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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Nick Holtam , Vicar of St Martin-in-the-Fields, London.


Unknown: Nick Holtam

: Colloquies

2/3. 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 Extended


Producer: Gabi Fisher

: Farming Today This Week

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Sarah Falkingham


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Sarah Falkingham

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Rob Marshall.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Rob Marshall.

: Home Truths

Paul Heiney takes a wry look at the foibles of family life. Producer Karen Pirie Repeated on Monday at 11pm
PHONE: [number removed]234 email: home.truths@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Paul Heiney
Producer: Karen Pirie

: Excess Baggage from 10.20am

The adventures, frustrations and joys of travel explored by Sandi TokSVig. Producer Kevin Dawson


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig.
Producer: Kevin Dawson

: Test Match Special

England v Australia
Commentary on the third day's play in the Fifth Test at the Oval, by Jonathan Agnew , Christopher Martin-Jenkins and Jim Maxwell , with experts Graeme Fowler ,
Angus Fraser and Rod Marsh. Including at 12.35pm News and A View from the Boundary. BBC chairman Michael Grade is the commentary team's guest.
Producer Peter Baxter -approximate time


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: Jim Maxwell
Unknown: Graeme Fowler
Unknown: Angus Fraser
Unknown: Rod Marsh.
Unknown: Michael Grade
Producer: Peter Baxter

: For One Night Only

3/3. At the Drop of a Hat. On 2 May 1959, at the Fortune Theatre in London, the unlikely hit that had filled the theatre nightly for over two years finally closed. But George Martin of EMI was there to record the show. The revue's stars Michael Flanders and Donald Swann set a new standard in comedy, their relaxed satirical style influencing Beyond the Fringe, Peter Cook and Dudley Moore , and the Monty Python team among others. Paul Gambaccini meets those who remember the show and discovers there was more to the comic pair than a few funny songs about animals. Producer Marya Burgess


Unknown: George Martin
Unknown: Michael Flanders
Unknown: Donald Swann
Unknown: Peter Cook
Unknown: Dudley Moore
Unknown: Monty Python
Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Producer: Marya Burgess

: Talking Politics

7/11. Political discussion programme, presented by Sheena McDonald , sharpening the focus on current events and ideas. Producer Simon Coates


Presented By: Sheena McDonald
Producer: Simon Coates

: From Our Own Correspondent

The BBC's foreign correspondents look at the stories in their regions. Presented by Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant RT DIRECT:From Our Own Correspondent, edited by Tony Grant , is available for E1599 (RRP E16.99) including p&p. Call [number removed]042 (national rate)


Presented By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant
Edited By: Tony Grant

: Money Box

Paul Lewis with the latest news from the world of personal finance, and impartial money advice. Producer Chris A'Court Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis

: Radio 4 Live

2/2. Chris Addison host more hilarious comedic moments from this year's Edinburgh Festival. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Chris Addison

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs a debate from Exeter, Devon, where the panellists include writer and chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Digby Jones , the director general of the CBI. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
Unknown: Digby Jones

: Any Answers?

Listeners' calls and emails, taken by Jonathan Dimbleby , in response to Any Questions. Producer Peter Griffiths PHONE: [number removed]0444 Lines open from 12.30pm email: any.answers@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Peter Griffiths

: The Saturday Play: Speed and Silver: Stained Blood

by Nick Fisher
Eager young Detective Sergeant Sue Silver is assigned to work with maverick Detective Chief Inspector Jamie Speed, who doesn't seem to want her or anyone else's help. And on their first murder case - involving a severed hand, arcane notes in biblical language and a high-class call girl - their new working partnership is severely tested.
Producer Marilyn Imrie
Director Deborah Paige


Written by: Nick Fisher
Producer: Marilyn Imrie
Director: Deborah Paige
DCI Speed: Jonathan Cullen
DS Silver: Lucy Speed
Supt Collinson: Stephen Grief
Jim: Stuart McOuarrie
Daniel: Ben Crowe
MrsDavies: Maggie McCarthy
Desk Sergeant: Nina Wadia
Supt Naylor: Michael Gould
Mrs Collinson: Geraldine Newman
Vicar: Michael Simkins

