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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Ruth Scott.


Unknown: Ruth Scott.

: The Soundhunter

1/5. Does the Loon Bird Sing? Starting an epic quest to find disappearing sounds, Isobel Clouter searches Canada with sound guru Murray Schafer to find the loon bird's cry. producer Sarah Taylor


Unknown: Isobel Clouter
Unknown: Murray Schafer
Producer: Sarah Taylor

: News Briefing

: Papers

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Exploring rural life around Britain.
Producer Gabi Fisher


Producer: Gabi Fisher

: Farming Today This Week

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly. producer chnsimpey


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought forthe Day With Catherine Pepinster.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Catherine Pepinster.

: Home Truths

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


Unknown: David Stafford
Producer: Kevin Dawson

: Excess Baggage

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


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Harry Parker

: As Safe as Houses

2/3. Bricks and Mortar. Comedian Marcus Brigstocke continues to uncover the true history of the British housing market, a centuries-old story of greea double-dealing and estate agency. This week he turns his attention to the home-owners' favourite, the estate agent. to find out if the stereotyped image featuring board wars, back-handers and fantasy valuations has any truth to it.
Producer Julia Adamson


Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Producer: Julia Adamson

: Week In Westminster

5/11. Steve Richards reflects on the week in politics.
Editor Marie Jessel


Unknown: Steve Richards
Editor: 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 £15.99 (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 Jessica Laugharne Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis.
Producer: Jessica Laugharne

: The News Quiz

1/8. Simon Hoggart chairs the topical comedy panel game. Repeatedfromyesterday


Unknown: Simon Hoggart

: News

: Any Questions?

6/13. Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion n St Ives, Cambridgeshire where the panel includes Minister for Energy Malcolm Wicks , ecologist Zac Goldsmith , businessman Paul Marshall and Daily Mail columnist Ann Leslie. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Malcolm Wicks
Unknown: Zac Goldsmith
Unknown: Paul Marshall
Unknown: Ann Leslie.

: Any Answers?

than Dimbleby, Listeners' calls and emails, taken by Jonathan Dimbleby , in response to Any Questions. Producer Lisa Jenkinson 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: Lisa Jenkinson

: The Saturday Play: Death of a Salesman

To commemorate the first anniversary of Arthur Miller's death, John Tydeman's adaptation of Miller classic play.
With Timothy West as Willy Loman, Rosemary Leach as his wife, and John Guerrasio and Adam Henderson as Biff and Happy, their two sons.
With Caroline Strong, Paul Jenkins, Jane Whittenshaw and Tracy Wiles
Music by John White; Producer/Director John Tydeman


Unknown: John Tydeman
Unknown: Timothy West
Unknown: Willy Loman
Linda: Rosemary Leach
Biff: John Guerrasio
Happy: Adam Henderson
Unknown: Caroline Strong
Unknown: Paul Jenkins
Unknown: Jane Whittenshaw
Music By: John White
Director: John Tydeman
Willy Loman: Timothy West
Charley: Peter Banks
Howard: Colin Stinton
Uncle Ben: John Hartley
Bernard: Roger May

: Playing the Salesman

Arthur Miller 's Death of a Salesman is a great tragedy of an ordinary man, Willy Loman. Christopher Bigsby hears from four great actors - Dustin Hoffman , Warren Mitchell , Brian Dennehy and Alun Armstrong - about playing the role. These actors, along with John Malkovich and Marjorie Yates , who have played Biff and Linda, and directors Michael Rudman , David Thacker and Bob Falls , recall working with the author on the play. In recordings made before he died, Arthur Miller reflects on the Everyman he created. Producer Julian May


Unknown: Arthur Miller
Unknown: Willy Loman.
Unknown: Christopher Bigsby
Unknown: Dustin Hoffman
Unknown: Warren Mitchell
Unknown: Brian Dennehy
Unknown: Alun Armstrong
Unknown: John Malkovich
Unknown: Marjorie Yates
Directors: Michael Rudman
Directors: David Thacker
Directors: Bob Falls
Unknown: Arthur Miller

: 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

In another edition of the weekly film magazine, Francine Stock talks to Gwyneth Paltrow about her latest film, Proof. Producer Timothy Prosser


