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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Stephen Wigley.


Unknown: Stephen Wigley.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill. Producer Fran Barnes


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Fran Barnes

: Today

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


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Abdal Hakim Murad.

: Start the Week

Andrew Marr is joined by Peter Carey and Tim Harford. Producer Elaine Lester Shortened rpt at 9.30pm
Podcast available at www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/factual/starttheweek.shtml


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Unknown: Peter Carey
Unknown: Tim Harford.
Producer: Elaine Lester Shortened

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Peter Whittaker. Through All the Changing Scenes of Life (Wiltshire). Psalm 119, vv33-40. Teach Me, 0 Lord
(Attwood). Be Thou My Vision, 0 Lord of My Heart (Slane). With Bury Grammar School Choir. Director of music Rachel Britton.


Unknown: Peter Whittaker.
Music: Rachel Britton.

: Book of the Week:Heart of Darfur

1/5. Lisa French Blaker 's memoirs of her time as an aid worker in the civil war in Darfur. Lisa arrives in Khartoum and hopes to make a difference, but her first experience at a refugee camp brings her back to reality. Abridged by Penny Leicester . Producer Justine Willett Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: To order the hardback of Lisa French-Blaker 's s The Heart of Darfur, published 21 February, for £17.50(RRP E18.99) inc p&p, send a cheque, payable to RT Direct Book Offers, to: [address removed]. call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than 8p a minute) quoting RT. or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com Radio choices: pages 130-131


Unknown: Lisa French Blaker
Abridged By: Penny Leicester
Producer: Justine Willett
Unknown: Lisa French-Blaker

: Woman's Hour

With Jane Garvey.
10.45 Daunt and Dervish 1/5. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 745pm
Podcast: for one item from each day's programme visitwww.bbc.co.uk/radio4/womanshour/listen
Radio choices: pages 130-131


Unknown: Jane Garvey.

: Catching Up with Cancer

1/2. A look at the standards of cancer care in the UK, where survival rates lag behind those in other western
European countries. As reporter Penny Marshall discovers, critics cite a lack of investment in the 1980s and 90s as partly responsible. Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald Radio choices: pages


Producer: Geraldine Fitzgerald

: Tomorrow, Today!

2/6 Squab Is Not the Language of Love
By Christopher William Hill. In 1962
Hugo Kellerman continues his struggle to script a radio soap set in the futuristic world of 2008. Producer Liz Webb


Unknown: Christopher William Hill.
Unknown: Hugo Kellerman
Producer: Liz Webb
Nigel: Peter Bowles
Sylvia: Cheryl Campbell
Godfrey: John Fortune
Sir Angus: Gary Waldhorn
Hugo: Joseph Kloska
Douglas: Jon Glover
Keith: Sam Pamphilon
Georgina: Carolyn Pickles
Burton: Peter Marinker
Director: Ben Crowe

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: John Waite.

: The World at One

Presented by Martha Kearney.


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: The Garden Quiz

5/11. Anna Ford chairs the horticultural contest.
Producer Frank Stirling Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Anna Ford

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Churchill Confidential:Return to Power

Journalist Charles Wheeler introduces a drama based on the notebooks of former cabinet secretary Norman Brook.
Producer Eleanor Thomas ; Director Penny Leicester
RT DIRECT: To order Churchill Confidential CD for just £6.49
(RRP £B.99) inc p&p, call [number removed] or send a cheque payable to BBC Shop to: [address removed]. or visit www.bbcshop.comandentercode[number removed]atthecheckout


Introduces: Charles Wheeler
Unknown: Norman Brook.
Producer: Eleanor Thomas
Churchill: David Ryall
Salisbury: Gary Waldhorn
Rab Butler: Ewan Bailey
Anthony Eden: Michael Cochrane
Macmillan: Michael N Harbour
Maxwell-Fyfe: Sam Dale
Lyttleton: Jonathan Keeble
Norman Brook: Alex Jennings

: Money Box Live

Financial advice with Vincent Duggleby. producer Diane Richardson
PHONE: [number removed](calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 1.30pm


