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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Sharon Grenham-Toze .


Unknown: Sharon Grenham-Toze

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill. Producer Philip Billson


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Philip Billson

: Today

With Evan Davis and Sarah Montague.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the DayWith the Rev Joel Edwards.


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Joel Edwards.

: Start the Week

Andrew Marr's guests are David Runciman, who discusses his book Political Hypocrisy, John Hutton, who talks about his book Kitchener's Men, and Elaine Feinstein, who talks about her book The Russian Jerusalem. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Andrew Marr
Guest: David Runciman
Guest: John Hutton
Guest: Elaine Feinstein
Producer: Elaine Lester

: Book of the Week:Twenty Chickens for a Saddle

1/5. Robyn Scott 's affectionate memoir of her childhood in Botswana in the1980s. The family move in to an old cowshed, imaginatively redecorated by Robyn's mother. Read by Anne Marie-Duff . Abridged by Lauris Morgan-Griffiths . Producer Sara Davies Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: To order Twenty Chickens for a Saddle for £13.99 (RRP £14.99) inc p&p, call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than 8p a minute) quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Robyn Scott
Read By: Anne Marie-Duff
Abridged By: Lauris Morgan-Griffiths
Producer: Sara Davies

: Daily Service

The Rev Dr Bert Tosh leads the service from Carrickfergus Methodist Church, Co Antrim. Featuring the choir of Carrickfergus Grammar School.


Unknown: Dr Bert Tosh

: Woman's Hour

With Jane Garvey.
10.45 Gifted 1/5 The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jane Garvey.

: Postcards from the White City

A hundred years on, Robert Elms celebrates the glories of the Franco-
British Exhibition, a festival built in west
London whose last vestiges have just disappeared beneath a shopping centre. Using picture postcards sent from the exhibition, Elms learns about the Flip Flap that whisked you 200ft into the air, the snake-charmers, and the elephants that tumbled down wooden Slides. Producer Tom Jackson


Unknown: Robert Elms
Producer: Tom Jackson

: As Told to Craig Brown

4/6. Satirist Craig Brown presents a bundle of parody, satire and social observation. Narrated by Juliet Stevenson and Steve Wright , with John Humphrys , Ronni Ancona , Jon Culshaw , Lewis MacLeod , 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 MacLeod
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 Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Counterpoint

8/13. Paul Gambaccini hosts the music quiz. Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at7pm

: Afternoon Play: Higher

Karen is the new head of the geography department at Hayborough University, which isn't quite one of the top universities. In fact it ranks 132nd. It is open day for the department and Karen is keen that she attracts the right students. A satire on tertiary education by Joyce Bryant.
Producer/Director Gary Brown


Unknown: Joyce Bryant.
Director: Gary Brown
Karen: Sophie Thompson
David: Mark Heap
Jim: Jonathan Keeble
Barbara: Sue Ryding
Maura: Maggie Fox
Angela: Sue Kelly
Harry: Ben Hood

: Money Box Live

Vincent Duggleby and his guests answer listeners' personal finance questions. Producer Diane Richardson
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 1.30pm


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Diane Richardson

: Jennings' Little Hut: 1/5: The Squatters

Mark Williams reads one of Anthony Buckeridge's stories, abridged by Roy Apps.
It was only a little hut but Jennings was very proud of it. And the other boys at Lindbury Court were proud of their huts too.


Reader: Mark Williams
Author: Anthony Buckeridge
Abridged by: Roy Apps
Producer: David Blount

: Letters Home

1/5. What's it like for immigrants to build a new life in Britain today? Recent migrant to the UK innocent Chofamba from Zimbabwe recounts his struggles to settle in to British Society. Producer Cordelia Rayner


Producer: Cordelia Rayner

: The Food Programme

Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm

: More or Less

6/8 Tim Harford presents the programme that investigates the numbers that are everywhere - in the news, in politics and in life generally. Producer innes Bowen


Unknown: Tim Harford
Producer: Innes Bowen

: 1968: Day-by-Day

In the US, the Poor People's March reaches Washington. For details see Saturday

: The Unbelievable Truth

2/6 David Mitchell hosts the game show in which panellists Alan Davies , Simon Evans ,
Tony Hawks and Phill Jupitus are encouraged to tell lies in a bid to smuggle as many items of truth as possible past their opponents
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

The welcoming committee waits for Fallon. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including an interview with Nobel laureate Doris Lessing , whose new book reflects on the lives of her parents, and her childhood in Rhodesia. producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Doris Lessing

: Gifted

1/5. A coming-of-age story, by Nikita Lalwani , seen through the lens of race, immigration, maths and sex. Ten-year-old maths prodigy Rumi begins to resist her strict regime of study. Abridged and produced by Melanie Harris. Director Krishnendu Majumdar Repeated from 10 45am


Story By: Nikita Lalwani
Unknown: Melanie Harris.
Director: Krishnendu Majumdar
Rumi (narrator): Archie Panjabi
Rumi: Sadla Ghaffar
Mahesh: Sagar Arya
Shreene/Mrs Mukherjee: Nina Wadla
Honey/Fareed: Dlvlan Ladwa
Mr Mountford: John Floyd Fllllngham

: I Don't Know What to Say

Just over a year after the death of the broadcaster Nick Clarke, his widow, Barbara Want, investigates the way we as a society deal - or fail to deal - with bereavement. Radio features: pages 136-137


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: Barbara Want
Producer: Jo Coombs

: The Learning Curve

New series 1/9. The guide to the world of learning, presented by Libby Purves. Producer Sukey Firth


Presented By: Libby Purves.

: Frontiers

2/6. Energy Harvesting. A heartbeat, a washing machine, a passing train - all produce vibrations that can be turned into electricity. Gareth Mitchell meets the scientists trying to harvest energy from unlikely sources. Producer John Watkins


Unknown: Gareth Mitchell
Producer: John Watkins

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, with Ritula Shah.


Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: Book at Bedtime:The Behaviour of Moths

1/10. From her window at the crumbling Victorian folly that she rarely leaves, lepidopterist Ginny watches and waits for her beloved sister Vivi to return for the first time in 40 years. Stephanie Cole reads Poppy Adams 's powerful novel about family secrets, loss and moths. Abridged by Roger Pine. Producer Sara Davies
RT DIRECT: To order The Behaviour of Moths for Ell.69 (RRP £12.99) inc p&p, call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than 8p a minute) quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Stephanie Cole
Unknown: Poppy Adams
Abridged By: Roger Pine.
Producer: Sara Davies

: Happy Mondays: Pappy's Fun Club

Described as being "somewhere between
Round the Home, TFI Friday and The Muppet Show", Pappy's Fun Club (comprising
Ben Clarke , Matthew Crosby , Brendan Dodds and Tom Parry ) features in this one-off comedy special. With special guest Barry Cryer and Singer Lyla Foy. Producer Coiin Anderson


Unknown: Ben Clarke
Unknown: Matthew Crosby
Unknown: Brendan Dodds
Unknown: Tom Parry
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Singer: Lyla Foy.
Producer: Coiin Anderson

: Today In Parliament

Presented by David Wilby.


Presented By: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: Twenty Chickens for a Saddle

1/5. Robyn Scott. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Robyn Scott.

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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.

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