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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Noel Vincent.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.

: Talking to Myself

Repeated trom Sunday See repeat at 7.45pm for details

: News Briefing

6.05 Papers
6.08 Sports Desk

: Open Country

Richard Uridge reports on rural life across the UK. Producer Gabi Fisher at 1.30pm


Unknown: Richard Uridge
Producer: Gabi Fisher

: Farming Today This Week

With Giles Latcham.


Unknown: Giles Latcham.

: Today

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


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Rhidian Brook.

: Home Truths

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


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Bella Bannerman

: Excess Baggage from 10.20

Janet Ellis explores the adventures, frustrations and joysof travel. Producers Kevin Dawson and Torquil McLeod


Unknown: Janet Ellis
Producers: Kevin Dawson
Producers: Torquil McLeod

: Test Match SpecialEngland v West Indies

Commentary on the third day's play in the Third Test at Old Trafford from Jonathan Agnew , Henry Blofeld , Tony Cozier and Christopher Martin-Jenkins , with expert analysis from Graham Gooch , Vic Marks and Viv Richards. Including at 12.35 News and A View from the Boundary, and at 3.10 News.
Producer Peter Baxter * Approximate time


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Henry Blofeld
Unknown: Tony Cozier
Unknown: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: Graham Gooch
Unknown: Vic Marks
Unknown: Viv Richards.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: the Last Viceroy

1/2. On the 25th anniversary of Lord Mountbatten's assassination, Professor David Cannadine reassesses the life and career of one of Britain's most flamboyant and controversial Statesmen. Producer Susan Marling


Unknown: Professor David Cannadine
Producer: Susan Marling

: Talking Politics

Dennis Sewell presents the political discussion Programme. Producer Andrie Morris


Unknown: Dennis Sewell
Producer: Andrie Morris

: From Our Own Correspondent

Insight and colour from BBC correspondents around the World, with KateAdie. Producer TonyGrant

: Inside Money

4/6. The programme that explores financial issues that get listeners hot underthe collar. Withering Profits. Thousands of people have put money into "with-profits bonds' expecting to get a safe investment that paid a better return than their building society. But facing little or no profits and a hefty penalty fortaking money out, what are their future prospects? Listener Pip Flegeljoins presenter Lesley Curwen to investigate. Producer Jessica Dunbar at 3pm


Unknown: Pip Flegeljoins
Presenter: Lesley Curwen
Producer: Jessica Dunbar

: The Now Show

6/6. The last in the topical comedy series from Steve Punt , Hugh Dennis , Laura Shavin and Mitch Benn. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Laura Shavin
Unknown: Mitch Benn.

: News

: Straw Poll

3/6. We must sacrifice some green and pleasant land in favour of more down-to-earth purposes Nick Clarke chairs this debate in front of an invited audience from Over, Cambridgeshire. Repeated from yesterday To vote YES dial [number removed] To vote NO dial [number removed] Calls cost lOp Lines are open until 2.20pm


Unknown: Nick Clarke

: Straw Poll Talkback

Phone Nick Clarke with your views on the issues raised in this week's edition of Straw Poll. PHONE: [number removed] email: strawpoll@bbc.co.uk Producer Nick Utechin


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Producer: Nick Utechin

: The Saturday Play: Mission to Marseilles

In this entertaining crime thriller set in wartime France, French private eye Nestor Burma is ordered by the Gestapo to disappearwhile they announce he's been struck down by an assassin. The plot involves a case-load of snappy dialogue, a beautiful night-club singer, some dubious love letters, and a secret formula that could have a dramatic impact on the war. Dramatised by Chris Dolan from the novel by Leo Malet. Other parts played by members of the cast Director Bruce Young


Dramatised By: Chris Dolan
Novel By: Leo Malet.
Director: Bruce Young
Nestor: Alexander Morton
Insp Faroux: David Robb
Korb: Michael Cochrane
Jackie: Carla Simpson
Dede: Kenny Blyth
Beaucher: Andrew Harrison
Victor: Jon Glover
Leo: Stephen Hogan

