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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Richard Hill.


Unknown: Richard Hill.

: Letter from America

With AlistairCooke. Repeated from yesterday

: News Briefing

6.05 Papers
6.08 Sports Desk

: Open Country

Helen Mark meets the people and wildlife of the British countryside. Producer Gabi Fisher Extended rptThu 1.30pm


Unknown: Helen Mark
Producer: Gabi Fisher

: Farming Today This Week

Presented by Charlotte Smith . Producer Hugh O'Donnell


Presented By: Charlotte Smith
Producer: Hugh O'Donnell

: Today

With Mark Coles and Edward Stourton.
7.20 Yesterday in Parliament
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rhidian Brook.
8.45 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Mark Coles
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Rhidian Brook.

: Home Truths

John Peel takes a look at the foibles of family life.
PHONE: [number removed] Email: home.truths@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: John Peel

: Excess Baggage

Sandi Toksvig presents a selection of the best international travellers' tales.
PHONE: [number removed] Email: excess.baggage@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig

: Heroes and Villains

In this second programme, two more famous names come under scrutiny. This week, Bonnie Greer asks just who was the hero and who was the villain as she challenges the established view of George Washington , father of the American nation, and Eve, mother of the entire human race. Producer Adam Fowler


Unknown: Bonnie Greer
Unknown: George Washington
Producer: Adam Fowler

: The Week in Westminster

Jackie Ashley presents the political discussion programme. Producer Marie Jessel


Unknown: Jackie Ashley
Producer: Marie Jessel

: From Our Own Correspondent

Kate Adie with the stories and colour behind the world's headlines. Producer TonyGrant


Unknown: Kate Adie

: Money Box

Paul Lewis with impartial money advice and the latest news from the world of personal finance. Producer Jessica Dunbar Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Jessica Dunbar

: Dead Ringers

impressionist show starring Jon Culshaw , Jan Ravens , Kevin Connolly and Mark Perry. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jon Culshaw
Unknown: Jan Ravens
Unknown: Kevin Connolly
Unknown: Mark Perry.

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the debate from University College Northampton, with a panel that includes former culture secretary Chris Smith , the columnist Janet Daley and the general secretary of the Amicus union, Derek Simpson. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Chris Smith
Unknown: Janet Daley
Unknown: Derek Simpson.

: Any Answers?

Jonathan Dimbleby takes listeners' calls and emails in response to last night's Any Questions. PHONE: [number removed] or email: any.answers@bbc.co.uk Producer Victoria Wakely


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Victoria Wakely

: The Saturday Play: His Dark Materials - The Amber Spyglass

The concluding part in Philip Pullman's breathtaking epic adventure spanning a multitude of worlds. A colossal war is brewing in Heaven, and Lyra and Will have been separated. They must find each other and journey onward, even into the World of the Dead - for only together can they protect the future of the Cosmos.


Dramatised by: Lavinia Murray
Writer: Philip Pullman
Music composed and realised by : Billy Cowie
Director: David Hunter
Lyra: Lulu Popplewell
Will: Daniel Anthony
Lord Asriel: Terence Stamp
Mrs Coulter: Emma Fielding
Balthamos: Ray Fearon
Baruch: Steve Toussaint
Mary: Brid Brennan
The Boatman: Trevor Peacock
Lord Roke: Adrian Scarborough
Lady Salmakia: Joanna Monro
Tialys: David Timson
Serafina: Tracy-Ann OBErman
The Inquirer: David Calder
King Ogunwe: Burt Caesar
Xaphania: Jennie Stoller
Metatron: Philip Madoc
No Name: Adjoa Andoh
Ama: Jasmine Hyde
Atal: Laura Doddington
Jane: Emma Wooliams
Dr Cooper: Martin Hyder
Lee: Peter Marinker
Stanislaus: Jack Klaff
Pavel: Stuart Fox
lorek: Steve Hodson
Pantalaimon: Richard Firth
Kirjava: Carla Simpson
Ozymandias: David Holt
Roger: Leagh Conwell
Ghost girl: Soumaya Keynes
Ghost child: Victoria O'Donnell
Ghost child: Gregg Prentice
Lyra's Death: Scott Brooksbank

