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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Ruth Scott.


Unknown: Ruth Scott.

: Letter from America - a Celebration

Another chance to hear one of Alistair Cooke 's vintage broadcasts. Repeated from yesterday Repeated on Sunday at 8.45am


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: News Briefing

6.05 Papers
6.08 Sports Desk

: Open Country

Helen Mark explores rural life across the UK.
Producer Hugh O'Donnell Extended at 1.30pm


Unknown: Helen Mark
Producer: Hugh O'Donnell

: FarmingToday This Week

With Giles Latcham.


Unknown: Giles Latcham.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Carolyn Quinn.
7.20 Yesterday in Parliament With Keith Macdougall.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought forthe Day With Martin Palmer.
8.51 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Keith MacDougall.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Martin Palmer.

: Home Truths

John Peel takes a wry look at the foibles of family life. Producer Bella Bannerman Shortened at 11pm PHONE: [number removed] email: home.truths@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Bella Bannerman

: Excess Baggage

Sandi Toksvig is joined by leading wildlife artist David Shepherd and wildlife film-maker Stephen Mills.


Presenter: Sandi Toksvig
Guest: David Shepherd
Guest: Stephen Mills
Producer: Kevin Dawson
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: New Balls Please

Tony Hawks investigates the history of Wimbledon ball boys and girls and discovers what it takes to make the grade. He talks to ball boys and girls from the last 60 years about the gruelling training schedule, the dodgy uniforms and those players who were loved and those Who were not. Producer Vernee Samuel


Producer: Vernee Samuel

: International CricketNew Zealand v West Indies

The second game in the triangular one-day series.
Commentary from Edgbaston by Tony Cozier ,
Simon Mann and Jonny Saunders , with expert comments from
Jeremy Coney , Andy Lloyd and Viv Richards. 2.20 News.
- Producer Peter Baxter *Approximate time


Unknown: Tony Cozier
Unknown: Simon Mann
Unknown: Jonny Saunders
Unknown: Jeremy Coney
Unknown: Andy Lloyd
Unknown: Viv Richards.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Week in Westminster

Jackie Ashley discusses the week's political events. Producer Marie Jessel


Unknown: Jackie Ashley
Producer: Marie Jessel

: From Our Own Correspondent

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


Unknown: Kate Adie.

: Money Box .

Paul Lewis presents personal finance news and advice. Producer Chris A'Court Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis

: We've Been Here Before

3/4. The topical historical, satirical panel show, hosted by Clive Anderson. With team captains John O'Farrell and Gyles Brandreth. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Clive Anderson.
Unknown: John O'Farrell
Unknown: Gyles Brandreth.

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion at Durham School Durham. The panellists include the former secretary of state for health, Alan Milburn ; the former Tory minister David Curry ; John Swinney , leader of the Scottish National Party; and Anne Leslie , special Correspondent for the Daily Mail. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Alan Milburn
Unknown: David Curry
Leader: John Swinney
Leader: Anne Leslie

: Any Answers?

Jonathan Dimblebytakes listeners' calls and emails in response to Any Questions ? PHONE: [number removed] Lines open at 12.30pm email: any.answers@bbc.co.uk producer Anne Peacock


Unknown: Jonathan Dimblebytakes
Producer: Anne Peacock

: The Saturday Play: Rebus-Resurrection Men

1/2. By Ian Rankin , dramatised by Bert Coules. As a murder inquiry begins into the death of an Edinburgh art dealer, Rebus is ordered to undergo "retraining". This drama concludes next Saturday. Other parts played by members of the cast Director Bruce Young BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Resurrection Men is available on CD from good retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Ian Rankin
Dramatised By: Bert Coules.
Director: Bruce Young
DI Rebus: Ron Donachl
DS Clarke: Gayanne Potter
DI Gray: Finlay Welsh
DC Ward: Nell McKinven
DI Barclay: Lewis Howden
Cafferty: Sandy Neilson
Strathern: Paul Young
DCITennant: Crawford Logan
DI Claverhouse: Mark McDonnell
DCSTempler: Sarah Collier
DCHynds: William Barlow

