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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Mary Stallard.


Unknown: Mary Stallard.

: Talking to Myself

Repeated from Sunday See repeat at 7.45pm for details

: News Briefing

6.05 Papers
6.08 Sports Desk

: Open Country

Richard Uridge reports on rural life across the UK. Producer Hugh 0' Donnell


Unknown: Richard Uridge

: Farming Today This Week

With Mark Holdstock.


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Martin Palmer.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Martin Palmer.

: Home Truths

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


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Harry Parker

: Excess Baggage

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


Producers: Kevin Dawson
Producers: Torquil MacLeod

: One-Day Cricket

The C&G Trophy Final
Gloucester v Worcestershire
Commentary from Lord's by Jonathan Agnew , Henry Blofeld and Christopher Martin-Jenkins , with expert analysis from David Graveney and Phil Neale . Including News summary at 2.20pm.
._ Producer Peter Baxter *Approximate time_


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Henry Blofeld
Unknown: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: David Graveney
Unknown: Phil Neale
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Hold On Tight, Please

As the Routemaster bus reaches its 50th birthday, and is now being phased out in London, Linda Smith hops on board the nation's beloved double decker to celebrate its colourful life and times. Recalling her own fond memories of this very British icon, she talks to conductors, drivers, and enthusiasts, and discovers how the bus has inspired people, starred on screen, travelled the world, symbolised peace, and found many surprising new uses. Producers Emma Wallace and Liz Jaynes


Unknown: Linda Smith
Producers: Emma Wallace
Producers: Liz Jaynes

: Talking Politics

Sheena McDonald presents the political discussion programme, sharpening the focus on current ideas and events. Producer Andrie Morris


Unknown: Sheena McDonald
Producer: Andrie Morris

: From Our Own Correspondent

Insight and colour from BBC correspondents around the World, With KateAdie. ProducerTonyGrant

: Inside Money

6/6. The programme that explores financial issues that get listeners hot under the collar. The Savings Equation. The Government says we all need to save more, but where are the incentives? Following a string of recent mis-selling scandals and the failure of a growing number of company pension schemes, more and more people have lost confidence in saving altogether. Presenter Lesley Curwen debates the issue with a panel of invited guests. Producer Jessica Dunbar


Presenter: Lesley Curwen
Producer: Jessica Dunbar

: Trevor's World of Sport

2/6. Andy Hamilton 's fast, dark comedy follows the adventures ofTrevorthe sports agent as he grapples heroically with egoists, opportunists, raging alcoholics, relieious extremists and someone called Biggsy...... Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Trevor: Neil Pearson
Sammy: Paul Reynolds
Ralph: Michael Fenton Stevens
Theresa: Rosalind Ayres
Heidrun: Cosima Shaw
Barry: Abdul Sails
Meryl: Claire Skinner
Toby: Matthew Thomas
Gerry: Kevin R McNally

: News

: Straw Poll

5/6. Sporting and sporting personalities are given too much prominence in public life Nick Clarke chairs this debate from the English Institute o1 Sport, Sheffield. Listeners can also vote on the motion. Repeated from yesterday TovoteYESdial [number removed] To vote NO dial [number removed] Calls cost lOp Lines are open until 2.20pm


Unknown: 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: strawpoll@bbc.co.uk Producer Nick Utechin


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Producer: Nick Utechin

: The Odyssey

L/3. Homer's epic poem, dramatised by Simon Armitage . After 20 years away the Gods decide it is ime for Odysseus, a hero of the Trojan wars, to returr
10 ithaca before his wife. Penelope, is forced to marry again. But the angry god Poseidon still wants revenge. The second part continues at 9pm. Music by Gary Yerson Musicians Keith Thompson , Martin Allen , Robin Jeffrey , Chris Lacey , Elspeth Cowey and Phil Hopkins Singer Jon Glover Director Janet Whitaker BBC RADIO COLLECTION: A BBC Radio 4 full-cast production of Homer's Odyssey, dramatised by Simon Armitage , is available on CD from 6 September at retail outlets orfromwww.bbcshop.com Call [number removed] Simon Armitage on Homer's mythic world: page 107


