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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Bert Tosh.


Unknown: Dr Bert Tosh.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anne-Marie Bullock.


Presented By: Anne-Marie Bullock.

: Today

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


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Justin Webb.
Unknown: Lionel Blue.

: Peston and the Money Men

3/4. John Varley. The chief executive of Barclays, John Varley, gives Robert Peston an insider's view of how it felt to watch banks teeter on the brink of collapse over the weekend of 11 October 2008. Repeated at 9.30pm


Interviewee: John Varley
Presenter: Robert Peston
Producer: Jane Beresford

: Jeopardising Justice

New series. 1/4. Helena Kennedy OC started her career campaigning for legal reform to reflect changes in society. Now she believes things may have gone too far. She begins by looking at the rise of the victims' movement that she once championed. Now she wonders if it has gained such strength that it impinges on the rights of defendants. Producer Simon Hollis


Unknown: Helena Kennedy
Producer: Simon Hollis

: Daily Service

Led by John Forrest. Put Thou Thy Trust in God
(Doncaster). Exodus 14, vv21-30. Psalm 106, vv1-12
(Barnby). The God of Abraham Praise (Leon).


Unknown: John Forrest.

: Book of the Week:Newton and the Counterfeiter

1/5. As Warden of the Royal Mint, Isaac Newton took a hands-on approach to the interrogation of counterfeiting suspects held in Newgate. Thomas Levenson's biography traces the fascinating rivalry between the greatest scientific mind of the age and one of London's most accomplished and daring criminals, William Chaloner. Abridged by David Jackson Young. Read by Crawford Logan. Producer Bruce Young Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: Newton and the Counterfeiter is available for £18.00(RRP £20.00) inc p&p. Call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT, or visit [Web Address Removed]


Unknown: Isaac Newton
Unknown: William Chaloner.
Abridged By: David Jackson Young.
Read By: Crawford Logan.

: Woman's Hour

With Jane Garvey.


Unknown: Jane Garvey.

: Writing the Century

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

: Merry Widows

Women who suddenly find themselves widowed after years of marriage describe the difficulties of starting again, and finding unexpected happiness in later life.
Producers Elizabeth Burke and Kim Normanton


Producers: Elizabeth Burke
Producers: Kim Normanton

: The Maltby Collection

2/6. Walter has staff to fire and a broken heart to mend, but worst of all, his wife's come back to him and seems intent on pandering to his every whim. Museum-based comedy by David Nobbs.


Comedy By: David Nobbs.
Rod: Julian Rhind-Tutt
Walter: Geoffrey Palmer
Prunella: Rachel Atkins
Susie: Margaret Cabourn-Smith
Julian: Ben Willbond
Producer: Colin Anderson
Wilf: Geoff McGivern
Eva: Julia Deakin
Des: Michael Smiley
Stelios: Chris Pavlo
Psychiatrist: Stephen K Amos

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs with Julian Worricker.


Unknown: Julian Worricker.

: The World at One

News and analysis with Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Round Britain Quiz

7/12. Tom Sutcliffe puts general knowledge questions requiring lateral thinking to teams from the south of England and the Midlands. Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Rptd from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: What MightHave Been

Stephen Rea performs a piece of unflinching prose by Joseph O'Connor inspired by Joseph and Bridget Moore , reaHife Irish immigrants, as they struggle to cope in a New York tenement on the Lower East Side in 1869. Original music composed by Graeme Stewart
Violinist Ruby Colley ; Producer Gemma McMullan


Unknown: Stephen Rea
Unknown: Joseph O'Connor
Unknown: Bridget Moore
Composed By: Graeme Stewart
Violinist: Ruby Colley
Producer: Gemma McMullan

: Archive on 4: Meeting MyselfComing Back

Shortened rpt from Saturday at 8pm

: 1 Was a Child Prodigy

1/5. Chris Ledgard looks at the lives of child prodigies. He meets Mark Bennett who was one of the brightest schoolboy mathematicians of his generation. But he tired of academic life after becoming a professor of mathematics at Cambridge, so he became a priest. Has he any regrets? Producer Chris Ledgard


