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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Peter Baker.


Unknown: Peter Baker.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill. Producer Melvin Rickarby


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Melvin Rickarby

: Today

6-25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and David Wilby. 7-48 Thought for the Day With Canon Alan Billings.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: David Wilby.

: Midweek

Lively conversation with Libby Purves.
Producer Chris Paling Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves.

: Book of the Week:Family Britain

3/5. God Save Our Queen. The country is Spellbound by the Coronation of 1953, but another royal soap opera is about to unfold. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am

: Daily Service

Led by Mgr Tony Rogers. Blessed Be Your Name (Redman). Jeremiah 20, vv7-10. Everyone
Needs Compassion (Morgan/Fielding). When I Survey the Wondrous Cross (0 Waly Waly).


Unknown: Mgr Tony Rogers.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Our Mutual Friend

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

: The Herschel Space Telescope

2/2. The 20-year-project to build and send the biggest telescope into space culminates as it is blasted into the stratosphere. Jonathan Amos joins Matt Griffin of Cardiff University as they try to solve the mystery of how galaxies and stars Were formed. Producer Gareth Nelson Davies


Unknown: Jonathan Amos
Unknown: Matt Griffin
Producer: Gareth Nelson Davies

: Ballylenon

New series. 1/6. It is1959. When Muriel experiences a miraculous apparition while on a pilgrimage to Lourdes, Phonsie Doherty is quick to seize on its business potential for
Ballylenon. Comedy by Christopher fife-Simon .
Producer/Director Eoin O'Callaghan


Unknown: Phonsie Doherty
Comedy By: Christopher Fife-Simon
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Muriel: Margaret D'Arcy
Vera: Stella McCusker
Phonsie: Gerard Murphy
Vivienne: Annie McCartney
Rev Hawthorne: Miche Doherty
Stumpy: Gerard McSorley
Pianist: Michael Harrison

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs with Winifred Robinson.


Presenter: Winifred Robinson

: The World at One

News and analysis presented by Shaun Ley.


Presented By: Shaun Ley.

: The Media Show

Steve Hewlett presents the topical programme about media in all its forms.


Producer: Sally Spurring

: The Archers

Rptd from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Flaw in theMotor, Dust in the Blood

When Thomas dreams, he's in the world of the crime thriller, but his daily life is rather less glamorous. Drawing on his own inner landscape, writer Trevor Preston has created an unusual exploration of life with manic depression. Director Toby Swift


Unknown: Trevor Preston
Director: Toby Swift
Thomas: Rory Kinnear
Dr Klein: Susan Engel
Amy: Fenella Woolgar
Lizzie: Janice Acquah
Peter: Paul Rider
Dr Beard: Jonathan Tafler
Nita: Manjeet Mann
Ratched: Lnam Mirza

: Money Box Live

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


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Diane Richardson

: An important Passenger

2/3. The Plymouth Express. When a murdered woman's body is found hidden in the first-class compartment of the Plymouth Express, Hercule Poirot is once more called to investigate a perplexing murder on a train. Tim Pigott-Smith reads Agatha Christie 's short story. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Hercule Poirot
Unknown: Tim Pigott-Smith
Unknown: Agatha Christie

: A Very Scottish Homecoming

3/5. Great Minds. From the steam engine to the telephone, Scottish inventors have made a huge contribution to the world. But what's Scotland done lately? Aasmah Mir finds out whether the country still has the spirit of invention. For details see Monday

: Thinking Allowed

Barack Obama famously used new technologies in his 2008 election campaign. Could those same techniques be used to reinvigorate next year's UK general election as it did for Obama's Web 2.0 campaign? Or is the UK too party political for digital technology to have the same impact? Laurie Taylor discusses the subject with Rachel Gibson , professor of political science at the University of Manchester. producer Pamela Rutherford Rptd on Sunday at 12.15am


Unknown: Barack Obama
Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Rachel Gibson

: All in the Mind

Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: 1989: Day-by-Day

In Czechoslovakia, demonstrators keep up the pressure for free elections. For details see Saturday

: PM

Presented by Carolyn Quinn .


Presented By: Carolyn Quinn

: Laura Solon: Talking and Not Talking

2/6. Gwyneth the call-centre girl, Sandrine the French chat-radio host and Olga the ex-tyrant return in Laura Solon's character comedy show. With support from Rosie Cavaliero , Ben Moor and Ben Willbond. Producer Colin Anderson


Unknown: Rosie Cavaliero
Unknown: Ben Moor
Unknown: Ben Willbond.
Producer: Colin Anderson

: The Archers

Lynda has some lessons in parenting. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With John Wilson, including a review of the stage version of Terry Pratchett 's book Nation, adapted for the National Theatre by Mark Ravenhill.


Presenter: John Wilson
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Our Mutual Friend

13/20. Silas Wegg is determined to find a copy of old Harmon's will. By Charles Dickens. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Silas Wegg
Unknown: Charles Dickens.

: The Moral Maze

7/9. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which Clifford Longley , Melanie Phillips , Matthew Taylor and Michael Portillo 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: Clifford Longley
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Matthew Taylor
Unknown: Michael Portillo
Producer: Phil Pegum

: The Cases That Changed Our World

4/4. Clive Coleman tells the stories of cases that shaped our lives but are little known outside the legal world. This week he revisits Donohue v Stevenson, better known as the case of the Paisley Snail. Finding a snail (or was it a slug?) in a bottle of ginger beer may seem a minor upset - but the resulting case in 1932 produced the first comprehensive definition of neglect in tort law, and established the meaning of "duty of care".
Producer Polly Hope
Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm
Repeated on Sunday at 5.45am


Presenter: Clive Coleman

: The Eureka Years

2/4. 1893. Adam Hart-Davis explores spectacular years in the history of science. Today he tells the stories behind the rise of the internal combustion engine, an innovation hailed as the solution to London's pollution problems. Producer John Byrne


Unknown: Adam Hart-Davis
Producer: John Byrne

: Midweek

Shortened repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

Robin Lustig presents news and analysis.


Unknown: Robin Lustig

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

3/5. The Happy Death of the General
Although he's dressed himself carefully, as always, for his shopping trip, there's one thing the General has forgotten. By Louis de Bernieres. For details see Monday


Unknown: Louis de Bernieres.

: The Ladies

2/4. An unattended bag causes panic and confusion. Comedy set in a ladies' toilet, written by and starring Emily Watson Howes.
Producer Mark Talbot


Unknown: Emily Watson Howes.
Producer: Mark Talbot

: All Bar Luke

2/6. The Date. Luke tries to move on from Hayley by going on a dinner date.
Comedy by Tim Key. Producer Seb Barwell


Comedy By: Tim Key.
Producer: Seb Barwell

: Today in Parliament

Including Prime Minister's Questions. Presented by David Wilby.


Presented By: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week:Family Britain

3/5. 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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