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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Clair Jaquiss.


Unknown: Clair Jaquiss.

: Precious Cargo

4/5. Looking at the life of the merchant seaman, Dylan Winter asks what it takes for marriage and relationships to survive long absences and brief shore leave. Producer Frances Byrnes


Producer: Frances Byrnes

: 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 Sarah Swadling


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly
Producer: Sarah Swadling

: Today

With James Naughtie and Carolyn Ouinn.
7.20 Yesterday in Parliament With Mark D'Arcy. 725 8 25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Roy Jenkins.
8.51 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Carolyn Ouinn.
Unknown: Mark D'Arcy.
Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: Saturday Live

It's real life, but not as you know it. Fi Glover keeps order over a studio so crammed with the unexpected that it has to be reinforced with packing tape. Lemn Sissay lends metrical assistance. Producer Torquil MacLeod


Unknown: Lemn Sissay
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: Excess Baggage

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


Unknown: John McCarthy
Producer: Harry Parker

: Living with Aids: Britain's Battle

1/2 Twenty-five years after the first recorded cases of Aids in the UK, Paul Gambaccini takes a look at the social impact of the disease in this country.
Doctors and campaigners recall the terror of the first cases when the disease rampaged through the gay community survivors recall the public hysteria and popular myths about how the disease was caught; and politicians reveal the national emergency response that saw instructions on safe sex go out to every household in the country. Part two is broadcast next Saturday at the same time. Producer Deborah Dudgeon


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Producer: Deborah Dudgeon

: Week in Westminster

Peter Oborne of the Daily Mail takes a look at the week's political events. Editor Alison Macdonald


Unknown: Peter Oborne
Editor: Alison MacDonald

: From Our Own Correspondent

A lively collection of dispatches from the BBC foreign correspondents. Presented by Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant RT DIRECT: From Our Own Correspondent, edited by Tony Grant is available for £15.99 (RRP ei6.99) 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 Samantha Washington Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Samantha Washington

: Absolute Power

Stephen Fry and John Bird play the claret-swilling masters of spin Charles Prentiss and Martin McCabe. With Tony Gardner , Joseph Kloska , Bethan Walker and Saskia Wickham. Written by Mark Tavener.
Repeated from Friday


Unknown: John Bird
Unknown: Charles Prentiss
Unknown: Martin McCabe.
Unknown: Tony Gardner
Unknown: Joseph Kloska
Unknown: Bethan Walker
Unknown: Saskia Wickham.
Written By: Mark Tavener.
Charles: Stephen Fry
Martin: John Bird

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the political discussion from Blackpool in which an audience canvass the opinions of four leading figures. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby

: 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: Dr Glas

When a lonely Stockholm GP is visited by a distressed woman patient he takes an unorthodox approach that leads to a terrible conclusion. Hjalmar Soderburg 's play, now regarded as a classic of its time, caused a great scandal when it was first published in Sweden in 1905. Dramatised by Vanessa Rosenthal.
Pianist Lucy Parham ; Producer/Director Chris Wallis


Unknown: Hjalmar Soderburg
Dramatised By: Vanessa Rosenthal.
Pianist: Lucy Parham
Director: Chris Wallis
Dr Glas: Adam Godley
Mrs Gregorius: Lia Williams
Pastor Gregorius: Jim Carter
Kristin: Vanessa Rosenthal
Markel: Geoffrey Durham
Woman: Colleen Prenderqast
Birk: Ben Crowe
Klaus: Jonathan Keeble

: English Hymnal

The English Hymnal was published in 1906 under the editorship of liturgist Percy Dearmer and composer Ralph Vaughan Williams. Dr Ian Bradley celebrates its centenary and shows how, from the outset, it challenged the establishment by redefining congregational hymn music for the 20th century. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Percy Dearmer
Unknown: Ralph Vaughan Williams.
Unknown: Dr Ian Bradley

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Martha Kearney. Editor Jill Burridge EMAIL: womanshouriSbbc.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, inc p&p, from www.bbcshop.com, or by calling [number removed], quoting [number removed]


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Saturday PM

Round-up of the day's news and sporting headlines. Presented by Carolyn Ouinn. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Carolyn Ouinn.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Bottom Line

6/9. The biggest names in business talk frankly about the workplace issues in the news, from the boardroom to the shop floor, and from building success to handling failure. Presented by Evan Davis.
Producer Neil Koenig ; Editor Stephen Chilcott


