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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Lesley Carroll.


Unknown: Lesley Carroll.

: Second String

Repeated from Sunday See repeat at 7.45pm for details

: News Briefing

: Papers

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Exploring rural life across the UK.
Producer Hugh O'Donnell


Producer: Hugh O'Donnell

: Farming Today This Week

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Anne-Marie Bullock


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Anne-Marie Bullock

: Today

With John Humphrys and Tim Franks.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Tim Franks.

: and 8.25 Sports News

With Steve May.

: Thought for the Day

With the Rev Rob Marshall.


Unknown: Rob Marshall.

: Home Truths

Linda Smith takes a wry look at the foibles of family life. Producer Karen Pirie Repeated on Monday at 11pm
PHONE: [number removed]1234 email: home.truths@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Linda Smith
Producer: Karen Pirie

: Excess Baggage

Sandi Toksviq explores the adventures, frustrations ana joys Of travel. Producer Kevin Dawson


Unknown: Sandi Toksviq
Producer: Kevin Dawson

: Test Match Special

England v Australia
Commentary on the third day's play in the First Test at
Lord's from Jonathan Agnew , Henry Blofeld , Christopher Martin-Jenkins and Jim Maxwell.
Producer Peter Baxter -


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Henry Blofeld
Unknown: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: Jim Maxwell.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: In the Footsteps of Brad Pitt

Adrian Chiles goes behind the scenes to discover tne fascinating work of Britain's foley artists, the unseen performers who recreate and record every on-screen movement a film actor makes. Producer Clare Davison Hired for sound: page 12


Unknown: Adrian Chiles
Producer: Clare Davison

: Week in Westminster

8/8. With Parliament finishing its session yesterday, Steve Richards of The Independent discusses the events Of the political week. Editor Marie Jessel


Unknown: Steve Richards
Editor: Marie Jessel

: From Our Own Correspondent

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


Presented By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: Inside Money

New series 1/6. The Protection Racket. The return of the series that lets listeners explore the financial issues that get them hot under the collar begins with a look at Payment protection insurance. This is supposed to cover loan or mortgage repayments if borrowers lose their jobs or cannot work because of ill health, but critics argue these policies are not suitable for many people, and that they may be being mis-sold. Listener Karen Manning joins presenter Lesley Curwen to investigate. Producer Jennifer Clarke Repeated on Monday at 3pm


Unknown: Karen Manning
Presenter: Lesley Curwen
Producer: Jennifer Clarke

: The Now Show

2/5. Steve Punt. Hugh Dennis and the team are joined by a special guest to help dissect the week's news stones With the scalpel of wit. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Steve Punt.
Unknown: Hugh Dennis

: News

: Any Questions?

Lynne Featherstone , Liberal Democrat spokesperson for Home Affairs, and Peter Hitchens , columnist for the Mail on Sunday, are among the panellists for the discussion programme, which this week comes from Melksham in Wiltshire. Chaired by Jonathan Dimbleby. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Lynne Featherstone
Unknown: Peter Hitchens
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.answerslSbbc.co.uk


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Peter Griffiths

: The Saturday Play: I Married a Marxist

Margaret Wilkinson 's drama, set in New York in 1953 against the backdrop of the trial of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. Gloria is convinced that her janitor husband Dwight is a covert communist. If she remains devoted to him she could end up like Ethel Rosenberg. Could salesman Chet provide her with an escape? Producer/Director Nadia Molinari


Unknown: Margaret Wilkinson
Unknown: Ethel Rosenberg.
Unknown: Ethel Rosenberg.
Director: Nadia Molinari
Gloria: Maureen Lipman
Dwight: Kerry Shale
Chet: Henry Goodman

: World Sounds

Damon Albarn , Peter Gabriel , Baaba Maal and Taj Mahal are some of the stars contributing to this introduction to world music, presented by Mark Coles. This week he explores the issues musicians are dealing with at home - from the bands and artists who fought apartheid in South Africa to those currently campaigning against poverty and HIV/Aids. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Damon Albarn
Unknown: Peter Gabriel
Presented By: Mark Coles.

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Jane Little. 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: Jane Little.
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

Actor John Hurt talks to Chris Tookey about his career and his latest film, the voodoo thriller, The Skeleton Key.
Producer Zahid Warley


Talks: John Hurt
Unknown: Chris Tookey
Producer: Zahid Warley

: 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

This week's cultural highlights are reviewed by Tom Sutcliffe and his guests. Producer Fiona McLean


Reviewed By: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Second String

3/3. Broadcaster and journalist Chris Serle describes how his life changed at the age of ten when a small, unwanted drum kit came his way. From becoming drum major at school to playing in a local jazz band, the drums became part of the rhythm of his life. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Chris Serle

: The Archive Hour: To Win the Peace

At the end of the war in Europe in 1945, prime minister Winston Churchill called a general election, hoping to consolidate his position in the eyes of the British people through the ballot box. However, Clement Attlee 's
Labour party won with a landslide majority. The BBC's former political editor, John Cole , tells the story of this Watershed election. Producer Nick Utechin


Unknown: Winston Churchill
Unknown: Clement Attlee
Editor: John Cole
Producer: Nick Utechin

: Classic Serial: Caesar!

1/3. The Best of Mothers. Drawing on Suetonius's Lives of the Caesars, dramatist Mike Walker demonstrates how Emperor Nero was a thwarted artist who hated violence and was only brought down for transgressing the Roman codeofaravitas.
Producer Jeremy Mortimer ; Director Steven Canny Repeated from Sun


Dramatist: Mike Walker
Producer: Jeremy Mortimer
Director: Steven Canny
Nero: Jonathan Forbes
Agrippina: Frances Barber
Seneca: Stephen Boxer
Petronius: Nicholas Boulton
Poooea: Ndldi Ama
Phaos: Jason Chan
Anicetus: Christian Rodska
Epaphroditus: Hugh Dickson
Burrus: Stephen Hogan

: The Moral Maze

8/9. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which
Melanie Phillips , Claire Fox , Clifford Longley and Ian Hargreaves discuss the moral complexities behind one of the week's news Stories. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Clifford Longley
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves

: Counterpoint

11/13. The second semi-final of the contest to find the musical mastermind of the year. Hosted by Ned Sherrin. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Ned Sherrin.

: Behind the Book

1/4. A new "poetry detective" series in which Joan Bakewell uncovers the places and story behind the publication of a particular book of poetry.
Lyrical Ballads. She visits Coleridge's cottage in Nether Stowey, Somerset, as well as the nearby Alfoxton House, which William Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy rented in 1797. Dr Emma Mason and Dr Ralph Pite explain the background to the work. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: William Wordsworth
Unknown: Dr Emma Mason
Unknown: Dr Ralph Pite

: Field Study

5/5. The Late Spring. A beekeeper is waiting for the mild winds that will mark the end of a harsh winter when something unexpected happens. David Horovitch reads this story from a collection by Rachel Seiffert. Abridged by Richard Hamiliton. Producer Elizabeth Allard


Unknown: David Horovitch
Unknown: Rachel Seiffert.
Abridged By: Richard Hamiliton.
Producer: Elizabeth Allard

: News

: Write On

: News

: The Ticket

: News

Play of the Week: Ebola Attack Dramatised by John Fletcher , this is the true story of Dr Matthew Lukwiya 's fight in the summer of 2000 against Ebola disease, one of the world's most lethal viruses


Dramatised By: John Fletcher
Unknown: Dr Matthew Lukwiya

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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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