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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

Presented by the Rev Nicholas Holtam.


Unknown: Nicholas Holtam.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock. Producer Sarah Falkingham


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.
Producer: Sarah Falkingham

: Today

With Sarah Montague and Edward Stourton.
This week, to mark the programme 50th birthday, listeners born on the same day - 28
October 1957 - share their moving stories and vivid memories of Britain over the past five decades.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Roy Jenkins.
Podcast: the 8.10 interview, lead interviews and BBC Radio Newspod at www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/today/


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: Start the Week

Andrew Marr and guests Kathleen Burk
Craig Venter. Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks ana Martin Palmer set the week's cultural agenda. Producer Elaine Lester Shortened repeat at 9.30pm
Podcast available at , www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/tactual/starttheweek.shtmi


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Unknown: Kathleen Burk
Unknown: Craig Venter.
Unknown: Jonathan Sacks
Unknown: Martin Palmer
Producer: Elaine Lester Shortened

: Book of the Week: Shopping,Seduction and Mr Selfridge

1/5. Lindy Woodhead 's biography of Harry Gordon Self ridge, founder of the department store. A gambler, philanderer dandy and showman, he was also the father of modern retailing. Read by Lindsay Duncan and abridged by Richard Hamilton. Producer Justine Willett Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: Order Shopping, Seduction and Mr Selfrige or E16.50 (RRP ET7.99) inc p&p, by cheque payable to RT Direct Book Offers, to: [address removed]or call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than op a minute) quoting RT, or visit wwwrtdirect.sparkledirect-COM


Unknown: Lindy Woodhead
Unknown: Harry Gordon Self
Read By: Lindsay Duncan
Abridged By: Richard Hamilton.
Producer: Justine Willett
Producer: Mr Selfrige

: Daily Service

Led by Claire Campbell Smith. Laudate
Dominum (Taize). Psalm 146. Holy, Holy, Holy! (trad Argentinian). Let All the World (Luckington).


Unknown: Claire Campbell Smith.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly.
10.45 The Tenderness of Wolves 6/10. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.

: The People's Plinths

More public art has been erected in the past
15 years than in the whole of the previous century. But the public often hate it.
Jolyon Jenkins discovers what's behind the boom and why people prefer statues of otters ana dolphins to the conceptual art they ve been
Served. Producer Jolyon Jenkins -


Unknown: Jolyon Jenkins
Producer: Jolyon Jenkins

: Fags, Mags and Bags

4/6 Build the Titanic. Corner-shop comedy hv Sanieev Kohli and Donald McLeary.
Producer Gus Beattie ; Director Colin Gilbert


Unknown: Sanieev Kohli
Unknown: Donald McLeary.
Producer: Gus Beattie
Director: Colin Gilbert
Ramesh: Sanjeev Kohll
Dave: Donald McLeary
Alok: Kayvan Novak
Saniav: Omar Raza
Fr Henderson: Gerard Kelly
Mrs Muirhead: Maureen Can-
Derek: Tom Urie
Janice: Gabriel Ouigley

: 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

Peter Snow chairs the nationwide quiz. producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Peter Snow
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Me and My Man

A comedy in which Lai (Indian) and Paul
(British-Asian) are an odd couple who run their own dry-cleaning shop. The path to true love is littered with obstacles - age difference, guilt, cultural chasms and ph/moloav. By Bettina Gracias.
Producer/Director David Hunter


Unknown: Bettina Gracias.
Director: David Hunter
Lai: Renu Setna
Paul: Rail James
Taxi driver: Kim Wall
Receptionist: Tracy Wiles
Father Pete: Loan Meredith

: Money Box Live

Listeners' personal-finance questions answered by Paul Lewis and his guests. producer Diane Richardson
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p a minute) Lines open from 1.30pm.


