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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Noel Vincent.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.

: Romer's Roamlnqs

1/3. 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


Producer: Gabi Fisher

: Fanning Today This Week

Presented by Mark Holdstock. producer Chnslmpey


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Carolyn Quinn.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Martin Palmer.
8.55 August 1945 11/12. 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: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Martin Palmer.
Presented By: Chris Lowe.
Producers: Julia Adamson
Producers: Rob Ketteridge

: Home Truths

David Stafford takes a wry look at the foibles of family life. Producer Dilly Barlow Repeated on Monday at 11pm
PHONE: [number removed]1234 email: home.truths@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: David Stafford
Producer: Dilly Barlow

: Excess Baggage

The adventures, frustrations and joys of travel are explored by wanderlust presenter, Sandi Toksvig. - Producer Kevin Dawson


Presenter: Sandi Toksvig.
Producer: Kevin Dawson

: Test Match Special

England v Australia
Commentary on the third day's play in the Third Test at
Old Trafford, by Jonathan Agnew , Christopher Martin -
Jenkins and Jim Maxwell , with experts Graham Gooch , Geoff Lawson and Vic Marks. Including at
12.35pm News; A View from the Boundary. Former
Stranglers frontman Hugh Cornwell is the commentary team's guest. Producer Peter Baxter * approximate time


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Christopher Martin
Unknown: Jim Maxwell
Unknown: Graham Gooch
Unknown: Geoff Lawson
Unknown: Vic Marks.
Unknown: Hugh Cornwell
Producer: Peter Baxter

: For One Night Only

2/3. The Who Live at Leeds. Valentine's Night, 1970, Leeds University refectory. On stage - the Who. This concert marked a turning-point in the band's guitar-smasniing career. And the recording of it is widely acknowledged as one of the best live rock albums. Paul Gambaccini travels to Leeds to meet people who were at this historic gig, both on stage and in the audience. Producer Marya Burgess


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Producer: Marya Burgess

: Talking Politics

3/11. Political discussion with Dennis Sewell. Producer Paul Vickers


Unknown: Dennis Sewell.
Producer: 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

4/6. Financial issues that get listeners hot under the collar. Taking the Credit. The tax credit system was designed to help working families. But critics say a flawed system has left vulnerable households having to repay money they shouldn't have received, but which they thought was theirs to spend. Presenter Lesley Curwen is joinec by Faith Stanley, who is facing a bill for thousands ot pounds. Producer Louise Greenwood Repeated on Monday at 3pm


Presenter: Lesley Curwen
Producer: Louise Greenwood

: The Now Show

5/5. The summer special, from the King's Theatre, Southsea. Steve Punt. Hugh Dennis , Marcus Brigstocke Jon Holmes , Mitch Benn and Laura Shavin take a satirical look at the week's news. Repeated from yesterday


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

: News

: Straw Poll ....

3/6. It's impossible to have a truly united Europe. This debate, chaired by Nick Clarke , comes from Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Listeners can also vote on the motion. Rptdfrom 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: PS I Love You

Gerry promised he'd always be there for Holly. So, knowing his death is imminent, he bequeaths a series of monthly letters to help Holly realise that life must go on. By Cecelia Ahern. Dramatised by Wendy Oberman. Producer/Director Eoin O'Callaghan


Unknown: Cecelia Ahern.
Dramatised By: Wendy OBErman.
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Holly: Cathy Belton
Gerry: Darraqh Kelly
Sharon: All White
Ciara: Jody O'Nell
Daniel: Stephen Hogan
Decian: Luke Griffin
Rob: Andrew Bennett
Mum: Marcella Riordan
Dad: Niall Cusack
Laura: Aine McCartney
John: Charlie Bonner

: The Quality of Mercy

The prayer Kyrie Eleison (Lord Have Mercy) is used in almost every Christian church. Its long history is traced from its biblical roots, its promotion through a travelling nun called Egeria, to the great masses by composed by Mozart, Bach and Haydn. 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: womanshourifbbc.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 Carolyn Quinn. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Carolyn Quinn.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Film Programme

Chris Tookey presents Radio 4's weekly film programme, looking at new releases and DVDs. 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

A review of the cultural highlights of the week, with Robert Sandall. Producer Anne-Marie Cole


Unknown: Robert Sandall.
Producer: Anne-Marie Cole

: Romer's Roamings

1/3. Egyptologist John Romer reminisces about his early years as an archaeological artist in the Middle East in the 1960s. Arriving in Egypt, he and his wife Beth were astonished by the sheer scale of the ancient monuments and by the beauty of the artefacts strewn on the desert floor.
But having fallen in love with ancient Egypt, could they find a way of staying there, or would they have to return to an academic life in England? Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: John Romer

: The Archive Hour: Oh What a Lovely Pier!

Brighton's West Pier used to be the only Grade I listed pier in the country. Today it's a bare and rusting hulk destroyed by waves, vandals and neglect. Why did we let the queen of piers come to this sorry state? Seaside entertainer Tony Lidington celebrates the pier's social history and mourns its passing.
Producer Angela Hind.


Presenter: Tony Lidington
Producer: Angela Hind

: Classic Serial: Oblomov

1/2. Gentle, intelligent Oblomov completely fails to deal with life. Never doing today what he can put off till tomorrow, he is a tragicomic hero for a couch-potato generation.
Written by Ivan Goncharov , dramatised by Stephen Wyatt.
Singer Olivia Robinson ; pianist Helen Crayford
Producer/Director Claire Grove Repeated from Sunday


Written By: Ivan Goncharov
Dramatised By: Stephen Wyatt.
Singer: Olivia Robinson
Pianist: Helen Crayford
Director: Claire Grove
Oblomov: Toby Jones
Zahar: Trevor Peacock
Olga: Claire Skinner
Doctor: Clive Swift
Tarantyev: Gerard McDermott
Stoltz: Nicholas Boulton
Olga's aunt: Richenda Carey

: The Commission

2/8. Is International Law an International Failure? With events in Iraq, Mugabe's dictatorship, the anniversary of Rwanda's genocide and the situation in Darfur in the spotlight, Nick Ross asks if international law is an international failure. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Nick Ross

: Brain of Britain 2005

1/17. Four contestants from London compete in the first round of the nationwide general knowledge contest. Robert Robinson is in the chair. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Robert Robinson

: Behind the Book

4/4. The Mersey Sound. Liverpool 8, now commonly known as Toxteth, was the birthplace of this book of poems in 1967. Joan Bakewell takes Roger McGough and Brian Patten , two of the poets responsible for this anthology, back to Brian's attic flat where the book was born, and they revisit the Everyman Theatre, where the two were contemporaries of John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: Brian Patten
Unknown: John Lennon
Unknown: Paul McCartney.

: OHOT - Own Hair, Own Teeth

3/4. Who Shall I Run to. Sally and Jeremy celebrate their wedding anniversary with a romantic trip to Paris. By Lynn Reid Banks , read by Sian Phillips. A series of stories about romantic encounters and love among 60-somethings. Producer Emma Harding


Unknown: Lynn Reid Banks
Read By: Sian Phillips.
Producer: Emma Harding

: News

: Write On

: News

: The Ticket

: News

Play of the Week: Old World By Aleksei Arbuzov. A rapport grows into mutual love between a doctor and a patient who have both loved and lost dear ones in the Patriotic War


Unknown: Aleksei Arbuzov.

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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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