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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Dr Alison Elliot.


Unknown: Dr Alison Elliot.

: Men of Stone

1/5. Portland - the Jurrasic Park. Julian Richards explores the history of Portland stone and how it was quarried. A team of geologists and archaeologists look at rock layers to investigate
Mesolithic masonry. Producer Nick St George


Unknown: Julian Richards
Producer: Nick St George

: 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 James Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
7.25, 8 25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Vishvapani.
8.50 L W only Yesterday in Parliament Presented by Mark D'Arcy.


Unknown: James Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Presented By: Mark D'Arcy.

: Saturday Live

Writer and broadcaster Joan Bakewell joins Fi Glover. Producer Torquil MacLeod


Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Fi Glover.
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: Excess Baggage

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


Unknown: John McCarthy
Producer: Harry Parker

: Speak on the Dotted Line

Rory Bremner examines the inner workings of speaker recognition and voice verification technology, before discovering whether his variety of impersonations are enough to outwit the sophisticated computer software. Producer Llinos Jones


Unknown: Rory Bremner
Producer: Llinos Jones

: Test Match Special

England v West Indies
Jonathan Agnew, Henry Blofeld , Tony Cozier and Simon Mann are the commentators on the second day of the Fourth Test at the Riverside Ground in Durham. Analysis comes from
Geoffrey Boycott , Vic Marks and Vivian Richards.
Producer Peter Baxter 'approximate time TV highlights of today's play are on Five at 7.15pm


Unknown: Henry Blofeld
Unknown: Tony Cozier
Unknown: Simon Mann
Unknown: Geoffrey Boycott
Unknown: Vic Marks
Unknown: Vivian Richards.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Week in Westminster

Matthew D'Ancona takes a look at the week s political events. Editor Peter Mulligan


Unknown: Matthew D'Ancona
Editor: Peter Mulligan

: 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 RT DIRECT: From Our Own Correspondent, edited by Tony Grant , is available for E15.99 (RRP E16.99) including p&p. Call [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute)


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 Quiz

8/8. Francis Wheen , Jeremy Hardy , Armando lannucci and Alan Coren are the panellists in the last of this series of the topical panel game, hosted by Sandi Toksvig. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Francis Wheen
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Armando Lannucci
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Sandi Toksvig.

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby hosts the topical discussion from Reading. 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 Saturday Play:Breaking the Silence

A A radio adaptation of Stephen Poliakoff 's s
1984 stage play, loosely based on his grandfather's life, in which a man becomes obsessed with being the first to bring sound to moving pictures while his family are forced to adapt to the changes wrought by the Bolsheviks in post-revolutionary Russia. Director Peter Leslie Wild Spoken word choices: page 137


Unknown: Stephen Poliakoff
Director: Peter Leslie Wild
Nikolai: Anton Lesser
Eugenia: Juliet Stevenson
Polya: Anna Madeley
Sasha: Oliver J Hembrough
Verkoff: Gary Lewis
Guard one: John Flitcroft
Guard two: Jez Thomas

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Jane Little. Editor Jill Burridge RT DIRECT: To order the hardback book of Woman's Hour Celebrating Sixty Years of Women's Lives for £14.99 (RRP E20.00) including p&p, call [number removed] or send a cheque payable to BBC Shop to [address removed]


Presented By: Jane Little.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Saturday PM

With Ritula Shah.


Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: The Bottom Line

3/8. Evan Davis talks to business executives with a keen interest in the complexities of commercial affairs. They discuss the fundamentals of buying and selling, highlighting consumer demands and the relationships between major companies and the general public. Producer Neil Koenig


Talks: 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

4/7. Comic and Writer Stewart Lee creates a fictional response to a story in the week's news. Producer Liz Webb


Unknown: Stewart Lee
Producer: Liz Webb

: 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: Back to the Future

Scientist and broadcaster Adam Hart-Davis looks at some of the predictions made in the past by scientists, programme-makers and politicians about how future society and technology might develop, and explores some of the moral and ethical dilemmas arising from humanity's thirst for new inventions, new technologies and new ways of life. Producer Libby Cross Spoken word choices: page 137


Unknown: Adam Hart-Davis

: Classic Serial: No Name

1/2. Magdalen and Norah Vanstone fall victim to a terrible tragedy. Their father is killed on the way to change his will, and the orphaned girls see their whole inheritance go to their cousin. Norah accepts her fate but Magdalen cannot, and hatches a desperate plot to get back what is rightfully hers. Wilkie Collins 's tale of disguise, deception, and sacrifice, dramatised by John Fletcher.


Unknown: Norah Vanstone
Unknown: Wilkie Collins
Dramatised By: John Fletcher.
Magdalen: Jaimi Barbakoff
Captain Wragge: Ron Cook
Madame Lecount: Diana Quick
Noel: Richard Nichols
Norah: Manon Edwards
Miss Garth: Jacqueline Tonq
Mr Pendrill: Richard Mitchley
Priest: Dick Bradnum
Captain Kirke: Steffan Rhodri
Frank: Jack Reynolds
Becky the Maid: Caitlln Richards

: The Moral Maze

1/7. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which panellists Melanie Phillips , Steven Rose , Claire Fox and Clifford Longley cross-examine expert witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Steven Rose
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Clifford Longley

: Counterpoint

13/13. The 2007 grand final from the BBC's Maida Vale studios in London, chaired by Edward Seckerson. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Edward Seckerson.

: After a Manner - Finding GH Vallins

In 2002, the late Don Taylor presented a programme on Radio 4 about the mid-20th-century poet and parodist GH Vallins. The audience response revealed that Vallins had published more work than Taylor had realised. And so began this search to find the elusive second book by this underrated writer. Presented by Jonathan Dryden Taylor with Stephen Moore. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Don Taylor
Presented By: Jonathan Dryden Taylor
Unknown: Stephen Moore.

: Short Stories by

John McGahem
2/5. Swallows. A young surveyor from Dublin meets a policeman from the country, and the choices in their lives are ruthlessly compared. Read by Sean McGinley. Producer Pam Brighton


Unknown: John McGahem
Read By: Sean McGinley.
Producer: Pam Brighton

: News

: One Planet


: News

: BBC World Drama

Wind in the Willows: By Kenneth Grahame (1/2)

: 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.

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