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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Professor Gordon Graham.


Unknown: Professor Gordon Graham.

: Air Mail

14/16. For details see repeat at 7.45pm

: News Briefing

: Papers

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Exploring rural life in the UK.
Producer Gabi Fisher Extended rpt on Thursday 22 December at 1.30pm


Producer: Gabi Fisher

: Farming Today This Week

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly. producer Chris Impey


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson. 748 Thought for the Day With the Rev Roy Jenkins.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: Home Truths

David Stafford takes a wry look at the foibles of family life. Producer Jacqueline Smith Shortened PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) email: home.truths@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: David Stafford
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: Excess Baggage

Sandi Toksvig 's guests are the director of the Royal
Geographical Society, Rita Gardner ; travel writer
Redmond O'Hanlon ; and geographer Nick Middleton. From the Royal Geographical Society in London, producer Harry Parker


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Unknown: Rita Gardner
Unknown: Redmond O'Hanlon
Unknown: Nick Middleton.
Producer: Harry Parker

: Natural Despots

2/2. Michael Portillo goes in search of nature's despots and meets the animals who make it to the top. The disproportionate use of power seems to be the currency in the animal world, but is there any leadership? Portillo goes to the Kalahari Desert to find some surprising natural despots. Producer Julian Hector


Unknown: Michael Portillo
Producer: Julian Hector

: Week in Westminster

'0/10. Steve Richards of The Independent discusses the Week's political events. Producer Marie Jessel


Unknown: Steve Richards
Producer: Marie Jessel

: From Our Own Correspondent

A lively collection of dispatches from the BBC's foreign correspondents, who report on stories from their regions. Presented by Kate Adie. producer Tony Grant
RT DIRECT: From Our Own Correspondent, edited by Tony Grant , is available for E15.99 (RRP £16.99) including p&p or call [number removed]6042 (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute)


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

: Money Box

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


Producer: Jessica Lauqharne

: The News Quiz

8/8. Alan Coren and guest panellists wade through the week's news in the topical comedy panel game. Simon Hoggart presides. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Simon Hoggart

: News

: Any Questions?

15/16. Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Carlton in Lindrick, Nottinghamshire, puts questions to a panel that includes the playwright and Satirist Alistair Beaton. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Alistair Beaton.

: Any Answers?

Listeners' calls and emails, taken by Jonathan Dimbleby , in response to Any Questions, Producer Peter Griffiths
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 12.30pm: email: any.answers@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Peter Griffiths

: The Saturday Play: Twice Brightly

Harry Secombe 's fictionalised account of a young man s first week as a professional comic in a run-down variety theatre in Yorkshire in 1946. For young servicemen who had spent six years fighting fascism, postwar Britain was a drab, oppressive place. For a young and untried army comic, keen on the Marx Brothers, SJ Perelman and Jimmy Cagney , a Yorkshire variety theatre in February is a vision of hell itself. Secombe's son, David, dramatises his father's hrillipnrlv f nnnv novel.
Music by Colin Sell , Paul Girbow , Raymond Swinfield and Henry Lowther ; Producer Claire Grove ; Director Steven Canny


Unknown: Harry Secombe
Unknown: Jimmy Cagney
Music By: Colin Sell
Music By: Paul Girbow
Music By: Raymond Swinfield
Music By: Henry Lowther
Producer: Claire Grove
Director: Steven Canny
Larry: Christian Patterson
Wally: Dominic Frisby
Tom: Philip Jackson
Julie: Becky Hindley
April: Katy Secombe
June: Ella Smith
joe: Gerard McDermott
Jim: John Cummins
Hubert: Geoffrey Beevers
Mrs Ma Rogers: Carolyn Pickles

: Tales from the Stave

1/3. Frances Fyfield goes to the Bodleian Library in Oxford to examine the manuscript of Mendelssohn's Overture:
The Hebrides (Fingal's Cave) for clues of how the 20-year-old composer came to dream it up on a boat to the Isle of -Mull. With conductor Mark Elder. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Frances Fyfield
Conductor: Mark Elder.

