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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Roger Hutchings.


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.

: Japanese Reflections

Repeated from Sunday See repeat at 7.45pm for details

: News Briefing

: Papers

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Exploring rural life across the UK, with Richard Uridge. Producer Hugh O'Donnell Extended


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 Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Brian Draper.


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Brian Draper.

: Home Truths

Paul Heiney takes a wry look at the foibles of family life. Producer John Sugar Shortened PHONE: [number removed]234 email: home.truths@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Paul Heiney

: Excess Baggage

The adventures, frustrations and joys of travel, explored by Sandi Toksvig. Producer Kevin Dawson


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig.
Producer: Kevin Dawson

: Three Chords and the Truth

3/3. Nick Barraclough concludes his exploration of country music as he goes behind the scenes in corporate
Nashville and talks to Garth Brooks , the Dixie Chicks and the record label executives who control one of America's s most powerful musical forms. Producer Sarah Cuddon


Unknown: Nick Barraclough
Unknown: Garth Brooks
Producer: Sarah Cuddon

: Week in Westminster ..

The week's events in politics, discussed by Steve Richards. Editor Peter Mulligan


Unknown: Steve Richards.
Editor: Peter Mulligan

: From Our Own Correspondent

Insight, colour, wit and analysis as the BBC's foreign correspondents take a closer look at the stories in their regions. Presented by Kate Adie. producer Tony Grant


Presented By: 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 News Quiz

3/10. In the company of the panel, wade through the week's biggest (and smallest) news stories in the finest topical comedy panel game known to radio. With
Simon Hoggart. Repeated from yesterday . BBC AUDIO: A third selection from recent series of The News uuiz is available on audio cassette and CD from www.bbcshop.com and all good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]


Unknown: Simon Hoggart.

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby presents another edition of the discussion programme, which comes this week from William Brookes School. Much Wenlock, Shropshire. where the audience put their questions on topics of current interest to a panel that includes Labour backbencher Oona King. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: William Brookes
Unknown: Oona King.

: 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 Dianne McGregor


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Dianne McGregor

: The Saturday Play: The Drover's Path

A chilling ghost story set on a remote Yorkshire sheep farm in 1890, based on real-life family history.


Writer: Vanessa Rosenthal
Producer/Director: Polly Thomas
John: Jeff Hordley
Percy: Malcolm Hebden
Robert/Thomas: Kenneth Alan Taylor
Ellen/Edith: Ellanne Byrne
Arthur/Edward: Matthew Lewney
Young Ellen/Young Edith: Catherine Jenkins
Young John: Oliver Hudson

: All at Sea

2/2. As the Year of the Sea begins, Britain has never been less aware of its island status and of the curious, dislocated lives of its seafarers. Libby Purves finds out how this challenging life has changed for those at sea today. Wooden Walls. In the bicentenary year of the battle of Trafalgar, how does the Royal Navy reconcile its traditions with the demands of modern warfare? How do young officers and ratings see themselves fitting in to its hierarchies and rituals? Libby Purves goes to sea on a frigate and explores the cross-currents of tradition, technology and modern management concepts.


Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Libby Purves

: 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 Nigel Wrench. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Nigel Wrench.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Film Programme

Ray, the new biopic of Ray Charles , the musician who died last year, is discussed by Chris Tookey. Producer Sally Spurring


Unknown: Ray Charles
Unknown: Chris Tookey.

: Loose Ends

Another mix of music, comedy and conversation, presented by Ned Sherrin and his guests. Producer Cathie Mahoney


Presented By: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: Saturday Review

The cultural highlights of the week reviewed by Tom Sutcliffe and his guests. Producer Fiona McLean


Reviewed By: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Japanese Reflections

3/3. This year, Japan faces the memory of several anniversaries - 60 years since the atom bombs, ten years since the Tokyo gas attacks and the Kobe earthquake, and 15 years of economic downturn. In this series of letters from Japan, six leading writers reflect on these painful anniversaries and consider what role they play in the Japanese mindset of today. Today's programme focuses on life after the economic bubble. It's a Japan newly beset by alienation, depression, crime, truancy and internet suicide pacts, but a Japan that finally wants to find a role in world affairs once more. Repeated from Sunday

: The Archive Hour: Louis's Lost Tapes

A A unique archive interview featuring that giant of jazz. Louis Armstrong , recorded in 1956 in a 1 New York studio for Willis Conover 's Jazz Hour on Voice of America, though possibly heard for the first time anywhere here on Radio 4. Humphrey Lyttelton introduces extracts from the recording, in which the musician talks candidly about his career, his bizarre diet techniques and the night he met Princess Margaret. During the session, Armstrong picks out some of his favourite records to play. This exceptional material, interwoven with music and exclusive interviews with Armstrong's remaining friends and musicians, gives a vivid and entertaining portrait of possibly the world's most famous jazz musician. Producer Kate Bissell
Humphrey Lyttelton backstage with Louis: page 113


Unknown: Louis Armstrong
Unknown: Willis Conover
Introduces: Humphrey Lyttelton
Producer: Kate Bissell
Producer: Humphrey Lyttelton

: Classic Serial: Lucinda Brayford

3/3. Lucinda is increasingly torn between what society expects of her and what her heart desires. Dramatised by Elspeth Sandys from the novel by Martin Boyd.
Producer/Director Janet Whitaker Repeated from Sunday


Dramatised By: Elspeth Sandys
Novel By: Martin Boyd.
Director: Janet Whitaker
Lucinda: Juliet Aubrey
Hugo: Jonathan Firth
Paul: Paul Rhys
Pat: Mark Straker
Marian: Penelope Wilton
Arthur: Michael Cochrane
Lydia: Abiqail McKern
Julie: Angela Pleasence
Bill: Nick Boulton
Tony: Matt Day
Watteau: Miranda Barber
Muriel: Helen Lonqworth
Heather: Alex Tregear
Stephen (child): Pax Baldwin
Commanding officer: Huqh Dickson

: Down with....

3/3. Oxbridge. Are the universities of Oxford and Cambridge still among the finest in the world or are they being overtaken by other colleges both here and abroad? Diana Madill chairs a debate from Magdalen College,
Oxford, between its president Anthony Smith and David Walker from The Guardian. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Diana Madill
Unknown: Anthony Smith
Unknown: David Walker

: Masterteam

10/13. Peter Snow host another round of the nationwide general knowledge quiz. Repeated from Monday

: Poetry Please

6/9. Oscar Wilde 's The Ballad of Reading Gaol is the focus of today's programme. Roger McGough introduces Sam West 's reading of this powerful work, which conveys Wilde's experience of the hanging of a fellow inmate during the writer's imprisonment. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Oscar Wilde
Introduces: Roger McGough
Unknown: Sam West

: An Audience with Grimaldi

3/4. Easy Come, Easy Go. The memoirs of the great Georgian clown, Joseph Grimaldi , edited by Charles Dickens , and adapted and performed by Tony Lidington. The arduous life of the pantomime artist. Pianist Hugh Nankivell ; Director David Blount


Unknown: Joseph Grimaldi
Edited By: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Tony Lidington.
Pianist: Hugh Nankivell
Director: David Blount

: News

: Write On

: News

: The Ticket

: News

: Worldplay

Hitler in Therapy by Carey Harrison


Unknown: Carey Harrison

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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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