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: News Briefing

: Test Match Special

; 8.58-9.45: 10.00-11.02*
India v England
Commentary continues on the second day of the First Test at Ahmedabad.
For commentators and details see Wednesday at 3.50am Also on 5 Live Sports Extra *approximate times

: Prayer for the Day

Pause for reflection, with Shaykh Michael Mumisa.


Unknown: Shaykh Michael Mumisa.

: Farming Today

Rural round-up and trends presented by Charlotte Smith. Producer Fran Barnes


Presented By: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Fran Barnes

: Today

With Evan Davis and John Humphrys.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament With Robert Orchard and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Chief Rabbi, Jonathan Sacks.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament Editor of Today Ceri Thomas


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Jonathan Sacks.
Unknown: Ceri Thomas

: Test Match Special

India v England
Commentary continues on the second day of the First Test at Ahmedabad.
For commentators and details see Wednesday at 3.50am Also on 5 Live Sports Extra *approximate times

: Desert Island Discs

Marcus du Sautoy , professor of mathematics at the University of Oxford, selects eight favourite records to take to the mythical island. Repeated from Sunday at 11.15am


Unknown: Marcus du Sautoy

: Book of the Week: Coda

5/5. The playwright experiences the joy of a christening. By Simon Gray. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Simon Gray.

: Act of Worship

Religious service for the day, led by the Rev Angela Tilby.


Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: Test Match Special

India v England
Commentary continues on the second day of the First Test at Ahmedabad.
For commentators and details see Wednesday at 3.50am Also on 5 Live Sports Extra *approximate times

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 To the North 5/5 The Woman's Hour drama. Editor Jill Burridge For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: It's My Story: Bravo November

For more than a century, by night and day, across sea and sand, Chinook Bravo November has served the RAF with distinction. She is a great, green, weary workhorse of a helicopter but still flying after all these years. The crews of the Chinook tell her story to reporter John McDonald. Producer Mark Burman


Reporter: John McDonald.
Producer: Mark Burman

: Fags, Mags and Bags: Cousin Wacko

5/6. Ramesh's nephew turns up from India with amazingly sharp shop skills, much to the disgust of Alok. Corner shop comedy written by and starring Sanjeev Kohli and Donald McLeary.
Producer Gus Beattie ; Director Iain Davidson


Writer: Sanjeev Kohli
Writer: Donald McLeary
Producer: Gus Beattie
Director: Iain Davidson
Ramesh: Sanjeev Kohli
Dave: Donald McLeary
Alok: Susheel Kumar
Sanjay: Omar Raza
Fr Henderson: Gerard Kelly
Ted: Gavin Mitchell
Narinder: Hardeep Singh Kohli
Gordon: Tom Urie
Joan: Marjory Hogarth

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs with Peter White. Series editor Andrew Smith


Unknown: Peter White.
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

Analysis of current affairs reports presented by Brian Hanrahan. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Brian Hanrahan.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: More or Less

2/8 Tim Harford of the Financial Times presents the series that investigates the numbers that are everywhere - in the news, in politics and in life generally.
Producer Innes Bowen Repeated on Sunday at 8pm


Unknown: Tim Harford
Producer: Innes Bowen

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Life Savings

Sarah Wooley 's contemporary comedy drama about the pressures of middle age, the credit crunch and Christmas.
Producer/Director Gaynor Macfarlane


Unknown: Sarah Wooley
Director: Gaynor MacFarlane
Des: Stuart McOuarrie
Betsy: Julie Austin
Morag: Monica Gibb
Diana: Samantha Young
Cardiologist: Grant O'Rourke
Mark: Grant O'Rourke

: Ramblings

5/6 Clare Balding joins a group of anthropologists from Aberdeen University to climb the Mither Tap, part of the Bennachie range of hills north of the city. On the walk, she learns about the people who have lived and worked on the hill over the centuries. Producer Lucy Lunt


Producer: Lucy Lunt

: 80 Not Out

5/5 The Iceman Returneth.
Stephen Wyatt 's story of an extraordinary discovery with unexpected "chilling" conclusion is read by Bernard Cribbins. For details see Monday


Unknown: Stephen Wyatt
Read By: Bernard Cribbins.

