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: World Briefing

the latest news from around the world

: News Briefing

: Prayer

for the Day With the Rev Roger Hutchmgs.


Unknown: Roger Hutchmgs.

: Farming Today

Rural round-up with Charlotte Smith.


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
Presented by Susan Hulme and Alicia McCarthy.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rt Rev Tom Butter.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Presented By: Susan Hulme
Presented By: Alicia McCarthy.

: On the Ropes

3/6. Sion Jenkins , convicted and then acquitted of the murder of his foster daughter, talks to John Humphrys about his time in prison. Producer Steve Peacock Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Sion Jenkins
Unknown: John Humphrys
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Turn Over Your Papers.... Now!

5/5. Practicals. John OTaTrell charts the history of practical assessments and investigates pupils' relationship with this type of test. including why semi-naked patients allowed
Victorian medical students to draw lines on them. The _ presenter also discovers who examines the examiners as well as what happens if they fail. Producer Phil Tinline


Unknown: John Otatrell
Producer: Phil Tinline

: Book of the Week: Leni: the Life and Work of Leni Riefenstahl

2/5. Leni meets Hitler, whom she discovers to be "unexpectably modest", and is offered the opportunity to make films with him when he comes to power. Kenneth Branagh reads the second part of Steven Bach's biography of the German film director. Repeated at 12.30am


Reader: Kenneth Branagh
Author: Steven Bach
Producer: Matt Thompson

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Ernie Rea. We Have a Gospel to Proclaim
(Fulda). Romans 1, vv13―17. Jesus, Fount of Consolation
(Freylinghausen, arr Sampson). Ye That Know the Lora Is Gracious (Rustington). Producer Simon Vivian


Unknown: Rev Ernie Rea.
Producer: Simon Vivian

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Sixth Column Has Better Legs 2/5, By Sam Boardman-Jacobs . The Woman's s Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Sam Boardman-Jacobs

: A Garden in New York

Less than a mile from Ground Zero, a small square in the Wall Street area of New York has been transformed Into garden of remembrance for the 67 British citizens who lost their lives on 9/11. The BBC's Stephen Evans , who was at the World Trade Center when the attack happened, considers how a garden can help the process of grieving, and visits the garden with Camilla Hellman , the driving force behind the project. Producer Judith Kamptner


Unknown: Stephen Evans
Unknown: Camilla Hellman
Producer: Judith Kamptner

: Taxi for Mr Merchant

With its haunting music and its credits depicting an endless journey across the Queensboro Bridge, Taxi was never the most conventional of sitcoms. Writer and actor Stephen Merchant (The Office, Extras) presents the story of the Sunshine Cab Company and gives an insight into the history of the American sitcom.
Featuring clips from the series and original interviews with former cast members Christopher Lloyd, Marilu Henner and Tony Danza, director James Burrows and sitcom writer Rob Long. producer James Crawford
Rob Long shares a Taxi with RT: page 119


Presenter: Stephen Merchant
Interviewee: Christopher Lloyd
Interviewee: Marilu Henner
Interviewee: Tony Danza
Interviewee: James Burrows
Interviewee: Rob Long
Producer: James Crawford

: You and Yours

Consumer and public interest reports, with John Waite 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.


Unknown: John Waite
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

Presented by Shaun Ley.


Presented By: Shaun Ley.

: The Sound of the Baskervilles

Russell Davies investigates the meaning and significance of music to Sherlock Holmes - detective, violinist and author of a monograph on composer Orlando Lasses and finds that the tunes behind the mysteries can help bring a new perspective to the fictional character.


