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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

Presented by Canon Noel Battye.


Presented By: Canon Noel Battye.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock. Producer Chris Impey


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Roy Jenkins.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: Between Ourselves

5/8 Two circus owners discuss the romance, danger, excitement and difficulty of running a traditional circus, with Olivia O'Leary. Producer Karen Gregor Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Olivia O'Leary.
Producer: Karen Gregor

: The Last Post

5/5. Mark Stephen concludes his exploration of the postal service by investigating the role it plays in the Outer Hebrides. Producer Mark Rickards


Unknown: Mark Stephen
Producer: Mark Rickards

: Daily Service

Led by Judy Merry. Beauty for Brokenness
(Kendrick, arr Leddington Wright ). Genesis 45, vv1-10. Praise to God in the Highest!
(arr Campbell). Through All the Changing Scenes of Life (Wiltshire).


Unknown: Judy Merry.
Unknown: Leddington Wright

: Book of the Week:Travels on the Dance Floor

4/5. Rabia. In Puerto Rico, Grevel learns that hard-core saisa dancers needjust a bit of rabia - madness. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Pillow Book 4/5 The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Crossing Continents

6/11. India - a Model Slum Clearance in Mumbai? More than a billion people live in slums, a figure that is increasing daily. Muui Devichand reports from Mumbai on a scheme that says it can provide the answer to the developing world's slum problem.
Producer John Murphy Repeated on Monday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Muui Devichand
Producer: John Murphy

: With Great Pleasure

4/5. WHIHutton. Writer and journalist Will Hutton , chief executive of the Work
Foundation, shares his admiration for not only JM Keynes but also writers such as Dickens, Tolstoy and Umberto Eco. The readers are Michelle Terry and William nope. Producer Mark Smalley


Unknown: Will Hutton
Unknown: Michelle Terry
Producer: Mark Smalley

: You and Yours

Topical consumer issues, presented by Carolyn Atkinson and Liz Barclay.


Presented By: Carolyn Atkinson
Presented By: Liz Barclay.

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Shaun Ley.


Presented By: Shaun Ley.

: Open Country

Repeated from Saturday at 6.07am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Steinbeck In Avalon

As a child John Steinbeck was enthralled by Malory's account of the life of King Arthur. In 1959 he went to live in Somerset in order to write what he hoped would be the crowning glory of his distinguished career - a 20thcentury restatement of the Arthurian legend. Dramatised by Ray Brown from the writings of John Steinbeck.
Producer/Director Gary Brown


Unknown: John Steinbeck
Dramatised By: Ray Brown
Unknown: John Steinbeck.
Director: Gary Brown
Steinbeck/Lancelot: Kerry Shale
Elaine/Guinevere: Barbara Bames
Merlin: Philip Madoc
Arthur: Joseph Mlllson
Damsel: Jasmine Hyde

: Lives In a Landscape

4/6. Tempers in Bloom. A tale of flower sabotage in Yorkshire. The villagers of Luddenden want to track down the saboteurs who tried to wreck their chances of winning the prestigious Britain in Bloom competition. Will they find the culprits who poisoned flower beds and dug up ornamental grasses before the competition ends?
Producers Sara Jane Hall and Sue Mitchell (Revised rpt)


Producers: Sara Jane Hall

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: Mothers and Sons

4/5. The Name of the Game 2/2. Nancy is unsettled by her son Gerard's reponse to her new business venture, and makes a difficult decision. From Colm Toibin 's recent short story collection, read by Niamh Cusack. For details see Monday


Unknown: Colm Toibin
Read By: Niamh Cusack.

: A Dollar a Day

4/5. Ghana. Mike Wooldridge examines the price of education in the developing world, meeting Ghanaian woman Dzifa Adjanu , who declared at 15 she would train to be an accountant - at enormous financial cost to her family, but the only way she could conceive of ensuring she "wouldn't get cheated in life". For details see Monday


Unknown: Dzifa Adjanu

: Open Book

Owen Sheers presents the programme from New York, where he talks to novelist
Meg Wolitzer about her latest book The Ten-Year Nap. Repeated from Sunday at 4pm


Unknown: Owen Sheers
Unknown: Meg Wolitzer

: The Material World

Quentin Cooper discusses alternative methods of oil extraction with Professor Malcolm Greaves from the University of Bath and Dr Joe Wood of Birmingham University. They discuss the viability of Toe to Heel Air Injection - THAI - as a means of extracting reserves of heavy oil, thereby helping to ensure the stability and continuation of our oil-dependent economy.


Presenter: Quentin Cooper
Unknown: Professor Malcolm Greaves
Unknown: Dr Joe Wood
Producer: Pamela Rutherford

: 1968: Day-by-Day

Two deputy editors of the Czech Communist Party newspaper are suspended. For details see Saturday

: PM

News and analysis with Eddie Mair.

: Bleak Expectations

2/6. Chapter the Second: a Re-Kippered Life Smashed Some More. Pip and Harry build an entire railway network in their bid to catch the evil Mr Gently Benevolent.
Producer Gareth Edwards


Producer: Gareth Edwards
Sir Philip: Richard Johnson
Mr Benevolent: Anthony Head
Sternbeater: Geoffrey Whitehead
Harry: James Bachman
Young Pip: Tom Allen
Lily: Sarah Hadland
Mr Parsimonious: Laurence Howarth
Pippa: Susy Kane
Sundry railwaymen: Mark Evans

: The Archers

Alice finds an unlikely love interest.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Kirsty Langmeets the conductor, pianist and writer Daniel Barenboim. Producer Sally Spurring


Unknown: Kirsty Langmeets
Unknown: Daniel Barenboim.

: The Pillow Book

4/5. Shonagon and Yukinari continue to search for a motive. By Robert Forrest.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Robert Forrest.

: The Investigation

New series 1/4. Why has the cost of a barrel of oil doubled in the past year and who has been making money out of it? Simon Cox investigates the truth behind rising oil prices. Producer Richard Vadon


Unknown: Simon Cox
Producer: Richard Vadon

: Analysis

7/8. Fair Play? As we enjoy, or endure, another summer of wall-to-wall international sporting competition, why is it that many nations with far fewer resources than Britain often do much better? Historian Richard Weight finds out. Producer Jim Frank Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Richard Weight
Producer: Jim Frank

: Game Academy

2/2. Teams of young computer-game developers have only ten weeks to produce a working computer game that will dazzle the public at the Edinburgh Festival. Presented by Anthony Baxter. Producer Richard Phinney


Presented By: Anthony Baxter.
Producer: Richard Phinney

: Between Ourselves

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime:The Good Plain Cook

4/5. Ellen announces that there will be an addition to the family. Then George makes an announcement of his own. For details see Monday

: Robbie Williams and Jon RonsonJourney to the Other Side

Journalist Jon Ronson goes with the singer Robbie Williams on an adventure to a UFO conference in Laughlin, Nevada. Producer Laura Parfitt


Unknown: Jon Ronson
Singer: Robbie Williams
Producer: Laura Parfitt

: Fordham and Lipson

2/4. Sketch comedy by Philippa Fordham and Simon Lipson. Producer Carol Smith


Comedy By: Philippa Fordham
Unknown: Simon Lipson.
Producer: Carol Smith

: News

: Book of the Week:Travels on the Dance Floor

4/5. 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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