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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

Presented by Musharraf Hussain.


Presented By: Musharraf Hussain.

: A Dog's Tale

3/5. Clare Balding continues her look at Britain's uncommon native dog breeds with the Gordon setter. Producer Karen Greqor


Producer: Karen Greqor

: Open Country

Exploring rural life around the UK.
Producer Sandra Sykes Repeated on Thursday at 1.30pm


Producer: Sandra Sykes

: Farming Today This Week

With Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Sandra Sykes


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Sandra Sykes

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
7.20 Yesterday in Parliament Presented by Mark D'Arcy.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day with the Rev Rob Marshall.
8.51 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Presented By: Mark D'Arcy.
Unknown: Rob Marshall.

: Saturday Live

Singer Beverley Knight joins Fi Glover on the entertainment ShOW. Producer Torquil MacLeod


Unknown: Fi Glover
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: International One-Day Cricket

Sri Lanka v England
Commentary on the fifth and final match or the series at Colombo from Simon Mann ,
Alison Mitchell and Roshan Abeysinghe , with expert analysis by Dougie Brown and Russel Arnold.
Producer Caroline Short approximate time


Unknown: Simon Mann
Unknown: Alison Mitchell
Unknown: Roshan Abeysinghe
Unknown: Dougie Brown
Unknown: Russel Arnold.
Producer: Caroline Short

: Excess Baggage

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


Unknown: John McCarthy
Producer: Harry Parker

: Encounters with the Pink Dame

Liz Kershaw meets those who knew that vision in pink, the romantic novelist Dame Barbara Cartland , and discovers a woman of huge contradictions. Producer Sarah Mitchell


Unknown: Liz Kershaw
Unknown: Barbara Cartland
Producer: Sarah Mitchell

: Week in Westminster

New series Peter Oborne discusses the Week's political events. Editor Mane Jessel


Unknown: Peter Oborne
Editor: Mane Jessel

: From Our Own Correspondent

Dispatches from the BBC's foreign correspondents. Presented by Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant RT DIRECT: From Our Own Correspondent, edited by Tony Grant , is available for E15.99 (RRP £16.99) including p&p. Call [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p a minute) Podcast available at news.bbc.co.uk/vni/ programmes/from_our_own_correspondent


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

: Money Box

Presented by Paul Lewis. Producer Lesley McAlpine


Presented By: Paul Lewis.
Producer: Lesley McAlpine

: The News Quiz

3/9 Sandi Toksvig hosts the topical comedy game, with panellists Fred MacAulay , Phill Jupitus and Sue Perkins. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Unknown: Fred MacAulay
Unknown: Phill Jupitus
Unknown: Sue Perkins.

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the topical discussion from Stoke d'Abernon, Surrey. The panel includes the Culture Secretary James Purnell and the artistic director of the Southbank Centre, Jude Kelly. Rptd from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: James Purnell
Unknown: Jude Kelly.

: 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 a minute) Lines open from 12.30pm; email: any.answers9bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: The Saturday Play: Dover Beats the Band

Who would want to kill a mild-mannered philatelist in a holiday camp? Inspector Dover doesn't much care. But as the investigation begins to uncover a conspiracy, even Scotland Yard's laziest detective becomes determined to catch the killer. Comedy thriller by Joyce Porter, dramatised by Paul Mendelson.
Producer/Director David Ian Neville


Writer: Joyce Porter
Dramatised By: Paul Mendelson
Director: David Ian Neville
Chief Inspector Dover: Kenneth Cranham
Sergeant McGregor: Stuart McQuarrie
Captain Maguire: Michael MacKenzie
Dr Hirst: Joanna Tope
Sir Egbert: Finlay McLean
Sandra: Lucy Paterson
Inspector Telford: Nick Underwood
Mavis: Samantha Young

: The Real History of Opera

1/3. Mazeppa. Huw Edwards examines the history and social context of three operas, beginning with Tchaikovsky's Mazeppa, which tells a true story of betrayal, love, torture and the fight for Ukrainian independence. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Huw Edwards

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Jane Garvey presents highlights of the weekday programmes. Editor Jill Burridge RT DIRECT: To order the hardback of Woman's Hour: Celebrating Sixty Year of Women's Lives for £14.99 (RRP E20 00) inc pSp, call [number removed] or send a cheque payable to BBC Shop, [address removed]


Unknown: Jane Garvey
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Saturday PM

Presented by Ritula Shah.


Presented By: Ritula Shah.

: The Bottom Line

Presenter Evan Davis talks to the biggest names in business about the workplace issues that really matter. Producer Neil Koenig


Talks: Evan Davis
Producer: Neil Koenig

: Loose Ends

Clive Anderson welcomes more guests for sparkling conversation, comedy and music. Producer Cathie Mahoney


Unknown: Clive Anderson
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: Stalin'sSilent People

1/2. War against the Family. Historian
Orlando Figes reveals the secret histories of family life during Stalin's reign of terror, drawing on the archives and interviews he has gathered from homes across Russia for his new book The Whisperers. Producer Mark Burman


Unknown: Orlando Figes
Producer: Mark Burman

: Classic Serial: Mrs Lirriper

1/3. Charles Dickens 's neglected story, adapted by Ellen Dryden , which tells of the formidable yet huge-hearted Mrs Lirriper and her eccentric collection of lodgers - one of whom leaves behind more than anyone could have expected.
Other parts played by members of the cast Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Adapted By: Ellen Dryden
Unknown: Mrs Lirriper
Mrs Lirriper: Julia McKenzie
Major: John Fortune
Jemmy: Jordan Clarke
Miss Wozenham: Alison Skilbeck
Mr Edson: Jonathan Dryden Taylor
Caroline: Victoria Woodward
Mrs Edson: Helen Jenkinson
Postman: Anthony Glennon

: The Moral Maze

3/9. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which Michael Portillo , Melanie Phillips , Claire Fox and Jules Pretty cross-examine expert witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news. Repeated from Wednesday


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

: Brain of Britain

Peter Snow chairs the nationwide general knowledge quiz. Repeated from Monday

: Adventures in Poetry

Morning Has Broken. As sung by Cat Stevens , Eleanor Farjeon 's words are fixtures at weddings, christenings and funerals. Peggy Reynolds looks beyond the apparently simple words to discover the poem's universal appeal. Repeated from Sunday


Sung By: Cat Stevens
Sung By: Eleanor Farjeon
Unknown: Peggy Reynolds

: Belfast Festival Stories

4/5. The Boy from Stoke-on-Trent. With the sixth baby due, the McCulloughs' arrival back from England has caused quite a commotion. Stephen Rea reads Shane Connaughton 's Story. Producer OonaghMcMullan


Unknown: Stephen Rea
Unknown: Shane Connaughton

: News

: One Planet

: News

: BBC World Drama

The Story of the Stone - by Cao Xueqin and Katie Hims

: 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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