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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Stephen Shipley.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Melvin Rickarby


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Melvin Rickarby

: Today

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


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Lionel Blue.

: Peston and the Money Men

4/4. Adair Turner. Robert Peston , the BBC's business editor, talks to the present chairman of the Financial Services Authority, Adair Turner , whose job it is now to restore trust in the financial system.
Producer Jane Beresford Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Adair Turner.
Unknown: Robert Peston
Unknown: Adair Turner
Producer: Jane Beresford

: Jeopardising Justice

2/4. In the 1970s and 80s, a generation of liberal lawyers attacked the judiciary for being too right-wing and out of touch. Now right-wing politicians have appropriated their language and attacked the judiciary for being too liberal and out of touch.
Helena Kennedy OC investigates. Producer Simon Hollis


Unknown: Helena Kennedy
Producer: Simon Hollis

: Daily Service

From Wellington Church, Glasgow, with the Rev Ian Galloway and the Choir of Glasgow University Chapel, directed by James Grossmith. Mark 4, vv30-32.


Unknown: Ian Galloway
Directed By: James Grossmith.

: Book of the Week: William Golding: The Man Who Wrote Lord of the Flies

1/5. John Carey explores the life and career of William Golding, an often violently self-critical novelist who won the Nobel Prize for Literature. Abridged by John Carey and read by Christian Rodska. Producer Bruce Young
(Repeated at 12.30am)
RT DIRECT: William Golding: the Man who Wrote Lord of the Flies is available for £22.50 (RRP £25) inc p&p. Call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT, or visit [web address removed]


Unknown: John Carey
Unknown: William Golding
Abridged By: John Carey
Read By: Christian Rodska.
Unknown: William Golding

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jane Garvey.


Presented By: Jane Garvey.

: Au Pairs

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

: Iraq United

Earlier this year, Hugh Sykes followed the Iraqi football team as they prepared to compete in the Confederations Cup in South Africa. He reveals the challenges the players overcame and how the team's participation affected the people Of Iraq. Producer Barney Rowntree


Unknown: Hugh Sykes
Producer: Barney Rowntree

: The Maltby Collection

3/6. Warring curators, wedding cleaners and a dodgy alarm system all add to the unwanted pressure on Walter. David Nobbs's museum-based comedy.
Producer Colin Anderson


Producer: Colin Anderson
Rod: Julian Rtiind-Tutt
Walter: Geoffrey Palmer
Prunella: Rachel Atkins
Susie: Margaret Cabourn-Smith
Julian: Ben Willbond
Wirf: Geoff McGivem
Eva: Julia Deakin
Des: Michael Smiley
Stelios: Chris Pavlo

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs with Julian Worricker.


Unknown: Julian Worricker.

: The World at One

With Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Round Britain Quiz

8/12. Teams from Scotland and Northern
Ireland compete in the cryptic quiz show. Hosted by Tom Sutcliffe. producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe.
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Rptd from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Best Friends

What would test your closest friendship to the limit? When Charlotte is convicted of killing her baby her best friend Sam begins a campaign to clear her name.


Writer: Clara Glynn
Director: David Ian Neville
Sam: Shonagh Price
Charlotte: Louise Ludgate
Archie: Crawford Logan
Weather girl/Prison guard: Kristin Murray
Rory: Cameron McNee

: Archive on 4: Five and the Fascists

Shortened repeat from Saturday at 8pm

: The Test of Time

1/5. Scientists look back to their ancient forebears, beginning with maxillofacial surgeon lain Hutchinson, who discovers the nasal reconstructive techniques he uses today date back to the third century BC. Producer Erika Wright


Producer: Erika Wright

: The Food Programme

Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm

: Tracing Your Roots

2/5. Lucille White has always understood that her great, great grandmother was the illegitimate daughter of Louis XVI. Birth, marriage and death certificates may not tell the whole story so Sally Magnusson and resident genealogist Nick Barratt investigate how to widen the search to disentangle myth from truth. Producer Kate Bissell


Unknown: Lucille White
Unknown: Sally Magnusson
Unknown: Nick Barratt
Producer: Kate Bissell

: PM

Presented by Carolyn Quinn.

: Just a Minute

7/10. Jenny Eclair , Stephen Fry , Charles Collingwood and Paul Merton are the panellists who try to avoid deviation, hesitation and repetition when speaking for a minute on a subject given to them by chairman Nicholas Parsons.
Producer Claire Jones Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm


Unknown: Jenny Eclair
Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Charles Collingwood
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons.
Producer: Claire Jones

: The Archers

Lynda puts her foot down for the footpaths. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Kirsty Lang interviews Colin Firth, who plays Sir Henry Wotton in the new film Dorian Gray.


Presenter: Kirsty Lang
Guest: Colin Firth
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Au Pairs

1/5. David and Caroline Stafford 's comedy about manners, morals, accidental chaos and heavy-duty childcare.
Producer/Director Marc Beeby Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Caroline Stafford
Director: Marc Beeby
Dorika Anna Maxwell Martin: Alvy Sharon Gavin

: Where Did It All Go Right?

2/3. Continuing his series about controversial policies that were later judged to be a success, Philip Cowley looks back 30 years ago at the heated debates over legislation to make it compulsory to wear seat belts. Producer Jane Ashley


Unknown: Philip Cowley
Producer: Jane Ashley

: Crossing Continents

8/9. Gangland in Paradise. Bill Law tells the story of young gangsters in Vancouver, who exploited legal loopholes to build a multibillion-dollar illicit drugs industry with business savvy and bullets. Repeated from Thursday

: Costing the Earth

2/9. Best before Waste. We throw away more than five million tons of food every year because of confusion over "display until",
"best before" and "use-by" dates. Tom Heap investigates where these dates came from, who sets them, and how we might live without them. Producer Helen Lennard Repeated on Thursday at 1.30pm


Producer: Helen Lennard

: Peston and the Money Men

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Ritula Shah.


Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: Book at Bedtime: Love and Summer

6/10. William Trevor 's story, set deep in rural Ireland, of a brief summer love affair. While
Miss Connulty plots to avert unbridled emotion, Florian and Ellie find a meeting place away from her sight. Abridged by Sally Marmion. Read by Dermot Crowley. Producer Di speirs RT DIRECT: Love and Summer is available for £17.09
(RRP £18.99) 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

: Story of 0 - the Vice Francalse

The Story of 0 is an erotic classic, first published in 1954 under the pseudonym
Pauline Reage. Written with an almost hallucinatory intensity, it took the French literary world by storm. Writer and former editor of the Erotic Review Rowan Pelling goes in search of the real Pauline Reage. Producers Martina Hall and Angela Hind


Unknown: Pauline Reage.
Unknown: Rowan Pelling
Unknown: Pauline Reage.
Producers: Martina Hall
Producers: Angela Hind

: Lives in a Landscape

6/6. Gone East. Alan Dein finally meets the girl who, three years before, had revealed some of her troubled life from the anonymity Of a Margate phonebox. Producer Mark Burman


Unknown: Alan Dein
Producer: Mark Burman

: News

: Book of the Week:William Golding: the Man WhoWrote Lord of the Flies

1/5. By John Carey. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: John Carey.

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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.

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