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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Mike Ford.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill. Producer Fran Barnes


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Fran Barnes

: Today

With Evan Davis and John Humphrys.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Dom Antony Sutch.


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Dom Antony Sutch.

: Start the Week

Andrew Marr's guests include architect Will Alsop, writers Kenan Malik and Eva Figes and historian Ian Kershaw. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Andrew Marr
Guest: Will Alsop
Guest: Kenan Malik
Guest: Eva Figes
Guest: Ian Kershaw
Producer: Elaine Lester

: Book of the Week: Casanova

1/5. Benedict Cumberbatch reads Ian Kelly 's new biography of Giacomo Casanova , abridged by Amber Barnfather. The young Giacomo is a sickly boy, born to a family of actors in Venice who don't expect him to survive long. Producer Justine Willett Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: To pre-order the hardback book Casanova by Ian Kelly for E18 (RRP E20) 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: Benedict Cumberbatch
Unknown: Ian Kelly
Unknown: Giacomo Casanova
Abridged By: Amber Barnfather.
Producer: Justine Willett
Unknown: Ian Kelly

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Roy Jenkins at St German's Church, Splott, Cardiff.


Unknown: Roy Jenkins

: Woman's Hour

With Jane Garvey.
10.45 The Way We Live Right Now 6/15 The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jane Garvey.

: Getting the French to Work

Alasdair Sandford reports on French Finance Minister Christine Legarde 's attempts to amend employment practices and modernise the French economy. The first woman to hold the post claims it's time for her countrymen to drop their famed extended lunch breaks and 35-hour working weeks. Producer Claire Burgoyne


Unknown: Alasdair Sandford
Unknown: Christine Legarde
Producer: Claire Burgoyne

: The Maltby Collection

4/6. Museum-based sitcom by David Nobbs. It's the first children's day at the museum and the dog-counting competition is not going well.
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 [number removed], or visit www.bbcshop.com and enter code [number removed]at the checkout


Unknown: David Nobbs.
Producer: Colin Anderson
Rod: Julian Rhind-Tutt
Walter: Geoffrey Palmer
Prunella: Rachel Atkins
Susie: Margaret Caboum-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

With Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Round Britain Quiz

New series 1/12. Scotland and the north of England compete in the first round of the cryptic quiz. Chaired by Tom Sutcliffe.
Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe.
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Dickens Confidential

3/6 Dickens and Dizzy. Charles Dickens meets an ambitious young politician and journalist named Benjamin Disraeli in the weeks prior to Queen Victoria's coronation - but the two do not get on. Deborah Davis 's s drama imagines what would have happened if Dickens had remained a newspaper editor.
Producer/Director Tracey Neale


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Benjamin Disraeli
Unknown: Deborah Davis
Director: Tracey Neale
Charles Dickens: Dan Stevens
Agnes: Eleanor Howell
Daniel: Andrew Buchan
Benjamin Disraeli: Julian Rhind-Tutt
William Percy: Bertie Carvel
Mary Anne Wyndham Lewis: Liz Sutherland
Lady Londonderry: Joan Walker
Rachel: Lydia Leonard
Official: Ben Crowe
Footman: Nyasha Hatendi
Archbishop: Dan Starkey
Speaker: Stephen Critchlow
Rabbi: Alan Lee

: Money Box Live

Paul Lewis and guests offer advice on financial matters. producer Chris A'Court
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 1.30pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis

: Classical Assassins

1/5. Schubert and Me. In the first of five monologues from bit-players in musical history who have been implicated in the deaths of great composers, a young woman reveals the revenge she took on the composer who failed to keep his promise.
By Jonathan Lennie. Read by Jenny Harrold. Producer Sara Davies


Unknown: Jonathan Lennie.
Read By: Jenny Harrold.
Producer: Sara Davies

: Cosmic Quest

21/30 Broadcasts from the Cosmos.
Heather Couper looks at the discovery of radio waves in space. The readers are Annette Badland ,
John Palmer , Julian Rhind-Tutt , Robin Sebastian and Timothy West. Producer Martin Redfern


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

: The Food Programme

Rptd from yesterday

: Beyond Belief

4/13. Ernie Rea explores the place of faith in the modern world. producer Rosemary Dawson


Unknown: Ernie Rea
Producer: Rosemary Dawson

: 1968: Day-by-Day

Protests surround the conflict in Biarra. For details see Saturday

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair .


