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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Bert Tosh.


Unknown: Dr Bert Tosh.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith. producer Anne-Marie Bullock


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Anne-Marie Bullock

: Today

With Evan Davis and James Naughtie.

6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News

7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev James Jones.


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: James Jones.

: Between Ourselves

5/6. Olivia O'Leary talks to personal columnists Katharine Whitehorn (formerly of The
Observer) and Liz Jones (of You magazine) about getting too personal and how theirfriends and families react to being written about. Producer Sara Conkey Repeated at 9.30pm


Talks: Olivia O'Leary
Unknown: Katharine Whitehorn
Unknown: Liz Jones
Producer: Sara Conkey

: Very Amazing: behind theScenes at the V&A

5/5. Rosie Goldsmith joins the Victoria ana
Albert Museum 's curators in India to look at the museum's growing international worK. Producer Eve Streeter


Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith
Unknown: Albert Museum

: Book of the Week:Newton and the Counterfeiter

3/5. Newly released from Newgate, Chaloner advises Parliament on corruption at the heart of the Royal Mint. By Thomas Levenson. For details see Mon Rptd at 12.30am


Unknown: Thomas Levenson.
Unknown: Mon Rptd

: Daily Service

Led by Andrew Graystone. Father of All, Whose Laws Have Stood (St Catherine).
Mark 2, vv 23-28. Come, My Way, My Truth, My Life (Cooper). Come Let Us Sing of a Wonderful Love (Wonderful Love).


Unknown: Andrew Graystone.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Writing the Century

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

: Random Edition Outbreak ofWar Special

Peter Snow turns to the pages of the Manchester Guardian for 4 September
1939 to hear stories of the previous day, when
Chamberlain announced Britain's declaration of war on Germany. Within hours a U-boat had sunk the passenger liner Athena.
Novelist Jilly Cooper describes how pets fared in the crisis. And singer Gracie Fields was back home - but heading for trouble. Producer Andrew Green


Unknown: Jilly Cooper
Singer: Gracie Fields
Producer: Andrew Green

: Ayres on the Air

3/4. Pam Ayres is joined by Geoffrey Whitehead and Felicity Montagu for poems and sketches on the subject of "on yer bike". The team touch on French cycling holidays, the upside to riding a tandem and getting fit on gym bikes. Producer Claire Jones


Unknown: Pam Ayres
Unknown: Geoffrey Whitehead
Unknown: Felicity Montagu
Producer: Claire Jones

: 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. Producer Sally Spurring

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at7pm

: Afternoon Play: Brief Lives

1/4. In these fast-paced stories by Tom Fry and Sharon Kelly , Frank Twist leads a maverick team of freelance legal advisers who operate in the Manchester area. When Dee Dee 's estranged son is arrested for shoplifting, only his. stepfather, Frank Twist , can come to the rescue.
Producer Susan Roberts


Stories By: Tom Fry
Stories By: Sharon Kelly
Unknown: Frank Twist
Unknown: Dee Dee
Unknown: Frank Twist
Producer: Susan Roberts
Frank: Davtd Schofleld
Dee Dee: Denlse Welch
Ben: Kwame Kwel-Armah
James: Mikey North
Johnny: Andrew Schofield
McGregor/Milo: Rod Matthew
OCHighton: James Quinn
DC Price: Deborah McAndrew

: Money Box: Coping with the

Recession Repeated from Saturday at 12.04pm

: The Heart of Saturday Night

2/3. Muriel. A small-town forklift truck driver returns to his old neighbourhood and the bar he used to drink in before his breakdown; but the people there are doing all they can to avoid mentioning his dead wife, Muriel. US author Willy Vlautin 's story, inspired by Tom Waits 's distinctive imaginary worlds, is read by Ed Stoppard. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Willy Vlautin
Unknown: Tom Waits
Read By: Ed Stoppard.

: 1 Was a Child Prodigy

3/5. Chris Ledgard talks to Demis Hassabis , once the highest-ranked 12-year-old chess player who later gave up his hopes of becoming world champion, a decision he does not regret.
For details see Monday


Talks: Chris Ledgard
Unknown: Demis Hassabis

: 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

Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: Chain Reaction

New series. 1/6. The tag-team interview show kicks off with Robert Llewellyn interviewing Dave Gorman , the comedian responsible for shows like Are
You Dave Gorman ?, Googlewhack Adventure and Genius. Robert asks Dave about cycling across Britain, online stalkers and life-threatening trips to Mexico. Producer Sam Bryant


Unknown: Robert Llewellyn
Unknown: Dave Gorman
Unknown: Dave Gorman
Producer: Sam Bryant

: The Archers

Lynda and Elizabeth turn Secret Gardeners. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson, including an interview with Julia McKenzie as she takes on the role of Agatha Christie's renowned sleuth Miss Marple on TV.


Presenter: Mark Lawson
Guest: Julia McKenzie
Producer: Gavin Heard

: Writing the Century

3/5. Week Nine: Tom and Stella. In 1965 Stella gets her first professional acting job, leading to further separation from Tom. By Vanessa Rosenthal.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Vanessa Rosenthal.

: The Atheist and the Bishop

3/3. Jane Little chairs a debate between
Julian Baggini , editor of The Philosophers'
Magazine, and former Bishop of Oxford, the Rt Rev Richard Harries , who discuss the topics of power and wealth. They visit a church with a new approach in assisting the homeless, the House of Lords, and an entrepreneur who is helping communities in Nepal and India.
Producer Caroline Donne Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Jane Little
Unknown: Julian Baggini
Unknown: Richard Harries
Producer: Caroline Donne

: Britain's White House

1/2. Politician Sadiq Khan remembers the careers of Commons predecessors Dadabhai Naoroji and MM Bhownaggree, Britain's first Asian MPs, who were elected in the 1890s.
Producer Julia Johnson Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Sadiq Khan
Unknown: Dadabhai Naoroji
Producer: Julia Johnson

: Nature

3/9. The Sea of Cortez. The Sea of Cortez (also known as the Gulf of California) is a hotspot where the widest variety of cetaceans on Earth can be found. Repeated from yesterday at 11am

: Between Ourselves

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Love andSummer

3/10. The arrival of the dark-haired young photographer opens up a whole new world; and the girl in the blue dress offers a summer's friendship - and a chance to forget. By William Trevor. For details see Monday


Unknown: William Trevor.

: Cowards

2/6. Step inside the strange and happy world of the Cowards - sketch comedy from Tom Basden , Stefan Golaszewski , Tim Key and Lloyd Woolf. Producer Victoria Lloyd


Unknown: Tom Basden
Unknown: Stefan Golaszewski
Unknown: Tim Key
Unknown: Lloyd Woolf.
Producer: Victoria Lloyd

: Kicking the Habit

6/5. Nights to Remember. Father Michael's plan to make the lives of the older brothers more comfortable might not be such a good idea. Comedy by Christopher Lee.
Friars played by Kenneth Danziger and Alan Shearman Director Pete Atkin


Comedy By: Christopher Lee.
Played By: Kenneth Danziger
Played By: Alan Shearman
Director: Pete Atkin
Father Bertie: Alfred Molina
Brother Martin: Roy Dotrice
Father Michael: Martin Jarvls
Brother Luke: Darren Richardson
Mave: Rosalind Ayres

: News

: Book of the Week:Newton and the Counterfeiter

3/5. 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.

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