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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Dr Alison Elliot.


Unknown: Dr Alison Elliot.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith.


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Rachel Hooper and Susan Hulme.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Elaine Storkey.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Rachel Hooper
Unknown: Susan Hulme.
Unknown: Elaine Storkey.

: Hong Kong - a Decade of Change

Lady Thatcher, in her first interview for many years, and Chris Patten , the last
British governor of Hong Kong, are among those who talk to Hong Kong businessman and socialite David Tang about the former colony's changing cultural life ten years after it was handed back to mainland China.
Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Chris Patten
Unknown: David Tang

: A Guide to Garden Birds

5/5. How to identify birds that like to nest on and around domestic homes, including house sparrows and house martins. Presented by Brett Westwood , with Stephen Moss and Chris Watson. Producer Sarah Blunt


Presented By: Brett Westwood
Unknown: Stephen Moss
Unknown: Chris Watson.
Producer: Sarah Blunt

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

2/5. Sapwood. By Roger Deakin. Sean Baker continues to read the tale of the nature traveller's journey through England, as the writer rediscovers his childhood passion for moths with a group of insect enthusiasts in Essex one evening. Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Roger Deakin.
Unknown: Sean Baker

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Tony Burnham. Firmly I Believe and Truly (Shipston). 1 Thessalonians 3, vv4-10. Give Us the Wings of Faith (Bullock). Thy Hand, 0 God, Has Guided (Thornbury). Director of music Jeffrey Makinson. Organist Simon Lole.


Unknown: Tony Burnham.
Organist: Jeffrey Makinson.
Organist: Simon Lole.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Life Class
2/5. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Test Match Special

England v West Indies
Commentary on the fifth and final day of the Fourth Test at the Riverside ground, Chester-le-Street, Durham. Producer Peter Baxter
For commentators see Saturday at Ham -approximate time TV highlights of today's play are on Five at 7.15pm


Producer: Peter Baxter

: Nature

8/9. With up to10,000 organisms in a single teaspoonful, soil has been described as the "poor man's rainforest". Paul Evans delves into this fascinating world and discovers how loss of soil biodiversity and carbon stores may affect the quality of the future environment. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Evans

: A Talent to Muse

Writer, broadcaster and comedian Simon Fanshawe examines the art of "creating a comic performer" and analyses the writers behind a select group of some of the best-loved figures Of the comedy world. Producer Frank Stirling


Unknown: Simon Fanshawe
Producer: Frank Stirling

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and Peter White.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Peter White.

: The World at One

Presented by Martha Kearney.


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: Take Two

3/3. In the last of a series of discussions about musical collaborations Richard Coles and his guests Ian Smith and John Dankworth debate the contribution that composer and pianist Billy Strayhorn made to Duke Ellington's music. Producer Adam Fowler


Unknown: Richard Coles
Unknown: Ian Smith
Unknown: John Dankworth
Pianist: Billy Strayhorn
Producer: Adam Fowler

: The Archers

Rptd from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Brief Lives

New series 1/4. In these fast-paced stories by Tom Fry and Sharon Kelly , Frank Twist leads a maverick team of freelance legal advisers who operate in the Manchester area. When Dee Dee 's estranged son is arrested for shoplifting, only his stepfather, Frank Twist , can come to the rescue. Producer Susan Roberts


Stories By: Tom Fry
Stories By: Sharon Kelly
Unknown: Frank Twist
Unknown: Dee Dee
Unknown: Frank Twist
Producer: Susan Roberts
Frank: David Schofield
Dee Dee: Denise Welch
Ben: Kwame Kwei-Armah
James: Mikey North
Johnny: Andrew Schofield
McGregor: Rod Matthew
Milo: Rod Matthew
DCHighton: James Quinn
DC Price: Deborah McAndrew

: Making History

Vanessa Collingridge tries to get to the bottom of historical mysteries, looking at local legends and architectural oddities. Producer Nick Patrick ADDRESS: [address removed]; email: making.history@bbc.co.uk; Telephone [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute)


Unknown: Vanessa Collingridge
Producer: Nick Patrick

: A Welsh Anthology

2/5. Collecting Firewood. The Davies sisters meet their art dealer, Hugh Blaker , on a hot summer's day in 1912, when they are presented with a new painting from Paris. By Tessa Hadley , read by Richard Mitchley. For further details see yesterday


Unknown: Hugh Blaker
Unknown: Tessa Hadley
Read By: Richard Mitchley.

: The Making of Music

12/30. The Violin. James Naughtie looks at how violin design and production, perfected in Cremona around 1700, and Vivaldi's music, put the violin on the map. Reader Laurence Fox. For further details see yesterday


Violin: James Naughtie
Reader: Laurence Fox.

: Law in Action

4/10 Clive Coleman presents a weekly report on developments in the legal world. Producer Jim Frank


Unknown: Clive Coleman
Producer: Jim Frank

: A Good Read

3/9. Comedian Shappi Khorsandi and actress Roberta Taylor join Sue MacGregor to discuss their favourite paperbacks, including a retelling of Homer's Odyssey, a graphic novel and an Australian story about imaginary friends.
Producer Chris Ledgard Repeated on Friday at 11pm


Unknown: Shappi Khorsandi
Unknown: Roberta Taylor
Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Producer: Chris Ledgard

: PM

Presented by Carolyn Ouinn.


Presented By: Carolyn Ouinn.

: It's That Jo Caulfield Again

3/4. Jo takes an acidic look at speed-dating and arranged marriages. Starring Jo Caulfield , with Simon Greenall , Moray Hunter and Marian Pashley. Producer Neil Mossey


Unknown: Jo Caulfield
Unknown: Simon Greenall
Unknown: Moray Hunter
Unknown: Marian Pashley.
Producer: Neil Mossey

: The Archers

Matt does some talent spotting.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including an interview with singer Andy Williams. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Singer: Andy Williams.
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Life Class

2/10. As Paul, the Slade art student, struggles with the future, he finds himself drawn into an affair with a model, Teresa. By Pat Barker. For further details and cast see yesterday


Unknown: Pat Barker.

: File on 4

4/10. With the death toll continuing to grow in Afghanistan, Kate Clark reveals how corruption is threatening the Karzai government, and giving a boost to the Taliban. Producer David Lewis Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Kate Clark
Producer: David Lewis

: In Touch

With Peter White. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Unknown: Peter White.
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Case Notes

7/7. Dr Mark Porter assesses the possible impact of the smoking ban.
Producer Liz Tuohy Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter
Producer: Liz Tuohy

: Hong Kong - a Decade of Change

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Seeds of Greatness

2/10. Dave and Jack grow up in a north London
Jewish suburb. Jack will one day be famous. Dave will do nothing with his life. But as children, it seems Dave is the one destined for great things. By Jon Canter. For further details see yesterday


Unknown: Jon Canter.

: Jon Ronson on ...

4/6. Crushed Egos. Jon Ronson speaks to music journalist Pete Paphides about a rebuffed love letter, while actress Jessica Stevenson recalls how meeting her hero Van Morrison became one of the most embarrassing moments in her life. Producer Simon Jacobs


Unknown: Jon Ronson
Unknown: Pete Paphides
Unknown: Jessica Stevenson
Unknown: Van Morrison
Producer: Simon Jacobs

: Today in Parliament

With Rachel Hooper.


Unknown: Rachel Hooper.

: News

: Book of the Week: Wildwood:

a Journey through Trees
2/5. By Roger Deakin. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Roger Deakin.

: 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.

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