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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Jenny Wigley.


Unknown: Jenny Wigley.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

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


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Dr Alan Billings.

: Start the Week

Andrew Marr's guests include the novelist Amitav Ghosh. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Andrew Marr
Guest: Amitav Ghosh
Producer: Elaine Lester

: Book of the Week.

The Black Death
1/5. John Hatcher examines the terrible impact of the Black Death on everyday life in a Suffolk parish in the 14th century. Rumours abound in Walsham of a terrible pestilence in far-off lands. Read by Robert Glenister. Abridged by Polly Coles. Producer Clive Brill Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: To order The Black Death for E18.00 (RRP E20.00) inc p&p. call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than 8p a minute) quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: John Hatcher
Read By: Robert Glenister.
Abridged By: Polly Coles.
Producer: Clive Brill

: Daily Service

Led by Claire Campbell Smith. Christ Is the King! 0 Friends Rejoice (Vulpius). Acts 2, W22-24; 32-38. Let All the World (Lang).
0 Jesus, I Have Promised (Hatherop Castle).


Unknown: Claire Campbell Smith.

: Woman's Hour

With Jane Garvey.
10.45 Paid Servant 1/5 The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jane Garvey.

: Test Match Special

New Zealand v England
Commentary on the final day of the Third Test. For commentators see Saturday * approximate times See also 5 Live Sports Extra at 10.45am Digital only

: Your Country Needs You

The fortunes of farmers seem set to rise. Dominick Arkwright hears from two who are struggling, as well as one who is doing well. He also talks to Zac Goldsmith , the adviser to the Conservatives on green issues. Producer Miles Warde


Unknown: Dominick Arkwright
Unknown: Zac Goldsmith
Producer: Miles Warde

: The Maltby Collection

2/6. Rod holds a press conference and Walter makes a move. Sitcom by David Nobbs. Producer Colin Anderson RT DIRECT: To order The Maltby Collection for £11.99 (RRP E15.99) inc pSp, call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than 8p a min), quoting RTD239, or visit www.bbcshop.com: code RTD239 at the checkout


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
Stelios: Chris Pavlo

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

Presented by Martha Kearney.


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: Counterpoint

12/13. Paul Gambaccini chairs the last 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:Dickens Confidential

New series 1/6. Gangs of London. Mike Walker's second series imagines how Dickens would have brought news to the masses if he remained the editor of a daily newspaper. A mugging of a criminal gang's financier points Dickens and his team to a plot to rock the heart of the financial world. Producer/Director David Hunter


Director: David Hunter
Charles Dickens: Dan Stevens
Agnes: Eleanor Howell
jack: Freddy White
Daniel: Andrew Buchan
Joseph: John Dougall
Mickey's Jim: Gerard Murphy
Iron Billy: John Rowe
Gasman: Ben Crowe
Harry: Stephen Critchlow
Thug: Chris Pavlo
Woman: Liz Sutherland

: Money Box Live

Paul Lewis and guests answer listeners' finance questions. Producer Lesley McAlpine PHONE: [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 1.30pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Lesley McAlpine

: Wireless Connections

1/5. The Restless Home. A tale of an 80-year-old former magician's assistant, who overcomes her physical infirmities by secretly podcasting. Helen Cross 's story is the first of a series exploring the phenomenon of personal broadcasting. Read by Eileen McCallum. Producer Kirsteen Cameron


Unknown: Helen Cross
Read By: Eileen McCallum.
Producer: Kirsteen Cameron

: Cosmic Quest

Tl/30. Galileo Seeing Is Believing. Continuing her narrative history of the cosmos, Heather Couper looks at the life and achievements of Galileo. This week's readers are Timothy West, Annette Badland , Robin Sebastian , Julian Rhind-Tutt and John Palmer. producer Martin Redfern


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

: The Food Programme

Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm

: Beyond Belief

2/13. 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

President Tito concedes to protesting Students. For details see Saturday

: PM

With Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: The Unbelievable Truth

6/6. David Mitchell hosts the game show with Graeme Garden , Fred MacAulay , Michael Mcintyre and Lucy Porter.
Producer Jon Naismith Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm


Unknown: David Mitchell
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Fred MacAulay
Unknown: Michael McIntyre
Unknown: Lucy Porter.
Producer: Jon Naismith

: The Archers

It's the morning after the night before for Phil. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

A review of The Incredible Hulk, starring Edward Norton. With Mark Lawson. Producer Timothy Prosser


Unknown: Edward Norton.
Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: Paid Servant

1/5. London 1958. The hero of To Sir, with Love, is seconded to London County Council as a child welfare officer, charged with cases involving "his people".
By ER Braithwaite. abridged by Anne Edyvean.
Director Jessica Dromgoole Repeated from 10.45am


Abridged By: Anne Edyvean.
Director: Jessica Dromgoole
ER Braithwaite: Kwame Kwei-Armah
Mr Bentham: Jimmy Aklngbola
Mrs Bentham: Clare Perkins
Jim: John Rowe
Mrs Larkin: Lisa Stevenson
Mr Larkin: Chris Pavlo
Ellesworth: Nyasha Hatendi
Ella: Liz Sutherland
Matron: Joan Walker
Roddy: Cara Halls

: The Cult of Kidnapping

Kidnapping is a growing global phenomenon. Frank Gardner reports on who are the kidnappers and who are their targets. He visits Colombia, once a kidnapping capital of the world, but now working hard to battle the criminals. Producer David Coomes


Unknown: Frank Gardner
Producer: David Coomes

: The Learning Curve

5/9. A guide to the world of learning, presented by Libby Purves. Producer Sukey Firth


Presented By: Libby Purves.

: Frontiers

6/6. Amphibian Collapse? With one third of amphibians threatened with extinction,
Sue Broom finds out about the mysterious disease that's killing frogs, newts and salamanders all over the world. Producer Pamela Rutherford


Unknown: Sue Broom
Producer: Pamela Rutherford

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

Presented by Ritula Shah.


Presented By: Ritula Shah.

: Book at Bedtime: Things Fall Apart

1/10. A reading celebrating the 50th anniversary of the publication of the book by Chinua Achebe. known as the father of African literature. Read by Chuk Iwuji.
Abridged and produced by Jane Marshall.
RT DIRECT: To order Things Fall Apart 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


Read By: Chuk Iwuji.
Produced By: Jane Marshall.

: Happy Mondays: The Odd Half-Hour

4/4. 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

News from Westminster, with David Wilby.


Unknown: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week:The Black Death

1/5. By John Hatcher. Read by Robert Glenister. Abridged by Polly Coles. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: John Hatcher.
Read By: Robert Glenister.
Abridged By: Polly Coles.

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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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