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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Andrea Rea.


Unknown: Andrea Rea.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill. Producer Chris Impey


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With Edward Stourton and Sarah Montague.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Canon David Winter.
Podcast: the 8.10 interview, lead interviews and BBC Radio Newspod at www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/today


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Unknown: Sarah Montague.

: Start the Week

With Andrew Marr and his guests.
Producer Elaine Lester Shortened repeat at 9.30pm
Podcast available at www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/ factual/starttheweek.shtml


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Producer: Elaine Lester Shortened

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Roy Jenkins from St Germans Church, Cardiff. Director of music Avril Harding with the Welsh Chamber Singers.


Unknown: Roy Jenkins
Music: Avril Harding

: Book of the Week: Femme Fatale: a Biography of Mata Hari

1/5. Juliet Stevenson reads the biography of the Dutch schoolgirl who became the spy Mata Han. By Pat Shipman , abridged by Doreen Estall. Producer Justine Willett Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: To order Femme Fatale 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: Juliet Stevenson
Unknown: Mata Han.
Unknown: Pat Shipman
Abridged By: Doreen Estall.
Producer: Justine Willett

: Woman's Hour

With Miriam O'Reilly.
1045 43 Years In the Third Form 1/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm Podcast: for one item from each day's programme visit wwwbbc.co.uk/radio4/womanshour/listen


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Test Match Special

England v India
The final day's play in the First Test at Lord s. Producer Adam Mountford
For commentators see Saturday 'approximate time TV highlights of today's play are on Five at 7.15pm


Producer: Adam Mountford

: China Girl

2/2. Following British families trying to adopt Chinese orphans from their first meeting to their return to the UK. producer Jane Ashley


Producer: Jane Ashley

: Hut 33

5/6. Food. At Bletchley Park, the code-breakers think of some interesting ways to improve rations. Continuing James Cary 's comedy. Producer Adam Bromley


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

: You and Yours

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

6/12. Teams from Northern Ireland and Wales compete in the quiz. With Tom Sutcliffe. Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe.
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Rptd from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: A Two Pipe Problem

Feisty thespians William and Sandy, the Holmes and Watson of their retirement community, galvanise the other inmates in their quest to solve a mystery involving sibling jealousy, a lost ventriloquist's dummy, and a spot of ill-judged fire-raising. By Michael Chaplin. Producer/Director Marilyn Imrie Spoken word choices: page 129


Unknown: Michael Chaplin.
Director: Marilyn Imrie
William: Richard Briers
Sandy: Stanley Baxter
Archie: Ken Campbell
Elspeth: Elizabeth Spriggs
Doris: Wendy Richard
Mrs P: Linda Broughton
Mary: Jillie Meers
Karen: Tracy Wiles
Edgar: David Shaw-Parker

: Inside Money

1/6. The Cost of Living. Lesley Curwen and a small business owner discuss the effects of inflation. Producer Jennifer Clarke


Unknown: Lesley Curwen
Producer: Jennifer Clarke

: Opening Lines

1/5. The Scientific Approach. When a young man confesses to being in love with his best friend Angela, he suddenly becomes invisible. Aidan Courtenay 's story, read by Jonathan Forbes is the first in a series showcasing writers new to the Short story. Producer Gemma Jenkins


Unknown: Aidan Courtenay
Read By: Jonathan Forbes
Producer: Gemma Jenkins

: The Singer Not the Song

1/5. The Jazz Voice. What defines an unforgettable voice and is it born or made? Jacqui Dankworth and trumpeter Humphrey Lyttelton examine the skill of the jazz vocalist. Producer Cecile Wright


Unknown: Jacqui Dankworth
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Producer: Cecile Wright

: The Food Programme

Eastern Europe isn't famed for great wine, but buyers are increasingly heading east. Andrew Jefford visits Bulgaria to find out what UK drinkers stand to gain and how producers are adapting to this market. Rptd from yesterday at 12.30pm


Unknown: Andrew Jefford

: Beyond Belief

6/13. Ernie Rea and guests explore the place of faith in today's world. Producer Jennifer Daniel


Unknown: Ernie Rea
Producer: Jennifer Daniel

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Just a Minute

2/11. Chairman Nicholas Parsons hosts the devious panel game, this week from the Mermaid Theatre in London, where Chris Addison , Clement Freud , Paul Merton and Graham Norton try desperately to avoid the pitfalls of hesitation, repetition and deviation.
Producer Tilusha Ghelani Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Chris Addison
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Graham Norton
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

: The Archers

Brian's forced to bite his tongue.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts news and the verdict on The Simpsons Movie. Producer Nicki Paxman
H Podcast: weekly highlights available at www.bbc. co.uk/radio4/arts/frontrow/
Yellow fellow: page 18


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: 43 Years in the Third Form

RT CHOICE 1/5. It's 1952 and 12-year-old Elizabeth tries to read her copy of Girl amid the family mayhem. A celebration of the great girls' comics. By Jane Purcell.
Additional characters played by Colleen Prendergast , Mia Soterlou , Jane Purcell , Alexandra Knapp , Dani Acors , Jenny Veal , Georgina Osen , Ben Crowe and Nick Sayee Producer/Director Chris Wallis
Spoken word choices: page 129


Unknown: Jane Purcell.
Played By: Colleen Prendergast
Played By: Mia Soterlou
Played By: Jane Purcell
Played By: Alexandra Knapp
Played By: Dani Acors
Played By: Jenny Veal
Played By: Georgina Osen
Played By: Ben Crowe
Played By: Nick Sayee
Director: Chris Wallis
Eileen: Alison Pettitt
Elizabeth: Natalie Taylor
Will: Patrick Harper
Mrs Southgate: Jenny Lee
Voice of Girl: Stephen Critchlow

: Document

2/3. The White House Coup. In the Depression of the 1930s, some of Wall Street's elite saw the chance to get rid of the new liberal-minded president Franklin D Roosevelt and replace him with a fascist leader. Mike Thomson follows the paper trail left by this plot. Producer Philip Sellars


Unknown: Franklin D Roosevelt
Leader: Mike Thomson
Producer: Philip Sellars

: Crossing Continents

Repeated from Thu

: The Secret Life of Reservoirs

2/3. Hermione Cockburn explores dam building in Britain and the role the water supply has played in the expansion of the country's industry and cities. Producer Monise Durrani


Unknown: Hermione Cockburn
Producer: Monise Durrani

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, with Jackie Hardgrave.


Unknown: Jackie Hardgrave.

: Book at Bedtime: Consequences

6/10. 1 Think James Notices Me. 1960: firmly dismissed from the "Lit and Phil", Molly's next job is to have life-changing consequences. Penelope Wilton continues to read Peneiope Lively's novel. Abridged by Sally Marmion. Producer Di Speirs
RT DIRECT: To order the hardback of Consequences for E15.50 (RRP E16.99) 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.rtdirectsparkledirect.com


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

: Chris Addison's Civilisation

3/4. Comedy lecture starring Chris Addison , with Geoffrey McGivern , Jo Enright and Dan Tetsell on the rich subject of civilisation and why he chose to spell it with a "z". Producer Simon Nicholls


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

: Today in Parliament

A round-up of the day's events in Westminster, presented by Susan Hulme.
H Podcast available at http://news.bbc.co.uk/Vhi/ programmes/bbc_parliament/3O81534.stm


Presented By: Susan Hulme.

: News

: Book of the Week

: FemmeFatale: A Biography of Mata Hari
1/5. By Pat Shipman. Repeated from 9.45am

: 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.

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