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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev John Fitzsimmons.


Unknown: John Fitzsimmons.

: News Briefing

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

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


Unknown: Richard Uridge
Producer: Karen Gregor.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
7.20 Yesterday in Parliament
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With the Canon David Winter.
8.45 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.

: Home Truths

This week Maud Hand talks to three sisters about their memories of being the children of pacifists during the Second World War. Presented by John Peel.
Producer Fiona Hill. PHONE: [number removed]
E-MAIL: [address removed]. Repeated Monday llpm


Presented By: John Peel.
Producer: Fiona Hill.

: Loose Ends

With Ned Sherrin. Producer Torquil MacLeod


Unknown: Ned Sherrin.
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: The Week in Westminster

Michael Gove of The Times looks at the stories behind the week's political headlines. Editor Vicky Taylor


Unknown: Michael Gove
Editor: Vicky Taylor

: From Our Own Correspondent

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


Unknown: Kate Adie
Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

Paul Lewis with the latest news from the world of personal finance, and impartial advice for all those trying to make the most of their money. Producer Frances Macdonald


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: True Lies

David Aaronovitch invites celebrity guests to re-spin the week's news in the satirical panel game that delves into the shadowy world of spin doctors and media manipulation. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: David Aaronovitch

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is joined at Queen Anne School, Bootham, York, by Lord Hattersley;
Bernard Jenkin MP; Sarah Sands , editor of The Daily Telegraph; and Matthew Taylor , director of the I PPR. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Bernard Jenkin
Unknown: Sarah Sands
Unknown: Matthew Taylor

: Any Answers? [number removed]0444

Jonathan Dimblebytakes listeners' calls in response to this week's edition of Any Questions? Producers Lisa Jenkinson and Stephanie Browning LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimblebytakes
Producers: Lisa Jenkinson
Producers: Stephanie Browning

: In These Arms

Challenging our set ideas about families of the past. 2: An Imprudent Romance. Servants who steal the cream, a husband who drinks and beats her- it is hard for Elizabeth Shackleton to maintain polite society in her 18th-century home. But, as her candid diaries reveal, she succeeds, and her family name survives intact. Biographer Amanda Vickery leads Sarah Dunant through the intricacies of this rich and troubled life. Producer Lyn Webster Wilde


Unknown: Elizabeth Shackleton
Unknown: Amanda Vickery
Unknown: Sarah Dunant
Producer: Lyn Webster Wilde

: The Saturday Play: Pierre and Jean

ByGuyde Maupassant, dramatised byAyshe Raif. In the busy seaport of Le Havre, two brothers are good-natured rivals in everything. A family secret propels them into an intensely personal story of jealousy and suspicion.
Director Claire Grove


Director: Claire Grove
Pierre: Benedict Sandiford
Jean: Tim Treloar
Mme Roland: Elizabeth Bell
M Roland: Jon Strickland
N Mme Rosemilly: Tracey Wiles
Josephine: Gemma Saunders
Captain Beausire: Gavin Muir

: 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

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 with the big picture on the world of film, including Elizabeth director Shekhar Kapur 's expert guide to the pick of films on television. Producer Harry Parker. WRITE TO: Talking Pictures, BBC Radio 4, London W1A 1AA. E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Brian Sibley
Director: Shekhar Kapur
Producer: Harry Parker.

: Test Match Special Report

Jonathan Agnew reports live from Johannesburg on the third day's play of the First Test between South Africa and England.


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew

: The Now Show

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis host the comedy show, with stand-up, sketches and songs from the regular team and special guests. Producer Aled Evans. Repeated Tuesday llpm


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Producer: Aled Evans.

: Quando, Quando, Quando

A comedy set in London's finest hair salon, where brothers Rene, Carlo and Charlie Quando chop, snip and crimp their lucky clients.
3: Fishy Business. By Mark Maier and Rainer Hersch. When the racketeering Fish Brothers pay the Quandos a visit, Carlo is in turmoil, Anthony is in Timbuktu and Charlie is in a world of his own.
With Rainer Hersch , Mark Maier , Catherine Tate and Stephen Greif. Producer Claire Jones


Unknown: Charlie Quando
Unknown: Mark Maier
Unknown: Rainer Hersch.
Unknown: Rainer Hersch
Unknown: Mark Maier
Unknown: Catherine Tate
Unknown: Stephen Greif.
Producer: Claire Jones

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and guests debate the week's big events in the arts. Producer Erin Riley


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Erin Riley

: Odd Obits

Robert Robinson presents the obituaries of men and women who refused to conform.
2: Mrs Patrick Campbell. Readers Jonathan Adams , Jonathan Aris and Lucy Robinson. Producer Jill Burridge. Repeated tomorrow 12.15am


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Readers: Mrs Patrick Campbell.
Readers: Jonathan Adams
Readers: Jonathan Aris
Readers: Lucy Robinson.
Producer: Jill Burridge.

: The Archive Hour: A Lesser Spotted Love Song

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds has just acquired its millionth memberand we are, it seems, a nation of bird-watchers. Mark Cocker presents a natural history of the British bird-watcher, featuring the giants of the past, James Fisher and Eric Simms. These radio ornithologists are quizzed on their early interests, Peter Scott admits to being a twitcher, Desmond Nethersole Thompson recounts running battles with the police as he stole eggs and current bird-watchers picktheirfavourite moments.
Chris Mead , Ian Wallace and Tim Sharrock wax lyrical on great birds as well as great missed birds - the ones that got away. The duffle-coat and the telescope, the osprey and the little auk, the sewage farm and the windy headland, all these and the bird-watcher, watched. Producer Tim Dee


Unknown: Mark Cocker
Unknown: James Fisher
Unknown: Eric Simms.
Unknown: Peter Scott
Unknown: Desmond Nethersole Thompson
Unknown: Chris Mead
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Tim Sharrock
Producer: Tim Dee

: Classic Serial: The Bell

By Iris Murdoch , dramatised in three parts by Michael Bakewell. Raising the bell from the lake required almost supernatural strength, and Dora is determined to continue playing the witch in the holy community of Imber. Final part. With Crispin Redman , Nicholas Farrell and Nicholas Boulton. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Iris Murdoch
Unknown: Michael Bakewell.
Unknown: Crispin Redman
Unknown: Nicholas Farrell
Unknown: Nicholas Boulton.

: The Moral Maze

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


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: David Starkey
Unknown: Janet Daley
Unknown: David Cook
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves.

: Brain of Britain

Robert Robinson chairs the nationwide general knowledge contest, including Beat the Brains, in which listeners put their own questions to contestants. Fourth semi-final. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Robert Robinson

: Fine Lines

Poetry and conversation with Christopher Cook , whose guests this week are the popular Scottish poets Liz Lochhead and Robert Crawford. Both have drawn on nationality, gender and an acute sense Of place in their poems. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Liz Lochhead
Unknown: Robert Crawford.

: News

: The Late Story: The Pilgrimage

By Brian Lomas , read by Dorothy Tutin. Old wounds begin to heal when Kitty and John revisit an old holiday haunt to remember their daughter. So why does John have to go and spoil it all? producer Liz Taylor (R)


Unknown: Brian Lomas
Read By: Dorothy Tutin.
Producer: Liz Taylor

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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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