Presented By: Eddie Mair

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

2/6. A classic edition of the comedy panel game from 2000, broadcast as a tribute to chairman Humphrey Lyttelton , who died in April. With Tim Brooke-Taylor , Barry Cryer.
Graeme Garden and Jeremy Hardy. Colin Sell is at the piano.
Producer Jon Naismith Repeated on Saturday at 2.04pm RT DIRECT: To order I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue (10 CDs) for just £9.74 (RRP £12.99) inc p&p, call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than 8p a minute) quoting [number removed], or visit www.bbcshop.com


Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Barry Cryer.
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy.
Unknown: Colin Sell
Producer: Jon Naismith

: The Archers

Fallon's suspicions come to the fore.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including an interview with dramatist Alan Ayckbourn. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Dramatist: Alan Ayckbourn.

: The Way We Live Right Now

6/15. Anthony Trollope 's satirical novel, The Way We Live Now, is given a modern twist by Jonathan Myerson. Today Paul is visited by an old friend.
Additional roles played by Beth Chalmers ,
Stephen Critchlow , Chris Pavlo , Dan Starkey and Joan Walker Producer/Director Jonquil Panting Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Anthony Trollope
Unknown: Jonathan Myerson.
Played By: Beth Chalmers
Played By: Stephen Critchlow
Played By: Chris Pavlo
Played By: Dan Starkey
Played By: Joan Walker
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: Chipo Chung
Roger: Ben Crowe
Hetta: Emily Wachter
Wynford: Corey Johnson
Sheikh Izdihar Behrooz: Nadim Sawalha
Helen: Liz Sutherland

: Adebayor Returns Home

Farayi Mungazi follows Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor as he makes an emotional return to his home country of Togo to take part in a World Cup qualifier in Accra, Ghana. Producer Mark Burman


Unknown: Emmanuel Adebayor
Producer: Mark Burman

: The Learning Curve

With Libby Purves. Producer Sukey Firth


Unknown: Libby Purves.

: Hitting the Buffers

2/2. Gareth Mitchell is tested by the Human Performance Laboratory at Bath University and investigates whether human beings have reached their upper limit of speed in sport. Producer Michelle Martin


Unknown: Gareth Mitchell
Producer: Michelle Martin

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Ritula Shah.


Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: Book at Bedtime: Breath

1/10. Set on the western fringe of Australia, Tim Winton 's ninth novel is the story of a boy mesmerised by the sea, spellbound by the surf and soon tempted out beyond his limits. Read by Richard Roxburgh and abridged by Sally Marmion. Producer Di Speirs
RT DIRECT: To order the hardback book Breath by Tim Winton for E13.49 (RRP E14.99) call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than 8p a minute) quoting RT or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com. UK delivery only


Unknown: Tim Winton
Read By: Richard Roxburgh
Abridged By: Sally Marmion.
Producer: Di Speirs
Unknown: Tim Winton

: Happy Mondays: Spike's Lookalikes

2/3. A Kind of Magic. Sitcom about a lookalike agency. Spike and Maggie get to reprise their Paul Daniels and Debbie McGee act.
Producer Sam Hoyle


Unknown: Paul Daniels
Unknown: Debbie McGee
Producer: Sam Hoyle
Spike: Ardal O'Hanlon
Maggie: Doon MacKichan
Phil: Bruce MacKinnon
Jimmy/Drunk: Toby Lonqworth
Sandie: Rosie Cavaliero
Nicky: Martha Howe-Douglas
Craig (Retro Heaven): James Holmes
Nephew/Policeman: Kim Wall
Mr Finchley: John Rowe

: Today in Parliament

With Sean Curran.


Unknown: Sean Curran.

: News

: Book of the Week: Casanova

1/5. By Ian Kelly. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Ian Kelly.

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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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