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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Denis Rice.


Unknown: Denis Rice.

: Parrots and Piranhas

5/5. On their last night in Guyana, Huw Cordey and friends spot an ocelot slinking along a branch, paddle beneath an Amazon tree boa, and discover a giant anaconda. Producer Sarah Blunt


Unknown: Huw Cordey
Producer: Sarah Blunt

: Open Country

Exploring rural life around the UK.
Producer Sandra Sykes Repeated on Thursday at 1.30pm


Producer: Sandra Sykes

: Farming Today This Week

Agricultural reports, presented by Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Steve Peacock


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
7.20 Yesterday in Parliament With Mark D'Arcy. Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Rob Marshall.
8.50 L W only Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Mark D'Arcy.
Unknown: Rob Marshall.

: Saturday Live

Broadcaster and Guardian columnist Michele Hanson joins Fi Glover on the weekend magazine show.


Unknown: Michele Hanson

: Excess Baggage

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


Unknown: John McCarthy
Producer: Harry Parker

: Lost in Space

Felicity Finch enters the bright, clean and remarkably peaceful world of self-storage. With their windowless metal rooms and numbered, padlocked doors, they have become the 21st century's sterilised, standardised version of attics, potting sheds and garages and - just possibly - the solution to a problem that has stumped physicists: if the universe is expanding why is there never enough space to keep your stuff? Producer Paul Kobrak


Unknown: Felicity Finch
Producer: Paul Kobrak

: Week in Westminster

Peter Oborne of The Spectator and the Daily Mail takes a look at the week's political events. Editor Marie Jessei


Unknown: Peter Oborne
Editor: Marie Jessei

: 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 from the world of personal finance, including impartial advice. Presented by Paul Lewis.
Producer Jessica Laugharne Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Presented By: Paul Lewis.
Producer: Jessica Laugharne

: The News Quiz

3/8. Join Sandi Toksvig and Armando lannucci , Phill Jupitus , Andy Hamilton and Alan Coren as they trawl through the week's biggest (and smallest) news stories in the topical comedy panel game. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Unknown: Armando Lannucci
Unknown: Phill Jupitus
Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Alan Coren

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion from London, where an audience puts topical questions to panellists Tessa Jowell MP, Baroness Shirley Williams and Simon Heffer , associate editor of The Daily Telegraph. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Baroness Shirley Williams
Unknown: Simon Heffer

: 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: Something Wrong aboutthe Mouth

RT Leading off a week of dramas for The Memory
Experience, David Edgar 's new play for Radio 4 is a CHOICE love story told at the border between memory and fiction, trust and betrayal, East and West. Soho, 1958: an insistent American wants to commission a portrait of a woman he can't produce, in a dress he can only describe, at an event that never happened.
Other roles played by Kenneth Collard , Christine Kavanaqh , Joseph Kloska , Eva Magyar and Carolyn Pickles Producer/Director Jonquil Panting


Unknown: David Edgar
Played By: Kenneth Collard
Played By: Christine Kavanaqh
Played By: Joseph Kloska
Played By: Carolyn Pickles
GenePew: Damian Lewis
Desmond: Bill Paterson
Mrs Pew: Lisa Dillon
Dr Frisch: David de Keyser
Hotelier: Andrew Sachs
Peter: Julian Rhind-Tutt

: Playing Second Fiddle

Insight into the hidden world of the session musician, with contributions from bassist Herbie Flowers , drummer Ian Thomas and saxophonist Snake Davies , who describe the enormous pressure of their work. With George Webley.
Repeated from Tuesday


Bassist: Herbie Flowers
Unknown: Ian Thomas
Unknown: Snake Davies
Unknown: George Webley.

: Weekend Woman's Hour

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

: Saturday PM

News and sporting headlines, presented by Nigel Wrench.


Presented By: Nigel Wrench.

