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: World News

: prayer for the Day

With the Rev Katherine Meyer.


Unknown: Katherine Meyer.

: Letter from America

Presented by Alistair Cooke. Repeated from yesterday


Presented By: Alistair Cooke.

: News Briefing

: Papers

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

News and events from the British countryside, with Richard Uridge.
Producer Gabi Fisher. 1.30pm


Unknown: Richard Uridge.
Producer: Gabi Fisher.

: Today With

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


Unknown: Alan Little
Unknown: John Humphrys.

: 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. Repeated Monday 11pm John Peel: page 13


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Harry Parker.

: Excess Baggage

-How do writers use locations for inspiration?
Arthur Smith is joined by award-winning authors
Philip Pullman and Lee Langley to explore travelling in the fictional world. Plus a look at why the Icelandic people believe in elves.
Producer Sara Jane Hall. PHONE: [number removed] WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/excessbaggage E-MAIL: excessbaggage@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Arthur Smith
Unknown: Philip Pullman
Unknown: Lee Langley
Producer: Sara Jane Hall.

: Murray the Hump

Dafydd Wigley , former leader of Plaid Cymru, explores the life of one of his infamous relatives:
Murray the Hump, who was Al Capone 's second-in-command and one of the top five gangsters of the 20th century. Producer Martin Kurzig


Unknown: Dafydd Wigley
Unknown: Al Capone
Producer: Martin Kurzig

: Talking Politics

The political discussion programme that sharpens the focus on current ideas and events. Presented by Dennis Sewell. ProducerRichardVadon


Presented By: Dennis Sewell.

: 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

The latest news from the world of personal finance, and impartial money advice, presented by Paul Lewis. Producer Chris A'Court. Repeated tomorrow 9pm


Presented By: Paul Lewis.

: Dead Ringers

Comedy impressionist Show. Repeated from yesterday
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Dead Ringers and Dead Ringers Series 2, Part 1 are now available on audio cassette and CDfrom all good retail outlets and www.bbcshop.com. Call [number removed].

: News

: Straw Poll

Six debates chaired by Nick Clarke in front of an invited audience. 6: "The Archers is a true representation of country life."
LINES CLOSE at 2.20pm. To vote YES PHONE: [number removed] To vote NO PHONE: [number removed]. Maximum call cost 10p Repeated from yesterday


Chair: Nick Clarke

: Straw Poll Talkback: [number removed]

Phone Nick Clarke with your views on the issues raised in last night's edition of Straw Poll. Producer Nick Utechin. E-MAIL: straw.poll@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Producer: Nick Utechin.

: The Saturday Play: The Marseilles Trilogy

Marcel Pagnol 's celebrated film trilogy is adapted for radio by Juliet Ace from translations by Margaret Jarman. 2: Fanny. The young woman unknowingly abandoned with child by Cesar's son Marius brings the offer of a timely escape by the ageing widower Panisse into sharp focus.
Director Ned Chaillet. Music Neil Brand


Unknown: Marcel Pagnol
Unknown: Juliet Ace
Unknown: Margaret Jarman.
Director: Ned Chaillet.
Music: Neil Brand
Fanny: Monica Dolan
César: Richard Johnson
Panisse: Andrew Sachs
Marius: Simon Scardifleld
Honorine: Maggie McCarthy
Monsieur Brun: Steve Hodson
Stoker: Struan Rodger
Claudine: Jennie Stoller

: The World's a Stage

Two programmes in which Henry Goodman lifts the curtain on the working lives of today's actors, seeking out the real people behind the theatrical masks and the issues that affect them. 1: The
Ascent of the Director. Have directors destroyed the actor's autonomy or changed our theatres for the better? With Steven Berkoff , Simon Callow ,
Meera Syall and Deborah Warner. Producer Clare Csonka


Unknown: Henry Goodman
Unknown: Steven Berkoff
Unknown: Simon Callow
Unknown: Meera Syall
Unknown: Deborah Warner.
Producer: Clare Csonka

