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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Gordon Gray.


Unknown: Dr Gordon Gray.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill. ProducerChris Impey


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Presented By: Producerchris Impey

: Today

With Evan Davis and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Indarjit Singh.


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Indarjit Singh.

: On the Ropes

New series 1/4. in the programme that explores the lives of successful people who have weathered storms in their careers, John Humphrys meets journalist
Colin Freeman , who talks about being kidnapped and held hostage in Somalia.
Producer Karen Gregor Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Colin Freeman
Producer: Karen Gregor

: The Prime Ministers

8/8. The last prime minister to be put under the microscope by Nick Robinson is Clement Attlee. Producer Rob Shepherd Rptd on Sun at 10.45pm


Unknown: Nick Robinson
Unknown: Clement Attlee.
Producer: Rob Shepherd Rptd

: Book of the Week:The Music Room

2/5. Eight-year-old William makes a playground of the castle's attic spaces and is intrigued by a secret door. William Fiennes 's memoir, read by Dan Stevens. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: William Fiennes
Read By: Dan Stevens.

: Daily Service

On pilgrimage in Assisi with the RSCM Millennium Youth Choir. Matthew 10, vv7-10. God's Call.

: Woman's Hour

With Jane Little.


Unknown: Jane Little.

: Restless

The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm

: Hitting the Buffers

2/2. Gareth Mitchell investigates whether human beings have reached their upper limit Of speed in sport. Producer Michelle Martin


Unknown: Gareth Mitchell
Producer: Michelle Martin

: Spoon, Jar, Jar, Spoon - the Two Sides of Tommy Cooper

To mark the 25th anniversary of Tommy Cooper 's death, admirer Rob Brydon explores two different sides to this unique British performer: his humour and his love of magic. Cooper epitomised bumbling ineptitude in both magic and comedy, but behind the crazy manic onstage persona was a man with a genuine talent for magic. Producer John Sugar
Radio features: pages 134-135


Unknown: Tommy Cooper
Unknown: Rob Brydon

: Call You and Yours

Presented by Julian Worricker. PHONE: [number removed] (Lines open from 10am) email: [web address removed]


Presenter: Julian Worricker

: The World at One

Presented by Martha Kearney.


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: The Music Group

New series1/6. Phil Hammond 's musical show-and-tell series returns. The guests comparing their musical choices are musician and composer Nitin Sawhney , actress and presenter Liza Tarbuck and children's author Terry Deary of Horrible Histories fame.
Producer Tamsin Hughes Rptd on Saturday at 3.30pm


Unknown: Phil Hammond
Unknown: Nitin Sawhney
Presenter: Liza Tarbuck
Unknown: Terry Deary
Producer: Tamsin Hughes Rptd

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Witness:

Five Plays from the Gospel of Luke 5/5. Beqinninqs. While the disciples are paralysed by Jesus's death, Mary ponders the mystery of his birth. By Nick Warburton.
Producer/Director Jonquil Panting


Unknown: Nick Warburton.
Jesus: Tom Goodman-Hill
Peter: Peter Firth
Mary: Penelope Wilton
Magdalene: Lorraine Ashboume
Angel: Julian Bleach
Simeon: David Dekeyser
Joanna: Rachel Atkins
Joseph of Arimathea: Ben Onwukwe
Young Mary: Laura Molyneux
Cleopas: Sam Pamphilon

: Making History

2/13. Listener Bridget Long sets out to discover the truth behind a family story that claims her late father played the oboe in a Benjamin Britten premiere - in a German PoW camp. Presented by Vanessa Collingridge. ADDRESS: Making History, [address removed] Email: [web address removed] Phone: [number removed]


Unknown: Bridget Long
Presenter: Vanessa Collingridge
Producer: Nick Patrick

: Alan Howard Reads

1/3. The Tipping Point. A car journey and a CD of Schubert lieder offers an English academic the opportunity to reflect on the painful conclusion to a love affair with a German environmentalist. By Helen Simpson. Producer Jill Waters


