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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Gopinder Kaur.


Unknown: Gopinder Kaur.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill. Producer Chris Impey


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With Evan Davis and James Naughtie.
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 the Rt Rev Tom Butler.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: Susan Hulme.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: The Reith Lectures

2/4. Morality in Politics. Michael Sandel ,
Harvard's professor of government, considers the role of moral argument in politics. He believes that it's often impossible for a government to be neutral on moral questions and calls for a more engaged civic debate about issues such as commercial surrogacy and same-sex marriage. Sue Lawley is in the chair.
Producer Jim Frank Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Michael Sandel
Producer: Jim Frank

: Book of the Week: Pauline Bonaparte: Venus of Empire

2/5. At Napoleon's request, Pauline and her young son accompany her husband, Leclerc, on the military campaign to the French colony of Saint-Domingue, where rumours of her fidelity begin and tragedy is not far away. By Flora Fraser. Read by Diana Quick. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Flora Fraser.
Read By: Diana Quick.

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Clair Jaquiss. Ere God Had Built the Mountains (Pearsall). Proverbs 3, vv5-8,13-18. 0 Where Shall Wisdom Be Found? (Boyce). Take My Life, and Let It Be (Nottingham).


Unknown: Clair Jaquiss.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jane Garvey.


Presented By: Jane Garvey.

: Diary of an On-Call Girl

2/5 The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm

: The Job Clinic

2/3. Liz Barclay follows the progress of the job seekers as they negotiate homework set by their personal mentors and apply for yet another job - against the backdrop of the worst recession for decades. Concludes tomorrow. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Liz Barclay

: Waldemar on the Venice Blennale

Art critic Waldemar Januszczak visits the world's oldest international contemporary art festival. Against the backdrop of its feverish opening days and with a soundtrack provided by the floating city, he looks at how art on this international stage has become a propaganda tool for national pride and values. Producer Ekene Akalawu


Unknown: Waldemar Januszczak
Producer: Ekene Akalawu

: 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.

: Oh My, What a Rotten Song!

RP Weston and Bert Lee were the foremost popular songwriters of the 1910s and 20s.
Michael Rosen revels in their uncanny knack for coming up with the catchy tune and the witty chorus that everyone loved to sing, including such gems as Hello, Hello, Whos
Your Lady Friend?, I'm Henry the Eighth, I Am and, apparently, Knees Up Mother Brown.
Producer Emma Williams Rptd on Saturday at 3.30pm


Unknown: Bert Lee
Unknown: Michael Rosen
Unknown: Mother Brown.
Producer: Emma Williams Rptd

: The Archers

Rptd from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Granny Killers

Chris and Liddy are twins who want to kill their granny. But granny has other plans: she wants to kill her new husband on their wedding night. A zany comedy by David Hodgson.
Producer/Director Gary Brown


Comedy By: David Hodgson.
Director: Gary Brown
Granny: Lesley Joseph
Alfonso: David Fleeshman
Chris: John Caterall
Liddy: Sara Maegni
Mrs Fothergill: Maggie Fox

: Making History

11/13. Exploring themes from Britain's s past through listeners' queries. Producer Nick Patrick
ADDRESS: [address removed] email: making.history@bbc.cauk Phone: [number removed]


Producer: Nick Patrick

: Empath Man

1/3. The Optiaqra Effect. What would the 21st-century counterpart of Superman look like? Step forward poet Matt Harvey with Empath Man. Compassionately foiling muggers and armed robbers is all in a day's work for the Skinless Wonder. Producer Mark Smalley


Unknown: Matt Harvey
Producer: Mark Smalley

: America, Empire of Liberty

72/90. Vietnam -the Battleground of Freedom. American leaders become embroiled in a disastrous foreign conflict. For details see yesterday
RT DIRECT: America, Empire of Liberty series 2 is available on CD for £17.15 (RRP £24.47) inc pSp. Call [number removed] (landline calls cost 5p per min; mobiles vary) quoting [number removed], or visit bbcshop.comand enter code [number removed] at the checkout

: Law in Action

New series. 1/4. Around Europe the age of criminal responsibility ranges from 12 to 18 years old, but in England, Wales and Northern Ireland children as young as ten can be prosecuted. Is criminalising young people at such an early age the best response to child crime? Clive Coleman sifts the evidence. Producer Linda Pressly Rptd on Thursday at 8pm


Unknown: Clive Coleman
Producer: Linda Pressly Rptd

: A Good Read

3/9. Writer Victoria Hislop recommends a powerful contemporary novel, poet and musician Martin Newell chooses a bad-tempered but stylish rant by AA Gill, and presenter Kate Mosse brings along the haunting memoir of a disastrous family life. Producer Christine Hall Repeated on Friday at 11pm


Unknown: Victoria Hislop
Musician: Martin Newell
Presenter: Kate Mosse
Producer: Christine Hall

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: World Twenty20 Cricket

Arlo White and Simon Mann provide commentary on the Super Eights Group E contest from Trent Bridge. With analysis from Dermot Reeve and Sunil Gavaskar.
Producer Steve Houqhton 'approximate times Commentary also on 5 Live Sports Extra from 5.15pm


Unknown: Arlo White
Unknown: Simon Mann
Unknown: Trent Bridge.
Unknown: Dermot Reeve
Unknown: Sunil Gavaskar.
Producer: Steve Houqhton

: The Secret World

2/5. Comedy series examining the private and bizarre lives of public people. Starring Jon Culshaw , with Margaret Cabourn-Smith and Julian Dutton. Producer Bill Dare


Unknown: Jon Culshaw
Unknown: Margaret Cabourn-Smith
Unknown: Julian Dutton.

: The Archers

Kenton dreams big for Jaxx Caff. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson reports from The Wedgwood Museum, Stoke-on-Trent, shortlisted for the 2009 Art Fund Prize for museums and galleries.


Presenter: Mark Lawson
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Diary of an On-Call Girl

2/5. Bloggsy signs up for a shift in the "Crap Car" in this radio tour of her anonymous blogs from the front line. By EE Bloggs. For cast and details see yesterday Rptd from 10.45am

: File on 4

4/KX Gerry Northam investigates allegations of neglect in the Learning and Skills Council. Producer Ian Muir-Cochrane Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Gerry Northam
Producer: Ian Muir-Cochrane

: In Touch

With Peter White. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Unknown: Peter White.
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: All in the Mind

4/8. In 2001 Portugal became the only European country to decriminalise all drugs. Claudia Hammond heads for Lisbon to discover how this lenient approach has affected drug use. Producer Fiona Hill Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Presenter: Claudia Hammond
Producer: Fiona Hill

: Unseen Britain

2/3. Peter White meets the unseen bank staff who warn US Of fraud. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: One Day

7/10. Dexter has fallen in love, which he feels compensates for his almost negligible TV career. Meanwhile, Emma has guit her teaching job and secured an advance to write her first book. By David Nicholls. For details see yesterday


Book By: David Nicholls.

: Mark Watson Makes the World Substantially Better

4/6. Mark Watson with stand-up comedy on the subject of honesty. Tim Key and Tom Basden lie, cheat and steal in order to perform their poems and songs. Producer Katie Marsden


Unknown: Mark Watson
Unknown: Tim Key
Unknown: Tom Basden
Producer: Katie Marsden

: Today in Parliament

With Sean Curran.


Unknown: Sean Curran.

: News

: Book of the Week: Pauline Bonaparte: Venus of Empire

2/5. By Flora Fraser. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Flora Fraser.

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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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