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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Colonel Margaret Hay of the Salvation Army.


Unknown: Colonel Margaret Hay

: Second String

Repeated from Sunday See repeat at 7.45pm for details

: News Briefing

: Papers

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Exploring rural life across the UK.
Producer Gabi Fisher at 1.30pm


Producer: Gabi Fisher

: Farming Today This Week

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Chris Impey


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

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Mary Rhodes.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Father Tom Kearns.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Mary Rhodes.
Unknown: Father Tom Kearns.

: Home Truths

Linda Smith takes a wry look at the foibles of family life. Producer Jacqueline Smith at 11pm PHONE: [number removed]1234 email: home.truths<Pbbc.co.uk


Unknown: Linda Smith
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: Excess Baggage

Sandi Toksvig explores the adventures, frustrations and joys of travel. Producer Kevin Dawson


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Kevin Dawson

: CricketThe C&G Trophy

The remaining quarter-final, between Yorkshire and Northamptonshire at Headingley. With commentary from Simon Mann , Clare Connor , Jonny Saunders and Peter Baxter , and experts Tim Lamb and Martin Moxon.
Producer Peter Baxter *approximate time


Unknown: Simon Mann
Unknown: Clare Connor
Unknown: Jonny Saunders
Unknown: Peter Baxter
Unknown: Tim Lamb
Unknown: Martin Moxon.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Don't Mention the War

For 60 years, radio and TV programmes, films and books have mined a rich vein of comedy out of the Second World War. The German ambassador to the UK recently criticised the British for their continuing obsession. Paul Jackson investigates the war's enduring appeal to British comedians and comedy writers alike and examines how their response to the subject has changed but has never gone away. producer Neil George


Unknown: Paul Jackson
Producer: Neil George

: Week in Westminster

7/8. Jackie Ashley of The Guardian discusses the events of the political week. Editor Marie Jessel


Unknown: Jackie Ashley
Editor: Marie Jessel

: From Our Own Correspondent

Insight and analysis as the BBC's foreign correspondents 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 Now Show

1/5. Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis , along with the usual team and special guest Andy Zaltzman , return for another dose of their topical satire. They also do their level best to prevent Mitch Benn from rhyming "G8" , "Live 8" and "ex-ter-min-ate!". Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Andy Zaltzman
Unknown: Mitch Benn

: News

: Any Questions?

George Galloway MP, US lawyer Colleen Graffy , and Frank Field MP are among the panellists for this week's discussion programme, which comes from Bexley in Kent. Chaired by Jonathan Dimbleby. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: George Galloway
Unknown: Colleen Graffy
Unknown: Frank Field
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: Haunted Hospital

Trevor Hoyle 's ghost story, set in a hospital in Rochdale, is driven by two parallel storylines. One is contemporary while the other is set in the late 1800s and draws on real events. Producer/Director Liz Leonard


Writer: Trevor Hoyle
Director: Liz Leonard
Julia: Jo-Anne Knowles
Lizzie: Jo-Anne Knowles
Steve: Michael Begley
Daniel: Michael Begley
Sam: Elianne Byrne
Josiah: David Fleeshman
Jacob: Mark Chatterton
Mrs Cragge: Barbara Marten
Mr. Cragge: James Quinn
Irish woman: Martine Harry-Davis

: World Sounds

1/3. Damon Albarn , Peter Gabriel , Ali Farka Toure , Baaba Maal and Taj Mahal are some of the stars contributing to this introduction to world music, presented by Mark Coles , who asks where the term comes from and why the genre has proved to be SO popular. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Damon Albarn
Unknown: Peter Gabriel
Unknown: Ali Farka Toure
Presented By: Mark Coles

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Martha Kearney. Producer Vibeke Venema ; Editor Jill Burridge EMAIL: womanshouriSbbc.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.
Producer: Vibeke Venema
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Saturday PM

News and sports headlines, presented by Carolyn Quinn.


