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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Mary Cotes.


Unknown: Dr Mary Cotes.

: Leisure Update

Editor Chris Burns


Editor: Chris Burns

: News Briefing

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Richard Uridge samples the autumnal delights of the British countryside. Producer Karen Gregor


Unknown: Richard Uridge
Producer: Karen Gregor

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Dr Colin Morris.
8.45 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Dr Colin Morris.

: Home Truths

This week, John Peel looks at little beasts with voracious appetites.
Producer Jacqui Smith. PHONE: [number removed]. E-MAIL: home.truths@bbc.co.uk


Producer: Jacqui Smith.

: Loose Ends

With Ned Sherrin and guests. Producer Torquil MacLeod


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: The Food Programme

In this country, allotments and gardens provide the pleasures of fresh food. In Russia this winter, their produce will be the difference between life and death. Producer Sheila Dillon. Repeated Monday 4pm


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 with the latest news from the world of personal finance. Producer Frances MacDonald


Unknown: Alison Mitchell
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: The News Quiz

More topical comedy with Simon Hoggart , Alan Coren and guests. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren

: News

: Any Questions?

In a special 50th anniversary programme, former panellists join an audience at the British Library, London, to put questions to a panel of four leading figures. Jonathan Dimbleby is in the chair.
Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby

: Any Answers? [number removed]

Phone Jonathan Dimbleby with views on the issues raised in Any Questions? Producer Lisa Jenkinson
LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: Descendants: Cut Loose Your Stammerin' Tongue

African-American historian
Will Coleman goes to Memphis to talk to his 90-year-old grandmother Alice, a living link with the slaves who are the focus of his academic work. Producer [wan Russell-Jones


Unknown: Will Coleman

: The Saturday Play: Pastoral

By Nevil Shute , dramatised by Adrian Bean. A love story that paints an unforgettable picture of life on an RAF station during the Second World War. with David Bannerman , Brian Parr , Jonathan Keeble , Rachel Atkins , Iwan Thomas and Jenny Lee. Director Marilyn Imrie Repeat


Unknown: Nevil Shute
Dramatised By: Adrian Bean.
Unknown: David Bannerman
Unknown: Brian Parr
Unknown: Jonathan Keeble
Unknown: Rachel Atkins
Unknown: Iwan Thomas
Unknown: Jenny Lee.
Director: Marilyn Imrie
Peter: Jamie Glover
Gervase: Sarah Jane Holm
Phillips: Peter Kenny

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's '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. Editor Simon Elmes
Repeated Tuesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Russell Davies
Editor: Simon Elmes

: The Now Show

Comic duo Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the sketch and stand up show featuring Jane Bussmann ,
David Quantick , Dan Freedman , Nick Romero and Simon Munnery. Producer Aled Evans
Repeated Tuesday llpm


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

Whisky. In the last programme of the series, Andrew Jefford discovers the secrets behind Scotland's most flavoursome whisky.
Producer Paul Kobrak Repeat


Unknown: Andrew Jefford
Producer: Paul Kobrak

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and guests review the week's cultural events, including
Antony and Cleopatra starring
Helen Mirren as the Egyptian queen, and Ewan McGregor 's latest film Velvet Goldmine. Producer Adrian Washbourne


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Helen Mirren
Unknown: Ewan McGregor
Producer: Adrian Washbourne

: Colloquies: Four Talks by Thomas Lynch

A series of talks in which undertaker and poet Thomas Lynch reflects on the preoccupations of fiftysomethings. 3:Mixed BlessingsProducer Kate McAII
Repeated Wednesday 8.45pm


Unknown: Thomas Lynch
Producer: Kate McAii

: The Archive Hour: Return of the Man in Black

September 1943 and a dark chill settles over Britain as, for the first time, the BBC broadcasts the sonorous tones of the Man in Black bringing an appointment with fear. In the first of two programmes, horror writer Ramsey Campbell recalls the terrifying impact of the series.


Unknown: Ramsey Campbell

: The Classic Serial: Things Fall Apart

By Chinua Achebe, adapted in two parts by Biyi Bandele. 1: A respected Nigerian tribal leader who agrees to take part in the killing of a young boy finds his own life torn apart. With Patrice Naiambana and Femi Elufowoju Jnr. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Biyi Bandele.
Unknown: Patrice Naiambana
Unknown: Femi Elufowoju Jnr.

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk , Janet Daley ,
Ian Hargreaves , David Starkey and David Cook cross-examine guests on the moral and ethical issues behind one of the week's controversies.
Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Janet Daley
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: David Starkey
Unknown: David Cook

: Distant Divas

The first of two programmes in which Kate Mosse celebrates international women singers. Um Kalthum (1904-75) rose from humble beginnings to mesmerise the Arab world with her melancholy love songs and exceptional voice. Rana Kabbani discusses her life.
Producer Lucinda Montefiore


Unknown: Kate Mosse
Unknown: Rana Kabbani
Producer: Lucinda Montefiore

: Messages to Myself

Inspiring diaries by ordinary people.
4: "Dear Mr Shaw ... ".A housewife writes to George Bernard Shaw to ask his advice about being sent home from hospital with the wrong baby. Read by Elaine Caxton.
Producers Pete Atkin and Ed Thomason Repeat


Unknown: Mr Shaw
Unknown: George Bernard Shaw
Read By: Elaine Caxton.
Producers: Pete Atkin
Producers: Ed Thomason

: News

: Experimental Feature: Glimpses

Programmes that catch life on the wing. Stationary in Falkirk
Archeologist and budding writer
Andrew Petersen goes to a stationery shop to feel the paper yet again. Producer Matt Thompson Repeat


Unknown: Andrew Petersen
Producer: Matt Thompson

: The Late Story: The Chain Gang

A Bargain by James Robertson , read by Crawford Logan. "If he was a crook trying to offload a dodgy acquisition, there was certainly nothing petty about him."
Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: James Robertson
Read By: Crawford Logan.

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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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