: Saturday PM

News and sports headlines. With Nigel Wrench. Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Nigel Wrench.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: Back Row

This week, Joe Cornish presents a rare interview with Roman Polanski, in which he talks about his new film The Pianist, the story of the Jewish ghetto in Warsaw during the Holocaust. As with much of his work, the film has a personal resonance, for while Polanski himself escaped the concentration camps, his parents did not. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Joe Cornish
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Loose Ends

Join Ned Sherrin for a sparkling agglomeration of music, comedy and conversation. ProducerTorquil Macleod


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: Saturday Review

Derek Jacobi brings his own brand of intensity to the character of the embittered wizard Prospero in a new production of Shakespeare's final play,
The Tempest, directed by Michael Grandage at the Old Vic. Tom Sutcliffe and guests give their verdict on this production, on a major exhibition of work by the artist David Hockney , and on 8 Mile, a new film based on the life of the controversial American rap artist Eminem. Producer Mohini Patel


Unknown: Derek Jacobi
Directed By: Michael Grandage
Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Artist: David Hockney
Producer: Mohini Patel

: The Four Noble Truths

In the first of a series of talks exploring the basic beliefs of Buddhism - the four noble truths -
Stephen Batchelor , writer and co-founder of the Sharpham College for Buddhist Studies, describes the first noble truth - suffering. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Stephen Batchelor

: The Archive Hour: A Cup of Tea, a Sticky Bunand an Hour of Gaybo

Fintan O'Toole explores the significance of The Gay Byrne Show , the most controversial and popular radio programme in the history of Irish broadcasting. Part phone-in, part consumer affairs show and part star vehicle for its host, it provided a place where people could talk about almost anything. But, as this programme reveals, its revolutionary influence was only possible because of the innate conservatism of its presenter. Producer Dominic Black


Unknown: Fintan O'Toole
Unknown: Byrne Show

: Classic Serial: Barry Lyndon

William Makepeace Thackeray 's classic novel about the rise and fall of an 18th-century Irish adventurer. Dramatised in two parts by Don McCamphill.
2: Redmond Barry pursues and wins the widowed Lady Lyndon, to take the title of Barry Lyndon and play the role of country squire. However, once he has arrived at the summit of his good fortune, his luck begins to change for the worse.
Director Lawrence Jackson Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: William Makepeace Thackeray
Unknown: Don McCamphill.
Unknown: Redmond Barry
Unknown: Barry Lyndon
Director: Lawrence Jackson
Barry: Gerard McSoriey
Lady Lyndon: Tina Kellegher
Ulick: Darragh Kelly
Bell: Sheila Hancock
Earl of Crabs: Kenneth Cranham
Wiggins: Jamie Foreman
Poynigs: Don Wycherley
Cornichon: Don Wycherley
Redmond: Andrew Scott
Maggie-Rose: Dorleen Keogh
Lady Tiptoff: Dorleen Keogh
Brendan: Eanna MacLiam
Furniture dealer: Mark Lambert

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs a debate on the moral conundrums behind a current news story. Claire Fox Ian Hargreaves , Melanie Phillips and Steven Rose cross-examine witnesses with passionate but conflicting Views. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Steven Rose

: Round Britain Quiz

The North of England plays Scotland in the latest round of the quiz. Nick Clarke is in the chair. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nick Clarke

: Poetry Please

Roger McGough presents listeners' requests for poems old and new, including a Dorset dialect poem by William Barnes , a tale of the Australian outback by Banjo Patterson and Jenny Joseph 's evocation of new-found love. To request a poem write to:
BBC, Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2LR or email poetry.please@bbc.CO.Uk. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: William Barnes
Unknown: Banjo Patterson
Unknown: Jenny Joseph

: The Late Story: In Cuba I Was a GermanShepherd

Story of a Parrot. Mia Soteriou reads another story from a collection by Cuban-American author, Ana Menendez. Abridged by Richard Hamilton. Producer Sarah Johnson


Unknown: Ana Menendez.
Abridged By: Richard Hamilton.
Producer: Sarah Johnson

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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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