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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Bishop George Stack.


Unknown: George Stack.

: Hidden Treasures

3/5. Scott's Grotto. In a 1960s suburban street at Ware in Hertfordshire, Lucinda Lambton finds an 18th-century grotto built by a Quaker poet. Producer Peter Everett


Unknown: Lucinda Lambton
Producer: Peter Everett

: News Briefing

: Papers

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Exploring rural life in the UK.
Producer Gabi Fisher Extended


Producer: Gabi Fisher

: Farming Today This Week

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Steve Peacock


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
7.20 Yesterday in Parliament With Mark D'Arcy.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Brian Draper.
8.51 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Mark D'Arcy.
Unknown: Brian Draper.

: Home Truths

David Stafford takes a wry look at the foibles of family life. Producer Kevin Dawson ShortenedrepeatonMondayatiipm
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) email: home.truths9bbc.co.uk


Unknown: David Stafford
Producer: Kevin Dawson Shortenedrepeatonmondayatiipm

: Excess Baggage

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


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Harry Parker

: The Eureka Years

2/3. 1901. Tarmac, the electrocardiogram, and the Texas oil industry all made a splash in 1901, as did the first Royal Navy submarine, built with every secrecy at Barrow and launched "as an experiment" without ceremony on 2 October. But why did the Navy consider the submarine an un-British way to wage war, and how did the sanitary arrangements threaten to undermine the superiority of the officer class? Presenter Adam Hart-Davis explores spectacular years from the maelstrom of mad, bad and dangerous thinking. Producer John Byrne


Presenter: Adam Hart-Davis
Producer: John Byrne

: Week in Westminster

2/11. Jackie Ashley of The Guardian reflects on the week in politics. Editor Marie Jessel


Unknown: Jackie Ashley
Editor: Marie Jessel

: From Our Own Correspondent

A lively collection of dispatches from the BBC s foreign correspondents, 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] (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 money advice and the latest news from the world of personal finance, with Paul Lewis.
Producer Jessica Laugharne Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis.
Producer: Jessica Laugharne

: The Now Show

5/7. Steve Punt , Hugh Dennis and the team with topical satire, Sketches and songs. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis

: News

: Any Questions?

3/13. Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Hertford puts questions to a panel that includes author Frederick Forsyth , Lord Falconer and Dame Shirley Williams. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Frederick Forsyth
Unknown: Dame Shirley Williams.

: Any Answers?

Listeners' calls and emails taken by Jonathan Dimbleby in response to Any Questions. Producer Lisa Jenkinson
PHONE: [number removed] (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: Lisa Jenkinson

: The Saturday Play: Beware of the Trains

Sometime in the 1920s, in a compartment of the Glasgow-to-London sleeping-car express, two men and a woman exchange stories about strange railway crimes. But the travellers become aware that another story is emerging - one in which they are all involved and which is hurtling to an extraordinary conclusion. A drama by John Taylor , based on stories by VL Whitechurch and M McD Bodkin. Producer/Director John Taylor


Unknown: John Taylor
Director: John Taylor
Woman: Haydn Gwynne
Cleric: Robert Daws
Man: John McGlynn
Godfrey: Anton Lesser
Thorpe: Desmond Barrlt
Kilmartin: Howard Ward

: The Musical Side of the Family

2/3. in 1974, Alexander Solzhenitsyn was forced to leave the USSR for a new life in rural Vermont. His son Stephan remembers an idyllic childhood there, helping his mother with the Nobel Prizewinner's latest writings and growing up with his brother Ignat, now one of America's most acclaimed young concert pianists. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Alexander Solzhenitsyn

: 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

: Under the Influence

Matthew Parris looks at the tradition of heavy drinking in British political life: how some politicians have succumbed to the ravages of alcohol while others seem to have thrived despite their habit, and whether attitudes are now changing in the modern House of Commons. Producer Rachel Wright Repeated on Thursday 2 February


Unknown: Matthew Parris
Producer: Rachel Wright

: Saturday PM

News and analysis with Carolyn Quinn.


Presenter: Carolyn Quinn
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Film Programme

Christopher Tookey discusses the film Munich with Steven Spielberg 's long-time producing partner Kathleen Kennedy. He is also joined by rapper-turned-actor 50 Cent. Producer Timothy Prosser
See also Munich: Operation Bayonet on Monday at 11.20pm on BBC2, and Munich: Mossad's Revenge on Thursday at 10pm on Channel 4 Agents of death: page 25


Unknown: Christopher Tookey
Unknown: Steven Spielberg
Unknown: Kathleen Kennedy.
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: 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

: Profile

3/15. A focus on an individual in the news, presented by a journalist with specialist knowledge of this week's mover and shaker. Producer Emma Rippon Repeated tomorrow at 5.40pm


Producer: Emma Rippon

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and his guests review the cultural highlights Of the week. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: The Archive Hour: Fastnet

The veteran broadcaster and transatlantic yachtsman David Lomax employs the BBC's sound archive to retell the story of the Fastnet Race 1979 - the worst disaster in ocean-racing history. Producer Isobel Eaton


Unknown: David Lomax
Producer: Isobel Eaton

: Classic Serial: The Fountain Overflows

1/6. Rebecca West 's story of childhood, seen through the eyes of Rose, a girl struggling to comprehend life with a brilliant father who gambles away all his money on the stock exchange, and a highly-strung mother who has sacrificed her career as a pianist to bring up Rose, her sisters Mary and Cordelia, and her much-loved brother Richard. The family is constantly threatened with ruin, but Rose and Mary have dedicated their lives to music.
Unfortunately, so has Cordelia. Dramatised by Robin Brooks.
Producers Claire Grove and Cherry Cookson ; Director Martin Jenkins Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Rebecca West
Dramatised By: Robin Brooks.
Producers: Claire Grove
Producers: Cherry Cookson
Director: Martin Jenkins
Rose: Emma Fielding
Mama: Stella Gonet
Papa: Dermot Crowley
Young Rose: Tessa Montague
Cordelia: Clare Corbett
Mary: Sophie Roberts
Rosamund: Ayesha Antoine
Kate: Liz Sadovy
Miss Beevor: Liz Sadovy
Constance: Sandy Walsh
Mrs McKechnie: Sandy Walsh
Jock: Crawford Logan
Richard: Callum Williams
Kate's brother: John Cummins
cabbie: John Cummins

: Great Debates

3/3. Dr Martin Luther King v Malcolm X: the Nature of Struggle. Dr Martin Luther King advocated non-violent resistance, while Malcolm X defended the use of any means necessary. Allan Little chairs a debate in front of an invited audience in Birmingham. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Dr Martin Luther King
Unknown: Allan Little

: Masterteam

7/13. Peter Snow welcomes another two teams to radio's intriguing general knowledge quiz. Repeated from Monday

: Poetry Please

3/8. The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. Trevor Peacock reads Samuel Taylor Coleridge 's epic story of a nightmare voyage as told by the Ancient Mariner, whose killing of an albatross brings misfortune on the ship and all its crew. Presented by Roger McGough. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Trevor Peacock
Unknown: Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Presented By: Roger McGough.

: Walking Stories

5/5. The Pedestrian. There will come a time when we won't be allowed to walk - by order of the authorities.
David Horovitch reads Ray Bradbury 's short story, the last in a series celebrating literary pedestrians. Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: David Horovitch
Unknown: Ray Bradbury
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: News

: Write On

: News

: The Ticket

: News

Play of the Week: Award Winners -
Truckin'Maggie. Bill Bailey and Anton Lesser star in Diane Ney's story

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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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