: Chekhov's Death: Fact or Fiction

Anton Chekhov was in the final stages of tuberculosis when he came to the German spa town of Badenweiler along with his wife, the actress Olga Knipper. With the help of a previously unpublished account by the young student Leo Rabeneck , who was in the room when Chekhovdied, Julian Evans investigates the blend of fact and fiction that surrounds the writer's demise. Part of the series of programmes throughout the week marking the centenary of Chekhov's death. Producer Lore Windemuth See also Disappointment Mon-Fri at 3.30pm; Chekhov's Theatre of Dreams Thu 11.30am; Marriage According to Chekhov Thu 2.15pm ; How to Leave Badenweiler Fri 2.15pm; and Drama on 3 tomorrow at 8pm on Radio 3


Unknown: Anton Chekhov
Unknown: Olga Knipper.
Unknown: Leo Rabeneck
Unknown: Julian Evans
Unknown: Chekhov Thu
Unknown: Badenweiler Fri

: Weekend Woman's Hour

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


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Saturday PM

News and sports headlines, with Dan Damon. Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Dan Damon.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: Back Row

Shrek2, an animated film sequel about a lovesick green ogre, a talking donkey with attitude and a swashbuckling puss in boots, was one of the most eagerly awaited films at Cannes this year. The original was a word-of-mouth hit and the sequel (which opens here on 2 July) has done so well at the box office in America that it is already well on its way to becoming the biggest grossing film of all time. Matthew Sweet investigates the Shrek phenomenon. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Matthew Sweet
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

Tom Sutcliffe and his guests Jonathan Freedland , Robert Sandall and Amanda Vickery discuss the week's cultural highlights, including My Life, Bill Clinton 's autobiography. Producer Fiona McLean


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Jonathan Freedland
Unknown: Robert Sandall
Unknown: Amanda Vickery
Unknown: Bill Clinton
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Summer Report

2/3. Catherine Chanter , head of inclusion at a large secondary school, tells a series of stories set against the details of contemporary school life.
Sam's Story. Sam's main goal in life seems to be to get thrown out of school, but when her behaviour really oversteps the mark, she realises too late what permanent exclusion involves for pupils and teachers alike. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Catherine Chanter

: The Archive Hour: Summers of Mud and Madness

It's Glastonbury weekend and a fraction of the three million people who tried to buy tickets are camped out in Somerset. What made them want to be there?
Oasis or English National Opera? Maybe it's the magic of the ley lines or the weirdness of the people who go on about them. Annie Nightingale conducts a guided tour of the Great British Pop Festival. Producer Peter Everett
Annie Nightingale remembers muddy moments: p 115


Unknown: Annie Nightingale
Producer: Peter Everett
Producer: Annie Nightingale

: Classic Serial: Good Behaviour

2/2. Molly Keane 's story of the aristocratic Anglo-Irish St Charles family, adapted by Clare Boylan.
Aroon anxiously awaits news from Richard as the St Charles family struggle to keep Temple Alice and abide by the codes of good behaviour.
Director Gemma McMullan Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Molly Keane
Unknown: St Charles
Adapted By: Clare Boylan.
Unknown: St Charles
Director: Gemma McMullan
Aroon: Sylvestra Le Touzel
Mummie: Beth Goddard
Papa: Julian Wadham
Hubert: Claran McMenamin
Richard: Jonathan Firth
Rose: Tina Kellegher
Nurse: Nuala O'Neill
Mr Kiely: Owen Roe
Dr Coffey: Pat Laffan
Uncle Ulick: Gerard Murphy
Wobbly Massingham: James Greene
Kenny: Sean Crummey
Barman: Paul Kennedy
Mrs Harty: Heather Brennon

: Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which Claire Fox ,
Ian Hargreaves , Steven Rose and Michael Gove cross-examine witnesses who hold conflicting views on one of the week's news Stories. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Steven Rose
Unknown: Michael Gove

: Counterpoint

The second of the semi-finals in the eclectic music quiz. Ned Sherrin is in the chair. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: The Spirit Guide: Brian Keenan FollowsPablo Neruda

1/2. For the 100th anniversary of the birth of Nobel
Prize-winning Chilean poet Pablo Neruda , Brian Keenan travels to Chile to meet the poet's surviving friends and to explore his life and work. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Pablo Neruda
Unknown: Brian Keenan

: Down to a Soundless Sea

2/5. UnbecomingGrace 1/2. Written by Thomas Steinbeck. Abridged by Libby Spurrier and read by William Hope. This story concludes next week. Producer Anne-Marie Cole


Written By: Thomas Steinbeck.
Abridged By: Libby Spurrier
Read By: William Hope.
Producer: Anne-Marie Cole

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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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