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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Derek Boden.


Unknown: Derek Boden.

: Being Joe

Repeated from Sunday See repeat at 7.45pm for details

: News Briefing

: Papers

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Exploring rural life across the UK. Producer Hugh O'Donnell


Producer: Hugh O'Donnell

: Farming Today This Week

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Sarah Falkingham


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Sarah Falkingham

: Today

With James Naughtie and Carolyn Quinn.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.

: Home Truths

Paul Heiney takes a wry look at the foibles of family life. Producer Jacqueline Smith Repeated on Monday at 11pm
PHONE: [number removed]234 email: home.truths@bbc.co.UK


Unknown: Paul Heiney
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: Excess Baggage

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


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig.
Producer: Kevin Dawson

: Make Me!

Since leaving Trinidad for Britain in the early 1960s, the journalist and broadcaster Darcus Howe has been fascinated by politics, but not by the idea of voting. Having decided not to vote for years, Howe sets out to find somebody who can convince him to embrace the electoral process. It's a challenge - can anybody make Darcus vote?


Presenter: Darcus Howe
Producer: Julia Adamson

: Talking Politics

Dennis Sewell and his guests provide fresh insightinto the ideas and issues of the election campaign.
Producer Zillah Watson


Unknown: Dennis Sewell
Producer: Zillah Watson

: 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 byKateAdie. Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

Impartial advice and the latest news from the world of personal finance, presented by Paul Lewis. Producer Jessica Dunbar Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Presented By: Paul Lewis.
Producer: Jessica Dunbar

: The Now Show

hv Steve
5/8. Topical stand-up, sketches and song, tote by Steve
Punt and Hugh Dennis. The show also stars Jon Holmes ,
Laura Shavin , Marcus Brigstocke and Mitch Benn , but will not be featuring Peter Falk. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Hugh Dennis.
Unknown: Jon Holmes
Unknown: Laura Shavin
Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown: Mitch Benn
Unknown: Peter Falk.

: News

: Any Questions?

David Cameron , head of policy co-ordination for the Conservatives, is among the panellists at the Greenwich
Theatre, London, where an audience puts questions on issues of the week. Jonathan Dimbleby is in the chair.
Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: David Cameron
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby

: Any Answers?

Listeners' calls and emails, taken by Jonathan Dimbleby , in response to Any Questions? Producer Peter Griffiths
PHONE: [number removed]0444 email: any.answers@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Peter Griffiths

: The Saturday Play: The Lodger

Classic suspense, inspired by the Jack the Ripper murders. When wealthy Mr Sleuth moves in to the Buntings' lodging house, they think that their troubles are over. But they are just beginning. By Marie Belloc
Lowndes. dramatised by Stephen Sheridan.
Director David Blount


Unknown: Mr Sleuth
Unknown: Marie Belloc
Dramatised By: Stephen Sheridan.
Director: David Blount
Narrator: Nigel Anthony
Mr Bunting: David Ryall
Mrs Bunting: Maggie McCarthy
Mr Sleuth: Jon Glover
Joe: Harry Myers
Daisy: Alison Pettitt
Chief Insp Hopkins: Paul Moriarty
Policeman: Brett Fancy

: Armitage and Moore's Guide to Song

2/3. The engaging double act of poet Simon Armitage and musicologist Allan Moore continue to analyse popular songs. They consider how certain songs are able to convey different emotions ― for example, Mainstream, performed live by guest Thea Gilmore.


Unknown: Simon Armitage
Musicologist: Allan Moore
Unknown: Thea Gilmore.

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Martha Kearney. producer Vibeke Venema EMAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk
BBC AUDIO: The recently released Woman's Hour. a Celebration of Mothers, featuring excerpts from the programme, is available on audio cassette and CD from www.bbcshop.com and from all good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]19


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

Film-maker Jonathan Caouette talks to Francine Stock about his documentary Tarnation, on growing up with his schizophrenic mother. Plus a look at Nicole Kidman 's latest film, The Interpreter. Producer Sally Spurring


Talks: Jonathan Caouette
Unknown: Francine Stock
Unknown: Nicole Kidman

: Loose Ends

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


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producers: Simon Clancy
Producers: Cathie Mahoney

