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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With IftikharAwan.

: Letter from America

With AlistairCooke. Repeated from last Friday

: News Briefing

6.05 Papers
6.08 Sports Desk

: Open Country

Richard Uridge returns to his old stampmgground and has a close encounterwith a dead squirrel.
Producer Benjamin Chesterton Extended repeat on Thu at 1.30pm


Unknown: Richard Uridge
Producer: Benjamin Chesterton

: Farming Today This Week

Presented by Charlotte Smith . Producer Hugh O'Donnell


Presented By: Charlotte Smith
Producer: Hugh O'Donnell

: Today

With John Humphrys and Mark Coles.
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thoughtforthe Day With Satish Kumar.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Mark Coles.
Unknown: Satish Kumar.

: World Cup Cricket

Australia v India
A crucial game in England's group with the cup holders, Australia, playing India at Centurion, near
Pretoria. Commentary by Henry Blofeld ,
Jim Maxwell , Johnny Saunders , Vic Marks and Jeff Thomson. Producer Peter Baxter *Approximate Time


Commentary By: Henry Blofeld
Commentary By: Jim Maxwell
Commentary By: Johnny Saunders
Commentary By: Vic Marks
Commentary By: Jeff Thomson.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Home Truths

John Peel takes a look atthe foibles offamily 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

: Revolution in the Memphis Air

The story of WDIA, the first radio station in America to deliberately target a black audience. In the deeply segregated city of Memphis, it was an instant success in 1948 with Nat D Williams atthe helm. It was nicknamed the Goodwill Station because it helped listeners find work, lost relatives and even a missing pair of teeth. With Burt Caesar. Producer John Goudie


Unknown: Burt Caesar.
Producer: John Goudie

: The Week in Westminster

Jackie Ashley takes a look behind the scenes at Westminster. Producer Marie Jessel


Unknown: Jackie Ashley
Producer: Marie Jessel

: From Our Own Correspondent

The stories and colour behind the world headlines, With Kate Adie. Producer TonyGrant


Unknown: Kate Adie.

: Money Box

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


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Louise Greenwood

: The News Quiz

A tongue-in-cheek review of the week's news with Simon Hoggart , Alan Coren , Andy Hamilton , Jeremy Hardy and guest. Repeated from last Friday


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the debate from Hemsworth Arts and Community Centre, Pontefract with a panel including Yvette Cooper , Minister in the Lord Chancellor's Office, and the Conservative MP for Horsham, Francis Maude. They are joined by the co-founder of Coffee Republic and author of Anyone Can Do It Sahar Hashemi , and the headteacher of the Phoenix School, William Atkinson. Repeated from last Friday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Yvette Cooper
Unknown: Francis Maude.
Unknown: Sahar Hashemi
Unknown: William Atkinson.

: 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: The Mouse That Roared

Mark McDonnell and Steven McNicoll's dramatisation of Leonard Wibberley's comic novel. Under the rule of Her Grace Gloriana XII, Grand Fenwick is a tiny European country untouched by the 20th century and happy to remain so. When it is threatened by an American rival, it's time to declare war on the United States.


Author: Leonard Wibberley
Dramatised by: Mark McDonnell
Dramatised by: Steven McNicoll
Director: Patrick Rayner
Gloriana: Julie Austin
Tully: Mark McDonnell
Mountjoy: Crawford Logan
Secretary of State: Lou Hirsch
Will: Jamie Newall
Benter: Steven McNicoll

: Pulpit, Politics and Prosperity

John Wesley , founder of Methodism was born 300 years ago. To mark his tricentenary, Valentine Cunningham investigates the influence of Nonconformity on Britain in a three-part series, looking at everything from hymn-singing Chartists and Quaker prison reformers to the moral makers of biscuits. 1: Roy Hattersley, Jenny Uglow and the Reverend Dr Leslie Griffiths look at the political legacy Of John Wesley. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: John Wesley
Unknown: Valentine Cunningham

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Martha Kearney.
Series editor/producer Jill Burridge Producer Anne Peacock EMAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Producer: Jill Burridge
Producer: Anne Peacock

: Saturday PM

News and sports headlines, with Dan Damon.


