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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Mgr Mark Langham.


Unknown: Mgr Mark Langham.

: Farming Today

With Moira Hickey. Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Moira Hickey.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

With Evan Davis and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Rob Northam.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Dr Colin Morris.


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Rob Northam.
Unknown: Dr Colin Morris.

: Start the Week

With Andrew Marr.
Producer Elaine Lester Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Andrew Marr.
Producer: Elaine Lester Shortened

: Daily Service

Led by Andrew Graystone. Your Words to Me Are Life and Health (Capel). Luke 15, vv25-32.
Beneath the Cross (Getty, arr Leddington Wright ). Love Divine, All Loves Excelling (Love Divine). With the Coventry Singers. Director of music Paul Leddington Wright. Organist Neil Taylor.


Unknown: Andrew Graystone.
Unknown: Leddington Wright
Organist: Paul Leddington Wright.
Organist: Neil Taylor.

: Book of the Week: The Timewaster Diaries

1/5. Robin adjusts to unemployed life, tries to maintain his rocky marriage and stop his wife from finding the wood pigeon he has in the loft. Paul Whitehouse reads Robin Cooper 's fictional comic diaries of a 52-year-old who dreams of becoming a famous inventor. Abridged by John Nicholl. and Kati Nicholl. Producer Katie Marsden Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: To order The Timewaster Diaries for E8.99 (RRP £9.99) 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 Spoken word choices: page 121 What Paul Whitehouse is watching: page 145


Unknown: Paul Whitehouse
Unknown: Robin Cooper
Abridged By: John Nicholl.
Abridged By: Kati Nicholl.
Producer: Katie Marsden
Unknown: Paul Whitehouse

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jane Little.
10.45 My Place 1/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jane Little.

: China Girl

1/2. BBC world affairs reporter
Emily Buchanan , who has adopted two children from China herself, presents this series following British families as they go through the same process. Producer Jane Ashley Spoken word choices: page 121


Reporter: Emily Buchanan
Producer: Jane Ashley

: Hut 33

4/6. Food. Food is in short supply at Bletchley Park, leading the code-breakers to think of some interesting ways to improve rations. Continuina James Carv 's comedy.
Producer Adam Bromley


Unknown: Continuina James Carv
Producer: Adam Bromley
Charles: Robert Bathurst
Archie: Tom Goodman-Hill
Minka: Olivia Colman
Gordon: Fergus Craig
Mrs Best: Lill Roughley
Joshua: Alex MacQueen

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Martha Kearney.


Presenter: Martha Kearney

: Round Britain Quiz

5/12. Teams from Scotland and the north of England compete in the cryptic quiz show that draws on cultural knowledge and lateral thinking. Hosted by Tom Sutcliffe.
Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe.
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Second Chances

1/3. The Transfer Struggling with pressures from all sides, single mum Maggie is finding it difficult to cope, and her young son Brandon is feeling the strain. Tony Green's play is the first in a series addressing the issues surrounding adoption. Part of the BBC Family Wanted Campaign.
Director Nadia Molinari


Director: Nadia Molinari
Brandon: Josh Spencer
Maggie: Christine Tremarco
Jimmy: Andrew Schofield
Karen: Suranne Jones
Brenda: Noreen Kershaw
Kerry-Anne: Nadia Wand

: Money Box Live

Listeners' finance gueries answered by Paul Lewis and his guests. Producer Chris A'Court
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 1.30pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis

: Stories with Latitude

1/5. Lost and Found. Set at a summer festival, this story by performance poet Francesca Beard is the first of a week-long series recorded at the Latitude festival in Suffolk. Producer Jane Greenwood


Unknown: Francesca Beard
Producer: Jane Greenwood

: The Four o'Clock Friends

1/5. The John Murray archive has saved more than 150,000 documents, manuscripts and letters from many writers, including Scott, Disraeli, Darwin and Livingstone. Vanessa
Collingridge discovers howthese great writers met at Murray's home, forming a group they called the Four o'clock Friends, and how Byron's memoirs were burned in Murray's fireplace. Producer Lynne Mennie


Unknown: John Murray
Producer: Lynne Mennie

: The Food Programme

Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm

: Beyond Belief

Ernie Rea and guests explore the place of faith in today's complex world. Producer Jennifer Daniel


Unknown: Ernie Rea
Producer: Jennifer Daniel

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Just a Minute

New series 1/11. Nicholas Parsons hosts the veteran panel game from the Hay Festival, where Paul Merton, Pam Ayres, Maureen Lipman and Dara O'Briain try to avoid the pitfalls of hesitation, repetition and deviation.
Producer Tilusha Ghelani Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm


Presenter: Nicholas Parsons
Panelist: Paul Merton
Panelist: Pam Ayres
Panelist: Maureen Lipman
Panelist: Dara O'Briain
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

: The Archers

Robert develops a flexible conscience.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts magazine, with news, Views and reviews. Producer Timothy Prosser


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: My Place

1/5. Sally Morgan 's account of her search for her
Aboriginal identity is a highly personal, sometimes shocking and often funny story. She begins the search in Perth, Australia. Adapted by DJ Britton .
Producer Marc Beeby ; Director DJ Britton Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Sally Morgan
Adapted By: Dj Britton
Producer: Marc Beeby
Sally: Rachael Maza
Alice: Faith Clayton
Jill: Kylle Farmer
Arthur: Ron Gldgup
Jack: Mort Hansen
Dad: Douglas Walker
Peter: Richard Walley
Interpreter: Michelle White
Nan: Roma Winmar
Mum: Irma Woods
Didgeridoo player: Richard Walley

: Document

New series 1/3. The Ghosts of Greenham With the aid of papers released under the Freedom of Information Act, Mike Thomson investigates why American Cruise missiles were sited at Greenham Common in Berkshire, against the government's own scientific advice. Producer Marya Burgess


Unknown: Mike Thomson
Producer: Marya Burgess

: Crossing Continents

2/9. Turkey. Tim Whewell travels to Kayseri to discover who's behind the ruling religious-based AK party and what their aims are. Repeated from Thursday

: The Secret Life of Reservoirs

New series 1/3. Plumbing the Landscape
Hermione Cockburn visits the Yorkshire Dales to look at the engineering challenges presented by two very different reservoirs - one built 140 years ago, the other in the 1970s. As she learns how they work she uncovers the history of dam building in Britain. Producer Monise Durrani


Producer: Monise Durrani

: Start the Week

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Consequences

1/10. They Met on a Bench. When Lorna and Matt meet by chance they begin a story with consequences. Penelope Lively's new novel follows the histories of three generations of women. Read by Penelope Wilton and abridged by Sally Marmion. Producer Di Speirs
RT DIRECT: To order the hardback of Consequences for £15.50 (RRP £16.99) inci 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


Read By: Penelope Wilton
Abridged By: Sally Marmion.
Producer: Di Speirs

: Chris Addison's Civilisation

2/4. On his journey through the subject of civilisation, comedian Chris Addison takes a satirical look at how to build a city and stop it from destroying itself. With Professor Austin Herring (Geoffrey McGivern ), Jo Enright and Dan Tetsell. Producer Simon Nicholls


Unknown: Chris Addison
Unknown: Geoffrey McGivern
Unknown: Jo Enright
Unknown: Dan Tetsell.
Producer: Simon Nicholls

: Today in Parliament

With David Wilby.


Unknown: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week:

The Timewaster Diaries
1/5. By Robin Cooper. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Robin Cooper.

: News

: 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.

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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