Presenter: Carolyn Quinn
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Film Programme

Francine Stock talks to the Danish director of Festen, Thomas Vinterburg , about his new film, Dear Wendy. Producer Sally Spurring


Talks: Francine Stock
Unknown: Thomas Vinterburg
Unknown: Dear Wendy.

: Loose Ends until 6.30

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

This week's cultural highlights are reviewed by Tom Sutcliffe and his guests Patrick Gale , Don Guttenplan and Hilary Norrish. Producer Fiona McLean


Reviewed By: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Patrick Gale
Unknown: Don Guttenplan
Unknown: Hilary Norrish.
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Second String

2/3. Three seasoned writers and broadcasters offer a rare glimpse into a secret life - the life of a performing musician. Miles Kington describes how he stumbled on his calling as a double bass player as a student trying to give up the trombone and desperate to be a member of a jazz band. Repeated from Sunday

: The Archive Hour: Eyes in the Sky

Now that the space age has reached its middle years, Leo Enright reflects on satellites that have changed history since Sputnik /first beeped at us from 1,000km above and Sputnik 2 broadcast the heartbeat of the first female in orbit - a Russian dog called Laika. Their beamed images have made an enormous impact on human knowledge and emotions. Enright asks whether satellites should remain the domain of robots when the view from space is so spectacular and holidays in space are becoming a distinct possibility. Producer Tracey Logan


Unknown: Leo Enright
Producer: Tracey Logan

: Classic Serial: Greenmantle

2/2. In 1915 the prophet Greenmantle is said to be preparing to lead a great Islamic army against the infidel English. But Hannay discovers that Greenmantle has fallen under the spell of the beautiful Hilda von Einem. Mad, bad and very dangerous to know, she plans to use Greenmantle to further German imperial domination.
Written by John Buchan , dramatised by Patricia Hannah.
Other parts played by members of the cast
Producer/Director Bruce Young Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Hilda von Einem.
Written By: John Buchan
Dramatised By: Patricia Hannah.
Director: Bruce Younq
Hannay: David Robb
Sandy: James Fleet
Blenkiron: Stuart Milligan
Hilda: Juliet Aubrey
Peter: Jon Glover
Ulric: Jack Klaff
Hussin: Hash ChamcHoun
Balloon seller: Matthew Pidgeon
Officer: Matthew Pidgeon

: The Moral Maze

7/9. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which
Melanie Phillips , Steven Rose , Clifford Longley and Ian Hargreaves cross-examine witnesses who hold conflicting views on the moral complexities behind one of the week's news Stories. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Steven Rose
Unknown: Clifford Longley
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves

: Counterpoint

10/13. The first semi-final of the contest to find the musical mastermind of this year. Hosted by Ned Sherrin. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Ned Sherrin.

: Poetry Please

9/9. Requests for verses that mine the rich poetic seam of parodies, mocking their classic counterparts, introduced by Roger McGough. Among them,
Monty Python 's alternative version of those familiar verses, All Things Bright and Beautiful. Repeated from Sunday


Introduced By: Roger McGough.
Unknown: Monty Python

: Field Study

4/5. The Crossing. Marta is urging her four young children westwards, away from the war that rages in the east, when a stranger appears. Zhivila Roche reads this story from a collection by Rachel Seiffert. Abridged by Richard Hamiliton. Producer Elizabeth Allard


Unknown: Zhivila Roche
Unknown: Rachel Seiffert.
Abridged By: Richard Hamiliton.
Producer: Elizabeth Allard

: News

: Write On

: News

: The Ticket

: News; Play of the Week

Death at the Desert Inn
Marcy Kahan 's comedy stars Eleanor Bron , and Malcolm Sinclair as Noël Coward. The scene is set at one of Noël Coward's greatest and most unexpected triumphs - his season at the Desert Inn in Las Vegas 5.00 World Briefing


Unknown: Marcy Kahan
Unknown: Eleanor Bron
Unknown: Malcolm Sinclair

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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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