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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Bishop Donal McKeown.


Unknown: Donal McKeown.

: 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 Uridge. Producer Hugh O'Donnell


Unknown: Richard Uridge.
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 Carolyn Ouinn.


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Unknown: Carolyn Ouinn.

: and 8.25 Sports News

With Garry Richardson.


Unknown: Garry Richardson.

: Thought for the Day

With the Rev Dr Johnston McMaster.


Unknown: Dr Johnston McMaster.

: Home Truths

Paul Heiney takes a wry look at the foibles of family life. Producer Paula McGinley PHONE: [number removed]1234 email: home.truthsd'bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Paul Heiney
Producer: Paula McGinley

: Excess Baggage

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


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig.
Producer: Kevin Dawson

: Three Chords and the Truth

2/3. Dolly Parton , Charley Pride and Loretta Lynn are among some of the stars of country music that Nick Barraclough talks to as he continues his journey into the heart of this most American of musical forms. This week he looks at the growth of country music in the 1960s and 70s, an era that produced feminism and the civil rights movement. Producer Sarah Cuddon


Unknown: Dolly Parton
Unknown: Loretta Lynn
Talks: Nick Barraclough
Producer: Sarah Cuddon

: Week in Westminster

New series The week in politics, with Jackie Ashley. Editor Peter Mulligan


Unknown: Jackie Ashley.
Editor: Peter Mulligan

: From Our Own Correspondent

Insight, colour, wit and analysis as the BBC's 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 Jennifer Clarke Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Presented By: Paul Lewis.
Producer: Jennifer Clarke

: The News Quiz

2/10. In the company of the panel, wade through the week's biggest (and smallest) news stories in the finest topical comedy panel game known to radio. With Simon Hoggart. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Simon Hoggart.

: News

: Any Questions?

On Jonathan Dimbleby 's panel this week are Robin Cook the former Foreign Secretary, John Bercow , former shadow Secretary of State for International Development. and the chief inspector of schools David Bell. The debate comes from Milton Keynes. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Robin Cook
Unknown: John Bercow
Unknown: David Bell.
Unknown: Milton Keynes.

: 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: The Salamander Letter

So successful were the forgeries by the antiquarian dealer Mark Hofmann that they undermined the faith of the Mormon Church and rewrote American history.
Dylan Ritson's probing new drama examines Hofmann's compulsion to defraud and his transformation from forger to murderer.


Writer: Dylan Ritson
Producer/Director: Ned Chaillet
Mark: Adam Sims
Special Investigator Keefe: Glenn Conroy
Dorie: Laurel Lefkow
Mark's father/Ken: Stephen Hogan
Mark's mother: Helen Longworth
Gordon: Hugh Dickson
Special Investigator Jameson/Todd: Nicholas Boulton
Announcer: Emily Wachter
Interviewer: Susan Jameson
Ronald/Justin: Jason Chan
Witness: Ndidi Del Fatti
Announcer: Robert Hastie

: All at Sea

1/2. As the Year of the Sea begins, Britain has never been less aware of its island status and of the curious, dislocated lives of its seafarers. Libby Purves finds out how this challenging life has changed for those at sea today.
Running Away to Sea. On a vast, modern ship, life can be lonely and dull. But the sea still calls some young people, despite its risks and demands. Ashore and afloat, from the Solent to Sullom Voe, merchant navy cadets and officers accompany Libby Purves on her exploratory voyaqe down the years. Producer Vanessa Harrison


Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Vanessa Harrison

: 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 Nigel Wrench. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Nigel Wrench.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Film Programme

Crime writer Denise Mina talks to Chris Tookey about the politicisation of cartoons, with the release of Team
America: World Police, in which marionette superheroes fight to end terrorism. Producer Anne Marie Cole


Talks: Denise Mina
Unknown: Chris Tookey
Producer: Anne Marie Cole

: 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

The cultural highlights of the week reviewed by Tom Sutcliffe and his guests. Producer Fiona McLean


Reviewed By: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Japanese Reflections

2/3. In the past year, Japan has faced the memory of several anniversaries - 60 years since the atom bombs, ten years since the Tokyo gas attacks and the Kobe earthquake, and 15 years of economic downturn. In this series of letters from Japan, six leading writers reflect on these painful anniversaries and consider what role they play in the Japanese mindset of today. This programme reflects on the sense of vulnerability felt in 1995, as the people woke up not simply to the realities of economic failure, but to the shock of both the Kobe earthquake and the Tokyo gas attacks. Repeated from Sunday

: The Archive Hour: In Loving Memory

A personal exploration of the history and art of the memorial service by Alan Coren. No longer the preserve of the great and the good attended only by family and close personal friends, memorial services are now increasingly common. Could it be that this memento mori is becoming an alternative chronicle for our times? Coren hears the great, the good and the not so good. Producer Paul Kobrak
Alan Titchmarsh remembers: page 39


Unknown: Alan Coren.
Producer: Paul Kobrak
Producer: Alan Titchmarsh

: Classic Serial: Lucinda Brayford

2/3. Lucinda has made a society marriage and arrives in England to find that all is not as she first thought. Dramatised by Elspeth Sandys from the novel by Martin Boyd.
Producer/Director Janet Whitaker Repeated from Sunday


Dramatised By: Elspeth Sandys
Novel By: Martin Boyd.
Director: Janet Whitaker
Lucinda: Juliet Aubrey
Hugo: Jonathan Firth
Paul: Paul Rhys
Susannah: Pamela Wise
Marian: Penelope Wilton
Arthur: Michael Cochrane
Julie: Angela Pleasence
Pat: Mark Straker
Tony: Matt Day
Watteau: Miranda Barber
Vane: Nick Boulton
Mrs Greene-James: Joanna McCallum
Mrs Galway: Ndidl Del Fattl
Driver: Jason Chan

: Down with....

2/3. Advertising. Advertisers claim that their work is an essential part of the market economy, providing vital information to consumers. They say that, without the industry, Britain's thriving independent media wouldn't exist. But critics say advertising is a corrupting and manipulative influence on our lives. Its message is that we are inadequate without certain products and sell us lifestyles that most people can never have. Which view is right? Diana Madill chairs a debate between writer Judith Williamson and Hamish Pringle of the Institute of Advertising Practitioners. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Diana Madill
Unknown: Judith Williamson
Unknown: Hamish Pringle

: Masterteam

9/13. Peter Snow hosts another round of the nationwide general knowledge quiz. Repeated from Monday

: Poetry Please

5/9. Poetry shares much with music, such as metre and rhythm. Roger McGough presents requests for poems that celebrate the musicality of language, and the language of music - poems by Don Paterson , Anne Stevenson and Edgar Allan Poe. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: Don Paterson
Unknown: Anne Stevenson
Unknown: Edgar Allan Poe.

: An Audience with Grimaldi

2/4. The Cock of Piccadilly. The memoirs of the great Georgian clown, Joseph Grimaldi , edited by Charles Dickens , and adapted and performed by Tony Lidington. Grimaldi reinvents the clown of the harlequinade for the new Regency age. 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

Exclude Me by Judith Johnson. The tale of an irrational teacher who takes two pupils hostage on being sacked from his school.


Unknown: Judith Johnson.

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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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