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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Katherine Meyer.


Unknown: Katherine Meyer.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill. Producer Anne-Marie Bullock


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Anne-Marie Bullock

: Today

With SarahMontague and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday In Parliament
With Sean Curran and David Wilby. 7048 Thought for the Day With Canon Lucy Winkett.
8.31 Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Canon Lucy Winkett.

: What's the Point of the British Zoo?

4/4. Political sketch writer Quentin Letts takes a quizzical look at the institution that is the British ZOO. Producer RosieDawson Rptd at 9.30pm


Unknown: Quentin Letts
Producer: Rosiedawson Rptd

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

3/3. David Mattin explores the struggle for women's rights in the years after the Iranian revolution of 1979. Producer Tamsin Hughes


Unknown: David Mattin
Producer: Tamsin Hughes

: Book of the Week:Jane's Fame

2/5. The last years of Jane Austen's life were a period of concentrated writing. Thoughshewas largely cut off from the literary world, her fame was beginning to spread inexorably. By Claire Harman. For details see yesterday Rptd at 12.30am


Unknown: Claire Harman.

: Daily Service

Led by Mgr Tony Rogers. Spirit of God. Unseen as the Wind (Skye Boat Song, arr
Leddington Wright ). Acts 2, vv14-21. Listen Sweet Dove
(Ives). Holy Spirit. Ever Dwelling (Salisbury).


Unknown: Mgr Tony Rogers.
Unknown: Leddington Wright

: Woman's Hour

With Jane Garvey.


Unknown: Jane Garvey.

: Writing the Century

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

: Nature

7/8. Seabirds - Canaries on the Cliffs. From
April until June, the cliffs and shores of the British coastline arealive with breeding seabirds. But experts have detected a worrying trend that suggests these birds are having trouble feeding their young. Chris Sperinng investigates why an increasing number are failing to fledge.
Producer Brett Westwood Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Unknown: Chris Sperinng
Producer: Brett Westwood

: Vienna and the Shadow of The Third Man

Sixty years on from the release of The Third Man, Brigitte Timmermann takes a tour of Graham Greene 's Vienna. With the help of fellow devotees she explores the city's hidden history and examines why the film has remained largely unpopular in the place that inspired it. Producer Eleanor McDowall


Unknown: Brigitte Timmermann
Unknown: Graham Greene
Producer: Eleanor McDowall

: 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

News and analysis with Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Performing to the Red Light

1/2. Terence Curran explores how classical musicians prepare for the demands of making a record in a studio instead of performing in front of a live audience. He begins by exploring the coping mechanisms of musicians making their first recording.
Producer Emma Kingsley Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm


Unknown: Terence Curran
Producer: Emma Kingsley

: The Archers

Rptd from yesterday at 7pm
2.15 Afternoon Play: On Ego
Alex believes people and emotions are just a bunch of neurons, and uses a teleportation device to prove it. When the machine malfunctions, and his wife falls ill, he is forced to question his beliefs.
A sci-fi drama from writer Mick Gordon and neuropsychologist Paul Broks.
Director Mick Gordon


Writer: Mick Gordon
Writer: Paul Broks
Director: Mick Gordon
Derek: Henry Goodman
Alex: Elliot Levey
Alice: Susan Lynch

: Making History

9/13. Vanessa Collingridge and the team answer listeners' historical queries. ADDRESS: [address removed] email: [web address removed] Phone: [number removed]


Presenter: Vanessa Collingridge
Producer: Nick Patrick

: Three Stories by Giovanni Verga

1/3. Gramigna's Mistress. Peppa is due to marry Finu, but runs off to join some hotshot she's never even met. Apparently, it's because of his reputation! Dermot Crowley reads these dry-humoured, humane stories about farming folk from the 19th-century Sicilian Writer. Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Dermot Crowley
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: America, Empire of Liberty

62/90. A World Half-Slave, Half-Free
Truman and Stalin square up over the Berlin blockade, and the Soviet Union tests a nuclear bomb. David Reynolds 's epic narrative of the history of the US. For details see yesterday


Unknown: David Reynolds

: The Eureka Years

3/4. 1905. With a little help from his shaving mirror and a passing train, Albert Einstein develops his theory of relativity. Presented by Adam Hart-Davis . Producer John Byrne
4.30 A Good Read
New series. 1/9. Novelist Kate Mosse takes the chair for this season of the book programme in which guests are asked to nominate a favourite read - which must be in print and in paperback. Kate and her guests comedian Natalie Haynes and TV presenter and adventurer Monty Halls choose a swashbuckling adventure on the high seas, a real-life drama in the air and a playful novel with a serious purpose.
Producer Christine Hall Repeated on Friday at 11pm


Unknown: Albert Einstein
Presented By: Adam Hart-Davis
Producer: John Byrne
Unknown: Kate Mosse
Unknown: Natalie Haynes
Producer: Christine Hall

: PM

News and analysis with Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: That Reminds Me

Another chance to hear the late Clement Freud as he entertains the audience at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2000 with reminiscences, jokes and anecdotes. Producer Claire Jones


Unknown: Clement Freud
Producer: Claire Jones

: The Archers

Ruth lays down the law for Joe.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including an interview with Canadian writer Anne Michaels , whose novel Fugitive Pieces has just been adapted for the Cinema. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Anne Michaels
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Writing the Century

2/5. Linton has an important engagement in London, and hearty celebrations are in order. For cast and details see yesterday Rptd from 10.45am

: File on 4

2/10. With the UK jobless total now topping
2.1 million people, the Government says it's tightening the immigration rules to help preserve British jobs for British workers. But Jenny Cuffe asks if the policy is being undermined by employers who are intent on bringing in overseas workers as a way of driving down pay. Producer David Ross Rptd on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Jenny Cuffe
Producer: David Ross Rptd

: In Touch

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


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: All in the Mind

2/8. How can we help those with mental health problems have better experiences when dealing with the police?
Claudia Hammond speaks to the UK's first mental health liaison officer to see how he can help. Producer Fiona Hill Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Claudia Hammond
Producer: Fiona Hill

: What's the Point of the British

ZOO? Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Ritula Shah.


Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: Book at Bedtime: The Outlander

7/10. With horse dealers from Montana in town, Mary and McEchern hit upon a new business venture. Written by Gil Adamson. For details see yesterday


Written By: Gil Adamson.

: Mark Watson Makes the WorldSubstantially Better

2/6. Another chance to hear Mark extol the importance of virtue, with stand-up comedy on the subject of patience. He's aided and abetted by Tim Key and Tom Basden. Producer Katie Marsden


Unknown: Tim Key
Unknown: Tom Basden.
Producer: Katie Marsden

: Today in Parliament

Events in Westminster with David Wilby.


Unknown: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week:

Jane's Fame 2/5. Repeated 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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