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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rt Rev Nigel McCulloch.


Unknown: Nigel McCulloch.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill. Producer Baljit Sidhu


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Baljit Sidhu

: Today

With James Naughtie and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Susan Hulme and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day Presented by Martin Palmer.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament With Susan Hulme and David Wilby.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Susan Hulme
Unknown: David Wilby.
Presented By: Martin Palmer.
Unknown: Susan Hulme
Unknown: David Wilby.

: Midweek

Diverse conversation with Libby Purves and guests. Producer Chris Paling Shortened rpt at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Book of the Week:God's Architect: Pugin and theBuilding of Romantic Britain

3/5. An unusual design for Pugin's new home in Salisbury proves controversial. Nevertheless, the architect's career prospects take off as his religious convictions take hold. By Rosemary Hill. ror further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Rosemary Hill.

: Daily Service

Led by Mgr Tony Rogers. Will You Come and Follow Me (Kelvingrove). John 14, vv1-7; v27. Come, My Way, My Truth, My Life (Cooper).
Thou Art the Way: by Thee Alone (St James).


Unknown: Mgr Tony Rogers.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 How I Live Now 3/5.
The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presenter: Jenni Murray

: The Rainbow Tribe

Some of the 12 multi-ethnic children who were adopted by cabaret star Josephine Baker talk to Kate Meynell about their unusual upbringing. They also talk about their mother's increasingly eccentric behaviour. Producer Kate Meynell


Unknown: Josephine Baker
Unknown: Kate Meynell
Producer: Kate Meynell

: Hazelbeach .

4/6. In which Ronnie sets a honey trap, and Nick is arrested. Oh, and their hedge is stolen. By Caroline and David Stafford. Producer/Director Marc Beeby


Unknown: David Stafford.
Director: Marc Beeby
: John Dougall
Nick PaulBazely Harry: Simon Treves
Chloe: Tracy Wiles

: You and Yours

Consumer and public interest reports, presented by Liz Barclay and Stuart Flinders.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Stuart Flinders.

: The World at One

National and international news and analysis, presented by Shaun Ley.


Presented By: Shaun Ley.

: Tracing Your Roots

4/6 Exploring the growing fascination in tracing family histories. Sally Magnusson meets experts and amateur genealogists and discovers how lateral thinking is needed to make full use of the resources available.
She learns it is now possible to find out where ancestors lived, what their occupations were, and what they looked like. Producer Anne McNaught


Unknown: Sally Magnusson
Producer: Anne McNaught

: The Archers

: Afternoon Play: Love Contract

Emma battles to hang on to her dignity in a series of increasingly bizarre interviews with her manager. Mike Bartlett 's dark comedy.
Emma Claire Rushbrook Manager Ellie Haddington Producer Claire Grove


Unknown: Mike Bartlett

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bob Flowerdew , Anne Swithinbank and Matthew Biggs are guests of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission in Maidenhead as part of their 90thanniversary celebrations. Eric Robson is in the chair. Including at 3.25pm Gardening Weather Forecast.
Shortened repeat from Sunday at 2pm


Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Eric Robson

: Telling the World

3/5 Baucis and Philemon Daniel Morden tells one of Ovid s timeless tales of tranformation, illustrating the power of enduring love.
For further details see Monday


Unknown: Philemon Daniel Morden

: Turn Over Your Papers ... Now!

3/5 Multiple Choice. John O'Farrell finds out how multiple choice was first used to test US soldiers during the First World War. Plus examiners on the art of writing the wrong questions, and pupils on trying to avoid the pitfalls of this most slippery of tests.
For further details see Monday


Unknown: John O'Farrell

: 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

: All in the Mind

Rptd from yesterday at 9pm

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Listen Against

1/4. Alice Arnold and Jon Holmes take liberties with the past seven days of radio. It's a bit like Feedback but with less violence.


Presenter: Alice Arnold
Presenter: Jon Holmes
Producer: Bill Dare
Producer: Jon Holmes

: The Archers

Fallon flaunts her new-found status. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson introduces the arts magazine programme, with news, reviews and interviews. Producer Laura Thomas


Introduces: John Wilson
Producer: Laura Thomas

: How I Live Now

3/5. Daisy has fallen in love with her cousin, Edmond. By Meg Rosoff. For cast and further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Meg Rosoff.

: The Moral Maze

8/9. Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which Michael Portillo , Ian Hargreaves ,
Alex Callinicos and Clifford Longley cross-examine expert witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news.
Producer Phil Pegum Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


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

: Any Complaints about Europe?

2/2. Mark Mardell concludes his report on the work of the European Parliament's Petitions Committee, which received 1.609 complaints about various aspects of life in the EU in only 18 months. Who says Europeans are happy? Producer Mark Rickards Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Mark Mardell
Producer: Mark Rickards

: Save Our Seeds

2/2. Jonathon Porritt explores the controversial fallout of the Green Revolution, the inherent danger of single-variety crops and how traditional farming methods might safeguard food security in the future. Producer Kate Bland


Unknown: Jonathon Porritt
Producer: Kate Bland

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Taxi Queue

3/10. The ripples spread out from the encounter at Paddington station, yet Abe remains oblivious. By Janet Davey. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Janet Davey.

: Rubbish

Martin foolishly agrees to go on a sponsored walk with his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend. Will he be able to keep his rants to a minimum or will an audience just encourage him? By Tony Bagley. Producer Claire Bartlett


Unknown: Tony Bagley.
Producer: Claire Bartlett
Martin Christmas: Reece Dinsdale
Sarah: Pippa Haywood
Scott: Kevin Eldon
Barney: Matthew Cottle
Loud American: Ewan Bailey
David: Martin Trenaman

: Today in Parliament

Robert Orchard presents news, views and analysis of the day's developments in Westminster, including Gordon Brown 's response to MPs' queries during Prime Minister's Questions.


Unknown: Gordon Brown

: News

: Book of the Week:God's Architect: Pugin and theBuilding of Romantic Britain

3/5. By Rosemary Hill. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Rosemary Hill.

: News

: Taxing Questions


: 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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