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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Bishop Donal McKeown.


Unknown: Donal McKeown.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill. Producer Alasdair Cross


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Alasdair Cross

: Today

With Evan Davis and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rt Rev Tom Butler.


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: The Choice

6/8. Michael Buerk talks to former football manager Mike Newell about his decision to blow the whistle on illegal payments in the game. Producer Dawn Bryan Repeated at 9.30pm


Talks: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Mike Newell

: I Was a Child Prodigy

4/5. At the age of three in 1950 Jonathan Cocking could read Shakespeare and remember long sequences of numbers. Chris Ledgard catches up with him. Producer Chris Ledgard


Presenter/Producer: Chris Ledgard
Subject: Jonathan Cocking

: Book of the Week:This Is Not About Me

2/5. Janice's mother has made the difficult decision to leave her husband and start afresh with her young daughter. By Janice Galloway. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Janice Galloway.

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Peter Whittaker. All Things
Bright and Beautiful (Royal Oak, arr Rutter), Psalm 148, vv7-13, Let Us Sing to the Lord (Taize), All Creatures of Our God and King (Lasst uns erfreuen).


Unknown: Peter Whittaker.

: Woman's Hour

With Jane Garvey.
10.45 Shattered 2/5 The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jane Garvey.

: World on the Move:Great Animal Migrations

28/40. Wildlife experts, zoologists and conservationists 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

: O Lucky Man!

John Harris investigates the life and work of the film director Lindsay Anderson. The programme focuses on If ..., O Lucky Man! and Britannia Hospital, the trilogy of films Anderson made with Malcolm McDowell. With contributions from McDowell, Stephen Frears, Helen Mirren and writer David Sherwin, Harris examines Anderson's vision of Britain and the director's contradictory character.
Producer Simon Jacobs


Unknown: John Harris
Director: Lindsay Anderson.
Unknown: Malcolm McDowell
Unknown: Stephen Frears
Unknown: Helen Mirren
Unknown: David Sherwin
Producer: Simon Jacobs

: Call You and Yours

Phone-in on consumer issues, presented by John Waite and Peter White.
PHONE: [number removed] (Lines open from 10am) email: [address removed]


Presented By: John Waite
Presented By: Peter White.

: The World at One

With Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Soul Music

New series 1/4. Swan Lake. The story behind Tchaikovsky's famous ballet and the impact it has had on those
„, ,u near it and those who dance it. Producer Sara Conkey


Producer: Sara Conkey

: The Archers

Rptd from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Elephant and Castle

Ian is terminally single. Then, in walks Kat. A romantic comedy in reverse, set in London, by Robin Baker.
Other parts played by Manjeet Mann, Jill Cardo and Gunnar Cauthery
Producer Steven Canny


Unknown: Robin Baker.
Played By: Manjeet Mann
Played By: Jill Cardo
Played By: Gunnar Cauthery
Ian: Rory Kinnear
Kat: Lyndsey Marshal
Jude: Olivia Colman
janet: Carolyn Pickles

: Home Planet

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


Unknown: Richard Daniel
Producer: Toby Murcott

: Will You Love Me Tomorrow?

2/5. Ha Ha Ha. From childhood Suzy has collected interesting words, but has forgotten the glamour of "epiglottis" until 43 years later when she meets the inimitable Stanley Manley. And Stanley has an interest of his own.
Joan Osbaldeston 's story's read by Jenny Coverack. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Stanley Manley.
Unknown: Joan Osbaldeston
Read By: Jenny Coverack.

: America, Empire of Liberty

7/30. The Middle Colonies and the Melting Pot
How Dutch settlers in New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey pioneered a spirit of religious tolerance. Presented by David Reynolds. For details see yesterday


Presented By: David Reynolds.

: Law In Action

New series 1/9. Mukul Devichand investigates the plausibility of the claim that the medieval Islamic world influenced the 13th-century foundations of English common law. Producer InnesBowen


Unknown: Mukul Devichand

: Great Lives

8/9 Hester Stanhope. Deborah Meaden (of Dragons'Den) explains her fascination with the Georgian political hostess, traveller, diplomat and spy Lady Hester Stanhope. Biographer
Kirsten Ellis lends her expertise and Matthew Parris judges if the case is made for a great life.
Producer Isobel Eaton Repeated on Friday at 11pm


Unknown: Hester Stanhope.
Unknown: Deborah Meaden
Unknown: Lady Hester Stanhope.
Unknown: Kirsten Ellis
Unknown: Matthew Parris
Producer: Isobel Eaton

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair .


Presented By: Eddie Mair

: Hut 33

6/6 Brother Where Art Thou ? The code-breakers at Bletchley Park grapple with the mmnlexities of faith in James Cary 's comedy.
Producer Adam Bromley


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

: The Archers

Emma's nesting instincts come to the fore. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including an interview with singer/songwriter Ray Davies who has written a musical set in an llford dance-hall in 1959. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Songwriter: Ray Davies
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Shattered

2/5. Kerry. By Richard Monks. Village resident Kerry (Rachel Brogan ) recalls the profound effect the train crash has had on her life. For details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Richard Monks.
Unknown: Rachel Brogan

: File on 4

2/9. Allan Urry examines the case for linking animal cruelty with child abuse, as organisations such as the RSPCA and the NSPCC report that offenders may be more likely to commit both crimes. Is this a breakthrough for those who investigate sensitive allegations or a new "satanic panic"? Producer Paul Grant Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Allan Urry
Producer: Paul Grant

: In Touch

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


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Case Notes

9/9. Dr Mark Porter reports on some of the psychological and medical aspects of abortion. He talks to John Spencer, medical director of Marie Stopes International, to find out about a counselling phone line for women who have had an abortion.
Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Presenter: Dr Mark Porter
Contributor: John Spencer
Producer: Paula McGrath

: The Choice

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Out of a Clear Sky

2/10. When Gareth leaves Manda for another woman, she seeks solace in the bird-watching he introduced her to. But soon she is unsettled by the attentions of David - another twitcher. By Sally Hinchcliffe. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Sally Hinchcliffe.

: Edge Falls

4/6. A new pet shop is to open at the Retail Park but it seems to be lacking the pets.
Comedy by Paul Barnhill and Neil Warhurst.


Writer: Paul Barnhill
Writer: Neil Warhurst.
Producer/Director: Sally Avens
Mick: Mark Benton
Sonya: Frances Barber
Rez: Emil Marwa
Valerie: Sarah Hadland
Darryl: Paul Barnhill
Alan: Ben Crowe
Ralph: Neil Warhurst
Mrs Evans: Joan Walker
Mum: Liz Sutherland

: Material Girls

Emily Maitlis celebrates the 50th birthdays of two icons of American style, culture and branding - Madonna and Mattel's Barbie - and considers which of them will prove the most enduring. Producer Marya Burgess


Unknown: Emily Maitlis
Producer: Marya Burgess

: News

: Book of the Week:

This Is Not About Me
2/5. By Janice Galloway. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Janice Galloway.

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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.

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