: Cooking Up a Royal Treat

An evocation of country-house life in the 1930s from the perspective of the kitchen. Social scientist Adrian 3ell takes Flo Wadlow, now 92, backto the kitchens or Blickling Hall in Norfolk. As she recreates the chicken dish she served for Queen Mary's visit in 1936, Flo's vivid below-stairs recollections of the politicians and other eminent people she cooked for provide a unique window on this tumultuous era. Producer Marya Burgess


Producer: Marya Burgess

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman 's Hour, presented by Sheila McClennon. Producer June Christie EMAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Sheila McClennon.

: Saturday PM

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


Presented By: Nigel Wrench.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: Back Row

In the latest comic-book makeover, Halle Berry stars as meek, sensitive Patience Phillips, who is transformed into the revealing black leather-clad, mask-wearing Catwoman. Chris Tookey talks to the Oscar-winning actress. He also talks to Bryce Dallas Howard about working with The Sixth Sense director M Night
Shyamalan's on his new horror thriller The Village. Producer Nicola Holloway


Unknown: Halle Berry
Talks: Chris Tookey
Producer: Nicola Holloway

: Loose Ends

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


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and guests discuss the cultural highlights Of the week. Producer Zahid Warley


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Zahid Warley

: Talking to Myself

1/3. The novelist Beryl Bainbridge is the first of three writers who compose a letterto their younger selves.
She writes a letter to the younger version of herself who appeared in her early novel Harriet Said. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Beryl Bainbridge
Unknown: Harriet Said.

: The Archive Hour: A Twist to Life

In April 1953, the journal Nature reported what was probably the most important scientific finding of the 20th century: the discovery by Francis Crick and James Watson of the double-helix structure of DNA, the molecule of life. To mark the death last month of Francis Crick, Professor Steve Jones tells again the story of the discovery and how it has transformed both science and society. This programme was first broadcast in April last year.


Unknown: Francis Crick
Unknown: James Watson
Unknown: Francis Crick
Unknown: Professor Steve Jones
Producer: Martin Redfern

: Classic Serial: A Certain Smile

A sensual and supremely controlled love story set in Paris in the 1950s, when Dominique meets her boyfriend's married uncle and mutual attraction soon leads to an intense affair. By Francoise Sagan, dramatised by Lavinia Murray.

(Repeated from Sunday)


Author: Frangoise Sagan
Dramatised by: Lavinia Murray
Director: Claudine Toutoungi
Dominique: Kate Maberly
Luc: Robert Glenister
Bertrand: Carl Prekopp
Francoise: Adjoa Andoh
Catherine: Katherine Parkinson
Marthe: Joanna McCallum
Pierre: John Rowe

: The Commission

1/8. Health Scares. Nick Ross and three eminent thinkers-Sue Slipman, Lord Victor Adebowale and Kate O'Rourke - discuss why as we become healthier and live longer we seem to be more easily frightened. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Nick Ross
Unknown: Lord Victor Adebowale
Unknown: Kate O'Rourke

: Brain of Britain

5/18. The first round of the nationwide general knowledge contest continues with contestants from the south of England. Robert Robinson is in the chair. Repeated from Monday

: Adventures in Poetry

5/5. He Wishes forthe Cloths of Heaven
Peggy Reynolds explores WB Yeats's poem, best known for its last line, "Tread softly because you tread on my dreams". It's a journey of myth and magic, spirituality and romantic love. RepeatedfromSunday

: White Magic

4/5. Another chance to hear some stories from Wales on a little magic in modern lives.
Auntie Shar's Seasoning. When a Goan mail-order bride drops in at awomen's centre, it isn't to take refuge but to offer assistance. By Gee Williams, read by Clare Isaac. Producer Alison Hindell


Read By: Clare Isaac.
Producer: Alison Hindell

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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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