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: News Briefing

: Test Match Special

Sri Lanka v England
Concluding commentary on the fifth and final day's play in the First Test at Kandy.
For commentators see Saturday *approximate times

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Noel Vincent.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
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
With the Rt Rev James Jones.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Susan Hulme
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: James Jones.

: Test Match Special

Sri Lanka v England
Concluding commentary on the fifth and final day's play in the First Test at Kandy.
For commentators see Saturday *approximate times

: Midweek

With LibbyPurves and guests. Producer Chris Paiing Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Producer: Chris Paiing

: Book of the Week:At Large and at Small

3/5. Coffee. A compact history of our love affair with this most invigorating berry. By Anne Fadiman. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Anne Fadiman.

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Peter Whittaker. Come, Thou
Redeemer of the Earth (PuerNobis Nascitur, arr Willcocks). Isaiah 49, vvl-6. Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (Bach). Christ Is the World s True Light (Nun danket).


Unknown: Peter Whittaker.

: Test Match Special

Sri Lanka v England
Concluding commentary on the fifth and final day's play in the First Test at Kandy.
For commentators see Saturday *approximate times

: Woman's Hour With

Jenni Murray.
10.45 Dombey and Son 13/20. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Mind Changers

2/3. The Heinz Dilemma. Claudia Harnmona examines psychological experiments that have defined our understanding of the human mind. By designing the first experiment to quantify the human ability to reason morally, Lawrence Kohlberg shifted the focus of psychologyfrom animal behaviour. Here, aspects of the original experiment are replicated. Producer Marya Burgess


Unknown: Claudia Harnmona
Producer: Marya Burgess

: Baggage: 1: The Homecoming

New series 1/6.
Comedy drama by Hilary Lyon.

It's Edinburgh, it's Christmas and it cold outside. Inside, things are hotting up. Ruth may be in love, Fiona may be in labour and Caroline may wish she hadn't bothered coming home at all.


Writer: Hilary Lyon
Producer: Gordon Kennedy
Director: Marilyn Imrie
Caroline: Hilary Lyon
Fiona: Phyllis Logan
Ruth: Adie Allen
Roddy: Robin Cameron
Preston: Roger May

: You and Yours until 12.15

With Stuart Flinders and Sheila McClennon.


Unknown: Stuart Flinders
Unknown: Sheila McClennon.

: The World at One

Presented by Martha Kearney.


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: Off the Page

New series 1/6. Failure.
Dominic Arkwright invites eccentric musician
John Otway , journalist Amanda Platell and sports writer Jim White to write and talk about the uncomfortable subject of failure. Producer Isobel Eaton Repeated on Sunday at 11pm Spoken word choices: page 129


Unknown: Dominic Arkwright
Musician: John Otway
Unknown: Amanda Platell
Unknown: Jim White

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at7pm

: Afternoon Play: My Blue Wedding

Graham Slater thinks he may be having a nervous breakdown. Maybe it's because his imaginary friend is insisting Graham helps him choose a wife. Written and directed by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran.

Spoken word choices: page 129


Writer/Director: Laurence Marks
Writer/Director: Maurice Gran
Producer: Liz Anstee
Graham: Michael Maloney
Griselda: Emma Amos
Dottie: Phyllida Law
Laz: Toby Longworth
Indigo: Philip Philmar
Lavender: Helen Baker
Pearl: Polly Frame

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bob Flowerdew , Chris Beardshaw and Anne Swithinbank answer gardening queries in Somerset. Peter Gibbs is in the chair. And at
3.25pm Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened repeat from Sunday at 2pm


Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Chris Beardshaw
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank

: An Audience with Max Wall

3/5. Cracks in the Wall. Max tells of his tempestuous relationship with his mother. By Tony Lidington. For details see Monday


Unknown: Tony Lidington.

: Apprentice to the Past

3/4. Willow. Clare Jenkins talks to three generations of the Somerset Willow
Company about the skills required to make pigeon-carriers, picnic-baskets and coffins by weaving willow. For details see Monday


Talks: Clare Jenkins

: 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

: Listen Against

4/4. A round-up of a week's worth of radio that never happened. Comedy with Alice Arnold and Jon Holmes.
Producers Bill Dare and Jon Holmes


Unknown: Alice Arnold
Unknown: Jon Holmes.
Unknown: Jon Holmes

: The Archers

Matt keeps his options open.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Arts news, interviews and reviews, hosted by Mark Lawson. Producer Ella-Mai Robey


Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Ella-Mai Robey

: Dombev and Son

13/20. By Charles Dickens. Edith tries to reason with her husband.
For cast and details see Monday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Charles Dickens.

: Unreliable Evidence

2/4. Legal Aid. Clive Anderson and a panel of legal experts discuss the potential for a "justice gap", created by cutbacks in the Government's legal aid budget, giving rise to concerns that many vulnerable people will not be properly represented, leading to injustices throughout criminal, domestic and civil courts.
Producer Brian King Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Clive Anderson

: Power and the Web

2/2. Matthew d'Ancona examines the rise of the internet and asks if it could have the same revolutionary impact on society as the invention of the printing press more than five centuries ago.
Producer Helen Grady Repeated from Sunday at 5.45am


Producer: Helen Grady

: Frontiers

3/6. The Hubble Space Telescope, launched in 1990, is beginning to show its age. Andrew Luck-Baker visits Nasa to hear about the mission to repair and upgrade its cameras and meets the astronauts who are preparing for the servicing mission. Producer John Watkins


Unknown: Andrew Luck-Baker
Producer: John Watkins

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

Round-up of the day's news, presented by David Eades.


Presented By: David Eades.

: Book at Bedtime: Burning Bright

8/10. When Lambeth holds a public meeting to demonstrate loyalty to King and Country, Maggie and Jem join forces to warn Mr Blake that he is to be targeted as a revolutionary. By Tracy Chevalier. For details see Monday


Unknown: Mr Blake
Unknown: Tracy Chevalier.

: Rubbish

6/6. Phobic. Unable to look in the mirror for fear of seeing his ageing reflection, Martin seeks the help of a local artist to overcome his phobia. Comedy by Tony Bagley.
Producer Claire Bartlett


Comedy By: Tony Bagley.
Producer: Claire Bartlett
Martin: Reece Dinsdale
Barney: Matthew Cottle
John: Neil Dudgeon
Sarah: Pippa Haywood
Dan: Russell Tovey

: Today in Parliament

The day's developments in Westminster, including analysis of Prime Minister's
Question Time. Presented by Robert Orchard .


Presented By: Robert Orchard

: News

: Book of the Week:At Large and at Small

3/5. By Anne Fadiman. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Anne Fadiman.

: News

: Taxing Questions

globalisation and the black market (4/4)

: 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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