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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Shaunaka Rishi Das.


Unknown: Shaunaka Rishi Das.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill. Producer Melvin Rickarby


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Melvin Rickarby

: Today

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and Susan Hulme.
7.48 Thouqht for the Day With Akhandadhi Das.
8.31 UN only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: Susan Hulme.
Unknown: Akhandadhi Das.

: Midweek

Diverse and lively conversation with Libby Purves and her guests.
Producer Chris Paling Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Daily Service

Led by Mgr Tony Rogers. Great God, Your Love
Has Called Us Here (Ryburn). Luke 23, vv6-12.
God So Loved the World (Chilcott). We Cannot Measure How You Heal (Ye Banks and Braes).


Unknown: Mgr Tony Rogers.

: Book of the Week:The Blaze of Obscurity

3/5. For his Postcard from.... TV series, Clive James travelled the world, here recalling Las Vegas, San Francisco and a surreal stay at the mansion owned by Hugh Hefner. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Clive James
Unknown: Hugh Hefner.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: The Dead Hour

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

: How to Run a City

3/3. Shari Vahl meets former chief executives of English local authorities, who have now moved to the national stage, to find out what skills they've brought with them - and why they left. For details see Monday


Unknown: Shari Vahl

: Hut 33

2/6. Big Machine. Gordon invents a new computing device to help the team in their code-breakina efforts. Comedy by James cary.
Producer Adam Bromley


Comedy By: James Cary.
Producer: Adam Bromley
Charles: Robert Bathurst
Archie: Tom Goodman-Hill
Minka: Olivia Colman
Gordon: Fergus Craig
Joshua: Alex MacQueen
Mrs Best: Lill Roughley
Ian Trent: Stephen Hogan

: 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, with key players from the industry.


Producer: Sally Spurring

: The Archers

Rptd from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Those Hard toReach Places

"Cleaner.... only dirtier" is a slogan unlikely to be used by your average domestic cleaner. But then Rita is anything but your average domestic cleaner, as an unfortunate former mayor is about to discover in Daniel Thurman 's comedy.
Producer/Director Toby Swift


Unknown: Daniel Thurman
Director: Toby Swift
Fawcett: Geoffrey Whitehead
Mrs Randle: Anne Reid
Rita: Janet Dibley
Bus driver: Piers Wehner
Phone voice: Emerald O'Hanrahan

: Money Box Live

Paul Lewis and guests answer listeners' personal finance questions. Producer Diane Richardson
PHONE: [number removed] Lines open from 1.30pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Diane Richardson

: A Glimpse of Stocking

2/3. The Hostess with the Mostest If bus hostess Jill is to afford a holiday, she's got to win the monthly customer-satisfaction bonus. All that stands in her way are some curling sandwiches, a top-loading video cassette player and a pair of American Tan tights. Well, it is 1984. Laura Marney 's story is read by Gayanne Potter. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Laura Marney
Read By: Gayanne Potter.

: A History of Private Life

18/30. Spinsters. Probably as many as one in five women never married in 18th-century England. Amanda Vickery finds out what the comforts of home meant for them. She tells the story of one admirable disabled spinster whose letters she discovered in a record office in Reading. For details see Monday

: Thinking Allowed

From suburbia to housing estates, Laurie Taylor explores the history and future of urban planning and asks whether where we live affects how we live. producer Charlie Taylor Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Trials for Life

3/3. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: 1989: Day-by-Day

Thousands of protesters march through East Germany. Presented by John Tusa. For details see Saturday


Presented By: John Tusa.

: PM

National and international news and comment, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Rudy's Rare Records

2/4. Oh Carolina. Lenny Henry stars in this comedy set in a family-run Birmingham record shop. By Danny Robins.
Producer Lucy Armitage


Unknown: Danny Robins.
Producer: Lucy Armitage
Adam: Lenny Henry
Rudy: Larrington Walker
Richie: Joe Jacobs
Tasha: Natasha Godfrey
Clifton: Jeffery Kissoon
Carolina: Claire Benedict
DJ Karel: Andrew Brooke

: The Archers

Old habits die hard for Ed and Will.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson, including an interview with the novelist and travel writer Paul Theroux.


Presenter: Mark Lawson
Guest: Paul Theroux
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: The Dead Hour

3/10. Paddy decides to tell the police she has been bribed by the killer. By Denise Mina.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Denise Mina.

: The Moral Maze

2/9. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which Claire Fox , Melanie Phillips , Matthew Taylor and Clifford Longley cross-examine expert witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news.
Producer Phil Pegum Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Matthew Taylor
Unknown: Clifford Longley
Producer: Phil Pegum

: Conserving What?

3/3. Peter Oborne investigates the meaning of Conservatism through its philosophical roots and the character of different
Conservative governments. Here he tries to discover where David Cameron sits in its intellectual and emotional tradition.
Producer Sheila Cook Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Peter Oborne
Unknown: David Cameron
Producer: Sheila Cook

: The Plight of the Bumblebee

It is well known that honeybees have
- been dying in large numbers, but bumblebees are also in serious decline.
Louise Batchelor investigates the reasons for their plight and looks at efforts to conserve them. The programme also features the world's first bumblebee sniffer dog, trained to find their elusive nests. Producer Mike Hally


Unknown: Louise Batchelor
Producer: Mike Hally

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis with Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime:And Another Thing....

8/10. In which an immortal battle is waged. By Eoin Colfer. For details see Monday


Unknown: Eoin Colfer.

: One

3/6. Comedy show, conceived by and starring writer and broadcaster
David Ouantick , in which every sketch features only a single voice. With Graeme Garden , Johnny Daukes , Deborah Norton , Katie Davies , Dan Antopolski and Andrew Crawford. Producer Julian Mayers


Unknown: David Ouantick
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Johnny Daukes
Unknown: Deborah Norton
Unknown: Katie Davies
Unknown: Dan Antopolski
Unknown: Andrew Crawford.
Producer: Julian Mayers

: Rik Mayall's Bedside Tales

3/6. Settle down, brush your teeth, do whatever it is you do at this time of night.
But, most of all, listen because Rik would like to talk to you. Tonight he'd mostly like to tell you about The 22nd of May. Producer Steven Canny


Producer: Steven Canny

: Today in Parliament

Presented by Sean Curran. Highlighting Prime Minister's Questions.


Presented By: Sean Curran.

: News

: Book of the Week:The Blaze of Obscurity

3/5. 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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