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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With George Craig.


Unknown: George Craig.

: Farming Today

Presented by Charlotte Smith. Producer Chris impey


Presented By: Charlotte Smith.

: Today

With Sarah Montague.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and Susan Hulme.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Dr Alan Billings.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: Susan Hulme.
Unknown: Dr Alan Billings.

: Taking a Stand

5/6. Fergal Keane talks to people who have taken risks and made sacrificies to stand up for what they believe in. Producer Jane Beresford Repeated at 9.30pm


Talks: Fergal Keane
Producer: Jane Beresford

: A Dollar a Day

New series 1/5. Almost half the world's
Population lives on less than a dollar a day. By talking to the real people living in these conditions, Mike Wooldridge captures the humiliation, powerlessness and hardship that this statistic fails to convey. He begins in western Kenya where he meets a large family struggling to survive, producer Ruth Evans


Unknown: Mike Wooldridge
Producer: Ruth Evans

: Book of the Week: The Prince

2/5. The Fox and the Lion. What are the qualities of a successful leader? For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am

: Daily Service

Led by Andrew Graystone. Jesus, Good
Above All Other (Quem Pastores). Matthew 2, W19-23. A Child Is Born for Us (Modlin).
Christ Is the World's True Light (Darmstadt).


Unknown: Andrew Graystone.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 We Need to Talk about Kevin 2/10. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Why Do the British Love Wildlife?

The Italian architect and author Francesco da Mosta takes an outsider's look at the British obsession with the natural world and its preservation, including anything from feeding birds in gardens to contributing to the RSPB Or local wildlife trusts. Producer David Parkinson


Producer: David Parkinson

: Films for a New India

2/2. Hardeep Singh Kohli digs under the skin of Indian independent cinema, whose gritty themes and realism are a refreshing change to escapist Bollywood. His interviewees include leading film figures Shyam Benegal , Prakash Jha and Shabana Azmi , as he explores the complex artistic and funding relationships between the UK and Indian independent film industries. Producer David Morley


Unknown: Hardeep Singh Kohli
Unknown: Shyam Benegal
Unknown: Prakash Jha
Unknown: Shabana Azmi
Producer: David Morley

: Call You and Yours

With Winifred Robinson and Peter White. PHONE: [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute). Lines open from 10am


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: Peter White.

: Soul Music

New series 1/4. New York, New York
Songwriting duo Kander and Ebb wrote the title song for the film New York, New York but the film's star, Robert De Niro , didn't like it so they furiously wrote another one. John Kander talks about the story behind the Classic song. Producer SaraConkey


Unknown: Robert de Niro
Talks: John Kander

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Snow in July

Armley, Leeds: when Maurice falls ill while celebrating his golden wedding anniversary, his wife Eileen wants to know why. She heads for the library and embarks on a journey that changes both their lives. By Alice Nutter.
Producer/Director Susan Roberts


Unknown: Alice Nutter.
Director: Susan Roberts
Maurice: Alun Armstrong
James: Peter Martin
Eileen: Eileen O'Brien
Dr Wilson/Constable Marks: Stephen Chapman
Fred: Paul Copley

: Home Planet

Richard Daniel discusses listeners' questions about the environment.
ADDRESS: [address removed] email: [address removed], or phone: [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than 8p a minute


Presenter: Richard Daniel
Producer: Toby Murcott

: Granta Stories

2/5. Cary Grant 's Suit. Todd McEwan contemplates the world's most beautiful suit as worn by Grant in North by North West. Read by Nathan Osgood. Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Cary Grant
Unknown: Todd McEwan
Read By: Nathan Osgood.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: A Sense of Liverpool

2/5. A Photographer's Eye. Photographer Mark McNulty meets some of the fellow
Liverpudlians he photographed as part of a project for the city's 800th anniversary. He asks them why the city is still such a rich source Of visual imagery. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Mark McNulty

: Elementary Dear Listener

1/2. Occasionally it takes a stroke of inspired thought to solve a murder, and sometimes that inspiration can lead to the discovery of a new tool in policing. Kevin Bocquet tells the story of how a man who made his name reconstructing mummified Egyptian kings was asked to help identify the remains of a body found buried in Cardiff. Producer Steve Taylor


Unknown: Kevin Bocquet
Producer: Steve Taylor

: Great Lives

4/7. Howard Florey. Howard Florey is the forgotten man in the story of the discovery of penicillin. Sir Richard Sykes is determined to put the record straight. Presented by Matthew Parris.
Producer Miles Warde Repeated on Friday at 11pm


Unknown: Howard Florey.
Unknown: Howard Florey
Unknown: Sir Richard Sykes
Presented By: Matthew Parris.
Producer: Miles Warde

: PM

News and analysis.

: Miranda Hart's House Party

2/4. Miranda Hart with another buffet of stand-up, sketches, song and special guests. In a desperate attempt to recapture her youth, Miranda hosts a pre-clubbing party before a night on the tiles. With Sharon Horgan and Kim Wall. Producer Chris Neill


Unknown: Miranda Hart
Unknown: Sharon Horgan
Unknown: Kim Wall.
Producer: Chris Neill

: The Archers

Elizabeth faces some tough questions. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Kirsty Lang , including a review of the satirical film Charlie Wilson 's War, directed by Mike Nichols and starring Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: Kirsty Lang
Unknown: Charlie Wilson
Directed By: Mike Nichols
Unknown: Tom Hanks
Unknown: Julia Roberts.
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: We Need to Talk about Kevin

2/10. The Rejection. "I would never reveal to anyone that childbirth had left me unmoved." By Lionel Shriver.
For cast and details see yesterday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Lionel Shriver.

: Desperate Dreams

As Europe wrestles with an influx of migrants from some of the poorest countries in the world, Jenny Cuffe travels to Africa to examine the problem at its roots and follows the personal journeys of some of those who risk all in pursuit of a dream.
Editor David Ross Repeated onSundayat5pm


Unknown: Jenny Cuffe
Editor: David Ross

: In Touch

Peter White with news and information for the blind and partially Sighted. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Case Notes

2/9. Dr Mark Porter visits clinics that work with young people with Down's syndrome. Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Presenter: Dr Mark Porter
Producer: Paula McGrath

: Taking a Stand

Repeated from 9am

: Book at Bedtime: The Egg and

2/10. Bob and Betty take a trip to see the farm. By Betty MacDonald. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Betty MacDonald.

: Single Files

4/4. Steve. Sitcom set in a dating agency. The infuriatingly picky Steve meets his match. By Mark Trotman and Chris Tisdall.
Additional characters played by Bruce MacKinnon , Peter Marinker , Lizzie Roper , Kate Terence , Chris Tisdall and Mark Trotman
Producers Andrew McGibbon and Lianne Coop


Unknown: Mark Trotman
Unknown: Chris Tisdall.
Played By: Bruce MacKinnon
Played By: Peter Marinker
Played By: Lizzie Roper
Played By: Kate Terence
Played By: Chris Tisdall
Played By: Mark Trotman
Producers: Andrew McGibbon
Producers: Lianne Coop
Kate/Beverley: Jo Joyner
Sarah: Sarah Hadland
Jeff: Mark Heap
Steve: Dominic Coleman
Sandy: Rachel Atkins

: Today in Parliament

With Sean Curran.


Unknown: Sean Curran.

: News

: Book of the Week:The Prince

2/5. Repeated from 9.45am

: News

: The Word

: 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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