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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Stephen Wigley.


Unknown: Stephen Wigley.

: Leisure Update

Editor Chris Burns


Editor: Chris Burns

: News Briefing

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Richard Uridge continues his tour of the British countryside.
ProducerGabi Fisher. Shortened 1.30pm


Unknown: Richard Uridge
Unknown: Producergabi Fisher.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
7.20 Yesterday in Parliament
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Anne Atkins.
8.45 Yesterday in Parliament
John Humphrys 's Kind of Day: page 118


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Anne Atkins.
Unknown: John Humphrys

: Home Truths

Roger McGough stands in for John Peel and hears from a man who once tested the nation's underpants. Producer Jacqueline Smith. PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: home.truths@bbc.co.uk
WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/hometruths Shortened llpm


Unknown: Roger McGough
Producer: Jacqueline Smith.

: Excess Baggage

Arthur Smith presents the travel programme, with travellers' tales, anecdotes and conversation. Producer Eleanor Garland
WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/excessbaggage
E-MAIL: excessbaggage@bbc.co.uk. PHONE: [number removed]


Unknown: Arthur Smith
Producer: Eleanor Garland

: NatWest Triangular Series

(or until close of play)
England v Zimbabwe
England enter the tournament at the Oval at the start of a weekend double bill for London.
Commentary by Jonathan Agnew, Henry Blofeld and Simon Mann. Expert comment from Andy
Pycroft, Mike Selvey and former England Women's captain Karen Smithies. Scorer Bill Frindall. Including at 2.20 News. * Approximate times

: Liquid Companion

In the first of eight programmes Andrew Jefford takes on the winemakers of the new world and the old. He asks whether wine should express that elusive ensemble of climate, soil and situation or fulfil the wishes of the winemaker who manipulates ingredients to reach a predetermined end. Producer Rebecca Moore Deja View with Mark Lewisjohn : page 14


Unknown: Andrew Jefford
Producer: Rebecca Moore
Unknown: Mark Lewisjohn

: The Week in Westminster

Peter Riddell of The Times looks behind the scenes at Westminster. Editor Vicky Taylor


Unknown: Peter Riddell
Editor: Vicky Taylor

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC foreign correspondents with the stories behind the world headlines. Introduced by Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant


Introduced By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

Alison Mitchell with the latest news from the world of personal finance and impartial advice for those tryingto make the most of their money. Producer Chris A'Court


Unknown: Alison Mitchell

: Dead Ringers

Jon Culshaw , Jan Ravens , Phil Cornwell and Kevin Connelly star in the radio impressionist show. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jon Culshaw
Unknown: Jan Ravens
Unknown: Phil Cornwell
Unknown: Kevin Connelly

: News

: Any Questions?

Sue MacGregor is joined at the Northcott theatre in Exeter by Charles Clarke MP, Theresa May MP, Robin Page of One Man and His Dogand Matthew Taylor MP. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Charles Clarke
Unknown: Matthew Taylor

: Any Answers? [number removed]

Jonathan Dimbleby takes listeners' calls and e-mails in response to last night's edition of Any Questions? Producer Lisa Jenkinson. LINES OPEN from 12.30pm E-MAIL: any.answers@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson.

: The Turks on Our Coast

Nadim Sawalha explores the secret history of how Turkish pirates captured and enslaved thousands of British people off the English coast during the 17th andl8th centuries. Producer Martin Kurzik


Unknown: Nadim Sawalha
Producer: Martin Kurzik

: The Saturday Play: Murder on the HomeFront

By Michael Crompton , adapted from the book by Molly Lefebure. The Wigwam Murder. Spring, 1942. Molly continues her work as assistant to the Home Office pathologist Hardcastle. The stresses of wartime life begin to affect them both, and the discovery of a body on an American army base brings new dilemmas for each of them. Other parts played by members of the cast. Producer Catherine Bailey. Director John Dove


Unknown: Michael Crompton
Book By: Molly Lefebure.
Producer: Catherine Bailey.
Director: John Dove
MrsB: Mary MacLeod
Webb: John Hartley
Molly: Emily Bruni
Allan: William Roberts
Hardcastle: Kevin Whately
Richardson: Stuart Milligan
Feron: Joseph May
McNab: Jonathan Hackett

: Weekend Woman's Hour

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

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


Presented By: Dan Damon.

: Back Row

Andrew Collins presents the film programme, this week investigating a growing Hollywood phenomenon -the actor's pet project. Does it create a masterpiece or a self-indulgent disaster? Producer Matthew Dodd


Unknown: Andrew Collins
Producer: Matthew Dodd

: Loose Ends

Ned Sherrin and guests with the usual eclectic mix of conversation, comedy and music. Producers Ian Gardhouse and Chris Wilson


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producers: Ian Gardhouse
Producers: Chris Wilson

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and guests give the verdict on John Woo 's Mission: Impossible 2, and ask whether Tom Cruise is worth his reported$50m. Plus the first review of JK Rowling's fourth Harry Potter book, released only this morning. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: John Woo
Unknown: Tom Cruise
Unknown: Harry Potter
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Letters from the Morning of the World

In 1992 English composer Robert Walker emigrated to the village of Karangasem on the Indonesian island of Bali. In two programmes supplementing his earlier series, he describes the life he now leads. 1: Rowers, Feasts and a Funeral. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Robert Walker

: How Jazz Came to Britain

Although jazz was flourishing in the twenties, it was not until the late thirties that the BBC finally allowed regular jazz on the air. Veteran BBC man
Charles Chilton describes his part in the process, including a little white lie to the Master of the Queen's Music. Producer Nick Baker


Unknown: Charles Chilton
Producer: Nick Baker

: Classic Serial: Moby Dick

F Murray Abraham stars in David Zane Mairowitz 's three-part adaptation of Herman Melville's classic novel. The epic struggle between man and beast becomes a compelling tale of camaraderie, fate and megalomania. 1: Ishmael's adventure begins in the eerie seafaring town of New
Bedford, Massachusetts, where he encounters the enigmatic Queequeg. With Fritz Weaver and Olivia Leavanae. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: F Murray Abraham
Unknown: David Zane Mairowitz
Unknown: Fritz Weaver
Unknown: Olivia Leavanae.

: The Moral Maze

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


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: David Cook
Unknown: Janet Daley
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: David Starkey.

: Cathedral City

Petroc Trelawny explores music making, past and present, sacred and secular, in six British cities. 4: Liverpool. A walk down Hope Street takes Trelawny from the Catholic cathedral to the Anglican. Along the way he explores the city's important musical legacy, from Max Bruch to the Beatles and from Merseybeat to a mysterious busker. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Max Bruch

: Fine Lines

Poetry and conversation presented by Christopher Cook and featuring Jean Binta
Breeze and Michael Donaghy. Repeated from Sunday


Presented By: Christopher Cook
Presented By: Michael Donaghy.

: News

: The Late Story: Power Lines: And Perhaps More

Written by Sian James. Read by Simon Harris. Even at his mother's funeral, Glyn is still held by the power of guilt. (R)


Author: Sian James
Reader: Simon Harris
Producer: Jane Dauncey

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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.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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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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