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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Roger Hutchings.


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill. Producer Alasdair Cross


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Alasdair Cross

: Today

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Clifford Longley.


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Clifford Longley.

: Start the Week

Andrew Marr's guests include philosophers Daniel Dennett and Raymond Tallis, and biographer Carole Seymour-Jones, whose book Dangerous Liaison tells the story of the passionate affair between Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir.
Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Andrew Marr
Guest: Daniel Dennett
Guest: Raymond Tallis
Guest: Carole Seymour-Jones
Producer: Elaine Lester

: Daily Service

Led by Mark Coffey. For the Beauty of the Earth (D/x). Isaiah 55, vv1-5. Here I Am, Lord (Schutte, arr Archer). Lord of Beauty, Thine the Splendour (Regent Square).


Unknown: Mark Coffey.

: Book of the Week:Isabella de' Medici

1/5. By Caroline P Murphy. Charming, witty, intelligent, wealthy and worshipped by her father, Princess Isabella de' Medici was allowed a freedom experienced by few women of her time. But, ultimately, would this decadent existence prove to be her downfall? Read by Fenella Woolgar and abridged by Libby Spurrier. Producer Joanna Green Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: To order Isabella de' Medici in hardback for E18.00 (RRP E20.00) inc p&p, call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than 8p a minute) quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Caroline P Murphy.
Read By: Fenella Woolgar
Abridged By: Libby Spurrier.
Producer: Joanna Green

: Woman's Hour

With Jane Garvey.
10.45 An Expert in Murder 1/10 The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jane Garvey.

: The Chief

Journalist Adam Lusekelo recently became a Nyakusa chief in southern Tanzania, following the death of his brother.
Ruth Evans travels with him to Rungwe to discover what the Nyakusa people expect of their chief in the modern state. Producer Ruth Evans


Unknown: Adam Lusekelo
Unknown: Ruth Evans
Producer: Ruth Evans

: As Told to Craig Brown

New series 1/6. Craig Brown returns with a satirical romp through the newsworthy and the not-so-newsworthy. Narrated by Juliet Stevenson and Steve Wright , with John Humphrys ,
Ronni Ancona , Jon Culshaw , Lewis McLeod , Ewan Bailey and Margaret Cabourn-Smith . Producer Victoria Lloyd


Unknown: Craig Brown
Unknown: Juliet Stevenson
Unknown: Steve Wright
Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Ronni Ancona
Unknown: Jon Culshaw
Unknown: Lewis McLeod
Unknown: Ewan Bailey
Unknown: Margaret Cabourn-Smith
Producer: Victoria Lloyd

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Counterpoint

5/13. Paul Gambaccini chairs the eclectic music quiz from the Royal Northern
College of Music in Manchester
Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at7pm

: Afternoon Play: Grace

Scientist and atheist Grace is appalled to find that her son Tom wants to
LJ become a priest. An intimate family drama by Mick Gordon and AC Grayling exolorinq issues of faith, love and humanity. producers Richard Bannerman and Andy Joraan Director Mick Gordon


Unknown: Mick Gordon
Producers: Richard Bannerman
Producers: Andy Joraan
Director: Mick Gordon
Grace: Paola Dionisotti
Tom: Will Keen
Tnnv: Trevor Peacock
Ruth: Priyanga Burford
Michael: Nathan Osgood

: Money Box Live

Listeners' personal finance questions are answered by Vincent Duggleby and guests. Producer Chris A'Court
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 1.30pm


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby

: FollowtheInstructions

1/5. The Navigator. By Erica Wagner. For a 67-year-old widow it's one thing to learn to drive-but map-reading is quite another. Read by Emma Kennedy. Producer Jill Waters


Unknown: Erica Wagner.
Read By: Emma Kennedy.
Producer: Jill Waters

: Hunting the Beagle : 1/5

Marine historian Dr Robert Prescott searches for the remains of HMS Beagle, the ship in which Charles Darwin made the discoveries that led to the formulation of his theory of evolution.
Producer Jeremy Grange


Presenter: Dr Robert Prescott
Producer: Jeremy Grange

: The Food Programme

John Waite charts the revolution in the food provided in museums and galleries.
Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm


