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: News Briefing

: Test Match Special India v England

Play continues on the second day of the Second est in Mohali. With commentary from Jonathan Agnew , Simon Mann and Simon Hughes and summaries by Geoffrey Boycott , Sunil Gavaskar and Angus Fraser.
Producers Kevin Howells and Adam Mountford
Also on 5 Live Sports Extra 'approximate times


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Simon Mann
Unknown: Simon Hughes
Unknown: Geoffrey Boycott
Unknown: Sunil Gavaskar
Unknown: Angus Fraser.
Producers: Kevin Howells
Producers: Adam Mountford

: Prayer for the Day

With Commissioner Betty Matear.


Unknown: Betty Matear.

: A Voyage to Lundy

4/5. Gwyneth Lewis investigates myth and a Particular quality of timelessness on the island. Producer Penny Arnold


Unknown: Gwyneth Lewis

: Open Country

Matt Baker visits a Yorkshire valley that is home to a large number of monks and nuns. Producer Nicola Humphries Rptd on Christmas Day at 1.30pm


Unknown: Matt Baker
Producer: Nicola Humphries Rptd

: Farming Today This Week

Charlotte Smith rounds up recent reports on Agricultural issues. Producer Alasdair Cross


Producer: Alasdair Cross

: Today

With Evan Davis and John Humphrys. J25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thouqht for the Day With fstherino Poninstor


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: John Humphrys.

: Saturday Live

David Rooney , writer, historian of technology and curator of timekeeping at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, part of the National Maritime Museum, joins presenter Richard Coles. The poet is Matt Harvey. Producer Simon Clancy


Unknown: David Rooney
Presenter: Richard Coles.
Unknown: Matt Harvey.
Producer: Simon Clancy

: Excess Baggage

Sandi Toksvig explores the joys and frustrations Of travel. Producer Harry Parker Caribbean cruise: p76; Black sea cruise: p90


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Harry Parker

: We Three Kings

The Three Kings merit only 11 lines of the Nativity story but they are so important to the Christian faith that they have their own feast day. But who are these mysterious figures from the East and why do they still fascinate us? Ian Hislop examines the legend of the Three Kings of the Nativity to see how history has shaped their legacy, and finds strange astrological events, the Archbishop of Canterbury and an unusual detour to Colchester on the way.
Producer Philip Sellars
Radio features: pages 234-235


Presenter: Ian Hislop
Producer: Philip Sellars

: Week in Westminster

Journalist Steve Richards of The Independent offers a behind-the-scenes view of the Corridors Of power. Editor Peter Mulligan


Unknown: Steve Richards
Editor: Peter Mulligan

: From Our Own Correspondent

A lively collection of dispatches from the BBC's 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] (national rate) quoting RT. or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Presented By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

Paul Lewis presents the latest news from the world of personal finance.
Editor Stephen Chilcott Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Editor: Stephen Chilcott

: The Now Show

4/6 Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis take a satirical look through the week's news, with Jon Holmes, Laura Shavin, Mitch Benn and a special guest. Repeated from yesterday.
RT DIRECT - To order The Best of The Now Show for £6.11 (RRP £8.99) inc p&p, call [number removed] (standard rate), quoting RTD285 or visit [web address removed]


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

: News

: Any Questions?

Director of Liberty Shami Chakrabarti, businessman Gulam Noon and Daily Mail columnist Peter Oborne join chairman Jonathan Dimbleby for a topical debate in Horncastle, Lincolnshire. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Shami Chakrabarti
Unknown: Gulam Noon
Unknown: Peterobornejoinchairman Jonathan Dimbleby

: 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: Mrs Klein

Janet Suzman stars in Nicholas Wright 's play about the child psychoanalyst Melanie Klein. By 1934, Klein's reputation was well-established, but her nractice was based on case studies of her own children. With the death of her son, she is forced to confront the price of her success.
Director Alison Hindell


Unknown: Janet Suzman
Unknown: Nicholas Wright
Unknown: Melanie Klein.
Director: Alison Hindell
Mrs Klein: Janet Suzman
Paula: Clare Corbett
Melitta: Eve Best

