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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Ed Kessler.


Unknown: Ed Kessler.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill. Producer Alasdair Cross


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Alasdair Cross

: 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 Rt Rev Tom Butler.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: Susan Hulme.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: Inside Stories

1/2. The Stockwell Shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes. Two weeks after the 7/7 bombings in London, an innocent man, Jean Charles de Menezes , was shot dead by police.
Anne McElvoy of the London Evening Standard, Mark Townsend of The Observer, Jeff Edwards of the Daily Mirror and Dick Fedorcio from the Metropolitan Police discuss with Steve Hewlett how the media handled this tragic story. Producer Neil George Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Jean Charles de Menezes
Unknown: Anne McElvoy
Unknown: Mark Townsend
Unknown: Jeff Edwards
Unknown: Dick Fedorcio
Unknown: Steve Hewlett
Producer: Neil George Shortened

: Daily Service

Led by Fr Philip Sumner. Purify My Heart (arr Swinford). 1 Peter 4, vv12-16. And the Glory (Handel). 0 Jesus I Have Promised
(Thombury). Director of music Christopher Stokes. Organist Philip Rushforth.


Unknown: Fr Philip Sumner.
Organist: Christopher Stokes.
Organist: Philip Rushforth.

: Book of the Week:Cleopatra - Last Queen of Egypt

2/5. Joyce Tyldesley 's biography of the highly intelligent monarch, examining the truth behind the legend that Cleopatra delivered herself to Julius Caesar rolled up in a carpet. Read by Haydn Gwynne. for details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Joyce Tyldesley
Unknown: Julius Caesar
Read By: Haydn Gwynne.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Interpreter II 2/5. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: A Life with....

3/3. Lemurs. Gabrielle Walker meets Patricia Wright , one of the world's leading experts on lemurs. Producer JodyBourton


Unknown: Gabrielle Walker
Unknown: Patricia Wright

: The BBC and the Closet

RT CHOICE Chris Ledgard looks at the history of the BBC's internal debate about homosexuality in the 1950s and 60s, talking to gay rights campaigners from the period. He remembers a radio programme made by Colin Thomas in 1963, when homosexuality was still illegal, in which gay men talked about their lives, evoking an era Of loneliness and fear. Producer Chris Ledgard See panel


Unknown: Chris Ledgard
Unknown: Colin Thomas
Producer: Chris Ledgard

: Call You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and John Waite. PHONE: [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute). Lines open from 10am


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Soul Music

'4/4 Tallis: Spem in Alium. Written in 40 individual vocal parts, Spem in Alium is one of the most elaborate pieces of choral music ever written Choral conductor
Simon Halsey , author Michael Morpurgo and others discuss the spine-tingling effect that this music has on both performers and listeners. Producer Rosie Boulton Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm


Conductor: Simon Halsey
Unknown: Michael Morpurgo
Producer: Rosie Boulton

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Offshore

As Sam embarks for France on a leisurely trip with her husband in a borrowed luxury motor yacht, little does she suspect that the ensuing 24 hours will turn her life upside down A taut thriller by Simon Passmore.
Producer Toby Swift


Unknown: Simon Passmore.
Producer: Toby Swift
Chris: Richard Lintem
Sam: Nadine Marshall
Finn: Damian O'Hare

: Home Planet

Richard Daniel and the team discuss listeners' questions about the environment. Producer Nick Patrick
ADDRESS: [address removed] email: [address removed] Phone: [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute)


Unknown: Richard Daniel
Producer: Nick Patrick

: Dilemmas of Modern Martyrs: You See Patterns When You Close Your Eyes

2/5 By Morven Crumlish. A young woman starts work for a blind poet and becomes absorbed in a strange new world. Read by Daniela Nardini. Producer Marilyn Imrie


Unknown: Morven Crumlish.
Read By: Daniela Nardini.
Producer: Marilyn Imrie

: A Voyage to Lundy

2/5 Gwyneth Lewis continues her account
Of a journey back to land. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Gwyneth Lewis

: Law in Action

2/10 Weekly report on developments in the legal world. Presented by Clive Coleman. Producer Simon Coates


Presented By: Clive Coleman.
Producer: Simon Coates

: Great Lives

7/7 Hermann Buhl. Mountaineer
Joe Simpson explains to Matthew Parris why he thinks Hermann Buhl lived a great life. The Austrian tackled some of the most dangerous climbs in the world before falling to his death in a blizzard in 1957. Producer John Byrne Repeated on Friday at 11pm


Unknown: Hermann Buhl.
Unknown: Joe Simpson
Unknown: Matthew Parris
Unknown: Hermann Buhl
Producer: John Byrne

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: The Lawrence Sweeney Mix

New series 1/4. Script-free and clueless ― about what they're going to say - Josie Lawrence and Jim Sweeney face a live studio audience with their improvised Sketch show. Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: Josie Lawrence
Unknown: Jim Sweeney
Producer: Dawn Ellis

: The Archers

Lilian defends her honour.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts magazine. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: The Interpreter II

2/5. By Anjum Malik. Nina helps her friend Maurice find love, but can she sort out the affairs of her own heart?
For details see yesterday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Anjum Malik.

: File on 4

2/10. As investigations continue into the cause of the blaze earlier this month at London's Royal Marsden cancer hospital
Allan Urry asks whether fire safety standards in Britain's hospitals are good enough.
Producer Andy Denwood Repeated on Sunday at 5pm U~ Podcast available at news.bbc.co.uk/l/hi/ programmes/file_on_4/default.stm


Unknown: Allan Urry

: In Touch

Peter White with news and information for the blind and partially sighted.


Presenter: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Case Notes

5/9. Dr Mark Porter discusses how to deal with the side effects of long-term medication. Producer Deborah Cohen Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: Inside Stories

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime:The Truth Commissioner

7/10. The Truth Commission's investigation into the disappearance of Connor Walshe has reached across the Atlantic. Michael Madden , in hiding in the States, is visited by two men. They hand him an envelope. By David Park. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Connor Walshe
Unknown: Michael Madden
Unknown: David Park.

: Hopes and Desires

3/3. The Dangers of Self-Hypnosis. Maurice has problems dating. So he buys a self-hypnosis CD to explore his subconscious in order to find love. But then the CD sticks, leaving him stranded in his own psyche. Fortunately, beautiful Rachel's CD has stuck too.
Gary Ogin 's romantic comedy stars Prunella Scales.
Producer/Director Peter Kavanagh


Unknown: Gary Ogin
Unknown: Prunella Scales.
Director: Peter Kavanagh
Mother: Prunella Scales
Maurice: Richard Coyle
Rachel: Sophie Winkleman
Abigail: Christine Kavanaqh
Hypnotist: Sam Dale
Daniel: Mark Straker

: Today in Parliament

With Sean Curran.


Unknown: Sean Curran.

: News

: Book of the Week:Cleopatra - Last Queen of Egypt

2/5. By Haydn Gwynne. Repeated from9.45am


Unknown: Haydn Gwynne.

: World Briefing

: correspondents' reports from around the globe

: News

: World Book Club

Edna O'Brien discusses her book
Country Girls

: 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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