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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Johnston McKay.


Unknown: Johnston McKay.

: Leisure Update

With Trixie Rawlinson.
Editor Chris Burns


Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson.
Editor: Chris Burns

: News Briefing

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Richard Uridge visits Lancashire. Repeated Thursday 1.30pm


Unknown: Richard Uridge

: Today

John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Canon David Winter.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.

: Home Truths

Three sisters in their middle years, who have re-discovered the joys of each other's company, reveal why they have bonded so closely after years of living apart. With John Peel.
Producer Dilly Barlow. PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL:[address removed]


Producer: Dilly Barlow.

: Loose Ends

With Ned Sherrin.
Producer Torquil MacLeod


Unknown: Ned Sherrin.
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: The Food Programme

Simon Parkes reports from India, where the mango has been cultivated for thousands of years, and Derek Cooper tastes a succulent array of mango products from around the world.
Producer Lucinda Montefiore. Rptd Monday 4pm


Unknown: Simon Parkes
Unknown: Derek Cooper
Producer: Lucinda Montefiore.

: 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 Unauthorised Biography of the United Kingdom

Andrew Rawnsley keeps comedians Stuart Maconie , Bruce Morton ,
Rob Brydon , Tim McGarry and Kevin Hayes in order as they take part in a light-hearted debate from Belfast.
Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown: Stuart MacOnie
Unknown: Bruce Morton
Unknown: Rob Brydon
Unknown: Tim McGarry
Unknown: Kevin Hayes

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is joined from
Farnham Maltings, Farnham, Kent, by Rosie Boycott , Bea Campbell , David Mellor and Rabbi Julia Neuberger. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Rosie Boycott
Unknown: Bea Campbell
Unknown: David Mellor
Unknown: Rabbi Julia Neuberger.

: Any Answers? [number removed]

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


Producers: Lisa Jenkinson
Producers: Stephanie Browning.

: Alexander Thomson: Glasgow's Forgotten Architect

Inspired by Greek and Egyptian ideas of beauty and grandeur, Thomson was one of Scotland's most innovative and visionary architects. His work is celebrated this month as part of Glasgow's City of Architecture and Design 1999. Dr Gavin Stamp explores his extraordinary contribution to the city's Victorian skyline. Producer Mark Rickards


Design: Dr Gavin Stamp
Producer: Mark Rickards

: The Saturday Play: Don't Be a Stranger

By Carolyn Sally Jones. University law lecturer Dave Trimby 's life has been drifting. A young woman turns up on his doorstep and his life takes on a new meaning - but not without a cost. with Elizabeth Bell , Geoffrey Matthews and Anthony Ofoegbu. Music composed and played by Terry Trower Director Ralph Rolls


Unknown: Carolyn Sally Jones.
Unknown: Dave Trimby
Unknown: Elizabeth Bell
Unknown: Geoffrey Matthews
Unknown: Anthony Ofoegbu.
Played By: Terry Trower
Director: Ralph Rolls
Dave Trimby: Peter Egan
Eva: Emilia Fox
Mike: Christopher Timothy

: 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

This week Brian Sibley looks at the strange art of the voice double. Plus, the expert guide to the current pick of films on television. Producer Harry Parker
E-MAIL: [address removed] Repeated Tuesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Brian Sibley
Producer: Harry Parker

: The Now Show

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis with an alternative view of the world's events.
With Jane Bussmann , Dan Freedman , David Quantick , Nick Romero and special guests.
Producer Aled Evans
Repeated Tuesday llpm


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

: David Sedaris

An American in Paris New York humorist David Sedaris has moved to Paris. The transition has not gone smoothly. In his continuing series he details his thoughts, stories and diary excerpts. Producer Steve Doherty


Unknown: David Sedaris
Producer: Steve Doherty

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and guests review Trevor Nunn 's new Merchant of Venice at the Royal National Theatre, and Leonardo DiCaprio and Kenneth Branagh in Woody Allen 's recently released film Celebrity. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Trevor Nunn
Unknown: Leonardo Dicaprio
Unknown: Kenneth Branagh
Unknown: Woody Allen
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Postmarks

Botanist Sandy Knapp talks of the joys and trials of plant collecting in Central and South America. Producer Julia Durbin
E-MAIL: [address removed]


Talks: Sandy Knapp
Producer: Julia Durbin

: The Archive Hour: Lost Liners

Nigel Fountain returns to his home town of Southampton to discover the history and fate of the great ocean liners which sailed from there during this century - including the Titanic, the Mauritania, the Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mary, the Normandie and the QE2. Producer Bob Dickinson


Unknown: Nigel Fountain
Producer: Bob Dickinson

: The Classic Serial: Daniel Deronda

The last part of George Eliot 's novel of love and idealism, dramatised in three parts by Robert Forrest , starring Anna Chancellor as Gwendolen
Harleth. 3: In the sun-drenched port of Genoa, Gwendolen and Daniel's fates become eternally and tragically entwined. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: George Eliot
Unknown: Robert Forrest
Unknown: Anna Chancellor

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs an investigation of the moral questions behind the news. Witnesses face cross-examination from David Cook , Janet Daley , Ian Hargreaves and David Starkey. Repeated from Wednesday


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

: Opening Nights

Russell Davies looks at the stories behind the opening nights of well-known musicals. 3: Hair. A musical whose nudity, drugs and anti-war stance were bound to shock.
Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Russell Davies

: Poetry Please

Frank Delaney celebrates the poets commemorated in Poets' Corner at
Westminster Abbey with a selection of listeners' requests for their work. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Frank Delaney

: News

: The Late Story: Sightings of Bono

By Gerry Beirne , read by Pauline McLynn. An unexpected "Bono sighting" quickly becomes an obsession when Ellen starts to spot the superstar everywhere she turns. Producer Anne Simpson Repeat


Unknown: Gerry Beirne
Read By: Pauline McLynn.
Producer: Anne Simpson 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.

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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