: 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 £8.99) incl p&p, call [number removed]
(landline calls charged at standard rate). quoting RTD223


Unknown: Jane Garvey
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Saturday PM

With Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: iPM

4/9 Eddie Mair presents the programme whose content is dictated by listeners through its website and email. Editor Rupert Allman www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/ipm; email:[address removed]


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Editor: Rupert Allman

: Loose Ends

An eclectic mix of conversation, comedy and music, with Clive Anderson. Producer Cathie Mahoney


Unknown: Clive Anderson.
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: Profile

2/19. Friends and enemies, colleagues and confidantes provide a revealing insight into an individual who is making the headlines. Editor Maria Balinska 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: Home-Recorded Voices

Sean Street goes in search of a hidden audio archive to be found in attics and cellars across the country. From the late 1950s, people bought reel-to-reel tape machines and recorded audio letters, diaries, family histories and even attempted their own "radio" shows. In the company of Richard Harrison, a collector of domestic recordings, and Tony Crimlisk, who has been making such recordings since 1957, he uncovers this unheard social history. Producer Andy Cartwright


Unknown: Sean Street
Unknown: Richard Harrison
Unknown: Tony Crimlisk
Producer: Andy Cartwright

: Classic Serial: Coram Boy

1/2. The Coram Man. It is 1741. The young aristocrat Alexander Ashbrook and his best friend Thomas, a carpenter's son, are parted when Alexander's father forces him to work on the estate. So he runs away. Dramatised by Jamila Gavin from her children's novel.
Other roles played by Ian Masters , Roger May , Richard Owens , David Holt , Sara Markland , Thomas Deediqan. Zooey Gleaves , Sam Shiels , Abigail Sitton. Sam Hoiles and Tom Glenister Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Alexander Ashbrook
Dramatised By: Jamila Gavin
Played By: Ian Masters
Played By: Roger May
Played By: Richard Owens
Played By: David Holt
Played By: Sara Markland
Played By: Thomas Deediqan.
Played By: Zooey Gleaves
Played By: Sam Shiels
Played By: Abigail Sitton.
Played By: Sam Hoiles
Played By: Tom Glenister
Alexander as narrator: Jonathan Slinger
Otis Gardner: Marc Warren
Meshak: Paul Ready
Meshak's mother: Rachel Atkins
Young Alexander: Finlay Glen
Young Thomas: Tom Hope
Mrs Lynch: Deborah Findlay
Lady Ashbrook: Jenny Funnell
Lord Ashbrook: Pip Torrens
Mrs Milcote: Serena Evans
Melissa: Abby Ford
Isobel: Julie Cox
Alice: Alice Hoskyns-Hill
Edward: Sebastian Davies
Matron: Joanna Wake

: The Moral Maze

5/5. Clifford Longley , Kenan Malik ,
Michael Portillo and Claire Fox cross-examine expert witnesses on moral issues behind the news. Michael Buerk is in the chair. Rptd from wed


Unknown: Clifford Longley
Unknown: Kenan Malik
Unknown: Michael Portillo
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Michael Buerk

: Brain of Britain

12/17. The final heat of the general knowledge quiz, with Robert Robinson. Rptd from Monday


Unknown: Robert Robinson.

: Adventures in Poetry

4/4. Let's Do It, Let's Fall in Love.
Cole Porter 's lyrics capture the urgent need of the entire natural world to mate and procreate. Peggy Reynolds hears from those to whom the lyrics speak volumes. Rptd from Sunday


Unknown: Cole Porter
Unknown: Peggy Reynolds

: Back Chat

5/5. Squeezed. Gerard McDermott reads
Adam Thorpe 's story in which a vivid picture is painted of a physio called Victor, who should not be in a white coat or allowed anywhere near patients. Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Gerard McDermott
Unknown: Adam Thorpe
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: Test Match Special: India v England

The third day of the Second Test in Mohaii.
For commentators and further details see 5.30 5.30
Also on 5 Live Sports Extra *approximate times

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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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