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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Patrick Forbes.


Unknown: Patrick Forbes.

: Leisure Update

With Trixie Rawlinson. Editor Chris Burns


Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson.
Editor: Chris Burns

: News Briefing

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Richard Uridge looks at the birds and beasts of the wateriands of Norfolk.
Producer Alasdair Cross. Rptd Thursday 1.30pm


Unknown: Richard Uridge
Producer: Alasdair Cross.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With Father Oliver McTernan.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Father Oliver McTernan.

: Home Truths

John Peel hears about childbirth from a father's perspective. Pain and suffering is no problem when that father has supported Middlesbrough for the last 30 years. Producer Vibeke Venema PHONE: [number removed]
E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: John Peel

: Loose Ends

With Ned Sherrin.
Producer Torquil MacLeod


Unknown: Ned Sherrin.
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: The Food Programme

Toffees, humbugs and barley sugars - Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall cooks up sticky concoctions in an Easter celebration of sweets.
Producer MinRaisman. Repeated Monday 4pm


Unknown: Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

: 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 looks at the financial options for a comfortable retirement, including the pros and cons of buying a place in the sun. Producer Paul O'Keeffe


Unknown: Alison Mitchell
Producer: Paul O'Keeffe

: The News Quiz

Opinions and views on the news from Alan Coren , Andy Hamilton , Peter Bradshaw and Linda Smith.
Simon Hoggart is in the chair. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Peter Bradshaw
Unknown: Linda Smith.
Unknown: Simon Hoggart

: News

: Any Questions?

Nick Clarke is joined in Colne,
Lancashire, by Ron Davis MP, Claire Fox , Theresa May , and Alex Salmond MP. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: Ron Davis
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Theresa May
Unknown: Alex Salmond

: Any Answers? [number removed]

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


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

: Think

Dylan Winter looks at the legacy of Thomas J Watson , the eccentric tycoon who turned a company making meat slicers and grocery store scales into the global empire of IBM, the most famous name in computers.
Producers Robyn Wallis and Michael Weigall


Unknown: Thomas J Watson
Producers: Robyn Wallis
Producers: Michael Weigall

: The Saturday Play: Flambards

By KM Peyton, dramatised by Diana Griffiths. Christina is sent to live with her fierce uncle and his two sons in their once grand home - a household divided by emotional undercurrents and cruelty. with Daniel Brocklebank , Struan Rodger , Maggie McCarthy. Patience Tomlinson, Ian Masters , Tilly Gaunt and Harry Myers Director Sally Avens


Dramatised By: Diana Griffiths.
Unknown: Daniel Brocklebank
Unknown: Struan Rodger
Unknown: Maggie McCarthy.
Unknown: Ian Masters
Unknown: Tilly Gaunt
Unknown: Harry Myers
Director: Sally Avens
Christina: Ellie Beavan
Will: Richard Pearce
Mark: Ben Crowe

: 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

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.
Repeated from Saturday 3pm

: The Now Show

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis host more stand-up comedy, sketches and songs. With the regular team of Dan Freedman , Nick Romero ,
David Quantick , Jane Bussmann and guests. Producer Aled Evans. Repeated Tuesday llpm


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Dan Freedman
Unknown: Nick Romero
Unknown: David Quantick
Unknown: Jane Bussmann
Producer: Aled Evans.

: Hearing with Hegley

John Hegley , the poet laureate of alternative comedy, entertains an audience with a microphone and a book of verse. With Nigel and the Popticians. Producer Phil Clarke Repeat


Unknown: John Hegley
Producer: Phil Clarke

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and guests discuss Salman Rushdie 's new novel The
Ground beneath Her Feet, highwaymen on the big screen in Plunkett and Macleane, and Robert Lepage 's new show Ex-Machina: Geometry of Miracles, on stage in Glasgow. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Salman Rushdie
Unknown: Robert Lepage
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Friendship: the One Good Thing

Friendship is, in the words of Cicero, the one good thing. In the second of two programmes, Sandy McCall-Smith illustrates how the moral dilemmas of friendship have engaged the minds of philosophers through the ages. Producer John Forsyth


Unknown: Sandy McCall-Smith
Producer: John Forsyth

: The Archive Hour: Redeeming Features

Four programmes in which
Piers Plowright visits the BBC sound archives to listen to radio feature highlights that have excited him. 1: Playtime
Producers Matt Thompson and Rex Brough


Unknown: Piers Plowright
Producers: Matt Thompson
Producers: Rex Brough

: Classic Serial: The Awakening

Kate Chopin 's tale of one woman's pursuit of moral and sexual freedom in turn-of-the-century New Orleans is dramatised by Jyll Bradley. Her summer affair may be over, but Edna's life will never be the same.
With Lorelei King , Briony Glassco and Matilda Ziegler. Part 2. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Kate Chopin
Dramatised By: Jyll Bradley.
Unknown: Lorelei King
Unknown: Matilda Ziegler.

: 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

: Crossing Over

Robin Denselow talks to musicians who have fallen in love with music from another culture. 4: Belinda Sykes
finds the true voice of a medieval troubadour in modern
Producer Tessa Watt
Repeated Monday 11.30pm Repeat


Talks: Robin Denselow
Unknown: Belinda Sykes
Producer: Tessa Watt

: Radio Poem

A Drink of Glass by Lavinia Greenlaw. A specially commissioned new poem written and recorded in the northern darkness of a winter's day high in the Finnish Arctic.
Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Lavinia Greenlaw.

: News

: Experimental Feature: Startales

Our struggle to understand the cosmos. 12: Wrinkles in Time. Readers Nigel Carrington and Fenella Hadingham. Producer David Parry


Readers: Nigel Carrington
Producer: David Parry

: The Late Story: Inside the Whale

By Fay Weldon , read by Oliver Ford Davies. When Sir Larry Hamstock proposes to Wendy, she accepts his offer in a business-like way.
Producer Pam Fraser Solomon Repeat


Unknown: Fay Weldon
Read By: Oliver Ford
Unknown: Sir Larry Hamstock
Producer: Pam Fraser Solomon

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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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