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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Alison Elliot.


Unknown: Alison Elliot.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill. Producer Chris Impey


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
748 Thought for the Day With Clifford Longley.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Clifford Longley.

: Start the Week

With Andrew Marr and his guests.
Producer Elaine Lester Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Producer: Elaine Lester Shortened

: Book of the Week: Medical London: City of Diseases, City of Cures

1/5. For centuries, London was the front line of science's battle against disease. Richard Barnett explores how London life has been shaped by sickness and health. The first episode covers Roman advertising and the legacy of leprosy. Read by Tony Gardner. Abridged and produced by Jill Waters. Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: To order Medical London for £14.39 (RRP £15.99) inc p&p, call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT, or visit [web address removed]


Unknown: Richard Barnett
Read By: Tony Gardner.
Produced By: Jill Waters.

: Daily Service

From Greenbank Parish Church, Edinburgh, with the Rt Rev David Chillingworth , Bishop of St Andrews , Dunkeld and Dunblane, and St Andrew Camerata, directed by Vincent Wallace. Isaiah 35, vv3-10.


Unknown: David Chillingworth
Unknown: St Andrews
Directed By: Vincent Wallace.

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jane Garvey.
RT CHOICE 10.45 Snobs 1/5. A witty satire on English snobbery, by Julian Fellowes.
The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm Radio features: pages 120-121


Introduced By: Jane Garvey.
Unknown: Julian Fellowes.

: Lives in a Landscape

6/6. Gone East. Alan Dein hears an unlikely story of hope on the east coast of England. Producer Mark Burman


Unknown: Alan Dein
Producer: Mark Burman

: Spending My Inheritance: Where There's a Will

3/6. Harry tries to find out whether his parents have made a will.
Clive Coleman's comedy about a 40-something watching his parents spend his legacy.


Writer: Clive Coleman
Producer/Director: Sam Hoyle
Harry: Kris Marshall
Jo: Raquel Cassidy
Brian: Kenneth Cranham
Liz: Judy Parfitt
Jess: Antonia Thomas
Paul: Stephen Critchlow
Nick: Jonathan Tafler
Ed/Simon: Gunnar Cauthery
Radio correspondent: Clive Coleman
Fran: Jill Cardo

: You and Yours

With Julian Worricker.


Unknown: Julian Worricker.

: The World at One

With Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Brain of Britain

10/17. Heat ten of the nationwide general knowledge quiz, chaired by Robert Robinson.
Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at llpm


Unknown: Robert Robinson.
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at7pm_

: Afternoon Play: Prayer Mask

i Joseph Fiennes stars as the young
Lt Richard Burton who, in 1853, disguised
I himself as an Afghani pilgrim and undertook an expedition to Mecca. His aim was to explore the Holy of Holies. He chronicles this journey, fraught with dangers and misadventure. But can he hide his identity from his two young guides? By David Pownall.
Producer/Director Peter Kavanagh


Unknown: Joseph Fiennes
Unknown: Lt Richard Burton
Unknown: David Pownall.
Director: Peter Kavanagh
Lt Richard Burton: Joseph Fiennes
Mohammed: Akbar Kurtha
Nur: Rasmus Hardlker
Wall: Paul Rider
Larking: Roger Hammond
Kaaba official: Inam Mirza
Surgeon: Jonathan Tafler
Mohammed's mother: Natasha Pyne

: Money Box Live

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


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Lesley McAlpine

: John B Keane Readings

1/5. Protocol. It is obvious from TimmyBinn's demeanour that this evening's visit is different from all the others - tonight he is on a special mission. Dermot Crowley reads the first of a batch of stories from one of Ireland's most Cherished writers. Producer Anne Simpson


Unknown: Dermot Crowley
Producer: Anne Simpson

: Street Science

1/5. Leading scientists take to the streets to engage directly with the British public over a number of contested issues. In this first programme, cloning expert Professor
Stephen Minger joins the congregation at St Mary's Church in Elham to discuss the creation of embryos that are part cow, part human. Producer Anna Buckley


Unknown: Stephen Minger
Producer: Anna Buckley

: The Food Programme

Parmesan. Chef Angela Hartnett goes in search of the perfect Parmesan cheese. Producer Rebecca Moore


Unknown: Angela Hartnett
Producer: Rebecca Moore

: Traveller's Tree

8/8. Katie Derham learns how tourism is developing in emerging economies such as China and Vietnam. Producer Susan Marling


Unknown: Katie Derham
Producer: Susan Marling

: PM

News and analysis with Eddie Mair.

