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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rt Rev David Chillingworth.


Unknown: David Chillingworth.

: Fanning Today

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Sarah Swadling


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Sarah Swadling

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Canon Dr Alan Billings.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Canon Dr Alan Billings.

: On the Ropes

4/4. John Humphrys meets Marjorie Lambert , whose foster daughter's behaviour and accusations of sexual assault shattered her life. Information about the child's troubled past was, crucially, withheld at the time of fostering. Producer Karen Gregor Rptd at 9.30pm


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Marjorie Lambert
Producer: Karen Gregor Rptd

: Head to Head

3/4. Edward Stourton looks at the debate in the 1970s between Clive James and Gore Vidal on how Christianity has affected mankind's ability to think and live freely. With archive and expert analysis from AC Grayling and Alister McGrath. Producer Dominic Byrne


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Unknown: Clive James
Unknown: Gore Vidal
Unknown: Alister McGrath.
Producer: Dominic Byrne

: Daily Service

Led by Bishop George Stack. Thou Whose
Almighty Word (Moscow). Matthew 5, vv13-16. I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light
(Thomerson). We Are Marching in the Light of God (Siyahamba).


Unknown: George Stack.

: Book of the Week: From Harvey River

2/5. Lorna Goodison recalls the lives of her mother Doris and her four sisters, who dazzle the locals in Jamaica with their finery and genteel manners. Life in Harvey River is good until tragedy strikes when Doris's proud elder sister, Cleodine, marries a man she doesn't love. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Lorna Goodison

: Woman's Hour

With Jane Garvey.


Unknown: Jane Garvey.

: Ladies of Letters Crunch Credit

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

: Nature

3/8. The Amazon. The Amazon is the biggest area of rainforest left on Earth, with more flora and fauna per square metre than anywhere else on the planet. Paul Evans investigates the impact of deforestation and agriculture on this precious habitat and its wildlife. Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Presenter: Paul Evans
Producer: Mary Colwell

: God and the Movies

Richard Coles travels to Hollywood to explore how major film studios are trying to cash in on the success of Mel Gibson 's The Passion of the Christ. Producer Mark O'Brien


Unknown: Richard Coles
Unknown: Mel Gibson
Producer: Mark O'Brien

: Call You and Yours

Consumer issues with Julian Worricker. PHONE: [number removed] (Lines open from 10am) email: [web address removed]


Presenter: Julian Worricker

: The World at One

With Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: The Music Group

4/6. Musician Neil Innes , Archers actress Felicity Finch and co-writer of TV's Black Books and Father Ted Graham Linehan discuss the tracks of their choice. Presented by Phil Hammond. Producer Tamsin Hughes Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm


Musician: Neil Innes
Unknown: Felicity Finch
Unknown: Father Ted Graham Linehan
Presented By: Phil Hammond.
Producer: Tamsin Hughes

: The Archers

Rptd from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Solo behind the Iron Curtain

In 1968 Robert Vaughn, famous at the time as TV spy Napoleon Solo, was making a movie in Prague. But filming ground to a halt when 5,000 Russian tanks rolled into Czechoslovakia and cast and crew found themselves trapped. A Cold War rom-com-thriller from Tracy Spottiswoode.


Writer: Tracy Spottiswoode
Director: Kate McAll
Robert Vaughn: Himself
Pepsi: Vesna Stanojevic
George Segal: Robert Glenlster
Ben Gazzara: John Guerrasio
Bradford Dillman: Richard Laing
David Woiper: Garrick Hagon
Honzo: Robert Luckay
Sadovsky: Rad Lazar

: Making History

5/13. Vanessa Collingridge hosts the history magazine in which listeners' questions are researched. Could a leaf collection in Southport provide a valuable historical tool for climate researchers in the future? Producer Nick Patrick ADDRESS: [address removed]email: making.history@bbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed]


