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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rt Rev David Chillingworth.


Unknown: David Chillingworth.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Akhandadhi Das.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Akhandadhi Das.

: The Choice

8/8. Michael Buerk interviews people who have made life-altering decisions. Producer Helen Grady Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Producer: Helen Grady

: Inheritance

New series 1/5. My Wooden-Headed
Brother. James Maw examines fascinating stories of inheritances that changed the lives of the recipients. He starts by looking at the legacy of Archie Andrews , a ventriloquist's dummy. Producer Neil George Spoken word choices: page 145


Unknown: James Maw
Unknown: Archie Andrews
Producer: Neil George

: Book of the Week:Red Moon Rising

2/5. Tension and Pressure. The tension increases as scientists are put under political Pressure to meet deadlines. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Tony Burnham. I Am the Bread of Life (Toolan). John 6, vv41-52. Here, 0 My Lord (Barry Rose ). How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds (Sf Peter).


Unknown: Tony Burnham.
Unknown: Barry Rose

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 Whose Sari Now 2/5. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Nature

Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: One of the Three Great Plots of All Literature

Kate Adie marks the 300th anniversary of Henry Fielding's birth by examining the role of foundlings in major works of fiction. Producer Beaty Rubens


Presenter: Kate Adie
Producer: Beaty Rubens

: You and Yours

With Winifred Robinson 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: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

With Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Who Likes Techno?

Created in Detroit in 1988, techno music was influenced by the aesthetics of Arthur C Clarke and Fritz Lang , its originators describing it as music with a pulse that drives the soul. But what is it and who likes it? Toby Amies finds Out. Producer Llinos Jones Rptd on Saturday at 3.30pm


Unknown: Arthur C Clarke
Unknown: Fritz Lang
Unknown: Toby Amies
Producer: Llinos Jones Rptd

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Man of Steel

Marie's dad is one of three million unemployed, made redundant from the steel works more than 18 months ago. Then an ad appears in the local paper for a job with Falcon Video. Frances Byrnes's drama is inspired by her own experiences.
Producer/Director Kate McAII
A day in the life of BBC Radios 1, 2, 3 & 4: p33


Director: Kate McAii
Joe: Don Wychertey
Moira: Polly Hemingway
Marie: Lindsey Fawcett
Mick: Brendan Charleson
Mr Winter: Richard Nicholls
Roger: Matt Green

: Making History

New series 1/13. Vanessa Collingridge and the team follow up listeners' historical questions. Producer Nick Patrick
ADDRESS: [address removed] Email: making-history@bbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute)


Unknown: Vanessa Collingridge
Producer: Nick Patrick

: Sputnik

2/5. The Phantom Cosmonaut. By
Anita Sullivan. For every successful space launch there were plenty of rumours about missions that went wrong. For further details see yesterday


Unknown: Anita Sullivan.

: The Making of Music

17/30. Music for the Masses. Composers like Vaughan Williams and Carl Orff encouraged participation from their audiences, who were able to buy vinyl discs for the first time. Presented by James Naughtie. Readers Simon Russell Beale and Matthew Macfadyen. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Vaughan Williams
Unknown: Carl Orff
Presented By: James Naughtie.
Presented By: Matthew MacFadyen.

: Law in Action

2/8. Developments in the legal world.
Presented by Clive Coleman. Producer Jim Frank


Presented By: Clive Coleman.
Producer: Jim Frank

: Great Lives

9/9. General Sir Michael Rose believes the Iraq war is unwinnable. But his choice of a hero from history is a general who did win - George Washington. He discusses the "Father of the American Nation" with Washington expert Frank Grizzard and host Matthew Parris. Producer Peter Everett Repeated on Friday at 11pm


Unknown: Sir Michael Rose
Unknown: George Washington.
Unknown: Frank Grizzard
Unknown: Matthew Parris.
Producer: Peter Everett

: PM

Introduced by Eddie Mair.

: Meanwhile with the Bearded Ladies

4/4. Alex has 154 items on her to-do list as she makes preparations for her wedding - including writing the best man's speech.


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

Fallon fears the competition.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

In a rare interview, Philip Roth talks to Mark Lawson about his books. Producer Nicki Paxman


Talks: Philip Roth
Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Whose Sari Now

2/5. The Bombay Version. By Rani Moorthy. A rich divorcee flies in to purchase flimsy, fashionable and flirty Bollywood saris.
For cast and further details see yesterday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Rani Moorthy.

: File on 4

3/10. Kate Clark examines conditions in Basra since the withdrawal of British forces and the handing back of the city to Iraqi control. Including interviews with residents too frightened to remain living there.
Producer Arlene Gregorius Repeated on Sunday at 5pm
Podcast available at news.bbc.co.uk/l/hi/ jrogrammes/file_on_4/default.stm


Unknown: Kate Clark
Producer: Arlene Gregorius

: In Touch

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


Unknown: Peter White.
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Case Notes

Dr Mark Porter explores the causes of, and treatments for, recurrent headaches, including those resulting from the analgesia intended to treat them, and asks whether eye strain really is the most common cause. Producer Erika Wright Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter
Producer: Erika Wright

: The Choice

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, with Bridget Kendall.


Unknown: Bridget Kendall.

: Book at Bedtime: A Thousand Splendid Suns

7/10. By Khaled Hosseini. Forced to share her husband's affections with Laila, Mariam learns her "rival" is expecting a baby. For further details see yesterday
A day in the life of BBC Radios 1, 2, 3 & 4: p33


Unknown: Khaled Hosseini.

: Vent

2/6. As Mary and Mum read him a lifestyle magazine, Ben's unconscious mind takes him back to 1973 to find a "life coach" who will motivate him out of his coma. Unfortunately, this mostly involves pointing a gun at his head. Written and directed by Nigel Smith.
Producer Gareth Edwards


Directed By: Nigel Smith.
Producer: Gareth Edwards
Ben: Nell Pearson
Mum: Josle Lawrence
Mary: Fiona Allen
Blitz: Leslie Ash
Doctor: Nicholas Hutchison
Nurse: Jo Martin
Very fast voice: Tim Whitnall
Ken: John Kay Steel
Tom Paulin: Mark Perry
Young Ben: James Lynch

: Banter

6/6. Jenny Eclair , Richard Herring , Russell Howard and Will Smith give their definitive top threes on the comic discussion show. Producer Richard Grocock


Unknown: Jenny Eclair
Unknown: Richard Herring
Unknown: Russell Howard
Unknown: Will Smith
Producer: Richard Grocock

: News

: Book of the Week:Red Moon Rising

2/5. Repeated from 9.45am

: 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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