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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Ed Kessler.


Unknown: Ed Kessler.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With Evan Davis and James Naughtie.
6.2S, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Joel Edwards.


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Joel Edwards.

: The House I Grew Up In

5/5. Former Conservative cabinet minster Jonathan Aitken , convicted of perjury in 1999, takes Wendy Robbins back to his childhood to Dublin, where his early home was a hospital ward run by Catholic nuns. Producer Smita Patel Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Jonathan Aitken
Unknown: Wendy Robbins
Producer: Smita Patel

: The Good Samaritan

3/5. The Butterfields' Story. Jane and Ashley Butterfield were so distressed by the sight of Indian children living rough near railway lines that they set up a charity to run a girls'home on the outskirts of Delhi. Dominic Arkwright meets them. Producer John Byrne


Unknown: Ashley Butterfield
Producer: John Byrne

: Book of the Week:Climbing the Bookshelves

2/5. Shirley Williams 's autobiography continues into the Second World War. Her agonised parents decide to send her and her brother alone to America as evacuees. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Shirley Williams

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Nicholas Bundock. Christ, the Fair Glory (Coelites plaudant). Revelation 12,
W7-12. Sanctus (Faure). Soldiers of Christ! Arise (From Strength to Strength).


Unknown: Nicholas Bundock.

: Woman's Hour

With Jane Garvey.


Unknown: Jane Garvey.

: Craven

2/5. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm

: Nature

7/9. In Search of Jenny. Gorillas first came to the attention of the West in 1847. By 1855 they remained little known - but is it possible that a young gorilla was living anonymously in England? Karen Partridge goes in search of the evidence to find the first gorilla brought out of Africa to live in captivity. Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Producer: Karen Partridge

: Morpurgo's Islands of Inspiration

Children's writer Michael Morpurgo travels to the Isles of Scilly more than 30 years after his first visit there, to investigate their myths and legends, and explore how they have been a source of inspiration for his writing. Producer Susie Matthews


Unknown: Michael Morpurgo
Producer: Susie Matthews

: Call You and Yours

Phone-in presented by Julian Worricker.
PHONE: [number removed] (Lines open from 10am) EMAIL: [web address removed]


Presenter: Julian Worricker.

: The World at One

With Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Soul Music

5/5. interviewees discuss how Strauss s Four Last Songs have helped them achieve a sense of calm at key moments during their lives. producer Rosie Boulton Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm


Producer: Rosie Boulton

: The Archers

Rptdfrom yesterday at7pm

: Afternoon Play: Dickens Confidential

1/6. Gangs of London. Mike Walker's series imagines how Charles Dickens would have reported the news to the masses if he had remained the editor of a daily newspaper. A mugging of a criminal gang's financier points Dickens and his team to a plot to rock the very heart of the financial world.
Producer/Director David Hunter


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Director: David Hunter
Charles Dickens: Dan Stevens
Agnes: Eleanor Howell
Jack: Freddy White
Daniel: Andrew Buchan
Joseph: John Dougall
Mickey's Jim: Gerard Murphy
Iron: Billy Johnrowe
Gasman: Ben Crowe
Harry: Stephen Critchlow
Thug: Chris Pavlo
Woman: Uz Sutherland

: Home Planet

13/13. Listeners' questions about the natural world. Address: [address removed] Email [web address removed] Phone: [number removed]


Producer: Toby Murcott

: Welsh Rarebits

1/3. Golden Swirls. By Anna Smith.
Seventeen-year-old Gavin does not enjoy being a carpet fitter, especially when he has to placate a customer as dissatisfied as Mrs Leopold. Read by Matthew Gravelle. producer Kate McAII ; Director Nigel Lewis


Unknown: Anna Smith.
Unknown: Mrs Leopold.
Read By: Matthew Gravelle.
Producer: Kate McAii
Director: Nigel Lewis

