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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Jenny Wigley.


Unknown: Jenny Wigley.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill. Producer Fran Barnes


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Fran Barnes

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rev Joel Edwards.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Joel Edwards.

: Start the Week

Andrew Marr's guests include the playwright Enda Walsh, who discusses his latest play The New Electric Ballroom, and the writer Linda Grant on her book The Thoughtful Dresser. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Andrew Marr
Guest: Enda Walsh
Guest: Linda Grant
Producer: Elaine Lester

: Book of the Week:The Decisive Moment

1/5. Jonah Lehrer uses the latest research to examine how the human brain makes up its mind, providing an engaging insight into the world of neuroscience that draws on the experience of some of the most interesting "deciders" - from airline pilots to Deal or No Deal contestants. Today's episode looks a the part played in decisions by the emotional brain Readers Hari Dhillon and Amanda Burton. Producer Emma Harding Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT- The Decisive Moment is available to order for £17.09 (RRP £18.99) inc p&p, call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Jonah Lehrer
Readers: Hari Dhillon
Readers: Amanda Burton.
Producer: Emma Harding

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Roy Jenkins. You DidThisMighty
Deed (Pantyfedwen). Luke 2.vv25-32.
Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee (ft Agnes)
Love Divine, All Loves Excelling (Blaenwern).


Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: Woman's Hour

With Jane Garvey.
10.45 The Death of Grass 1/5 The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jane Garvey.

: Straight to the Top

As the high street struggles with recession,
Liz Barclay investigates whether a leading fashion retailer such as Topshop can beat the credit crunch. Featuring interviews with the chain's former brand director Jane Shepherdson and iconic designer Celia Birtwell. Producer Liz Carney


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Director: Jane Shepherdson
Designer: Celia Birtwell.
Producer: Liz Carney

: The Yellowplush Papers

4/5 My Novel. Charles is inspired to undertake a scandalous enterprise by a fashionable society novelist. Comedy dramatised by Stephen Wyatt from the story by WM Thackeray .
Director Abigail Le Fleming


Dramatised By: Stephen Wyatt
Story By: Wm Thackeray
Director: Abigail Le Fleming
Charles: Adam Buxton
Duke: Paul Rider
Duchess: Janice Acquah
Marquess: Inam Mirza
Mary Ann: Annabelle Dowler
Modicum: Gunnar Cauthery
Scavenger: Stephen Critchlow

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs with Peter White.


Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

News and analysis presented by Shaun Ley.


Presented By: Shaun Ley.

: Quote.... Unquote

6/6. Catherine Bennett. Michael Dobbs , Antony Jay and John Lahr exchange quotations and anecdotes. Hosted by Nigel Rees. The reader is Peter Jefferson.
Producer Sam Bryant Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Catherine Bennett.
Unknown: Michael Dobbs
Unknown: Antony Jay
Unknown: John Lahr
Unknown: Nigel Rees.
Unknown: Peter Jefferson.
Producer: Sam Bryant

: ' Test Match Special

West Indies v England
Commentary on the fifth and final day of the Fourth Test at the Kensington Oval in Barbados. For commentators see Saturday * approximate times Commentary also on 5 Live Sports Extra from 1.45pm

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: A City Killing

After a foolhardy trade in the City almost wipes out Harry Tower's hedge fund, he turns for help to family friend, Bob Glass , probably the most successful trader Wall St has ever seen. Confidence is immediately restored and Harry's investors seem inclined to give him a second chance - until one day he turns on the news. By Mike Walker. Director Eoin O'Callaghan


Unknown: Bob Glass
Unknown: Mike Walker.
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Harry: Nicholas Boulton
Bob: Nathan Osgood
Tim: David Tse
Meredith: Janice Acquah
Sarah: Pamela Miles
Carmody: Sam Dale
Marks: Jonathan Taller

