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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

Presented by Archbishop Peter Smith.


Unknown: Peter Smith.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Mark D'Arcy and Rachel Hooper.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Anne Atkins.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Mark D'Arcy
Unknown: Rachel Hooper.
Unknown: Anne Atkins.

: Unreliable Evidence

7/8. Appointing the Judges. A new Judicial Appointments Commission has been set up to choose the next generation of judges in England and Wales. This independent body will be looking for candidates from outside the traditional white, middle-class, male gene pool. Clive Anderson and his guests discuss the question of the danger of appointing for reasons other than pure merit. And will the lay members be qualified to select the best judges? Producer Brian King Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Clive Anderson

: Views of Empire

2/5. A View from Hong Kong. Flicking through school history books, former resident of Hong Kong Dr Steve Tsang finds out what the former colony was taught about its part in the Empire. And how is the history of Hong Kong now taught by its new rulers? Producer VibekeVenema

: Book of the Week: Brain Matters

2/5. In Katrina Firlik 's book about what neurosurgery currently can and cannot do, she describes the major rites of passage in her training. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Katrina Firlik

: Daily Service

Led by the Rt Rev Nigel McCulloch. Holy Spirit, Truth
Divine (Cottsei dank). John 15, vv20-27. If Ye Love Me (Tallis). There's a Spirit in the Air (Lauds). Director of music Barry Rose. Organist Greg Morris.


Unknown: Nigel McCulloch.
Organist: Barry Rose.
Organist: Greg Morris.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Childless The Woman's Hour drama. 2/5. Eggs and Chickens by Helen Griffin. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Helen Griffin.

: Nature

Arabian Leopard. Wild-cat conservationist Tessa McGregor visits Oman in search of one of the world's rarest felines the Arabian leopard. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Tessa McGregor

: Second City Comedy Central

1/2. The Second City in Chicago is arguably the most famous and influential comedy club in the world. People who got their start there went on to make films like
Animal House and Wayne's World as well as countless TV shows.John Bird examines how a theatre project became a comedy behemoth. Producer James Crawford


Unknown: John Bird
Producer: James Crawford

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs, presented by John Waite and Peter White. Including at 12.30 Call You and Yours.
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than ap per minute) Lines open from 10am


Presented By: John Waite
Presented By: Peter White.

: The World at One

Presented by Shaun Ley.


Presented By: Shaun Ley.

: The Roadie's Tale

Behind the scenes at every gig and concert is a wonderful collection of personalities; the unsung heroes whose lives are dedicated to making it happen. Nick Barraclough goes on the road with the Buzzcocks and offers a warts-and-all glimpse into the secret, subterranean world of their crew. With contributions from the Buzzcocks, Bruce Dickinson , Andy Kershaw and Mark Radcliffe among others. Producer Nick Barraclough Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm Behind the Scenes: page 127


Unknown: Nick Barraclough
Unknown: Bruce Dickinson
Unknown: Andy Kershaw
Unknown: Mark Radcliffe
Producer: Nick Barraclough

: Afternoon Play: Duty

The Norwegian writer Henrik Ibsen fears he may have written his last play, until he receives a mysterious letter from a young woman. A play to mark the 100th anniversary of Ibsen's death. By Michael Butt.
Producer/Director Marc Beeby


Unknown: Henrik Ibsen
Unknown: Michael Butt.
Director: Marc Beeby
Henrik Ibsen: Geoffrey Whitehead
Susannah Ibsen: Elizabeth Bell
Sigurd Ibsen: Bertie Carvel
Dr Evard: John Rowe
Emilie Bardach: Tracy Wiles
Bergliot: Emily Wachter
Anna: Emily Wachter
Boy: Tom Fisher

: Making History

6/13. Sue Cook and the experts examine listeners' historical puzzles and passions. Producer Nick Patrick ADDRESS: [address removed] email: making.history@bbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute)


Producer: Nick Patrick

: Brighton Rocks

2/5. Eloquent Bones. By Cathy Feeny , read by Geoffrey Whitehead. When, by chance, Dr Gideon Mantell comes across a "huge" fossilised tooth, he is taken on a journey that will lead to him becoming one of the great forgotten men of science. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Cathy Feeny
Read By: Geoffrey Whitehead.
Unknown: Dr Gideon Mantell

: This Sceptred Isle: Empire

72/90. Death of the Queen Empress. The 20th century was brand new and the Boer War was still going on when Victoria died. It seemed like the end of an era - and it was. By Christopher Lee. Readings by Jack Davenport. Joss Ackland and Rupert Degas. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Christopher Lee.
Unknown: Jack Davenport.
Unknown: Joss Ackland
Unknown: Rupert Degas.

