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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Dr Alison Elliot.


Unknown: Dr Alison Elliot.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Angela Tilby.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: Start the Week

Andrew Marr and his guests set the cultural agenda for the week.
Producer Elaine Lester Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Producer: Elaine Lester Shortened

: Daily Service

From Albany Road Baptist Church, Cardiff, led by the Rev Peter Baker. Producer Karen Walker


Unknown: Peter Baker.
Producer: Karen Walker

: Book of the Week: Wildwood: a Journey through Trees

1/5. Roots. Nature writer and conservationist Roger Deakin journeys as far as the Australian outback researching humanity's profound connection with wood and trees. Read by Sean Baker and abridged by Julian Wilkinson. Producer Amber Barnfather Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: To pre-order Wildwood: 3 Journey through Trees (published 28 July) for E18.00 (RRP E20.00) incl p&p, send a cheque payable to RT Direct Book Offers, to [address removed]or call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than 8p per min) quoting RT or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com.


Unknown: Roger Deakin
Read By: Sean Baker
Abridged By: Julian Wilkinson.
Producer: Amber Barnfather

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Ritula Shah.
10.45 Life Class
1/5. The Woman's Hour drama.
For detailsjee drama repeat at 7.45pm


Introduced By: Ritula Shah.

: Test Match Special

England v West Indies
Commentary on the fourth day's play in the Fourth Test. Producer Peter Baxter
For commentators see Saturday *approximate time TV highlights of the fourth day's play are on Five at 7.15pm


Producer: Peter Baxter

: The Politicians We Deserve

What sort of politicians do we deserve? Peter Snow examines the many forces that have an influence on the type of people who seek election as MPs. Producer Andrew Green Spoken word choices: page 137


Producer: Andrew Green

: Clement Doesn't Live HereAnymore

6/6. Love Is Dead. Georgia is less than thrilled when Andrew plans to take her to see the recording of a new TV sports-based panel game on a Valentine's night out. Things don't get any better when they are obliged to handle the fallout from her parents' disintegrating marriage, Can Clement save the day? Probably not. By Marc Haynes and Chris Heath. Producer Chris Neill


Unknown: Marc Haynes
Unknown: Chris Heath.
Producer: Chris Neill
Clement: Richard Ridings
Andrew: Steve Furst
Georgia: Amanda Abbington
Diana: Julia Foster
Roger: Geoffrey Whitehead
Carlos: Dave Lamb

: You and Yours

Consumer and public interest reports, presented by Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

Presented by Martha Kearney.


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: Round Britain Quiz

New series 1/12 Scotland face the Midlands in the first contest. Tom Sutcliffe is in the chair. Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at llpm


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play:The Murder of My Aunt

A man tries to rid himself of his annoying aunt only to find the task much more difficult than he originally thought. John Peacock adaptation of Richard Hull 's novel, written in the 1930s. Producer Gordon House; Director Jane Morgan


Unknown: John Peacock
Unknown: Richard Hull
Director: Jane Morgan
Mildred: Marcia Warren
Edward: Adam Godley
Dr Spencer: Hugh Dichson
Cook: Susan Jameson
Mary: Rachel Atkins

: Money Box Live

Listeners' finance questions are answered by Paul Lewis and guests. Producer Diane Richardson PHONE [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 1.30pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Diane Richardson

: A Welsh Anthology

1/5, Mad Dog and Englishwoman. By Dahlian Kirby A woman takes up residence in the Welsh countryside to recover from the atrocities she witnessed in war-ravaged Grozny but discovers she cannot escape horror even there and must find a way to move on. Read by Eiry Thomas. Producer Lis Edwards


Unknown: Dahlian Kirby
Read By: Eiry Thomas.
Producer: Lis Edwards

: The Making of Music: The Sun King

11/30 James Naughtie explores the work of Jean-Baptiste Lully, Louis XIV's court composer whose music was used in extravagant ballets that helped establish the Sun King's image as a divine monarch. Readers Laurence Fox and Benedict Cumberbatch.

