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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Peter Baker.


Unknown: Peter Baker.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Melvin Rickarby


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Melvin Rickarby

: Today

With James Naughtie and Justin Webb.
6.25,7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With John Bell.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Justin Webb.
Unknown: John Bell.

: Start the Week

Andrew Marr talks about Islamic faith with Tariq Ramadan, and the modern history of crusades with Jonathan Phillips. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Andrew Marr
Guest: Tariq Ramadan
Guest: Jonathan Phillips
Producer: Katy Hickman

: Book of the Week:Family Britain

1/5. All Madly Educative. Dominic West reads David Kynaston 's intimate story of the country in the 1950s, drawing on letters, diaries and memories of well-known and ordinary people. The Festival of Britain heralds the beginning of the end of austerity. Abridged and produced by Jane Greenwood. Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: David Kynaston
Produced By: Jane Greenwood.

: Daily Service

Led by Christine Morgan. Rejoice, the Lord
Is King (Gospal). John 18, vv33-37. 0 Clap
Your Hands (Vaughan Williams). Christ Triumphant (Guiting Power).


Unknown: Christine Morgan.

: Woman's Hour

With Jane Garvey.


Unknown: Jane Garvey.

: Our Mutual Friend

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

: 1989: The '89 Generation

David Miliband, William Hague and Nick Clegg are among the British politicians interviewed by Anne McElvoy to find out what impact the revolutions of 1989 had on them and their political perspective. Producer Phil Tinline


Unknown: William Hague
Unknown: Nick Clegg
Interviewed By: Anne McElvoy
Producer: Phil Tinline

: Tickets Please

2/4. The 9.27 London-to-Exeter emotional rollercoaster continues as the train start personal relationships get ever more entangled. Now one of the wedding party is joining in the melee. And why are there finger holes in the muffins? By Mark Maier.
Other roles played by Joseph Cohen-Cole . Philip Fox and Piers Wehner Producer/Director Peter Kavanagh


Unknown: Mark Maier.
Played By: Joseph Cohen-Cole
Played By: Philip Fox
Played By: Piers Wehner
Director: Peter Kavanagh
Robin: Jeremy Swift
Nadine: Alex Kelly
Peter: Malcolm Tierney
Carol: Tessa Nicholson
Carl: Nicholas Boulton
Diana: Melissa Advam
Linda: Kate Layden
Keith: Stephen Hogan

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs with Julian Worricker.


Presenter: Julian Worricker

: The World at One

With Shaun Ley.


Unknown: Shaun Ley.

: Brain of Britain

7/17. Russell Davies is in the guestionmaster's chair as four listeners from across Britain compete in the seventh heat of the quiz.
Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Russell Davies
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Rptd from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Girl from Mars

Five years ago Amy disappeared. She simply walked out of her house and into the records of the "missing". Lucy Caldwell 's drama explores one family's attempt to come to terms with the loss of a daughter and sister.
Producer/Director Heather Larmour


Unknown: Lucy Caldwell
Director: Heather Larmour
Eleanor: Alana Kerr
Chris: Joe Armstrong
Judith: Maggie Cronin
James: Kieran Ugan
Darryl: Andy Moore
Eleanor (aged 15): Hannah R Gordon
Eleanor (aged 5): Martha Gorton
Amy (Aged 10): Naomi Fearnon
Jake (aged 5): Harry Robinson
Jake (aged 15): Connor Williamson
Amy: Nikki Doherty
air hostess: Nikki Doherty
Police officer: Patrick Fitzsymons
pilot: Patrick Fitzsymons
Police officer: Fo Cullen
Directory enquiries: Fo Cullen
Senora Garcia: Mary Kelly

: Archive on 4: Politicsbetween the Covers

Shortened repeat from Saturday at 8pm

: A Very Scottish Homecoming

1/5 Whisky. To celebrate Scotland's year of Homecoming, five themes have been chosen to represent the country's contribution to the world. Aasmah Mir begins with whisky, finding out if it is still as popular a drink among Scots as it is vital to the economy. Producer Peter McManus


