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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Stephen Wigley.


Unknown: Stephen Wigley.

: Japanese Reflections

Repeated from Sunday See repeat at 7.45pm for details

: News Briefing

: Papers

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Exploring rural life across the UK, with Richard Undge. Producer Hugh O'Donnell Extended at 1.30pm


Unknown: Richard Undge.
Producer: Hugh O'Donnell

: Farming Today This Week

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Chris Impey


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With Edward Stourton and Sarah Montague.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Dr Johnston McMaster.


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Dr Johnston McMaster.

: Home Truths

David Stafford takes a wry look at the foibles of family life. Producer Kate Murphy Shortened atlipm PHONE: [number removed] email: home.truths@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: David Stafford
Producer: Kate Murphy

: Excess Baggage

The adventures, frustrations and joys of travel are explored by Sandi Toksvig. Producer Kevin Dawson


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig.
Producer: Kevin Dawson

: Three Chords and the Truth

New series 1/3. How and why has country music become such a huge industry? Nick Barraclough journeys to Nashville to tell the story of one of America s most remarkable institutions. He talks to Willie Nelson ,
Emmylou Harris , Little Jimmy Dickens and Dolly Parton , and to the fans and the producers, and asks whether country music still represents "three chords and the truth". Producer Sarah Cuddon


Unknown: Nick Barraclough
Unknown: Willie Nelson
Unknown: Emmylou Harris
Unknown: Jimmy Dickens
Unknown: Dolly Parton
Producer: Sarah Cuddon

: Talking Politics ...

The political discussion programme that sharpens the focus on current ideas and events is presented this week by Sheena McDonald. producer Paul Vickers


Unknown: Sheena McDonald.
Producer: Paul Vickers

: From Our Own Correspondent

Insight. colour, wit and analysis as the BBC foreign correspondents take a closer look at the stories in their regions. Presented by Kate Adie. producer Tony Grant


Presented By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

Impartial advice and the latest news from the world of personal finance, presented by Paul Lewis. Producer Chris A'Court Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Presented By: Paul Lewis.

: The News Quiz

1/10. The return of "the finest topical comedy panel game known to radio". With Simon Hoggart. Rptd from yesterday


Unknown: Simon Hoggart.

: News

: Any Questions?

On Jonathan Dimbleby 's panel this week are
Hilary Benn , Secretary of State for International
Development, and Sir Christopher Meyer , chair of the Press Complaints Commission and former ambassador to Washington. The discussion comes from Deepings
Methodist Church, Deeping St James , Lincolnshire. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Hilary Benn
Unknown: Sir Christopher Meyer
Unknown: Deeping St James

: Any Answers?

Listeners' calls and emails, taken by Jonathan Dimbleby , in response to Any Questions?
PHONE: [number removed] email: any.answers@bbc.co.uk Producer Dianne McGregor


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Dianne McGregor

: The Saturday Play: A Bird of Paradise

Belle Elmore was an unsuccessful music hall artiste who would have done almost anything to become famous. In fact she succeeded beyond her wildest dreams. Her name was splashed across newspaper headlines around the world - not because of her singing but as the victim of a grotesque murder by her husband, Dr Crippen. By
Lee Pressman.
Music by Mike Sykes , sung by Jacinta Mulcahy ; uirector uiwoenuni


Unknown: Lee Pressman.
Music By: Mike Sykes
Sung By: Jacinta Mulcahy
Belle: Joanne Pearce
Hawley: Stephen Boxer
Ethel: Sara Markland
Clara: Jane Whittenshaw
Marie Lloyd: Rachel Atkins
Chairman: Daniel Ryan
Mervyn: Keith Drinkel
Lionel: David Collings
Nina: Jacinta Mulcahy
Bruce: Tom Bevan
Narrator: Sam Dale

: A Savage Love

Could a prince of the Matabele tribe be buried in Salford? Mancunian poet Lemn Sissay has always wondered why an African tribal name appears on a headstone on a Victorian common grave in his local cemetery. So he begins a quest to find out who Peter Logenbula was. From the tabloid papers of the time comes a story of African royalty, forbidden love, racial prejudice and a tragic fall from grace, producer Philip seiiars


Unknown: Lemn Sissay
Unknown: Peter Logenbula

: Weekend Woman's Hour

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


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: Saturday PM

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


Presented By: Carolyn Ouinn.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Film Programme

A behind-the-scenes look at the complex and mysterious world of film distribution, conducted by Matthew Sweet. Producer Sally Spurring


Conducted By: Matthew Sweet.

