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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Ralph Godsall.

: Letter from America-a Celebration

Another chance to hear one of Alistair Cooke 's vintage broadcasts. Repeated from yesterday Repeated on Sunday at 8.45am


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: News Briefing

6.05 Papers
6.08 Sports Desk

: Open Country

Helen Mark explores rural life across the UK Producer Hugh O'Donnell


Unknown: Helen Mark
Producer: Hugh O'Donnell

: Farming Today This Week

With Mark Holdstock.


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Dr Jeevan Singh Deol.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Dr Jeevan Singh Deol.

: Home Truths

John Peel takes a wry 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 explores the adventures, frustrations ana joys of travel. Producers KevinDawsonandJorquil MacLeod


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig

: Test Match SpecialEngland v New Zealand

Coverage of the third day's play in the Third Test at Trent
Bridge, with commentary by Jonathan Agnew ,
Henry Blofeld , Christopher Martin-Jenkins and Bryan Waddle , and expert comments from Vic Marks Angus Fraser and Jeremy Coney. At 12.35 News and A View from the Boundary, with guest Rageh Omaar. ✻imatetlme
Producer Peter Baxter


Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By: Henry Blofeld
Commentary By: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Commentary By: Bryan Waddle
Unknown: Vic Marks
Unknown: Angus Fraser
Unknown: Jeremy Coney.
Unknown: Rageh Omaar.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: The Roundhouse

Robert Elms presents the weird, wonderful, rocking, radical, psychedelic history of London s Roundhouse Theatre in its 40th anniversary year. Producer Neil Rosser i ne wayward magic of the Roundhouse: page 117


Producer: Neil Rosser

: Week in Westminster

Robin Oakley discusses the week s political events. Producer Marie Jessel


Unknown: Robin Oakley
Producer: Marie Jessel

: From Our Own Correspondent

Insight and colour from BBC correspondents around the world, with KateAdie. Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: MoneyBox

news from the Paul Lewis presents impartial advice and news from the world Of personal finance. Producer Robert McKenzie

: We've Been Here Before

1/4. Asecond series of the topical historical, satirical panel show, hosted by Clive Anderson with team captains John O'Farrell and Gyles Brandreth. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Clive Anderson
Unknown: John O'Farrell
Unknown: Gyles Brandreth.

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion at the Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School, west London. The pane lists include Margaret Beckett , the secretary of state for environment, food and rural affairs; Liam Fox , the Conservative Party co-chairman; Ed Davey , the Liberal Democrat spokesman for the office of the deputy prime minister; and the author PD James. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Margaret Beckett
Unknown: Liam Fox
Unknown: Ed Davey
Unknown: Pd James.

: Any Answers?

Jonathan Dimbleby takes listeners calls and emails in response to Any Questions? Producer Anne Peacock PHONE: [number removed] Lines open at 12.30pm email: any.answers@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Anne Peacock

: Bloomsday 100: Walking at Ringsend

A love story to commemorate the centenary of Bloomsday, the day on which James Joyce and Nora Barnacle first went walking at Ringsend and which Joyce later immortalised in his novel Ulysses- 16 June 1904. Written by Edel Brosnan. _ Producer Heather Larmour See also Twenty Minutes on Wednesday at 8.20pm on Radio 3


Unknown: James Joyce
Unknown: Nora Barnacle
Written By: Edel Brosnan.
Producer: Heather Larmour
James Joyce: Michael Colgan
Nora: Nora-Jane Noone
Cosgrave: Jason Barry
Kitty: Elaine Symons
Stannie: Michael Legge
Poppie: Nuala O'Neill
John: John Hewitt
McKernan: Mark Lambert
Pawnbroker: Pat Laffan

: For the Glory of the Garden - 200 Yearsof the RHS

Man Titchmarsh celebrates the Royal Horticultural Society's bicentenary by looking back through its history and discovering the impact its work has had on British gardens and gardening. Producer Lucy Lunt Alan Titchmarsh on the future of the RHS: page 34


Producer: Lucy Lunt
Producer: Alan Titchmarsh

: Weekend Woman's Hour

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


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Saturday PM

News and sports headlines, presented by Carolyn Quinn. Editor PeterRippon


Presented By: Carolyn Quinn.

