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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With George Craig.


Unknown: George Craig.

: Fanning Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock. Producer Chris Impey


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News Presented by Rob Nothman.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Indarjit Singh.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Presented By: Rob Nothman.
Unknown: Indarjit Singh.

: National Treasures

4/5. Lawrence Pollard and guests considerthe relative cultural values of Nicholas Poussin 's 17th-century religious paintings The Seven Sacraments and the redundant Chatterley Whitfield Colliery in Stoke-on-Trent. Producers Tim Prosser and Anthony Denselow Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Lawrence Pollard
Unknown: Nicholas Poussin
Producers: Tim Prosser
Producers: Anthony Denselow

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Stephen Shipley. Jesus Is Lord! (Mansell). 1 Corinthians W18-25. Crux Fidelis (King John IV of Portugal). Lift High the Cross (Crucifer). Director of music Neil Taylor. Organist Graham Eccles.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.
Organist: Neil Taylor.
Organist: Graham Eccles.

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

3/5. Punk raises its spiky, purple head and the Essex kids can't believe their luck. By Lavinia Greenlaw. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Lavinia Greenlaw.

: Woman's Hour

With Jane Little.
10.45 Ladies of Letters Say No 3/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jane Little.

: The Eureka Years

New series 1/4. Adam Hart-Davis examines breakthrough years in the history of science, beginning with a look at 1965 when, at the height of the Cold War, both sides were developing weapons technology. This gift for self-destruction, though, unwittingly fuels the race to the Moon and gave birth to the early version of the internet. Producer John Byrne


Unknown: Adam Hart-Davis
Producer: John Byrne

: O Bleak Expectations

3/6. Chapter the Third: a Youth Utterly Crocked Young Pip must thwart the plans of his evil guardian Mr Benevolent. More from Mark Evans 's Victorian-style comedy epic.
Additional characters played by James Bachman Mark Evans, Sarah Hadland , Laurence Howarth. Susy Kane ,
Mark Perry and Perdita Weeks Producer Gareth Edwards


Unknown: Mr Benevolent.
Unknown: Mark Evans
Played By: James Bachman Mark
Unknown: Sarah Hadland
Unknown: Laurence Howarth.
Unknown: Susy Kane
Unknown: Mark Perry
Producer: Gareth Edwards
Sir Philip: Richard Johnson
Gently Benevolent: Anthony Head
Agnes Bin: Celia Imrle
Young Pip Bin: Tom Allen
Mr Hardthrasher: Geoffrey Whitehead

: You and Yours

Consumer and public interest reports, presented by Stuart Flinders and Winifred Robinson.


Presented By: Stuart Flinders
Presented By: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Martha Kearney.


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: Off the Page

7/7. Know Your Place. Peregrine Worsthorne mourns the end of the age of deference when everyone knew their place. Joolz Denby talks about escaping her place and teacher Francis Gilbert offers a recipe for keeping children in theirs. Dominic Arkwright occupies the presenter's place. Producer Chris Ledgard Rptd on Sunday at 11pm


Talks: Joolz Denby
Unknown: Francis Gilbert
Unknown: Dominic Arkwright
Producer: Chris Ledgard Rptd

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play:Looking for Angels: Left at the Angel

Jack Thorne 's darkly comic schoolboy odyssey. When Will was ill with meningitis his friends weren't allowed to see him. When he died, they decided to steal his ashes and walk them from their south London home to the Angel of the North.
Producer Steven Canny


Unknown: Jack Thorne
Producer: Steven Canny
Mike: Ryan Haywood
Aubrey: Joslyn Gayle
Tobs: Myles Taylor
Will: Gregg Sulkln
Pete: Perry Millward
Dl: Rachel Bavldot
Mary: Susan Engel
Teacher: Jack Thome

: Gardeners' Question Time

Eric Robson is in the chair as Bunny Guinness, John Cushnie and Pippa Greenwood answer horticultural queries in Derbyshire.
Including at 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened repeat from Sunday at 2pm


Unknown: Eric Robson
Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood

: Cheating at Canasta

3/5. Old Flame. Zoe's marriage has been haunted, not just by Audrey with whom her husband had an affair, but also by Grace, who is dead. William Trevor reads his own story. For further details see Monday


