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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Andrew Graystone.


Unknown: Andrew Graystone.

: Letter from America

With Alistair Cooke.
Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: News Briefing

6.05 Papers
6.08 Sports Desk

: Open Country

Helen Mark meets the people and wildlife of the British countryside.
Producer Gabi Fisher


Unknown: Helen Mark

: Farming Today This Week

Miriam O'Reilly puts this week's countryside and food-chain news into perspective with the help of experts in the field. Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
7.20 Yesterday in Parliament
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Canon Eric James.
8.51 Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Canon Eric James.

: Home Truths

John Peel takes a wry look at the foibles offamily life. Producer Paula McGinley PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: home.truths@bbc.co.uk John Peel on winning awards: page 20


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Paula McGinley
Unknown: John Peel

: Excess Baggage

Sandi Toksvig introduces a selection of the best travellers' tales, anecdotes and surprises. Producer Cathie Mahoney
PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: excessbaggage@bbc.co.uk


Introduces: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: Singin' and Dancin' in the Rain

rAdam Mars-Jones celebrates the 50th anniversary of the 1952 film Singin' in the Rain. With Betsy Blair
Gene Kelly 's one-time wife, and with film-makers and rain-lovers including Terence Davies and Mira Nair. Producer Frances Byrnes


Unknown: Betsy Blair
Unknown: Gene Kelly
Unknown: Terence Davies
Unknown: Mira Nair.
Producer: Frances Byrnes

: The Week in Westminster

Steve Richards of the Independent on Sunday looks behind the scenes at Westminster. Editor Jane Ashley


Unknown: Steve Richards
Editor: Jane Ashley

: From Our Own Correspondent

The stories and the colour behind the world's headlines with Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant


Unknown: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

Paul Lewis presents the latest news from the world of personal finance, and impartial money advice. Producer Louise Greenwood Repeated Sunday 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Louise Greenwood

: The Now Show

The sharp edge of satire in radio form starring Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis , and supported by Mitch Benn , Marcus Brigstocke , Jon Holmes and Emma Kennedy. It deals with everything that's now, nothing that's then.... , Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Mitch Benn
Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown: Jon Holmes
Unknown: Emma Kennedy.

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the debate from
Stowupland High School in Suffolk with a panel which includes John Gummer MP and Professor Germaine Greer. They are joined by Mick Hume, editor of the online publication Spiked, and Charles Clarke MP, chairman of the Labour Party.
Producer Lisa Jenkinson


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: John Gummer
Unknown: Germaine Greer
Unknown: Mick Hume
Unknown: Charles Clarke
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: Any Answers?

Jonathan Dimbleby takes listeners' calls and e-mails in response to last night's Any Questions ? Phone in on [number removed], or e-mail any.answers@bbc.co.uk
Producer Lisa Jenkinson


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: The Saturday Play: The Go-between

By Laurie Graham. A new dramatisation of LP Hartley's classic story. It is the long hot summer of 1901 and 12-year-old Leo Colston is excited about spending the holiday with his school friend Marcus at Brandham Hall in Norfolk. But once there he is drawn into a grown-up world of forbidden relationships and, as a result, his hopes for a golden future are shattered.
Director Viv Beeby


Unknown: Laurie Graham.
Unknown: Leo Colston
Director: Viv Beeby
Old Leo: Clive Swift
Young Leo: Joe Brothwell
Marcus: George Greenbury
Mrs Maudsley: Eleanor Bron
Marian: Lisa Kay
Ted Burgess: Robert Glenister
Trimingham: Ed Sinclair
Mrs Coiston: Jenny Coverack
Denys: Mark Hesketh
Gilbey: Brian Gear
Young: Boy Guy Shotton

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman 's Hour, presented by Martha Kearney.
Producer Fiona Hill E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Producer: Fiona Hill

: Saturday PM

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


Unknown: Dan Damon.

: Back Row

This week Andrew Collins explores the film adaptations of HG Wells's novel The Time Machine. Many movies have explored the idea including Time after Time in 1979 in which Jack the Ripper uses the invention to escape to contemporary America, hotly pursued by Wells himself. Then it's back to the future with a discussion of this year's The Time Machine starring Guy Pearce. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Andrew Collins
Unknown: Guy Pearce.
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Loose Ends

Ned Sherrin hosts a another mix of music, comedy and conversation.
ProducerTorquil Macleod


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: Saturday Review

Madonna makes her West End debut at the Wyndham theatre in Up for Grabs a comic satire on the art world, in which she plays an art dealer pitting one client against another in a bidding war over a Jackson Pollock painting. And Pollock is also the subject of a new biographical film directed by and starring Ed Harris in the title role. Tom Sutcliffe and guests give their verdicts on theseand other cultural highlights of the week. Producer Mohini Patel


Unknown: Jackson Pollock
Unknown: Ed Harris
Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Mohini Patel

: Working for the Council

The first in a series of talks by writers who have travelled abroad with the British Council and formed strong links with authors in other countries. This week the poet Sarah Maguire reflects on her experiences in the Palestinian territories and her friendship with the poet Zakaria Mohammed who lives in Ramallah.
Producer Rob Kettendge Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Sarah Maguire
Unknown: Zakaria Mohammed
Producer: Rob Kettendge

: The Archive Hour: Jewels of the Nile

Nearly 80 years after Howard Carter stunned the world with his discovery of King Tutankhamun's tomb, archaeologist John Romer tells the story of the extraordinary finds in the Valley of the Kings, and describes the influence that "King Tut" and ancient Egypt have had upon western culture. Producer Libby Cross


Unknown: Howard Carter
Unknown: John Romer
Producer: Libby Cross

: Classic Serial: Bonjour Tristesse

By Francoise Sagan. Classic fifties romance dramatised by Lisa Hunt. Cecile's idyllic summer holiday with her father and his girlfriend is spoilt by the arrival of Anne. But when Cecile starts to manipulate events for her own selfish gain, tragedy ensues.
Director Alison Hindell Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Francoise Sagan.
Dramatised By: Lisa Hunt.
Director: Alison Hindell
Cecile: Jennifer Vaugnan
Raymond: Bill Wallis
Anne: Alexandra Mathie
Elsa: Slriol Jenkins
Cyril: Peter Damey
Chartes: Richard Elfyn
Magda: Kathryn Dimery

: Are We Going to the Dogs?

The last in the series of debates on the nation's moral health comes from Amnesty international in London where Edward Stourton asks if, despite our hopes for a better world, we are sinking once more into a culture of cruelty and violence. Editor Michael Blastland Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Editor: Michael Blastland

: Counterpoint

Ned Sherrin chairs the third semi-final of the wide-ranging music quiz. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: Poetry Please

Frank Delaney chooses from listeners' requests, including poems by France's Victor Hugo and Jamaica's Dennis Scott , and poetry which explores the ups and downs of human relationships. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Unknown: Victor Hugo
Unknown: Dennis Scott

: The Late Story: When I Was a Child

Four readings celebrating the experiences of childhood. 3: The Gypsy's Baby.
Rosamond Lehmann 's story of an encounter between the children of the big house and those living in poverty in the village beyond. Read by Imogen Stubbs. Abridged and produced by Jill Waters.


Unknown: Rosamond Lehmann
Read By: Imogen Stubbs.
Produced By: Jill Waters.

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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.

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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