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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Ralph Godsall.

: Letter from America

With AlistairCooke. Repeated from Friday

: News Briefing

6.05 Papers
6.08 Sports Desk

: Open Country

Helen Mark explores rural life across the UK.
Producer Gabi Fisher


Unknown: Helen Mark
Producer: Gabi Fisher

: Farming Today This Week

With Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Huw Spanner.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Huw Spanner.

: Home Truths

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


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Paula McGinley

: Excess Baggage

Sandi Toksvig and guests discuss destinations, ways and reasons for going away. Producer Jane O'Rourke
PHONE: [number removed] email: excess.baggage@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Jane O'Rourke

: Axles, Engines, Music and Motown

When the Motown hit Dancing in the Street was adopted as an unofficial anthem forthe US race riots in 1967, the company's artists unwittingly became icons of the struggle. Yet in 1970 the company's founder, BerryGordy, upped roots from
"motor city" Detroit to the lucrative and essentially white pastures of Los Angeles. Stephen Evans concludes his profile of Motown's rise and fall by talking with those involved. Producer Paul Evans


Unknown: Stephen Evans
Producer: Paul Evans

: Talking Politics

Sheena McDonald introduces the political discussion programme that sharpens the focus on current ideas and events. Producer Ingrid Hassler


Introduces: Sheena McDonald
Producer: Ingrid Hassler

: From Our Own Correspondent

Kate Adie presents the stories and colourfrom BBC correspondents around the world. Producer Tony Grant


Unknown: Kate Adie
Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

Chris A'Court presents impartial advice and the latest news from the world of personal finance. Producer Jennifer Clarke Repeated on Sunday at 9pm


Producer: Jennifer Clarke

: Dead Ringers

The last in the present series of the award-winning satirical impressionist show. Starring Jon Culshaw , Jan Ravens , Kevin Connolly , Phil Cornwell and Mark Perry. Repeated from Friday
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Unknown: Jon Culshaw
Unknown: Jan Ravens
Unknown: Kevin Connolly
Unknown: Phil Cornwell
Unknown: Mark Perry.

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion at Saltaire in Shipley, Yorkshire, where the audience put questions to a panel that includes the shadow secretary of state fortransport, Tim Collins. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Tim Collins.

: Any Answers?

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


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Anne Peacock

: The Saturday Play: Cake

By George Steiner , dramatised by Dave Sheasby. In this wartime tale of love and betrayal, Bunny, a rich young American academic in occupied France, finds himself embroiled in the Resistance movement, hidden in an asylum and guilty of terrible inaction.
Director David Hunter


Unknown: George Steiner
Dramatised By: Dave Sheasby.
Director: David Hunter
Bunny: Ryan McCluskey
Rahel: Alexis Zegerman
Madame Alice: Margaret Robertson
DeVeeld: Loan Meredith
Mother: Buffy Davis
Girl: Lyaia Leonara
Jambre: Damian Lynch
Brunei: Declan Wilson
Woman: Rachel Atkins
SS Officer: Stephen Critchlow

: Diving into History

The final programme in the series in which
John Nightingale investigates the stories behind some extraordinary shipwrecks.
3: The Death of the Duchess. The Herzogin Cecilie was one of the last of the commercial tall ships and one of the fastest everto sail the seas. In April 1936 she was en route to Ipswich, her hold filled with 52,000 sacks of Australian grain. How she managed to crash into the north Devon coast, nine miles off course, remains one of the great mysteries of maritime history. Producer Tim Malyon


Unknown: John Nightingale
Unknown: Herzogin Cecilie
Producer: Tim Malyon

: Weekend Woman's Hour

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


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Saturday PM

News and sports headlines, presented by Nigel Wrench. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Nigel Wrench.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: Back Row

In the film-magazine programme this week is a report on Quentin Tarantino 's long-awaited new film, Kill Bill. And, at the end of a summer of documentaries, Jim White finds out about the American National Spelling Bee phenomenon in Spellbound. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Quentin Tarantino
Unknown: Jim White
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Loose Ends

Ned Sherrin presents another mix of music, comedy and conversation. Producer Kevin Dawson


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Kevin Dawson

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and guests look back at the week's Cultural highlights. Producer Fiona McLean


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Learning from Italy

Charles Handy meditates on a Tuscan hilltop about lessons to be learnt from the Italian way of life. 3: Wallowingin the Arts. Handy concludes his reflections on life, thankful for Italy's heritage of civic art and beauty. "Words literally fail us when we come to the truly important things in life. We need images that linger in the mind, that niggle at us, won't leave us alone, disturb us but also comfort us, that offer hope as well as Challenge." Repeated from Sunday

: The Archive Hour: Music Hall Reclaimed

Barry Cryer takes a look at the cottage industry of music-hall recording restoration, and at the lives and works of some of the genre's stars. Thanks to modern computer technology we are able to hear again performances by artists such as Mark Sheridan, Ernest Shand, Vesta Victoria and Albert Chevalier, material originally recorded at the turn of the last century.
Producer Karl Phillips


Presenter: Barry Cryer
Producer: Karl Phillips

: Classic Serial: The Real Charlotte

By Somerville and Ross, dramatised in two parts by Anne Haverty. A satire on Anglo-Irish society in 19th-century Ireland. 2: When Roddy Lambert 's wife dies, Charlotte, who has always loved him, hopes he will marry her. However, Roddy has other ideas.
Director Tanya Nash Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Anne Haverty.
Unknown: Roddy Lambert
Director: Tanya Nash
Francie: Elaine Symons
Norrie: Doreen Keogh
Sir Christopher: Peter Hanly
Charlotte: Sorcha Cusack
Roddy: Lorcan Cranitch
Ida Fitzpatrick: Nlkki Doherty
Gerald: Richard Dormer
Lady Dysart: Stella McCusker
Pamela Dysart: Tina Kellegher
Mourner: Sean Crummey

: The Commission

Sex Selection. Nick Ross asks if new over-the-counter techniques for choosing the sex of your baby should be legalised here. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Nick Ross

: Brain of Britain 2003

The third semi-final features contestants from
Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the north of England. Robert Robinson is in the chair. Repeated from Monday

: Poetry Please

Mellow fruitfulness, marigold dawn, and late-flowering love. Roger McGough presents a selection of poems for autumn. The readers are David Collins , Sally Cookson and Bonnie Hurren. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: David Collins
Unknown: Sally Cookson
Unknown: Bonnie Hurren.

: The Late Story: My Oedipus Complex

and Other Stories
A series of five short stories by Frank O'Connor , abridged by Jane Marshall. 3: The Genius. "Mother had told me about geniuses; I wanted to be one." Read by TP McKenna . Producer Jane Marshall


Stories By: Frank O'Connor
Abridged By: Jane Marshall.
Read By: Tp McKenna
Producer: Jane Marshall

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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.

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