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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Father Nicholas James.


Unknown: Father Nicholas James.

: Fanning Today

With Anna Hill. Producer AlasdairCross


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rt Rev Tom Butler.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: The Choice

4/8. Canon Andrew White , the "vicar of Baghdad", who works at the only Anglican church in Irag, talks to Michael Buerk about deciding to work in a war-torn country. Producer Dawn Bryan Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Canon Andrew White
Unknown: Michael Buerk

: 1 Was a Child Prodigy

2/5. Jocelyn Lavin shone both academically and musically at primary school and won a place at Chetham's in Manchester, where she was a classmate and friend of Anna Markland , BBC Young Musician of the Year in 1982. But now she can't find a job. In the series in which Chris Ledgard looks at the lives of people who were labelled child prodigies, Jocelyn and Anna reflect on their fortunes since leaving school. Producer Chris Ledgard


Unknown: Jocelyn Lavin
Unknown: Anna Markland
Unknown: Chris Ledgard
Producer: Chris Ledgard

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Ernie Rea. Lord, Thy Word Abideth (Ravenshaw). Mark 4, vv10-20.
How Beauteous Are Their Feet (Stanford). Thou, Whose Almighty Word (Moscow).


Unknown: Rev Ernie Rea.

: Book of the Week: Making Money

2/5. Opportunity. See it and grab it. Evan Davis selects more writings reflecting the boom-and-bust cycle of the British economy and how it affects us. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Evan Davis

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 Balance of Power 2/5 The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: World on the Move: Great Animal Migrations

Rejoining the year-long event in which wildlife experts report on the progress of animal journeys across the world. Presented by Philippa Forrester and Brett Westwood. Series editor Julian Hector


Unknown: Brett Westwood.
Editor: Julian Hector

: London's Fashion Spectacular

1/2. After many lacklustre years, London has become the cutting-edge capital of fashion. Next week is London Fashion
Week, to which daring young designers will once again draw eager buyers and international taste-makers. But why the renaissance? And will it last? Fashion expert Bronwyn Cosgrave finds out. Producer Susan Marling


Unknown: Bronwyn Cosgrave
Producer: Susan Marling

: Call You and Yours

Consumer issues phone-in programme, presented by Liz Barclay and John Waite. PHONE: [number removed] (Lines open from 10am) email: [address removed]


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: John Waite.

: The World at One

Presented by Martha Kearney.


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: The Life and Times of the Tambourine

Craig Reid of the Proclaimers says that the tambourine is the most dangerous instrument to play: get it right, and no-one notices; get it wrong, and everybody knows. Huw Williams traces its roots from the Middle East. via Stravinsky and Motown, toSugababes. Producer Steve Groves


Unknown: Craig Reid
Unknown: Huw Williams
Producer: Steve Groves

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Blue Sky Thinking

Psychological thriller about love and identity, written by Ben Lewis. Karen looks forward to her imminent wedding, but her life begins to unravel following the arrival of a scrawny-looking stranger.
Producer/Director Kirsty Williams


Written By: Ben Lewis.
Director: Kirsty Williams
Karen: Nicola Stapleton
Vinnie: Samuel Roukin
Stuart: Freddy White
Siobhan: Catherine Shepherd
Dave: Ben Lewis

: Home Planet

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

: Love of the World

2/5. Harkin's ill health and career change prompt Kate to rethink her priorities. ByJohnMcGahern. For details see yesterday

: Big Bang Day: Five Particles

2/5. The Quark. Basic particles are made up of even more basic units called quarks, which make up 99.9% of the universe's visible material. Simon Singh asks why we know so little about them. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Simon Singh

: Word of Mouth

6/7. Michael Rosen presents the series examining words and language and the ways people use them.
Producer Sarah Langan Repeated on Monday at 11pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Sarah Langan

: Great Lives

6/9. David Ervine. Broadcaster Lesley Riddoch nominates David Ervine , the controversial Northern Ireland politician. Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams and journalist Henry McDonald join in the debate, along with Raymond McCord , whose son was murdered by a loyalist terror group. Matthew Parris presents.
Producer Isobel Eaton Repeated on Friday at 11pm


Unknown: David Ervine.
Unknown: Lesley Riddoch
Unknown: David Ervine
Unknown: Gerry Adams
Unknown: Henry McDonald
Unknown: Raymond McCord
Unknown: Matthew Parris
Producer: Isobel Eaton

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Hut 33

4/6. Don't Bet on It. The code-breakers play a football match against Italian POWs as a morale-boosting exercise. Just whose morale isn't clear. James Cary 's comedy continues.
Producer Adam Bromley


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

: The Archers

The Ambridge Economy faces a crisis. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including news of the shortlist for the Man Booker Prize and an interview with the artist and film-maker Steve McQueen. Producer Ella-Mai Robey


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Steve McQueen.
Producer: Ella-Mai Robey

: Balance of Power

2/5. Queen Anne takes Abigail into her confidence, and Abigail is rewarded with her own room at the Palace. By Deborah Davis. For cast and details see yesterday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Deborah Davis.

: The Politics of Chinese Meditation

Reporter Mukul Devichand searches for
Oigong masters who fled to the West when their exercise and breathing system caused controversy in the 1990s.
Producer Mukul Devichand Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Reporter: Mukul Devichand
Producer: Mukul Devichand

: In Touch

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


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Big Bang Day: The Making of Cern

2/2. Quentin Cooper tracks the laboratory's development through the 1970s as it overtook rival institutions in both the Soviet Union and the USA. He explores some of the benefits of Cern's work, including the development of the worldwide web. Producer Tom Alban


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Tom Alban

: The Choice

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Ritula Shah.


Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: Book at Bedtime: Someone at a Distance

2/10. Louise Lanier goes to England to act as a companion to Mrs North. She has her reasons for wanting to leave Amigny, where she grew up. By Dorothy Whipple. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Louise Lanier
Unknown: Mrs North.
Unknown: Dorothy Whipple.

: Edge Falls

2/6. The village is licensed for marriage.
Comedy by Paul Barnhill and Neil Warhurst.
Producer/Director Sally Avens


Comedy By: Paul Barnhill
Comedy By: Neil Warhurst.
Director: Sally Avens
Mick: Mark Benton
Sonya: Frances Barber
Rez: Emil Marwa
Valerie: Sarah Hadland
Darryl: Paul Barnhill
Fred: Ben Crowe
Justine: Helen Longworth
Karl: Nell Warhurst
Milosh: Stephen Critchlow
Phil: Dan Starkey

: A Smile and a Shoeshine

Former sales rep Laurie Taylor explores the world of the travelling salesman and the allure of the character for writers, film-makers and dramatists. Producer Geoff Bird


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Geoff Bird

: News

: Book of the Week: Making Money

2/5. Repeated from 9.45am

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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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