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: Leisure Update

With the Rev Angela Tilby.


Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: Leisure Update

With Trixie Rawlinson. Editor Chris Burns


Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson.
Editor: Chris Burns

: News Briefing

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Richard Uridge continues his countryside odyssey.
Producer Alasdair Cross. Rptd Thursday 1.30pm


Unknown: Richard Uridge
Producer: Alasdair Cross.

: Today

John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths.

: Home Truths

This week John Peel visits Glasgow. Producer Alison Hughes. PHONE: [number removed]. E-MAIL: [address removed]


Producer: Alison Hughes.

: The Cricket World Cup

England v India
The last first-round match for both countries could be crucial.
Commentary from Edgbaston by Jonathan Agnew , Christopher Martin -Jenkins, Harsha Bhogle and Simon Mann. Including at 2.15* News * Approximate times
+ See Jonathan Agnew , page 40:
World Cup Cricket offers, page 130


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Christopher Martin
Unknown: Harsha Bhogle
Unknown: Simon Mann.
Unknown: Jonathan Agnew

: Loose Ends

With Ned Sherrin.
Producer Torquil MacLeod


Unknown: Ned Sherrin.
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: The Food Programme

They have been called "the most violent vegetable", but to most West Virginians, ramps are one of the world's great vegetables.
Jean Snedegar celebrates an obsession.
Producer Sheila Dillon. Repeated Monday 4pm


Unknown: Jean Snedegar
Producer: Sheila Dillon.

: From Our Own Correspondent

Kate Adie presents analysis and insight from correspondents based in locations around the world. Producer Tony Grant


Unknown: Kate Adie
Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

Alison Mitchell with the latest news from the world of personal finance. Producer Richard Edgar


Unknown: Alison Mitchell
Producer: Richard Edgar

: The News Quiz

Simon Hoggart hosts the topical quiz. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Simon Hoggart

: NeWS

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is joined in Omagh Christian Brothers Grammar School, by panellists including Lord Eames, Ruth Dudley-Edwards and Eamonn McCann. (Repeated from yesterday)


Chair: Jonathan Dimbleby
Panellist: Lord Eames
Panellist: Ruth Dudley-Edwards
Panellist: Eamonn McCann.

: Any Answers? [number removed]

Phone Jonathan Dimbleby with your views on the issues raised in this week's edition of Any Questions? Producers Lisa Jenkinson and Stephanie Browning. LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producers: Lisa Jenkinson
Producers: Stephanie Browning.

: Lilliburlero

The story of a well known tune, from its origins as a 17th-century Irish jig to the march that heralds the BBC World Service news. Presented by Nick Rankin.


Presenter: Nick Rankin
Producer: Dan Shepherd

: The Saturday Play: Murder on the Home Front

By Michael Crompton , dramatised in two parts from the book by Molly Lefebure. 1: Love at First Sight. 1941. A chance encounter in a dancehall leads Molly to romance, murder and a new career. with Sheila Reid , Anthony Calf , Nick Waring and Jonathan Hackett
Director John Dove Repeat


Unknown: Michael Crompton
Book By: Molly Lefebure.
Unknown: Sheila Reid
Unknown: Anthony Calf
Unknown: Nick Waring
Unknown: Jonathan Hackett
Director: John Dove
Molly: Emily Bruni
George: Bob Cryer
Hardcastle: James Hazeldine

: Weekend Woman's

The best of the week on Woman's
Hour, presented by Jenni Murray. Editor Ruth Gardiner


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Editor: Ruth Gardiner

: Saturday PM

Eddie Mair presents full coverage of the day's news and sports headlines.


Unknown: Eddie Mair

: Talking Pictures

Brian Sibley looks at the cinema world, including the pick of films on television. This week Kim Newman examines the quintessential British horror film. Producer Tom Alban
E-MAIL: [address removed]. PHONE: [number removed]. FAX: [number removed]
Repeated Tuesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Brian Sibley
Unknown: Kim Newman
Producer: Tom Alban

: The Now Show

Punt and Dennis present an alternative view of the world. With regulars Jane Bussmann , Dan Freedman ,
Simon Munnery , David Quantick , Nick Romero and Mitch Benn.
Producer Aled Evans. Repeated Tuesday 11pm


Unknown: Jane Bussmann
Unknown: Dan Freedman
Unknown: Simon Munnery
Unknown: David Quantick
Unknown: Nick Romero
Unknown: Mitch Benn.
Producer: Aled Evans.

: David Sedaris

An American in Paris. New York humorist David Sedaris has moved to
Paris. The transition has not gone smoothly. In this continuing series he details his experiences. Producer Steve Doherty


Unknown: David Sedaris
Producer: Steve Doherty

: Saturday Review

Tim Marlow and guests give their verdict on the long-awaited return of the Martha Graham Dance Company at the Barbican and Deadmeaton stage at the West Yorkshire Playhouse. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Tim Marlow
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Postmarks

A four-part series in which scientists send "letters" home from far-away locations. Speaking of Seahorses
Amanda Vincent explains her quest to save these beautiful creatures from destruction in a letter from the Philippines.
Producer Julia Durbin


Unknown: Amanda Vincent
Producer: Julia Durbin

: The Archive Hour: Orson Welles - the Storyteller

In the last of two programmes, Simon Callow traces the life of Orson Welles.
At the end of the Second World War, Welles left America and his life became increasingly nomadic. He successfully adapted
Graham Greene 's Harry Lime character for radio in The Lives of Harry Lime, and although his genius as a storyteller did not desert him, his luck began to run out. Producer Jules Wilkinson


Unknown: Simon Callow
Unknown: Orson Welles.
Unknown: Graham Greene
Unknown: Harry Lime
Producer: Jules Wilkinson

: The Classic Serial: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

Samuel Taylor Coleridge 's poem, dramatised for radio. With John Nettles,
Ken Smith and Philip Madoc . Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Unknown: John Nettles,
Unknown: Ken Smith
Unknown: Philip Madoc

: Continental Drift

Edward Stourton chairs a series of debates about the future of the European Union. 3:
The Goal of the European Union Should Be to Build a Common European Identity.Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Unknown: European Union.

: Being in Control

In the last of a four-part music series, Tommy Pearson meets the people responsible for making the artistic choices which determine what and who we listen to. The Orchestral Managers Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Tommy Pearson

: Poetry Please

"I remember, I remember, the house where I was born ..." Frank Delaney introduces Thomas Hood 's best-loved poem on the bicentenary of his birth, with other requests for poems of place and memory in the first part of a new series.
Repeated from Sunday


Introduces: Frank Delaney
Unknown: Thomas Hood

: News

: The Late Story: Fictional Familiars

Interval at Ouchyby Patricia Hannah , read by Hilary Neville. "Ouchy is where tragic heroines go to pass the time while their authors are thinking of other things."
Producer David Jackson Young Repeat


Unknown: Patricia Hannah
Read By: Hilary Neville.
Producer: David Jackson Young

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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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