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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

Pause for reflection with Cathy Le Feuvre.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Fran Barnes


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Fran Barnes

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and Susan Hulme.
7.48 Thouqht for the Day With John Bell.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: Susan Hulme.
Unknown: John Bell.

: Midweek

Diverse and lively conversation with Libby Purves and her guests.
Producer Chris Paling Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Tony Burnham. Holy, Holy,
Holy! Lord God Almighty (Nicaea). Psalm 111. 0 Be Joyful in the Lord (Britten). 0 Praise Ye the Lord! (Laudate Dominum).


Unknown: Tony Burnham.

: Book of the Week:Wife in the North

3/5. Cyber Scream. As Judith struggles with bats, wetsuits and an embarrassing lack of mates, she decides to take action. She reaches out into cyberspace and starts a blog about her life in the North. By Judith O'Reilly. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Judith O'Reilly.

: Woman's Hour

Lively discussion and interviews, presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Writing the Century 3/5 The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: In Living Memory

4/4. Legionnaires' Disease. A look back at 21 July 1976, when more than 100 ex-servicemen caught a mystery illness in Philadelphia after attending an American Legion Convention. The illness claimed 29 lives in the months ahead. Chris Ledgard travels to the American city to meet the survivors and the scientists who struggled to find the cause. Producer John Byrne


Unknown: Chris Ledgard
Producer: John Byrne

: Cabin Pressure

2/6. Boston. Sitcom about the pilots of a tiny charter airline for whom no job is too small, but many, many jobs are too difficult. A routine flight to Boston is disrupted by a routine fire, a routine lawsuit and a routine corpse. By John Finnemore.
Producer David Tyler


Unknown: John Finnemore.
Producer: David Tyler
Carolyn: Stephanie Cole
1st Officer Douglas Richardson: Roger Allam
Capt Martin Crieff: Benedict Cumberbatch
Arthur: John Finnemore
ATC Fitton: Ewen MacIntosh
Hamilton: Kerry Shale
Paramedic: Matilda Ziegler

: You and Yours

Consumer and public interest reports, with Sheila McClennon and Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Sheila McClennon
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

News and analysis with Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Off the Page

2/7. Groupthink. Tobias Jones ,
Rose Shapiro , and Malachi O'Doherty discuss the pros and cons of the word and concept of Groupthink.
Dominic Arkwright handles the proceedings. Producer Miles Warde


Unknown: Tobias Jones
Unknown: Rose Shapiro
Unknown: Malachi O'Doherty
Unknown: Dominic Arkwright
Producer: Miles Warde

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Accolades

In 1973, Oxford academic AL Rowse published the work that would establish his name internationally, Shakespeare the Man, in which he claimed to have decoded Shakespeare's sonnets and finally discovered the identity of the Dark Lady. But was his "discovery" based on a simple misreading? By Christopher William Hill.
Producer Gordon House


Unknown: Al Rowse
Unknown: Dark Lady.
Unknown: Christopher William Hill.
Producer: Gordon House
AL Rowse: Ian Richardson
Alex: Joseph Kloska
Prof Burnett: Nigel Anthony
Gillian: Stella Gonet
Prosser: Sean Barrett

: Gardeners' Question Time

Pippa Greenwood , Anne Swithinbank and Chris Beardshaw answer listeners' queries sent in by post and email. Peter Gibbs is in the chair. At 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened repeat from Sunday at 2pm


Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Peter Gibbs

: National Short Story Award 2008

3/5. The third shortlisted story in contention for the award. For details see Monday

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor discusses the history of glamour with Stephen Gundle.
Producer Charlie Taylor Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Stephen Gundle.
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: All in the Mind

6/8. Claudia Hammond discovers the latest news and developments from the worlds of psychology and psychiatry. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Claudia Hammond

: 1968: Day-by-Day

Police in Australia continue to lay siege to a Sydney gunman who insists on marrying his hostage girlfriend. For details see Saturday

: PM

Presented by Carolyn Ouinn.


Presented By: Carolyn Ouinn.

: Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show!

3/6. The Advert. Arthur prepares to play in Fiddler on the Roof, but an unfortunate typo on the posters leads to widespread confusion. Despite receiving a concussion, he soldiers on and gives a performance like no other. Starring Steve Delaney , with Sue Perkins , Dave Mounfield , Alastair Kerrand Terry Kilkelly.
Producers John Leonard and Mark Radcliffe


Unknown: Steve Delaney
Unknown: Sue Perkins
Unknown: Dave Mounfield
Unknown: Alastair Kerrand
Unknown: Terry Kilkelly.
Producers: John Leonard
Producers: Mark Radcliffe

: The Archers

Neil shows his competitive side. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

A round-up of arts news and reviews, with Mark Lawson. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Writing the Century

3/5. Flora meets an old flame and Linton's newspaper struggles to cover two big stories: the old King's passing and the Jarrow March. By Vanessa Rosenthal. For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Vanessa Rosenthal.

: The Moral Maze

6/9. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which Melanie Phillips , Ian Hargreaves ,
Michael Portillo and Claire Fox cross-examine expert witnesses about the ethical issues behind the week's news.
Producer Phil Pegum Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Michael Portillo
Unknown: Claire Fox
Producer: Phil Pegum

: Fifty Years before the Masthead

4/4. The Elysian Fields. Anthony Howard leaves The Listener and becomes deputy editor of The Observer, before falling out with proprietor Tiny Rowland. He then moves back to the BBC, followed by work on the obituaries page of The Times.
Producer Mark Savage Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Anthony Howard

: World on the Move:Great Animal Migrations

21/40. The year-long event continues. With Brett Westwood and Philippa Forrester. Repeated from yesterday at 11am


Unknown: Brett Westwood

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime:The Night of the Mi'raj

3/10. Coroner's assistant Katya Hijazi continues her surreptitious investigation into Nouf's death while Nayir, accompanied by a Bedouin tracker, scours the desert crime scene for clues. By Zoe Ferraris. For details see Monday


Unknown: Katya Hijazi
Unknown: Zoe Ferraris.

: Arabella Churchill: First Lady of Glastonbury

Arthur Smith hosts this tribute to Arabella Churchill who, with Andrew Kerr , organised the first Glastonbury Festival in 1971. Friends, family and co-organisers, including Michael Eavis , reveal how tirelessly she worked to ensure the smooth running of the comedy, theatre and performance stages, showcasing the likes of Phill Jupitus , Bill Bailey and Paul Merton early in their careers. Smith also talks to some of the comedy performers from this year's festival. Arabella Churchill died in December 2007. Producer Alison Vernon-Smith


Unknown: Arabella Churchill
Unknown: Andrew Kerr
Unknown: Michael Eavis
Unknown: Phill Jupitus
Unknown: Bill Bailey
Unknown: Paul Merton
Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith

: Today in Parliament

Sean Curran presents news, views and analysis of developments in Westminster, including Gordon Brown 's response to MPs' queries during Prime Minister's Questions.


Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: Gordon Brown

: News

: Book of the Week:Wife in the North

3/5. By Judith O'Reilly. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Judith O'Reilly.

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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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