: Loose Ends

Another mix of music, comedy and conversation with Ned Sherrin and his guests. Producer Cathie Mahoney


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: Saturday Review

Mike Leigh 's latest film, Vera Drake , which has already won the Golden Lion award at the Venice Film Festival, is among the cultural highlights of the week discussed by Kate Mosse and her guests, Kathryn Hughes , Denise Mina and Robert Sandall. Producer Fiona McLean


Unknown: Mike Leigh
Unknown: Vera Drake
Unknown: Kate Mosse
Unknown: Kathryn Hughes
Unknown: Denise Mina
Unknown: Robert Sandall.
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Japanese Reflections

1/3. This year, Japan faces the memory of several haunting anniversaries. In this series of letters from Japan, six leading writers consider what role these anniversaries play in the Japanese mindset of today, beginning with the day the atom bomb fell on Hiroshima - and the legacy of the American occupation that followed. Repeated from Sunday

: The Archive Hour: Enter the Workhouse

A look at life behind the closed doors of one of Britain's most feared institutions: the workhouse. Including revealing testimonials from surviving former inmates and guardians, who tell the real story behind the myth. Plus a look at rare archival materials. Presented by Tony Burton.
Producers Dominic Byrne and Eve Streeter


Presented By: Tony Burton.
Producers: Dominic Byrne

: Classic Serial: Lucinda Brayford

1/3. This is the story of a beautiful and wealthy Australian girl who marries into the English aristocracy at a time of great change to the traditional order. Written in the 1940s by Australian writer Martin Boyd. Dramatised by Elspeth Sandys.
Director Janet Whitaker Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Martin Boyd.
Dramatised By: Elspeth Sandys.
Director: Janet Whitaker
Lucinda: Juliet Aubrey
Hugo: Jonathan Firth
Julie: Angela Pleasence
Fred: James Laurenson
Lydia: Abigail McKern
LadyWendale: Eleanor Bron
Marian: Penelope Wilton
Arthur: Michael Cochrane
Vane: Nick Boulton
Chapman: David Timpson
Tony: Matt Day
Watteau: Miranda Barber

: Down with....

1/3. London. "When a man is tired of London, he is tired with life, for there is in London all that life can afford." Was Samuel Johnson right? London is often described as one of the world's best cities and dominates the political, economic and cultural life of the nation. But is that position deserved? Diana Madill chairs this debate from Centre Point, London, between Alice Rawsthorn of the Design Museum and Paul Campbell , a businessman who relocated to the North East.
Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Samuel Johnson
Unknown: Diana Madill
Unknown: Alice Rawsthorn
Unknown: Paul Campbell

: Masterteam

8/13. Derbyshire take on Grimsby in the quest for Britain's top quiz team. Hosted by Peter Snow. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Peter Snow.

: Poetry Please

4/9. Poetry for children, including nonsense verse, Edwin Morgan 's The Loch Ness Monster's Song, limericks by Lewis Carroll , TS Eliot on an unpredictable cat, and a cautionary verse by Hilaire Belloc. Presented by Roger McGough. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Edwin Morgan
Unknown: Lewis Carroll
Unknown: Ts Eliot
Unknown: Hilaire Belloc.
Presented By: Roger McGough.

: An Audience with Grimaldi

1/4. Old Iron Legs
The memoirs of the great Georgian clown,
Joseph Grimaldi , edited by Charles Dickens and adapted and performed in four parts by Tony Lidington. Grimaldi tells of his brutal treatment at the hands of his father.
Pianist Hugh Nankivell ; Director David Blount


Unknown: Joseph Grimaldi
Edited By: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Tony Lidington.
Pianist: Hugh Nankivell
Director: David Blount

: News

: Write On

: News

: The Ticket

: News

: Play of the Week

The Shadow of a Gunman by Sean O'Casey. This play is set in a large, rotting house in 1920s Dublin during the last phase of the Anglo-Irish war that led to the 1921 peace settlement between Britain and Ireland


Unknown: Sean O'Casey.

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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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