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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Kevin Franz.


Unknown: Kevin Franz.

: Farming Today , .

Clare Phillips reports on the rise of hemp as a feature of the English landscape. Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Clare Phillips
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day
Presented by Clifford Longley.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Presented By: Clifford Longley.

: Fry's English Delight

New series 1/3. Metaphor
Stephen Fry presents a treat for lovers of the English language. He begins by looking at metaphor, finding that language is shaped like a coastline by a flow of metaphors that erode, break down and eventually become part of everyday speech and writing. Producer Nick Baker Radio features: pages 110-111


Unknown: Stephen Fry
Producer: Nick Baker

: Parkmasters

1/3. John Claudius Loudon and the Derby Arboretum. Historian Tristram Hunt investigates the people and ideas behind our public parks. Loudon was the first major advocate of public parks for the burgeoning cities of 19th-century England, largely through his prolific literary output. Producer Erin Riley


Unknown: John Claudius Loudon
Unknown: Tristram Hunt
Producer: Erin Riley

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Dr Mark Wakelin. We Cannot Measure How You Heal (Ye Banks and Braes). 2 Kings 5, vv5b-14. Turn Thy Face from My Sins (Attwood). Through the Night of Doubt and Sorrow (Marching).


Unknown: Dr Mark Wakelin.

: Book of the Week:Sissinghurst: an Unfinished History

1/5. Childhood. Adam Nicolson 's grandparents, Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson , bought Sissinghurst in 1932 and turned it into one of Britain's best-loved gardens. Adam Nicolson reads his account of growing up there. Abridged by Lauris Morgan-Griffiths . Producer Sara Davies Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: To order Sissinghurst: an Unfinished History (released 1 September) for E18.00 (RRP E20.00) inc p&p, call [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute) quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Adam Nicolson
Unknown: Harold Nicolson
Unknown: Adam Nicolson
Abridged By: Lauris Morgan-Griffiths
Producer: Sara Davies

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
I 10.45 The Golden Notebook 1/10
The Woman's Hour drama.
- For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: It's My Story: School for Communists

The story of Jim Riordan and four other young Britons who were the first and last to be educated at the Elite Higher Party School for Communists in Moscow during the early 1960s at the height of the Cold War. Producer Mark Burman


Unknown: Jim Riordan
Producer: Mark Burman

: Count Arthur Strong at Edinburgh

Role Playing. The constant ringing of his doorbell causes Arthur to lose his train of thought. Comedy with Steve Delaney , Sue Perkins , Dave Mounf ield and Alastair Kerr. Producers John Leonard and Mark Radcliffe


Unknown: Steve Delaney
Unknown: Sue Perkins
Unknown: Dave Mounf
Unknown: Alastair Kerr.
Producers: John Leonard
Producers: Mark Radcliffe

: You and Yours

With Carolyn Atkinson and Liz Barclay.


Unknown: Carolyn Atkinson
Unknown: Liz Barclay.

: The World at One

With Shaun Ley.


Unknown: Shaun Ley.

: Round Britain Quiz

10/12. Teams from the north and south of England compete. Hosted by Tom Sutcliffe.
Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe.
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeatedfrom yesterday at7pm

: Afternoon Play: Building Happiness

By Daniel Jamieson. Three lost people find unexpected meaning for their lives amid the buildings and architecture of Bath.
Director Marc Beeby


Unknown: Daniel Jamieson.
Director: Marc Beeby
Joss: Alex Treqear
Wendy: Deborah Findlay
Sean: Stuart McLoughlln
Phil/Old man bather: Chris Pavlo
Female resident/Bather: Joan Walker
Doctor: Stephen Critchlow
Landiady/Cleaner: Helen Longworth
Resident/Attendant: Dan Starkey

: Money Box Special

Rptd from sat 12.04pm

: Opening Lines

1/5. The Deep. By Veronica Birch. An idyllic holiday in the tropics turns sour for Miranda and Andy as rifts appear in their relationship.
Helen Longworth reads the first of five stories in this series showcasing the work of emerging writers. Producer Gemma Jenkins


