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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Ann Holt.


Unknown: Ann Holt.

: Farming Today

With Sarah Falkingham. Producer Chris Impey


Unknown: Sarah Falkingham.
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With Evan Davis and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Clifford Longley.


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Clifford Longley.

: Start the Week

Andrew Marr is joined by Harvard politics professor Michael Sandel, novelist Giles Foden and developmental psychologist Bruce Hood. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Andrew Marr
Guest: Professor Michael Sandel
Guest: Giles Foden
Guest: Bruce Hood.
Producer: Elaine Lester

: Daily Service

From Wellington Church, Glasgow, led by the Rev John Bell. Genesis 17, vvl-8.


Unknown: John Bell.

: Book of the Week:Radio Head

V5. Partly to relieve the boredom of emping jobs and partly to feed his curiosity aoout Britain's national airwaves, John Osborne decided to listen to a different radio station every day. His first tuning stops included Virgin Radio and the BBC Asian Network. John Osborne 's book is read by Lee Ingleby , abridged and produced by Jill Waters. Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: Radio Head is available for £9.45 (RRP E9.99) inc p&p. Call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT. or visit rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: John Osborne
Unknown: John Osborne
Read By: Lee Ingleby
Produced By: Jill Waters.

: 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

: The Six Faces of Henry VIII

Ian Hislop sidesteps the spin to conjure up a clear image of Henry VIII from the many versions created in the years from Holbein to 21st-century TV. With the help of historians, film buffs and Alan Bennett, Hislop analyses six images of Henry that turn out to be rather better portraits of the periods in which they were created than they are historical insights into the King himself.
Producer Tom Alban


Presenter: Ian Hislop
Contributor: Alan Bennett
Producer: Tom Alban

: The Better Half

n a recently rediscovered comedy of marital manners by the young Noël
Coward, considered too racy for public performance in 1922, unhappy Alice encourages husband David and best friend Marion to form a liaison. But Alice may have a hidden agenda.
Producer Rosalind Ayres ; Director Martin Jarvis


Producer: Rosalind Ayres
Director: Martin Jarvis
Alice: Federay Holmes
Marion: Lisa Dillon
David: Samuel West

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs with Julian Worricker.


Unknown: Julian Worricker.

: The World at One

With Shaun Ley.


Unknown: Shaun Ley.

: Counterpoint

12/13. Paul Gambaccini is in the chair for the third semi-final of the eclectic music quiz. Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Rptd from yesterday at7pm

: Afternoon Play: Horst Buchholzand Other Stories

George bets El,000 on his team winning the pub quiz - money he doesn't have. But the other members have more pressing problems. By Matthew Wilkie.
Producer Gordon House


Unknown: Matthew Wilkie.
George: Sean Baker
Tim: Carl Prekopp
Jules: Samantha Spiro
Rich: Nicholas Boulton
Quizmaster: Philip Jackson

: Archive on 4: The Many Lives ofRoald Dahl

Shortened rpt from Saturday at 8pm

: The Hidden Henry

1/5. Henry, Medicine and Health. A series marking the 500th anniversary of the coronation of Henry VIII that explores lesser-known aspects of the monarch.
Elisabeth Hurren visits Henry's herb garden, astronomical clock and the birthing suite for his wives at Hampton Court, to reveal his preoccupation with health and his role as a medical pioneer. Producer Julian May


Unknown: Elisabeth Hurren

: The Food Programme

Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm

: Traveller's Tree

6/6. As British seaside resorts prepare for a bumper season, thanks to the recession and the high cost of the euro, Katie Derham finds out how Margate is reinventing itself as a cultural destination by embracing its links with the painter JMW Turner. Producer David Prest
5.00 PM Presented by Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Katie Derham
Producer: David Prest
Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: The Museum of Curiosity

4/6. Author John Hodgman , psychologist Oliver James and naturalist Charlotte Uhlenbroek offer up interesting, if not downright surreal exhibits to the world's most eclectic museum. Hosted by John Lloyd and curated by Sean Lock.
Producers Dan Schreiber and Richard Turner Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
RT DIRECT: The Museum of Curiosity series one is available on CD for Ell.69 (RRP E15.99) inc p&p by calling [number removed] (landlines cost 5p per min: mobiles vary) or visit bbcshop.com and enter [number removed]


