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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Clair Jaquiss.


Unknown: Clair Jaquiss.

: O'Rourke Talks

Repeated from Sunday See repeat at 7.45pm for details

: News Briefing

: Papers

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

"Ploring rural life across the UK.
Producer Gabi Fisher Extended


Producer: Gabi Fisher

: Farming Today This Week

Presented by Mark Holdstock. Producer Chris Impey


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Rob Marshall.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Rob Marshall.

: Home Truths

r°m Robinson takes a wry look at the foibles of family life. Producer Kate Murphy Shortened
PHONE: [number removed]234 email: home.truths@bbc.co.uk


Producer: Kate Murphy

: Excess Baggage

I Hans Christian Andersen was born 200 years ago
( today. Sandi Toksvig travels to his birthplace, Odense in Denmark. Producer Kevin Dawson


Unknown: Hans Christian Andersen
Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Kevin Dawson

: YHA at 75

Strapping on his haversack, Ian McMillan sets off
I around England and Wales to see how the Youth
. - Hostel Association is coping with old age. Founded In the depression years to give young people and city Workers a chance to visit the countryside, the YHA has changed with the times. Seventy-five years on, Ian hears from the early pioneers of the movement and the young People who are discovering it anew. Producer Adam Fowler


Unknown: Ian McMillan
Producer: Adam Fowler

: Talking Politics

The political discussion programme that sharpens the focus on current ideas and events. Presented by Dennis Sewell. Producer Paul Vickers


Presented By: Dennis Sewell.
Producer: Paul Vickers

: 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 byKateAdie. producer Tony Grant


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 Win E100,000 off your mortgage: page 17


Presented By: Paul Lewis.
Producer: Jessica Dunbar

: The Now Show

3/8. The topical sketch show continues with Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis at the helm, Mitch Benn providing the music, Marcus Brigstocke being angry/middle class, Laura Shavin being a properly trained actress and Jon Holmes being picked on for being short. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Mitch Benn
Music: Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown: Laura Shavin
Unknown: Jon Holmes

: News

: Any Questions?

Answering questions from an audience in Witham, Essex, is a panel that includes the former Conservative party leader lain Duncan Smith. Chaired by Jonathan Dimbleby. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Duncan Smith.
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.

: Any Answers?

Listeners' calls and emails, taken by Jonathan Dimbleby.
In response to Any Questions?
PHONE: [number removed] email: [email address removed]


Presenter: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Peter Griffiths

: The Saturday Play: September Tide

By Daphne du Maurier. When Stella's daughter comes home to visit, she brings her new husband with her. There are a few surprises in store, especially as this is the first time mother and son-in-law have met. Adapted by Moya O'Shea. Starring Paula Wilcox and Jonathan Firth.
Producer/Director Tracey Neale


Adapted By: Moya O'Shea.
Unknown: Paula Wilcox
Unknown: Jonathan Firth.
Director: Tracey Neale
Stella: Paula Wilcox
Evan: Jonathan Firth
Cherry: Alice Hart
Robert: John Rowe
Mrs Tucket: Susan Jameson

: The Pilgrim Mothers

The exodus from Britain of women who married Canadian servicemen during the Second World War was one of the strangest migrations in modern history, as tens of thousands of young wives and mothers travelled across the ocean in "brides and babies convoys" to start their new lives. From the dance-halls of wartime Britain to the vast empty spaces of Canada, the pilgrim mothers had to adjust to a very different way of life, often with husbands they scarcely knew. Edi Stark taps into the Canadian war brides network and meets the women who gambled their whole lives on love.
Producers Luisa Stucchi and Lynne Mennie


Producers: Luisa Stucchi
Producers: Lynne Mennie

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Ritula Shah. Producer VibekeVenema
EMAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk
BBC AUDIO: The recently released Woman's Hour: a Celebration of Mothers, featuring excerpts from the programme, is available on audio cassette and CD from www.bbcshop.com and from all good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]


Presented By: Ritula Shah.

: Saturday PM

News and sports headlines, presented by Carolyn Quinn.


