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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Kevin Franz.


Unknown: Kevin Franz.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Sarah Swadling


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Sarah Swadling

: Today

With Evan Davis and John Humphrys.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Rachel Hooper and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rhidian Brook.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Rachel Hooper
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Rhidian Brook.

: Midweek

Lively and entertaining conversation with Hardeep Singh Kohli and guests.
Producer Chris Paling Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Hardeep Singh Kohli

: Daily Service

Led by John Forrest. I Am the Bread of Life
(Toolan, arr Wilson). John 6, vv35-40. Deck
Thyself My Soul, with Gladness (Schmuke dich). Alleluya, Sing to Jesus (Hyfrydol).


Unknown: John Forrest.

: Book of the Week: The Making of Mr Hai's Daughter

3/5. Mr Hai selects the right secondary school for his oldest daughter - one that will ensure she becomes both middle-class and English. By Yasmin Hai. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Mr Hai
Unknown: Yasmin Hai.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 What I Think of My Husband 3/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Marshall's Plan

In 1947, the US Secretary of State
George Marshall was so shocked by the threat of Communism in Europe after the Second World War, he proposed a cash injection, securing democracy and a free market.
To mark the 60th anniversary of the first payment Allan Little looks at how Marshall sold his plan to a reluctant Congress and asks if the plan actually hastened the Cold War. Producer Jane Beresford


Unknown: George Marshall
Unknown: Allan Little
Producer: Jane Beresford

: Potting On

6/6. Something for Me. A windfall on the Premium Bonds causes ructions at the garden centre, as Gordon earmarks the money for an office computer while Pam sets her sights on a new sports car. Comedy by Chris Thompson and Peter Reynolds.
Producer Claire Jones
RT Direct: To order Potting On (released 7 April) for E12.49 (RRP E15.99) inc p&p, call [number removed]
(landline calls cost no more than 8p a minute), or visit [website removed] and enter code [number removed] at checkout


Writer: Chris Thompson
Writer: Peter Reynolds
Producer: Claire Jones
Pam: Pam Ayres
Gordon: Geoffrey Whitehead
Roy: Trevor Bannister
Dave: Karl Theobald
Carol: Alex Treqear

: You and Yours

Consumer and public interest reports, with Sheila McClennon and Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Sheila McClennon
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

With Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Britain in a Box

5/5 Art for Art's Sake. Paul Jackson continues his exploration of TV's ability to reflect and influence the society it serves with the story of Monitor. In 1957, anxiety about commercial TV led the BBC to launch a regular arts programme. By the time Monitor came to an end, seven years later, it had created the concept of arts programming as we know it. producer Paul Kobrak


Unknown: Paul Jackson
Producer: Paul Kobrak

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Goldfish Girl

Peter Souter 's drama about a woman who can't remember anything about the ten years she spent with her partner, who in turn can remember everything about her. producer
Gordon House


Unknown: Peter Souter
Producer: Gordon House
Joe: Alex Jennings
Ally: Juliet Stevenson

: Gardeners' Question Time

Peter Seabrook , Bunny Guinness and Bob Flowerdew answer questions from qardeners in Essex. Chaired by Peter Gibbs.
At 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened repeat from Sunday at 2pm


Unknown: Peter Seabrook
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Peter Gibbs.

: Countryman's Cooking

3/5 Of Poultry and Poison. Author WMW
"Willie" Fowler dismisses as a myth the notion that farmers are all jolly, bucolic animal lovers. Leslie Phillips reads from the cookbook, arguably 40 years ahead of its time. For details see Monday


Unknown: Leslie Phillips

: Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen's History of Home

8/10. The presenter looks at the history of shopping for the home, from articles purchased abroad during the colonial period to the Terence Conran-inspired era of European designed items.
Producer Emily Palmer For details see Monday


Producer: Emily Palmer

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor talks to key thinkers as he explores new research on how society works. Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Presenter: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Case Notes

Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: 1968: Day-by-Day

Late winter snow covers much of Britain. For details see Saturday

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: Look Away Now

New series 1/6. Garry Richardson anchors the topical show where sport meets comedy - and argues over whose team is best. Sketches, spoof interviews and music with Laurence Howarth , Katherine Jakewayes , Dave Lamb , Richie Webb , Mark Evans and special guests. Producer Ben Walker Repeated tomorrow at 11pm


Unknown: Garry Richardson
Unknown: Laurence Howarth
Unknown: Katherine Jakewayes
Unknown: Dave Lamb
Unknown: Richie Webb
Unknown: Mark Evans
Producer: Ben Walker

: The Archers

The cold feet kick in for Kathy.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark LawSOn. Producer Sally Spurring


Unknown: Mark Lawson.

: What I Think of My Husband

3/5. By Stephen Wakelam. Florence finds herself increasingly uncomfortable in the Hardy household. After Emma's death they find her meticulous accounts of his shortcomings - What I Think of My Husband. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Stephen Wakelam.

: Bringing Up Britain

New series 1/4. MariellaFrostruphostsa debate in which families, experts and policy-makers discuss, in the light of bad parenting being blamed for all society's ills, how the next generation should be raised.
Producer Erin Riley Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Producer: Erin Riley

: Who Owns Adam Smith?

Like Gordon Brown , Adam Smith was a native of Kirkcaldy. He was a hero to Thatchentes but now the Left are fighting over the legacy of the 18th-century economist. So who has the best claim to Adam Smith 's crown?
Producer David Stenhouse Rptd from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Gordon Brown
Unknown: Adam Smith
Unknown: Adam Smith
Producer: David Stenhouse Rptd

: World on the Move: Great AnimalMigrations

Repeated from yesterday at 11am

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Mister Pip

3/10. As the blockade takes hold on the South Pacific island, the children take refuge from the realities of their everyday life in the imaginary world of Mr Dickens. By Lloyd Jones. For details see Monday


Unknown: Mr Dickens.
Unknown: Lloyd Jones.

: Poets' Tree

New series 1/4. A guide to the world of poetry by Islington-based poet Paul Hamilton (Kevin Eldon ), who despite being a stalwart of the poetry-reading circuit for 25 years has yet to have anything published. This week he listens to a selection of verse from Derek Harricot. Poetry spoof by Kevin Eldon and Stewart Lee. Producer Ed Morrish


Unknown: Paul Hamilton
Unknown: Kevin Eldon
Unknown: Derek Harricot.
Unknown: Kevin Eldon
Unknown: Stewart Lee.
Producer: Ed Morrish

: Dr Pfeffer's Lonely Hearts Club

1/4. Music and Humour A series of surreal musical encounters with the mysterious Dr Pfeffer in his back-street club where he tells a story featuring songs of romance, mystery and horror. Written by Craig Stephens and Jake Oldershaw.
Music composed by Derek Nisbet
Producer/Director Kate Chapman


Written By: Craig Stephens
Written By: Jake Oldershaw.
Composed By: Derek Nisbet
Director: Kate Chapman
MC: Simon Munnery
Dr Pfeffer: Jake Oldershaw
Man: Salkat Ahamed
Woman: Alison Carney

: Today in Parliament

News and analysis, including Prime Minister's s Questions, presented by David Wilby.


Presented By: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: The Making of Mr Hai's Daughter

3/5. By Yasmin Hai. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Yasmin Hai.

: News

: Return to Kurdistan


: Discovery

Antarctica (1/4)

: News

: Outlook

: On Screen

: 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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