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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

Pause for reflection with Bishop George Stack.


Unknown: George Stack.

: Farming Today

Rural round-up and trends, presented by Anna Hill. Producer Sarah Swadling


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Sarah Swadling

: Today

With Evan Davis and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and David Wilby
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev James Jones
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: David Wilby
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

Led by the Rev Sharon Grenham-Toze . Christ the Lord Is Risen Again! (Orient's Partibus). Corinthians 15, vv19-26. Christ Our Passover Has Been Sacrificed for Us (Wilson). And Can It Be (Sagina).


Unknown: Sharon Grenham-Toze

: Book of the Week: The Lost Mona Lisa

3/5. RA Scotti's account of the 1911 theft of the Mona Lisa looks at why Leonardo da Vinci's painting has beguiled people through the ages - a dramatic potted history. Read by Nickolas Grace. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Author: R.A. Scotti
Reader: Nickolas Grace.

: Woman's Hour

Lively discussion and interviews, presented by Jenni Murray.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Lady Audley's Secret

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

: Life's Soundtrack

Trevor Cox explores how our voices and hearing change during the course of our lives, from the womb to the dying breath. He considers how the way people experience these developments affects their sense of identity. Producer RamiTzabar


Unknown: Trevor Cox

: Safety Catch: 4/4: There Will Be Paint

Simon decides that it's time he and his colleagues prove they understand the true horrors of war by organising a paintballing trip. Obviously, he couldn't take part in an actual war as people die in those things.


Writer: Laurence Howarth
Producer: Dawn Ellis
Simon: Darren Boyd
Anna: Joanna Page
Boris: Lewis MacLeod
Judith: Sarah Smart
Angela: Brigit Forsyth
Madeleine: Rachel Atkins
Roger/Dave: Philip Fox
Guide: Gus Brown

: Budget Special

You and Yours and The World at One team up for coverage of this year's Budget with Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling 's Budget Statement live from Westminster at
12.30pm. Presented by Martha Kearney and Winifred Robinson. Editor Juliette Dwyer


Unknown: Alistair Darling
Presented By: Martha Kearney
Presented By: Winifred Robinson.
Editor: Juliette Dwyer

: The Archers

Rptd from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Gallery

By Alan Plater
The opening night of a new Tyneside art gallery is thrown into jeopardy by the well-meaning but ill-trained staff. Dodgy wiring, an over-zealous cleaner and a retired greyhound add to the comic mix.

Afternoon Play: The Gallery 2.15pm Radio 4
If the name sounds familiar that's because the playwright Alan Plater has been penning dramas since 1962, when he got his first break on the TV series Z Cars. He's gone on record with his disappointment that, over the subsequent decades, middle-of-the-road TV dramas have been obliged to focus upon personal relationships. There's no room for spicier, extra ingredients - like social comment or a bit of politics. This does not apply on radio, where writers are awarded so much more freedom. Plater's play is set in a supremely trendy art gallery in Tyneside. The only hiccup is that the staff are all "mature" - they've been hired to tick a politically-correct quota box. This is a clever, comic poke at daft bureaucracy, in which age and experience trash fashion and beauty. (Jane Anderson)


Writer: Alan Plater
Producer/Director: Alison Hindell
Trevor: Joe Caffrey
Liz: Janice Acquan
Michael: Deka Walmsley
Heather: Caroline Guthrie
Julie: Phillippa Wilson
Neville: Chris Connel
Chris: Benjamin Askew
Norma: Tracey Wilkinson
Susie: Lizzy Watts
Sammy: Lisa McGrillis
Tomlin: Malcolm Tierney

: Money Box Live

Today, Paul Lewis and his guests offer listeners mortgage advice, and Vincent Duggleby gives his views on the Budget. Producer Diane Richardson PHONE: [number removed] Lines open from 1.30pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Diane Richardson

: Penelope's People

2/3. Making Ends Meet. Monologue performed by Penelope Keith. Cash is tight for a widow who has been made redundant, but she cannot resist the knick-knacks in her mail-order catalogues. A chance meeting offers her a way to get out of mounting debt. By Cathy Feeny. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Penelope Keith.
Unknown: Cathy Feeny.

: Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen's Men of Fashion: The King's Road - Granny Takes a Trip - into Punk

13/15. Malcolm McLaren joins Laurence to talk about the insoluble partnership between pop music and fashion - from Elvis Presley to the hippies and then the punks.
(For details see Monday)


Presenter: Laurence Llewellyn-Bowen
Guest: Malcolm McLaren

: 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

3/7. Mark Porter visits Glasgow, where doctors have pioneered a new treatment for stroke. They are calling the clot-busting therapy the "Lazarus effect", because of its dramatic results. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Mark Porter

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Mark Steel's in Town

6/5. Stand-up comedy from Mark Steele from the Isle of Portland, Dorset, celebrating what makes the island and its people so distinctive. Producer Julia McKenzie


Producer: Julia McKenzie

: The Archers

Annette tries Service with a Smile.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson meets James Patterson , the most-borrowed author from British libraries in the past two years. Producer Rachel Simpson


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: James Patterson
Producer: Rachel Simpson

: Lady Audley's Secret

3/10. Curious to meet his uncle's young wife, Robert Audley travels to Essex. He invites his widowed friend George Talboys to distract him from his grief. By Mary Elizabeth Braddon.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Robert Audley
Unknown: George Talboys
Unknown: Mary Elizabeth Braddon.

: Bringing Up Britain

3/4. Mariella Frostrup and a panel of experts discuss step-parenting and blending families from the point of view of parents, youngsters and society in general. A man reveals his fears that his two teenage children do not get on with his partner's two offspring, a situation that is putting strain on all involved. Producer Erin Riley Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Mariella Frostrup
Producer: Erin Riley

: A Wonderful Way to Make a Living: Penetration

2/2. In his search for niche businesses, satirist Joe Queenan meets penetration testers, who test the security of banks and mortgage companies by attempting to steal information.


Presenter: Joe Queenan
Producer: Miles Warde

: Nature: The Vogelkop Bowerbird

1/8. Wildlife film director Stephen Lyle investigates the Vogelkop bowerbird, a species of Indonesian bird that builds ornate sculptures as part of its mating ritual. (Repeated from yesterday at 11am)


Presenter: Stephen Lyle

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Budget Statement

The Chancellor of the Exchequer
Alistair Darling explains his Budget.


Unknown: Alistair Darling

: Book at Bedtime: Anybody Can Do Anything

8/10. Mary's mother gets a job as a radio dramatist and Betty has to work with the sinister Dorita. By Betty MacDonald.
(For details see Monday)


Author: Betty MacDonald.

: My Teenage Diary

4/6. Comedy in which comedians are given the chance to revisit their formative years by dusting off their hormone-fuelled, angstridden teenage diaries and reading them out in public for the very first time. The series is hosted by Rufus Hound. Tonight's special guest is Steve Hall. Producer Victoria Payne


Unknown: Steve Hall.
Producer: Victoria Payne

: Bespoken Word

4/4. Performance poetry from London's Troubadour Coffee House, featuring Murray Lachlan Young. Mister Gee presents.


Presenter: Mister Gee
Performer/Poet: Murray Lachlan Young
Producer: Graham Frost

: Today in Parliament

Today's events in Westminster, with David Wilby.


Unknown: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: The Lost Mona Lisa

3/5. By RA Scotti. 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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