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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Ed Kessler.


Unknown: Ed Kessler.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Melvin Rickarby


Producer: Melvin Rickarby

: Today

With Evan Davis and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rev David Wilkinson.


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: David Wilkinson.

: A History of Private Life

Tom Sutdiffe chairs a discussion with Amanda Vickery , Simon Jenkins of the National Trust and anthropologist Daniel Miller on the meaning of home today. Producer Olivia Seligman Repeated at 9.30pm See also A History of Private Life at 3.45pm


Unknown: Tom Sutdiffe
Unknown: Amanda Vickery
Unknown: Simon Jenkins
Unknown: Daniel Miller
Producer: Olivia Seligman

: Einstein's Fiddle

Physicist Brian Foster explores the role of music in Albert Einstein 's life. Producer Matt Silver


Unknown: Brian Foster
Unknown: Albert Einstein
Producer: Matt Silver

: Book of the Week:Climbing the Bookshelves

1/5. Shirley Williams , one of the "Gang of Four" who founded the SDP in 1981, reads her autobiography. She recalls childhood memories and the enormous influence of her mother and father, the author Vera Brittain and philosopher George Caitlm. Abridged by Polly Coles. Producer Clive Brill Repeated at 2.30am RT DIRECT: Climbing the Bookshelves is available for E18.00 (RRP £20.00) inc p&p. Call [number removed] inai rate) quoting RT. or visit rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Shirley Williams
Unknown: Vera Brittain
Unknown: George Caitlm.
Abridged By: Polly Coles.
Producer: Clive Brill

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Tony Burnham.
Be Still, for me Presence of the Lord (Evans, arr Hughes).
Genesis 18, vv1-8.
How Beautiful Are the Feet (Handel).
Songs of Praise the Angels Sang (Northampton).


Service led by: Rev. Tony Burnham.

: Woman's Hour

With Jane Garvey.


Unknown: Jane Garvey.

: Craven

1/5. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm

: Bristol: Cycling City

In 2008, Bristol won the bid to become
Britain's first Cycling City, despite having lots of hills and narrow roads. Miles Warde cycles around the city to find out how the initiative is working on the streets. Producer Christine Hall


Producer: Christine Hall

: The Maltby Collection

6/6. Walter continues to be suspicious of his wife's attempts at reconciliation. By David Nobbs.
Julia Deakin wire s attempts at reconciliation. By David Nobbs ,
Producer Colin Anderson


Unknown: David Nobbs.
Unknown: Julia Deakin
Unknown: David Nobbs
Producer: Colin Anderson
Rod: Julian Rhind-Tutt
Walter: Geoffrey Palmer
Prunella: Rachel Atkins
Susie: Margaret Cabourn-Smitti
Julian: Ben Willbond
Wilf: Geoff McGivern
Eva ': Julia Deakin
Des: Michael Smiley
Des: Chris Pavlo
Gloria: Helen Atkinson-Wood
Vicar: Stephen K Amos

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs with Julian Worricker.


Unknown: Julian Worricker.

: The World at One

With Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Round Britain Quiz

11/12. Teams from Northern Ireland and Wales compete. 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: Hoffnung Drawn to Music

Matt Lucas stars in Alan Stafford's freewheeling jaunt through the bizarre world of musical humorist Gerard Hoffnung. It's 1956 and the fruity-voiced raconteur, tuba player and occasional Quasimodo impersonator is about to unveil his latest madcap scheme - a Hoffnung Music Festival. Broadcast to mark the 50th anniversary of Hoffnung's early death.
Producer Adam Bromley
Director Lissa Evans


Unknown: Matt Lucas
Unknown: Alan Stafford
Unknown: Gerard Hoffnung
Producer: Adam Bromley
Director: Lissa Evans
Gerard Hoffnung: Matt Lucas
Psychiatrist: Matt Lucas
Annetta Hoffnung: Gina McKee
lan Messiter: Stephen Boswell
Malcolm Arnold: Nicholas Jones
Bean: Nicholas Jones
John Amis: Jon Glover
Roy Plomley: Jon Glover
Richard Dimbleby: Jon Glover
Arthur Drummer: Hugh Bonneville
Susan Drummer: Felicity Montagu
Announcer: Felicity Montagu
Annetta Hoffnung: Herself

