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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Nick Holtam , vicar of St Martin-in-the-Fields, London.


Unknown: Nick Holtam

: The Last Hitch-hiker Rides Again

Repeated from Sunday See repeat at 7.45pm for details

: News Briefing

: Papers

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Richard Uridge explores rural life across the UK.
Producer Hugh O'Donnell


Unknown: Richard Uridge
Producer: Hugh O'Donnell

: Farming Today This Week

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Chris Impey


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
7.20 Yesterday in Parliament
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Dr Giles Fraser.
8.51 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Dr Giles Fraser.

: Home Truths

Awry look at the foibles of family life.
Producer Paula McGinley PHONE: [number removed] email: home.truths@bbc.co.uk


Producer: Paula McGinley

: Excess Baggage

Arctic explorer Pen Hadow and writer Brian Keenan join Sandi Toksvigto discuss the lure of wintry climes. Producers Kevin Dawson and Main Russell


Unknown: Brian Keenan
Unknown: Sandi Toksvigto
Producers: Kevin Dawson
Producers: Main Russell

: Unfinished Business

1/3. Portugal. Three examples of how unfinished business continues to shape the present.
Thirty years ago, Portugal was freed from dictatorship in an apparently almost bloodless coup. But beneath the euphoria of the "Revolution of the Carnations lies the more troubled story of the wars in its former colonies - Angola, Mozambique and Guinea Bissau that prompted it. In Lisbon, James Maw tries to find out what happened and how Portugal and its former colonies have been transformed in the aftermath of the revolution. Producer Julia Adamson


Unknown: Guinea Bissau
Unknown: James Maw
Producer: Julia Adamson

: Week in Westminster

Steve Richards of The Independent discusses the Week's political events. Editor Peter Mulligan


Unknown: Steve Richards
Editor: Peter Mulligan

: From Our Own Correspondent

Insight and colour from BBC correspondents arouna the world, with Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant


Unknown: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

Impartial advice and the latest news from the world of personal finance, presented by Paul Lewis. Producer Jessica Dunbar Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Presented By: Paul Lewis.
Producer: Jessica Dunbar

: The Now Show . , .

1/6. Sketches, songs and stand-up, and almost certainly a thing or two to say about the Ub presidential election result. Repeated from yesterday

: News

: Any Questions?

Former cabinet minister Clare Short is a guest on the panel as Jonathan Dimbleby chairs a discussion at ChicheSter College. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Clare Short
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby

: Any Answers?

Listeners' calls and emails, taken by Jonathan Dimbleby , in response to Any Questions?
PHONE: [number removed] email: any.answers@bbc.co.uk Producer Lisa Jenkinson


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: The Saturday Play: Fair Maids Are Shining

Nick Wood 's play, set in the Second World War, about a handsome killer who targets a vulnerable woman, is inspired by the traditional but rather grisly English folk
Producer/director Pauline Harris


Unknown: Nick Wood
Director: Pauline Harris
George/Billy: Craig Fairbrass
Polly: Emily Chennery
Pat: Sean Baker
Betty: Sara Poyzer
Josh: Marc Jordan
DC Osbourne/Arthur: Jonathan Keeble

: My Little Pony

What is it about little girls and their ponies? As the Pony Club celebrates its 75th anniversary, writer and comedian Arabella Weir celebrates this enduring love affair and tests the Club's claim to be reaching beyond the Shires to pony-less children in the suburbs and the cities. Producer Isobel Eaton


Unknown: Arabella Weir
Producer: Isobel Eaton

: 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 Carolyn Quinn. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Carolyn Quinn.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Film Programme

Actress Neve Campbell talks to Francine Stock about her role in the new film Churchill: The Hollywood Years. Also a discussion about Jonathan Demme 's remake of The Manchurian Candidate. Producer Sally Spurring


Talks: Neve Campbell
Unknown: Francine Stock
Unknown: Jonathan Demme

: Loose Ends

Ned Sherrin presents another mix of music, comedy and conversation. Producer Cathie Mahoney


