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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Stephen Shipley.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.

: Letter from America

Repeated from yesterday

: News Briefing

: Papers

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

News from the British countryside, with Helen Mark. Producer Gabi Fisher. Extended 1.30pm


Unknown: Helen Mark.
Producer: Gabi Fisher.

: Farming Today This Week

With Anna Hill. This week's countryside and food-chain news. Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today from 8.30

With Edward Stourton and John Humphrys.
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths.


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths.

: Cricket

Zimbabwe v England
Commentary from Harare on the second one-day international by Jonathan Agnew , Peter Baxter , Simon Mann and Angus Fraser. Producer Peter Baxter


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Peter Baxter
Unknown: Simon Mann
Unknown: Angus Fraser.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: 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

Arthur Smith meets a gnu and asks what the big deal is about travelling to meet animals. Producer Sara Jane Hall. PHONE: [number removed] WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/excessbaggage E-MAIL: excessbaggage@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Arthur Smith
Producer: Sara Jane Hall.

: Savaged by a Dead Sheep

The mastery of the art of invective is a crucial skill for politicians, as shown in this look at the tradition of political insults and how they can define an opponent's image, rebound counter-productively or add to the humour of politics. Presented by Michael White Of The Guardian. Producer Martin Rosenbaum


Presented By: Michael White
Producer: Martin Rosenbaum

: Talking Politics

Political discussion programme that sharpens the focus on current ideas and events. Presented by Dennis Sewell. Producer Richard Vadon


Presented By: Dennis Sewell.
Producer: Richard Vadon

: From Our Own Correspondent

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 Jennifer Clarke. Repeated tomorrow 9pm


Presented By: Paul Lewis.
Producer: Jennifer Clarke.

: Cricket

Zimbabwe v England
Commentary from Harare on the second one-day international by Jonathan Agnew , Peter Baxter , Simon Mann and Angus Fraser. Producer Peter Baxter


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Peter Baxter
Unknown: Simon Mann
Unknown: Angus Fraser.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: News Quiz

Simon Hoggart hosts the topical panel game with Alan Coren , Andy Hamilton and Paul Daniels. Repeated from yesterday
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Simon Hoggart 's Pick of the News Quiz is available from all good retailers and from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Paul Daniels.
Unknown: Simon Hoggart

: News

: Any Questions?

The political discussion with Jonathan Dimbleby comes from St Matthew's Church, Perry Beeches in Birmingham. The panel includes Liberal Democrat Home Affairs spokesman Simon Hughes MP and Tamara Ingrams , chief executive of Saatchi and Saatchi. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Perry Beeches
Unknown: Simon Hughes
Unknown: Tamara Ingrams

: Any Answers?

Jonathan Dimblebytakes listeners' calls and e-mails in response to last night's Any Questions? Phone on [number removed], or e-mail any.answerS@bbC.CO.uk. Producer Lisa Jenkinson


Unknown: Jonathan Dimblebytakes
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: The Saturday Play: Cool Water Murder

A disturbing psychological thriller by Chris O'Connell. In a hotel on a remote and rumbling headland, there is only one guest and everyone has a motive to murder. As kitchen knives go missing, stairs creak and surprises lurk in locked rooms, will there be a victim before the sea takes its sacrifice?
Director Sue Wilson. Music Derek Nesbitt


Unknown: Chris O'Connell.
Director: Sue Wilson.
Music: Derek Nesbitt
Heather: Estelle Kohler
Drew: Robert Whelen
Lawrence: Jim Pyke
Lisa: Annabelle Dowler
Danny: Paul Rattray
Griffin: Trevor Harrison

: The Village

The last of a series in which Professor Alun Howkins of the University of Sussex explores the history of the English village. 3: The imagined village. Producer Nick Patrick


Unknown: Professor Alun Howkins
Producer: Nick Patrick

: Weekend Woman's Hour until 4.30

The best of the week on the weekday morning magazine which features lively and topical interviews and discussions from a woman's point of view. 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

Weekly guide to the film world, presented by Andrew Collins. Producer Stephen Hughes


Presented By: Andrew Collins.
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Loose Ends

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


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Chris Burns

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe sees Anthony Sher on stage in the world premiere of Ronald Harwood 's new play
Mahler's Conversion, which deals with the Jewish composer's shift to Catholicism in order to win the top job in the musical world of Vienna - conductor of the court opera. Plus a review of Amelie, the latest French film success for the director of Delicatessen, Jean-Pierre Jeunet. The film concerns a young woman whose loving but eccentric parents teach her at home and raise her in a world devoid of physical contact. When her mother is killed, Amelie is left with only her withdrawn father and her imagination as a friend. Producer Erika Wright


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Anthony Sher
Unknown: Ronald Harwood
Unknown: Jean-Pierre Jeunet.
Producer: Erika Wright

: The Game's Up

Three programmes in which Lynne Truss cheerfully confirms the prejudices of those who have never been tempted to attend a great sporting occasion. 1: A Great Day Out... if you like cold, rain, pies, idiots, crowds, queues, absence of information, traffic jams, jobsworths ... Repeated from Sunday

: The Archive Hour: The Pictures Are Better

The invention of radio was arguably the greatest unintended aid to improving the lives of blind people. For this week's 40th anniversary of In Touch, Peter White draws on the radio archive to assess how the medium of radio has reflected the experience of blindness across eight decades.
Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Classic Serial: The Faerie Queen

Book One of Edmund Spenser 's Elizabethan epic poem is dramatised in two parts as a swashbuckler by Philip Palmer. Based on the story of St George and the Dragon, comedic storytelling mixes with moments of vivid poetry as Spenser fights to control this reworking of his wonderful tale of adventure.
Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Edmund Spenser
Unknown: Philip Palmer.
Unknown: St George
Spenser: Simon Russell Beale
Stella: Holly Aird
Redcross: Lioyd Hutchinson
Princess Una: Indira Varma
Dorien: Paul Rider
Archimago: Ray Lonnen
Duessa: Carolyn Pickles
Satyrane: Ewan Bailey

: The Commission

Nick Ross invites a panel of public figures to hear expert evidence on a current issue. Togetherthey look for radical, practical solutions. 5: Capitalism and Globalisation. Are our democratic rights threatened? With Professor David Marquand , Suzannah Taverne and Baroness Barbara Young. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Nick Ross
Unknown: Professor David Marquand
Unknown: Suzannah Taverne
Unknown: Baroness Barbara Young.

: Brain of Britain 2001

A nationwide general knowledge contest to find this year's Brain of Britain. Chairman Robert Robinson. First round: the north of England. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Robert Robinson.

: Poetry Please

Frank Delaney introduces listeners' requests on the theme of office life, including poems by John Betjeman and Gavin Ewart. Repeated from Sunday


Introduces: Frank Delaney
Unknown: John Betjeman
Unknown: Gavin Ewart.

: News

: The Late Story: Up against the Wall

In our collective imagination, Hadrian's Wall divides England and Scotland. In this new series, five poets - two from south of the wall, three from the north - visit Hadrian's Wall and write a poem about the experience. 1: Ken Smith's Wall Dreams imagines the miseries of guarding the Roman wall.


Producer: Tim Dee

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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.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

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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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