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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With David Wilkinson.


Unknown: David Wilkinson.

: 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 explores rural life.
Producer Benjamin Chesterton at 1.30pm


Unknown: Helen Mark
Producer: Benjamin Chesterton

: Farming Today This Week

Presented by Anna Hill. Producer Jonathan Aspinwall


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Jonathan Aspinwall

: Today

With John Humphrys and Stephen Sackur.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Rob Marshall.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Stephen Sackur.
Unknown: Rob Marshall.

: Home Truths

Jenny Eclair looks at the foibles of family life. Producer Harry Parker Repeated on Monday at llpm
PHONE: [number removed] email: home.truttis®bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Jenny Eclair
Producer: Harry Parker

: Excess Baggage

Sandi Toksvig and guests take a look at some more unusual destinations, ways and reasons to travel. ProducerSimon Clancy
PHONE:[number removed] email: excess.baggage@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Unknown: Producersimon Clancy

: The Generalising

Miles Kington continues his journey around Spain, uncovering the hidden stories of the Franco years and the life and legacy of the Generalisimo himself. In the final programme, Kington looks back at the Spain of the 1960s and 70s. Producer Julia Adamson


Producer: Julia Adamson

: Test Match Special

England v South Africa
The third day's play in the Third Test from Trent Bridge.
Commentary by Jonathan Agnew , Henry Blofeld Christopher Martin-Jenkins and Neil Manthorp. At 12.45 A View from the Boundary.
Producer Peter Baxter *Approximate time


Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By: Henry Blofeld
Commentary By: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Commentary By: Neil Manthorp.
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 behind the world's headlines, with Kate Adie. Producer TonyGrant


Unknown: Kate Adie.

: Inside Money

With-Profits Woes. "With-profits" investments are the driving force behind our pensions, endowment mortgages and savings plans, but how many of us actually understand how they work and if we did, would we still want them? Listener Alison Clarke joins Lesley Curwen to investigate. Producer Jessica Dunbar at 3.00pm


Unknown: Alison Clarke
Unknown: Lesley Curwen
Producer: Jessica Dunbar

: We've Been Here Before

Clive Anderson hosts the panel show that takes a wry look at past events. With guests Gyles Brandreth and Steve Punt. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Clive Anderson
Unknown: Gyles Brandreth
Unknown: Steve Punt.

: News

: Straw Poll

The fourth of six debates, chaired by Nick Clarke in front of an invited audience. 4: "It doesn't matter if children ignore books by dead writers." From the University of Surrey at Roehampton, London. Listeners can also vote by phone and email their comments. To vote YES dial [number removed] To vote NO dial [number removed] (Lines open until 2.20pm. Maximum call cost lOp.) Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Nick Clarke

: Straw Poll Talkback

Nick Clarke takes listeners' calls and emails in response to the issue raised in Straw Poll. PHONE: [number removed] email: strawpoll@bbc.co.uk Producer Nick Utechin


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Producer: Nick Utechin

: The Saturday Play: Uma and the Fairy Queen

By Mahesh Dattani. When Bangalore private detective Uma Rao attends a performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream she finds herself caught up in another story of mystery and murder- with a very particular Indian flavour. Producer/director Marc Beeby


Writer: Mahesh Dattani.
Director: Marc Beeby
Uma Rao: Priyanga Elan
Suresh: Ajay Chhabra
Nila: Souad Faress
Feroz: Akbar Kurtha
Malik: Kaleem Janjua
Liam: Gerard McDermott
Michael: Stephen Critchlow

: Saving the Best for Last

Every year hundreds of people take to the Scottish hills in an attempt to reach the summits of the mountains higher than 3,000 feet, known as Munros. Mark Stephen meets some of the early Munroists and hears about the challenges they faced more than 50 years ago. Producer Caroline Barbour


Unknown: Munros. Mark Stephen
Producer: Caroline Barbour

: Weekend Woman's Hour

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


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Saturday PM

News and sports headlines presented by Dan Damon. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Dan Damon.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: Back Row

Jim White talks to French film director Frangois Ozon about murder, heat and mystery in his new film Swimming Pool, starring Charlotte Rampling. Plus a look at the con artist on film. Producer Sally Spurring


Talks: Jim White
Director: Frangois Ozon
Unknown: Charlotte Rampling.