: Back Row

With the remake of The Stepford Wives just on release, Matthew Sweet looks at the original version, now nearly 25 years old, to determine why it has become a cult movie. And controversial French director Patrice Leconte talks about his latest film, Intimate Strangers. Producer Anne-Marie Cole


Talks: Patrice Leconte
Producer: Anne-Marie Cole

: Loose Ends

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


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Mairi Russell

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and his guests discuss the cultural highlights of the week. Producer Fiona McLean


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Nik Cohn's Recurring Dream

3/3. Why should a love affair with pop ever end? One of the most celebrated observers of the pop scene explains why he can't help falling in love. The concluding part of Nik Cohn 's series.
Bouncing in New Orleans. As a white man in his late 50s, Cohn is astonished to find himself in a new role producing hop records in the Big Easy. Producer Owen McFadden Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Nik Cohn
Producer: Owen McFadden

: The Archive Hour: Z Is for Zapple

Launched in February 1969, Zapple was the spoken-word division of the Beatles' Apple Records, intended to "pioneer a new area for the recording industry equivalent to what the paperback revolution did for book publishing". Label manager Barry Miles travelled across America recording such counterculture heroes as Allen Ginsberg , Charles Bukowski and Lawrence Ferlinghetti for the first batch of Zapple releases, while back home John Lennon and George Harrison were recording their own work for the label. But with the demise of the Beatles, Zapple folded and many of these recordings have remained unheard. In unearthing his archive for the first time, Barry Miles tells the story of the Zapple experience and gives an insider's account of life at the centre of the Beatles' crumbling empire. Producer Owen McFadden


Unknown: Barry Miles
Unknown: Allen Ginsberg
Unknown: Charles Bukowski
Unknown: Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Unknown: John Lennon
Unknown: George Harrison
Unknown: Barry Miles
Producer: Owen McFadden

: The Song of Hiawatha

By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Timothy West tells the legendary story of native American hero, Hiawatha. Abridged by Tom Holland.
Music by Mia Soteriou and William Lyons (pipes)
Producers Vib Beeby and Jeremy Howe


Unknown: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
Unknown: Timothy West
Abridged By: Tom Holland.
Unknown: William Lyons
Producers: Vib Beeby
Producers: Jeremy Howe
Storyteller: Timothy West
Hiawatha: Chris Gamer
Gitche Manito: Burt Caesar
Little Hiawatha: Sam Fry
lagoo: Chris Harris
Chibiabos: Peter Polycarpou
Pau-Puk Keewis: Gary Sharkey
Mudjekeewis: Bill Wallis
Nokomis: Mla Soteriou
Minnehaha: Nicole Arumugam
Chorus: Tom Espiner
Chorus: Chris Grimes

: Moral Maze

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


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

: Counterpoint

The remaining place in the semi-final is the prize in this week's eclectic music quiz. Hosted by Ned Sherrin. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Ned Sherrin.

: Poetry Please

Roger McGough introduces requests for poems reflecting the wartime experience of life away from the battlefields, including work by well-known figures such as Noël Coward and Edith Sitwell , and powerful, descriptive verse by less well-known young women poets of the day whose work sheds a revealing light on the realities of life on the home front. The readers are Pat Hughes , David Collins and Bonnie Hurren. Repeated from Sunday


Introduces: Roger McGough
Introduces: Edith Sitwell
Unknown: Pat Hughes
Unknown: David Collins
Unknown: Bonnie Hurren.

: Women on Men

5/5. 50-50. The last in a series of stories by women that take a short, hard look at men. First broadcast in January last year. Written by Victoria Rothwell and read byShireen Shah. Producer Peter Everett


Written By: Victoria Rothwell
Read By: Shireen Shah.
Producer: Peter Everett

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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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