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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

Pause for reflection with the Rev Dr Gordon Gray.


Unknown: Dr Gordon Gray.

: Farming Today

Anna Hill presents a round-up of rural affairs. Producer Chris Impey


Unknown: Anna Hill
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev James Jones.


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: James Jones.

: Midweek

Diverse and lively conversation with Libby Purves and her guests.
Producer Chris Paling Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Daily Service

On pilgrimage in Assisi with the RSCM
Millennium Youth Choir. Proverbs 8, vv22-31. Creation as Sacrament.

: Book of the Week: The Music Room

3/5. Richard is captivated by a heron, but he's also gripped by a furious black mood. Nine-year-old William and his friends play with antique swords and cannonballs. William Fiennes 's memoir, read by Dan Stevens. For details see Easter Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: William Fiennes
Read By: Dan Stevens.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Restless

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

: Wrecked

The wreckers of Wirral were notorious 200 years ago for ransacking Liverpool-bound vessels on the peninsula's beaches.
Neil McCarthy seeks out the region's wrecking past and looks for vestiges of its spirit in modern Merseyside.
Producers Mark Burman and Neil McCarthy


Unknown: Neil McCarthy
Producers: Mark Burman
Producers: Neil McCarthy

: Safety Catch

3/4. If a Job's Not Worth Doing. In Laurence Howarth 's black comedy of modern morality set in the world of arms dealing, Simon finds himself not only suffering from the awful realisation that he loves his job but also proposing to Anna.
He has no choice but to learn to hate again.
Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: Laurence Howarth
Producer: Dawn Ellis
Simon: Darren Boyd
Anna: Joanna Page
Boris: Lewis MacLeod
Judith: Sarah Smart
Angela: Bngit Forsyth
Madeleine: Rachel Atkins
Richard: Dan Mersh
Julius: Nyasha Hatendi

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs with Julian Worricker.


Unknown: Julian Worricker.

: The World at One

News and analysis with Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: The Media Show

Steve Hewlett presents the topical programme about media in all its forms, with key players helping to shed light on the issues of the day. Producer Sally Spurring

: The Archers

Rptd from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Listening to the Generals

During the Second World War, German generals were imprisoned in Trent Park, north London. Unbeknownst to them their conversations were recorded and transcribed. Written by Adam Ganz.
Producer/Director Eoin O'Callaghan


Written By: Adam Ganz.
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Helen: Rebecca Salre
Purfleet: Malcolm Tierney
Anton: Matt Addis
Charles: Benjamin Askew
Von Thoma: Nick Dunning
Cruwell: Sam Dale
Boes: Paul Rider
Mayer: Jonathan Tafler
Hardt: Philip Fox
The singer: David Revels
The pianist: Michael Harrison

: Money Box Live

Paul Lewis and his guests offer listeners advice on their financial questions. Producer Diane Richardson
PHONE: [number removed] Lines open from 1.30pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Diane Richardson

: Alan Howard Reads

2/3. On Dover Beach. Tom Stoppard 's story, written for the actor to mark his 70th birthday in 2007, takes its inspiration from
Matthew Arnold 's famous poem. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Dover Beach.
Unknown: Tom Stoppard
Unknown: Matthew Arnold

: Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen's Men of Fashion

8/15. Men in Black - the Funereal Victorians (and Oscar, of Course).
Why did Victorian men dress as if for a funeral? Men in black embodied power and serious purpose yet also democratised fashion for ever.
For details see Easter Monday


Producer: Susan Marling

: Thinking Allowed

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


Talks: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Case Notes

Rptd from yesterday at 9pm

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair .


Presented By: Eddie Mair

: Mark Steel's in Town

5/6. Stand-up comedy from the Myfanwy Theatre in Merthyr Tydf south Wales, celebrating what makes the town and its people SO distinctive. Producer Julia McKenzie


Producer: Julia McKenzie

: The Archers

The wheels are in motion at Grange Farm. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts news, reviews and an interview with Martin Gore , who reflects on three decades with the band Depeche Mode. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Martin Gore

: Restless

8/10. Ruth makes a fool of herself, and Sally returns to wartime London - where she must find a new identity. Thriller by William Boyd.
For cast and details see Easter Monday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: William Boyd.

: Bringing Up Britain

2/4. Mariella Frostrup and a panel of experts consider what a "normal" level of unhappiness is in childhood and adolescence, and discuss how parents can help children with mental health issues, thus avoiding huge economic and social problems in the future. Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Presenter: Mariella Frostrup
Producer: Sarah Taylor

: A Wonderful Way to Make a Living

1/5. Service. Satirist Joe Oueenan searches for more unlikely money-making schemes and the people who operate them, this time in the UK. Here he meets the emergency shirt delivery man whose clients include office workers with hangovers. Producer Miles Warde


Unknown: Joe Oueenan
Producer: Miles Warde

: Ludwig Koch and the Music of Nature

The BBC Natural History Unit owes its existence to German refugee Ludwig Koch, who was the first to make recordings of birds, mammals and insects. The poet Sean Street uses these field recordings and contributions from those who worked with Koch to tell the story of a man who was beloved of comedians because of his resolute pronunciation of English as if it were German.


Presenter: Sean Street
Producer: Julian May

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Anybody Can Do Anything

3/10. Mary thinks her sister Betty can do anything, and she sets up a string of disastrous dates for her. By Betty MacDonald. For details see Easter Monday


Writer: Betty MacDonald

: My Teenage Diary

3/6. Comedian Shappi Khorsandi revisits her formative years by reading her teenage diary in public for the first time. Rufus Hound presents. Producer Victoria Payne


Unknown: Shappi Khorsandi
Producer: Victoria Payne

: Bespoken Word

3/4. Performance poetry from the Latitude Festival, in Suffolk, featuring newcomer Dockers MC. Presented by Mister Gee. Producer Graham Frost


Presented By: Mister Gee.
Producer: Graham Frost

: What a Carve Up!

7/8. The spotlight is turned on Mark Winshaw , the arms dealer. Jonathan Coe 's biography of the Winshaw family is a fictional satire on greed and corruption in Britain.
For details see Easter Monday


Unknown: Mark Winshaw
Unknown: Jonathan Coe
Michael: Robert Bathurst
Mark: Alan Daws
Fiona: Horn Allen
Thomas/Elderly swimmer: Geoffrey Palmer
Pemberton-Oates: Gus Brown
Joan/Fiona's nurse: Flaminia Cinque
Hilary: Rebecca Front
Michael's mum/Dr Gillam: Geraldine McNulty
Henry/German industrialist: Jeff Rawte

: News

: Book of the Week:The

Music Room
3/5. William Fiennes 's memoir. Rptdfrom9.45am


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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