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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Blair Robertson.


Unknown: Blair Robertson.

: 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 across the UK.
Producer Benjamin Chesterton


Unknown: Helen Mark
Producer: Benjamin Chesterton

: Farming Today This Week

With Sarah Mukherjee. Producer Sarah Hughes


Unknown: Sarah Mukherjee.
Producer: Sarah Hughes

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Huw Spanner. The inquisitors: page 25


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Huw Spanner.

: Home Truths

John Peel takes a wry look atthe foibles of family life. Producer Bella Bannerman Repeated on Monday at 11pm PHONE: [number removed] email: home.truths@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Bella Bannerman

: Excess Baggage

Sandi Toksvig and guests present a selection ottne best international travellers' tales. Producer Simon Clancy PHONE: [number removed] email: excess.baggage@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Simon Clancy

: Axles, Engines, Music and Motown

In 1959 Berry Gordy left the Ford motor factory in Detroitto begin his own music production company. Motown became a giant force in the history of pop and a weapon in the American racial struggle. In the first of two programmes, Stephen Evans travels to "Motor City" Detroit, to meet the likes of Gladys Knight and Martha Reeves , who were involved with the company's early SUCCeSS. Producer Paul Evans (R)


Unknown: Berry Gordy
Unknown: Stephen Evans
Unknown: Gladys Knight
Unknown: Martha Reeves
Producer: Paul Evans

: Talking Politics

With Sheena McDonald. Producer Paul Vickers


Unknown: Sheena McDonald.
Producer: Paul Vickers

: From Our Own Correspondent

Kate Adie presents the top stories from BBC correspondents around the world, producer Tony Grant The globetrotters: page 25
The correspondent you most admire: page 12


Unknown: Kate Adie
Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

Paul Lewis presents impartial advice and the latest news from the world of personal finance. Producer Penny Haslam Repeated on Sunday at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis

: Dead Ringers

Another slice of the hugely popular satirical sketch and impressions show. With Jon Culshaw , Jan Ravens and Mark Perry. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Jon Culshaw
Unknown: Jan Ravens
Unknown: Mark Perry.

: News

: Any Questions

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience at Millfield School in Somerset puts questions on issues of the week to the culture secretary Tessa Jowell , shadow cabinet member David Willetts , Liberal Democrat party chairman Mark Oaten and the publisher of The Spectator magazine, Kimberly Fortier.
Producer Anne Peacock Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Tessa Jowell
Unknown: David Willetts
Unknown: Mark Oaten
Unknown: Kimberly Fortier.
Producer: Anne Peacock

: Any Answers

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


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Anne Peacock

: The Spring Sonata

By Arthur Schnitzler. Dramatised by Vanessa Rosenthal. In a little town near Vienna in spring 1900 the young widow Bertha Garlan walks in the park with her six-year-old son and wonders why she feels restless. Will a chance meeting with an old flame lead to romance at last? The author of La Ronde explores love, sex, and small-town hypocrisy.

Director: Chris Wallis


Unknown: Arthur Schnitzler.
Dramatised By: Vanessa Rosenthal.
Unknown: Bertha Garlan
Bertha: Alison Ram
Emil: James Duke
Anna: Claudia Harrison
Herr Rupius: Christopher Kent
Herr Klingemann: Michael Jenn
Herr Garlan: David Thorpe
Frau Garlan: Fenella Norman
Frau Martin: Vanessa Rosenthal
Hans: John McCraw
Greta: Catherine Kinsella
Fritz: Dominic Curran
Postboy: Sam Starling

: Diving into History

The second of a three-part series in which
John Nightingale investigates the stories behind some extraordinary shipwrecks.
2: Trainers Galore. In March 1997 the container ship Cita was steaming westwards in the English
Channel, bound for Belfast. But the crew were fast asleep and failed to find the gap between Land's End and the Scilly Isles. When the ship rammed into
St Mary's, the islanders woke up to discover that
Christmas had come all over again. Producer Tim Maiyon


