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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Clair Jaquiss.


Unknown: Clair Jaquiss.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock. Producer Alasdair Cross


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.
Producer: Alasdair Cross

: Today

Presented by Evan Davis and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Dr Alan Billings.


Presented By: Evan Davis
Presented By: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Dr Alan Billings.

: Start the Week

Andrew Marr's guests include violinist Nigel Kennedy and James Cuno from the Art institute of Chicago. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Andrew Marr
Guest: Nigel Kennedy
Guest: James Cuno
Producer: Elaine Lester

: Book of the Week:The Pain and the Privilege:the Women in Lloyd George's Life

1/5. Ff ion Hague reads from her new biography of David Lloyd George , which focuses on the role of women in his life. With Richard Elfyn as Lloyd George and Liz Sutherland as Frances Stevenson. Abridged by Penny Leicester . Producer Duncan Minshull Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: To order the hardback book The Pain and the Privilege by Ffion Hague for E22.50 (RRP E25) including p&p, send cheque payable to RT Direct Book Offers, to: [address removed], call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than 8p a minute) quoting RT or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com. UK delivery only


Unknown: David Lloyd George
Unknown: Richard Elfyn
Unknown: Lloyd George
Unknown: Liz Sutherland
Unknown: Frances Stevenson.
Abridged By: Penny Leicester
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: Daily Service

Led by Mgr Tony Rogers. Take This Moment (John Bell). Ecclesiastes 3, vv1-8. A Prayer (Lloyd). Through All the Changing Scenes of Life (Wiltshire).


Unknown: Mgr Tony Rogers.

: Woman's Hour

With Jane Garvey.
10.45 The Way We Live Right Now 1/15 The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jane Garvey.

: If You're Reading This

A documentary looking at the letters soldiers write, often to be read only after they have been killed in action.
With examples from the American Civil War and the two World Wars. Producer Sian Price

: The Maltby Collection

3/6. The museum's first Sunday opening results in chaos. Sitcom by David Nobbs.
Producer Colin Anderson
RT DIRECT: To order The Maltby Collection for £11.99 (RRP £15.99) 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


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 McGlvern
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

With Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Counterpoint

13/13. Paul Gambaccini chairs the 2008 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

2/6. The Man Who Robbed the Bank of England Mourning the loss of chief reporter Jack Marshall , Charles Dickens and his team are determined to find the connection between successful financier Iron Billy and a cunning plot to strike at the very centre of the country's financial system. By Mike Walker.
Mickey's Jim Gerard Murphy Commissionaire Dan Starkey Director David Hunter


Reporter: Jack Marshall
Reporter: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Mike Walker.
Unknown: Jim Gerard Murphy
Unknown: Dan Starkey
Director: David Hunter
Charles Dickens: Dan Stevens
Agnes: Eleanor Howell
Daniel: Andrew Buchan
Joseph: John Dougall
Mickey's Jim: Gerard Murphy
Iron Billy: John Rowe
Bank manager: Stephen Critchlow
Vicar: Chris Pavlo
Butler: Nyasha Hatendi
Commissionaire: Dan Starkey

: Money Box Live

Paul Lewis and his guests offer advice on financial matters. Producer Jennifer Clarke
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 1.30pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Jennifer Clarke

: Unaccustomed Earth

1/5 Hell-Heaven. An Indian family in America comes close to devastation when the mother becomes infatuated with a young immigrant. Nina Wadia reads from Jhumpa Lahiri 's new collection of stories about the Bengali diaspora. Abridged by Richard Hamilton. Producer Justine Willett


Unknown: Nina Wadia
Unknown: Jhumpa Lahiri
Abridged By: Richard Hamilton.
Producer: Justine Willett

: Cosmic Quest

16/30 Plumbing the Depths.
Heather Couper looks at the science of astrophysics and the invention of the spectroscope.
Producer Martin Redfern Omnibus edition on Friday at 9pm


Unknown: Heather Couper
Producer: Martin Redfern

: The Food Programme

Nigel Slater joins presenter Sheila Dillon to cook the perfect meal from the ingredients produced by Food and Farming Award Best
Producer finalists. Producer Dilly Barlow (Revised rpt) Summer food supplement: centre pages


Unknown: Nigel Slater
Presenter: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Dilly Barlow

