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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

Presented by Archbishop Peter Smith.


Unknown: Peter Smith.

: Shadows on the Landscape

5/5. The Great Bustard. The great bustard is back on Salisbury Plain after a 130-year absence. Dylan Winter reports on this reintroduction of the heaviest flying bird. 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.
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
7.20 Yesterday in Parliament Presented by Mark D'Arcy.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Brian Draper.
8.51 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Presented By: Mark D'Arcy.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Brian Draper.

: Home Truths

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


Unknown: David Stafford
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: Excess Baggage

Sandi Toksvig explores the adventures, frustrations and joys of travel. Producer Harry Parker
Sandi Toksvig on the Eurovision Song Contest: page 25


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

: LA Stories

2/3. The Pilot. The guide to the inner workings of the American television industry continues with Paul Jackson exploring the unique phenomenon of the pilot season the two-month period when all the networks and many of the cable companies make their pilots, all at the same time.
Tom Spezialy , producer of Desperate Housewives, and Rick Ludwin , the executive who helped create Seinfeld, reveal the logistical nightmare involved. Producer Paul Kobrak


Unknown: Paul Jackson
Unknown: Tom Spezialy
Unknown: Rick Ludwin
Producer: Paul Kobrak

: Week in Westminster

4/12. A look at the week's political events, with Peter Riddell of The Times. Editor Peter Mulligan


Unknown: Peter Riddell
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. 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 tne world of personal finance, with Paul Lewis.
Producer Jessica Laugharne Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis.
Producer: Jessica Laugharne

: The Now Show

7/8. Steve Punt , Hugh Dennis and the team satirise the week's news. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Caterham, Surrey, puts questions on the issues or the week to a panel that includes shadow Housing Minister Michael Gove, writer Frederick Forsyth, and the Warden of New College, Oxford, Alan Ryan. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Michael Gove
Unknown: Frederick Forsyth.
Unknown: Alan Ryan.

: 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: Put Money in Thy Purse

In 1949 the Irish stage star Michael MacLiammoir made his cinematic debut as lago in Orson Welles's Othello. His diary of the process, dramatised here by Peter G Morgan , is a hilarious chronicle of chaos, financial crises, endless travel - and flashes of directorial genius.
Director Alison Hindell


Unknown: Michael MacLiammoir
Unknown: Peter G Morgan
Director: Alison Hindell
Michael: Simon Callow
Orson Welles: Don Warrington
Hilton: Don McCorkindale
Fay: Rachel Atkins
Bob: Andrew Wincott
Suzanne: Lynne Seymour

: Why Is the 1812 So Popular

Tchaikovsky considered it to have "no artistic merit", but the 1812 Overture has become his most popular piece.
Alasdair Malloy finds out from players and the conductor Barry Wordsworth how those bangs and effects are coordinated at the piece's climax without danger to players and audience. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Alasdair Malloy
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth

: 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

International news and analysis, including the sport headlines, presented by Carolyn Quinn. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Carolyn Quinn.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: A World in Your Ear

8/9 How do radio stations round the world cover health issues? Rosie Goldsmith listens to a report from China on autism, a health phone-in show from Jamaica and, from Australia, the story of a mentally ill patient who uses painting as therapy. Producer Rosie Goldsmith


Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith
Producer: Rosie Goldsmith

: 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

4/8. Two poets and a composer combine to create this week's fictional response to a story currently in the news. Producer Susan Roberts Repeated tomorrow at 5.40pm


Producer: Susan Roberts

: 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: Down Your Way Revisited

Down Your Way was one of Britain's longest-running radio series. It started in 1946 when BBC producer Leslie Perowne hit on the idea of spinning out a popular-music programme on the Home Service with short interviews with members of the public. The idea was an instant success, and Down Your Way became a staple of the radio schedules for decades. At the height of its success in the 1950s it was attracting ten million listeners a week. Cultural historian Professor Jeffrey Richards argues that it portrayed a "heritage Britain", intent on preserving the past, and provided listeners with a reassurance that. despite all appearances to the contrary, nothing would ever really change in their green and pleasant land. Producer Libby Cross


Producer: Leslie Perowne
Unknown: Professor Jeffrey Richards
Producer: Libby Cross

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

2/2. By HG Wells. For the sake of Helen, Kipps tries to adapt himself to the baffling ritual of a Folkestone tea, where the middle-class residents play an anagram parlour game and an unexpected encounter shatters everything. Dramatised by Mike Walker.
Producer/Director John Taylor Repeated from Sunday


Dramatised By: Mike Walker.
Director: John Taylor
Kipps: Bryan Dick
Helen: Lesley Vickerage
Mrs Walshingham: Deborah Findlay
Ann: Sinead Matthews
Coote: Julian Rhind-Tutt
Chitterlow: Robert Whitelock
Sid: Simon Balfour
Uncle: Donald Sumpter

: What Is Left? What Is Right?

2/2. What Is Right? A debate exploring the apparently relentless trend of politics towards the centre asks whether right-wing ideologies still have any role in mainstream British political life. Recorded before an audience at the Centre for Policy Studies, The Spectator editor Matthew D'Ancona asks a panel of self-proclaimed right-wing ideologues and Conservative Party modernisers, including, respectively, Lord Tebbit and Theresa May, if anything remains of the Right.
(Repeated from Wednesday)


Presenter: Matthew D'Ancona
Panellist: Lord Tebbitt
Panellist: Theresa May

: Counterpoint

11/13. The second semi-final of the eclectic music quiz. Chaired by Ned Sherrin. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Ned Sherrin.

: Poetry Please

2/9. In the company of poets William Cowper, Robert Browning and CP Cavafy, Roger McGough travels hopefully and arrives at some interesting poetry destinations.
(Repeated from Sunday)


Presenter: Roger McGough

: Sleepers

5/5. At the End of the Day. A man returning home from Glasgow to Euston carries a strange gift for his newborn daughter. Another story set onboard an overnight train. Written by Andrew O'Hagan. Read by Paul Blair. Producer Eilidh McCreadie


Written By: Andrew O'Hagan.
Read By: Paul Blair.
Producer: Eilidh McCreadie

: One Planet

: News; BBC World Drama

Family Cover. By Jonathan Holloway. A family holiday to Sweden goes tragically wrong when Alisdair McNair is found dead at a remote beauty spot


Unknown: Jonathan Holloway.
Unknown: Alisdair McNair

: 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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