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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Very Rev David Chillingworth.


Unknown: David Chillingworth.

: 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 Gabi Fisher Repeated Thursday 1.30pm


Unknown: Richard Uridge
Producer: Gabi Fisher

: 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 Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths.

: Home Truths

John Peel takes anotherwry look at the foibles of family life. Producer Paula McGinley
PHONE: [number removed]. E-MAIL: home.truths@bbc.co.uk
WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/hometruths Repeated Easter Monday llpm


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Paula McGinley

: Excess Baggage

Arthur Smith hosts the travel programme that features interactive travellers' tales, reports from around the world and entertaining conversation. This week Lord Healey visits
Alfriston Clergy House, the National Trust's first property, and Smith investigates the source of English eccentricity.
Producer Eleanor Garland. E-MAIL: excessbaggage@bbc.co.uk PHONE: [number removed]


Unknown: Arthur Smith
Producer: Eleanor Garland.

: The Rock and Poll Years

Programmes mixing pop and politics to chart the course of general election campaigns that changed the country.2: Ned Sherrin looks at 1964, the yearthe Beatles conquered America. The Tories thought Sir Alec Douglas Home was the man to lead the country, but Labour's Harold Wilson was determined to stop him. Producer Chris Bond (R)


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Sir Alec Douglas Home
Unknown: Harold Wilson
Producer: Chris Bond

: The Week in Westminster

Steve Richards of the New Statesman reviews the past week in politics. Editor Vicky Taylor


Unknown: Steve Richards
Editor: Vicky Taylor

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC foreign correspondents with the stories behind the world headlines. Introduced by Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant


Introduced By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

Alison Mitchell with the latest news from the world of personal finance. This week the programme focuses on the finances of younger people. Producer Paul O'Keeffe Alison Mitchell : page 44


Unknown: Alison Mitchell
Producer: Paul O'Keeffe
Producer: Alison Mitchell

: The News Quiz

Simon Hoggart hosts the topical comedy panel game, with Alan Coren , Francis Wheen and Roy Hattersley. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Francis Wheen
Unknown: Roy Hattersley.

: News

: Any Questions?

From Twynham Comprehensive School in Christchurch, Dorset. With chairman Nick Clarke. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Any Answers? [number removed]

Phone Nick Clarke with your views on the issues raised in this week's edition of Any Questions? Producer Lisa Jenkinson. LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson.

: My Dad's Diary

In the second of two programmes Glynn Houston reads extracts from the diary of the Rev
David Davies , who was a missionary and a colleague of Gladys Aylward in China. Davies's son Murray, who lived through ten years of war and Japanese occupation, examines the diary's contents. Producer Martin Kurzik (R)


Unknown: David Davies
Unknown: Gladys Aylward
Producer: Martin Kurzik

: The Saturday Play: The ABC Murders

By Agatha Christie , dramatised by Michael Bakewell. The arrival of an anonymous letter telling Hercule Poirot to look out for Andover on the 21st of the month and signed "Yours ABC" spells the beginning of one of the Belgian sleuth's most enigmatic and disturbing cases. with loan Meredith, John Rye, Lucy Paterson, Gemma Saunders, Beth Chalmers, Christopher Kelham, Zeina Harding-Roots and Tim Treloar. Director Enyd Williams


Writer: Agatha Christie
Dramatist: Michael Bakewell
Director: Enyd Williams
Hercule Poirot: John Moffatt
Captain Hastings: Simon Williams
Chief Inspector Japp: Philip Jackson
Cust: loan Meredith
Franklin Clarke: John Rye
Thora Grey: Lucy Paterson
Mary Drower: Gemma Saunders
Megan Barnard: Beth Chalmers
Donald Fraser: Christopher Kelham
Margery Stroud: Zeina Harding-Roots
Police Sergeant: Tim Treloar
Inspector Crome: Tom George
Lady Clarke : Jane Wenham

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented byJenni 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 Dan Damon.


