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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

Presented by the Rev Stephen Shipley.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.

: Shadows on the Landscape

4/5. The Wild Boar. Travelling to the woods of East Sussex, Dylan Winter discovers how a growing population of free-living wild boar, descended from escapees from wild-boar farms in the late 1980s, are recolonising their old haunts. Producer Sheena Duncan


Producer: Sheena Duncan

: Open Country

Exploring rural life around Britain.
Producer Gabi Fisher Repeated on Thursday at 1.30pm


Producer: Gabi Fisher

: Farming Today This Week

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly. producer Chris impey


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 Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Brian Draper.
8.51 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
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 Karen Pirie
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) email: home.truths@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: David Stafford
Producer: Karen Pirie

: Excess Baggage .

Sandi Toksvig explores the adventures, frustrations and joys of travel, focusing on ethical tourism. Producer Harry Parker


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Harry Parker

: LA Stories

New series 1/3. The Pitch. Paul Jackson , who until recently was making programmes for American television, offers his guide to the inner workings of Los Angeles - the town where everybody knows somebody and everyone is hustling for a deal. Anthony Zuiker , the creator of C51, and Nicky Weinstock , the executive behind My Name Is Earl, are just two of the insiders who reveal what it takes to get a network to even consider your ideas. Producer Paul Kobrak


Unknown: Paul Jackson
Unknown: Anthony Zuiker
Unknown: Nicky Weinstock
Producer: Paul Kobrak

: Test Match Special

England v Sri Lanka
Live coverage of the third day's play in the First Test at
Lord's. With commentary by Jonathan Agnew ,
Henry Blofeld and Christopher Martin-Jenkins . Including at
1.00pm A View from the Boundary.
_ Producer Peter Baxter *approximate time


Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By: Henry Blofeld
Commentary By: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Week in Westminster

Jackie Ashley of The Guardian takes a look at the week s political events. Editor Marie Jessel


Unknown: Jackie Ashley
Editor: Marie Jessel

: 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 £16.99) including p&p. 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 Jennifer Clarke Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis.
Producer: Jennifer Clarke

: The Now Show

6/8 Steve Punt , Hugh Dennis and the team satirise the week's news in a mixture of stand-up, sketches and song. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Lancaster puts questions on the issues of the week to a panel that includes the Most Rev Peter Smith, Archbishop of Cardiff, director of the Institute of Ideas Claire Fox, policy director of the New Economics Foundation Andrew Simms, and former Conservative MP Tim Collins. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Peter Smith
Unknown: Andrew Simms
Unknown: Tim Collins.

: 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@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: The Saturday Play: Shell Shocked

The moving story of two brothers separated in the trenches of the First World War whose lives take very different paths. Written by Gregory Burke. Producer/Director Gaynor Macfarlane


Written By: Gregory Burke.
Director: Gaynor MacFarlane
Tommy: John Buick
Mr Leitch: Angus McLnnes
Mr Macleod: Paul Young
Pat: John Kielty
Maj Munro/Lord Bruce: Richard Greenwood
Billy/Doctor: Jordan Young

: Tinker, Tailor, Composer, Spy

Composer Elizabeth Poston is best known for her carol
Jesus Christ the Apple Tree, but during the Second World War she led a secret life, sending coded musical messages into occupied Europe under the cover of a job in the BBC World Service. Kenneth Shenton tells her story. Rptd from Tue


Unknown: Elizabeth Poston
Unknown: Jesus Christ
Unknown: Kenneth Shenton

: 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 headlines, presented by Carolyn Quinn.


Presenter: Carolyn Quinn
Editor: Peter Rippon

: A World in Your Ear

7/9. National Identity. Rosie Goldsmith listens in to what makes people feel they belong to a nation (or not). There's the Chinese student who decides to become Canadian; the Roma singer who uses hip-hop music to stake his claim to being a young Czech; native Americans grappling with how US federal policy affects them; and young Iraqi Kurds who've adopted Daddy Yankee's reggaeton song Gasolina as their national anthem. Producer Arlene Gregorious


Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith
Producer: Arlene Gregorious

: Loose Ends

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


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: From Fact to Fiction

3/8. A fictional work created by Georgia Fitch in response to an event in the week's news. Producer Marc Beeby Repeated tomorrow at 5.40pm


Producer: Marc Beeby

: 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: I'd Like to Teach the World to ...

The drive for self-improvement brought us Pelmanism, Charles Atlas and Teach Yourself Tap Dancing.
Nigel Warburton - whose grandfather Reg devised one of the first home learning guides to modern popular singing - looks back on a rich history of the autodidact. Producer Lindsay Leonard


Unknown: Charles Atlas
Unknown: Nigel Warburton
Producer: Lindsay Leonard

: Classic Serial: Kipps - the Story of a Simple Soul

1/2. By HG Wells. Raised in the respectable gloom of his uncle's shop, and looking forward to a career of unremitting drapery, Kipps finds his life changed by an astonishing bit of luck after being hit by a bicycle. Dramatised by Mike Walker.
Producer/Director John Taylor Repeated from Sunday


Dramatised By: Mike Walker.
Director: John Taylor
Kipps: Bryan Dick
Uncle: Donald Sumpter
Aunt: Deborah Findlay
Helen: Lesley Vlckerage
Shalford: Jonathan Keeble
Chitterlow: Robert Whitelock
Young Arthur: Myles Taylor
Young Sid: Jordan Clarke
Young Ann: Megan Jones

: What Is Left? What Is Right?

1/2. What Is Left? This debate, which explores the apparently relentless trend of politics towards the centre, asks whether left-wing ideologies still have any role in mainstream British political life. Recorded before an audience at the Institute for Public Policy Research,
The Guardian columnist Jonathan Freedland asks a panel of self-proclaimed left-wing ideologues and Labour Party modernisers if there is anything left of the left. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Jonathan Freedland

: Counterpoint

10/13. The first semi-final of the eclectic music quiz. Chaired by Ned Sherrin. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Ned Sherrin.

: Poetry Please

1/9. Roger McGough opens another series with a lucky dip into the bag containing listeners' requests. The readers are Sean Barrett , Elizabeth Bell and Jim Findley. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: Sean Barrett
Unknown: Elizabeth Bell
Unknown: Jim Findley.

: Sleepers

4/5. This Reporter. A reporter and his sound recordist are travelling through a war zone seeking a story for their next bulletin without fully understanding the unfolding situation. Another story set on board an overnight train. Written by Nick Walker. Read by Michael Feast. Producer Gaynor Macfarlane


Written By: Nick Walker.
Read By: Michael Feast.
Producer: Gaynor MacFarlane

: One Planet

: News; BBC World Drama

Madame Bitterfly and the Stockwell Diva. Written by Bernardine

: News

: The Ticket

: News

: The Interview

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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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