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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Noel Battye.


Unknown: Canon Noel Battye.

: Big Fish, Small Ponds

2/4. In the early 20th century, US movie director
Charles Weston based his studios in Irthlinqborough in Northamptonshire. David McKie arrives there in time for a regular public screening of Weston s 1913 film The Battle of Waterloo. Producer Amanda Hargreaves


Director: Charles Weston
Producer: Amanda Hargreaves

: Open Country

Matt Baker goes mad for mud, fish and relics in the Bristol Channel.
Producer Sarah Swadling Repeated on Thursday at1.30pm


Unknown: Matt Baker
Producer: Sarah Swadling

: Farming Today This Week

Agricultural issues, with Charlotte Smith. Producer Chris Impey


Producer: Chris Impey

: Today ,

With Evan Davis and Edward Stourton.
7.25 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thoughtforthe Day With Brian Draper.


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Brian Draper.

: Saturday Live

Guest presenter Richard Coles meets novelist
Sadie Jones. The poet is Elvis McGonagall. Producer Simon Clancy


Presenter: Richard Coles
Unknown: Sadie Jones.
Unknown: Elvis McGonagall.
Producer: Simon Clancy

: Excess Baggage

Sandi Toksvig visits the National Portrait
Gallery in London to explore the relationship between travel and portraiture. Producer Harry Parker


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Harry Parker

: Meter Mad

Comedian Jenny Eclair narrates a eulogy to the soon-to-be-extinct parking meter. In the 50 yearssinceone was first installed in London's
Mayfair, it has become an unmistakable part of city life, both loved and hated to extremes, as described by the many contributors. Producer Josie Barnard


Unknown: Jenny Eclair
Producer: Josie Barnard

: Beyond Westminster

As prices shoot up and credit is squeezed, Elinor Goodman asks whether it's s good time to be a green. Will voters welcome eye-watering petrol prices as another reason to lesson their carbon footprint? Or will they resent being told to change their behaviour while the Treasury devises new and ever more demanding green taxes? Producer Hugh Levinson


Unknown: Elinor Goodman
Producer: Hugh Levinson

: PM Test Match Special

England v South Africa
From the Oval, commentary on the third day of the Fourth Test by Jonathan Agnew ,
Christopher Martin-Jenkins , Henry Blofeld and Simon Mann. Analysis by Geoffrey Boycott ,
Phil Tufnell. Mike Selvey and Shaun Pollock.
Producer Adam Mountford 'approximate times See also 5 Live Sports Extra at 10.45am
TV highlights are on Five at 7.15pm


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: Henry Blofeld
Unknown: Simon Mann.
Unknown: Geoffrey Boycott
Unknown: Phil Tufnell.
Unknown: Mike Selvey
Unknown: Shaun Pollock.
Producer: Adam Mountford

: From Our Own Correspondent

Kate Adie presents a collection of dispatches from the BBC's foreign correspondents. Producer Tony Grant RT DIRECT: From Our Own Correspondent is available for E15.99 (RRP E16.99) inc p&p. Call [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute)


Unknown: Kate Adie
Producer: Tony Grant

: Alvin Hall's World of Money

4/5. Films. Alvin Hall looks at where investors are spending their money in order to survive a credit crunch and its economic knock-on effect. He continues with the film world. Producer Samantha Washington Rptd Mon, 3pm


Unknown: Alvin Hall
Producer: Samantha Washington

: The Now Show

7/7. Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis take a satirical look through the week's news, with help from Mitch Benn , Jon Holmes and Laura Shavin. Rptd from yesterday


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Mitch Benn
Unknown: Jon Holmes
Unknown: Laura Shavin.

: News

: Any Questions?

Former Liberal Democrat leader Paddy Ashdown and musician Billy Bragg are among the panellists for the topical debate at Norton-sub-Hamdon, Somerset. Jonathan Dimbleby is in the chair. Repeated from yesterday


Leader: Paddy Ashdown
Musician: Billy Bragg

: Any Answers?

