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: Test Match Special

Sri Lanka v England
Commentary continues on the opening day of the First Test at the Asgiriya Stadium in Kandy, from
Jonathan Agnew , Christopher Martin-Jenkins and Roshan Abeysinghe , with summaries by Vic Marks , Angus Fraser and Simon Hughes.
_ Producer Adam Mountford *approximate times


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: Roshan Abeysinghe
Unknown: Vic Marks
Unknown: Angus Fraser
Unknown: Simon Hughes.
Producer: Adam Mountford

: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Noel Vincent.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.

: Five Gardens of Germany

5/5. Susan Marling visits the gardens of Sanssouci, the former summer retreat of Frederick the Great. Producer Susan Marling


Unknown: Susan Marling
Producer: Susan Marling

: Open Country

Matt Baker travels to the Lake District to visit the last working slate mine in England, situated at the top of Honister Pass. Producer Melvin Rickarby Repeated on Thursday at 1.30Pm


Unknown: Matt Baker
Producer: Melvin Rickarby

: Farming Today This Week

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Sandra Sykes


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Sandra Sykes

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
7.20 Yesterday in Parliament With Mark D'Arcy.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Catherine Pepinster.
8.51 LW only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Mark D'Arcy.
Unknown: Catherine Pepinster.

: Test Match Special

Sri Lanka v England
Commentary continues on the opening day of the First Test at the Asgiriya Stadium in Kandy, from
Jonathan Agnew , Christopher Martin-Jenkins and Roshan Abeysinghe , with summaries by Vic Marks , Angus Fraser and Simon Hughes.
_ Producer Adam Mountford *approximate times


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: Roshan Abeysinghe
Unknown: Vic Marks
Unknown: Angus Fraser
Unknown: Simon Hughes.
Producer: Adam Mountford

: Saturday Live

Strictly Come Dancing's head judge Len Goodman joins Fi Glover. Producer Simon Clancy


Unknown: Len Goodman
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 Best DJ You've NeverHeard in Your Life

Martin Bashir interviews American broadcasting's most controversial figure, "shock-jock" Howard Stem. He discovers how Stern has helped revolutionise the US radio industry, yet has as many detractors as fans. He speaks to supporters and critics about the DJ risqué and provocative material. Producer Simon Crosse Pick of the Week: page 128


Unknown: Martin Bashir
Unknown: Howard Stem.
Producer: Simon Crosse

: Week in Westminster

Peter Oborne takes a look at the week s events in politics. Editor Peter Mulligan


Unknown: Peter Oborne
Editor: Peter Mulligan

: From Our Own Correspondent

Presented 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 landlines cost no more than 8p per minute) Podcast available at www.bbc.co.uk/hi/ programmes/from-our-own-correspondent


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

: Money Box

The latest from the world of personal finance. Presented by Paul Lewis. Producer Lesley McAlpine Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Presented By: Paul Lewis.
Producer: Lesley McAlpine

: The Now Show

1/6 Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis rummage through the week's news. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis

: Any Questions?

Topical discussion from Leek in Staffordshire chaired by Edward Stourton. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Edward Stourton.

: Any Answers?

Edward Stourton takes listeners calls and emails in response to Any Questions? Producer Lisa Jenkinson
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p a minute) Lines open from 12.30pm email: any.answers@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: Fame and Fortune

6/6 Adam Morris considers an offer to work with one of the greatest film directors of all time Is it an offer he can't refuse?
Meanwhile, as the 1980s merge into the 1990s, old friends of more than 30 years continue to spring surprises on each other. Written and narrated by Frederic Raphael.
Director Pete Atkin Repeated on Friday at 9pm


Unknown: Adam Morris
Unknown: Frederic Raphael.
Director: Pete Atkin
Adam: Tom Conti
Barbara: Miranda Richardson
Alan: Alistair McGowan
Rachel: Flora Montgomery
Shapiro: Vincent Marzello
Denis: Nigel Havers
Jake: Antony Sher
Derek: Adrian Lukis
Bruno: Simon Greenall
Anna: Emily Richard
Bill: Stephen Critchlow

: Wheatstone, His Sighing Reed and the Great Regondi

Bernard Richardson profiles the Victorian physicist Charles Wheatstone , who invented the concertina, the instrument on which Giulio Regondi became a virtuoso. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Bernard Richardson
Unknown: Charles Wheatstone
Unknown: Giulio Regondi

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Highlights of the week on Woman's Hour.
Presented by Jane Garvey. 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) inci p&p, call [number removed] or send a cheque payable to BBC Shop, [address removed]


Presented By: Jane Garvey.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Saturday PM

Presented by Chris Ledgard.


Presented By: Chris Ledgard.

: iPM

4/7. Eddie Mair presents an interactive debate programme, shaped by listeners, emailers and bloggers. Editor Rupert Allman Contact via www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/ipm or email: ipm@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Editor: Rupert Allman

: Loose Ends

Peter Curran welcomes more guests for sparkling conversation, comedy and music. Producer Cathie Mahoney


Unknown: Peter Curran
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: From Fact to Fiction

4/8. A writer creates a fictional response to a story in the week's news.
Producer Sam Hoyle Repeated at 12.30am


Producer: Sam Hoyle

: 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: Maids andMistresses

Social historian Christina Hardyment presents a re-evaluation of life below stairs in interwar Britain, focusing on the particular relationship between middle-class female employers and their servants. She offers a rare glimpse into the changing lives of British domestic maids. Producer Emily Williams


Unknown: Christina Hardyment
Producer: Emily Williams

: Classic Serial: Dr Zhivago

3/6. 1917: Yuri struggles to adapt to post-revolutionary family life in Moscow. His only safe option is to flee the city and go east. But that's where Lara is. By Boris Pasternak.
Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Boris Pasternak.
Narrator: Ian McDiarmid
Yuri: Tom Goodman-Hill
Lara: Eve Best
Tonya: Clare Corbett
Alexander: Alan David
Misha: Carl Prekopp
Galliulin: Kulvinder Ghir
Yevgraf: Stuart McQuarrie
Olya: Katy Cavanaqh
Pritulyev: Ben Crowe
Pelageya: Rachel Atkins
Vassya: Alex Lanipekun
Voronyuk: Sean Baker

: Unreliable Evidence

1/4. Clive Anderson chairs a legal discussion on the way asylum seekers are treated in the UK amid claims that the courts offer little support to those fleeing oppression. Repeated from Wednesday

: Brain of Britain

12/17. Peter Snow hosts the last of this year's heats in the quiz. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Peter Snow

: The Poetry of History

1/4. Jonathan Bate looks at poetry inspired by historic events, beginning with The Battle ofMaldon, one of the classics of Old English verse. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Jonathan Bate

: From Fact to Fiction

4/8. Repeated from 7pm

: News

: 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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