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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Michael Malik.


Unknown: Michael Malik.

: Letter from America

Comment, context and colourfrom the United
States, with veteran commentator Alistair Cooke. Repeated from yesterday


Commentator: Alistair Cooke.

: News Briefing

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

More news and events from the British countryside. Including 6.40 FarmingToday: This Week Radio 4's team of experts assess the week's developments in the foot-and-mouth crisis and examine the implications for the British countryside. Producers Karen Gregor and Hugh O'Donnell
Shortened repeat of Open Country Thursday 1.30pm


Producers: Karen Gregor
Producers: Hugh O'Donnell

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
7.20 Yesterday in Parliament
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Canon David Winter.
8.45 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.

: Home Truths

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


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Harry Parker.

: Excess Baggage

The best travellers' tales, anecdotes and surprises, presented by Arthur Smith. Producer Sara Jane Hall. PHONE: [number removed] WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/excessbaggage E-MAIL: excessbaggage@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Arthur Smith.
Producer: Sara Jane Hall.

: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Future withDouglas Adams

A series to help you make sense of the digital world. Today Douglas Adams looks at how new technology is changing television and films, and asks whether traditional broadcasting will be replaced by a different and more interactive form of entertainment. Producer Mark Rickards (R)


Unknown: Douglas Adams
Producer: Mark Rickards

: The Week in Westminster

A look behind the scenes at Westminster, with Steve Richards of the Independent on Sunday. Editor Jane Ashley


Unknown: Steve Richards
Editor: Jane Ashley

: From Our Own Correspondent

Colour, wit and observation as BBC correspondents take a look behind the world's headlines.
Introduced by Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant


Introduced By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

Impartial money advice and the latest news from the world of personal finance, with Paul Lewis. Producer Paul O'Keeffe. Repeated tomorrow 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis.
Producer: Paul O'Keeffe.

: Dead Ringers

The hit impressionist programme stars
Kevin Connelly , Jon Culshaw , Mark Perry and Jan Ravens. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Kevin Connelly
Unknown: Jon Culshaw
Unknown: Mark Perry
Unknown: Jan Ravens.

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is joined at the community centre at Corsham School in Wiltshire by panellists including Chairman of the Conservative Party Michae! Ancram, Liberal Democrat peer Lord
Jenkins and Secretary of State for Northern Ireland DrJohn Reid. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby

: Any Answers?: [number removed]

Jonathan Dimbleby takes 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 Dimbleby
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson.

: The Saturday Play: City of Spades

Twenty-five years after Colin Maclnnes's death, Biyi Bandele celebrates his writing with this adaptation of the author's kaleidoscopic novel set in fifties London. Newly arrived from Nigeria, 19-year-old Johnny Fortune is soon caught up in the exuberant and fresh black subculture, a world which holds an irresistible fascination for liberal English welfare officer Montgomery Pew.


Director: Toby Swift
Guitar: Alan Cooke
Johnny Fortune: Chiwetel Ejiofor
Montgomery Pew: Raymond Coulthard
Hamilton: Ray Fearon
Billy Whispers: Ray Fearon
Muriel: Clare Corbett
Theodora: Janice Acquah
Mrs Macpherson: Janice Acquah
Karl Marx Bo: Danny Sapani
Jimmy Cannibal: Danny Sapani
inspectorPunty: Jonathan Keeble
Lord Alexander: Declan Wilson

: The Red Hot Poker

The story of a famous confrontation between two great philosophers- Ludwig Wittgenstein and Karl Popper-in Cambridge, 1946. Presented by John Eidinow. Producer David Edmonds


Unknown: Ludwig Wittgenstein
Presented By: John Eidinow.
Producer: David Edmonds

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Martha Kearney.
Executive producer Anne Tyley. E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Producer: Anne Tyley.

: 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

This week an interview with actor John Hurt , fresh from filming Captain Corelli's Mandolin, and a look at the do's and don'ts of using foreign accents in films. Presented by Andrew Collins. Producer NickiPaxman


Unknown: John Hurt
Presented By: Andrew Collins.

: Loose Ends

An eclectic mix of conversation, comedy and music, with Ned Sherrin and guests. Producer Chris Wilson


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Chris Wilson

: Saturday Review

This week's cultural highlights include three Stravinsky ballets danced to the original choreography by Fokine, Balanchine and Nijinska. And Tim Marlow and guests review Bread and Roses, the new film from veteran British director Ken Loach. Producer Erika Wright


Unknown: Tim Marlow
Director: Ken Loach.
Producer: Erika Wright

: Wise Guys

Alain de Botton plucks ancient philosophers from obscurity and asks what they can teach us today.
This week Seneca, the philosopher whose views on anger sprang directly from his experience with two of the most violent men in history - Emperors Caligula and Nero. Repeated from Sunday

: The Archive Hour: Pie in the Skylon

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Festival of Britain, a celebration of the spirit of the time.
Jonathan Glancey explores the architectural glories on display in the 1951 exhibition, and with the help of those who built them and those who lived in them, he considers their influence and legacy. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: Jonathan Glancey
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Classic Serial: Little Dorrit

Charles Dickens 's masterpiece of social satire and imprisonment is dramatised in five parts by Doug Lucie. 1: Arthur Clennam returns from China, fearful of a wrong committed by his parents, and meets Little Dorrit , a young seamstress. Curious and protective towards her he follows herto her home, the Marshalsea Debtor's Prison, and is introducedto herextraordinaryfamily. With Ian McKellen , Julian Wadham ,
Margaret Tyzack , John Wood , Jasmine Hyde and Indira Varma. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Doug Lucie.
Unknown: Arthur Clennam
Unknown: Little Dorrit
Unknown: Ian McKellen
Unknown: Julian Wadham
Unknown: Margaret Tyzack
Unknown: John Wood
Unknown: Jasmine Hyde
Unknown: Indira Varma.

: The Reith Lectures 2001: the End of Age

Professor Tom Kirkwood explores the topic of ageing, examining the impact of science on the human lifespan - both now and in the future. Sue Lawley introduces each of the five lectures from various venues. 4: Making Choices
From from Berryhill Retirement Village, Stoke-on-Trent. " we treat old people as weak-spirited because they are frail, we do them a terrible injustice." WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/reith2001 Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Professor Tom Kirkwood

: At Home with Healey

Two Little Political Songsters. Tim Healey explores his parental home where his parents, Lord and Lady Healey recall and sing the songs oftheiryouth and songs from the waryears. They reflect on the changing nature of political songs and communal singing during their lifetime. Repeated from Sunday


Songsters: Tim Healey

: Poetry Please

In honour of Shakespeare's birthday, poetry to celebrate the life and work of the most famous poet in the world. Readers Elizabeth Bell, David Collins and Geoffrey Palmer. Presented by Frank Delaney. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: David Collins
Unknown: Geoffrey Palmer.
Presented By: Frank Delaney.

: News

: The Late Book: Shaggy Dog Stories

Five stories on a canine theme. 1:
Shalimarby Shena Mackay , read by Annette Crosbie. An old theatrical landlady guards some dramatic secrets, including the origin of her crazy yellow dog. Producer Martin Williams (R)


Unknown: Shalimarby Shena MacKay
Read By: Annette Crosbie.
Producer: Martin Williams

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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.

Welcome to BBC Genome

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.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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