Producer: Peter McManus

: The Food Programme

Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm

: Debating Animals

2/2. Rod Liddle looks at the changing relationship between humans and cats and dogs. With contributions from Peter Purves , Ann Widdecombe and David Attenborough. Producer Tom Alban


Unknown: Rod Liddle
Unknown: Peter Purves
Unknown: Ann Widdecombe
Unknown: David Attenborough.
Producer: Tom Alban

: 1989: Day-by-Day

The Conservatives face a leadership challenge as Margaret Thatcher announces she is happy to contest two more elections. For details see Saturday


Unknown: Margaret Thatcher

: PM

News and analysis presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

2/6. Jack Dee is in the chair with Rob Brydon and Barry Cryer , Graeme Garden and Tim Brooke-Taylor on the panel. Colin Sell provides the musical accompaniment. producer Jon Naismith Rptd on Sunday at 12.04pm


Unknown: Jack Dee
Unknown: Rob Brydon
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Producer: Jon Naismith Rptd

: The Archers

Lilian's patience is tested to the limit. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson, including an interview with writer Dave Eggers about his screenplay for Where the Wild Things Are, based on Maurice Sendak's famous book.


Presenter: Mark Lawson
Interviewee: Dave Eggers
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: Our Mutual Friend

11/20. Mike Walker 's adaptation of Charles Dickens 's last completed novel. Bella visits her parents and tries her hand at cooking.
Music by Roger Goula ; Directors Jessica Dromgoole and Jeremy Mortimer Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Mike Walker
Unknown: Charles Dickens
Music By: Roger Goula
Directors: Jessica Dromgoole
Directors: Jeremy Mortimer
Charles Dickens: Alex Jennings
John: Carl Prekopp
Bella: Daisy Haggard
Lizzie: Lizzy Watts
MrBoffin: Jason Watkins
Betty: Lynn Farleigh
Sloppy: Benjamin Askew
Eugene: Patrick Kennedy
Mortimer: Matt Addis
Silas: Lee Ross
Aenus: Stephen Hogan
Pleasant: Annabelle Dowler
Ma Wilier: Annabelle Dowler
Rogue: Jamie Foreman
Bradley: Neil Stuke
Abbey: Janice Acquah
Pa Willer: Philip Fox
Jenny: Nicola Miles-Wildin
Jenny's father: Paul Rider
Solomon: Jonathan Tafler
Organ grinder: Malcolm Tierney

: Document

2/3. Mike Thomson investigates Britain's role in the 1970 coup in Oman, examining formerly secret documents that suggest British officials plotted a regime change.
Officially, the architect of the coup was the Sultan's son, but it seems that Westminster was calling the Shots. Producer Paula McGinley


Unknown: Mike Thomson
Producer: Paula McGinley

: Crossing Continents

1/9. The Conqo Connection. Peter Greste investigates intelligence suggesting that feared Rwandan rebels are taking orders from political leaders living openly in France and Germany. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Peter Greste

: Frontiers

2/6. British physicists are about to start the next phase of their search for dark matter. Sue Nelson joins them down the UK's deepest mine and asks why they need to set up their experiment underground. Producer Deborah Cohen


Producer: Deborah Cohen

: Start the Week

Shortened rpt from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Ritula Shah.


Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: Book at Bedtime: Notwithstanding:Stories from an English Village

1/5. Mrs Griffiths and the Carol Singers Hugh Bonneville reads Louis de Bernieres 's new book of linked stories that cast an affectionate but acute eye on the vanishing charms and eccentric characters of the fictional Surrey village of Notwithstanding. Producer/Abridger Sara Davies


Unknown: Mrs Griffiths
Unknown: Louis de Bernieres
Unknown: Sara Davies

: Word of Mouth

1/9. David Edgar and Michael Rosen explore the language of communism and how the countries of the Eastern Bloc shed years of ideological euphemism after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Anne McElvoy shares her experiences with language in East Germany. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: David Edgar
Unknown: Michael Rosen
Unknown: Anne McElvoy

: Today in Parliament

A report of the day's business in Westminster, presented by Sean Curran.


Presented By: Sean Curran.

: News

: Book of the Week:Family Britain

1/5. Repeated 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.

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