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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Dr Catherine Cowley.


Unknown: Dr Catherine Cowley.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill. Producer Anna Varle


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Anna Varle

: Today

With Evan Davis and Sarah Montague.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Vishvapani.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: David Wilby.

: Midweek

Diverse and lively conversation with Libby Purves and her guests.
Producer Chris Paling Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Book of the Week: The Last Champion: the Life of Fred Perry

3/5. Wimbledon Glory. Perry dominates tennis in the 1930s, winning the Wimbledon championship three times in succession. Jon Henderson 's biography. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Jon Henderson

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Sharon Grenham-Toze . Ye
Servants of God (Paderborn). Luke 22, vv54-62. I Will Offer Up My Life (Redman). You're the Word of God the Father (Getty and Townend).


Unknown: Sharon Grenham-Toze

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Sacred Hearts

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

: Anatomy of a Car Crash

Critically acclaimed documentary about the consequences of a fatal car crash in Cornwall that involved a nursery nurse and a former policeman, where the witnesses tell of its life-changing effect on them in their own words. The programme explores the chain of events set in motion from the moment of collision to the conclusion of legal proceedings. Producer Laurence Grissell


Producer: Laurence Grissell

: Spread a Little Happiness

6/6. Hope is in great demand, but she wishes all the people wanting her time would also like to buy a sandwich to help her business - although there is one person who is very keen. John Godber and Jane Thornton 's comedy drama, starring Suranne Jones.
Producer/Director Chris Wallis


Unknown: John Godber
Unknown: Jane Thornton
Unknown: Suranne Jones.
Director: Chris Wallis
Hope: Suranne Jones
Jodie: Susan Cookson
Dave: Neil Dudgeon
Gavin: Ralph Brown
Eve: Joanne Froggatt
Carrie: Elizabeth Godber
Ray: Shaun Prendergast

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs with Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

News and analysis with Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: The Media Show

Steve Hewlett presents the topical programme about media in all its forms, with key players from the industry helping to shed light on the issues of the day. Producer Sally Spurring

: The Archers

Rptd from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Torchwood: Asylum

1/3. When PC Andy arrests a teenager for shoplifting, he thinks it's going to be an open-and-shut case. Then he sees the weapon she's carrying and decides to call in Torchwood. Anita Sullivan's sci-fi adventure is the first of three this week.
Sound design Nigel Lewis ; Producers Lindsey Alford and Kate McAII ; Director Kate McAII
Radio features: pages 134-135


Design: Nigel Lewis
Producers: Lindsey Alford
Producers: Kate McAii
Director: Kate McAii
Jack: John Barrowman
Gwen: Eve Myles
lanto: Gareth David-Lloyd
PC Andy: Tom Price
Freda: Erin Richards
Security guard: Matthew Gravelle
Policewoman: Sara McGaughey
Dog walker: Dick Bradnum
Girl: Isabel Lewis

: Money Box Live

Paul Lewis and guests answer listeners' personal finance questions. Producer Diane Richardson
PHONE: [number removed]0444 Lines open from 1.30pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Diane Richardson

: One More Year

2/3. Companion. Ilona meets Thomaz, both immigrants in America who have left behind the hardships of life in the former USSR. They are drawn together by common experiences, but what of Earl, the elderly man who gives her shelter in return for her companionship? By Sana Krasikov. Read by Sian Thomas. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Sana Krasikov.
Read By: Sian Thomas.

: America, Empire of Liberty

83/90. The Information Revolution
The personal computer becomes widely available, demonstrating the flexibility and ingenuity of the American economy. For details see Monday

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor talks to key thinkers as he explores new research on how society works. Producer Charlie Taylor Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Talks: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: All in the Mind

Rptd from yesterday at 9pm

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: Look Away Now

New series. 1/3. Garry Richardson anchors the topical show where sport meets comedy. Featuring hot-off-the-press sports sketches, spoof interviews, non-expert analysis and music, it proudly looks backwards and forwards at the same time, a bit like Linda Blair in The Exorcist except with more badminton. With
Laurence Howarth , Katherine Jakeways , Dave Lamb , Richie Webb and special guests.
Producer Ben Walker Repeated tomorrow at 11pm


Unknown: Garry Richardson
Unknown: Linda Blair
Unknown: Laurence Howarth
Unknown: Katherine Jakeways
Unknown: Dave Lamb
Unknown: Richie Webb
Producer: Ben Walker

: The Archers

Brookfield prepares for a right Royal old time. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With John Wilson, who reports on Gay Icons, a National Portrait Gallery exhibition, with images selected by guest curators, including Elton John, Ian McKellen and Billie Jean King.


Presenter: John Wilson
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: Sacred Hearts

3/10. Ecstasy. At the feast of St Agnes, Serafina sings for the first time and is rewarded with an unexpected voice from the audience. By Sarah Dunant.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Sarah Dunant.

: The Moral Maze

5/8. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which Claire Fox , Melanie Phillips , Clifford Longley and Kenan Malik cross-examine expert witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news. Producer Phil Pegum


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Clifford Longley
Unknown: Kenan Malik
Producer: Phil Pegum

: Dave's Friends in the North

1/2. Dislike of the Conservatives in the North East runs deep, but now the New Tories have set their cap at a revival there. Anne McElvoy examines whether they can shake off their southern image and win friends in the North. Interviewees include William Hague , Michael Gove , Alan Duncan , Hazel Blears , Nick Clegg and Professor John Curtice.
Producer Rebecca Stratford Rptd from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Anne McElvoy
Unknown: William Hague
Unknown: Michael Gove
Unknown: Alan Duncan
Unknown: Hazel Blears
Unknown: Nick Clegg
Unknown: Professor John Curtice.
Producer: Rebecca Stratford Rptd

: The Greening of the Deserts

2/2. While the world is discussing how to slow down global warming, satellite pictures of northern Africa show that parts of the Egyptian Sahara desert are turning green again. Is this due to increased rainfall or better farming methods? Presented by AyishaYahya. Producer Ruth Evans


Producer: Ruth Evans

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Spy Game

8/10. Peter's actions following the discovery of Sarah Cahn 's suicide place him in danger, put Anna in a difficult position and force their father to talk to them about their mother's death. By Georgina Harding. For details see Monday


Unknown: Sarah Cahn
Unknown: Georgina Harding.

: Bespoken Word

1/2. Featuring a new version of Adrian Mitchell 's poem To Whom It May Concern, written shortly before he died in December last year. With Mister Gee. ProducerGraham Frost


Unknown: Adrian Mitchell

: Strangers on Trains

4/6. Writer Nat Segnit asks a succession of lone male passengers on a train about what "home" means to them. Comedy co-written by Stewart Wright. Producer Steven Canny


Unknown: Nat Segnit
Unknown: Stewart Wright.
Producer: Steven Canny

: Today in Parliament

News, views and analysis, including Prime Minister's Questions, with David Wilby.


Unknown: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: The Last Champion: the Life of Fred Perry

3/5. By Jon Henderson. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Jon Henderson.

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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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