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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Pauline Webb.


Unknown: Pauline Webb.

: The Road to Nowhere

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 Extended at 1.30pm


Producer: Hugh O'Donnell

: Farming Today This Week

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly. producer Moira Hickey


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Moira Hickey

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Brian Draper.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Brian Draper.

: Home Truths

David Stafford presents the programme that takes a wry look at the foibles of family life.
Producer Jacqueline Smith
Repeated on Monday at 11pm PHONE: [number removed] email: home.truths@bbc.co.uK


Unknown: David Stafford
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: Excess Baggage

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


Presenter: Sandi Toksvig.
Producer: Kevin Dawson

: 50 Years around the Clock

Anthony H Wilson traces the story of the first rock n roll song to reach number one in the charts 50 years ago.
First released as an obscure B-side, Rock around the Clock only found its moment of glory when it was included in the film Blackboard Jungle. With Vini Reilly , Cliff Richard and Michael Grade. Producer Paul Kobrak


Unknown: Anthony H Wilson
Unknown: Vini Reilly
Unknown: Cliff Richard
Unknown: Michael Grade.
Producer: Paul Kobrak

: Talking Politics

Sheena McDonald and guests provide fresh insight into the ideas and issues in the world of politics. Producer Zillah Watson : Editor Gwyneth Williams


Unknown: Sheena McDonald
Producer: Zillah Watson
Editor: Gwyneth Williams

: 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. Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Presenter: Paul Lewis
Producer: Paul O'Keeffe

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby introduces the discussion programme from Wolverhampton, where the audience put their questions to a panel that includes Fareena Alma , editor Of 0 News magazine. Repeated from yesterday


Introduces: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Fareena Alma

: 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: Moonlite's Boy

It is 1880 and the self-styled Captain Moonlite, the notorious Australian bushranger, faces execution and is compelled to confess to the one true love of his life.
Written by Kathryn Heyman , based on true events and featuring Moonlite's surviving letters.
Producer/Director Gaynor Macfarlane


Written By: Kathryn Heyman
Director: Gaynor MacFarlane
Moonlite: Stuart McOuarrie
Rev Dowie/Bruun: Nigel Anthony
Chief executioner/Reporter: Paul Dinnen
Jim: Richard Firth
Willy: Robert Hastle
Hetty: Federay Holmes
Sgt Bowen/Lawyer: Chris Moran
Vicar/Magistrate: Timothy Watson

: Georges Brassens: The Man with the Famous Moustache

The name is famous, the songs are famous - but who was Georges Brassens ? Artist and illustrator Quentin Blake gets behind the moustache to find out more about the great French singer and songwriter with the help of his British admirers, including Posy Simmonds, Julian Barnes, Michael Rosen and Tim Pigott-Smith. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Quentin Blake
Unknown: Posy Simmonds
Unknown: Julian Barnes
Unknown: Michael Rosen
Unknown: Tim Pigott-Smith

: 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]


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: Saturday PM

News and sports headlines, presented by Carolyn Quinn.


Presenter: Carolyn Quinn
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Film Programme

Francine Stock discusses the cinema of Jules Verne and the DVD release of Michael Mann 's Heat. Producer Sally Spurring


Unknown: Francine Stock
Unknown: Jules Verne
Unknown: Michael Mann

: Loose Ends

Another eclectic 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

Tom Sutcliffe and his guests Adam Mars-Jones , Thea Sharrock and Deborah Moggach preview the cultural highlights of the week. Producer Fiona McLean


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Adam Mars-Jones
Unknown: Thea Sharrock
Unknown: Deborah Moggach
Producer: Fiona McLean

: The Road to Nowhere

1/3. God's Windows. "The sight of rats swimming for their lives in Derry city centre seemed an apt metaphor for the Northern Ireland of today." Gerry Anderson reflects on the strangely paradoxical nature of life in the province. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Gerry Anderson

: The Archive Hour: Ready Teddy

Half a century ago, teddy boys were the first great working-class, postwar British youth cult. Teds were stylish, loud and occasionally violent, and provided the first evidence to suggest that the grey world of austerity and rationing might be on the verge of ending.
Ray Gosling , one of Britain's first teddy boys, returns to his home town of Northampton to revisit the milestones of his teddy-boy youth, including meeting the barber who gave him his first guiff. He also addresses the iniquitous side of the teddy-boy phenomenon and their involvement in the 1958 Notting Hill riots. Producer Bob Dickinson


Unknown: Ray Gosling
Producer: Bob Dickinson

: Classic Serial: The Raj Quartet

Lady Manners hears Hari Kumar 's account of his interrogation at the hands of Ronald Merrick. In
Mirat Susan and Teddie get married, and back in Pankot, Barbie Batchelor has trouble with her wedding gift. Written by Paul Scott , dramatised by Shelley Silas.
Other parts played by Amit Shah
Producer/Director Jeremy Mortimer Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Hari Kumar
Unknown: Ronald Merrick.
Unknown: Mirat Susan
Unknown: Barbie Batchelor
Written By: Paul Scott
Dramatised By: Shelley Silas.
Played By: Amit Shah
Director: Jeremy Mortimer
Sarah: Lla Williams
Mildred: Geraldine James
Susan: Alex Treqear
Teddie: Nicholas Boulton
Ronald: Mark Bazeley
LadyManners: Irene Sutcliffe
Barbie: Marcia Warren
Mabel: Margaret Tyzack
Count Bronowski: Gary Waldhom
Fenny: Selina Griffiths
The Nawab: Raad Rawl
Ahmed: Shiv Grewal
Aunt Shalina: Nina Wadia
Nigel: Benedict Cumberbatch
Hari: Prasanna Puwanarajah
Gopal: Bhaskar Patel

: Inside the Ethics Committee

1/3. Every day, life-or-death decisions are being made in hospitals by clinical ethics committees. Vivienne Parry and a panel of experts test the moral foundation of these decisions as each week they discuss a real-life case, examining testimonies from patients, relatives and medical Staff. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Vivienne Parry

: Counterpoint

1/13. Aiming to prove their knowledge of everything from Franz Liszt to Franz Ferdinand are three new contestants in the quiz that covers all aspects of music. Presented by Ned Sherrin. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Franz Liszt
Unknown: Franz Ferdinand
Presented By: Ned Sherrin.

: A Map of British Poetry

12/12. Off the Map. The poet laureate Andrew Motion concludes his exploration of the landscape of British poetry by introducing verse suggested by listeners. With a retelling by Simon Armitage of the story of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Andrew Motion
Unknown: Simon Armitage

: Classic Collection

5/5. Dousie O'Dea. Nothing can persuade Dousie O'Dea , a retired mortician, to come out of retirement. That is, until the ultimate challenge arises. By John B Keane , read by Jim Norton.
Producer Oonagh McMullan


Unknown: Dousie O'Dea
Unknown: John B Keane
Read By: Jim Norton.
Producer: Oonagh McMullan

: News

: Write On

: News

: The Ticket

: News; Play of the Week

Lifeblood. Glyn Maxwell 's play tells the story of the exiled Mary Queen of Scots and her last few days after 19 years under house arrest in the Midlands


Unknown: Glyn Maxwell
Unknown: Mary Queen

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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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