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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Denis Nowian.


Unknown: Denis Nowian.

: Leisure Report

With Trixie Rawiinson.


Unknown: Trixie Rawiinson.

: News Briefing

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Richard Uridge introduces a breath of fresh air for !overs of the countryside. Producer A)asdair Cross


Introduces: Richard Uridge

: Today

With Anna Ford and Sue MacGregor.
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Canon Eric James.
8.45 Yesterday in Parliament
Andrew Duncan interviews Anna Ford: page 14


Unknown: Anna Ford
Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Canon Eric James

: Home Truths

Presented by John Peel. In this edition, the wife who travels halfway up a mountain in a howling gale so her husband can fly his model aeroplane.
PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: [email address removed]


Presenter: John Peel
Producer: Chris Berthoud

: Loose Ends

With Ned Sherrin and guests. Producer Jutian Mayers


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Jutian Mayers

: The Food Programme

FM only
A took at the food business.
Producer Sheila Dillon. Repeated Monday 4pm

: Test Match Special

12.04-1.00*, 1.15-6.15pm*
Test Match Special LW only England y South Africa
Commentary from Trent Bridge on the third day's play in the Fourth Test.
With Jonathan Agnew , Henry Blofeld and Gerard de Kock , and expert comment from Trevor Bailey, Vic Marks and Dave Richardson. including at 3.45* Teatime News and Your Letters Answered *Approximate times
â—†See Jonathan Agnew : page 44


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Henry Blofeld
Unknown: Gerafd de Kock
Unknown: Trevor Balley
Unknown: Vic Marks
Unknown: Dave Richardson.
Unknown: Jonathan Agnew

: From Our Own Correspondent

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


Unknown: Kate Adie
Producer: Tony Grant

: Inside Money

Would You Credit It? In the second of seven programmes, listener Susan Kielty discovers - with the help of presenter Paul Charles - if there is such a thing as an interest-free deal. Producer Marcia Hughes Repeated Monday 3pm


Unknown: Susan Kieity
Producer: Marcia Hughes

: RTF?

Australian comedian Mark Little chairs the news-based improvisation game with John Moloney and Ed Byrne. Repeated from yesterday


Chairman: Mark Little
Panellist: John Moloney
Panellist: Ed Byrne

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is joined in Benson, Oxfordshire, by panellists John Battle MP. Francis Maude MP, Sheila McKechnie and Professor Roger Scruton. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Francis Maude
Unknown: Professor Roger Scruton.

: Any Answers?

[number removed] FM only
Phone Jonathan Dimbieby with your views on issues raised in Any Questions? Producers Anne Peacock and Karen Turner
LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


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

: The Unwelcome Guest

FM only
Three hundred years ago, Deptford played host to a man whose antics would have shamed a soccer hooligan. But Tsar Peter the Great's visit to England changed the course of Russian history.


Producer: Mike Lloyd

: The Saturday Play: Somebody

By Elizabeth Wainwright. Eileen and Roy have just won a second honeymoon in the south of France, but there is one snag - they split up six months ago. with Kate Fenwick. Chanes Simpson, Sarah-Jane Holm, Frances Jeater and Roger May
Director Marion Nancarrow
(FM only)


Unknown: Elizabeth Wainwright.
Unknown: Kate Fenwick.
Unknown: Chanes Simpson.
Unknown: Sarah-Jane Holm
Unknown: Frances Jeater
Unknown: Roger May
Director: Marion Nancarrow
Roy: David Ross
Eileen: Lynda Belungham

: Weekend Woman's Hour

FM only
With Jenni Murray. Producer Emma Seiby


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Producer: Emma Seiby

: Saturday PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.
MW only


Presenter: Eddie Mair

: Talking Pictures

Jane Walmsley presents the film programme, with Russell Davies filing hot news from the Hollywood Hills. Producer Simon Elmes. Repeated Tuesday


Unknown: Jane Waimsiey
Unknown: Russeh Davies
Producer: Simon Eimes.

: Live from London

Simon Fanshawe introduces premium conversation from the Whitehall Theatre in the last of the current series.
Producers Tim Dee and Paul Dodgson


Introduces: Simon Fanshawe
Producers: Tim Dee

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and guests review the week's cultural events, in this edition, opinions on the film The Gingerbread Man and Jay McInerney's new novel, Model Behaviour.
Producer Adrian Washboume
◆ Face behind the Voice: page 123


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Jay McHerney
Producer: Adrian Washboume

: Rana and Alexander

Writer and broadcaster Rana Kabbani talks of the extraordinary abilities of her son Atexander, who has a form of autism known as Asperger syndrome. Producers Robyn Wallis and Michael Weigall


Talks: Rana Kabbani

: The Archive Hour: Not Me, Guv

Former borstal boy Mark Leech uncovers changing attitudes towards young offenders through the decades, from turn-of-the-century philanthropists to the philosophies of the boot camp of the nineties.
Producer Lynne McCadden


Presenter: Mark Leech
Producer: Lynne McCadden

: The Classic Serial: Decameron

By Giovanni Boccaccio, adapted in three parts by Don Taylor. 2: In a shaded garden, the subject turns to love.
With Roger Allam and Rebecca Front. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Don Taylor.
Unknown: Roger Allam

: Straw Poll

Four debates chaired by Justin Webb. 1: "A language authority is essential for preserving standards in English."
Repeated from Wednesday
Lines remain open untit midnight on Sunday. Max call cost is 10 pence.
TO VOTE YES: dial [number removed]
TO VOTE NO:dial [number removed]

: Late Night on 4: Richard Barton - General Practitioner!

Lot Mason's five-part comedy series about the adventures of unretirable special agent Dick Barton and his doctor son. 2: Richard and Sally take a well-earned break in Bratov. With Matilda Ziegler, Julian Dutton, Iain Cuthbertson, Roger Blake,Carolyn Jones and Tim Whitnall . Producer Jo Clegg (Repeat)


Unknown: Dick Barton
Unknown: Matilda Ziegler
Unknown: Julian Dutton.
Unknown: Iain Cuthbertson.
Unknown: Roger Biake.
Unknown: Carolyn Jones
Unknown: Tim Whitnall
Producer: Jo Clegg
Richard Barton: Robert Bathurst
Dick Barton: Moray Watson

: At the Foot of the Mountain

The last of three programmes in which Robert Dawson Scott invites a composer or performer to took back on a musical challenge. 5trR<c/)ard Eyre. The former director of the Royai National Theatre recaits his foray into the world of opera. Producer John Goudie Repeaf Repeated Monday 11.30pm


Unknown: Robert Dawson Scott
Producer: John Goudie Repeaf

: News

: Face to Face

The last of three programmes holding a mirror up to the very different roies we play in everyday life.


Producer: Jules Wilkinson

: The Late Story: I Take Back My Country

The Suit by Can Themba, read by Hugh Quarshie.
Repeated from Tuesday


Read By: Hugh Quarshie.

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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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