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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Shaunaka Rishi Das.


Unknown: Shaunaka Rishi Das.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill. Producer Sarah Swadling


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Sarah Swadling

: Today

With Evan Davis and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rabbi Lionel Blue.


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Lionel Blue.

: Start the Week

Andrew Marr's guests include historian Richard Evans on the final part of his trilogy on the Nazis, philosopher Raymond Geuss on ethics and politics, and critic AA Gill on television as a cultural force.
Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Andrew Marr
Guest: Richard Evans
Guest: Raymond Geuss
Producer: Elaine Lester

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Peter Baker. Immortal,
Invisible (StDenio). Genesis 6, vv9-14,19-22. 0 Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go (St Margaret). Great Is Thy Faithfulness (Faithfulness).


Unknown: Peter Baker.

: Book of the Week: Chagall

1/5. Derek Jacobi reads Jackie Wullschlager 's biography of Marc Chagall , dubbed "the father of surrealism". Born and brought up as a Jew in the Russian Pale of Settlement in Vitebsk, Chagall turned its grinding poverty into visions of beauty on canvas. Abridged and produced by Jane Marshall. Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: To order Chagall (released 30 October) for E28.00 (RRP E30.00) inc p&p, call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Derek Jacobi
Unknown: Jackie Wullschlager
Unknown: Marc Chagall
Produced By: Jane Marshall.

: Woman's Hour

With Sheila McClennon.
10.45 Writing the Century 1/5 The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Sheila McClennon.

: Lives in a Landscape

New series 1/6. Going to the Dogs Alan Dein discovers how two family businesses are faring as greyhound racing goes into decline and Walthamstow Greyhound Stadium closes down.
Producers Laura Thomas and Sara Jane Hall


Unknown: Alan Dein
Producers: Laura Thomas
Producers: Sara Jane Hall

: Ed Reardon's Week

4/6. Educating Peter. Ed has an unexpected success when he revives one of his old stage shows, called Educating Peter. Comedy by Chris Douglas and Andrew Nickolds.
Producer Dawn Ellis
RT DIRECT: To order the CD of Ed Reardon 's Week for £11.99 (RRP £15.99) incl p&p, call [number removed] (landline calls charged at standard rate), quoting [number removed], or visit www.bbcshop.com and enter code [number removed] at the checkout


Comedy By: Chris Douglas
Comedy By: Andrew Nickolds.
Producer: Dawn Ellis
Unknown: Ed Reardon
Ed: Chris Douglas
Actress: Rachel Atkins
Olive: Stephanie Cole
Felix: John Fortune
Ray: Simon Greenall
Jaz: Philip Jackson
Pearl: Rita May
Frank: Geoffrey McGlvern
Ping: Barunka O'Shauqhnessy
Young actor: Tom Price
Stan: Geoffrey Whitehead

: You and Yours

Presented by Julian Worricker.


Presented By: Julian Worricker.

: The World at One

With Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Brain of Britain

5/17. Robert Robinson chairs the general knowledge quiz.
Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Magician's Daughter

During revolutionary turmoil in 19th-century Europe a celebrated magician is shot on stage. With his dying breath he passes on the secrets of his act to his daughter. Fearing the unwanted attentions of jealous rivals, she disappears. Comic drama by Adam Beeson.


Writer: Adam Beeson
Producer/Director: Bruce Young
Kronos: James Bryce
Great Visado: Paul Young
Katya: Lucy Paterson
Richardson: Richard Conlon
Cameron: Nick Underwood
Chisnok: Mark McDonnell
Zontik: Simon Donaldson

: Money Box Live

Listeners' personal finance questions are answered by Paul Lewis and his guests. PHONE: [number removed] Lines open from 1.30pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis

: Welsh International

1/5 Hwang. Sian Thomas reads
Carys Davies 's black-humoured tale of betrayal, revenge and dry cleaning, producer Kate McAII


Unknown: Sian Thomas
Unknown: Carys Davies
Producer: Kate McAii

: Running Away

1/5 Tim Samuels invites five busy people to put aside their daily lives to run away for a few hours. Director of Liberty Shami Chakrabarti. exchanges her small, windowless office for the darkness of the British Film Institute in order to rekindle her love Of the Cinema. Producer Mohini Patel


Unknown: Tim Samuels
Unknown: Shami Chakrabarti.
Producer: Mohini Patel

: The Food Programme

Rptd from yesterday

: Traveller's Tree

3/8 Holidays in which bed and board were paid for by work were once the preserve of gap-year students, but Katie Derham discovers they are now increasingly popular with people of all ages. She hears the experiences of several travellers who have done just that across the world. Producer Susan Marling


Unknown: Katie Derham
Producer: Susan Marling

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair .


