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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Joe! Edwards.

: Leisure Update

WithTrixieRawiinson. Editor Chns Burns


Editor: Chns Burns

: News Briefing

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

More ta!es from the British countryside. Producer Aiasdair Cross. Rptd Thursday 1.30pm


Producer: Aiasdair Cross.

: Today

John Humphrys and Edward Stourton. Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Canon David Winter.
8.45 Yesterday )n Par))ament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.

: Home Truths

John Peei hears from Kirn Revi )) about the struggle for identity in a mixed race family.
Producer Vibeke Venema. PHONE: [number removed]1234. E-MA!L: home.trutns@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: John Peei
Unknown: Kirn Revi
Producer: Vibeke Venema.

: Loose Ends

With Ned Sherrin.
Producer Torque MacLeod


Unknown: Ned Sherrin.

: The Food Programme

is the Wor!d Trade Organisation's control of our food supply at odds with our democratic freedoms?
Andrew Jefford investigates.
Producer Sheila D !!ion. Repeated Monday 4pm


Unknown: Andrew Jefford
Producer: Sheila D

: From Our Own Correspondent

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


Unknown: Kate Adie
Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

Aiison M!tche!! with the !atest news from the world of persona) finance. ProducerRichardEdgar

: The Unauthorised Biography of the United Kingdom

is devolution a good idea? Andrew Rawnsiey keeps comedians
Stuart Maconie. Bruce Morton , Rob Brydon. Tim McGarry and Kevin Hayes in order as they take part inaiight-hearted debate, this week from Betfast. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsiey
Unknown: Stuart MacOnie.
Unknown: Bruce Morton
Unknown: Rob Brydon.
Unknown: Tim McGarry
Unknown: Kevin Hayes

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbieby is joined from Orkney by panelists inctuding Sir
Bernard hgham. Tommy Sheridan , Nicoia Sturgeon and Jim Wallace. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbieby
Unknown: Bernard Hgham. Tommy Sheridan
Unknown: Jim Wallace.

: Any Answers? [number removed]

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


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

: The Volcano That Changed the WorM

An erupting vo!cano !s always dramatic. But !n Greece, when Thera erupted the consequences were more dramatic than most. Presented by Simon Caider.
Producer David Sharp Repeat


Presented By: Simon Caider.
Producer: David Sharp

: The Saturday P)ay: The King of Prussia

By Nick Darke. The year is 1789. The place, just off the Cornish coast. !n one direction is a nation on the brink of revolution, in the other a country with a famously demented monarch and a government so desperate to raise revenue that incredibly heavy duty is enforced on most things and smuggling flourishes. with Carl Grose . Bec Appiebee .
Charlie Bamecut . Mary Woodvine , Tristan Sturrock and Duncan Law. Director Nigel Bryant repeat


Unknown: Nick Darke.
Unknown: Carl Grose
Unknown: Bec Appiebee
Unknown: Charlie Bamecut
Unknown: Mary Woodvine
Unknown: Tristan Sturrock
Director: Nigel Bryant
John Carter: Mke Shepherd
Harry Carter: Giles King

: Weekend Woman's Hour

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


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Editor: Ruth Gardiner

: Saturday PM

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


Presenter: Eddie Mair

: Talking Pictures

Brian Sibley looks at the cinema world, including the pick of films on television this week.
Editor Simon Elmes. WRITE TO: Talking Pictures, BBC Radio 4, [address removed] E-MAIL: [email address removed] Repeated Tuesday 11.30pm


Presenter: Brian Sibley

: The Now Show

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present a satirical took at fife. With Jane Bussmann. Dan Freedman , David Quantick , Nick Romero and Simon Munnery.
Producer A)ed Evans. Rptd Tuesday llpm


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Jane Bussmann.
Unknown: Dan Freedman
Unknown: David Quantick
Unknown: Nick Romero
Unknown: Simon Munnery.

: David Sedaris

An /<mencan <n Pans. New York humorist David Sedaris has moved to
Paris. The transition has not gone smoothly, in the last of a six-part series he details his experiences. Producer Steve Doherty


Unknown: David Sedaris
Producer: Steve Doherty

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutciiffe and guests review the film Rogue Trader, the true story of Nick and Lisa Leeson , starring Ewan McGregor and Anna Friei. Pius, Lenny Henry 's first straight acting rote in the BBC TV drama Hope and G/ofy, written by LucyGannon. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Tom Sutciiffe
Unknown: Lisa Leeson
Unknown: Ewan McGregor
Unknown: Anna Friei.
Unknown: Lenny Henry
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Letter from Los Angetes

Todd S Purdum, 7?)e Men' York
7'tmes's man in Caiifomia, reflects on life in the City of the Angets. Producer Maria Baiinska


Producer: Maria Baiinska

: The Archive Hour: The Muse and the Microphone

Seventy-five years ago a poem was first read on the BBC National programme. Poet Laureate Andrew Motion explores the intense relationship between the muse and the microphone, drawing on landmark recordings. Producer Erin Ri )ey
Andrew Motion reads some of his own work in WMe f Was Hsn/ng tomorrow at 5.40pm


Unknown: Andrew Motion
Producer: Erin Ri
Unknown: Andrew Motion

: The Classic Serial: The Plutocrat: 1: Outward Bound

Leslie Caron , Stacy Keach and Elizabeth McGovern star in this adaptation of Booth Tarkington's 1920s novel. Dramatised in two parts by Michael Hastings.
Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Leslie Caron
Unknown: Stacy Keach
Unknown: Elizabeth McGovern
Unknown: Michael Hastings.

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs an investigation of the moral questions behind the week's news. Witnesses face cross-examination by Ann Leslie , David Cook , ian Hargreaves and David Starkey. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Ann Leslie
Unknown: David Cook
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: David Starkey.

: Opening Nights: 4: Me and My Girl

Russell Davies looks at the stories behind the opening nights of well known musicals.

Noel Gay's son Richard Armitage wanted to update his father's hit from the thirties, but the producers, director, writer and leading lady had never done a musical before - and there was no script. However, the British period piece that gave us The Lambeth Walk went on to become a major modern musical.
(Repeated from Sunday)


Presenter: Russell Davies

: Poetry P!ease

Frank Deianey celebrates Father's Day with a selection of your poetry requests on the subject of fathers and sons. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Frank Deianey

: News

: The Late Story: Big Two-Hearted River

By Ernest Hemingway , read by Bob Sherman. A one-man fishing expedition with some of the finest natura) descriptions in the English tanguage. Abridged and produced by Paut Kent Repeat


Unknown: Ernest Hemingway
Read By: Bob Sherman.
Produced By: Paut Kent

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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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