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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Andrew McLellan.


Unknown: Andrew McLellan.

: Leisure Update

With Trixie Rawlinson.
Editor Chris Burns


Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson.
Editor: Chris Burns

: News Briefing

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Richard U ridge digs up more stories from the British countryside.
Producer Karen Gregor. Rptd Thursday 1.30pm


Producer: Karen Gregor.

: Today

John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths.

: Home Truths

Louise Rennison fears she will never be taken seriously by friends because she once had her slingbacks surgically removed. Presented by John Peel.
Producer Alison Hughes. PHONE: [number removed]. E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Louise Rennison
Presented By: John Peel.
Producer: Alison Hughes.

: Loose Ends

With Ned Sherrin.
ProducerTorquil MacLeod


Unknown: Ned Sherrin.

: The Food Programme

Derek Cooper immerses himself in the sticky joys of maple syrup.
Producer Sheila Dillon. Repeated Monday 4pm


Unknown: Derek Cooper
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. Producer Frances MacDonald


Unknown: Alison Mitchell
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: The News Quiz

Simon Hoggart hosts the topical quiz, with Alan Coren , Andy Hamilton ,
Jeremy Hardy and Francis Wheen. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Francis Wheen.

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby isjoined in Kendal by panellists including Sir Norman Fowler MP, Alistair Darling MP and Charles Kennedy MP. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Sir Norman Fowler
Unknown: Alistair Darling
Unknown: Charles Kennedy

: 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.

: Running the Empire

Augustus: Master of Spin. Historian
Peter Jones begins a three-part series on how the Roman Empire worked with a portrait of the first emperor, Augustus. A consummate politician and propagandist, he brought stability to Rome and wielded absolute power without suffering Julius Caesar 's fate. Producer John Byrne


Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Julius Caesar
Producer: John Byrne

: The Count of Monte Cristo

Cecil B DeMille 's 1939 definitive adaptation of the Alexandre Dumas classic has been fully restored and remastered by Toby Horton for Radio 4. It is 1815 and Edmond Dantes has been promoted to captain of the Pharaon and is engaged to the beautiful Mercedes de Rosas, when he is accused of aiding Napoleon. He is exiled to the island of Elba, in the Chateau d'lf. With the aid of the mad priest Abbe Faria , he plans his revenge. with Sidney Blackmer, Paul Lukas, Lloyd Nolan
Lewis Stone and the Radio Theatre Company


Unknown: Cecil B Demille
Unknown: Alexandre Dumas
Unknown: Toby Horton
Unknown: Edmond Dantes
Unknown: Abbe Faria
Unknown: Lewis Stone
Edmond Dantes: Robert Montgomery
Mercedes tie Rosas: Josephine Hutchinson

: The Sunny Side of the Street

Dame Barbara Castle evokes the mood of the thirties through the hit song of the time On the Sunny Side of the Street. Producer Fiona Couper Repeat


Unknown: Dame Barbara Castle
Producer: Fiona Couper

: Weekend 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 big picture on the world of film, including director
John Madden on how Shakespeare in Love might have turned out. Plus memories of great days at the Cannes film festival and the regular guide to the pick of the movies on television. Producer Tom Alban
E-MAIL: [address removed] PHONE: [number removed] FAX: [number removed]
Repeated Tuesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Brian Sibley
Director: John Madden
Producer: Tom Alban

: The Now Show

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


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Dan Freedman
Unknown: Simon Munnery
Unknown: Nick Romero
Producer: Aled Evans.

: Hearing with Hegley

Alternative comedian John Hegley 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 examine the week's cultural events, including Channel 4's new drama Psychos. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: True West

Two talks by Timothy Egan , Seattle correspondent of the New York Times. 1: Return of the Native Producer Sallie Davies


Unknown: Timothy Egan
Producer: Sallie Davies

: The Archive Hour: For Valour

Surviving recipients of the Victoria
Cross tell their remarkable stories at a reunion in London. Producer Robert Thomas


Producer: Robert Thomas

: Classic Serial: Voss

By Patrick White , winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, dramatised in two parts by Julia Stoneham. 2: Voss and Laura's relationship becomes obsessive as the physical distance between them grows and the hardship on the trek increases. With Robert Menzies and Pamela Rabe.
Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Patrick White
Unknown: Julia Stoneham.
Unknown: Robert Menzies
Unknown: Pamela Rabe.

: The 1999 Rerth Lectures

Runaway World
The last of five lectures about aspects of globalisation given by Anthony Giddens , director of the LSE.
Democracy. Why are people growing disillusioned with democracy? Melvyn Bragg is in the chair at the Royal Institution in London.
Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Anthony Giddens
Unknown: Melvyn Bragg

: Being in Control

In a four-part music series,
Tommy Pearson meets the people responsible for making the artistic choices which determine what and who we listen to.
1:The Record Executives
Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Tommy Pearson

: Reservoir of Darkness

WH Auden was obsessed with the North
Pennines. Sean O'Brien explores how Auden transformed his love of this riddled limestone landscape into some of his greatest poetry. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Sean O'Brien

: News

: The Late Story: Time Is Unredeemable

By Attia Hosain , read by Shaheen Khan. After an arranged marriage at 16, Bano waits impatiently for her husband to return from England.
When he arrives two years later, their reunion is not as she anticipated. Producer Kristine Landon-Smith Repeat


Unknown: Attia Hosain
Read By: Shaheen Khan.
Producer: Kristine Landon-Smith Repeat

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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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