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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Roy Jenkins.


Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: Leisure Report

With Trixie Rawlinson.


Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson.

: News Briefing

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Richard Uridge presents a breath of fresh air for lovers of the countryside. Producer Karen Gregor


Unknown: Richard Uridge
Producer: Karen Gregor

: Today

With Anna Ford and John Humphrys.
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Dr Colin Morris.
8.45 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Anna Ford
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Dr Colin Morris.

: Home Truths

A warts-and-all look at the great British weekend. In this edition, John Peel has thoughts on the Cup Final and listens to the audio diary of a computer nerd. Producer Alison Hughes
PHONE: (0171) [number removed]
E-MAIL: home.truths@bbc.co.uk
WEB SITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/hometnjths/


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Alison Hughes

: Loose Ends

Ned Sherrin 's guests include Lionel Blair and the band My Life Story. Producer Julian Mayers


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Lionel Blair
Producer: Julian Mayers

: The Food Programme

A report on big business's move into organics.
Producer Sheila Dillon. Repeated Monday 4pm


Producer: Sheila Dillon.

: From Our Own Correspondent

Kate Adie presents analysis and insight from correspondents worldwide. Producer Tony Grant


Presenter: Kate Adie
Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

Alison Mitchell with the latest news from the world of personal finance. Producer Frances MacDonald


Unknown: Alison Mitchell
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: The News Quiz

Simon Hoggart quizzes Alan Coren , Andy Hamilton and other guests on the week's news.
Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Andy Hamilton

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbieby is joined by four guest panellists in Belfast. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbieby

: Any Answers?

(0171) [number removed]
Phone with your views on the issues raised in Any Questions?

: Cathedral of Dreams

Stewart Henderson tells the trailblazing story of the first Anglican bishop in Jerusalem. Michael
Alexander was dispatched to the Holy Land in 1842, accompanied by his family. His mission was to establish an Anglican community among the Jews. Producer David Prest


Unknown: Stewart Henderson
Producer: David Prest

: The Saturday Play:A Very Rare Bird Indeed

By Peter Tinniswood. Avril is a woman desperate to find love, but when her husband is delayed en route to the quiet hotel in Wales where she is ensconced for their second honeymoon, she has plenty of time to observe her fellow guests and look for a fantasy lover. with Lou Hirsch , Jeff Shankley , Carolyn Jones and Derek Waring. Director Gordon House Repeat


Unknown: Peter Tinniswood.
Unknown: Lou Hirsch
Unknown: Jeff Shankley
Unknown: Carolyn Jones
Unknown: Derek Waring.
Avril: Judi Dench
Maynard: Peter Jeffrey
Morgan: John Moffatt

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's
Hour, presented by Jenni Murray. Producer Emma Selby


Unknown: By Jenni Murray.
Producer: Emma Selby

: Saturday PM

Full coverage and analysis of the day's news, plus the sports headlines. Presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Talking Pictures

Russell Davies presents a programme about films and film-going. This week, road movies past and present - and could you describe Lolita as a road movie? And director Tom DiCillo explains his choice of setting for The Real Blonde, his sharp new comedy. Producer Rebecca Nicholson
Repeated Tuesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Russell Davies
Director: Tom Dicillo
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Talk of New York

Cabaret, comedy and conversation from the Coffee House Club,
Manhattan. Steve Ross introduces
David Sedaris and resident limey Simon Jones.
Executive producer Jonathan James-Moore


Unknown: David Sedaris
Unknown: Simon Jones.
Producer: Jonathan James-Moore

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and guests look at the week's cultural events. This edition includes a review of Rent, the award-winning Broadway musical that has just opened in London's West End, and The Last Resort, Alison Lurie 's eagerly awaited new novel. Producer Adrian Washbourne


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Alison Lurie
Producer: Adrian Washbourne

: American Voices

Four of America's best regional writers reflect on the special flavour of their patch of country.
2: Rain Country by Timothy Egan. Producer Sallie Davies
Repeated Wednesday 8.45pm


Unknown: Timothy Egan.
Producer: Sallie Davies

: The Archive Hour:A Century of Gardens

The first of two personal pieces by garden expert Eric Robson on the great British obsession. This week,
Robson shows how the formal country estates of Capability Brown have had their influence on today's modern estate gardens. He also looks back through the radio gardening archive. Producer Julia Shaw


Unknown: Eric Robson
Producer: Julia Shaw

: The Classic Serial:Robinson Crusoe

Steve Chambers 's two-part adaptation of Daniel Defoe 's epic tale. 1: Against the advice of his family, Robinson Crusoe is set on a life of adventure. With Roy Marsden and Tom Bevan.
Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Steve Chambers
Unknown: Daniel Defoe
Unknown: Robinson Crusoe
Unknown: Roy Marsden
Unknown: Tom Bevan.

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs a lively discussion on the moral questions behind the week's news.
Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk

: The Man WhoWas Comedy

The first of three features on the work of George S Kaufman , the American director who also wrote 45 plays and musicals. Written and presented by Dick Vosburgh , with reminiscences from Anne Kaufman Schneider ,
Leueen McGrath , Jack Gilford , Stubby Kay and Abe Burrows. Featuring Bob Sessions as the voice of Kaufman.
Producer Jonathan James-Moore Repeat


Unknown: George S Kaufman
Presented By: Dick Vosburgh
Unknown: Anne Kaufman Schneider
Unknown: Leueen McGrath
Unknown: Jack Gilford
Unknown: Stubby Kay
Unknown: Abe Burrows.
Unknown: Bob Sessions
Producer: Jonathan James-Moore

: Crossing Over

Robin Denselow talks to six musicians who have fallen in love with music from another culture. In the last of the series, Billy Bragg crosses over to America to sing the songs of his hero Woody Guthrie which were never recorded during Guthrie's lifetime.
Producer Tessa Watt. Rptd Monday 11.30pm


Talks: Robin Denselow
Unknown: Billy Bragg
Unknown: Woody Guthrie
Producer: Tessa Watt.

: News

: Nightsongs

In the first of three programmes of musical memories, writer Maeve
Binchy recalls the desires and preoccupations of her life in the fifties as encapsulated by Dean Martin 's hit Memories Are Made of This.
Producer Jane Ray


Unknown: Dean Martin
Producer: Jane Ray

: Late Story:Away from It All

By Val Mulkerns , read by Lesley McGuire. Timothy and Sarah visit their favourite isolated beach, but someone disrupts their seclusion. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Val Mulkerns
Read By: Lesley McGuire.

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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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