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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Katherine Meyer.


Unknown: Katherine Meyer.

: Letter from America

With AlistairCooke. Repeated from yesterday

: News Briefing

6.05 Papers
6.08 Sports Desk

: Open Country

Richard Uridge explores rural life across the UK.


Unknown: Richard Uridge

: Farming Today This Week

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought forthe Day With the Rev Roy Jenkins.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: Home Truths

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


Unknown: John Peel

: Excess Baggage

The adventures, frustrations and joys of travel explored by guest presenter Caroline Wyatt. Producers Kevin Dawson and Torquil MacLeod
PHONE: [number removed] email: excess.baggage@bbc.co.uk


Presenter: Caroline Wyatt.
Producers: Kevin Dawson
Producers: Torquil MacLeod

: Conservation Pioneers

3/3 Julian Pettifer concludes the story of some of the unsung heroes of the conservation movement. Once dismissed as cranks, their voice is finally heard as conservation enters the political arena in the 1970s. producer Adam Fowler


Unknown: Julian Pettifer
Producer: Adam Fowler

: Talking Politics

Dennis Sewell discusses the week's political events. Editor Dennis Sewell


Unknown: Dennis Sewell
Editor: Dennis Sewell

: From Our Own Correspondent

Insight and colourfrom BBC correspondents around the world, With KateAdie. Producer TonyGrant

: Money Box

Paul Lewis presents impartial advice and the latest news from the world of personal finance. Producer Jennifer Clarke Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Jennifer Clarke

: The Best of Dead Ringers

5/6 More selected cuts from the impression show, including a Doctor Who prank phone call. With
Jon Culshaw , Jan Ravens , Mark Perry and Kevin Connelly. Repeated from yesterday


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

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Polmont Young Offenders Institution,
Stirlingshire, puts questions on issues of the week. Panellists include the former Conservative cabinet member Lord Forsyth of Drumlean; the Liberal
Democrat spokesman fortransport and Scotland, John Thurso ; Clive Fairweather , former chief inspector of prisons in Scotland, and Anne McGuire , a minister in the Scottish Office. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: John Thurso
Unknown: Clive Fairweather
Unknown: Anne McGuire

: Any Answers?

Jonathan Dimblebytakes listeners' calls and emails in response to last night's Any Questions. PHONE: [number removed] email: any.answers@bbc.co.uk Producer Peter Griffiths


Unknown: Jonathan Dimblebytakes
Producer: Peter Griffiths

: The Saturday Play: The Day of the Owl

When a man is shot dead in the piazza of a small Sicilian town and no witnesses stepforward,
Captain Bellodi suspects Mafia involvement. His investigation stirs up a hornets' nest. Written by Leonardo Sciascia , translated by Archibald Colquhoun and Arthur Oliver , and adapted by Andrew Farrell Readman. Producer/Director Nadia Molinari


Written By: Leonardo Sciascia
Translated By: Archibald Colquhoun
Translated By: Arthur Oliver
Adapted By: Andrew Farrell Readman.
Director: Nadia Molinari
Bellodi: Simon Donald
Sgt Maj Ferlisi: Christopher Wilkinson
Don Mariano: Russell Dixon
Livigni: Robert Pickavance
Mancuso: Will Tacey
Undersecretary: James Nickerson
Sposito: Graeme Hawley
Pizzuco: Craig Cheetham
Marchica: Deka Walmsley
Mrs Nicolosi: Christine Brennan
Dibella: Kenneth Alan Taylor

: Reel Histories

3/4. The Exorcist. William Friedkin 's cult shocker outraged and disgusted in equal measure yet cinemagoers queued up enthusiastically to see if they could last the course. In his series on how
Hollywood reflects real life, Gerry Northam asks what the film had to do with the reality of exorcisms and how its success affected those authorised to cast
OUt demons. Producer John Byrne


Unknown: William Friedkin
Unknown: Gerry Northam
Producer: John Byrne

: Weekend Woman's Hour

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


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Saturday PM

News and sports headlines, presented by Carolyn Quinn. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Carolyn Quinn.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: Back Row

With a week to go and a gold statue already on the mantelpiece for his role as Gandhi, Ben Kingsley talks to Jim White about his latest Oscar-nominated role as the Iranian refugee in the powerful and tragic new film House of Sand and Fog, an unsettling exploration of the American Dream gone awry. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Talks: Ben Kingsley
Unknown: Jim White
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Loose Ends

Ned Sherrin presents another mix of music, comedy and conversation. Producer Mairi Russell


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Mairi Russell

: Saturday Review

A new production of Shakespeare's Othello from the Royal Shakespeare Company at Stratford, starring Antony Sher , is among the cultural highlights this week reviewed by Tom Sutcliffe and his guests. Producer Hilary Dunn


Unknown: Antony Sher
Reviewed By: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Hilary Dunn

: Turf Wars

2/3. Three talks in which Gerry Anderson takes to the byways of Northern Ireland to discover the little details of difference that make life in the Province a very particular puzzle.
Suffer the Children. One Unionist described the topography of North Belfast as "orange dots in a sea of green". And it does look as if some mischievous higher power has taken small isolated clumps of Protestant council houses, tossed them randomly in the air and giggled when he saw where they'd landed. Let the games begin ... Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Gerry Anderson

: The Archive Hour: Charles Chilton

Possibly the most famous radio producer ever, Charles Chilton was the man who captured the radio world's imagination with his hugely popular 1950s series Journey into Space. Chilton was a working-class orphan from King's Cross who joined a youthful BBC and found his life transformed.
Russell Davies rides the range with one of the BBC's most outstanding talents. Producer Mark Burman


Unknown: Charles Chilton
Unknown: Russell Davies
Producer: Mark Burman

: Classic Serial: The Pallisers

4/12. By Anthony Trollope , dramatised by Martyn Wade. Phineas Finn has at last won a seat in Parliament. But his romantic ambitions are going less smoothly as he finds himself falling, once again, for a young lady whose heart lies elsewhere. Little does he know that he is soon to cause anguish to a new arrival on the scene.
Music by Elizabeth Parker Director Cherry Cookson Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Anthony Trollope
Unknown: By Martyn Wade.
Unknown: Phineas Finn
Music By: Elizabeth Parker
Director: Cherry Cookson
Trollope: David Troughton
Plantagenet: Ben Miles
Lady Glencora: Sophie Thompson
Laura: Juliet Stevenson
MmeGoesler: Stella Gonet
Phineas: Conleth Hill
Chiltern: Scott Handy
Kennedy: Kevin McMonagle
Duke of Omnium: Robert Lang
Gresham: Nickolas Grace
Brentford: John Rowe
Bonteen: Loan Meredith
Violet: Jaimi Barbakoff
Slide: Damian Lynch

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which Melanie Phillips , Michael Gove , Claire Fox and Professor Steven Rose cross-examine witnesses who hold conflicting views on the moral complexities behind one of the week's news stories. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Michael Gove
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Steven Rose

: Round Britain Quiz

Nick Clarke is in the chair for the fiendish cryptic quiz, which this week sees the north of England lining up against the Midlands. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nick Clarke

: Poetry Please

Roger McGough brings the current series to a conclusion with a selection of listeners' requests. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Roger McGough

: The Late Story: Whispers in the Walls

M 4/5. TheHijab byAvaMing.Wearingthehijab, the clothing of a devout Muslim woman, is supposed to make you blend into the background, but it seems to have the opposite effect for Aisha. Read by Lorna Laidlaw . Producer Rosemary Watts


Read By: Lorna Laidlaw
Producer: Rosemary Watts

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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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