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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Andrew Graystone.


Unknown: Andrew Graystone.

: Farming Today

How did the Britons turn from hunter-gatherers into farmers? Mark Holdstock finds out. Producer Alasdair Cross


Unknown: Mark Holdstock
Producer: Alasdair Cross

: Today

With Evan Davis and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Dr Giles Fraser.


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Dr Giles Fraser.

: Start the Week

Andrew Marr's guests include Nicholson Baker, Jeffrey Sachs and Leo Hollis, who discuss their latest books. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Andrew Marr
Guest: Nicholson Baker
Guest: Jeffrey Sachs
Guest: Leo Hollis
Producer: Elaine Lester

: Daily Service

Led by John Forrest. Bright the Vision
That Delighted (Redhead No 46). Psalm 24. Lift Up Your Heads (Handel). 0 Worship the King (Hanover).


Unknown: John Forrest.

: Book of the Week:The Morville Hours

1/5. in the form of a medieval Book of Hours, author Katherine Swift charts the formation of her Shropshire garden across the seasons. She likens it to finding one's place in the world and putting down roots. Abridged by Viv Beeby. Producer Elizabeth Allard Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: To pre-order The Morville Hours (released 5 May) for £16.50 (RRP £17.99) inc p&p, call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than 8p a minute) quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Katherine Swift
Abridged By: Viv Beeby.
Producer: Elizabeth Allard

: Woman's Hour

With Jane Garvey.
10.45 Writing the Century 1/5 The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm Women's panama hats: page 139


Unknown: Jane Garvey.

: Kenya: Healing the Rift

2/2. Mike Wooldridge travels from Nairobi to the Rift Valley to examine the causes and aftermath of the shocking violence that erupted in Kenya at the turn of the year. The fragile deal brokered by former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan may have led to some optimism but unless the issues are addressed it could all unravel and lead to even more bloodshed. producer Ruth Evans


Unknown: Mike Wooldridge
Unknown: Kofi Annan
Producer: Ruth Evans

: As Told to Craig Brown

3/6. Satirist Craig Brown presents a bundle of parody, satire, social observation and nonsense, narrated by Juliet Stevenson and Steve Wright , with the help of John Humphrys , Ronni Ancona , Jon Culshaw , Lewis McLeod , Sally Grace , 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: Sally Grace
Unknown: Ewan Bailey
Unknown: Margaret Cabourn-Smith
Producer: Victoria Lloyd

: You and Yours

With Winifred Robinson and John Waite.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Shaun Ley.


Unknown: Shaun Ley.

: Counterpoint

7/13. Paul Gambaccini chairs the eclectic musicquiz. Producer Paul Bajoria Rptd Satllpm


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at7pm

: Afternoon Play: Far North

A boy and his troubled young mother take to the road across Australia in search of the freedom and love she craves. By Louis Nowra.
Additional roles played by William Doughty , Leon Ewlnq and Sashka Koloff Producer Judith Kampfner


Unknown: Louis Nowra.
Played By: William Doughty
Played By: Leon Ewlnq
Played By: Sashka Koloff
Producer: Judith Kampfner
Honey: Susie Porter
Duke: Asher de Grey
Pat: Linda Cropper
MrThomas: Bill Young
Mrs Thomas: Tina Bursill
Ted: Jason Klarwein
Greg: Steve Le Marquand
Rennie: Josef Ber

: Money Box Live

Listeners' personal finance questions answered by Paul Lewis and guests. Producer Jennifer Clarke
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 1.30pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Jennifer Clarke

: North African Short Stories

1/5. The Crop. The first of five stories providing insights into social and cultural life in contemporary North Africa. In Gamal el-
Ghitani's story, an Egyptian farmer is dazzled by a deal offered by a glitzy international hotel, but his sons don't trust it a bit. The reader is Essam EdriSS. Producer Mark Whitaker


Unknown: Essam Edriss.
Producer: Mark Whitaker

: Musical Migrants

1/5. From Japan to Chicago. A series that demonstrates how music can lead people to cross borders and relocate their lives. After her mother's suicide,
Japanese singer Yoko Noge followed her love of blues to its heartland in the north of America - Chicago. Producer Rachel Hopkin


