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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Mgr Mark Langham , Administrator of Westminster Cathedral.


Unknown: Mgr Mark Langham

: The History of Blacksmithing

1/5. The Making of the Tongs. Artist and blacksmith David Petersen examines early ironwork, and describes the skills of the Celtic blacksmiths. Producer Martin Kurzik


Unknown: David Petersen
Producer: Martin Kurzik

: Open Country

Exploring rural life around Britain.
Producer Gabi Fisher Repeated on Thursday at 1.30pm


Producer: Gabi Fisher

: Farming Today This Week

The food-chain issue of the week. Producer Chris Impey


Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Dr Giles Fraser.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Dr Giles Fraser.

: Sound Advice

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


Unknown: Gyles Brandreth
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Sentimental Journey

10/10. Annie Nightingale is accompanied by Arthur Smith to Romania where, back in 1990 and after the revolution that deposed dictator Nicolae Ceausescu , she organised a tour bringing Western music to the youth Of Bucharest. Producer Dilly Barlow
Nightingale in Bucharest square: page 119


Unknown: Annie Nightingale
Accompanied By: Arthur Smith
Unknown: Nicolae Ceausescu
Producer: Dilly Barlow

: 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

4/4. Fifty Years of Bing. In the sweltering summer of 1976, Bing Crosby chose to celebrate 50 years in show business with a concert for his fans in London. On stage again for the first time in 40 years, he appeared with special guest Rosemary Clooney , and his wife and children. For the medley of 33 of his greatest hits, he was alone. Even in his 70s, Bing was still magic; the pioneer of the microphone had lost none of his skill. Paul Gambaccini remembers.
Producer Marya Burgess


Unknown: Bing Crosby
Unknown: Rosemary Clooney
Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Producer: Marya Burgess

: Talking Politics

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


Unknown: 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
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Presented By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant
Edited By: Tony Grant

: Money Box

Paul Lewis with the latest personal finance news. Producer Paul O'Keeffe Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis

: The News Quiz

1/8. Sandi Toksvig begins her tenure of the chair of "the finest topical comedy panel game known to radio." With Andy Hamilton , Fred MacAulay and Mark Steel. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Fred MacAulay
Unknown: Mark Steel.

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Brecon, Wales, puts topical questions from the week's news to a panel that includes former Leader of the House of Lords Baroness Jay, and the design guru Stephen Bayley. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Stephen Bayley.

: 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: Betrayal - Pack of Lies

Actual events during the Cold War inspired Hugh Whitemore's moving drama, which takes place in a London suburb during the winter of 1960. A distinguished cast. including Alfred Molina, Michael York and Teri Garr, portrays aspects of loyalty, duty and friendship when the Jackson family slowly become aware that their cherished Canadian neighbours may not be quite what they appear.
Director Martin Jarvis
Behind the scenes: page 119


Writer: Hugh Whitemore
Director: Martin Jarvis
Bob: Alfred Molina
Mr Stewart: Michael York
Helen Kroger: Teri Garr
Peter Kroger: Ed Begley, Jr.
Barbara: Rosalind Ayres
Julie: Fuschia Sumner
Thelma: Rosalyn Landor

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Martha Kearney. Editor Jill Burridge EMAIL: womanshouriSbbc.co.uk
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Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Saturday PM

National and international news and analysis, presented by Nigel Wrench. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Nigel Wrench.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: A World in Your Ear

6/8. Rosie Goldsmith investigates how crime is reported on English-speaking radio stations around the globe, from mobile phone theft in Ghana to the hustlers of downtown Chicago. There's also a chance to hear a crime serial from France. 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

12/17. A spotlight on an individual in this week's news. Editor Maria Batinska Repeated tomorrow at 5.45am and 5.40pm


Editor: Maria Batinska

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and his guests Liz Forgan , Paul Farley and Anne Enright review the cultural highlights of the week. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Liz Forgan
Unknown: Paul Farley
Unknown: Anne Enright
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: The Archive Hour: New York Reflections FiveYears On

To mark the fifth anniversary of 9/11, a programme that weaves archive material from the day with a physical portrait of New York City today. BBC reporter Stephen Evans , who was in one of the Twin Towers on 11 September 2001, returns to New York to find out how the city and its people have changed. Includes some powerful and emotional interviews. Producer Adele Armstrong Terror vision: page 18


Reporter: Stephen Evans
Producer: Adele Armstrong

: Classic Serial: The Ministry of Fear

1/2. Graham Greene 's dark thriller about identity and redemption, dramatised by Sean O'Brien. For Arthur Rowe the charity fete was a welcome chance to escape the terror of the Blitz. Then he correctly guesses the weight of a cake and from that moment he's a hunted man.
Producer/Director Gary Brown Repeated from Sunday


Author: Graham Greene
Dramatised by: Sean O'Brien.
Producer/Director: Gary Brown
Rowe: Michael Feast
Willi: James Nickerson
Anna: Fiona Clarke
Mrs Bellairs: Anne Rye
Rennit: David Fleeshman
Mrs Willcox/Miss Pantil: Maggie Fox
Mrs Dermody/Mother: Sue Ryding
Poole/Fullove: Malcolm Raeburn
Rev Sinclair: Stuart Richman

: Iconoclasts

1/3. A lecture series hosted by the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) in London, and chaired by Edward Stourton , featuring speakers who dare to take on received wisdom, whatever the cost. Tonight the philosopher Peter Singer , who has been dubbed "the world's most controversial ethicist", and who wrote an influential book on animal liberation, explains his beliefs and then defends them in discussion with a panel of experts (Dr Janet Radcliffe
Richards, Kenan Malik , and the Rev Prof Andrew Linzey ) and in response to questions from the audience. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Unknown: Peter Singer
Unknown: Dr Janet Radcliffe
Unknown: Kenan Malik
Unknown: Prof Andrew Linzey

: Brain of Britain

1/17. Four contestants from London compete in the first round of the national general knowledge contest. The chairman is Robert Robinson.
Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Robert Robinson.

: Adventures in Poetry

1/4. Tennyson - The Lady of Shalott. Peggy Reynolds explores great and loved poems, their histories, and the lives they have lived down to today. In Camelot, a cursed lady must weave in a tower, but she must never look from the window until Sir Lancelot passes by singing. Why is this poem still intriguing historians, painters, weavers and indie pop singers? Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Peggy Reynolds

: Write to Perform

1/5. Jennifer Ryan 's Eyes Are Still as Blue. When an unexpected invitation from an old schoolfriend arrives, a father finds himself lost in nostalgic reverie. Written and read by Dan Gordon. Producer Heather Brennon


Unknown: Jennifer Ryan
Read By: Dan Gordon.
Producer: Heather Brennon

: One Planet

: BBC World Drama

Fact to Fiction - four British plays responding to the news of the week

: 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.

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