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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the

Day With Bhai Butta Singh.


Unknown: Bhai Butta Singh.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
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 Martin Palmer.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Martin Palmer.

: Midweek

With Libby Purves and guests.
Producer Chris Paling Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Daily Service

Led by Clair Jaquiss. Happy Are They, They That Love God (Binchester). John 4,w4-15. As Water to the Thirsty (Oasis arr Barnard). Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken (Abbots Leigh).


Unknown: Clair Jaquiss.

: Book of the Week:An Utterly Impartial History of Britain

3/5. Revolting Times. In the early 19th century, only 435,000 males could vote - and MPs had to be property owners. It was time for reform and the Chartist movement. By John O'Farrell. for further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: John O'Farrell.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 A Pin to See the Peep Show 3/5. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Can Newspapers Survive?

3/3. The Age of Influence. Kim Fletcher asks if it is too soon to write the obituary for the newspaper, looking today at the changing influences of editors and newspapers. Producer Georgina Robertson


Unknown: Kim Fletcher
Producer: Georgina Robertson

: Hazelbeach

3/6. Ronnie organises a trip to the races and Nick makes a startling discovery about the true nature of friendship. Comedy by Caroline and David Stafford.
Producer/Director Marc Beeby


Unknown: David Stafford.
Director: Marc Beeby
Ronnie: Jamie Foreman
Nick: Paul Bazely
Chloe: Tracy Wiles
james: John Dougall
Harry: Simon Treves

: You and Yours

With Stuart Flinders and Winifred Robinson. Today the team investigate ME treatments available on the NHSSeealsoCaseNotesat 4.30pm


Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

With Martha Kearney.


Presenter: Martha Kearney

: Tracing Your Roots

3/6. Sally Magnusson embarks on more ancestral detective work in the company of resident genealogist Nick Barratt. Producer Anne McNaught
EMAIL: tracingyourroots@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Sally Magnusson
Unknown: Nick Barratt.
Producer: Anne McNaught

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Lost Boys of Africa

The interwoven stories of Californian builder Billy Scherer and Kenyan street kid Lulu, whose worlds come together through a charity project for slum children in Nairobi. Performance poet Lemn Sissay reads his tale based on a true story of hope, determination and the power of music. Original music by Lulu and Billy Scherer ; Producer Karen Rose


Unknown: Billy Scherer
Unknown: Lemn Sissay
Unknown: Billy Scherer
Producer: Karen Rose

: Gardeners' Question Time

From Stone in Staffordshire. John Cushnie, Anne Swithinbank and Chris Beardshaw answer horticultural queries. Eric Robson is in the chair. Including at 3.25pm Gardening Weather Forecast.
Shortened repeat from Sunday at 2pm


Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Eric Robson

: Ones to Watch: Volume 2

3/5 Naked. Henry finds that an Alaskan cruise to celebrate his 40th wedding anniversary leaves him with cabin fever.
Nigel Anthony reads Nicholas Hogg 's story. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Nigel Anthony
Unknown: Nicholas Hogg

: Extra Senses

3/5. Time. Graham Easton talks to
Dave Rooney , curator of timekeeping at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, who explains we are so obsessed with time. Humans possess potentially super-accurate internal clocks, but these can go haywire, as Easton finds out under hypnosis. For further details see Monday


Talks: Graham Easton
Unknown: Dave Rooney

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor leads the discussion on topical items and issues from the academic world. producer Charlie Taylor Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Case Notes

Repeated from yesterday at 9pm
See also You and Yours all this week at 12.04pm

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

By Douglas Adams, dramatised by Dirk Maggs and John Langdon.
6/6. In which the simple solution is not always the most obvious, or helpful, or correct.
RT DIRECT: to order Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency CD for £11.99 (RRP £15.99) inc p&p, call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than 8p a minute), or visit [web address removed] and enter [number removed] at the checkout.


Writer: Douglas Adams
Dramatised By: Dirk Maggs
Dramatised By: John Langdon
Music By: Philip Pope
Producer: Jo Wheeler
Producer: Dirk Maggs
Director: Dirk Maggs
Dirk: Harry Enfield
Richard: Billy Boyd
Janice: Olivia Colman
Susan: Felicity Montagu
DS Gilks: Jim Carter
Gordon: Robert Duncan
Electric Monk: Toby Longworth
Professor Reg Chronotis: Andrew Sachs
Michael Wenton Weakes: Michael Fenton Stevens
Coleridge: Wayne Forester
Housekeeper: Tamski Heatley
Neal Sleat: Neal Sleat
Announcer: John Marsh

: The Archers

Nic tries to build bridges.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson talks to playwright Kwame Kwei-Armah . Producer Timothy Prosser


Talks: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Kwame Kwei-Armah
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: A Pin to See the Peep Show

3/5. Julia accepts Herbert's offer of marriage but almost immediately meets
Leonard Carr - who seems like the man of her dreams. By F Tennyson Jesse.
For cast and further details see Monday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Leonard Carr
Unknown: Tennyson Jesse.

: The Moral Maze

7/9. Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which Ian Hargreaves , Michael Portillo ,
Alex Callinicos and Clifford Longley cross-examine expert witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news.
Producer Phil Pegum Repeated on Saturday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Michael Portillo
Unknown: Alex Callinicos
Unknown: Clifford Longley
Producer: Phil Pegum

: Any Complaints about Europe?

1/2. Mark Mardell looks at the work of the Petitions Committee, whose members examine the issues exercising the citizens of the EU, from the size of rabbit hutches in the UK to admission prices for pensioners in Hungarian public baths. Producer Mark Rickards Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm Repeated on Sunday at 5.45am


Unknown: Mark Mardell
Producer: Mark Rickards

: Save Our Seeds

1/2. Founder-director of Forum for the Future Jonathon Porritt examines the controversial fallout of the Green Revolution, the inherent danger of single-variety crops, and how traditional farming might safeguard our food security in the coming years. Producer Kate Bland


Unknown: Jonathon Porritt

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News round-up presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Augustus Carp -Continued

3/5. Augustus attempts to enlist an attractive young actress in the Anti-Dramatic League. For further details see Monday

: Rubbish

2/6. Liar. Disillusioned recycling officer Martin has his patience tested. Written by Tony Bagley.
Producer Claire Bartlett


Written By: Tony Bagley.
Producer: Claire Bartlett
Martin: Reece Dinsdale
Sarah: Pippa Haywood
Barney: Matthew Cottle
Scott: Kevin Eldon
John: Neil Dudgeon
Tristana: Katy Brand
Karen: Orlanne Messina

: Today in Parliament

Highlighting Prime Minister's Questions, presented by David Wilby.


Presented By: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week:An Utterly Impartial History of Britain

3/5. By John O'Farrell. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: John O'Farrell.

: News

: On Screen

: 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.

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