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Diane Richardson

: Scene of the Crime

1/5 From the River's Mouth. A week of stories by leading crime writers, beginning with a tale by Stella Duffy , read by Samantha Bond. Producer Elizabeth Allard Radio choices: pages 130-131


Unknown: Stella Duffy
Read By: Samantha Bond.
Producer: Elizabeth Allard

: Art Made in China

1/5. Spitting Image creator Roger Law explores the trading boom in Chinese contemporary art. Producer Mark Rickards
Radio choices: pages 130-131


Unknown: Roger Law
Producer: Mark Rickards

: The Food Programme

Rptd from yesterday

: Beyond Belief

Ernie Rea and his guests explore the place of faith in today's world. Producer Jennifer Daniel


Unknown: Ernie Rea
Producer: Jennifer Daniel

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: Just a Minute

6/12 The panellists at Greenwich Theatre are Clement Freud, Jack Dee , Liza Tarbuck and Paul Merton. Nicholas Parsons is in the chair. producer Tilusha Ghelani Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm


Unknown: Jack Dee
Unknown: Liza Tarbuck
Unknown: Paul Merton.
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

: The Archers

Lilian's confronted with the enemy.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including a review of the film There Will Be Blood. Producer Sally Spurring


Unknown: Mark Lawson

: Daunt and Dervish

1/5. By Guy Meredith. The year is 1953 and the Daunt and Dervish detective agency is back in business. As the nation prepares to crown its new Queen, the ladies enjoy tea at Claridge's.
Director Colin Guthrie Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Guy Meredith.
Director: Colin Guthrie
Josephine: Anna Massey
Susan: Sylvestra Le Touzel
Bill: Sean Scanlan
Richard/Harold: Peter Marinker
Gordon: Ben Onwukwe
Freddie: Simon Treves
Belinda: Joannah Tincey
Sally: Jane Whittenshaw
Biro's assistant: Sam Pamphilon
Sister/Beryl: Rachel Atkins
Victor: Lloyd Thomas
Oliver: Piers Stubbs

: Document

3/3. Stop Pakistan. Mike Thomson looks at once top secret papers to discover how close the US came to attacking a Pakistani nuclear facility in 1948. Producer Roger Hermiston


Producer: Roger Hermiston

: The Learning Curve

3/8. Presented by Libby Purves.
Producer Louise Corley Repeated on Sunday at 11pm


Presented By: Libby Purves.
Producer: Louise Corley

: For Nature, Not Humans

When Mrs Mary Bonham-Christie bought
Brownsea Island in 1927, she banned people and let the animals roam free. Alan Leith tells the story of Brownsea's eccentric recluse.
With dramatised scenes written by Roy Apps. Producer Angela Hind ; Director Celia de Wolff


Unknown: Mrs Mary Bonham-Christie
Unknown: Alan Leith
Written By: Roy Apps.
Producer: Angela Hind
Director: Celia de Wolff

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Ritula Shah.


Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: Book at Bedtime:A Room with a View

1/15. Today I Have a View! By EM Forster.
Juliet Stevenson reads Forster's romantic novel, first published 100 years ago.
Lucy Honeychurch and her cousin Miss Bartlett take their first tentative steps into a foreign land. Abridged by Sally Marmion. Producer Di Speirs RT DIRECT: To order the paperback of E M Forster'sA Room with a View for E8.99 inc p&p, call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than 8p a minute) quoting RT, send a cheque, payable to RT Direct Book Offers, to:[address removed] or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Em Forster.
Unknown: Juliet Stevenson
Unknown: Lucy Honeychurch
Abridged By: Sally Marmion.
Producer: Di Speirs

: Quote.... Unquote

3/6. With Michael Winner and Jilly Cooper. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Winner
Unknown: Jilly Cooper.

: Today in Parliament

With Susan Hulme.


Unknown: Susan Hulme.

: News

: Book of the Week: HeartOf Darfur

1/5. Repeated from 9.45am

: 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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