Unknown: John Waite

: More or Less

3/8. Tim Harford investigates the numbers that are everywhere. Producer Innes Bowen


Unknown: Tim Harford
Producer: Innes Bowen

: 1968: Day-by-Day

Yesterday Enoch Powell made his infamous speech-today he is sacked. For details see Saturday


Unknown: Enoch Powell

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: The Write Stuff

5/6. James Walton hosts the literary quiz, with captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh joined by guests Jane Thynne and Mark Billingham. Ted Hughes is the subject for nastiche and the reader is Beth Chalmers.
Producer Katie Marsden Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm


Unknown: James Walton
Unknown: Sebastian Faulks
Unknown: John Walsh
Unknown: Jane Thynne
Unknown: Mark Billingham.
Unknown: Ted Hughes
Unknown: Beth Chalmers.
Producer: Katie Marsden

: The Archers

Roy's loss is Brenda's gain.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including a review of Forgetting Sarah Marshall , a new Hollywood comedy featuring Russell Brand. Producer iprnmeWeatherald


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Sarah Marshall
Unknown: Russell Brand.

: An Expert In Murder

1/10. By Nicola Upson. It's 1934 and novelist and playwright Josephine Tey is travelling to London for the final week of her hit play, Richard of Bordeaux. But tragedy awaits at King's Cross.
Dramatised by Robin Brooks.
Director Gaynor Macfarlane Repeated from 10.45am


Writer: Nicola Upson
Dramatised By: Robin Brooks
Director: Gaynor Macfarlane
Penrose: Jimmy Chisholm
Hedley: Simon Donaldson
Forrester/Spilsbury: Nick Farr
Josephine Tey: Meg Fraser
Grace: Monica Gibb
Fleming: Richard Greenwood
Lydia: Irene MacDougall
Maitland: Wendy Seager
Johnny/Bageot: Mark McDonnell
Fallowfield/Swinburne: Grant O'Rourke
Elspeth: Laura Smales
Bernard: Gareth Thomas
Marta: Joanna Tope
Frank: Paul Young

: Beyond Belief Special: The Theologyof Embryology

Ernie Rea presents a special edition on the theological debates across faith traditions about whether it is ever right to create hybrid embryos. Producer Amanda Hancox


Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Crossing Continents

6/8. Las Vegas. The mayor of Las Vegas wants to legalise prostitution. At a time when other countries, including the UK, are looking at similar options, Rosie Goldsmith listens to the claims that a regulated industry will be safer, and hears from those people who think it's a cynical way for the state to cash in on the sex trade. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith

: The Chemistry of Addiction

2/2. Dr Graham Easton explains the effectiveness of new therapies that stop the receptors in the brain from responding to the addictive properties of nicotine, alcohol and heroin. Producer Helen Sharp


Unknown: Dr Graham Easton
Producer: Helen Sharp

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Ritula Shah.


Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: Book at Bedtime: The Good Soldier

6/10. Dowell discovers that his wife did not die of a heart condition - she poisoned herself. Ford Madox Ford's classic tale of passion and deceit is read by Toby Stephens. Abridged by Lu Kemp. Producer Kirsty Williams
RT DIRECT: To order The Good Soldier for E8.99 inc pSp, call [number removed] (landline calls cost no morethan 8p a minute) quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Read By: Toby Stephens.
Abridged By: Lu Kemp.
Producer: Kirsty Williams

: Happy Mondays: The Don't Watch with Mother Sketchbook

Don't Watch with Mother was one of Britain's best-loved, most innovative and most fictitious comedy series ever, and now its equally honoured and fictitious presenters reconvene to celebrate its fictitious 30th anniversary.
Music by Waen Shepherd ; Producer Katie Tyrrell


Music By: Waen Shepherd
Producer: Katie Tyrrell
Tom: Rhys Thomas
Tracey: Lucy Montgomery
John: Waen Shepherd
Roger: Tony Way
Peter (deceased): John W Hopkins

: Today in Parliament

Today's events in Westminster, presented by David Wilby. Editor Peter Knowles


Presented By: David Wilby.
Editor: Peter Knowles

: News

: Book of the Week:Isabella de' Medici

1/5. Repeated from 9.45am

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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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