: Word of Mouth

8/8. Michael Rosen looks at the words we use and how we play with them. Producer Mark Smalley Repeated Sunday 8.30pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Mark Smalley

: Great Lives

8/10. Tamara Karsavina. Broadcaster and agony aunt
Anna Raeburn nominates the ballerina Tamara Karsavina for great-life status. Karsavina was the leading female dancer in Diaghilev's Ballets Russes until 1922 and her partnership with Nijinsky created many of ballet's greatest roles. In England she coached Margot Fonteyn and created parts for Frederick Ashton. Anna Raeburn explains to Matthew Parris why Karsavina still lives for her. Producer Tim Dee Repeated on Friday at 11pm


Unknown: Tamara Karsavina.
Unknown: Anna Raeburn
Unknown: Tamara Karsavina
Unknown: Margot Fonteyn
Unknown: Frederick Ashton.
Unknown: Anna Raeburn
Unknown: Matthew Parris
Producer: Tim Dee

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: Revolting People

4/6. Samuel, McGurk and the others flee to England but their escaped is hindered when they are captured by pirates with very poor people skills. Comedy written by and starring Andy Hamilton and Jay Tarses.
Producer/Director Paul Mayhew-Archer


[Writer]: Andy Hamilton
[Writer]: Jay Tarses.
Director: Paul Mayhew-Archer
Sgt McGurk: Andy Hamilton
Samuel: Jay Tarses
Capt Brimshaw: James Fleet
Mary: Julia Hills
Joshua: Tony Maudsley
Svensson: Hugh Dennis
Captain Bloodbath: Michael Fenton Stevens
Frank: Philip Pope

: The Archers Alistair tells Shula some home truths.

For cast see page 36 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including an interview with writer Will Self, whose new novel imagines a future religion based on the rants of a London taxi driver. Producer Aasiya Lodhi


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Aasiya Lodhi

: Childless

2/5. Eggs and Chickens. An insight into the mind of a 42-year-old single woman for whom the biological clock has turned into a biological time bomb. By Helen Griffin.
Director Marina Caldarone For further details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Helen Griffin.
Director: Marina Caldarone
Alison: Elry Thomas
Diane: Victoria Little

: File on 4

New series 1/11. Iraqi security forces have been supplied with weapons in complex arms deals involving the US and UK. But in a country awash with millions of small arms and a thriving black market. Allan Urry examines concerns that guns destined for soldiers and police are being diverted to insurgents, for use against British and American troops. Producer Gregor Stewart Repeated Sunday 5pm


Unknown: Allan Urry
Producer: Gregor Stewart

: In Touch

News of interest to blind and partially sighted people. presented by Peter White. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Presented By: Peter White.
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Case Notes

3/9. Jaw Problems. Whether it be clicking, clenching or muscular pain, 70 per cent of us will encounter jaw joint problems. Teeth grinding, or Bruxism, is common during sleep, causing headaches, dental problems or face pain. Dr Mark Porter investigates these problems and also discovers the latest treatments for jaw cancer. Producer Erika Wright Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter
Producer: Erika Wright

: Unreliable Evidence

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

Presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Black Swan Green

2/10. Hangman. Jason has developed many strategies for hiding his stammer, but now he's facing an ordeal he can't duck. By David Mitchell. For details see yesterday


Unknown: David Mitchell.

: Down the Line

4/6. Continuing the provocative phone-in show, hosted DJ Gary Bellamy. Producer Lucy Armitage


Unknown: Gary Bellamy.
Producer: Lucy Armitage

: Today in Parliament

The day's events in Westminster. With David Wilby.


Unknown: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: Brain Matters

2/5. By Katrina Firlik. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Katrina Firlik.

: Analysis

: News

: The Word

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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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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