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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

Pause for reflection, with the Rev Stephen Shipley.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill. Producer Chris Impey


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Canon David Winter.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.

: Start the Week

Andrew Marr's guests include author Malcolm Gladwell, who discusses his new book Outliers, and neurobiologist Semir Zeki, who muses on love and the brain.
Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Andrew Marr
Guest: Malcolm Gladwell
Guest: Semir Zeki
Producer: Elaine Lester

: Book of the Week: Arthur Miller

1/5. Henry Goodman reads Christopher Bigsby 's biography of one of the greatest modern playwrights, based on papers made available to the author before Miller's death, as well as interviews with Miller and those closest to him. Abridged by Miranda Davies. Producer Emma Harding Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: To order Arthur Miller (released 27 Nov) for E27 (RRP E30) inc p&p, call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Henry Goodman
Unknown: Christopher Bigsby
Abridged By: Miranda Davies.
Producer: Emma Harding
Unknown: Arthur Miller

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Peter Whittaker. The Call (Vaughan Williams). Isaiah 52, vv7-10. Beautiful Saviour (McAllister). Praise to the Lord (Lobe den Herren).


Unknown: Peter Whittaker.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jane Garvey.
10.45 Aubrey's Brief Lives 1/5 The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jane Garvey.

: Lives in a Landscape

5/6. The Queens of Coal. Alan Dein enters a world of glamour set against the harsh reality of coal mining when he meets two former Coal Queens, elected by their collieries to represent their mines, and sees how the the title has affected their lives. Producer Neil McCarthy


Unknown: Alan Dein
Producer: Neil McCarthy

: Spending My Inheritance

2/6. Voluntary Service. As his Mum and Dad's spending goes wild, Harry tries to steer their interest into doing a bit more voluntary work. Comedy by Clive Coleman about a 40-something man trying to stop his parents spending his inheritance.
Producer/Director Sam Hoyle


Comedy By: Clive Coleman
Director: Sam Hoyle
Harry: Kris Marshall
Jo: Raquel Cassidy
Brian: Kenneth Cranham
Liz: Judy Parfitt
jess: Antonia Thomas
Mike: Robert Lonsdale
Jan: Jill Carda

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs with Julian Worncker.


Unknown: Julian Worncker.

: The World at One

News and analysis with Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Brain of Britain

9/17. Heat nine of the nationwide general knowledge quiz, chaired by Robert Robinson. Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Robert Robinson.
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Rptd from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Brief Lives

4/4. Matters come to a head when Fat Doug visits. Tom Fry and Sharon Kelly 's series on the adventures of a motley crew of legal advisers.
Producer/Director Gary Brown


Unknown: Tom Fry
Unknown: Sharon Kelly
Director: Gary Brown
Frank: David Schofield
Sarah: Tracy-Ann OBErman
Greg: Joseph Millson
Fat Doug: Tom Mannion

: Money Box Live

Vincent Duggleby and his guests answer listeners' personal finance questions. Producer Lesley McAlpine
PHONE: [number removed] Lines open from 1.30pm


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Lesley McAlpine

: Points of Entry

1/5. From Revolution to Idyll - Mothertongue The poet George Szirtes reads his reflections on arriving in the UK having fled Hungary in the aftermath of the 1956 revolution. The first of a series of readings portraying the experiences of immigrant writers in the UK. Producer Elizabeth Allard


Unknown: George Szirtes
Producer: Elizabeth Allard

: A Load of Rubbish

1/5. In a series that explores changing attitudes to waste and rubbish, travel writer Ian Marchant investigates the flip side of consumerism, starting in the London Borough of Brent, which is threatening to fine residents Who fail to recycle. Producer Jolyon Jenkins


Unknown: Ian Marchant
Producer: Jolyon Jenkins

: The Food Programme

PiesandPDOs. With Melton Mowbray Pies being granted protected designation of origin status, Sheila Dillon asks if it is possible to legislate for quality. Rptd from yesterday at 12.30pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon

