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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Ed Kessler.


Unknown: Ed Kessler.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Anna Varle


Producer: Anna Varle

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.2S, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Angela Tilby.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: In Our Time

Lecturer in Egyptology Elizabeth Frood, British Museum curator Richard Parkinson and lecturer in archaeology Kate Spence join Melvyn Bragg to discuss Akhenaten, the ruler who brought revolutionary change to Egypt.
Shortened repeat at 9.30pm
RT DIRECT: The book In Our Time, a companion tome series, edited by Melvyn Bragg , is available for E18.00 (RRP E20.00) inc p&p. Call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT, or visit [web address removed]


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Guest: Richard Parkinson
Guest: Kate Spence
Guest: Elizabeth Frood
Producer: James Cook

: Book of the Week:Climbing the Bookshelves

4/5. By Shirley Williams. The Social Democratic Party is launched in 1981, and Shirley and its three other new leaders embark on a whirlwind tour of the country. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Shirley Williams.

: Daily Service

Led by Becky Harris. Ye Watchers and Ye
Holy Ones (Lassf uns Erfreuen). Acts 5,
W14-21. Ascribe Greatness to Our God the Rock (West. Locke and Kilbridge). You re the Word of God the Father (Getty and Townend).


Unknown: Becky Harris.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Craven

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

: From Our Own Correspondent

3/9. Dispatches from the BBC's foreign correspondents, who provide the colour behind the headlines. With Kate Adie.


Presenter: Kate Adie
Producer: Tony Grant

: Encore!

Guy Garvey, singer with Elbow, explores the development of the musical encore - from the spontaneous demand for repeat performances during concerts in the 17th and 18th centuries, to today's predictable delivery of a closing party-piece. Has it lost its sparkle?
Producer Ian Bent
Radio features: pages 116-117


Presenter: Guy Garvey
Producer: Ian Bent

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs with Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

National and international news comment and analysis, presented by Martha Kearney.


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: Costing the Earth

Rptd from Mon 9pm

: The Archers

Rptd from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: A Wedding inKrakow

By Ewa Banaszkiewicz. A man returns to
Poland for his daughter's wedding after 20 years living in England. He struggles with his guilt at having abandoned his family and tries to reconcile the two cultures to which he now belongs - all the while keeping a secret from those around him.
Producer/Director Pam Marshall


Unknown: Ewa Banaszkiewicz.
Director: Pam Marshall
Staszek: Peter Cajkowski
Sandra: Helen Longworth
Zuza: Aneta Piotrowska
Wojtek ,: Sebastian Palka
Ela: Joanna Kanska
Stefan: Wojtek Piekarski
Maria: Ruth Posner

: Ramblings

Rptd from Saturday at 6.07am

: Radio 4 Appeal

Rptd from Sunday at 926pm

: Welsh Rarebits

3/3. Hurry on Sundown. In the police cell,
Cliff is trying to work out what's worse - the fact that he's about to be charged for drunk and disorderly behaviour or that he appears to have time-travelled nearly 40 years. lestyn Jones reads a story by Dan Anthony. New writing from Wales.


Story By: Dan Anthony.

: A History of Private Life

4/30. Into the Closet. Amanda Vickery reveals how privacy in the 17th century often meant withdrawing into a closet, where people could pray, read, play music and escape from the rest of the household. For details see Monday


Unknown: Amanda Vickery

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

Quentin Cooper explores topical scientific issues, discussing the latest developments with researchers from across the country.


Presenter: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Roland Pease

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: Count Arthur Strong'sRadio Show!

1/6. After Gerry takes a tumble over a bucket mysteriously left in his cafe, Arthur (Steve Delaney ) offers to run in it in his absence. Culinary experimentation, customer service.... Arthur is a natural. With
Mel Giedroyc , Alastair Kerr and Dave Mounfield. Producers Mark Radcliffe and John Leonard


Unknown: Steve Delaney
Unknown: Mel Giedroyc
Unknown: Alastair Kerr
Unknown: Dave Mounfield.
Producers: Mark Radcliffe
Producers: John Leonard

: The Archers

Mike gives Brenda a mixed blessing.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson interviews leading bass-baritone Bryn Terfel. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Bass-Baritone: Bryn Terfel.
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Craven

4/5. Happiness is short-lived as Craven is blamed for Dl Terry Bird's failings in a press expose.
Meanwhile, Robinson uncovers his colleague's secret relationship. By Amelia Bullmore.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Amelia Bullmore.

: The Report

Sarah Rainsford investigates the mysterious disappearance of Russian-operated cargo ship Arctic Sea, which went missing off the British coast earlier this year. She retraces the boat's journey and explores different theories, including whether the incident was the first modern case of piracy in Europe. Producer Ben Crighton


Unknown: Sarah Rainsford
Producer: Ben Crighton

: The Bottom Line

2/9. Evan Davis talks to entrepreneurs and company bosses about workplace issues that matter, from the boardroom to the shop floor. Producer Neil Koenig Repeated on Saturday at 5.30pm Televised on the BBC News Channel on Saturday at 9.30pm


Talks: Evan Davis
Producer: Neil Koenig

: Leading Edge

5/13. The chief executive of Britain's Medical Research Council, Leszek Botysiewicz , tells Geoff Watts about his prorities for funding basic research. Is there a place amid the urgent needs of clinical medicine for fundamental research that may not bear practical fruit for decades? Producer Martin Redfern


Unknown: Leszek Botysiewicz
Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Martin Redfern

: In Our Time

Elizabeth Frood , Richard Parkinson and Kate Spence join Melvyn Bragg to discuss the ancient Egyptian ruler Akhenaten. Shortened repeat from 9am


Unknown: Elizabeth Frood
Unknown: Richard Parkinson
Unknown: Kate Spence
Unknown: Melvyn Bragg

: The World Tonight

News and analysis.

: Book at Bedtime: Fathersand Sons

4/10. Arkady and Bavarov abandon the older generation for the delights of town, the governor's ball and independent women.
Ivan Turgenev 's story of the eternal struggle between the generations and the rise and fall of a charismatic young nihilist. For details see Monday


Unknown: Ivan Turgenev

: Poetry Slam

2/3. The second semi-final comes from
Reading's South Street arts centre, where nine performers take part in the knockout poetry competition in which poets are given scores based on content, style, delivery and level of audience response. Presented by Birmingham's former poet laureate Richard Grant , aka Dreadlock Alien, producer Sara Davies


Unknown: Richard Grant
Producer: Sara Davies

: Jon Ronson on....

6/7. The Comfort of Strangers. The writer and broadcaster talks to people who've had unusual encounters with complete strangers, including the man who met and lost the love of his life in 12 hours, and the hitch-hiker whose helpful companions turned out to be Criminals. Producer Laura Parfitt


Producer: Laura Parfitt

: News

: Book of the Week:Climbing the Bookshelves

4/5. By Shirley Williams. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Shirley Williams.

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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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