: 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

A weekly guide to the film world with Andrew Collins. Tonight a report on The Fast and the Furious, a street-racing action film directed by Dragonheart's Rob Cohen and based on a series of magazine articles. Starring Vin Diesel , the film has become the surprise hit at the American box office this summer, making$41.6m in its first weekend, yet it COSt only $27m to produce. Producer Stehen Hughes


Unknown: Andrew Collins.
Unknown: Rob Cohen
Unknown: Vin Diesel
Producer: Stehen Hughes

: Loose Ends until 6.30

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


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Chris Burns

: Saturday Review

High kicks and low life as Tom Sutcliffe reviews Baz Luhrman 's new film Moulin Rouge starring Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor in the story of a poet's love for a courtesan in turn-of-the-century Paris. Plus the world premiere of Mother Clap 's Molly House, Mark Ravenhill 's new play set in London's 18th-century underworld. Producer Jerome Weatherfield


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Baz Luhrman
Unknown: Nicole Kidman
Unknown: Ewan McGregor
Unknown: Mother Clap
Unknown: Mark Ravenhill
Producer: Jerome Weatherfield

: Maps for the Future

Third in a series featuring inspirational graduation speeches. This week's speaker is American senator Hillary Rodham Clinton. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Hillary Rodham Clinton.

: The Archive Hour: Stuff and Nonsense

Graeme Garden presents an hour of nonsense ranging from French medieval poetryto Eddie Izzard in an attempt to understand what is so funny about not making sense. He explores the influence of nonsense poetry and covers such surrealist groups as Dada, the Beatles and Monty Python. With contributions from radio comedy producer Jonathan James-Moore , nonsense expert Hugh Haughton and pop music historian Simon Warner , plus archive recordings of Robert Benchley , Spike Milligan , Ivor Cutler and Stanley Unwin. Producer Thomas Morris (R)


Unknown: Eddie Izzard
Unknown: Monty Python.
Producer: Jonathan James-Moore
Unknown: Hugh Haughton
Unknown: Simon Warner
Unknown: Robert Benchley
Unknown: Spike Milligan
Unknown: Ivor Cutler
Unknown: Stanley Unwin.
Producer: Thomas Morris

: Classic Serial: The Group

Mary McCarthy 's novel about eight graduates-the class of '33 - from the prestigious American
.women's college, Vassar, is dramatised in two parts byMoyaO'Shea. 1: In an America still reeling from the Depression, the women follow various marriage and career paths, determined to be more sexually and socially enlightened than their mothers.
Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Mary McCarthy
Narrator: Gayle Hunnicutt
Kay: Brlony Glassco
Harald: Mark Caven
Dottie: Rebecca Front
Helena: Tara Ward
Libby: Laurel Lefkow
Polly: Theresa Gallagher
Priss: Joanna Weir
Pokey: Moya O'Shea
Lakey: Buffy Davis
Norme: Lorelei King
Putnam: Aaron Swartz
Dick: William Hope

: The Commission

Rrst in a new eight-part series in which Nick Ross invites a panel of public figures to hear evidence on and offer solutions to an issue of current concern.Today's programme looks at the issue of young offenders. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Nick Ross

: Brain of Britain 2001

A nationwide general knowledge contest to find this year's Brain of Britain. Including Beat the Brains, in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants. Chairman Robert Robinson. First round: the Midlands and East Anglia. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Robert Robinson.

: Poetry Please

Frank Delaney with requests for poems about cities, including work by renowned poets John Betjeman , Robert Browning and Roger McGough , and new writers Adam Johnson and Malik Stone. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Unknown: John Betjeman
Unknown: Robert Browning
Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: Adam Johnson
Unknown: Malik Stone.

: News

: The Late Story: Fantastic Tales

Five classic European stories exploring the weird and the wonderful. 2: Autumn Sorcery by Joseph von Eichendorff . Ayoung knight is driven to madness when he discovers that all he holds dear is pure illusion. Read by Jamie Glover. Producer Gemma Jenkins (R)


Unknown: Joseph von Eichendorff
Read By: Jamie Glover.
Producer: Gemma Jenkins

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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.

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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