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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Michelle Marken.


Unknown: Michelle Marken.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Sarah Montague.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With John Bell.
Podcast: the 8.10 interview, lead interviews and BBC Radio Newspod at www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/toaay
Talking shop: page 24


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: John Bell.

: Start the Week

Andrew Marr and his guests Michael Billington ,
Jonathan Carr , James Stourton - chairman of Sotheby's - and Carola Hicks talk about their new books and set the week's cultural agenda. Producer Elaine Lester Repeated at 9.30pm
Podcast available at, www bbc co.uk/radio4/factual/starttheweek.shtmi


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Unknown: Michael Billington
Unknown: Jonathan Carr
Unknown: James Stourton
Unknown: Carola Hicks
Producer: Elaine Lester

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Tony Burnham. Lord, Thy
Word Abideth (Ravenshaw). 2 Timothy 3, W14-17. Teach Me, 0 Lord (Byrd). We Have a Gospel to Proclaim (Fulda).


Unknown: Tony Burnham.

: Book of the Week: Katherine Swynford: the Story of John of Gauntand His Scandalous Duchess

1/5. Alison Weir 's account of one of the greatest love stories of medieval England is read by Sian Thomas and abridged by Libby Spurrier. Producer Joanna Green Rptd at 12.30am RT DIRECT: to order Katherine Swynford for £18.00 (RRP E20.00) inc p&p, call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than 8p a minute) quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Alison Weir
Read By: Sian Thomas
Abridged By: Libby Spurrier.
Producer: Joanna Green
Unknown: Katherine Swynford

: Woman's Hour

With Jane Garvey.
10.45 Island Blue 1/5. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm
H Podcast: for one item from each day's programme visitwww.bbc.co.uk/radio4/womanshour/listen


Unknown: Jane Garvey.

: Are Horoscopes Rubbish?

Ian McMillan looks at the enduring fascination for horoscopes. He takes a poetic look at our language and culture to find out how the skies tell us stories ana inspire our dreams. Producer Sara Jane Hall Spoken word choices: page 137


Unknown: Ian McMillan
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Fags, Mags and Bags

5/6. Ramesh concocts a fake festival in an attempt to shift a load of unsold fireworks.
Sitcom by Sanjeev Kohli and Donald McLeary.
Producer Gus Beattie ; Director Colin Gilbert


Unknown: Sanjeev Kohli
Unknown: Donald McLeary.
Producer: Gus Beattie
Director: Colin Gilbert
Ramesh: Sanjeev Kohli
Dave: Donald McLeary
Alok: Kayvan Novak
Sanjay: Omar Raza
Fr Henderson: Gerard Kelly
Derek: Tom Urie
Mrs Sell: Gabriel Qulgley
The Mayor: Brian Pettier
Donalda: Marjory Hogarth
Keenan'smum: Leah McCrae

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite. A look at food and nanotechnology. What will we be eating in the future and how do we know it's safe?


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Brain of Britain

The eighth heat of the general knowledge contest, presented by Peter Snow producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Presented By: Peter Snow
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Ted Hughes Letters

- Novelist Jane Feaver presents a selection of previously unheard letters from Ted Hughes to family, friends, academics, children and fellow writers - intimate, honest, and filled with the extraordinary observations of a poet. Read by Richard Armitage. Producer Susan Roberts
Spoken word choices: page 137


Unknown: Jane Feaver
Unknown: Ted Hughes
Read By: Richard Armitage.
Producer: Susan Roberts

: Money Box Live

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


Presenter: Paul Lewis
Producer: Lesley McAlpine

: The Big Chill

- 1/5 Conning Mrs Vinterberg. Mr Roper arrives in Copenhagen by night to buy a Oing dynasty vase from Mrs Vinterberg , but he finds that she collects rather more than just antiques. Tim Mclnnerny reads Heidi Amsinck 's story, the first of a series exploring the darker side of life. producer Rosalynd Ward
Spoken word choices: page 137


Unknown: Mrs Vinterberg.
Unknown: Mr Roper
Unknown: Mrs Vinterberg
Unknown: Tim McLnnerny
Unknown: Heidi Amsinck
Producer: Rosalynd Ward

: Ten Popes Who Shook the World

6/10. Paul III. In his series on charismatic pontiffs, Professor Eamon Duffy charts the life of the pope who came to lay the foundations for the Counter-Reformation. Producer Chris Ledgard


Unknown: Paul Iii.
Unknown: Professor Eamon Duffy
Producer: Chris Ledgard

: The Food Programme

Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm

: More or Less

New series 1/8. Tim Hartford of the Financial Times presents the series that looks at numbers in the news, politics and life in general. Producer Innes Bowen


Producer: Innes Bowen

: PM

News and analysis, with Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: Genius

5/6. Nominating ideas and schemes sent in by the public for genius status are Dave Gorman and his guest Matthew Wright.
Producer Simon Nicholls Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm RT DIRECT: To order Dave Gorman Genius CD for E11.49 (RRP £15.99) 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: Matthew Wright.
Producer: Simon Nicholls
Unknown: Dave Gorman

: The Archers

Brian and Jennifer get a rude awakening. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson presents arts news, interviews and reviews. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: John Wilson
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Island Blue

1/5. Twins Shonagh and Billy are planning their gap year away from Scotland where, having been orphaned, they live with their aunt. But an unexpected visitor threatens to drive a wedge between them. By Gerda Stevenson.
Producer David Ian Neville Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Gerda Stevenson.
Producer: David Ian Neville
April: Rose McBain
Shonagh: Lesley Hart
Billy: Robert Softley
Fiona: Vicki Llddelle
Malky: John Buick
John: Lain Agnew

: The British Mosque

Architectural historian Joe Kerr goes on a journey to assess the design and quality of British mosques. Producer Mohini Patel


Unknown: Joe Kerr
Producer: Mohini Patel

: The Learning Curve

8/9. A guide to the world of learning, presented by Libby Purves.
Producer Louise Corley Repeated on Sunday at 11pm


Presented By: Libby Purves.
Producer: Louise Corley

: Nature

8/8. Life in the Trenches. Julian Partridge and Ron Douglas join an expedition to explore the deep trenches, carved into the Pacific seabed, capturing images of weird and wonderful creatures evolved to cope with the harshest conditions on Earth. Repeated tomorrow at 11am


Presenter: Julian Partridge
Presenter: Ron Douglas
Producer: Katy Hubbard

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Ritula Shah.


Presented By: Ritula Shah.

: Book at Bedtime: The Ghost

6/10. Full of foreboding about the fate of his predecessor, Adam Lang 's ghostwriter learns something to make his hair stand on end.
Robert Harris 's new political thriller is read by Douglas Hodge. Producer Lisa Osborne
RT DIRECT: to order The Ghost for £17.50 (RRP £18.99) inc p&p, call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than 8p per minute) quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


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

: Bullying.com

1/3. Penny Marshall investigates the rise in cyber bullying where children are harassed online or via their mobile phones. Producer Eve Streeter

: Today in Parliament

Today's business, with Susan Hulme.


Unknown: Susan Hulme.

: News

: Book of the Week:Katherine Swynford

1/5. By Alison Weir. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Alison Weir.

: Quest for a Cure

Peter Day reports on the progress of the HIV/Aids drug Maraviroc

: Culture Shock

: 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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