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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Archdeacon Philip Patterson.


Unknown: Philip Patterson.

: Farming Today

Presented by Charlotte Smith. Producer AlasdairCross


Presented By: Charlotte Smith.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague. 6-25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and Susan Hulme.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With Professor Mona Siddiqui.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: Susan Hulme.
Unknown: Professor Mona Siddiqui.

: Midweek

Diverse and lively conversation with Libby Purves and guests.
Producer Chris Paling Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Daily Service

Led by Bishop George Stack. Lord, Enthroned in Heavenly Splendour (St Helen). John 6, w53-63. Of the Glorious Body Telling (Pange Lingua). Soul of My Saviour (Anima Christi).


Unknown: George Stack.

: Book of the Week:The Sky Is Always There

3/5. By Camilla Carr and Jonathan James. After six months in captivity, despair turns into hope when the couple are allowed to contact their parents. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Camilla Carr
Unknown: Jonathan James.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10-45 An Expert in Murder 8/10 The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: 1968: Philosophy In the Streets

If the events of May 68 were a political failure, this programme explores their intellectual success. With interviews and archive from key philosophers and thinkers, former students and participants, Nick Fraser views the events, not as a Political anticlimax, but as the inauguration of new, controversial and powerful currents of French thought that are still with us today - deconstruction, postmodernism, and cultural politics. Producer Simon Hollis


Unknown: Nick Fraser
Producer: Simon Hollis

: No Commitments

4/6. A Voice from the Past Roger and Victoria are in for a sticky evening when they meet up with Nick's parents. And there's a new twist in Charlotte's complicated love life. Continuing Simon Brett 's comedy drama.
Producer Simon Brett


Unknown: Simon Brett
Producer: Simon Brett
Anna: Rosemary Leach
Victoria: Angela Thorne
Charlotte: Celia Imrie
Brian: James Vaughan
Kathryn: Bridget McConnel
Patrick: Michael Simkins
Roger: Jonathan Coy

: You and Yours

With Sheila McClennon and John Waite.


Unknown: Sheila McClennon
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

Current affairs presented by Martha Kearney.


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: The Music Group

4/6. Comedians Alexei Sayle and Sue Perkins and music journalist Mark Ellen are invited to play the track of their choice to the delight or disdain of the others. Hosted by Dr Phil Hammond. producer Alison Vernon-Smith


Unknown: Alexei Sayle
Unknown: Sue Perkins
Unknown: Mark Ellen
Unknown: Dr Phil Hammond.
Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: To Serve Them AllMy Days

2/5.1920: Despite his clashes with the science master, Carter, Davy has settled in well to school life at Bamfylde. And his wife
Beth is expecting twins any day. RF Delderfield's story dramatised by Shaun McKenna.
Producer/Director Marc Beeby


Dramatised By: Shaun McKenna.
Director: Marc Beeby
Davy: Oliver Milburn
Beth: Alison Pettitt
Carter: Anthony Calf
Algy: John Wood
Howarth: John Rowe
Julia: Juliet Aubrey
Keith: John Cummins
Spats Winterbourne: Anthony Glennon
Chad Boyer: Nick Sayce
Skidmore: Josh Freeborn
Dobson: Steven Williams
Ainsworth: Steven Roberts

: Gardeners' Question Time

Matthew Biggs , Bunny Guinness and Bob Flowerdew visit Barton Mills and District
Gardening Club near Mildenhall in Suffolk. Peter Gibbs is in the chair.
At 3.25pm Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened repeat from Sunday at 2pm


Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew

: An Italian Bestiary

3/5. The Devil of Carpasio. "There, lying on the pillow next to where my head had been, was a beetle as big as my hand." Written and read by Julia Blackburn. For details see Monday


Read By: Julia Blackburn.

: A Wonderful Way to Make a Living

3/5. John Ficarra and Galway McCullough choreograph fights for stage and screen.
Joe Oueenan sets out to discover where the simulation ends and real violence begins. For details see Monday


Unknown: John Ficarra
Unknown: Joe Oueenan

: Thinking Allowed

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


Talks: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Case Notes

Dr Mark Porter and guests discuss the pros and cons of health checks, preventative action and the lessons learnt from 20 years of breast-cancer screening. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter

: 1968: Day-by-Day

Police break up the student uprising at Columbia University, New York. For details see Saturday

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair .


Presented By: Eddie Mair

: Look Away Now

5/6. Garry Richardson anchors the topical show where sport meets comedy. With
Laurence Howarth , Katherine Jakeways , Dave Lamb , Richie Webb , Mark Evans and special guests.
Producer Ben Walker Repeated tomorrow at 11pm


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

: The Archers

Will's paranoia comes to the fore.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , who reports from the first night of Martin Crimp's play The City, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and directed by Katie Mitchell. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Benedict Cumberbatch
Directed By: Katie Mitchell.
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: An Expert in Murder

8/10. Alice Simmons , Eispeth's adoptive mother, arrives in London and provides Penrose with a link between the past and the present. By Nicola Upson.
For cast and details see Monday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Alice Simmons
Unknown: Nicola Upson.

: Unreliable Evidence

New series 1/4. The Laws of War. In a series of high-profile cases, troops in action in Afghanistan and Iraq have had their actions scrutinised in British civil courts and their treatment of prisoners held to be in contravention of human rights legislation. Recently, the High Court has ruled that troops deployed without adequate equipment may also have had their human rights violated. What legal standards should be applied to troops in the line of fire?
Military and human rights lawyers discuss the implications of the introduction of "lawfare" into warfare. Presented by Clive Anderson. Producer Brian King Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Presented By: Clive Anderson.

: When the Politician Meets the Architect

2/2. Economics, Grand Designs and Vanity Construction. Jonathan Glancey considers what a country's buildings tell about its political life. Here he looks at the skylines of our capital cities. Why do ambitious politicians continue to see the best way upwards economically is upwards architecturally?
Producer Jane Beresford Rptd from Sunday at 10.45pm Repeated on Sunday at 5.45am


Unknown: Jonathan Glancey
Producer: Jane Beresford 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: The Secret Scripture

3/10. Roseanne writes down her life story, and her psychiatrist Dr Grene is astounded by it. By Sebastian Barry. For details see Monday


Unknown: Sebastian Barry.

: Agatha Christie's Dead Man's Folly

1/4. When Hercule Poirot gets an urgent call from his old friend, Ariadne Oliver , asking for his help - he knows she means business. Dramatised by Michael Bakewell.
Producer/Director Enyd Williams


Unknown: Hercule Poirot
Unknown: Ariadne Oliver
Dramatised By: Michael Bakewell.
Director: Enyd Williams
Poirot: John Moffatt
Ariadne: Julia McKenzie
Sir George: Michael Cochrane
Lady Stubbs: Amanda Waring
Mrs Folliat: Rosalind Knight
Miss Brewis: Liza Sadovy
Marlene: Nicola Holmes
Merdell: Trevor Cuthbertson

: Today in Parliament

With Sean Curran.


Unknown: Sean Curran.

: News

: Book of the Week:The Sky Is Always There

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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