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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

A pause for reflection with Anna Magnusson.


Unknown: Anna Magnusson.

: farming Today

Presented by Charlotte Smith. Producer Chris Impey


Presented By: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Susan Hulme and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With Professor Mona Siddiqui.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Susan Hulme
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Professor Mona Siddiqui.

: 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 the Rev Clair Jaquiss. The Angel Gabriel (Basque carol, arr Powell).
Luke 1, vv26-35. Magnificat (Dyson). Tell Out, My Soul (Woodlands).


Unknown: Clair Jaquiss.

: Book of the Week:

The Tent, the Bucket and Me
3/5. Britain joined the EU and the matriarch of the Kennedy family decided that the time had come for the annual family holiday to be enjoyed - abroad! Encounters with foreign food inevitably follow. By Emma Kennedy. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Emma Kennedy.

: Woman's Hour

With Jane Garvey.
10.45 This Book Will Save Your Life 3/b The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jane Garvey.

: Battling Back

BBC security correspondent Frank Gardner joins Operation Snow Warrior, a military winter-training exercise with a difference - all the servicemen and women taking part are disabled and, like Frank, have turned to winter sports to prove to themselves that their active lives are not over. producer Peter McManus


Unknown: Frank Gardner
Producer: Peter McManus

: Clare in the Community

6/6. The 1864 Mining Disaster
Clare organises a charity benefit in aid of the "Keep the Sparrowhawk Family Centre
Open" campaign. Comedy by Harry Venning and David Ramsden. ...
Producer Katie Tyrrell


Comedy By: Harry Venning
Comedy By: David Ramsden.
Producer: Katie Tyrrell
Clare: Sally Phillips
Brian: Alex Lowe
Helen: Liza Tarbuck
Ray: Richard Lumsden
Megan/Nali: Nina Conti
Irene: Ellen Thomas
Simon: Andrew Wincott

: You and Yours

Presented by Julian Worricker.


Presented By: Julian Worricker.

: The World at One

With Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: The Media Show

Steve Hewlett presents the topical programme about media in all its forms.
Producer Sally Spurring -

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at7pm

: Afternoon Play: Miss St Andrews

Old grudges resurface as Miss St Andrews 1961 meets her rival nearly 50 years later. Written by Mike Bartlett.
Producer/Director Claire Grove


Written By: Mike Bartlett.
Director: Claire Grove
Jenny: Ellie Haddington
Young Jenny: Tracy Wiles
Robert: Tom Mannion
Young Robert: Joe McFadden
Judy: Sandy Walsh
Holly: Caroline Guthrie

: Money Box Live

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


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Martin Bedford

: Actors' Words

2/3. Agnes. Sian Phillips reads her own story about a woman recovering in hospital after an operation, who realises that life should be enjoyed with hunger. She sees a younger version of herself, a new mother, in the bed opposite and they begin to talk. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Sian Phillips

: Soundscape: the Lion Pride

3/5. Having been separated from his mother when a herd of buffalo attacked the pride, male lion cub Kidogu is finally reunited with her. As the weeks pass, he is introduced to the rest of the pride and joins them after a successful night's hunting. Narrated by Hugh Ouarshie. With sounds recorded on location by Chris Watson. For details see Monday


Unknown: Hugh Ouarshie.
Unknown: Chris Watson.

: Thinking Allowed

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


Talks: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Type A Meet Type B!

Early riser Andrew Brown , and "night owl"
Louise Yeoman visit Denmark to unravel the science of what makes people early or late risers and to look at how society copes with those who don't fit the nine-to-five norm. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Andrew Brown
Unknown: Louise Yeoman

: PM

News headlines with Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: Mark Steel's in Town

2/6. Mark Steel is in Boston, Lincolnshire, celebrating the things that make that town so distinctive, including sprouts, chavs, Puritans and the Boston Stump! Producer Julia McKenzie


Producer: Julia McKenzie

: The Archers

Virtuousness comes at a price for Robert. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson, including an interview with acclaimed children's writer and illustrator Shirley Hughes.


Presenter: Mark Lawson
Guest: Shirley Hughes
Producer: Rachel Simpson

: This Book Will Save Your Life

3/5. Richard's life is changing. He is still making millions but, by befriending a crying woman and rescuing a horse, he has become an accidental hero. Is he happier? By AM Homes. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

: Decision Time

3/4. The BBC political editor Nick Robinson gathers together a panel of politicians, civil servants, professional practitioners and advisers to investigate how problems of government are addressed and resolved behind Whitehall's closed doors.
Producer Patrick Gregory Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Editor: Nick Robinson
Producer: Patrick Gregory

: Lent Talks

4/6. The Eyes of God. The 40 days Jesus spent alone in the wilderness are echoed as well-known figures explore ideas of the absence of God from their own perspective. George Pattison , Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity at Oxford University, reflects on the benefits of God's absence.
Producer Clair Jaquiss Repeated on Saturday at 12.30am


Unknown: George Pattison
Producer: Clair Jaquiss

: The Island of Secrets

in this chilling soundscape, writer Paul Evans and wildlife sound recordist Chris Watson explore Orford Ness,
Europe's largest vegetated shingle spit, a wild and remote extremity of eastern England, and the site of secret Cold War military testing. It's an unsettling landscape where the wind howls, the sea hisses across the shingle, gulls screech, redshank cry in alarm, railings whine and rattle, twisted metal clanas and doors crash. Producer Sarah Blunt


Unknown: Paul Evans
Unknown: Chris Watson

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: it's Beginningto Hurt

3/5. Totty. Finally free from a marriage that involved adultery on both sides, June embarks on a fresh start in Sussex, but it is not long before her past catches up with her. Greta Scacchi reads this story from James Lasdun 's collection. For details see Monday


Unknown: Greta Scacchi
Unknown: James Lasdun

: Bespoken Word

2/2. Performance poetry by Calypso verse writer John Agard and new talents Poeticat and shortMAN. Presented by Mister Gee from London's Troubadour Coffee House.
Producer Graham Frost


Unknown: John Agard
Presented By: Mister Gee
Producer: Graham Frost

: One

6/6. Comedy show in which no sketch features more than one voice. Written by David Ouantick and starring Dan Maier , Lizzie Roper , Graeme Garden , Deborah Norton , Andrew Crawford , Dan Antopolski , Simon Greenall and Kate Gielgud , with Bill Oddie and Jeremy Clarkson as themselves. Producer Jon Naismith


Written By: David Ouantick
Unknown: Dan Maier
Unknown: Lizzie Roper
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Deborah Norton
Unknown: Andrew Crawford
Unknown: Dan Antopolski
Unknown: Simon Greenall
Unknown: Kate Gielgud
Unknown: Bill Oddie
Unknown: Jeremy Clarkson
Producer: Jon Naismith

: Today in Parliament

Robert Orchard presents analysis of the day's developments in Westminster, including Gordon Brown 's response to MPs' queries during Prime Minister's Questions.


Unknown: Gordon Brown

: News

: Book of the Week:The Tent, the Bucket and Me

3/5. By Emma Kennedy. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Emma Kennedy.

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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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