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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Father Paul Symonds.


Unknown: Father Paul Symonds.

: Leisure Update

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 David Winter.


Unknown: Anna Ford
Unknown: John Humphrys.

: Home Truths

John Peel considers the eccentricities of domestic life. This week, Sue Elliott-Nicholls visits the reptile-keeper who, alarmingly, takes his Work home with him. Producer Vibeke Venema PHONE: [number removed]3411
E-MAIL: home.truths@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: John Peel

: Loose Ends

With Ned Sherrin and guests. Producer Julian Mayers


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Julian Mayers

: The Food Programme

Is the Ministry of Agriculture determined to wipe out every small meat producer in Britain? Derek Cooper investigates.
Producer Sheila Dillon. Repeated Monday 4pm


Unknown: Derek Cooper
Producer: Sheila Dillon.

: 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 presents the latest news from the world of personal finance.


Unknown: Alison Mitchell

: The News Quiz

With Alan Coren , Jeremy Hardy and guests. Simon Hoggart is in the chair. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Simon Hoggart

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is joined in Lewes, East Sussex, by panellists including Menzies Campbell and Clare Short. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Clare Short.

: Any Answers? [number removed]

Phone Jonathan Dimbleby with your views on the issues raised in this week's edition of Any Questions? LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby

: A History of War and Peace in 4 Menus

In the last of four programmes,
Richard Coles and guests recreate a meal from the time of Genghis Khan in a Mongolian yurt in a wood in Kent. Producer Dymphna Flynn


Unknown: Richard Coles
Unknown: Genghis Khan
Producer: Dymphna Flynn

: The Saturday Play: Clean Break

By Val McDermid. Manchester-based private eye Kate Brannigan is not amused when thieves steal a Monet from a stately home where she has arranged the security. She sets off on a chase that takes her across Europe, bringing her head-to-head with organised crime. with Joseph Jones , Geoff Hinsliff ,
Rob Pickavance , Martin Reeve and Kathryn Hunt Director Melanie Harris


Unknown: Val McDermid.
Unknown: Kate Brannigan
Unknown: Joseph Jones
Unknown: Geoff Hinsliff
Unknown: Rob Pickavance
Unknown: Martin Reeve
Unknown: Kathryn Hunt
Director: Melanie Harris
Kate Brannigan: Charlotte Coleman
Richard Barclay: John Lloyd Fillingham
Alexis Lee: Noreen Kershaw

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's
Hour, presented by Jenni Murray. Editor Anne Tyley


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Editor: Anne Tyley

: 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 filmgoing. Producer Harry Parker
Repeated Tuesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Russell Davies
Producer: Harry Parker

: The Now Show

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis host the topical sketch and stand-up show which takes apart the world as we know it. With Sony Award-winning comic Simon Munnery, and Dan Freedman with Nick Romero, and David Quantick with Jane Bussmann. Producer Aled Evans
Repeated Tuesday 11pm


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Simon Munnery
Unknown: Dan Freedman
Unknown: Nick Romero
Unknown: David Quantick
Unknown: Jane Bussmann.
Producer: Aled Evans

: Liquid Companion

Andrew Jefford lifts the lid on the world of drink. 1: Ale. In ancient Egypt, beer was an integral part of almost every meal.
Producer Paul Kobrak Revised repeat


Unknown: Andrew Jefford
Producer: Paul Kobrak

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and guests review the week's cultural events. This edition features a look at a major new television series chronicling the Cold War, and David Hare 's new play, The Blue Room, which sees the West End debut of Nicole Kidman. Producer Adrian Washbourne


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: David Hare
Unknown: Nicole Kidman.
Producer: Adrian Washbourne

: Divided We Stand

The third installment of Robert Robinson 's idiosyncratic history of the 20th century.
Producer Jill Burridge
Repeated Wednesday 8.45pm


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Jill Burridge

: The Archive Hour: Hidden Heroes

In the summer of 1940, Britain was preparing for a Nazi invasion.
Allan Little meets members of the top- secret British resistance army who were trained to use guerrilla tactics and espionage to wreak havoc behind enemy lines.
Producers Julia Durbin and Pam Rutherford E-mail: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Allan Little
Producers: Julia Durbin

: The Classic Serial: The Water Babies

By Charles Kingsley , dramatised in three episodes by Berlie Doherty.
2: Tom, now a Water Baby, befriends the sea creatures. With Julia McKenzie , Oliver Peace and Timothy West. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Charles Kingsley
Unknown: Berlie Doherty.
Unknown: Julia McKenzie
Unknown: Oliver Peace
Unknown: Timothy West.

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs an investigation of the moral questions behind the week's news.
Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk

: Long Time No Song

In the fifties and sixties, Harvard mathematician Tom Lehrer rocked the establishment with his satirical songs. Tom Morton discovers why, at the height of his popularity, he stopped writing and performing and returned to teaching. Producer Mike Walker
Repeated Monday 11.30pm


Unknown: Tom Lehrer
Songs: Tom Morton
Producer: Mike Walker

: Cartoons, Lampoons and Buffoons

Books. Humphrey Carpenter presents the last of five programmes exploring political satire. It is probably in books that satirical coment has had the longest-term impact- Gulliver's Travels, Decline and Fall and 1984 are timeless commentaries on greed and power. Producer Neil Trevithick Repeat


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Producer: Neil Trevithick

: News

: Experimental Feature: The Way Home

In the last of a three-part series, night people - including workers, clubbers and drifting souls - share the fatigue of their day and their longing for home. Producer Alan Hall


Producer: Alan Hall

: The Late Story: Tales We Tell

Holy by Bidisha, read by Amita Dhiri. A successful young writer looks back on how she met and fell in love with Luca.
Five years on, she questions why. Producer Liz Taylor


Read By: Amita Dhiri.
Producer: Liz Taylor

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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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