RT DIRECT: To pre-order the CD The Making of Music: Vol 1 (released 16 July for £17.99 (RRP £25.00) incl p&p, call [number removed] (land-line calls cost no more than 8p per min) or send a cheque payable to BBC Shop to [address removed], or visit [website removed] and enter code [number removed] at the checkout


Presenter: James Naughtie
Reader: Laurence Fox
Reader: Benedict Cumberbatch
Producer: Rosie Boulton
Producer: Sara Conkey
Producer: Lucy Lunt

: The Food Programme

Sheila Dillon visits the annual Flavour of Shetland festival. Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm

: Beyond Belief

New series 1/13. Ernie Rea and guests explore faith in the modern world. Producer Jennifer Daniel


Unknown: Ernie Rea
Producer: Jennifer Daniel

: PM

Presented by Carolyn Quinn.


Presenter: Carolyn Quinn

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

3/6. From the Millennium Centre in Cardiff, where regulars Barry Cryer , Graeme Garden and Tim Brooke-Taylor are joined by Rob Brydon. With Humphrey Lyttelton in the chair.
Producer Jon Naismith Repeated on Sunday at 12.05pm


Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Rob Brydon.
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Producer: Jon Naismith

: The Archers

Tony steps into the breach. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson meets film-maker Sydney Pollack , who has directed a documentary about architect Frank Gehry. Producer Timothy Prosser


Unknown: John Wilson
Unknown: Sydney Pollack
Unknown: Frank Gehry.
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: Life Class

1/10. Paul Tarrant , a young art student at the Slade, is wrestling with his future. Pat Barker 's new novel is adapted by Penny Leicester.
Producer Di Speirs Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Paul Tarrant
Unknown: Pat Barker
Adapted By: Penny Leicester.
Producer: Di Speirs
Narrator: Sian Thomas
Paul: Jamie Parker
Elinor: Carey Mulligan
Kit: Bertie Carvel
Teresa: Teresa Gallagher
Jack: Ashley Cook
Prof Tonks: Sean Baker

: On the Trail of the Templars

Martin Palmer goes on a quest across Britain to explore the mysteries surrounding the Knights Templar. Producer Norman Winter


Producer: Norman Winter

: The Learning Curve

Liz Barclay presents a guide to the world of learning. Producer Sukey Firth Repeated on Sun at 11pm


Unknown: Liz Barclay

: Nature

8/9. The Answer's in the Soil. With up to 10,000 organisms in a single teaspoonful, soil has been described as the "poor man's rainforest". Paul Evans discovers how loss of soil biodiversity and carbon stores may affect the quality of the future environment. Rptd tomorrow at 11am.


Presenter: Paul Evans
Producer: Brett Westwood

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Seeds of Greatness

1/10. When TV chatshow host Jack Harris dies, his childhood friend Dave is commissioned to write Jack's biography. But Dave discovers he can't write a sanitised version of Jack's life. He wants to tell the truth. Written by Jon Canter. Abridged by Fiona McAlpine and read by Stephen Mangan. Producer Clive Brill
RT DIRECT: To order the paperback book Seeds of Greatness by Jon Canter for E7.99 incl pSp, send a cheque payable to RT Direct Book Offers, to [address removed]or call [number removed]
(landline calls cost no more than 8p per min) quoting RT or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com.


Unknown: Jack Harris
Written By: Jon Canter.
Abridged By: Fiona McAlpine
Read By: Stephen Mangan.
Producer: Clive Brill
Unknown: Jon Canter

: Quote ... Unquote

4/6. Hosted by Nigel Rees.

(Rptd from Wednesday)


Presenter: Nigel Rees

: Today In Parliament

With David Wilby.


Unknown: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: Wildwood: aJourney through Trees

1/5. by Julian Wilkinson. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Julian Wilkinson.

: News

: Winning the Peace


: 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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