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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Elfed ap Nefydd Roberts.


Unknown: Nefydd Roberts.

: Test Match Special

Australia v England for the Ashes
Commentary on the closing stages of the second day's play in the Third Test at Perth, by Jonathan Agnew , Tim Lane and Jim Maxwell , with expert comments from Bob Massie , Terry Alderman and Peter Roebuck. Producer Peter Baxter * Approximate time


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Tim Lane
Unknown: Jim Maxwell
Unknown: Bob Massie
Unknown: Terry Alderman
Unknown: Peter Roebuck.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Letter from America

With Alistair Cooke. Repeated from Friday


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 Moira Hickey Extended rptThu 1.30pm


Unknown: Helen Mark
Producer: Moira Hickey

: Farming Today This Week

Presented by Charlotte Smith . Producer Hugh O'Donnell


Presented By: Charlotte Smith
Producer: Hugh O'Donnell

: Today

With John Humphrys and Martha Kearney.
7.20 Yesterday in Parliament
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Elaine Storkey.
8.45 LWonlyYesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Elaine Storkey.

: Test Match Special

Australia v England for the Ashes
Commentary on the closing stages of the second day's play in the Third Test at Perth, by Jonathan Agnew , Tim Lane and Jim Maxwell , with expert comments from Bob Massie , Terry Alderman and Peter Roebuck. Producer Peter Baxter * Approximate time


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Tim Lane
Unknown: Jim Maxwell
Unknown: Bob Massie
Unknown: Terry Alderman
Unknown: Peter Roebuck.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Home Truths

John Peel takes a wry look at the foibles of family life. PHONE: [number removed] Email: home.truths@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: John Peel

: Excess Baggage

Arthur Smith presents a selection of the best international travellers' tales.
PHONE: [number removed] Email: excess.baggage@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Arthur Smith

: British Manufacturing and My Part InIts Downfall

Hard work never killed anyone, but perhaps they didn't want to take the chance. John Fortune moves on up from the factory floor, but finds out that the shirking'sjust the same. Producer Miles Warde


Producer: Miles Warde

: The Week in Westminster

Robin Oakley takes a look behind the scenes at Westminster. Edftor Peter Mulligan


Unknown: Robin Oakley
Unknown: Peter Mulligan

: 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 with the latest news from the world of personal finance, and impartial money advice. Producer Jennifer Clarke Repeated Sunday at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Jennifer Clarke

: The News Quiz

A tongue-irvcheek review of the week's news, brought to you by Simon Hoggart , Alan Coren , Francis Wheen , Mark Steel and special guests. Repeatedfrom Friday


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Francis Wheen
Unknown: Mark Steel

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the debate from St Mary's Church Hall in Dawlish Warren, Devon, with a panel that includes Deputy Leader of the House Ben Bradshaw MP, crime writer and former SDP councillor Minette Walters, and Suzi Leather, Chair of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority.


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Dawlish Warren
Unknown: Minette Walters
Unknown: Suzi Leather

: Any Answers?

Jonathan Dimbleby takes listeners' calls and emails in response to last night's Any Questions. PHONE: [number removed] or email: any.answers@bbc.co.uk
Producer Victoria Wakely


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Victoria Wakely

: The Saturday Play: Testimonies

Patrick O'Brian 's haunting story of secret passion, dramatised by Colin Haydn Evans. When Oxford professor Joseph Pugh arrives at his holiday cottage in a remote Welsh valley in the 1950s, he expects to find peace and an escape from his stifling life. Yet in a farmer's wife, Pugh finds a soul-mate he never dreamed of meeting. It is a love which leads to a tragic end.
Director Geni Hall-Kenny


Author: Patrick O'Brian
Dramatised By: Colin Haydn Evans.
Director: Geni Hall-Kenny
The Inquisitor: Philip Madoc
Pugh: Alan Moore
Bronwen: Manon Edwards
Lloyd: Islwyn Morris
Emyr: Iestyn Jones
Ellis: Dorien Thomas
Taid: Dorien Thomas

: Grapes of War: 1: Wolves at the Door

Two programmes in which Andrew Jefford looks at how the wine-makers of France coped with the German Occupation during the Second World War.
The families behind such French institutions as Chateau Pichon, Tour d'Argent,
Pol Roger and Taittinger reveal the daring and ingenious measures used to save their precious crops and prized bottles from the invading German forces.


