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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the

Day With the Rev Stephen Wigley.


Unknown: Stephen Wigley.

: The Preposterous Files

2/5. Death by Beer. How many pints of beer did u take to kill a woman in Manchester in 1900? Julian Putkowski finds out. Producer Matt Thompson


Unknown: Julian Putkowski
Producer: Matt Thompson

: Open Country

Matt Baker meets Lake District weatherman Craig Palmer , a former marine commando.
ProducerMartin Poyntz-Roberts Rptd Thursday 1.30pm


Unknown: Matt Baker
Unknown: Craig Palmer

: Farming Today This Week

Presented by Charlotte Smith . Producer Chris impey


Presented By: Charlotte Smith
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
7.20 Yesterday in Parliament With Mark D'Arcy.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Joel Edwards.
8.51 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Mark D'Arcy.
Unknown: Joel Edwards.

: Saturday Live

Science historian Adam Hart-Davis and poet Lemn Sissayjoin Fi Glover. Producer SimonClancy


Unknown: Adam Hart-Davis

: Excess Baggage

The adventures, frustrations and joys of travel, with John McCarthy. Producer Harry Parker
Holiday offers to South Africa and Vietnam: p148 Travel 2008 pull-out guide: centre pages


Unknown: John McCarthy.
Producer: Harry Parker

: And the Academy Award Goes to ...

New series 1/4. Lawrence of Arabia
Paul Gambaccini traces the development of the Oscars from an award bestowed at a dinner party to the world's best-known prize and provides an insight into how four movies won the Best Picture Award. In the first programme, he recalls the story behind the success of Lawrence of Arabia. Producer Sara Jane Hall
Radio choices: pages 130-131


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Week in Westminster

With Peter Oborne. Editor Marie Jessel


Unknown: Peter Oborne.
Editor: Marie Jessel

: From Our Own Correspondent

Kate Adie presents dispatches from BBC foreign correspondents. producer Tony Grant
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(calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute)
Podcast available at www.bbc.co.uk/radio/ podcasts/fooc


Unknown: Kate Adie
Producer: 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 News Quiz

Satirical panel game chaired by Sandi Toksvig. Sharing their take on the week s news are Jeff Green , Jeremy Hardy , Fred MacAulay and Francis Wheen. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig.
Unknown: Jeff Green
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Fred MacAulay
Unknown: Francis Wheen.

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby hosts the topical discussion from Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby

: Any Answers?

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


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbley
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: The Saturday Play:Flashman at the Charge

112. In tribute to author George MacDonald
Fraser, who died last month, another chance to hear this two-part dramatisation of his celebrated novel recounting the adventures of renowned cad and self-confessed coward
Sir Harry Flashman. In the first instalment, bad luck and Prince Albert conspire to send
Flashman to the Crimea, where the terrified but resourceful hero finds himself grappling with the frozen Russian wastes.
Producer Patrick Rayner


Unknown: George MacDonald
Unknown: Sir Harry Flashman.
Producer: Patrick Rayner
Old Flashman: Joss Ackland
Young Flashman: Angus Wright
Elspeth: Jayne McKenna
Aunt Sara: Tracy-Ann OBErman
Lord Cardigan: Nigel Anthony
Count Ignatieff: David Holt
Lord Raglan: David Bannerman
Scud East: Peter Kenny

: Soul Music

4/4. Tallis-SpeminAlium. Written for 40 individual vocal parts, Spem in Alium is one of the most elaborate and spectacular nieces of choral music ever written. Choral conductor Simon Halsey , author Michael Morpurgo and others discuss the spine-tingling effect that this music has on both performers and listeners. Repeated from Tuesday


Conductor: Simon Halsey
Unknown: Michael Morpurgo

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Jane Garvey presents highlights of the weekday Woman's Hour programmes. Editor Jill Burridge
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Unknown: Jane Garvey
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Saturday PM

Presented by Ritual Shah .


Presented By: Ritual Shah

: The Bottom Line

2/10. Evan Davis talks to executives with an interest in the complexities of commercial affairs. They discuss the fundamentals of buying and selling, highlighting consumer demands and the relationships between companies and the public. Producer Neil Koenig


Talks: Evan Davis
Producer: Neil Koenig

: Loose Ends

Another eclectic mix of conversation, comedy and music, presented by Clive Anderson. producer Cathie Mahoney


Presented By: Clive Anderson.
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: Profile

5/16. Friends, family and colleagues provide an insight into the personality of one of the week's headline-makers. Repeated tomorrow at 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: Munich and the Making of Manchester

Michael Crick commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Munich air disaster, on 6 February 1958. He gathers together survivors, family members and key figures to recall the events of that foggy, snowbound day in which eight members of Manchester United's team lost their lives.


Presenter: Michael Crick
Producer: Chris Green

: Classic Serial: Fortunes of War

1/6. Joanna Lumley stars in Lin Coghlan 's sweeping new dramatisation of Olivia Manning 's classic war novels. In 1939, young Harriet Pringle arrives in Bucharest with her new husband,
Guy, just as Europe is about to tear itself apart.
Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Joanna Lumley
Unknown: Lin Coghlan
Unknown: Olivia Manning
Unknown: Harriet Pringle
Old Harriet: Joanna Lumley
Harriet: Honeysuckle Weeks
Guy: Khalid Abdalla
Yakimov: James Fleet
Inchcape: John Rowe
Clarence: Alex Wyndham
Dobson: Sam Dale
Galpin: John Dougall
Bella: Carolyn Pickles
Drucker: Peter Marinker
Sasha: Joseph Arkley
Toby Lush: Simon Treves
Dubedat: Ben Crowe
Despina: Laura Molyneux

: The Moral Maze

3/11. Michael Buerk chairs a discussion on the ethical issues behind the week's news.
Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk

: The Garden Quiz

4/11. Anna Ford chairs the horticultural contest. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Anna Ford

: Poetry Please

3/6. A selection of poems requested by listeners, read by actors Stephen Rea , Judi Dench , Paul Scof ield and Ronald Pickup. Magazine publisher Felix Dennis and presenter Roger McGough read their own poems. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Stephen Rea
Unknown: Judi Dench
Unknown: Paul Scof
Unknown: Ronald Pickup.
Unknown: Felix Dennis
Presenter: Roger McGough

: Scottish Shorts

4/5. Murdoandlshbel. By Marietta MacGranthin. Producer Bruce Young


Unknown: Marietta MacGranthin.
Producer: Bruce Young

: News

: One Planet


: News

: BBC World Drama

The Estate, by Oladipo Agboluaje

: 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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