: Saturday Review

The cultural highlights of the week, discussed by Tom Sutcliffe and his guests Stuart Maconie , Terence Blacker and Hilary Norrish. Producer Fiona McLean


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Stuart MacOnie
Unknown: Terence Blacker
Unknown: Hilary Norrish.
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Being Joe

1/2 Michael Blastland describes scenes from the life of his severely disabled, autistic son Joe, whose behaviour has moved him to anger, exasperation and laughter - and to ask the shocking question: "Is it possible that Joe isn't one of US?" Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Michael Blastland

: The Archive Hour: 25 x 26.2

On 29 March 1981, 7,000 nervous souls set out from
Greenwich to run the first ever London Marathon. Since then over half a million people have raced, plodded and limped the gruelling 26.2 miles round central London. On the eve of its 25th running, Matthew Parris - veteran of the first five London Marathons (and still the Parliamentary record-holder) - charts the record-breaking, muscle-aching rise of the world's greatest race. Producer Monise Durrani


Unknown: Matthew Parris
Producer: Monise Durrani

: Classic Serial: The Raj Quartet

1/9. The Jewel in the Crown. Daphne Manners arrives in Mayapore and meets two men who are to change her life: Hari Kumar and Ronald Merrick. Four novels charting the last days of the British Raj in India as the Second World War leads inevitably towards independence, written by Paul Scott. This first episode is dramatised for radio by John Harvey.
Other parts played by Helen Lonqworth , Robert Hastie , Emily Wachter and Stephen Hogan
Music by Raiomond Mirza ; Producer/Director Sally Avens Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Hari Kumar
Unknown: Ronald Merrick.
Written By: Paul Scott.
Unknown: John Harvey.
Played By: Helen Lonqworth
Played By: Robert Hastie
Played By: Emily Wachter
Played By: Stephen Hogan
Music By: Raiomond Mirza
Daphne: Anna Maxwell Martin
Ronald: Mark Bazeley
Hari: Prasanna Puwanarajah
Lily: Josephine Welcome
Sister Ludmilla: Susan Engel
DrDeSouza: Kulvinder Ghlr
Miss Crane: Phylllda Law
Dr Klaus: Susan Jameson
Poulson: John Rowe
Sgt Singh: Ravin J Ganatra
Gupta: Ravin J Ganatra

: Party Election Broadcast

On behalf of the Conservative Party.

: Reith Lectures: The Triumph of Technology

2/5. Collaboration. Lord Broers, president of the Royal Academy of Engineering, outlines the role technology has played in shaping humanity's destiny and calls for a renaissance in technology and engineering as the way to advance the welfare of the world. Tonight he argues that the days of individual or even national teams of inventors are over. From the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge. Presented by Sue Lawley . Repeated from Wednesday


Presented By: Sue Lawley

: Round Britain Quiz

9/12. A contest of cultural knowledge and lateral thinking between teams from the South of England and the Midlands. With Nick Clarke in the chair.


Unknown: Nick Clarke

: A Map of British Poetry

8/12. Flatlands. What inspiration is there in all that sky? Can flat places have as much character as hill or coasts? And do poets crouch or stand tall? Poet laureate Andrew Motion continues his exploration of the landscapes of British poetry, with contributions from John Barrell and Richard Mabey , and poems by John Clare , John Keats , WH Auden, Philip Larkin and Lavinia Greenlaw. The reader is Tom Courtenay. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Andrew Motion
Unknown: John Barrell
Unknown: Richard Mabey
Unknown: John Clare
Unknown: John Keats
Unknown: Philip Larkin
Unknown: Lavinia Greenlaw.
Unknown: Tom Courtenay.

: Classic Collection

1/5. Gaeglers and the Greyhound. When local
"entrepreneur" Gaeglers decides to buy a greyhound in the hope of making his fortune, things don't go according to plan at all. Written by Walter Macken and read by David Kelly. The first of a series of short stories from Ireland. Producer Heather Brennon


Written By: Walter MacKen
Read By: David Kelly.
Producer: Heather Brennon

: News

: Write On

: News

: The Ticket

: News; Play of the Week

Church The second of two linked plays by Richard Monks , following on from last week's One


Unknown: Richard Monks

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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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