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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Dave Kitchen.


Unknown: Dave Kitchen.

: Leisure Update

With Trixie Rawlinson.


Presenter: Trixie Rawlinson.
Editor: Chris Burns

: News Briefing

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Richard Uridge meets more characters from the British countryside.
Producer Alasdair Cross. Rptd Thursday 1.30pm


Unknown: Richard Uridge
Producer: Alasdair Cross.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Canon David Winter.
8.45 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.

: Home Truths

Tim Parks reflects on taking his children to the funeral of a grandparent. Presented by John Peel. Producer Alison Hughes PHONE: [number removed]
E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Tim Parks
Presented By: John Peel.
Producer: Alison Hughes

: Loose Ends

Ned Sherrin grills Simon Callow , while Arthur Smith probes Sam Fox. Producer Torquil MacLeod


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Simon Callow
Unknown: Arthur Smith
Unknown: Sam Fox.
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: The Food Programme

John Blythman gains entry to an intensive chicken unit and investigates how their dependence on antibiotics is affecting our health Producer Min Raisman Repeated Monday 4pm


Unknown: John Blythman

: 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 plus impartial advice for all those trying to make the most of their money. Producer Frances MacDonald


Unknown: Alison Mitchell
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: The Sunday Format

A comedy series featuring radio's first quality weekend newspaper.. Repeated from yesterday

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is joined in Narberth, Pembrokeshire, by panellists including Ron Davies MP. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Ron Davies

: Any Answers? [number removed]

Phone Jonathan Dimbleby with your views on the issues raised in this week's edition of Any Questions? Producers Lisa Jenkinson and Stephanie Browning
LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producers: Lisa Jenkinson
Producers: Stephanie Browning

: Descendants

The Strange Tale ofLafcadio
Hearn Richard Dowden , Africa editor for The Economist, traces his eminent yet mysterious ancestor, the writer
Lafcadio Hearn , back to Japan. He discovers distant Japanese relatives, stories of pre-industrial traditions, and more about his famous relation.
Producer Sara Jane Hall


Unknown: Hearn Richard Dowden
Unknown: Lafcadio Hearn
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: The Saturday Play: Mr Harrison's Confession

By Mrs Gaskell , dramatised for radio by Jeremy Front. A young surgeon arriving at the village of Duncombe confronts a most perplexing illness.
His female patients seem to require a singular remedy - marriage to the new doctor. with Gillian Bevan , Stephen Critchlow , David Timson. Christine Kavanagh and Colleen Prendergast. Director Sally Avens Repeat


Unknown: Mrs Gaskell
Unknown: Gillian Bevan
Unknown: Stephen Critchlow
Unknown: David Timson.
Unknown: Christine Kavanagh
Unknown: Colleen Prendergast.
Director: Sally Avens
Mr Harrison: Marston Bloom
Mr Morgan: Geoffrey Whitehead
Sophy Hutton: Alison Pettitt
Mrs Rose: Sophie Thompson
Miss Horsman: Jane Booker
Caroline Tompkinson: Rebecca Front

: 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 Nigel Wrench.


Presented By: Nigel Wrench.

: Talking Pictures

Nick Robinson with the latest film news. Producer Tom Alban
Repeated Tuesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Nick Robinson
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 new film of Toni Morrison's book
Beloved, and life in the Chinese police force in Phil Agland 's documentary series Shanghai Vice.
Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Phil Agland
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Heavenly Thoughts

A Woman's Work. Astronomer Jocelyn Bell Burnell recalls her struggle to become an astrophysicist and then to win acceptance once she got there. Producer Karen Holden Repeat


Unknown: Jocelyn Bell Burnell
Producer: Karen Holden

: The Archive Hour: Death in the Bush

Former ITN correspondent Desmond Hamill recalls one of the bloodiest uprisings in the last days of the British Empire - the Mau Mau emergency in Kenya which claimed more than 10,000 lives.


Presenter: Desmond Hamill
Producer: Denis Nightingale

: The Classic Serial: Joseph Andrews

The conclusion of Henry Fielding's four-part comic masterpiece, dramatised by Dominic Power. Joseph is raised to the gentry but finds this is no consolation when his sweetheart, Fanny, is revealed to be his long-lost sister. With Norman Rodway , Matthew Dunster and Gabrielle Drake. Repeated from Sunday
* Roland White Review: page 135


Dramatised By: Dominic Power.
Unknown: Norman Rodway
Unknown: Matthew Dunster
Unknown: Gabrielle Drake.

: 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

Richard Coles explores the diverse sounds of Victorian English music. 4: While the Scots, Irish and Welsh are always seen as the rightful owners of British folk music, Tony Engle argues passionately for the traditional English singers and players whose music rang out from the pubs and kitchens of the working classes. Producer Dilly Barlow
Repeated Monday 11.30pm


Unknown: Richard Coles
Music: Tony Engle
Producer: Dilly Barlow

: Fine Lines

Contemporary poetry with Christopher Cook , whose guests
Christopher Logue and Edwin Morgan discuss the business of translation and the poets whose work they have tackled, including Homer and Pushkin. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Christopher Logue
Unknown: Edwin Morgan

: News

: Experimental Feature: Star Tales

The story of our struggle to understand the cosmos, from the earliest times to the present day. The Afterglow of Creation. Readers Nigel Carrington and Fenella Hadingham. Producer David Perry


Readers: Nigel Carrington
Producer: David Perry

: The Late Story: Doolan's Daughter

By Frank Dunne , read by Ronan Wilmot. An Irishman remembers his childhood, in particular the daughter of the local village blacksmith. Producer Roland Jaquarello


Unknown: Frank Dunne
Read By: Ronan Wilmot.
Producer: Roland Jaquarello

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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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