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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Most Rev Peter Smith , Archbishop of Cardiff.


Unknown: Peter Smith

: Air Mall

12/16. For details see repeat at 8.45pm

: News Briefing

: Papers

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

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


Producer: Gabi Fisher

: Farming Today This Week

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly. Producer chrisimpey


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
7.20 Yesterday in Parliament With Mark D'Arcy.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the DayWith the Rev Dr Johnston McMaster.
8.51 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Mark D'Arcy.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Dr Johnston McMaster.

: Home Truths

David Stafford takes a wry look at the foibles of family life. Producer Kevin Dawson Shortened at 11pm PHONE: [number removed]1234 (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p a minute) email: home.truths@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: David Stafford
Producer: Kevin Dawson

: Excess Baggage

Sandi Toksvig on the joys of travel. producer Harry Parker What Sandi Toksvig 's watching: page 36


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Harry Parker
Unknown: Sandi Toksvig

: Peter and the Wolf

The vivid pictures painted by Prokofiev's classic piece for children is explored by pianist and entertainer Rainer Hersch. With his light touch, Rainer talks to the narrators who plant the images in the minds of young audiences, including Richard Baker , Terry Wogan , Angela Rippon , Floella Benjamin and the daughter of Natalia Satz , the woman who encouraged Prokoviev to write it in the first place. Producer Tom Alban


Unknown: Rainer Hersch.
Unknown: Richard Baker
Unknown: Terry Wogan
Unknown: Angela Rippon
Unknown: Floella Benjamin
Unknown: Natalia Satz
Producer: Tom Alban

: Week in Westminster

8/10. Jackie Ashley of The Guardian discusses the week's political events. Producer Peter Mulligan


Unknown: Jackie Ashley
Producer: Peter Mulligan

: From Our Own Correspondent

The BBC's foreign correspondents 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 E15.99 (RRP E16.99) 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 Jessica Laugharne Repeated on Sunday at 9.00pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis.
Producer: Jessica Laugharne

: The News Quiz

6/8. Panellists wade through the top news stories of the week, with Simon Hoggart in the chair. Rptd from yesterday


Unknown: Simon Hoggart

: News

: Any Questions?

13/16. This week's panel includes Geoff Mulgan , director of the Young Foundation, and junior education minister and Labour peer Lord Adonis. With Jonathan Dimbleby. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Geoff Mulgan
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 (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 12.30pm email: any.answers@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Peter Griffiths

: The Saturday Play: Murder on the Leviathan

A murder-mystery romp, set in 1875, in which a bad-tempered Parisian detective investigates the crime of the century. His investigation takes him on the maiden voyage of the Leviathan, where he focuses his attentions on a small group of oddball passengers. Dramatised by John Dryden from the novel by Boris Akunin.
Music by Nick Russell-Pavier ; Producer/Director John Dryden


Dramatised By: John Dryden
Novel By: Boris Akunin.
Music By: Nick Russell-Pavier
Director: John Dryden
Gauche: Stephen Moore
Fandorin: Simon Robson
Prof Susskind/Aona: Andrew Sachs
DrTruffo: Richard Hope
Mrs Truffo: Sophie Stanton
Madam Kleber: Daisy Beaumont
Renier: Roger May
Clarissa: Clare Corbett
Fox: Nick Waring

: Blowing the Music Away

2/3. In the 19th century, New Orleans became the cultural capital of America. Stephen Evans travels to the Crescent City to find out how America's first original music came out Of adversity. Repeated from Tuesday

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Martha Kearney. Producer Justine Willett ; Editor JillBurridge 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: Justine Willett

: Saturday PM

With Nigel Wrench. Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Nigel Wrench.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Film Programme

A look at the latest film and DVD releases, with Francine Stock and her guests. Producer Sally Spurring


Unknown: Francine Stock

: Loose Ends

An 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

: The Archive Hour: Lennon - the Wenner Tapes

L. In the week of the 25th anniversary of his murder, an I in-depth portrait of John Lennon , told through the medium of Jann Wenner 's 1970 interview for Rolling
Stone. Lennon himself regarded it as the definitive record, documenting the Beatles' career and split with emotional, painstaking and, at times excruciating, detail. The audio archive for this programme is centred exclusively on Wenner's own tapes, which have never been broadcast before in this way. It also features new interviews with both Yoko (who sat beside John throughout) and Wenner, who look back on the interview and Lennon's state of mind at the time. There are no other contributors. Producer Simon Hollis Lennon remembered: page 20


Unknown: John Lennon
Unknown: Jann Wenner
Producer: Simon Hollis

: Saturday Review

The cultural highlights of the week are reviewed by Tom Sutcliffe and his guests. Producer Nicki Paxman


Reviewed By: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Air Mail

12/16. Every week an international writer reflects on the latest developments in their part of the world. Today
Malaysian academic Farish Noor writes on events in Asia. Producer Arlene Gregorius Repeated from 5.45am


Unknown: Farish Noor
Producer: Arlene Gregorius

: Classic Serial: The Glittering Prizes

2/4. Frederic Raphael adapts and narrates his own novel. The friends reach the end of their Cambridge careers and have to face up to life in the real world. Adam's apparent denial of his Jewishness upsets his family.
Producer/Director Pete Atkin Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Frederic Raphael
Director: Pete Atkin
Adam: Jamie Glover
Barbara: Jemma Redqrave
Alan: Robert Bathurst
Shirley: Alison Pettitt
Joyce/Mrs Wise: Serena Evans
Dan: Benedict Cumberbatch
Anna: Poppy Miller
Mike: Dominic Hawksley
Bill: Anton Lesser
Joann/Jill: Lachele Carl
Stephen: Geoffrey Palmer
Lionel: Henry Goodman
Naomi: Elaine Claxton
Denis/Ken: Rupert Degas
Bruno/Derek/Frank: Simon Greenall

: The Moral Maze

9/11. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which Melanie Phillips , Professor Steven Rose , Clifford Longley and Rosie Boycott 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: Clifford Longley
Unknown: Rosie Boycott

: Brain of Britain

17/17. The final of the nationwide general knowledge quiz. Chaired by Robert Robinson. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Robert Robinson.

: Adventures in Poetry

2/6. The Road Not Taken. Robert Frost 's poem is America's favourite verse. There it's held up as an example of rugged individualism. But some see this as a misinterpretation of an altogether more enigmatic message. Peggy Reynolds is joined by Jay Parini , Sean Street , Matt Harvey and Janet Street-Porter . Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Robert Frost
Unknown: Peggy Reynolds
Unknown: Jay Parini
Unknown: Sean Street
Unknown: Matt Harvey
Unknown: Janet Street-Porter

: Every Tongue Got to Confess

5/5. Mama Band the Devil. Mama B grew up in the islands where the church taught her how to stay out of the reach of the devil's mischief. Now that she lives in the city, how will she teach her sons to withstand the devil's temptations? A story inspired by Zora Neale Hurston 's collection of folk tales. Written by Patricia Cumper and read by Angela Wynter. Producer Kate McAII


Unknown: Zora Neale Hurston
Written By: Patricia Cumper
Read By: Angela Wynter.
Producer: Kate McAii

: News

: Write On

: News

: The Ticket

: News; Play of the Week: Much Ado about Nothing

1/2 by William Shakespeare. Comedy of the sexes centred on two would-be couples: Beatrice and Benedick and Claudio and Hero


Unknown: William Shakespeare.

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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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