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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Andrew Graystone.


Unknown: Andrew Graystone.

: Gardens of Faith

2/5. Peter France visits a Buddhist temple in Hertfordshire where he discovers how the community of mendicant monks and nuns view the natural world and how they make use of their extensive lands. Producer Mary Colwell


Producer: Mary Colwell

: 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 rural and agricultural issues, with Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Andrew Smith


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Andrew Smith

: Today

Presented by Evan Davis and Sarah Montague.
6.25,7.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Rob Marshall.


Presented By: Evan Davis
Presented By: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Rob Marshall.

: Saturday Live

Guest presenter Tom Robinson is joined by comedian Janey Godley. Producer Torquil MacLeod


Presenter: Tom Robinson
Unknown: Janey Godley.
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: Excess Baggage

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


Unknown: John McCarthy
Producer: Harry Parker

: California Dreaming

2/2. Life in the Fast Lane. The second of two programmes exploring the West Coast music scene of the 1960s and 1970s. Controller of Radiol Andy Parfitt hears how the focus shifted from New York to LA as the global capital for the music industry. Producer Simon Jacobs


Unknown: Fast Lane.
Unknown: Radiol Andy Parfitt
Producer: Simon Jacobs

: PM Test Match Special

England v India
Commentary on day two of the Second Test at
Trent Bridge from Jonathan Agnew , Christopher Martin-Jenkins and Mark Saggers , with comment by Graham Gooch , Vic Marks and Sunil Gavaskar. Producer Adam Mountford 'approximate time TV highlights of today's play are on Five at 7.15pm Sport: page 28


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: Mark Saggers
Unknown: Graham Gooch
Unknown: Vic Marks
Unknown: Sunil Gavaskar.
Producer: Adam Mountford

: Week In Westminster

Peter Riddell of The Times takes a look at the week's political events. Editor Peter Mulligan


Unknown: Peter Riddell
Editor: Peter Mulligan

: From Our Own Correspondent

A lively collection of dispatches from the BBC's foreign correspondents. Presented by KateAdie. 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) Podcast available at news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/ programmes/from_our_own_correspondent


Producer: Tony Grant
Edited By: Tony Grant

: Inside Money

2/6. On the Critical List. Critical illness policies are designed to pay out a lump sum if the policyholder gets ill. But every year thousands have to fight to get their money. One of them was listener Dean Turrell , who joins presenter Lesley Curwen to investigate why a product designed to help the most vulnerable is letting so many people down. Producer Martin Bedford Repeated on Monday at 3pm


Unknown: Dean Turrell
Presenter: Lesley Curwen

: The Now Show

6/8. Topical comedy taking a satirical look at the news with Steve Punt , Hugh Dennis , Mitch Benn and Marcus Brig :itocke. Rptd from yesterday


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Mitch Benn
Unknown: Marcus Brig

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby hosts the topical discussion from Dorchester on Thames, Oxfordshire, where an audience canvass the opinions of a panel that includes human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell , and Conservative backbencher Nadine Dorries. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Peter Tatchell
Unknown: Nadine Dorries.

: 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: Pass the Parcel

Melissa Murray's romantic drama about two people who meet at a genealogy class and become curious about one another's pasts. Both are carrying emotional baggage and when they research their family backgrounds, they discover a link between their ancestors.


Writer: Melissa Murray
Producer/Director: Cherry Cookson
Adam: Anton Lesser
Alison: Carolyn Pickles
Mark: Gerard McDermott
Frances: Natasha Pyne
Mary/Steph: Ella Smith

: The World of Womad

To mark the 25th anniversary of Womad, musician and producer Nitin Sawhney examines the festival's history, tracing its growth from a small gathering of music fans to an event held in 27 countries. Contributors include Peter Gabriel , Thomas Brooman and Charlie Gillett. Repeated from Tuesday


Producer: Nitin Sawhney
Unknown: Peter Gabriel
Unknown: Thomas Brooman
Unknown: Charlie Gillett.

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Highlights of the weekday programmes. Presented by Miriam O'Reilly. Editor Jill Burridge RT DIRECT: To order the hardback of Woman's Hour: Celebrating Sixty Years 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: Miriam O'Reilly.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Saturday PM

News, presented by Gary O'Donoghue.


Presented By: Gary O'Donoghue.

: The Bottom Line

9/9. Evan Davis , in company with successful entrepreneurs and company bosses, talks about what is big news in the business world this week. Producer Neil Koenig


Unknown: Evan Davis
Producer: Neil Koenig

: Loose Ends

Conversation, comedy and music, with Peter Curran and guests. Producer Cathie Mahoney


Unknown: Peter Curran
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: Profile

Friends, family and colleagues provide an insight into the personality of one of the week's headline-makers. Editor Maria Balinska Repeated tomorrow at 5.45am and 5.40pm


Editor: Maria Balinska

: 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: Footlights andFancy Free

Professor Lisa Jardine explores the extensive archives of the Cambridge University Footlights Club to tell its story, from a cricket match-inspired inception in 1883 to the bright young things of the current day. Producer Siobhan McClelland


Unknown: Professor Lisa Jardine
Producer: Siobhan McClelland

: Classic Serial: Maurice

2/2. Concluding EM Forster 's tale of passion, defiance and sexual awakening. An encounter with Clive's gamekeeper helps Maurice make up his mind about his sexuality. Dramatised by Philip Osment . Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Em Forster
Dramatised By: Philip Osment
Maurice: Alex Wyndham
Clive: Bertie Carvel
Alec: Joseph Kloska
EM Forster: John Rowe
Mrs Hall: Christine Kavanaqh
Ada: Eleanor Howell
Kitty: Jasmine Callan
Dickie: William Ellis
Dr Barry: John Douqall
Anne: Emma Noakes
Mrs Durham: Liza Sadovy
Mr Borenius: Simon Treves
Archie: Anthony Glennon
Mrs Ducie: Rachel Bavidqe
Laskar Jones: Jot Davies

: The Moral Maze

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


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Michael Portillo
Unknown: Clifford Longley
Unknown: Melanie Phillips

: Round Britain Quiz

6/12. Teams from Northern Ireland and Wales compete in the cryptic quiz show. Hosted by Tom Sutcliffe. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe.

: Poetry Please

3/8. In a second programme from the Latitude music and arts festival in Suffolk,
Roger McGough introduces listeners' requests for prose and poetry. Repeated from Sunday


Introduces: Roger McGough

: A Dark and Stormy Night

3/5. The Daughter's Tale. Continuing the series by Frances Fyfield in which each story shows a crime from a different point of view. As Rachel's daughter posts her mother's bail she finds herself wondering if she ever really knew her. Read by Nicola Walker. Producer Lisa osborne


Unknown: Frances Fyfield
Read By: Nicola Walker.
Producer: Lisa Osborne

: News

: One Planet

: News

: BBC World Drama


: 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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