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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

Pause for reflection, with Canon Noel Battye.


Unknown: Canon Noel Battye.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock. Producer Sarah Swadling


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.
Producer: Sarah Swadling

: Today

With Evan Davis and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Akhandadhi Das.


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Akhandadhi Das.

: The Choice

2/8. In the series in which he talks to people who have made difficult life decisions,
Michael Buerk interviews Melanie Allen , who handed back the five-year-old boy she had adopted when his bad behaviour became too much for her.
Producer Dawn Bryan Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Melanie Allen

: A Sense of Liverpool

2/2. A Comedian's Mouth. Stand-up comedian Brendan Riley takes a taxi ride round Liverpool to investigate its reputation for humour. Producer Clare Jenkins


Unknown: Brendan Riley
Producer: Clare Jenkins

: Book of the Week:Travels on the Dance Floor

2/5 The Peanut's like That. In Caracas and Bogota, Grevel massacres dances by imposing his style on the locals. A Latina Marilyn Monroe sets him right. By Grevel Lindop. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Marilyn Monroe
Unknown: Grevel Lindop.

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Sharon Grenham-Toze. The Lord's My Shepherd (Townend). Genesis 39, v1; vv 6b-12; 19-20. Close Every Door to Me (Lloyd Webber). O God of Earth and Altar (King Lynn).


Unknown: Sharon Grenham-Toze

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Pillow Book 2/5 The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: The Simulated Patient

Can doctors be taught a good bedside manner? Medical schools hire actors to simulate patients so that trainee doctors can practise breaking bad news. Frances Byrnes finds out whether seasoned medics are more sceptical and if all that's being learnt is the equivalent of "Have a Nice Day". Producer Matt Thompson


Unknown: Frances Byrnes
Producer: Matt Thompson

: From the Ban to the Booker

1/2. Bestselling author Val McDermid investigates the development of lesbian content in literature, to see how the genre has moved from Radclyffe Hall's The Well of Loneliness being tried for obscenity and banned in 1928 to Sarah Waters and All Smith 's Booker Prize nominations in recent years. Producer Nicola Swords


Unknown: Val McDermid
Unknown: Sarah Waters
Unknown: All Smith

: Call You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and Peter White. PHONE: [number removed] (Lines open from 10am) email: [address removed]


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Peter White.

: The World at One

With Shaun Ley.


Unknown: Shaun Ley.

: Killer Bs

Anthony Barnes explores the glorious highs and some perturbing lows, of the B-side, from the Beatles to Burt Bacharach and beyond. Contributors include Tim Rice , Paul Gambaccini and Gloria Gaynor. Producer Simon Hollis Rptd on Saturday at 3.30pm


Unknown: Anthony Barnes
Unknown: Burt Bacharach
Unknown: Tim Rice
Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Unknown: Gloria Gaynor.
Producer: Simon Hollis Rptd

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Two-Pipe Problems

2/2. The Trusty Valet and the Crusty Butler By Michael Chaplin. Former actors Sandy and William venture outside their retirement home in the company of intrepid care assistant Karen. They head to a movie set, and prepare to take on the world of celluloid.
Producer/Director Marilyn Imrie


Unknown: Michael Chaplin.
Sandy: Stanley Baxter
William: Richard Briers
Insp Bradstreet: David Shaw-Parker
Karen: Tracy Wiles
Laura: Ellie Beaven
Thaddeus: Lloyd Hutchinson
John: Geoffrey Whitehead

: Home Planet

7/13. Richard Daniel and the team discuss listeners' questions about the environment and the natural world. Producer Toby Murcott
ADDRESS: [address removed] email: [address removed] Phone: [number removed]


Unknown: Richard Daniel
Producer: Toby Murcott

: Mothers and Sons

2/5. A Priest in the Family. Unexpected and disturbing news tests the bond that lies between Molly and her son, Frank. The next story from Colm Toibin 's recent collection is read by Kate Binchy. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Colm Toibin
Read By: Kate Binchy.

