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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Tony Burnham.

: The Road to Nowhere

Repeated from Sunday See repeat at 7.45pm for details

: News Briefing

: Papers

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Exploring rural life across the UK.
Producer Gabi Fisher Extended at 1.30pm


Producer: Gabi Fisher

: Farming Today This Week

Presented by Mark Holdstock. producer Moira Hickey


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.
Producer: Moira Hickey

: Today

With Carolyn Ouinn and Edward Stourton.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Brian Draper.


Unknown: Carolyn Ouinn
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Brian Draper.

: Home Truths

David Stafford takes a wry look at the foibles of family life. Producer Jacqueline Smith Repeated on Monday at 11pm PHONE: [number removed]234 email: home.truths@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: David Stafford
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: Excess Baggage from 10.20

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


Presenter: Sandi Toksvig.
Producer: Kevin Dawson

: Test Match specialEngland v Bangladesh

Live coverage of the third day's play in the First Test at
Lord's. Commentary by Jonathan Agnew , Henry Blofeia and Christopher Martin-Jenkins . Including at 12.35 News, followed by A View from the Boundary with successful
Grand National trainer Josh Gifford. And News at 3.10.
Producer Peter Baxter *approximate time


Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By: Henry Blofeia
Commentary By: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: Josh Gifford.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Fighting Fit

School PE - something everybody has to do but not everybody loves. Fi Glover explores the reputation of physical education, uncovering a surprising history of political interference, military muscle and moral panics about children's health. Producer Beaty Rubens


Unknown: Fi Glover
Producer: Beaty Rubens

: The Week in Westminster

Peter Oborne of The Spectator reviews events behind the scenes in the past political week. producer Peter Mulligan


Unknown: Peter Oborne
Producer: 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 or personal finance, presented by Paul Lewis. Producer Chris A'Court Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Presented By: Paul Lewis.

: The News Quiz

3/9. Join the panellists as they wade through the weeK s biggest and smallest news stories in the "finest topical comedy panel game known to radio". Simon Hoggart is in the chair. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Simon Hoggart

: News

: Any Questions?

Michael Gove , columnist for The Times, is among the panellists at East Preston, West Sussex. Chaired by Jonathan Dimbleby. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Michael Gove
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.

: Any Answers?

Listeners' calls and emails, taken by Jonathan Dimbleby , in response to Any Questions? Producer Peter Griffiths PHONE: [number removed]0444 email: any.answers@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Peter Griffiths

: The Saturday Play: Flambards - The Edge of the Cloud

It's 1912, and Christina and Will have eloped from Flambards. After taking refuge with Aunt Grace, Will sets off to fulfil his ambition to design and fly aeroplanes. Written by K.M. Peyton, dramatised by Diana Griffiths.


Author: K.M. Peyton
Dramatised by: Diana Griffiths.
Producer: Sue Wilson
Director: Rosemary Watts
Christina: Ellen Beaven
William: Richard Pearce
Dorothy: Cathy Sara
Sandy: Paul Downing
Aunt Grace: Patience Tomlinson
Mark: Ben Crowe
Mr Saunders: Kenneth Gilbert
Freddie: Malcolm McKee
Ted: Stephen Tomlin
Mrs Carter: Marian Kemmer

: Ken Clarke's Jazz Greats

1/4. Jazz devotee Ken Ciarke MP shares his enthusiasm for the musicians who made growing up such fun. His first nomination is the trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie , a founder of the bepop movement. British trumpeter Guy Barker joins Clarke to discuss Dizzy's musical legacy. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Ken Ciarke
Unknown: Dizzy Gillespie
Unknown: Guy Barker

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Martha Kearney. Producer Vibeke Venema: Editor Jill Burridge 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: Martha Kearney.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Saturday PM

News and sports headlines, presented by Shaun Ley. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Film Programme

Francine Stock discusses Millions, the latest film from
Danny Boyle , director of Trainspotting, and Sin City, the the new blockbuster starring Bruce Willis. Producer Sally Spurring


Unknown: Danny Boyle
Unknown: Bruce Willis.

