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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Archbishop of Cardiff.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill. Producer Chris impey


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Chris Impey

: 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 Canon Lucy Winkett.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: Susan Hulme.
Unknown: Canon Lucy Winkett.

: What's the Point of Formula One?

2/4. Quentin Letts continues to question the relevance of Britain's national obsessions, providing a thought-provoking analysis of the world of Formula One motor racing. Producer Rosie Dawson Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Quentin Letts
Producer: Rosie Dawson

: The Flight from Tehran: British-Iranians 30 Years On

1/3. David Mattin hears how, after the Ayatollah Khomeini came to power many of those who participated in the early Iranian revolution faced persecution and fled to Britain. Producer Tamsin Hughes


Unknown: David Mattin
Unknown: Ayatollah Khomeini
Producer: Tamsin Hughes

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Roger Hutchings. Hail to the Lord's Anointed (Cruger). Matthew 22 .vv41-46. Benedictus (Jenkins). Jesus Is Lord (Mansell).


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.

: Book of the Week:The Blue Hour

2/5. Pooky Quesnel reads Lilian Pizzichini 's biography of novelist Jean Rhys. Aged 17, Jean leaves the West Indies for England when she is sent to a girls' school in Cambridge. Abridged by Jeremy Osborne. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Pooky Quesnel
Unknown: Lilian Pizzichini
Unknown: Jean Rhys.
Abridged By: Jeremy Osborne.

: Woman's Hour

With Jane Garvey.


Unknown: Jane Garvey.

: Falco: Poseidon's Gold

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

: Nature: 5/8: Alien Attitudes

Brett Westwood visits leading conservationists to discover why certain foreign species of animals and plants are being slowly eradicated, while others thrive in the UK. Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Presenter/Producer: Brett Westwood

: Libraries and Labyrinths:Borges and Me

Peter White investigates why Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges has become one of the most widely quoted authors of the 20th century. Producer Mark Smalley


Unknown: Peter White
Unknown: Jorge Luis Borges
Producer: Mark Smalley

: 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

6/6. Phil Hammond 's guests are Caribbean poet Grace Nichols and former Slade frontman Noddy Holder. The record Noddy chooses sparks some lively discussion about his love Of rock'n'roll. Producer Tamsin Hughes


Unknown: Phil Hammond
Unknown: Grace Nichols
Producer: Tamsin Hughes

: The Archers

Rptd from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Rumpole and the Penge Bungalow Murders: Old Unhappy Far-off Things

1/2. The first part of John Mortimer 's courtroom drama, adapted by Richard Stoneman.
Seasoned London barrister Horace Rumpole reflects on the legal battles of his youth. He recalls his first unled case, in which he defended a man charged with killing two Second World War heroes. With Timothy West and Benedict Cumberbatch.


Author: John Mortimer
Adapted by: Richard Stoneman.
Director: Marilyn Imrie
Elder Rumpole: Timothy West
Young Rumpole: Benedict Cumberbatch
CH Wystan: Geoffrey Whitehead
Albert: Andy de la Tour
Simon: Ewan Bailey
Daisy: Emma Fielding
Hilda: Jasmine Hyde
Reggie: Stephen Critchlow
Bonny: Matthew Morgan
Judge: Karl Johnson
Lord Jessop: David Shaw-Parker

: Making History

7/13. Vanessa Collingridge investigates the story of John Bellingham, who murdered
Spencer Perceval, the only British prime minister to have been assassinated. ADDRESS: [address removed] email: [web address removed] Phone: [number removed]


Presenter: Vanessa Collingridge
Producer: Nick Patrick

: Lost and Found

1/3. The Undertaker's Tale. By
Mark Twain. Newly published in the book Who
Is Mark Twain ? and The Strand Magazine, this witty story had lain undiscovered in the archives for 130 years. Read by Hector Elizondo. Director Martin Jarvis
Radio features: pages 116-117


Unknown: Mark Twain.
Unknown: Mark Twain
Read By: Hector Elizondo.
Director: Martin Jarvis

: Musical Migrants

2/5. Germany. A yearning to see where her favourite composers lived led violinist Amber McPherson from the United States to Leipzig, Germany. Getting to know the tradition from which Bach came forced her to re-examine everything she had learnt hitherto. For details see yesterday


Violinist: Amber McPherson

: The Eureka Years

1/4. 1866. Adam Hart-Davis looks back at 1866 when The Origin of Species made
Charles Darwin a celebrity. Producer John Byrne


Unknown: Adam Hart-Davis
Unknown: Charles Darwin
Producer: John Byrne

: Great Lives

7/8. Fred Astaire. Physician, journalist and broadcaster Michael O'Donnell nominates performer Fred Astaire for recognition.
Featuring contributions by lifelong Astaire enthusiast Kathleen Riley of Oxford University. Producer Beatrice Fenton Repeated on Friday at 11pm


Unknown: Fred Astaire.
Unknown: Michael O'Donnell
Unknown: Fred Astaire
Unknown: Kathleen Riley
Producer: Beatrice Fenton

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: Heresy

6/6. Euan Ferguson of The Guardian, writer Clive James and comedian David Mitchell join Victoria Coren to question the veracity of received wisdom. Producer Richard Grocock


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

: The Archers

Brian meets the other man in Debbie's life. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , who reports on the premiere of Grasses of a Thousand Colours, a play by Wallace Shawn. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Play By: Wallace Shawn.
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Falco: Poseidon's Gold

2/10. Not only is Falco accused of murder, but he's discovered his brother was involved in an art-dealing scam. By Lindsey Davis.
For cast and details see yesterday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Lindsey Davis.

: World Heritage: Curse or Blessing?

As Britain's officials decide whether to nominate more sites for World Heritage status, Emily Maitlis asks whether the UN's policy should be allowed to override local authorities, and suggests that by protecting locations against greedy developers, the scheme threatens to halt the flow of modern life and steal work from ambitious architects. Producer Kate Bland Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Emily Maitlis

: In Touch

Presented by Peter White. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Presented By: Peter White.
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Case Notes

7/7. Steroids have a chequered medicinal history. Mark Porter sets out to discover how the chemicals can be used to treat a wide range of disorders, and investigatesthe truth about the repercussions of long-term use.
Producer Helen Sharp Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Mark Porter
Producer: Helen Sharp

: What's the Point of Formula One?

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Brooklyn

7/10. Niamh Cusack continues reading Colm Toibfn 's novel. Tony takes Eilis on a trip to
Coney Island to celebrate her exam success, but her new-found happiness is short-lived when she receives news from home that turns her American life sour. Abridged by Sally Marmion. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Niamh Cusack
Unknown: Colm Toibfn
Abridged By: Sally Marmion.

: The Secret World

6/5. Comedy series examining 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.
Producer: Bill Dare

: Today in Parliament

With Sean Curran.


Unknown: Sean Curran.

: News

: Book of the Week:The Blue Hour

2/5. By Lilian Pizzichini. Repeatedfrom9.45am


Unknown: Lilian Pizzichini.

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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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