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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Roy Jenkins.


Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: Letter from America

WithAlistairCooke. RepeatedfromFriday

: News Briefing

6.05 Papers
6.08 Sports Desk

: Open Country

Helen Mark explores rural life.


Unknown: Helen Mark

: Farming Today This Week

With Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Jonathan Aspinwall


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Jonathan Aspinwall

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rhidian Brook.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Rhidian Brook.

: Home Truths

John Peel looks at the foibles of family life. Producer Paula McGinley Repeated on Monday at llpm PHONE: [number removed] email: home.truthsebbc.co.uk


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Paula McGinley

: Excess Baggage

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


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Simon Clancy

: Back to Front

A return of the series in which great sporting events are measured against other news stories of the day. Simon Barnes, chief sports writer for The Times, takes us back to 1980 and the Moscow Olympics.


Presenter: Simon Barnes
Producer: Michael Nangla

: Cricket

C&G Trophy Final:
Gloucestershire v Worcestershire
The trophy campaign reachs its conclusion at
Lord's with Gloucestershire, winners of five oneway titles in the last five seasons, meeting
Worcestershire, with only two in the last 15 years.
Commentary by Jonathan Agnew , Henry Blofeld and Christopher Martin-Jenkins . including at 2.20 News.
Producer Peter Baxter * Approximate time


Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By: Henry Blofeld
Commentary By: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Talking Politics

Sheena McDonald presents the political discussion programme.


Presenter: Sheena McDonald
Producer: Richard Vadon

: From Our Own Correspondent

The stories behind the world's headlines, with Kate Adie.


Presenter: Kate Adie
Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box Special

Owning a home in Spain is the aspiration for many people wanting a better life or a promising investment opportunity. Chris A'Court travels to the Costas to talk to people who've discovered that reality doesn't always live up to the dream.

: We've Been Here Before

Clive Anderson hosts the panel show that takes a wry look at past events. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Clive Anderson

: News

: Straw Poll

The last of six debates chaired by Nick Clarke.
6: "The dangers faced by children in Britain today are damagingly exaggerated. From Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire. Listeners can also vote by phone. To vote YES dial [number removed] To vote NO dial [number removed] (Lines open until 2.20pm. Maximum call cost lOp.) Rptd 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

: Flambards: The Edge of the Cloud

By K.M. Peyton, dramatised by Diana Griffiths.

It's 1912 and Christina and Will have eloped from Flambards. After taking refuge with Aunt Grace, Will sets off to fulfil his ambition to design and fly aeroplanes.


Author: K.M. Peyton
Dramatised by: Diana Griffiths
Producer: Sue Wilson
Director: Rosemary Watts
Christina: Ellie Beaven
William: Richard Pearce
Dorothy: Cathy Sara
Sandy: Paul Downing
Aunt Grace: Patience Tomlinson
Mark: Ben Crowe
Mr. Saunders: Kenneth Gilbert
Freddie: Malcolm McKee
Ted: Stephen Tomlin
Mrs Carter: Marian Kemmer

: The Last Post

Since it first crossed the deserts of ancient Egypt, pigeon post has been used to carry messages of love and war. But the pigeon is now under threat from the electronic world of emails and instant communication. Will it survive? With reader Tim Pigott-Smith.


Reader: Tim Pigott-Smith
Producer: Mark Rickards

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Martha Kearney.
Email: [email address removed]


Presenter: Martha Kearney
Series Editor: Jill Burridge
Producer: Vibeke Venema

: Saturday PM

News and sports headlines, presented by Dan Damon.


Presenter: Dan Damon
Editor: Peter Rippon

: Back Row

Chris Tookey talks to Harrison Ford about his new film Hollywood Homicide. And a look at Calendar Girls- a new film based on the true story of the Rylstone Women's Institute members who became pin-ups, starring Julie Walters and Helen Mirren. Plus the best and worst of on-screen accents. Producer Sally Spurring


Talks: Chris Tookey
Unknown: Harrison Ford
Unknown: Julie Walters
Unknown: Helen Mirren.

: Loose Ends

to 6.30 Ned Sherrin presents another mix of music, comedy and conversation. Producer Torquil Macleod


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: Saturday Review

Kate Mosse and her guests discuss the cultural events of the week, including the new book by Ian Rankin , John Rebus - A Question of Blood, and Harrison Ford's new film, Hollywood Homicide.


Presenter: Kate Mosse
Producer: Zahid Warley

: The Golden Age of Aid

The first of three programmes about people who volunteered for overseas aid work later in life features a retired head teacher from Bradford who was sent to Ethiopia by VSO and a Scottish doctor who travelled to Georgia in the former Soviet Union with Medecins Sans Frontieres. Repeated from Sunday 5.40pm

: The Archive Hour: The Crowning Summer

In 1953 the coronation heralded the dawning of a new era and the world of sport responded triumphantly. Between May and August, Stanley Matthews won an FA Cup winners' medal, Gordon Richards rode his first and only Derby winner and Len Hutton led England to victory in the Ashes. Among those recalling that golden summer of British sport are Tom Graveney, Peter Alliss, Trevor Bailey, Sir Clement Freud, Lord John Oaksey, Bill Perry and Harold Hassell. Presented by Ian Wooldridge.


Interviewee: Tom Graveney
Interviewee: Peter Alliss
Interviewee: Trevor Bailey
Interviewee: Sir Clement Freud
Interviewee: Lord John Oaksey
Interviewee: Bill Perry
Interviewee: Harold Hassell
Presenter: Ian Wooldridge
Producer: Nick Patrick
Producer: Ivan Howlett

: Classic Serial: The Book of Love: 1: A Little Less Than an Angel

A two-part dramatisation of William Hazlitt's Liber Amoris, by Martyn Wade. The essayist Hazlitt was 43 when he fell passionately in love with a young woman half his age. He became paranoid, jealous and totally single-minded in pursuit of her.
(Repeated from Sunday)


Author: William Hazlitt
Dramatised by: Martyn Wade
Producer/Director: Marilyn Imrie
Hazlitt: Tim McInnerny
Sarah: Claire Skinner
Mrs Hazlitt: Alison Steadman
Mrs Walker: Imelda Staunton
Patmore: Julian Wadham
Fenwick: William Houston
Cranstoun: John Bett

: Down with.... the Football Association!

Tonight, the Football Association: impotent governing body or trusted guardian of English football? Edward Stourton chairs a debate from Notts County between FA board member David Sheepshanks and journalist David Conn, with an invited forum of experts.

(Repeated from Wednesday)


Presenter: Edward Stourton
Unknown: David Sheepshanks
Unknown: David Conn
Producer: Jim Frank

: Brain of Britain 2003

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


Unknown: Robert Robinson

: Word on the Street

Jackie Kay meets poets Mimi Khalvati, born in Tehran, and Choman Hardi, who came to England from Southern Kurdistan in 1993. Both talk about living in London and the effect displacement has had on their work.
(Repeated from Sunday)


Presenter: Jackie Kay
Guest: Mimi Khalvati
Guest: Choman Hardi

: The Late Story: Her Majesties

A series of five stories, each featuring a queen.
3: Jane's Story by Philippa Gregory. Read by Helen Schlesinger. Producer Jill Waters (R)


Read By: Helen Schlesinger.
Producer: 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.

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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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