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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Peter Baker.


Unknown: Peter Baker.

: Farming Today

Presented by Charlotte Smith . Producer Fran Barnes


Presented By: Charlotte Smith
Producer: Fran Barnes

: Today

Presented by Evan Davis.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and Robert Orchard.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev Richard Harries.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament Editor of Today Ceri Thomas


Presented By: Evan Davis.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: Robert Orchard.
Unknown: Richard Harries.
Unknown: Ceri Thomas

: Desert Island Discs

Randy Newman, the Oscar-winning singer/songwriter, pianist and composer of film scores such as Toy Story, talks to Kirsty Young about his life and career, and the eight recordings that he would take with him to the island. Repeated from Sunday at 11.15am


Castaway: Randy Newman
Presenter: Kirsty Young

: Book of the Week: Searching for Schindler: a Memoir

5/5. Schindler's Ark has been written and Steven Spielberg is interested in making a film of it. By Thomas Keneally. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Author: Thomas Keneally

: Act of Worship

Led by the Rev Roger Hutchings.


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Sheila McClennon.
10.45 How Shall I Tell the Dog? 5/5 The Woman's Hour drama.
Editor Jill Burridge For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Sheila McClennon.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Women in Uniform

2/2. Former BBC correspondent Martin Bell travels to Afghanistan to investigate the growing numbers of women in the British military and how their jobs are increasingly taking them into the front line. Producer Phil Pegum


Unknown: Martin Bell
Producer: Phil Pegum

: Crooked House

2/4. Elderly, wealthy businessman Anstides Leonides has been murdered and until the killer is caught others are in danger.
Particularly, it seems, young Josephine, who decides to play detective. Agatha Christie s crime drama is adapted by Joy Wilkinson. ...
Producer Sam Hoyle
RT DIRECT: To order Agatha Christie : The Crooked House CD for E9.74 (RRP £12.99) inc p&p, call [number removed] (landline calls charged at standard rate) quoting RTDZ73, or visit www.bbcshop.com


Unknown: Anstides Leonides
Unknown: Agatha Christie
Adapted By: Joy Wilkinson.
Producer: Sam Hoyle
Unknown: Agatha Christie
Charles: Rory Kinnear
Sophia: Anna Maxwell Martin
Taverner: Phil Davis
Josephine: Grainne Dromgoole
Aunt Edith: Judy Parfitt
Philip: Ben Crowe
Passerby: Ben Crowe
Magda: Anna Chancellor
Roger: Simon Treves
Clemency: Rachel Sanders
Brenda: Margaret Caboum-Smrth
Laurence: Colin Hoult
Lamb: Colin Hoult
Gaitskill: Peter Marinker

: You and Yours

Winifred Robinson presents a special Friday edition with an emphasis on leisure. Series editor Andrew Smith


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

Presented by Shaun Ley. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: Feedback

6/11. Listeners' views on BBC radio programmes. Presented by Roger Bolton. Producer Margaret Budy Repeated on Sunday at 8pm ADDRESS: Feedback, PO Box 2100. London W1A 10T phone: [number removed] email: [address removed]


Presented By: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Margaret Budy

: The Archers

Rptd from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Away Day

The ground services team at a regional airport are in a bad way - all the baggage has gone to the wrong place, half of the staff have not shown up for work, and the state-of-art display boards do not work properly. Their boss decides it is time for a make-or-break away day. Comedy by DJ Britton, set at the cutting edge of management culture. Producer Paul Dodgson


Producer: Paul Dodgson
Lionel: Tim McMullan
Rhiannon: Sara Lloyd
Woman: Sara Lloyd
Mike: Nik Howden
Dara: Marianne March
Ronson: Keiron Self
Prof: Keiron Self

: Ramblings

4/5. Lowsonford, Warwickshire. David Carrington-Porter and Sheila Wooley discuss their unique relationship as they ramble around Lowsonford in Warwickshire. Producer Karen Greqor


