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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Bert Tosh.


Unknown: Dr Bert Tosh.

: Leisure Update

Editor Chris Burns


Editor: Chris Burns

: News Briefing

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Richard Uridge presents more characters and stories from the British countryside. Producer Gabi Fisher
Shortened 1.30pm


Unknown: Richard Uridge
Producer: Gabi Fisher

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Humphrys.
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: James Humphrys.

: Home Truths

John Peel takes anotherwry look at some of 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 Shortened 11pm


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Paula McGinley

: Excess Baggage

Arthur Smith presents the travel programme featuring travellers' tales, anecdotes and conversation.
Producer Eleanor Garland
WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/excessbaggage E-MAIL: excessbaggage@bbc.co.uk PHONE: [number removed]


Unknown: Arthur Smith
Producer: Eleanor Garland

: Life's Little Luxuries

Simon Parkes indulges in the pursuit of some of the best things life has to offer. The first perfumes were burned as offerings to the gods, the ingredients obscure and expensive. This week Parkes follows his nose to trace the history of perfume, from preserve of the very rich to the luxury we can all afford. producer Rebecca Moore


Unknown: Simon Parkes
Producer: Rebecca Moore

: Week in Westminster

Steve Richards of the Independent on Sunday looks behind the scenes at Westminster. Producer Vicky Rind


Unknown: Steve Richards
Producer: Vicky Rind

: 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

Paul Lewis with the latest news from the world of personal finance and impartial advice for those trying to make the most of their money. Producer Jennifer Clarke Repeated tomorrow 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Jennifer Clarke

: Dead Ringers

Jon Culshaw , Jan Ravens , Kevin Connelly and Mark Perry star in the programme that promises an impression every minute. See Sue Gaisford's choice for the last programme in the series on page 152. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jon Culshaw
Unknown: Jan Ravens
Unknown: Kevin Connelly
Unknown: Mark Perry

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is joined at St Helen's Parish Church, near Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, by panellists including shadow Leader of the House of Commons, Angela Browning ; chairman of the council of the BMA, Dr Ian Bogle ; and the Rt Hon
Alan Milburn. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Angela Browning
Unknown: Dr Ian Bogle
Unknown: Alan Milburn.

: Any Answers?: [number removed]

Jonathan Dimblebytakes listeners' calls and e-mails in response to last night's Any Questions? Producer Lisa Jenkinson
E-MAIL: any.answers@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Jonathan Dimblebytakes
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: The Medieval Ball

What Have the Romans Ever Done forUs?
Terry Jones continues his exploration of medieval maps and finds that many of them were copied from classical examples. He discovers that medieval thinkers had a more comprehensive understanding of the world than we had ever imagined and dispenses with the myth that they all believed the earth was flat.
Producer Mark Rickards
Roland White 's radio review: page 64


Unknown: Terry Jones
Producer: Mark Rickards
Producer: Roland White

: The Saturday Play: The Missing Wife

A psychological thriller by Peter Whalley , set in the suburbs of Manchester. When Mark's wife goes missing he thinks she will return. Just why has Denise Telfer disappeared from her own house one summer's evening? Can she really have walked out on her married life, leaving Mark devastated and forlorn, or might there be some other, more sinister explanation?
Director Pauline Harris


Unknown: Peter Whalley
Unknown: Denise Telfer
Director: Pauline Harris
Mark Telfer: Alistair Gilbraith
PaulCallan: David Schofield
Alison Callan: Kathryn Hunt
Kate Nolan: Alison Darling
Ray Smith: Bill Rodgers

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman 's Hour, with Jenni Murray. Editor Ruth Gardiner. E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: 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 world of film. This week he celebrates the 40th anniversary of Billy Wilder 's film The Apartment with a look at the career of Shirley MaClaine. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Andrew Collins
Unknown: Billy Wilder
Unknown: Shirley MacLaine.
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Test Match Special Report -

Pakistan vengland-the Third Test. Jonathan Agnew in Karachi with news and opinion on the third day's play.


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew

: Loose Ends

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


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producers: Ian Gardhouse
Producers: Chris Wilson

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and guests cast a critical eye over the week's cultural events, including the premiere of Life x 3, the new play by Yasmina Reza at the National Theatre, translated by Christopher Hampton. Jerome Weatheraid


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Play By: Yasmina Reza
Translated By: Christopher Hampton.
Translated By: Jerome Weatheraid

: A Samba for Saro-Wiwa

Babalu's World. Zina Saro-Wiwa , the 24 year-old daughter of the executed Nigerian activist Ken, revisits in her mind the place where she found solace and a sense of belonging- not in her native Nigeria, nor in Britain where she has lived most of her life, but in Salvador da Bahia, the old Brazilian capital where WestAfrican culture is everywhere apparent. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Zina Saro-Wiwa

: A World in Your Ear

Emily Buchanan presents highlights from the best English-language radio programmes being broadcast around the globe.


Unknown: Emily Buchanan

: Classic Serial: Emma

The conclusion of Jane Austen 's sparkling comedy of love and marriage, dramatised in two parts by April de Angelis. Emma's composure is threatened bytwo new arrivals in Highbury-
Mr Elton 's new wife and MrWeston's handsome son.
With Eve Best, Tom Hollander and Andrew Wincott. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Jane Austen
Unknown: Mr Elton
Unknown: Tom Hollander
Unknown: Andrew Wincott.

: Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which
Janet Daley , David Starkey , Ian Hargreaves and David Cook cross-examine witnesses who have conflicting views on the moral issues behind one Of the week's news Stories. Repeated from Wednesday


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

: The Real History of Opera

Huw Edwards uncovers the real-life history behind the scenes of six favourite operas. 1: The Marriage of Figaro. Vienna in 1785 was a political melting pot. The young Mozart had arrived hoping to confirm his early musical promise in the most influential city in Europe. The vehicle he chose to use was a banned French play. Producer Martin smith (R)


Unknown: Huw Edwards

: Writing Poetry

The Sonnet. In the first of three programmes, poets Wendy Cope and Jo Shapcottjoin poet laureate Andrew Motion to discuss writing sonnets. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Wendy Cope
Unknown: Jo Shapcottjoin
Unknown: Andrew Motion

: News

: The Late Book: On Stage atCheltenham

Five stories by writers at the Cheltenham Festival of Literature. 1: The Wrong Boy, written and read by Willy Russell. Producer Sara Davies (R)


Read By: Willy Russell.
Producer: Sara Davies

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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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