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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Peter Baker.


Unknown: Peter Baker.

: Men of Stone: 4/5: Island Life Then

Julian Richards tells the story of Portland stone and the men who quarried it with a trip through time to uncover some of Portland's social history: pregnant brides, women's rights and quarrymen's nicknames.


Presenter: 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 Andrew Smith


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Andrew Smith

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Brian Draper.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Brian Draper.

: Saturday Live

Writer and broadcaster Hardeep Singh Kohh joins Fi Glover on the weekend magazine show, featuring news and lively discussion. Producer Simon Clancy


Unknown: Hardeep Singh Kohh
Unknown: Fi Glover
Producer: Simon Clancy

: Excess Baggage

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


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Harry Parker

: International CricketEngland v West Indies

Commentary from Jonathan Agnew , Tony Cozier and Arlo White on the third one-day international at Trent Bridge. Analysis by Colin Croft and Graham Gooch.
Producer Adam Mountford 'approximate time TV highlights of today's play are on Five at 7.15pm


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Tony Cozier
Unknown: Arlo White
Unknown: Colin Croft
Unknown: Graham Gooch.
Producer: Adam Mountford

: Taxi for Mr Merchant

Writer and actor Stephen Merchant (The Office, Extras) presents the story of the American sitcom Taxi. With contributions from former cast members Christopher Lloyd , Marilu Henner and Tony Danza , director James Burrows and sitcom writer Rob Long. Producer James Crawford


Unknown: Stephen Merchant
Unknown: Christopher Lloyd
Unknown: Marilu Henner
Unknown: Tony Danza
Director: James Burrows
Unknown: Rob Long.
Producer: James Crawford

: Week In Westminster

Jackie Ashley of The Guardian takes a look at the week's political events. Editor Marie Jessel


Unknown: Jackie Ashley
Editor: Marie Jessel

: From Our Own Correspondent

A lively collection of dispatches from the BBC's foreign correspondents. Introduced by Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant RT DIRECT: From Our Own Correspondent, edited by Tony Grant , is available for £15.99 (RRP E16.99) including p&p. Call [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute)


Introduced By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant
Edited By: Tony Grant

: Money Box

Personal finance news with Paul Lewis. Producer Penny Haslam Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis.

: The Now Show

3/8. A satirical look at the week's news with sketches, stand-up and music, conducted by Steve Punt , Hugh Dennis , Mitch Benn , Jon Holmes , Laura Shavin and Marcus Brigstocke. Repeated from yesterday


Conducted By: Steve Punt
Conducted By: Hugh Dennis
Conducted By: Mitch Benn
Conducted By: Jon Holmes
Conducted By: Laura Shavin
Conducted By: Marcus Brigstocke.

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the topical discussion from Eton College, Berkshire, where an audience canvass the opinions of a panel that includes the Conservatives' former deputy leader Michael Ancram and Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Leader: Michael Ancram
Unknown: Polly Toynbee.

: 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: AvoidLondon - Area Closed - Turn On Radio

The culmination of last week's Woman's Hour dramas by Mike Walker , which centred on an ordinary London family in the first week of July 2005. Here the Demerils are confronted with the terrible events of the7 July bombings and their aftermath. By Mike Walker. Producer Eoin O'Callaghan Monk Paul Panting Gray Ricci McLeod Carrie Jasmine Callan Tanya Rachel Bavidge Paramedic John Dougall Fireman Anthony Glennon


Unknown: Mike Walker
Unknown: Mike Walker.
Producer: Eoin O'Callaghan
Unknown: Paul Panting
Unknown: Gray Ricci McLeod
Unknown: Carrie Jasmine Callan
Unknown: Tanya Rachel Bavidge
Unknown: Paramedic John Dougall
Unknown: Fireman Anthony Glennon
Paul: David Calder
Grade: Margot Leicester
Mary: Elizabeth Spriggs
Zipper: Leanne Rowe
Imogen: Saskia Wickham
Maniit: Sameena Zehra
Ayeesha: Jane Slavin

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Ritula Shah. Editor Jill Burridge RT DIRECT: To order the hardback of Woman's Hour: Celebrating Sixty Year of Women's Lives for E14.99 (RRP E20 00) incl p&p, call [number removed] or send a cheque payable to [address removed]


Presented By: Ritula Shah.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Saturday PM

A round-up of the day's news and sporting headlines, presented by Carrie Gracie.


Presented By: Carrie Gracie.

: The Bottom Line

6/8. Evan Davis talks to some of the biggest names in business, who talk frankly about workplace issues that matter, from the boardroom to the shopfloor. These successful entrepreneurs and company bosses discuss what's high on the agenda this week. Producer Martin Bedford


Talks: Evan Davis

: Loose Ends

Another edition of the show mixing sparkling conversation, comedy and music. With Clive Anderson and guests. Producer Cathie Mahoney


Unknown: Clive Anderson
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: From Fact to Fiction

6/7. Writer Sue Teddern creates a fictional response to a story in the week's news.
Producer Jonquil Panting Repeated tomorrow at 5.40pm


Unknown: Sue Teddern

: Saturday Review

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


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: The Archive Hour: Men in Bow Ties

Lars Tharp explores how TV and radio shows have helped shape the image of the antiques dealer. He visits a country auction, talks to experts from Antiques Roadshow and considers the British public's fascination with the past. Producer Lindsay Leonard


Unknown: Lars Tharp
Producer: Lindsay Leonard

: Classic Serial: Felix Holt, the Radical

2/3. George Eliot 's novel set against the changes that took place in the Midlands after the passing of the Great Reform Act of 1832. Following the revelation about Esther's father, new doubts are cast about her parentage. Adapted by Michael Eaton.
Repeated from Sunday
Sir Debarry John Carlisle Philip/Mike PaulChahidi Christian Ron Cook Denner Carol Macready Rev Lingon Michael Culkin Chubb John Tams Johnson Ken Campbell


Unknown: George Eliot
Adapted By: Michael Eaton.
Unknown: Sir Debarry John Carlisle
Felix: Elliot Cowan
Mrs Holt: Susan Brown
Rufus: Stephen Moore
Esther: Hayley Atwell
Harold: Jasper Britton
Arabella: Susan Wooldrldge
Matthew: Jack Shepherd

: The Moral Maze

4/7. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which panellists Melanie Phillips , Steven Rose , Clifford Longley 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: Clifford Longley
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves

: Round Britain Quiz

3/12. Teams from Northern Ireland and the north of England compete in the cryptic quiz, hosted by Tom Sutcliffe. The panellists are Polly Devlin , Brian Feeney , Michael Schmidt and Diana Collecott. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe.
Unknown: Polly Devlin
Unknown: Brian Feeney
Unknown: Michael Schmidt
Unknown: Diana Collecott.

: Visions of Paradise

Peter White considers the work of poet John Milton. A staunch advocate of Cromwell's
Republic, Milton claimed his blindness made him aware of a different, celestial world, but his detractors believed his affliction was divine retribution for his anti-monarchist sentiments. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: John Milton.

: Short Stories by

John McGahern
5/5. A Slip Up. A retired man sustains himself in exile in England by working, in his imagination, the farm he lost as a young man in Ireland. Read by Sean McGinley. Producer Pam Brighton


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

: News

: One Planet

: News

: BBC World Drama

Lysistrata: Aristophanes's Greek comedy, adapted by Ranjit Bolt

: 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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