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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Most Rev Vincent Nichols , Archbishop of Birmingham.


Unknown: Vincent Nichols

: 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 in the British countryside.
Producer Hugh O'Donnell Shortened repeat ofThursday 1.30pm


Unknown: Helen Mark
Producer: Hugh O'Donnell

: Today

With Mark Coles and John Humphrys.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Canon David Winter.


Unknown: Mark Coles
Unknown: John Humphrys.

: Home Truths

John Peel takes a wry look at the foibles offamily life. Producer Rebecca Armstrong PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: home.truths@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Rebecca Armstrong

: Excess Baggage

Sandi Toksvig presents a selection of the best international travellers' tales. Producer Simon Clancy PHONE: [number removed] EMAIL: excessbaggage@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Simon Clancy

: The Real Patron Saints: 4: St George

Ian Hislop concludes his history of the patron saints of Britain and Ireland.
The Golden Jubilee and the England football team's exploits in Japan were good news for St George's Cross flag-sellers but what do we know about the man himself? Ian Hislop finds himself chasing dragons, crusaders and a very large joint of roast beef in his search for the real St George.


Presenter: Ian Hislop
Producer: Philip Sellars

: Test Match Special

England v India
Commentary from Trent Bridge on the third day of the Second Test from Jonathan Agnew , Harsha Bhogle , Henry Blofeld and Christopher Martin-Jenkins . With expert comments from Sunil Gavaskar , Graham Gooch and Mike Selvey. The scorer is Bill Frindall.
1.15 A View from the Boundary Former Liverpool footballer-turned- pundit Mark Lawrensonjoins the commentators for a lunchtime chat.
Producer Peter Baxter * Approximate time


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Harsha Bhogle
Unknown: Henry Blofeld
Unknown: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: Sunil Gavaskar
Unknown: Graham Gooch
Unknown: Mike Selvey.
Unknown: Bill Frindall.
Unknown: Mark Lawrensonjoins
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Talking Politics

Sheena McDonald presents the political discussion programme. Producer Paul Vickers


Unknown: Sheena McDonald
Producer: Paul Vickers

: From Our Own Correspondent

The stories and the colour behind the world's headlines With Kate Adie. Producer TonyGrant


Unknown: Kate Adie.

: Inside Money

Safe As Houses ? With the current concern about a pensions crisis, increasing numbers of people are turningto propertyto provide fortheirold age. Listener Richard Uff joins Lesley Curwen to explore whether buying a propertyto let out is a good idea. Producer Jennifer Clarke


Unknown: Richard Uff
Unknown: Lesley Curwen
Producer: Jennifer Clarke

: The News Quiz

Last in the current series of the topical panel game, broadcast from the Edinburgh Festival. RptdfromFnday

: News

: Straw Poll

Today's motion is: "Religious belief should not be a selection criterion for schools". This debate on an issue of perennial interest is chaired by Nick Clarke atJohn Moores University, Liverpool. Listeners can join in the debate: To vote YES dial [number removed]; to vote NO dial [number removed]. Lines are open until
2.20pm. Calls COSt lOp.


Unknown: Nick Clarke

: Straw Poll Talkback

Phone Nick Clarke with your views on the issues raised in this week's Straw Poll on [number removed] or e-mail: strawpoll@bbc.co.uk.
Producer Nick Utechin


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Producer: Nick Utechin

: The Saturday Play: Singh Tangos

By Bettina Gracias. Anxious to immerse themselves in British culture and shake off their Indian roots, Mr and Mrs Singh take up ballroom dancing. Mina is entranced and determined that they enter a competition but Harry's enthusiasm soon wanes when he discovers her plans for his costume. Director Rosalynd Ward


Unknown: Bettina Gracias.
Unknown: Mrs Singh
Director: Rosalynd Ward
Mrs Singh: Nina Wadla
Mr Singh: Ajay Chhabra
Tej: Kevin Sherwanl
Cassie: Harvey Vlrdl
Osbourne: Stephen Critchlow
Dance teacher: Lee Williams

: The Hidden Story of Sex

A three-part series exploring the cultural history behind our changing attitudes to sexual behaviour and taboos overthe centuries. 2:This Bed Thy Centre Is ...Peggy Reynolds invites Dr Ruth Evans , Dr Jerry Brotton and Dr Nick Groom to Henry Vlll 's bedroom at Thornbury Castle to discuss what has been going on in bed and the bedroom since medieval times. The readers are Jacqueline Tong and John Telfer. Producer SaraDavies


Unknown: Dr Ruth Evans
Unknown: Dr Jerry Brotton
Unknown: Dr Nick Groom
Unknown: Henry Vlll
Unknown: Jacqueline Tong
Unknown: John Telfer.

