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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

A pause for reflection with Tina Beattie.


Unknown: Tina Beattie.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill. Producer Steve Peacock


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Anne Atkins.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Anne Atkins.

: The Long View

2/4. Jonathan Freedland takes local historian Tom Sault and footballing lecturer Roqan Taylor back to the Wirral to tell the story of New Brighton Tower and to draw parallels with today's uneasy mix of the world of sport - with its clubs, fans and passions - and the world of business. Producer Tom Alban Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Jonathan Freedland
Unknown: Tom Sault
Unknown: Roqan Taylor
Producer: Tom Alban

: Darwin: My Ancestor

4/4. Concluding her investigations into the life of her great-great grandfather Charles Darwin , the poet Ruth Padel explores his abilities as a writer that enabled him to explain his complex scientific theories in readable prose. Producer Emma Kingsley


Unknown: Father Charles Darwin
Unknown: Ruth Padel
Producer: Emma Kingsley

: Book of the Week:Hackney, That Rose-Red Empire

2/5. Mare Street. Hackney seems obsessed with cyclists, but it's increasingly difficult to get a bike fixed, as lain Sinclair discovers. Meanwhile, he has an unusual speaking engagement at the Town Hall. By lain Sinclair. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Town Hall.

: Daily Service

Led by Fr Philip Sumner. 0 Worship the King (Hanover). Psalm 78, vv17-31. Here, 0 My Lord (Whitlock). Guide Me, 0 Thou Great Redeemer (Cwm Rhondda).


Unknown: Fr Philip Sumner.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Elegance of the Hedgehog 2/5 The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Vive la France

Have you ever wondered why the French and the Americans don't get on? US satirist Joe Queenan travels to Amiens, Lyon and Paris to find out why two countries with so much in common continually fall out. Producer Miles Warde Radio features: pages 116-117


Unknown: Joe Queenan

: Talking about Lionel

Lionel Bart was the wunderkind of British musical theatre, reaching dazzling heights in the early 1960s with Britain's most successful postwar musical - Oliver! But his tumultuous life went from triumph to disaster. Eddie Mairtells the story of a troubled artist through interviews with those who knew him. Producers Jo Coombs and Stewart Henderson


Unknown: Lionel Bart
Unknown: Eddie Mairtells
Producers: Jo Coombs
Producers: Stewart Henderson

: Call You and Yours

Consumer affairs with Winifred Robinson. PHONE: [number removed] (Lines open from 10am) email: youandyours@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

With Shaun Ley.


Unknown: Shaun Ley.

: Robert Winston's Musical Analysis

3/4 Maurice Ravel suffered from a form of dementia that meant that although he was still able to compose he was unable to communicate the music trapped in his brain. Various neurological studies have linked the onset of this illness, now thought to be Pick's s disease, with two of his best-known works: Piano Concerto for left hand and Bolero
Robert Winston looks at the validity of these theories. Producer Paul Evans


Producer: Paul Evans

: Test Match Special

West Indies v England
Commentary on the fifth and final day of the Second Test in Antigua. * approximate times Commentary also on 5 Live Sports Extra from 1.45pm For details and analysts see Saturday at 2pm

: The Archers


: Afternoon Play: McLevy

4/4 The Reckoning. Jean is busy with preparations for Hannah and Donald's wedding. But somewhere in the city someone is planning a terrible revenge. Though McLevy is on the case, death stalks his footsteps. By David Ashton. Producer/Director Patrick Kayner


Unknown: David Ashton.
Director: Patrick Kayner
McLevy: Brian Cox
jean: Slobhan Redmond
Mulholland: Michael Perceval-Maxwell
Roach: David Ashton
Hannah: Colette O'Neil
Marianna/Singer: Claire Knight
Grace: Susan Coyle
Donald: Andrew Neil
Sims: Jimmy Chisholm
Billy: Jordan Young