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Diane Richardson

: The Closed Door

1/5. Wednesday. A divorced mother prepares for another painful meeting with her estranged children. Stella Gonet reads the first story from a collection by Dorothy Whipple , an often neglected writer of the interwar years. Abridged by Jules Wilkinson. Producer Justine Willett


Unknown: Stella Gonet
Unknown: Dorothy Whipple
Abridged By: Jules Wilkinson.
Producer: Justine Willett

: Ten Popes Who Shook the World

New series 1/10. Professor Eamon Duffy starts his examination of the lives of prominent pontiffs by going back to St Peter from whom all popes trace their authority and symbolism of their office. Producer Chris Ledgard


Unknown: Professor Eamon Duffy
Unknown: St Peter
Producer: Chris Ledgard

: The Food Programme

Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm

: Click On

6/6. Simon Cox with the latest news from the world Of IT. Producer Monise Durrani


Unknown: Simon Cox
Producer: Monise Durrani

: PM

Presented by Carolyn Quinn.


Presenter: Carolyn Quinn

: Genius

4/6. Nominating the ideas offered by the public for genius status is comedian Dave Gorman and his guest Gyles Brandreth.
Producer Simon Nicholls Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm RT DIRECT: To order Dave Gorman Genius CD for £ 11.49 (RRP E15.99) inc p&p, call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than 8p a minute) quoting [number removed]. or visit www.bbcshop.com, entering [number removed]at the checkout


Unknown: Dave Gorman
Unknown: Gyles Brandreth.
Producer: Simon Nicholls
Unknown: Dave Gorman

: The Archers

Jazzer dispenses some words of wisdom. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson talks to writer Kate Mosse , whose last novel, Labyrinth, sold more than a million copies. Producer Sally Spurring


Talks: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Kate Mosse

: The Tenderness of Wolves

6/10. In order to prove her son's innocence Mrs Ross sets off into the vast emptiness of the Canadian wilderness. Chris Dolan 's dramatisation of Stef Penney 's debut novel.
Producer Kirsty Williams


Unknown: Mrs Ross
Unknown: Chris Dolan
Unknown: Stef Penney
Producer: Kirsty Williams
Mrs Ross: Meq Fraser
William: Angus MacLnnes
Donald: Lain Robertson
Mr Nesbit: Steven Cartwright
Elizabeth: Lucy Paterson
Mr Stewart: Richard Greenwood
Alec: Michael Goldsmith

: 1 Got Up out of My Seat

David Frost recalls the impact evangelist
Billy Graham had when he arrived in London in 1954. Producer Andrew Graystone


Unknown: David Frost
Unknown: Billy Graham
Producer: Andrew Graystone

: The Learning Curve

7/9. A guide to the world of learning.
Presented by Libby Purves. Producer Sukey Firth


Presented By: Libby Purves.

: Nature

7/8. The Only Great Ape in Asia
Orangutans are the only great ape found in Asia, surviving in the disappearing rainforests of Borneo and northern Sumatra. Patrick Morris and Barrie Britton visit a colony in Sumatra, where research has uncovered the extraordinary relationship between mothers and their offspring. Repeated tomorrow at 11am Spoken word choices: page 137


Unknown: Barrie Britton
Producer: Sheena Duncan

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Ghost

1/10. A professional ghostwriter is offered the plum job of writing the memoirs of Britain's former prime minister, Adam Lang. Douglas Hodge reads the new political thriller by Robert Harris. Producer Lisa Osborne RT DIRECT: To order The Ghost for £ 17.50 (RRP £18.99) inc p&p, send a cheque payable to RT Direct Book Offers, to: [address removed], or call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than 8p a minute) quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Adam Lang.
Unknown: Douglas Hodge
Unknown: Robert Harris.
Producer: Lisa Osborne

: Another Case of Milton Jones

6/6. Comedian Milton Jones sets himself up as a high-profile Formula One racing driver. Producer David Tyler


Unknown: Milton Jones
Producer: David Tyler

: Today in Parliament

With David Wilby.


Unknown: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week:Shopping, Seduction and Mr Selfridge

1/5. By Lindy Woodhead. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Lindy Woodhead.

: News

: Benazir Bhutto

the Investigation

: 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.

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