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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Sister Lavinia Byrne.


Unknown: Lavinia Byrne.

: Leisure Update

With Trixie Rawlinson.
Editor Chris Burns


Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson.
Editor: Chris Burns

: News Briefing

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Another fresh crop of countryside stories. Producer Karen Gregor. Rptd Thursday 1.30pm


Producer: Karen Gregor.

: Today

7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With the Rev Roy Jenkins.
8.45 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: Home Truths

Louise Rennison tries counting her true friends and finds herself cheating. With John Peel.
Producer Vibeke Venema. PHONE: [number removed]
. E-MAIL: [address removed]
Repeated Monday llpm


Unknown: Louise Rennison
Producer: Vibeke Venema.

: Loose Ends

With Ned Sherrin.
Producer Torquil MacLeod


Unknown: Ned Sherrin.
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: The Food Programme

"Transition to organic, freedom foods, conservation grade" - they are all over the supermarket shelves, but what does it all mean?
Producer Sheila Dillon. Repeated Monday 4pm


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

: Inside Money

Return to Lender. Paul Charles helps listener Sam McDonnell investigate what it means to be young and deep in debt.
Producer Marcia Hughes. Repeated Monday 3pm


Unknown: Paul Charles
Unknown: Sam McDonnell
Producer: Marcia Hughes.

: Graham Norton's News Lasso

The Irish funny man dissects the week's news headlines. Repeated from yesterday

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is joined from Tyne and Wear by Nick Brown , Secretary of State for Agriculture; Simon Hughes , Liberal Democrat health spokesman; Val McDermid , crime writer; and Theresa Villiers , Conservative MEP. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Nick Brown
Unknown: Simon Hughes
Unknown: Val McDermid
Unknown: Theresa Villiers

: 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.

: Anarchy in the Kingdom

The man who held the city of Nottingham for Parliament during the English Civil War had a remarkable tale to tell, but unusually it was his wife and not he himself who told it.
Lady Hutchinson's story is filled with romance, heroism and political intrigue. John Morrill presents the last of three programmes. Producer Ian Bell


Unknown: John Morrill
Producer: Ian Bell

: The Saturday Play: Arlette: 1: A Long Silence

By Nicholas Freeling, dramatised in two parts by Philip Martin.
When her husband Piet is gunned down in the street, Arlette Van der Valk decides to take the law into her own hands. with Eric Allan, Nick Waring and Jonathan Broadbent. Director Tamsin Collison


Written by: Nicholas Freeling
Dramatised by: Philip Martin
Director: Tamsin Collison
Arlette Van der Valk: Stella Gonet
Piet Van der Valk: Nigel Anthony
Bates: Thelma Whiteley
Danny de Vries: Mark Straker
Hilary de Vries: Charlotte Attenborough
Prince: Eric Allan
Saint: Nick Waring
Richard: Jonathan Broadbent

: 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

Analysis of the day's news, plus the sports headlines, with Eddie Mair.


Unknown: 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, W1A1AA
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 , guests and live jazz. Producers Hannah Andrassy and Lucy Willmore


Unknown: Simon Fanshawe
Producers: Hannah Andrassy

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and guests discuss The Phantom Menace, the long-awaited Star Wars film starring Liam Neeson and Ewan MacGregor. Plus a look at
Abracadabra at the Tate Gallery, which sees contemporary artists turning everyday objects into the surreal. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Liam Neeson
Unknown: Ewan MacGregor.
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: The Happiness Lectures

The pursuit and definition of happiness has occupied humanity since time immemorial and continues to be pondered in four highlights of the annual Happiness Lectures at the University of Birmingham. 3: Barrister, author and playwright John Mortimer gives a potted history of happiness through the ages and talks about the lonely but rewarding happiness of the writer. Producer Lynette Quinlan
Repeated Monday 12.15am


Unknown: John Mortimer
Producer: Lynette Quinlan

: The Archive Hour: Chartes Dickens

The works of Charles Dickens were first adapted for the stage during the author's lifetime and, since his death, have continued to find new life on radio, television and in the cinema.
Professor Chris Bigsby samples some of those adaptations and looks at the way Dickens's characters and plots reflected his own life and career.
Producer Bob Dickinson


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Professor Chris Bigsby
Producer: Bob Dickinson

: Classic Serial: The Hound of the Baskervilles

The Sherlock Holmes novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is dramatised in two parts by Bert Coules. 2: Death on the Moor The curse of the Baskervilles claims its final victim. With Clive Merrison ,
Michael Williams and Donald Sinden.
Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Sherlock Holmes
Novel By: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Unknown: Bert Coules.
Unknown: Clive Merrison
Unknown: Michael Williams
Unknown: Donald Sinden.

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs an investigation of the moral questions behind the week's headlines.
Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk

: Prelude to the Proms

Presented by Paul Vaughan and social historian Charles Chilton. The first night of the Proms on Friday signalled another season of music enjoyed by high-spirited audiences, a tradition most people associate with Sir Henry Wood and the BBC. But promenade concerts had existed for hundreds of years and the phrase was coined by a French conductor who put on seasons in 19th-century London. Reader Cameron Stewart.
Repeated from Sunday


Presented By: Paul Vaughan
Unknown: Charles Chilton.
Unknown: Sir Henry Wood
Reader: Cameron Stewart.

: Poetry Please

Cricket, the village pub and afternoon tea - a selection of poetry exploring the essence of England and the English. With Frank Delaney. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Frank Delaney.

: News

: The Late Story: Tales We Tell

A Mother Always Knows by Sara Maitland , read by Diana Quick. The Lady Jocasta tells her version of the events that followed the killing of the king and the outwitting of the sphinx by the young stranger who is her son. Producer Sara Davies Repeat


Unknown: Sara Maitland
Read By: Diana Quick.
Producer: Sara Davies

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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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