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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Clair Jaquiss.


Unknown: Clair Jaquiss.

: Leisure Update

With Trixie Rawlinson. Editor Chris Burns


Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson.
Editor: Chris Burns

: News Briefing

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Richard Uridge discovers how the people of Orkney are coping with the devastation of the beef industry. Producer Alasdair Cross


Unknown: Richard Uridge
Producer: Alasdair Cross

: Today

With Anna Ford and John Humphrys.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Dr Colin Morris.


Unknown: Anna Ford
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Dr Colin Morris.

: Home Truths

The increasingly slender John Peel tests his resolve this week as the subject of gluttony is on the menu.
Producer Vibeke Venema PHONE: [number removed]
3411 E-MAIL: home.truths@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: John Peel

: Loose Ends

Ned Sherrin meets Jools Holland and Delia Smith in a food processor. Producer Torquii MacLeod


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Jools Holland
Unknown: Delia Smith
Producer: Torquii MacLeod

: The Food Programme

Natalie Wheen explores the sensuous world of herbs.
Producer Paula McGinley. Rptd Monday 4pm


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Producer: Paula McGinley.

: 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. Producer Tom Cunnington


Unknown: Alison Mitchell
Producer: Tom Cunnington

: The News Quiz

Another smorgasbord of satire. Repeated from yesterday

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is joined in Newton Aycliffe, Co Durham, by panellists including Donna Covey , director of the Association of Community Health Councils for England and Wales: Frank Field MP, former welfare reform minister: and Ruth Lea , head of policy for the Institute of Directors. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Donna Covey
Unknown: Frank Field
Unknown: Ruth Lea

: 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

: Descendants: Great-Grandad Had a Flat Head

Novelist Louise Doughty goes in search of her Gypsy ancestors, including her great-grandad Tabletop and his mother Spank, who gave birth to him in a churchyard. Producer Tessa Watt


Unknown: Louise Doughty
Producer: Tessa Watt

: The Saturday Play:The Dead

Written by James Joyce , dramatised by Christopher Fitz-Simon , with Dermot Crowley as Gabriel and Catherine Byrne as Gretta. Dublin 1903. Travelling to the Yuletide party traditionally given by Gabriel's aged aunts, Gretta looks forward to the feast of Edwardian song, dance, and music while Gabriel frets about his forthcoming speech. with Pauline Delaney , Ian Masters. Marcella Riordan , Annabel Mullion , and David Antrobus Piano played by Mary Nash. Singing by Michael Redway , David Antrobus and Marcella Riordan Director Peter Kavanagh Repeat


Written By: James Joyce
Dramatised By: Christopher Fitz-Simon
Unknown: Dermot Crowley
Unknown: Catherine Byrne
Unknown: Pauline Delaney
Unknown: Ian Masters.
Unknown: Marcella Riordan
Unknown: Annabel Mullion
Piano: David Antrobus
Played By: Mary Nash.
Unknown: Michael Redway
Unknown: David Antrobus
Unknown: Marcella Riordan
Director: Peter Kavanagh
Aunt Kate: Kate Binchy
Aunt Julia: Maggie Whiting
Mary Jane: Use-Ann McLaughlin
Lily: Hilary Reynolds
Mr Browne: Nigel Anthony
Freddy Malins: Mark Lambert

: Weekend Woman's Hour

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


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Editor: Ruth Gardiner

: 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. Rptd Tuesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Russell Davies
Producer: Harry Parker.

: The Now Show

Comic duo Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present a cavalcade of cutting-edge comedy as regulars Jane Bussmann , David Quantick , Dan Freedman , Nick Romero and Simon Munnery take apart the world as we know it.
Producer Aled Evans. Rptd Tuesday 11pm


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

: Liquid Companion

Andrew Jefford journeys down the Douro to discover how little has changed since the time when wines were fortified to help them travel. Producer Paul Kobrak Repeat


Unknown: Andrew Jefford
Producer: Paul Kobrak

: Saturday Review

Paul Allen and guests review the week's cultural events, including a look at the prolific output of American painter John Singer Sargent at London's Tate Gallery, and Pat Barker 's latest novel, Another World. Producer Rob Ketteridge


Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: John Singer Sargent
Unknown: Pat Barker
Producer: Rob Ketteridge

: Colloquies: Four Talks by Thomas Lynch

Undertaker and poet Thomas Lynch reflects on the preoccupations of fiftysomethings.
2: Contemplation of the Womb
Producer Kate McAII. Rptd Wednesday 8.45pm


Unknown: Thomas Lynch
Producer: Kate McAii.

: The Archive Hour: Fifty Years of Any Questions

From meat rationing to the Millennium Dome, Any Questions has become a British institution reflecting political developments and social attitudes. in a special edition celebrating its 50th anniversary, Jonathan Dimbleby charts the enduring appeal of this programme. Producer Bernadette McConnell


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Bernadette McConnell

: The Classic Serial:A Painful Case

Written by James Joyce , dramatised by Christopher Fitz-Simon . Mr Duffy 's only luxury is the occasional classical music concert. At one event, he meets Mrs Sinico , who changes his life. Repeated from Sunday


Written By: James Joyce
Dramatised By: Christopher Fitz-Simon
Dramatised By: Mr Duffy
Unknown: Mrs Sinico

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk and his team cross-examine guests on the moral issues behind one of the week's news stories.
Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk

: Songs from the Lab

Vivienne Parry talks to scientists who are trying to understand the meaning of music.
Producer Jim Clarke. Rptd Monday 11.30pm E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Producer: Jim Clarke.

: Messages to Myself

Five poignant and inspiring diaries by ordinary people.
3: "Every Human Being Has a Story to Tell. " a diary spanning over 70 years, Edward Robb Ellis reports on significant events in 20th century American history. Reader Stuart Milligan.
Producers Pete Atkin and Ed Thomason Repeat


Unknown: Edward Robb Ellis
Reader: Stuart Milligan.
Producers: Pete Atkin
Producers: Ed Thomason

: News

: ExperimentalFeature: Glimpses

Programmes that catch life on the wing. Scratching the Surface. Roger McWee out in the field with his metal detector. Producer Matt Thompson Repeat


Unknown: Roger McWee
Producer: Matt Thompson

: The Late Story: The Widows

By Daphne Glazer , read by Ann Rye. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Daphne Glazer
Read By: Ann Rye.

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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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