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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Dr Edward Kessler , founding director of the Centre for the Study of Jewish-Christian Relations, Cambridge.


Unknown: Dr Edward Kessler

: The History of Blacksmrthing

3/5. Language, Spells and Healing. Artist/blacksmith David Petersen explores how the blacksmith has influenced the English language and been viewed as a worker of magic. Producer Martin Kurzik


Unknown: David Petersen
Producer: Martin Kurzik

: Open Country

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


Producer: Sandra Sykes

: Farming Today This Week

Miriam O'Reilly reports on the food-chain issue of the week. Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rt Rev Tim Thornton.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Tim Thornton.

: Uncovering Iran: the Country and Its People

5/10. Another chance to hear the series of short features that launched Radio 4's Iran series. Repeated from last Saturday

: Saturday Live

Fi Glover unveils a world of inheritance tracks, secret lives and podcasts with the able assistance of a guest presenter and a poet. Producer Torquil MacLeod


Unknown: Fi Glover
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: Uncovering Iran: the Country and Its People

4/10. Repeated from last Saturday

: Excess Baggage

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


Unknown: John McCarthy
Producer: Harry Parker

: Uncovering Iran: From Tehran with Laughter

Iranian stand-up comedian Omid Djalili looks at the long tradition of satire in Iran, which is today being continued by young comedians like himself in Britain and America. Producer Amir Amirani


Unknown: Omid Djalili
Producer: Amir Amirani

: What Does Gordon Really Think?

The BBC's political editor Nick Robinson explores the values, beliefs and life experiences of Gordon Brown , to assess how he might make the transition from Chancellor of the Exchequer to becoming Prime Minister. Producer Martin Rosenbaum


Editor: Nick Robinson
Unknown: Gordon Brown
Producer: Martin Rosenbaum

: 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

: Uncovering Iran: the Country and its People

2/10. Repeated from last Saturday

: Money Box

Paul Lewis with the latest personal finance news. Producer Jessica Laugharne Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Jessica Laugharne

: The News Quiz

3/8. Sandi Toksvig tests a panel that includes Fred MacAulay , Jo Caulf leld and Phill Jupitus in their knowledge - or lack of it - of the news Stories Of the week. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Unknown: Fred MacAulay
Unknown: Jo Caulf
Unknown: Phill Jupitus

: News

: Uncovering Iran: the Country and Its People

1/10. Repeated from last Saturday

: Any Questions?

An audience in Hanbury, Worcestershire, puts questions on the week's news to shadow Higher Education minister Boris Johnson , Chief Whip Jacqui Smith , editor of The Sunday Telegraph Patience Wheatcroft. and former leader of the Liberal Democrats, Charles Kennedy. Nick Clarke is in the chair. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Boris Johnson
Unknown: Jacqui Smith
Unknown: Charles Kennedy.
Unknown: Nick Clarke

: 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

: Uncovering Iran: the Country and Its People

3/10. Repeated from last Saturday

: The Saturday Play: Betrayal - Another Country

Julian Mitchell 's classic play about two boys at a public school in the 1930s who find themselves caught up in a battle against the school's oppressive elite.
Producer/Director Marc Beeby


Unknown: Julian Mitchell
Director: Marc Beeby
Judd: Tom Hiddleston
Bennett: Ben Riqhton
Menzies: William Ellis
Fowler: Paul Richard Bigqin
Devenish: Steven Webb
Delahay: Joseph Kloska
Barclay: Dan Starkey
Wharton: Josh Freeborn
Vaughan: Adam Godley

: 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
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Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Saturday PM

Presented by Carolyn Quinn.


Presenter: Carolyn Quinn
Editor: Peter Rippon

: A World In Your Ear

8/8. A special Caribbean edition of the programme in which St Vincent Radio marks Emancipation Month with a discussion on whether black people have to work twice as hard to achieve their goals; Grenadians debate carnival's religious roots; and a Barbadian offers some tips for the home cricket team ahead of next year's World Cup. Producer Anthea Protheroe


Producer: Anthea 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

14/17. 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

Tom Sutcliffe and his guests David Aaronovitch , Susan Jeffreys and Malorie Blackman review the cultural highlights Of the week. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: David Aaronovitch
Unknown: Susan Jeffreys
Unknown: Malorie Blackman
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: The Archive Hour: Europe - Ruins to Recovery

The Marshall Plan helped rebuild postwar Europe, but it came with a huge propaganda campaign that aimed to make Europeans become more American. Chris Bowlby listens to the hype, humour and hard sell of the Marshall message. Producer Chris Bowlby


Unknown: Chris Bowlby
Producer: Chris Bowlby

: Classic Serial: Lady Chatterley's Lover

1/2. Arrival. In DH Lawrence's classic exploration of the nature of sexual love, the young and beautiful Constance is married to Lord Clifford, wounded in the First World War and now confined to a wheelchair. Her life at Wragby Hall is bleak and lonely - until an encounter with Oliver Mellors changes everything. Dramatised by MicheleneWandor.
Musicians Melanie Pappenheim and Harvey Brought ; Producer/Director Marilyn Imrie
The Chatterley Affair is on BBC4 tomorrow night at 11.05pm Love across the class barrier: page 119


Unknown: Oliver Mellors
Musicians: Melanie Pappenheim
Musicians: Harvey Brought
Director: Marilyn Imrie
Constance: Lia Williams
Lord Clifford: Roger Allam
Oliver: Robert Glenister
Mrs Bolton: Lynn Farleiqh
Hilda: Jasmine Hyde
Sir Malcolm: David Rintoul
Duncan: Julian Rhind-Tutt

: Iconoclasts

3/3. A lecture series hosted by the RSA in London and chaired by Edward Stourton , featuring speakers who dare to take on received wisdom, whatever the cost. Today the "sceptical environmentalist" Bjorn Lomborg states his views and defends them in discussion with a panel of experts and in response to questions from the audience. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Unknown: Bjorn Lomborg

: Brain of Britain

3/17. Four contestants from the Home Counties compete in the continuing first round of the nationwide general knowledge contest. The chairman is Robert Robinson. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Robert Robinson.

: Adventures in Poetry

3/4. Edna St Vincent Millay - First Fig "My candle burns at both ends; It will not last the night;
But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends - It gives a lovely light!"
This single-stanza poem has had an extraordinary life.
Peggy Reynolds follows its journey from the bohemia of Greenwich Village in New York, where it was written nearly a hundred years ago. Repeated from Sunday

: Write to Perform

3/5. The Right Key. After a night out seeing South Pacific, Patrick smiles to himself as he tells his wife the story of his own bid for stardom in the same musical, years earlier.
This piece by Harry Towb is another in a series of stories written and read by well-known Irish performers. Producer Heather Brennon


Unknown: Harry Towb
Producer: Heather Brennon

: One Planet

: BBC World Drama

French Lieutenant's Woman (1/2) John Fowles's epic about two lovers in conflict with Victorian society, narrated by John Hurt

: 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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