Unknown: Dan Damon.

: Back Row

As the American remake of The Ring is released, Joe Cornish looks at the Japanese original: the ghost story that became a phenomenon in its own country and spawned a number of sequels. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Joe Cornish
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Loose Ends

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


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: Saturday Review

With the help of a dark wig and a prosthetic nose, Nicole Kidman plays the part of Virginia Woolf in Stephen Daidry 's new film The Hours, written by David Hare , based on a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Michael Cunningham. Tom Sutcliffe and guests review the film and an exhibition of one of Germany's leading 20th-century painters, MaxBeckmann, at Tate Modern. Producer Mohini Patel


Unknown: Nicole Kidman
Unknown: Stephen Daidry
Written By: David Hare
Novel By: Michael Cunningham.
Novel By: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Mohini Patel

: Chalkface Lovesongs: 1: The Wonders of Science

A series in which schoolteachers recall a single episode that explains why they stay in a job which is often seen as low in status and pay, yet high in stress. Jacquie Buttriss and Steve Rogers recount their experiences. Repeated from last Sunday


Contributor: Jacquie Buttriss
Contributor: Steve Rogers

: The Archive Hour: The Liverpool Poets

In 1967 three young poets found fame with the publication of the Penguin Modern Poets Collection
The Mersey Sound. Pete McCarthy takes stock of the work of Roger McGough , Brian Patten and Adrian Henri , with contributions from broadcaster
George Melly , musician Andy Roberts and writer Phil Bowen. Producer Bob Dickinson


Unknown: Pete McCarthy
Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: Brian Patten
Unknown: Adrian Henri
Unknown: George Melly
Musician: Andy Roberts
Unknown: Phil Bowen.
Producer: Bob Dickinson

: Classic Serial: Strangers and Brothers

CP Snow's epic novel sequence about the British
Establishment. Dramatised in five parts by Jonathan Holloway. 4: The Masters. The politics of the Cambridge college where Lewis teaches becomes poisonous as the country stands on the brink of war.
Directors Sally Avens and Jeremy Howe Repeated from Sunday 3pm


Unknown: Jonathan Holloway.
Directors: Sally Avens
Directors: Jeremy Howe
Lewis: Adam Godley
Narrator: David Haig
Sheila: Anastasia Hille
Getliffe: Andy Taylor
Winslow: Clive Morrison
Brown: Philip Franks
Calvert: Adam Levy
Nightingale: Jeremy Child
Jago: David Calder
Chrystal: Matthew Marsh
Crawford: Hugh Quarshie
Mrs Jago: Joanna Monro
Betty Vane: Caria Simpson
Despard-Smith: Peter Howell
RS Robinson: Patrick Godfrey

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs a debate on the moral questions behind one of the week's news stories. Ian Hargreaves , Claire Fox , Steven Rose and Melanie Phillips cross-examine witnesses who hold passionate but conflicting views. Repeatedfrom last Wednesday


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

: Round Britain Quiz

The South of England take on Northern Ireland. Nick Clarke is in the chair. Repeatedfrom last Monday


Unknown: Nick Clarke

: Poetry Please

Roger McGough , Philip Gross , Kathleen Jamie ,
Charles Causley , Ivor Cutler , Paul Durcan ,
Roshan Doug and James Fenton perform listeners' requests for their poetry. Repeatedfrom Sunday


Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: Philip Gross
Unknown: Kathleen Jamie
Unknown: Charles Causley
Unknown: Ivor Cutler
Unknown: Paul Durcan
Unknown: Roshan Doug
Unknown: James Fenton

: The Late Story: Graham Greene's Short Stories

Men at Work. It's wartime and there are some very important committees busily convening, not the least of which is the Book Committee. Read by Nicholas Farrell. Producer Jill Waters


Read By: Nicholas Farrell.
Producer: Jill Waters

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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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