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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Fr Eugene O'Neill.

: 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 the Rev Dr Alan Billings.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Dr Alan Billings.

: Start the Week

Andrew Marr's guests include Susan Pinker; who discusses her new book The Sexual Paradox. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Andrew Marr
Guest: Susan Pinker
Producer: Elaine Lester

: Book of the Week: Nothing to Be Frightened of

1/5. Julian Barnes reads from his novel in which he confronts his fear of death. Today he reflects on the loss of his religious faith during adolescence. Abridged and produced by Jill Waters. Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: To order Nothing to be Frightened of for F15.50 (RRP E16.99) inc p&p, call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than 8p a minute) quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Julian Barnes
Produced By: Jill Waters.

: Daily Service

From St Martin's Church, Belfast, led by the Rev Dr Bert Tosh.


Unknown: Dr Bert Tosh.

: Woman's Hour

With Jane Garvey.
10.45 Bollywood Jane 1/5 The Woman's Hourdrama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jane Garvey.
Unknown: Bollywood Jane

: Sex in the City Shanghai Style

Shanghai is in the midst of a sexual revolution. Resident Shenshen reveals a neon-lit world of cocktail bars, designer clothes and exclusive clubs in which young professional women enjoy a sexually liberated lifestyle that owes more to Sex and the City than Chairman Mao. Producer David stenhouse

: Dixon of Dock Green

2/6. Needle in a Haystack. Dixon causes a stir at home when he offers PC Crawford the spare room. Ted Willis 's story is dramatised by Sue Rodwell.
Producers Viv Beeby and Jeremy Howe


Unknown: Ted Willis
Dramatised By: Sue Rodwell.
Producers: Viv Beeby
Producers: Jeremy Howe
PC George Dixon: David Calder
PC Andy Crawford: David Tennant
Mary: Charlie Brooks
Nancy: Carol MacReady
Mrs Monks: Kate Byers
Billy: Michael Carolan
Archie: Jonah Cook

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

With Shaun Ley.


Unknown: Shaun Ley.

: The Garden Quiz

11/11. Anna Ford hosts the grand final from Hampton Court Palace, crowning the country's best amateur garden expert. Producer Frank Stirling Repeated on Sat at 11pm


Unknown: Anna Ford
Producer: Frank Stirling

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Baldi

2/4 A Very Neglected Fish. Baldi investigates a murder set among the competitive world of celebrity chefs. By John Murphy.
Producer/Director Mark Lambert


Unknown: John Murphy.
Director: Mark Lambert
Baldi: David Threlfall
Tina: Tara Flynn
Rvnne: Owen Roe
Gavin: James D'Arcy
Giorgio: Paulo Tullio
Lucy: Amanda Root
Martin: Paul Reid
Franco: Nick Dunnlnq
Tom: Niall Buggy
Air hostess: Bronagh Taggart

: Money Box Live

Vincent Duggleby and his guests answer finance questions. 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

: Pier Shorts

1/5 Ghost Train. Haunted by a devastating experience on a school trip to Brighton Pier as a girl, a Muslim woman is drawn to return
20 year's later. Nina Wadia reads
Ambreen Hameed 's story, the first of five inspired by Brighton Pier. Producer/Director Celia de Wolff


Unknown: Brighton Pier
Unknown: Nina Wadia
Unknown: Ambreen Hameed
Director: Celia de Wolff

: The People in the Playground Revisited

5. Fifty years after lona and Peter Opie , children's laureate Michael Rosen reassesses the health and fitness of the playground culture. producer Beaty Rubens


Unknown: Peter Opie
Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Beaty Rubens

: The Food Programme

Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm

: Beyond Belief

Ernie Rea explores the place of faith in the modern world. Producer Jennifer Daniel


Unknown: Ernie Rea
Producer: Jennifer Daniel

: 1968: Day-by-Day

New series John Tusa presents the first in a daily series to run for six months that recalls the major political, cultural and social events of that day in 1968. Today, anti-Vietnam protests erupt in London. Producers Lucy Dichmont and Barney Rowntree Feature of the Week: pages 134-135


Unknown: John Tusa
Producers: Lucy Dichmont

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: Just a Minute

12/12 Nicholas Parsons hosts the stopwatch comedy panel show from the Colston Hall ,
Bristol where the panellists are Paul Merton , Sue Perkins , Tony Hawks and Graham Norton. Producer Tilusha Ghelani Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Colston Hall
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Sue Perkins
Unknown: Graham Norton.
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

: The Archers

Hayley makes a difficult journey.
For cast see Good Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including an interview with musician Mike Oldf ield, who is releasing a "classical" album. Producer Sally Spurring


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Musician: Mike Oldf

: Bollywood Jane

1/5. Jane is a white woman from a tough background who discovers the magic of Bollywood. Jane and Kate move to yet another new flat. By Amanda Whittington.
Director Kate Chapman Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Amanda Whittington.
Director: Kate Chapman
jane: Joanne Froggatt
Kate: Katherine Dow Blyton
Dini: Sacha Dhawan
Aamir: Pal Aron
Mac: Sean Connolly

: The Mysterious Commander

A real-life story of espionage on the high seas during the Cold War. In the 1960s a mysterious naval commander was operating out of an office in Hull. He was, in fact, an MI6 agent, recruiting trawlermen to spy on the Russian nuclear fleet during fishing expeditions in the Barents Sea. James Maw visits Hull to find out who the commander was, who he recruited and what they got Up to. Producer Neil George


Unknown: James Maw
Producer: Neil George

: Crossing Continents

1/8. French Housing Protesters. Jonny Dymond meets the new generation of French protesters who have been spurred into action by the housing crisis in France. They fight against the lack of affordable housing and homeless shelters, and the abundance of abuses that some private landlords get away with. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Jonny Dymond

: City Limits

2/2. The experiences of people living on the edge of north Dublin in the 1960s housing development of Ballymun are interwoven with analysis from town planners in this look at the urban-rural fringe. Producer Alan Hall


Producer: Alan Hall

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Ritula Shah.


Presented By: Ritula Shah.

: Book at Bedtime: The Outcast

1/10. Homecomings. In 1957 a 19-year-old boy is released from jail. Twelve years earlier, his father returns from the war to pick up the threads of domestic life. Emma Fielding reads Sadie Jones 's debut novel of transgression and loss, set amid the complacencies of postwar Surrey.
Abridged by Sally Marmion. Producer Di Speirs RT DIRECT: To order The Outcast for £11.70 (RRP £12.99) inc p&p, call [number removed] (landline call cost no more than 8p a minute) quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Sadie Jones
Abridged By: Sally Marmion.
Producer: Di Speirs

: A Charles Paris Mystery: Sicken and So Die

3/4. Twelfth Night opens to rapturous reviews but Charles is still trying to discover who is poisoning the cast. Simon Brett 's novel is dramatised by Jeremy Front .
Producer/Director Sally Avens


Unknown: Simon Brett
Dramatised By: Jeremy Front
Director: Sally Avens
Charles Paris: Bill Nighy
Frances: Suzanne Burden
Alex: Julian Rhind-Tutt
Vivienne: Elizabeth Bell
Talya: Alex Treqear
Ben: Tom Lawrence
Jack: John Cummins
Vasile: Ryan McCluskey
Dewar: Kim Wall

: Today in Parliament

With David Wilby.


Unknown: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: Nothing to Be Frightened of

1/5. By Julian Barnes. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Julian Barnes.

: 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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