Unknown: Veronica Birch.
Unknown: Helen Longworth
Producer: Gemma Jenkins

: A Guide to Garden Birds

1/5 Thrushes. Brett Westwood helps listeners identify the birds visiting their gardens. In
Somerset, he is joined by Stephen Moss and Chris Watson to help single out members of the thrush family. Producer Sarah Blunt


Unknown: Brett Westwood
Unknown: Stephen Moss
Unknown: Chris Watson
Producer: Sarah Blunt

: The Food Programme

Rptd from yesterday

: Beyond Belief

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


Unknown: Ernie Rea
Producer: Rosemary Dawson

: 1968: Day-by-Day

Thousands attend a rally for Czechoslovakian freedom in Hyde Park. Fordetails see Saturday


Unknown: Hyde Park.

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: Just a Minute

5/10 Nicholas Parsons hosts the comedy panel game from the Pleasance Theatre at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Panellists include Paul Merton and Clement Freud. producer Tilusha Ghelani Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Clement Freud.
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

: The Archers

Tony discovers his fighting spirit.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson. Documentary-makers Molly Dineen and Anthony Thomas , among others, consider the current state of the genre on TV. Producer Ella-Mai Robey


Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Unknown: Molly Dineen
Unknown: Anthony Thomas
Producer: Ella-Mai Robey

: The Golden Notebook

1/10. It's the summer of 1957, and writer Anna Wulf welcomes home her friend Molly who has returned after a year of travelling.
Rptd from 10.45am


Writer: Doris Lessing
Abridged by: Sarah Daniels
Producer/ director: Polly Thomas
Anna: Susannah Harker
Molly/Julia: Fenella Woolgar
Richard: Ron Cook
Tommy: Adam Paulden
Saul: Peter Brooke
Ella: Emma Fielding
Janet: Ellie Saqer
Mr Mathlong: Wyllie Longmore
Mrs Marks: Brigit Forsyth
Dick: Marc Parry
Paul: Sean Gallagher
Dr West: Mark Chatterton
Mrs West: Christine Brennan
Marion: Julia Rounthwalte

: Once upon a Time on the Frontline

As part of a new initiative called Storybook
Soldiers, British soldiers deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan record bedtime stories for their young children left at home. Producer Emma Wallace


Producer: Emma Wallace

: Crossing Continents

7/11. Guatemala and Canada Gold Rush
Bill Law travels to Guatemala to investigate the impact of a gold mine on the indigenous people, who claim the operation is damaging their health and community. Rptdfrom Thursday

: Placebo

2/2. Columnist Ben Goldacre concludes his examination of the placebo effect with a look at the implications of trials for both doctors and their patients. Producer Matt Silver


Unknown: Ben Goldacre
Producer: Matt Silver

: Mind Changers

1/3. The Stanford Prison Experiment
Claudia Hammond looks at psychological experiments that changed our understanding of the human mind. When
Philip Zimbardo set up a mock prison with his students as guards and inmates, the resulting behaviour was so aggressive that he had to call the experiment Off. Producer Marya Burgess


Unknown: Claudia Hammond
Unknown: Philip Zimbardo
Producer: Marya Burgess

: The World Tonight

With Ritula Shah.


Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: Book at Bedtime: Perfect Night

1/10. Nick Roker was a talented TV director until an accident on location destroyed his career and his memory. Jamie Glover reads Peter Grimsdale 's political thriller. Abridged by Jane Purcell. Producer Chris Wallis
RT DIRECT:To order Perfect Night for EV.69 (RRP E1299) inc p&p, call [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute) quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Nick Roker
Unknown: Jamie Glover
Unknown: Peter Grimsdale
Abridged By: Jane Purcell.
Producer: Chris Wallis

: Word Of Mouth

Repeated from Tuesday

: Tomorrow, Today!

4/9. Prey of the Bog Monster The show avoids censorship. By Christopher William Hill.
Producer Liz Webb


Unknown: Christopher William Hill.
Producer: Liz Webb
Nigel: Peter Bowles
Sylvia: Cheryl Campbell
Godfrey: John Fortune
Sir Angus: Gary Waldhorn
Hugo: Joseph Kloska
Douglas: Jon Glover

: News

: Book of the Week:Sissinghurst: an Unfinished History

1/5. By Adam Nicolson. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Adam Nicolson.

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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.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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