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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg.


Unknown: Jonathan Wittenberg.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill. Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

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


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Rhidian Brook.

: Unmasking the English

4/4. Andrew Marr concludes his exploration of quintessentially English characters with a look at Dr Samuel Johnson.
Producer Julia Adamson Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Unknown: Dr Samuel Johnson.
Producer: Julia Adamson

: Lights, Camera, Landscape

4/4. Matthew Sweet visits Glen Nevis in Scotland to find out why it was chosen as a location for Braveheart and the Harry Pofferfilms. Producer Esme Kennedy


Unknown: Glen Nevis
Unknown: Harry Pofferfilms.
Producer: Esme Kennedy

: Daily Service

An act of worship, led by Canon Noel Vincent. Christ. Be Our Light (Farrell). 2 Corinthians 4, vv 1-7. Light of the World (Dankworth). He Got the Whole World in His Hands (Traditional). With the Radio 2 Young Choristers of the Year 2006. Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.
Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Book of the Week :Arthur Conan Doyle: a Life in Letters

1/5. Forbes Masson and John Dougal read extracts from Conan Doyle 's letters to his mother Mary, edited by Daniel Stashower , Jon Lellenberg and Charles Foley. In the early 1880s, the author struggled cheerfully as a young doctor. Abridged by Alison Joseph. Producer Duncan Minshull Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: To order the hardback book Arthur Conan Doyle. a Life in Letters from RT Direct for only E22.50 (rrp £25.00) including p&p. send a cheque payableto 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. UK delivery only


Unknown: Forbes Masson
Unknown: John Dougal
Unknown: Conan Doyle
Edited By: Daniel Stashower
Edited By: Jon Lellenberg
Edited By: Charles Foley.
Abridged By: Alison Joseph.
Producer: Duncan Minshull
Unknown: Arthur Conan Doyle.

: Woman's Hour

With Jane Little.
10.45 A Short History of Longing 1/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm
Podcast: for one item from each day's programme visit www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/womanshour/listen


Unknown: Jane Little.

: Bullying.com

New series 1/3. Penny Marshall presents an investigation into the harassment of young people via the internet and mobile phones. She examines the impact on those affected by it and speaks to key industry figures about What Can be done. Producer Eve Streeter

: The Stanley Baxter Playhouse

4/4. Wheeling Them in. By Rona Munro.
A hospital porter suddenly finds everything he values hanging in the balance.
Producer/Director Marilyn Imrie


Unknown: Rona Munro.
Director: Marilyn Imrie
Archie: Stanley Baxter
Mary: June Watson
Nurse MacDonald: Sharon Maharaj
Tina: Meg Kubota
Jim: Robin Cameron
Mike: Mark Bonnar
Steve: James McPherson

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Brain of Britain

3/17. Peter Snow chairs the national general knowledge contest.
Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Jimmy's Letters

Andrew Sherlock 's dramatisation of the true story of his parent's early relationship, charted through his mother Audrey's reminiscence and his father Jimmy's letters home from
Korea, where he was serving in the early 1950s.
Producer/Director Jessica Dromgoole


Unknown: Andrew Sherlock
Director: Jessica Dromgoole
Jimmy: Andy Pointon
Audrey: Gillian Kearney
Evelyn: Elizabeth Estensen
Marie: Laura Molyneux
Pat: John Dougall
Marzy: Katy Cavanagh
Dennis: Sam Pamphllon
Jean: Joannah Tincey

: Money Box Live

Financial questions answered by Vincent Duggleby and guests. Producer Lesley McAlpine PHONE [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lives open from 1.30pm


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Lesley McAlpine

: Walk the Blue Fields

1/5. A selection of short stories by Irish writer Claire Keegan. In the title story, Walk the Blue Fields, a priest waits on the altar for a bride, battling with his memories of a past love affair. Abridged by Richard Hamilton and read by Dermot Crowley. Producer Amber Barnfather


Unknown: Claire Keegan.
Abridged By: Richard Hamilton
Read By: Dermot Crowley.
Producer: Amber Barnfather

: The Making of Music

11/30. The End of the Hapsburgs James Naughtie examines the music of Leos Janacek , born in 1854, who lived through the disintegration of the Austro-Hungarian empire.
Producers Rosie Boulton , Sara Conkey and Lucy Lunt


Unknown: Hapsburgs James Naughtie
Unknown: Leos Janacek
Producers: Rosie Boulton
Producers: Sara Conkey
Producers: Lucy Lunt

: The Food Programme

Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm

: Click On

2/6. Simon Cox learns how one man's hopes of setting up an online choir could change the face of internet communication. Producer Monise Durrani


Unknown: Simon Cox
Producer: Monise Durrani

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: Just a Minute

11/11. Nicholas Parsons hosts the comedy panel game from Hastings, where the panellists include Paul Merton ,
Gyles Brandreth , Jenny Eclair and Julian Clary.
Producer Tilusha Ghelani Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Gyles Brandreth
Unknown: Jenny Eclair
Unknown: Julian Clary.
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

: The Archers

Kathy revisits some painful memories. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including the verdict on the film The Brave One, starring Jodie Foster as a Vigilante. Producer Sally Spurring


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Jodie Foster

: A Short History of Longing

1/5. Shelagh Stephenson 's comic study of loneliness, as portrayed through the personal advertisements in newspapers.
Producer Eoin O'Callaghan Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Shelagh Stephenson
Producer: Eoin O'Callaghan
Rowan: John Gordon-Sinclair
Catherine: Haydn Gwynne
Nick: Miche Doherty
Martha: Joannah Tincey
Emma: Laura Molyneux
Neville: Alex Lanipekun
Alison: Anna Benqo
Toby: Sam Pamphilon
Richard: Peter Marlnker
Jessica: Lizzy McLnnerny

: Keeping the Faith

New series 1/3. Edward Stourton looks back through the long line of Catholic barons in his family to discover how they lived out and fought for their faith. Producer Mark O'Brien


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Producer: Mark O'Brien

: The Learning Curve

3/9. Presented by Libby Purves.
Producer Fiona Hill Repeated on Sunday at 11pm


Presented By: Libby Purves.
Producer: Fiona Hill

: Nature

3/8. The Sounds of Britain - an Urban Dawn Chorus. Paul Evans explains how sound recordist Chris Watson was able to capture the dawn chorus in Liverpool's Springfield Park and play it back for the benefit of patients at Alder Hey Children's Hospital.


Presenter: Paul Evans
Unknown: Chris Watson
Producer: Sarah Blunt

: Unmasking the English

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Jane Little.


Unknown: Jane Little.

: Book at Bedtime: A Thousand Splendid Suns

1/10. Set in Afghanistan, Khaled Hosseini 's story concerns two women whose lives collide during the brutal Taliban regime. Read by Seeta Indrani. Producer Jane Marshall
RT DIRECT: To order the hardback book A Thousand
Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini from RT Direct for only E15.50 (RRP E16.99) including p&p, send a cheque payable to RT Direct Book Offers, to: RT Direct. [address removed] call [number removed] quoting RT or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com. UK delivery only.


Unknown: Khaled Hosseini
Read By: Seeta Indrani
Producer: Jane Marshall
Unknown: Khaled Hosseini

: Another Case of Milton Jones

2/6. The comedian tries his hand at music. Producer David Tyler


Producer: David Tyler

: Take Two

3/3. Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. Richard Coles and guests discuss the collaboration between the musicians. Producer Adam Fowler


Unknown: Billy Strayhorn.
Unknown: Richard Coles
Producer: Adam Fowler

: News

: 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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