Unknown: Chris Ledgard
Unknown: Mark Bennett
Producer: Chris Ledgard

: The Food Programme

Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm

: Tracing Your Roots

New series. 1/5. Marking the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War,
Sally Magnusson helps Stella Collis find out more about her German PoW father, one of the many war-related stories explored in the family-history magazine. Producer Kate Bisseii


Unknown: Sally Magnusson
Unknown: Stella Collis
Producer: Kate Bisseii

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: Just a Minute

6/10. Nicholas Parsons is joined by Paul Merton and Sue Perkins in the stopwatch panel game. Producer Claire Jones Rptd on Sunday at 12.04pm


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Sue Perkins
Producer: Claire Jones Rptd

: The Archers

There's a cash crisis at The Lodge.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson talks to the writer and sculptor William Trevor.
See also Book at Bedtime at 10.45pm


Presenter: Mark Lawson
Guest: William Trevor
Producer: Gavin Heard

: Writing the Century

1/5. Week Nine: Tom and Stella. July 1964: drama student Stella Kaufman travels to Israel on a quest to "find herself" - but she's left with more questions than answers. The series exploring the 20th century through the diaries and correspondence of real people continues with this dramatisation by Vanessa Rosenthal.
Producer Pauline Harris Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Stella Kaufman
Unknown: Vanessa Rosenthal.
Producer: Pauline Harris
Stella: Rebecca Callard
Tom: Jotin Lightbody
Avnair/Nigel: Greg Wood
Maurice: Robert Pickavance
Dr Kaufman: David Fleeshman
Mrs: Kaufman Olwenmay
Susie: Fiona Clarke
Frankie: Christine Brennan
Bank manager: Roger Morlidge
Richard III/Simon: Dermot Daly

: Where Did It All Go Right?

New series. 1/3. Philip Cowley re-examines policies that were once highly controversial, but later became widely accepted. He looks back at the debates over the introduction of the national minimum wage and assesses its impact. Producer Jane Ashley


Unknown: Philip Cowley
Producer: Jane Ashley

: Crossing Continents

7/9. Bihar. David Goldblatt reports from the Indian town of Patwatoli, where more than 50 students in the last ten years have gained entry to India's scientific equivalent of Oxbridge. Repeated from Thursday

: Costing the Earth

New series. 1/9. Turbines or Tearooms
Much of the British countryside is off-limits to green energy development. Tom Heap asks if it is time to site badly needed wind turbines in National Parks.
Producer Alasdair Cross Rptd on Thursday at 1.30pm


Producer: Alasdair Cross Rptd

: Peston and the Money Men

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and comment, with Ritula Shah.


Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: Book at Bedtime: Love andSummer

1/10. William Trevor 's exquisitely written and compassionate story, set deep in rural Ireland, of a brief summer love affair starts with a funeral - and a beginning. Abridged by Sally Marmion. Read by Dermot Crowley. Producer Di Speirs RT DIRECT: Love and Summer is available for £17.09
(RRP E18.99) inc p&p. Call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT, or visit rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: William Trevor
Abridged By: Sally Marmion.
Read By: Dermot Crowley.
Producer: Di Speirs

: From Jean Brodie to CarrieBradshaw: Spinsters in Popular Culture

Ann Widdecombe asks why there are so few happy spinsters in English literature. Producer Faith Lawrence


Unknown: Ann Widdecombe

: Lives in a Landscape

5/6. The Queens of Coal. Alan Dein meets two former Coal Queens, elected to represent their mines, to see how the title has affected their lives. Producer Neil McCarthy


Unknown: Alan Dein
Producer: Neil McCarthy

: News

: Book of the Week:Newton and the Counterfeiter

1/5. By Thomas Levenson. Rptd from 9.45am


Unknown: Thomas Levenson.

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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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