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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev John Armes.


Unknown: John Armes.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock. Producer Alasdair Cross


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.
Producer: Alasdair Cross

: Today

With John Humphrys and Carolyn Quinn.
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 Akhandadhi Das.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Susan Hulme
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Akhandadhi Das.

: Simpson Returns to China

1/2. The Road from Tiananmen
As the world's eyes focus on China ahead of the Olympic Games, veteran
BBC journalist John Simpson recalls the Tiananmen Square massacre of 1989. Producer Daniel Tetlow Repeated at 9.30pm Radio choices: pages 130-131


Unknown: John Simpson
Producer: Daniel Tetlow

: A Dollar a Day

4/5. Ghana. Mike Wooldridge examines the price of education in the developing world, meeting Ghanaian woman Dzifa Adjanu , who declared at 15 she would train to be an accountant - at enormous financial cost to her family. Producer Ruth Evans


Unknown: Dzifa Adjanu
Producer: Ruth Evans

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Tony Burnham. Jesus, Where'er Thy People Meet (Wareham). James 2: vv12-17. Inspired by Love and Anger (Salley Gardens). God of Freedom, God of Justice (Rhuddlan).


Unknown: Tony Burnham.

: Book of the Week:Trust Me I'm a (Junior) Doctor

2/5. Difficult Patients. Max Pemberton 's account of the working life of a junior doctor. Today he recalls some of the nasty, nice and grateful patients he has encountered. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Max Pemberton

: Woman's Hour

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


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: World on the Move: Great AnimalMigrations

New series 1/40. In the largest ever natural history radio event, wildlife experts, zoologists and conservationists report live on the progress of animal journeys across the world. Presenters Philippa Forrester and Brett Westwood. Producer Julian Hector Repeated tomorrow at 9pm See panel In it for the lona haul: paae 26


Presenters: Philippa Forrester
Presenters: Brett Westwood.
Producer: Julian Hector

: Billy Bunter's Birthday Bash

Gyles Brandreth celebrates the literary and social-historic power of the writing of Frank Richards , just one pseudonym of prolific author Charles Hamilton. The presenter follows the character of Billy Bunter through his many incarnations and meets fellow fans. Producer Libby Cross Radio choices: pages 130-131


Unknown: Gyles Brandreth
Unknown: Frank Richards
Unknown: Charles Hamilton.
Unknown: Billy Bunter

: Call You and Yours

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


Presented By: John Waite
Presented By: Peter White.

: The World at One

With Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: The Nun Who Nurtured Reggae

Jonathan Charles tells the story of Sister Mary Ignatius Davies who ran the music programme at the Alpha school for wayward boys in Jamaica for 64 years until her death in 2003. producer David Prest


Unknown: Jonathan Charles
Unknown: Mary Ignatius Davies
Producer: David Prest

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Pavement Stars

By mother and daughter Gillian and Catrin Clarke. Drama about two buskers finding love on the streets of Cardiff, as they try to charm passers-by into parting with their money.
producer Kate McAII


Unknown: Catrin Clarke.
Producer: Kate McAii
Voice of the City: Richard Harrington
Elin: Joanna Griffiths
Tom: Oliver Wood

: Home Planet

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


Unknown: Richard Daniel
Producer: Toby Murcott

: Creative Writing Groups

2/5. St John the Better A group of youths set up an unorthodox clubhouse outside an abandoned tower block. Rod Arthur reads Celia Burney 's short story. producer Mark Whitaker For details see yesterday


Unknown: Rod Arthur
Unknown: Celia Burney
Producer: Mark Whitaker

: Giving It All Away

2/5. Heather Payton meets the Littlewoods Pools heir. philanthropist and arts benefactor Sir Peter Moores. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Heather Payton
Unknown: Sir Peter Moores.

: Law in Action

5/10. With ministers pledged to reform the law on coroners and their courts,
Clive Coleman asks how inquests should work today. Producer Simon Coates


Unknown: Clive Coleman
Producer: Simon Coates

: A Good Read

3/8. Jazz singer Jacqui Dankworth and former Culture Secretary Chris Smith join Kate Mosse to discuss books, including Negotiating with the Dead by Margaret Atwood , and Gilead by Marilynne Robinson. Producer Jane Greenwood Repeated on Friday at 11pm


Singer: Jacqui Dankworth
Unknown: Chris Smith
Unknown: Kate Mosse
Unknown: Margaret Atwood
Unknown: Marilynne Robinson.
Producer: Jane Greenwood

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: The Lawrence Sweeney Mix

4/4. Improvised sketch show starring Josie Lawrence and Jim Sweeney. Producer Dawn Ellis


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

: The Archers

Lilian susses out the competition.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including a review of a major exhibition of artworks by Duchamp, Man Ray and Picabia. Producer Sally Spurring


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Man Ray

: Faust

2/5. A contract is made: Faust wants sex; Mephistopheles wants his signature.
For cast and details see yesterday Rptd from 10.45am

: File on 4

5/10. Jenny Cuffe examines the issue of local authority pay inequality, which could see female workers sue their council employers for the accumulated shortfall in comparison with men's wages - estimated at £2.8 billion. Producer Liz Carney Repeated on Sunday at 5pm
Podcast available at news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/ programmes/file_on_4/default.stm


Unknown: Jenny Cuffe
Producer: Liz Carney

: In Touch

Presented by Peter White. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Presented By: Peter White.
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Case Notes

8/9. Dr Mark Porter discusses liver disease. Producer Deborah Cohen Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: Simpson Returns to China

Rptd from 9am

: International One-Day Cricket

New Zealand v England
Jonathan Agnew, Bryan Waddle and Arlo White with commentary on the fourth game in the one-day series at McLean Park in Napier.
Producer Adam Mountford 'approximate time


Unknown: Bryan Waddle
Unknown: Arlo White
Producer: Adam Mountford

: The World Tonight

With Ritula Shah.


Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: Book at Bedtime:A Room with a View

12/15. Under a Loggia. By EM Forster. A description of a view read aloud under Surrey skies sets a train of tumultuous events in motion. Read by Juliet Stevenson. For detailssee yesterday


Unknown: Em Forster.
Read By: Juliet Stevenson.

: Laurence and Gus:Hearts and Minds

3/4. Comedy sketches with Laurence Howarth and GUS Brown. Producer Colin Anderson


Unknown: Laurence Howarth
Unknown: Gus Brown.
Producer: Colin Anderson

: Today in Parliament

Presented by Susan Hulme.


Presented By: Susan Hulme.

: News

: Book of the Week:

Trust Me I'm a (Junior) Doctor
2/5. By Max Pemberton. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Max Pemberton.

: International One-Day Cricket

New Zealand v England
Jonathan Agnew, Bryan Waddle and Arlo White with commentary on the fourth game in the one-day series at McLean Park in Napier.
Producer Adam Mountford 'approximate time


Unknown: Bryan Waddle
Unknown: Arlo White
Producer: Adam Mountford

: 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.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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