: Home Planet

7/13. Richard Daniel and his guests take listeners' questions about the environment and the natural world. Address: [address removed] email: [web address removed] Phone: [number removed]


Presenter: Richard Daniel
Producer: Toby Murcott

: First Person

1/3. The Child. A woman finds her shopping trolley occupied by someone else's baby. No-one believes that it isn't hers, so she is forced to take the peculiar child home. Jackie Morrison reads the first of three quirky, razor-sharp stories from Ali Smith , abridged by Richard Hamilton. Producer Emma Harding


Unknown: Jackie Morrison
Unknown: Ali Smith
Abridged By: Richard Hamilton.
Producer: Emma Harding

: America, Empire of Liberty

52/90. A World Safe for Democracy The United States enters the war in Europe in 1917 and accepts female suffrage at home. By David Reynolds.


Unknown: David Reynolds.

: Law in Action

5/11. Weekly report on developments in the legal world. Presented by Clive Coleman. producer Linda Pressly


Presented By: Clive Coleman.
Producer: Linda Pressly

: A Good Read

2/8. Jonathan Holloway and Nicholas Mcinerny share their favourite books with presenter Kate Mosse. Producer Beatrice Fenton Repeated on Friday at llpm


Unknown: Jonathan Holloway
Unknown: Nicholas McInerny
Presenter: Kate Mosse.
Producer: Beatrice Fenton

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Broken Arts

6/6. David Ouantick has fun with popular culture and the arts with the aid of Dan Maier , Richie Webb , Jane Lamacraft and Margaret Cabourn-Smith . Producer Victoria Lloyd


Unknown: David Ouantick
Unknown: Dan Maier
Unknown: Richie Webb
Unknown: Jane LamacRaft
Unknown: Margaret Cabourn-Smith
Producer: Victoria Lloyd

: The Archers

The future looks bleak for Tom. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including an interview with playwright and scriptwriter Peter Flannery. Producer Jack Soper


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Scriptwriter: Peter Flannery.
Producer: Jack Soper

: The Elegance of the Hedgehog

2/5. Both Renee and Paloma have reasons to welcome the arrival of a Japanese gentleman in the apartment on the fourth floor. By Muriel Barbery. For cast and details see yesterday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Muriel Barbery.

: File on 4

5/11. As Gordon Brown struggles to bolster British banks, Michael Robinson investigates their legacy of toxic lending and reveals why the threat it poses to UK jobs, homes and incomes is especially acute. Producer Jenny Chryss Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Gordon Brown
Unknown: Michael Robinson
Producer: Jenny Chryss

: In Touch

Presented by Peter White. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Presented By: Peter White.
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Case Notes

8/8. Dr Mark Porter joins ambulance crews on call to discover what forms of emergency treatment paramedics are now able to deliver before the patient arrives at hospital. Producer Helen Sharp Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter
Producer: Helen Sharp

: The Long View

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Ritula Shah.


Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: Book at Bedtime: An Equal Stillness

7/10. Jennet is invited to represent Britain at the Venice Biennale. Where does that leave David? By Francesca Kay. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Francesca Kay.

: Weird Tales

4/4. TheFly. Another chiller from Lovecraft. A lonely man with an encyclopedic knowledge of flies meets a Californian lady online who knows everything there is to know about spiders. By Lynn Fergusson.
Producer/Director Luke Fresle


Unknown: Lynn Fergusson.
Director: Luke Fresle
Lovecraft/Colby: Stephen Hogan
Mother: Stella Gonet
Alan: Alec Newman
Amber: Rachel Oqilvy

: Byzantium Unearthed

2/3. Women had unprecedented power in the Byzantine empire, as did eunuchs, but in this part-Roman, part-fundamentalist
Christian state dangerous political factions ensured the survival of political dynasties.
Concludes tomorrow. For detail see yesterday

: News

: Book of the Week:

Hackney, That Rose-Red Empire
2/5. By lain Sinclair. Repeated from 9.45am

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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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