Unknown: Helen Simpson.
Producer: Jill Waters

: Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen'sMen of Fashion

7/15. The Tartan Titan - and the Highland Fashion Cult. By the 19th century,
Romanticism and nationalism were in full flow in Scotland and, with the royal endorsement of King George IV , tartan and the kilt came into vogue. Producer Emily Palmer For details see yesterday


Unknown: King George Iv
Producer: Emily Palmer

: Word of Mouth

2/6. We all know how important it is for parents to read to their children but, thanks partly to school literacy targets, children these days spend more time reading to their parents. This is leading some parents to suffer from "performance anxiety". Michael Rosen gives tips on keeping storytelling alive. Producer Jolyon Jenkins Repeated on Monday at 11pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Jolyon Jenkins

: Great Lives

2/8. Roy Jenkins. Was Roy Jenkins one of the three greatest postwar politicians, as is argued here, or a man who failed repeatedly? Polly Toynbee , David Steel and Dick Taverne join forces against presenter Matthew Parris to argue in favour of Jenkins.
Producer Miles Warde Repeated on Friday at 11pm


Unknown: Roy Jenkins.
Unknown: Roy Jenkins
Unknown: Polly Toynbee
Unknown: David Steel
Unknown: Dick Taverne
Presenter: Matthew Parris
Producer: Miles Warde

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair .


Presented By: Eddie Mair

: Heresy

2/6. The Rev Richard Coles , journalist
Matthew Norman and comedian Mark Steel debate the veracity of received wisdom. With Victoria Coren. Producer Richard Grocock


Unknown: Richard Coles
Unknown: Matthew Norman
Unknown: Mark Steel
Unknown: Victoria Coren.
Producer: Richard Grocock

: The Archers

Alan's endurance is put to the test.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , who reviews the film In the Loop, a political satire directed by Armando lannucci. Producer Jack Soper


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Directed By: Armando Lannucci.
Producer: Jack Soper

: Restless

7/10. When Morris is found dead, Sally realises she's been betrayed. Now she must disappear for ever. By William Boyd.
For cast and details see yesterday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: William Boyd.

: Blair's Faith Foundation

Can the Tony Blair Faith Foundation, launched last year, succeed in promoting religion as a force for progress in the 21st century? Christopher Landau investigates.
Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Christopher Landau
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: In Touch

With Peter White.


Unknown: Peter White.
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Case Notes

2/7. What's the difference between a food allergy and a food intolerance? And what happens when we go to a clinic to be investigated for one of these conditions? Dr Mark Porter reports.
Producer Helen Sharp Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter
Producer: Helen Sharp

: On the Ropes

1/4. John Humphrys meets journalist Colin Freeman , who talks about being kidnapped and held hostage on Somalia's pirate coast for 40 days and nights. Rptd from 9am


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Colin Freeman

: The World Tonight

With Jane Hill.


Unknown: Jane Hill.

: Book at Bedtime: Anybody Can Do Anything

2/10. Mary gets Betty a job as a shorthand typist. By Betty MacDonald. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Betty MacDonald.

: The Secret World

1/6. Jon Culshaw explores the surprising private lives of public people. Producer Bill Dare


Unknown: Jon Culshaw

: What a Carve Up!

6/8. Michael Pearce turns his attention to financier Thomas Winshaw. Jonathan Coe 's black comedy, adapted by David Nobbs.
For details see yesterday


Unknown: Michael Pearce
Unknown: Thomas Winshaw.
Unknown: Jonathan Coe
Adapted By: David Nobbs.
Michael: Robert Bathurst
Fiona: Fiona Allen
Thomas: Geoffrey Palmer
Findlay: Charlie Higson
James: Gus Brown
Mortensia: Flaminia Cinque
Michael's mum: Geraldine McNulty
Alice: Lucy Punch
Henry/Hanrahan: Jeff Rawle
Sid James: Arthur Smith

: News

: Book of the Week: The Music Room

2/5. By William Fiennes. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: William Fiennes.

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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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