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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Mark Coffey.


Unknown: Mark Coffey.

: The Animals' VC

2/5. The Cat among the Pigeons. Simon was the cat on board HMS
Amethyst when, in 1949, he became caught up in what was to become known as the Yangtze Incident in China. Dylan Winter finds out how Simon's companionship and rat-catching skills ensured him a place in history - and a PDSA medal. Producer Sheena Duncan


Producer: Sheena Duncan

: News Briefing

: Papers

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Richard Uridge takes a dusk-till-dawn journey around the Isle of Mull with landscape photographer Colin Prior.
Producer Benjamin Chesterton Extended


Unknown: Richard Uridge
Unknown: Colin Prior.
Producer: Benjamin Chesterton

: Farming Today This Week

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly. producer MoiraHickey


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
7.20 Yesterday in Parliament With Mark D'Arcy.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
With Garry Richardson in Melbourne.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Rob Marshall.
8.51 Yesterday in Parliament With Mark DArcy.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Mark D'Arcy.
Unknown: Garry Richardson
Unknown: Rob Marshall.
Unknown: Mark Darcy.

: Home Truths

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


Unknown: David Stafford
Producer: Kevin Dawson

: Excess Baggage

John McCarthy explores the adventures, frustrations and joys Of travel. Producer Harry Parker


Unknown: John McCarthy
Producer: Harry Parker

: Lenny and Will

"My first experience of Shakespeare was reading it out in class and none of us understanding it. And we only got it when we saw the Zeffirelli film of Romeo and Juliet and realised - oh, it's a story! Why didn't he say that!"
Starting at the recreated Globe Theatre in London, Lenny Henry takes a journey of discovery through the plays to find out why the Bard is put on a pedestal. He's joined by leading figures in the theatre, including Adrian Lester, Judi Dench, Peter Hall, Trevor Nunn, Barry Rutter, Dominic Dromgoole and Patsy Rodenburg.

Lenny Henry explains why Shakespeare rocks: page 117


Presenter: Lenny Henry
Unknown: Adrian Lester
Unknown: Judi Dench
Unknown: Peter Hall
Unknown: Trevor Nunn
Unknown: Barry Rutter
Unknown: Dominic Dromgoole
Unknown: Patsy Rodenburg
Producer: Simon Elmes

: The Week in Westminster

9/11. Steve Richards reflects on the week in politics.
Editor Peter Mulligan


Unknown: Steve Richards
Editor: Peter Mulligan

: From Our Own Correspondent

A lively collection of dispatches from the BBC s foreign correspondents, who report on 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 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

The latest news from the world of personal finance, with Paul Lewis. Producer Jennifer Clarke Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis.
Producer: Jennifer Clarke

: The News Quiz ,

7/8. Simon Hoggart presides over the topical panel game. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Simon Hoggart

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Loughborough, Leicestershire, puts questions to MPs Ken Clarke and Gerald Kaufman, and MEP Nigel Farage.
Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Ken Clarke
Unknown: Gerald Kaufman
Unknown: Nigel Farage.

: 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(5bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: The Saturday Play: Prince Unleashed

A modern-day fairy tale for young people and adults of all ages from Robert Forrest. Holly has become a strange and silent little girl. Living unhappily with her Aunty Isa and her drunken Uncle Dave, she is determined to escape with the help of her dog Prince. But Prince is dead, and when he returns from the happy hunting grounds to sort things out once and for all, Holly is alarmed to find he is not the obedient pedigree playmate he once was.
Producer Lu Kemp ; Director Dougie Irvine


Unknown: Robert Forrest.
Producer: Lu Kemp
Director: Dougie Irvine
Holly: Helen McAlpine
Cal: Steven Ritchie
Prince: Steven Cartwrlght
Isa: Barbara Rafferty
Dave: Jimmy Chlsholm

: Soul Music

4/4. Widor's Toccata. Ever since Widor's Toccata was used at two Royal weddings this organ piece has become a firm favourite. Organist Thomas Trotter dispels the myths about playing it, Daniel Roth explains what it's like to be Widor's successor as organist at St Sulpice in Paris, and record producer Simon Cooper talks about hearing a version of the piece that led him to become a composer himself. Repeated from Tuesday


Organist: Thomas Trotter
Unknown: Daniel Roth
Talks: Simon Cooper

: 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@bbc.co.uk
BBC AUDIO: 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
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Saturday PM

News and sport, with Carolyn Quinn.


