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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Lynn Gallagher.


Unknown: Lynn Gallagher.

: Leisure Update

With Trixie Rawlinson. Editor Chns Burns
* Trixie Rawlinson : Face behind the Voice, page 135


Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson.
Editor: Chns Burns
Editor: Trixie Rawlinson

: News Briefing

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Richard Uridge uncovers the stories of the British countryside. Producer Alasdair Cross


Unknown: Richard Uridge
Producer: Alasdair Cross

: Today

John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Canon Eric James.
8.45 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Canon Eric James.

: Home Truths

Writer Bartle Sawbridge ponders the subtleties his offspring employ when using the word "dad". With John Peel. Producer Chris Berthoud. PHONE: [number removed]. E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Bartle Sawbridge
Producer: Chris Berthoud.

: Loose Ends

With Ned Sherrin and guests.


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: The Food Programme

Is the genetic-industrial complex about to pose the same threat to our lives as the military-industrial complex? Andrew Jefford investigates.
Producer Sheila Dillon. Repeated Monday 4pm


Unknown: Andrew Jefford
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 and impartial advice for all those trying to make the most of their money. Producer Tom Cunnington


Unknown: Alison Mitchell
Producer: Tom Cunnington

: The Ghost of Number Ten

A political farce by Steve Nallon and Turan Ali. 5: Here Come the Grooms
When a gay junior minister gets married to his Swedish boyfriend, the prime minister comes under pressure from home and Europe to recognise their marriage in British law. When he refuses, Lottie decides to bring back the ghost of Oscar Wilde. With Maggie Steed and Mark Williams. Repeated from yesterday


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

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is joined in Walsall, West Midlands, by panellists Dennis Skinner MP: the Rev Michael Santer , Bishop of Birmingham: Sir Patrick Mayhew ; and Trevor Kavanagh , political editor of The Sun. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Dennis Skinner
Unknown: Michael Santer
Unknown: Patrick Mayhew
Unknown: Trevor Kavanagh

: 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

: Novel Encounters with Aphra Behn

Award-winning novelist
Pauline Melville explores the history behind Aphra Behn 's epic story of an African prince enslaved in the British colony of Surinam.
Producer Virginia Crompton


Unknown: Pauline Melville
Unknown: Aphra Behn
Producer: Virginia Crompton

: The Saturday Play: The House Swap

By Peter Tinniswood
With Penelope Wilton as Alma, Peter Vaughan as Ferns, and William Hootkins as Sid.

Sid Fiedelman, a hard-drinking, award-winning American cartoonist, is sent by his editor to cast a satirical eye on Britain at the end of the millennium. But Sid and his world-weary wife Alma are unprepared for what the small English village of Winterleaf Gunner has to offer.


Writer: Peter Tinniswood
Director: Gordon House
Alma: Penelope Wilton
Ferns: Peter Vaughan
Sid: William Hootkins
Edgar: John Hartley
Henry: Nigel Carrington

: 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

Brian Sibley presents the latest film news.
Producer Mairi Russell. Rptd Tuesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Brian Sibley
Producer: Mairi Russell.

: Live from London

Simon Fanshawe and guests broadcast live from the Radio Theatre in the heart of London.
Producers Tim Dee and Paul Dodgson


Unknown: Simon Fanshawe
Producers: Tim Dee
Producers: Paul Dodgson

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and panel discuss Hideous Kinky, Kate Winslet's first film since Titanic; and life as seen through the eyes of a dog in John Berger's King.
Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Hideous Kinky
Unknown: Kate Winslet
Unknown: John Berger
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Letter from Laramie

Fraser Harrison writes an audio letter from his cowboy childhood in his back garden in forties Liverpool. Do big boys still need the Wild West? Producer Tim Dee
Repeated Wednesday 8.45pm


Unknown: Fraser Harrison
Producer: Tim Dee

: The Archive Hour: Born Again in a New Condition

Author David Dabydeen uses diaries and letters to explore the relationship between black people and Britain from the 16th century to the Second World War.
Producer David Olusoga


Unknown: David Dabydeen
Producer: David Olusoga

: The Classic Serial: Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands

By Jorge Amado , dramatised in three parts by Stuart Morris. 3: Second
Coming. In Salvador da Bahia, Brazil, the young widow Dona Flor has married the respectable pharmacist, DrTeodoro. But she is not allowed to forget her first husband. With Lesley Carvello and Tristan Sturrock. with Priyanga Elan. Elizabeth Conboy and Tilly Gaunt
Director David Hunter. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Jorge Amado
Unknown: Stuart Morris.
Unknown: Dona Flor
Unknown: Lesley Carvello
Unknown: Tristan Sturrock.
Unknown: Elizabeth Conboy
Director: David Hunter.

: The Moral Maze

A live investigation into the moral questions behind the week's news. Repeated from Wednesday

: Scaling the Mountain

Robert Dawson Scott invites a performer or composer to revisit a major musical challenge. Producer John Goudie
Repeated Monday 11.30pm


Unknown: Robert Dawson Scott
Producer: John Goudie

: Parkes and Gardens

The Wild Side. Entrance to hell or Arcadian escape, our view of the Yorkshire Dales has changed through the ages, but our need for wild places has remained. Simon Parkes joins the people managing our landscapes. Producer Rebecca Moore Repeat


Unknown: Simon Parkes
Producer: Rebecca Moore

: News

: Experimental Feature: Star Tales

A series telling the story of our struggle to understand the cosmos. Galaxy and Galaxies
Producer David Perry Repeat


Producer: David Perry

: The Late Story: My Son, the Bird

By Tamar Hodes , read by Carolyn Backhouse. All Annie had wanted was a normal son, yet somehow she manages to come to terms with Frank's frequent changes from boy to bird - as long as he keeps it their secret.
Producer Liz Taylor


Unknown: Tamar Hodes
Read By: Carolyn Backhouse.
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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