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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Mike Mair.


Unknown: Mike Mair.

: Letter from America - a Celebration

Another chance to hear selected broadcasts by the veteran commentator Alistair Cooke. Repeated from yesterday


Commentator: Alistair Cooke.

: News Briefing

6.05 Papers
6.08 Sports Desk

: Open Country

Richard Uridge explores rural life across the UK.
Producer Benjamin Chesterton Extended 1.30pm


Unknown: Richard Uridge
Producer: Benjamin Chesterton

: FarmingToday This Week

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
7.20 Yesterday in Parliament With Dominic Ball.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Brian Draper.
8.51 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Brian Draper.

: Home Truths

John Peel takes a wry look at the foibles offamily life. Producer Bella Bannerman Shortened repeat Mon llpm PHONE: [number removed] email: home.truths@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Bella Bannerman

: Excess Baggage

Sandi Toksvig explores the joys oftravel. Producers Kevin Dawson and Torquil MacLeod


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producers: Kevin Dawson
Producers: Torquil MacLeod

: Is It On?

3/3. Wired for Sound. Alan Dein ends his adventure with the microphone by considering the power it has to reveal our secret absurdities. From the pranksters of Candid Microphone to the KGB, it now seems the mike can get anywhere from the highest office to the sporting sanctuary of the batsman's crease. Producer Mark Burman


Unknown: Alan Dein
Producer: Mark Burman

: Week in Westminster

The week's political events, with Steve Richards. Editor Peter Mulligan


Unknown: Steve Richards.
Editor: Peter Mulligan

: From Our Own Correspondent

Insight and colour from BBC correspondents around the world, with Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant


Unknown: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: 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 Now Show

2/6. The sharp edge of satire from Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis , with Mitch Benn , Marcus Bngstocke , Jon Holmes and Laura Shavin. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Mitch Benn
Unknown: Marcus Bngstocke
Unknown: Jon Holmes
Unknown: Laura Shavin.

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion at the Perse School, Cambridge. Panellists include the ministerfor environment, food and rural affairs, Ben Bradshaw ; the Liberal Democrat Leader in the House of Lords, Shirley Williams ; Michael Boyd , the artistic director of the Royal Shakespeare Company; and John Whittingdale , the Conservatives' spokesman on environment, food and rural affairs. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Ben Bradshaw
Unknown: Shirley Williams
Unknown: Michael Boyd
Unknown: John Whittingdale

: 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: The Furniture Play

The first radio play featuring speaking furniture, in Simon Brett's comedy, fledgling publisher Miles Hadley is as untutored in love as he is in business.
Now he has to cope with both - in the shape of Laura, an attractive, aspiring writer. The pieces of furniture in his flat provide a running commentary on his romantic progress.


Writer: Simon Brett
Director: Peter Kavanagh
Miles: Michael Maloney
Laura: Raquel Cassidy
Pete/Television: Jim North
The table: Patrick Barlow
The cooker: Patsy Byrne
The bed: Graham Crowden
The sofa bed: Kristin Milward

: Gerry Anderson on the Hillbilly Trail

2/2 Log Cabin to White House. It was the Scotch
Irish who were the frontier fighters and pioneers, from Davy Crockett to Sam Houston. Theirtrail leads down along the Appalachian mountains, where settlers turned into hillbillies and hillbillies turned into country music stars. It ends backstage at Nashville's s Grand Ole Opry, where bill-topper Hal Ketchum talks to Gerry Anderson about what their mutual Ulster Scots ancestry means to him. Producer Peter Everett


Unknown: Davy Crockett
Talks: Hal Ketchum
Unknown: Gerry Anderson
Producer: Peter Everett

: 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 Dan Damon. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Dan Damon.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: Back Row

A look at the making of David Caffrey 's Grand
Theft Parsons, which charts the bizarre events that followed the drugs-related death of country-rock star Gram Parsons. The singer had made a pact with his friend and road manager Phi I Kaufman that if one of them died, the otherwould cremate his body in the Joshua Tree National Park. Part road movie, part buddy film, this is the story of what happened next. Producer Mohini Patel


Unknown: David Caffrey
Unknown: Gram Parsons.
Producer: Mohini Patel

: Loose Ends

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


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and his guests review a new two-play cycle by David Edgar at Birmingham Rep Theatre, and a film version of the hit 70s TV series Starsky& Hutch. Producer Fiona McLean


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: David Edgar
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Words from the Cross

2/6. "Woman, behold, your son! ... Behold, your mother!" Sarah Jane Boss , director of the Centre for Marian Studies considers Mary's witnessing of the Crucifixion in this series of talks for Lent. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Sarah Jane Boss

: The Archive Hour: Children Talking

One of the most popular radio and TV programmes of the 1960s and 70s was Children Talking, presented by Harold Williamson. It was the first show to take the opinions of children seriously. A handful of years after Williamson's death, this tribute traces his career and the influence he had on other programme- makers. With Nick Ross. Producer Libby Cross


Presented By: Harold Williamson.
Unknown: Nick Ross.
Producer: Libby Cross

: Classic Serial: The Pallisers

7/12. By Anthony Trollope , dramatised by Martyn Wade. As the world watches, the trial of Phineas Finn continues. Meanwhile, Glencora and Plantagenet Palliser receive some news that will change their lives for ever.
Music by Elizabeth Parker Director Marc Beeby Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Anthony Trollope
Dramatised By: Martyn Wade.
Unknown: Phineas Finn
Unknown: Plantagenet Palliser
Trollope: David Troughton
Laura: Juliet Stevenson
Lady Glencora: Sophie Thompson
Plantagenet: Ben Miles
Lopez: Greg Wise
Mme Goesler: Stella Gonet
Phineas: Conleth Hill
Chiltern: Scott Handy
MrWharton: James Laurenson
Emily: Emily Bruni
Chaffenbrass: John Rowe
Erie: Ian Masters
Mrs Bonteen: Rachel Atkins
LadyEustace: Shuna Snow
Lord Fawn: Philip Fox
Parker/Judge: Gerard McDermott
Everett: Geoffrey Streatfelld

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which Melanie Phillips , Claire Fox , Dominic Lawson and 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: Claire Fox
Unknown: Dominic Lawson
Unknown: Steven Rose

: Test Match Special Report

West Indies v England -The First TestLive in Kingston, Jamaica, Jonathan Agnew ,
Geoffrey Boycott and guests report on the third day's play at Sabina Park. Producer Peter Baxter


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Geoffrey Boycott
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Round Britain Quiz

The team from Northern Ireland takes on Scotland in the latest edition of the cryptic quiz. With Nick Clarke. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Word on the Street

3/6. Jackie Kay talks to two poets,
Brendan Kennelly and Paula Meehan , about how Dublin's literary heritage has inspired them. Repeated from Sunday


Talks: Jackie Kay
Unknown: Brendan Kennelly
Unknown: Paula Meehan

: Not Drowning but Waving

2/5. Plumbing, written and read by Ian Sansom , is the next in the series in which five writers turn poet Stevie Smith 's bleak phrase on its head. A rainy day is not agooddayfor a plumber. But then again, there are no really good days in plumbing, which is how Sammy and his new wife come to invest in a spa from America called The Oasis. ProciucerSara Davies


Read By: Ian Sansom
Unknown: Stevie Smith
Unknown: Prociucersara 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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