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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Denis Nowlan.


Unknown: Denis Nowlan.

: Leisure Update

With Trixie Rawlinson. Editor Chris Burns


Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson.
Editor: Chris Burns

: News Briefing

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Richard Uridge continues his tour of the British countryside Producer Gabi Fisher
Repeated Thursday 1.30pm


Unknown: Richard Uridge
Producer: Gabi Fisher

: Today

With Mark Coles and John Humphrys.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With Bishop Bill Westwood.


Unknown: Mark Coles
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Bill Westwood.

: Home Truths

Imitation is the highest form of flattery, but it can be exhausting - Tim Parks watches his children as they play at being adults, copying everything he does. With John Peel
Producer Chris Berthoud. PHONE: [number removed]. E-MAIL: [address removed]
Repeated Monday llpm


Unknown: Tim Parks
Producer: Chris Berthoud.

: Loose Ends

Ned Sherrin , Richard Coles and the Nimmo Twins say "Good morning Edinburgh".
Producer Torquil MacLeod


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Richard Coles
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: The Food Programme

From the breakfast porridge to the late-night dram, Andrew Jefford documents a day on the isle of Islay. Producer Rebecca Wells. Repeated Monday 4pm


Unknown: Andrew Jefford
Producer: Rebecca Wells.

: The NatWest Trophy

The first semi-final. Somerset v
Surrey atTaunton. Commentary on the attempt to become the first county to qualify for the premier one-day trophy final at Lord's. Including at 1.00* News
* See Jonathan Agnew : page 39 * Approximate times


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

: Inside Money

Pounds, Shillings and Pensions
Twenty-year-old Daniel Philips does not know where to turn for a pension. In an era when government cannot afford to keep us any more, what does the future hold for Daniel and millions like him? Paul Charles presents. Producers Paul O'Keefe and Penny Haslam Repeated Monday 3pm


Unknown: Daniel Philips
Unknown: Paul Charles
Producers: Paul O'Keefe

: Graham Norton's News Lasso

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

: News

: Straw Poll

Nick Clarke chairs six debates on issues of perennial interest, in front of an invited audience. Listeners can also vote on the motion.
1: "Organised religion is more divisive than unifying." From St Nicholas Church, Old Marston, Oxford.
To vote YES dial [number removed]0311. To vote NO dial [number removed]0322. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Nick Clarke

: Straw Poll Talkback: [number removed]

Phone Nick Clarke with your views on the issues raised in this week's edition of Straw Poll.
Producer Nick Utechin
E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Producer: Nick Utechin

: When Banks Fall Apart

Julian Putkowski presents three case histories of bad banking practices. 3: The Russia Gamble. When Lloyd
George decided to buy banks in Russia, he had to go through a shady financier -orwasheaconman?
Producer Matt Thompson


Unknown: Julian Putkowski
Producer: Matt Thompson

: The Dark Horse

By Rumer Godden , dramatised by Liane Aukin. Set in Calcutta in 1933, this is the story of a great racehorse, the Sisters of Poverty and a miracle - all based on true events. with Geoffrey Whitehead , Indira Varma.
Siobhan Stamp , Frances Jeater , Nitin Chandra Ganatra , Richard Rees and David Antrobus Director David Hunter Repeat


Unknown: Rumer Godden
Dramatised By: Liane Aukin.
Unknown: Geoffrey Whitehead
Unknown: Indira Varma.
Unknown: Siobhan Stamp
Unknown: Frances Jeater
Unknown: Nitin Chandra Ganatra
Unknown: Richard Rees
Unknown: David Antrobus
Director: David Hunter
Sister Morag: Dearbhla Molloy
Levantine: Nickolas Grace
Ted: Ioan Meredith
John Quillan: Gareth Armstrong

: Weekend Woman's

The best of the week on Woman's 's
Hour, presented by Martha Kearney. Editor Ruth Gardiner


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Editor: Ruth Gardiner

: Saturday PM

Full coverage of the day's news and sports headlines.
Presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Talking Pictures

Brian Sibley with the big picture on the world of film. This week, from the RSC to LA - new British star Olivia Williams on the story so far. Producer Hilary Dunn
WRITE TO: Talking Pictures, BBC Radio 4, London, W1A1AA
E-MAIL: [address removed] Repeated Tuesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Brian Sibley
Unknown: Olivia Williams
Producer: Hilary Dunn

: Live from London

Radio's most intriguing chat show, with Simon Fanshawe , guests and live jazz tonight from Jason Rebello.
Producers Caroline Barbour and Paul Dodgson


Unknown: Simon Fanshawe
Unknown: Jason Rebello.
Producers: Caroline Barbour
Producers: Paul Dodgson

: Saturday Review

Tim Marlow and guests discuss the week's cultural highlights, including Eddie Izzard 's return to the West End playing the title role in Lenny, Julian Barry 's play about American comedian and satirist Lenny Bruce , directed by Peter Hall. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Tim Marlow
Unknown: Eddie Izzard
Unknown: Julian Barry
Unknown: Lenny Bruce
Directed By: Peter Hall.
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Talking to Home

Four talks by journalists from the language sections of the World
Service. 2: Jumbe Omari Jumbe of the Swahili service.
Producer Merilyn Harris. Rptd tomorrow 12.15am


Unknown: Jumbe Omari Jumbe
Producer: Merilyn Harris.

: The Archive Hour: George and the Midget

Dr Alun Howkins tells the story of the writer George Ewart Evans , a Welshman with a hearing problem who, using one of the first portable tape recorders, unlocked the sound of rural East Anglia and pioneered many of the techniques of the modern oral history movement. Producer Nick Patrick


Unknown: Dr Alun Howkins
Unknown: George Ewart Evans
Producer: Nick Patrick

: Classic Serial: Swallows and Amazons

A two-part dramatisation by David Wood of Arthur Ransome 's classic novel.
1: The Lake District, 1929. While on holiday with their mother, the four eldest Walker children form the crew of the Swallow and set sail for an island in the centre of a lake. With Penny Downie, Joe Sowerbutts and Phoebe Phillips. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: David Wood
Unknown: Arthur Ransome
Unknown: Joe Sowerbutts
Unknown: Phoebe Phillips.

: The Moral Maze

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


Unknown: John Humphrys

: Brain of Britain

Robert Robinson chairs the nationwide general knowledge contest. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Robert Robinson

: Fine Lines

Poetry and conversation with Christopher Cook. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Christopher Cook.

: News

: The Late Story: The Man who Read John Dickson Carr

By William Brittain , read by Mark Leake. A ruthless young man sets out to commit the perfect murder.
Producer Pam Fraser Solomon Repeat


Unknown: William Brittain
Read By: Mark Leake.
Producer: Pam Fraser Solomon

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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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