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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

Led by the Rev Marjory Maclean.


Unknown: Marjory MacLean.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With Evan Davis and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Indarjit Singh.


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Indarjit Singh.

: The Long View

4/4. Once a prestigious and highly profitable enterprise, the Great Western Railway faced bankruptcy in the 1860s.
Jonathan Freedland and his guests compare the action taken to rescue the railways in the 19th century with the challenges facing the networks in the present recession
Producer Laurence Grissell Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Jonathan Freedland
Producer: Laurence Grissell

: Musical Migrants

5/5. From North to South. From his home in a log cabin in the North Carolina mountains, Bruce Greene recalls the pull of the traditional music of the Appalachians that lured from his New Jersey birthplace. Producer Rachel Hopkin


Unknown: Bruce Greene
Producer: Rachel Hopkin

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Stephen Shipley. Amazing Grace (Trad American, arr Bussey).
Ephesians 2, vvHO. Since by Man Came
Death (Handel). Father of Heaven, Whose Love Profound (RievauM.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.

: Book of the Week:Muriel Spark: the Biography

2/5. Marriage to an older man offers escape from the claustrophobia of Edinburgh social microcosm - but the excesses of living in colonial Africa prove overwhelming. By Martin Stannara. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Martin Stannara.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Villette

2/10 Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm

: The Hidden World of Jacques Cousteau

For 40 years the research vessel Calypso was the flagship of the controversial
French underwater explorer, Jacques Cousteau. Now, with the Calypso being restored, Nick Haslam sets out to re-evaluate the battle over his legacy and his boat.


Presenter: Nick Haslam
Producer: Emily Williams

: With Great Pleasure

2/5. Journalist and political commentator
Anthony Howard chooses some of his favourite pieces of writing, which are brought to life in front of an audience by Nigel Anthony and Eleanor Bron. Producer Christine Hall


Commentator: Anthony Howard
Unknown: Nigel Anthony
Unknown: Eleanor Bron.
Producer: Christine Hall

: Call You and Yours

Phone-in presented by Julian Worricker. PHONE: [number removed] (Lines open from 10am) EMAIL: [web address removed]


Presenter: Julian Worricker

: The World at One

With Shaun Ley.


Unknown: Shaun Ley.

: Gesualdo: Musician and Murderer

He slaughtered his unfaithful wife and her paramour, then he composed six books of madrigals about the joys of love. Aled Jones examines the bizarre life and tormented music of Carlo Gesualdo , Prince of Venosa. Producer Geoff Ballinger Rptd on Sat at 3.30pm Stuart Maconie 's choice: page 32


Unknown: Aled Jones
Unknown: Carlo Gesualdo
Producer: Geoff Ballinger Rptd
Unknown: Stuart MacOnie

: The Archers

Rptd from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: McLevy

4/4. The Reckoning. Jean is busy with preparations for Hannah and Donald's wedding. But somewhere in the city someone is planning a terrible revenge. By David Ashton.
Producer/Director Patrick Rayner


Unknown: David Ashton.
Director: Patrick Rayner
McLevy: Brian Cox
Jean: Siobhan Redmond
Mulholland: Michael Perceval-Maxwell
Roach: David Ashton
Hannah: Colette O'Neil
Marianna/Singer: Claire Knight
Grace: Susan Coyle
Donald: Andrew Neil
Sims: Jimmy Chisholm
Billy: Jordan Young

: Home Planet

5/13. Richard Daniel and the team discuss listeners' questions about the environment. Address: [address removed] Email: [web address removed] Phone: [number removed]


Presenter: Richard Daniel
Producer: Toby Murcott

: Perspectives

1/3. The Mumpers. Distant memories mingle with the present as an old woman at the end of her life is cared for by her nurse. Laura Smales reads Eleanor Thorn 's story inspired by the 50th anniversary of the first pictures of Earth from orbit. Producer Eilidh McCreadie


Unknown: Laura Smales
Unknown: Eleanor Thorn
Producer: Eilidh McCreadie

: The Romantic Road: on the Trailof the German Philosophers

2/5. The Early Romantic. Writer Stephen Plaice revisits Marburg where he was a student 35 years ago. He reconsiders the subjective philosophy of Fichte and Schelling's idea of the world SOUl. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Stephen Plaice

: Word of Mouth

4/6. The business practice of giving a presentation has spread into all areas of modern life, but still people find it an ordeal. Chris Ledgard looks at the words and language, influenced by the software package PowerPoint, used in presentations. Producer Jolyon Jenkins Repeated on Monday at 11pm


Unknown: Chris Ledgard
Producer: Jolyon Jenkins

: Tennyson: Great Lives

New series. 1/9. Andrew Motion selects poet Alfred Lord Tennyson , author of The Charge of the Light Brigade, for great-life status.
Ann Thwaite provides the detail on his often troubled life. Part of the celebrations to mark the 200th anniversary of Tennyson's birth. Producer Miles Warde Repeated on Friday at 11pm


Unknown: Alfred Lord Tennyson
Unknown: Ann Thwaite
Producer: Miles Warde

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: Laurence and Gus: Hearts and Minds

4/6. Laurence Howarth and Gus Brown present sketches on the theme of keeping It and losing It. With Kate Fleetwood , Isy Suttie and Duncan Wisbey. Producer Colin Anderson


Unknown: Laurence Howarth
Unknown: Gus Brown
Unknown: Kate Fleetwood
Unknown: Isy Suttie
Unknown: Duncan Wisbey.
Producer: Colin Anderson

: The Archers

Betty's gone, but not forgotten, at Willow Cottage. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With John Wilson, including a report on the art of the self-portrait.


Presenter: John Wilson
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Villette

2/10. Turning a New Leaf. Alone and orphaned, Lucy has to make her own way in the world. By Charlotte Bronte.
For cast and details see yesterday Rptd from 10.45am

: Rewriting the Psychiatrist's Bible

Should there be increased transparency over the links between top psychiatrists and the pharmaceutical industry? Matthew Hill investigates the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the diagnostic "bible" produced by a panel of members from the American Psychiatric Association. For this edition, they are required to declare any outside interest. But does this go far enough? Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Matthew Hill
Producer: Geraldine Fitzgerald

: In Touch

With Peter White. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Unknown: Peter White.
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Case Notes

3/10. Mark Porter visits the Centre of Evidence Based Dermatology in Nottingham to look at the latest treatments for eczema, including a study on the effects of water softeners on childhood eczema.
Producer Helen Sharp Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Mark Porter
Producer: Helen Sharp

: The Long View

Repeated from 9am

: Book at Bedtime: The Rapture

7/10. Gabrielle meets Bethany's kidnappers, and discovers why they are concerned about her disturbing premonitions. By Liz Jensen. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Liz Jensen.

: Heresy

1/8. David Baddiel joins David Mitchell and the Rev Richard Coles in the comedy series that challenges received wisdom. Chaired by Victoria Coren. Producer Alison Vernon-Smith


Unknown: David Baddiel
Unknown: David Mitchell
Unknown: Richard Coles
Unknown: Victoria Coren.
Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith

: The Hollow Men

1/6. Sketch show in which madness lurks below the surface of normality. Written and performed by David Armand , Rupert Russell , Sam Spedding and Nick Tanner , with Katy Brand. Producer Katie Marsden


Unknown: David Armand
Unknown: Rupert Russell
Unknown: Sam Spedding
Unknown: Nick Tanner
Unknown: Katy Brand.
Producer: Katie Marsden

: News

: Book of the Week:Muriel Spark: the Biography

2/5. By Martin Stannard. Repeatedfrom9.45am


Unknown: Martin Stannard.

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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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