: Archive on 4: Self on Ballard

Shortened repeat from Saturday at 8pm

: A History of Private Life

1/30. The Bed. Amanda Vickery 's series reveals the hidden history of home life over the past 400 years. She draws on first-hand accounts from letters and diaries, many of which have never been heard before. Today's focus is on how husbands and wives negotiated power in the matrimonial bed in the 16th century.
Featuring readers Deborah Findlay , John Sessions , Madeleine Brolly and Simon Tcherniak. Producer Elizabeth Burke


Unknown: Amanda Vickery
Readers: Deborah Findlay
Readers: John Sessions
Readers: Madeleine Brolly
Readers: Simon Tcherniak.
Producer: Elizabeth Burke

: The Food Programme

Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm

: Tracing Your Roots

5/5. Researching the life of an adoptive relative is often challenging. Listeners who have been through this emotional process talk to Sally Magnusson and genealogist Nick Barratt , who offer advice on the best way to proceed. Producer Claire White


Unknown: Sally Magnusson
Unknown: Nick Barratt
Producer: Claire White

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: Just a Minute

10/10. Nicholas Parsons is in the chair as Graham Norton and Paul Merton discuss how to outdo the other panellists - Gyles Brandreth and Pauline McLynn.
Producer Claire Jones Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Graham Norton
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Gyles Brandreth
Unknown: Pauline McLynn.
Producer: Claire Jones

: The Archers

Jim's charms don't wash for Kathy.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson interviews Ricky Gervais, star of the film The Invention of Lying, which he has co-written and co-directed.


Presenter: Mark Lawson
Guest: Ricky Gervais
Producer: Robyn Read

: Craven

1/5. By Amelia Bullmore. On the first day of her new job DCI Sue Craven encounters a burnt corpse and meets her latest partner, Watende Robinson. Before the day is out, her secret past has started to become a professional problem.
Producer Justine Potter Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Amelia Bullmore.
Unknown: Dci Sue Craven
Unknown: Watende Robinson.
Producer: Justine Potter
DCI Craven: Maxine Peake
DS Robinson: Michael Obiora
Macca: Jack Deam
DI Bird: David Crellin
DSI Price: James Quinn
Michael: Reece Nol
Aaron: Marcquelle Ward

: Morecambe: Chill Winds on the Bay

1/2. Following attempts to revive the fortunes of the faded seaside town - a project that involves a large amount of public money. Producer Ian Muir-Cochrane


Producer: Ian Muir-Cochrane

: Analysis

2/9. Who's Afraid of the BNP? With the BNP appearing regularly in the headlines, Kenan Malik considers what the liberal response should be. He examines whether it's time for a more sophisticated public debate about what the BNP stands for.
Producer Smita Patel Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Kenan Malik
Producer: Smita Patel

: Costing the Earth

5/9. The Great Mineral Heist. Alice Roberts investigates the decline in crucial nutrients in fruit, vegetables, wheat and rice.
Producer Alasdair Cross Repeated on Thursday at 1.30pm


Unknown: Alice Roberts

: A History of Private Life

A discussion on the meaning of home today, chaired by Tom Sutcliffe , that accompanies the 30-part series on 400 years Of social history. Repeated from 9am


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe

: The World Tonight

With Ritula Shah.


Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: Book at Bedtime: Fathers and Sons

1/10. Ivan Turgenev 's story of the eternal struggle between the generations and the rise and fall of a charismatic young nihilist.
Arkady returns to his doting father and uncle in the country, with a quest who looks set to ruffle some feathers. Peter Carson 's translation is read by Douglas Hodge.
Abridged by Sally Marmion. Producer Di Speirs RT DIRECT: Fathers and Sons is available for E8.50
(RRP E8.99) inc p&p. Call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT, or visit rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Ivan Turgenev
Unknown: Peter Carson
Read By: Douglas Hodge.
Abridged By: Sally Marmion.
Producer: Di Speirs

: With Great Pleasure

3/10. With the Southbank Centre's artistic director, Jude Kelly. The readers are Diana Quick and John Shrapnel. Producer Mark Smalley


Director: Jude Kelly.
Director: John Shrapnel.
Producer: Mark Smalley

: Black Screen Britain

2/2. Reclaiming Our Image. How black writers in the 1970s challenged racial stereotypes. Producer Mukti Jain Campion


Producer: Mukti Jain Campion

: News

: Book of the Week:

Climbing the Bookshelves 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.

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