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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Mary Stallard.


Unknown: Mary Stallard.

: Hidden Treasures

V5. The Kedermister Library. In search of magical sights in unlikely places, Lucinda Lambton finds a gorgeously decorated Jacobean library concealed in a church in Slough. Producer Peter Everett


Unknown: Lucinda Lambton
Producer: Peter Everett

: News Briefing

: Papers

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Exploring rural life in the UK. A celebration of the oak - the tree that built Britain.
Producer Gabi Fisher


Producer: Gabi Fisher

: Farming Today This Week

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Steve Peacock


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

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


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Steve May
Unknown: Rob Marshall.

: Home Truths

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


Unknown: David Stafford
Producer: Karen Pirie

: Excess Baggage

Sandi Toksvig explores the adventures, frustrations and joys Of travel. Producer Harry Parker


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Harry Parker

: The Vernons Girls

An all-girl group from Liverpool, the Vernons Girls rose to success in the male-dominated pop music scene of the 1950s and early 1960s. Michael Angelis charts the girls' rise to fame with songs such as We Love the Beatles, Do the Bird and Funny All Over. How did they fare when the rollercoaster ride was over and what are they doing now?
Producer Anqela Sherwin


Unknown: Michael Angelis
Producer: Anqela Sherwin

: Talking Politics

2/2. Dennis Sewell and his guests provide fresh insight into ideas, issues and current political events. Producer Paul Vickers


Unknown: Dennis Sewell
Producer: Paul Vickers

: 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 E16.99) including p&P or call [number removed] (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 Paul Lewis. Producer Chris A'Court Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis.

: The Now Show

3/6. Steve Punt , Hugh Dennis and the team promise a normal edition of the show: it's not about Christmas or Snowmen or the new year. Cynicism is re-engaged, with the usual mix of stand-up, sketches and songs. Rptd from yesterday


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis

: News

National and international news.

: Any Questions?

1/13. Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Rowhedge in Essex puts questions on the issues of the week to a panel of four leading figures that includes the writer and broadcaster Simon Fanshawe.
Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Simon Fanshawe.

: 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: Agatha Christie's Elephants Can Remember

A provocative question posed by a formidable busybody sends Hercule Poirot and Ariadne Oliver on a series of journeys to unravel the mystery of a tragedy from the distant past - provoked in equal measure by love and hate.
Dramatised by Michael Bakewell.


Author: Agatha Christie
Dramatised by: Michael Bakewell.
Music: Tom Smail
Producer/Director: Enyd Williams
Hercule Poirot: John Moffat
Ariadne: Julia McKenzie
Chief Superintendent Garroway: Trevor Cuthbertson
Celia: Rachel Bavidge
Desmond: Ifan Meredith
Mrs Burton-Cox: Paula Jacobs
Julia: Jane Wenham
Nanny: Barbara Atkinson
Mrs Buckle: Elizabeth Proud
Mrs Rosentelle: Jill Balcon
Zelie: Alexandra Bastedo
Mr Goby: Stephen Thorne
George: Patrick Garland

: 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@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.
Producer: Justine Willett
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Saturday PM

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


Presented By: Carolyn Ouinn.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Film Programme

Director Peter Yates talks to Francine Stock about his film Bullitt starring Steve McOueen , which includes the famous car chase. Recorded at the National Film Theatre as part of the London Film Festival. Producer Timothy Prosser


Talks: Peter Yates
Unknown: Francine Stock
Unknown: Steve McOueen
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: Loose Ends

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

: Profile

New series 1/15. A revealing insight into the personality and motivation of an individual in the news, presented by journalists and commentators who have expert knowledge of the person in question. The programme shines a spotlight on the week's mover and shaker and talks to friends and enemies, colleagues and confidants. Producer Emma Rippon Repeated tomorrow at 5.40pm


Producer: Emma Rippon

: Saturday Review

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


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe

: The Archive Hour: Mr Munrow, His Study

The Royal Academy of Music now owns the ancient music, books and papers from the study of the late
David Munrow. Jeremy Summerly , with the help of this unique archive, sheds new light on a brilliant musician, a gifted composer and talented broadcaster. Ken Russell , Shirley Collins , and James Bowman help make sense of the man who many believe was the key figure in changing the musical taste of a generation. Producer Neil George


Unknown: David Munrow.
Unknown: Jeremy Summerly
Unknown: Ken Russell
Unknown: Shirley Collins
Unknown: James Bowman
Producer: Neil George

: Classic Serial: The French Lieutenant's Woman

1/2. The passionate epic of two lovers in conflict with starched Victorian society, dramatised by Graham White from the novel by John Fowles. Charles Smithson's complacent snobbery is about to be shattered as he encounters a young social outcast, Sarah Woodruff.

(Repeated from New Year's Day.)


Author: John Fowles.
Dramatised by: Graham White
Producer/Director: Peter Kavanagh
Narrator: John Hurt
Charles Smithson: Jonathan Firth
Sarah Woodruff: Emily Bruni
Ernestina: Kelly Reilly
Mrs Tranter: Elizabeth Sprlggs
Dr Grogan: T.P. McKenna
Sam: Nick Sayce
Mary: Ella Smith
Mrs Poulteney: Susan Jameson
Dairyman: Gerard McDermott
Ostler: Wayne Foskett
Mrs Fairley: Colleen Prendergast

: Great Debates

1/3. Thomas Jefferson v Alexander Hamilton : the Nature of Democracy. Allan Little revisits the dispute between Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson about the US Constitution. Hamilton believed in strong, centralised national institutions while Jefferson dreamt of an America with minimal government. Leading historians tell the story of how Hamilton's political rivalries led to his death in a duel, and how his dispute with Jefferson shaped democracy in America. John Redwood and Bonnie Greer assess the legacy of their ideas for today's democracies. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Thomas Jefferson
Unknown: Alexander Hamilton
Unknown: Allan Little
Unknown: Alexander Hamilton
Unknown: Thomas Jefferson
Unknown: Bonnie Greer

: Masterteam

5/13. Peter Snow hosts another contest of the nationwide general knowledge quiz for teams. Belfast and Leeds compete this week, both hoping to improve their position in the quiz league. Repeated from Monday

: Poetry Please

1/8. Roger McGough presents the first of a new series of the listeners' requests poetry programme, including today The Darkling Thrush by Thomas Hardy and The Lark
Ascending by George Meredith. Repeated from New Year's Day


Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: Thomas Hardy
Unknown: George Meredith.

: Walking Stories

3/5. The Good Soldier Svejk. Time to rejoin the regiment - hup, two, three, four. But where is it? By Jaroslav Hasek , read by Dermot Crowley. Continuing the series of stories that celebrate some die-hard pedestrians as they walk across the page. Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Jaroslav Hasek
Read By: Dermot Crowley.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: News

: Write On

: News

: The Ticket

: News; Play of the Week

Alpha by Mike Walker.
The first in a series of six award-winning plays previously broadcast in this slot tells the story of a computer with a mind of its own


Unknown: Mike Walker.

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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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