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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rt Rev David Chillingworth.


Unknown: David Chillingworth.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill. Producer Fran Barnes


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Fran Barnes

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and Susan Hulme.
7-48 Thought for the Day With Oliver McTernan.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: Susan Hulme.
Unknown: Oliver McTernan.

: Midweek

Lively conversation with Libby Purves.
Producer Chris Paling Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves.

: Book of the Week: From Harvey River

3/5. A cricket match brings Lorna's mother and father together. Life for the young couple and their children is good - until war breaks out in 1939. By Lorna Goodison. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Lorna Goodison.

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Steven Benson. Shine, Jesus Shine (Kendrick, arr Thorne). 2 Corinthians 4, vvl-6. Light of the World (Dankworth). Out of Darkness (Walker).


Unknown: Steven Benson.

: Woman's Hour from 10.45

Presented by Jenni Murray.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Test Match Special

England v West Indies
Commentary on the first day of the First Test from Lord's Cricket Ground by Jonathan Agnew , Christopher Martin-Jenkins and Tony Cozier. Analysis from Geoffrey Boycott and Phil Tufnell. Producer Adam Mountford "approximate times Commentary also on 5 Live Sports Extra from 10.45am TV highlights of today's play are on Five at 7.15pm Just not cricket?: page 32


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: Tony Cozier.
Unknown: Geoffrey Boycott
Unknown: Phil Tufnell.
Producer: Adam Mountford

: Ladies of Letters Crunch Credit 315

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

: It's My Story: Earfull -from Silence into Sound

Following deaf actor Tim Barlow as he undergoes tests and consultations before having a cochlear implant enabling him to recover some of his hearing. The programme captures the moment when the device was switched on. Interwoven with a recording of his one-man play Earfull. Producer Julian May


Unknown: Tim Barlow

: Murder Unprompted: a Charles Paris Mystery

2/4. The unconventional detective becomes an understudy for a West End production. By Simon Brett, dramatised by Jeremy Front.


Author: Simon Brett
Dramatised by: Jeremy Front
Producer/Director: Sally Avens
Charles: Bill Nighy
Frances: Suzanne Burden
Michael: Leslie Phillips
Alex: Danny Webb
Maurice/Man: Jon Glover
Lucy: Jemima Rooper
George: Simon Treves
Mal: Nitin Ganatra
Val/Woman: Liza Sadovy
Georgina: Miranda Colchester
Paula/Stage manager: Rachel Bavidge

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs with Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: 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. Producer Sally Spurring

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Fifteen

By Deborah Wain. Neglected and secretly pregnant, 15-year-old Ellie looks for love in the wrong place until it finds her with a nnwpr she never expected. producer/Director Nadia Molinari


Unknown: Deborah Wain.
Director: Nadia Molinari
Ellie: Jemima Foxtrot
Gavin: Nell Dudgeon
Sharon: Deborah McAndrew
Jeremy: Darragh Mortell

: Money Box Live

Paul Lewis and his guests answer personal-finance questions. Producer Diane Richardson PHONE: [number removed] Lines open from 1.30pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Diane Richardson

: A Friend of the Family

2/3. Just One of the Girls. Milly's death deprives Dan of a wife, and Rich of a valued friend. After all, not every man has a companion who will help him choose a new dress. Phyllida Nash reads Chrissie Gittins 's tender story of friendship, grief and new shoes. For details see yesterday Producer Chrissie Gittins


Unknown: Phyllida Nash
Unknown: Chrissie Gittins
Producer: Chrissie Gittins

: Sacrifices

3/5. Cyril. Eight-year-old Cyril has a talent for playing the piano, but that talent requires a great deal of commitment from his family. Here they diSCUSS What is involved. For details see Monday

: 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

Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: PM

With Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: ElvenQuest

2/6. More comic adventures from Lower Earth as our heroes are forced to go in search of Amis after he is kidnapped by Lord Darkness.
By Richard Pinto and Anil Gupta.
Producers Anil Gupta and Paul Schlesinger


Unknown: Richard Pinto
Unknown: Anil Gupta
Producer: Anil Gupta
Producer: Paul Schlesinger
Sam: Stephen Mangan
Lord Darkness: Alistair McGowan
Vidar: Darren Boyd
Oean/Kreech: Kevin Eldon
Penthiselea: Sophie Winkleman
Amis: Dave Lamb

: The Archers

The knives are out at Borsetshire Land. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson, including a report on the new Star Trek film.


Presenter: Mark Lawson
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Ladies of Letters Crunch Credit

3/5. Vera causes chaos when she attempts to rescue Irene from a sinister fate. By Lou Wakefield and Carole Hayman.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Lou Wakefield
Unknown: Carole Hayman.

: Unreliable Evidence

1/4. The Law and the Unborn. In the series that debates the legal issues of the day, Clive Anderson and a panel of experts examine the range of legal and ethical problems that have arisen from developments in human reproductive technologies, such as cloning and surrogacy. Does the law provide enough protection for the unborn and when, in law, does life begin?
Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Presenter: Clive Anderson
Producer: Ben King

: Petitioning the Modern Way

2/2. Downing Street's website now allows the public to submit electronic petitions direct to the Prime Minister. Jon Ronson wonders how this fits in with notions of democracy. Producer Benjamin Partridge
Rptd from Sunday at 10.45pm Rptd on Sunday at 5.45am


Unknown: Jon Ronson
Producer: Benjamin Partridge

: Nature

Repeated from yesterday at 11am

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Presenter: Robin Lustig

: Book at Bedtime: The House of Special Purpose

8/10. When the Tsar renounces the throne and is captured, Georgy finds himself a fugitive. Read by David Warner. For details see Monday


Read By: David Warner.

: My Teenage Diary

6/6. Jenny Eclair is given the chance to revisit her formative years by reading her teenage diaries in public for the first time.
Presented by Rufus Hound. Producer Victoria Payne


Unknown: Jenny Eclair
Presented By: Rufus Hound.
Producer: Victoria Payne

: Peacefully in Their Sleeps

2/6. Sir Matthias Blaqgard. Renowned broadcaster Roydon Postlethwaite impartially examines the disastrous career of the maverick MP Sir Matthias Blaggard (Richard Briers ) who was so right-wing that the Monday Club met on a different day, just to avoid him. Written by Chris Chantler and Howard Read.
Producer Colin Anderson


Unknown: Sir Matthias Blaqgard.
Unknown: Roydon Postlethwaite
Unknown: Sir Matthias Blaggard
Unknown: Richard Briers
Written By: Chris Chantler
Written By: Howard Read.
Producer: Colin Anderson
Roydon: Geoff McGivern
Sir Matthias: Richard Briers
Chin: Benedict Wong
Simone: Nina Sosanva
Jim: Paul Putner
Translator: Richard Glover
Lionel: Robin Ince
Sir Redford: Runert Vansittart

: Today in Parliament

Including PM's Questions. With Sean Curran.


Unknown: Sean Curran.

: News

: Book of the Week:From Harvey River

3/5. 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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