: Loose Ends

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


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: Saturday Review

In a special edition from the Edinburgh Festival, Tom Morris is joined by Piers Plowright , Denise Mina and Susannah Clapp to discuss the cultural highlights of the week, including Ewan MacGregor 's new film,
YoungAdam, Peter Stein 's production of The Seagull, and Waxwings, Jonathan Raban 's new book. Producer ZahidWarley


Unknown: Tom Morris
Unknown: Piers Plowright
Unknown: Denise Mina
Unknown: Susannah Clapp
Unknown: Ewan MacGregor
Unknown: Peter Stein
Unknown: Jonathan Raban

: The Trouble With Men

Breakup. Continuing his exploration of masculinity, Malachi O'Doherty recalls how at 40, and grieving for a lost relationship, he found himself asking if he wasamanatall. RepeatedfromSunday


Unknown: Malachi O'Doherty

: The Archive Hour: In Town Last Night

BBC Radio's In Town Tonight ran for 27 years, notched up over 1,000 editions, and at its height had an audience of 20 million. With the help of radio experts Paul Donovan and Sean Street , entertainer Bruce Forsyth and members of the public,
David Hatch explores the role that it played in loosening up the solemn image of the BBC, and considers its legacy to both radio and television. Producer Beaty Rubens


Unknown: Paul Donovan
Unknown: Sean Street
Unknown: Bruce Forsyth
Unknown: David Hatch
Producer: Beaty Rubens

: Classic Serial: The Remains of the Day

By Kazuo Ishiguro , dramatised in two parts by James Friel. 1: Darlington Hall. Lord Darlington's butler, Stevens, resolves to make ajourneytofind and renew his friendship with his former housekeeper, Miss Kenton. During the journey he recalls the momentous events that unfolded at Darlington Hall in the years between the two world wars.
Producer/director Marilyn Imrie Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Kazuo Ishiguro
Unknown: James Friel.
Director: Marilyn Imrie
Stevens: Ian McDiarmid
Miss Kenton: Julia Ford
Lord Darlington: Oliver Ford Davies
Father: Peter Sallis
Dupont: Anton Lesser
Sir David: Anton Lesser
Reginald: Adrian Scarborough
Lewis: Garrick Hagon
Faraday: Ed Bishop
Graham: Tom George
Landlady: Maggie McCarthy
Mechanic: Ben Crowe
Announcer: Tracy Wiles

: Down with.... the Treasury!

Are our best-known institutions doing a good job or is there a case for sweeping reform? Tonight, the Treasury. Edward Stourton chairs a debate between Labour MP Diane Abbott and economist Bridget Rosewell at the Mansion House in London. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Unknown: Diane Abbott
Unknown: Bridget Rosewell

: Brain of Britain 2003

The first round of the quiz continues with more contestants from the North West of England. Robert Robinson is in the Chair. Repeated from Monday

: Word on the Street

The second in the series on poetry and place comes from Hull, home to Philip Larkin from 1955 to 1985. Here, Jackie Kay talks to Jean Hartley , who published Larkin's first successful collection of poetry. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Philip Larkin
Talks: Jackie Kay
Unknown: Jean Hartley

: The Late Story: Her Majesties

A re-run series of five stories, each featuring a queen.
1: Queen fora Day by Jane Stevenson. A stressed couple in a fabric shop argue over a roll of purple velvet. Read by Souad Faress . Producer jiii waters


Unknown: Jane Stevenson.
Read By: Souad Faress

About this project

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.

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

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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