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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Mark Coffey.


Unknown: Mark Coffey.

: For What It's Worth

5/5. Parlour Instruments. The legacy of the Victorian vogue for making music in the parlour. With Lars Tharp. Producer Lindsay Leonard


Unknown: Lars Tharp.
Producer: Lindsay Leonard

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


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.

: Sound Advice

4/10. Gyles Brandreth and his guests lead listeners through the labyrinth of life. Producer Charlie Taylor


Unknown: Gyles Brandreth
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Sentimental Journey

4/10. Arthur Smith accompanies Tony Benn on a trip back to the place where he was born, grew up, and spent most of his political life - the village of Westminster. producer Dilly Barlow


Unknown: Arthur Smith
Unknown: Tony Benn
Producer: Dilly Barlow

: Excess Baggage

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


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Harry Parker

: invasion of the Yellow Ducks

On a dark and stormy night in January 1992, a container ship en route from Hong Kong to the USA ran into trouble in the Pacific Ocean. As the ship rolled violently in heavy seas, several of the containers tipped into the water. At least one of them burst open and one of the world's great journeys started for around
29,000 plastic bath toys. It's an epic voyage that continues to this day. Clive Anderson tells the the charming story of the wandering ducks as the starting point for a runny observational feature underwritten by some extremely interesting scientific research. Producer Simon Hollis


Unknown: Clive Anderson
Producer: Simon Hollis

: Test Match Special

The third day's play in the Second Test at .Old Trafford.
With commentary by Jonathan Agnew , Henry Blofeld ,
Christopher Martin-Jenkins and Arlo White , who are joined by experts Vic Marks and Mike Selvey. Including at
1.00 pm A View from the Boundary with Boris Johnson. With News at 1.30 and 3.40.
Producer Peter Baxter *approximatetime


Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By: Henry Blofeld
Commentary By: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Commentary By: Arlo White
Unknown: Vic Marks
Unknown: Mike Selvey.
Unknown: Boris Johnson.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Talking Politics

An examination of the entrenchment of political views around the subject of Islam. Presented by Dennis Sewell. Producer Paul Vickers ; Editor Gwyneth Williams


Presented By: Dennis Sewell.
Producer: Paul Vickers
Editor: Gwyneth Williams

: 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 £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

: Inside Money

2/6. In the Red and Ripped Off? The series that allows listeners to explore financial issues. A controversial alternative to bankruptcy has soared in popularity in recent years. But debt advisers are concerned that vulnerable people are wrongly being encouraged to take out "individual voluntary arrangements", which end up with them in worse financial straits. Lesley Curwen investigates whether the Government needs to tighten the rules Producer Louise Greenwood Repeated on Monday at 3pm


Unknown: Lesley Curwen
Producer: Louise Greenwood

: The Now Show

3/6. 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?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion in Crowborough, East Sussex. The panel consists of Conservative MP Nicholas Soames , Minister for Culture David Lammy , Yeo Valley foods chief executive Graham Keating , and columnist Julia Hartley Brewer. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Nicholas Soames
Unknown: David Lammy
Unknown: Graham Keating
Unknown: Julia Hartley Brewer.

: 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 Balloonists

A boisterous comedy, by Craig Stephens, about Henry Coxwell, a once infamous Victorian balloonist who convinces beleaguered theatre impresario George Hansum to stage his most celebrated and near-fatal balloon flight. Can Hansum pull off such a daring and spectacular venture and save his theatre from closure?


Writer: Craig Stephens
Producer/Director: Kate Chapman
Henry Coxwell: Patrick Driver
James Glaisher: Sam Dale
George Hansum: Kim Wall
Clara: Alex Kelly
Charles: Alex Jones
Roger: Greg Hobbs

: Marking the Event

1/3. The Toledo Summit of 1502. In 1502, three of the most influential courts in Europe converged on Toledo when the Duke of Burgundy was sworn in as heir to the throne of Castile and Aragon. Bridget Kendall begins an examination of the role music played in history's political and royal summits. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Bridget Kendall

: Weekend Woman's Hour

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

News and analysis, including sports headlines, presented by Nigel Wrench. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Nigel Wrench.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Bottom Line

9/9. Top business leaders and entrepreneurs talk to Evan Davis. Producer Rosamund Jones


Unknown: Evan Davis.
Producer: Rosamund Jones

: 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

6/17. A spotlight on an individual in this week's news. 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 Nicky Barranger


Reviewed By: Maev Kennedy
Producer: Nicky Barranger

: The Archive Hour: Putting It Simply

Scientists and the media have not always enjoyed an easy relationship, with accusations of "dumbing down" coming from Nobel Prize winners, and complaints about the incomprehensible jargon of the boffins from the broadcasters. Kathy Sykes charts the way that science has been seen and heard on radio and television, from the post-Second World War lectures on the Third Programme to the animation of Walking with Dinosaurs. Producer Deborah Cohen


Unknown: Kathy Sykes
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: Classic Serial: The Name of the Rose

2/2. Three monks have died, and William of Baskerville has so far failed to find the killer. The feared papal inquisitor, Bernard Gui , takes over the investigation and declares that the abbey has been infected by witchcraft. By Umberto Eco. Dramatised by Chris Dolan.
Other parts played by members of the cast
Producer/Director Bruce Young Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Bernard Gui
Dramatised By: Chris Dolan.
Director: Bruce Young
William of Baskerville: David Hayman
Old Adso: Andrew Sachs
Young Adso: Nick Underwood
Abbot: Crawford Logan
Jorge: Jim Norton
Bernard: Christian Rodska
Remigio: Gerry Mulgrew
Severinus: Brian Pettifer
Nicholas: Sean Scanlan
Malachi: Nell McKlnven
Salvatore: Mark McDonnell
Girl: Cara Kelly
Benno: John Kielty
Hugh: Simon Tait

: The Moral Maze

7/9. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which
Melanie Phillips , Claire Fox , Michael Portillo and Ian Hargreaves diSCUSS the week's moral issues. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Michael Portillo
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves

: X Marks the Spot

1/6. Guest panellists Rod Liddle , Lars Tharp and Daphne Fowler race against the clock to locate a treasure where X marks the spot. With David Stafford. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Rod Liddle
Unknown: Lars Tharp
Unknown: Daphne Fowler
Unknown: David Stafford.

: Poetry Societies

1/4. The Thomas Lovell Beddoes Society. Judith Palmer spends an evening with the Beddoes Society at the Dead Poets Pub in Belper, Derbyshire. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Thomas Lovell Beddoes
Unknown: Judith Palmer

: Whoever You Choose to Love

5/5. Here, This Tragedy. Edith is determined that her new friend Toby should meet her 19-year-old daughter, who has learning difficulties. Read by Valerie Edmond. By
Colette Paul. Abridged by Jill Waters. Producer Jill waters


Read By: Valerie Edmond.
Unknown: Colette Paul.
Abridged By: Jill Waters.

: One Planet

A Witch's Brew (2/2)

: BBC World Drama

The Girls of Slender Means. A witty story of life, love and literature in postwar Britain, by Muriel Spark


Unknown: Muriel Spark

: 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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