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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rt Rev David Chillingworth.


Unknown: David Chillingworth.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill. Producer Alasdair Cross


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Alasdair Cross

: Today

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With John Bell.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: John Bell.

: On the Ropes

6/7. Author Terry Pratchett talks to John Humphrys about the effect on his life and work of being diagnosed with a rare form of early-onset Alzheimer's.
Producer Steve Peacock Repeated at 9.30pm


Talks: Terry Pratchett
Unknown: John Humphrys
Producer: Steve Peacock

: A Sunparched Country

4/5. Changing Gardens. Ten years of drought, the hottest summer on record and freak floods. Caroline Holmes asks how Australian gardeners are coping with the realities of climate Change. Producer Mukti Jain Campion


Unknown: Caroline Holmes
Producer: Mukti Jain Campion

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Ernie Rea. Jesus the Lord
Said: I Am the Bread (Yisu Ne Kaha). John 6, vv22-32. Seek Ye First (Lafferty, arr Wilson). Now Is Eternal Life (Christchurch).


Unknown: Rev Ernie Rea.

: Book of the Week: Speakingfor Myself

2/5. Cherie Blair continues her story in her own words. Love, the law and a proposal. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Cherie Blair

: Woman's Hour

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


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: World on the Move: Great AnimalMigrations

14/40. Continuing the series that follows the migration of animals across the globe.
Presented, live, by Philippa Forrester and Brett Westwood.
Series editor Julian Hector Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Unknown: Brett Westwood.
Editor: Julian Hector

: The Frost Collection

2/3. Religion and Morality. David Frost recalls some of the memorable interviews of his career, including the evangelist Billy Graham. His studio guests include Max Hastings and Joan Bakewell. Producer Paul Bajora


Unknown: David Frost
Unknown: Billy Graham.
Unknown: Max Hastings
Unknown: Joan Bakewell.
Producer: Paul Bajora

: Call You and Yours

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams , describes how being deaf in one ear affects his life. With John Waite and Peter White.
EMAIL: [address removed], PHONE: [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute). Lines open from 10am


Unknown: Rowan Williams
Unknown: John Waite
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

Presented by Martha Kearney.


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: Gershwin's Horns

When Gershwin used car horns in his An American in Paris, he was joining an illustrious group of composers who used unusual objects in their works.
Rainer Hersch explores such odd instruments as cannon, anvils and typewriters with the help of leading percussion players Mick Doran and Neil Percy.


Presenter: Rainer Hersch
Percussionist: Mick Doran
Percussionist: Neil Percy
Producer: Tom Alban

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Signs

2/2. Perfect Day. Romantic drama by Hattie Naylor. Adam signs up to a company offering to arrange evenings out. holidays and small life experiences. As his taste for perfection grows, he pays the company to locate his perfect life-partner.
Director Mary Ward-Lowery


Unknown: Hattie Naylor.
Director: Mary Ward-Lowery
Vicky: Joanne Froggatt
Adam: Paul Mundell
Evie: Jane Godber
Sarah: Lisa Coleman
Jim: David Hounslow

: Making History

Vanessa Collingridge and the team discuss listeners' historical queries. Producer Nick Patrick ADDRESS: Making History, [address removed] or 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 now £3.60


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

: Anger

2/5. Andy McNab - Kinetic. Andy McNab 's autobiographical story describes a personal journey from a turbulent childhood to the Army and, ultimately, into battle, where anger was no longer a useful weapon for survival. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Andy McNab
Unknown: Andy McNab

: Joan Amtatrading's Favourite Choirs

2/5. WorldSong. Joan Armatrading attends a rehearsal of WorldSong, a mixed-voice choir in Coventry for anyone who can sing that specialises in unaccompanied songs from across the globe. She also talks to the scientist who can prove that singing is beneficial to one's health.
Producer Emily Palmer For details see yesterday


Unknown: Joan Armatrading
Producer: Emily Palmer

: Word of Mouth

8/8. Michael Rosen presents the series examining vocabulary, language and the ways people use words. Producer Chris Ledgard


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Chris Ledgard

: Great Lives

8/9. Arabella Weir nominates Joyce Grenfell for great-life status, discovering that she shares many similarities with Grenfell, whose comic monologues she listened to and loved as a child. Grenfell's biographer and family friend, Janie Hampton , is there to supply the inside information. Presented by Matthew Parris. Producer Beth O'Dea Repeated on Friday at 11pm


Unknown: Arabella Weir
Unknown: Joyce Grenfell
Unknown: Janie Hampton
Presented By: Matthew Parris.
Producer: Beth O'Dea

: 1968: Day-by-Day

Tourists leave France as strikes spread across the country, severely affecting public transport services. For details see Saturday

: PM

Presented by Eddie Main

: Clare In the Community

2/5. Brenda's Birthday. Clare is coerced into helping Megan organise her one-year-old daughter's birthday party. Comedy by Harry Venning and David Ramsden.
Producer Katie Tyrrell


Comedy By: Harry Venning
Comedy By: David Ramsden.
Producer: Katie Tyrrell
Clare: Sally Phillips
Brian: Alex Lowe
Simon: Andrew Wincott
Ray: Richard Lumsden
Helen: Gemma Craven
Irene: Ellen Thomas
Megan: Nina Conti
Gordon: Lewis MacLeod

: The Archers

It's all change at Bridge Farm.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Presented by Kirsty Lang. Producer Nicki Paxman


Presented By: Kirsty Lang.
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Sister Agnes Investigates

2/5. By Alison Joseph. Sister Agnes finds she has a lot in common with Catherine and sets out to prove that the mousy librarian is incapable of murder.
For cast and details see yesterday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Alison Joseph.

: File on 4

New series 1/9. The rises in the price of food, oil and metals are being blamed on growing demand from China and India. But Michael Robinson wonders if commodity prices are actually being inflated by a speculative bubble. He investigates this new threat to the world's weakened financial system. Producer Ian Muir-Cochrane Rptd on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Michael Robinson
Producer: Ian Muir-Cochrane Rptd

: 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

8/9. Dr Mark Porter reports on the latest news on the diagnosis and treatment of prostate problems, including whether or not screening saves lives.
Producer Paula McGrath Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter
Producer: Paula McGrath

: On the Ropes

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, with Ritula Shah.


Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: Book at Bedtime:The Behaviour of Moths

7/10. By Poppy Adams. Forty years on, Ginny remembers the part she played in her sister Vivien's marriage. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Poppy Adams.

: Mouth Trap

2/4. The Power of Women. 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 Armitaqe


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

: Today in Parliament

With David Wilby.


Unknown: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: Speaking forMyself

2/5. Cherie Blair 's memoirs. Rptd from 9.45am


Unknown: Cherie Blair

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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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