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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

A pause for reflection, with Glenn Jordan.


Unknown: Glenn Jordan.

: Apprentice to the Past

3/4. Clare Jenkins talks to three generations of the Somerset Willow Company about the skills required to make pigeon-carriers, picnic-baskets and coffins by the traditional method of weaving willow, one of the trades that have given Britain its unique appearance yet are in danger of dying out. Producer Clare Jenkins


Talks: Clare Jenkins
Producer: Clare Jenkins

: Open Country

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


Producer: Sandra Sykes

: Farming Today This Week

Reports on agricultural issues, presented by Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Steve Peacock


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

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Vishvapani.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.

: Saturday Live

Broadcaster Paul Roseby joins Fi Glover. Producer Simon Clancy


Unknown: Paul Roseby
Unknown: Fi Glover.
Producer: Simon Clancy

: Excess Baggage

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


Unknown: John McCarthy
Producer: Harry Parker

: On the Road

On the 50th anniversary of the publication of Jack Kerouac 's On the Road, comedian and cultural critic Greg Proops celebrates that great road-trip novel by taking a jazz-infused drive through America from the 50s to the present. He talks to Gore Vidal and Lawrence Ferlinghetti , the founder of the Beat Movement. as well as some of the people who sat in the bacK seat of that 1948 Hudson and played a large part in Kerouac's life. Producer Lucy Greenwell Spoken word choices: p121


Unknown: Jack Kerouac
Unknown: Greg Proops
Unknown: Gore Vidal
Unknown: Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Producer: Lucy Greenwell

: Talking Politics

Dennis Sewell and his guests discuss current political events. Producer Paul Vickers


Unknown: Dennis Sewell
Producer: Paul Vickers

: From Our Own Correspondent

A lively collection of dispatches from the BBC foreign correspondents, who report on stones 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, presented by Paul Lewis.
Producer Lesley McAlpine Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Presented By: Paul Lewis.
Producer: Lesley McAlpine

: The News Oulz

6/8. Fred MacAulay , Mark Steel, Alan Coren and Andy Zaltzman are this week's guests in the veteran panel game, hosted by Sandi Toksvig. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Fred MacAulay
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Andy Zaltzman
Unknown: Sandi Toksvig.

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the topical discussion from Bristol. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby

: Any Answers?

Jonathan Dimbleby takes listeners calls and emails 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 Windsor Jewels

In 1946, the Duke of Windsor and his wife (Wallis Simpson) visited Britain. During their stay, the Duchess's jewels, worth £13 million, were stolen. Conspiracy theories abounded: was it an inside job by the Royal Family, or an insurance fraud by the Duke and Duchess? Robin Glendinning's black comedy tells the story of this royal heist.


Writer: Robin Glendinning
Producer: Jolyon Jenkins
The Duke of Windsor: Jon Glover
The Duchess of Windsor: Christine Kavanagh
Capstick: Christian Rodska
Evans: Chris Yapp
Miss Martin/Mrs Jones: Amy Clifton
Bevin/Gardener: Alan Moore
Attlee: Paul Humpoletz
Lascelles: David Collins
First hack: Stephen Perring
Second hack: Paul Mohan

: From Berkeley to The Bronx: RogerLinn's Drum Machines

Ironically for a guitarist, Roger Linn invented the world's first drum machine 25 years ago. The actor and musician Gary Kemp tells the remarkable story of how Linn revolutionised popular music. Repeated from Tuesday


Guitarist: Roger Linn
Musician: Gary Kemp

: Weekend Woman's Hour

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

: Saturday PM

With Ritula Shah.


Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: The Bottom Line

New series 1/8. Evan Davis returns with the business discussion programme. He is joined by entrepreneurs and top business leaders to talk about the issues that matter. Producer Neil Koenig


Unknown: Evan Davis
Producer: Neil Koenig

: Loose Ends

Another eclectic mix of conversation, comedy and music. Producer Cathie Mahoney


Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: From Fact to Fiction

3/7. Playwright Sarah Daniels creates a fictional response to a story in the week's news.
Producer Peter Kavanagh Rptd tomorrow at 5.40pm


Unknown: Sarah Daniels
Producer: Peter Kavanagh Rptd

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and guests discuss the cultural highlights of the week. Producer Philippa Ritchie


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: The Archive Hour: Basil Spence

A hundred years after the birth of the architect Sir Basil Spence , many of his major buildings, including Coventry Cathedral and Sussex University, survive, but others, including
Gorbals Tower Blocks, have been destroyed. Yet he also left behind a huge collection of drawings, models and photos. Sarah Gaventa reports on the preservation of the Spence archive and talks to people making use of his buildings today. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Sir Basil Spence
Unknown: Sarah Gaventa

: Classic Serial: Tom Jones

2/3. A hero banished from the home in which he has spent his entire life: a heroine who loves him shut up in her room by an angry father.
Henry Fielding's comic adventure, dramatised by Stephen Wyatt.
Repeated from Sunday


Dramatised By: Stephen Wyatt.
Tom Jones: Michael Leqqe
Henry Fielding: Simon Russell Beale
Squire Western: Trevor Peacock
Miss Western: Margaret Tyzack
Northerton: Sam Dale
Sophia: Clare Corbett
Jenny: Rachel Bavidge
Partridge: Charles Barnecut
Harriet: Liza Sadovy
Honour: Jasmine Callan

: Unreliable Evidence

3/4. The Attorney General. While the future of his role is investigated by MPs. Lord Goldsmith, the attorney general, joins Clive Anderson and his panel of critics and supporters to discuss the arguments for dismantling his job. Should the "guardian of the public interest" on legal matters be done by someone independent of politics instead of a senior politician? Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Clive Anderson

: Counterpoint

11/13. Edward Seckerson chairs the second semi-final. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Edward Seckerson

: Poetry Please

9/9. Roger McGough presents requests by listeners for works that are either by Welsh poets or about Wales. The selection includes verse by Wordsworth, Gillian Clarke , Dylan Thomas and WH Davies. Repeated from Sunday
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Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: Gillian Clarke
Unknown: Dylan Thomas

: The Norwegian Feeling for Real

4/4. A Good Heart. A young girl is preparing for her first communion. If only she believed. Karin Sveen 's story, read by Jenny Lee and translated by Katherine Hanson , is the last in this collection from Norwegian writers. Producer Chris Wallis


Unknown: Karin Sveen
Read By: Jenny Lee
Translated By: Katherine Hanson
Producer: Chris Wallis

: News

: Close Up

: News

: BBC World Drama

The Arab/Israeli Cookbook

: 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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