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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Mgr Kieran Conry.


Unknown: Mgr Kieran Conry.

: 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
Producer: Alasdair Cross.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths.

: Home Truths

John Peel takes another wry look at the foibles of family life.
Producer Vibeke Venema. PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: home.truths@bbc.co.uk
WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/hometruths. Rptd Monday 11pm


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Vibeke Venema.

: Excess Baggage

Arthur Smith presents the travel programme.
This week he goes walking on the Canary Island of La Gomera and compares bootstraps and favourite jaunts with The Daily Telegraph walking correspondent Christopher Somerville. Plus
Jennifer Cox with tips about what to do and who to meet to get the best out of Istanbul.
Producer Rebecca Moore. E-MAIL: excessbaggage@bbc.co.uk PHONE: [number removed]


Unknown: Arthur Smith
Unknown: Christopher Somerville.
Unknown: Jennifer Cox
Producer: Rebecca Moore.

: The Rock and Poll Years

Pprogrammes mixing pop and politics to capture the atmosphere and chart the course of general election campaigns which changed the country. 3: Gyles Brandreth returns to 1970, when the man with the pipe, prime minister Harold Wilson , took on the man with the boat. Ted Heath. Mungo Jerry 's hit In the Summertime topped the charts, and Wilson was confident of victory. Producer Chris Bond (R)


Unknown: Gyles Brandreth
Unknown: Harold Wilson
Unknown: Ted Heath.
Unknown: Mungo Jerry
Producer: Chris Bond

: Talking Politics

Presented by Dennis Sewell. Most of us are familiar with Conservative arguments against signing up for the euro, but what do Labour's Eurosceptics have to say for themselves? Producer Dennis Sewell. Editor Gwyneth Williams


Presented By: Dennis Sewell.
Producer: Dennis Sewell.

: 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 and impartial advice for those trying to make the most of their money. Producer Paul O'Keeffe


Unknown: Alison Mitchell
Producer: Paul O'Keeffe

: The News Quiz

Simon Hoggart hosts the topical comedy panel game from the Adrian Boult Hall in the Birmingham Conservatoire, alongside the BBC's FutureworWexhibition. With Alan Coren , Phill Jupitus , Fred Macaulay and Rachael Heyhoe -Rint. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Adrian Boult Hall
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Phill Jupitus
Unknown: Fred MacAulay
Unknown: Rachael Heyhoe

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is joined at Seaford
Community College, East Sussex, by panellists including Michael Brunson , Lord Phillips and lain Duncan Smith MP. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Michael Brunson
Unknown: Duncan Smith

: Any Answers? [number removed]

Jonathan Dimblebytakes listeners' calls in response to last night's edition of Any Questions? Producer Lisa Jenkinson. LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimblebytakes
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson.

: Missing Persons

Why do some historical characters live on in the public imagination while others with equal achievements have been all but forgotten? In the firstof a new six-part series, Joe Farrell examines the stories of great but forgotten people and asks why they have been so neglected.
1: Joseph Bazalgette. The man behind the construction of London's sewers-the biggest civil engineering project of the 19th century-added 20 years to the life expectancy of the average Londoner and made the greatest changes to the face of the city since the Great Fire. Producer Jane Greenwood


Unknown: Joe Farrell
Producer: Jane Greenwood

: The Saturday Play: Into the Mystic

By Annie McCartney. Following regression therapy, Susan Sinclair throws her family into turmoil when she accuses her brother of abusing her as a child. The family recoils in anger and disbelief until a shattering incident gives them all pause for thought.
Director Eoin O'Callaghan


Unknown: Annie McCartney.
Unknown: Susan Sinclair
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Lillian: Samantha Bond
Greg: Ron Cook
Susan: Sophie Thompson
Jon: Nickolas Grace
Antonia: Geraldine Fitzgerald
Abraham: Gerard Murphy
Helen: Marcella Riordan
Jemima: Jade Williams

: Weekend Woman's Hour

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


Presented By: Sheila McClennon.
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 weekly guide to the film world, including a profile of Milos Forman , director of Amadeus and now Man on the Moon. Plus an interview with Sofia Coppola, the latest member of the family to make films. Producer Matthew Dodd


Unknown: Andrew Collins
Unknown: Milos Forman
Producer: Matthew Dodd

: Loose Ends

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


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Chris Wilson

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and guests discuss the week's cultural highlights, including Jim Jarmush 's Ghost Dogand the opening of the Lowry, an ambitious new arts Complex in Salford. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Jim Jarmush
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Home for the Holidays

The last in a series of letters reflecting on the meaning of home for those who have left it.
Having grown up in Inverness in the sixties and seventies, writer AN Smith reflects on the healthy need to get away from home and the bittersweet pleasures Of return. Repeated from Sunday

: The Archive Hour: Radio Telescope

Phil Smith explores first-hand memories of times before the invention of recording. He looks at highwaymen, the Charge of the Light Brigade, the Battle of Waterloo and poverty in beseiged Paris to reveal fleeting glimpses of a world that worked very differently from our own. Producer Simon Elmes


Unknown: Phil Smith
Producer: Simon Elmes

: Classic Serial: Cousin Bette, the Poor Relation: 3: The Price of Love

The conclusion of James Friel's three-part dramatisation of the novel by Honore de Balzac.
Adeline makes a last bid to save her family's honour, Bette loses her chance to marry into money, death claims both sinners and the saintly, and virtue, it seems, has no reward.
With Alison Steadman and Leslie Phillips.
(Repeated from Easter Sunday)


Author: Honore de Balzac
Dramatised by: James Friel
[Actor]: Alison Steadman
[Actor]: Leslie Phillips

: 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. 3: Business. Chief executive of BP-Amoco
Sir John Browne examines the challenges facing a world where demands are increasing and resources are limited. From the Dynamic Earth Centre in Edinburgh. Repeatedfrom Wednesday


Presented By: Kate Adie.
Unknown: Sir John Browne

: Musical Dynasties

The last of three programmes in which Jane Glover explores the legacy of the founders of great musical
- dynasties. The playing of Jack Brymer is legendary, and his influence on generations of clarinettists will continue well into the future. Glovertalks to clarinettists David Campbell and Pamela Weston and to Brymer himself. Repeated from Easter Sunday


Unknown: Jane Glover
Unknown: Jack Brymer
Clarinettists: David Campbell
Clarinettists: Pamela Weston

: Gold Medal Award

Poet Laureate Andrew Motion speaks to the winner of the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry, announced last week. Repeated from Easter Sunday


Unknown: Andrew Motion

: News

: The Late Story: Five Women

Red Herrings by Harriet Kline. Have you ever eaten cocoa by the spoonful, straight from the tub?" Read by Emily Woof. Producer Sara Benaim (R)


Unknown: Harriet Kline.
Read By: Emily Woof.
Producer: Sara Benaim

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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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