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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Father Tim Bartlett.


Unknown: Father Tim Bartlett.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill. Producer Claire Phillips


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Claire Phillips

: Today

With James Naughtie and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rt Rev Tom Butler.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: The Choice

6/8. Michael Buerk talks to Craig Murray , the UK's former ambassador to Uzbekistan, about the difficulties he encountered when faced with a potentially life-changing decision. Producer Helen Grady Repeated at 9.30pm


Talks: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Craig Murray
Producer: Helen Grady

: Giving It All Away

4/5. Heather Payton meets Sara Davenport , founder of the Haven Breast Cancer charity. Producer Rosamund Jones


Unknown: Heather Payton
Unknown: Sara Davenport
Producer: Rosamund Jones

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Roger Hutchings. How Deep the Father's Love for Us (Townend). Isaiah
63, vv7-9. God So Loved the World (Chilcott). Now Thank We All Our God (Nun danket). Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.
Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Book of the Week: RudolfNureyev: the Life

2/5. Six Steps Exactly. Barely 20 and dancing with the Kirov in Paris in 1961, Nureyev defects to the West. By Julie Kavanagh For further details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Julie Kavanagh

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
1045 The Draw 2/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Nature

Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: The Kiss at 100

Rowan Pelling visits Vienna to unearth the enduring appeal of Gustav Klimt s painting The Kiss, which has become one of the world's most reproduced paintings since it was first exhibited 100 years ago. Who are the couple depicted in the famous clinch? Producer Vicky Shepherd Spoken word choices: page 121


Unknown: Rowan Pelling
Producer: Vicky Shepherd

: You and Yours

Presented by 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.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Peter White.

: The World at One

With Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: 1 Should Be Proud

2/2. Martha Reeves tells the story of black America's Vietnam War through the soul music of the era, and looks at the prejudice within the US army and the rise of Black
Power. Producer Simon Hollis Rptd on Sat at 3.30pm


Unknown: Martha Reeves
Producer: Simon Hollis Rptd

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at7pm

: Afternoon Play: Captain Corelli's Mandolin

2/4. Invasion of the Italians. Pelagia has written more than 100 letters to her fiance Mandras who is fighting in the Greek army, but she has had no reply. By Louis de Bernieres.
Mandolin music composed and performed by Alison Stephens and the songs of La Scala performed by the BBC Singers For main cast members see yesterday


Author: Louis de Bernieres.
Mandolin music composed and performed by: Alison Stephens
Songs of La Scala performed by: BBC Singers
Corelli: Daniel Philpott
Hector: Nitin Ganatra
Drosoula: Anna Sawa
Officer: Simon Treves

: Home Planet

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


Unknown: Richard Daniel
Producer: Nick Patrick

: Strange Things Done in theMidnight Sun

2/5. Goblin Market. Two young sisters are tempted by goblins to buy their fruit. Daniela Denby-Ashe reads Christina Rossetti 's allegorical work. For further details see yesterday


Unknown: Daniela Denby-Ashe
Unknown: Christina Rossetti

: The Making of Music

7/30. Fakes and Mystics. James Naughtie looks at the music of Russian composer
Scriabin, who spent his life trying to depict the mystical in his work. The readers are Simon Russell Beale and Matthew Macfadyen. For further details see yesterday
To order The Making of Music CD for E17.99 (RRP
E25.00) inc p&p, call [number removed] (land-line calls cost no more than 8p per min) or send a cheque payable to BBC Shop to: [address removed], or visit www.bbcshop.com, entering code [number removed] at the checkout


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Simon Russell Beale
Unknown: Matthew MacFadyen.

: Word of Mouth

2/6. Recorded at the Dartington Ways with Words festival. Producer Mark Smalley


Producer: Mark Smalley

: Great Lives

7/9. Brian Clough. Commentator
John Motson proposes football manager
Brian Clough for great-life status. With
Clough biographer Duncan Hamilton and presenter Matthew Parris.
Producer Mark Smalley Repeated on Friday at 11pm Spoken word choices: page 121


Unknown: Brian Clough.
Commentator: John Motson
Unknown: Brian Clough
Unknown: Duncan Hamilton
Presenter: Matthew Parris.
Producer: Mark Smalley

: PM

introduced by Eddie Mair.

: Meanwhile with the Bearded Ladies

2/4. Lucy wants Kevin to help her get rid of a rat. Comedy about four women friends coping with life, work and men. Written by Susie Donkin , Charlotte McDougall , Oriane Messina and Fay Rusling.
Producer Carol Smith


Written By: Susie Donkin
Written By: Charlotte McDougall
Written By: Oriane Messina
Written By: Fay Rusling.
Lucy: Oriane Messina
Alex: Charlotte McDougall
Mel: Orianne Messina
Jo: Fay Rusling
Kevin: Mark Addy
Colin: James Lance
Dave: Cavan Clerkin
Mel's Men: Alex Lowe
Special guest narrator: Ronnie Corbett

: The Archers

Four's company for Mike and Wendy. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Kirsty Lang presents the arts magazine, with news, interviews and reviews. Producer Laura Thomas


Unknown: Kirsty Lang
Producer: Laura Thomas

: The Draw

2/5. With her internet winnings, Chloe finds she can afford the perfect wedding dress, but decides not to tell husband-to-be Paul how she financed the purchase.
For cast and further details see yesterday Rptd from 10.45am

: File on 4

New series 1/10. After last month's report by MPs condemning the abuse suffered by elderly people in care, Allan Urry investigates cases that highlight the persistent failure to police residential homes. Producer Jenny Chryss Repeated on Sunday at 5pm
Podcast available at news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/
- programmes/file_on_4/default.stm


Unknown: Allan Urry
Producer: Jenny Chryss

: In Touch

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


Unknown: Peter White.
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Am I Normal?

As part of the Sex Lives of Us season, Vivienne Parry asks whether there is such a thing as a normal sex life, and examines changing attitudes toward sexual behaviour. Producer Deborah Cohen Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Vivienne Parry
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: The Choice

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis introduced by Bridget Kendal.


Introduced By: Bridget Kendal.

: Book at Bedtime: Damage

2/5. The second instalment of Josephine Hart 's tale about the clandestine relationship between a 50-year-old politician and his son's fiancee. For further details see yesterday


Unknown: Josephine Hart

: Mark Watson Makes the WorldSubstantially Better

6/6. The comic concludes his humorous look at the seven deadly sins by discussing Wrath, with Tim Key and Tim Minchin providing poems and songs on the subject. Producer Katie Marsden


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

: Banter

2/4. Chris Addison , Richard Herring , Russell Howard and Sue Perkins take part in the comic discussion show. Producer Richard Grocock


Unknown: Chris Addison
Unknown: Richard Herring
Unknown: Russell Howard
Unknown: Sue Perkins
Producer: Richard Grocock

: News

: Book of the Week:Rudolf Nureyev: the Life

2/5. By Julie Kavanagh. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Julie Kavanagh.

: News

: The Word

: 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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