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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Noel Battye.


Unknown: Canon Noel Battye.

: Colloquies

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

Presented by John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thouqht for the Day With the Rev Rob Marshall.


Presented By: John Humphrys
Presented By: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Rob Marshall.

: Home Truths

Paul Heiney takes a wry look at the foibles of family life. Producer Kathleen Griffin Repeated on Monday at 11pm PHONE: [number removed]1234 email: home.truths@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Paul Heiney
Producer: Kathleen Griffin

: Excess Baggage

The adventures, frustrations and joys of travel explored by Sandi Toksvig. Producer Kevin Dawson
Sandy Toksviq : What I'm Watching: page 38


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig.
Producer: Kevin Dawson
Producer: Sandy Toksviq

: Red Wedge: the Thin End

John O'Farrell relives the days of Red Wedge - the coalition of rock musicians and other artists that campaigned for a Labour victory in the 1980s.
Billy Bragg, Paul Weller, the Communards, Tom Robinson and Madness were among those who joined forces to encourage young people into the voting booths. The programme features interviews with the musicians and politicians who took part, recalls the music of the time, and asks whether pop and politics should ever be allowed to mix.
Gigging for victory: page 127


Presenter: John O'Farrell
Unknown: Billy Bragg
Unknown: Paul Weller
Unknown: Tom Robinson
Producer: Louise Adamson

: Talking Politics

8/11. Political discussion programme, presented by Dennis Sewell , sharpening the focus on current events and ideas. Producer Paul Vickers


Presented By: Dennis Sewell
Producer: Paul Vickers

: From Our Own Correspondent

Insight, colour, wit and analysis as the BBC's foreign correspondents look at the stories in their regions. Presented by Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant
RT DIRECT: From Our Own Correspondent, edited by Tony Grant , is available for E15.99 (RRP £16.99) including pSp. Call [number removed] (national rate)


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

: Dead Ringers

1/6. Series 11 of the peerless impression show in which politicians, celebrities, sports stars and Radio 4 favourites are all subject to merciless topical lampooning. Starring Jon Culshaw , Jan Ravens , Kevin Connelly , Phil Cornwell and Mark Perry. From the Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells. Repeated from yesterday


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

: News

: Any Questions?

2/16. Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Stowmarket, Suffolk, puts questions on issues of the week to a panel that incudes the former commander of troops in Iraq, Colonel Tim Collins. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Colonel Tim Collins.

: Any Answers?

Listeners' calls and emails taken by Jonathan Dimbleby in response to Any Questions. Producer Peter Griffiths PHONE: [number removed]0444 Lines open from 12.30pm email: any.answers@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Peter Griffiths

: The Saturday Play: The Servant

A young lawyer falls under the malign influence of his sinister manservant. A dramatisation by Ronald Frame of the novella by Robin Maugham.
Producer Patrick Rayner ; Director Gordon House


Unknown: Ronald Frame
Unknown: Robin Maugham.
Producer: Patrick Rayner
Richard: Jamie Glover
Tony: Bertie Carvel
Barrett: Anton Lesser
Sally: Lydia Leonard
Vera: Alex Tregear
MrsToms: Carolyn Pickles
Girl: Ayesha Antoine

: The Complete Conductor

2/2. The great conductors are among the most powerful and glamorous figures in the classical music world. Yet on the concert platform, they alone make no music. Michael Brearley , psychoanalyst and former cricketer, talks to conductors, managers and players to uncover the secrets
Of the art Of conducting. Repeated from Tuesday


Music: Michael Brearley

: Weekend Woman's Hour

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

: Saturday PM

News and sports headlines, presented by Carolyn Wyatt. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Carolyn Wyatt.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Film Programme

Francine Stock and guests discuss the latest film and DVD releases. Producer Sally Spurring


Unknown: Francine Stock

: 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

The cultural highlights of the week reviewed by Tom Sutcliffe and guests George Walden , Kamila Shamsie and Ruth MacKenzie. Producer Nicky Barranger


Reviewed By: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: George Walden
Unknown: Kamila Shamsie
Unknown: Ruth MacKenzie.
Producer: Nicky Barranger

: Colloquies

3/3. Death Comes to the Young Curate. Poet and funeral director of Milford, Michigan, Thomas Lynch reads his account of the death of his great-uncle,
Father Thomas Lynch , who died at the age of 31. serving in his New Mexico parish. From Lynch's collection of essays: Booking
Passage We Irish and Americans. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Thomas Lynch
Unknown: Father Thomas Lynch

: The Archive Hour: Auntie Beeb and Her Little Listeners

Are you sitting comfortably? Then Jean Seaton will begin. She delves into the BBC archive to hear how Auntie Beeb spoke to children and, in the process, wove her magic over her little listeners. Children's television and radio would have a lasting impact on some of today's programme-makers. For instance, Blue Peter producer Biddy Baxter relates her childhood encounter with Uncle Mac, and Michael Rosen finally hears the answer to the question he put to Nature Parliament more than 50 years ago.


Presenter: Jean Seaton
Guest: Biddy Baxter
Guest: Michael Rosen
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Classic Serial: Towards the End of the Morning

2/2. Journalist John Dyson is relieved to find that his
TV appearance was deemed a success - mainly because almost no one had seen it. Now a death in the office creates a vacancy for an ambitious young graduate.
Michael Frayn 's comic 1967 Fleet Street novel, dramatised by Robert Shearman.
Director Martin Jarvis Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: John Dyson
Unknown: Michael Frayn
Dramatised By: Robert Shearman.
Director: Martin Jarvis
John: James Wilby
Bob: Martin Freeman
Jannie: Serena Evans
Erskine: Tom Ellis
Tessa: Finty Williams
Reg: Clive Francis
MrsMounce: Rosalind Ayres
Samantha: Jane Goddard
Lake/Receptionist: Alexandra Mannion
Starfield/The editor: Kenneth Danziger
Norman: Nigel Anthony
Floor manager: John Hudson

: The Commission

7/8. Red-Tape Revolution. Nick Ross asks if red tape and a growing bureaucracy is tying the UK in knots. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Nick Ross

: Brain of Britain 2005

6/17. Robert Robinson chairs another first-round contest between the Midlands and East Anglia teams. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Robert Robinson

: Island Voices

2/3. The diverse riches of Jamaican poetry are explored through a tropical journey as writer and presenter Valerie Bloom makes a literary pilgrimage to the island of her birth. The lush, fertile landscape has inspired her own work, but Valerie is keen to know what part it has played in the imagination of her fellow poets. Repeated from Sunday


Presenter: Valerie Bloom

: Hearts of Oak

4/5. A series of stories and extracts from novels that take as their theme the sea and the sailor's never-ending battle with the elements.
I Have Been Drowned. A quirky story of a sailor's attempt to cheat his fate by daring it to take him if it will. Written by Tom Hopkinson and read by Jonathan Firth. Producer Lisa Osborne


Written By: Tom Hopkinson
Read By: Jonathan Firth.
Producer: Lisa Osborne

: News

: Write On

: News

: The Ticket

: News

Play of the Week: Tide Race By Mike Walker.
A thriller set in present-day Indonesia. There's a bomb on board a cargo vessel and its disparate crew must work together to find and defuse it - within 20 hours


Unknown: Mike Walker.

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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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