: Archive on 4:A Strong Song Tows Us

Shortened repeat from Saturday at 8pm

: My Alter Ego

1/5. Every day this week, a different presenter tells the story of their chosen alter ego, a figure from history with whom they identify. Jazz musician and hip-hop star Soweto Kinch charts the life of Ignatius Sancho. Brought to England in the 18th century as a child slave, he grew up to become a gentleman composer and prolific letter writer, breaking through into London's literary and artistic circles. Producer Karen Gregor
4.00 The Food Programme Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm


Unknown: Soweto Kinch
Unknown: Ignatius Sancho.
Producer: Karen Gregor

: Beyond Belief

13/13. Ernie Rea and guests explore the place of faith in today's modern world. Producer Rosemary Dawson


Unknown: Ernie Rea
Producer: Rosemary Dawson

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Just a Minute

10/12. Clement Freud , Josie Lawrence , Jack Dee and Paul Merton attempt to speak without hesitation, repetition or deviation on subjects given to them by chairman Nicholas Parsons. Producer Claire Jones Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm RT DIRECT: Just a Minute: the Best of 2008 CD is available for E7.63 (RRP E12.99) inc p&p, call [number removed] (standard rate), quoting [number removed] or visit www.bbcshop.com and enter code [number removed]at the checkout


Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Josie Lawrence
Unknown: Jack Dee
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons.
Producer: Claire Jones

: The Archers

The tables are turned at Home Farm. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including a report on the new theatre and performing arts galleries at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Producer Aasiya Lodhi


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Aasiya Lodhi

: The Death of Grass

1/5.1956: South-East Asia has been hit by a virus that killed its rice crops, causing a terrible famine. John Custance and his family visit his brother's farm in Westmorland in Cumbria, certain that the virus couldn't reach there.
Post-apocalyptic sci-fi novel by John Christopher, dramatised by Jonathan Dryden Taylor.
Narrated by David Mitchell.
Part of a science-fiction season across BBC radio.
Repeated from 10.45am


Author: John Christopher
Dramatised by: Jonathan Dryden
Producer: Ellen Dryden
Narrator: David Mitchell
John: Darrell Brockis
Ann: Rebecca Eqan
Roger: Gus Brown
David: Jonathan Dryden Taylor
Mr Spruce: Jonathan Dryden Taylor
Pirrie: Bruce Alexander
Man: Andrew Mayer
Ashton: Andrew Mayer
Millicent: Abigail Burdess
Olivia: Morag Cross

: Snow in Libya

1/2. Peter Snow returns to the scenes of his postwar childhood in Libya to make a personal voyage around the Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya - with all its inconsistencies. Producer Sarah Jane Hall


Producer: Sarah Jane Hall

: The Bottom Line

Rptd from Sat

: Islam and Science

3/3. The call to seek knowledge is embedded in the Koran. But the Islamic world is witnessing a rise in creationism, and a frustration among scientists at the literal interpretation of Islam. How does the interplay between Islam and science affect Muslims working in research today? Ehsan Masood asks them how their faith influences their work. Producer Monise Durrani


Producer: Monise Durrani

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Ritula Shah.


Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: Book at Bedtime: The White Tiger

6/10. A road accident leaves Balram carrying the can for Pinky Madam's drunkenness.
Aravind Adiga 's biting satire on contemporary India is abridged by Lauris Morgan-Griffiths and read by Sagar Arya. Producer Paul Dodgson RT DIRECT: The White Tiger is available for E7.59
(RRP E7.99) inc p&p. Call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Aravind Adiga
Abridged By: Lauris Morgan-Griffiths
Read By: Sagar Arya.
Producer: Paul Dodgson

: Off the Page

2/6. James Delingpole , Agnes Poirier and Michael Simkins join presenter Dominic Arkwright to discuss the agony and the ecstasy behind meeting a famous person. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: James Delingpole
Unknown: Agnes Poirier
Unknown: Michael Simkins
Presenter: Dominic Arkwright

: Today in Parliament

Events in Westminster, with David Wilby.


Unknown: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week:The Decisive Moment

1/5. By Jonah Lehrer. Repeatedfrom9.45am


Unknown: Jonah Lehrer.

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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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