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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Norman Winter.


Unknown: Norman Winter.

: Leisure Update

WithTrixieRawlinson. Editor Chris Burns


Editor: Chris Burns

: News Briefing

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Richard Uridge uncovers the hidden stories of rural Yorkshire.
Producer Alasdair Cross. Rptd Thursday 1.30pm


Unknown: Richard Uridge
Producer: Alasdair Cross.

: Today

John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
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: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Canon Eric James.

: Home Truths

Michelle Hanson tries to splash out, but finds it dangerous to involve grandma. Presented by John Peel.
Producer Alison Hughes. PHONE: [number removed]. E-MAIL: [address removed]
+ James Naughtie : Review, pl35


Unknown: Michelle Hanson
Presented By: John Peel.
Producer: Alison Hughes.
Unknown: James Naughtie

: Loose Ends

With Ned Sherrin and guests.


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: The Food Programme

This week's programme explores how big business has muscled in on today's restaurant trade.
Producer Lucinda Montefiore. Rptd Monday 4pm


Producer: Lucinda Montefiore.

: From Our Own Correspondent

Kate Adie presents analysis and insight from correspondents wortdwide. 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 Ghost of Number Ten

Survival of the Least Fittest. The last in the six-part political farce by Steve Nallon and Turan Ali. When New Labour uses selection lists to keep out socialist candidates, Lottie brings back the ghost of Charles Darwin to show them that diversity is essential for survival. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Steve Nallon
Unknown: Turan Ali.
Unknown: Charles Darwin

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is joined in Alfreton, Derbyshire, by panellists including
Margaret Beckett MP: Malcolm Bruce , Liberal Democrat Treasury spokesman; and Tony Howard of The Times. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Margaret Beckett
Unknown: Malcolm Bruce

: 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

: Behind the Iron Horse

In 1869 it was hoped that the transcontinental railroad would fulfil the dream of a united and prosperous America. But at what cost? Ludovic Kennedy
re-evaluates the economic and social changes the railway brought. Producer Mark Richards


Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy
Producer: Mark Richards

: The Saturday Play: And Counting

By Polly Thomas. Sandra is a successful, happy career woman in her thirties whose dreams urge her to procreate. She does not even want a baby. A fast, funny look at the choices facing a woman who has it all. with Michael Begley , Caroline Sugden , Burn Gorman and Joseph Jones Director Melanie Harris


Unknown: Polly Thomas.
Unknown: Michael Begley
Unknown: Caroline Sugden
Unknown: Burn Gorman
Unknown: Joseph Jones
Director: Melanie Harris
Sandra: Kathryn Hunt
Mother/Cheryl: Sarah Parks

: 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 with the latest film news. Producer Tom Alban. Rptd Tuesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Brian Sibley
Producer: Tom Alban.

: Live from London

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


Unknown: Simon Fanshawe
Producers: Tim Dee

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and guests discuss the week's cultural highlights, including Roberto Benigni 's film La Vita e Bella which won the grand jury prize at Cannes last year.
Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Roberto Benigni
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Digging for Victory

Beneath the land on which they are trying to build a lasting peace, Israel and Palestine are locked in war. The battleground is the region's ancient history and the soldiers are archaeologists bulldozing evidence that does not support their political cause. Writer William Dalrymple reports on war amongst the ruins in the Middle East. Producer Mohit Bakaya


Unknown: William Dalrymple
Producer: Mohit Bakaya

: The Archive Hour: Watching the Workers

The Mass Observation movement of the thirties was an ambitious attempt to bring the methods of anthropology to bear on aspects of British society. The results were remarkable and sometimes hilarious - a collision of classes, cultures and regions. Presented by Fred Inglis.
Producers Alastair Wilson and Dave Sheasby


Presented By: Fred Inglis.
Producers: Alastair Wilson
Producers: Dave Sheasby

: The Classic Serial: Joseph Andrews

Henry Fielding's comic masterpiece is a riotous journey through the morals and manners of high and low society. 1: Joseph's special talents are spotted by Lady Booby, who employs him as her footman, forcing him to leave behind his country sweetheart and find his fortune in London. With
Norman Rodway and Matthew Dunster. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Norman Rodway
Unknown: Matthew Dunster.

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk and regulars
Janet Daley , David Starkey , Ian Hargreaves and David Cook investigate the moral questions behind the week's news. Repeated from Wednesday


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

: Airs of England: Dickens and the Marrowbone

In the first of a four-part series, Richard Coles explores the diverse sounds of Victorian English music. This week he talks to Tim Healey who has researched and re-created the songs of street and parlour that litter the works of Dickens and brought cacophony to 19th-century London.
(Rptd Monday 11.30pm)


Presenter: Richard Coles
Guest: Tim Healey
Producer: Dilly Barlow

: Parkes and Gardens

Parks were originally designed as places for leisure, exercise and band playing on Sunday afternoons. In recent years, many of our best parks have fallen into ruin. Simon Parkes assesses their current state.
Producer Rebecca Moore Repeat


Unknown: Simon Parkes
Producer: Rebecca Moore

: News

: Experimental Feature: The Way Home

Night people - including workers, clubbers and drifting souls - share their fatigue and their longing for home. Producer Alan Hall Repeat


Producer: Alan Hall

: The Late Story: This Thing of Darkness

Written and read by Kit Wright. "It is common for boys to spend Saturday mornings helping out at some workplace. Roy was drawn to the premises of RV Harvey and Son, Funeral Directors."
Producer Viv Beeby


Read By: Kit Wright.
Producer: Viv Beeby

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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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