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: News Briefing

: Test Match Special

Sri Lanka v England
Continued coverage of the third day's play in the First Test at Kandy.
For commentators see Saturday 'approximatetimes_

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Noel Vincent.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill. Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rhidian Brook. Podcast: the 8.10 interview, lead interviews and BBC Radio Newspod at www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/today


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Rhidian Brook.

: Start the Week

Former US State Department spokesman James Rubin joins host Andrew Marr to discuss the week's cultural agenda. Producer Elaine Lester Shortened repeat at 9.30pm Podcast available at , , www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/factual/starttheweek.shtml


Unknown: James Rubin
Unknown: Andrew Marr
Producer: Elaine Lester Shortened

: Book of the Week:At Large and at Small

1/5. Mail. Anne Fadiman 's collection of familiar essays", a literary tradition defined by its focus on everyday experiences. In the first story, the author, hovering by her letterbox, argues that a postal delivery is one of the ew "unplanned and unplannable" experiences left to the human race. Read by Teresa Gallagher. Abridged and produced by Kirsteen Cameron. Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: To order At Large and at Small: Confessions of a Literary Hedonist for £11.69 (RRP E12.99) inc p&p, call
[number removed] (landline calls cost no more than 8p a minute) quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Anne Fadiman
Read By: Teresa Gallagher.
Produced By: Kirsteen Cameron.

: Daily Service

Led by Clair Jaquiss. Come, Thou Long-
Expected Jesus(Cross of Jesus). Mark1, vv1-8. This is the Record of John (Gibbons), On Jordan's Bank (Winchester New).


Unknown: Clair Jaquiss.

: Woman's Hour

With Jane Garvey.
10.45 Dombey and Son 11/20. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm Podcast: for one item from each day's programme visitwww.bbc.co.uk/radio4/womanshour/listen


Unknown: Jane Garvey.

: Test Match Special

Sri Lanka v England
Continued coverage of the third day's play in the First Test at Kandy.
For commentators see Saturday 'approximatetimes_

: Children of the Cold War

Catherine Merridale investigates how Poles who live and work in Britain have adapted to a life in the West. Producer Tim Dee


Unknown: Catherine Merridale
Producer: Tim Dee

: Fordham and Lipson

4/4. Sketch comedy by Philippa Fordham and Simon Lipson. Producer Carol Smith


Unknown: Simon Lipson.
Producer: Carol Smith

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and Mishal Husain.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Mishal Husain.

: The World at One

With Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Brain of Britain

Peter Snow chairs the first quarter-final of the nationwide general knowledge contest. Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Peter Snow
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Kepler's Mum's a Witch

Astronomer Johannes Kepler is appalled when his loud, annoying mother is accused of witchcraft. He has to defend her while trying not to get so wound up that he kills her himself! By Stephen Sharkey. producer Liz Webb


Unknown: Johannes Kepler
Unknown: Stephen Sharkey.
Producer: Liz Webb
Johannes: Simon Treves
Katherine: Ann Beach
Heinrich: Ben Crowe
Christop: John Dougall
Hitzler: Ben Onwukwe
Ursula: Susan Jameson
Haller: Rachel Atkins
Vice Chancellor: Peter Marinker

: Money Box Live

Listeners' financial questions answered by Paul Lewis and his guests. Producer Chris A'Court PHONE: [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p a minute) Lines open from 1.30pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis

: An Audience with Max Wall

1/5. First Footings. Max is born into the spit-and-sawdust world of the music hall in 1908. The life and times of the influential comedian, written and performed by Tony Lidington.
Guitarist Jake Rodriguez ; Producer/Director David Blount


Guitarist: Tony Lidington.
Guitarist: Jake Rodriguez
Director: David Blount

: Apprentice to the Past

1/4. Pargeter. Clare Jenkins looks at traditional British trades that are in danger of dying out. Today, she talks to a Suffolk pargeter who is passing on the decorative plaster skill to his son. Producer Clare Jenkins


Unknown: Clare Jenkins
Producer: Clare Jenkins

: The Food Programme

An update on the progress of last year's Food and Farming winners. Producer Kathleen Griffin


Producer: Kathleen Griffin

: More or Less

6/8. Tim Hartford looks at the power of numbers. Producer InnesBowen

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

4/6. The panellists are Jeremy Hardy , Barry Cryer , Tim Brooke-Taylor and Graeme Garden. With Humphrey Lyttelton in the chair. Producer Jon Naismith Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm


Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Graeme Garden.
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Producer: Jon Naismith

: The Archers

Brian gives Adam the green light.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson reports on the playwrights who are currently reinventing the traditional pantomime. Producer Timothy Prosser


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: Dombey and Son

11/20. Harriet Carker appeals to her brother's better nature. By Charles Dickens , adapted by Mike Walker.
Additional characters played by Ben Crowe.
Judith Jones and Lloyd Thomas Music by Nicolai Abrahamsen Producers/Directors Jessica Dromgoole and Jeremy Mortimer


Unknown: Harriet Carker
Unknown: Charles Dickens
Adapted By: Mike Walker.
Played By: Ben Crowe.
Played By: Judith Jones
Music By: Nicolai Abrahamsen
Directors: Jessica Dromgoole
Directors: Jeremy Mortimer
Charles Dickens: Alex Jennings
Dombey: Robert Glenister
Florence: Abigail Hollick
Edith: Helen Schlesinger
Mr Carker: Adrian Lukis
Capt Cuttle: Trevor Peacock
Mrs Brown: Geraldine James
Mrs Skewton: Fenella Fielding
Alice: Claire Rushbrook
Feenix: Bertie Carvel
Susan: Nadine Marshall
Harriet: Katy Cavanagh
Toots: Sam Pamphilon

: Revert to Type

New series 1/3. Murder on the High Seas In a series following journalists who revisit the stories they had covered earlier, Nick Davies updates his piece about a group of West African stowaways in 1993, a journey that ended in murder. Only one man, Kingsley Ofosu. survived. Nick travels to Accra to meet Kingsley again and hear how he has fared. Producer Tony Phillips


Unknown: Nick Davies
Producer: Tony Phillips

: Crossing Continents

4/10. Iran: behind the Veil. The story of 22-year-old Leila from Tehran. told in her own words. Sold into prostitution by her mother when she was nine she was sentenced to death at 18. Repeated from Thursday

: Natural Despots

Michael Portillo gives an insight into ruthless behaviour in the animal kingdom. Producer Julian Hector


Unknown: Michael Portillo
Producer: Julian Hector

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Burning Bright

6/10. Maisie has taken a shine to John Astley , the local circus owner's son. Jenny Coverack reads Tracy Chevalier 's new novel set in late-18th-century London. Abridged by Jane Greenwood. Producer Viv Beeby
RT DIRECT: To order Burning Bright for E14.50 (RRP £15.99) inc p&p, call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than 8pper minute) quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkleditect.com


Unknown: John Astley
Unknown: Jenny Coverack
Unknown: Tracy Chevalier
Abridged By: Jane Greenwood.
Producer: Viv Beeby

: Word of Mouth

3/6. Michael Rosen on the world of words. Producer Mark Smalley Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Mark Smalley

: Today in Parliament

With David Wilby.


Unknown: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week:At Large and at Small

1/5. By Anne Fadiman. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Anne Fadiman.

: News

: 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.

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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