Jonathan Dimbleby takes listeners' calls and emails in response to Any Questions? Producer Lisa Jenkinson PHONE: [number removed] Lines open from 12.30pm email: [address removed]


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: The Saturday Play: Dover and the Unkindest Cut of All

Scotland Yard's laziest detective Chief inspector Dover's annual seaside break becomes a busman's holiday when he's forced to investigate the death of a local policeman. Joyce Porter 's thriller set in the 1970s, dramatised by Paul Mendelson. Producer/Director David Ian Neville


Author: Joyce Porter
Dramatised By: Paul Mendelson.
Director: David Ian Neville
Chief Insp Dover: Kenneth Cranham
Sgt McGregor: Stuart McOuarrie
Chief Constable: Philip Madoc
Mrs Dover: Carolyn Pickles
Sgt Rhys-Smith: Gareth Armstrong
Joey the Jock: Ben Crowe
Miss Ffiske: Jennifer Hill
Sandra: Siwan Morris

: Page to Performance

3/3. Man of Tango. Astor Piazzolla brought the tango into the orchestral repertoire with his Bandoneon Concerto. Lowri Blake tells the story of the man who composed around
3.000 tangos. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Lowri Blake

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Jane Garvey presents highlights of the weekday Woman's Hour programmes. Editor Jill Burridge EMAIL: [address removed] 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

John Tusa presents the daily series recalling the events of the year through archive and music. A British airliner crashes near Munich, killing all 48 passengers. Producers Robert Abel , Barney Rowntree and Joby Waldman


Unknown: John Tusa
Producers: Robert Abel
Producers: Barney Rowntree
Producers: Joby Waldman

: Saturday PM

The day's news headlines, with Carolyn Ouinn. Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Carolyn Ouinn.
Editor: Peter Rippon


2/9. Eddie Mair presents the programme in which the content is dictated by listeners. Includes a discussion young people and violent crime. Editor Rupert Allman ; contact: www.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

: Profile

8/17. An insight into the personality of one of this week's headline-makers. Rptd 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:Love at the Lighthouse

Fifty years after the death of birth control pioneer Marie Stopes , Sue
McGregor visits Portland Bill lighthouse in Dorset to uncover the complex motivations of one of the most revered and reviled women of the 20th century. Producer Jacqueline Curthoys


Unknown: Marie Stopes
Producer: Jacqueline Curthoys

: Classic Serial: My Name Is ... Red

1/2. In 1590: Istanbul. The Sultan orders the most talented artists in his realm to create a secret book of miniatures. Orhan Pamuk 's book is dramatised by Ayeesha Menon .
Other parts played by Slnan Onukar , Ben Hopkins , Duygu Yeral , Engln Cezar , Ismail Hakki Eren Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Orhan Pamuk
Dramatised By: Ayeesha Menon
Played By: Slnan Onukar
Played By: Ben Hopkins
Played By: Duygu Yeral
Played By: Engln Cezar
Played By: Ismail Hakki Eren
Narrator: Ozlem Turhal
Narrator: Mehmet Erqen
Narrator: Engin Cezar
Black: Baris Pirhasan
Enishte: Korhan Abay
Shekure: Ece Dizdar
Esther: Demet Tuncer
Butterfly: Murat Yatman
Olive: Ylgit Ozsener
Stork: Konuralp Sunal
Hasan: Baris Cakmak
Osman: Eris Akman
Tresurer: Umut Demirdelen
Elegant: Aziz Mullaazlz

: Inside the Ethics Committee

1/4. Vivienne Parry looks at the dilemma facing a mother whose three-year-old daughter was born with Diamond-Blackfan anaemia. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Vivienne Parry

: Round Britain Quiz

7/12. Teams from Scotland and the north of England compete. Repeated from Monday

: Poetry and the Russian Soul

2/2. Set the Hearts of Men on Fire with Your Word. Martin Sixsmith explores Russian poetry. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Martin Sixsmith

: Confessions of a FailedGrown-Up

1/5. Stephanie Caiman 's book on the perils of reaching 40. Producer Chris Wallis


Unknown: Stephanie Caiman
Producer: Chris Wallis

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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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