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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With George Craig.


Unknown: George Craig.

: Farming Today

Presented by Caz Graham. Producer Caz Graham


Presented By: Caz Graham.
Producer: Caz Graham

: Today

With Edward Stourton and Greg Wood.
6251725,8.25 Sports News With Rob Nothman.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Clifford Longley.
I Podcast: the 8.10 interview, lead interviews and I BBC Radio Newspod at www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/today


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Unknown: Greg Wood.
Unknown: Rob Nothman.
Unknown: Clifford Longley.

: The House I Grew Up In

4/4. Poet and writer Jackie Kay 's childhood home in Glasgow. Producer Mark Alden Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Jackie Kay
Producer: Mark Alden

: 24/7

5/5. Vera Frankl presents a look at how a tax expert and a group of printers have found their working days revolutionised by consumer demand. Producers Rebecca Hodson and Vera Frankl


Unknown: Vera Frankl
Producers: Rebecca Hodson
Producers: Vera Frankl

: Book of the Week: The Importance of Music to Girls

1/5. Lavinia Greenlaw explores the role of music in her adolescence, from Camden to Essex, and from the Osmonds to Joy Division. Abridged by Chris Wallis. Producer Chris Wallis Rptd at 12.30am RT DIRECT: To order The Importance of Music to Girls for E14.50 (RRP £15.99) inc p&p, send a cheque payable to RT Direct Book Offers to [address removed] call [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per min) quoting RT or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Lavinia Greenlaw
Abridged By: Chris Wallis.
Producer: Chris Wallis Rptd

: Dalty Service

Led by the Rev Dr Bert Tosh from St Martin's Church, Belfast. Phillippians 1, vv27-end; 2, vv1-4. With Jubilate.


Unknown: Dr Bert Tosh

: Woman's Hour

With Jane Little.
10.45 Ladies of Letters Say No 1/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm Podcast: for one item from each day's programme visitwww.bbc.co.uk/radio4/womanshour/listen


Unknown: Jane Little.

: One-Day International Cricket

England v India
Commentary from Edgbaston on the third one-day international from Jonathan Agnew , Henry Blofeld and Arlo White with analysis by Ashley Giles , Sunil Gavaskar and Dougie Brown.
Producer Adam Mountford 'approximate time
TV highlights of today's play are on Five at 7.15pm


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Henry Blofeld
Unknown: Arlo White
Unknown: Ashley Giles
Unknown: Sunil Gavaskar
Unknown: Dougie Brown.
Producer: Adam Mountford

: Salaam Shalom

The UK's only Muslim-Jewish internet station, Radio Salaam Shalom, was launched in Bristol earlier this year. Gerry Northam finds out why it was set up, and asks whether the presenters are changing their perceptions of each other's faith and culture. Producer Mark Smalley


Unknown: Gerry Northam
Producer: Mark Smalley

: Agatha Christie's Dead Man's Folly

4/4. Poirot is convinced another murder has been committed, but his little grey cells need to take a different direction if he is to solve the mystery. Dramatised by Michael Bakewell. Producer/Director Enyd Williams


Dramatised By: Michael Bakewell.
Director: Enyd Williams
Hercule Poirot: John Moffatt
Ariadne: Julia McKenzie
Mrs Folliat: Rosalind Knight
Alec: John Dougall
Mrs Tucker: Christine Kavanagh
Marilyn: Nicola Holmes
Lady Stubbs: Amanda Waring

: You and Yours

With Stuart Flinders and Sheila McCiennon.


Unknown: Sheila McCiennon.

: The World at One

With Shaun Ley.


Unknown: Shaun Ley.

