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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Anjum Anwar.

: Precious Cargo

2/5. At the tiny port of King's Lynn and the immense oil and chemical terminal at Seal Sands, Dylan Winter finds the invisible men of tanker and coaster, and the volunteers who try to help them. Producer Frances Byrne


Producer: Frances Byrne

: 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 Chris Impey


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Rob Marshall.


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Rob Marshall.

: Saturday Live

It's real life, but not as you know it. Fi Glover keeps her special helper Alexander McCall Smith and poet
Matt Harvey in check with a rod of iron and a duck-down pillow. Producer Torquil MacLeod


Unknown: Fi Glover
Unknown: Alexander McCall Smith
Unknown: Matt Harvey
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: Excess Baggage

Shyama Perera and her intrepid guests explore the adventures, frustrations and joys of travel.
Producer Harry Parker


Unknown: Shyama Perera
Producer: Harry Parker

: Video Killed the Musician

MTV is 25 years old. Harry Allen meets the founders, the watchers, and the critics of the 24-hour music channel. As well as giving its name to an entire generation of American kids, MTV has influenced film-making, pop packaging, and attention spans. But has it been good for the music?


Presenter: Harry Allen
Producer: Miles Warde

: Week in Westminster

Jackie Ashley takes a look at the week's events at the Houses Of Parliament. Editor Marie Jessel


Unknown: Jackie Ashley
Editor: Marie Jessel

: 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 E16.99) 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

: 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

7/8. Sandi Toksvig with the satirical contest in which she tests a panel in their knowledge - or lack of it - of the news Stories of the week. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Weymouth poses topical questions from the week's news to a panel that includes the Respect MP, George Galloway. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: George Galloway.

: 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: Cry Hungary

It is October 1956, and thousands of Hungarians are rising up against the oppressive Soviet-backed government.
Peter, a son of the working classes, has been selected by the state to study at the university in Budapest. There he falls in love with Eva, a committed communist. When Peter becomes involved in the demonstrations, Eva finds her loyalties severely tested. Written by Paul Viragh , who draws on his own family's experiences in this drama.
Producer/Director Toby Swift


Written By: Paul Viragh
Director: Toby Swift
Peter: Lee Ingleby
Eva Toth: Naomi Frederick
Janos: Christopher Fox
Imre: Larry Lamb
Szentendy: Mark Straker
Istvan: Joseph Kloska
AVO officer: Sam Dale
AVO sergeant Paul: Richard Biggin
Boy: Emma Noakes

: The Anatomy of the Musical

3/3. The Take-Home Number
In his dissection of the successful musical, Russell Davies looks at songs that live on after the run of a show. Is it necessary to the success of a musical to have a hit number? Repeated from Tuesday


Musical: Russell Davies

: 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 for E8.99 including p&p from www.bbcshop.com, or by calling [number removed], quoting [number removed]


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Saturday PM

Introduced by Nigel Wrench. Editor Peter Rippon


Introduced By: Nigel Wrench.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Bottom Line

4/9. Evan Davis talks to business executives with a keen interest in the complexities of commercial affairs. They discuss the fundamentals of buying and selling, highlighting consumer demands and the relationships between major companies and the general public. Editor Stephen Chilcott ; Producer Neil Koeniq


Talks: Evan Davis
Editor: Stephen Chilcott
Producer: Neil Koeniq

: 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

: From Fact to Fiction

New series 1/8. The return of the series in which writers create a fictional response to a story in the week's news. Producer Steven Canny Repeated tomorrow at 5.40pm


Producer: Steven Canny

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and guests Mark Ravenhill , Deborah Moggach and Jamila Gavin discuss the week's cultural headlines, including Sofia Coppola's film Marie Antoinette , the new Monty Python musical Spamalot, and the Velazquez exhibition at the National Gallery. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Mark Ravenhill
Unknown: Deborah Moggach
Unknown: Jamila Gavin
Unknown: Marie Antoinette
Unknown: Monty Python
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: The Archive Hour: Down the Wires

