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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Angela Tilby.


Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: Composers in the Countryside

3/5. Vaughan Williams's Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Simon Halsey finds out how we can hear the landscape around
Gloucester Cathedral in this work. Producer Sara Conkey (K)


Unknown: Thomas Tallis
Unknown: Simon Halsey
Producer: Sara Conkey

: Open Country

Exploring rural life around Britain.
Producer Moira Hickey Repeated on Thursday at 1.30pm


Producer: Moira Hickey

: 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 Tim Franks.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Brian Draper.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Tim Franks.
Unknown: Brian Draper.

: Sound Advice

7/10. Peaches Geldof and other guests tell Gyles Brandreth how to survive adolescence. Producer Charlie Taylor


Unknown: Peaches Geldof
Unknown: Gyles Brandreth
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Sentimental Journey

7/10. Arthur Smith takes the Iranian comedian Shappi Khorsandi to Paris, where she went as a teenager. Her satirist father was exiled for his humour, but Shappi carries on the family tradition. Producer Vibeke venema


Unknown: Arthur Smith
Unknown: Shappi Khorsandi

: Excess Baggage

John McCarthy explores the adventures, frustrations and joys Of travel. Producer Harry Parker


Unknown: John McCarthy
Producer: Harry Parker

: For One Night Only

New series 1/4. Bernstein in Berlin. On 9 November
1989 the Berlin Wall came down. Six weeks later
Leonard Bernstein conducted musicians from both sides of the Wall in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. This celebration of the reunification of Germany was an unforgettable event for all who took part. Paul Gambaccini meets some of them and relives a concert that became a crossover hit in the classical and pop charts.
_ Producer Marya Burgess


Unknown: Leonard Bernstein
Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Producer: Marya Burgess

: Test Match Special

England v Pakistan
Commentary on the third day's play in the Fourth Test at the Oval from Jonathan Agnew , Simon Mann ana
Christopher Martin-Jenkins , with expert comments from
Angus Fraser , Mike Selvey and Rameez Raja. Including
1.00pm A View From the Boundary. Sir Ghulam Noon.
Producer Peter Baxter *approximate time


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: Angus Fraser
Unknown: Mike Selvey
Unknown: Rameez Raja.
Unknown: Sir Ghulam Noon.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Talking Politics

Sheena McDonald and guests provide fresh insight into political ideas and issues, as well as current political events. Producer Dennis Sewell ; Editor Gwyneth Williams


Unknown: Sheena McDonald
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: From Our Own Correspondent

A lively collection of dispatches from the BBC 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

5/6. First Rung. With the proportion of first-time buyers in the property market at an all-time low, what is the best way to get a toe on the bottom rung of the ladder? Radio 4 listener and would-be homeowner Emma Koubayssi joins presenter Lesley Curwen to explore her options. Producer Jennifer Clarke Repeated on Monday at 3pm


Unknown: Emma Koubayssi
Presenter: Lesley Curwen
Producer: Jennifer Clarke

: The Now Show

6/6. Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis and the team are up at the Edinburgh Fringe. With guest stand-up Maria Bamtord. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Maria Bamtord.

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion in Wolverhampton. The panel includes Joan Bakewell , broadcaster Matthew Parris , the poet Linton Kwesi Johnson , and the former director-general of the CBI, Sir Digby Jones. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Matthew Parris
Unknown: Linton Kwesi Johnson
Unknown: Sir Digby Jones.

: 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@boc.co.uk


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: The Saturday Play: Rebus -Resurrection Men

2/2. Rebus is on the trail of detectives who may have stolen E3m from a drug dealer. Written by Ian Rankin __ and dramatised by Bert Coules. Producer/Director Bruce Young


Written By: Ian Rankin
Dramatised By: Bert Coules.
Director: Bruce Young
DI Rebus: Ron Donachie
DS Clarke: Gayanne Potter
DI Gray: Finlay Welsh
DC Ward: Neil McKinven
DI Barclay: Lewis Howden
Cafferty: Sandy Neilson
Strathern: Paul Young
DCI Tennant: Crawford Logan
DIClaverhouse: Mark McDonnell
DCS Templer: Sarah Collier
DC Hynds: William Barlow

: Send in the Clones

Bon Jovi at Wembley? Or By Jovi at The Swan, Stockwell? From the acts that recreate every nuance of the original artist's performance to those who struggle by with little more than a pun and a guitar to recommend them, Andrew Collins explores how and why tribute bands have developed into a huge industry. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Andrew Collins

: Weekend Woman's Hour

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

: Saturday PM

Presented by Nigel Wrench. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Nigel Wrench.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: A World in Your Ear

3/8. In this week's programme, Rosie Goldsmith finds out if talking about sex on radio around the world is still a taboo. Zambian men discuss their attitudes to casual sex and worries about HIV/Aids, Indonesian students debate their country's anti-pornography bill and Americans talk about the joys and frustrations of sex over 70. Producer Andrea Protheroe


Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith
Producer: Andrea Protheroe

: 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

9/17. 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 Tom Sutcliffe and his guests. Producer Zahid Warley


Reviewed By: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Zahid Warley

: The Archive Hour: Remember Last Summer

A nostalgic snapshot of the great British package holiday of the 1950s, 60s and early 70s, exploring the postwar excitement of glamorous new holiday destinations, looking fondly at the early pioneers of the package tour industry, and hearing what it was like from those who were there. Producer Kevin Dawson


Producer: Kevin Dawson

: Classic Serial: Great Expectations: The Truth

3/3. By Charles Dickens. Pip discovers the truth about his benefactor, the sorrows of Estella's life, and the value of loyalty, faithfulness and friendship. Dramatised by Martyn Wade.
(Rptd from Sun)


Author: Charles Dickens
Dramatised by: Martyn Wade
Music: Harvey Brough
Producer/Director: Marilyn Imrie
Pip: Oliver Milburn
Joe: Jim Carter
Biddy: Robin Weaver
Miss Havisham: Janet Suzman
Estella: Anna Maxwell Martin
Herbert: Adrian Scarborough
Jaggers: Roger Allam
Wemmick: Stephen Critchlow
Magwitch: Ken Campbell
Molly: Maggie McCarthy
Compeyson: Harry Myers
Watchman: Ben Crowe

: News and Weather

National and international news and analysis.

: Hecklers

1/3. Each week a single advocate of a countercultural thesis faces a panel of critics. Brendan O'Leary , a professor of politics, argues that Iraq is still on course for a future as a federal pluralist democracy. He takes on a panel of journalists and analysts. BBC economics editor Evan Davis is in the Chair. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Brendan O'Leary
Editor: Evan Davis

: X Marks the Spot

4/6. Lars Tharp , Daphne Fowler and Robin Simon race against the clock in the cryptic treasure hunt with David Stafford at the helm. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Lars Tharp
Unknown: Daphne Fowler
Unknown: Robin Simon
Unknown: David Stafford

: Poetry Societies

4/4. The Yeats Society of Sligo. Judith Palmer spends a day on the west coast of Ireland with the Yeats Society as they celebrate the poet's birthday in style. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Judith Palmer

: Small Crimes in an Age of Abundance

3/5. Stone. While travelling through China, a well-meaning English family get involved in the country's violence. Another short story by Matthew Kneale.
Abridged by Richard Hamilton. Read by William Hope. Producer Elizabeth Allard


Story By: Matthew Kneale.
Abridged By: Richard Hamilton.
Read By: William Hope.
Producer: Elizabeth Allard

: One Planet

Fair Deal (3/3)

: BBC World Drama

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (2/2)

: 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.

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.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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