: The Complete Conductor

1/2. The great conductors are among the most powerful and glamorous figures in the classical music world. Yet on the concert platform, they alone make no music. Michael Brearley , psychoanalyst and former cricketer, talks to conductors, managers and players to uncover the secrets Of the art Of conducting. Repeated from Tuesday


Music: Michael Brearley

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Ritula Shah. 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: Ritula Shah.
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

Francine Stock and guests discuss the latest film and DVD releases. Producer Sally Spurring


Unknown: Francine Stock

: 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

The cultural highlights of the week reviewed by Tom Sutcliffe and guests Amanda Vickery , Peter Porter and John O'Farrell. Producer Nicky Barranger


Reviewed By: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Amanda Vickery
Unknown: Peter Porter
Unknown: John O'Farrell.
Producer: Nicky Barranger

: Colloquies

2/3. Fits and Starts. As the funeral director in his home town of Milford, Michigan, Thomas Lynch has been burying the dead and comforting the living for 25 years. He's also one of radio's true poets, and in this series of talks he fixes his steady and compassionate gaze on life, death and the dismal trade. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Thomas Lynch

: The Archive Hour: A Monstrous Regiment

Political journalist Jackie Ashley presents frank and funny revelations from a host of women MPs. A remarkable series of interviews gives a unique insight into the hostility and sexism they faced in the corridors of power, who befriended them, who were the worst offenders and how they changed the laws of the land. Producer Deborah McGurran


Unknown: Jackie Ashley
Producer: Deborah McGurran

: Classic Serial: Towards the End of the Morning

1/2. Stuck in a backwater department of a national daily newspaper, John Dyson dreams of liberation and recognition. When a chance occurs to appear on TV, Dyson prepares to greet the celebrity life. Michael Frayn 's comic 1967 Fleet Street novel, dramatised by Robert Shearman.
Other parts played by Nigel Anthony , Sophie Langham , Kenneth Danziger and John Hudson
Director Martin Jarvis Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: John Dyson
Unknown: Michael Frayn
Dramatised By: Robert Shearman.
Played By: Nigel Anthony
Played By: Sophie Langham
Played By: Kenneth Danziger
Played By: John Hudson
Director: Martin Jarvis
John: James Wilby
Bob: Martin Freeman
Jannie: Serena Evans
Erskine: Tom Ellis
Tessa: Finty Williams
Reg: Clive Francis
MrsMounce: Rosalind Ayres
Eddy: Roger Hammond
Lord Boddy: Archie Scotney

: The Commission

6/8. Gang Crime. Nick Ross asks if gang crime is out of control in Britain's Cities. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Nick Ross

: Brain of Britain 2005

5/17. Robert Robinson chairs the first round contest between the Midlands and East Anglia teams. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Robert Robinson

: Island Voices

1/3. The diverse riches of Jamaican poetry are explored through a tropical journey. Writer and presenter Valerie Bloom makes a literary pilgrimage to the island of her childhood and reveals the pivotal role played by Louise Bennett in popularising poetry in Jamaican patois. Linton Kwesi Johnson and Jean "Binta" Breeze also reflect on how growing up in the Caribbean has informed their work. Repeated from Sunday


Presenter: Valerie Bloom
Played By: Louise Bennett
Unknown: Linton Kwesi Johnson

: Hearts of Oak

3/5. Excerpts from novels and stories about the sea. Youth. A voyage to the exotic East promises much to Joseph Conrad 's young hero. If the ship would leave harbour, that is. Read by Jonathan Firth. Producer Lisa Osborne


Unknown: Joseph Conrad
Read By: Jonathan Firth.
Producer: Lisa Osborne

: News

: Write On

: News

: The Ticket

: News; Play of the Week

Out of Bounds By Rajesh Gopie.
A comic yet moving family history, with all the characters played by its author, about a family of South African Indians, growing up in KwaZulu Natal


Unknown: Rajesh Gopie.

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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.

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

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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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