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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With George Craig.


Unknown: George Craig.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton. 625, 725, 8.25 Sports News Presented by Rob Nothman.
7.48 Thought for the Day With John Bell.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Presented By: Rob Nothman.
Unknown: John Bell.

: The Choice

3/8. Gene Robinson explains his choice to become the first openly gay Anglican bishop to Michael Buerk.
Producer Helen Grady Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Gene Robinson
Unknown: Michael Buerk.
Producer: Helen Grady

: Giving It All Away

New series 1/5. Heather Payton meets some of the UK's high-profile philanthropists, beginning with the entrepreneur Tom Hunter. She asks what it is that motivates him to give his money away. Producer Rosamund Jones


Unknown: Heather Payton
Unknown: Tom Hunter.
Producer: Rosamund Jones

: Daily Service

Led by Bishop George Stack. The Church's One Foundation (Aurelia). 2 Corinthians 5, v17-end; 6, vv1-4a. Christ Has No Body Now but Yours (Ogden). I Want to Serve the Purpose of God (Altrogge, arr Leddington Wright ). With a quintet of singers. Director Richard Tanner.


Unknown: George Stack.
Unknown: Leddington Wright
Director: Richard Tanner.

: Book of the Week:

The Importance of Music to Girls
2/5. Lavinia, now 13 years old, discovers the joys of make-up, shoes and disco. And possibly boys. By Lavinia Greenlaw. For further details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Lavinia Greenlaw.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jane Little.
10.45 Ladies of Letters Say No 2/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jane Little.

: Culloden - a New Battle

Bonnie Prince Charlie 's designs on the British throne were buried at Culloden in 1746 but since then, the battlefield itself has taken on a life of its own. Mark Stephen explores the detailed work of battlefield archaeologists to see if they can strip away the sentimentality attached to the terrible events there. Producer Louise Yeoman


Unknown: Bonnie Prince Charlie
Unknown: Mark Stephen
Producer: Louise Yeoman

: I Was Peter Sellers's Personal Assistant

2/2. Andrew McGibbon looks at great performers through the perspective of someone who worked for them.
Tricia Hammond was Peter Sellers 's PA in 1975, when his career took an upward turn with the release of The Return of the Pink Panther. She tells of psychic numerology, fundamental self-doubt, and high-speed impressions.
Producers Nick Romero and Jonathan Ruffle


Presenter: Andrew McGibbon
Interviewee: Tricia Hammond
Producer: Nick Romero
Producer: Jonathan Ruffle

: You and Yours

Consumer and public interest reports, with Liz Barclay and Peter White. Including at
12.30 Call You and Yours.
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 10am


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Martha Kearney.


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: Songs of Praise: the Rise and Fallof the West Gallery

John Florance joins a group of musicians and choristers as they perform psalmody, or, as Hardy later referred to it, West Gallery Music.
Producer Paul Evans Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm


Unknown: John Florance
Producer: Paul Evans

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Making of theEnglish Landscape

Jonathan Davidson 's drama, inspired by the book by WG Hoskins , imagines how the land itself has felt through centuries of being ploughed up, deep-mined and built on. Producer/Director Tim Dee


Unknown: Jonathan Davidson
Book By: Wg Hoskins
Director: Tim Dee
Landscape: Bill Wallis
Mother: Susan Engel
Wife: Susan Engel
Protester: Susan Engel
Mollie: Eleanor Tremain
John: David Birrell
Surveyor: David Birrell
Father: John Baddeley
Husband: John Baddeley
Bailiff: David Collins
Security Guard: David Collins

: Home Planet

Richard Daniel and the team discuss listeners' questions about the environment and the natural world. Producer Nick Patrick
ADDRESS: [address removed] email: home.planetUbbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute)


Unknown: Richard Daniel
Producer: Nick Patrick

: Cheating at Canasta

2/5. Mallory dines alone at a favourite restaurant in Venice and eavesdrops on the couple at the next table. Written and read by William Trevor. For further details see yesterday


Read By: William Trevor.

: Kitchen Connections with Ainsley Harriott

2/5. The chef meets Mathias and Semieu from Africa, who have relocated to Ipswich. For further details see yesterday

: Word of Mouth

Repeated from yesterday at 11pm

: Great Lives

The Earl of Snowdon and the engineer Dr Alex Moulton propose the designer of the Mini,
Alec Issigonis , for great-life status. Presented by Matthew Parris.
Producer Isobel Eaton Repeated on Friday at 11pm


Unknown: Dr Alex Moulton
Unknown: Alec Issigonis
Presented By: Matthew Parris.
Producer: Isobel Eaton

: PM

Introduced by Eddie Mair.

: 1966 and All That

1/2 Craig Brown 's satirical history of Britain begins with the 1920s and 1930s, when King George utters some unmemorable last words; DH Lawrence of Arabia writes "Lady Chatterbox's Llama"; and John Yogi Bear discovers the BBC but finds there's not much on. Producer Victoria Lloyd


Unknown: Craig Brown
Unknown: John Yogi Bear
Producer: Victoria Lloyd

: The Archers

Emma dreams of better things.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including the verdict on the film 1408, based on a Stephen King story about a sinister hotel room. Producer Sally Spurring


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Stephen King

: Ladies of Letters Say No

2/5. The ladies end up facing one another in hospital. By Lou Wakefield and Carole Hayman. For cast and further details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Lou Wakefield
Unknown: Carole Hayman.

: Ground Zero: Rebuilding Southern Sudan

After almost four decades of war, southern Sudan has emerged with the hope of lasting peace. But with an infrastructure destroyed by war. the region remains far from secure. Three years until the referendum that will determine whether or not the south becomes independent, Mike Wooldridge takes stock of progress.
Producer Ruth Evans Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Mike Wooldridge
Producer: Ruth Evans

: In Touch

News of interest to blind and partially sighted people, With Peter White. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Unknown: Peter White.
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Case Notes

New series 1/11. Dr Mark Porter gives advice on what a patient can do to prepare for an operation and tells what can be done to speed up recovery after surgery.
Producer Helena Selby Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter
Producer: Helena Selby

: The Choice

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

Presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime:

The Testament of Gideon Mack
7/10. Gideon wakes up in a hospital bed, having apparently survived three days under a waterfall. And then he remembers how he actually passed that time. By James Robertson. For further details see yesterday


Unknown: Gideon MacK
Unknown: James Robertson.

: Mark Watson Makes the WorldSubstantially Better

3/6. The comic continues his consideration of the Seven Deadly Sins with a look at Pride. Tim Key and Tim Minchin are on hand to provide assistance with a series of songs and poems. Producer Katie Marsden


Unknown: Tim Key
Unknown: Tim Minchin
Producer: Katie Marsden

: Revolting People

5/6. The gang arrives in London, and Sergeant McGurk is reunited with one of his families.
Producer Paul Mayhew-Archer


Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer
Sgt McGurk: Andy Hamilton
Samuel: Jay Tarses
Capt Brimshaw: James Fleet
Mary: Julia Hills
Joshua: Tony Maudsley

: News

: World Briefing

: the latest news from around the world

: Business Daily

business and finance news, interviews and reports

: News

: 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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