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: World Briefing Radio 4


: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Andrew Graystone.


Unknown: Andrew Graystone.

: The Lucky Country

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


Producer: Gabi Fisher

: Farming Today This Week

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Moira Hickey


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Moira Hickey

: Today

With James Naughtie and Sarah Montague.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rhidian Brook.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Rhidian Brook.

: Home Truths

Michael Rosen takes a wry look at the foibles of family life. Producer Karen Pirie Shortened PHONE: [number removed] email: home.truths@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Karen Pirie

: Excess Baggage

Sandi Toksvig explores the adventures, frustrations and joy s of travel. Producer Kevin Dawson


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Kevin Dawson

: Wes Hall Broke My Arm

During the 1950s and 1960s, a long line of West Indian cricketers, including the dreaded fast bowler Wes Hall, played as professionals in the tiny League clubs of Lancashire. Garth Crooks looks at the little bit of calypso style that these players brought to Pennine towns like Accrington, Nelson and Bacup, and the havoc they left behind.


Presenter: Garth Crooks
Producer: Chris Green
Producer: David Prest

: International CricketThe Final

After two and a half weeks' competition around the country, the top two teams arrive at Lord's to contest the NatWest Trophy. Commentary by Jonathan Agnew , Henry Blofeld , Christopher Martin-Jenkins and Jim Maxwell , with experts Angus Fraser , Mike Selvey and Darren Lehmann. Including News at 2.20.
Producer Peter Baxter *approximate time


Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By: Henry Blofeld
Commentary By: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Commentary By: Jim Maxwell
Unknown: Angus Fraser
Unknown: Mike Selvey
Unknown: Darren Lehmann.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Week In Westminster

5/7. Robin Oakley of CNN discusses the events of the political week. Editor Peter Mulligan


Unknown: Robin Oakley
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 Louise Greenwood Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Presented By: Paul Lewis.
Producer: Louise Greenwood

: The News Quiz

8/9. Andy Hamilton and Alan Coren are among the panellists wading through the week's news in the "finest topical comedy panel game known to radio". Chaired by Simon Hoggart. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Simon Hoggart.

: News

: Any Questions?

Robin Cook , the former Foreign Secretary, is one of the panellists in the topical discussion programme from Kendal in Cumbria. Chaired by Jonathan Dimbleby. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Robin Cook
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.

: Any Answers?

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


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Peter Griffiths

: The Saturday Play: The Other World

In this Victorian thriller, the wife of an eminent barrister is found dead. It becomes clear that she has been gradually poisoned, and her husband is arrested. But there are others who might have been keen to see her dead, and a surprise visitor from America offers a means of providing the clues. By Melissa Murray. Producer/Director Cherry Cookson


Unknown: Melissa Murray.
Director: Cherry Cookson
Caroline: Claire Price
Mary: Lorelei King
Ben: James Laurenson
Ethel: Colleen Prendergast
James: Nicholas Boulton
Sophie: Alice Hart

: Playing Second Fiddle

Musicologist Big George shines the spotlight on some of the most talented performers in the country, whose sounds are famous the world over but whose names are virtually unknown to the millions who love their music - the Session musicians. Repeated from Tuesday

: 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.
Producer: Vibeke Venema
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Saturday PM

News and sports headlines, presented by Nigel Wrench. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Nigel Wrench.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Film Programme

A special edition looking at Japanese animation, presented by Francine Stock. Producer Sally Spurring


Presented By: Francine Stock.

: Loose Ends until 6.30

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

This week's cultural highlights, including Julian Barnes 's new novel Arthur and George and an exhibition at the National Gallery called Stubbsand the Horse, are reviewed by Tom Sutcliffe and his guests. Producer Fiona McLean


Unknown: Julian Barnes
Reviewed By: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Fiona McLean

: The Lucky Country

2/2. Australians used to be the world's globetrotters - welcomed everywhere they went. But no more. Writer and broadcaster Sarah MacDonald reflects on Australia's changing place in the world, examining why her country has become one of the more likely targets for Islamic extremists and why Aussie travellers are removing the flag from their backpacks. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Sarah MacDonald

: The Archive Hour: Which Consumer Programme

Consumer journalism is a staple of the UK media and its development over time provides an illuminating device for exploring the changing attitudes of UK shoppers.
Presented by John Waite , this programme examines how consumer journalism has changed over the years and includes archive material on the American consumer champion Ralph Nader in the 1960s, and on more recent campaigners such as Anne Robinson and Esther Rantzen. There are also fresh interviews with people recalling the early days of Which? magazine and Good Housekeeping. Producer Bernadette McConnell


Presented By: John Waite
Unknown: Ralph Nader
Unknown: Anne Robinson
Unknown: Esther Rantzen.
Producer: Bernadette McConnell

: Classic Serial: The Return of the Native

3/3. Eustacia's disappointment over Clym's intention to stay on Egdon Heath and the resurgence of her passion for Damon Wildeve threaten to blight all their lives. By Thomas Hardy , dramatised by David Calcutt.
Producer/Director Rosemary Watts Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Egdon Heath
Unknown: Damon Wildeve
Unknown: Thomas Hardy
Dramatised By: David Calcutt.
Director: Rosemary Watts
Thomas Hardy: David Calder
Eustacia: Emma Fielding
Clym: Adam Godley
Damon: Timothy Watson
Mrs Yeobright: Annette Badland
Tamsin: Cathy Sara
Diggory: Ben Crowe
Granfer: Gerry Hinks
Timothy: Stephen Tomlin
Humphrey: Martin Reeve
Christian: Oliver Hembrough
Susan: Sunny Ormonde
Johnny: Ben Tibber
Captain Vye: Martyn Read

: The Moral Maze

5/10. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which
Melanie Phillips , Steven Rose , Claire Fox and Ian Hargreaves 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: Steven Rose
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves

: Counterpoint

8/13. More of the eclectic music quiz with Ned Sherrin in the Chair. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: Poetry Please

7/9. Poets aren't generally known for their love of the hard sciences, such as engineering and construction.
Yet Roger McGough introduces requests for poems that celebrate the great inventions, among them, steam trains, bridges and the humble bicycle. Repeated from Sunday
BBC AUDIO: A newly released special edition celebrating 25 years of Poetry Please is available on CD from all good retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com. Call [number removed]


Introduces: Roger McGough

: Field Study

2/5. Field Study. Benedict Cumberbatch reads this tale from Rachel Seiffert 's collection of short stories. Martin meets Ewa and her young son Jacek while conducting field research. Martin's findings yield unexpected results. Abridged by Richard Hamiliton. Producer Elizabeth Allard


Unknown: Benedict Cumberbatch
Unknown: Rachel Seiffert
Abridged By: Richard Hamiliton.
Producer: Elizabeth Allard

: News

: Write On

: News

: The Ticket

: News; Play of the Week

The Virtuous Burglar. Julian Rhind-Tutt stars in Dario Fo's satire, which pokes fun at social morality and the hypocrisy of those in public life, the affairs they engage in and the deceit practised in society's upper strata

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.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

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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