: Another Case of Milton Jones

By Milton Jones and James Cary.
Starring Milton Jones, with Tom Goodman-Hill, Ingrid Oliver and Dan Tetsell.
3/4. With absolutely no ability whatsoever Milton Jones sets himself up as a world-renowned magician and illusionist who gets tangled up in a devilish plot to make the Bank of England disappear.
Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm.
RT DIRECT: To order Another Case of Milton Jones CD for £12.99 (RRP £9.99) inc p&p, call [number removed] (standard rate) quoting RTD286, or visit [web address removed].


Writer: Milton Jones
Writer: James Cary
Producer: David Tyler
Unknown: Milton Jones
Unknown: Tom Goodman-Hill
Unknown: Ingrid Oliver
Unknown: Dan Tetsell

: The Archers

Roy and Hayley abandon ship. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson talks to actor Robert De Niro and producer Art Linson about their new film What Just Happened? Producer Robyn Read


Talks: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Robert de Niro
Producer: Art Linson

: Snobs

1/5. Julian Fellowes's satire on English snobbery, adapted from his own novel.
Edith Lavery, the daughter of an accountant, has a dull job in an estate agent's and a distinctly middle-class life until, on a visit to the local stately home, Broughton Hall, she meets Charles, the extremely eligible earl.
Producer Kate McAll Repeated from 10.45am Radio features: pages 120-121


Writer: Julian Fellowes
Producer: Kate McAll
Narrator: Nicholas Farrell
Edith: Sophie Roberts
Charles: Hugh Bonneville
Lady Uckfield: Celia Imrie
Lord Uckfield: Richard Mitchley
Isabel: Sophie Thompson
David/Eric: Rupert Vansittart
Caroline: Caroline Harker
Simon: Julian Rhind-Tutt
Bella: Bernice Stegers
Singer: David Benson

: The Things We Forgot to Remember

New series 1/4. The Jarrow March. Michael Portillo revisits moments in history to see how they have been misrepresented. He begins this series by looking at the Jarrow March, remembered as a dignified demonstration, but one that masks a violent and dangerous set of marches that ended with bloodshed and rioting in the capital. Producer Neil George


Unknown: Michael Portillo
Producer: Neil George

: Crossing Continents

3/9. Sri Lanka. Roland Burke reports on Sri Lanka's armed forces and their war against the Tamil Tigers. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Roland Burke

: Wiring the NHS

The NHS is undertaking one of the most ambitious IT projects ever - to synchronise all of its computer systems - a project that has rarely been out of the headlines since it began in 2002. Sue Nelson examines the project and asks why it has met with such criticism in the media. Producer Erika Wright


Producer: Erika Wright

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Ritula Shah.


Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: Book at Bedtime: Black Orchids

6/10. Amanda Root reads Gillian Slovo 's tale of love, outsiders, race and identity. Evelyn and Emil continue to clash over how best to integrate into English society and a seemingly chance encounter threatens to tear Evelyn's family apart. Abridged by Sally Marmion. Producer Justine Willett
RT DIRECT: To order Black Orchids for £16.19 (RRP £17.99) 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

: Word of Mouth

1/8. With Michael Rosen. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Michael Rosen.

: Textbook Diplomacy

French and German schoolpupils have begun using the same history textbook. Mark Whitaker reports from France, Germany and Bosnia on how teaching history can overcome mistrust and conflict. Producer Mark Whitaker


Unknown: Mark Whitaker
Producer: Mark Whitaker

: News

: Book of the Week: MedicalLondon: City of Diseases, City of Cures

1/5. By Richard Barnett. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Richard Barnett.

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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.

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