Matthew Parris uncovers the remarkable story of the Electrophone, the first sound broadcasting service to operate in Britain, which used telephone lines to pipe theatre, opera and news into the households of Victorian and Edwardian Britain. Featuring rare, recently restored archive recordings from this lost era of radio broadcasting, including the voices of Herbert Asquith , Emmeline Pankhurst and Theodore Roosevelt.
Producer Christina Captieux


Unknown: Matthew Parris
Unknown: Herbert Asquith
Unknown: Emmeline Pankhurst
Unknown: Theodore Roosevelt.
Producer: Christina Captieux

: Classic Serial: The Cairo Trilogy

1/3. Omar Sharif stars in this family saga chronicling the life of a middle-class (though downwardly mobile) family in early 20th-century Egypt, a country that was struggling to adjust to the modern world. Dramatised by Ayeesha
Menon from the novels of Naguib Mahfouz , the Nobel prize-winning Egyptian writer who died in August. This episode begins at the end of the First World War and culminates in a popular uprising in March 1919, when the eldest son Fahmy joins the nationalist cause. Recorded in Egypt.
Other cast members: Shirine El Ansari , Nairy Avedissian , Radwa Elgabry , Salah Fahmy , Yara Goubran , Maryam El Khoshed , Rena Malak , Zeinab Moubarak , Dina Nadim , Ahmed Nour , Sherif Nour , Sedky Sakhar , Saymaa Shalan , Hany Seef , Hugh Sowden , Mika Thabet , Yeve Youssef and Ekram Zalat
Music by Sacha Puttnam Producer/Director John Dryden Rptd from Sun


Unknown: Omar Sharif
Unknown: Naguib Mahfouz
Unknown: Shirine El Ansari
Unknown: Nairy Avedissian
Unknown: Radwa Elgabry
Unknown: Salah Fahmy
Unknown: Yara Goubran
Unknown: Maryam El Khoshed
Unknown: Rena Malak
Unknown: Zeinab Moubarak
Unknown: Dina Nadim
Unknown: Ahmed Nour
Unknown: Sherif Nour
Unknown: Sedky Sakhar
Unknown: Saymaa Shalan
Unknown: Hany Seef
Unknown: Hugh Sowden
Unknown: Mika Thabet
Unknown: Yeve Youssef
Music By: Sacha Puttnam
Director: John Dryden Rptd
Old Kamal: Omar Sharif
Young Kamal: Karim Fouda
Al-Sayyid Ahmad Abd al-Jawab: Lhab Sakkout
Amina: Caroline Khalil
Fahmy: Mena Reda
Yasin: Tamer Nasrat
Miriam: Ola Roshdy

: News and Weather

National and international news.

: Moral Maze

3/11. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which
Melanie Phillips , Steven Rose , Clifford Longley and Ian Hargreaves cross-examine expert witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Steven Rose
Unknown: Clifford Longley
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves

: Brain of Britain

7/17. Four contestants from the Midlands and East Anglia compete in the continuing first round of the nationwide general knowledge contest. The chairman is Robert Robinson. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Robert Robinson.

: Poetry Please Live

3/7. Roger McGough introduces listeners' requests from the Birmingham Book Festival, read by Phyllida Nash ,
Michael Fenton Stevens and guest poets Julie Boden and Martin Glynn. Repeated from Sunday


Introduces: Roger McGough
Read By: Phyllida Nash
Read By: Michael Fenton Stevens
Unknown: Julie Boden
Unknown: Martin Glynn.

: Thou Shalt Not Suffer a Witch

2/5. The Gay Goshawk. A wounded knight struggles to return to the safety of his castle. But the castle's only remaining occupants are a thirsty yellow dog and a goshawk on a perch. Another story from Dorothy K Haynes 's1949 collection. Read by Finlay Welsh. Producer David Jackson Young


Unknown: Dorothy K Haynes
Read By: Finlay Welsh.
Producer: David Jackson Young

: One Planet

: BBC World Drama

Hard Way - in Gino Diiorio's play set on a farm in mid-western
America, Mary lives in a root cellar, a locked grille blocking her view of the world

: 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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