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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Stephen Shipley.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.

: Leisure Report

With Trixie Rawlinson.


Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson.

: News Briefing

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Richard Uridge introduces a breath of fresh air for lovers of the countryside. Producer Karen Gregor


Introduces: Richard Uridge
Producer: Karen Gregor

: Today

With Anna Ford and John Humphrys.
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Terry Waite.


Unknown: Anna Ford
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Terry Waite.

: Home Truths

John Peel takes a warts-and-all look at the British weekend. This week, Frank Wilson seeks to defend men against the accusation that they are the malingering sex.
Producer Jacqueline Smith PHONE: (0171) [number removed]
E-MAIL: home.truths@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: John Peel
Unknown: Frank Wilson
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: Loose Ends

With Ned Sherrin and guests. Producer Julian Mayers


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Julian Mayers

: The Food Programme

Four programmes celebrating Italian food exports. 1: Pizza. Simon Parkes traces the authentic pizza from its roots in Naples to its first appearance on British menus in the 1950s. Producer Lauretta Reynolds Repeated Monday at 4pm


Unknown: Simon Parkes

: From Our Own Correspondent

Kate Adie presents analysis and insight from correspondents worldwide. Producer Tony Grant


Unknown: Kate Adie
Producer: Tony Grant

: Inside Money

As Easy as AVC. Is a fresh scandal over the mis-selling of pensions looming? Listener Gillian Rogers asks if many of us have been wrongly advised over pension top-ups. If so, who is to blame? Presenter Paul Charles. Producer Sarah Pennells Repeated Monday at 3pm


Unknown: Gillian Rogers
Presenter: Paul Charles.
Producer: Sarah Pennells


Australian comedian Mark Little chairs the news-based improvisation game. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Mark Little

: News

: Diverse Perspectives

Two programmes in which
Yasmin Alibhai-Brown , her audience and guests look at issues from the perspective of different cultures in Britain.
1: The Individual and Society: Me or Us? Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

: Crossing Continents

Julian Pettifer goes to Baffin Island, off the Arctic coast of Canada, to meet the Inuit, formerly known as Eskimos. Producer Tim Whewell Repeat


Unknown: Julian Pettifer
Producer: Tim Whewell

: Rosa Rust

As war overran Russia, Rosa Rust -accustomed to a civilised life in Moscow - found herself on a nightmarish journey to Kazakhstan with thousands of desperate exiles. It was here that she was to spend the next three years. Historian Colin Holmes hears her story. Producer Mark Burman


Unknown: Rosa Rust
Unknown: Colin Holmes
Producer: Mark Burman

: The Saturday Play: The King of Prussia

By Nick Darke. The year is 1789. The place, just off the Cornish coast. In one direction is a nation on the brink of revolution, in the other a country with a famously demented monarch and in which smuggling flourishes. with Bee Applebee , Charlie Bamecut , Mary Woodvine , Tristan Sturrock and Duncan Law Director Nigel Bryant


Unknown: Nick Darke.
Unknown: Bee Applebee
Unknown: Charlie Bamecut
Unknown: Mary Woodvine
Unknown: Tristan Sturrock
Unknown: Duncan Law
Director: Nigel Bryant
John Carter: Mike Shepherd
Harry Carter: Giles King
Eddie: Carl Grose

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's
Hour, presented by Sheila McClennon. Managing editor Nadine Grieve


Presented By: Sheila McClennon.
Editor: Nadine Grieve

: Saturday PM

Full coverage and analysis of the day's news, plus the sports headlines. Presented by Nigel Wrench.


Presented By: Nigel Wrench.

: Talking Pictures

Russell Davies presents Radio 4's programme about films and film-going. Producer Harry Parker. Rptd Tuesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Russell Davies
Producer: Harry Parker.

: Saturday Night Fry

Stephen Fry tries his hand at wizardry and turns a section of the A421 near Bicester into a tray of chives. Guests include John Sessions ,
Emma Thompson , Joan Armatrading , Matthew Freud , Laurie Taylor and Tom Baker. Producers Cathie Mahoney and Chris Wilson


Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: John Sessions
Unknown: Emma Thompson
Unknown: Joan Armatrading
Unknown: Matthew Freud
Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Tom Baker.
Producers: Cathie Mahoney
Producers: Chris Wilson

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and guests discuss the week's cultural events. This edition includes reviews of Andrew Miller 's latest novel and Samuel L Jackson 's new film, Eve's Bayou.
Producer Adrian Washbourne


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Andrew Miller
Unknown: Samuel L Jackson
Producer: Adrian Washbourne

: Kurd's-Eye View

Four talks in which Kurdish journalist HazhirTeimourian reflects on his 39 years' living in Britain.
3: William Shakespeare and /. In which Hazhir steers a course towards earning a living as a wordsmith. Producer Nigel Acheson
Repeated Wednesday 8.45pm


Unknown: William Shakespeare
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: The Archive Hour The Railway Station

Milk Chums, a Porter and a Cat on a Seat. In the second of two programmes, social historian Jeffrey Richards looks at the country station, which has long been depicted in the work of writers, artists and film-makers. Producer Ivan Howlett


Unknown: Jeffrey Richards
Producer: Ivan Howlett

: The Classic Serial: The Birds Fall Down

The conclusion of Melissa Murray 's dramatisation of Rebecca West 's story. It is 1905, and Laura is involved in plans to exterminate her grandfather's secretary. With Sarah-Jane Holm ,
Kenneth Cranham and John Carlisle. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Melissa Murray
Unknown: Rebecca West
Unknown: Sarah-Jane Holm
Unknown: Kenneth Cranham
Unknown: John Carlisle.

: Straw Poll

Justin Webb chairs a debate on the motion: "Sex is responsible for more trouble than pleasure." From the LSE Gender Institute in London.
Repeated from Wednesday
Lines remain open until midnight on Sunday. Maximum call cost lOp.
TO VOTE YES: dial [number removed] TO VOTE NO: dial [number removed]


Unknown: Justin Webb

: Richard Barton - General Practitioner!

Dick Barton running up a tab in the pub? Strange behaviour from the unretirable special agent in the last in the current series of Lol Mason's comedy. with Julian Dutton. Iain Cuthbertson and Carolyn Jones. Producer Jo Clegg


Unknown: Dick Barton
Unknown: Julian Dutton.
Unknown: Iain Cuthbertson
Unknown: Carolyn Jones.
Producer: Jo Clegg
Richard Barton: Robert Bathurst
Dick Barton: Moray Watson
Sally Barton: Matilda Ziegler

: Taking Notes

Simon Fanshawe talks to poet Michael Donaghy about Francis O'Neill
(1848-1936), the chief of police in Chicago who collected Irish folk tunes. Music played by Michael Donaghy , Edel Sullivan and Paddy Gallagher Producer Susan Roberts
Repeated Monday 11.30pm


Talks: Simon Fanshawe
Unknown: Michael Donaghy
Unknown: Francis O'Neill
Played By: Michael Donaghy
Played By: Edel Sullivan
Played By: Paddy Gallagher
Producer: Susan Roberts

: News

: Experimental Feature: 4 Minutes 33

A series listening closely to the usually unheeded music of four contrasting environments. 2: Marina. Recorded in the harbour at Ramsgate, Kent. Producer Alan Hall


Producer: Alan Hall

: The Late Story: The Perfect Host

Kit Wright reads his own story of an anniversary meal laced with poison. Repeated from Tuesday

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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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This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

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