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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Andrew Graystone.


Unknown: Andrew Graystone.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill. Producer Alasdair Cross


Presented By: Anna Hill.
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 John Bell.


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: John Bell.

: On the Ropes

4/6. John Humphrys talks to successful people who have weathered a very public fall from grace in their careers.
Producer Steve Peacock Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Talks: John Humphrys
Producer: Steve Peacock

: A Sunparched Country

2/5. Farming Waterwise. Caroline Holmes discovers how Australian farmers are facing up to the worst drought on record and meets a man who thinks he knows how to drought-proof Australian farmland in the future. Producer Mukti Jain Campion


Unknown: Caroline Holmes
Producer: Mukti Jain Campion

: Book of the Week:The Morville Hours

2/5. As the wintry weather gives way to the emerging daffodils, the author Katherine Swift is occupied with ideas for designing her garden. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Katherine Swift

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Sharon Grenham-Toze .
Amazing Grace (Trad, American). Ephesians 4, vv7-13. Will You Come and Follow Me (Kelvingrove). Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation (Westminster Abbey).


Unknown: Sharon Grenham-Toze

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 Writing the Century 2/5 The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: World on the Move: Great AnimalMigrations

12/40. The progress of animal journeys across the world. Presented by Philippa Forrester and Brett Westwood.
Series editor Julian Hector Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Unknown: Brett Westwood.
Editor: Julian Hector

: That's All Folks! The Mel Blanc Story

A A centenary tribute to Mel Blanc, the man who provided countless voices for cartoon characters, such as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Sylvester the Cat. Tweety Bird,
Foghorn Leghorn and many, many more. Presenter Jimmy Hibbert tells the story of the 20th-century's greatest cartoon voice. Producer Bob Dickinson


Unknown: Foghorn Leghorn
Presenter: Jimmy Hibbert
Producer: Bob Dickinson

: Call You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and Peter White.
EMAIL: [address removed], PHONE: [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute). Lines open from 10am


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Peter White.

: The World at One

With Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Tales from the Stave

4/4. The Marriage of Figaro. Frances Fyfield travels to Berlin with conductor Jane Glover and Welsh soprano Rebecca Evans for a rare look at one of the most important manuscripts in Western classical music, Mozart's autograph score of The Marriage of Figaro is kept at the Staatsbibliothek where Frances gets the unigue opportunity to explore most, but curiously not all Of it, at first hand. Producer Tom Alban


Unknown: Frances Fyfield
Conductor: Jane Glover
Soprano: Rebecca Evans
Producer: Tom Alban

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Eve Blinked

O Four American businesswomen are forced to share a taxi from New York to
Boston when their flight is cancelled.
As they make their journey home, each shares her story. By Margaret Heffernan.
Producer/Director Pam Marshall


Story By: Margaret Heffernan.
Director: Pam Marshall
Anna: Laurel Lefkow
Laura: Suzanne Bertish
Kathy: Lorelei King
Mira: Madeleine Potter
Mark: Ben Onwukwe
Groundstaff: Chris Pavlo

: Making History

6/13. Vanessa Collingridge presents the programme driven by listeners' questions about our rich and intriguing past.
ADDRESS Making History, [address removed] email: [email address removed] Phone: [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute) Vanessa Collingridge writes about Making History in the May issue of BBC History Magazine on sale 29 April, £3.60


Presenter: Vanessa Collingridge
Producer: Nick Patrick

: North African Short Stories

2/5. The Furnace. Rachida el-Charni's story deals with the degradations suffered by a young girl who finds work in a foreign-owned textile factory. Read by Alia Alzoughbi. Producer Mike Hally For details see yesterday


Read By: Alia Alzoughbi.
Producer: Mike Hally

: Musical Migrants

2/5. When Scotland-based band Lau won the 2008 Radio 2 Folk Music Best Group Award, they were deemed "the most innovative exponents of modern traditional music on today's scene". Lau comprises two Scottish musicians and the English accordionist. Martin Green. Here Green describes how Scotland's astonishingly vibrant folk music scene lured him north.
For details see yesterday


Accordionist: Martin Green.

: Word of Mouth

6/8. Michael Rosen presents the series examining vocabulary, language and the ways people use words. Producer Beth O'Dea


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Beth O'Dea

: Great Lives

6/9. Ian Curtis. Championing the lead singer with Joy Division for great-life status is the poet Simon Armitage. He is joined by Curtis's fellow band member Peter Hook who remembers his friend. With Matthew Parris.
Producer Christine Hall Repeated on Friday at llpm


Unknown: Ian Curtis.
Unknown: Simon Armitage.
Unknown: Peter Hook
Unknown: Matthew Parris.
Producer: Christine Hall

: 1968: Day-by-Day

Spain closes its border with Gibraltar. For details see Saturday

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: Robbie Williams and Jon RonsonJourney to the Other Side

Journalist Jon Ronson accompanies the singer Robbie Williams on an adventure to a UFO conference in Laughlin, Nevada. Williams has a genuine interest in the paranormal and has been researching UFO sightings and abductee stories. Recorded on location, we hear Robbie and Jon meeting Ann Andrews , who believes her son is an "indigo child", placed on Earth by aliens to save the world, and Dr Roger Leir , who claims to have metallic objects that are not from this planet. Producer Laura Parfitt See radio features: page 118


Unknown: Jon Ronson
Singer: Robbie Williams
Unknown: Ann Andrews
Unknown: Dr Roger Leir
Producer: Laura Parfitt

: The Archers

Kathy prepares for the sentencing.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Writing the Century

2/5. It is 1923 and Baldwin faces an election. In Wakef ield, miner and trade-union activist Horace Holmes is grappling with the campaign for better wages.
For cast and details see yesterday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Horace Holmes

: Fallujah

Four years ago, American forces in Iraq waged a bloody and protracted campaign for control of the city of Fallujah, 40 miles west of Baghdad. Now, as Hollywood plans to turn it into a blockbuster, BBC Middle East correspondent Paul Wood examines what really happened in one of the most controversial battles of the Iraq conflict.
Producer Mark Rickards Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Paul Wood
Producer: Mark Rickards

: In Touch

With Peter White. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Unknown: Peter White.
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Case Notes

Dr Mark Porter explores treatments for knee injuries among sports enthusiasts and others, discovering the latest suggestions for dealing with torn ligaments and damaged soft tissue. Producer Paula McGrath Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter
Producer: Paula McGrath

: On the Ropes

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Secret Scripture

7/10. Roseanne remembers that shortly after marrying Tom McNulty , she found herself keeping a sort of rendezvous with the renegade John Lavelle. By Sebastian Barry. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Tom McNulty
Unknown: John Lavelle.
Unknown: Sebastian Barry.

: 4 Stands Up

3/3. Comedian Michael Mcintyre hosts another evening of stand-up from the comedy circuit. Producer Tilusha Ghelani


Unknown: Michael McIntyre
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

: Today in Parliament

With Susan Hulme.


Unknown: Susan Hulme.

: News

: Book of the Week: TheMorville Hours

2/5. 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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