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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Dave Kitchen.


Unknown: Dave Kitchen.

: Leisure Report

With Trixie Rawlinson.


Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson.

: News Briefing

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

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


Introduces: 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 Eric James.
8.45 Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: Anna Ford
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Canon Eric James.

: Home Truths

John Peel takes a warts-and-all look at the British weekend. He talks to a family who are about to set sail for
Australia in a boat they have built as part of their millennium celebrations. Producer Chris Berthoud PHONE: (0171) [number removed]
E-MAIL: home.truths@bbc.co.uk


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

Andrew Jefford investigates the contribution that Britain has made to the world wine trade.
Producer Paul Kobrak. Repeated Monday 4pm


Unknown: Andrew Jefford
Producer: Paul Kobrak.

: From Our Own Correspondent

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


Unknown: Kate Adie
Producer: Tony Grant

: Inside Money

Safe as Houses. A mortgage is the biggest financial commitment taken on by most people. So what happens if the bank makes a mistake and provides the wrong kind? Listener Linda Evans finds out. Presenter Paul Charles. Producer Sarah Pennells Repeated Monday 3pm


Unknown: Linda Evans
Presenter: Paul Charles.
Producer: Sarah Pennells


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


Unknown: Mark Little
Unknown: John Moloney
Unknown: Ed Byme.

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is joined in Brightlingsea, Essex, by panellists including Janet Daley , lain
Duncan-Smith, Chris Smith and Matthew Taylor.
Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Janet Daley
Unknown: Chris Smith
Unknown: Matthew Taylor.

: Any Answers?

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


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

: Flying Starts

Challenging the accepted history of man's struggle to fly, historian Patrick French investigates the story of a Pembrokeshire carpenter, Bill Frost , who built, patented and flew his own machine some eight years before the Wright brothers became airborne. Producer Jill Waters


Unknown: Bill Frost
Producer: Jill Waters

: The Saturday Play: The Girls of Slender Means

By Muriel Spark , adapted for radio by Colin Davis. It is 1945 and, enchanted as he is by the girls of slender means, Nicholas Faringdon has no idea of their potential savagery. With Amanda Root, Joanna Monro, Abigail Docherty, Christopher Wright,
Charles Simpson, Jack Ellis, Caroline Strong, Frances Jeater, Richenda Carey and Geoffrey Whitehead. Director: Marion Nancarrow.


Unknown: Muriel Spark
Unknown: Colin Davis.
Unknown: Nicholas Faringdon
Unknown: Amanda Root.
Unknown: Joanna Monro.
Unknown: Abigail Docherty
Unknown: Christopher Wright
Unknown: Charles Simpson
Unknown: Jack Ellis
Unknown: Caroline Strong.
Unknown: Frances Jeater
Unknown: Richenda Carey
Unknown: Geoffrey Whitehead
Director: Marion Nancarrow
Narrator: Eleanor Bron
Jane Wright: Sarah-Jane Holm
Selina Redwood: Emma Fielding

: 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

Eddie Mair presents analysis of the day's news, plus the sports headlines.


Unknown: Eddie Mair

: Talking Pictures

Russell Davies presents Radio 4's film programme. This week, an interview with a Hollywood great.
Editor Simon Elmes. Repeated Tuesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Russell Davies
Editor: Simon Elmes.

: Saturday Night Fry

Stephen Fry hosts an eight-part chat show series in which he gives no quarter, accepts no dime, spends no nickel and passes no buck in this supreme vindication of "total radio". With John Sessions. This first programme features, among others, Damien Hirst and Ian Dury.
Producers Cathie Mahoney and Chris Wilson ♦ See This Week: page 6


Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Damien Hirst
Unknown: Ian Dury.
Producers: Cathie Mahoney

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and guests discuss the week's cultural events. In this edition, a look at Channel 4's eagerly awaited adaptation of Armistead Maupin's More Tales of the City.
Producer Adrian Washboume


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Adrian Washboume

: Kurd's-EyeView

Four talks in which Kurdish journalist Hazhir Teimourian reflects on 39 years' living in Britain. 1: Omar Khayyam and I Producer Nigel Acheson
Repeated Wednesday 8.45pm


Unknown: Hazhir Teimourian
Unknown: Omar Khayyam
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: The Archive Hour: The London Olympics

Fifty years on, Olympian Paul Dickenson looks at how the British rallied round to host the first Olympic Games since the end of the Second World War. Producer Bernadette McConnell


Unknown: Paul Dickenson
Producer: Bernadette McConnell

: The Classic Serial: Decameron

By Giovanni Boccaccio , adapted in three parts by Don Taylor , with Roger Allam as Boccaccio. The ten
Florentines reach the end of their storytelling. With Rebecca Front,
Richard Hope and Helen Atkinson Wood. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Giovanni Boccaccio
Unknown: Don Taylor
Unknown: Roger Allam
Unknown: Richard Hope
Unknown: Helen Atkinson Wood.

: Straw Poll

The second of four debates on issues of perennial interest, chaired by Justin Webb. "The lives of animals should not be regarded as sacrosanct." Repeated from Wednesday
Lines remain open until midnight on Sunday Maximum call cost lOp
TO VOTE YES: dial [number removed]
TO VOTE NO: dial [number removed]


Unknown: Justin Webb.

: Richard Barton - General Practitioner!

Lol Mason 'sfive-part comedy series. 3: Richard's flu is not getting any better, and a herbal remedy found by Sally has unexpected results. with Julian Dutton. lain Cuthbertson, Joss Ackland , Carolyn Jones and Adjoa Andoh Producer Jo Clegg Repeat


Unknown: Lol Mason
Unknown: Julian Dutton.
Unknown: Joss Ackland
Unknown: Carolyn Jones
Unknown: Adjoa Andoh
Producer: Jo Clegg
Richard Barton: Robert Bathurst
Dick Barton: Moray Watson
Sally Barton: Matilda Ziegler

: An Evening with Paco Pena

Spanish musician Paco Pena , with his guitar on his knee, talks to Brian Sibley about his fascination with flamenco. Repeat Repeated Monday 11.30pm


Musician: Paco Pena
Unknown: Brian Sibley

: News

: Experimental Feature: Startales

A monthly series telling the story of mankind's struggle to understand the cosmos.
4:Newton and Action at a Distance
Written by Michael Hoskin. Readers Nigel Carrington and Fenella Hadingham Producer David Perry


Written By: Michael Hoskin.
Readers: Nigel Carrington
Producer: David Perry

: The Late Story: Hemingway Short Stories

2: A Canary for One and In Another Country Repeated from Tuesday

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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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