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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Mgr Mark Langham.


Unknown: Mgr Mark Langham.

: Men of Stone

5/5. Island Life Now. Julian Richards explores the future for Portland stone, suggesting workers will have to go underground to find supplies, and questioning what can be done with a worked-out quarry. 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 Chris Impey


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With Evan Davis and Edward Stourton.
7.25,8.25 Sports News With Rob Northam.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Brian Draper.


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Rob Northam.
Unknown: Brian Draper.

: Saturday Live

Author Anne Fine and poet Matt Harvey join Fi Glover. Producer Torquil MacLeod


Unknown: Anne Fine
Unknown: Matt Harvey
Unknown: Fi Glover.
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: Excess Baggage

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


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Harry Parker

: Shots from the Hip

Music criticism began as in-depth journalism, delivering the kind of scathing wit and opinion capable of making or breaking a band. Now, with the broadsheets, the internet, and even the bands themselves weighing in, music journalist and RT film editor Andrew Collins asks whether the lone critic is still relevant. Producer Toby Field
Spoken word choices: page 121


Editor: Andrew Collins

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

: Money Box

Paul Lewis presents the latest from the world of personal finance, including impartial advice.
Producer Lesley McAlpine Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Lesley McAlpine

: The Now Show

4/8. A satirical look through the week's news with Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis , helped by Mitch Benn , Jon Holmes , Laura Shavin and Marcus Brigstocke. Repeated from yesterday


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

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby hosts the topical discussion from Croydon, Surrey, where an audience canvass the opinions of a panel that includes Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Hazel Blears , and columnist and broadcaster Amanda Platell. Rptd from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Hazel Blears
Unknown: Amanda Platell.

: 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.answersiSbbc.co.uk


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: The Saturday Play: Called to Account

In early 2007 two leading barristers examined the evidence as to whether Tony Blair then prime minister, could be indicted for the crime of aggression against Iraq. The testimony of MPs, diplomats, UN officials and other key players were edited by Richard Norton-Taylor for a production by the Tricycle Theatre. The original cast return in this adapted version for radio to mark the occasion of Mr Blair's stepping down from office.


Author: Richard Norton-Taylor
Producer: David Morley
Director: Nicholas Kent
Phillipe Sands: Thomas Wheatley
Julian Knowles: David Michaels
Dr Al Mufti: Raad Rawi
Scott Ritter: David Beames
Sir Stuart Murray-Smith: William Hoyland
Sir Michael Quinlan: William Hoyland
Michael Smith: Ken Drury
Clare Short: Diane Fletcher
Michael Mates: Roland Oliver
Ed Mortimer: Jeremy Clyde
Juan Gabriel Valdes: James Woolley
Bob Marshall Andrews: Terrence Hardiman
Richard Perle: Shane Rimmer
Blinne Ghralaight: Charlotte Lucas
Alison MacDonald: Morven MacBeth

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Highlights of the weekday programmes.
Presented by Jane Little. Editor Jill Burridge RT DIRECT: To order hardback of Woman's Hour. Celebrating Sixty Year of Women's Lives for E14.99 (RRP E20.00) incl pSp, call [number removed] or send a cheque payable to [address removed]


Presented By: Jane Little.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Saturday PM

Round-up of the day's news and sporting headlines, with Chris Ledgard.


Unknown: Chris Ledgard.

: The Bottom Line

7/8. Evan Davis talks to some of the biggest names in business, who talk frankly about workplace issues. Producer Martin Bedford


Talks: Evan Davis

: Loose Ends

Peter Curran presents another eclectic mix of conversation, comedy and music. Producer Cathie Mahoney


Unknown: Peter Curran
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: From Fact to Fiction

7/7. John Sergeant , scourge of Westminster and 4x4 owners, gives his take on the week's main news Stories. Producer Eoin O'Callaghan Repeated tomorrow at 5.40pm


Unknown: John Sergeant
Producer: Eoin O'Callaghan

: 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 A Philosophy to Live By

American producer Jay Allison pays tribute to Edward R Murrow and his 1950s radio series This I Believe, which championed individual belief during McCarthyism, a time of conformity and fear. For four years, millions of Americans tuned in each day to hear from statesmen, secretaries, teachers and cab drivers about the private principles that guided their lives. A few years ago, the programme was revived in the States and recent contributors have included Colin Powell , Isabel Allende and Bill Gates. Producer Emily Williams


Producer: Jay Allison
Unknown: Edward R Murrow
Unknown: Colin Powell
Unknown: Isabel Allende
Unknown: Bill Gates.
Producer: Emily Williams

: Classic Serial: Felix Holt, the Radical

3/3. Following the riots on Election Day, Felix has been thrown into prison, accused of attempted murder, but Esther is determined to save him. George Eliot 's romance, set against the upheaval in the wake of the Reform Act of 1832, is adapted by Michael Eaton.
Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: George Eliot
Adapted By: Michael Eaton.
Felix: Elliot Cowan
Mrs Holt: Susan Brown
Rufus: Stephen Moore
Esther: Hayley Atwell
Harold: Jasper Britton
Arabella: Susan Wooldridge
Matthew: Jack Shepherd
Sir Maximus: John Carlisle
Philip: Paul Chahidi
Spratt: Paul Chahidi
Christian: Ron Cook
Denner: Carol MacReady
The Rev Lingon: Michael Culkin
Chubb: John Tams
Johnson: Ken Campbell

: The Moral Maze

5/7. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which panellists Melanie Phillips , Michael Portillo ,
Clifford Longley and Claire Fox cross-examine expert witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Michael Portillo
Unknown: Clifford Longley
Unknown: Claire Fox

: Round Britain Quiz

4/12. Teams from the Midlands and the south of England compete in the cryptic quiz show that draws on cultural knowledge and lateral thinking. Hosted by Tom Sutcliffe. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe.

: Poetry Please

1/8. Roger McGough presents a selection of verse from Edwin Morgan , May Swenson, John Gay , Carole Satyamurti and Kenneth Steven , and considers two very well-known reflections on art - Keats's Ode on a Grecian Urn and Wallace Stevens 's Anecdote of the Jar. Read by Hayley Doherty and John Telfer. Rptd from Sun


Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: Edwin Morgan
Unknown: John Gay
Unknown: Carole Satyamurti
Unknown: Kenneth Steven
Unknown: Wallace Stevens
Read By: Hayley Doherty
Read By: John Telfer.

: A Dark and Stormy Night

1/5. The Victim's Tale. Short stories by Frances Fyfield , exploring a crime from different points of view. Cheryl Campbell reads the first story in which 60something Rachel Adams becomes aware that someone is moving about downstairs in her house on the coast. Producer Lisa Osborne


Stories By: Frances Fyfield
Unknown: Cheryl Campbell
Unknown: Rachel Adams
Producer: Lisa Osborne

: News

: One Planet


: News

: BBC World Drama

Talking to Strangers, by Charlotte Jones

: 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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