Singer: Yoko Noge
Producer: Rachel Hopkin

: The Food Programme

Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm

: More or Less

5/8. Tim Harford investigates the numbers that are everywhere, producer mnes Bowen


Unknown: Tim Harford

: 1968: Day-by-Day

The student protests in Paris continue. For details see Saturday

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: The Unbelievable Truth

New series 1/6. David Mitchell hosts the second series of this panel game in which four comedians are encouraged to tell lies in a bid to smuggle as many items of truth as possible past their opponents. Guests are Alan Davies ,
Simon Evans , Tony Hawks and Phill Jupitus. Producer Jon Naismith Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm


Unknown: David Mitchell
Unknown: Alan Davies
Unknown: Simon Evans
Unknown: Phill Jupitus.
Producer: Jon Naismith

: The Archers

Brian suspects the worst for Will.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Kirsty Lang talks to violinists Maxim Vengerov and Tasmin Little about their early experiences of music, and their desire to take the violin beyond the concert hall. Producer Nicki Paxman


Talks: Kirsty Lang
Violinists: Maxim Vengerov
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Writing the Century

1/5. Week Three: a Land Fit for Heroes? Vanessa Rosenthal 's series reaches the years 1918-30, exploring events of the 20th century through real correspondence from the great, the good and the ordinary.
Producer/Director Polly Thomas Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Vanessa Rosenthal
Director: Polly Thomas
Stanley Baldwin: Will Tacey
David Davidson: Toby Sawyer
Oliver Baldwin: Toby Sawyer
Ronald: John McArdle
Mary Morris: Leanne Best
Cissy Baldwin: Christine MacKle
Donoghue: Christine MacKle
Fr O' connell: Kieran Cunningham
MP: Sebastian Shaw
Miner: Sebastian Shaw
Horace Holmes: Bill Rodqers
Harold Dearden: Everal A Walsh
Nellie Holmes: Rae Kelly
Mrs Nellie Holmes: Julia Routhwalte
Milly: Susan Mitchell

: British Jews and the Dream of Zion

2/2. Religious and secular Jews explain to Jonathan Freedland what Israel means to them. Producer Helen Grady


Unknown: Jonathan Freedland
Producer: Helen Grady

: Crossing Continents

8/8. Somalia. Rob Walker goes in search of the Somali insurgents fighting against
Ethiopian troops, and asks whether Ethiopia's intervention has helped to create precisely the threat they had hoped to eradicate.
Producer Bridget Harney Repeated from Thursday


Producer: Bridget Harney

: Frontiers

New series 1/6. Mission to Mars. Early next year, six Russian cosmonauts will simulate a mission to Mars by being shut in an imitation spacecraft for 500 days. How will they cope? Richard Hollingham reports from Moscow. Producer John Watkins


Unknown: Richard Hollingham
Producer: John Watkins

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Ritula Shah.


Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: Book at Bedtime: The SecretScripture

6/10. Roseanne, a resident of a mental institution, remembers her time as a waitress in the Cafe Cairo where she first met Tom McNulty and his brother Jack.
Read by Doreen Keogh and Alex Jennings.
By Sebastian Barry , abridged by Neville Teller. Producer Eoin O'Callaghan
RT DIRECT: To pre-order The Secret Scripture for E15.29 inc p&p (released 1 May), call [number removed]
(landline calls cost no more than 8p a minute) quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Tom McNulty
Read By: Doreen Keogh
Read By: Alex Jennings.
Unknown: Sebastian Barry
Abridged By: Neville Teller.
Producer: Eoin O'Callaghan

: Happy Mondays: John Finnemore,Apparently

Sketch show from one of the writers for The Now Show, The News Quiz and That Mitchell and Webb Sound, featuring Kevin Baker , Tom Goodman-Hill , Sarah Hadland , Marianne Levy and John Finnemore himself. Producer Ed Morrish


Unknown: Kevin Baker
Unknown: Tom Goodman-Hill
Unknown: Sarah Hadland
Unknown: Marianne Levy
Unknown: John Finnemore
Producer: Ed Morrish

: Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?

Tracey McLeod recalls the songs of girl groups from the late 1950s onwards. Producer Paul Hardy


Unknown: Tracey McLeod
Producer: Paul Hardy

: News

: Book of the Week:

The Morville Hours
1/5. By Katherine Swift. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Katherine Swift.

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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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