: Round Britain Quiz

Tom Sutcliffe is in the chair with teams from Scotland and the north of England competing in the cryptic quiz show. With Michael Alexander , Alan Taylor , Diana Collecott and Michael Schmidt. Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Michael Alexander
Unknown: Alan Taylor
Unknown: Diana Collecott
Unknown: Michael Schmidt.
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers


: Afternoon Play: Waiting for Di

On the eve of the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales, two unlikely strangers are thrown together as they grieve the loss of someone they never knew. By Colin Bytheway. Producer Celia de Wolff


Unknown: Colin Bytheway.
Producer: Celia de Wolff
Abi: Samantha Spiro
Greg: Anthony Calf

: Money Box Special

Rptd from Sat

: Cheating at Canasta: 1/5: Folie a Deux

A chance meeting in Paris revives powerful memories of a shared past on an Irish beach long ago. William Trevor reads the first story from his new collection, abridged by Sally Marmion.


Author/reader: William Trevor
Abridged by: Sally Marmion
Producer: Di Speirs

: Kitchen Connections withAinsley Harriott

1/5. The TV chef explores continental culinary traditions. In the first programme, he is taught about the cuisine of Eritrea by Saba Gebregiorgis , who talks about the food of her homeland. Producer Clare Csonka


Unknown: Saba Gebregiorgis
Producer: Clare Csonka

: 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.

: Just a Minute

7/11. Nicholas Parsons hosts the comedy panel game from the Pleasance Theatre at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. With panellists
Clement Freud , Paul Merton and Janey Godley. Producer Tilusha Ghelani Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Janey Godley.
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

: The Archers

Fallon doth protest too much.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson uncovers the history of China s famous terracotta warriors in time for a forthcoming exhibition at the British Museum in London. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: John Wilson
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Ladies of Letters Say No

RT CHOICE1/5. Irene and Vera are back, and this
I time they're in a combative mood.
By Lou Wakefield and Carole Hayman.
Producer Liz Webb Repeated from 10.45am on FM Spoken word choices: page 121


Unknown: Lou Wakefield
Unknown: Carole Hayman.
Producer: Liz Webb
Irene: Prunella Scales
Vera: Patricia Routledge
Alan: John Rowe
Howard: Christopher Kelham
Sir James: Simon Treves

: The Price of Fun

1/2. Programme examining the cruise industry, a large and growing business that pays little in the way of taxes and is subject to few national laws. Jolyon Jenkins explores claims of exploitation of crews and allegations that sexual crimes against passengers on cruise ships go unpunished or are covered up. Producer Jolyon Jenkins


Unknown: Jolyon Jenkins
Producer: Jolyon Jenkins

: Crossing Continents

8/9. New Orleans. American radio presenters Stephen Smith and Nick Spitzer offer a cultural tour of New Orleans as the city undergoes restoration work two years after Hurricane Katrina. Repeated from Thursday


Presenters: Stephen Smith
Presenters: Nick Spitzer

: Wild Arabia: the Natural History of the Middle East

2/3. Blood on the Sands. Tessa McGregor questions whether the past century of hunting, oil development and constant warfare in the Middle East has pushed the region's wildlife beyond the safe zone. Producer Alasdair Cross


Unknown: Tessa McGregor
Producer: Alasdair Cross

: The House I Grew Up in

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Testament of Gideon Mack

6/10. A standing stone mysteriously appears in Gideon's path and his life is placed in danger. Stuart McOuarrie reads James Robertson 's novel. Producer Kirsty Williams
RT DIRECT: To order The Testament of Gideon Mack for E7.99 incl p&p, send a cheque payable to RT Direct Book Offers to [address removed] call
[number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per min)quoting RTorvisitwww.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Stuart McOuarrie
Unknown: James Robertson
Producer: Kirsty Williams
Unknown: Gideon MacK

: Word of Mouth

4/6. Michael Rosen presents another programme in the series examining words, language and the ways we speak.
Producer Peter Everett Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Peter Everett

: Don't Hang Up

2/2. Each Day I Dial. Alan Dein randomly calls telephone boxes around the world. Tonight he speaks to people in Grenada.


Unknown: Alan Dein

: News

: Book of the Week:The Importance of Music to Girls

1/5. By Lavinia Greenlaw. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Lavinia Greenlaw.

: News

: The Clinton Years

Bill Clinton's presidential terms (1/4)

: 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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