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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Father Tim Bartlett.


Unknown: Father Tim Bartlett.

: Fanning Today

With Anna Hill. Producer Claire Phillips


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Claire Phillips

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Chief Rabbi Dr Jonathan Sacks.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Dr Jonathan Sacks.

: Midweek

Diverse conversation with Libby Purves and guests. Producer Chris Paling Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Daily Service

Led by Judy Merry. Lord, Enthroned in Heavenly Splendour (Sf Helen). 1 Corinthians 10, vvi-13. Thou Wilt Keep Him in Perfect
Peace (SS Wesley). There Is a Higher Throne (Getty and Lennox).


Unknown: Judy Merry.
Unknown: Wilt Keep Him

: Book of the Week: RudolfNureyev: the Life

3/5. We Became One Body, One Soul. In the early 60s, Ninette de Valois partnered Margot Fonteyn with the 23-year-old Nureyev and the "dream duo" changed the face of ballet. By Julie Kavanagh. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Margot Fonteyn
Unknown: Julie Kavanagh.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Draw 3/5. Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: The Eureka Years

4/4.1905: With a little help from his shaving mirror and a passing train, Albert Einstein develops his theory of relativity. Presented by Adam Hart-Davis . Producer John Byrne
RT DIRECT: To order The Eureka Years CD (released
1 October) for E9.99 (RRP £12.99) incl pip. 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 [number removed] at the checkout


Unknown: Albert Einstein
Presented By: Adam Hart-Davis
Producer: John Byrne

: Bleak Expectations

6/6. Chapter the last - a life sadly smashed then, happily, restored a bit
Things look grim for Pip as he faces an ever-so-slightly biased court case. Will he be hanged or will there be a last-minute escape followed by a thrilling chase, a jar of strawberry and cow's-blood jam and at least two weddings? Charles Dickens spoof by Mark Evans.
Producer Gareth Edwards


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Mark Evans.
Producer: Gareth Edwards
Sir Philip: Richard Johnson
Mr Benevolent: Anthony Head
Aunt Lily: Celia Imrie
Judge Hardthrasher: Geoffrey Whitehead
Young Pip: Tom Allen
Harry Biscuit: James Bachman
Lily: Sarah Hadland
Pippa: Susy Kane
Thomas: Mark Perry
Vicar: Mark Evans

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Sheila McClennon.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Sheila McClennon.

: The World at One

With Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: The Music Group

2/6. Comedian Stephen K Amos , writer Miranda Sawyer and Pink Floyd 's former manager Peter Jenner bring a piece of music that is important to them for
Phil Hammond to play. Producer Alison Vernon-Smith


Unknown: Stephen K Amos
Unknown: Miranda Sawyer
Unknown: Pink Floyd
Unknown: Peter Jenner
Unknown: Phil Hammond
Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Captain Corelli's Mandolin

3/4. Looking for Snails. Pelagia has fallen for the charming, mandolin-playing Captain Corelli, but he is technically the enemy.
And anyway, she is still engaged to Mandras, who is fighting in the resistance. By Louis de Bernieres.
For main cast and further details see Monday


Author: Louis de Bernieres
Corelli: Daniel Philpott
Drosoula: Anna Savva
Bunnios: Jonathan Keeble
Weber: John Dougall
Alexos: Sam Dale
Major: Simon Treves

: Gardeners' Question Time

Anne Swithinbank , Bunny Guinness and Bob Flowerdew answer questions from gardeners in North Yorkshire. Eric Robson is in the chair. Including at 3.25pm Gardening Weather Forecast.
Shortened repeat from Sunday at 2pm


Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Eric Robson

: Strange Things Done in theMidnight Sun

3/5. The Ghosts from Hiawatha. An extract from Longfellow's epic poem, read by Geoffrey Whitehead. For further details see Monday


Read By: Geoffrey Whitehead.

: The Making of Music

8/30. Pre-War Vienna. James Naughtie examines the works of Arnold Schoenberg, who was based in Vienna at the start of the 20th century. For further details see Monday


Unknown: James Naughtie

: Thinking Allowed

As part of the Sex Lives of Us season,
Laurie Taylor puts human behaviour and conventions under the microscope.
Producer Charlie Taylor Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Am I Normal?

Rptd from yesterday at 9pm

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: The Lawrence Sweeney Mix

4/4. Improvised sketch show starring Josie Lawrence and Jim Sweeney. Producer Dawn Ellis
For free tickets to attend the recording of the new series, call [number removed] or visit www.bbc.co.uk/tickets


Unknown: Josie Lawrence
Unknown: Jim Sweeney.
Producer: Dawn Ellis

: The Archers

Brenda learns from The Master.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: The Draw

3/5. Chloe believes her betting success can be maintained. Her friend Helen isn't so sure. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

: The Sex Lives of Us: Recreation vsProcreation

Mariella Frostrup chairs the discussion on how the perception, practice and expectations of sex have changed since the sexual upheaval of the 60s.
Producer Jennifer Daniel Rptd on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Mariella Frostrup
Producer: Jennifer Daniel Rptd

: Not My Words, Mr Speaker

2/2. New Labour, New Language. Journalist and broadcaster Matthew Parris criticises the management-speak of New Labour. Producer Paul Twinn Rptd from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Matthew Parris
Producer: Paul Twinn Rptd

: Connect

5/6. Human beings have always watched other animals for signs of dangers: for instance, miners carried canaries to warn them of toxic gases. Modern researchers are still monitoring living creatures but technology is allowing them to detect far more subtle signs of trouble. Quentin Cooper goes in search of these modern canaries. Producer Toby Murcott


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Toby Murcott

: Midweek

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Damage

3/5. The third instalment of Josephine Hart 's tale. Stephen's attraction to Anna turns into an obsession that threatens to destroy his marriage. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Josephine Hart

: 15-Minute Musical

New series 1/6. Westminster Side Story
Gordon Brown and David Cameron are the two gang leaders with nothing to fight about. Satirical musical spoof by Dave Cohen , David Ouantick and Richie Webb , starring Mel Hudson , Dave Lamb and Richie Webb. Producer Katie Tyrrell


Unknown: Gordon Brown
Unknown: David Cameron
Unknown: Dave Cohen
Unknown: David Ouantick
Unknown: Richie Webb
Unknown: Mel Hudson
Unknown: Dave Lamb
Unknown: Richie Webb.
Producer: Katie Tyrrell

: Self-Storage

t New series 1/6. Sitcom starring
Reece Shearsmith. Following the break-up of \ his marriage, Dave moves his possessions into The Storage Garden, meeting security guard Ron and mysterious neighbour Geoff. By Tom Collinson and Barnaby Power. Producer Ed Morrish
Spoken word choices: page 121


Unknown: Reece Shearsmith.
Unknown: Tom Collinson
Unknown: Barnaby Power.
Dave: Reece Shearsmith
Geoff: Mark Heap
Ron: Tom Goodman-Hill
Judy: Rosie Cavallero
Sarah: Susan Earl
Boss: Phil Nichol

: The Problem with Adam Bloom

2/4. Parents. The comedian offers a unique insight into why he still argues with his parents. He also plays the flute for the first time in years. Producer Adam Bromley


Producer: Adam Bromley

: News

: Book of the Week:Rudolf Nureyev: the Life

3/5. By Julie Kavanagh. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Julie Kavanagh.

: News

: Top of the Class

variations in teaching styles

: 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.

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