Dramatised By: Simon Armitage
Music By: Gary Yerson
Music By: Musicians Keith Thompson
Music By: Martin Allen
Music By: Robin Jeffrey
Music By: Chris Lacey
Music By: Elspeth Cowey
Singer: Phil Hopkins
Singer: Jon Glover
Director: Janet Whitaker
Dramatised By: Simon Armitage
Unknown: Simon Armitage
Odysseus: Tim McLnnerny
Penelope: Amanda Redman
Telemachus: Benedict Cumberbatch
Athena: Janet McTeer
Zeus: John Wood
Eurycleia: Mary Wimbush
Hermes: Bertie Carvel
King Alcinous: Geoffrey Whitehead
Queen Arete: Cheryl Campbell
Princess Nausicaa: Alice Hart
Calypso: Adjoa Andoh
The Cyclops: Barrie Rutter
Antinous: Danny Webb
Eurymachus: Jonathan Keeble
Amphinomus: Chris Pavlo
Eurylochus: Ewan Bailey
Polites: John Rowe
Elpenus: Stephen Hogan
Eurybates: Philip Fox
Antiphus: Jon Glover

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Ritula Shah. Producer June Christie EMAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Ritula Shah.

: Saturday PM

News and sports headlines, presented by Nigel Wrench. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Nigel Wrench.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: Back Row

Chris Tookey talks to Guillermo del Torro about his new film, Hellboy. Plus a look behind the scenes of Steven Spielberg 's The Terminal, filmed in a purpose-built replica of New York's JFK Airport. Producer Nicola Holloway


Talks: Chris Tookey
Unknown: Guillermo Del Torro
Unknown: Steven Spielberg
Producer: Nicola Holloway

: Loose Ends

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


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and guests discuss Walter Salles 's road movie about the young Che Guevara , Motorcycle Diaries; Author, Author, David Lodge 's new novel set around the life of Henry James ; and William Golding 's seminal nove Lord Of the Flies, 50 years on. ProducerAasiya Lodhi


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Walter Salles
Unknown: Che Guevara
Unknown: David Lodge
Unknown: Henry James
Unknown: William Golding

: Talking to Myself

3/3. The poet and undertaker Thomas Lynch composes a letter to his younger self. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Thomas Lynch

: The Archive Hour: The Liverpool Poets

In 1967, three young poets found fame with the publication in the Penguin Modern Poets Collection of The Mersey Sound. Pete McCarthy takes stock of the work of Roger McGough , Brian Patten and Adrian Henri , with contributions from critic George Melly , musician Andy Roberts and writer Phil Bowen. Producer Bob Dickinson


Unknown: Pete McCarthy
Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: Brian Patten
Unknown: Adrian Henri
Unknown: George Melly
Musician: Andy Roberts
Unknown: Phil Bowen.
Producer: Bob Dickinson

: The Odyssey

2/3. Odysseus continues the story of his wanderings with his crew and their encounters with Circe the Enchantress, the descent into Hades, the Sirens, the monster Scylla and the whirlpool Charybdis, before the final disaster on the Isle of the Sun God. The third part is broadcast tomorrow at 3pm.
Simon Armitage on Homer's mythic world: page 107


Unknown: Sun God.
Unknown: Simon Armitage
Odysseus: Tim McLnnerny
Circe: Frances Barber
Ghost of Anticleia: Joanna McCallum
The Sirens: Elena Ferarri
The Sirens: Belinda Sykes
The Sirens: Harriet Williams
Shipmate: Jon Glover

: The Commission

3/8. The Future of the Welfare State. Nick Ross asks if there is a radical way to reform or even dismantle the welfarestate. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Nick Ross

: Brain of Britain

7/18. The first round of the general knowledge contest continues with contestants from the Midlands and East Anglia. Robert Robinson is in the chair.
(Repeated from Monday)


Presenter: Robert Robinson

: Rites of Passage

2/6. Ian McMillan meets people who turn to poetry for inspiration or solace at key moments in their lives.
Stonehenge. McMillan joins a group of Druids to watch the sunrise over Stonehenge and talks to his fellow celebrants about why words matter. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Ian McMillan

: Keep Mum

Another chance to hearthis story by Michele Roberts - a poignant study of a mother-daughter relationship that is less than ideal. Read by Eleanor Bron. Producer Sara Benaim


Story By: Michele Roberts
Read By: Eleanor Bron.
Producer: Sara Benaim

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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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