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: World News

: Prayer for the Day With

Gordon Graham , professor of moral
Philosophy at the University of Aberdeen.


Unknown: Gordon Graham

: It Can't Go On

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 O'Donnell Extended at 1.30pm


Unknown: Richard Uridge
Producer: Hugh O'Donnell

: Farming Today This Week

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48Thoughtforthe Day With the Rev Rob Marshall.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Rob Marshall.

: Home Truths

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


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Bella Bannerman

: ExcessBaggage

Sandi Toksvig explores the adventures, frustrations and joys of travel. Producers Torqui! MacLeod and Kevin Dawson


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Unknown: Kevin Dawson

: International Cricket

ICC Champions Trophy The Final
The two-week tournament reaches its conclusion at the Oval. Commentary by Jonathan Agnew , Henry Blofeld and Christopher Martin-Jenkins , with analysis from Mike Selvey. Including News at 2.20pm.
Producer Peter Baxter *Approximate time


Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By: Henry Blofeld
Commentary By: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: Mike Selvey.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Out of Print

3/3. Prestige, Propaganda and Profits. The 20th century saw tabloids emerge as a potent new force on Fleet Street Meanwhile, competition arrived in the shape of radio and television. But as long as owners put prestige and propaganda before profits, they tolerated the influence of print unions. Then came the Wapping dispute of the late 1980s and a revolution in production without parallel in the history of British newspapers.
In no time, Fleet Street was almost literally out ot print" as title aftertitle abandoned the area. But do newspapers still have a future in the era of satellite news and the internet? Producer Andrew Green


Producer: Andrew Green

: Heffer in Conversation

New series 1/3. Simon Heffer of the Daily Mail talks to the former chancellor of the Exchequer, Lord Healey. Producer Dennis Sewell


Unknown: Simon Heffer
Producer: 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

Paul Lewis presents impartial advice and the latest news from the world of personal finance. Producer Jennifer Clarke Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Jennifer Clarke

: Trevor's World of Sport

6/6. This week, a charity quiz night gives Trev a chance to boost office morale, or possibly destroy it. Andy Hamilton's comedy about Trevor, the sports agent, a hero with coward's legs.
(Repeated from yesterday)


Writer: Andy Hamilton
Trevor: Nell Pearson
Sammy: Paul Reynolds
Ralph Michael: Fenton Stevens
Theresa: Rosalind Ayres
Heidrun: Cosima Shaw
Barry: Abdul Salis
Meryl: Claire Skinner
Hamish: Gordon Kennedy
Tony: David Gillespie

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion at High School Community Wing, Ullapool. The panel includes the First Minister, Jack McConnell ; former Tory chancellor
Norman Lamont ; the Liberal Democrat MP Jenny Tonge ; and the publisher of The Scotsman and The Business, Andrew Neil. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Jack McConnell
Unknown: Norman Lamont
Unknown: Jenny Tonge
Unknown: Andrew Neil.

: Any Answers?

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


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Anne Peacock

: The Saturday Play: A Series of Murders

Bill Nighy stars as actor-cum-amateur sleuth Charles Paris in this play by Simon Brett, dramatised by Jeremy Front. On a TV detective series, members of the cast and crew begin to meet mysterious ends.


Author: Simon Brett
Dramatised by: Jeremy Front
Director: Sally Avens
Charles: Bill Nighy
Pat: Lloyd Hutchinson
Frances: Suzanne Burden
Rick: Stephen Hogan
Russell: Benjamin Whitrow
Lisa/WPC: Helen Longworth
Les: Jeremy Swift
Jamie: Ben Crowe
Tony: Freddy White
Maurice: Jon Glover
Winifred: Richenda Carey
Joanne: Alice Hart
Louisa: Joanna McCallum

: An Appealing Cause - a Year in the Life of the Radio 4 Appeal

Lord Carrington, Sting, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, John Peel, Joanna Trollope, David Attenborough and Baroness Betty Boothroyd have all, over the past year, made a three-minute appeal on behalf of a charity. So if you've ever listened to the Radio 4 Appeal and wondered how much charities raise or pondered who it is that donates, then Libby Purves will answer those questions and others.


Presenter: Libby Purves
Producer: Sally Flatman

: 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


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: Saturday PM

News and sports headlines, presented by Dan Damon. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Dan Damon.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Film Programme

Denzel Washington talks to Francine Stock about politics, on-screen violence and Christianity in his new film Man on Fire. Also, with the release of De-Lovely, a new biopic about Cole Porter , the programme takes a look at composers On screen. Producer Sally Spurring


Unknown: Francine Stock
Unknown: Cole Porter

: Loose Ends

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


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Mairi Russell

: Saturday Review

Kate Mosse and guests review the cultural highlights Of the week. Producer Fiona McLean


Unknown: Kate Mosse
Producer: Fiona McLean

: It Can't Go On

2/3. Bad Choice. Why do we think it's so great to have 38 different types of coffee to choose from?
Lynne Truss vents her spleen on an aspect of modern life that has been dressed up as freedom -the burden of choice. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Lynne Truss

: The Archive Hour: Stalin the Terrible

Like his predecessor, Tsar Ivan, Stalin held on to power with a reign of terror, his purges and his policies destroying thousands of his citizens. Like other tyrants, though, he projected an image of the "great teacher" and when he died in March 1953, the nation went into genuine shock and mourning. Searching the BBC and the former Communist archives, Jim Riordan finds those who experienced Stalin's rule at first hand and examines how Stalin kept his powerful hold on the USSR over a period of 25 years.


Presenter: Jim Riordan
Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith

: Classic Serial: The Tenth Man

To mark the centenary of Graham Greene's birth, a dramatisation of his novella.

In a prison in occupied France, one man in every ten is to be shot. Chavel, a wealthy lawyer, trades his life for all he possesses. But the "bargain" is to have repercussions he could never have imagined. Dramatised by Neville Teller.
(Repeated from Sunday)


Author: Graham Greene
Dramatised by: Neville Teller
Director: Marion Nancarrow
Chavel: Nathaniel Parker
Therese: Indira Varma
Carosse: David Swift
Michel/Scharfuhrer: Tom George
Mme Mangeot: Elizabeth Bell
Mayor/Roche: Jon Glover
Trinchart/Jules/Priest: Philip Fox
Voison: Gerard McDermott
Pierre/SS officer: Sean Baker

: The Commission

7/8. Cleaning Up the Internet. The Government believes that regulating the net is impossible as well as undesirable and that all hope lies in media literacy campaigns. Presenter Nick Ross examines the issue. Repeated from Wednesday


Presenter: Nick Ross

: Brain of Britain

11/18. The first round continues with contestants from the West of England and Wales. Russell Davies is in the Chair. Repeated from Monday

: Rites of Passage

6/6. Baby-Naming Ceremony. Ian McMillan travels to Dartmoorto attend the humanist naming ceremony Lou and Steve devised for their daughter, Imogen, with the celebrant, Alison Orchard. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Ian McMillan
Unknown: Alison Orchard.

: A Bolivian Fable

A young man dreams of a prosperous future but commits a shocking act to achieve it. A story about faith. Written by Niall Williams and read by Stephen Hogan. Producer Claudine Toutoungi


Written By: Niall Williams
Read By: Stephen Hogan.
Producer: Claudine Toutoungi

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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.

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.

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