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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Kevin Franz.


Unknown: Dr Kevin Franz.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith.


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.

: Today

With Evan Davis and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rabbi Lionel Blue.


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Lionel Blue.

: Start the Week

Andrew Marr is joined by actress Helen Mirren, Guardian columnist Martin Jacques and writer Anna Minton. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Andrew Marr
Guest: Helen Mirren
Guest: Martin Jacques
Guest: Anna Minton
Producer: Elaine Lester

: Book of the Week: The Junior Officers' Reading Club

1/5. Bandanas, Shades and Penguin Classics Patrick Hennessey reads from his account of his life as a soldier in the 21st century. In Helmand Province, Afghanistan, the British Army is allied with the Afghan National Army to find the Afghan solution to an Afghan problem. Abridged by Pete Nichols. Producer Karen Rose Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: The Junior Officers' Reading Club (released 25 June) is available for E15.29 (RRP £16.99) inc p&p. Call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT, or visit rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Patrick Hennessey
Abridged By: Pete Nichols.

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Marjory Maclean. From St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral, Edinburgh. Joshua 3, vv7-17.


Unknown: Marjory MacLean.

: Woman's Hour

With Jane Garvey. Including an interview with Motown singer Martha Reeves.


Unknown: Jane Garvey.
Singer: Martha Reeves.

: The Art of Deception 115

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

: A Moment Too Soon

Vivienne Parry explores research into the causes of premature births, talking to doctors, scientists and parents to find out how the UK will cope with the problem in the future. Producer Peter McHugh


Producer: Peter McHugh

: Newfangle

4/6. Bright Ideas. Newfangle is struggling to follow the success of his big invention - language. And he has to come up with something spectacular for the annual feast or he'll end up as the main course. Comedy by Adam Rosenthal with Viv Ambrose.
Producer Adam Bromley


Comedy By: Adam Rosenthal
Unknown: Viv Ambrose.
Producer: Adam Bromley
Newfangle: Russell Tovey
Snaggle: Pippa Evans
Crag: Gabriel Vick
Coco: Maureen Lipman
Alf: Hugh Bonneville
Lucy: Amy Shindler
Chef: Lewis MacLeod

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs with Julian Worricker.


Unknown: Julian Worricker.

: The World at One

With Shaun Ley.


Unknown: Shaun Ley.

: Quote.... Unquote

3/6. Lucy Mangan , Marcus du Sautoy, Michael Simkins and Paul Bailey exchange quotations and anecdotes. Hosted by Nigel Rees.
Producer Sam Bryant Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Lucy Mangan
Unknown: Michael Simkins
Unknown: Paul Bailey
Unknown: Nigel Rees.
Producer: Sam Bryant

: The Archers

Rptd from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Power Play 1

1/2. Margaret Heffernan 's story depicts the first and biggest financial scandal of this century - the collapse of the US giant Enron. It draws on recorded testimony from inside and outside the organisation. Concludes tomorrow.
Producer/Director Sara Davies


Unknown: Margaret Heffernan
Director: Sara Davies
Vanessa: Andrea Leblanc
Karl: Jin Suh
Hank: Hilario Saavedra
Kenneth Lay: John Fleck
Linda Lay: Mary Lou Rosato

: Archive on 4: When Courtney MetChris

Shortened repeat from Saturday at 8pm

: America, Empire of Liberty

76/90. America in Retreat? Watergate,
Vietnam, and an economy sinking under the weight of the oil crisis set the stage for a conservative re-emergence in the US. David Reynolds continues his epic narrative history Of America. Producer Rosamund Jones
RT DIRECT: America, Empire of Liberty series 2 is available on CD for £17.15 (RRP E24.47) inc p&p. Call [number removed] (landline calls cost 5p per min; mobiles vary) quoting [number removed], or visit bbcshop.com and enter code[number removed] at the checkout


Unknown: David Reynolds
Producer: Rosamund Jones

: The Food Programme

Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm

: Beyond Belief

4/13. To mark the 500th anniversary of the birth of leading French Protestant Reformer John Calvin , Ernie Rea and guests discuss how he changed Western European thinking and examine his legacy in churches in Britain and around the world today. Producer Karen Maurice