Unknown: John Hodgman
Unknown: Oliver James
Unknown: Charlotte Uhlenbroek
Unknown: John Lloyd
Unknown: Sean Lock.
Producers: Dan Schreiber
Producers: Richard Turner

: The Archers

Brenda does it for the girls at the Single Wicket. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Chris Blackwell , who founded Island Records 50 years ago in Kingston, Jamaica, talks to John Wilson about the history of the label that brought artists such as Bob Marley to a global audience. Producer John Goudie


Unknown: Chris Blackwell
Unknown: John Wilson
Unknown: Bob Marley
Producer: John Goudie

: Falco: Poseidon's Gold

6/10. Lindsey Davis 's Roman detective continues his quest to clear his family name and himself of a murder charge. Dramatised by Mary Cutler.
Producer/Director Peter Leslie Wild Rptd from 10.45am RT DIRECT: Falco: Poseidon's Gold is available on CD for E6.99 (RRP E1272) inc p&p. Call [number removed] (BT landlines cost 5p per min; other networks vary) quoting[number removed], or visit bbcshop.com and enter [number removed] at the checkout


Unknown: Lindsey Davis
Dramatised By: Mary Cutler.
Director: Peter Leslie
Falco: Anton Lesser
Helena: Anna Madeley
Petronius: Ben Crowe
Varga: John Flitcroft
Geminus: Trevor Peacock
Carus: Joseph Mydell
Servia: Jilly Bond
Phoebe: Kate Layden
Orontes: Richard Katz
Rubinia: Laura Matthews
Baebius: Adrian Grove
Mother: Frances Jeater
Prisoner: Jonathan Tafler

: Hearts and Minds

1/2. In the run-up to the centenary of the birth of Isaiah Berlin, one of Britain's greatest political philosophers and opponents of Soviet communism, Nick Fraser examines the proper role of the intellectual in relation to world events. Producer Simon Hollis


Unknown: Nick Fraser
Producer: Simon Hollis

: Wall: an Essay By David Hare

The playwright's personal view of the physical, political and psychological impact of trenches, watchtowers, and checkpoints, that may one day form a border between Israel and Palestine. Producer Philip Sellars


Producer: Philip Sellars

: Costing the Earth

8/8. Investigating the first large-scale human evacuation caused by climate change. The Carteret Islands are slowly being submerged by the rising sea, forcing the removal of islanders to Papua New Guinea. Presented by Tom Heap.
Producer Maggie Ayre Repeated on Thursday at 1.30pm


Presented By: Tom Heap.
Producer: Maggie Ayre

: Start the Week

Shortened rpt from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Ritula Shah.


Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: Book at Bedtime: The Outlander

1/10. Pursued by armed men and dogs, a strange young woman is tearing across the moonlit wilderness. Denica Fairman reads this powerful western, set in Canada in 1903. Written by Gil Adamson , abridged by Jeremy Osborne. Producer Karen Rose
RT DIRECT: The Outlander is available for £11.69 (RRP £12.99) inc p&p. Call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT, or visit rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Denica Fairman
Written By: Gil Adamson
Abridged By: Jeremy Osborne.
Producer: Karen Rose

: Off the Page

Guy Browning , Anna Raeburn and Kathryn Hughes discuss the nanny. Presented by Dominic Arkwright. Producer Miles Warde


Unknown: Guy Browning
Unknown: Anna Raeburn
Unknown: Kathryn Hughes
Presented By: Dominic Arkwright.
Producer: Miles Warde

: Reasons to Be Cheerful

1/3. Doom and gloom are challenged by BBC correspondent for disability affairs Peter White , who is blind.
Producers Annie Caulfield and Kim Normanton


Unknown: Peter White
Producers: Annie Caulfield
Producers: Kim Normanton

: News

: Book of the Week:Radio Head

1/5. John Osborne 's book s read by Lee Ingleby. Rptd from 9.45am


Unknown: John Osborne

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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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