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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Ven Dr John Holdsworth.


Unknown: Dr John Holdsworth.

: Romer's Roamings

3/3. 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 Extended 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 John Humphrys and James Naughtie.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.

: Thought for the Day

With Christina Rees.


Unknown: Christina Rees.

: Home Truths

David Stafford takes a wry look at the foibles ot family me. Producer Jacqueline Smith Repeated on Monday at 11pm PHONE: [number removed]1234 email: home.truths@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: David Stafford
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: Excess Baggage from 10.20

The adventures, frustrations and joys of travel explored by wanderlust pre senter, Sandi Toksvig. Producer Tamsin Hughes


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig.
Producer: Tamsin Hughes

: Test Match Special

England v Australia
The third day's play in the Fourth Test at Trent Bridge.
Commentary by Jonathan Agnew , Henry Blofeld and Jim Maxwell , with experts Vic Marks , Rod Marsh and Mike Selvey. Including at 12.35 News and A View from the Boundary, with guest Hugh Cornwell , former Stranglers frontman. And at 3.10 News.
Producer Peter Baxter *approximate time


Unknown: Trent Bridge.
Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By: Henry Blofeld
Commentary By: Jim Maxwell
Unknown: Vic Marks
Unknown: Rod Marsh
Unknown: Mike Selvey.
Unknown: Hugh Cornwell
Producer: Peter Baxter

: For One Night Only

New Series 1/3. When John Met John. On Thanksgiving night, 1974. on the stage of New York's Madison Square Garden, Elton John , then the bestselling artist in America, announced a surprise guest to the delight of the ecstatic crowd. Another titan of rock, John Lennon , walked on stage and sang with Elton in what was to be Lennon last. public appearance before his assassination. Paul Gambaccim was there and shares his memories of the unique event with musicians and audience members who were present when history was being made. producer Marya Burgess


Unknown: John Met John.
Unknown: Elton John
Unknown: John Lennon
Unknown: Paul Gambaccim
Producer: Marya Burgess

: Talking Politics

5/11. Presented by Sheena McDonald. producer Paul Vickers


Presented By: Sheena McDonald.
Producer: Paul Vickers

: From Our Own Correspondent

Insight, colour, wit and analysis from the BBC's foreign correspondents. Presented by Kate Adie. producer Tony Grant RT DIRECT: The book From Our Own Correspondent, edited by Tony Grant 's available for £15.99 (E16.99) including p&p. Call [number removed]042 (national rate)


Presented By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant
Edited By: Tony Grant

: Inside Money

6/6. Financial issues that get listeners hot under the collar. In the Red. As a nation we owe more than one trillion pounds on our mortgages, personal loans and credit cards. For many. managing debt is no longer about paying it off, but about taking advantage of a dazzling array of . cheap deals. But as the debt mountain has grown there is increasing evidence that we are borrowing - and being lent - too much. Producer Paul O'Keefe Repeated on Monday at 3pm


Producer: Paul O'Keefe

: Dead Ringers

2/2. A chance to hear the team in an Edinburgh Festival special from 2004. With Jan Ravens , Jon Culshaw , Kevin Connolly , Mark Perry and Phil Cornwell. Rptd from yesterday


Unknown: Jan Ravens
Unknown: Jon Culshaw
Unknown: Kevin Connolly
Unknown: Mark Perry
Unknown: Phil Cornwell.

: News

: Straw Poll

5/6. Debate on issues of perennial interest, chaired by Nick Clarke in front of a specially invited audience. Listeners can vote on the motion: "Our examination system has failed." From Sir John Cass Foundation and Redcoat School, Stepney Way, London. Rptd from yesterday To vote YES dial [number removed]0311 To vote NO dial [number removed]0322 Calls cost lOp Lines are open until 2.20pm


Unknown: Nick Clarke

: Straw Poll Talkback

Nick Clarke takes your calls on the issues raised in this week's edition of Straw Poll. Producer Nick Utechin PHONE: [number removed]0444 email: strawpoll@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Producer: Nick Utechin

: The Saturday Play: Hero Jones

Paul remembers three guys at school called Jones: Nutter Jones , Brickhouse Jones , and the star of show - Hero Jones. But after many years, when he encounters the charismatic Hero Jones again. Paul begins to question those memories. By Jim Poyser. Producer/Director Gary Brown


Unknown: Nutter Jones
Unknown: Brickhouse Jones
Unknown: Hero Jones.
Unknown: Hero Jones
Unknown: Jim Poyser.
Director: Gary Brown
Paul: Andonls Anthony
Dom: Reece Dinsdale
Julie: Sinead Douglas
Martin: Malcolm Raeburn
Zoe: Rea Donovan
Matt: Giuliano Crispin!