Unknown: John Calvin
Unknown: Ernie Rea
Producer: Karen Maurice

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

2/6. The long-running antidote to panel games comes once more from Her Majesty's Theatre in London, where Stephen Fry stands in for the late Humphrey Lyttelton and provides silly things to do for Tim Brooke-Taylor , Graeme Garden , Barry Cryer and Victoria Wood.
Producer Jon Naismith Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm RT Dl RECTfm Sorry I Haven't a Clue 10 is available on CD for £6.99 (RRP £12.72) inc p&p. Call [number removed] (landlines cost 5p per minute; mobiles vary) quoting RTD338,or visit bbcshop.com


Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Victoria Wood.
Producer: Jon Naismith

: The Archers

Things move apace for Mike and Vicky. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With John Wilson, including an interview with poet Roger McGough, who has written a new version of Moliere's play The Hypochondriac, now on Stage in Liverpool.


Presenter: John Wilson
Guest: Roger McGough
Producer: Gavin Heard

: The Art of Deception

1/5. Notorious art forger Daniel Ballantyne has agreed to collaborate with a journalist on a book about his life and crimes. So begins a game of cat-and-mouse that will have deadly consequences. By Philip Palmer.
Producer/Director Toby Swift Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Daniel Ballantyne
Unknown: Philip Palmer.
Director: Toby Swift
Daniel: David Schofield
Jessica: Indira Varma
Ben: Matt Addis
Andrew: Jonathan Keeble
Claire: Belinda Lang
Stavros: Malcolm Tiemey
DI Grimwood: John Biggins
Art dealer: John Biggins
Museum curator: Philip Fox
DS Ruckley: Benjamin Askew
Taxi driver: Benjamin Askew

: Broken Arrow

In the early hours of 5 February 1958, a mid-air collision forced a USAF B47 bomber to drop a nuclear bomb off the coast of Georgia, USA. Gerry Northam hears the pilot's story and find out why the bomb has never been found. Producer John Byrne


Producer: John Byrne

: Analysis

4/7. Thought Experiments. In the past few years, a fascinating range of experiments has begun to shed light on the moral choices humans make. Philosopher Janet Radcliffe Richards asks if the results can tell us, not just how we tend to behave, but how we should behave.
Producer David Edmonds Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Janet Radcliffe Richards
Producer: David Edmonds

: Frontiers

3/6. Origins of Childhood. Chimp infants can look after themselves when they are weaned, but young humans have to rely on their parents for many years. Andrew Luck-Baker asks what advantages a long childhood brings to us as a species. Producer Alexandra Feachem


Unknown: Andrew Luck-Baker
Producer: Alexandra Feachem

: Start the Week

Shortened rpt from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Ritula Shah.


Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: Book at Bedtime: The Spy Game

1/10. Georgina Harding 's evocative novel about childhood, memory and imagination. All is not what it seems in 1960s Britain, in the grip of Cold War paranoia. Meanwhile, eight-year-old Anna and her brother begin a quest for the truth about their missing mother. Abridged by Lauris Morgan Griffiths . Read by Diana Quick. Producer Sarah Langan
RT DIRECT: The Spy Game is available for Ell.69 (RRP
212.99) inc p&p. Call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT, or visit rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Georgina Harding
Abridged By: Lauris Morgan Griffiths
Read By: Diana Quick.
Producer: Sarah Langan

: Off the Page

3/7. Trivia. Dominic Arkwright debates elitism in education with Mark Mason Kathryn Hughes and Francis Gilbert. Rptd from Thursday


Unknown: Dominic Arkwright
Unknown: Mark Mason
Unknown: Kathryn Hughes
Unknown: Francis Gilbert.

: Today in Parliament

Susan Hulme and the team report on the election of a new Speaker of the House of Commons.


Unknown: Susan Hulme

: News

: Book of the Week: The Junior Officers' Reading Club

1/5. By Patrick Hennessey. Rptd from 9.45am


Unknown: Patrick Hennessey.

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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.

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