Unknown: Vanessa Collingridge
Producer: Nick Patrick

: A Friend of the Family

1/3. Coming Round. Anton comes round from a coma to find that he's lost three days of his life and a stranger has pinched his shirt - and his wife. David Collins reads Phoebe Gibson 's story, the first of three new tales that reflect some of the more surprising aspects of family life. Producer Christine Hall


Unknown: David Collins
Unknown: Phoebe Gibson
Producer: Christine Hall

: Sacrifices

2/5. David. Families with talented children discuss the decisions they make to help them fulfil their potential. David wants to play tennis, but travelling to tournaments every weekend takes its toll on the rest of the family. And the financial pressures build up when he gets a place at a tennis academy to train full-time.

: Word of Mouth

5/6. Michael Rosen presents the series that examines vocabulary and language.
Producer Beth O'Dea Repeated on Monday at 11pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Beth O'Dea

: Great Lives

5/8. Frank Sinatra. Francis Albert Sinatra , one of the greatest entertainers of the 20th century, is the choice for great-life status of music broadcaster Colin Murray. Matthew Parris has the final word.
Producer Beth O'Dea Repeated on Friday at 11pm


Unknown: Frank Sinatra.
Unknown: Francis Albert Sinatra
Unknown: Colin Murray.
Unknown: Matthew Parris
Producer: Beth O'Dea

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: Heresy

4/6. Comedian David Mitchell and journalists Euan Ferguson and Tanya Gold join Victoria Coren to question the veracity of received wisdom. Producer Richard Grocock


Unknown: David Mitchell
Unknown: Euan Ferguson
Unknown: Victoria Coren
Producer: Richard Grocock

: The Archers

Mike gets bitten by the bug. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including the verdict on Michelle Pfeiffer in the film Cheri, and news of the shortlist for the Art Fund Prize for museums and galleries, announced tonight. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Michelle Pfeiffer
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Ladies of Letters Crunch Credit

2/5. Vera discovers she is not the only person living on her allotment, while Irene nurses her vagrant friend back to health. By Lou Wakefield and Carole Hayman.
For cast and details see yesterday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Lou Wakefield
Unknown: Carole Hayman.

: The New Hindu Fundamentalists

Hindu nationalism and Hinduvta (the belief that India should follow the laws and principles of the Hindu faith) together have been a major force in Indian politics for many decades. But there is growing concern that Hinduvta is becoming more radical and is spreading onto the global stage, funded in part from the Hindu diaspora. Navdip Dhariwal explores the history of the Hindu right and finds out why ever more numbers of Hindus, including those in Britain, are being drawn to the fundamentalist agenda. Producer Mohini Patel Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Navdip Dhariwal
Producer: Mohini Patel

: In Touch

Peter White with news and information for the blind and partially sighted. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Case Notes

5/7. With an estimated one in 400 births affected by cerebral palsy, Mark Porter finds out what causes the condition and visits the Bobath Centre in London to discover how its approach to treatment could help. Producer Helen Sharp Rptd tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Mark Porter
Producer: Helen Sharp Rptd

: On the Ropes

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig


Presenter: Robin Lustig

: Book at Bedtime: The House of Special Purpose

7/10. Fear blights Georgy's mind as he recalls the dread that Rasputin would betray him, and the panic felt when he almost lost his beloved wife, Zoya. By John Boyne. For details see yesterday


Unknown: John Boyne.

: The Secret World

4/6. Comedy series exploring the private lives of famous people. Starring Jon Culshaw , with Margaret Cabourn-Smith , Julian Dutton , Lewis MacLeod , Jess Robinson and Duncan Wisbey. Producer Bill Dare


Unknown: Jon Culshaw
Unknown: Margaret Cabourn-Smith
Unknown: Julian Dutton
Unknown: Lewis MacLeod
Unknown: Jess Robinson
Unknown: Duncan Wisbey.

: Today in Parliament

With David Wilby.


Unknown: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week:From Harvey River

2/5. 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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