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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Stephen Shipley.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.

: The Soundhunter

2/5. The Nightingale Floor. Continuing her quest to find disappearing sounds, Isobel Clouter searches Japan for the secret of temple floors that tweet like nightingales. Producer Sarah Taylor


Unknown: Isobel Clouter
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 Steve Peacock


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

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Catherine Pepinster.


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

: Home Truths ,.,

David Stafford takes a wry look at the foibles of family life. Producer Karen Pirie Repeated on Monday at 11pm
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no morethan 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

: As Safe as Houses

3/3. There Goes the Neighbourhood. Having walked the land and sold the house, Marcus Brigstocke concludes his history of the British housing market by exploring the way it has shaped the streets of modern Britain. Face to face with some of the officials who design and approve everything from a new conservatory to a new town, he uncovers a story of red tape, corruption and communities that will never be the same again, producer Paul Kobrak


Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Producer: Paul Kobrak

: Week in Westminster

6/11. Steve Richards of The Independent reflects on the Week in politics. Editor Peter Mulligan


Unknown: Steve Richards
Editor: Peter Mulligan

: From Our Own Correspondent

A lively collection of dispatches from the BBC 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] (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 Louise Greenwood Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis.
Producer: Louise Greenwood

: The News Quiz ,

2/8. The panellists wade through the week's news stories. With Simon Hoggart. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Simon Hoggart.

: News

: Any Questions?

7/13. Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion in Stannington, near Sheffield, where the panel includes
Lord Turner, head of the Pensions Commission, and bir
Menzies Campbell , acting leader of the Liberal Democrats. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Menzies Campbell

: Any Answers?

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.answersiSbbc.co.uk


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: The Saturday Play: The Luneberg Variation

The story of a duel-to-the-death of a chess game that remained unfinished for more than 50 years.
Dieter Frisch's death looks like suicide, a sudden end to the life or an impeccable businessman and avid chess player. But as the horror unfolds, the real man is revealed: his life in pre-war Vienna, his rivalry with a brilliant young Jewish player and the terrible secret in their past. Written by Paolo Maurensig, dramatised by Lavinia Murray.


Author: Paolo Maurensig
Dramatised by: Lavinia Murray
Music: Adam Cork
Producer: Marilyn Imrie
Director: Elizabeth Freestone
Tabori: James Laurenson
Hans: Daniel Hart
Dieter: Robert Demeqer
Miss Hermes: Marion Bailey
Baum: Keith Osborn
Boris: Geoffrey McGivern
Lump: Martin Hyder

: Playing Rosa's Tune

: Music of the Civil Rights
3/3. Stephen Evans concludes his series on the music that fuelled the civil rights movement. As the momentum grew, black singers with their roots in the Southern
Christian Church were joined - some say usurped - by White folk singers. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Stephen Evans

: Weekend Woman's Hour

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

George Clooney 's politically charged films Good Night, and Good Luck and Syriana have earned him three Oscar nominations in the categories of best director and original screenplay, and best supporting actor, respectively. He talks to Francine Stock. Producer Timothy Prosser
Andrew Duncan talks to George Clooney : page 14


Unknown: George Clooney
Unknown: Francine Stock.
Producer: Timothy Prosser
Talks: Andrew Duncan
Unknown: George Clooney

: Loose Ends

The usual 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

7/16. Combining interviews and archive, the programme shines the spotlight on an individual making the headlines this week. With contributions from friends, enemies and Colleagues. 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 Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: The Archive Hour

: Not What It Used to Be -
Enaland and Nostalgia
Arcadian visions of Britain, and of England in particular, have appeared in prose, poetry and music for centuries. Skilfully evoked, they touch our very souls. But, since the beginning, they have been manipulated by politicians, the military and advertisers to sell policies, products and even identities. With political journalist Anthony Howard , historian Lisa Jardine , composer Michael Berkeley , singer Tom Robinson and rural writer Richard Mabey , Sean Street explores the archive of a potent emotion - nostalgia. Producer Julian May


Unknown: Anthony Howard
Unknown: Lisa Jardine
Singer: Michael Berkeley
Singer: Tom Robinson
Unknown: Richard Mabey
Unknown: Sean Street

: Classic Serial: The Fountain Overflows

5/6. Cousin Rosamund. Rebecca West's trilogy, dramatised by Robin Brooks. Rose and Mary are now professional musicians, their brother is at the Front, and their cousin Rosamund is working as a nurse. They are still in touch with their friend Nancy Philips , whose mother Oueenie murdered Nancy's father and is now in prison.
Now the two sisters are growing increasingly concerned about their ailing mother.
Music by David Pickvance ; Producers Claire Grove and Cherry Cookson : Director Martin Jenkins Repeated from Sunday


Dramatised By: Robin Brooks.
Unknown: Nancy Philips
Music By: David Pickvance
Producers: Claire Grove
Producers: Cherry Cookson
Director: Martin Jenkins
Rose: Emma Fielding
Mama: Stella Gonet
Lily: Lindsey Coulson
Mr Morpurgo: Roger May
Kate/Miss Beevor: Liza Sadovy
Oueenie: Carolyn Pickles
Rosamund: Ayesha Antoine
Mary: Sophie Roberts
Nancy: Ella Smith
Ramponetti: Jonathan Keeble
Nestor: Geoffrey Beevers
Catterock: Delroy Brown
Oswald: John Cummins
Doctor/Mr Bates: Crawford Loqan

: The Moral Maze

4/10. Michael Buerk chairs the debate in which Melanie Phillips , Rosie Boycott , Clifford Longley 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: Rosie Boycott
Unknown: Clifford Longley
Unknown: Steven Rose

: Masterteam

11/13. London play Edinburgh in the latest stage of the nationwide general knowledge contest, chaired by Peter Snow. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Peter Snow.

: Poetry Please

7/8. Reviving and invigorating verse, selected by Roger McGough. Including works by Eilean Ni'Chuilleanain ,
Michael Longley , Jon Stallworthy , Sylvia Plath and others. Read by John Mackay , Fiona Shaw and Catherine Harvey . Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Roger McGough.
Unknown: Eilean Ni'Chuilleanain
Unknown: Michael Longley
Unknown: Jon Stallworthy
Unknown: Sylvia Plath
Read By: John MacKay
Read By: Fiona Shaw
Read By: Catherine Harvey

: Five Sorry Tales

4/5. Alien Abduction. When a boy, bored by classwork, imagines that an alien spaceship has landed in the park, all hell breaks loose. A story by Mick Jackson , read by James Fleet . Producer Karen Rose ; Director Gordon House


Story By: Mick Jackson
Read By: James Fleet
Producer: Karen Rose

: News

: Write On

: News

: The Ticket

: News; Play of the Week

No Background Music
Sigourney Weaver stars as Penny, a former Vietnam field nurse who finally confronts her demons. By Normi Noel , based on interviews with real nurses


Unknown: Normi Noel

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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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