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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Richard Hill.


Unknown: Richard Hill.

: TheNextDarjeeling

5/5. May. Matthew Harvey gets to see and taste the finished product in all its glory. And he's allowed to leave by the front gates usually reserved for VIPs. Producer Viv Beeby


Unknown: Matthew Harvey
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 Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Chris Impey


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With John Humphrys and Carolyn Quinn.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Martin Palmer.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
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 8p 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. Producer Harry Parker


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Harry Parker

: International Cricket

England v Sri Lanka
The NatWest Series of one-day internationals continues at the Riverside, Chester-le-Street. With commentary by Jonathan Agnew , Henry Blofeld and Jonny Saunders , joined by experts Angus Fraser and Graham Gooch.
Producer Peter Baxter -approximatehme


Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By: Henry Blofeld
Commentary By: Jonny Saunders
Unknown: Angus Fraser
Unknown: Graham Gooch.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: School of Rock

3/3. Live at Leeds Again. Andy Kershaw takes an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the Who s return to Leeds University, where their seminal live album was recorded in 1970. Producer Marya Burgess Behind the Scenes: page 119


Unknown: Andy Kershaw
Producer: Marya Burgess

: Week in Westminster

Journalist Peter Riddell takes a look at this week s political events. Editor Chris Bond


Unknown: Peter Riddell
Editor: Chris Bond

: 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 Grant , is available for £15.99 (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 Jessica Laugharne Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis.
Producer: Jessica Laugharne

: Armando lannucci's Charm Offensive

4/6. Armando Iannucci welcomes you to 30 minutes of topical comedy, chat and big, big fibs as he throws open his radio drop-in centre. With special guests. Rptd from yesterday


Unknown: Armando Iannucci

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Woodford Green in Essex puts questions to a panel that includes Sir Malcolm Rif kind, Sir Jonathon Porritt , programme director of the Forum for the Future, Sir Iqbal Sacranie , head of the Muslim Council of Britain, and Minister for Justice Harriet Harman. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Sir Malcolm Rif
Unknown: Sir Jonathon Porritt
Unknown: Sir Iqbal Sacranie
Unknown: Harriet Harman.

: 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: The Haverstock Hill Murder

The renowned Victorian detective and former actress Dorcas Dene is commissioned by a desperate mother to save her son from the gallows after he is accused of the brutal murder of his wife. Dorcas has her work cut out to solve the case, given that the victim has named her husband as the assailant with her dying breath. Humorous, forensically logical and a resourceful mistress of disguise, Dorcas Dene is one of the better-drawn stars from the golden age of the English detective short story.
By George R Sims, dramatised by Roger Danes.
Producer Patrick Rayner; Director David Ian Neville


Writer: George R Sims
Dramatised By: Roger Danes
Producer: Patrick Rayner
Director: David Ian Neville
Paul Dene: Greg Powrie
Dorcas Dene: Lucy Paterson
Mrs Hannaford: Edith MacArthur
Insp Swanage: Finlay McLean
PC Hargreaves: Mark McDonnell
Charles Hannaford: Nick Farr
Flash George: Terry Wale
Martha Drayson: Noreen Leighton

: The Asylum Band

The discovery of a collection of music in an old psychiatric hospital takes leading violinist David Juritz on an unexpected journey into the surprising history of an orchestra at the Norfolk Lunatic Asylum. Repeated from Tuesday


Violinist: David Juritz

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Ritula Shah. Producer Justine Willett ; Editor Jill Burridge EMAIL: womanshour@bbc.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

4/9. Top business leaders and entrepreneurs talk to Evan Davis about issues that matter to consumers and Companies. Producer Neil Koenig


Unknown: Evan Davis
Producer: Neil Koenig

: Loose Ends till 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

: Profile

New series 1/17. The programme that shines the spotlight on an individual in the news, presented by journalists and commentators with expert knowledge of the person in question. Editor Maria Balinska Repeated tomorrow at 5.45 am and 5.40pm


Editor: Maria Balinska

: 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: Potteries Fascists

Seventy years ago the Public Order Act of 1936 marked the beginning of the end of the British Union of Fascists, banning the wearing of the Blackshirt uniform and giving police the power to ban fascist marches. Within a year, the movement was also barred from most big halls, leaving its leader Oswald Mosley without his two main weapons - processions and mass meetings. Gerry Northam marks the anniversary of the Act with a unique set of recordings, chronicling the rise and fall of the fascist movement in one of its strongest provincial bases, Stoke-on-Trent. Producer John Byrne


Leader: Oswald Mosley
Unknown: Gerry Northam
Producer: John Byrne

: Classic Serial: Basil

1/2. After little more than a glimpse on an omnibus, Basil falls in love with Margaret, daughter of a nouveau riche tradesman. Although she's of a different class, Basil plots to marry her in secret, hoping that he will reconcile his father to the match. But little goes as planned. One of Wilkie Collins 's lesser-known but nonetheless enthralling novels, in an adaptation by Robin Brooks.
Producer Clive Brill Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Wilkie Collins
Unknown: Robin Brooks.
Producer: Clive Brill
Basil: Julian Rhind-Tutt
Mannion: Robert Glenister
Margaret: Julie Cox
Sherwin: Christopher Etteridge
Mrs Sherwin: Leslie Ash
Clara: Charlotte Lucas
Ralph/Passenger/Cleric: Nicholas Rowe
Father: Simon Chandler
Susan: Kellie Shirley
Clippie/Cabbie: Robin Brooks
Bellboy: Seb Cardinal

: Fighting to Be Normal

When BBC radio presenter Nick Clarke was diagnosed with cancer in December last year he was told that major surgery was the only way to save his life: his left leg would have to be amputated and he had two weeks to prepare. With the operation only days away, Nick and his wife
Barbara began a taped record of the unpredictable path their lives were to take over the next six months.
Repeated from Friday


Presenter: Nick Clarke

: The Write Stuff

2/6. In the popular literary quiz show, James Walton presides over team captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh with guests Peter Kemp and Miles Kington. Henry James is the author of the week and the reader is Beth Chalmers. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: James Walton
Unknown: Sebastian Faulks
Unknown: John Walsh
Unknown: Peter Kemp
Unknown: Miles Kington.
Unknown: Henry James
Unknown: Beth Chalmers.

: Poetry Please

7/9. "I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky." Roger McGough presents a selection of poems inspired by the ocean. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Roger McGough

: Ones to Watch

5/5. Island 21. A conscript finds himself in sole charge of a newly conquered territory. This short story by Tom Lee , read by Ray Fearon , forms the final part of a showcase of work from new writers. Producer Jill Waters


Story By: Tom Lee
Read By: Ray Fearon
Producer: Jill Waters

: One Planet

: News; BBC World Drama Metropolis

By Thea von Harbou, forming part of BBC World Service's urban season

: 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.

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