: A Dollar a Day

2/5. Peru. Mike Wooldridge reports on a new programme in Peru that attempts to help the poor by giving women the equivalent of a dollar a day in cash in return for sending their children to school and getting them vaccinated. For details see yesterday

: Word of Mouth

2/7. Peggy Reynolds investigates vocal pitch to see if it is true that to get on radio a woman has to sound like a man and finds out why Japanese women squeak but German ones drone. The programme also looks at why scientists believe attractive women have the most appealing voices.
Producer Jolyon Jenkins Repeated on Monday at 11pm


Unknown: Peggy Reynolds
Producer: Jolyon Jenkins

: Great Lives

2/9. Minister for Skills David Lammy tries to convince Matthew Parris that comedian Richard Pryor led a great life, despite seven marriages, drug addiction and domestic abuse.
Producer John Byrne Repeated on Friday at 11pm


Unknown: David Lammy
Unknown: Matthew Parris
Unknown: Richard Pryor
Producer: John Byrne

: 1968: Day-by-Day

Riots take place in Los Angeles. For details see sat

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: Hut 33

2/6. When the chance to escape Bletchley
Park and go to sunny Baghdad comes along, codebreakers Charles and Archie jump at the chance. Continuing James Cary 's sitcom.
Producer Adam Bromley


Unknown: James Cary
Producer: Adam Bromley
Charles: Robert Bathurst
Archie: Tom Goodman-Hill
Minka: Olivia Colman
Gordon: Fergus Craig
Mrs Best: Lili Roughley
Joshua: Alex MacQueen

: The Archers

Clarrie gives Emma some home truths. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson meets 82-year-old actress
Elaine Stritch , who reflects on her 60-year career. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Elaine Stritch
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: The Pillow Book

2/5. The path of the thefts is moving towards the inner chambers of the Emperor himself. By Robert Forrest.
For cast and details see yesterday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Robert Forrest.

: Secrets In the Blood

Matt McGrath looks at how fair and sporting the Beijing Olympics will be in light of a range of allegations, including one of drug abuse. Producer Ed Butler Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Matt McGrath
Producer: Ed Butler

: In Touch

Peter White with news for the blind and partially sighted. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Case Notes

3/9. Dr Mark Porter talks to a patient and her surgeon about the gastric bypass that has led to her losing almost ten stone. He also speaks to psychologists about the benefits and risk of this controversial operation.
Producer Erika Wright Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Talks: Dr Mark Porter
Producer: Erika Wright

: The Choice

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Jane Hill.


Unknown: Jane Hill.

: Book at Bedtime:The Good Plain Cook

2/5. By Bethan Roberts. Convinced that her husband really wants her to be domesticated, Ellen seeks Kitty's help to turn her into the perfect wife and mother. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Bethan Roberts.

: Quote.... Unquote

4/6. Pam Ayres , Trevor McDonald , Sue Limb and Gervase Phinn join Nigel Rees for more quotations. The reader is Peter Jefferson. Producer Claire Bartlett


Unknown: Pam Ayres
Unknown: Trevor McDonald
Unknown: Gervase Phinn
Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Peter Jefferson.
Producer: Claire Bartlett

: The Spiritual Centre

2/4. All in a Good Cause. Bharat needs to impress Westgate's wealthiest and most influential resident, Mrs Prakesh. Comedy by Suk Pannu.
Producer Katie Tyrrell


Unknown: Mrs Prakesh.
Comedy By: Suk Pannu.
Producer: Katie Tyrrell
Bharat: Vincent Ebrahim
Henry: Tim Key
Mrs Sidhu: Shelley King
Priya: Archie Panjabl
Ravi: Nitin Ganatra
MrsPrakesh: Jamilla Massey
Mr Rampal: Renu Setna

: News

: Book of the Week:Travels on the Dance Floor

2/5. By Grevel Lindop. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Grevel Lindop.

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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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