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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day


: Fanning Today

Rural round-up and trends presented by Anna Hill. Producer Melvin Rickarby


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Melvin Rickarby

: Today

With Sarah Montague and Justin Webb.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and Susan Hulme.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Mona Siddiqui.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: Justin Webb.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: Susan Hulme.
Unknown: Mona Siddiqui.

: Midweek

Lively and entertaining conversation with Libby Purves and her guests.
Producer Chris Paling Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves

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

3/5. By Karl Sabbagh. How two physicists linked the problem of interference on their TV screen to the Big Bang, how a total solar eclipse is down to cosmic coincidence and why Nasa launched a record player into space. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Karl Sabbagh.

: Daily Service

Led by Bishop George Stack. Hark the Glad Sound (Bristol). Isaiah 40, vv3-8. And the Glory of the Lord (Handel). Come Thou Long-Expected Jesus (Cross of Jesus).


Unknown: George Stack.

: 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

: In Living Memory

New series. 1/4. Moorgate. In February 1975, the worst accident on the Tube occurred when a driver overshot the platform at Moorgate station and drove his train into a brick wall, killing 43 people. The cause of the crash is still a mystery. Jolyon Jenkins investigates.


Presenter/Producer: Jolyon Jenkins

: Ballylenon .

2/6. It is 1959. Customers to Miss Maconchy s shop have increased since her "vision at Lourdes. And Mrs Vivienne Hawthorne wonders if the census that disclosed a fan in her congregation was tampered with. Comedy by Christopher Fitz-Simon .
Producer/Director Eoin O'Callaghan


Unknown: Mrs Vivienne Hawthorne
Comedy By: Christopher Fitz-Simon
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Muriel: Margaret D'Arcy
Vera: Stella McCusker
Phonsie: Gerard Murphy
Vivienne: Annie McCartney
Rev: Hawthorne Michedoherty
Stumpy: Gerard McSorley
Terry: Mark Lambert
Consuela: Cathy Betton

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs with Winifred Robinson.


Presenter: Winifred Robinson

: The World at One

News and analysis.

: 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: A Dangerous Thing

John Sessions's drama about the enduring friendship between two giants of 18th-century literature - Alexander Pope and Jonathan Swift - in which their friendship is tested by events both political and personal. Starring Timothy Spall.


Writer: John Sessions
Producer: Emma Harding
Jonathan Swift: Timothy Spall
Alexander Pope: John Sessions
Martha Pattie Blount: Amanda Root
Boy (Tom) and John Gay: Joe Thomas
Arnica: Tessa Nicholson
Dr Cheselden/Lord Bolingbroke/Waterman: Nigel Hastings
Swift's servant/Dr Arbuthnot/Matthew/Gentleman: John Biggins

: Money Box Live

Paul Lewis and his guests offer listeners advice on their financial questions. Producer Karen Kiernan
PHONE: [number removed] Lines open from 1.30pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Karen Kiernan

: The BBC National Short StoryAward

3/5. Hannah Gordon reads the third shortlisted Story. For details see Monday


Unknown: Hannah Gordon

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor talks to the anthropologist who went to Wall Street to understand how the lives, experiences and ideologies of the investment bankers who work there shaped not just the financial markets but the very nature of employment across America.
Producer Pam Rutherford Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Talks: Laurie Taylor

: All in the Mind

Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: 1989: Day-by-Day

President Bush and President Gorbachev begin their summit in Malta. For details see Saturday

: PM

National and international news.

: Laura Solon: Talking andNot Talking

3/6. Laura Solon 's character-driven sketches include a woman who is so completely useless that she's been snapped up for a government job, Britain's most affable secret agent, and someone with a pretend hedgehog sanctuary. Aided by the voices of Ben Moor, Rosie Cavaliero and Ben Willbond. Producer Colin Anderson
See also Headliner at 2.15pm tomorrow
RT DIRECT: Laura Solon Talking Not Talking series 2 on CD is available for £11.50 (RRP £15.65). Call [number removed] (BT landlines cost 5p per min; others vary) quoting [number removed], or visit bbcshop.com and enter code [number removed] at the checkout


Unknown: Laura Solon
Unknown: Rosie Cavaliero
Unknown: Ben Willbond.
Producer: Colin Anderson

: The Archers

Jack moves into his new home.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson presents the arts magazine, which tonight includes an interview with one of the contenders for the BBC National Short Story Award.


Presenter: John Wilson
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: Our Mutual Friend

18/20. Two declarations of love that couldn't be more different, as John, Bella, Eugene and Lizzie's streams cross. By Charles Dickens.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Charles Dickens.

: The Moral Maze

8/9. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which Clifford Longley , Claire Fox , 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: Claire Fox
Unknown: Matthew Taylor
Unknown: Michael Portillo
Producer: Phil Pegum

: Political Roots: Liberals

1/2. In the first of two illustrated talks,
Richard Reeves examines the intellectual and philosophical roots of the leader of the Liberal Democrat party, Nick Clegg. He finds out where he places himself in the tradition of Liberal ideas and where he sees his party's thinking going in the future.
Producer Sheila Cook Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm Repeated on Sunday at 5.45am


Unknown: Richard Reeves
Unknown: Nick Clegg.
Producer: Sheila Cook

: The Infinite Monkey Cage

Revised repeat from Monday at 4.30pm

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Rkeyman Steps

3/10. Joe, Elsie's sweetheart, has returned from the war, shell-shocked and volatile. When her new employer insists that Elsie work into the evening, Joe is unable to control his feelings and a violent outburst ensues. By Arnold Bennett. For details see Monday


Unknown: Arnold Bennett.

: The Ladies

3/4. Audrey has personal toilet problems of her own as a neurotic Egyptologist tries to come to terms with her heavy workload.
Comedy sketches set in a ladies' public toilet, written by and starring Emily Watson Howes. With Suzanne Hislop , Fran Moulds and Kate Donmall. Producer Mark Talbot


Unknown: Emily Watson Howes.
Unknown: Suzanne Hislop
Unknown: Kate Donmall.
Producer: Mark Talbot

: All Bar Luke

3/6. The Engagement. After his brother proposes to Hayley at Newmarket. Luke takes a harrowing cab journey home.
Comedy by Tim Key. Producer Seb Barwell


Comedy By: Tim Key.
Producer: Seb Barwell

: Today in Parliament

News and analysis of the day's developments in Westminster, including Gordon Brown 's response to MPs' queries during Prime
Minister's Questions. Presented by Sean Curran.


Unknown: Gordon Brown
Presented By: Sean Curran.

: 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.

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