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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the

Day With the Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths.


Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock. Producer Alasdair Cross


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.
Producer: Alasdair Cross

: Today

With Sarah Montague and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Dr Alan Billings.


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Dr Alan Billings.

: Start the Week

Michael Frayn discusses Afterlife, his new play, and Alexandra Fuller talks about her novel The Legend of Cotton H Bryant. Presenter
Andrew Marr also welcomes Amit Chaudhun , author of essay collection Clearing a Space. Producer Elaine Lester Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Michael Frayn
Talks: Alexandra Fuller
Presenter: Andrew Marr
Unknown: Amit Chaudhun
Producer: Elaine Lester Shortened

: Daily Service

From Wellington Church, Glasgow, led by the Rev Johnston McKay. Ruth 1, vv15-22. With the Choir of St Mary's Cathedral, Glasgow, directed by Frikki Walker.


Unknown: Rev Johnston McKay.
Directed By: Frikki Walker.

: Book of the Week: Clean

1/5. Katherine Ashenburg 's unsanitised history of washing documents society's shifting interpretations of what it is to be clean. The fascination for bathing started with the Greeks and Romans, who seemingly vied with one another to build the biggest baths. Read by Tamsin Greig. Abridged by Polly Coles. Producer Clive Brill Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: To order Clean for ETI.69 (RRP £12.99) inc pSp, call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than HP a minute) quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Katherine Ashenburg
Read By: Tamsin Greig.
Abridged By: Polly Coles.
Producer: Clive Brill

: Woman's Hour

With Jane Garvey.
10.45 Jane and Prudence 6/10 The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jane Garvey.

: After the Floods: the Toll Bar Refugees

Kate Betts reports on the Doncaster residents who were evacuated by the council to a caravan site when their homes flooded. One year on, some of them are wondering when their former houses will be ready for them to move back in. Producer Sarah Taylor


Unknown: Kate Betts
Producer: Sarah Taylor

: The Maltby Collection

New series 1/6. Museum-based sitcom by David Nobbs. The museum is stuck in the past. so Rod decides to take some modernising action.
Producer Colin Anderson
RT DIRECT: To order The Maltby Collection for £ 11.99 (RRP E)5 99) inc p&p, call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than 8p a minute), quoting RTD239, or visit www. bbcshop.com and enter code RTD239 at the checkout Radio features: pages 128-129


Unknown: David Nobbs.
Producer: Colin Anderson
Rod: Julian Rhind-Tutt
Walter: Geoffrey Palmer
Prunella: Rachel Atkins
Susie: Margaret Cabourn-Smith
Julian: Ben Willbond
Wilf: Geoff McGivern
Eva: Julia Deakin
Des: Michael Smiley
Steiios: Chris Pavlo

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

With Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Counterpoint

11/13. Paul Gambaccini chairs the second semi-final of the eclectic music quiz.
Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Shredder

Bella wants to go to her grave confident that her children will never know what a wicked woman she had once been - but not even a shredder can wholly destroy the past. By Juliet Ace.


Writer: Juliet Ace
Producer/Director: Jane Morgan
Bella: Gwen Taylor
Edward: Stephen Thorne
Iris: Avril Elgar
Cybelle: Helen Longworth
Adam: Nyasha Hatendi
Simon: Steve Hodson
Raymond/Jimmy: Stephen Critchlow

: 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

: Spy Stories

1/5. The Child Spy. By
Alphonse Daudet. The first of five tales of bluff, double bluff, deception and betrayal.
An innocent boy, caught up in the Siege of Paris in 1870, is duped into espionage.
Read by Martin Jarvis. Director Rosalind Ayres


Unknown: Alphonse Daudet.
Read By: Martin Jarvis.
Director: Rosalind Ayres

: Cosmic Quest

6/30. Philosopher Scientists. Heather Couper considers the work of Greek philosopher Thales - the first person to suggest that natural forces - rather than the actions of the Gods - were behind events such as earthquakes and eclipses. His work inspired Pythagoras, whose interest in geometry led him to realise the world was a sphere. This week's readers are Timothy West, Annette Badiand , Robin Sebastian , Julian Rhind-Tutt and John Palmer. Producer Martin Redfern