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: Saturday Review

The opening of the West End production of The
Producers is reviewed by Tom Sutcliffe and his guests.
Producer Fiona McLean


Reviewed By: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Fiona McLean

: The Last Hitch-hiker Rides Again

3/3. While continuing his attempt to hitch-hike from Miami to New York, Kevin Connolly loses his passport and wallet and, with no money, is forced to live on the free crackers handed out in motel restaurants. Pockets duly replenished, he buys and sets off, with damaging consequences, a giant firework in the town known as "the recreational explosives capital of the US."
Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Kevin Connolly

: The Archive Hour: A Shoddy Business

"Shoddy" is the product of ripping apart old clothes and respinning the fibres to create new yarn. This revolutionary idea was devised about 1813 in Batley, West Yorkshire, by Benjamin Law , but now almost all the mills have closed and shoddy is no longer produced. We've learnt to recycle in other ways. By delving into local oral history and walking around the town with local historian Malcolm Haigh , Rony Robinson recalls the time when shoddy played a major part in the industrial and social revolutions. It was made into affordable new suits for the working man; it clothed the armies of the world; and it even introduced a new word to the English language. Producer Andy Cartwright


Unknown: Benjamin Law
Unknown: Malcolm Haigh
Unknown: Rony Robinson
Producer: Andy Cartwright

: Classic Serial: L'Assommoir

3/3. By Emile Zola. A poignant and elegiac conclusion as Coupeau's drinking drives him into hospital and Gervaise falls further into poverty. Translated by Leonard Tancock and dramatised by Diana Griffiths.
Director Pauline Harris Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Emile Zola.
Translated By: Leonard Tancock
Dramatised By: Diana Griffiths.
Director: Pauline Harris
Narrator: David Bradley
Gervaise: Claire Goose
Coupeau: John Thomson
Lantier: Mark Bazeley
Goujet Paul: Thomas Hickey
Mme Lorilleaux: Brigit Forsyth
M Lorilleaux: Russell Dixon
Virginie: Deborah McAndrew
Mme Bouche: Siobhan Finneran
Bazouge/Mes-bottes: Slobhan Finneran
M Poisson: David Crellin
Mme Lerat: Esther Wilson
Nana: Rhea Bailey
Leonie: Stephanie Laguna-Walker
Pauline: Emily Fleeshman

: The Moral Maze

6/10. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which Melanie Phillips , Ian Hargreaves , Professor Steven Rose and Michael Gove 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: Professor Steven Rose
Unknown: Michael Gove

: Brain of Britain

18/18. Brain of Brains. A special invitation challenge match. Chaired by Russell Davies. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Russell Davies.

: Poetry Please

6/6. Poetry to stimulate the senses, presented by Roger McGough , including poems by Jenny Joseph , DH Lawrence and John Agard. The readers are Alice Arnold , Sean Barrett and Bonnie Hurren.
Repeated from Sunday
BBC AUDIO: A newly released special edition CD celebrating the 25th anniversary of Poetry Please is available at www.bbcshop.com and all good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]


Presented By: Roger McGough
Unknown: Jenny Joseph
Unknown: Dh Lawrence
Unknown: John Agard.
Unknown: Alice Arnold
Unknown: Sean Barrett
Unknown: Bonnie Hurren.

: Tales from Westminster

3/5. Short stories by writers better known for their non-fictional observations of the political scene.
Death at Teatime by Julia Langdon. "It was easyto certify the time of death because Big Ben was striking just as the first ambulance emerged from New Palace Yard." Read by Vivienne Dixon. Producer David Jackson Young


Unknown: Julia Langdon.
Read By: Vivienne Dixon.
Producer: David Jackson Young

: News

: The Interview

: News

: News

: Write On

: News

: The Ticket

Arts, culture and entertainment around the globe

: News

: The Ticket

: News; Play of the Week

Roman Fever by Edith Wharton ;
Something Unspoken by Tennessee Williams . Two very different American takes on female friendship. Starring Sheila Gish and Anna Massey


Unknown: Edith Wharton
Spoken By: Tennessee Williams
Unknown: Sheila Gish
Unknown: Anna Massey

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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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