Talks: Francine Stock
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: Loose Ends

Another eclectic mix of conversation, comedy and music, with Ned Sherrin and his guests.
Producers Simon Clancy and Cathie Mahoney


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producers: Simon Clancy
Producers: Cathie Mahoney

: Profile

6/16. Combining interviews and archive, the programme shines the spotlight on an individual making the headlines. Producer Zillah Watson Repeated tomorrow at 5.40pm


Producer: Zillah Watson

: Saturday Review

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


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: The Archive Hour: Voices from the Past

Irish novelist Colm Toibin presents the story of a race against time to save Ireland's age-old storytelling tradition. As a generation of oral storytellers were dying out in early 20th-century Ireland, a small band of dedicated collectors decided their stories should not die with them. Taking to Ireland's highways, they persuaded thousands of tellers, singers and musicians to be recorded. The result is the Irish National Folklore
Collection at University College, Dublin, one of the largest repositories of oral stories and traditions in the world. Producer Ophelia Byrne


Unknown: Colm Toibin
Producer: Ophelia Byrne

: Classic Serial: The Fountain Overflows: This Real Night

4/6. Rebecca West's trilogy, dramatised by Robin Brooks.
Rose and her siblings are coming to terms with their father's disappearance, but at least their finances are now assured.

(Repeated from Sunday)


Author: Rebecca West
Dramatised by: Robin Brooks
Music: David Pickvance
Producer: Claire Grove
Producer: Cherry Cookson
Rose: Emma Fielding
Mama: Stella Gonet
Lily: Lindsey Coulson
Mr Morpurgo: Roqer May
Kate/Miss Beevor: Liza Sadovy
Cordelia: Clare Corbett
Richard: Steven Geller
Rosamund: Ayesha Antoine
Mary: Sophie Roberts
Nancy: Ella Smith
Manning: Gerard McDermott
Herminie: Carolyn Pickles
Weissbach: John Cummins
Brown/Harper: Geoffrey Beevers

: News and Weather

National and international news.

: The Moral Maze

3/10. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which
Melanie Phillips , Ian Hargreaves , Michael Portillo and Steven Rose cross-examine expert witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Michael Portillo
Unknown: Steven Rose

: Masterteam

10/13. Peter Snow chairs another exciting battle of general knowledge between rival teams from around Britain. Can Leighton Buzzard or Belfast win enough points today to secure a place in the final? Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Leighton Buzzard

: Poetry Please

6/8. Listeners' requests for poems that explore the desire that humans have to make their mark, with readers Catherine Harvey , John Mackay and Fiona Shaw. Presented by Roger McGough. Repeated from Sunday


Readers: Catherine Harvey
Readers: John MacKay
Readers: Fiona Shaw.
Presented By: Roger McGough.

: Five Sorry Tales

3/5. The Pearce Sisters. The Pearce sisters had been perfectly contented to live hermit-like in a shack on the beach. That is, until a passing stranger inadvertently makes them review their living arrangements. A story by Mick Jackson , read by Miriam Margolyes. Producer Karen Rose ; Director Gordon House


Story By: Mick Jackson
Read By: Miriam Margolyes.
Producer: Karen Rose
Director: Gordon House

: News

: Six Nations Rugby

Wales v Scotland
Kick-off 3.00pm. Commentary from the Millennium
Stadium, Cardiff, by Martin Bayfield and Jonny Saunders , with expert summaries from Robert Jones and Bryan Redpath. Presented by Alastair Eykyn. Producers Francesca Carr and Graham McMillan
Six Nations Grandstand is on BBC1 at 2.45pm approximate times


Unknown: Martin Bayfield
Unknown: Jonny Saunders
Unknown: Robert Jones
Unknown: Bryan Redpath.
Presented By: Alastair Eykyn.
Producers: Francesca Carr
Producers: Graham McMillan

: Write On

: News

: The Ticket

: News; Play of the Week

The Award Winners -
Mr McNamara by Willliam Trevor. All is not as the 16-year-old Michael expects when he visits his dead father's friend in Dublin


Unknown: Mr McNamara
Unknown: Willliam Trevor.

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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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