Presented By: Dan Damon.

: Back Row

Andrew Collins with the guide to the film world. He talks to legendary photographer Eve Arnold about the pictures she took of Marilyn Monroe on the set Ofthe 1961 film The Misfits. Producer Matthew Dodd


Unknown: Andrew Collins
Unknown: Marilyn Monroe
Producer: Matthew Dodd

: Loose Ends

Ned Sherrin and guests with the usual eclectic mix of conversation, comedy and music. Producer Chriswiison


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: Saturday Review

Tom Morris and guests discuss the week's cultural highlights, including Saul Bellow 's new novel Ravelstein and Charles Saatchi at it again with the likes of Damien Hirst and Rachel Whiteread. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Tom Morris
Unknown: Saul Bellow
Unknown: Charles Saatchi
Unknown: Damien Hirst
Unknown: Rachel Whiteread.
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Home for the Holidays

Three letters reflecting on the meaning of home for those who have left it and exploring the complex feelings that returning to childhood settings can evoke. 2: Foreign correspondent Allan Little spent his childhood dreaming of places beyond his village home in Scotland. Having lived most of his adult life in extreme situations around the world, what meaning does he still find in this beautiful and isolated place? Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Allan Little

: The Archive Hour: Searching for the Light

Rosemary Hartill presents a Quaker's appreciation of religious programmes over the last 75 years, focusing on the rich vein of religious experience and storytelling. From war and peace to business ethics, she explores key religious themes and the arresting, confessional and poignant ways they have been expressed. Producer Simon Coates


Unknown: Rosemary Hartill
Producer: Simon Coates

: Classic Serial: Cousin Bette, the PoorRelation

The novel by Honore de Balzac , dramatised in three parts by James Friel. 2: Spinning the Web. Bette's niece has married Wenceslas and is about to be betrayed by him. Valerie Marneffe 's
Brazilian paramour returns to throw her two other rival lovers into jealous despair. Bette weaves a web to trap them all and secure a wealthy marriage settlement for herself. With Alison
Steadmanand Leslie Phillips. Repeated from Sunday


Novel By: Honore de Balzac
Unknown: James Friel.
Unknown: Valerie Marneffe

: The Reith Lectures

Respect for the Earth
Five eminent thinkers speak from around the world on different aspects of the complex theme of sustainable development. Presented by Kate Adie. 2: Biodiversity. Leading scientist Thomas E Lovejoy , chief biodiversity adviserto the World Bank and councillor at the Smithsonian
Institution in Washington, tells an audience in Los Angeles: "We are in deep trouble biologically and already into a spasm of extinction of our own making unequalled since the one which took the dinosaurs." Repeated from Wednesday


Presented By: Kate Adie.
Unknown: Thomas E Lovejoy

: Musical Dynasties

Jane Glover explores the legacy of the founders of great musical dynasties. While the name of violinist Ivan Galamian may not spring readily to mind, members of the dynasty he founded are more familiar- Pinch as Zukerman, Kyung-Wha Chung and Itzhak Perlman were all taught by the masterwhose influence touches virtually every Violinist in the world. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Jane Glover
Violinist: Ivan Galamian
Unknown: Kyung-Wha Chung
Unknown: Itzhak Perlman

: A Las Barricadas

Mike Gonzalez presents the second of two programmes of Hispanic poetry readings.
RevolutionaryPoets of Latin America. Readings by Paul McGann and Juliet Stevenson. Rptd from Sunday


Unknown: Mike Gonzalez
Unknown: Paul McGann
Unknown: Juliet Stevenson.

: News

: The Late Story: Fine Feathers

The last of five short stories about clothes.
The New Dress by Virginia Woolf, read by Teresa Gallagher. Mabel has a newdressforthe party, but it is not until she encounters the stares of her friends that she thinks she has made a terrible mistake. Producer Rosemary Watts (R)


Read By: Teresa Gallagher.
Producer: Rosemary Watts

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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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