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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Katherine Meyer.


Unknown: Katherine Meyer.

: Extreme Britain

1/5. Mike Dilger explores the extremes of the British countryside, beginning at Holme Fen near Peterborough, the lowest point in Britain. Producer Brett Westwood


Unknown: Mike Dilger
Producer: Brett Westwood

: Open Country

Rural reports from around the country.
Producer Sandra Sykes Repeated on Thursday at 1.30pm


Producer: Sandra Sykes

: Fanning Today This Week

Reports on agricultural issues, presented by Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Sarah Swadling


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Sarah Swadling

: Today

Presented by John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Vishvapani.


Presented By: John Humphrys
Presented By: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.

: Saturday Live

Fi Glover presents a hearty breakfast fry-up of inheritance tracks, podcasts and extraordinary stories, while poet Elvis McGonagall ensures it all scans. Producer Torquil MacLeod


Unknown: Fi Glover
Unknown: Elvis McGonagall
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: Excess Baggage

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


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Harry Parker

: Poets Don't Drive ...

Ian McMillan tests his belief that driving and verse-writing are incompatible pursuits. Roger McGough , Kenneth Steven , Lemn Sissay and Brian Patten prefer the passenger seat, and Simon Armitage and Wendy Cope promote the poetic possibilities of taking the wheel. Producer Sara Jane Hall


Unknown: Ian McMillan
Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: Kenneth Steven
Unknown: Lemn Sissay
Unknown: Brian Patten
Unknown: Simon Armitage
Unknown: Wendy Cope
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Week in Westminster

Jackie Ashley of The Guardian takes a look at the week s political events. Editor Marie Jessel


Unknown: Jackie Ashley
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

Impartial money advice and the latest news from the world of personal finance, with Paul Lewis.
Producer Samantha Washington Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis.
Producer: Samantha Washington

: The Now Show

1/6 Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis are back with their hard-hitting satirical look at the week's news. With Mitch Benn , Jon Holmes , Laura Shavin and a special guest. Repeated from yesterday
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Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Mitch Benn
Unknown: Jon Holmes
Unknown: Laura Shavin

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is in the chair as an audience in Haverhill, Suffolk, poses topical questions from the week's news to the panel, which includes the shadow Leader of the Commons, Theresa May , and the chairman of the Press Complaints Commission, Christopher Meyer. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Theresa May
Unknown: Christopher Meyer.

: 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: Sad Girl

When the Nazis came to Lisel's home and took her father and her twin brother, they also took a painting known as Sad Girl. Now Lisel is dead, and her daughter Rachel, who cared for her mother during her long final illness, sets out to find the painting. But what did it look like? What was it really called and who took it? By Sue Teddern.
Producer Jonquil Panting


Unknown: Sue Teddern.
Rachel: Samantha Spiro
Michael Wernitz: Henry Goodman
Geoff: Henry Goodman
Lisel: Miriam Karlin
Uncle Harry: Lee Montague
Asif: Ameet Chana
Refugee: Ameet Chana
Lesley: Christine Kavanagh
Ben: Sam Dale
Liam: Sam Dale
Sheila: Carolyn Pickles
Wernitz gallery assistant: Carolyn Pickles
Dan: Mark Straker

: The Real History of Opera

1/4. Huw Edwards unveils the history behind some of opera's most famous plots, beginning with Puccini's Tbsca - a story of love, politics, religion, sadism and murder, based on real events in Napoleonic-era Rome. Producer Catherine McGhee


Unknown: Huw Edwards
Producer: Catherine McGhee

: Weekend Woman's Hour

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

: Saturday PM

A round-up of the day's news and sporting headlines. Presented by Carolyn Quinn. Producer Peter Rippon


Presented By: Carolyn Quinn.
Producer: Peter Rippon

: The Bottom Line

8/9. 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. Introduced by Evan Davis. producer Neil Koenig ; Editor Stephen Chilcott


Introduced 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

5/8. Poet Lemn Sissay responds to a story in the week's news. Producer Eoin O'Callaghan Repeated tomorrow at 5 40pm


Unknown: Lemn Sissay
Producer: Eoin O'Callaghan

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and guests David Baddiel , Margaret Forster and Fiona Shaw discuss the week's top cultural events, including Andrew Lloyd Webber 's new production of The Sound of Music at the London Palladium. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: David Baddiel
Unknown: Margaret Forster
Unknown: Fiona Shaw
Unknown: Andrew Lloyd Webber
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: The Archive Hour: Man of the People:Paul Graney's Story

Although Paul Graney was, in his own words, "an ordinary bloke" from the North West, he left as his legacy an extraordinary collection of audio recordings that reflected the changing lives of ordinary people in the first half of the 20th century. He spent months living rough during the Depression, helped to organise the Manchester contingent of the Jarrow March, fought against Mosley's Blackshirts, and saw Hitler rousing his supporters in Berlin. Later, he became a collector of folk music from across the world, saving hundreds of traditional songs from fading out of memory. Jeffrey Richards tells Graney's story. Producer Libby cross


Unknown: Paul Graney
Unknown: Jeffrey Richards

: Classic Serial: The Brothers Karamazov

2/5. While Alyosha attends the bedside of the dying Elder, relations between Dmitri and his father become ever more dangerous. By Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Dramatised for radio by Melissa Murray.
Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
Unknown: Melissa Murray.
Fyodor Karamazov: Roy Marsden
Dmitri: Paul Hilton
Ivan: Nicholas Boulton
Alyosha: Carl Prekopp
Smerdyakov: Joseph Kioska
Lise: Emma Noakes
Mrs Khoklakova: Rachel Atkins
Katerina: Juliet Aubrey
Grushenka: Katy Cavanagh
Grigory: Desmond McNamara
Father Paisy: Philip Fox
The Elder: Sam Dale
Marya: Bethan Walker
Monk: Paul Richard Biggin
Monk: Saikat Ahamed

: The Moral Maze

7/11. Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which
Clifford Longley , Steven Rose , Michael Portillo and Ian Hargreaves cross-examine expert witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Clifford Longley
Unknown: Steven Rose
Unknown: Michael Portillo
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves

: Brain of Britain

11/17. Four contestants from the West of England compete in the continuing first round of the nationwide general knowledge contest. The chairman is Robert Robertson. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Robert Robertson.

: Poetry Please

7/7. Roger McGough presents poems for remembrance, with works by Pablo Neruda , Evangeline Patterson and front-line poets Siegfried Sassoon , Wilfred Owen and Alun Lewis. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: Pablo Neruda
Unknown: Evangeline Patterson
Unknown: Siegfried Sassoon
Unknown: Wilfred Owen
Unknown: Alun Lewis.

: Scottish Shorts

1/5. Advent. Working away from home over the festive season, a publishing executive rediscovers her sense of adventure. By Linda Cracknell. Read byTamara Kennedy. Producer Bruce Young


Unknown: Linda Cracknell.
Producer: Bruce Young

: One Planet

: News

: BBC World Drama

Dracula (1/2) David Suchet stars as Dracula in this production of Bram Stoker's chilling novel

: 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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