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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Very Rev John Cairns.


Unknown: John Cairns.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Melvin Rickarby


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Melvin Rickarby

: Today

Presented by Evan Davis and Justin Webb.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Canon Giles Fraser.


Presented By: Evan Davis
Presented By: Justin Webb.
Unknown: Canon Giles Fraser.

: Start the Week

Andrew Marr's guests are the former British ambassador to the USA Christopher Meyer, professor of the history of the Church, Diarmaid MacCulloch, and writer Sara Wheeler. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Andrew Marr
Guest: Christopher Meyer
Guest: Diarmaid MacCulloch
Guest: Sara Wheeler
Producer: Katy Hickman

: Daily Service

Led by Michael Ford. We Have a Gospel to
Proclaim (Fulda). 2 Timothy 3, vv14-end;
4, vvl-2. Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (Bach). Word of the Living God (Diademata).


Unknown: Michael Ford.

: Book of the Week: Dear Mr Bigelow

1/S. Sophie Thompson reads extracts from letters from Frances Woodsford to a much older American man. Frances tells Mr Bigelow about rationing and her endless problems with her elderly mother. Abridged by Doreene Estall. Introduced by Frances Woodsford , now well into her 90s. Producer Justine Willett Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: Dear Mr Bigelow is available tor £14.39 (RRP £15.99) inc p&p. Call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT, or visit [web address removed]


Unknown: Sophie Thompson
Unknown: Frances Woodsford
Unknown: Mr Bigelow
Abridged By: Doreene Estall.
Introduced By: Frances Woodsford
Producer: Justine Willett
Unknown: Mr Bigelow

: Woman's Hour

With Sheila McClennon.


Unknown: Sheila McClennon.

: The Dead Hour

The Woman's Hour drama.
For details seedrama repeat at7.45pm

: Planning for Pandemic

As the second wave of swine flu threatens Winifred Robinson tracks the plans in place to prevent a pandemic.


Presenter: Winifred Robinson
Producer: Sue Mitchell

: Beauty of Britain

4/6. Pastor Dave. Should Beauty pursue the charismatic Pastor or go after the coat she has spotted in the charity shop? Comeov by Christopher Douglas and Nicola Sanderson.
I Producer Tilusha Ghelani


Unknown: Christopher Douglas
Unknown: Nicola Sanderson.
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani
Beauty: Jocelyn Jee Esien
Sister Olu: Diveen Henry
Pastor Ndu: Javone Prince
Mrs Blanchard: Alison Steadman
Sally: Felicity Montagu
Karen: Nicola Sanderson
Mrs Gupte: Indira Joshi
Minister Lee: Dan Tetsell
Pastor Dave: Felix Dexter
Female assistant: Diveen Henry
Cabbie: Dan Tetsell

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs with Julian Worricker.


Presenter: Julian Worricker

: The World at One

News and analysis with Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Brain of Britain

3/17. Russell Davies is in the chair for another round of the nationwide general knowledge quiz.
Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Russell Davies
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Lifeline

Three people take part in a drugs-trial programme in Bangkok to test a new asthma treatment. It's an all-expenses paid trip, but when the injections start, everything begins to unravel. By PG Morgan .
producer/Director Kate McAll


Unknown: Pg Morgan
Director: Kate McAll
Lynne: Shelley Rees
Nick: Steffan Rhodn
Rob: Brendan Charleson
Alison: Britta Gartner
Dr Zubir: Narinder Samra

: Archive on 4: With God on Our Side

Shortened repeat from Saturday at 8pm

: A History of Private Life

21/30. Magnificence. Amanda Vickery explores the invention of taste in the 18th century With the help of diaries, letters and songs, she tells the story of the scandal of the prime minister's divorce - and the settlement his wife received. Producer Elizabeth Burke


Unknown: Amanda Vickery
Producer: Elizabeth Burke

: The Food Programme

Omega-3. According to scientists, we need to boost our intake of Omega-3 fatty acids. Sheila Dillon tries to find out if health claims on packages can be trusted.
Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon

