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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Stephen Shipley.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.

: Letter from America - a Celebration

To mark more than five decades of the world's longest-running speech radio programme, a chance to hear one of Alistair Cooke 's vintage broadcasts. Repeated from yesterday Repeated Sunday 8.45am


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: News Briefing

6.05 Papers
6.08 Sports Desk

: Open Country

Richard Uridge explores rural life across the UK.
Producer Hugh O'Donnell Extended


Unknown: Richard Uridge
Producer: Hugh O'Donnell

: Farming Today This Week

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Rob Marshall.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Rob Marshall.

: Home Truths

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


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Bella Bannerman

: Excess Baggage

Sandi Toksvig explores the adventures, frustrations and joys of travel.
Producers Kevin Dawson and Torquil MacLeod


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producers: Kevin Dawson
Producers: Torquil MacLeod

: Taking the Mick

1/2. Once the butt of every stand-up comic's routine, the Irish thrive in the contemporary comedy scene. Pauline McLynn reveals how the Irish went from being a punchline to having the last laugh. Planet Ireland. McLynn explores the parallel universe in which Irish comedy was forged, where religion, politics and the peculiarity of rural life provided all the material necessaryforthe budding COmiC. Producer Owen McFadden


Unknown: Pauline McLynn
Producer: Owen McFadden

: Week in Westminster

With MPs on their Easter break, the programme s five regular presenters come togetherto survey the political scene. Editor Marie Jessel


Editor: Marie Jessel

: From Our Own Correspondent

Insight and colourfrom BBC correspondents around the world, With KateAdie. ProducerTonyGrant

: Money Box

Paul Lewis presents impartial advice and the latest news from the world of personal finance. Producer Jennifer Clarke Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Jennifer Clarke

: The Now Show .

5/6. The sharp edge of satire from Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis , with Mitch Benn , Marcus Bngstocke , Jon Holmes and Laura Shavin. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Mitch Benn
Unknown: Marcus Bngstocke
Unknown: Jon Holmes
Unknown: Laura Shavin.

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience at Winchcombe School, Cheltenham, puts questions on issues of the week. Panel lists are the author Frederick Forsyth ; general secretary of the TUC, Brendan Barber ; Steven Rose , professor of biology and director of the Brain and Behaviour research group at the Open University; and Lindsay Nicholson , editor of Good Housekeeping. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Frederick Forsyth
Unknown: Brendan Barber
Unknown: Steven Rose
Unknown: Lindsay Nicholson

: 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 Saturday Play: The Duel

In 1984 the miners went on strike. This is the story behind the scenes as the Thatcher government took on the National Union of Mineworkers in one of the longest and most bitter industrial disputes of the 20th century.
Danny Kelly on a bloody battle: page 31


Writer: Michael Samuels
Director: Jeremy Howe
Director: Isobel Eaton
Prime Minister: Patricia Hodge
Arthur Scargill: David Threlfall
Nicholas Ridiey: Michael Cochrane
Peter Walker: Adam Godley
Ian MacGregor: Ed Bishop
Jimmy Cowan: David Ashton
Neil Kinnock: Owen Teale
Stan Orme: Lan Flintoff
General Secretary of the TUC: Trevor Cooper
Norman Tebbit: Paul Marl
Michael Foot: Patrick Godfrey
Leon Brittan: Jonathan Coy
Mic kMcCahey: John McGlynn
Peter Heathfield: Keith Drinkel
Scargill's secretary: Mia Soteriou
Jack Collins: Chris MacDonnell
Bill Etherington: Stewart Howson
Gavin Laird: Murray Ewan
Terry Thomas: Sion Probert
Peter McNestry: Deka Walmsley
Stephen Dorrell: David Holt

: Weekend Woman's Hour

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


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Saturday PM

News and sports headlines, presented by Carolyn Quinn. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Carolyn Quinn.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: Back Row

She was last seen as a glamorous accomplice in the remake of the British film classic The Italian Job, and now she's winning an Oscar for her latest role as a wild-eyed serial killer on death row in Monster.
Jim White talks to Charlize Theron, and to Linus Roache , who plays John McCarthy in Blind Flight, a new film based on Brian Keenan 's book An Evil Cradling. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Talks: Jim White
Unknown: Linus Roache
Unknown: John McCarthy
Unknown: Brian Keenan
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Loose Ends

Ned Sherrin presents another mix of music, comedy and conversation. Producer Main Russell


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and his guests Alan Strachan ,
Denise Mina and Jude Kelly review the cultural highlights of the week, including the film Monster and The Sweetest Swing in Baseball, a new play StarringGillian Anderson. Producer Fiona McLean


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Alan Strachan
Unknown: Denise Mina
Unknown: Jude Kelly
Unknown: Starringgillian Anderson.
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Words from the Cross

5/6. "I thirst". In another talk for Lent considering the final words of Christ, Grace Davie , professor of sociology of religion at Exeter University, weighs up the evidence for spiritual thirst in our society. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Grace Davie

: The Archive Hour: All in the Name of Power

Colin Bell looks at the way that lives and communities have been shaped by the energy industries. From the moving to the funny, from the sad to the shocking, this programme illustrates the true cost of turning on an electric light. Producers Hazel Marshall and Sharon Mair


Producers: Hazel Marshall
Producers: Sharon Mair

: Classic Serial: The Pallisers

10/12. By Anthony Trollope , dramatised by Martyn Wade. As Plantagenet Palliser 's government comes increasingly under attack, so Ferdinand Lopez 's social and business standing become more and more difficult, with tragic results.
Music by Elizabeth Parker Director Marc Beeby Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Anthony Trollope
Dramatised By: Martyn Wade.
Unknown: Plantagenet Palliser
Unknown: Ferdinand Lopez
Music By: Elizabeth Parker
Trollope: David Troughton
Palliser: Ben Miles
Glencora: Sophie Thompson
Phineas: Conleth Hili
Lopez: Greg Wise
MmeGoesler: Stella Gonet
MrWharton: James Laurenson
Emily: Emily Bruni
Duke of St Bungay: Geoffrey Whitehead
Arthur: Jonathan Keeble
Mrs Parker: Lynne Verrall
1st club member/Guard: Chris Moran
Policeman: Damian Lynch

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which Melanie Phillips , Michael Gove , Claire Fox and Professor Steven Rose cross-examine witnesses who hold confticting views on the moral complexities behind one of the week's news stories.
Repeated from Wednesday


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

: Round Britain Quiz

Nick Clarke puts cryptic questions to teams from the Midlands and the North of England. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nick Clarke

: Test Match Special Report

West Indies v England -The Third Test
Jonathan Agnew and Geoffrey Boycott review the third day's play at Kensington Oval, Barbados. Producer Peter Baxter


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Word on the Street

6/6. Handsworth-born poets Benjamin Zephaniah and Roy Fisher talk to Jackie Kay when she visits Birmingham. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Benjamin Zephaniah
Unknown: Roy Fisher
Unknown: Jackie Kay

: Not Drowning but Waving

5/5. Poet Stevie Smith 's most memorable poem ends with the words "not waving but drowning". Five writers turn her bleak phrase on its head. Somebody Smith by Diana Hendry , read by Phyllida Nash. When a polite young man comes to the door announcing he's come to rescue her, there seems no reason why 72-year-old Molly shouldn't go with him-after all, she's always wanted to be rescued ... Producer Sara Davies


Unknown: Stevie Smith
Unknown: Diana Hendry
Read By: Phyllida Nash.
Producer: Sara Davies

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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.

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