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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Most Rev Peter Smith , Archbishop of Cardiff.


Unknown: Peter Smith

: Fanning Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Akhandadhi Das.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Akhandadhi Das.

: The Long View

New series 1/4. Jonathan Freedland asks if history is repeating itself as he compares the time when Harold Wilson was forced to hold a referendum on the EEC in 1975 with the pressures facing Gordon Brown today as he negotiates EU reform. Repeated at 9.30pm


Presenter: Jonathan Freedland
Producer: Roger Hermiston

: Inheritance

2/5. Byron's Gondolier. James Maw tells the story of Claudia's life-changing inheritance - a ring she discovered had once belonged to her ancestor who was formerly a gondolier and then Lord Byron's manservant. Producer Neil George


Unknown: James Maw
Producer: Neil George

: Book of the Week: BarefacedLies and Boogje-Woogie Boasts

2/5. Deptford Fun City. Squeeze team up with producer John Cale to record three songs that Miles Copeland releases on his own Deptford Fun City label. Jools Holland reads from his autobiography. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Producer: John Cale
Unknown: Miles Copeland
Unknown: Jools Holland

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Peter Whittaker. Through All the Changing Scenes of Life (Wiltshire). Ecclesiastes 3, vv1-8. Be Thou My Vision (Chilcott). God Is Working His Purpose Out (Benson).


Unknown: Peter Whittaker.

: Woman's Hour With

Jenni Murray.
10.45 Mr Moonlight 2/5. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Mr Moonlight

: Nature

Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: The Joke Book

Barry Cryer looks at how gags have been shared through the ages, from the earliest surviving compilation of rib-ticklers to the present-day system of swapping jokes online. Producers Neil Rosser and Michael Pointon


Unknown: Barry Cryer
Producers: Neil Rosser
Producers: Michael Pointon

: 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 Real History of Opera

New series 1/3. Mazeppa. Huw Edwards examines the history and social context of three operas, beginning with Tchaikovsky's Mazeppa, which tells a true story of betrayal, love, torture and the fight for Ukrainian independence, with the action centred on the Battle of Poltava. Edwards uncovers contemporary resonances between the piece and the trustworthiness of political leaders, the "manufacture" of national history and the fluidity and instability of Russia's borders. Producer Kerry Clark


Unknown: Huw Edwards
Producer: Kerry Clark

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Windscale

2/2. After. Camilla, who was 12 at the time of the fire, is now 42. When she reads about some of the research, she starts to make some significant and disturbing connections. Paul Dodgson 's play about the Windscale accident. For cast and further details see yesterday


Unknown: Paul Dodgson

: Making History

Vanessa Collingridge and the team tackle more listeners' questions that reveal further insights into the past. 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 min)


Unknown: Vanessa Collingridge
Producer: Nick Patrick

: Cheltenham Festival Stories

2/5. Close. A brief encounter on Elizabeth's holiday takes hold of her imagination. Written and read by Jon McGregor. For further details see yesterday


Read By: Jon McGregor.

: The Making of Music: Those Who Got Away

22/30. The story of musicians such as Bartok and Schoenberg, who were exiles from Hitler's Europe.
Readers Tom Hollander and Simon Russell Beale.
For further details see yesterday


Reader: Tom Hollander
Reader: Simon Russell Beale

: Law in Action

3/8. Weekly report on developments in the legal world. Presented by Clive Coleman. Producer Jim Frank


Presented By: Clive Coleman.
Producer: Jim Frank

: A Good Read

New series 1/9. Jeremy Paxman
0 and historian Bettany Hughes join Sue E&3E9 MacGregor to discuss favourite books by Joseph Conrad , Jane Gardam , and Philip Roth. Producer Isobel Eaton Rptd on Friday at 11pm Spoken word choices: page 137


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Unknown: Bettany Hughes
Unknown: Joseph Conrad
Unknown: Jane Gardam
Unknown: Philip Roth.
Producer: Isobel Eaton Rptd

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair .


Presented By: Eddie Mair

: Down the Line

1/6. The spoof phone-in show, hosted by Gary Bellamy (Rhys Thomas ). Special guests are Harry Enfield and Catherine Tate. With Amelia Bullmore , Simon Day , Felix Dexter. Charlie Higson ,
Lucy Montoomerv and Paul Whitehouse.
Producers Charlie Higson and Paul Whitehouse


Unknown: Gary Bellamy
Unknown: Rhys Thomas
Unknown: Catherine Tate.
Unknown: Amelia Bullmore
Unknown: Simon Day
Unknown: Felix Dexter.
Unknown: Charlie Higson
Unknown: Lucy Montoomerv
Unknown: Paul Whitehouse.
Producers: Charlie Higson
Producers: Paul Whitehouse

: The Archers

Alan prays for strength at the PCC meeting. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Arts magazine, with Mark Lawson , including a review of Ratatouille, the latest film from the director of The Incredibles. Producer Sally Spurring


Unknown: Mark Lawson

: Mr Moonlight

2/5. It's mid-morning now, and Alan is unwisely heading off to the pub. By Robert Forrest. For cast and further details see yesterday


Unknown: Robert Forrest.

: File on 4

4/10. The numbers of deaths from work- related cancers could be as high as 40,000. Tim Whewell asks whether the Health and Safety Executive is instigating sufficient preventative measures.
Editor David Ross Repeated on Sunday at 5pm HPodcast available at news.bbc.co.uk/l/hi/ programmes/file_on_4/default.stm


Unknown: Tim Whewell
Editor: David Ross

: In Touch

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


Presented By: Peter White.
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Case Notes

Dr Mark Porter examines the latest research and treatments for Alzheimer's and asks if there will ever be a vaccine for dementia.
Producer Paula McGrath Repeated tomorrow at 4.30Dm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter
Producer: Paula McGrath Reoeated

: The Long View

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis with Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Fire in the Blood

2/5. A tryst in the woods and a tragedy at the Moulin Neuf. By Irene Nemirovsky. For further details see yesterday


Unknown: Irene Nemirovsky.

: Vent

3/6. Ben's unconscious mind puts him in a compromising situation with a fellow patient at a familiar Torquay hotel of the 1970s. He slides in and out of his coma but every time he wakes Mary is asleep. Written by Nigel Smith.
Producer Gareth Edwards ; Director Nigel Smith


Written By: Nigel Smith.
Producer: Gareth Edwards
Director: Nigel Smith
Ben: Neil Pearson
Mary: Fiona Allen
Mum: Josie Lawrence
Blitz: Leslie Ash
Andrea: Clare Groaan
Coma Girl: Hils Barker
MrPrewitt: Tim Whitnall
Nurse: Jo Martin
Tom: Mark Perry
Doctor: Nirhnbrc Hiitrhknn

: Today in Parliament

News, views and analysis of the day's events in Westminster. Presented by David Wilby.


Presented By: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week:Barefaced Lies and Boogie-Woogie Boasts

2/5. By Jools Holland. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Jools Holland.

: 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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