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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Mark Coffey.


Unknown: Mark Coffey.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill. producer Steve Peacock


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

With Evan Davis and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Susan Huime and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Dr Giles Fraser.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Susan Huime
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Dr Giles Fraser.

: The Long View

3/4. in the wake of the Rhys Jones trial, Jonathan Freedland travels to Liverpool, where he investigates the murder of Michael Burns , who was killed in 1883 by a gang of youths in one of the city's most dangerous areas. This "shocking brutality among boys created a moral panic in 19th-century England. Producer Neil McCarthy Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Rhys Jones
Unknown: Jonathan Freedland
Unknown: Michael Burns
Producer: Neil McCarthy

: The Prime Ministers

New series 1/10

The BBC's political editor Nick Robinson explores how Britain's prime ministers have used their power, responded to the great challenges of their time and made the job what it is today. He begins with a portrait of Sir Robert Walpole, the first prime minister, who moved into Downing Street more than 270 years ago.

Repeated on Sunday at 10.45pm


Presenter: Nick Robinson
Producer: Rob Shepherd

: Book of the Week:Constable in Love

2/5. John Constable and Maria Bicknell , the daughter of a wealthy lawyer, first met in me Suffolk village of East Bergholt when he was
24 and she was 12. Nine years later they began courting. Biography by Martin Gayford. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: John Constable
Unknown: Maria Bicknell
Unknown: Martin Gayford.

: Daily Service

Led by Bishop George Stack. There Is a Higher
Throne (Getty and Lennox, arr
Leddington Wright ). Philippians 3, vv10-14. My Eyes for
Beauty Pine (Howells). Alleluya! Alleluya!
Hearts to Heaven and Voices Raise (Lux Eoi).


Unknown: George Stack.
Unknown: Leddington Wright

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jane Garvey.
10.45 Heartburn 2/5
The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jane Garvey.

: Colour Me White

Aasmah Mir reports on the skin-lightening industry in Britain and asks why some British
Asians feel pressurised by their peers and by the media to have paler skin. Her journey takes her to Oldham and Wembley, as she finds out that what is happening in Asia is influencing taste and fashion in Britain today. Producer Tamsin Barber


Producer: Tamsin Barber

: There Was a Young Man from Limerick

John Hegley celebrates the limerick and delves into the history of this versatile comic verse, encountering nursery rhymes, Shakespearean songs, nonsense poems and smut along the way. Producer Megan Jones


Unknown: John Hegley
Producer: Megan Jones

: 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

4/4. English composer and poet Ivor Gurney died of tuberculosis in a mental hospital in 1937. For many years he was thought to have been the victim of shell-shock, yet the evidence points to him having thrived in military service. Robert Winston asks whether he was a madman, a genius, a visionary, or all three. Producer Paul Evans Rptd on Saturday at 3.30pm


Unknown: Ivor Gurney
Unknown: Robert Winston
Producer: Paul Evans Rptd

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Mole

A gardener becomes dangerously obsessed with hunting down the mole that has desecrated his pristine lawn. But his obsession hides a more serious problem. By Richard Monks.
Producer/Director Marc Beeby


Unknown: Richard Monks.
Director: Marc Beeby
Margaret: Lesley Sharp
Colin: Nell Dudgeon
Mathew: Robert Lonsdale
Jonte: Paul Rider
Nurse: Manjeet Mann
Doctor: Gunnar Cauthery

: Home Planet

8/13. Richard Daniel and the team discuss 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

: Walk the Blue Fields

1/3. Walk the Blue Fields. A selection of short stories from Claire Keegan 's second collection, about yearning and loneliness, set in the harsh, rural Irish landscape. A priest waits on the altar for a bride, battling with his memories of a past love affair. Abridged by Richard Hamilton and read by Dermot Crowley. Producer Amber Barnfather


Unknown: Claire Keegan
Abridged By: Richard Hamilton
Read By: Dermot Crowley.
Producer: Amber Barnfather

: America, Empire of Liberty

57/90. New Deal. How Franklin D Roosevelt got the United States working again.
A history of America, written and presented by David Reynolds.


Unknown: Franklin D Roosevelt
Presented By: David Reynolds.

: Law in Action

6/11. Weekly report on developments in the legal world. Presented by Clive Coleman. Producer Anna Raphael


Presented By: Clive Coleman.
Producer: Anna Raphael

: A Good Read

3/8. Jenny Agutter and Adam Hart-Davis join Kate Mosse to discuss some of their favourite books, by Per Petterson , Josie Dew and Anne Donovan.
Producer John Byrne Repeated on Friday at 11pm


Unknown: Jenny Agutter
Unknown: Adam Hart-Davis
Unknown: Kate Mosse
Unknown: Per Petterson
Unknown: Josie Dew
Unknown: Anne Donovan.
Producer: John Byrne

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: Cabin Pressure

1/6. Abu Dhabi. Sitcom about the pilots of a tiny charter airline for whom no job is too small, but many are too difficult. Written by John Finnemore.
Producer David Tyler


Unknown: Abu Dhabi.
Written By: John Finnemore.
Producer: David Tyler
Carolyn: Stephanie Cole
1st Officer Richardson: Roger Allam
Capt Crieff: Benedict Cumberbatch
Arthur: John Finnemore

: The Archers

Kenton makes a meal of Pancake Day. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Presenter John Wilson meets the members of the band U2 in their Dublin rehearsal studio, to discuss music, politics and their home City.


Presenter: John Wilson
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Heartburn

2/5. Rachel is in New York, where a session with her therapy group turns violent. By Nora Ephron.
For cast and details see yesterday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Nora Ephron.

: File on 4

6/11. As Zimbabwe's economic collapse deepens, Grant Ferrett reports on whether the sanctions imposed by Britain and Europe are enough to stop wealth being taken out of the country by people close to the government. Producer Ian Muir-Cochrane Rptd on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Grant Ferrett
Producer: Ian Muir-Cochrane Rptd

: In Touch

Presented by Peter White. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Presented By: Peter White.
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Am I Normal?

New series 1/4. As the Government considers a strategy to measure the health of the nation's lungs, Vivienne Parry asks what "normal" lung function is. Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Presenter: Vivienne Parry
Producer: Erika Wright

: The Long View

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Ritula Shah.


Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: Book at Bedtime: The White Tiger

2/10. Balram finds work in a teashop, but his eyes are set on greater things. When the chance of a job as a chauffeur comes up, he spots a way out of his family's poverty. By Aravind Adiga. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Aravind Adiga.

: Mastering the Universe

New series 1/4. Welcome to the self-help course that unleashes the power of sulking, self-pity and martyrdom. This week we investigate the fun that can be had, at other people's expense, through DIY. Hosted by the queen of migraines, Professor Joy
Klamp (Dawn French) and featuring
Katy Brand , Sally Grace , Christopher Douglas , Dan Tetsell and the real Brian Perkins. Written by Christopher Douglas and Nick Newman. Producer Simon Nicholls


Unknown: Katy Brand
Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: Christopher Douglas
Unknown: Dan Tetsell
Unknown: Brian Perkins.
Written By: Christopher Douglas
Written By: Nick Newman.
Producer: Simon Nicholls

: Today in Parliament

With Susan Hulme.


Unknown: Susan Hulme.

: News

: Book of the Week:Constable in Love

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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