Presenter: Carolyn Quinn
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Film Programme

In another edition of the weekly Francine Stock talks to director Ken Loach and actress Charlotte Rampling , and explores Nottingham's Silent Cinema Festival. Producer sally Spurring


Director: Ken Loach
Unknown: Charlotte Rampling

: Loose Ends

Another programme of music, comedy and conversation with Ned Sherrin and his guests.
Producers Simon Clancy and Cathie Mahoney


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producers: Simon Clancy
Producers: Cathie Mahoney

: Saturday Review

The cultural highlights of the week, discussed by Kate Mosse and her guests - Cahal Dallat , Kathryn Hughes and Jameela Siddiqui. Producer Nicky Barranger


Unknown: Kate Mosse
Unknown: Cahal Dallat
Unknown: Kathryn Hughes
Unknown: Jameela Siddiqui.
Producer: Nicky Barranger

: O'Rourke Talks

1/2. The Ties That Bind. American satirist PJ O'Rourke makes his UK radio debut with frank and funny insights into Anglo-American relations. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Pj O'Rourke

: The Archive Hour: Down the Wires

Matthew Parris uncovers the remarkable story of the first sound broadcasting service to operate in Britain. Using telephone lines to pipe in the audio of theatres, opera houses and news events into people's homes, the Electrophone had a major impact. Included here are rare recently restored archive recordings from this lost era of radio broadcasting, providing a hitherto unheard glimpse of life in Victorian and Edwardian Britain.
Producer Christina Captieux


Unknown: Matthew Parris
Unknown: Edwardian Britain.
Producer: Christina Captieux

: Classic Serial: Flash for Freedom

1/2. Recounting the high adventures and low behaviour of that renowned bounder, blackguard, liar, lecher and self-confessed coward, Sir Harry Flashman VC. A two-part dramatisation by George MacDonald Fraser from one of his novels. It is 1848 and Flashman is considering a career in politics. But a calamitous game of pontoon with Disraeli plunges our hero into hair-raising involvement with a homicidal sea captain, the West African slave trade, and Congressman Abraham Lincoln.
Producer/Director Patrick Rayner Repeated from Sunday


Writer/Dramatist: George MacDonald Fraser
Director: Patrick Rayner
Old Flashman: Joss Ackland
Young Flashman: Rhys Meredith
Crixus: Nigel Anthony
Capt Spring: Christian Rodska
Lincoln: William Hope
Messalina: Ndldi Del Fatti
Fanny: Emily Wachter
Morrison: Jamie Newall
Lt Comber: Robert Hastie

: The Moral Maze

10/10. A debate, chaired by Michael Buerk , in which Melanie Phillips , Steven Rose , Ian Hargreaves and Claire Fox cross-examine witnesses who hold conflicting moral views on one of the week's news stories.
Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Steven Rose
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Claire Fox

: Round Britain Quiz

7/12. Marcel Berlins and Fred Housego of the South of England team play Diana Collecott and Philippa Gregory of the North of England. Nick Clarke is in the chair. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Marcel Berlins
Unknown: Fred Housego
Unknown: Diana Collecott
Unknown: Philippa Gregory
Unknown: Nick Clarke

: A Map of British Poetry

6/12. Coasts and Edges. How has our island character found its way in to our poetry? Andrew Motion continues his exploration of the landscapes of British poetry, with contributions from Barry Cunliffe and Adam Nicolson and poems by Matthew Arnold , Ezra Pound, John Masefield , Stevie Smith , Coleridge, Sylvia Plath and Tennyson. Readers include Philip Madoc and John Nettles. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Andrew Motion
Unknown: Barry Cunliffe
Unknown: Adam Nicolson
Unknown: Matthew Arnold
Unknown: John Masefield
Unknown: Stevie Smith
Unknown: Sylvia Plath
Unknown: John Nettles.

: Ghost Stories

4/5. Miss Froom, Vampire. A young passer-by stops to help an attractive, middle-aged spinster in her garden, but recognises over tea that there is something peculiar, and irresistible, about his hostess. A series of stories written by John Connolly. Read by Jacqueline Pearce. Producer Lawrence Jackson


Written By: John Connolly.
Read By: Jacqueline Pearce.
Producer: Lawrence Jackson

: News

: Write On

: News

: The Ticket

: News; Play of the Week

Drop Dead Gorgeous A comedy of conscience by Marcy Kahan , starring Elaine Stritch


Unknown: Marcy Kahan
Unknown: Elaine Stritch

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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.

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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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