hooper.

: News

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

3/5. By Ishmael Beah. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Ishmael Beah.

: News

: For Richer for Poorer


: 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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