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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Dr Alison Elliot.


Unknown: Dr Alison Elliot.

: A Gun for Christmas

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

: News Briefing

: Papers

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

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


Producer: Gabi Fisher

: Farming Today This Week

Presented by Mark Holdstock. Producer Chris impey


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Martin Palmer.
8.55 August 1945 4/12. A series marking the 60th anniversary of the events that brought the Second World War to an end: Nagasaki, Hiroshima and the Japanese surrender. Presented by Chris Lowe.
August 1945 producers Julia Adamson and Rob Ketteridge


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Martin Palmer.
Presented By: Chris Lowe.
Producers: Julia Adamson
Producers: Rob Ketteridge

: Home Truths

Jenny Eclair 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: Jenny Eclair
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: Excess Baggage

Sandi Toksvig discusses the attitude of today s travellers to the bombing of Hiroshima 60 years ago. Producer Kevin Dawson


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Kevin Dawson

: Test Match Special

England v Australia
The third day of the Second Test in the Ashes series, from Edgbaston, Birmingham. Commentary by Jonathan Agnew , Henry Blofeld and Jim Maxwell , with experts Geoff Lawson and Mike Selvey. Including at
12.35 pm News; A View from the Boundary.
Actor Nigel Havers is the commentary team s guest.
__Producer Peter Baxter *approximate time


Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By: Henry Blofeld
Commentary By: Jim Maxwell
Unknown: Geoff Lawson
Unknown: Mike Selvey.
Unknown: Nigel Havers
Producer: Peter Baxter

: For One Night Only

1/3. An Historic Return - Horowitz at Carnegie Hall Russian-American pianist Vladimir Horowitz made a dramatic comeback in 1965, having retired prematurely
12 years previously. Paul Gambaccini returns to Carnegie Hall with some of those who remember that afternoon. Producer Marya Burgess


Pianist: Vladimir Horowitz
Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Producer: Marya Burgess

: Talking Politics

2/11. Political discussion programme, with Dennis Sewell. Editor Paul Vickers


Unknown: Dennis Sewell.
Editor: Paul Vickers

: From Our Own Correspondent

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

3/6. Financial issues that get listeners hot under the collar. Taking Stock. Twenty years ago Britain was in the midst of the privatisation revolution designed, in part. to get more of us owning shares. But the number of small shareholders has fallen, many people are wary of the stock market, and some big companies want to reduce the burden of having shareholders with small stakes. Lesley Curwen investigates what's happened to the idea of a share-owning democracy. Producer Paul O'Keeffe Repeated on Monday at 3pm


Unknown: Lesley Curwen

: The Now Show

4/5. Family-friendly satire from Steve Punt. Hugh Dennis. Marcus Brigstocke , Jon Holmes , Mitch Benn and Laura Shavin. Repeated from yesterday


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

: News

: Straw Poll

2/6 Zero tolerance of anti-social behaviour will only make things worse This debate, chaired by Nick Clarke , comes from the University of Manchester. Listeners can also vote On the motion. Repeated from yesterday To vote YES dial [number removed]0311 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 Absent Guest

A sharp and tense whodunnit. When the absent guest from a dinner party is discovered murdered, the remaining guests, one by one, become suspects. Written by Peter Whalley. Producer/Director Pauline Harris


Written By: Peter Whalley.
Director: Pauline Harris
Ian: Robert Plckavance
Lynn: Deborah Findlay
Mike: John Thomson
Julie: Katy Cavanagh
Claire: Denlse Welch
Alan: John Kazek

: The Biggest Organ in the World

Gordon Stewart explores the amazing sounds and colours produced by a 28,000-pipe, six-keyboard, 470-stop organ at a department store in Philadelphia. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Gordon Stewart

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Martha Kearney. Producer VibekeVenema; Editor Jill Burrrdge 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 Burrrdge

: Saturday PM

News and sports headlines, presented by Carolyn Quinn. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Carolyn Quinn.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Film Programme

Chris Tookey and guests discuss the latest film and DVD releases. Producer Sally 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

Reviewing the cultural highlights of the week - including The Perfect Catch, the new film from the Farrelly brothers, and an adaptation of Nick Hornby 's novel Fever Pitch - are James Runcie and guests Cahal Dallat , Deborah Moggach andSarfraz Manzoor. Producer ZahidWarley


Unknown: Nick Hornby
Unknown: James Runcie
Unknown: Cahal Dallat
Unknown: Deborah Moggach

: A Gun for Christmas

2/2. 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 remembers the woman who helped her win the trust of the residents of the estate, as well as the impact of what they had to say about their daily lives. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Damilola Taylor
Unknown: Esther Armah

: The Archive Hour: Time Lapse of Dartmoor

Since 2001, the National Park Authority has been undertaking an oral history project, collecting over 70 interviews with those who have lived and worked on Dartmoor. Captured within the stories is an enduring fondness for the remote moorland home that was their only provider and employer - a legacy of how the 20th century touched Dartmoor and brought great changes to everyday lives. Presented by naturalist Tony Soper. Producer Sheena Duncan
Alan Titchmarsh on Dartmoor: page 32


Unknown: Tony Soper.
Producer: Sheena Duncan
Producer: Alan Titchmarsh

: Classic Serial: Caesar!

3/3. Citizens in a Great City. Dramatist Mark Walker shows how the young Commodus buckles under the expectations put upon him by his father, the philosopher emperor Marcus Aurelius. And how Septimus Severus is called on to save the Empire from anarchy.
Producer/Director Jeremy Mortimer Repeated from Sunday


Dramatist: Mark Walker
Unknown: Marcus Aurelius.
Director: Jeremy Mortimer
Marcus Aurelius: Ronald Pickup
Septimus Severus: Ray Fearon
Julia Domna: Helen McCrory
Galen: Hugh Dickson
Commodus: Jim Sturqess
General: Stephen Hoqan
Speaker: Nicholas Boulton
Alexander of Abonuchius: Martin Hyder

: The Commission

1/8. Can miscarriages of justice, caused by the evidence of expert witnesses, be prevented? Giving evidence is Angela Cannings , the mother wrongly jailed for the murder of her children. With Nick ROSS. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Angela Cannings
Unknown: Nick Ross.

: Counterpoint

13/13. The 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

3/4. Beowulf. The origins of this great epic poem are hard to trace as it is thought to have started in the oral tradition. But experts Professor Elaine Treharne and Dr Andrew Prescott agree that the Anglo-Saxon burial ground of Sutton Hoo in Suffolk gives a very visible clue to life at the time of its writing. With Joan Bakewell. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Professor Elaine Treharne
Unknown: Dr Andrew Prescott
Unknown: Sutton Hoo
Unknown: Joan Bakewell.

: OHOT - Own Hair, Own Teeth

2/4. When the Daisies Close. Rose and Edward visit a retirement bungalow that their children have persuaded them to buy. By Angela Huth , read by Julia McKenzie. Producer Emma Harding


Unknown: Angela Huth
Read By: Julia McKenzie.
Producer: Emma Harding

: News

: Write On

: News

: The Ticket

: News

Play of the Week: The Breaking Jewel Tina Pepler 's adaptation of Makoto Oda 's novel - a powerful indictment against the Second World War - is combined with dramatised interviews culled from the Imperial War Museum archive


Unknown: Tina Pepler
Unknown: Makoto Oda

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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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