Unknown: David Carrington-Porter
Unknown: Sheila Wooley
Producer: Karen Greqor

: Wayfarers All: a Hundred Years of the Wind in the Willows

5/5. Toad. An impoverished family in the American South is visited by an academic collecting old folk songs. However, his recording of the elder daughter does not go quite to plan. Laurel Lefkow reads Beatrice Colin 's story, the last of five tales inspired by Kenneth Grahame 's famous book. For details see Monday


Unknown: Beatrice Colin
Unknown: Kenneth Grahame

: America, Empire of Liberty

30/30. A House Divided. David Reynolds completes his history of the foundation of America by considering the incongruity of slavery in a nation regarded as a land of liberty. For details see Monday; See also 9pm


Unknown: David Reynolds

: Last Word

Obituary series with Matthew Bannister.
Producer Julia Johnson Repeated on Sunday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Matthew Bannister.
Producer: Julia Johnson

: The Film Programme

Ricky Gervais talks to Francine Stock about his first leading role in a Hollywood film, Ghost Town.
Get your Radio Times Guide to Films 2009: p19


Guest: Ricky Gervais
Presenter: Francine Stock
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: PM

With Eddie Mair . Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The News Quiz

5/9. Francis Wheen, Fred MacAulay and Jeremy Hardy join presenter Sandi Toksvig to scoop great handfuls of satirical comedy from the cornucopia of the week's news.
Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm RT DIRECT: To order The News Quiz: Read All about It for £9.09 (RRP £12.99) inc p&p, call [number removed] (landline calls charged at standard rate) quoting RT266, or visit [web address removed]


Unknown: Francis Wheen
Unknown: Fred MacAulay
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Producer: Ed Morrish

: The Archers

Peggy lays down the ground rules.
Writer Adrian Flynn ; Director Kate Oates Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Unknown: Adrian Flynn
Director: Kate Oates
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Alistair: Michael Lumsden
Shula: Judy Bennett
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Pip: Helen Monks
Tony: Colin Skipp
Pat: Patricia Galllmore
Tom: Tom Graham
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Matt: Kim Durham
Lilian: Sunny Ormonde
Jack: Arnold Peters
Peggy: June Spencer
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Will: Philip Molloy
Neil: Brian Hewlett
Bert: Eric Allan
Jazzer: Ryan Kelly
Nic: Becky Wright
Gary: John Hefferman
Diane: Tina Gray

: Front Row

John Wilson presents arts news, interviews and reviews. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: John Wilson
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: How Shall I Tell the Dog?

5/5. How to test your own will to live; the history of the tie-in book; how to help your oncologist find an agent and how to write a funny book about cancer. Miles Kington (Michael Palin ) suggests more cancer-related books to his agent Gill (Anna Massey ). By Miles Kington.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Michael Palin
Unknown: Anna Massey
Unknown: Miles Kington.

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs a topical debate from llford, Essex, where the panellists include the author Lionel Shriver and Conservative peer Lord Fowler.
Producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Lionel Shriver
Producer: Anne Peacock

: A Point of View

Professor Lisa Jardine offers her reflections on a topical issue.
Producer Adele Armstrong Rptd on Sunday at 8.50am


Unknown: Professor Lisa Jardine

: America, Empire of Liberty Omnibus

6/6. Slave or Free. As more states are admitted to the Union, the anguished debate over whether slavery should be allowed to continue reaches a critical point. Producer Sue Ellis


Producer: Sue Ellis

: The World Tonight

With Ritula Shah.
Editor Alistair Burnett


Unknown: Ritula Shah.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: Sentimental Education

15/15. Frederic sees his amorous ambitions fall apart; but there is one more meeting of Significance to Come. For details see Monday

: A Good Read

3/9. Patricia Routledge and Alexander Waugh join Sue MacGregor to talk about their favourite books. Repeated from Tuesday at 4.30pm


Unknown: Patricia Routledge
Unknown: Alexander Waugh
Unknown: Sue MacGregor

: Today in Parliament

Mark D'Arcy reports from Westminster, highlighting the work of Committees and key developments in Parliament.


Unknown: Mark D'Arcy

: News

: Book of the Week: Searching for Schindier: a Memoir

5/5. By Thomas Keneally. Repeated from 9.45am


Author: Thomas Keneally.

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