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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Judy Merry.


Unknown: Judy Merry.

: Leisure Update

Editor Chris Burns


Editor: Chris Burns

: News Briefing

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

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


Unknown: Richard Uridge

: Today

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


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.

: Home Truths

What is it about men and toys? They are shamelessly obsessional, they don't like sharing and they sulk if their playthings get broken. Dylan Winter gives the lowdown on hi-fi fanatics and discovers what theirpartners think. Presented by John Peel. Producer Fiona Hill
PHONE: [number removed]
E-MAIL: home.truths@bbc.co.uk
Shortened llpm


Presented By: John Peel.
Producer: Fiona Hill

: Loose Ends

Conversation with Ned Sherrin and guests. ProducerTorquil MacLeod


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: The Week in Westminster

Steve Richards ofthe New Statesman reviews the political week and discusses the main stories with the politicians making the news. Editor Vicky Taylor


Unknown: Steve Richards
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

Alison Mitchell with the latest news from the world of personal finance and impartial advice for those trying to make the most of their money. Producer Paul O'Keeffe


Unknown: Alison Mitchell
Producer: Paul O'Keeffe

: True Lies

David Aaronovitch and a celebrity panel pick through the week's news. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: David Aaronovitch

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is joined at Conway Hall in London by MPs Kenneth Clarke , Charles Kennedy and Mo Mowlam MP and the Bishop of Stepney, JohnSentamu.
Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Kenneth Clarke
Unknown: Charles Kennedy
Unknown: Mo Mowlam

: Any Answers? [number removed]

Jonathan Dimbleby takes listeners' calls in response to this week's edition of Any Questions?
Producer Lisa Jenkinson
LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: Runaway Lives

Anew four-part series in which Richard Holmes follows in the footsteps of some of the great literary elopements. 1: Shelley and Mary and Claire In 1814 the young romantic poet sneney, witn a desirable girl on each arm, ran away from his wife and baby to the Swiss Alps and lakes in search of liberty and love. Richard Holmes presents a riveting biography from the Swiss location. He questions why Shelley left his home and asks if his literary work improved as a result. And he finds himself haunted by the ghostly presence of the three runaways even in modern-day Switzerland. Producer Tim Dee


Unknown: Richard Holmes
Unknown: Richard Holmes
Producer: Tim Dee

: The Saturday Play: The Hardest Thing

By Frank Vickery. Moving to Canada should be a positive stepforthe Pearces afterthe loss of their daughter, but Wendy is finding it very hard to part with Katy's belongings.
Director Alison Hindell


Unknown: Frank Vickery.
Director: Alison Hindell
Wayne: William Morris
Wendy: Rhlan Morgan
Kay: Shelley Rees
Gary: Jeremi Cockram
Solicitor: Wynston Evans
Leila: Charlotte Merry

: 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

With full coverage and analysis of the day's news, plus the sports headlines. Presented by Nigel Wrench.


Presented By: Nigel Wrench.

: Back Row

Andrew Collins with the film programme. This week a look at the best and worst of films set in the medieval era and the love-hate relationship between Hollywood and smoking. Producer Matthew Dodd


Unknown: Andrew Collins
Producer: Matthew Dodd

: Live from London

Richard Coles with conversation and jazz to start your Saturday night, live from the BBC Radio Theatre in London. With Stacey Kent and her band, and guests.
Producers Paul Dodgson and Lucy Willmore


Unknown: Richard Coles
Unknown: Stacey Kent
Producers: Paul Dodgson

: Saturday Review

The week's cultural highlights, including George Clooney 's new film Three Kings, which is set in the aftermath ofthe Gulf War. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: George Clooney
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: On Assignment with Maggie O'Kane

Chechnya. Maggie O'Kane reflects on her assignments to some ofthe most dangerous war zones in recent years. In the last of the series she recalls her recent visit to Chechnya. The central experience was a hazardous nightjourney in a truck driven by two Chechen soldiers with Russian bombs exploding around them. Her encounters confirmed to herthatthe rebels are driven by an overwhelming determination to win and to survive.
Producer Richard Bannerman Repeated tomorrow 12.15am


Producer: Richard Bannerman

: A World in Your Ear

Emily Buchanan presents highlights from the best English language radio programmes around the world. This month she looks at advertising on the airwaves and asks whether people are switching off because there is too much clutter on the dial.
Producer Lucy Ash


Unknown: Emily Buchanan
Producer: Lucy Ash

: Classic Serial: East of Eden

By John Steinbeck , dramatised in three parts by Shaun McKenna.
1: Adam Traskthinks he can escape the painful memories of life in the army when he discovers the beautiful CathyAmes on his Connecticut farm. But this is only the beginning of a story of sibling rivalry, love, adultery and revenge which will span two generations. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: John Steinbeck
Unknown: Shaun McKenna.
Unknown: Adam Traskthinks

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which
Janet Daley , David Starkey , Polly Toynbee and David Cook cross-examine guests who have conflicting views on the moral issues behind one ofthe week's news stories.
Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Janet Daley
Unknown: David Starkey
Unknown: Polly Toynbee
Unknown: David Cook

: Stephanie Hughes Takes Notes

Stephanie Hughes presents a six-part series exploring the mysteries and mechanics of writing music. 5: David Arnold , the man behind the music forthe latest Bond film, talks with Colin Matthews , associate composer ofthe London Symphony Orchestra and occasional ghost composer of film scores. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Music: David Arnold
Unknown: Colin Matthews

: Poetry Please

Frank Delaney introduces listeners' requests for poems about marriage -from the first flush of romance to the final parting. Readers
Douglas Hodge , Kerry Shale , Patricia Brake and Brian Gear. Repeated from Sunday


Introduces: Frank Delaney
Readers: Douglas Hodge
Readers: Kerry Shale
Readers: Brian Gear.

: News

: The Late Story: Revenge!

Barbara Flynn reads four short stories of a vengeful nature.
1: Making Arrangements by Elizabeth Bowen. When Hewson's wife Margery runs off with a younger man, he seems to take it calmly- until the day a letter arrives from her. Producer Rebecca Nicholson (R)


Unknown: Barbara Flynn
Arrangements By: Elizabeth Bowen.
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

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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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