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Martha Kearney. Series editor/producer Jill Burridge E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Producer: Jill Burridge

: Saturday PM

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


Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: Back Row

Barbara Hershey talks about her new film Lantana, and the death threats she received after making The Last Temptation of Christ. Producer Stephen Hughes


Talks: Barbara Hershey
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Loose Ends

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


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and guests review Tom Stoppard 's long-awaited trilogy The Coast of Utopia, directed by Trevor Nunn , which has opened at the National
Theatre. Voyage, Shipwreck and Salvage tell the epic story of 19th-century romantics and revolutionaries caught up in the struggle for political freedom. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Tom Stoppard
Directed By: Trevor Nunn
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Collapsing States

3: Sierra Leone. Mark Doyle concludes his journey through West Africa by visiting Sierra Leone, which was recently mired in bloody civil war but is now propped up by British and international support. There he meets a former militiaman who uses magic to see off hisfoes and an army sergeant who chronicles his country's extraordinary transition from desperation to hope. Repeated from Sunday 5.40pm


Unknown: Mark Doyle

: The Archive Hour: The Glorious Twelfth

The twelfth of August is the red-letter day of the field-sports calendar for it marks the opening of the grouse shooting season. Clare Balding traverses the heather moors of Scotland with gamekeeper Peter Frasertohearthe story of the "Glorious Twelfth". Gamekeepers and landowners reveal whether shooting game is a thriving industry or, as stated by a character in the BBC series Monarch of the Glen, a "bizarre, feudal relic". Producer SimonCrosse


Unknown: Peter Frasertohearthe

: Classic Serial: The Good Companions

By JB Priestley , dramatised in three parts by Eric Pringle. 1: The Dinky Doos concert party is marooned in a station cafe in the Midlands, their manager having run off with the pianist and all their money.
Enter carpenter Jess Oakroyd , schoolteacher-cum-pianist Inigo Jollifant and Miss Elizabeth Trant with her newly acquired financial independence.
Music composed by Mia Soteriou Director Claire Grove RpFtofSun3pm


Unknown: Jb Priestley
Unknown: Eric Pringle.
Unknown: Jess Oakroyd
Pianist: Inigo Jollifant
Pianist: Miss Elizabeth Trant
Composed By: Mia Soteriou
Director: Claire Grove
Susie: Helen Longworth
Jess: Philip Jackson
Elizabeth: Jemma Churchill
Inigo: Nicholas Bourton
Mrs Oakroyd: Mia Soterlou
Morton: Gerard McDermott
Leonard: Carl Prekopp
Mr Medworth: Ian Masters
Mrs Tarvin: Paula Jacobs

: The Law In Question

Marcel Berlins chairs a series of debates in which lay people tackle legal dilemmas with the helpofthe professionals.2: Youth Justice. How should we deal with children who commit horrific crimes? Repeated from Wednesday 8pm


Unknown: Marcel Berlins

: Masterteam 2002

Two more teams from around Britain square up. Peter Snow is in the chair.


Unknown: Peter Snow

: Fine Lines

Christopher Cook is joined by Canadian novelist and poet Margaret Atwood and Australian poet Les Murray. RepeatofSunday4.30pm


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Margaret Atwood

: The Late Story: Under the Southern Cross

Five stories from Australia. 1: And Women Must Weep by Henry Handel Richardson. Dolly's first grown-up ball doesn't live up to expectations. Producer Alison Hindell


Unknown: Henry Handel Richardson.
Producer: Alison Hindell

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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.

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