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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

Presented by the Rev Roger Hutchings.


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.

: Shadows on the Landscape

1/5. The White-tailed Sea Eagle. Dylan Winter traces the stories of animals driven to extinction in Britain. Having been re-introduced 20 years ago, the white-tailed sea eagle now soars high above the west coast of Scotland. Producer Sheena Duncan


Producer: Sheena Duncan

: News Briefing

: Papers

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Exploring rural life around the country.
Producer Gabi Fisher Extended


Producer: Gabi Fisher

: Farming Today This Week

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly. producer Steve peacock


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With Edward Stourton and Sarah Montague.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Elaine Storkey.


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Elaine Storkey.

: Home Truths

David Stafford takes a wry look at the foibles of family life. Producer Karen Pirie 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: Karen Pirie

: Excess Baggage

Sandi Toksvig explores the adventures, frustrations ana joys of travel. Producer Harry Parker


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Harry Parker

: The Queen at 80: For Crown and Comedy

Why have cartoonists, comedians and satirists found such a rich vein in royal ribaldry? What does our willingness to be amused by the Queen tell us about ourselves and how Britain may be changing? Miles Kington examines the minds and material of those who have made jokes at the Queen's expense. Producer Neil George


Producer: Neil George

: Week in Westminster

Jackie Ashley of The Guardian takes a look at the week's political events. Editor Peter Mulligan


Unknown: Jackie Ashley
Editor: Peter Mulligan

: 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 , 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 Louise Greenwood Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis.
Producer: Louise Greenwood

: The Now Show

3/8. Topical comedy sketch and stand-up with Steve Punt.
Hugh Dennis , Jon Holmes , Mitch Benn , Laura Shavin , plus a special guest. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Steve Punt.
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Jon Holmes
Unknown: Mitch Benn
Unknown: Laura Shavin

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Abingdon in Oxfordshire puts questions on the issues of the week to a panel of four public figures including Lord
Heseltine, Sir Jeremy Greenstock and the royal historian and biographer Sarah Bradford. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Sir Jeremy Greenstock
Unknown: Sarah Bradford.

: 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 - Top Girls

A season of six ground-breaking plays to mark the 50th anniversary of the English Stage Company at the Royal Court Theatre.
Marlene celebrates her promotion to managing director of the Top Girls Employment Agency with a dinner.
Her guests are five women from history, art and literature. But what price has Marlene paid for her success? This play by Caryl Churchill - first staged in 1982 at the Royal
Court - examines the political costs of women rising to the top. Contains strong language.
Music composed by Dominique Le Gendre Producer/Director Nadia Molinari


Play By: Caryl Churchill
Composed By: Dominique Le Gendre
Director: Nadia Molinari
Marlene: Emma Fielding
Isabella: Brigit Forsyth
Nijo: Naoko Mori
Dull Gret: Saskia Mulder
PopeJoan: Sheila Hancock
Griselda: Olwen May
Joyce: Helen McCrory
Angie: Emily Chennery
Kit: Lulu Popplewell
Nell Nikki: Amuka Bird
Win: Claire Rushbrook
Jeanine: Ellanne Byrne
Louise: Slobhan Finneran
Mrs Kidd: Julia Rounthwalte
Shona: R'Na Mahoney

: 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: 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 Nigel Wrench. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Nigel Wrench.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: A World in Your Ear

4/9. What is "student radio"? And what do students listen to on the radio? Rosie Goldsmith tunes in to English-language programmes and stations from around the world that are run by and for students - and discovers it's not all rock music and talk radio! Producer Rosie Goldsmith


Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith
Producer: Rosie Goldsmith

: 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

16/16. 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 Morris and his guests review the cultural highlights of the week. Producer Ella-mai Robey


Unknown: Tom Morris
Producer: Ella-Mai Robey

: The Archive Hour: Say It Plain

Slavery was finally abolished in the 19th century. But the struggle for black liberation in America was a long and brutal journey into the present, a journey marked by lynchings, burning churches and the brave people who decided to speak out - to say it plain. Presenter
Dotun Adebayo listens to the speeches made by the foot soldiers in the struggle for equality, the words of the black
American activists who mixed the fire of the pulpit with the cool logic of justice and a passion derived from a tremendous sense of hope. Producer Paul Vickers


Presenter: Dotun Adebayo
Producer: Paul Vickers

: Classic Serial: The Code of The Woosters

By P.G. Wodehouse 2/2. Bertie Wooster's strict adherence to the code of the Woosters ("Never Let a Pal Down") has lured him and Jeeves to cursed Totleigh Towers.
(Repeated from Sunday)


Author: PG Wodehouse
Dramatised by: Judith French
Music: David Pickvance
Producer: Jonquil Panting
Bertie: Marcus Brigstocke
Jeeves: Andrew Sachs
Stephanie: Tracy Wiles
Gussie: Jeremy Swift
Aunt Dahlia: Carolyn Pickles
Sir Watkyn: Jon Glover
Madeline: Flaminia Cinque
Roderick: Jack Klaff
Harold: Kim Wall
Constable Oates: Anthony Glennon

: The Reith Lectures

3/5. In the Beginning Was Sound. This year's Reith lecturer is the eminent conductor and pianist
Daniel Barenboim , a leading cultural figure of our time. "Music", argues Barenboim, "lies at the heart of what it is to be human." In this lecture, recorded in front of an audience at the Deutsche Staatsoper in Berlin, he argues that people have lost the ability to make value judgements about public standards because of political correctness and bad education. Presented by Sue Lawley . Repeated from Friday


Pianist: Daniel Barenboim
Presented By: Sue Lawley

: Counterpoint

7/13. Contestants from Essex and Oxfordshire join
Ned Sherrin in the musical general knowledge quiz that includes a host of anecdotes and musical extracts. Repeated from Mon


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: The Poetry of History

3/4. in a series that investigates the connections between historical events and the poems they inspired, Jonathan Bate visits Westminster to work on Andrew Marvell 's
An Horatian Ode upon Cromwell's Return from Ireland, in which the poet wrestles with his loyalty to the recently beheaded King Charles I and his respect for the energy of Oliver Cromwell. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Jonathan Bate
Unknown: Andrew Marvell
Unknown: Oliver Cromwell.

: Sleepers

1/5. To Sleep, to Dream. A series of stories set on board overnight trains begins with the tale of a British expatriate who takes a train from Shanghai to Beijing to escape both his insomnia and his pregnant Chinese girlfriend. Written by Susan Elderkin , read by Tom Goodman-Hill . Producer Gaynor Macfarlane


Written By: Susan Elderkin
Read By: Tom Goodman-Hill
Producer: Gaynor MacFarlane

: One Planet

Chernobyl Tales

: News; Worldplay

Fired A comedy about losing one's job, based on an idea by Annabelle Gurwitch who was devastated when her role in a Woody Allen film was recast


Unknown: Annabelle Gurwitch
Unknown: Woody Allen

: News

: The Ticket

: News

: The Interview

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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.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

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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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