: Click On

4/6. Simon Cox asks whether websites are doing enough to make content accessible to the disabled, and also finds out about plans to give robots intelligence modelled on the human brain. Producer Peter McManus


Unknown: Simon Cox
Producer: Peter McManus

: 1989: Day-by-Day

Nigel Lawson resigns after six years as Chancellor of the Exchequer, prompting a further drop in the pound. For details see Saturday


Unknown: Nigel Lawson

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: The Unbelievable Truth

4/6. Adam Hills , Rhod Gilbert ,
Reginald D Hunter and Shappi Khorsandi lie in order to smuggle as many truths as they can past their opponents. David Mitchell is in the chair. Producer Jon Naismith Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm


Unknown: Adam Hills
Unknown: Rhod Gilbert
Unknown: Reginald D Hunter
Unknown: Shappi Khorsandi
Unknown: David Mitchell
Producer: Jon Naismith

: The Archers

Ed and Will return to form.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson hears the verdict on the film based on Lynn Barber's memoir, An Education, scripted by Nick Hornby.
See also The Film Programme on Friday at 4.30pm


Presenter: Mark Lawson
Producer: Robyn Read

: The Dead Hour

6/10. Cub reporter Paddy knows the identity of the killer of a lawyer, despite what the police believe. But can she prove it? Denise Mina 's story is dramatised by Chris Nolan.
Producer/Director Bruce Young Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Denise Mina
Dramatised By: Chris Nolan.
Director: Bruce Young
Paddy: Amy Manson
Billy: Stevie Hannan
Neilson: Simon Donaldson
Trisha: Cara Kelly
Gourlay: Laurie Ventry
Sean Paul: Thomas Hickey
JT: Finlay McLean
Kate: Patricia Kavanagh
Sullivan: Andrew Clark
Burns: Grant O'Rourke
Ramage: Mark McDonnell
Lafferty: Stewart Porter
Knox: Andrew Byatt
Bernie: Richard Conlon

: Being Jewish - Blood or Belief?

One child's battle to get a place at a Jewish state school has led to a landmark court ruling with implications for other faith schools, and strikes at the Chief Rabbi's definition of Jewishness. As the case goes to the new UK Supreme Court, Tim Whewell examines why it has aroused such strong feelings both inside and outside the Jewish community. Producer Tim Whewell


Unknown: Tim Whewell
Producer: Tim Whewell

: Analysis

6/9. Knowing Too Much. Is honesty always the best policy? Investigative journalist Martin Bright asks whether the truth is always in the wider public interest.
Through interviews with intelligence officers, whistleblowers and academics, he explores institutional and personal secrecy and what happens when they overlap or collide.
Producer Lucy Ash Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Martin Bright

: Costing the Earth

9/9. Countdown to Copenhagen. Tom
Heap looks behind the jargon and political scene-shifting to ask whether a definitive new deal on climate change will come out of the talks at Copenhagen in December.
Producer Steve Peacock Repeated on Thursday at 1.30pm


Producer: Steve Peacock

: Start the Week

Shortened rpt from 9am

: Book at Bedtime: Heartland

1/10. In 2002, Cinderheath in the Black
Country is in a state of flux. A mosgue is to be built over the disused steel works and the BNP are standing in the local elections.
Anthony Cartwright 's novel is read by Alex Jones , David Holt and Seeta Indrani.
Abridged and produced by Jane Marshall. RT DIRECT: Heartland is available for E9.49 (RRP £9.99) inc p&p. Call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT, or visit rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Anthony Cartwright
Read By: Alex Jones
Read By: David Holt
Read By: Seeta Indrani.
Produced By: Jane Marshall.

: With Great Pleasure

7/10. Author Joanne Harris shares her love of great writing. The readers are Amanda Root and Jon Strickland. Producer Mark Smalley


Unknown: Joanne Harris
Unknown: Jon Strickland.
Producer: Mark Smalley

: Today in Parliament

Today's events in Westminster, with David Wilby.


Unknown: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week:

Dear Mr Bigelow 1/5. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Mr Bigelow

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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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