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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Ian Mackenzie.


Unknown: Ian MacKenzie.

: Air Mail

11/15. For details see repeat at 7.45pm and on Sunday at 5.40pm

: 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 Chris Impey


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

: Today

With John Humphrys and Carolyn Ouinn.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Carolyn Ouinn.

: Sports News

With Garry Richardson. and 8.25


Unknown: Garry Richardson.

: Thought for the Day

With the Rev Dr Giles Fraser.


Unknown: Dr Giles Fraser.

: Home Truths

Michael Rosen takes a wry look at the foibles of family life. Producer Dilly Barlow Shortened at 11pm PHONE: [number removed]234 email: home.truths@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Dilly Barlow

: Excess Baggage

Sandi Toksvig explores the adventures, frustrations and joys Of travel. Producer Harry Parker


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Harry Parker

: A Bright Light in the Night

Imagine a stretch of road lit up by your favourite western dreams - log cabins, teepees and cowboy rodeo signs. Joe Oueenan drives from Albuquerque to Las Vegas in pursuit of the history of the motel - gangsters, psychos and hot-pillow trade all allowed. Producer Miles Warde


Unknown: Joe Oueenan
Producer: Miles Warde

: Week in Westminster

7/10. Elinor Goodman discusses the week's political events. Editor Marie Jessel


Unknown: Elinor Goodman
Editor: Marie Jessel

: From Our Own Correspondent

A lively collection of dispatches from the BBC's foreign correspondents, who report on stories from their regions. Presented by Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant
RT DIRECT: From Our Own Correspondent, edited by Tony Grant , is available for £15.99 (RRP £16.99) including p&p or call [number removed]042 (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute)


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, with Paul Lewis.
Producer Louise Greenwood Repeated on Sunday at 9.00pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis.
Producer: Louise Greenwood

: The News Quiz

5/8. Francis Wheen , Alan Coren and special guests take a comedic tour through the top news stories of the week. Simon Hoggart is in the chair. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Francis Wheen
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Simon Hoggart

: News

: Any Questions?

12/16. Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Long Buckby, Northamptonshire, puts questions on the issues of the week to a panel that includes the leader of the House of Commons, Geoff Hoon , and Conservative leader candidate David Davies. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Geoff Hoon
Unknown: David Davies.

: Any Answers?

Listeners' calls and emails, taken by Jonathan Dimbleby , in response to Any Questions. Producer Peter Griffiths
PHONE: [number removed]0444 (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 12.30pm email: any.answers<Sbbc.co.uk


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Peter Griffiths

: The Saturday Play: The Dorabella Variation

A chance encounter on the Malvern Hills between an unsettled teenager and a famous ghost proves alarming and instructive to both. By Alick Rowe.
Producer/Director Celia de Wolff


Unknown: Alick Rowe.
Director: Celia de Wolff
Elgar: David Collings
Dora: Kate Maberly
Bridget: Jemma Redgrave
Luke: Jonathan Firth
Richard: Samuel Collinqs
Mrs Tilsley: Jean Trend

: Blowing the Music Away

1/3. Hurricane Katrina may have demolished the fabric of New Orleans but did it destroy its soul? For more than 200 years the city's music has been inextricably linked with its geography, climate and people. Stephen Evans travels to the Big Easy to look for its musical past, present and future. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Stephen Evans

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Martha Kearney. Producer Justine Willett ; Editor Jill Burridge EMAIL: womanshour(Sbbc.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: Justine Willett
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Saturday PM

News and sports headlines. Editor Peter Rippon


Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Film Programme

The actor Colin Firth and director Atom Egoyan talk to Francine Stock about their latest film, Where the Truth Lies. Producer Sally Spurring


Unknown: Colin Firth
Director: Atom Egoyan
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 are reviewed by Tom Sutcliffe and his guests Malorie Blackman , John Cole and Tim Marlow. Producer Anne-Marie Cole


Reviewed By: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Malorie Blackman
Unknown: John Cole
Unknown: Tim Marlow.
Producer: Anne-Marie Cole

: Air Mail

11/15. Every week an international writer reflects on the latest developments - political, cultural and social - in their part of the world. This weekend, French journalist Esther Leneman reflects on the state of secondary education in France.
Producer Arlene Gregorius Repeated from 5.45am


Unknown: Esther Leneman
Producer: Arlene Gregorius

: The Archive Hour: Following Wainwright

Walking enthusiast Mark Radcliffe discovers the life and legacy of Alfred Wainwright , fell-walker and creator of Britain's most famous series of walking guides.
Radcliffe takes these books as his starting point in an exploration of the man, his life and his achievements. On the way he interviews Hunter Davies , Wainwright's biographer; meets Chris Jesty , who has taken on the task of updating all of Wainwright's guides; and hears archive recordings of Wainwright himself, such as his appearance on Desert Island Discs, in which this most difficult of men preceded his record selections with the insistence that music has always been an irritation to him. Producer Geoff Bird


Unknown: Mark Radcliffe
Unknown: Alfred Wainwright
Unknown: Hunter Davies
Unknown: Chris Jesty
Producer: Geoff Bird

: Classic Serial: The Glittering Prizes

1/4. Frederic Raphael adapts his own novel following the fortunes of a group of students at Cambridge during the early 1950s. The common link between them is Adam Morris , whose ambivalence towards his Jewishness is reinforced as he makes new friends whose backgrounds are greatly different from his own, in particular Donald, his college room-mate.
Producer/Director Pete Atkin Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Frederic Raphael
Unknown: Adam Morris
Director: Pete Atkin
Adam: Jamie Glover
Barbara: Jemma Redgrave
Donald: Damian Lewis
Alan: Robert Bathurst
Dan: Benedict Cumberbatch
Mike: Dominic Hawksley
Henry/Ken/Denis: Rupert Deqas
Bill: Anton Lesser
Lady Frances: Lynsey Baxter
Lionel: Henry Goodman
Estelle: Elaine Claxton
Kenneth: Malcolm Sinclair
Francesca: Tara Summers

: The Moral Maze

8/11. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which Melanie Phillips , Professor Steven Rose , Claire Fox and Ian Hargreaves cross-examine expert witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Professor Steven Rose
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves

: Brain of Britain

16/17. The fourth semi-final of the nationwide general knowledge quiz, featuring the highest-scoring runners-up. With Robert Robinson in the chair.
Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Robert Robinson

: Adventures in Poetry

1/6. Peggy Reynolds returns with the series that explores a well-known poem and looks at how it became embedded in the collective consciousness.
Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley. Reynolds begins with Shelley's early 19th-century poem about the ruins of empires and the transience of power. Contributors include Shelley's biographer Richard Holmes and BBC foreigh correspondent Rageh Omar. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Peggy Reynolds
Unknown: Percy Bysshe Shelley.
Unknown: Richard Holmes
Unknown: Rageh Omar.

: Every Tongue Got to Confess

4/5. The Strangest Fruit. Now a successful businesswoman, Rhoda dreams of buying a farm where inner-city black kids can come and enjoy country life. But her visit to Chinaberry Farm makes it plain that the locals aren't going to welcome her plan with open arms. Another in this series of stories inspired by Zora Neale Hurston 's collection of folk tales. Written and read by Pauline Black. Producer Kate McAIKR )


Unknown: Zora Neale Hurston
Read By: Pauline Black.
Producer: Kate McAikr

: News

: Write On

: News

: The Ticket

: News; Play of the Week

Me by Judith Johnson. Wayne, a wayward black youth, and Jessica, an over-achieving, privileged white girl, suddenly become the mature voices of reason in a hostage situation


Unknown: Judith Johnson.

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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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