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With Carolyn Quinn and Edward stourton.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day Presented by Dr Giles Fraser.

Contributors

Unknown:
Carolyn Quinn
Unknown:
Edward Stourton.
Unknown:
Garry Richardson.
Presented By:
Dr Giles Fraser.

Tune into shortwave radio at the top of each hour and you will stumble upon a confusion of mysterious-sounding messages: voices reading random groups of numbers interspersed with noises and bizarre musical quotes such as the folk song The Lincolnshire poacher or Mantovani's
Swedish Rhapsody. These are the so-called "number stations". Nobody has ever admitted to broadcasting them, intelligence agencies have traditionally denied their use, and they are unlicensed. Simon Fanshawe embarks on thrilling detective journey into the clandestine world of radio cryptography, and attempts to solve one of the most unusual broadcast mysteries of all time, Producer Simon Hollis

Contributors

Unknown:
Simon Fanshawe
Producer:
Simon Hollis

6/8. Topical stand-up, sketches and song, hosted by Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis. The show also stars Jon Holmes, Laura Shavin, Marcus Brigstocke and Mitch Benn.
(Repeated from yesterday)

Contributors

Performer:
Steve Punt
Performer:
Hugh Dennis
Performer:
Jon Holmes
Performer:
Laura Shavin
Performer:
Marcus Brigstocke
Performer:
Mitch Benn

Former Chancellor of the Exchequer Ken Clarke is one of the panellists at Arrow Vale High School, Redditch, Worcestershire, discussing the issues of the week.
Chaired by Jonathan Dimbleby.
(Repeated from yesterday)

Contributors

Chair:
Jonathan Dimbleby
Panellist:
Ken Clarke

Dylan Ritson 's witty and moving play is a fictional story that takes for its inspiration events in the life of Charles Fort, whose work led to the founding of the Fortean Society.
Director Rachel Stanton

Contributors

Unknown:
Dylan Ritson
Director:
Rachel Stanton
Charles Fort:
Allan Corduner
Annie Fort:
Geraldine James
Constance:
Alex Kelly
Librarian:
Susan Jameson
Doctor:
Stephen Hoqan

3/3. Joined by Nitin Sawhney , poet Simon Armitage and musicologist Allan Moore explore the progressive music genre, taking in the likes of Kate Bush , Gentle Giant and Dragonforce. Producer Paul Kobrak

Contributors

Unknown:
Nitin Sawhney
Unknown:
Simon Armitage
Musicologist:
Allan Moore
Unknown:
Kate Bush
Producer:
Paul Kobrak

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Martha Kearney. Producer Vibeke Venema
EMAIL: womanshour@bbc.co,uk a Celebration of
BBC AUDIO: The recently released Woman's Hour: a Celebration of Mothers, featuring excerpts from the programme, is available on audio cassette and CD from wwwbbcshop.com and from all good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]

Contributors

Presented By:
Martha Kearney.

The cultural highlights of the week, discussed by Kate Mosse and her guests Maria Delgado , Alan Strachan and Sarfraz Manzoor. producer Fiona McLean

Contributors

Unknown:
Kate Mosse
Unknown:
Maria Delgado
Unknown:
Alan Strachan
Unknown:
Sarfraz Manzoor.
Producer:
Fiona McLean

2/2. Michael Blastland describes scenes from the life of his severely disabled, autistic son Joe, whose behaviour has moved him to anger, exasperation and laughter - and to ask the shocking question: "is it possible that Joe isn't one of US?" Repeated from Sunday

Contributors

Unknown:
Michael Blastland

A box of 78s left forgotten in Carlisle's Records Office leads Mike Harding on a journey retracing the story of two friends who, in the 1950s, embarked on a mission to preserve the traditional songs of Cumberland. With excerpts from those 78s and the memories of the children of the people who played on them, the way of life of Cumbrian farmers is vividly recalled. producer John Leonard

Contributors

Unknown:
Mike Harding
Producer:
John Leonard

2/9. The Jewel in the Crown. Daphne's friendship with Hari Kumar deepens as the relationship between Britain and India grows more violent. Four novels charting the last days of the British Raj in India, written by Paul Scott and dramatised by John Harvey.
Other parts played by Shiv Grewal , Rez Kempton , and Jason Chan Music by Raiomond Mirza ; Producer/Director Sally Avens Repeated from Sunday

Contributors

Unknown:
Hari Kumar
Written By:
Paul Scott
Dramatised By:
John Harvey.
Played By:
Shiv Grewal
Played By:
Rez Kempton
Played By:
Jason Chan
Music By:
Raiomond Mirza
Director:
Sally Avens
Daphne:
Anna Maxwell Martin
Ronald:
Mark Bazeley
Hari:
Prasanna Puwanarajah
Lily:
Josephine Welcome
Aunt Shalini:
Nina Wadia
Sister Ludmilla:
Susan Enqel
MissCrane:
Phyllida Law
Mr Chaudhuri:
Paul Bazely

3/5. Innovation and Management. Lord Broers, president of the Royal Academy of Engineering, calls for a renaissance in technology and engineering as the way to advance the welfare of the world. Tonight he argues for a new understanding of how technology can be turned into saleable and workable products in a global marketplace of ideas, research and expertise. From the Business School, University of Manchester. Presented by Sue Lawley . Shortened repeat from Wednesday

Contributors

Presented By:
Sue Lawley

10/12. Diana Collecott , Philippa Gregory , Alan Taylor and Michael Alexander join Nick Clarke for another round of the fiendish quiz. Producer Paul Bajoria

Contributors

Unknown:
Diana Collecott
Unknown:
Philippa Gregory
Unknown:
Alan Taylor
Unknown:
Michael Alexander
Unknown:
Nick Clarke
Producer:
Paul Bajoria

9/12. Crowds and Cities. Crowded city streets can be oppressive and yet energising. Love as well as hate poems have been dedicated to the city by our poets, presented here by the poet laureate Andrew Motion. With contributions from Steve Pile and Elizabeth Wilson and poems by George Eliot , TS Eliot , John Gay , Roy Fisher , Oscar Wilde , Rosemary Tonks , John Betjeman , Maura Dooley and William Wordsworth. Readers are
Juliet Stevenson , Kenneth Cranham , Jamie Glover and Tom Courtenay. Repeated from Sunday

Contributors

Unknown:
Andrew Motion.
Unknown:
Elizabeth Wilson
Unknown:
George Eliot
Unknown:
Ts Eliot
Unknown:
John Gay
Unknown:
Roy Fisher
Unknown:
Oscar Wilde
Unknown:
Rosemary Tonks
Unknown:
John Betjeman
Unknown:
Maura Dooley
Readers:
William Wordsworth.
Unknown:
Juliet Stevenson
Unknown:
Kenneth Cranham
Unknown:
Jamie Glover
Unknown:
Tom Courtenay.

2/5. The Triangle. Mrs Morrissy 's predictable life with her predictable husband takes an unexpected turn when her cousin comes for a visit. Written by James Stephens and read by Pauline McLynn. Producer Heather Larmour

Contributors

Unknown:
Mrs Morrissy
Written By:
James Stephens
Read By:
Pauline McLynn.
Producer:
Heather Larmour

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This data is drawn from the Radio Times magazine between 1923 and 2009. It shows what was scheduled to be broadcast, meaning it was subject to change and may not be accurate. More