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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

Presented by the Rt Rev Nigel McCulloch.


Unknown: Nigel McCulloch.

: Precious Cargo

5/5. The sea can be a hazardous environment in which to work, as Dylan Winter discovers when he investigates what life is like for the seafarers the UK relies on for its exports and imports. Producer Frances Byrnes


Producer: Frances Byrnes

: Open Country

Rural reports from 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 Carolyn Ouinn and Edward Stourton.
7.25 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Roy Jenkins.


Unknown: Carolyn Ouinn
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: Saturday Live

Fi Glover grabs another slice of human life with Sue Perkins and poet Murray Lachlan Young - and, yes, there will be stories to make you chortle, gasp, and possibly wince. Producer Paula McGinley


Unknown: Fi Glover
Unknown: Sue Perkins
Unknown: Murray Lachlan Young
Producer: Paula McGinley

: Excess Baggage

Sandi Toksvig explores the adventures, frustrations and joys Of travel. Producer Harry Parker


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Harry Parker

: Living with Aids: Britain's Battle

2/2. In the conclusion of his social history of Aids in the UK, Paul Gambaccini and others recall those friends who have died of the disease, including celebrities such as Freddie Mercury and Kenny Everett. At its worst, people were attending two or three funerals a week, sometimes featuring a roller-skating nun or two. With the arrival of more effective drug therapies, survivors describe the difficulties of readjusting to a new life expectancy, having made no emotional or financial provision for staying alive. Producer Deborah Dudgeon


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Unknown: Kenny Everett.
Producer: Deborah Dudgeon

: Week In Westminster

Matthew D'Ancona takes a look at the week's political events.
Editor Marie Jessel


Unknown: Matthew D'Ancona
Editor: Marie Jessel

: 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

The latest news from the world of personal finance, presented by Paul Lewis.
Producer Chris A'Court Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Presented By: Paul Lewis.

: I Think the Nurses Are Stealing My Clothes:the Very Best of Linda Smith

Arthur Smith, Jo Brand , Phill Jupitus , Mark Steel and other friends and colleagues of the late comedian
Linda Smith perform a selection of her work, taken from stand-up performances, Edinburgh fringe shows and radio and television broadcasts. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jo Brand
Unknown: Phill Jupitus
Unknown: Mark Steel
Unknown: Linda Smith

: News

: Any Questions?

Political discussion hosted by Jonathan Dimbleby as an audience in London canvass the opinions of a panel that includes the Constitutional Affairs Secretary
Charles Falconer ; former Home Office minister Ann Widdecombe ; and Sunday Telegraph editor Patience Wheatcroft. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Charles Falconer
Unknown: Ann Widdecombe

: 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: Devastated Areas

Specially commissioned for Armistice Day,
Adam Thorpe 's elegaic play is a moving study of civilian grief in the wake of the First World War. In Berlin a sculptress is working on a memorial statue; on the Berkshire Downs a gardener is tending his employer's roses; and in the valley of the Somme a glazier is repairing the shell-damaged windows of a church.
Pianist Leon Coates : Producer Patrick Rayner


Unknown: Adam Thorpe
Pianist: Leon Coates
Producer: Patrick Rayner
Sofie: Eliza Lanqland
Ernst: Finlay Welsh
Reg: Richard Greenwood
Jess: Lucy Paterson
Mrs Lombard: Noreen Lelghton
Colin: Matthew Pldgeon
Auguste: Jimmy Chisholm
Monsieur le Cure: Gareth Thomas

: A Soldier's Song

Tim Healey talks to soldiers past and present about the tunes they have sung through the ages, from the crude to the sentimental and nostalgic, as well as their repertoire of satirical songs. Tim also gets his father, Denis Healey , to recall life and song in the Second World War Italian campaign. Repeated from Tuesday


Talks: Tim Healey
Unknown: Denis Healey

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Martha Kearney. Editor jiii Burridge
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Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: Saturday PM

A round-up of the news and sporting headlines, presented by Carolyn Ouinn. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Carolyn Ouinn.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Bottom Line

7/9. Some of the biggest names in business talk frankly about workplace issues. Evan Davis hosts a panel of successful entrepreneurs and company bosses who tell him what's on their radar this week. Editor Stephen chiicott


Unknown: Evan Davis

: 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

4/8. Writer Guy Browning creates a fictional response to a story in the week's news.
Producer Jonquil Panting Repeated tomorrow at 5.40pm


Unknown: Guy Browning

: Saturday Review

A look at the highlights of the week's cultural events with Tom Sutcliffe and his guests Grayson Perry , Kit Davies and Andrew O'Hagan , who discuss Trevor Nunn 'sPorgyand Bess and Anthony Minghella 's Breaking and Entering. Producer NickiPaxman


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Grayson Perry
Unknown: Kit Davies
Unknown: Andrew O'Hagan
Unknown: Trevor Nunn
Unknown: Anthony Minghella

: The Archive Hour: Living with Aids: Blood Brothers

It's been called the worst tragedy ever to hit the NHS and yet today it is largely forgotten. Winifred Robinson tells the story of the haemophiliacs infected with HIV in the 1980s through the blood products used to treat them.
More than 1,200 people were infected: today fewer than 400 survive. Their testaments have been collected in a unique archive of interviews, conducted by a nurse involved in their treatment. Producer James Crawford


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Producer: James Crawford

: Classic Serial: The Brothers Karamazov

1/5. Russia, 1880. The Karamazovs get together for a meeting with their father to discuss Dmitri's inheritance. But the unpredictable Fyodor does not look as if he is going to play the game. By Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Dramatised for radio by Melissa Murray.
(Repeated from Sunday)


Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Dramatised by: Melissa Murray
Music: David Pickvance
Fyodor Karamazov: Roy Marsden
Dmitri: Paul Hilton
Ivan: Nicholas Boulton
Alyosha: Carl Prekopp
The Elder: Sam Dale
Mrs Khoklakova: Rachel Atkins
Lise: Emma Noakes
Katerina: Juliet Aubrey
Grushenka: Katy Cavanagh
Smerdyakov: Joseph Kloska
Grigory: Desmond McNamara
Monk: Paul Richard Biggin
Katerina's servant: Miranda Keeling

: The Moral Maze

6/11. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which panellists
Steven Rose , Claire Fox and Ian Hargreaves cross-examine expert witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news. Repeated from Wednesday


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

: Brain of Britain

10/17. Four contestants from the North of England compete in the first round of the general knowledge contest. The chairman is Robert Robinson. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Robert Robinson.

: Poetry Please

6/7. Roger McGough presents some requested poems exploring the complexities of relationships. Poets include RS Thomas, Carol-Ann Duffy and DH Lawrence. The readers are Patrick Romer , Josette Simon and Rupert Wickham. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: Carol-Ann Duffy
Unknown: Dh Lawrence.
Unknown: Patrick Romer
Unknown: Josette Simon
Unknown: Rupert Wickham.

: Thou Shalt Not Suffer a Witch

5/5. Windfall. A young woman opens the back door of her house to a curious and persistent visitor: "Good afternoon. I wonder if you have any old gold to sell ... ?" Another reading from the 1949 collection of supernatural short stories by Dorothy K Haynes. Read by Mark McDonnell. Producer David Jackson Young


Stories By: Dorothy K Haynes.
Read By: Mark McDonnell.
Producer: David Jackson Young

: One Planet

: News

: BBC World Drama

Small Talk: Big Picture - a BBC World Service/Royal Court
Theatre collaboration in which five writers from different cultures explore their reactions to global events in the context of their societies

: 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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