: A World In Your Ear

Lucy Ash tunes in to the best English-language radio from around the globe on boundaries and fences: from Israelis and Palestinians on both sides of the new wall, to Russian prison inmates. Producer Arlene Gregorious


Unknown: Lucy Ash
Producer: Arlene Gregorious

: 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

: Profile

Friends, family and colleagues provide an insight into the personality of one of the week's headline-makers.
Producer Emma Rippon Repeated tomorrow at 5.45am and 5.40pm


Producer: Emma Rippon

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and his guests discuss the cultural highlights Of the week. Producer Nicky Barranger


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Nicky Barranger

: Back to Square One - 80 Years of Football on the Radio

In January 1927, the BBC covered its first football match. Veteran commentator Barry Davies looks at how commentary has evolved from that day to this.
As well as revisiting some of the great footballing moments of the last 80 years, Barry talks to the doyens of modern commentary, John Motson and Alan Green, alongside great voices from the past, Peter Jones, Raymond Glendenning and George Allison.
Playing by numbers: page 24


Presenter: Barry Davies
Interviewee: John Motson
Interviewee: Alan Green
Producer: Nicola Swords

: Classic Serial: Germinal

1/3. Emile Zola 's tale about conflict between the workers and owners of a mining company, set in France in the 1860s. Etienne Lantier is looking for work. He stops at Le Voreux, one of the 19 pits belonging to the Montsou company, and is given a job. He falls in love with the girl he works with and, at the same time, is appalled by the working conditions. When the company enforce yet more unjust conditions, Etienne, along with all the miners, believes the time has come to take action. Dramatised by Diana Griffiths.
Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Emile Zola
Unknown: Etienne Lantier
Dramatised By: Diana Griffiths.
Narrator: David Bradley
Etienne: Joe Absolom
Catherine: Emily Chennery
Maheu: Charles Dale
LaMaheude: Deborah McAndrew
Bonnemort: Peter Armltage
Souvarine: Gary Lewis
Chaval: Leigh Symonds
Paul Negrel: James Nickerson
La Mouquette: Vicky Binns
Jeanlin: Aldan Parsons
Lydie: Daisy Jones

: Decision Time

4/4. The BBC's political editor Nick Robinson is joined by a panel of politicians and advisers to provide an insight into the political processes that take place in Whitehall. He reveals the arguments, the calculations and the challenges that confront government when decisions are Simply unavoidable. Repeated from Wednesday


Editor: Nick Robinson

: Land Lines

2/6. Brett Westwood sets his two landscape detectives some fiendish puzzles in and around Bath. Rptd from Monday


Unknown: Brett Westwood

: Poetry Please

4/9. Roger McGough presents verse with a political flavour by Maya Angelou , Derek Mahon , Nick Drake and Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Politicians select their favourites and the readers are Adjoa Andoh, Jonjo O'Neill , Jim Findley , Kerry Shale and Rupert Wickham. Repeated from Sunday Send your requests to Poetry Please, BBC. Bristol BS8 2LR
EMAIL: poetry.please@bbc.co.uk phone: [number removed] (calls cost no more than 8p per minute from land lines)


Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: Maya Angelou
Unknown: Derek Mahon
Unknown: Nick Drake
Unknown: Lawrence Ferlinghetti.
Unknown: Jonjo O'Neill
Unknown: Jim Findley
Unknown: Kerry Shale
Unknown: Rupert Wickham.

: I Want to Be Alone

5/5. Sagrada Familia. A young couple's relationship is at breaking point as they travel round Barcelona's famous landmark. Will another building in the city have the power to reunite them or are they destined to go their separate ways? Henry Shukman 's story, read by Christopher Kelham , is the last in the series inspired by the statement attributed to the actress and famous recluse Greta Garbo.
Producer Gemma Jenkins


Unknown: Henry Shukman
Read By: Christopher Kelham
Unknown: Greta Garbo.
Producer: Gemma Jenkins

: News

: One Planet

: BBC World Drama

The Concert by Ulises Rodriguez Febles:
Castro has just unveiled a statue of John Lennon in Havana, but Johnny can recall a time when the Beatles were not so celebrated in Cuba

: News

: The Ticket

: Politics UK

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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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