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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Sharon Grenham-Toze .


Unknown: Sharon Grenham-Toze

: Farming Today

Presented by Charlotte Smith. Producer Alasdair Cross


Presented By: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Alasdair Cross

: Today

With Sarah Montague and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Susan Hulme and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Roy Jenkins.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Susan Hulme
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: Midweek

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


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Book of the Week:Twenty Chickens for a Saddle

3/5. Robyn is desperate for a new saddle, but her parents insist that she contribute towards its cost. By Robyn Scott. Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Robyn Scott.

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Roger Hutchings. We Have a Gospel to Proclaim (Fulda). 2 Corinthians 3, vv4-11. Out of Darkness (Walker). 0 Thou Who Camest from Above (Hereford).


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Gifted 3/5 The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Case Study

2/4.The Wild Boy of Aveyron. Claudia Hammond , in her series about studies that have advanced understanding of psychology, looks at the case of Victor, the feral child who appeared out of the woods of south-west France in 1800 - a gift to those who wanted to resolve the nature-versus-nurture controversy. Producer Marya Burgess


Unknown: Claudia Hammond
Producer: Marya Burgess

: No Commitments

6/6. New Beginnings. Birth, love and sibling rivalry. Can all the loose ends be tied up in time? Comedy written by Simon Brett.
Producer Simon Brett


Written By: Simon Brett.
Producer: Simon Brett
Anna: Rosemary Leach
Victoria: Angela Thorne
Charlotte: Felicity Montagu
Roger: Jonathan Coy
Emily: Lisa Coleman
Eddie: James Green
Nick: Kieran Hill
George: Bruce Alexander

: You and Yours

Consumer and public interest reports, with Sheila McClennon and Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Sheila McClennon
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

News and analysis, with Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: The Music Group

6/6. Zoe Ball and Polly Toynbee are among Phil Hammond 's guests for this edition, which comes from the Brighton Festival. Producer Alison Vernon-Smith


Unknown: Zoe Ball
Unknown: Polly Toynbee
Unknown: Phil Hammond
Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: To Serve Them AllMy Days

4/5.1927: having failed to become the new headmaster at Bamfylde, Davy is determined to give the new head, Alcock, his full support. But Alcock isn't about to make that so easy. RD Delderfield's novel is dramatised by Shaun McKenna. producer/Director Cherry Cookson


Dramatised By: Shaun McKenna.
Director: Cherry Cookson
Davy: Oliver Milburn
Algy: John Wood
Howarth: John Rowe
Carter: Anthony Calf
Alcock: Clive Merrlson
Christine: Kate Buffery
Barnaby: Gerard McDermott
Ewart: Nick Sayce
Hislop: Anthony Glennon
Stoker Monk: Steven Williams
Lowther: Steven Roberts

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Anne Swithinbank and Bob Flowerdew answer listeners' email and postal queries. Eric Robson is in the chair.
At 3.25pm Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened repeat from Sunday at 2pm


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Eric Robson

: Jennings' Little Hut

3/5. General Sir Melville Merridew. By Anthony Buckeridge. A distinguished "old boy" is to pay the school a visit. Read by Mark Williams. For details see Monday


Unknown: Anthony Buckeridge.
Read By: Mark Williams.

: Letters Home

3/5. The words of Iranian immigrant Aylia to her loved ones at home as she struggles with Britain's asylum system. She discovers a lifeline in a women's group that helps her rediscover her sense of self-worth and build a new life for herself and her two young children. For details see Monday

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor talks to key thinkers as he explores new research on how society works. Producer Charlie Taylor Repeated on Monday at 5pm


Talks: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Case Notes

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


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter

: 1968: Day-by-Day

US presidential candidates try to sway the farmers' vote. For details see Saturday

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Double Science

1/6. Another chance to hear the pilot of the sitcom about two incompetent science teachers who work at a sixth-form college that specialises in drama. One is in love with his new boss but struggles with social interaction, and the other resents the head teacher because he feels the job should have been his. Written by and starring Ben Willbond and Justin Edwards. The series continues with new episodes next week.
Producer Adam Bromley


Unknown: Ben Willbond
Unknown: Justin Edwards.
Producer: Adam Bromley
Colin: Ben Willbond
Kenneth: Justin Edwards
Danny/Anish: Raza Jaffrey
Alison: Rebecca Front
Donna: Beth Cordingly

: The Archers

Jill finds out the uncomfortable truth. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts magazine. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Gifted

3/5. By Nikita Lalwani. Rumi arrives back from India to learn she has a place at Oxford. Freedom at last!
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Nikita Lalwani.

: Unreliable Evidence

3/4. Plea Bargaining. Fraudsters could win lower sentences if they admit their crimes under new Government proposals for a plea bargaining system, just like the one ingrained in the US legislature. Senior lawyers from both sides of the Atlantic discuss what the UK stands to gain or lose by adopting it. Presented by Clive Anderson.
Producer Brian King Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Presented By: Clive Anderson.

: For Whom the Division Bell Tolled

1/3. Michael Portillo explores the history and nature of the back-bencher, asking historians whether these traits have been present since the very first Parliaments in the 1300s. He begins by digging into the parliamentary archives to trace the origins of that most notorious back-bench activity - the back-bench revolt.
Producer Philip Sellars Repeated from Sunday at
10.45pm Repeated on Sunday at 5.45am


Unknown: Michael Portillo
Producer: Philip Sellars

: World on the Move: Great AnimalMigrations

Repeated from yesterday at Ham

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, introduced by Robin Lustig.


Introduced By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Behaviour of Moths

3/10. By Poppy Adams.
Ginny recalls how her childhood fascination with moths developed into a professional partnership with her obsessive father. Read by Stephanie Cole.
(For details see Monday)


Author: Poppy Adams
Reader: Stephanie Cole

: Agatha Christie's Dead Man's Folly

3/4. Poirot suspects that Lady Stubbs's disappearance could be linked to the boat-house murder. Dramatised by Michael Bakewell.
Producer/Director Enyd Williams


Dramatised By: Michael Bakewell.
Director: Enyd Williams
Poirot: John Moffatt
Sir George: Michael Cochrane
Mrs Folliat: Rosalind Knight
Insp Bland: Simon Treves
Miss Brewis: Liza Sadovy
Sally: Jenny Funnell
Michael: Dominic Colchester
Turtle-shirtman: Jot Davies

: Today in Parliament

News, views and analysis of the day's developments, including Prime Minister's Questions, presented by Robert Orchard.


Presented By: Robert Orchard.

: News

: Book of the Week:Twenty Chickens for a Saddle

3/5. 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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