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: News Briefing

: Fanning Today

: Prayer for the Day

With James Whitbourn and guest. Producer Kathryn Blennerhassett


Unknown: James Whitbourn
Producer: Kathryn Blennerhassett

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and John Humphrys.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day


Unknown: John Humphrys.

: News

: Sport on 4

Sport news with Cliff Morgan. Producer Audrey Adams


Unknown: Cliff Morgan.
Producer: Audrey Adams

: Breakaway

Anne Gregg presents holiday news.
Producer Dave Harvey. For information sheets send a sae to[address removed] Repeated tomorrow at 10.45pm


Unknown: Anne Gregg
Producer: Dave Harvey.

: Loose Ends

With Ned Sherrin.
Producer Torquil Macleod


Unknown: Ned Sherrin.
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: Week in Westminster

With Anne Applebaum of the Evening Standard. Editor Jane Robins


Unknown: Anne Applebaum
Editor: Jane Robins

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC correspondents around the world take a look at their host countries. Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

Alison Mitchell with news from the world of personal finance. Producer Tim Bowler


Unknown: Alison Mitchell
Producer: Tim Bowler

: The News Quiz

The week's headlines come under more comic scrutiny from chairman
Simon Hoggart and guests Alan Coren , Andy Hamilton and Jeremy Hardy. Producer Aled Evans. Rptd Mon 6.30pm


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy.
Producer: Aled Evans.
Producer: Rptd Mon

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby presents a topical discussion from the University of East London in Dagenham, with panellists Angela Browning MP, Parliamentary Secretary at the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food; Frank Dobson MP, Shadow Secretary of State for the Environment and London; the Rt Rev Richard Harries , Bishop of Oxford; and Darcus Howe , journalist and broadcaster. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Angela Browning
Unknown: Frank Dobson
Unknown: Richard Harries
Unknown: Darcus Howe

: Any Answers? (0171) [number removed]

Producers Nadine Grieve and Anne Peacock LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Producers: Nadine Grieve
Producers: Anne Peacock

: Saturday Playhouse: Football Play for Girls

The first in Radio 4's football drama season, The Beautiful Game. By
Stephen Butchard and Pat Anderson.
Joan is about to divorce Vincent because he loves Liverpool FC more than her. Joanne is 17 and a supporter of Everton Football Club - a passion her parents do not understand. with Kate Cross and Helen Warder. With commentary by Alan Green from BBC Radio Sport. Director Kate Rowland


Unknown: Stephen Butchard
Unknown: Pat Anderson.
Unknown: Kate Cross
Unknown: Helen Warder.
Commentary By: Alan Green
Director: Kate Rowland
Joan: Anna Keavney
Vincent: Ken Jones
Joanne: Katy Carmichael
Joanne's Mum: Esther Wilson
Emma: Mandy Birmingham
Bouncer/Man: Chris Darwin

: Leviathan

"No discourse whatsoever can end in absolute knowledge of fact past or to come." (Thomas Hobbes 1651).
But in this topical series Mark Urban explores events of the past to put the present into perspective.
Editors Archie Baron and Neil Cameron
Repeated tomorrow at 8.30pm


Unknown: Neil Cameron

: Science Now

Georgina Ferry presents highlights from this year's Rhone Poulenc prizes for science books.
Producer Paula McGrath. Rptd Tue 8.00pm E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Rhone Poulenc
Producer: Paula McGrath.

: File on 4

Reports on major issues. Repeated from Tuesday

: Personal Obsessions

A four-part series on unusual collections. 1: lain Campbell from the Black Isle, an area north of Inverness, collects old theatrical props, including tatty footwear and construction towers. Producer Michael Shaw


Producer: Michael Shaw

: Week Ending

A sideways look at the past week. Repeated from yesterday

: Ad Lib

Marriage Brokers. Robert Robinson talks to five matchmakers whose clients want to skip the lottery of dating and romancing and get down to the nitty-gritty of making relationships work. Producer Bruce Whitney Low. Rptd Thu 11.30pm


Talks: Robert Robinson
Producer: Bruce Whitney Low.

: Kaleidoscope Feature

Dawn Upshaw talks to Lynne Walker about her singing career and how her early ambition to singjingles started her on the road to becoming a world-renowned soprano.
Producer Jackie Christie. Rptd Fri 9.30pm


Unknown: Lynne Walker
Producer: Jackie Christie.

: Saturday Night Theatre: Lady's Maid

By Margaret Forster. This much-acclaimed novel, dramatised for radio by Ed Thomason , tells the story of Elizabeth Barrett Browning 's maid Lily Wilson , who learnt much from her employer, not least about the vicissitudes of love. with Patience Tomlinson, Linda Regan ,
Geoffrey Whitehead , Zulema Dene and Sandra James Young. Director Cherry Cookson


Unknown: Margaret Forster.
Unknown: Ed Thomason
Unknown: Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Unknown: Lily Wilson
Unknown: Linda Regan
Unknown: Geoffrey Whitehead
Unknown: Zulema Dene
Unknown: Sandra James Young.
Director: Cherry Cookson
Lily Wilson: Jane Whittenshaw
Elizabeth Barrett Browning: Kate Buffery
Robert Browning: Julian Wadham
Timothy: David Thorpe
Ferdinando: Andrew Wincott

: Music in Mind

Presented by Brian Kay. Producer Patrick Lambert


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Producer: Patrick Lambert

: Ten to Ten

Presented by the Rt Rev Graham James , Bishop of St Germans.


Unknown: Graham James

: News

: Stanza

The Lord's Prayer. In the first of seven programmes, Simon Armitage examines the universal appeal of one of the most beautiful passages from the scriptures - with a selection of some of the many interpretations. Producer Viv Beeby


Unknown: Simon Armitage
Producer: Viv Beeby

: Colour Radio

You may have an eye for colour, but have you an ear? In these six programmes, radio becomes a technicolour land of Oz.
Sample some of the ten million colours in the universe, from white knights to monks and punks in black and the colour that changed the course of history. 1: Over the Rainbow. What colour is and where it lies in the electromagnetic spectrum.
Written by Annette Kobak. Producer Kate McAII


Written By: Annette Kobak.
Producer: Kate McAii

: Comparing Notes with Brian Kay

With Russian-bom soprano Kyra Vayne. Repeated from Tuesday


Soprano: Kyra Vayne.

: Ballylenon

Comedy drama series by Christopher Fitz-Simon , set in Co Donegal in 1954. 2: Phonsie and his diminutive sidekick do their best to keep young Josie from the clutches of Packy McGoldrick. with John Hewitt. Gerard McSorley , Charlie Bonnar and Ciara McKeown. Music arranged and performed by Stephanie Hughes. Director Eoin O'Callaghan Rpt


Unknown: Christopher Fitz-Simon
Unknown: Packy McGoldrick.
Unknown: John Hewitt.
Unknown: Gerard McSorley
Unknown: Charlie Bonnar
Unknown: Ciara McKeown.
Unknown: Stephanie Hughes.
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Phonsie Doherty: Tp McKenna
Muriel McConkey: Margaret D' Arcy
Vera McConkey: Stella McCusker
Vivienne Boal: Aine McCartney

: News

: The Late Story: Dad, Mum, Paula and Tom

By Alan Beard. Read by Dexter Fletcher. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Alan Beard.
Read By: Dexter Fletcher.

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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.

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