: A History of Private Life

2/30. Things That Go Bump in the Night
Amanda Vickery continues her history of the home, exploring how the desire for privacy, safety and comfort in the 16th and 17th centuries could be disrupted by the fear of ghosts and witches. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Amanda Vickery

: From Abacus to Circle Time: aShort History of the Primary School

3/3. Mike Baker compares the Victorian era's "payment-by-results" approach to teaching with the league tables set up by Tony Blair 's Labour government, and asks what's next for education. Producer Sukey Firth


Unknown: Mike Baker
Unknown: Tony Blair
Producer: Sukey Firth

: Great Lives

9/9. Former PM John Major chooses as his hero the poet and author Rudyard Kipling. Presented by Matthew Parris. producer Jolyon Jenkins Repeated on Friday at 11pm


Unknown: John Major
Unknown: Rudyard Kipling.
Presented By: Matthew Parris.
Producer: Jolyon Jenkins

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: That Mitchell and Webb Sound

6/6. The duo introduce Britain's top police tortoise. With James Bachman , Sarah Hadiand and Olivia Colman. Producer Gareth Edwards
RT DIRECT: That Mitchell and Webb Sound series 1-3 is available for £32.00 (RRP E48.93) inc p&p. Call
[number removed] (BT landlines cost 5p per min; other networks vary), or visit bbcshop.com quoting [number removed]


Unknown: James Bachman
Unknown: Sarah Hadiand
Unknown: Olivia Colman.
Producer: Gareth Edwards

: The Archers

The battle lines are drawn for Neil and Lynda. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Kirsty Lang reports from Tate Modern on Pop Life, a new exhibition on the theme of art, money and fame.


Presenter: Kirsty Lang
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Craven

2/5. By Amelia Bullmore. Craven and Robinson unite against bigotry and rising racial tensions. For cast and details see yesterday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Amelia Bullmore.

: File on 4

2/10. in light of criticism levelled at the NHS over failures that allowed a man with schizophrenia to kill two people, Miriam O'Reilly investigates whether widespread problems in community mental health services are causing disturbed patients to become a danger both to themselves and the public. Producer Gail Champion Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly

: In Touch

With Peter White. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Unknown: Peter White.
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Adults with Autism

With an estimated half a million adult autistics in this country, Mike Embley asks why so many are diagnosed later in life. He finds out about the help and support available as well as the latest in scientific research - from the investigation of genes and hormones to MRI scans to look inside the autistic brain.
Producer Sara Parker Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Mike Embley
Producer: Sara Parker

: The House I Grew Up In

Rptd from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Ritula Shah.


Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: Book at Bedtime: Fathers and Sons

2/10. The powerful influence that Arkady's radical new friend Bavarov exerts on the young graduate is becoming clear to both Arkady's doting father Nikolay and his fastidious uncle Pavel. By Ivan Turgenev. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Ivan Turgenev.

: Child's Play

After an indiscretion involving OAPs, MRSA and mint humbugs, city boy Harry is banished to the country by his boss and ordered to turn a village nursery into a money-making machine. Pilot edition of a comedy series by Lucy Clarke


Writer: Lucy ClarkeProducer: Simon Nicholls
Harry: Nicholas Burns
Pen: Olivia Coleman
Other roles played by: Daisy Haggard
Other roles played by: Matthew Holness

: Another Case of Milton Jones

3/4. This week Milton Jones decides he's a world-famous jockey. Starring Milton Jones , with Tom Goodman-Hill , Dave Lamb and Lucy Montgomery. Written by Milton Jones and James Cary. Producer David Tyler RT DIRECT: Another Case of Milton Jones is available for £9.50 (RRP £12.72) inc pSp. Call
[number removed] (BT landlines cost 5p per min; other networks vary), or visit bbcshop.com quoting [number removed]


Unknown: Milton Jones
Unknown: Milton Jones
Unknown: Tom Goodman-Hill
Unknown: Dave Lamb
Unknown: Lucy Montgomery.
Written By: Milton Jones
Written By: James Cary.
Producer: David Tyler
Unknown: Milton Jones

: 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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