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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Allen Sleith.


Unknown: Dr Allen Sleith.

: For What It's Worth

4/5. Perfume Bottles. From antique cut glass to contemporary classics, Lars Tharp sniffs out the social history behind some collectable perfume bottles. Producer Lindsay Leonard


Unknown: Lars Tharp
Producer: Lindsay Leonard

: Open Country

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


Producer: Sandra Sykes

: Farming Today This Week

Introduced by Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Chris Impey


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

: Today

With Sarah Montague and Edward Stourton.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Canon David Winter.


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: Edward Stourton.

: The Memory Experience

Mariella Frostrup and Dr Mark Porter launch the Memory Experience season with a live programme exploring the life-cycle of memory - from foetal memory to memory in old age. Featuring guests from all walks of life, including novelist Esther Freud and former racing commentator Murray Walker , who talk about their own powers of recall. The programme investigates why teenagers insist on revising with music on, despite parents insisting that the facts won't stick, and asks whether we can exercise our memories in the same way that we exercise our muscles. And Claudia Hammond reports on the biggest ever national experiment on the Subject Of memory. Producers Erika Wright and Nicola Holloway Tips to improve your memory: page 111


Unknown: Mariella Frostrup
Unknown: Dr Mark Porter
Unknown: Esther Freud
Commentator: Murray Walker
Commentator: Claudia Hammond
Producers: Erika Wright
Producers: Nicola Holloway

: Week In Westminster

Elinor Goodman takes a look 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, 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

: Inside Money

New series 1/6. Home Is Where the HIP Is
The return of the series that allows listeners to explore financial issues. There's a property revolution on the way: from June next year, everyone selling a house in England and Wales will have to provide a Home Information Pack. The Government says the packs will save buyers money and speed up the buying process, but critics argue it's a solution that could create more problems than it solves. Listener Niall Connolly joins presenter Lesley Curwen to investigate.
Producer Jennifer Clarke Repeated on Monday at 3pm
Working Lunch on Monday at 12.30pm on BBC2 has a report on how new home information packs are working in Denmark


Unknown: Niall Connolly
Presenter: Lesley Curwen
Producer: Jennifer Clarke

: The Now Show

2/6. More hot, topical comedy as Steve Punt.
Hugh Dennis and the team bring out the sunblock of satire to filter through the week's news. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Steve Punt.
Unknown: Hugh Dennis

: News

: Any Questions?

Nick Clarke chairs the discussion as an audience in Moira in Derbyshire put questions on the issues of the week to a panel that includes the former general secretary ot the Transport and General Workers' Union Lord Morris; the editor of The Spectator Matthew D'Ancona ; Conservative vice-chairwoman responsible for women Margot James ; and Darren Johnson , an assembly member for London.
Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: Matthew D'Ancona
Unknown: Margot James
Unknown: Darren Johnson

: Any Answers?

Listeners' calls and emails taken by Nick Clarke 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: Nick Clarke
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: The Saturday Play: The Memory Experience: TheMemory of Water

Shelagh Stephenson 's play about three sisters who meet the day before their mother's funeral. Outside the house, it's snowing and icy cold. Inside, there's little warmth either, as the sisters engage in unresolved conflicts and rivalries that have lingered from childhood, aided and abetted by memories that cannot be trusted.
Producer/Director Rosalynd Ward
The Memory of Water was first broadcast on BBC World Service


Unknown: Shelagh Stephenson
Director: Rosalynd Ward
Teresa: Linda Bassett
Mary: Lesley Manville
Catherine: Elizabeth Berrington
Vi: Elizabeth Bell
Frank: Geoffrey Whitehead
Mike: Christopher Fairbank

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Martha Kearney. Editor JillBurridge 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: Martha Kearney.

: Saturday PM

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


Presented By: Carolyn Ouinn.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Bottom Line

8/9. 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

: Six o'Clock News

National and international news and analysis.

: 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

: Profile

5/17. A spotlight on an individual in this week's news, proving a revealing insight into the personality and motivation of one of the week's movers and shakers.
Editor Maria Balinska Repeated tomorrow at 5.45am and 5.40pm


Editor: Maria Balinska

: Saturday Review

The cultural highlights of the week reviewed by Maev Kennedy and her guests. Producer zahid wariey


Reviewed By: Maev Kennedy

: The Archive Hour: Wriggling with Eels

Nowadays they're known more for their complicated lives and long-suffering expressions, but there was a time when East Enders were celebrated for their cheekychappie wit. Lee Hurst looks back at a century of cockney comics from Albert Chevalier and Max Miller to Alf Gamett and Ricky Grover. Producer James Crawford


Unknown: Lee Hurst
Unknown: Albert Chevalier
Unknown: Max Miller
Unknown: Alf Gamett
Unknown: Ricky Grover.
Producer: James Crawford

: Classic Serial: The Name of the Rose

1/2. Umberto Eco's enigmatic murder mystery charts seven fateful days in the life of a medieval abbey in Italy. As monks from all over Europe gather to resolve the power struggle between the pope and the Holy Roman Emperor, a young monk is found dead. The Abbot fears either murder or witchcraft and asks William of Baskerville to investigate. Dramatised by Chris Dolan.
Other parts played by members of the cast
Producer/Director Bruce Young Repeated from Sunday


Dramatised By: Chris Dolan.
William of Baskerville: David Hayman
Old Adso: Andrew Sachs
YoungAdso: Nick Underwood
Abbot: Crawford Logan
Jorge: Jim Norton
Bernard: Christian Rodska
Severinus: Brian Pettlfer
Nicholas: Sean Scanlan
Malachi: Nell McKlnven
Salvatore: Mark McDonnell
Berengar: Cara Kelly
Benno: John Kielty
Adelmo John: Paul Hurley
Venantius: Simon Talt

: News and Weather

News and analysis.

: The Moral Maze

6/9. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which
Clifford Longley , Claire Fox , 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: Clifford Longley
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Michael Portillo
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves

: The Write Stuff

6/6. James Walton presides over team captains
Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh , with guests Sue Limb and John O'Farrell. The subject for pastiche is Thomas Hardy and the reader is Beth Chalmers. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: James Walton
Unknown: Sebastian Faulks
Unknown: John Walsh
Unknown: John O'Farrell.
Unknown: Thomas Hardy
Unknown: Beth Chalmers.

: Weary Blues: Langston Hughes'sBittersweet Poems

Kevin Le Gendre heads to Harlem to celebrate the first book of poems written by African-American poet Langston Hughes. With contributions from
Nikki Giovanni , Traci Morris , Byron Wallen , Michael Horowitz and Sue Mingus. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Kevin Le Gendre
Unknown: Langston Hughes.
Unknown: Nikki Giovanni
Unknown: Traci Morris
Unknown: Byron Wallen
Unknown: Michael Horowitz
Unknown: Sue Mingus.

: Whoever You Choose to Love

4/5. Neighbours. A young married couple are invited for drinks by their bohemian neighbours. Another in a series of short stories from the first collection by Glaswegian writer Colette Paul. Abridged by Jill Waters. Read by Lesley Hart. Producer Jill Waters


Unknown: Colette Paul.
Abridged By: Jill Waters.
Read By: Lesley Hart.
Producer: Jill Waters

: One Planet

A Witch's Brew (1/2)
Firdevs Robinson investigates the environmental nightmare of central Asia, which has been used as a nuclear and biological dumping ground for decades


Unknown: Firdevs Robinson

: BBC World Drama

Much Ado about Nothing (2/2) Comedy by William Shakespeare about two very different sets of lovers


Comedy By: William Shakespeare

: 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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