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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Father James Hanvey , Society of Jesus.


Unknown: Father James Hanvey

: TheAnimals'VC

4/5 DoggedDefence Dylan Winter visits an army base to find out what's involved in training military dogs, and meets the most recent Dickin Medal award winner. Producer Sheena Duncan


Producer: Sheena Duncan

: News Briefing

: Papers

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Exploring rural life around the country.
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 James Naughtie.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Rob Marshall.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Garry Richardson
Unknown: Rob Marshall.

: HomeTruths

David Stafford takes a wry look at the foibles of family life. Producer Jacqueline Smith
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

: ExcessBaggage

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


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Harry Parker

: Centre Stage: 50 Years of NYT

- The National Youth Theatre launched many careers, including those of Helen Mirren and Daniel Craig. It's s also where Matt Lucas and David Walliams met.
Jessica Stevenson traces the company's inspiring and celebrity-strewn history, on the eve of its 50th anniversary. Among the contributors are Helen Mirren , Timothy Spall , David Walliams and Matt Lucas. Producer Caroline Hughes


Unknown: Helen Mirren
Unknown: Daniel Craig.
Unknown: Matt Lucas
Unknown: David Walliams
Unknown: Jessica Stevenson
Unknown: Helen Mirren
Unknown: Timothy Spall
Unknown: David Walliams
Unknown: Matt Lucas.
Producer: Caroline Hughes

: Talking Politics

Dennis Sewell and guests provide fresh insight into ideas and issues, and looks at current political events. Producer Paul Vickers ; Editor Gwyneth Williams


Unknown: Dennis Sewell
Producer: Paul Vickers
Editor: Gwyneth Williams

: From Our Own Correspondent

A lively collection of dispatches from the BBC s foreign correspondents, who report on stories in 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. 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 Now Show

1/8. Series 18 of the programme that takes a comic look through the week's news. Steve Punt and Laura Shavin riffle through the knicker drawer of the topical and the current, with humorous help from Mitch Benn , Jon Holmes and Marcus Brigstocke. Repeatedfrom yesterday


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Laura Shavin
Unknown: Mitch Benn
Unknown: Jon Holmes
Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke.

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Shouldham, Norfolk, put questions on issues of the week to a panel that includes the co-chair of the Conserva ives
Quality of Life policy group John Gummer MP, and Liberal Democrat MP Jo Swinson. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: John Gummer
Unknown: Jo Swinson.

: 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.answers@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: The Saturday Play: Royal Court 50 - Roots

A season of six ground-breaking plays to mark the 50th anniversary of the English Stage Company at the Royal Court Theatre continues with Arnold Wesker's 1959 semi-autobiographical masterpiece. The central play of Wesker's Trilogy, Roots tells the story of Beatie Bryant, a young woman returning from London to her native village. Her eyes have been opened to a wider world by her intellectual Jewish boyfriend, Ronnie, and she gathers together the whole family to welcome him to her home.


Writer: Arnold Wesker
Director: Peter Leslie Wild
Producer: Peter Leslie Wild
Jenny: Poppy Miller
Jimmy: Danny Webb
Beatie: Eleanor Tremain
Stan: David Bradley
Mrs Bryant: Susan Wooldridge
Mr Bryant: David Troughton
Mr Healey: Mark Carey
Frankie: Jez Thomas
Pearl: Patience Tomlinson

: 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: 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 sport headlines, presented by Carolyn Ouinn. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Carolyn Ouinn.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: A World In Your Ear

2/9. What do listeners enjoy in the Middle East countries? Rosie Goldsmith tunes it to find out how the news is reported in Israel, the Palestinian Occupied territories,
Turkey, Iraq and Afghanistan. And thanks to a new law, it is now possible to hear the first Kurdish radio programme to be broadcast legally in Turkey, producer Arlene Gregorius


Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith
Producer: Arlene Gregorius

: 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

14/16. A spotlight on an individual in the news, featuring interviews and archive material.
Producer Emma Rippon Repeated tomorrow at 5.45am and 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: Speaking for Ourselves

A remarkable and moving oral-history project about disability, carried out by people with disability. The charity Scope has been collecting the life experiences of people with cerebral palsy using a group of volunteer interviewers who have disabilities themselves. What emerges is a heart-breaking and inspirational history of the unheard. Geoff Adams-Spink reports. Producer Mike Greenwood


Unknown: Geoff Adams-Spink
Producer: Mike Greenwood

: Classic Serial: A House for Mr Biswas

2/2. Set in Trinidad, VS Naipaul's masterpiece depicts the life of a Hindu man struggling to overcome circumstances and fulfil his destiny. Dramatised by Brian Wright.
Producer Pam Fraser-Solomon Repeated from Sunday


Dramatised By: Brian Wright.
Producer: Pam Fraser-Solomon
Narrator: Rudolph Walker
Mohun Biswas: Nitin Ganatra
Shama: Nina Wadia
Mrs Tulsi: Leena Dhinqra
Seth: Madhav Sharma
Alec: Victor Romero Evans
Govind: Jim Findley
Owad: Richard Sumitro
Sushila: Inika Leigh Wright
Burnett: Kim Wall
Logie: Elizabeth Bell
Anand: Jonathan Bishop

: News and Weather

National and international news.

: The Reith Lectures

1/5. In the Beginning Was Sound. This year's Reith lecturer is the conductor and pianist Daniel Barenboim , a leading cultural figure of our time. "Music," he argues,
"lies at the heart of what it is to be human". In this lecture, recorded at the Cadogan Hall in London, he draws on a lifetime of musical experience to point a way forward for all through music. Presented by Sue Lawley . Repeated from Friday


Pianist: Daniel Barenboim
Presented By: Sue Lawley

: Counterpoint

5/13. Contestants from Wales and the North West face Ned Sherrin 's queries in the eclectic music quiz. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: The Poetry of History

1/4. "Easter, 1916" by WB Yeats. Jonathan Bates presents the programme that examines historical events through the poetry they inspired. With poet Theo Dorgan , novelist Anne Enright and historian Diarmuid Ferriter , Jonathan visits places where Irish history was "changed, changed utterly" - the General Post Office in Dublin, the hub of the Easter Rising 90 years ago, and Kilmainham gaol, where several of the rebels were executed. Read by Jim Norton. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Jonathan Bates
Unknown: Theo Dorgan
Unknown: Anne Enright
Unknown: Diarmuid Ferriter
Read By: Jim Norton.

: Lent Talks

5/6. Via Dolorosa- Jesus Meets the Women. Another talk for Lent recorded in Jerusalem. A reflection by Father Michael McGarry , rector of Tantur Ecumenical Institute, on the significance of women in the Passion of Christ and in the City of Jerusalem itself. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael McGarry

: World Briefing

1.30 One Planet 2.00 News; Worldplay:
A Stone's Throw by Jason Sherman 3.00 News 3.05 The Ticket
4.00 News 4.05 From Our Own Correspondent to 4.29


Unknown: Jason Sherman

: International Cricket

India v England
The fifth one-day international comes from Guwahati in Assam. With commentary by Simon Mann , Jonny Saunders and Angus Fraser. Including at 8.25 News and Papers.
Producer Peter Baxter ^approximate time,


Commentary By: Simon Mann
Commentary By: Jonny Saunders
Commentary By: Angus Fraser.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: International Cricket

India v England: The fifth one-day international, from Assam. Producer Peter Baxter *approximate times
4.30 The Interview 5.00 World Briefing
5.20 Sports Round-up


Producer: Peter Baxter

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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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