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: Second Generation Sikhs

Repeated from Sunday See repeat at 7.45pm for details

: News Briefing

6.05 Papers
6.08 Sports Desk

: Open Country

A report by Richard Uridge on rural life across the UK.


Unknown: Richard Uridge

: Farming Today This Week

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With Sarah Montague and Carolyn Quinn.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought forthe Day With Rhidian Brook.


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Rhidian Brook.

: Home Truths

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


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Harry Parker

: Excess Baggage

Janet Ellis explores the adventures, frustrations and joysoftravel. Producer Kevin Dawson and Torquil McLeod


Unknown: Janet Ellis
Producer: Kevin Dawson
Producer: Torquil McLeod

: The Planet Pirates

The United Nations Outer Space Treaty of 1967, two years before the moon landing, forbids individual countries from claiming rights to celestial bodies. But the committee that drafted the agreement forgot to include private individuals or firms. Now celestial property speculation is big business, with a million people holding deeds to extraterrestrial acres. Clive Anderson meets the entrepreneurs who have the solar system up for sale.

Adam Hart-Davis on astronomical property prices: p32


Presenter: Clive Anderson
Producer: Simon Hollis

: Talking Politics

Sheena McDonald presents the political discussion programme.


Presenter: Sheena McDonald
Producer: Paul Vickers

: From Our Own Correspondent

Insight and colour from BBC correspondents around the world, with Kate Adie.


Presenter: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: Inside Money

3/6. Investigating financial issues that get listeners hot under the collar.
The Mortgage Maze. With interest rates rising and more of us taking on larger home loans, finding the best mortgage deal has never been more important.
Listener Carey Hubble knows she needs to get to grips with her large mortgage. She joins presenter Lesley Curwen to look at the options for saving money and clearing her debt early.


Unknown: Carey Hubble
Presenter: Lesley Curwen

: The Now Show

125/6 Topical comedy, starring Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis with Mitch Benn, Marcus Brigstocke, Jon Holmes and Laura Shavin. Repeated from yesterday


Presenter: Steve Punt
Presenter: Hugh Dennis
Comedian: Mitch Benn
Comedian: Marcus Brigstocke
Comedian: Jon Holmes
Comedian: Laura Shavin

: News

: Straw Poll

2/6. We should not attempt to legislate against obesity.
This debate is chaired by Nick Clarke and comes from the Royal Institute of Public Health, London. Repeated from yesterday
TO vote YES dial [number removed] To vote NO dial [number removed] Calls cost 10p Lines are open until 2.20pm


Chair: Nick Clarke

: Straw Poll Talkback

Phone Nick Clarke with your views on the issues raised in this week's edition of Straw Poll.
Phone: [number removed]
email: [email address removed]


Presenter: Nick Clarke
Producer: Nick Utechin

: The Saturday Play: Put Money in Thy Purse

By Micheal MacLiammoir.
In 1949 the Irish stage star Micheal MacLiammoir made his cinematic debut as lago in Orson Welles's Othello. His diary of the process, dramatised here by Peter G Morgan, is a hilarious chronicle of chaos, financial crises, endless travel - and flashes of directorial genius.


Author: Micheal MacLiammoir
Dramatised by: Peter G Morgan
Director: Alison Hindell
Micheal: Simon Callow
Orson Welles: Don Warrington
Hilton: Don McCorkindale
Fay: Rachel Atkins
Bob: Andrew Wincott
Suzanne: Lynne Seymour

: England's Kansas

Richard Coles praises his much overlooked home of Northamptonshire. A curious county, it once made shoes for the world and had Stamford and Peterborough but managed to lose both. It now has no cities and its shoe factories are derelict. For many, it is a place to get away from it is our Kansas and yet it is a place full of stories and a microcosm of much of non-metropolitan England. Producer Tim Dee


Unknown: Richard Coles
Producer: Tim Dee

: 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 Peter Rippon


Presented By: Carolyn Quinn.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: Back Row

Chris Tookey meets Will Smith, who hit gold as Agent J in Men in Black in 1997. Now he's back on our screens as a technophobic detective in the Asimov based thriller I, Robot. Tookey also talks to British director Alison Peebles, whose new film, After Life, takes an unflinching look at darker themes - euthanasia, cancer and disturbing family relationships.


Presenter: Chris Tookey
Interviewee: Will Smith
Interviewee: Alison Peebles
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 guests discuss cultural highlights of the week. Producer ZahidWarley


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe

: Second Generation Sikhs

2/2. Timed to coincide with the 400th anniversary of the compilation of the Sikh holy scriptures, these programmes feature young British Sikhs talking about the challenges to theirfaith and identity in 21st-century Britain. This week, the Singh Twins: artists Amrit and Rabindra Kaur Singh. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Rabindra Kaur Singh.

: The Archive Hour: Salvaging Jack Hylton

On his death in 1965 Britain's famous bandleader of the 1920s and 30s, Bolton-born Jack Hylton , left an extensive archive of tapes, photographs and musical scores and arrangements. In reappraising Hylton's career, Jeffrey Richards visits the Hylton archive, now housed at Lancaster University, where neglected and forgotten musical gems by the Hylton Band are now being rescued from obsolete home-made tapes. Producer Bob Dickinson


Unknown: Jack Hylton
Unknown: Jeffrey Richards
Producer: Bob Dickinson

: Classic Serial: Bartleby, the Scrivener

By Herman Melville, dramatised by Martyn Wade, starring Ian Holm as the Lawyer.
The strange behaviour or a man employed as a copyist in a firm of lawyers begins with him announcing that there are aspects of his work that he would "prefer not to" do. But then the list of things he would rather avoid doing becomes more sinister.
Repeated from Sunday


Author: Herman Melville
Dramatised by: Martyn Wade
Director: Cherry Cookson
The Lawyer: Ian Holm
Bartleby: Adrian Scarborough
Turkey: David Collings
Nippers: Jonathan Keeble
Huff: Philip Fox
Norton: John Rowe
Prison officer: Stephen Hogan

: Moral Maze

10/10. Michael Buerk chairs the final debate in the series in which his guests Melanie Phillips , Michael Gove , Clifford Longley and Claire Fox 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: Michael Gove
Unknown: Clifford Longley
Unknown: Claire Fox

: Brain of Britain

4/18. The first round of the nationwide general knowledge contest continues with another programme from the Home Counties. Robert Robinson is in the Chair. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Robert Robinson

: Adventures in Poetry

4/5. A series of programmes that explore how poetry makes it mark on our lives.
Tam Un. This ancient Scottish ballad has fairies, casual sex, shape-shifting, human sacrifice and a heroine with an attitude, not to mention its own website.
Peggy Reynolds talks to folk singers, ballad experts and the actor Ian McShane to discover why this dramatic tale has haunted imaginations since the Middle Ages. Repeated from Sunday


Talks: Peggy Reynolds
Unknown: Ian McShane

: White Magic

3/5. A series of stories from Wales on a little magic in modern lives.
The Notorious Daughters of Venus. A writer is persuaded that two local spinsters are practising black magic....how else will the village become famous? Written by Ceri Jordan and read by Eiry Thomas. Producer Alison Hindell


Written By: Ceri Jordan
Read By: Eiry Thomas.
Producer: Alison Hindell

About this project

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.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

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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.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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