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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Rabbi Dr Naftali Brawer.


Unknown: Dr Naftali Brawer.

: Farming Today

Presented by Charlotte Smith. Producer Chris Impey


Presented By: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rt Rev Tom Butler.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: Midweek

Diverse and lively conversation with Libby Purves and her guests.
Producer Chris Paling Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Daily Service

Led by John Forrest. Tell Out, My Soul
(Woodlands). Acts 9, vv19b-30. Want to Serve the Purpose of God (Altrogge). Let Everything That Has Breath (Redman). With the Platt Worship Group.


Unknown: John Forrest.

: Book of the Week: The Tall Man

3/5. The hidden history of pain and violence that dominates the Aboriginal community of Palm Island is slowly revealed. How could the white police force maintain law and order amid the alcohol-induced aggression and despair? Chloe Hooper 's account of the aftermath of the death of an Aborigine while in police custody continues. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Chloe Hooper

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Child in Time 3/5 The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: The Most Godless Town in Britain

Mark Berry is a missionary working, not in a distant land, but in Telford,
Shropshire, which has one of the lowest church-attendance figures in Britain. His target audience is the 20- and 30-somethings who often describe themselves as "spiritual but not religious". Jolyon Jenkins visits Telford to find out what that actually means and how successful Berry has been in his mission. Producer Jolyon Jenkins


Unknown: Mark Berry
Unknown: Jolyon Jenkins
Producer: Jolyon Jenkins

: Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show!

4/6. Coach Trip. After a coach trip to
Bridlington goes terribly wrong, Arthur decides the only way out of a sticky situation is to go native. Comedy starring Steve Delaney , with Mel Giedroyc , Alastair Kerrand David
Mounfield. Producers John Leonard and Mark Radcliffe


Unknown: Steve Delaney
Unknown: Mel Giedroyc
Unknown: Alastair Kerrand David
Producers: John Leonard
Producers: Mark Radcliffe

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs with Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

Presented by Martha Kearney.


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: The Media Show

Steve Hewlett hosts the topical programme about media. Producer Sally Spurring


Unknown: Steve Hewlett

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Dreaming in English

Magda has made a good life for herself in Hull, very different from the one she would have had in Poland. But now her brother is coming to stay and she has to try to fit her two lives together. it's not going to be easy.
Writtpn hv John Godber and Jane Thornton.
Director Mary Ward-Lowery


Unknown: John Godber
Unknown: Jane Thornton.
Director: Mary Ward-Lowery
Dan: Robert Anoell
Priest/Jim: David Barrass
Raf: Rad Kaim
Madga: Natasha Radskl
Suzie: Amy Thompson
Woman: Jane Thornton

: Money Box Live

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


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Richard Vadon

: Murder She Thought

2/3. Portrait of an Unknown Man. Know that weird feeling when the eyes of a portrait seem to follow you around the room?
Miriam Margolyes reads this gothic tale by Elizabeth Morgan. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Miriam Margolyes
Unknown: Elizabeth Morgan.

: America, Empire of Liberty

38/90 Reunion but Not Reconstruction
Former slaves enjoy a brief period of political equality in the South. For details see Monday

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor talks to key thinkers as he explores new research on how society works.
Producer Charlie Taylor Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Talks: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Case Notes

Rptd from yesterday at 9pm

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: Justin Moorhouse: The Big Am I

About to become a dad for the second time,
Moorhouse has a nagging doubt he may not have got it right the first time. Through a mixture of stand-up and sketches, the comedian asks himself a big question - "am I a good dad?" With the help of John Thomson , Steve Edge and Janice Connolly. Written by Justin Moorhouse with additional material by Neil Fitzmaurice and Jim Poyser. Producer Ben Walker


Unknown: John Thomson
Unknown: Steve Edge
Unknown: Janice Connolly.
Written By: Justin Moorhouse
Unknown: Neil Fitzmaurice
Unknown: Jim Poyser.
Producer: Ben Walker

: The Archers

Tom looks for an escape route.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson, including a review of Mrs Affleck, a new play by Samuel Adamson, inspired by Ibsen and starring Claire Skinner.


Presenter: Mark Lawson
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: The Child In Time

3/5. He Remembers What Suits Him. Julie has moved out; she feels she has to grieve alone. Stephen tries to find some equilibrium, but he finds it hard to cope alone. Then one dav on his way to see Julie, he has a strange,
"out-of-time" experience. By Ian McEwan.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Ian McEwan.

: Unreliable Evidence

4/4. Banks and the Law. Clive Anderson invites a panel of judges, lawyers, government ministers and other experts to analyse and debate whether the public interest is sufficiently protected by the current laws and regulations controlling the behaviour of banks and other financial institutions. Are new, tougher laws needed in the current economic climate?
Producer Brian King Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Clive Anderson

: The Few

1/2. Andrew Keen is on a mission to uncover the new elite of the digital age. He seeks out that small group of rich and powerful people who are using their success as Silicon Valley entrepreneurs to reshape the world according to their philosophical ideals and economic interests.
Producer Anne Reevell Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Andrew Keen
Producer: Anne Reevell

: State of Mind

4/5. Happiness in a Pill? Claudia Hammond continues her history of the treatment of mental illness over the past 50 years.
Prescriptions for antidepressants have risen since the first SSRIs arrived in the 1990s.
Although they help a significant number of people, some still prefer talking therapy instead of a taking a pill. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy or CBT is seen by some as a quick-fix approach. Claudia asks if this form of therapy will really answer people's needs, or if our expectations of complete happiness are just entirely unrealistic. Producer Marya Burgess


Unknown: Claudia Hammond
Producer: Marya Burgess

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The GuernseyLiterary and Potato Peel Pie Society

3/10. Juliet has been commissioned to write an article exploring the benefits and pleasures of reading. She hopes to recount some of the adventures of the Guernsey Literary
Society that she has been hearing about in letters from Dawsey Adams. Meanwhile, a glamorous American publisher has arrived in London and is besieging her with flowers. By Mary Ann Shaffer. For details see Monday


Unknown: Dawsey Adams.
Unknown: Mary Ann Shaffer.

: Nick Mohammed in Quarters

2/4. Energetic sketch comedy. With the help of Anna Crilly and Colin Hoult. Producer Victoria Lloyd


Unknown: Anna Crilly
Unknown: Colin Hoult.
Producer: Victoria Lloyd

: The Correspondent

2/4. Tom Gets Lonely. Another comic monologue performed by Tom Allen.
Written by Tom Allen and John Hoggarth. Producer Victoria Lloyd


Written By: Tom Allen
Written By: John Hoggarth.
Producer: Victoria Lloyd

: Today in Parliament

Highlights of the day's events, including
Prime Minister's Questions. With David Wilby.


Unknown: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: The TallMan

3/5. By Chloe Hooper. Rptd from 9.45am


Unknown: Chloe Hooper.

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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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