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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Father James Hanvey.


Unknown: Father James Hanvey.

: Congo Story

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 Gahi Fisher


Unknown: Richard Uridge
Producer: Gahi Fisher

: Farming Today This Week

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought forthe Day With Brian Draper.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Brian Draper.

: Home Truths

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


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Bella Bannerman

: Excess Baggage

Sandi Toksvig explores the adventures. frustrations ana joys of travel. Producer Torquil MacLeod


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: Unsung Heroes

The little-known story of the amateur radio operators who provided vital communication networks tor the rescue agencies when the World Trade Centerwas attacked in New York on 9/11. BBC North American business correspondent Stephen Evans , who witnessed the attacks, talks to ham operators who lost friends and relatives that day and still helped with the "search and rescue" operation, producer Kate Bisseii


Unknown: Stephen Evans
Producer: Kate Bisseii

: Talking Politics

Dennis Sewell presents the political discussion programme, sharpening the focus on current ideas and events. Producer PaulVickers


Unknown: Dennis Sewell

: 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

New series 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

: Trevor's World of Sport

3/6. Andy Hamilton 's fast. dark comedy follows the adventures ofTrevor. the sports agent. This week he grapples with his colleagues, his clients, his competitors, a Buddhist and a specially trained bear.
Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Trevor: Nell Pearson
Sammy: Paul Reynolds
Ralph: Michael Fenton Stevens
Theresa: Rosalind Ayres
Heidrun: Cosima Shaw
Barry: Abdul Sails
Meryl: Claire Skinner
Toby: Matthew Thomas
Chang: David Tse
Tim: Jon Glover
Samantha: Amber Salnsbury

: News

: Straw Poll

6/6. The Waron Terror can only be won by force
Nick Clarke is in thechair at the Foreign Press Association, London, forthe last debate of the series. Listeners can also vote on the motion. Repeated from yesterday
To vote YES dial [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 Saturday Play: The Long Weekend

A black comedy by Jeremy Front. When former school chums Sophie and Gemma re-unite after 20 years at Sophie's country estate, the idyllic-sounding long wppkend takes a turn for the unexpected.
Director Sally Avens


Comedy By: Jeremy Front.
Director: Sally Avens
Gemma: Emma Fielding
Toby: Stephen Tompkinson
Sophie: Jane Slavin
Freddie: Robert Portal
Ivor: Ben Crowe
Dodo: Clare Corbet
Insp Fenton: Clive Merrison

: Freedom Pass

New series 1/3. Sexagenarians Alan Coren and Christopher Matthew return to the buses for a new series of their journeys of discovery. Armed only with a set of personal microphones and their Freedom Passes (which allow them free travel on local public transport), they venture forth to see where serendipity and the public transport system takes them - geographically, historically and conversationally. producer Paul Kobrak


Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Christopher Matthew
Producer: Paul Kobrak

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Martha Kearney. Producer June Christie EMAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Selections of Woman Hour short stories are available on audio cassette from retail outlets or from www.bbcshop com Call [number removed]


Presented By: Martha Kearney

: Saturday PM

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


Presented By: Nigel Wrench.
Editor: Peter Ridnon

: Back Row

In 1998 a dive boat accidentally left two scuba divers on holiday marooned on a reef. A powerful new film. Open Water, based on the story, reconstructs their struggle to survive in the shark-infested sea as dehydration and the cold set in. Chris Tookey talks to the film-makers about their controversial project. And if you thought fast food really didn't do you that much harm, wait until you see Super Size Me. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Talks: Chris Tookey
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 review the cultural highlights of the week, Producer Nicola Hollowav


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Nicola Hollowav

: Congo Story

1/2. Over the last six years the war in the Democratic
Republic of Congo has claimed more lives than any other conflict since the Second World War. The Nyankunde massacre is its worst documented atrocity. Ndrundo Timothe. a nurse who stayed to look after the patients on his ward during those events, tells his remarkable Story Of Survival and hope. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Ndrundo Timothe.

: The Archive Hour: Red Runs the Vistula - theStory of the Warsaw Uprising

In August 1944, armed with just a few guns and petrol bombs, the people of Warsaw rose up against the Germans. The cost - a quarter of a million Poles dead. Rula Lenska re-lives the Uprising through the eyes of the few remaining survivors, one a German soldier. Includes rare archive from Poland. Britain. America and New Zealand. Producer JuiiaRooke

: Classic Serial: Daisy Miller

Henry James 's classic novella, adapted for radio by Bill Bryden and starring Elizabeth McGovern and Maureen Lipman. describes in exquisite detail the confrontation between Daisy Miller - a new independent American girl, enchanting in her spontaneity and alarming in her unpredictability - and the social codes of 19th-century European society.
Music by John Tams
Producer Nicholas Newton Director Bill Bryden


Unknown: Henry James
Unknown: Bill Bryden
Unknown: Elizabeth McGovern
Unknown: Maureen Lipman.
Unknown: Daisy Miller
Music By: John Tams
Producer: Nicholas Newton
Director: Bill Bryden
Daisy: Elizabeth McGovem
Mrs Costello: Maureen Lipman
Mrs Miller: Constance Cummings
Mrs Walker: Slan Phillips
Winterbourne: James Callis
Eugenio: Sebastian Graham-Jones
Giovanelli: Marcello Magni
Randolf: Zohren Weiss

: The Commission

4/8. FamilyCourts. Are the family courts of England and Wales in crisis and in urgent need of reform? Parents and lawyers talk about their fears that secrecy and poor standards of evidence are undermining child protection. Presented by Nick Ross. Repeated from Wednesday


Presented By: Nick Ross.

: Brain of Britain

8/18. 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


Unknown: Robert Robinson

: Rites of Passage: Hindu Wedding

3/6. Ian McMillan travels the length and breadth of the country, meeting people who turn to poetry for inspiration or solace at key moments in their lives. McMillan travels to Bhaktivedanta Manor, near Aldenham, Hertfordshire, (made famous in the 1970s when George Harrison donated it to the Hare Krishna Movement) for a Hindu wedding. He talks to the wedding couple about the place of poetry in their lives and to a Hindu priest about the poetic nature of Sanskrit. Repeated from Sunday


Presenter: Ian McMillan

: Remote Control

A story by Polly Samson , first broadcast earlier this year. Harry seems to be keener on his TV set than on his wife and kids - according to loquacious feline Cato, at any rate. Read by Jasmine Hyde. Producer Sara Benaim


Story By: Polly Samson
Read By: Jasmine Hyde.
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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