: Beyond Belief

3/13 Ernie Rea explores the place of faith in the modern world. Producer Rosemary Dawson


Unknown: Ernie Rea
Producer: Rosemary Dawson

: 1968: Day-by-Day

Planes are grounded at Heathrow as a pilots' Strike begins. For details see Saturday

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

1/6 This classic 1994 edition of the comedy panel game broadcast in tribute to chairman Humphrey Lyttelton, who died in April, features panellists Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden, Tim Brooke-Taylor and Willie Rushton.
Producer Jon Naismith Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm RT DIRECT: To order I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue 10 CD for S £974 (RRP £12.99) inc p&p. call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than 8p a minute) quoting RTD243 , or visit www.bbcshop.com


Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown: Barry Cryer.
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Willie Rushton.
Producer: Jon Naismith

: The Archers

Ruth's quiet night goes awry.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts magazine. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: The Way We Live Right Now

1/15. Now that Ghassan Mehmoud is a peer. can he save his business empire and his reputation? Anthony Trollope 's satirical novel about money, greed and dishonesty is given a modern setting by Jonathan Myerson.
Additional roles played by Beth Chalmers , Chris Pavlo ,
Dan Starkey and Joan Walker
Producer/Director Jonquil Panting Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Ghassan Mehmoud
Unknown: Anthony Trollope
Unknown: Jonathan Myerson.
Played By: Beth Chalmers
Played By: Chris Pavlo
Played By: Dan Starkey
Played By: Joan Walker
Director: Jonquil Panting
Ghassan: Henry Goodman
Felix: Dexter Fletcher
Anthony: John Rowe
Paul: Nyasha Hatendi
Rt Hon Jeremy Longstaff: David Bamber
Georgiana: Lucy Montgomery
Ruby: Sheridan Smith
Marie: Chlpo Chung
Roger: Ben Crowe
Hetta: Emily Wachter
Tilly: Annette Badland
Helen: Liz Sutherland
Nick: Stephen Critchlow

: A Failure to Provide?

Yasmeen Khan examines the provision of care for elderly Asians in Britain, now that the traditional, tightly unified extended families are splitting up and younger generations are becoming more Anglicised. Producers Neil Gardner and Yasmeen Khan


Unknown: Yasmeen Khan
Producers: Neil Gardner
Producers: Yasmeen Khan

: The Learning Curve

6/9. A guide to the world of learning, presented by Libby Purves. Producer Louise Corley


Presented By: Libby Purves.
Producer: Louise Corley

: Hitting the Buffers

1/2. Transport. Gareth Mitchell examines our obsession with speed - the reasons for it, its manifestations and its consequences. He meets hot rodders in the California desert and current land speed record holder Richard Noble. Producer Michelle Martin


Unknown: Gareth Mitchell
Unknown: Richard Noble.
Producer: Michelle Martin

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Ritula Shah.


Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: Book at Bedtime: Things Fall Apart

6/10. By Chinua Achebe. Okonkwo joins his friend Obierika to celebrate his daughter's wedding. Read by Chuk Iwuji. Abridged and produced by Jane Marshall.
RT DIRECT: To order Things Fall Apart for £7.99 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: Spike's Lookallkes

New series 1/3. To Del and Back. Sitcomset around Spike's lookalike agency. Jimmy, who impersonates Del Boy , wants to move to Spain - but he's the most successful of Spike's clients.
Writer Mark Watson : Producer Sam Hoyle


Unknown: Del Boy
Unknown: Mark Watson
Producer: Sam Hoyle
Spike: Ardal O'Hanlon
Maggie: Doon MacKichan
Phil: Bruce MacKinnon
Jimmy: Toby Longworth
Candidate 2: Toby Longworth
Sandie: Rosie Cavaliero
Auntie: Rosie Cavaliero
Nicky: Martha Howe-Douglas
Airport announcements: Martha Howe-Douglas
Organiser: James Holmes
Denzil: Kim Wall
Candidate 1: Stephen Critchlow

: Today in Parliament

With Susan Hulme.


Unknown: Susan Hulme.

: News

: Book of the Week:The Pain and the Privilege:the Women in Lloyd George's Life

1/5. By Ffion Hague. Repeated from 9 45am

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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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