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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Dr Alan Unterman.


Unknown: Dr Alan Unterman.

: Air Mall

4/15. For details see repeat at 7.45pm and Sunday at 5.40pm

: 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 Moira Hickey


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

: Today

With Edward Stourton and Carolyn Quinn.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Brian Draper.


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Brian Draper.

: Home Truths

Tom Robinson takes a wry look at the foibles of family life. Producer Jacqueline Smith at 11pm PHONE: [number removed]234 email: home.truths@pbc.co.uk


Unknown: Tom Robinson
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

: The Other Mobiles

Decades before the advent of the cell phone, a "mobile" was a dusty disco unit in the back of a borrowed van.
Former mobile disc jockey Andy Turvey celebrates 60 years of DJs "on the road", with contributions from two British pioneers of the 1940s and Radio 1 veterans Paul Burnett and Adrian Juste. Producer Chris Eldon Lee


Unknown: Andy Turvey
Unknown: Paul Burnett
Unknown: Adrian Juste.
Producer: Chris Eldon Lee

: Sixty Years of Today in Parliament

Ever since the autumn of 1945, BBC radio has broadcast a late-night account of the day's proceedings in the House of Commons and the House of Lords. Mark D'Arcy talks to the people behind a broadcasting and political institution.


Presenter: Mark D'Arcy
Producer: Peter Mulligan

: 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 E16.99) including p&p. Call [number removed]042 (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 Chris A'Court Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Presented By: Paul Lewis.

: Dead Ringers

4/6. 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 , and Mark Perry. From the City Hall, Hull. Repeated from yesterday


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

: News

: Any Questions?

5/16. Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Tilehurst, Berkshire, puts questions on issues of the week to a panel that includes the Conservative deputy leader Michael Ancram, broadcaster and columnist Amanda Platell, and Ed Davey, Liberal Democrat spokesperson on education. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Leader: Michael Ancram
Unknown: Amanda Platell
Unknown: Ed Davey

: 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: anv.answers@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Peter Griffiths

: The Saturday Play: The Franchise Affair

By Josephine Tey. The Franchise is a dark and ugly house on the outskirts of the village, inhabited by two women who keep themselves to themselves. When they are accused of abducting and torturing a young girl, people begin to take notice, and local solicitor Robert Blair finds himself involved in the most extraordinary case of his life.
Producer/Director Ellen Dryden


Unknown: Josephine Tey.
Unknown: Robert Blair
Director: Ellen Dryden
Josephine Tey: Alison Skilbeck
Marion: Tessa Peake-Jones
Mrs Sharpe: Margaret Tyzack
Robert: Ben Daniels
Kevin: Aldan McArdle
Insp Grant: Steven McNicoll
Betty: Emily Pennant-Rea
Nevil: Guy Fearon
Stanley: Samuel Jones
Rose: Francesca Dymond
Gladys: Laura Rees
Chadwick: Jonathan Dryden Taylor
Mrs Chadwick: Leila Hackett
Miles: Sam Parks

: 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 Carolyn Quinn. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Carolyn Quinn.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Film Programme

Francine Stock talks to animator Nick Park and actress Helena Bonham Carter about the latest Wallace and Gromit film, Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, due to be released in the UK in mid-October. Producer Sally Spurring


Unknown: Nick Park
Unknown: Helena Bonham Carter

: 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 Gabriel Gbadamosi , Louise Doughty and Terence Blacker review the cultural highlights of the week. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Gabriel Gbadamosi
Unknown: Louise Doughty
Unknown: Terence Blacker
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Air Mail

4/15. Every week, an international writer reflects on the latest developments - political, cultural and social - in their part of the world. Today's guest is Farish Noor , who writes on Malaysian political and religious matters. Producer Sue Ellis Repeated from 5.45am


Unknown: Farish Noor

: The Archive Hour: America's Barefoot Refugees

In the 1930s, thousands of American farmers fled their drought-ridden and Depression-ravaged homelands of Oklahoma and Arkansas for
California, where they hoped to find a better life. What they did find was exploitation and more misery, as memorably chronicled by John Steinbeck in his novel The Grapes of Wrath. Two young academics recorded the stories and music of these all-American refugees, and it is their first-hand accounts of events that can be heard in this programme. Producer Jolyon Jenkins


Unknown: John Steinbeck
Producer: Jolyon Jenkins

: Classic Serial: Northanger Abbey

3/3. By Jane Austen. Catherine's suspicions about the tyrannical General Tilney grow and she is determined to to discover the secrets of Northanger Abbey. Dramatised by Dominic Power.
Music by Peter Wiegold ; Producer/Director Pam Fraser Solomon Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Jane Austen.
Dramatised By: Dominic Power.
Music By: Peter Wiegold
Director: Pam Fraser Solomon
Jane Austen: Amanda Root
Catherine: Emily Wachter
Henry: David Harewood
General Tilney: John Shrapnel
Eleanor: Saskia Reeves
Mr Morland: Gerard McDermott
Mrs Morland: Susan Jameson
Mrs Allen: Julia McKenzie
Isabella: Claire Skinner
James: Shiv Grewal

: The Moral Maze

1/11. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which Steven Rose , Ian Hargreaves , Claire Fox and Clifford Longley cross-examine expert witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news.
Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Steven Rose
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Clifford Longley

: Brain of Britain

9/17. Another round of the general knowledge quiz, with contestants from the north of England.
Hosted by Robert Robinson. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Robert Robinson.

: Poetry Please

2/8. The natural world, including some of the winners of BBC Origin's Wildlife Magazine poetry competition, is this week's theme. Presented by Roger McGough , read by Susan Jameson , Bill Wallis and the poets themselves. Repeated from Sunday


Presented By: Roger McGough
Read By: Susan Jameson
Read By: Bill Wallis

: Autumn Anthology

2/5. A miscellany of stories from new and established radio writers.
Twenty Gods and the Pomegranate Seeds
A family story begins with a marriage in Uganda and continues with the handing on of a treasure in London. Written by Azmeena Ladha , and read by Renu Brindle. Producer Sara Davies


Written By: Azmeena Ladha
Read By: Renu Brindle.
Producer: Sara Davies

: News

: Write On

: News

: The Ticket

: News; Play of the Week

Ipi Zombi
By Brett Bailey. A reworking of a successful stage play, recorded on location in South Africa, based on the horrific events in the aftermath of a school bus accident


Unknown: Brett Bailey.

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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.

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