Unknown: John Nightingale
Producer: Tim Maiyon

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Martha Kearney.
Series editor Jill Burridge Producer VibekeVenema 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

Finding Nemo is a new Walt Disney/Pixar feature that tells the comic tale of two fish: Marlin, a clown fish, and his only son, Nemo, who are taken from their Great Barrier Reef home and thrust into a fish tank in a dentist's office overlooking Sydney Harbour. Jim White talks to the writer and co-director Andrew Stanton about the art of animation, Pixar-style. Also on the programme, Ewan McGregor and Tilda Swinton on thei r performances in Young Adam, a film adaptation of Alexander Trocchi 's novel, set on a coal barge in 1950s Glasgow. Producer MohiniPatel


Unknown: Sydney Harbour.
Talks: Jim White
Unknown: Andrew Stanton
Unknown: Ewan McGregor
Unknown: Tilda Swinton
Unknown: Alexander Trocchi

: Loose Ends

Ned Sherrin presents another mix of music, comedy and Conversation. Producer Kevin Dawson


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Kevin Dawson

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and guests look back at the week's cultural highlights, including Titus Andronicus at the RSC in Stratford, and the story of Australia's most notorious folk hero in a new film, Ned Kelly. Producer Zahid Warley


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Titus Andronicus
Unknown: Ned Kelly.
Producer: Zahid Warley

: Learning from Italy

Charles Handy meditates on a Tuscan hilltop about lessons to be learned from the Italian way of life. 2: Small Is Personal
Producer Norman Winter Repeated from Sunday

: The Archive Hour: Blue Skies and Uncle Sam

Sixty years after the first American raid from an English airbase, Ivan Howlett tells the story of the US Army airforce's contribution to the war in Europe and the effect it had on communities throughout the Eastern countries. Producer Nick Patrick (R)


Unknown: Ivan Howlett
Producer: Nick Patrick

: Classic Serial: The Real Charlotte

By Somerville and Ross, dramatised in two parts by Anne Haverty. A satire on Anglo-Irish society in 19th-century Ireland. 1: When respectable spinster
Charlotte Mullen is reluctantly obliged to look after her penniless young cousin, she decides she must marry her off to a rich man as soon as possible. However, Francie is extremely pretty and wilful.
Director Tanya Nash Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Anne Haverty.
Unknown: Charlotte Mullen
Director: Tanya Nash
Charlotte: Sorcha Cusack
Norrie: Doreen Keogh
Francie: Elaine Symons
Roddy: Lorcan Cranitch
Lucy: Maria McDermottroe
Sir Christopher: Peter Hanly
Pamela: Tina Kellegher
Gerald: Richard Dormer
MissDrummond: Jo Donnelly
Lady Dysart: Stella McCusker

: The Commission

Immigration: Open the Doors?Current mechanisms for regulating immigration don't work, but what are the options for change? This week's commissioners are author Frederick Forsyth , Royal Society Fellow Professor Kay E Davies , and President of New Hall
College, Cambridge, Anne Lonsdale. Nick Ross is in the Chair. Producer Sara Nathan Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Frederick Forsyth
Unknown: Professor Kay E Davies
Unknown: Anne Lonsdale.
Unknown: Nick Ross
Producer: Sara Nathan

: Brain of Britain 2003

The second semi-final challenges contestants from the Midlands and the North East. Robert Robinson is in the Chair. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Robert Robinson

: Poetry Please

Roger McGough introduces listeners' requests and pays tribute to Kathleen Raine , who died earlier this year. Repeated from Sunday


Introduces: Roger McGough
Unknown: Kathleen Raine

: The Late Story: My Oedipus Complexand Other Stories

Five short stories by Frank O'Connor. 2: First
Confession. " was pitch dark in the confessional and I couldn't see a priest or anything else. Then I really began to be frightened. In the darkness it was a matter between God and me, and He had all the OddS." Read by TP McKenna . Producer Jane Marshall (R)


Stories By: Frank O'Connor.
Read By: Tp McKenna
Producer: Jane Marshall

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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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