Presenter: Russell Davies
Producer: Martin Smith

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Chloe

By Mike Stott. An inmate at a woman's prison reveals how she became one of the world's most renowned artists and reveals the sacrifices that she and others have made for her work. Black comedy, starring Alison Steadman. Producer Jo Wheeler ; Director Dirk Maggs


Unknown: Mike Stott.
Unknown: Alison Steadman.
Producer: Jo Wheeler
Director: Dirk Maggs

: Cricket World Cup-

South Africa v England Martin
Jonathan Agnew , Simon Mann and Christopher Martin -
Jenkins with commentary on the 20th game of the Super Eights at the Kensington Oval in Barbados.
Producer Peter Baxter time Highlights of today's play are on BBCl tonight


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Simon Mann
Unknown: Christopher Martin
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Making History

Vanessa Collingridge explores the stories of ordinary members of the public and their intriguing links with British history. Producer Nick Patrick ADDRESS- Making History, BBC Radio 4, PO Box 3096, Brighton BN1 1TUL; email: making.history@bbc.co.uk; Telephone [number removed]


Unknown: Vanessa Collingridge
Producer: Nick Patrick

: National Short Story Prize

2/4 The second of the top five stories, newly short-listed from over 400 entries by established authors, that are in contention for the second National Short Story Prize. The award is an attempt to rejuvenate the literary form that has been neglected for the past decade in favour of the novel. For further details see yesterday

: Word of Mouth

2/5. Michael Rosen presents the series examining words, language and the way people speak. Repeated from yesterday at 11pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: Great Lives

3/9. Anton Chekhov. Author William Boyd tries to convince Matthew Parris that playwright Anton Chekhov has a claim to greatness. His work may be revered, but Chekhov's treatment of women and animals left a lot to be desired. Joining Matthew in the studio is Chekhov biographer Donald Rayfield. Producer John Byrne


Unknown: Anton Chekhov.
Unknown: William Boyd
Unknown: Matthew Parris
Unknown: Anton Chekhov
Unknown: Donald Rayfield.
Producer: John Byrne

: PM

News and analysis with Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation

3/4. Stand by your radios and grip the tea towel firmly as Aldershot's finest native-born son probes into the dank recesses of the body politic. Written by and starring Jeremy Hardy with special guet Pauline McLynn. Producer David Tyler


Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Pauline McLynn.
Producer: David Tyler

: The Archers

Adam gets caught in the crossfire. For cast see page 31 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , who reports on the film The Reaping, in which the ten Biblical Plagues appear to afflict a small American town. Producer Ella-Mai Robey


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Ella-Mai Robey

: The Sixth Column Has Better Legs

2/5. By Sam Boardman-Jacobs . Gloria del Lago remains determined to continue her work as a chorus girl, despite Madrid being under daily bombardment from Franco's fascists and the unlikelihood of obtaining permission to open a theatre. For cast and further details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Sam Boardman-Jacobs
Unknown: Gloria Del Lago

: A Sporting Chance

As London plans for the 2012 Olympics, this programme examines what the capital can learn from the legacy of the Manchester Commonwealth games, where the games were sold as the catalyst that would transform deprivation and halt decline in post-industrial east Manchester, It asks whether such high-profile initiatives can really be expected to change the entire future of local communities and engender renewed interest in sports participation. Producer Gail Champion Repeated on Sunday at 5pm

: In Touch

Peter White presents a round-up of news for visually impaired people. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: All in the Mind

3/5. Dr Raj Persaud explores phrenology and physiognomy - deducing character through a study of head shape and facial features. Though the practices have been discredited as pseudo-science, recent studies reveal they may yet hold a germ of truth. Producer Fiona Hill Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Raj Persaud
Producer: Fiona Hill

: On the Ropes

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

Presented by Jackie Hardgrave.


Presented By: Jackie Hardgrave.

: Book at Bedtime: The Interpretation of Murder

7/15. Littlemore discovers a dead body hidden in a trunk in Chinatown. Jed Rubenfeld's murder mystery. For further details see yesterday

: Cowards

New series 1/6. Comedy sketch show featuring the talents of writers and performers Tom Basden ,
Stefan Golaszewski , Tim Key and Lloyd Woolf. Producer Victoria Lloyd


Unknown: Tom Basden
Unknown: Stefan Golaszewski
Unknown: Tim Key
Unknown: Lloyd Woolf.
Producer: Victoria Lloyd

: Today in Parliament

Today's business in Westminster, with Rachel Hooper.


Unknown: Rachel Hooper.

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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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