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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Archimandrite Ephrem
Lash, Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople.

: Letter from America

With Alistair Cooke. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: News Briefing

6.05 Papers
6.08 Sports Desk

: Open Country

Richard Uridge encounters Victor Hugo , green turtles and knitted stockings on a visit to Guernsey. Producer Gabi Fisher


Unknown: Richard Uridge
Unknown: Victor Hugo
Producer: Gabi Fisher

: Farming Today This Week

Presented by Anna Hill. Producer Hugh O'Donnell


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Hugh O'Donnell

: Today

With Sarah Montague and John Humphrys.
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.20 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought forthe Day
With the Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths.
8.51 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths.

: World Cup Cricket

3rd Group A v 3rd Group B
The two third-placed teams from the same group meet at Springbok Park, Bloemfontein in the third
SuperSixgame. Producer Peter Baxter


Producer: Peter Baxter

: World Cup Cricket

3rd Group A v 3rd Group B
The two third-placed teams from the same group meet at Springbok Park, Bloemfontein in the third
SuperSixgame. Producer Peter Baxter


Producer: Peter Baxter

: Home Truths

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


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Harry Parker

: Excess Baggage

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


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig

: A Brief History of Tax

Ian Hislop presents the first of three programmes telling the curious and rather bloody tale of Britain's 2.000-year-old relationship with taxation. 1: The Taxmen. From the monks who wrote the Domesday Book to the £200 billion enterprise that is today's Inland Revenue, tax has always been big business in this country, but getting people to pay has never been easy. Hislop's quest for the taxman takes him to the heart of the Inland Revenue. Producer PniiipSeiiars


Unknown: Ian Hislop

: The Week in Westminster

Peter Oborne takes a look behind the scenes at Westminster. Producer Marie Jessel


Unknown: Peter Oborne
Producer: Marie Jessel

: From Our Own Correspondent

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


Unknown: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

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


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Louise Greenwood

: The News Quiz

Atongue-in-cheek review of the week's news, with Simon Hoggart , Alan Coren. Jeremy Hardy. Linda Smith and John Sergeant. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren.
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy.
Unknown: Linda Smith

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the debate comes from Landau Forte College, Derby. With a panel including Margaret Becket , Secretary for State forthe Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Margaret Becket

: 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 Anne Peacock


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Anne Peacock

: The Saturday Play: On the Waterfront

By Budd Schulberg. It's nearly 50 years since the release of this famous film based on a story of love, corruption and courage on the New York waterfront. This production contains strong language.

On the Waterfront
2.30pm R4 FM This reworking by Budd Schulberg of his own screenplay is nothing less than a tour de force. The classic Brando line: "I coulda had class, I coulda been a contender, I coulda been somebody..." conveys immense power in the hands of Jeffrey Donovan as the slack-jawed slugger Terry Malloy, the pivotal player in this story set against the stranglehold of the Mob on the New York waterfronts during the period that followed the Second World War. Recorded in the US in the presence of the 88-year-old Schulberg and boasting a cast of great American actors, such as Hector Elizondo and Bruce Davison, the play offers some new slants on the original film. One of the best radio events of the week. (Frances Lass)


Writer: Budd Schulberg
Director: Rosalind Ayres
Johnny: Hector Elizondo
Father Barry: Bruce Davison
Edie: Rebecca Pidgeon
Charley: Richard Cox
Terry: Jeffrey Donovan
The Reporter: Josh Stamberg
Runty: Jon Matthews
Pop Doyle: Dave Florek
Jimmy: Jake Bern
Father Vincent: David Selby
Glover: Chris Hatfield
Tommy: Tegan West
Big Mac: Maurice Chasse
Luke: Kevin Daniels
Barney: Nick Offerman
Truck: Scott Atkinson
Mutt: Stephen Ramsey

: Six Nations Rugby

Scotland v Wales
Eleanor Oldroyd presents live coverage of the game from Murrayfield (kickoff at 4.00). With commentary from Andrew Cotter and Martin Bayfield , and expert comment from Andy Irvine and Robert Jones. Producer Graham McMillan


Unknown: Andrew Cotter
Unknown: Martin Bayfield
Unknown: Robert Jones.
Producer: Graham McMillan

: Weekend Woman's Hour

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


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Producer: Jill Burridge
Producer: Anne Peacock

: Saturday PM

News and sports headlines, with Dan Damon.


Unknown: Dan Damon.

: Back Row

From the Terminator films to Dustin Hoffman in Rain Man, the emotionless individual has proved a useful device. In KurtZwimmer's new film Equilibrium, all forms of feeling are outlawed, punishable by death. Joe Cornish gives his views. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Dustin Hoffman
Unknown: Joe Cornish
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Loose Ends

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


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: Saturday Review

Julianne Moore is up for two Oscars this year-one for The Hours, and the other for this week's release, Far from Heaven, in which she plays an unhappy housewife in the 1950s, who finds her husband in the arms of another man. Tom Sutcliffe and guests give their verdict on this and the rest of the week's Cultural highlights.


Presenter: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Chalkface Lovesongs

A series in which schoolteachers recall a single episode that explains why they stay in a job that is highly stressful but low in pay and status.
4: Between School and Home. Andy Lloyd and Valerie Noble recount their rewarding teaching experiences. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Andy Lloyd

: The Archive Hour: Battling with Weather

It's 80 years since the BBC began broadcasting regular weather bulletins and in the intervening years meteorologists have become instrumental in how we live our lives. The BBC weather centre's lead presenter, Helen Young, examines the wealth of BBC weather forecasting archive on radio and TV, and charts the highs and lows of accurate prediction and engaging presentation.


Presenter: Helen Young
Producer: Adrian Washbourne

: Classic Serial: Tradition

By Charles W Chestnutt , dramatised by Cheryl Martin. The concluding part of the epic tale of two sisters, separated by class and colour, in a small Southern community. 2: A pillar of the white
Southern community has been murdered and an innocent black man, Sandy, is arrested. The atmosphere is rife with racial tension and violence.
Director Pam Fraser Solomon Repeated from Sunday 3pm


Unknown: Charles W Chestnutt
Dramatised By: Cheryl Martin.
Director: Pam Fraser Solomon
Janet: Phylicia Rashad
Olivia: Carrie Preston
Dr Miller: Wendell Pierce
Maj Carteret: Pj Benjamin
Gail: Ljzan Mitchell
MrDelamere: John Cullum
Mr Ellis: Michael Emerson
Dr Price: Beau Gravitte
Josh: Seth Gillam
McBane: Mark Redfield
Martha: Michelle Robinson
Sandy: Willis Burke Ii

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs a debate on the moral conundrums behind one of the week's news stories. Michael Gove , Claire Fox , Steven Rose and Ian Hargreaves cross-examine witnesses who hold passionate but conflicting views. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Michael Gove
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Steven Rose
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves

: Round Britain Quiz

Northern Ireland take on Wales in the fiendishly hard quiz. Chaired by Nick Clarke. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Word on the Street

Poet Jackie Kay presents the second in a series on poetry and place from Newcastle upon Tyne. Featuring Tony Harrison , a leading light of contemporary poetry and three new poets. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Jackie Kay
Unknown: Tony Harrison

: Fives Stories by Penelope Fitzgerald

A re-run of the series of short stories first broadcast as a tribute to the Booker Prize-winner after her death in 2000. Read by Robert Glenister.
1: Desideratus. "On the back there was the figure of an angel and a motto, Desideratus ..." Producer Sara Benaim


Read By: Robert Glenister.
Producer: Sara Benaim

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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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