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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Archbishop Cormac Murphy O'Connor.


Unknown: Cormac Murphy O'Connor.

: Leisure Update

Editor Chris Burns


Editor: Chris Burns

: News Briefing

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Richard Uridge presents more characters and stories from the British countryside.
Producer Adrian Holloway.


Unknown: Richard Uridge
Producer: Adrian Holloway.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Canon David Winter.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.

: Home Truths

John Peel takes another wry look at some of the foibles of family life.
Producer Fiona Hill. PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: home.truths@bbc.co.uk
WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/hometruths


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Fiona Hill.

: Excess Baggage

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


Unknown: Arthur Smith
Producer: Eleanor Garland.

: Seven Days In Mali

Mali in West Africa is regarded by many as the cradle of African music. Earlierthis year
Damon Albarn , lead singer of the band Blur, travelled with Oxfam to work with the cream of Mali's musicians. Miranda Sawyer accompanied him, and presents an audio diary of the trip. Producer Matt Hall


Unknown: Damon Albarn
Musicians: Miranda Sawyer
Producer: Matt Hall

: Week in Westminster

Peter Riddell of The Times takes a look behind the scenes at Westminster. Producer Jane Ashley


Unknown: Peter Riddell
Producer: Jane Ashley

: 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

Paul Lewis with the latest news from the world of personal finance and impartial advice forthose trying to make the most of their money. Producer Jennifer Clarke


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Jennifer Clarke

: News Quiz of the Year

Simon Hoggart presents highlights of the show during the past year. With Alan Coren ,
Andy Hamilton , Jeremy Hardy , Linda Smith , Francis Wheen and special guests. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Linda Smith
Unknown: Francis Wheen

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is joined at the New Art
Gallery in Walsall, West Midlands, by panellists including the Rt Hon Geoffrey Hoon , Secretary of State for Defence. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Geoffrey Hoon

: Any Answers?: [number removed]

Jonathan Dimblebytakes listeners' calls and e-mails in response to last night's Any Questions? Producer Lisa Jenkinson. E-MAIL: any.answers@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Jonathan Dimblebytakes
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson.

: The Medieval Ball

Towards the Age of Discovery. Terry Jones concludes his exploration of medieval maps, finding that it was notjustthe desire to discover new lands which led to accurate sea charts. With the lure of gold and spices, maps took on a new role in the world Of commerce and diplomacy. Producer Mark Rickards


Unknown: Terry Jones
Producer: Mark Rickards

: The Saturday Play: Charley's Aunt

Brandon Thomas 's energetic farce - adapted by Jonathan Hall - is performed in front of a packed audience at Manchester Grammar School. Set in the charmed world of an Oxford College, circa
1892, Jack and Charley are madly in love with the sweetest girls in the world -Amy and Kitty. But how to get through to them before their dastardly guardian, Mr Spettigue , whisks them off to the wilds of Scotland? Salvation appears in the form of a telegram from Charley's longlost benevolent aunt from Brazil, Donna Lucia ...
Director Polly Thomas


Unknown: Brandon Thomas
Adapted By: Jonathan Hall
Unknown: Mr Spettigue
Unknown: Donna Lucia
Director: Polly Thomas
Jack: John Griffin
Charley: Morgan George
Lord Babberley: Chris Langham
Amy: Rina Mahoney
Sir Francis: Derek Griffiths
Stephen: James Quinn
Kitty: Fenella Woolgar
Donna: Brigtt Fbrsyth
Ela: Alison Darling

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best ofthe week on Woman's Hour, presented by Jenni Murray.
Editor Ruth Gardiner. E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk
BBC Radio Collection: A variety of Woman's Hourshort stories are available on audio cassette from all good retail outlets or www.bbcshop.com.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Editor: Ruth Gardiner.

: Saturday PM

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


Presented By: Dan Damon.

: Back Row

Andrew Collins and regular guests Antonia Quirke and John Huntley review highlights ofthe film year, while Alan Dein reports from the location of a classic Dickensian Christmas film. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Andrew Collins
Unknown: Antonia Quirke
Unknown: John Huntley
Unknown: Alan Dein
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: 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 cast an eye over the Christmas schedules and the latest film releases to bring you their selection ofthe unmissable highlights. Jerome Weatheraid


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Jerome Weatheraid

: The Baggage Train

In today's wars the journalism is instantaneous-skirmishes from the front line are beamed from a mobile satellite dish in minutes. In the first of two talks, Kate Adie draws on her own experiences in the Gulf War and Afghanistan to consider the implications of reporting on wars as they happen. Shortened repeat from Sunday


Unknown: Kate Adie

: The Monkhouse Files

If it happened in comedy after the war, not only was Bob Monkhouse there to see it happen, but he wrote about it in his journals. He guides comedy writer Bob Sinfield through his collection of diaries, letters and memories of the comedy greats as he reflects on his own career of over 50 years in comedy.
BBC Radio Collection: Bob Monkhouse at the Beeb is available on audio cassette from all good retail outlets or [web address removed]


Presenter: Bob Sinfield
Producer: Julian Mayers

: Classic Serial: Through the Looking Glass

And What Alice Found There
The conclusion of Lewis Carroll 's classic, dramatised by Hattie Naylor. Alice is still playing a bizarre game of chess. She needs to escape the fearful Jaberwock so that she can reach the eighth square and fulfil her dreams of becoming queen.
Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Lewis Carroll
Dramatised By: Hattie Naylor.
Alice: Natasha Barnes
Humpty Dumpty: Ken Campbell
White knight: Bernard Hepton
Lion: Windsor Davis
Red queen: Joanna Wake
White king: Brian Murphy
Ornament: Helen Ayres
White queen: Tessa Worsley
Unicorn: Andrew Wincott
Red knight: Loan Meredith
Sheep: Elizabeth Bell
Hatter: David Holt
Frog: Thomas Arnold
Guest/Ornament 3/Soldier: Kenny Blyth
Soldier: Alex Trinder

: Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which
Janet Daley , David Starkey , Ian Hargreaves and David Cook cross-examine witnesses who have conflicting views on the moral issues behind one Of the week's controversies. Repeated from Wednesday


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

: The Real History of Opera

Operas are often dismissed these days as old-fashioned and irrelevant, but in reality many of them show how the news agenda of the day affected all levels of society. Huw Edwards uncovers the real-life history behind the scenes of six favourite operas.
3: Boris Godunov. Musorgsky's opera was written in the 19th century, but its real-life story and vivid portrayal of the Russian people have made it a timeless drama of the whole Russian experience. Producer Martin Smith (R)


Unknown: Huw Edwards
Unknown: Boris Godunov.
Producer: Martin Smith

: Writing Poetry

Comic Verse. Guest poets Kit Wright and Sophie Hannah join poet laureate Andrew Motion to discuss the use of humour in poetry, with examples from Alexander Pope to their own work. Rptd from Sunday


Unknown: Sophie Hannah
Unknown: Andrew Motion
Unknown: Alexander Pope

: News

: The Late Book: On Stage atCheltenham

Five tales by writers at the Cheltenham Festival of Literature. 3: Salt. The story of an accidental murder, from Jane Rogers 's acclaimed novel, Island. Producer Sara Davies (R)


Unknown: Jane Rogers
Producer: Sara Davies

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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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Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

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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