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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Marjory Maclean.


Unknown: Marjory MacLean.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill. Producer Melvin Rickarby


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Melvin Rickarby

: Today ...

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day
With Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner .


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Laura Janner-Klausner

: Between Ourselves

New series. 1/8. Olivia O'Leary talks to stand-up comedians Shazia Mirza and Paul Sinha about their experiences of the comedy circuit, the notion of their being stereotyped and how they are treated by their own communities. Producer Sara Conkey Repeated at 9.30pm


Talks: Olivia O'Leary
Unknown: Shazia Mirza
Unknown: Paul Sinha
Producer: Sara Conkey

: Very Amazing: behind theScenes at the V&A

New series. 1/5. Rosie Goldsmith goes backstage at London's Victoria and Albert Museum as it attempts to transform itself from "the nation's attic" to a "very amazing" modern museum. She finds out about the role fashion has played in the new-look museum and examines its costume archive, speaking to designer Paul Smith and milliner Stephen Jones about the joy of trawling its treasures. Producer Eve Streeter Radio features: pages 118-119


Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith
Unknown: Albert Museum
Designer: Paul Smith
Unknown: Stephen Jones

: Daily Service

Led by Christine Morgan. Be Still for the Presence of the Lord (Be Still). Philippians 3, vv2-9.
All I Once Held Dear (Knowing You). Salvation Belongs to Our God (Howard and Turner).


Unknown: Christine Morgan.

: Book of the Week:Muriel Spark: the Biography

3/5. Spark's unique literary voice is discovered when she wins The Observer's Christmas story competition in 1951 with The Seraph and the Zambesi. By Martin Stannard. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Martin Stannard.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Villette

3/10 The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm

: In Living Memory: Jenny Lives with Eric and Martin

4/4. This was a children's picture book that showed two gay men bringing up a small girl. When a copy was found in a teachers' resource centre in 1986, it caused uproar and was denounced as "blatant homosexual propaganda". Jolyon Jenkins traces how the book, and the policies of a small number of local authorities, led to the infamous Section 28 that banned material that promoted homosexuality.


Presenter/Producer: Jolyon Jenkins

: Baggage

5/6. For a' That and a' That. It's Burns Night: it's all passion and politics. Tensions abound at the prospect of baby April spending the weekend with her birth father, and Caroline frets over why her own father isn't spending the night at home. Comedy drama by Hilary Lyon.
Producer Gordon Kennedy ; Director Marilyn Imrie


Unknown: Hilary Lyon.
Producer: Gordon Kennedy
Director: Marilyn Imrie
Caroline: Hilary Lyon
Fiona: Phyllis Logan
Ruth: Adie Allen
Roddy: Robin Cameron
Hector: David Rintoul
Nicholas: Moray Hunter

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs with Peter White.


Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

With Shaun Ley.


Unknown: Shaun Ley.

: The Media Show

Steve Hewlett presents the topical programme about the media. Producer Sally Spurring

: The Archers

Rptd from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Tower

By Richard Monks. An African musician on the run enters England illegally and finds help in the form of a Romanian cleaner who works at a service station.
Musician Manuel Jiminez (mbira): Producer Sally Avens


Unknown: Richard Monks.
Musician: Manuel Jiminez
Producer: Sally Avens
Eva: Cristina Catalina
Mashama: Lucian Msamati
Neil: Stephen Hogan
Carol: Lorraine Ashboume
Crosby: John Lightbody
Geoff: John Hollingworth
Dense: Annabelle Dowler
Driver: David Hargreaves

: The Money Grab

Repeated from Saturday at 12.04pm

: Perspectives

2/3. futouristic.co.uk. When he replies to an irresistible email proposition, Mr Frogle can be sure of only one thing - nothing will ever be the same again. Nick Underwood reads the story by Christopher Priest. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Mr Frogle
Unknown: Nick Underwood
Story By: Christopher Priest.

: The Romantic Road: on the Trailof the German Philosophers

3/5. Doppelganger. Accompanied by his brother Neville, an expert on Heidelberg, writer Stephen Plaice explores the romantic city and its connections with philosophers
Hegel and Schopenhauer. They also consider the idea of the doppelganger and the origins Of High Romanticism. For details see Monday


Unknown: Stephen Plaice

: 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

: Case Notes

Rptd from yesterday at 9pm

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: The Odd Half-Hour

New series. 1/4. A sketch show for anyone who's beginning to find this exciting new century a bit too much like the rubbish previous ones. Featuring the comic talents of Stephen K Amos , Jason Byrne , Justin Edwards and Katherine Parkinson. Producer Alex Walsh-Taylor


Unknown: Stephen K Amos
Unknown: Jason Byrne
Unknown: Justin Edwards
Unknown: Katherine Parkinson.
Producer: Alex Walsh-Taylor

: The Archers

Penny's finances take a knock.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson questions leading crime writers. including Reginald Hill and Val McDermid , in a special report from the Harrogate Crime Writing Festival. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Reginald Hill
Unknown: Val McDermid

: Villette

3/10. Isidore. A handsome English doctor pays a visit to the school and begins to confide in Lucy. By Charlotte Bronte.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

: Reality Check

2/3. Justin Rowlatt chairs the debate programme. The UK is suffering an obesity crisis and supermarkets are accused of having too much power. So does the food chain need a radical overhaul? Consumers, farmers, retailers and food experts discuss who has the right to tell them what to eat and where to shop. Producer John Murphy Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Justin Rowlatt
Producer: John Murphy

: The Election Agent

1/3. What really goes on behind the scenes of an election campaign? What messages do dissatisfied voters write on their ballot papers? With exclusive access to an election count, Shaun Ley hears the stories of the election agents. Producer Giles Edwards Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Shaun Ley
Producer: Giles Edwards

: Last Chance for Africa's Elephants?

Andrew Luck-Baker investigates how science and DNA tracking can stop the new upsurge in the slaughter of African elephants for the booming illegal international ivory trade. Scientists estimate that the loss of African elephants to poaching is about eight per cent of the population every year - a higher percentage than during the bloodiest years of the 1980s. Producer Andrew Luck-Baker


Unknown: Andrew Luck-Baker
Producer: Andrew Luck-Baker

: Between Ourselves

1/8. Olivia O'Leary talks to comedians
Shazia Mirza and Paul Sinha. Rptd from 9am


Talks: Olivia O'Leary
Unknown: Shazia Mirza
Unknown: Paul Sinha.

: Book at Bedtime: The Rapture

8/10. In order to exploit her prophetic powers, Gabrielle is forced to treat Bethany with electroconvulsive therapy, with dire consequences. Liz Jensen 's eco-thriller, read by Denise Black. For details see Monday


Unknown: Liz Jensen
Read By: Denise Black.

: Act Your Age

4/6. Simon Mayo hosts the comedy show. Producers Ashley Blaker and Bill Matthews


Unknown: Simon Mayo
Producers: Ashley Blaker
Producers: Bill Matthews

: Kicking the Habit

2/6. Long Distance Friar.
Father Athanasias is tweaking his bath chair for greater speed. Christopher Lee's comedy.
Director Pete Atkin


Writer: Christopher Lee
Director: Pete Atkin
Brother Martin: Roy Dotrice
Father Bertie: Alfred Molina
Father Michael: Martin Jarvis
Brother Luke: Darren Richardson
Mave: Rosalind Ayres
Brother Francis: Alan Shearman
Father Lawrence: Kenneth Danziger

: News

: Book of the Week: Muriel Spark: the Biography

3/5. 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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