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Martha Kearney. Producer Justine Willett ; Editor Jill Burridge EMAIL: womanshour<5bbc.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: Justine Willett
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Saturday PM

News and analysis, including sport headlines, presented by Carolyn Quinn. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Carolyn Quinn.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Film Programme

Francine Stock previews Proof, starring Gwyneth Paltrow and directed by John Madden , director of Shakespeare in Love. Producer Sally Spurring


Unknown: Francine Stock
Directed By: John Madden

: Loose Ends

An 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

Tom Sutcliffe and his guests review the cultural highlights Of the week. Producer NickiPaxman


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe

: Air Mail

14/16. This week American journalist Tim Eganfrom
Seattle talks about the latest cultural, social and political developments from his part of the world. Producer Arlene Gregorius
Repeated from 5.45am Repeated tomorrow at 5.40


Producer: Arlene Gregorius

: The Archive Hour: Tsunami Audio Memorial

A memorial in sound to commemorate the first anniversary of the tragedy that befell South East Asia last Boxing Day. Radio 4 asked people to contribute their stories. This programme weaves together these first-hand experiences and memories with the sounds that evoke the region to create a historic audio tribute to the region and the people affected by the disaster. Many British tourists were on holiday when the tsunami struck: their harrowing but also life-affirming stories are gathered here. Alongside them are the moving tales of the people who live in this region.


Producer: Tanya Datta

: Classic Serial: The Glittering Prizes

4/4. The building of the new media complex at the University of Staunton brings political and private matters to a head for Bill and Joann. Meanwhile, although Adam has become an established literary figure by the 1970s, he is still capable of being surprised by his old friends, and by his own insecurities. Adapted from his own novel by Frederic Raphael.
Producer/Director Pete Atkin Repeated from Sunday


Novel By: Frederic Raphael.
Director: Pete Atkin
Adam: Jamie Glover
Barbara: Jemma Redqrave
Mike: Dominic Hawksley
Anna: Poppy Miller
Gavin: Julian Firth
Joann: Lachele Carl
Austin: Malcolm Stoddard
Denise: Tara Summers
Christine: Tara Summers
Bryan: Simon Greenall
Derek: Simon Greenall
Sid: Simon Greenall
Tim: Simon Greenall
Carol: Elaine Claxton
Ursula: Elaine Claxton
Denny: Elaine Claxton
Mrs Hersh: Elaine Claxton
Tom: Alex Mansuroglu

: The Moral Maze

11/11. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which Melanie Phillips , Professor Steven Rose , Claire Fox and Ian Hargreaves cross-examine expert witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Professor Steven Rose
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves

: Masterteam

2/13. Six teams of quiz enthusiasts from around Britain compete for the title of quiz team of the year. Peter Snow is in the Chair. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Peter Snow

: Adventures in Poetry

4/6. Donal Og. The Irish song, translated by Lady Augusta Gregory of Coole Park, is a ballad that speaks of love and loss. With poets and dreamers, and an old man who met WB Yeats and Lady Gregory as they gathered Kiltartan stories from the Irish speakers of Galway and Aran. Presented by Peggy Reynolds. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Donal Og.
Translated By: Lady Augusta Gregory
Presented By: Peggy Reynolds.

: Walking Stories

2/5. Bedand Breakfast. To walk and court is the aim, but the countryside is full of challenges. By Helen Simpson and read by Claire Skinner. Continuing the series of stories that celebrate some die-hard pedestrians as they walk across the page. Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Helen Simpson
Read By: Claire Skinner.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: News

: Write On

: News

: The Ticket

: News; Play of the Week

The Pledge by Friedrich Durrenmatt. When Inspector Matthai discovers the murder of an eight-year-old girl, her mother makes him swear on his soul to find her daughter's killer


Unknown: Friedrich Durrenmatt.

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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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