Unknown: Heather Couper
Unknown: Annette Badiand
Unknown: Robin Sebastian
Unknown: Julian Rhind-Tutt
Unknown: John Palmer.
Producer: Martin Redfern

: The Food Programme

Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm

: Beyond Belief

New series 1/13. Ernie Rea and guests explore the place of faith in today's complex world. producer Rosemary Dawson


Unknown: Ernie Rea
Producer: Rosemary Dawson

: 1968: Day-by-Day

Protests against the war in Vietnam are Staged in Delhi. For details see Saturday

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: The Unbelievable Truth

5/6. David Mitchell hosts the game show in which Graeme Garden , Fred MacAulay , Michael Mclntyre and Lucy Porter 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: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Fred MacAulay
Unknown: Michael McLntyre
Unknown: Lucy Porter
Producer: Jon Naismith

: The Archers

Jennifer and Adam join forces.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including an interview with actor Rupert Everett , whose latest project is a TV documentary about the explorer Sir Richard Burton. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Rupert Everett
Unknown: Richard Burton.
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Jane and Prudence

6/10. By Barbara Pym. When Miss Morrow and Miss Doggett decide to dispose of poor Constance's belongings, Jane wonders how to involve herself to satisfy her own curiosity.
Producer/Director Chris Wallis Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Barbara Pym.
Director: Chris Wallis Rptd
Narrator: Penelope Wilton
Jane: Susie Blake
Prudence: Emma Fielding
Miss Morrow: Alison Pettitt
Miss Doggett: Elizabeth Spriggs
Fabian: Gerald McDermott
Nicholas: David Thorpe
Mr Manifold: Kieran Buckeridge
Miss Clothier: Jenny Lee
MissTrapnell: Angela Curran
Canon Pritchard: Rod Arthur

: Seven Days

As the credit crunch bites on small businesses and mortgage payers, Jenny Cuffe spends a week with people living on the edge of financial ruin. She offers advice on cutting debt and recommends positive ways forward. Producer Sally Chesworth


Unknown: Jenny Cuffe
Producer: Sally Chesworth

: The Learning Curve

4/9. A guide to the world of learning, with practical advice, features and listeners' views. Presented by Libby Purves. Producer Sukey Firth


Presented By: Libby Purves.

: Frontiers

5/6. Medicines for Children. In order to make new drugs safe for children, new European laws are forcing drug companies to recruit babies and children into trials for drugs to treat anything from veruccas and asthma to epilepsy. The Government has committed E20 million to support the start of the process. Presented by Graham Easton. Producer Beth Eastwood


Presented By: Graham Easton.
Producer: Beth Eastwood

: Start the Week

With Andrew Marr and his guests. Shortened repeat from 9am


Unknown: Andrew Marr

: The World Tonight

With Ritula Shah.


Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: Book at Bedtime: Helpless

6/10. Barbara Gowdy 's story, abridged by Lauris Morgan-Griffiths , about the abduction of a nine-year-old child in Toronto. Rachel, held in a basement by Ron, tries to reach the outside world through his girlfriend, Nancy. Read by Kathryn Akin. Producer Christine Hall RT DIRECT: To order Helpless for E7.99 inc p&p, call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than 8p a minute) quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Barbara Gowdy
Abridged By: Lauris Morgan-Griffiths
Read By: Kathryn Akin.
Producer: Christine Hall

: Happy Mondays: The Odd Half-Hour

3/4. Comedy show using sketches and songs to examine the particular pains of modern life. With Stephen K Amos , Jason Byrne , Justin Edwards and Katherine Parkinson. Producers Gareth Edwards and Alex Walsh-Taylor


Unknown: Stephen K Amos
Unknown: Jason Byrne
Unknown: Justin Edwards
Unknown: Katherine Parkinson.
Producers: Gareth Edwards
Producers: Alex Walsh-Taylor

: Today in Parliament

With Sean Curran.
12.00 News


Unknown: Sean Curran.

: Book of the Week: Clean

1/5. By Katherine Ashenburg. Rptdfrom9.45am


Unknown: Katherine Ashenburg.

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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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