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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Stephen Wigley.


Unknown: Stephen Wigley.

: Has He Lost His Bus Pass?

Repeated from Sunday See repeat at 7.45pm for details

: News Briefing

6.05 Papers
6.08 Sports Desk

: Open Country

Helen Mark explores rural life across the UK.
Producer Hugh O'Donnell Extended at 1.30pm


Unknown: Helen Mark
Producer: Hugh O'Donnell

: Farming Today This Week

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Joel Edwards.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Joel Edwards.

: Home Truths

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


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Kate Murphy

: Excess Baggage

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


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

: Britain in a Box

2/4. Paul Jackson continues his exploration of television Programmes that have caught the mood of the nation. Art for Art's Sake. In 1957, anxiety about the success of commercial TV and a need to fight for viewers while remaining distinctive led the BBC to launch a regular arts programme. By the time Monitor came to an end just over seven years later, it had created the concept of arts programming as we know it today, and much of the basic grammar of television as well. Producer Paul Kobrak


Unknown: Paul Jackson
Producer: Paul Kobrak

: International Cricket

NatWest Series Final
The final of the triangular one-day series, live from
Lord's. Commentary by Jonathan Agnew , Henry Blofeld , Tony Cozier and Christopher Martin-Jenkins , with expert comments from Jeremy Coney , Mike Selvey and Viv Richards. At 2.20 News.
Producer Peter Baxter * Approximate time


Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By: Henry Blofeld
Commentary By: Tony Cozier
Commentary By: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: Jeremy Coney
Unknown: Mike Selvey
Unknown: Viv Richards.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Week in Westminster

Steve Richards discusses the week's political events. Producer Peter Mulligan


Unknown: Steve Richards
Producer: Peter Mulligan

: From Our Own Correspondent

Insight and colour from BBC correspondents around the World, With Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant


Unknown: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

Paul Lewis presents impartial advice and the latest news from the world of personal finance. Producer Chris A'Court Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis

: The Now Show

1/6. A mixture of satire and silliness from Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis , with Mitch Benn , Marcus Brigstocke , Jon Holmes and Laura Shavin. It deals with everything that's now, nothing that's then. Repeatedfromyesterday


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

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimblebychairs the discussion as an audience at Wootton Bassett School put questions on issues of the week. On the panel are Home Office minister Fiona MacTaggart , former Tory minister Ann Widdecombe , and columnists Polly Toynbee and Rod Liddle. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimblebychairs
Unknown: Fiona MacTaggart
Unknown: Ann Widdecombe
Unknown: Polly Toynbee
Unknown: Rod Liddle.

: Any Answers?

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


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Anne Peacock

: The Saturday Play: Tango Sensations

Another chance to hear Tony Ramsay's play, set in Argentina and starring Juliet Stevenson as Victoria Mendez, whose violent death in the Dirty War in 1976 comes to affect the romantic notions of a young English teacher.
First broadcast in May 2002.
All other characters played by members of the cast
Director Janet Whitaker


Writer: Tony Ramsay
Director: Janet Whitaker
Victoria: Juliet Stevenson
David: James D'Arcy
Nestor: Vincenzo Nicoll
Carola: Tracy-Ann Oberman
Amparo: Paloma Baeza
Wintle: David Timson
Jorge: Peter Marinker
Raul: Gerard McDermott

: The Indispensables

2/3. Lynne Truss looks atthe revolutionary impact of everyday things. The Baby Buggy. Most babies born in the 1950s would have first seen the outdoor world from a pram built like a coach. This was perfect if you lived on the ground floor and didn't want to go far, but with the advent of high-rise living and package holidays, hefty prams were a problem. In 1965, Owen Maclaren , grandparent and retired test pilot, used his engineering knowledge to invent the umbrella-folding buggy. Design guru James Dyson and new mum Sophie Raworth salute the baby-buggy boom. Producer Erika Wright


Unknown: Owen MacLaren
Unknown: James Dyson
Unknown: Sophie Raworth
Producer: Erika Wright

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's '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 Dan Damon. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Dan Damon.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: Back Row

The veteran of almost 100 martial-arts and action films, Jackie Chan 's latest role is as Phileas Fogg 's companion, Passepartout, in a new adaptation of Jules Verne 's novel Around the World in 80 Days. Back Row meets the Hong Kong star. And Chris Tookey examines the great American graphic designer Saul Bass whose work for Hitchcock, Kubrick, Wilder and Scorsese established him as the master of film-title design. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Jackie Chan
Unknown: Phileas Fogg
Unknown: Jules Verne
Unknown: Chris Tookey
Designer: Saul Bass
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: 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

: Has He Lost His Bus Pass?

1/3. Clement Freud presents a series of reflections on contemporary life large and small through undimmed yet increasingly rheumy eyes. With the benefit of great wisdom bestowed upon him by a lifetime in the public eye, Freud offers his idiosyncratic take on the world from a senior Standpoint. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Clement Freud

: The Archive Hour: Across the Divide

Two gentle giants of folk music, the late British-born Bob Copper and American protest singer Pete Seeger ruminate on the similarities and the differences in their lives. The contributors include Seeger's sister Peggy. Presented by Bob Copper. Producer Angela Hind


Unknown: Bob Copper
Singer: Pete Seeger
Presented By: Bob Copper.
Producer: Angela Hind

: Classic Serial: Earthly Powers

2/4. Love on the Ipoh Road. By Anthony Burgess. The Archbishop continues to press Kenneth forthe identity of the boy whom Monsignor Carlo miraculously returned to life. But Kenneth only wants to talk about the great love of his life. Adapted by Michael Hastings.
Director Peter Kavanagh Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Anthony Burgess.
Adapted By: Michael Hastings.
Director: Peter Kavanagh
Kenneth: Kenneth Cranham
Carlo: Henry Goodman
Concetta: Paola Dionisottl
Philip: Andrew Scott
Porson: Philip Jackson
PA: Vincenzo Nicoll
Yusof: Nitln Ganatra
Geoffrey: Philip Fox
Mussolini: Jon Glover
Nurse: Joanna McCallum

: Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which Melanie Phillips , Ian Hargreaves , Steven Rose and Dominic Lawson cross-examine witnesses who hold conflicting views on the moral complexities behind one of the week's news Stories. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Steven Rose
Unknown: Dominic Lawson

: Counterpoint

Ned Sherrin is in the chair forthe final of the music quiz at London's Drill Hall. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: Siegfried Sassoon - a Friend

Dennis Silk recalls his 13- year friendship with the war poet Siegfried Sassoon and shares a precious private recording he made in the 1960s of the poet reading his own work, including The General, Base Details, Died of Wounds and several other poems. Repeatedfrom Sunday


Unknown: Dennis Silk
Unknown: Siegfried Sassoon

: Down to a Soundless Sea

4/5. Blighted Cargo. Written by Thomas Steinbeck. Abridged by Libby Spurrier and read by William Hope. Simon Gutierez O'Brian begins a new career as a blackleg smuggler - not just a common contrabandist of uncustomed rotgut but a bootlegger of souls. Producer Anne-Marie Cole


Written By: Thomas Steinbeck.
Abridged By: Libby Spurrier
Read By: William Hope.
Read By: Simon Gutierez O'Brian
Producer: Anne-Marie Cole

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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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