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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

Pause for reflection with Cathy Le Feuvre.

: Fanning Today

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Fran Barnes


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Fran Barnes

: Today

With Evan Davis and James Naughtie.

6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News

6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Rachel Byrne and Robert Orchard.

7.48 Thought for the Day
Presented by Rhidian Brook.

8.31 (LW only) Yesterday in Parliament


Presenter: Evan Davis
Presenter: James Naughtie
Presenter (Yesterday in Parliament): Rachel Byrne
Presenter (Yesterday in Parliament): Robert Orchard
Speaker (Thought for the Day): Rhidian Brook
Editor of Today: Ceri Thomas

: The Reunion

4/5. Thalidomide. Sue MacGregor gathers together a group of people to tell the story of the 1950s and 60s "wonder drug" thalidomide, given to pregnant women to counteract morning sickness. When it was developed it gave no inkling of the enormous human distress it would go on to cause. Repeated from Sunday at 11.15am

: Act of Worship

A religious service for the day, led by the Rev Roger Hutchings.


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.

: Book of the Week:For All the Tea in China

5/5. Robert Fortune travels 250 miles into the interior of China to discover what he can about the secrets of black tea. By Sarah Rose. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Sarah Rose.

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray.


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.

: Lady Audley's Secret

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


Editor: Jill Burridge

: Calling Time on the Binge Drinkers

Former Millennium Dome supremo, now a giant of the UK leisure industry,
PY Gerbeau tackles Britain's pervasive binge-drinking culture. The programme follows the self-confessed teetotaller (an occasional glass of champagne is an ky touches) as he investigates what one expert tells him is an epidemic of alcohol abuse. Producer Claire Burqoyne


Producer: Claire Burqoyne

: Chain Reaction

2/6. Last week's guest Clive Anderson interviews the producer John Lloyd in the tag-team talk show. He asks John about the process of co-writing and falling out with Douglas Adams and the key to creating great comedy. Producer Tilusha Ghelani


Unknown: Clive Anderson
Producer: John Lloyd
Unknown: Douglas Adams
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs with Peter White. Series editor Andrew Smith


Unknown: Peter White.
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

Presented by Shaun Ley. Editor Jamie Angus


Presented By: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Jamie Angus

: More or Less

3/6. Tim Harford gets to the truth behind the statistics in the headlines.
Series producer Richard Knight Rptd on Sunday at 8pm


Unknown: Tim Harford
Producer: Richard Knight Rptd

: The Archers

Rptd from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: On the Field - Endgame

Life on the Army base in Basra is closing down; they'd all rather be in Afghanistan! Terry's got no money, the CO wants him to sing in a talent contest and he's got woman trouble. But he's just about to get his lucky break. Annie Caulfield 's comic sequel brings us up to speed with life among British troops in Iraq.


Writer: Annie Caulfield
Producer/Director: Mary Ward-Lowery
Mahmoud: Paul Chahidi
Terry: Ricardo Coke-Thomas
Padre: Stephen Critchlow
Conor: Rasmus Hardiker
Angie: Helen Longworth
Jocelyn: Endy McKay
Sgt Billy: Paul Mundell
Commanding Officer: Paul Rider

: Gardeners' Question Time

Pippa Greenwood , Bob Flowerdew and Matthew Biggs are guests of Tunstall
Gardeners' Society in Sittingbourne, Kent.
Plus a report on a new trial on the feasibility of growing a crop of olives in the UK. Chairman Peter Gibbs. Includes at approximately


Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Peter Gibbs.

: Gardening Weather Forecast.

Producer Trevor Taylor Repeated on Sunday at 2pm


Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Picturing Britain

5/5. Brand Britannia. Adil Ray dresses up to meet Richard Foster , the photographer behind the glossy magazines' photo-shoots, and finds a man recovering from an accident that has left him partially immobile.
Producer Sarah Bowen For details see Monday


Unknown: Adil Ray
Unknown: Richard Foster
Producer: Sarah Bowen

: Last Word

Matthew Bannister celebrates the lives of notable people who have died recently.
Producer Neil George Repeated on Sunday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Matthew Bannister
Producer: Neil George

: The Film Programme

Michael Caine looks back at his movie career as his latest film Is Anybody There? - in which he plays an elderly magician in the early stages of dementia - is released. Also, Terence Davies celebrates his favourite film, Alastair Sim comedy The Happiest Days of Your Life. Presented by Francine Stock.
Repeated on Sunday at 11pm


Guest: Michael Caine
Guest: Terence Davies
Presenter: Francine Stock.
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: PM

News and analysis presented by Eddie Mair. Editor Joanna Carr


Presented By: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Joanna Carr

: The News Quiz

New series. 1/8. Panellists Andy Hamilton , Fred MacAulay and Jeremy Hardy join host Sandi Toksvig on the topical comedy panel game.
Producer Victoria Lloyd Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm RT DIRECT: The News Quiz: Read All about It (CD) is available for E9.99 (RRP E12.72) inc p&p. Call [number removed] (landline calls costs 5p per min; mobiles vary) quoting [number removed]


Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Fred MacAulay
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Sandi Toksvig

: The Archers

Eddie looks for buried treasure.
Writer Joanna Toye
Director Kate Oates ; Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]
Messageboard: www.bbc.co.uk/dna/mbarchers


Unknown: Joanna Toye
Director: Kate Oates
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Phil: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
Kenton: Richard Attlee
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Pip: Helen Monks
Helen: Louiza Patikas
Tom: Tom Graham
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Matt: Kim Durham
Lilian: Sunny Ormonde
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
Edward: Barry Farrimond
Susan: Charlotte Martin
Roy: Ian Pepperell
Brenda: Amy Shindler
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Alan: John Telfer
Usha: Souad Faress
Annette: Anne-Marie Piazza
Annabelle: Julia Hills
PA announcer: Dan Hagley

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Mark Lawson.

: Lady Audley's Secret

10/10. In a thrilling climax Robert Audley uncovers the truth and confronts Lucy, determined to avenge the crime against his friend. By Mary Elizabeth Braddon.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Mary Elizabeth Braddon.

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is in the chair for the topical discussion from Surrey, where the panel includes neuroscientist Susan Greenfield and Helena Kennedy OC, advocate and social reformer. Producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Susan Greenfield
Unknown: Helena Kennedy
Producer: Anne Peacock

: A Point of View

Clive James reflects on a topical issue. Repeated on Sunday at 8.50am


Unknown: Clive James
Producer: Sheila Cook

: The Friday Play: Des Res

A scriptwriter loses his TV job and has to downsize from a leafy suburb to the dark heart of Salford. The house is a bargain - so what if it's in a skanky area? He can handle it, can't he? A black comedy by Ed Jones.
Producer/Director Gary Brown


Comedy By: Ed Jones.
Director: Gary Brown
Luke: Ian Puleston-Davies
Toto: Szilvi Naray-Davey
Kenny: Luke Broughton
Adele: Michelle Tate
Ryan: Warren Brown
Lotta: Fiona Clarke
Script editor: Natasha Byrne
Policeman: Greg Wood

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime:

The House of Special Purpose
5/10. In wartime London Georgy is recruited by an intelligence agency to translate
Russian documents. For details see Monday

: Great Lives

Rptd from Tuesday at 4.30pm

: Today in Parliament

With voters about to elect repesentatives to the European Parliament in a month's time,
Chris Mason explores what MEPs actually do. Editor Peter Knowles


Unknown: Chris Mason
Editor: Peter Knowles

: News

: Book of the Week

: For
All the Tea in China 5/5. Rptd 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.

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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