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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Roger Hutchings.


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.

: Leisure Update

With Trixie Rawlinson. Editor Chris Burns


Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson.
Editor: Chris Burns

: News Briefing

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Richard Uridge continues his exploration of the British Isles. Producer Karen Gregor


Unknown: 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 the Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths.
8.35 Yesterday In Parliament L W only


Unknown: Anna Ford
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths.

: Home Truths

After a minor prang in the car, Leslie Riddoch contemplates whether, in an isolated rural community, accidents are perhaps the best way of meeting new friends. With John Peel. Producer Chris Berthoud PHONE: [number removed]
E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Leslie Riddoch
Producer: Chris Berthoud

: Double Vision

Miles Kington and Edward Enfield compare notes on all things foreign. With guests Dillie Keane , Alan Coren , Ian Jack and Maureen Freely. Lady Margaret Oswick hums the tunes. Producer Tony Staveacre


Unknown: Dillie Keane
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Ian Jack
Unknown: Margaret Oswick
Producer: Tony Staveacre

: The Food Programme

In Finland, death by heart disease has dropped dramatically over the past three decades. Much of this success is attributed to changes in diet. Sheila Dillon discovers how a nation has been taught to change the way it eats. Producer Lucinda Montefiore. Rptd Monday 4pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Lucinda Montefiore.

: 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 Sarah Pennells


Unknown: Alison Mitchell
Producer: Sarah Pennells

: The Ghost of Number Ten

A political farce by Steve Nallon and Turan AN. 2: Bringing Home the Bacon The Prime Minister promises free Pig-organ transplants and wins national approval - until the Jewish community starts to complain. With Maggie Steed and Mark Williams. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Steve Nallon
Unknown: Turan An.
Unknown: Maggie Steed
Unknown: Mark Williams.

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is joined at
Lancaster University, Lancashire, by Martin Bell MP; Lady Eames, president of the Mother's Union; Ian McCartney , Minister of State at the Department of Trade and Industry; and Lord Tebbit. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Ian McCartney

: 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

: Empire Warriors

In light of new research by Dr David Anderson , Roger Wilkes reassesses the colonial campaign against the Mau Mau guerrillas in Kenya, hearing from soldiers involved in the conflict. Producer Alastair Wilson Repeat


Unknown: Dr David Anderson
Unknown: Roger Wilkes
Unknown: Mau Mau
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: The Saturday Play: Mystery of the Yellow Room

Gaston Leroux 's classic "locked room" mystery, dramatised by Stephen Sheridan. The door was bolted and the windows barred, so how was Mile Stangerson shot at, knocked unconscious, and left for dead? with Geofffrey Whitehead. Alastair Danson ,
Becky Hindley , Hugh Dickson. Stephen Thorne and Brian Parr. Director David Blount Repeat


Unknown: Gaston Leroux
Dramatised By: Stephen Sheridan.
Unknown: Geofffrey Whitehead.
Unknown: Alastair Danson
Unknown: Becky Hindley
Unknown: Hugh Dickson.
Unknown: Stephen Thorne
Unknown: Brian Parr.
Director: David Blount
Rouletabille: Nicholas Boulton
Sainclair: Charles Simpson

: 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

Full coverage and analysis of the day's news, plus the sports headlines. Presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Talking Pictures

The latest film news. Producer Harry Parker
Repeated Tuesday 11.30pm


Producer: Harry Parker

: Live from London

Simon Fanshawe is in the Radio
Theatre in the heart of London, with film director Anthony Minghella , comedian Jenny Eclair , and music by Sax Symbol and Andy Sheppard. Producers Tim Dee and Paul Dodgson


Unknown: Simon Fanshawe
Director: Anthony Minghella
Unknown: Jenny Eclair
Music By: Sax Symbol
Unknown: Andy Sheppard.
Producers: Tim Dee
Producers: Paul Dodgson

: Saturday Review

Paul Allen and guests review the week's cultural events, including a look at The Opposite of Sex, a scandalous comedy for the big screen starring Christina Ricci , and a new play The Colour of Justice, based around the Stephen Lawrence inquiry. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Christina Ricci
Unknown: Stephen Lawrence
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Gerry's Bar

Gerry Anderson with further reflections on the spice of life. 2: Ego and the Tube Producer Simon Elmes
Repeated Wednesday 8.45pm


Unknown: Gerry Anderson
Producer: Simon Elmes

: The Archive Hour: Tomorrow at the Same Time

Author Jeffrey Robinson discovers the world of the soap opera star and fan in thirties and forties American radio. Producer Dave Batchelor


Unknown: Jeffrey Robinson
Producer: Dave Batchelor

: The Classic Serial: The Rose and the Ring

By William Makepeace Thackeray , dramatised for radio by Ellen Dryden. Prince Bulbo faces execution, Prince Giglio is on the run and Betsinda's true identity remains undiscovered. Meanwhile, Countess Gruffanuff and Fairy Blackstick have plans of their own for the four young lovers. With
Prunella Scales and Maureen Lipman. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: William Makepeace Thackeray
Unknown: Ellen Dryden.
Unknown: Prunella Scales
Unknown: Maureen Lipman.

: Them and Us

Diana Madill presents debates about the major issues. This week, speakers in Weston-super-Mare discuss the proposition: "We have become a society where illegal drugs are accepted." Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Diana Madill

: At the Foot of the Mountain

Robert Dawson Scott invites a performer or composer to revisit a major musical challenge. This week, virtuoso Scottish saxophonist Tommy Smith looks back at the pressures and pleasures of recording an album of compositions by Duke Ellington. Producer John Goudie
Repeated Monday 11.30pm


Unknown: Robert Dawson Scott
Unknown: Tommy Smith
Producer: John Goudie

: Parkes and Gardens

Avant Gardening. Simon Parkes goes in search of innovative contemporary gardens, from the postmodern
Garden of Speculation in Scotland to an ersatz Zen town garden. Producer Rebecca Moore Repeat


Unknown: Simon Parkes
Producer: Rebecca Moore

: News

: Experimental Feature: Still No Truce

Departed Presences. Poet and priest RS Thomas explores the interface between science and poetry. Producer Alistair McGhee Repeat


Unknown: Rs Thomas
Producer: Alistair McGhee

: The Late Story: Mabbo

By Ruth Thomas , read by Jenny Ryan. A school bully gets his comeuppance in a German conversation class.
Producer Julia Butt


Unknown: Ruth Thomas
Read By: Jenny Ryan.
Producer: Julia Butt

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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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