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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Clair Jaquiss.


Unknown: Clair Jaquiss.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Anna Varle


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Anna Varle

: Today

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Joel Edwards.


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Joel Edwards.

: M16: a Century in the Shadows

New series. 1/3. Gadgets and Green Ink A look inside Britain's Secret Intelligence
Service, which marks its centenary this year. BBC security correspondent Gordon Corera begins with an examination of MI6's early years. Producer Mark Savage Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Gordon Corera

: The Call

p New series. 1/5. The Siege. Dominic
I Arkwright meets people who have taken or made life-changing phone calls. He begins by talking to police negotiator Max Vernon who, in 1980, spent five days taking brief calls from the leader of the terrorists who had taken 26 people hostage inside the Iranian embassy in London. Producer John Byrne


Unknown: Max Vernon
Producer: John Byrne

: Daily Service

From St Martin's Church, Belfast. Presented by the Rev Dr Bert Tosh. 1 Samuel 17, vvlS-22.


Unknown: Dr Bert Tosh.

: Book of the Week:The Accidental Billionaires

1/5. Ben Mezrich 's book charts the much-contested history of the genesis of Facebook, the social-networking site. This account, based on interviews and documentary sources, begins in October 2003 when Eduardo Saverin first meets Mark Zuckerberg. Read by Stuart Milligan. Abridged and produced by Jill Waters. Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: The Accidental Billionaires isavailable for £11.39 (RRP E16.99) inc pSp. Call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT, or visit rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Ben Mezrich
Unknown: Eduardo Saverin
Unknown: Mark Zuckerberg.
Read By: Stuart Milligan.
Produced By: Jill Waters.

: Woman's Hour

With Sheila McClennon.


Unknown: Sheila McClennon.

: The Help

6/10 Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm

: Mind Changers

New series. 1/4. The Pseudo-Patient Study Claudia Hammond returns with another series about experiments that changed the understanding of the human mind. She begins by revisiting David Rosenhan 's study into tne validity of psychiatric diagnosis in which several "pseudo-patients", who were mentally healthy, were diagnosed as schizophrenic by hospital staff. Producer Marya Burgess


Unknown: Claudia Hammond
Unknown: David Rosenhan
Producer: Marya Burgess

: Hazelbeach

3/6. Ronnie organises a raffle. Comedy by Caroline and David Stafford.
Producer/Director Marc Beeby


Unknown: David Stafford.
Director: Marc Beeby
Ronnie: Jamie Foreman
Nick: Paul Bazely
James: Neil Stuke

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs with Julian Worncker.


Unknown: Julian Worncker.

: The World at One

With Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Round Britain Quiz

2/12. Chairman Tom Sutcliffe is joined for radio's most devious quiz by teams from Scotland and Northern Ireland. producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Rptd from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Antimacassarsand Ylang Ylang Conditioner

Eighty-year-old Frank has an obsession with coffee When he thinks he's run out of supplies, he goes off to the shops - a short journey that turns into an epic odyssey. A road movie tn the shops and back, by Ian Potter.
Director Gary Brown


Unknown: Ian Potter.
Director: Gary Brown
Frank: Russell Dixon
[ wan: Stephen Hoyle
Nick: Reece Noi
MrsJohnson: Sue Ryding
Shopkeeper: Balvinder Sopal
Dave: Greg Wood
Jiri/Rob: Matt McGuirk

: Archive on 4: On Northern Men

Shortened repeat from Saturday at 8pm

: Joan Armatrading's Favourite Guitarists

1/5. Mark Knopfler. Joan Armatrading invites leading guitarists to discuss their music. The singer/songwriter's first musical conversation is with the Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler - one of rock's most respected intricate fingerstyle guitarists. Knopfler brings his old Gibson and his beautiful National steel guitar to the studio. Producer Kate Bland


Unknown: Mark Knopfler.
Unknown: Joan Armatrading
Unknown: Mark Knopfler
Producer: Kate Bland

: The Food Programme

Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm

: Beyond Belief

9/13. Ernie Rea and his guests discuss what cognitive neuroscience is revealing about belief in God. What does research into our brain indicate about religious and spiritual experiences? Producer Karen Maurice


Unknown: Ernie Rea
Producer: Karen Maurice

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: Just a Minute

New series. 1/10. Panellists Sue Perkins and Pam Ayres discuss twittering while Tony Hawks and Tim Rice compare the contents of their fridges. With host Nicholas Parsons. Producer Claire Jones Rptd on Sunday at 12.04pm


Unknown: Pam Ayres
Unknown: Tim Rice
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons.
Producer: Claire Jones Rptd

: The Archers

Brenda's the bearer of bad tidings for Mike. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson, who talks to Muriel Spark's biographer Martin Stannard.


Presenter: Mark Lawson
Guest: Martin Stannard
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: The Help

6/10. Skeeter and Aibileen wait nervously to find out how much Miss Hilly has discovered about their secret project - a book of interviews with the black maids of Jackson about the realities of their everyday lives and their relationships with their white employers. Penny Leicester's adaptation of Kathryn Stockett 's novel set in 1962 Mississippi.
Producer Emma Harding Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Kathryn Stockett
Producer: Emma Harding
Aibileen: Alibe Parsons
Minny: Octavia Spencer
Skeeter: Laurel Lefkow
Elizabeth/Celia: Lydia Parker
Hilly: Madeleine Potter
Miss Walters/Mrs Phelan: Debora Weston
i Raleigh/Johnny: Nathan Nolan
r Mae Mobley: Edward Prout

: Calling Time on the Binge Drinkers

Former Millennium Dome supremo and now a giant of the UK leisure industry,
PY Gerbeau tackles Britain's pervasive binge-drinking culture. Producer Claire Burgoyne


Producer: Claire Burgoyne

: Crossing Continents

2/9. Chechnya. After suppressing the civil war, the leader of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov , says his republic is now a normal part of the Russian Federation. But just how normal is life for Chechen women? Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Ramzan Kadyrov

: Biomimicry: Inspired by Nature

Copying nature - or biomimicry - has moved on from Velcro and cat's eyes. Now there are projects that use biomimicry to enrich the Earth rather than use up its limited resources. Trevor Cox explores the new wave of "sustainable innovation" and meets the scientists trying to emulate nature's genius. Producer Fiona Roberts


Producer: Fiona Roberts

: M16: a Century in the Shadows

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Carolyn Quinn.


Presenter: Carolyn Quinn

: Book at Bedtime: The Rapture

1/10. Denise Black reads Liz Jensen 's ecothriller set in a world on the brink of destruction. Gabrielle Fox arrives at a psychiatric hospital for dangerous adolescents, where 16-year-old Bethany Krall is assigned to her. The teenager seems to know more about her new therapist than she ought. Abridged by Fiona McAlpine. Producer Clive Brill
RT DIRECT: The Rapture is available for £15.29 (RRP £16.99) inc p&p. Call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT, or visit rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Denise Black
Unknown: Liz Jensen
Unknown: Gabrielle Fox
Unknown: Bethany Krall
Abridged By: Fiona McAlpine.
Producer: Clive Brill

: Word of Mouth

2/6. Chris Ledgard looks at words used to control minds. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Chris Ledgard

: Hairspray and Harmonies

1/2. Kit Hesketh-Harvey follows Birmingham-based chorus Second City Sound as its members prepare to compete in the 2008 Ladies Association of British Barbershop
Singers in Harrogate. Producer Rosie Bouiton


Producer: Rosie Bouiton

: News

: Book of the Week: TheAccidental Billionaires

1/5. Rptd 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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