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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

With Richard Uridge. Producer Richard Sanders


Unknown: Richard Uridge.
Producer: Richard Sanders

: Prayer for the Day

Trevor Barnes talks to Professor
Ghillean Prance , director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.


Talks: Trevor Barnes
Unknown: Ghillean Prance

: Today

With Anna Ford and John Humphrys.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Leila Badawi.


Unknown: Anna Ford
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Leila Badawi.

: News

: Sport on 4

With Cliff Morgan. Producer Roy Calley


Unknown: Cliff Morgan.
Producer: Roy Calley

: Breakaway

Pete McCarthy presents the insider's travel guide.
Producer Eleanor Garland
Repeated tomorrow 7.30pm


Unknown: Pete McCarthy
Producer: Eleanor Garland

: Loose Ends

With Ned Sherrin and guests.


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: The Week in Westminster

With Kirsty Young of the New Statesman.
Editor Jane Ashley


Unknown: Kirsty Young
Editor: Jane Ashley

: Asiafile

The last of six programmes presented by Julian Pettifer. Leisure is a growth area in the new China, but how are the Chinese spending their new free time? And is Asia set to lead the world in the growing industry of tourism? Producer Rosie Goldsmith


Presented By: Julian Pettifer.
Producer: Rosie Goldsmith

: Money Box

Alison Mitchell with the latest news from the world of personal finance. Producer Frances Macdonald
For information call [number removed]


Unknown: Alison Mitchell
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: The News Quiz

Simon Hoggart quizzes Jeremy Hardy and other guests on the week's events. Producer Jon Rolph
Repeated Monday 6.30pm


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Producer: Jon Rolph

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is joined in London by Professor Julian Le Grand of the London School of Economics, Baroness Shirley Williams and Lord Tebbit. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Professor Julian Le Grand
Unknown: Baroness Shirley Williams

: Any Answers? (0171) [number removed]

Phone Jonathan Dimbleby with your views on the issues raised in this week's edition of Any Questions? Producers Anne Peacock and Karen Turner LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producers: Anne Peacock
Producers: Karen Turner

: Saturday Playhouse: Stolen Time

By David Pownall. In 1752, pressure to Europeanise forces a move from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar, consigning a superstitious population to an 11-day limbo of non-time. It is during this period that poet Thomas Gray meets a ghost from his past. Director Eoin O'Callaghan


Unknown: David Pownall.
Unknown: Thomas Gray
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Geary: Stephen Boxer
Hudson: Alun Armstrong
Mother: Jenny Lee
Jackson: David Graham

: That's History

Sixty years after Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs became the first internationally successful cartoon feature, Gerry Northam charts the rise and rise of the animated movie. Producer John Byrne Repeated tomorrow 8.30pm


Unknown: Gerry Northam
Producer: John Byrne

: Science Now

With Peter Evans. Producer Sandy Raffan E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk Repeated Tuesday 8pm


Unknown: Peter Evans.
Producer: Sandy Raffan

: File on 4

Mark Whitaker reports on major issues, changing attitudes and important events at home and abroad. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Mark Whitaker

: New York Diaries

Five programmes in which American humorist David Sedaris reads from his diaries. 2: OddJobs Producer Steve Doherty Repeat


Unknown: David Sedaris
Producer: Steve Doherty

: Test Match Special

West Indies v England
The Fourth Test from Guyana.
Commentary on the second day's play by Jonathan Agnew , Henry Blofeld and Christopher Martin-Jenkins . With expert comment from Vic Marks and Colin Croft. Including at 4.10* News and Test Match Special Feature For information or retuning advice phone [number removed] Approximate times


Play By: Jonathan Agnew
Play By: Henry Blofeld
Play By: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: Vic Marks
Unknown: Colin Croft.

: Week Ending

A satirical review of the week's news. Repeated from yesterday

: The Off Season

Six travel journalists go in search of holiday locations that are without any other tourists. 2: From Alexandria in Egypt to the oasis at Siwa, Michael Haag treks across the desert in the footsteps of Alexander the Great. Producer Sara Jane Hall Repeated Thursday 11.30pm


Unknown: Michael Haag
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Kaleidoscope Feature

Lucifer Rising - 25 Years of "The Exorcist" After 25 years, The Exorcist is still considered too shocking for a UK video certificate. Mark Kermode talks to writer William Peter Blatty and director William Friedkin , while fans and critics reassess the film's significance. Producer Jerome Weatherald Repeated Friday 9.30pm


Talks: Mark Kermode
Unknown: William Peter Blatty
Director: William Friedkin
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: On These Days

Ian McMillan considers the changing face of the school story.


Unknown: Ian McMillan

: Saturday Night Theatre: Hidden Identity

The opening episode of a three-part political thriller by Gary Brown. in Leeds in 1936, fair-haired Jew Jacky Greenberg becomes Jack Green and infiltrates the local fascists. With Linal Haft , Russell Dixon. Thelma Ruby , Jonathan Tafler , Lloyd Peters , Gary Brown and Jessica Brown. Director Andy Jordan


Unknown: Gary Brown.
Unknown: Jacky Greenberg
Unknown: Jack Green
Unknown: Linal Haft
Unknown: Russell Dixon.
Unknown: Thelma Ruby
Unknown: Jonathan Tafler
Unknown: Lloyd Peters
Unknown: Gary Brown
Unknown: Jessica Brown.
Director: Andy Jordan

: Classics with Kay

Brian Kay presents musical horses, ponies and donkeys. Producer Brian Jackson


Unknown: Brian Kay
Producer: Brian Jackson

: Ten to Ten

A reflection for the season of Lent. Producer Sue Williams


Producer: Sue Williams

: News

: Late Night Theatre: The Bounty Hunter

By Tanika Gupta. The bounty hunter rounds up runaway Asian women and delivers them back to their homes-regardless of the circumstances to which he is returning them. with Akhbar Kurtha , Charubala Chokshi , Nisha Patel and Nitin Duggal
Director Kristine Landon-Smith Repeat


Unknown: Tanika Gupta.
Unknown: Akhbar Kurtha
Unknown: Charubala Chokshi
Unknown: Nisha Patel
Unknown: Nitin Duggal
Director: Kristine Landon-Smith
Sunit: Rehan Sheikh
Mahesh: Riz Abbasi
Rakhi: Shaheen Khan
Amit: Shiv Grewal
Venu: Nina Wadia
Pradip: Simon Nagra

: Pen Friendly

Fiffing Space. Pernille Rygg in Oslo writes to Toby Litt in London about her quest to find the perfect sofa. Producer Tessa Watt Repeat


Unknown: Toby Litt
Producer: Tessa Watt Repeat

: Kelly's Heroes

Chris Kelly looks at the life and work of admirable characters. In the first of three programmes, he talks about northern writer Malcolm Bagshaw , author of The Madness of Charles III.
Producer Kathy Smith Repeat


Unknown: Chris Kelly
Unknown: Malcolm Bagshaw
Unknown: Charles Iii.
Producer: Kathy Smith

: News

: Late Story: Counting the Stars

Written and read by David Almond.
A memory from the writer's childhood when he tried to make sense of his father's death by counting the stars. Repeated from Tuesday


Read By: David Almond.

About this project

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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