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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Mark Wakelin.


Unknown: Mark Wakelin.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock. Producer Andrew Smith


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.
Producer: Andrew Smith

: Today

With James Naughtie and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Clifford Longley.
Podcast: the 8.10 interview, lead interviews and BBC Radio Newspod at www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/today


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Clifford Longley.

: Unmasking the English

2/4. Andrew Marr continues his exploration of Englishness through iconic English characters both fictional and real. Today it's the suave and calculating Sir Walter Raleigh.
Producer Tom Alban Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Unknown: Sir Walter Raleigh.
Producer: Tom Alban

: Lights, Camera, Landscape

2/4. Matthew Sweet discovers why the Welsh landscape provided the perfect location forf ilms supposedly set in China! Producer Esme Kennedy


Unknown: Matthew Sweet
Producer: Esme Kennedy

: Daily Service

Led by Monsignor Tony Rogers. Father, Hear the Prayer We Offer (Sussex). Genesis 39, vv6b-21. Psalm 146. Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart (Smith, arr Leddington Wright ).


Unknown: Monsignor Tony Rogers.
Unknown: Leddington Wright

: Book of the Week: You'll Win Nothing with : 1/5

Sports journalist Jim White reads from his book about his experiences as coach of his son s football team.
"Nothing makes me feel as nervy, as jittery, as watching my own children play sport".
Repeated at 12.30am
RT Direct: To order You'll Win Nothing with Kids for £11.50 (RRP E12.99) incl p&p, send a cheque payable to RT Direct Book Offers to [address removed], call [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per min) quoting RT, or visit [website address removed]


Reader: Jim White
Producer: David Jackson Young

: Woman's Hour

With Jane Little.
10.45 A Nightingale Sang In Femhurst Road 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.

: The Fishing Scheme

Welsh fly-fishing expert Nica Pritchard introduces the "art" to a group of Muslim women who in return impart their views and experiences of Islamic culture. Producer Martin Kurzik


Introduces: Nica Pritchard
Producer: Martin Kurzik

: The Stanley Baxter Playhouse

2/4. Charlie (Stanley Baxter) and Sylvia are life-long friends. He has loved her all his life, but he discovers that there are still some things he doesn't know about her. By Rona Munro.
Producer/Director Marilyn Imrie


Unknown: Rona Munro.
Director: Marilyn Imrie
Charlie: Stanley Baxter
Sylvia: Colette O'Neil
Susan: Hilary MacLean
Jack: Stuart McOuarrle
Poppy: Hilary Lyon
Michael: Gordon Kennedy

: You and Yours

With John Waite and Peter White.


Unknown: John Waite
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

With Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Brain of Britain

New series 1/17. Peter Snow chairs the nationwide general knowledge quiz.
Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at7pm

: Afternoon Play: On the Field

Craig has joined the army to get away from football but somehow it has followed him - all the way to Basra. Has he got what it takes to be a hero on the field? By Annie Caulfield.
Producer Mark Smalley : Director Mary Ward-Lowery


Unknown: Annie Caulfield.
Producer: Mark Smalley
Director: Mary Ward-Lowery
Craig: Daniel Abelson
Mahmoud: Paul Chahldi
Limping Ibrahim: Hassan Calaph
Padre: Alan Coveney
Julie: Sheila Hannon
Laundry Ibrahim: Stephen Kallpha
Hamilton: Chris New
Sgt Billy: Jonjo O'Neill
Dave: Freddy White
Himself: Mike Ingham

: Money Box Live

Repeated from Saturday at 12.04pm

: The Uncommon Reader

1/5. Alan Bennett reads his story that imagines what it would be like to have a monarch for whom literature was an all-consuming interest. One morning, the Queen discovers a travelling library parked next to Buckingham Palace. Abridged by Gordon House . Producer Gordon House Pick of the week: page 128


Unknown: Alan Bennett
Abridged By: Gordon House
Producer: Gordon House

: The Making of Music

1/30. As nationalism swept across Europe, composers were divided between those, like
Brahms, who looked to the past for inspiration, and those, like Liszt and Wagner, who looked to the future. The second series of James Naughtie 's chronicling the evolution of classical music and the historical events that affected it. Read by Simon Russell Beale.
Producers Rosie Boulton , Sara Conkey and Lucy Lunt


Unknown: James Naughtie
Read By: Simon Russell Beale.
Producers: Rosie Boulton
Producers: Sara Conkey
Producers: Lucy Lunt

: 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

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: Just a Minute

9/11. Clement Freud , Paul Merton , Tony Hawks and newcomer Dave Gorman try to avoid hesitating, repetition or deviation. Nicholas Parsons awards the points.
Producer Tiiusha Ghelani Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm


Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Dave Gorman
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Producer: Tiiusha Ghelani

: The Archers

Mike decides to take the plunge.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Including a report on great artworks that express sexuality, as part of the Sex Lives of Us season. With Mark Lawson. Producer Sally Spurring


Unknown: Mark Lawson.

: A Nightingale Sang In Fernhurst Road

1/5. A Brief Period of Rejoicing. Christopher Matthew 's gently comic tale of life in the aftermath of the Second World War. Twelve-year-old Guy has grown used to a life with his mother but as his father's return from the army is imminent, things will soon change.
Producer/Director Toby Swift


Unknown: Christopher Matthew
Director: Toby Swift
Guy: Christopher Matthew
Young Guy: Piers Stubbs
Mother: Liza Sadovy
Father: Ifan Meredith
The Chimp: Martin Hyder
Dickie: John Dougall
Mr Henriksen: Kim Roger
Holmes-Johnson: Sam Pamphilon

: Return to Norris Green

Liverpool's Norris Green estate is notorious for its incidence of gun crime. Yet when Winifred Robinson moved there in 1962 it was a golden opportunity to escape a slum. Repeated from Sunday at 1.30pm


Unknown: Winifred Robinson

: The Learning Curve

New series 1/9. LibbyPurves presents the guide to the world of learning. Producer Sukey Firth


Producer: Sukey Firth

: Nature

New series 1/8. The Sounds of Britain - Wicken Fen. Writer and naturalist Paul Evans and wildlife sound recordist
Chris Watson travel to Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire to capture the atmosphere of Britain's oldest nature reserve, on a single day in May.
Producer Sarah Blunt Repeated tomorrow at 11am Spoken word choices: page 129


Unknown: Wicken Fen.
Unknown: Paul Evans
Unknown: Chris Watson
Unknown: Wicken Fen

: Unmasking the English

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Revolutionary Road

6/10. Richard Yates 's novel is a portrait of a generation of Americans who returned from the Second World War. Frank and April plan to flee their New York suburb for Paris, but April's news puts an end to their dream. Read by Trevor White and abridged by Elizabeth Burke. Producer Kate McAII ; Director Nigel Lewis
RT DIRECT: To order Revolutionary Road for E7.99 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 minute) quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Richard Yates
Read By: Trevor White
Abridged By: Elizabeth Burke.
Producer: Kate McAii
Director: Nigel Lewis

: Word of Mouth

6/6. Michael Rosen presents the series that examines words and language.
Producer Chris Ledgard Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Chris Ledgard

: Take Two

1/3. Bob Dylan and Joan Baez. A discussion series, chaired by Richard Coles , looking at great musical collaborations, begins with the king and queen of the folk revival of the early 60s. Producer Adam Fowler


Unknown: Bob Dylan
Unknown: Joan Baez.
Unknown: Richard Coles
Producer: Adam Fowler

: News

: Book of the Week: You'llWin Nothing with Kids

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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