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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day


: Farming Today

Rural round-up and trends, presented by Anna Hill. Producer Martin Poyntz-Roberts


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Martin Poyntz-Roberts

: Today

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
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 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: David Wilby.

: The Choice

7/8. The former social worker Nevres Kemal talks to Michael Buerk about her decision to blow the whistle on problems within Haringey Council's Children's Services Department, six months before the issues she raised contributed to the death of Baby P. Producer Dawn Bryan Repeated at 9.30pm


Talks: Nevres Kemal
Unknown: Michael Buerk

: Pilots That Never Flew

2/3. Paul Roseby talks to the people whose germ of an idea is eventually turned into a pilot: the writers. He's joined by Geoff Atkinson , Paul Dornan , Andrew Nickolds and Christopher Douglas. Producer David Roper


Talks: Paul Roseby
Unknown: Geoff Atkinson
Unknown: Paul Dornan
Unknown: Andrew Nickolds
Unknown: Christopher Douglas.
Producer: David Roper

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Clair Jaquiss. A Safe
Stronghold (Ein'Feste Burg). Psalm 62,
W1-8. Come and See (Dowland). Hills of the North, Rejoice (Little Cornard).


Unknown: Clair Jaquiss.

: Book of the Week: The Hairof the Dog and Other Scientific Surprises

2/5. By Karl Sabbagh. How a hair of the dog works, how a 5,000-year-old pot could show early animation, and the question "is your brain really necessary?" For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Karl Sabbagh.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jane Garvey.


Presented By: Jane Garvey.

: Our Mutual Friend

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

: Tempus Fugit

"Let anyone remember his last eight or ten school years: it is the space of a century. Compare with them the last eight or ten years of life: it is the space of an hour," said
Paul Janet. Why does time seem to speed up the older one gets? Ian Peacock explores perceptions of time with psychologists, mathematicians, pharmacologists, gerontologists, children and some very lucid Centenarians.
Producer Fiona Roberts


Presenter: Ian Peacock
Producer: Fiona Roberts

: A Jewel in the Comedy Crown

A tribute to one of the most enduring showbusiness entertainers of the 20th century, Jimmy Jewel. Jason Manford marks the centenary of Jewel's birth with the story of his career - it's one that reflects the changing face of British light entertainment over 60 years. Producer Stephen Garner


Unknown: Jimmy Jewel.
Unknown: Jason Manford
Producer: Stephen Garner

: 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

News and analysis.

: Tales from the Stave

New series. 1/4. Frances Fyfield tells the story of the great composers and their works through the original manuscript scores. This week she is in Berlin to look at a masterwork in Bach's own hand, the Mass in B minor. She is joined by conductor Simon Halsey and soprano Deborah York.
Producer Tom Alban Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm


Unknown: Frances Fyfield
Conductor: Simon Halsey
Soprano: Deborah York.
Producer: Tom Alban

: The Archers

Rptd from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Right Place,Wrong Time

A series of violent crimes is being committed in the North and the only lead is a Photofit reconstruction of the robber's face. It is the spit of travelling salesman Alan Morgan. Don Webb 's dark, Kafka-esque thriller.
Producer Gary Brown


Unknown: Alan Morgan.
Unknown: Don Webb
Producer: Gary Brown
Alan: Shaun Dooley
Perkins: Greg Wood
Cheshire: James Quinn
Jill: Fiona Clarke
Berry: Roger Morlidge
Margaret: Ruth Alexander-Rubin

: Home Planet

2/8. Richard Daniel and the team discuss listeners' questions about the environment and the natural world. Address: [address removed] Email: [web address removed] Phone: [number removed]


Presenter: Richard Daniel
Producer: Toby Murcott

: The BBC National Short StoryAward

2/5. Actress Penelope Wilton reads the second of five shortlisted stories.
Producer Elizabeth Allard For details see yesterday


Unknown: Penelope Wilton
Producer: Elizabeth Allard

: Word of Mouth

3/9. Is English one language or a thousand? Michael Rosen investigates. producer Peter Everett Repeated on Monday at llpm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Peter Everett

: A Good Read

9/9. Sue MacGregor is joined by Blur's drummer Dave Rowntree who chooses John Fowles 's first novel, The Collector, and Kanya King , founder of the Mobo awards, who selects a New Age self-help book.
Producer Mark Smalley Repeated on Friday at llpm


Unknown: Dave Rowntree
Unknown: John Fowles
Unknown: Kanya King
Producer: Mark Smalley

: 1989: Day-by-Day

Gorbachev becomes the first Soviet leader to visit the Vatican. For details see Saturday

: PM

A round-up of news and analysis.

: Jo Caulf ield Won't Shut Up

4/4. Jo Caulfield is failing to shut up about the complex relationship between the global banking system, the M3 money supply, quantitative easing, and Kerry Katona. Producer David Tyler


Unknown: Jo Caulfield
Unknown: Kerry Katona.
Producer: David Tyler

: The Archers

Mike reaches a diamond milestone.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

A round-up of arts news and reviews with John Wilson.


Presenter: John Wilson
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Our Mutual Friend

17/20. Eugene finds Lizzie, but it looks as if
John may have lost Bella. By Charles Dickens. For cast and details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Charles Dickens.

: File on 4

9/10. When US troops handed control of security back to the Iraqi government earlier this year, it was supposed to be a sign that normality was returning to the country. Kate Clark asks why many Iraqi refugees are still refusing to return home.
Producer Sally Chesworth Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Kate Clark
Producer: Sally Chesworth

: In Touch

Peter White with news and information for the blind and partially sighted. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: All in the Mind

5/8. Claudia Hammond reports on attempts to find a new name for schizophrenia to lessen the stigma attached to the condition, and on Mindfulness - a new way of thinking that is said to prevent depression. Does neuroscience support the claims? Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Presenter: Claudia Hammond
Producer: Fiona Hill

: The Choice

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Ritula Shah.


Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: Book at Bedtime: Riceyman Steps

2/10. Henry Eariforward learns his new neighbour, the widowed Mrs Arb , shares his passion for thrift as well as the services of good-natured charwoman Elsie. Read by Robert Powell. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Henry Eariforward
Unknown: Mrs Arb
Read By: Robert Powell.

: Vent

2/6. Loneliness Is a Crowded Head. Nigel Smith 's dark comedy about disability. Ben's life is full of well-meaning people trying to do everything for him. Everything, that is, except leave him alone. He begins to wonder if Robinson Crusoe might have been on to a good thing.
Producer Gareth Edwards : Director Nigel Smith


Unknown: Nigel Smith
Unknown: Robinson Crusoe
Producer: Gareth Edwards
Director: Nigel Smith
Ben: Nell Pearson
Mary: Fiona Allen
Mum: Josie Lawrence
Blitz: Leslie Ash
Nurse: Jo Martin
Derek: Stephen Frost
Marley: Spencer Brown
Bea: Scarlett Milburn-Smith
Castaway: John Kay-Steel
Waiter: Brace Alexander

: Today in Parliament

With David Wilby.


Unknown: David Wilby.

: News

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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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