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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Stephen Shipley.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.

: Leisure Update

With Trixie Rawlinson. Editor Chris Burns


Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson.
Editor: Chris Burns

: News Briefing

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Ashley Gething explores Cumbria. Repeated Thursday 1.30pm


Unknown: Ashley Gething

: Today

John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With the Rev Roy Jenkins.
Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: Home Truths

Having escaped his own oppressively religious upbringing, Tim Parks discovers that his own daughter cannot wait to be baptised. With John Peel. Producer Chris Berthoud. PHONE: [number removed]. E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Tim Parks
Unknown: John Peel.
Producer: Chris Berthoud.

: Loose Ends

With Ned Sherrin.
Producer Torquil MacLeod


Unknown: Ned Sherrin.
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: The Food Programme

Derek Cooper investigates salt, once a sign of wealth and status, but now shunned by the rich and healthy.
Producer Rebecca Wells. Rptd Monday 4pm


Unknown: Derek Cooper
Producer: Rebecca Wells.

: Test Match Special

England v New Zealand
The First Test at Edgbaston.
Commentary on the third day's play by Jonathan Agnew , Henry Blofeld ,
Christopher Martin-Jenkins and Bryan Waddle. Scorer Bill Frindall.
Including at 1.00* News
*Approximate times
* See Jonathan Agnew : page 43


Play By: Jonathan Agnew
Play By: Henry Blofeld
Play By: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Play By: Bryan Waddle.
Unknown: Bill Frindall.
Unknown: Jonathan Agnew

: 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 London. 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 St Bride's Community Education Centre,
Edinburgh, by Donald Dewar , Stephen Dorrell , Winnie Ewing MEP and Baroness Williams. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Donald Dewar
Unknown: Stephen Dorrell
Unknown: Winnie Ewing

: 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.

: Anarchy in the Kingdom

The English Civil War was the most turbulent period in the country's history. Thomas Fairfax was the most talented general on the Parliamentarian side, but did he really anticipate that his military triumphs would lead to the execution of his king? John Morrill presents the first in a three-part history. Producer Ian Bell


Unknown: John Morrill
Producer: Ian Bell

: The Saturday Play: The Mad Hatter Mystery

By John Dickson Carr, dramatised by Peter Ling.
When a young journalist is found murdered at Traitors' Gate in thirties fog-bound London, there is a crossbow through his heart and a top hat on his head.


Author: John Dickson Carr
Dramatised By: Peter Ling.
Director: Enyd Williams
Dr Gideon Fell: Donald Sinden
Chief Superintendent Hadley: John Hartley
Sir William Batten: Edward Jewesbury
General Mason: Peter Howell
Robert Dowery: Roger Moss
Julius Arbor: Roger Hammond
Yeoman Warder Parker: John Baddeley
Henry Marsh: Anthony Jackson
Laura Batten: Sabina Franklyn
Lester Batten: Don McCorkindale
Sheila Batten: Priyanga Elan

: 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 presents the film programme, including the expert guide to films on television.
Editor Simon Elmes. WRITE TO: Talking Pictures, BBC Radio 4. London. W1A 1AA E-MAIL: [address removed] Repeated Tuesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Brian Sibley
Editor: Simon Elmes.

: Live from London

Radio's most intriguing chat show, with Simon Fanshawe and guests. Including live jazz tonight.
Producers Hannah Andrassy and Lucy Willmore


Unknown: Simon Fanshawe
Producers: Hannah Andrassy

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and guests discuss the week's cultural highlights, including a look at First Peoples, First Contacts, an exhibition which looks at prehistoric hunting, colonisation and the renewal of native American art. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: The Happiness Lectures

The pursuit and definition of happiness has occupied humanity since time immemorial. It continues to be pondered in four highlights of the annual
Happiness Lectures at the University of Birmingham. 1: David Attenborough recalls moments of personal happiness with evocative natural history stories from around the world. Producer Lynette Quinlan


Unknown: David Attenborough
Producer: Lynette Quinlan

: A World in Your Ear

Emily Buchanan presents highlights of the world's best English-language radio programmes. Listen to Trinidadians sound off about the death penalty, meet DJs with a difference and join a local police officer as he cracks down on crime in New Zealand's North Island.
Producer Allison Puranik


Unknown: Emily Buchanan
Producer: Allison Puranik

: The Classic Serial: The Plutocrat

Leslie Caron , Stacy Keach and Elizabeth McGovern star in this adaptation of Booth Tarkington's 1920s novel.
Dramatised in two parts by Michael Hastings. 2: The Last of the Romans Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Leslie Caron
Unknown: Stacy Keach
Unknown: Elizabeth McGovern
Unknown: Michael Hastings.

: Lion's Den

Humphrey Carpenter presents debates in which a "Daniel" figure braves an audience. British TV- the Best in the World? Elaine Showalter , professor of English at Princeton University, argues that far from being the best in the world, British television lags behind the creativity on show in the US.
Producer Paul Quinn Repeat


Unknown: Elaine Showalter
Producer: Paul Quinn

: Opening Nights

Russell Davies looks at the stories behind the opening nights of well known musicals. Me and My Girl Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Russell Davies

: Poetry Please

With Frank Delaney. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Frank Delaney.

: News

: The Late Story: On the Fringe

Tom Smith reads The Valhalla Dispatch by Brian Hennigan , recorded at the Pleasance Cabaret at last year's Edinburgh Festival.
Producer David Jackson Young Repeat


Unknown: Tom Smith
Unknown: Brian Hennigan
Producer: David Jackson Young

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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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