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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Anjum Anwar.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With Tim Franks and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Rachel Hooper and Susan Hulme.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Dr Colin Morris.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Tim Franks
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Rachel Hooper
Unknown: Susan Hulme.
Unknown: Dr Colin Morris.

: Hungary's Unfinished Business

Under Communism in Hungary the memory of the uprising of October 1956 was suppressed, but 50 years later, fierce battles are fought over how the short-lived revolution should be remembered and who has the right to pay tribute to the dead. James Maw travels to Budapest to see at first hand how today's political demonstrators continue to draw on the symbolism and rhetoric Of 1956. Producer Julia Adamson Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: James Maw
Producer: Julia Adamson

: Diplomatic Dinners: High Spirits

4/5. Stories from the men and women charged with eating for their country and laying down their livers in the national cause.

Chris Bowlby finds out how to stand up for your country when all you feel like is falling down.


Presenter: Chris Bowlby
Producer: Mark Savage

: Daily Service

The Rt Rev George Stack leads this act of worship, which is part of One World Week. With music from Gospelphoenix, directed by Bill Tamblyn.


Unknown: George Stack
Directed By: Bill Tamblyn.

: Book of the Week: Thomas Hardy - theTime-Torn Man

2/5. As Hardy's literary career begins he is captivated by Emma Gifford , "the spirit of delight itself". For further details see yesterday Repeated 12.30am


Unknown: Emma Gifford

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Fragments of Amy 2/5. By Bill Murphy.
The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Bill Murphy.

: Nature

Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: Two Coconut Shells, a Blow Lamp and a Raspberry

Comedy sound effects have been the backbone of British radio shows from Children's Hour to The Goon Show and beyond. Reece Shearsmith presents a wry history of sound effects: the early recording methods of sound engineers and how people such as band leader and disc jockey Jack Jackson broke new ground in the field of radio effects. With contributions from Roy Hudd, Dick Mills and John Ammonds.


Presenter: Reece Shearsmith
Interviewee: Roy Hudd
Interviewee: Dick Mills
Interviewee: John Ammonds
Producer: Stephen Garner

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs, presented by Liz Barclay and Peter White. Including at 12.30 Call You and Yours.
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 10am


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Peter White.

: The World at One

News, with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Finding a Voice

Barbara Dickson charts the story of the female singer in the 20th century. In this period women rose from being seen as the stereotypical victims of an industry dominated by men to being fully in control of their own singing careers. Producer Richard Bannerman Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm


Unknown: Barbara Dickson
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Mixed Blood

The story of a young British Asian woman whose life begins to unravel when she's faced with the possibility that her real father may actually be white. When Sharmila finds some letters in her late mother's belongings about an affair with a man called Peter, she is outraged and decides to track him down. By Nazrin Choudhury.
Producer/Director Naylah Ahmed


Unknown: Nazrin Choudhury.
Director: Naylah Ahmed
Sharmila: Shelley Islam
Malik: Paul Bhattacharjee
Dan: Shaun Dooley
Peter: Gerard McDermott
Nisha: Nisha Nayar
Nasima: Vineeta Rishi

: Making History

2/10. Nick Baker and the team investigate listeners' historical queries and provide fresh insights into our past. Producer Nick Patrick
ADDRESS: [address removed] email:making.historyd>bbc.co.ul< Phone: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute)


Unknown: Nick Baker
Producer: Nick Patrick

: Classical Assassins

2/5. Beethoven and Me. Ludwig van Beethoven should never have attempted to raise a child. In the end, one of them would have to go. By Jonathan Lennie. Read by Nigel Anthony. For further details see yesterday


Unknown: Ludwig van Beethoven
Unknown: Jonathan Lennie.
Read By: Nigel Anthony.

: The Invention of Childhood

22/30. The Nation's Most Important Asset
The wars of the 20th century had surprisingly positive long-term effects on the lives of British children, as Michael Morpurgo discovers. The readers are Adam Godley , Sara Kestelman , Vanessa Malone , Anna Maxwell Martin , Paisley Reid and Timothy West. For further details see yesterday


Unknown: Michael Morpurgo
Unknown: Adam Godley
Unknown: Sara Kestelman
Unknown: Vanessa Malone
Unknown: Anna Maxwell Martin
Unknown: Paisley Reid
Unknown: Timothy West.

