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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Andrew Graystone.


Unknown: Andrew Graystone.

: 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 Canon David Winter.


Unknown: Anna Ford
Unknown: John Humphrys.

: Home Truths

John Peel looks at the great British weekend. In this edition, he focuses on low-level domestic strife and on a group of 60-year-olds at a school reunion. Producer Chris Berthoud PHONE: (0171) [number removed]
E-MAIL: home.truths@bbc.co.uk
WEB SITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/hometruths/


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Chris Berthoud

: Loose Ends

With Ned Sherrin and guests. Producer Julian Mayers


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Julian Mayers

: The Food Programme

Is a balance of foods the essence of health? Derek Cooper investigates. Producer Lucinda Montefiore Repeated Monday 4pm


Unknown: Derek Cooper
Producer: Lucinda Montefiore

: From Our Own Correspondent

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


Unknown: 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

: In the Chair

Mark Tavener 's six-part comedy thriller starring Michael Williams , Barry Foster and Hugh Laurie. 2: George Cragge 's theory that there is a connection between the murders and New Labour policy seems to be gaining credibility. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Mark Tavener
Unknown: Michael Williams
Unknown: Barry Foster
Unknown: Hugh Laurie.
Unknown: George Cragge

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is joined in Devizes, Wiltshire, by panellists Paul Foot of Private Eye; Sir Bernard Ingham , former press secretary to
Margaret Thatcher ; PD James , crime writer and Conservative peer; and Richard Rogers , architect and Labour peer. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Paul Foot
Unknown: Sir Bernard Ingham
Unknown: Margaret Thatcher
Unknown: Pd James
Unknown: Richard Rogers

: Any Answers? [number removed]

Phone Nick Clarke with your views on the issues raised in Any Questions? Producers Anne Peacock and Karen Turner LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Producers: Anne Peacock
Producers: Karen Turner

: Duchess of Delight

Edwina Currie tells the story of Elizabeth Chudleigh , Duchess of Kingston, whose trial for bigamy at
Westminster in 1776 was front-page news across Europe. But was the real crime society's attitude to women? Producer Andrew Green


Unknown: Edwina Currie
Unknown: Elizabeth Chudleigh
Producer: Andrew Green

: The Saturday Play: The Wrong Box

By Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne.
In SJ Ashford's adaptation of Stevenson's romp through Victorian London, the Finsbury tontine is about to mature - but who will get the cash and who will get the corpses? with Nick Reding , Ian Hughes , Philip Rowlands , Giles Thomas. Oliver Ryan , Katherine Grice and Andrew Hilton. Director Foz Allan


Unknown: Robert Louis Stevenson
Unknown: Lloyd Osbourne.
Unknown: Nick Reding
Unknown: Ian Hughes
Unknown: Philip Rowlands
Unknown: Giles Thomas.
Unknown: Oliver Ryan
Unknown: Katherine Grice
Unknown: Andrew Hilton.
Director: Foz Allan
Tontine: Ian Gelder
Joseph Finsbury: Peter Copley

: Weekend Woman's Hour

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


Presented 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 the film programme. This edition hears a lurid tale about the director of the vampire film Nosferatu.
Producer Mark Burman
Repeated Tuesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Russell Davies
Producer: Mark Burman

: Live from London

From the Whitehall Theatre in the heart of the capital, Simon Fanshawe brings you the interesting people in town tonight.
Producers Tim Dee and Paul Dodgson


Unknown: Simon Fanshawe
Producers: Tim Dee
Producers: Paul Dodgson

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and guests cast a critical eye over the week's cultural events. In this edition, a look at
Anne Tyler 's new novel, A Patchwork Planet; and Robert Duvall 's Oscar-nominated performance in The Apostle. Producer Adrian Washbourne


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Anne Tyler
Unknown: Robert Duvall
Producer: Adrian Washbourne

: Maps for the Future

Four programmes featuring speeches of inspiration and humour from graduation ceremonies past and present. 2: Cartoonist Ralph Steadman. Producers Eleanor Garland and Vibeke Venema Repeated Wednesday 8.45pm


Unknown: Ralph Steadman.
Producers: Eleanor Garland

: The Archive Hour: The Rivonia Trial

Marcel Berlins recalls one of this century's greatest political trials. In the dock were nine men - six black, two white and one Indian - including
Nelson Mandela. All were charged with sabotage and conspiracy to overthrow the state by revolution. Producer Smita Patel


Unknown: Marcel Berlins
Unknown: Nelson Mandela.
Producer: Smita Patel

: The Classic Serial: Effi Briest

In the final part of Theodor Fontane's tale of the Prussian nobility, Effi seems to have put the past behind her- until an accident reveals her old secret.
With Emilia Fox and David Threlfall. Repeated from Sunday 3pm


Unknown: Emilia Fox
Unknown: David Threlfall.

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs a discussion of moral questions behind the news. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk

: Paradise Lost in Cyberspace

A six-part comedy series by Colin Swash. 2: Lucky old George Smith - it is not everyone who has their own compulsory euthanasia broadcast on national television. with Geoffrey McGivern , Lorelei King , Melanie Hudson , Chris Douglas , Lewis MacLeod and Peter Serafinowicz
Producer Richard Wilson


Unknown: Colin Swash.
Unknown: Geoffrey McGivern
Unknown: Lorelei King
Unknown: Melanie Hudson
Unknown: Chris Douglas
Unknown: Lewis MacLeod
Unknown: Peter Serafinowicz
Producer: Richard Wilson
George: Stephen Moore
Doris: Patsy Byrne

: A Night with....

Caroline Flint
Paul Allen talks to six people who regard the night as a special place. 4: The former president of the Royal
College of Midwives shares the music which means most to her as she works through the night. Producer Jane Ray
Repeated Monday 11.30pm


Unknown: Caroline Flint
Talks: Paul Allen
Producer: Jane Ray

: News

: Short Short Stories

Three specially commissioned tales best described as "off-kilter".
1: Irreversible. A man walks into an isolated pub sporting a peculiar jacket. Written and read by Will Self . Producer Duncan Minshull


Read By: Will Self
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: Late Story: Last Pearls

Martin Jarvis reads Dennis Potter 's short story.
In a tale that mirrors the author's own last weeks, Jack tries to rewrite his final work. Or is it his life?
Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Dennis Potter

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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.

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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