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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Marjory Maclean.


Unknown: Marjory MacLean.

: The Next Darjeeling

4/5. March. Matthew Harvey visits Rex Ellis , once a tea grandee in Malawi and now adviser to the Boscowens, and looks around St Michael
Penkevil, the estate village that time forgot. producer Viv Beeby


Unknown: Matthew Harvey
Unknown: Rex Ellis
Unknown: St Michael
Producer: Viv Beeby

: Open Country

Exploring rural life around Britain.
Producer Sandra Sykes Repeated on Thursday at 1.30pm


Producer: Sandra Sykes

: Farming Today This Week

Presented by Sarah Mukherjee. producer Anne-Marie Bullock


Presented By: Sarah Mukherjee.
Producer: Anne-Marie Bullock

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
7.20 Yesterday in Parliament With Mark DArcy.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Martin Palmer.
8.51 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Mark Darcy.
Unknown: Martin Palmer.

: Home Truths

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


Unknown: David Stafford
Producer: Kevin Dawson

: Excess Baggage

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


Presenter: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Harry Parker

: School of Rock

2/3. From Glory Days to Disco. As entertainments secretary for the students' union at Leeds University in the early 1980s, Andy Kershaw booked bands such as the Clash and Iggy Pop. But the arrival of punk marked the downturn from the glory days of university gigs, and the advent of the DJ sealed their fate. Producer Marya Burgess


Unknown: Andy Kershaw
Producer: Marya Burgess

: international Cricket

England v Sri Lanka
Live coverage of the NatWest Series of one-day internationals begins at Lord's. With commentary by Jonathan Agnew , Henry Blofeld and Simon Mann with expert comments f rom Angus Fraser and Mike Gatting. Producer Peter Baxter approximatetime


Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By: Henry Blofeld
Commentary By: Simon Mann
Unknown: Angus Fraser
Unknown: Mike Gatting.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Week in Westminster

Elinor Goodman looks at this week's political events. Editor Marie Jessel


Unknown: Elinor Goodman
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 Grants 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 Grants

: Money Box

Impartial money advice and the latest news from the world of personal finance, with Paul Lewis. Producer Chris A'Court Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis.

: Armando lannucci's Charm Offensive

3/6. Armando lannucci hosts 30 minutes of topical comedy, chat and big, big fibs as he throws open his radio drop-in centre. With special guests. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Armando Lannucci

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Bishopthorpe in North Yorkshire puts questions to a panel that includes the shadow Foreign Secretary, William Hague , writer and broadcaster Mark Tully , and Liberal Democrat peer Lord Steel. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: William Hague
Unknown: Mark Tully

: Any Answers?

Listeners' calls and emails taken by Jonathan Dimbleby in response to Any Questions. Producer Lisa Jenkmson PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than Sp per minute) Lines open from 12.30pm: email: any.answers@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Lisa Jenkmson

: The Saturday Play. Quartermaine Terms

This funny and moving play by Simon Gray is set in a RT CHOICE school for teaching English to foreigners in the 1960s. It deals with the concerns of seven teachers over several years and in particular the progress of Quartermaine, a lonely man and an ineffective teacher. whose life, lived vicariously in the confines of a staff room, is dwindling away. Starring Michael Palin. Producer Catherine Bailey ; Director Maria AitKen


Play By: Simon Gray
Unknown: Michael Palin.
Producer: Catherine Bailey
Director: Maria Aitken
Quartermaine: Michael Palin
Anita: Francesca Faridany
Mark: James Fleet
Eddie: Clive Francis
Derek: Andrew Lincoln
Henry: David Yelland
Melanie: Harriet Walter

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Ritula Shah. Producer Justine Willett ; Editor Jill Burridge EMAIL: womanshourHibbc.co.uk RT DIRECT: Woman's Hour; a Celebration of Mothers, featuring excerpts from the programme, is available on audio cassette and CD from www.bbcshop.com. or by calling [number removed], quoting [number removed]