Presented By: Eddie Mair

: The Write Stuff

4/6. Lynne Truss and Mark Billingham join team captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh to parody Harry Potter author JK Rowling in another edition of the literary quiz show, presented by James Walton. Producers Katie Marsden and Sam Michell Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm


Unknown: Mark Billingham
Unknown: Sebastian Faulks
Unknown: John Walsh
Unknown: Harry Potter
Presented By: James Walton.
Producers: Katie Marsden
Producers: Sam Michell

: The Archers

Peggy asserts her authority.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Kirsty Lang meets the writer
Candace Bushnell , whose newspaper column Sex and the City became a book, a TV series and a film. Producer Ella-Mai Robey


Unknown: Kirsty Lang
Unknown: Candace Bushnell
Producer: Ella-Mai Robey

: Writing the Century

1/5. Week Six: A Paintbrush Reporter
Exploring the 20th century through the diaries and correspondence of real people. Week six follows the wartime fortunes of Afrikaans journalist Barbara Loxton. Leaving South Africa for England in 1944, she believed the war was soon to end and that she would be reunited with the family she had left behind. Drar,°atised by Hattie Naylor.
Director Pauline Harris Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Barbara Loxton.
Unknown: Hattie Naylor.
Director: Pauline Harris
Barbara: Kathryn Hunt
Polly: Hester Cox
Lindsay: Ellle Sager
Child: Ellle Sager
Granny: Janice McKenzie
Mrs Betram: Janice McKenzlie
Anne: Deborah McAndrew
Monica: Deborah McAndrew
Martli: Melissa Jane Sinden
Dr Dunn: Stuart Richman
Major Madary: Stuart Richman
Jack: Conrad Nelson
Harry: Conrad Nelson
Smithy: Leigh Symonds
Albert: Andrew Smith
Freddy: Graeme Hawley
Allen: Graeme Hawley

: The Torturer's Tale

What is it like to be a torturer? Jolyon Jenkins finds former torturers, including
- US military interrogators in Iraq and Vietnam who, although reluctant to admit even to themselves what they've done, talk about the process of torture and the balance of power that exists between themselves and their victims. Producer Jolyon Jenkins Radio features: pages 118-119


Unknown: Jolyon Jenkins
Producer: Jolyon Jenkins

: The Learning Curve

5/8. A guide to learning, with Libby Purves. Producer Sukey Firth Repeated on Sunday at llpm


Unknown: Libby Purves.

: Frontiers

2/6. The First Forests. One of the greatest events in the Earth's history was the appearance of the first forests 380 million years ago. New discoveries of strange fossilised leafless trees are revealing the profound impact on the planet's atmosphere. Producer Andrew Luck-Baker


Producer: Andrew Luck-Baker

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: Book at Bedtime: The Ruling Passion

1/10. The date is July 1303 and Edward I is on a campaign to subdue Scotland. But the Scots are not the only thorn in Edward's side. His son Ned has little appetite for kingship, preferring instead the knight Piers Gaveston - an obsession many consider to be a threat to the crown. Written by David Pownall , abridged by Neville Teller and read by David Horovitch. Producer Eoin O'Callaghan
RT DIRECT: To order The Ruling Passion for £10.79
(RRP £11.99) inc p&p, call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Piers Gaveston
Written By: David Pownall
Abridged By: Neville Teller
Read By: David Horovitch.
Producer: Eoin O'Callaghan

: Freedom Pass

3/3. Alan Coren and Christopher Matthew use their bus passes to revisit Southend-on-Sea. Broadcast as part of the anniversary tributes to Alan Coren. Producer Paul Kobrak


Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Christopher Matthew
Unknown: Alan Coren.
Producer: Paul Kobrak

: Today in Parliament

With Susan Hulme.


Unknown: Susan Hulme.

: News

: Book of the Week: Chagall

1/5. By Jackie Wullschlager. Rptd from 9.45am


Unknown: Jackie Wullschlager.

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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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