: Traveller's Tree

7/8. Katie Derham learns how Paris has come to embrace cultural tourism as she is led round the recently opened Musee du
Quai Branly, and Malcolm McLaren reflects on the best and worst Of Paris. Producer David Prest


Unknown: Katie Derham
Unknown: Malcolm McLaren
Producer: David Prest

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: Another Case of Milton Jones

2/4. This week Milton Jones sets himself up as an expert in collecting antiques, despite having no ability whatsoever. Milton Jones and James Cary 's comedy stars Jones, with Tom Goodman-Hill , Ingrid Oliver and Ben Willbond. Producer David Tyler Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm


Unknown: Milton Jones
Unknown: Milton Jones
Unknown: James Cary
Unknown: Tom Goodman-Hill
Unknown: Ingrid Oliver
Unknown: Ben Willbond.
Producer: David Tyler

: The Archers

Tom strikes gold - at long last.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including an interview with actor Robert De Niro and producer Art Linson , whose film What Just Happened? is the tale about the perils of Hollywood movie making. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Robert de Niro
Producer: Art Linson
Producer: Robyn Read

: Aubrey's Brief Lives

1/5. Replete with New Discoveries. Choice anecdotes from John Aubrey 's eccentric, gossipy 17th-century masterpiece Brief
Lives, set against the touching and comic story of the literary friendship it produced. Curmudgeonly antiquarian Anthony Wood and the eccentric Aubrey embark on a singular endeavour. By Nick Warburton.
Director Abigail le Fleming Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: John Aubrey
Unknown: Anthony Wood
Unknown: Nick Warburton.
Director: Abigail Le Fleming
John Aubrey: James Fleet
Anthony: Wood Johnrowe

: Born with Down's

Frances, Louise and Kerry-Ann are part of a growing trend: women going ahead with pregnancies knowing that their babies will be born with Down's syndrome. The figures for such births are higher now than before pre-natal testing was introduced. Felicity Finch follows the women as they deal With their everyday lives. Producer Sue Mitchell


Unknown: Felicity Finch
Producer: Sue Mitchell

: Crossing Continents

2/9. Iceland. Paul Henley reports on the human impact of the economic disaster that has hit Iceland. He hears from Icelanders who have lost their jobs and their life savings and asks what the future may hold for them and their country. Repeated from Thursday

: Frontiers

6/6. Algae. You can eat it; you can power your car with it; you can put it on your skin. It even absorbs carbon dioxide. Richard Hollingham investigates algae, the latest candidate for fixing the planet. Producer John Watkins


Unknown: Richard Hollingham
Producer: John Watkins

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis presented by Ritula Shah.


Presented By: Ritula Shah.

: Book at Bedtime: Black Orchids

1/10. Amanda Root reads Gillian Slovo 's love story, set against the backdrop of 1950s Ceylon and postwar London, that cuts across race, class and culture. When Evelyn's car breaks down and a man dies an appalling death in front of her, a charming Sinhalese stranger takes control. And everything changes. Abridged by Sally Marmion. Producer Justine Willett
RT DIRECT: To order Black Orchids for £16.19 (RRP E17.99) inc p&p, call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Amanda Root
Unknown: Gillian Slovo
Abridged By: Sally Marmion.
Producer: Justine Willett

: Great Unanswered Questions

4/4. Canadian comedian Tony Law joins host Colin Murphy , internet whizz Matthew Collins and scientist Dr David Booth for a programme filled with humorous antics. Producer Jackie Hamilton


Unknown: Tony Law
Unknown: Colin Murphy
Unknown: Matthew Collins
Unknown: Dr David Booth
Producer: Jackie Hamilton

: Today in Parliament

A report on the day's business in Westminster, presented by Sean Curran.


Presented By: Sean Curran.

: News

: Book of the Week: Arthur Miller

1/5. By Christopher Bigsby. Rptd from 9.45am


Unknown: Christopher Bigsby.

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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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