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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Noel Vincent.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.

: The Rook and Me

4/4. Mark Cocker observes the colony at the end of an autumn day. Producer Tim Dee


Unknown: Mark Cocker
Producer: Tim Dee

: Open Country

The British Beer and Pub Association claims that nearly four village pubs are closing every day because of low sales and spiralling costs. Helen Mark visits Rippondale to see how one family-run pub is bucking the trend. Producer Nicola Humphries Rptd on Thursday at 1.30pm


Unknown: Helen Mark
Producer: Nicola Humphries Rptd

: Farming Today This Week

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Alasdair Cross


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Alasdair Cross

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day Presented by Brian Draper.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Presented By: Brian Draper.

: Saturday Live

Fi Glover is joined by author Kate Mosse and poet Elvis McGonagall. Producer Simon Clancy


Unknown: Fi Glover
Unknown: Kate Mosse
Unknown: Elvis McGonagall.
Producer: Simon Clancy

: Excess Baggage

The adventures, frustrations and joys of travel, With John McCarthy. Producer Harry Parker


Unknown: John McCarthy.
Producer: Harry Parker

: The Bond Correspondence

Ian Fleming 's niece, Lucy, sets out to discover more about her uncle, James Bond 's creator, by delving into his archive and speaking to people who knew him. She talks to his wartime girlfriend and stepdaughter and concludes that what she reads in the press doesn't give the full picture. Featuring Roger Moore as the voice of Ian Fleming. Lucy Fleming also appears in this afternoon's drama, Fleming's Dr No, both programmes marking the centenary Of Ian Fleming 's birth. Producer Lucy Greenwell See also The Saturday Play.Dr No at 2.30pm Radio features: pages 128-129


Unknown: Ian Fleming
Unknown: James Bond
Unknown: Roger Moore
Unknown: Ian Fleming.
Unknown: Lucy Fleming
Unknown: Ian Fleming
Producer: Lucy Greenwell

: PM Test Match Special

England v New Zealand
Commentary on the second day of the Second Test from Old Trafford by Jonathan Agnew , Simon Mann and Bryan Waddle , with summaries by Vic Marks , Jeremy Coney and Angus Fraser.
Producer Adam Mountford * approximate times TV highlights are on Five at 7.15pm


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Simon Mann
Unknown: Bryan Waddle
Unknown: Vic Marks
Unknown: Jeremy Coney
Unknown: Angus Fraser.
Producer: Adam Mountford

: Week In Westminster

The former political editor of Channel 4 News, Elinor Goodman , takes a look at the Week's events in politics. Editor Marie Jessel


Unknown: Elinor Goodman
Editor: Marie Jessel

: From Our Own Correspondent

Reports from BBC foreign correspondents. Presented by Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant RT DIRECT: From Our Own Correspondent is available for E15.99 (RRP £16.99) inc p&p. Call [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute)


Presented By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

The latest news from the world of personal finance. Presented by Paul Lewis. Producer Jennifer Clarke Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Presented By: Paul Lewis.
Producer: Jennifer Clarke

: The News Quiz

Andy Hamilton and Jeremy Hardy , Francis Wheen and Carrie Quinlan join Sandi Toksvig for the topical comedy panel game. Producer Ed Morrish Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Francis Wheen
Unknown: Carrie Quinlan
Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Ed Morrish

: News

: Any Questions?

Topical discussion from Chester, hosted by Jonathan Dimbleby , where the panel includes the shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Chris Grayling. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Chris Grayling.

: Any Answers?

Jonathan Dimbleby 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 minute) Lines open from 12.30pm; email: [address removed]


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: The Saturday Play: Dr No

by Ian Fleming, dramatised by Hugh Whitemore.

James Bond is sent to investigate a strange disappearance on the island of Jamaica.
Broadcast to mark the centenary of Ian Fleming's birth.

