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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

Pause for reflection, with the Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths.


Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths.

: Farming Today

Presented by Charlotte Smith. Producer Chris Impey


Presented By: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and Susan Hulme.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Brian Draper.
8.31 L Wanly Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: Susan Hulme.
Unknown: Brian Draper.

: 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 Mark Coffey. Break Now the Bread of Life (Lathbury). Psalm 119. vv97-104.1 Sat Down under His Shadow (Bairstow). Your Words to Me Are Life and Health (Capel).


Unknown: Mark Coffey.

: Book of the Week:The Old Boys' Network

3/5. By John Rae. Abridged by Jane Marshall. The author recalls how he became involved in the national debate on education in the early 1970s. Read by Tim Pigott-Smith . For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: John Rae.
Abridged By: Jane Marshall.
Read By: Tim Pigott-Smith

: Woman's Hour

With Jane Garvey.
10.45 Daunt and Dervish 3/5 The Woman's Hourdrama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jane Garvey.

: The Mind Bender General

James Maw tells the story of controversial psychiatrist Dr William Sargantwho , in the 1960s and 1970s, developed his Deep Sleep treatment for depression, in which patients were placed in a state of continuous narcosis for weeks at a time. Maw talks to professionals who worked under Sargant, and also meets former patients who say they are still suffering from his treatment today. producer Neil George


Unknown: James Maw
Unknown: Dr William Sargantwho
Producer: Neil George

: Safety Catch

New series 1/4. Brothers in Arms. A second series of Laurence Howarth 's black comedy set in the world of arms dealing. Simon uses his "flair for original ideas" to prove to his colleagues and family just how badly he feels about being an arms dealer.
Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: Laurence Howarth
Producer: Dawn Ellis
Simon: Darren Boyd
Anna: Joanna Page
Boris: Lewis MacLeod
Judith: Sarah Smart
Angela: Brigit Forsyth
Madeleine: Rachel Atkins
Peter: Gus Brown
Paramedic: Philip Fox

: 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 at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: A Question of Royalty

Johnny Vegas and Ricky Tomlinson star as bungling losers who look as though they might, for once, win the day. Blithely ignorant of the constitutional crisis their action could precipitate, these two self-employed plasterers steal the Queen's wedding certificate while working on the refurbishment of the Public Records Office. An Ealingesque comedy by Andrew Lynch.
Producer David Morley
Radio features: pages 124-125


Unknown: Johnny Vegas
Unknown: Ricky Tomlinson
Comedy By: Andrew Lynch.
Producer: David Morley
Bernie: Johnny Vegas
Danny: Ricky Tomlinson
Sarah: Catherine McCormacK
Jan: Nicola Stephenson
Tim: Timothy Bentinck
Farnworth: Rupert Degas

: Money Box Live

Listeners' personal finance questions are answered by Paul Lewis and his guests. Producer Lesley McAlpine
PHONE: [number removed] Lines open from 1.30pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Lesley McAlpine

: Opening Lines

2/3. The World. Karl Davies reads the second of three short stories by writers new to the form. A man wakes up one day to discover he can see and hear everything that is happening in the world. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Karl Davies

: Into the Gap

3/5. Poet Lemn Sissay encounters travellers passing through Watford Gap motorway services, including a Coronation Street actor going to a party, students on a trip to
Amsterdam and a Michael Jackson fan hoping to meet her idol. For details see Monday


Unknown: Lemn Sissay
Unknown: Michael Jackson

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor talks to key thinkers as he explores new research on how society works. Producer Charlie Taylor Repeated on Sunday at 11.15am


Talks: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: The Medicalisation of Normality

We lose our sex drive when we get older.
Not any more. We can cure it. Young children are easily distracted. Not any more. It's a syndrome - we can solve it. John Naish asks if we are turning normal human experiences into medical problems requiring treatment by a cocktail of drugs. Repeated from Mon at 9pm


Unknown: John Naish

: PM

News and analysis presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Mark Steel's in Town

3/6. Mark Steel performs in Lewes, Sussex, where he celebrates its fires, pub fights and Stroppiness. Producer Julia McKenzie


Producer: Julia McKenzie

: The Archers

April 1st: and the joke is on Kenton.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson with arts news, reviews and an interview with singer/songwriter PJ Harvey. Producer Aasiya Lodhi


Unknown: John Wilson
Songwriter: Pj Harvey.
Producer: Aasiya Lodhi

: Daunt and Dervish

3/5. A trip to the Astoria dancehall turns out to be more exciting than the ladies were expecting. By Guy Meredith.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Guy Meredith.

: Decision Time

4/4. 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

5/6. A Godless Society? Ideas of the absence of God are explored by well-known figures.
Frank Field MP reflects on a society that chooses to root its moral behaviour apart from God. Producer Clair Jaguiss Repeated on Saturday at 12.30am


Producer: Clair Jaguiss

: Debating Animals

1/2. Rod Liddle looks at our differing responses to related animal species and tries to establish what those responses tell us about ourselves. He begins with otters and mink: one, a beloved emblem of rural Britain, the other, a voracious invader. David Attenborough and ecologist Johnny Birks are among those helping Rod separate fact from fiction. Producer Tom Alban


Unknown: Rod Liddle
Unknown: David Attenborough
Unknown: Johnny Birks
Producer: Tom Alban

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The EarthHums in B Flat

3/5. Gwenni is interviewed by the detectives investigating the death of Mr Evans. An arrest is made. By Mari Strachan. For details see Monday


Unknown: Mr Evans.
Unknown: Mari Strachan.

: My Teenage Diary

New series 1/6. Richard Herring is the first comedian to revisit his formative years by dusting off his hormone-fuelled, angst-ridden teenage diary and reading it out in public for the very first time. Hosted by Rufus Hound. Producer Victoria Payne


Unknown: Richard Herring
Producer: Victoria Payne

: Bespoken Word

1/4. Adrian Mitchell reads his poetry at the Troubadour in London. Mister Gee presents. Producer Graham Frost


Unknown: Adrian Mitchell
Producer: Graham Frost

: Today in Parliament

Sean Curran presents news, views and analysis of the day's developments in Westminster, including Gordon Brown 's response to MPs' queries during Prime Minister's Questions.


Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: Gordon Brown

: News

: Book of the Week:The Old Boys' Network

3/5. 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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