: Wide Awake at Bedtime

4/4. Stewart Henderson concludes his series about children's after-hours learning experiences by joining the Midnight
Ramblers in the arboretum at Kew Gardens, where they find out about nocturnal wildlife and the ecology of the countryside.


Unknown: Stewart Henderson

: Last Word

Obituary programme with Matthew Bannister. producer Julia Johnson Repeated on Sunday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Matthew Bannister.
Producer: Julia Johnson

: The Film Programme

Helen Mirren joins Francine Stock to discuss her new film Inkheart - a fantasy about a girl who discovers her father can bring characters from books to life. She also gives her opinion on the controversial 1979 film Caligula, which after 30 years of censorship is finally being released uncut.


Guest: Helen Mirren
Presenter: Francine Stock
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: PM

National and international news and analysis presented by Eddie Mair. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Now Show

3/6. Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis take a satirical look at the week's news, with help from Marcus Brigstocke , Mitch Benn , Jon Holmes and Laura Shavin.
Producer Colin Anderson Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm RT DIRECT: To order The Best of Now Show for E6.11 (RRP E8.99) inc p&p, call [number removed] (standard rate), quoting RTD285 or visit www.bbcshop.com


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown: Mitch Benn
Unknown: Jon Holmes
Unknown: Laura Shavin.
Producer: Colin Anderson

: The Archers

Will works some Christmas magic for Nic.
Writer Tim Stimpson ; Director Julie Beckett Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Unknown: Tim Stimpson
Director: Julie Beckett
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Jill: Patricia Greene
Kenton: Richard Attlee
Alistair: Michael Lumsden
Shula: Judy Bennett
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Tony: Colin Skipp
Tom: Tom Graham
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Jack: Arnold Peters
Peggy: June Spencer
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
Will: Philip Molloy
Neil: Brian Hewlett
Susan: Charlotte Martin
Mike: Terry Molloy
Roy: Ian Pepperell
Brenda: Amy Shindler
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Jazzer: Ryan Kelly
Alan: John Telfer
Usha: Souad Faress
Hannah: Helen Longworth
Nic: Becky Wright
Ryan: Jack Ryder

: Front Row

A round-up of arts news and reviews with John Wilson. Producer Jack Soper


Unknown: John Wilson.
Producer: Jack Soper

: To the North

5/5. Departures. Emmeline is causing Cecilia concern, despite her own happiness at having become engaged to Julian. By Elizabeth Bowen. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Elizabeth Bowen.

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the topical debate in Hagley where the panel includes the shadow Security Minister Baroness Neville-Jones.
Producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Anne Peacock

: A Point of View

Clive James reflects on a topical issue.
Producer Adele Armstrong Rptd on Sunday at 8.50am


Unknown: Clive James

: The Friday Play: What I Heard about Iraq

"Today I heard...." A radio dramatisation of the Los Angeles stage production of a global internet phenomenon: an article that is simply a list of reported quotations from
Americans, British, Iraqis and other sources that detail the war in Iraq. Adapted by Simon Levy from the article by Eliot Weinberger.
Featuring Tony Pasqualini , Bernadette Speakes , Darcy Halsey , Marc Casabani and Ryun Yu. Music by Jon Nicholls ; Producer/Director Tim Dee


Adapted By: Simon Levy
Unknown: Eliot Weinberger.
Unknown: Tony Pasqualini
Unknown: Bernadette Speakes
Unknown: Darcy Halsey
Unknown: Marc Casabani
Unknown: Ryun Yu.
Music By: Jon Nicholls
Director: Tim Dee

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig. Editor Alistair Burnett


Unknown: Robin Lustig.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: La's Orchestra Saves the World

5/5. A chance encounter stirs up old feelings. By Alexander McCall Smith. For details see Monday


Unknown: Alexander McCall Smith.

: Great Lives

Rptd from Tuesday at 4.30pm

: Today in Parliament

With Mark D'Arcy.


Unknown: Mark D'Arcy.

: News

: Book of the Week: Coda

5/5. By Simon Gray. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Simon Gray.

: as BBC World Service

from 3.50

: Test Match Special

India v England
The third day of the First Test from Ahmedabad.
For commentators and details see Wednesday at 3.50am Also on 5 Live Sports Extra *approximate times

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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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