See also James Bond, the Last Englishman, Monday 8pm
Radio features: pages 128-129


Writer: Ian Fleming
Dramatised By: Hugh Whitemore
Original Music: Mark Holden
Original Music: Samuel Barbour
Producer: Rosalind Ayres
Director: Martin Jarvis
M: John Standing
Dr No: David Suchet
James Bond: Toby Stephens
Moneypenny: Janie Dee
The armourer: Peter Capaldi
Chief of Staff: Nicky Henson
Airport announcer/Receptionist: Inika Leigh Wright
Airport official/Pus-Feller: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
Quarrel: Clarke Peters
Miss Chung/Sister Lily: Kosha Engler
Pleydell: Samuel West
Miss Taro/Sister May: Jordanna Tin
Tennis girl: Jordanna Tin
Librarian: Lucy Fleming
Honey Rider: Lisa Dillon
Guardian/Henchman: Jon David Yu
Acting Governor of Jamaica: Simon Williams
Voice of Ian Fleming: Martin Jarvis

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Jane Garvey presents highlights of the week's Woman's Hour programmes. Editor Jill Burridge RT DIRECT: To order A Celebration of Mothers CD for £6.99 (RRP E8.99) incl p&p, call [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute), quoting RTD223


Unknown: Jane Garvey
Editor: Jill Burridge

: 1968: Day-by-Day

Charles de Gaulle of France appeals for support as riots continue across France. John Tusa continues the daily series recalling the events of the year through archive and music. Producers Nicky Birch , Lucy Dichmont and Barney Rowntree


Unknown: Charles de Gaulle
Producers: Nicky Birch
Producers: Lucy Dichmont

: Saturday PM

With Carolyn Quinn.


Presenter: Carolyn Quinn


8/8. Eddie Mair hosts the programme, built by listeners' opinions expressed via its blog and email. Editor Rupert Allman Contact via bbc.co.uk/blogs/ipm; EMAIL: [address removed]


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

5/8. Richard Monks creates a fictional response to a story in the week's news.
Producer Nadia Molinari Rptd tomorrow at 5.40pm


Unknown: Richard Monks
Producer: Nadia Molinari Rptd

: 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: Reith at 60

1/2. Laurie Taylor marks the 60th anniversary of the Reith Lectures, charting their evolution, the controversies, and their influence. In 1948, the BBC inaugurated the Lectures with Bertrand Russell as the first speaker. Over the following 60 years, the Reith Lectures have been no stranger to controversy, be it in relation to views on premarital sex, the effect of Thalidomide, or the fact that the lecturer was too darn boring. Producers Sheila Cook and Richard Fenton-Smith


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Bertrand Russell
Producers: Sheila Cook
Producers: Richard Fenton-Smith

: Classic Serial: The Mayor ofCasterbridge

1/3. Thomas Hardy 's tragic story, dramatised by Helen Edmundson , of a man who spends his life trying to atone for the terrible action that led to the loss of his wife and child.
Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Thomas Hardy
Dramatised By: Helen Edmundson
Michael: John Lynch
Elizabeth-Jane: Ruth Wilson
Donald: Paul Higgins
Furmitywoman: Maqqie Steed
Susan: Olwen May
Abel: Burn Gorman
Jopp: Conrad Nelson
Newson: Jonathan Keeble
Solomon: Russell Dixon
Christopher: David Fielder
Mother Cuxsom: Sue Ryding
Martha: Vashti MacLachlan

: Unreliable Evidence

4/4. Bail. In the light of statistics suggesting a number of criminals commit serious crimes while on bail, Clive Anderson and guests debate the necessity for courts to tighten up on granting bail. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Clive Anderson

: Counterpoint

9/13. Paul Gambaccini chairs the eclectic music quiz, from London. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini

: Poetry Please

1/10. Roger McGough revisits readings by actor Paul Scofield , who died in March. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: Paul Scofield

: Original Shorts

5/5. Only in Front of the Children. Patricia Hodge reads Christopher Matthew 's witty tale of one-upmanship among parents of children who attend the same prep school. Producer Martin Jarvis


Unknown: Patricia Hodge
Unknown: Christopher Matthew
Producer: Martin Jarvis

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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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