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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rt Rev David Chillingworth.


Unknown: David Chillingworth.

: Farming Today

With Melanie Abbott. Producer Chris Impey


Unknown: Melanie Abbott.
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With Evan Davis and James Naughtie.
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 Anne Atkins.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: Susan Hulme.
Unknown: Anne Atkins.

: 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: Speakingfor Myself

3/5. Cherie Blair reads from her memoirs. The leadership challenge presents both personal and political dilemmas. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Cherie Blair

: Daily Service

Led by Mike Ford. I Am the Bread of Life
(Toolan). John 6, vv41-51. Panis Angelicus
(Franck). Guide Me, 0 Thou Great Redeemer (Cwm Rhondda).


Unknown: Mike Ford.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 Sister Agnes Investigates 3/5 The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Case Study

3/4. The Man with the Hole in His Head. In her series on case studies that have furthered our understanding of the human mind,
Claudia Hammond revisits the case of Phineas Gage , a railway worker in 19th-century Vermont. who suffered a bizarre accident when a metre-long iron rod went right through his skull, changing him and the study of neuroscience forever. Producer Marya Burgess


Unknown: Claudia Hammond
Unknown: Phineas Gage
Producer: Marya Burgess

: Hut 33

New series 1/6. Royal Visit. It's panic stations at Hut 33. A royai visitor is coming to inspect Bletchley Park.
But the top brass are worried that this particular aristocrat is a Nazi sympathiser. Hut 33 has to delay him and make sure he doesn't see any of the code-breaking machines. Comedy by James Cary.
Producer Adam Bromley


Unknown: Bletchley Park.
Comedy By: James Cary.
Producer: Adam Bromley
Charles: Robert Bathurst
Archie: Tom Goodman-Hill
Minka: Olivia Colman
Gordon: Fergus Craig
Joshua: Alex MacQueen
Mrs Best: Lill Roughley
Duke of Kent: Michael Fenton Stevens

: You and Yours

With Sheila McClennon and John Waite. In the feature on disability, Gwyneth Lewis , Wales's first National Poet. talks about depression.


Unknown: Sheila McClennon
Unknown: John Waite.
Unknown: Gwyneth Lewis

: The World at One

Presented by Martha Kearney.


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: Quote ... Unquote

New series 1/6. Guests Pam Ayres , Trevor McDonald , Sue Limb and Gervase Phinn exchange quotations and anecdotes in the veteran parlour game. Hosted by Nigel Rees , with Peter Jefferson as the reader. Producer Claire Bartlett
ADDRESS: Ouote.... Unquote, Henry Wood House. London WIA 1AA: email: [address removed]


Unknown: Pam Ayres
Unknown: Trevor McDonald
Unknown: Gervase Phinn
Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Peter Jefferson
Producer: Claire Bartlett

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: To Serve Them All My Days

5/5. 1929: Davy faces his greatest challenge at Bamfylde School - a confrontation with new headmaster Alcock. One of them will have to go. RF Delderf ield's story is dramatised by Shaun McKenna.
Producer/Director Cherry Cookson


Unknown: Rf Delderf
Dramatised By: Shaun McKenna.
Director: Cherry Cookson
Davy: Oliver Milburn
Alcock: Clive Merrison
Algy: John Wood
Howarth: John Rowe
Carter: Anthony Calf
Christine: Kate Buffery
Grace: Alison Pettitt
Hislop: Antony Glennon
Gage: Delroy Brown
Lowther: Steven Roberts
Stoker Monk: Steven Williams

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Pippa Greenwood and Bunny Guinness answer questions from gardeners in north Wales. Eric Robson is in the chair.
At 3.25pm Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened repeat from Sunday at 2pm


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood

: Anger

3/5. Martina Cole - So Many Things....
Martina Cole reveals how her anger at injustice, particularly the opprobrium heaped on single mothers, inspired her to take direct, positive action. Read by Elizabeth Carling. For details see Monday


Unknown: Martina Cole
Unknown: Martina Cole
Read By: Elizabeth Carling.

: Joan Armatrading's Favourite Choirs

3/5. London Bulgarian Choir. Armatrading learns about the distinctive singing techniques in the musical traditions of Bulgaria when she visits the London Bulgarian Choir. 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 Sunday at 12.15am


Talks: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Case Notes

Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: 1968: Day-by-Day

Reporters witness fighting as the Nigerian army takes Biafran stronghold, Port Harcourt. For details see Saturday


Unknown: Port Harcourt.

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Double Science

2/6. Moving House. It's a time of turmoil for the science department. Comedy written and starring Justin Edwards and Ben Willbond.
Producer Adam Bromley


Unknown: Justin Edwards
Unknown: Ben Willbond.
Producer: Adam Bromley
Colin: Ben Willbond
Kenneth: Justin Edwards
Alison: Rebecca Front
Danny: Raza Jaffrey
Donna: Margaret Cabourn-Smith

: The Archers

David fears the shape of things to come. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson , including a report from the opening night of the new musical, Marguerite. Producer Ella-Mai Robey


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Ella-Mai Robey

: Sister Agnes Investigates

3/5. By Alison Joseph. Sister Agnes finds out more about the man Catherine claims to have murdered, and resolves to look more deeply into this apparently open-and-shut case.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Alison Joseph.

: Unreliable Evidence

4/4. Bail. In the light of statistics suggesting a number of criminals commit serious crimes while on bail, Clive Anderson and guests debate the necessity for courts to tighten up on granting bail, and consider whether this would compromise a defendant's right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty.
Producer Brian King Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Clive Anderson

: For Whom the Division Bell Tolled

2/3. Michael Portillo explores the history and peculiarities of the back-bencher, asking historians whether these traits have been present since the very first Parliaments in the 1300s. He continues by digging into the parliamentary archives in search of the back-benchers' good and noble works from the past - all now largely forgotten.
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

Presented by Philippa Forrester and Brett Westwood. Repeated from yesterday at 11am


Presented By: Philippa Forrester
Unknown: Brett Westwood.

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, with Carolyn Quinn.


Presenter: Carolyn Quinn

: Book at Bedtime: The Behaviourof Moths

8/10. By Poppy Adams. Ginny looks back on her mother's shocking death 40 years ago. For details see Monday


Unknown: Poppy Adams.

: Agatha Christie's Dead Man's Folly

4/4. Poirot is convinced another murder has been committed, but his little grey cells need to take a different direction if he is to solve the mystery. Dramatised by Michael Bakewell.
Producer/Director Enyd Williams


Dramatised By: Michael Bakewell.
Director: Enyd Williams
Poirot: John Moffatt
Ariadne: Julia McKenzie
Mrs Folliat: Rosalind Knight
Mrs Tucker: Christine Kavanagh
Alec: John Dougall
Marilyn: Nicola Holmes
Lady Stubbs: Amanda Waring

: Today in Parliament

Sean Curran analyses the day's developments, including Prime Minister's Questions.


Unknown: Sean Curran

: News

: Book of the Week:Speaking for Myself

3/5. 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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