: Law In Action

4/9. Clive Coleman cuts through the legal jargon and examines the latest issues in the law and the legal system, and how they affect our everyday lives. Editor Hugh Levinson ; Producer Innes Bowen


Unknown: Clive Coleman
Editor: Hugh Levinson
Producer: Innes Bowen

: A Good Read

4/10. Simon Thurley of English Heritage and psychologist Dr Sue Blackmore join Sue MacGregor to discuss an account of the Battle of Waterloo, a book on religion and terrorism, and some short stories by JD Salinger. Producer Mark Smalley Repeated on Friday at 11pm


Unknown: Simon Thurley
Unknown: Dr Sue Blackmore
Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Stories By: Jd Salinger.
Producer: Mark Smalley

: PM

News and analysis, with Eddie Mair.

: The Party Line

4/6. Duncan Stonebridge , the hapless backbencher MR is worried about his majority. To boost his popularity his office organise a competition in which children could spend a day with an MP to find out what politics is really like.
Unfortunately, the winner is a ferociously obnoxious child prodigy. Nothing is ever simple for the MP who craves a quiet life. Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis 's topical sitcom.
Producer/Director Adam Bromley


Unknown: Duncan Stonebridge
Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Director: Adam Bromley
Duncan: James Fleet
Tom: Simon Greenall
Harriet: Geraldine McNulty
Roger: Geoffrey McGivern
Sue: Matilda Zieqler
Neil: Neil Edmond
Ruth: Sarah Solemani

: The Archers

Bert shows his competitive side.
For cast see page 36 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Kirsty Lang , including the verdict on Red Road, the first full-length feature from director Andrea Arnold , who won an Oscar for her short film Wasp. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Kirsty Lang
Director: Andrea Arnold
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Fragments of Amy

2/5. The riddle left by Amy's kidnapper leads DI Manson and her colleagues to the first of many bizarre locations. For further details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Di Manson

: File on 4

4/10. The green image and the share price of oil giant BP have both taken a hammering after serious mishaps in America. In the oilfields of Alaska and Texas,
Julian O'Halloran investigates charges that BP courted disaster by cutting corners on safety and maintenance.
Editor David Ross : Producer John Murphy Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Julian O'Halloran
Editor: David Ross
Producer: John Murphy

: In Touch

News of interest to blind and partially sighted people, presented by Peter White. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Presented By: Peter White.
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Case Notes

6/8. Every school now has a list of children who must avoid anything from milk and nuts to bee stings, and the lists are getting longer. Why has there been such an explosion in allergies? Dr Mark Porter visits Southampton's Allergy Clinic to find out, and to try out a desensitisation unit that can help adults overcome their allergic reactions. He has lunch with the restaurateur Giorgio Locatelli , whose daughter has had life-threatening reactions to several foods, and hears from both sides of the health debate on whether the danger of most allergic reactions has been exaggerated.
Producer Katy Hickman Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter
Unknown: Giorgio Locatelli
Producer: Katy Hickman

: Hungary's Unfinished Business

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox

7/10. I'm Not Going to Get Married, to Anyone
To her family's surprise, Esme has a highly desirable suitor. But she has other ambitions. By Maggie O'Farrell.
For further details see yesterday


Unknown: Maggie O'Farrell.

: The Hollow Men

3/4. Sketch show in which seemingly everyday situations unfold in bizarre and hilarious directions. Written and performed by David Armand , Rupert Russell , Sam Spedding and Nick Tanner , with Katy Brand. Producer Katie Marsden


Unknown: David Armand
Unknown: Rupert Russell
Unknown: Sam Spedding
Unknown: Nick Tanner
Unknown: Katy Brand.
Producer: Katie Marsden

: Today in Parliament

Today's news from Westminster, with Rachel Hooper.


Unknown: Rachel Hooper.

: News

: Book of the Week: Thomas Hardy - theTime-Torn Man

2/5. Repeated from 9.45am

: News

: The Word

Harriett Gilbert and the world of writing


Unknown: Harriett Gilbert

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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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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