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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Stephen Shipley.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.

: 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 Alasdair Cross


Introduces: Richard Uridge
Producer: Alasdair Cross

: Today

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


Unknown: Anna Ford
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Terry Waite

: Home Truths

John Peel takes a warts-and-all look at the British weekend. This week, Phil Hogan deals with pet traumas. Producer Alison Hughes
PHONE: (0171) [number removed]
E-MAIL: home.truths@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: John Peel
Unknown: Phil Hogan
Producer: Alison Hughes

: Loose Ends

With Ned Sherrin and guests. Producer Julian Mayers


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Julian Mayers

: The Food Programme

Derek Cooper speaks to local producers and retailers fighting for survival in a world dominated by supermarkets. Producer Paul Kobrak. Repeated Monday 4pm


Unknown: Derek Cooper
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

For Richer, for Poorer. Listener Vanessa Jones asks lawyers, advisers and her bank about the real cost of divorce. Presenter Paul Charles. Producer Marcia Hughes. Repeated Monday


Unknown: Vanessa Jones
Presenter: Paul Charles.
Producer: Marcia Hughes.

: Test Match Special

England v South Africa
Commentary from Headingley on the third day's play in the Fifth Test. With Jonathan Agnew , Christopher Martin -Jenkins and Geraid de Kock , and expert comment from Fred Trueman , Chris Cowdrey and Dave Richardson. Including 1.15* A View from the Boundary and 3.45* Teatime News and Your Letters Answered
* See Jonathan Agnew : page 37 * Approximate times


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Christopher Martin
Unknown: Geraid de Kock
Unknown: Fred Trueman
Unknown: Chris Cowdrey
Unknown: Dave Richardson.
Unknown: Jonathan Agnew


Mark Little chairs the news-based game. Repeated from yesterday

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is joined in Totnes, Devon, by panellists including Professor Anthony O'Hear , David Hill and Steven Norris. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Professor Anthony O'Hear
Unknown: David Hill
Unknown: Steven Norris.

: Any Answers?

(0171) [number removed] Phone Jonathan Dimbleby with views on the issues raised in Any Questions? Producers Jane O'Rourke and Karen Turner LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producers: Jane O'Rourke
Producers: Karen Turner

: The Surgeon of Crowthorne

Simon Winchester tells the story of an American Civil War surgeon confined in Broadmoor who became a contributor to the Oxford English Dictionary.
Readings by John Rowe and Brian Parr
Producer Jill Waters


Reader: John Rowe
Reader: Brian Parr
Producer: Jill Waters

: The Saturday Play: The Cat

By Colette. It is a hot Parisian summer in 1932. Camille marries Alain - but he is in love with his cat. with Jenny Lee , John Hartley and Margaret John Dramatised by Ayshe Raif. Director Claire Grove


Unknown: Jenny Lee
Unknown: John Hartley
Dramatised By: Ayshe Raif.
Director: Claire Grove
Alain: Adam Godley
Camille: Victoria Finney

: Weekend Woman's Hour

With Martha Kearney. Managing editor Nadine Grieve


Unknown: Martha Kearney.
Editor: Nadine Grieve

: 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 programme about films and film-going. Producer Fiona McLean Repeated Tuesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Russell Davies
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Saturday Night Fry

Stephen Fry sets fire to his travel agent's beard to the music of the Conway Lust Wah Wah Band. With John Sessions , Armando lannucci ,
Tom Robinson , Sir Peregrine Worsthorne , Dr Martin Jacques and Richard Coles. Producers Cathie Mahoney and Chris Wilson


Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: John Sessions
Unknown: Armando Lannucci
Unknown: Tom Robinson
Unknown: Sir Peregrine Worsthorne
Unknown: Dr Martin Jacques
Unknown: Richard Coles.
Producers: Cathie Mahoney
Producers: Chris Wilson

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and guests discuss the week's cultural events. This week, reviews of blockbuster film
Armageddon and the new novel from Adam Thorpe , Pieces of Light. Producer Adrian Washbourne


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Adam Thorpe
Producer: Adrian Washbourne

: Kurd's-Eye View

Four talks in which Kurdish journalist HazhirTeimourian reflects on his 39 years' living in Britain. 2: Henry /I and I In which Hazhir suffers a nervous breakdown in his adoptive country. Producer Nigel Acheson
Repeated Wednesday 8.45pm


Producer: Nigel Acheson

: The Archive Hour The Railway Station - Gorgeous Palaces and Solemn Temples

In the first of two programmes, Jeffrey Richards looks at railway stations, exploring their place in our culture as architecture and as places of inspiration and emotion. Producer Ivan Howlett


Unknown: Jeffrey Richards
Producer: Ivan Howlett

: The Classic Serial: The Birds Fall Down

By Rebecca West , dramatised in two parts by Melissa Murray. 1: At the turn of the century, 18-year-old Laura is embroiled in a plot to assassinate a double agent. With Sarah-Jane Holm , Kenneth Cranham and John Carlisle. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Rebecca West
Unknown: Melissa Murray.
Unknown: Sarah-Jane Holm
Unknown: Kenneth Cranham
Unknown: John Carlisle.

: Straw Poll

Justin Webb chairs the third of four debates. "Total freedom of expression would be a dangerous nightmare." 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 's five-part comedy series about the adventures of an unretirable special agent and his doctor son.
4: Dick and Richard speak their minds. with Matilda Ziegler , Julian Dutton , lain
Cuthbertson, Joss Ackland , Carolyn Jones and Adjoa Andoh. Producer Jo Clegg Repeat


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

: Taking Notes

In the first of three programmes, Simon Fanshawe talks to writer Jackie Kay about her love of the music of blues queen Bessie Smith. Producer Susan Roberts
Repeated Monday 11.30pm


Talks: Simon Fanshawe
Unknown: Jackie Kay
Producer: Susan Roberts

: News

: Experimental Feature: 4 Minutes 33

A series listening to the usually unheeded music of four contrasting environments. 1: Press Hall
Recorded at the Westferry printing works on the Isle of Dogs, London. Producer Alan Hall


Producer: Alan Hall

: The Late Story: The Death of Brian

By Eifion Jenkins , read by Andy Rivers. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Eifion Jenkins
Read By: Andy Rivers.

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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.

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