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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg.


Unknown: Jonathan Wittenberg.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

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


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: The Choice

7/8. Michael Buerk talks to
Laura Blumenfeld , the Washington Post journalist who tracked down the Palestinian who shot her father, later documenting the process in a book. Producer Dawn Bryan Repeated at 9.30pm


Talks: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Laura Blumenfeld

: Giving It All Away

5/5. Heather Payton meets Muslim philanthropist Lord Amir Bhatia about his passion for educational good causes. Producer Rosamund Jones


Unknown: Heather Payton
Unknown: Lord Amir Bhatia
Producer: Rosamund Jones

: Daily Service

An act of worship, led by the Rev Dr Maggi
Dawn 0 God Beyond All Praising (Thaxted).
2 Corinthians 8, vv1-7. Morning Glory, Starlit Sky (Barry Rose ). For the Fruits of His
Creation (East Acklam). Director of music Ian Tracey. Organist Jeffrey Makinson.


Unknown: Barry Rose
Organist: Ian Tracey.
Organist: Jeffrey Makinson.

: Book of the Week: ArthurConan Doyle: a Life in Letters

2/5. An extract from Conan Doyle 's correspondence to his mother. The mid-1880s were eventful, with marriage, fatherhood and the author's focus on a certain fictional character. Abridged by Alison Joseph. For further details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Conan Doyle
Abridged By: Alison Joseph.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 A Short History of Longing 2/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Bullying.com

2/3. Penny Marshall puts key players in the world of teen digital technology under the spotlight and asks whether social networking sites are doing enough to keep young people safe. Producer Eve Streeter

: Hit the Road Stax

Paul Gambaccini explores the Stax Volt Tour of 1967, which introduced Europe to soul giants Otis Redding , Sam and Dave, and Booker T and the MGs. Producer John sugar


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Unknown: Otis Redding

: You and Yours

With 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.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

With Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: The Story of Flowers in the Rain

Exploring the controversy around the Move's 1967 single, the first ever to be played on BBC Radio 1, but most famous for having libeled Harold Wilson , the prime minister of the day, in publicity material.
Producer Sian Price Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm Spoken word choices: page 129


Unknown: Harold Wilson

: Afternoon Play: In Search of Oldton

In a play about memory, loss and the suicide of his father, writer Tim Wright makes a personal journey in search of Oldton, the town of his childhood, which he lost when his father died. including contributions from members of a website community who offer Tim advice and their own stories of things that go missing. Producer/Director Pam Marshall


Unknown: Tim Wright
Director: Pam Marshall
Narrator: David Ryall
Tim: Jonathan Cullen

: Home Planet

Richard Daniel and the team discuss listeners' questions about our environment and the natural world.
ADDRESS: [address removed] email: [email address removed] Phone: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute)


Presenter: Richard Daniel
Producer: Nick Patrick

: Walk the Blue Fields

2/5. The Parting Gift. By Claire Keegan. As the harvest is gathered, a young woman explains why she is leaving her rural home. Read by Niamh Cusack. For further details see yesterday


Unknown: Claire Keegan.
Read By: Niamh Cusack.

: The Making of Music

12/30. The Path to War. During the First
World War, some composers, like Vaughan Williams and Schoenberg, were themselves drafted and reflected the horrors of the ordeal in their music. Read by Tom Hollander. For further details see yesterday


Unknown: Vaughan Williams
Read By: Tom Hollander.

: Law in Action

New series Weekly report on developments in the legal world. Presented by Clive Coleman. Producer Jim Frank : Editor Hugh Levinson


Presented By: Clive Coleman.
Producer: Jim Frank
Editor: Hugh Levinson

: Great Lives

8/9. Elizabeth David. Prue Leith joins Matthew Parris to discuss the life of food writer Elizabeth David. Producer Peter Everett Rptd on Friday at 11pm


Unknown: Elizabeth David.
Unknown: Matthew Parris
Unknown: Elizabeth David.
Producer: Peter Everett Rptd

: PM

Introduced by Eddie Mair.


Introduced By: Eddie Mair.

: Meanwhile with the Bearded Ladies

3/4. Narrative sketch comedy series. Jo and Kevin try for a baby because she wants to be a yummy mummy. 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
Producer: Carol Smith
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

Jazzer rocks the boat for Fallon.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , who reports on a major exhibition of art by the pre-Raphaelite painter Millais. Producer Ella-Mai Robey


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Ella-Mai Robey

: A Short History of Longing

2/5. Catherine and Rowan discover that lives of quiet desperation lurk beneath the surface of even the most preposterous personal ads. For cast and further details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am

: File on 4

2/10. A discussion of the American mortgage crisis and what it says about similar levels of unchecked borrowing in the UK.
Producer Ian Muir-Cochrane Repeated on Sunday at 5pm
Podcast available at news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/
- programmes/file on_4/default.stm


Producer: Ian Muir-Cochrane

: In Touch

Presented by Peter White. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Presented By: Peter White.
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Case Notes

5/11. Dr Mark Porter explores the 26 bones, 33 joints and more than 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments that make up the feet. They are responsible for taking 8,000-10,000 steps every day, covering an average of 100,000 miles in a lifetime, and most people have a problem with them at some time.
Producer Helena Selby Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter
Producer: Helena Selby

: The Choice

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Jane Little.


Unknown: Jane Little.

: Book at Bedtime: A ThousandSplendid Suns

2/10. Following her mother's death, Mariam moves in with her father, but sharing a home with so many family members proves a strain. For further details see yesterday

: Vent

New series 1/6. Comedy following the thoughts of a coma patient. Ben tries to understand why he remains in a coma.
Producer Gareth Edwards : Director Nigel Smith Spoken word choices: page 129


Producer: Gareth Edwards
Director: Nigel Smith
Ben: Neil Pearson
Blitz: Leslie Ash
Mary: Fiona Allen
Mum: Josie Lawrence
Nurse: Jo Martin
Doctor: Nicholas Hutchison
Beatrice: Scarlett Milburn-Smith
Tom: Mark Perry
Himself: Jeremy Paxman

: Banter

5/6. Lynn Ferguson and Dave Gorman give their definitive top threes on the comic discussion show. Producer Richard Grocock


Unknown: Lynn Ferguson
Unknown: Dave Gorman
Producer: Richard Grocock

: News

: 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.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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