Presenter: Andrew Jefford
Producer: Paul Kobrak

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Martha Kearney.
Senes editor/producer Jill Burridge EMAIL: 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 Dan Damon.


Unknown: Dan Damon.

: Back Row

Joe Cornish talks to Brian Cox about his role in the controversial newfilmL/E, which was in danger of not being passed by the British Board of Film
Classification because of its sensitive subject matter. Producer Stephen Hughes


Talks: Joe Cornish
Unknown: Brian Cox
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Loose Ends

Music, comedy and conversation with Ned Sherrin. Producer Torquil Macleod


Unknown: Ned Sherrin.
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: Saturday Review

He's given us a male Swan Lake and turned Bizet's opera into The Car Man. Now Matthew Bourne is back with Nutcracker! Tom Sutcliffe and guests give their reaction to this, as well as to Gillian "X Files"
Anderson, who makes her West End debut in atense two-hander about adultery: What the Night Is For. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Swan Lake
Unknown: Matthew Bourne
Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Around Whicker's World

3: A Better Sort of Make-believe. Alan Whicker infiltrates the exclusive community of Palm Beach,
Florida, home to the unimaginably rich. Rptd from Sunday


Unknown: Alan Whicker

: The Archive Hour: The Beveridge Inheritance

In December 1942 Sir William Beve ridge announced his report on Social Insurance and Allied Services, laying the foundations for the postwar welfare state. What would Beveridge make of Britain today? And how are we to plan social provision for the future? In this major re-evaluation of Beveridge's career, Frank Field MP refers to Sir William's broadcasts on behalf of the government, in interviews and within BBC programmes such as The Brains Trust. Plus the voices of those who worked with Beveridge, including Harold Wilson , Lord Longford and Clement Atlee. Producer Bob Dickinson


Unknown: Sir William Beve
Unknown: Harold Wilson
Unknown: Clement Atlee.
Producer: Bob Dickinson

: Classic Serial: Just So Stories

Rudyard Kipling 's much-loved tales of how the world was made, dramatised by Nandita Ghose.
Other parts played by members of the cast
Music Ansell Broderick Director Geni HalHtenny Rptd from Sunday BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Seven selected Just So Stories are available on audio cassette at good retail outlets orwww.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Rudyard Kipling
Dramatised By: Nandita Ghose.
Music: Ansell Broderick
Director: Geni Halhtenny
Kipling: James Fleet
Josephine: Alice Ford
Carrie: Sakuntala Ramanee
Ayah: Sakuntala Ramanee
Balkis: Sakuntala Ramanee
Magician: Trevor Laird
Crocodile: Trevor Laird
Tegumai: Trevor Laird
Djinn: Paul Sharma
Man: Paul Sharma
Sulieman: Paul Sharma
Camel: Iestyn Jones
Crab: Iestyn Jones
Snake: Iestyn Jones
Butterfly: Iestyn Jones
Elephant's Child: Bry Thomas
Butterfly: Bry Thomas

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk , Claire Fox , Steven Rose , Michael Gove and Melanie Phillips debate the moral conundrums behind one of the week's news stories. Rptd from wed


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Steven Rose
Unknown: Michael Gove
Unknown: Melanie Phillips

: Brain of Britain 2002

The first semi-final is between contestants from
London, the South and the Home Counties. The chairman is Robert Robinson. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Robert Robinson.

: Adventures in Poetry

2: DoverBeach. Peggy Reynolds and her guests explore Matthew Arnold 's much loved poem. Rptd from Sunday


Unknown: Peggy Reynolds
Unknown: Matthew Arnold

: The Late Story: Telling Tales

Written and read in ten parts by Alan Bennett.
With customary wryness, Alan Bennett reminisces about growing up in Leeds. 7: Eating Out
Music by George Fenton Producer Mary Kalemkerian
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: This series is available on audio cassette and compact disc. Call [number removed]


Unknown: Alan Bennett.
Unknown: Alan Bennett
Music By: George Fenton
Producer: Mary Kalemkerian

: Test Match Special

Australia v England for the Ashes
Commentary on the third day's play in the Third Test atPerth. For details see 5.43am

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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.

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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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