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: Test Match Special: Sri Lanka v England

Play continues in the second day of the Second Test.
For commentators see yesterday *approximate times

: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Patrick Thomas.


Unknown: Canon Patrick Thomas.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock.


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

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


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Mona Siddigui.

: Start the Week

Andrew Marr 's guests include Cass Sunstein. Producer Elaine Lester Shortened repeat at 9.30pm Podcast available at www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/factual/starttheweek.shtml


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Unknown: Cass Sunstein.
Producer: Elaine Lester Shortened

: Book of the Week:Edward Burra: Twentieth-Century Eye

1/5. Jane Stevenson 's biography of surrealist and watercolourist Edward Burra , one of the great painters of the 20th century. Read by Harriet Walter. Abridged and produced by Chris WalliS. Repeatedat12.30am RT DIRECT: To order Edward Burra : Twentieth-Century Eye for E27.00 (RRP E30.00) inc p&P, call [number removed]
6042 (landline calls cost no more than 8p a minute) quoting RT. or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Jane Stevenson
Unknown: Edward Burra
Read By: Harriet Walter.
Produced By: Chris Wallis.
Unknown: Edward Burra

: Daily Service

Led by Andrew Graystone. Hark! A Herald
Voice is Calling (Merton). Isaiah 52, vv1-2;
7-10. How Beautiful Are the Feet (Handel). 0 Jesus, I Have Promised (Bach).


Unknown: Andrew Graystone.

: Woman's

Hour With JaneGarvey.
10.45 Dombey and Son 16/20. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm Podcast: for one item from each day programme visit www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/womanshour/listen

: Test Match Special: Sri Lanka v England

Play continues in the second day of the Second Test.
For commentators see yesterday *approximate times

: On the Migrant Beat

Ray Furlong accompanies the police officer who liaises with migrant workers in Cornwall on a beat that is almost too big to cover. Producer Mark Smalley


Unknown: Ray Furlong
Producer: Mark Smalley

: The Scoundrels' Return: a History of Lifemanship

Ian Carmichael revisits School┊for┊Scoundrels,forScoundrels, which taught the most deliciously caddish of ways to get "one-up" in any situation. With Colin Baker. Paul Darrow , Lewis Macleod , Michael Maloney , Tracy Wiles and Richard Wilson. Adapted by George Poles from the books by Stephen Potter. Producer Katie Marsden


Unknown: Ian Carmichael
Unknown: Colin Baker.
Unknown: Paul Darrow
Unknown: Lewis MacLeod
Unknown: Michael Maloney
Unknown: Tracy Wiles
Unknown: Richard Wilson.
Adapted By: George Poles
Unknown: Stephen Potter.
Producer: Katie Marsden

: PMYou and Yours until 12.15

Presented by Liz Barclay and Mishal Husain.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Mishal Husain.

: The World at One

Presented by Martha Kearney.


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: Brain of Britain

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


Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at7pm

: Afternoon Play: Chameleon

Mo is being relocated under a police-protection scheme. He's to become a vegetarian postman living in an ex-council semi in Gretna - a far cry from his fast-lane life in London. By Vicky Meer.
Producer/Director Sue Roberts


Unknown: Vicky Meer.
Director: Sue Roberts
Mo/Gandhi: Navin Chowdhry
Vadim: Serge Soric
Charles: James Quinn
Shahanan: Thushani Weerasekera
Donna: Hilary MacLean
Jimmy: Glenn Cunninqham
Svetlana: Christine Brennan

: Money Box Live

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


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Lesley McAlpine

: Remember Me

1/5. Maggie is hoping to let her 30th birthday go by without any fuss, but when her boyfriend organises a surprise party she has to confront more than just a group of faces from the past. Holly Aird reads Nicci Gerrard and Sean French's tale. producer Sara Davies
Spoken word choices: page 139


Unknown: Nicci Gerrard
Producer: Sara Davies

: Lights, Camera, Landscape

1/5. Matthew Sweet explores parts of Britain's landscape used in TV and film. He begins by discovering why Beachy Head in East Sussex has been chosen as a stand-in for the White Cliffs of Dover and how it even landed the part of the Rock of Gibraltar for Bond film The Living Daylights. Producer Esme Kennedy


Unknown: Matthew Sweet
Producer: Esme Kennedy

: The Food Programme

Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm

: More or Less

7/8. Tim Hartford looks at the power of numbers in the news and in everyday life. producer innes Bowen

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

5/6. Andy Hamilton and Jack Dee join regulars Graeme Garden and Barry Cryer. With chairman Humphrey Lyttelton and Colin Sell at the piano. Producer Jon Naismith Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm


Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Jack Dee
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Barry Cryer.
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown: Colin Sell
Producer: Jon Naismith

: The Archers

Nic gets an offer she can't refuse.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with an interview with Jerry Seinfeld , who has co-written the animated film Bee Movie, in which he also voices the leading role. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Jerry Seinfeld
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Dombey and Son

16/20. Cast out of her home, Florence needs someone she can turn to. By Charles Dickens, adapted by Mike Walker.
Music by Nicolai Abrahamsen
Directors Jeremy Mortimer and Jessica Dromgoole


Author: Charles Dickens
Adapted by: Mike Walker
Music: Nicolai Abrahamsen
Director: Jeremy Mortimer
Director: Jessica Dromgoole
Charles Dickens: Alex Jennings
Dombey: Robert Glenister
Edith: Helen Schlesinger
Florence: Abigail Hollick
Capt Cuttle: Trevor Peacock
Mr Carker: Adrian Lukis
Major: Nicky Henson
Walter: Joseph Arkley
Mrs Brown: Geraldine James
Alice: Claire Rushbrook
Susan: Nadine Marshall
Toots: Sam Pamphilon
Harriet: Katy Cavanagh
Rob: Lloyd Thomas
Other parts played by: Ben Crowe
Other parts played by: Alex Lanipekun
Other parts played by: Simon Treves

: Revert to Type

2/3. Ann Leslie returns to the series of articles she wrote in the Daily Mail in November 1989 documenting the events surrounding the fall Of the Berlin Wall. Producer Tony Phillips


Unknown: Ann Leslie
Producer: Tony Phillips

: Crossing Continents

5/10. Angola. Lucy Ash hears claims that Chinese money has helped worsen Angola's notorious corruption. Repeated from Thursday

: Natural Despots

2/2. Michael Portillo goes to the Kalahari to find examples of power abuse and ruthless leadership in the wild. Producer Julian Hector


Unknown: Michael Portillo
Producer: Julian Hector

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Ritula Shah.


Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: Book at Bedtime: The Land of Spices

1/10. Appointed Mother Superior in a remote Irish convent, Mere Marie-Helene realises she has to save her star student. Kate O'Brien 's story is read by Barbara Flynn. Abridged by Neville Teller . Producer Eoin O'Callaghan
RT Dl RECT: To order Trie Land of Spices for £7.99 inc p&p, call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than 8p per minute) quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Kate O'Brien
Read By: Barbara Flynn.
Abridged By: Neville Teller
Producer: Eoin O'Callaghan

: Word of Mouth

4/6. Michael Rosen investigates the world of words and language.
Producer Peter Everett Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Peter Everett

: Today in Parliament

Presented by Susan Hulme.


Presented By: Susan Hulme.

: News

: Book of the Week:Edward Burra: Twentieth-Century Eye

1/5. By Jane Stevenson. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Jane Stevenson.

: News

: Making 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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