Presented By: Evan Davis.
Producer: Neil Koenig
Editor: Stephen Chilcott

: 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

3/8. Writer and satirist Alistair Beaton creates a fictional response to a story in the week's news.
Producer Eoin O'Callaghan Repeated tomorrow at 5.40pm


Unknown: Alistair Beaton
Producer: Eoin O'Callaghan

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe chairs a discussion on the highlights of the week's cultural events, joined by guests from the fields of culture and the arts. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: The Archive Hour: A Comfort to the Enemy

In 1956 Anthony Eden , the Prime Minister, was at loggerheads with the BBC over its coverage of the Suez crisis. At the same time, the Corporation was being praised for its reporting of the Hungarian Uprising and trusted with open access to top-secret MI6 telegrams. Steve Hewlett uses archive recordings and new interviews to explore how 1956 was a defining period for the BBC's editorial independence. With contributions from Douglas Hurd , Charles Wheeler and Alastair Milne. Producer Neil George


Unknown: Anthony Eden
Unknown: Steve Hewlett
Unknown: Douglas Hurd
Unknown: Charles Wheeler
Unknown: Alastair Milne.
Producer: Neil George

: Classic Serial: The Cairo Trilogy

3/3. Omar Sharif stars in this saga chronicling the progress of a middle-class Egyptian family. The Second World War is in progress and having a devastating effect on the family business - and one of the grandchildren is sucked into radical Islam. Dramatised by Ayeesha Menon from the novels of Naguib Mahfouz , the Nobel Prize-winning Egyptian writer who died in August. Recorded in Egypt.
Other cast members: Nairy Avedissian , Salah Fahmy , Yara Goubran ,
Caroline Khalil , Rena Malak , Zeinab Moubarak , Tamer Nasrat, Sherif Nour , Ola Roshdy , Sedky Sakhar , Hany Seef. Saymaa Shalan , Hugh Sowden , Mika Thabet , Yeve Youssef and Ekram Zalat
Producer/Director John Dryden Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Omar Sharif
Unknown: Naguib Mahfouz
Unknown: Nairy Avedissian
Unknown: Salah Fahmy
Unknown: Yara Goubran
Unknown: Caroline Khalil
Unknown: Rena Malak
Unknown: Zeinab Moubarak
Unknown: Sherif Nour
Unknown: Ola Roshdy
Unknown: Sedky Sakhar
Unknown: Hany Seef.
Unknown: Saymaa Shalan
Unknown: Hugh Sowden
Unknown: Mika Thabet
Unknown: Yeve Youssef
Unknown: Ekram Zalat
Director: John Dryden
Old Kamal: Omar Sharif
Kamal: Amr Waked
Al-Sayyid Ahmad Abd al-Jawab: Ihab Sakkout
Ahmad: Sedky Sakhar
Munim: Ahmed Nour
Sawsan: Dina Nadim
Badur: Radwa Elgabry

: The Moral Maze

5/11. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which panellists Melanie Phillips , Ian Hargreaves , Claire Fox and Steven Rose cross-examine expert witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Steven Rose

: Brain of Britain

9/17. Four contestants from the North of England 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

5/7. Lullabies. Roger McGough presents a selection of soothing, scary and musical poems in the form of lullabies, read by Josette Simon , Patrick Romer and Rupert Wickham. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Roger McGough
Read By: Josette Simon
Read By: Patrick Romer
Read By: Rupert Wickham.

: Thou Shalt Not Suffer a Witch

4/5. The Memory. It was my father said to me, "Bessie, there's a man being hanged in the street, and if you're good, I'll take you". Tamara Kennedy reads another supernatural short story from the 1949 collection by Scottish author Dorothy K Haynes. Producer David Jackson Young


Unknown: Tamara Kennedy
Unknown: Dorothy K Haynes.
Producer: David Jackson Young

: One Planet

: News

: BBC World Drama

The Employee - Sebastian Bacziewicz 's dark, near-future comedy about a man at the end of his tether in a world he no longer understands. Ian is head maintenance man in an intelligent building. He loves his work, but his life is getting on top of him


Unknown: Sebastian Bacziewicz

: News

: The Ticket

guide to arts, culture and entertainment

: News

: From Our Own Correspondent

the stories behind global headlines

: 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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