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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Elfed ap Nefydd Roberts.


Unknown: Nefydd Roberts.

: Leisure Update

Editor Chris Burns


Editor: Chris Burns

: News Briefing

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Richard Uridge with more stories from the British countryside. Producer Karen Gregor
Repeated Thursday 1.30pm


Unknown: Richard Uridge
Producer: Karen Gregor

: Today

With John Humphrys. Edward Stourton.
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Bishop Bill Westwood.


Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Bill Westwood.

: Home Truths

Nicola Harrison is irritable, but she does not know why. is it the dirty socks on the living room floor? The phone that no one bothers to answer? Or is it just her character? John Peel finds out. Producer Mike Sampey PHONE: [number removed]
E-MAIL: home.truths@bbc.co.uk Repeated Monday llpm


Unknown: Nicola Harrison
Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Mike Sampey

: Loose Ends

With Ned Sherrin and Arthur Smith at the Edinburgh Festival. Producer Torquil MacLeod


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Arthur Smith
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: Test Match Special

England v New Zealand
The Fourth Cornhill Test from the Oval.
Commentary on the third day's play. Including at 1.00* News and 1.15* A View from the Boundary * See Jonathan Agnew : page 40 'Approximate times


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew

: The Food Programme

In a special summer edition , Charlie Hicks discovers that fishing, fine dining and vegetarianism are all thriving in Brighton.
Producer Lauretta Reynolds. Rptd Monday 4pm


Unknown: Charlie Hicks
Producer: Lauretta Reynolds.

: From Our Own Correspondent

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


Unknown: Kate Adie
Producer: Tony Grant

: Inside Money

Bank Withdrawals. Listener Pat Mallon describes her battle to save the local branch of her bank and asks why the banks are still turning their backs on the financially excluded. Presented by Paul Charles.
Producer Marcia Hughes
Repeated on Monday at 3pm


Unknown: Pat Mallon
Presented By: Paul Charles.
Producer: Marcia Hughes

: 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.
2: "To help preserve the environment, use of the private car should be restricted." From the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, London. To vote YES dial [number removed] To vote NO dial [number removed] 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: [email address removed]


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Producer: Nick Utechin

: Darwin's Clever Cousin

The roots of genetic engineering extend back to the Victorian era - and a cousin of Charles Darwin.
Professor Steve Jones tells the story of Francis Galton , who was first to imagine a world in which cleverer, stronger people could be bred. Producer Joanna Rahim


Unknown: Charles Darwin.
Unknown: Professor Steve Jones
Unknown: Francis Galton
Producer: Joanna Rahim

: The Saturday Play: So Much Blood

By Simon Brett , dramatised by Bert Coules.
Charles Paris takes his one-man show to the 1999 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, filling a vacant spot at a student venue which is a hotbed of behind-the-scenes drama, until a stage dagger turns murderously into a real one. with John Paul Hurley , Cara Kelly , Johnny Meres , Lucy Paterson , Doug Russell , Wendy Seager and Robert Trotter. Director Gaynor Macfarlane


Unknown: Simon Brett
Dramatised By: Bert Coules.
Dramatised By: Charles Paris
Unknown: John Paul Hurley
Unknown: Cara Kelly
Unknown: Johnny Meres
Unknown: Lucy Paterson
Unknown: Doug Russell
Unknown: Wendy Seager
Unknown: Robert Trotter.
Director: Gaynor MacFarlane
Charles Paris: Bill Nighy
Gerald Venables: Jimmy Chisholm

: Weekend Woman's

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


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Editor: Ruth Gardiner

: Saturday PM

News and sport with Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: Talking Pictures

Mark Whittaker with the big picture on the world of film. Editor Simon Elmes
Repeated Tuesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Whittaker
Editor: Simon Elmes

: Live from London

Chat show with Simon Fanshawe and guests including Carl Davis and Wendy Craig , plus live jazz from Jason Rebello. Producers Lucy Willmore and Caroline Barbour


Unknown: Simon Fanshawe
Unknown: Carl Davis
Unknown: Wendy Craig
Unknown: Jason Rebello.
Unknown: Caroline Barbour

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and guests discuss
Michael Frayn 's new novel Headlong-an exploration of philosophy and Breugel. And from the Edinburgh Festival, the Tokyo production of Turandot. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Michael Frayn
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Talking to Home

Four talks by journalists from the language sections of the World Service. 3: Kyi Kyi May of the Burmese service. Repeated tomorrow 12.15am

: The Archive Hour: Kindertransport

Sixty years ago, Britain gave refuge to children from Nazi Europe, saved by the Kindertransports - trains from
Berlin, Vienna, Prague and elsewhere.
The parents were left behind - most were killed in the concentration camps. In 1939, BBC Radio recorded a programme in which newly arrived children told their story. Six decades on, historian Dr David Cesarani interviews some of the children again. Producer Hugh Levinson


Unknown: Dr David Cesarani
Producer: Hugh Levinson

: Classic Serial: Swallows and Amazons

Concluding David Wood 's dramatisation of Arthur Ransome 's children's classic. 2: The Lake District, 1929
The Swallows and the Amazons band together against the hostile Captain Flint but encounter an unexpected adventure when Uncle Jim 's cabin trunk goes missing. With Joe Sowerbutts ,
Phoebe Phillips and Flora Harris. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: David Wood
Unknown: Arthur Ransome
Unknown: Uncle Jim
Unknown: Joe Sowerbutts
Unknown: Phoebe Phillips
Unknown: Flora Harris.

: Saving the Species

Is every species sacred? Or should conservation be more realistic about saving every species and habitat?
Alex Kirby chairs a debate on how we should conserve the natural world.
Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Alex Kirby

: 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 , and guests Fleur Adcock and Peter Porter.
Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Fleur Adcock
Unknown: Peter Porter.

: News

: The Late Story: The Cry of a Violin

By Seymour Shubin , read by Ed Bishop. A solo violin performance by a child prodigy leads to two brutal killings. Producer Pam Fraser Solomon Repeat


Unknown: Seymour Shubin
Read By: Ed Bishop.
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.

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