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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Roger Hutchings.


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill. Producer Chris Impey


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Susan Hulme and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Indarjit Singh.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Susan Hulme
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Indarjit Singh.

: The Choice ,.

4/8. Michael Buerk talks to former banking executive Paul Moore about his decision to blow the whistle on HBOS.
Producer Dawn Bryan Repeated at 9.30pm


Talks: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Paul Moore

: Parting Shots

3/5. This batch of valedictory dispatches from British ambassadors back home bemoans the hardships of foreign service, including rat-infested rooms, defunct plumbing and death threats. Presented by Matthew Parris. Producer Andrew Bryson


Presented By: Matthew Parris.
Producer: Andrew Bryson

: Book of the Week: The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham

2/5. Still struggling to make ends meet, Maugham has a change of fortune when his play Lady Frederick is staged at the Royal Court Theatre. By Selina Hastings. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Selina Hastings.

: Daily Service

Led by Sharon Grenham-Toze . Jesus Calls us o'er the Tumult (St Andrew). 1 Corinthians
15, vv58-end; 16, vv1-11. Be Strong and of Good Courage (Campbell). Rejoice in God s Saints (Paderborn).


Unknown: Sharon Grenham-Toze

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jane Garvey.
10.45 Singleparentpals.com 2/5 The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jane Garvey.

: 1989: A German Story

New series. 1/3. Under One Flag. Three top German programme-makers explore aspects of the post-1989 nation, beginning with Thomas Franke 's travels with the German army in Kosovo. Producer ThomasFranke


Unknown: Thomas Franke

: Art Attack

2/2. When does destruction become an act of creation? Lawrence Pollard explores what lies behind some of the more bizarre assaults on contemporary art, including an artist who destroyed every one of his possessions and art that has been both urinated on and whacked with a hammer. Producer Alison Crawford


Unknown: Lawrence Pollard
Producer: Alison Crawford

: 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

National and international news.

: The Bell Boys

in London's East End, a team of craftsmen preserves a set of skills dating back to the 1500s, turning out bells for churches and cathedrals across Britain and around the world. Poet and closet campanologist Ian McMillan spends a day with Whitechapel's foundrymen, and follows the birth of a new ring of bells set to bring back life to a church tower that has stood silent since the Second World War. Producer Michael Surcombe


Unknown: Ian McMillan
Producer: Michael Surcombe

: The Archers

Rptd from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Dickens Confidential

6/6. Why Are We in Afghanistan? Charles Dickens and his team get entangled with spies, intrigue and dark goings-on at the Russian
Embassy that end up in a heroic balloon chase across the London skyline. By Mike Walker.
Director Tracey Neale


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Mike Walker.
Director: Tracey Neale
Charles Dickens: Dan Stevens
Agnes: Eleanor Howell
Daniel: Andrew Buchan
Nadia: Rachel Atkins
Alex: Dan Starkey
Joseph: John Dougall
Bishop: John Rowe
Ivan: Chris Pavlo

: Making History

5/7 Vanessa Collingridge and the team research listeners' historical questions. ADDRESS:[address removed] EMAIL: [web address removed] PHONE: [number removed]


Presenter: Vanessa Collingridge
Producer: Nick Patrick

: Tales from the Low Countries

1/3. My Father's Photo Album. When the Dutch-Moroccan at the centre of this story learns that his mother is ill, he is forced to make an overdue visit to his parents in Rotterdam. By Abdelkader Benali , translated by David McKay and read by Khalid Abdalla. Producer Emma Harding


Unknown: Abdelkader Benali
Translated By: David McKay
Read By: Khalid Abdalla.
Producer: Emma Harding

: A History of Private Life

27/30. The Garden Indoors. By the mid-19th century, the majority of the British population lived in filthy, polluted towns. Yet, as Amanda Vickery discovers, the Victorians contrived increasingly ingenious ways to domesticate nature, capturing ferns and sea anemones under glass in their parlours. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Amanda Vickery

: Law in Action

3/4. Clive Coleman talks to the former Director of Public Prosecutions, Ken MacDonald. Repeated on Thursday at 8pm


Presenter: Clive Coleman
Interviewee: Ken MacDonald
Producer: Ben Crighton

: A Good Read

5/9. Novelists Catherine OTIynn and Kate Pullinger join Sue McGregor to discuss their favourite paperbacks, including titles by Gordon Burn, Don Delillo and Alaa al Aswany. Producer Mary Ward-Lowery Rptd on Friday at 11pm


Unknown: Catherine Otiynn
Unknown: Kate Pullinger
Unknown: Don Delillo
Producer: Mary Ward-Lowery Rptd

: 1989: Day-by-Day

Protests in East Germany force the resignation of the mayor of Leipzig and five government hardliners. For details see Saturday

: PM

National and international news.

: Too Much Information

4/4. Waft Tourist Information resurrects an old Waft tradition of the Day of the Pie in which the ugliest boy of the village eats a pork pie on the village green.


Writer: Neil Warhurst
Producer: Liz Webb
Warren: Jeff Rawle
Douglas: Malcolm Tierney
Heather: Liza Sadovy
Lucy: Joannah Tincey
Bryan: Paul Barnhill
Tourist information machine: Philip Fox
Tyler (Piggy): Rhys Jennings

: The Archers

Eddie's good intentions go to pot.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Kirsty Lang, including an interview with musical and opera director Penny Woolcock.


Presenter: Kirsty Lang
Interviewee: Penny Woolcock
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: Singleparentpals.com

2/5. Getting Back on the Horse. Rosie has an interview for promotion and Tom has his first date for years. Who is the more nervous single parent? By Sue Teddern.
For cast and details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Sue Teddern.

: File on 4

5/10. Michael Robinson reveals the latest tricks of the trade that some banks are now using to increase their profits.
Producer Sally Chesworth Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Michael Robinson
Producer: Sally Chesworth

: In Touch

With Peter White. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Presenter: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: All in the Mind

New series. 1/8. Claudia Hammond focuses on the brain, the mind and human behaviour as well as the wider mental health agenda. Producer Fiona Hill Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Claudia Hammond
Producer: Fiona Hill

: The Choice

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Ritula Shah.


Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: Book at Bedtime: Heartland

7/10. Jasmine unexpectedly bumps into an old friend from primary school. By Anthony Cartwright. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Anthony Cartwright.

: As Told to Craig Brown

3/5. Satirist Craig Brown presents a bundle of parody, satire and social observation.
Narrated by Juliet Stevenson and Steve Wright , with John Humphrys , Ronni Ancona , Jon Culshaw , Lewis MacLeod , Ewan Bailey and Margaret Cabourn-Smith . Producer Victoria Lloyd


Unknown: Craig Brown
Unknown: Juliet Stevenson
Unknown: Steve Wright
Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Ronni Ancona
Unknown: Jon Culshaw
Unknown: Lewis MacLeod
Unknown: Ewan Bailey
Unknown: Margaret Cabourn-Smith
Producer: Victoria Lloyd

: Today in Parliament

Presented by Susan Hulme.


Presented By: Susan Hulme.

: News

: Book of the Week: TheSecret Lives of Somerset Maugham

2/5. By Selina Hastings. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Selina Hastings.

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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.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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