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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Roger Hutchings.


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.

: Fanning Today

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Melvin Rickarby


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Melvin Rickarby

: Today

6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and Robert Orchard.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rhidian Brook.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: Robert Orchard.
Unknown: Rhidian Brook.

: In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the siege of Munster in 1534.
For more details see shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Elaine Lester

: Daily Service

Led by Mgr Tony Rogers. Help Me Dear Lord
(Stracathro). Matthew 25, vv34-40. Blessed Be the God and Father (SS Wesley). For the Healing of the Nations (Alleluia, Dulce Carmen).


Unknown: Mgr Tony Rogers.

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

4/5. With his marriage to Syne imploding, Maugham escapes to France with Gerald ana buys the Villa Mauresque. By Selina Hastings. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham is available for E22.50 (RRP E25) inc p&p. Call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT, or visit rtdirectsparkledirectcom


Unknown: Selina Hastings.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Singleparentpals.com

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

: From Our Own Correspondent

8/9. The stories behind global headlines, presented by Kate Adie.


Presenter: Kate Adie
Producer: Tony Grant

: Reece Shearsmith's Haunted House

2/2. Films, Fangs and Frightening Fellas Reece Shearsmith continues his cosy, clip-rich chats with Mike Roberts, Mark Gatiss and Vic Reeves. They recall the classic scary moments from the movies and remember the great horror actors. Producer Stephen Garner


Presenter: Reece Shearsmith
Speaker: Mike Roberts
Speaker: Mark Gatiss
Speaker: Vic Reeves.
Producer: Stephen Garner

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs with Winifred Robinson.


Presenter: Winifred Robinson

: The World at One

National and international news.

: Off the Page

New series. Leaving the Comfort Zone. is it masochism to leave your comfort zone or the only way to develop in life? Comedian Rhona Cameron is joined by mountaineer Andy Cave and journalist
Agnes Poirier to write and discuss comfort and pain. Presented by Dominic Arkwright. Producer Beatrice Fenton


Unknown: Rhona Cameron
Unknown: Andy Cave
Unknown: Agnes Poirier
Presented By: Dominic Arkwright.
Producer: Beatrice Fenton

: The Archers

Rptd from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The PennyDreadfuls Present: Guy Fawkes

A fresh and timely retelling of the familiar story with a comic yet sometimes graphic exploration of the build-up to and aftermath of the Gunpowder Plot. Written by David Reed , Humphrey Ker and Thorn Tuck.
Producer Julia McKenzie


Written By: David Reed
Written By: Humphrey Ker
Producer: Julia McKenzie
GuyFawkes: Kevin Emon
Thomas Percy: Miles Jupp
John Wright: David Reed
Robert Catesby: Thorn Tuck
Thomas Winter: Andy Pugsley
Sir William Waad: Humphrey Ker

: Open Country

Rptd from Saturday at 6.07am

: Radio 4 Appeal

Rptd from Sunday at 926pm

: Tales from the Low Countries

3/3. In Landlocked Frontiers. A nostalgic story by Georges Hausemer , about a childhood lived alongside the Luxembourg railway with a father who worked the points. Translated by Michael Hoffman , read by Michael Pennington. For details see Tuesday


Story By: Georges Hausemer
Translated By: Michael Hoffman
Read By: Michael Pennington.

: A History of Private Life

29/30. Dunroamin. For snobs and bohemians, "suburban" has always been a pejorative term. But the roots of the suburb lie deep. Amanda Vickery listens to the experiences of suburbanites. For details see Monday


Unknown: Amanda Vickery

: Bookclub

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

DNA is celebrated as the molecule that carries our genes from generation to generation. But a small group of pioneering chemists are using DNA to build the nano-engines of the future. Quentin Cooper hears about these miniature biological machines.


Presenter: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Roland Pease

: 1989: Day-by-Day

Former chancellor Nigel Lawson makes things even more difficult for Margaret Thatcher by spilling the beans on TV. For details see Saturday


Unknown: Nigel Lawson
Unknown: Margaret Thatcher

: PM

National and international news.

: Bleak Expectations

2/6. Chapter the Second: a Now Grim Life Yet More Grimified. Mark Evans 's Victorian parody continues as Pip Bin faces his most gruelling fate yet at the hands of his evil undead ex-guardian and an enormous quantity of cheese. But can the spirits of Harvest Festival past, present and future show him a way to redemption?
Producer Gareth Edwards
RT DIRECT: To order Bleak Expectations series 2 for
£11.50 (RRP E15.65) plus free p&p, call [number removed] (BT landlines cost 5p per min; other networks vary) or visit bbcshop.com and enter code [number removed] at the checkout


Unknown: Mark Evans
Unknown: Pip Bin
Producer: Gareth Edwards
Sir Philip: Richard Johnson
Young Pip: Tom Allen
Gently Benevolent: Anthony Head
Harry Biscuit: James Bachman
MrWackwallop: Geoffrey Whitehead
Ripely: Sarah Hadland
Pippa: Susy Kane

: The Archers

Bonfire Night keeps its sparkle for Vicky. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson discusses the long-awaited second volume of letters by poet and publisher TS Eliot.


Presenter: Mark Lawson
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Singleparentpalscom

4/5. The Other Man. By Sue Teddern. Rosie has a new boyfriend, but still seeks Tom's advice. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Sue Teddern.

: Law In Action

Rptd from Tuesday at 4pm

: The Bottom Line

7/9. Evan Davis talks to entrepreneurs and business people about workplace issues that are making the headlines. Repeated on Saturday at 5.30pm. Televised on the BBC News Channel on Saturday at 9.30pm


Presenter: Evan Davis
Producer: Neil Koenig

: Leading Edge

The oldest rocks on Earth are the leftover rubble from the formation of the solar system that have fallen as meteorites.
Geoff Watts talks to the hunters of these ancient rocks who scour the deserts of Arizona and Australia and the ice of Canada and Antarctica, using traces of rare elements to track the meteorites' history and reveal their origins. Producer Martin Redfern


Talks: Geoff Watts
Producer: Martin Redfern

: In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg is joined by Diarmaid MacCulloch , Lucy Kostyanovsky and Charlotte Methuen to discuss the siege of . Munster in 1534 when the radical
Anabaptists established control of the small city and tried to create the New Jerusalem, only to be crushed by troops of Bishop Franz von Waldeck. Shortened repeat from 9am


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Diarmaid MacCulloch
Unknown: Lucy Kostyanovsky
Unknown: Bishop Franz

: The World Tonight

Presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Heartland

9/10. Rob hears worrying news at school. For details see Monday
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

: Pick-Ups

4/6. All Bar Nun. Lind endures a dinner date in a bid to secure the future of Irwell Cars, whilst Mike's pick-up is on a guest for sexual and personal liberation. Ian Kershaw 's comedy.
Producer Paul Hardy


Unknown: Ian Kershaw
Producer: Paul Hardy
Mike: Paul Loughran
Lind: Lesley Sharp
Dave: Phil Rowson
Alan: Parvez Oadir
Shelly: Naomi Radcliffe
Drunk: Hark E Smith
Tanya: Janie Connolly

: Today in Parliament

The day's news, presented by Sean Curran.


Presented By: Sean Curran.

: News

: Book of the Week: TheSecret Lives of Somerset Maugham

4/5. 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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