Presenter: Carolyn Quinn
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Bottom Line

5/5. Four people with big-business vision join Evan Davis for lively conversation about what's important to consumers and businesses. Producer Neil Koenig


Unknown: Evan Davis
Producer: Neil Koenig

: Loose Ends

Another eclectic mix of conversation, comedy and music, with Ned Sherrin and his guests.
Producers Simon Clancy and Cathie Mahoney


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producers: Simon Clancy
Producers: Cathie Mahoney

: Profile

12/16. A spotlight on an individual in the news, featuring interviews and archive material.
Producer Anna Raphael Repeated tomorrow at 5.40pm


Producer: Anna Raphael

: 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: Fifty Years of the EnglishStage Company

It is said that the story of the Royal Court Theatre is also the history of the British contemporary stage.
Starting with the founding of the Company in the mid-1950s, comedian, director, actor and writer
Ken Campbell presents this trip through British 20th-century drama to look at how the Royal Court achieved its international reputation. Featuring new interviews with Bill Gaskill , Edward Bond , Ann Jellicoe , Arnold Wesker , David Hare and Stephen Daldry. Producer Karen Rose


Unknown: Ken Campbell
Unknown: Bill Gaskill
Unknown: Edward Bond
Unknown: Ann Jellicoe
Unknown: Arnold Wesker
Unknown: David Hare
Unknown: Stephen Daldry.
Producer: Karen Rose

: Classic Serial: Passing

2/2. The beguiling Clare Kendry , still successfully passing for white, has infiltrated herself into Irene's home and into black society. But the gloss of charm that has enabled
Clare to become popular and admired conceals a seam of darkness that threatens to shake Irene's ordinary, happy life to its foundations. By Nella Larsen , dramatised by Annie Caulfield.
Saxophonist Adam Waldmann ; Producer/Director Marina Caidarone Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Clare Kendry
Unknown: Nella Larsen
Dramatised By: Annie Caulfield.
Unknown: Adam Waldmann
Director: Marina Caidarone
Narrator: Bonnie Greer
Irene: Andrea Harris
Brian: Paterson Joseph
Clare: Nicole Charles
John: Martin McDougall
Hugh: Robert Jezek
Gertrude: Tanya Moodie
Dave: Harold Finlay

: The Moral Maze

9/10. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which
Melanie Phillips , Steven Rose , Clifford Longley and Michael Portillo cross-examine expert witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Steven Rose
Unknown: Clifford Longley
Unknown: Michael Portillo

: Budget Statement

On behalf of the Scottish National Party.

: Counterpoint

3/13. The eclectic music quiz chaired by Ned Sherrin. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Ned Sherrin.

: Sappho - the Tenth Muse

Poet Jackie Kay travels to Oxford on the trail of the ancient Greek poet described by Plato as the tenth muse - Sappho of Lesbos. With Dr Margaret Reynolds ,
Dr Martin West and Josephine Balmer. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Jackie Kay
Unknown: Dr Margaret Reynolds
Unknown: Dr Martin West
Unknown: Josephine Balmer.

: Lent Talks

3/6. Via Dolorosa - Garden of Gethsemane. Another talk for Lent recorded in Jerusalem. Father Jamal Khader, chair of religious studies at Bethlehem University, reflects on suffering and hope at the place where Jesus struggled with his fate. Repeated from Wednesday

: World Today

: News

: Write On

: News

: The Ticket

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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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