Unknown: William Trevor

: Kitchen Connections with Ainsley Harriott

3/5. The TV chef meets a woman who moved to Britain in 1998 after fleeing her war-torn home city of Pristina in Kosovo. For further details see Monday

: Thinking Allowed

The second of three editions examining the social gaps in modern Britain. Politicians David Willetts and Frank Field join presenter Laurie Taylor to look at the nation's generation gap.
Producer Charlie Taylor Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Unknown: David Willetts
Unknown: Frank Field
Presenter: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Case Notes

Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: The Lawrence Sweeney Mix

1/4 Faced with a live studio audience, a couple of microphones and not a clue of what's going to come out of their mouths, Josie Lawrence and Jim Sweeney bring a new improvised sketch show to the airwaves. Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: Josie Lawrence
Unknown: Jim Sweeney

: The Archers

Things are looking up for Will.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Arts news with Mark Lawson. Producer Ella-Mai Robey


Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Ella-Mai Robey

: Ladies of Letters Say No

3/5. Irene resorts to direct action.
By Lou Wakefield and Carole Hayman.
For cast and further details see Monday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Lou Wakefield
Unknown: Carole Hayman.

: Inside the Ethics Committee

New series 1/3. The return of the medical discussion series that takes a real case as its starting point. Vivienne Parry presents the case of David, a man with severe learning disabilities, who is diagnosed with a treatable form of stomach cancer, to a panel of medical ethical experts. Topics that arise include the effect of the new Mental Capacity act on the decision-making process of clinicians.
Producer Pamela Rutherford Rptd on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Vivienne Parry
Producer: Pamela Rutherford Rptd

: Is That a Deal?

2/2. Michael Cockerell looks at intriguing political deals, including Tony Blair 's apparent secret agreement with former Liberal Democrat leader Paddy Ashdown to bring their two parties together in government. Producer Brian King Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Michael Cockerell
Unknown: Tony Blair
Leader: Paddy Ashdown

: Connect

2/6. Battery Power. Quentin Cooper explores how recent technological advancements have led to batteries that last longer and recharge faster than before. Plus news of an environmentally friendly design that can be thrown away after use. Producer Angela Hind


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Angela Hind

: National Treasures

Shortened rpt from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime:The Testament of Gideon Mack

8/10. Gideon's convalescence in the care of the Devil comes to an end, but the experience continues to consume him. By James Robertson. For further details see Monday


Unknown: James Robertson.

: Peacefully in Their Sleeps

4/6. Geoff Peacock. Revered broadcaster
Roydon Postlethwaite shines an exploratory beacon into the many lives and businesses of Britain's most amiable entrepreneur, uncovering tales of greed, revenge, conspiracy and plums. Written by Chris Chantler and Howard Read.
Producer Colin Anderson


Unknown: Geoff Peacock.
Unknown: Roydon Postlethwaite
Written By: Chris Chantler
Written By: Howard Read.
Producer: Colin Anderson
Roydon: Geoff McGlven
Geoff: Paul Putner
Peter: Benedict Wong
Moonsusan: Julia Deakin
Nigel: Robin Inca
Mrs Dench: Liza Sadovy

: Paperback Hell

4/6. A Posset Full of Death. A selection of chapters from the spoof medieval murder mystery by Edith Plunger. With Michael Fenton Stevens, Rebecca Front , Mel Hudson , Alex Lowe and Dan Tetsell. Producer Lucy Armitage


Unknown: Edith Plunger.
Unknown: Michael Fenton
Unknown: Rebecca Front
Unknown: Mel Hudson
Unknown: Alex Lowe
Unknown: Dan Tetsell.
Producer: Lucy Armitage

: The Consultants

5/6. Comedy sketch show, written by and starring Neil Edmond , Justin Edwards and James Rawlings. Producer Will Saunders


Unknown: Neil Edmond
Unknown: Justin Edwards
Unknown: James Rawlings.

: News

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

3/5. By Lavinia Greenlaw. Rptd from 9.45am


Unknown: Lavinia Greenlaw.

: News

: On Screen

: 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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