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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Bishop George Stack.


Unknown: George Stack.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day Presented by John Bell.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Presented By: John Bell.

: Start the Week

Andrew Marr and his guests set the cultural agenda for the week.
Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Andrew Marr
Producer: Elaine Lester

: Daily Service

From St Germans Church, Splott, Cardiff, led by the Rev Peter Baker. Romans 6, vv6-13.


Unknown: Peter Baker.

: Book of the Week:The Lost Mona Lisa

RT 1/5. RA Scotti's account describes the events that followed the extraordinary day in August 1911 when the Mona Lisa went missing from the Louvre in Paris. In the Salon Carre , there is a gap on the wall where the painting once hung. Abridged by Penny Leicester. Read by Nickolas Grace. Producer Duncan Minshull Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: The Lost Mona Lisa is available for E16.19 (RRP £17.99) inc p&p. Call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com.


Unknown: Mona Lisa
Unknown: Salon Carre
Read By: Nickolas Grace.
Producer: Duncan Minshull
Unknown: Mona Lisa

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jane Garvey.


Presented By: Jane Garvey.

: Lady Audley's Secret

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

: It's My Story: Switzerland for a Franc

In 2007 Bruno Prior saw an article in The Times - ski resort for sale for one Swiss franc.
Presenter Miles Warde has been following what happened next. With access to key meetings, this is a rollercoaster of a tale as the British businessman tries to cope with events out of his control. Producer Miles Warde


Presenter: Miles Warde
Producer: Miles Warde

: Hazelbeach

6/6. In which Ronnie organises a disastrous birthday party, and Nick finally finds his father's will. By Caroline and David Stafford.
Producer/Director Marc Beeby


Ronnie: Jamie Foreman
Nick: Paul Bazely
Chloe: Tracy Wiles
James: John Dougall
Andrea: Llza Sadovy

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs, with Julian Worricker.


Presenter: Julian Worricker

: The World at One

Presented by Martha Kearney.


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: Counterpoint

7/13. Paul Gambaccini chairs the seventh heat of the eclectic music quiz.
Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Rptd from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Waiting for Di

On the eve of the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales, two unlikely strangers are thrown together as they grieve the loss of someone they never knew. By Colin Bytheway.
Producer/Director Celia de Wolff


Unknown: Colin Bytheway.
Director: Celia de Wolff
Abi SamanthaSpIro: Greg Anthony Calf

: Archive on 4: For One NightIllegally: the History of the Bootleg

Music journalist David Hepworth looks at the history of the bootleg - the unofficial issue of a live recording, studio out-take or demo tape. Always a contentious issue, artists hated bootleggers for putting out poor quality sound products and record companies bemoaned the loss of revenues. The fans, on the other hand, lapped them up. Hepworth follows the fortunes of the rock bootleg from Bob Dylan 's Great White
Wonder in 1969 through to the file-sharing internet sites of the 21st century. Shortened repeat from Saturday at 8pm


Unknown: David Hepworth
Unknown: Bob Dylan

: Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen'sMen of Fashion

11/15. Cary Grant - the Influence of Hollywood. In a small screening theatre, Laurence and fashion journalist Bronwyn Cosgrave celebrate the stars, films and television that have redefined men's fashion from Clark Gable to Mad Men. Producer Susan Marling


Unknown: Cary Grant
Unknown: Bronwyn Cosgrave
Unknown: Clark Gable
Producer: Susan Marling

: The Food Programme

Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm

: Traveller's Tree

New series. 1/6. Why are we attracted to the idea of travel to wild places?
Katie Derham finds out from a writer, a swimmer who prefers nature to a man-made pool, and a campaigner for Europe's wild places. He also hears from a listener who reports from the wilderness of southern Africa. Producer Susan Marling


Unknown: Katie Derham
Producer: Susan Marling

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: The Unbelievable Truth

5/6. David Mitchell hosts the show in which panellists Sean Lock, Arthur Smith, Sue Perkins and Miranda Hart are encouraged to tell lies in a bid to smuggle as many items of truth as possible past their opponents.
Producer Jon Naismith
Rptd on Sunday at 12.04pm


Unknown: David Mitchell
Unknown: Sean Lock
Unknown: Arthur Smith
Unknown: Sue Perkins
Unknown: Miranda Hart
Producer: Jon Naismith Rptd

: The Archers

It is a bittersweet day at Keeper's Cottage. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including the verdict on Russell Crowe in the film State of Play. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Russell Crowe
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Lady Audley's Secret

1/10. Mary Braddon 's novel is set in the glittering world of Lucy Graham , who gains all the riches she desires through her marriage to the devoted Sir Michael Audley. Her maid, Phoebe, watches with envy as Lucy delights in the glories of her new life. Mary Elizabeth Braddon 's novel is dramatised by Theresa Heskins.
Producers/Directors Julie Beckett and Fiona Kelcher Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Mary Braddon
Unknown: Lucy Graham
Unknown: Sir Michael Audley.
Unknown: Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Dramatised By: Theresa Heskins.
Directors: Julie Beckett
Directors: Fiona Kelcher
Lady Audley: Charlotte Emmerson
Sir Michael: Sam Dale
Mary Elizabeth: Hattie Morahan
Luke: Banjamin Askew
Phoebe: Lizzy Watts
Robert: Alex Wyndham
George: Joseph Kloska
Alicia: Perdtta Weeks
Lt Maldon: Jonathan Taflar

: Inside the Child Prisons

2/2. There are currently 300 young people held in secure units, sent by the courts for offences ranging from rape to assault. Winifred Robinson examines the attempts to address aberrant behaviour in these teenagers, including vocational training - talking to some of the youngsters and their families about what the future holds. Producer Sue Mitchell


Producer: Sue Mitchell

: Crossing Continents

5/9. Croatia. Matt Prodger examines the grip that organised crime and corruption have on this country on the brink of EU membership. Repeated from Thursday

: Costing the Earth

3/8. Virtual Warming. Where does the stuff we post on the web actually get stored?
Analysts estimate that the manufacture, use and disposal of computer technology contributes around two per cent of global emissions - about the same as aviation. And is the City of London running out of power for its IT use?
Producer Maggie Ayre Repeated on Thursday at 1.30pm


Producer: Maggie Ayre

: Start the Week

Shotened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Ritula Shah.


Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: Book at Bedtime: Anybody CanDo Anything

6/10. Betty MacDonald 's amusing account of survival in the Great Depression, under the wing of her sister Mary. During the worst times, Betty and her sisters have to find cheap ways to have fun. Abridged by Jennifer Howarth. Read by Debora Weston. Producer Mary Ward-Lowery RT DIRECT: Anybody Can Do Anything is available for
E7.95 inc p&p. Call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com.


Unknown: Betty MacDonald
Abridged By: Jennifer Howarth.
Read By: Debora Weston.
Producer: Mary Ward-Lowery

: Word of Mouth

2/6. Michael Rosen provides tips on what parents can do to keep storytelling alive. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: Today in Parliament

A report of the day's business in Westminster, presented by Sean Curran.


Presented By: Sean Curran.

: News

: Book of the Week: The Lost Mona Lisa

1/5. By R.A. Scotti.
Rptd from 9.45am


Unknown: R.A. Scotti.

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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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