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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Stephen Shipley.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.

: Wars of the Roses

2/4. Wesley Kerr continues to follow the fortunes of Taunton in the Britain in Bloom competition. He discovers what the judges are looking for from the finalists. Producer Tamsin Barber


Unknown: Wesley Kerr
Producer: Tamsin Barber

: Open Country

10/11. Matt Baker visits London's Hyde Park to discover more about the 300-year history of Serpentine Lake, created in 1730 by order of Queen Caroline. He also looks at how
People and wildlife use the waterway today.
Producer Helen Chetwynd Repeated on Thursday at 3pm


Unknown: Matt Baker
Unknown: Hyde Park
Producer: Helen Chetwynd

: Farming Today This Week

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Melvin Rickarby


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Melvin Rickarby

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thouqht for the Day
With the Rev Canon Or Giles Fraser.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Giles Fraser.

: Saturday Live

Fi Glover is joined by Hamish Anderson. The poet is Kate Fox. Producer Simon Clancy


Unknown: Fi Glover
Unknown: Hamish Anderson.
Unknown: Kate Fox.
Producer: Simon Clancy

: Excess Baggage

John McCarthy explores the adventures, frustrations and joys of travel. Producer Harry Parker LONELY PLANET MAGAZINE out now, E3.50.


Unknown: John McCarthy
Producer: Harry Parker

: In Search of the Holy Quail

Three intrepid, erudite rock star twitchers Guy Garvey (of Elbow and 6 Music presenter), Martin Noble (British Sea Power) and Marc Riley (ex-The Fall and 6 Music presenter) embark on a journey from the city smoke to Sumburgh Head on the southern tip of Shetland mainland in search of the elusive quail. As there are no more than four quail seen in Shetland during a typical season, their chances of spotting one are Slim. Producer John Leonard


Unknown: Guy Garvey
Presenter: Martin Noble
Presenter: Marc Riley
Producer: John Leonard

: Beyond Westminster

6/11. Mark Devenport examines the track record of devolved government in Northern Ireland, ten years after the Assembly was established at Stormont. Producer Jenny Chryss


Unknown: Mark Devenport
Producer: Jenny Chryss

: From Our Own Correspondent

A lively collection of dispatches from BBC foreign correspondents. With Kate Adie.
RT DIRECT: More From Our Own Correspondent is available for £8.54 (RRP £8.99) inc p&p. Call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT, or visit [web address removed]


Presenter: Kate Adie
Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

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


Presenter: Paul Lewis
Producer: Caroline Bayley

: I Guess That's Why They Call It the News

3/5. Topical comedy panel show in which two teams provide silly answers to the week's big news questions. Hosted by Fred MacAulay , with panellists Justin Edwards and Russell Kane. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Fred MacAulay
Unknown: Justin Edwards
Unknown: Russell Kane.

: News

: Any Questions?

Andrew Adonis , Secretary of State tor
Transport, Shakespeare scholar
Jonathan Bate and author Sarah Dunant take questions from an audience at the Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum in Lichfield.Jonathan Dimbleby
is in the Chair. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Andrew Adonis
Unknown: Jonathan Bate
Unknown: Sarah Dunant
Unknown: Samuel Johnson
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby

: Any Answers?

Jonathan Dimbleby takes listeners calls and emails in response to Any Questions? producer Elaine Lester
PHONE: [number removed] Lines open from 12.30pm EMAIL: any.answers@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Elaine Lester

: The Saturday Play: Phone

When Eliot's gangster friend gives him his mobile phone to look after. Eliot is thrust into an underworld that is sometimes glamorous, often dangerous and always unexpected. By Peter Jukes.
Producer/Director Sasha Yevtushenko


Unknown: Peter Jukes.
Director: Sasha Yevtushenko
Eliot: Freddy White
Kathleen: Jemima Rooper
Sparky: Jimmy Akingbola
Roy: Richard Ridings
Iverson: Caroline Guthrie
Crimp: Paul Rider
Ze: Nabil Elouahabi
Rachel: Lizzy Watts
Baltazar: Matt Addis
Sarasi: Janice Acquah
Vince: Jonathan Tafler
Teenager: Benjamin Askew

: Soul Music

1/5. A look at Gregorio Allegri's Miserere, an a cappella piece originally written for use in the Sistine Chapel. The programme examines how the composition has changed the course of four people's lives. Repeated from Tuesday

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Jane Garvey presents highlights of the weekday Woman's Hour programmes. Editor Jill Burridge
EMAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Jane Garvey
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Saturday PM

National and international news and comment, presented by Carolyn Ouinn. Editor Joanna Carr


Presented By: Carolyn Ouinn.
Editor: Joanna Carr


Eddie Mair presents PM's sister programme, with content dictated by listeners via email and the website. Editor Joanna Carr bbc.co.uk/blogs/ipm; email: ipm@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Editor: Joanna Carr

: Loose Ends

Clive Anderson presents another eclectic mix of conversation, comedy and music. producer Cathie Mahoney


Unknown: Clive Anderson
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: Profile

Friends and enemies, colleagues and confidants provide a revealing insight into the personality and motivation of a person who is making the headlines. Repeated tomorrow at 5.45am and 5.40pm


Editor: Sue Ellis

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and guests review the cultural highlights of the week.


Presenter: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: Archive on 4: Five and the Fascists

In 1929 five leading European conductors - Toscanini, Klemperer, Furtwangler, Kleiber and Walter - met at the Berlin Festival at the height of the Weimar Republic, shortly before Hitler took power. Robert Giddings explores the confrontation between creativity and fascism through the decisions made by five musical giants.
Producer Sara Davies Shortened rpt on Monday at 3pm


Unknown: Robert Giddings
Producer: Sara Davies

: Classic Serial: Two on a Tower

2/2. Viviette and Swithin have married in secret, but chance and convention conspire against them and painful sacrifices have to be made. Thomas Hardy 's Wessex novel of star-crossed lovers is dramatised by Jon Sen.
Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Thomas Hardy
Dramatised By: Jon Sen.
Lady Constantine: Maggie O'Neill
Swithin: Blake Ritson
Parson Torkingham: Conrad Nelson
Tabitha: Amy Humphreys
Fellows: Stephen Tomlin
Louis: Richard Heap
Bishop Helmsdale: Russell Dixon
Joshua: Carter Dowland

: The Atheist and the Bishop

3/3. Jane Little chairs a debate between Julian Baggini , editor of The Philosophers' Magazine, and the former Bishop of Oxford, the Rt Rev Richard Harries , who discuss the topics of power and wealth. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Jane Little
Unknown: Julian Baggini
Unknown: Richard Harries

: Round Britain Quiz

7/12. Tom Sutcliffe chairs the contest of cryptic connections, with the south of England hoping to gain revenge on the Midlands in this return match. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe

: In Search of the Wantley Dragon

The poet Ian McMillan goes on a quest to find the Dragon of Wantley, a legendary creature featured in a bawdy 17th-century comic poem that was once as famous as the tale of Robin Hood. On the way, he uncovers violent disputes, a knight clad in locally made armour, pantomimes, operettas and the dragon's descendants. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Ian McMillan
Unknown: Robin Hood.

: Telling the World

2/5. Lord Shiva and the Death Boon. The series of stories from cultures and folklore around the world continues with a story from the Punjab via Wolverhampton. Peter Chand tells his version of Lord Shiva and the Death Boon. Producer Jill Waters


Producer: Jill Waters

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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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