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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Katherine Meyer.


Unknown: Katherine Meyer.

: Leisure Update

With Trixie Rawlinson. Editor Chris Burns


Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson.
Editor: Chris Burns

: News Briefing

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

More characters freshly picked from the British countryside.
Producer Alasdair Cross. Rptd Thursday 1.30pm


Producer: Alasdair Cross.

: Today

John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With the Rev Roy Jenkins.
8.45 Yesterday in Partiament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: Home Truths

John Peel meets the father and son whose relationship is put to the test - living together on a moored barge.
Producer Chris Berthoud. PHONE: [number removed]. E-MAIL: [address removed] Repeated Monday llpm


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Chris Berthoud.

: Loose Ends

With Ned Sherrin.
Producer Torquil MacLeod


Unknown: Ned Sherrin.
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: Test Match Special

England v New Zealand
The Second Test at Lord's.
Commentary on the third day's play by Jonathan Agnew , Henry Blofeld ,
Christopher Martin-Jenkins and Bryan Waddle. Including at 1.00* News and at 1.15* A View from the Boundary Approximate times


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

: The Food Programme

Derek Cooper meets the humble pig-once consumed in its entirety, now bred mainly for lean meat.
Producer Rebecca Wells. Rptd Monday 4pm


Unknown: Derek Cooper
Producer: Rebecca Wells.

: From Our Own Correspondent

Kate Adie presents analysis and insight from correspondents worldwide. Producer Tony Grant


Unknown: Kate Adie
Producer: Tony Grant

: Inside Money

Fundamentally Yours. Paul Charles looks at how money is managed by the so-called experts - the fund managers who work so secretly behind the scenes.
Producer Paul O'Keeffe. Repeated Monday 3pm


Unknown: Paul Charles
Producer: Paul O'Keeffe.

: Graham Norton's News Lasso

The Irish funny man dissects the news. Repeated from yesterday

: News

: Any Questions?

Nick Clarke is joined from Hayes
Village Hall, Hayes, Kent, by Michael Howard MP , Tessa Jowell MP ,
Sheila Masters and Tony Robinson. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: Michael Howard Mp
Unknown: Tessa Jowell Mp
Unknown: Sheila Masters
Unknown: Tony Robinson.

: Any Answers? [number removed]

Phone Nick Clarke 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: Nick Clarke
Producers: Stephanie Browning
Producers: Lisa Jenkinson.

: Spitfires to Other Planets

In October 1971, in the Australian outback, Britain launched a rocket into space. Francis Spufford presents a chronicle of the journey into orbit, and veterans of the project reveal the remarkable improvisations that made a reality of a long-cherished dream. Producer Simon Coates


Unknown: Francis Spufford
Producer: Simon Coates

: The Saturday Play: Arlette

By Nicholas Freeling , dramatised in two parts by Philip Martin. 2: The Widow
Arlette Van der Valk's new venture - a private advice bureau - is about to land her in a whole lot of trouble. with Jane Whittenshaw , Carolyn Backhouse , Christian Rodska , Matthew Morgan , Frank Stirling and Victoria Woodward Director Tamsin Collison


Unknown: Nicholas Freeling
Unknown: Philip Martin.
Unknown: Jane Whittenshaw
Unknown: Carolyn Backhouse
Unknown: Christian Rodska
Unknown: Matthew Morgan
Unknown: Frank Stirling
Director: Tamsin Collison
Ariette Van der Valk: Stella Gonet
Arthur Davidson: Nicholas Farrell
Inspector Papi: Struan Rodger

: 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

The day's news and 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

until 6.30
Radio's most intriguing chat show, with Simon Fanshawe , guests and live jazz. Producers Caroline Barbour and Paul Dodgson


Unknown: Simon Fanshawe
Producers: Caroline Barbour
Producers: Paul Dodgson

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and guests discuss A Lie in the Dark, a murder mystery set in war-torn Sarajevo, and Full Moon , an exhibition at the Hayward
Gallery on the 30th anniversary of the first moon landing. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Full Moon
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: The Happiness Lectures

The pursuit and definition of happiness has occupied us since time immemorial. In the last of four highlights of the annual Happiness Lectures at the University of Birmingham, actor and director Richard Wilson reveals the thrill he gets from Japanese cinema. Producer Lynette Quinlan


Director: Richard Wilson
Producer: Lynette Quinlan

: The Archive Hour. Watching the Workers

The Mass Observation Movement of the thirties was an ambitious attempt to bring the methods of anthropology to bear on British society. The results, in Bolton, were remarkable for the resulting clashes of culture and class. Presented by Fred Inglis.
Producers Alastair Wilson and Dave Sheasby Repeat


Presented By: Fred Inglis.
Producers: Alastair Wilson
Producers: Dave Sheasby

: The Classic Serial: The Dragon Can't Dance

Written and adapted in three parts by Earl Lovelace. 1: Jouvay. Calvary Hill, Port of Spain. Trinidad, in the early sixties, 125 years after the emancipation from slavery. Jouvay (Jour Ouvert) opens the two days of carnival by calling forth the New Day. With Rudolph Walker , Malcolm Frederick and Martina Laird.
Repeated from Sunday 3pm


Unknown: Earl Lovelace.
Unknown: Rudolph Walker
Unknown: Malcolm Frederick
Unknown: Martina Laird.

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs an investigation of the moral questions behind the week's headlines. Witnesses face cross-examination from Janet Daley , Frances Fyfield , Ian Hargreaves and David Starkey.
Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Janet Daley
Unknown: Frances Fyfield
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: David Starkey.

: The Right Note

Mary Allen talks to composers, conductors and performers who attempt to convince her of the finest example of a particular genre of music.
1: The Best Musical Showstopper Repeated from Sunday


Talks: Mary Allen

: Poetry Please

Rhythm, humour and adventure - three elements in today's choice of classic poems which have inspired children with a love of poetry. Presented by Frank Delaney. Repeated from Sunday


Presented By: Frank Delaney.

: News

: The Late Story: Tales We Tell

Toccata and Fugue by Micheline Wandor , read by Patricia Hodge. An actress in midlife; her partner, a youngjournaiist - behind them, the historical figure of the Italian princess Isabella D'Este.
Producer Sara Davies Repeat


Unknown: Micheline Wandor
Read By: Patricia Hodge.
Unknown: Isabella D'Este.
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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