Presented By: Ritula Shah.
Producer: Justine Willett
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Saturday PM

International news and analysis, including sport headlines, presented by Nigel Wrench. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Nigel Wrench.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Bottom Line

3/9. Top business leaders and entrepreneurs talk to Evan Davis about the issues that matter to consumers and companies. Producer Rosamund Jones


Unknown: Evan Davis
Producer: Rosamund Jones

: Loose Ends until 6.30

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

8/8. Irish playwright Colin Teevan provides a fictional response to a story in this week's news.
Producer Toby Swift Repeated tomorrow at 5.40pm


Unknown: Colin Teevan
Producer: Toby Swift

: Saturday Review

The cultural highlights of the week reviewed by Tom Sutcliffe and his guests. Producer Nicki Paxman


Reviewed By: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: The Archive Hour: Three Mile Island

fin Twenty-seven years after America's worst nuclear iril accident, at Three Mile Island in central Pennsylvania, an archive of contemporary interviews that catalogue the drama of the unfolding crisis has been made public for the first time. This programme captures the five nerve-racking days from 28 March 1979 when engineers struggled to control a runaway reactor and government officials debated whether to evacuate the area, and the months after, when angry residents contemplated the unexplained horror of the potential nuclear meltdown. Martin Bell, who reported from Three Mile Island during the crisis, revisits the story, speaking to those who were at the centre of the nuclear storm.
Producer Jo Meek


Producer: Jo Meek

: Classic Serial: Amerika

2/2. New York, 1911. Expelled from his uncle Jacob's empire, the young emigre Karl Rossmann struggles to find his feet in the bewildering landscape of Kafka's
Amerika. Franz Kafka's formative work in a dramatisation by Graham White.
Music by Mark Springer ; Producer/Director Peter Kavanagh Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Karl Rossmann
Unknown: Graham White.
Music By: Mark Springer
Director: Peter Kavanagh
Karl: Carl Prekopp
Uncle Jacob: Conleth Hill
Therese: Clare Lawrence
Robinson: Nicholas Boulton
Delamarche: Ewan Bailey
Rennell: Nick Sayce
Brunelda: Elizabeth Bell
Eva: Tracy Wiles
Male guest: Kim Wall

: News and Weather

National and international news.

: The Moral Maze

1/9. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which
Melanie Phillips , Steven Rose , Michael Portillo and Ian Hargreaves 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: Michael Portillo
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves

: Heresy

6/6. David Baddiel chairs the comic discussion programme that strives to tear apart our most deep-seated assumptions, such as "Voter apathy is a bad thing" and "Genius is often closely related to madness". Remember: everything you know is wrong. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: David Baddiel

: Poetry Please

6/9. In this celebration of Walter de la Mare, who died 50 years ago this month, Roger McGough presents a wide selection of listeners' requests for his work and talks to contemporary poet Matthew Sweeney about de la Mare's special gifts. The readers are Jonathan Gunning and Kate Littlewood. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: Matthew Sweeney
Unknown: Jonathan Gunning
Unknown: Kate Littlewood.

: Ones to Watch

4/5. Worlds Apart. A hotel receptionist is wooed by a wealthy young man. This short story by Zia Trench , read by Rebecca Callard , forms part of a showcase of work from new writers.
Producers Chris Wallis and Jill Waters
1.00am World Briefing 1.30 One Planet 2.00 News; BBC World Drama
Just like Ronaldinho. Judith Johnson 's play tells the story of a woman football player competing in the Homeless Street Soccer World Cup in Germany 3.00 News 3.05 The Ticket 4.00 News
4.05 From Our Own Correspondent 4.30 The Interview
5.00 World Briefing


Story By: Zia Trench
Read By: Rebecca Callard
Producers: Chris Wallis
Producers: Jill Waters
Unknown: Ronaldinho. Judith Johnson

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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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