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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 Chris Impey


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With Sarah Montague and Edward Stourton.
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 John Bell.
8.31 LWoniy Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: Susan Hulme.
Unknown: John Bell.

: On the Ropes

5/7. John Humphrys talks to Ashley Waters who, as a member of the band So Solid Crew, was sent to prison for 18 months for possession of a firearm, but has now turned his life around, forging a career as an actor. Producer Steve Peacock Repeated at 9.30pm


Talks: John Humphrys
Producer: Steve Peacock

: A Sunparched Country

3/5. Save the Soil, Save the Planet. Australia has some of the oldest and most degraded soils on the planet. Now farmers and soil scientists are looking at how those soils might be put to good use to slow down global warming, as Caroline Holmes discovers. Producer Mukti Jain Campion


Unknown: Caroline Holmes
Producer: Mukti Jain Campion

: Book of the Week:Twenty Chickens for a Saddle

2/5. Her mother's commitment to home schooling leaves plenty of scope for Robyn to read and have days out in the African bushlands. By Robyn Scott. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Robyn Scott.

: Daily Service

Led by Fr Philip Sumner. Come, Holy Ghost, Our Souls Inspire (Veni, Creator Spiritus).
1 Corinthians 2, w6-13. Spirit of Holiness (Blow the Wind Southerly, arr Leddington Wright ). Holy Spirit, Come, Confirm Us All (All for Jesus).


Unknown: Fr Philip Sumner.
Unknown: Leddington Wright

: Woman's Hour

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


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: World on the Move: Great AnimalMigrations

13/40. The live, year-long event following animal migrations all over the world. Presented by Philippa Forrester and Brett Westwood.
Series editor Julian Hector Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Unknown: Brett Westwood.
Editor: Julian Hector

: The Frost Collection: Heroes and Villains

New series1/3. David Frost looks back at some of the most memorable interviews of his career.
His guests are Joanna Lumley, Joan Bakewell, Charles Kennedy and Tim Vine. Producer Paul Bajoria


Unknown: David Frost
Unknown: Joanna Lumley
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Charles Kennedy
Unknown: Tim Vine.
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: Call You and Yours

With Winifred Robinson and Peter White.
EMAIL: [address removed], Phone: [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute). Lines open from 10am


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

Presented by Martha Kearney.


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: The Blues Dance

The world of the blues dance or Jamaican private club is a vital chapter in the history of black Britain. Don Letts presents its story with contributors including Linton Kwesi Johnson , Daddy G and Lenny Henry , and reveals the cultural impact of this distinctly Caribbean phenomenon.
Producers Sue Clarke and Kate Bland Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm


Unknown: Linton Kwesi Johnson
Unknown: Daddy G
Unknown: Lenny Henry

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Women of an Uncertain Age

When a mutual friend dies, Clare, Heather and Kat throw caution to the winds and pursue what they really want in their middle age, as opposed to what they think they should want. A funny, touching play about what it's like to survive the menopause. By
Rony Robinson , with poems by Sally Goldsmith.
Producer Polly Thomas


Unknown: Rony Robinson
Unknown: Sally Goldsmith.
Producer: Polly Thomas
Heather: Deborah Findlay
Clare: Alwyne Taylor
Kat: Gaynor Faye
Clare's mother: June Broughton
Greg: Chris Jack

: Making History

History up close and personal.
Vanessa Collingridge presents the programme driven by listeners' questions about our rich and intriguing past. Producer Nick Patrick
ADDRESS: Making History, [address removed] 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, £3.60


Unknown: Vanessa Collingridge
Producer: Nick Patrick
Unknown: Vanessa Collingridge

: Jennings' Little Hut

2/5. The Kettle of Fish. By Anthony Buckeridge. Mr Wilkins blows his top when he finds Jennings and Darbishire looking for a fish - up a tree. Read by Mark Williams. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Anthony Buckeridge.
Unknown: Mr Wilkins
Read By: Mark Williams.

: Letters Home

2/5. Since she emigrated to Britain,
Alejandra has written these letters home to Mexico. Initially they are filled with regret, but increasingly she grows to love her new home and the opportunities for personal growth it has afforded her. For details see yesterday

: Word of Mouth

7/8. Michael Rosen takes a look at words and how we use them. Producer Chris Ledgard


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Chris Ledgard

: Great Lives

7/9. Nicholas Parsons nominates the painter and poet Edward Lear for great-life status, now best remembered for The Owl and the Pussycat and other nonsense verse for children. Matthew Parris plays host.
Producer Christine Hall Repeated on Friday at 11pm


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Edward Lear
Unknown: Matthew Parris
Producer: Christine Hall

: 1968: Day-by-Day

A general strike brings Paris to a halt. For details see Saturday

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Clare in the Community

1/6. Clare Barker, the social worker with all the politically correct jargon but none of the practical solutions, goes house-hunting with Brian. The Sony Award-winning comedy by Harry Venning and David Ramsden.
Ray Richard Lumsden Producer Katie Tyrrell


Comedy By: Harry Venning
Comedy By: David Ramsden.
Unknown: Richard Lumsden
Producer: Katie Tyrrell
Clare Barker: Sally Phillips
Brian: Alex Lowe
Wendell: George Harris
Simon: Andrew Wincott
Helen: Gemma Craven
Irene: Ellen Thomas
Megan: Nina Conti
Hannah: Alex Tregear
Mr Figgis: Roy Hudd

: The Archers

Brian braces himself for confrontation. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts news and reviews, and the shortlist for this year's Turner Prize, announced today. Producer Aasiya Lodhi


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Aasiya Lodhi

: Gifted

2/5. As 14-year-old Rumi approaches her maths A-level, her separation from family and friends intensifies. By Nikita Lalwani.
For cast and details see yesterday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Nikita Lalwani.

: Divided Britain: Teaching Tolerance

Marsden Heights Community College in Pendle, Lancashire, opened in 2006 as part of a radical reorganisation of local schools designed to improve performance and help integrate white and Asian populations.
Gerry Northam asks how close the college is to achieving its goals, two years on. Producer Sally Chesworth


Unknown: Gerry Northam
Producer: Sally Chesworth

: In Touch

Peter White with news and information for the blind and partially Sighted. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Case Notes

7/9. Dr Mark Porter weighs up the health benefits of sunshine against the harm too much of it can do. Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Presenter: Dr Mark Porter
Producer: Erika Wright

: On the Ropes

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Ritula Shah.


Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: Book at Bedtime:The Behaviour of Moths

2/10. By Poppy Adams. Ginny finds the long-awaited homecoming of her sister Vivien both delightful and disturbing. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Poppy Adams.

: Mouth Trap

New series 1/4.Marriage and Babies
A comedy magazine show for the woman who gets just what she deserves.... and more. Written by and starring Katy Brand and Katherine Parkinson , with Margaret Cabourn-Smith , Zoe Gardner and Gareth Tunley. Producer Lucy Armitage


Unknown: Katy Brand
Unknown: Katherine Parkinson
Unknown: Margaret Cabourn-Smith
Unknown: Zoe Gardner
Unknown: Gareth Tunley.
Producer: Lucy Armitage

: Today in Parliament

With Sean Curran.


Unknown: Sean Curran.

: News

: Book of the Week:Twenty Chickens for a Saddle

2/5. By 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.

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.

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