: Loose Ends

Another eclectic mix 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

Tom Sutcliffe and his guests preview the cultural highlights Of the week. Producer Fiona McLean


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Fiona McLean

: The Road to Nowhere

3/3 Wreckin' Wreaths and Tumblin' Artefacts. "Casting a cold eye on the Northern Ireland of today, it seems that after thousands of deaths during the Troubles, people are materially better off than they were before but are more isolated and hate each other more than they ever did."
Gerry Anderson concludes his reflection on the strangely paradoxical nature of life in the province. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Gerry Anderson

: The Archive Hour: Plucked from the Fire

The YIVO Institute for Jewish Research houses a unique archive of the history of East European Jewry. Tim Whewell visits New York to tell its story: how it was assembled by an army of volunteer collectors before the Second World War, and then heroically rescued from the Nazis. Producer Tim Whewell


Unknown: Tim Whewell
Producer: Tim Whewell

: Classic Serial: The Raj Quartet

7/9. The Towers of Silence. Barbie Batchelor ,
Mabel Layton 's companion, has to leave Rose Cottage following Mabel's death. It is the summer of 1945 and as the war comes to a close the days of the British Raj are numbered. By Paul Scott , dramatised by John Harvey.
Other parts played by Jason Chan , Robert Hastie , Rez Kempton , Stuart McLoughlin and Ndldi del Fatti
Producer/Director Jeremy Mortimer Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Barbie Batchelor
Unknown: Mabel Layton
Unknown: Paul Scott
Dramatised By: John Harvey.
Played By: Jason Chan
Played By: Robert Hastie
Played By: Rez Kempton
Played By: Stuart McLoughlin
Director: Jeremy Mortimer
Sarah: Lia Williams
Mildred: Geraldine James
Susan: Alex Treqear
Ronald: Mark Bazeley
Fenny: Selina Griffiths
Barbie: Marcia Warren
Rev Peplow: Ian Masters
Clarissa: Susan Jameson
Kenneth: Stephen Hoqan

: Inside the Ethics Committee

3/3. Vivienne Parry presents a real-life case to a panel of medical ethics experts. This week, they discuss the case of a man in his late 60s on a life-support machine. At first, he asked consultants to keep him alive. But as he deteriorated, he said: "I want to die". The next of kin disagrees, insisting the patient isn't capable of making life-or-death decisions. How can doctors determine if a patient is competent enough to decide to die? Producer Michelle Martin Repeated on Wednesday at 8pm


Unknown: Vivienne Parry
Producer: Michelle Martin

: Counterpoint

3/13. The third heat of the general knowledge music guiz in which contestants answer questions on every aspect of music from Franz Liszt to Franz Ferdinand. Ned Sherrin is in the Chair. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Franz Liszt
Unknown: Franz Ferdinand.
Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: Poetry Please

2/9. Roger McGough introduces poems of the mundane and the everyday in a programme that features requests for works that pinpoint the here and now, including poems by Billy Collins and Raymond Carver. Repeated from Sunday


Introduces: Roger McGough
Unknown: Billy Collins
Unknown: Raymond Carver.

: Mind Games

2/5. A Very Fine House. Another in a series of psychological thrillers and disturbing tales. Can property obsession go too far? Written by Helen Dunmore , read by Jilly Bond. Producer Emma Harding


Written By: Helen Dunmore
Read By: Jilly Bond.
Producer: Emma Harding

: News

: Write On

: News

: The Ticket

: News; Play of the Week

The Odyssey (1/4) Homer's epic tells the story of Odysseus (Tim Mclnnerny ) and his struggle to get back to Ithaca to reclaim his kingdom and his wife, Penelope (Amanda Redman ). With Janet McTeer , John Wood , Cheryl Campbell , Frances Barber , Adjoa Andoh and Barrie Rutter


Unknown: Tim McLnnerny
Unknown: Amanda Redman
Unknown: Janet McTeer
Unknown: John Wood
Unknown: Cheryl Campbell
Unknown: Frances Barber
Unknown: Adjoa Andoh
Unknown: Barrie Rutter

About this project

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.

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

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.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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