: Pomp and Circumstance

Elgar was right when he said he had a tune that "would knock 'em, knock 'em flat". He set it within his first Pomp and Circumstance march, and it was an instant hit at its 1901 Proms premiere. Paul Vaughan follows the tune's trail: how the words of Land of Hope and Glory were set to it. and how it became the country's second national anthem during the First World War. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Paul Vaughan

: Weekend Woman's Hour

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

: Saturday PM

News and sports headlines, presented by Nigel Wrench. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Nigel Wrench.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Film Programme

Chris Tookey and guests discuss the latest film and DVD releases. Producer Sally Spurring


Unknown: Chris Tookey

: Loose Ends

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 Peter Kemp , Kit Davies and Rachel Campbell-Johnston review the cultural highlights Of the week. Producer Zahid Warley


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Peter Kemp
Unknown: Kit Davies
Unknown: Rachel Campbell-Johnston
Producer: Zahid Warley

: Romer's Roamings

3/3. Egyptologist John Romer says TV is the ideal medium for Ancient Egypt, with its ability to dwell lovingly on the most delicate and intricate of objects. So why have so many modern-day archaeology programmes shifted the focus onto a vulgarised version of the ancient past, where there are "clues" to be found and "problems" to be solved, all in the space of an hour or two? Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: John Romer

: The Archive Hour: Listen to Britain

Sarfraz Manzoor eavesdrops on contemporary Britain.
Plugging almost at random into the hundreds of hours of interviews gathered during the past nine months for the BBC's Voices project, he overhears how we live, how we love and how we like to think of ourselves.
Producers Sara Parker and Simon Elmes


Unknown: Sarfraz Manzoor
Producers: Sara Parker
Producers: Simon Elmes

: Classic Serial: Le Grand Meaulnes

1/2. Alain-Fournier's novel of adolescent love and longing is adapted by Jennifer Howarth. Simon Russell Beale narrates the story, set in rural France at the turn of the 20th century, of Augustin Meaulnes , a new arrival at the village school run by Francois Seurel 's parents. Meaulnes's adventure that winter unfolds in the mysterious, magical land between childhood and adulthood.
With Peter Nolan , Caroline Hunt , Pameli Benham , Chris Donelly and David Collins Producer/Director Sara Davies Repeated from Sunday


Adapted By: Jennifer Howarth.
Adapted By: Simon Russell Beale
Unknown: Augustin Meaulnes
Unknown: Francois Seurel
Unknown: Peter Nolan
Unknown: Caroline Hunt
Unknown: Pameli Benham
Unknown: Chris Donelly
Unknown: David Collins
Director: Sara Davies
Young Francois: Oliver Hembrouqh
Augustin: Stuart McLoughlin
Yvonne: Sophie Ladds
Frantz: Arran Glass
Jasmin: Fraser Burrows
M Seurel: Jonathan Nlbbs
Millie: Jenny Coverack

: The Commission

4/8. Made in Britain. Nick Ross looks at the future of the UK manufacturing sector and asks whether, in the light of the exponential growth of places like China, Britain has any future as a manufacturing nation. Repeated from Wednesday

: Brain of Britain 2005

3/17. Robert Robinson chairs the first South of England round of this nationwide general knowledge contest. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Robert Robinson

: Giving It Lip

Attila the Stockbrocker 25 Years On. In 1980 he exchanged the Exchange for the stage and began ranting political punk poetry at the nation. Twenty-five years later he's still at it. Ian McMillan pays his respects to Attila the Stockbroker, who once, in a bar in Tirana, brought punk poetry to Communist Albania. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Ian McMillan

: Hearts of Oak

1/5. Excerpts from novels and stories about the sea. The Far Side of the World. Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin relax in the balmy South Pacific as their ship slips easily along. An extract from Patrick O'Brian's novel, read by Benedict Cumberbatch. Producer Lisa Osborne


Unknown: Jack Aubrey
Unknown: Stephen Maturin
Unknown: Patrick O'Brian
Read By: Benedict Cumberbatch.
Producer: Lisa Osborne

: News

: Write On

: News

: The Ticket

: News; Play of the Week

Jam Yesterday Peter Nichols 's drama follows the trials and tribulations of a propaganda jazz band set up by Joseph Goebbels during the Second World War


Unknown: Peter Nichols
Unknown: Joseph Goebbels

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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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