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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day


: Men of Stone

2/5. Quarrying, Cruelty and the Crown.
Julian Richards tells the story of Portland stone and the men who quarried it. He looks at the early days of the quarrying industry and Portland's royal connections. 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

The issues of the week that affect the countryside and the food it produces. Presented by Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Steve Peacock


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

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Akhandadhi Das.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Akhandadhi Das.

: Saturday Live

Historian Andrew Roberts joins Fi Glover on the weekend magazine show, with all the latest news and lively discussion. Producer Simon Clancy


Unknown: Andrew Roberts
Unknown: Fi Glover
Producer: Simon Clancy

: Excess Baggage

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


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Harry Parker

: The Joke Book

Barry Cryer explores the history of the joke book from the earliest surviving compilation - the ancient Greek Philogelos - to the present-day online system of sharing jokes on the internet, via the 18th-century Joe Miller book and the works of Larry Wilde and Robert Orben.
Pius a load of great jokes - more than you can shake a non-PC stick at! With contributions from Michael Mclntyre , Rob Manuel , Brad Ashton ,
Larry Wilde , Robert Orben , Laurie Bellew , Jack Seaton , Mark Brisenden and Hattie Hayridge. Producers Neil Rosser and Michael Pointon


Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Greek Philogelos
Unknown: Joe Miller
Unknown: Larry Wilde
Unknown: Robert Orben.
Unknown: Michael McLntyre
Unknown: Rob Manuel
Unknown: Brad Ashton
Unknown: Larry Wilde
Unknown: Robert Orben
Unknown: Laurie Bellew
Unknown: Jack Seaton
Unknown: Mark Brisenden
Unknown: Hattie Hayridge.
Producers: Neil Rosser
Producers: Michael Pointon

: Week in Westminster

Elinor Goodman takes a peek behind the scenes in Westminster. Editor Marie Jessel


Unknown: Elinor Goodman
Editor: Marie Jessel

: From Our Own Correspondent

A lively collection of dispatches from the BBC s foreign correspondents, who report on the 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

Personal finance news with Paul Lewis.
Producer Chris A'Court Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis.

: The Now Show

1/8. A satirical look through the week's news with Steve Punt , Hugh Dennis , Mitch Benn and Marcus Brigstocke. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Mitch Benn
Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke.

: Any Questions?

Topical discussion hosted by Jonathan Dimbleby in Plymouth, where the audience put questions to a panel that includes columnist David Aaronovitch and chairwoman of the School Food Trust, Prue Leith. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: David Aaronovitch
Unknown: Prue Leith.

: 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: Humble Boy

Felix Humble is a Cambridge astrophysicist in search of a unified field theory. Following the sudden death of his father, Felix returns to his middle-England home and his difficult and demanding mother, where he soon realises that his search for unity must include his own chaotic home life. By Charlotte Jones . Adapted by Steven Canny.
Producer Steven Canny
Spoken word choices: page 135


Unknown: Felix Humble
Unknown: Charlotte Jones
Adapted By: Steven Canny.
Producer: Steven Canny
Felix: Adrian Scarborough
Flora: Diana Rigg
Mercy: Marcia Warren
George: Nicky Henson
Rosie: Cathryn Bradshaw
Jim: John Standing

: Weekend Woman's Hour

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

: Saturday PM

News and analysis, with Chris Ledgard.


Unknown: Chris Ledgard.

: The Bottom Line

4/8. 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

Clive Anderson hosts another edition of the show mixing sparkling conversation, comedy and music. Producer Cathie Mahoney


Unknown: Clive Anderson
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: From Fact to Fiction

5/7. Writer Philip Palmer and composer Nicolai Abrahamsen create a fictional response to a story in the week's news. Producer Sasha Yevtushenko Repeated tomorrow at 5.40pm


Unknown: Philip Palmer
Unknown: Nicolai Abrahamsen
Producer: Sasha Yevtushenko

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and guests examine highlights of the week's cultural events. Producer Philippa Ritchie


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: The Archive Hour: A Small Country Life

As programmes about smallholdings and self-sufficiency win primetime audiences, Sheila McClennon rediscovers Jeanine McMullen 's A Small Country Living, first broadcast on Radio 4 in the 1980s. Producer Geoff Bird


Unknown: Sheila McClennon
Unknown: Jeanine McMullen
Producer: Geoff Bird

: Classic Serial: No Name

2/2. Magdalen and her sister Norah are penniless, having been tricked out of their inheritance by their cousin Noel. With the help of a conman, Captain Wragge, Magdalen has traced Noel to Aldeburgh. Now she can put her plan into action. Wilkie Collins 's tale of disguise, deceit. and sacrifice is dramatised by John Fletcher.
Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Wilkie Collins
Dramatised By: John Fletcher.
Magdalen: Jalmi Barbakoff
Captain Wragge: Ron Cook
Madame Lecount: Diana Quick
Noel: Richard Nichols
Norah: Manon Edwards
Miss Garth: Jacqueline Tong
Sophie: Bethan Walker
The Doctor: Richard Mitchley
George: Dick Bradnum
Captain Kirke: Steffan Rhodri

: The Moral Maze

2/7. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which panellists Melanie Phillips , 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: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Steven Rose
Unknown: Michael Portillo
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves

: Round Britain Quiz

1/12. Tom Sutcliffe hosts the cryptic quiz show that draws on cultural knowledge and lateral thinking. The first round sees teams from Scotland and the Midlands compete. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe

: Malcolm Lowry: the LighthouseInvites the Storm

When Malcolm Lowry died 50 years ago, he left behind a jumble of manuscripts and two memorable novels: Ultramarine, based on his experiences at sea as a young man, and Under the Volcano, concerning the last alcohol-fuelled 24 hours of an English ex-consul in Mexico, also a semi-autobiographical story. As novelist and playwright Trevor Hoyle explains, Lowry's demons lay behind much of his fiction, yet they were accompanied by humour and courage. A re-evaluation of this complex and driven man, with archive clips of people who knew him, and extracts from his work. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Malcolm Lowry
Unknown: Trevor Hoyle

: Short Stories byJohn McGahern

3/5. Sierra Leone - Part One. A young man who half falls in love with the mistress of an ageing politician is forced to look at his capacity for commitment. Read by Sean McGinley. Producer Pam Brighton


Read By: Sean McGinley.
Producer: Pam Brighton

: News

: One Planet

: News

: BBC World Drama

The Wind in the Willows: Kenneth Grahame's much-loved book about the exploits of Toad, Mole, Badger and Ratty (2/2)

: 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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