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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Monsignor Mark Lanqham , administrator of Westminster Cathedral.


Unknown: Monsignor Mark Lanqham

: A Gun for Christmas

1/2. Repeated from Sunday See repeat at 7.45pm for details

: News Briefing

: Papers

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Exploring rural life across the UK.
Producer Sarah Falkingham Extended


Producer: Sarah Falkingham

: 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 Carolyn Quinn.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Mary Rhodes.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Rob Marshall.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Mary Rhodes.
Unknown: Rob Marshall.

: Home Truths

Jenny Eclair takes a wry look at the foibles of family life. Producer Kate Murphy Repeated on Monday at 11pm PHONE: [number removed]1234 email: home.truths@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Jenny Eclair
Producer: Kate Murphy

: Excess Baggage

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


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Kevin Dawson

: The Tough of the Track

Bloomin' Ada! Stuart Storey presents the fictional tale, featured in comics like The Rover and The Victor, of one of Britain's greatest distance runners: Alf Tupper, the man who "ran 'em all" after a day's welding and a helping of fish and chips.


Presenter: Stuart Storey
Producer: Geoff Ballinger

: Talking Politics

New series 1/11. Sheena McDonald presents the political discussion programme, sharpening the focus on current ideas and events. Editor Paul Vickers


Unknown: Sheena McDonald
Editor: Paul Vickers

: From Our Own Correspondent

Insight, colour, wit and analysis as the BBC 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

2/6. Investigating financial issues that get listeners hot under the collar.
Pensions on the House? Britons have long been obsessed with bricks and mortar. But there's a revolution in store. From April next year, it will be possible to get tax relief to help buy residential property through your pension. But for whom is it really suitable, and what are the risks?
Listener Helen Visvikis joins presenter Lesley Curwen to see if this new property pension could work for her. Producer Samantha Washington Repeated on Monday at 3pm


Unknown: Helen Visvikis
Presenter: Lesley Curwen
Producer: Samantha Washington

: The Now Show

3/5. Contemporary quips from Steve Punt , Hugh Dennis and the team as they identify everything "now" and make fun of it. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis

: News

: Straw Poll

1/6. Political parties are dead. Long live single issues
The first debate on issues of perennial interest, chaired by Nick Clarke , comes from the University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester. Listeners can also vote on the motion.
Repeated from yesterday
To vote YES dial [number removed]311 To vote NO dial [number removed]0322 Calls cost lOp Lines are open until 2.20pm


Unknown: Nick Clarke

: Straw Poll Talkback

Nick Clarke takes your calls on the issues raised in this week's edition of Straw Poll. producer Nick Utechin PHONE: [number removed]0444 email: strawpoll@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Producer: Nick Utechin

: The Saturday Play: The Bottle Factory Outing

By Beryl Bainbridge , adapted by Jane Rogers. It's 1970. Two northerners, Freda and Brenda, share a bedsit in London and work in the local bottle factory, run by a family of Italians. On the day of the annual factory outing, the van Freda has booked fails to turn up and things rapidly go from bad to worse.
Producer/Director Sue Roberts


Unknown: Beryl Bainbridge
Adapted By: Jane Rogers.
Director: Sue Roberts
Brenda: Sian Reeves
Freda: Sharon Percy
Rossi: Vincenzo Nicoll
Vittorio: Ernesto Tomasini
Patrick: James 5cales
Maria: Flaminia Cinque
Mrs Haddon: Flaminia Cinque

: World Sounds

3/3. 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. He considers how globalisation, immigration and mass media are putting their stamp on individual cultures and their music. What does this new "fusion" mean for local music and the world-music industry? 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: womanshouriSbbc.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

Chris Tookey and his guests discuss the latest film and DVD releases. Producer Saly Spurring


Unknown: Chris Tookey

: 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 Zahid Warley


Reviewed By: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Zahid Warley

: A Gun for Christmas

1/2. In the aftermath of the controversial trial of the boys accused of killing Damilola Taylor , Esther Armah was a young reporter trying to penetrate the south London estate where Damilola lived. But nobody wanted to talk. Here she recalls how hard it was winning the trust of the people who felt betrayed by the media. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Damilola Taylor
Unknown: Esther Armah

: The Archive Hour: In 80 Years

It could be said that Alan Whicker gave Michael Palin one of his best gags - Whicker Island - and best gigs -Around the World in 80 Days. The least Palin can do is be nice to the veteran globetrotter in the week of Whicker's 80th birthday. From trailblazer to navy blazer, The Archive Hour looks at the remarkable career of a journalist turned icon. Interviewees include Jan Morris
(with whom Whicker shared a tent and a dream of starting a laundry), Michael Parkinson , Anthony Jay ,
Michael Grade and Whicker's loyal partner of more than 30 years, Valerie Kleeman. Producer Jane Ray
Michael Palin on Whicker's world: page 113


Unknown: Alan Whicker
Unknown: Michael Palin
Unknown: Jan Morris
Unknown: Michael Parkinson
Unknown: Anthony Jay
Unknown: Michael Grade
Unknown: Valerie Kleeman.
Producer: Jane Ray
Producer: Michael Palin

: Classic Serial: Caesar!

2/3. The Glass Ball Game. Dramatist Mike Walker shows how the historian Suetonius is drawn into Hadrian's private life when he befriends the Emperor's young lover, Antinous, and travels with them into the heart of Egypt.
With Jason Chan and Nicholas Boulton ; Music by David Pickvance Producer/Director Jeremy Mortimer Repeated from Sunday


Dramatist: Mike Walker
Unknown: Jason Chan
Unknown: Nicholas Boulton
Music By: David Pickvance
Director: Jeremy Mortimer
Antinous: Andrew Garfield
Suetonius: Jonathan Coy
Julia: Emily Wachter
Hadrian: Jonathan Hyde
Sabina: Amanda Root
Pachrates: Stephen Hogan

: The Moral Maze

9/9. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which
Melanie Phillips , Clifford Longley , Rosie Boycott 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: Clifford Longley
Unknown: Rosie Boycott
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves

: Counterpoint

12/13. The last 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

2/4. A new "poetry detective" series in which Joan Bakewell uncovers the places and stories behind the publication of particular books of poetry.
The Waste Land. Joan Bakewell discovers the present owners of the London flat that TS Eliot lived in at the time of writing the poem are enthusiastic devotees. Eliot expert Professor Lawrence Rainey and poet Sam Milne join Bakewell as they head towards the City where Eliot worked at Lloyds Bank for many years. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Professor Lawrence Rainey
Unknown: Sam Milne

: OHOT - Own Hair, Own Teeth

1/4. Lena. By Carla Lane. A new friendship leads Lena to wonder whether there might be more to life than cooking, cleaning and looking after her family. Read by Pauline Collins. A series of stories about romantic encounters and the vagaries of love among 60-somethings. Producer Emma Harding


Unknown: Carla Lane.
Read By: Pauline Collins.
Producer: Emma Harding

: News

: Write On

: News

: The Ticket

: News; Play of the Week

The Lair of the White
Worm By Bram Stoker. A gothic horror set in 1870 in the High Peak district of Derbyshire. Adam Salton, on a visit to his elderly uncle in the village of Penda's Dale, realises that the disappearance of several local men is not accidental


Unknown: Bram Stoker.

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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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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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