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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

Presented by Canon Noel Vincent.


Presented By: Canon Noel Vincent.

: Shadows on the Landscape

2/5. The Beaver. The European beaver was driven to extinction in Britain in the 16th century. Dylan Winter travels to Scotland and Devon to meet those keen to see the beaver back. But is it too late tor the largest native rodent in Europe to make its return to our rivers? Producer Sheena Duncan


Producer: Sheena Duncan

: Open Country

Exploring rural life around the country.
Producer Benjamin Chesterton Repeated on Thursday at 1.30pm


Producer: Benjamin Chesterton

: 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 Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Elaine Storkey.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Elaine Storkey.

: Home Truths

David Stafford takes a wry look at the foibles of family life. Producer Jacqueline Smith Repeated on Monday at 11pm
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

: Excess Baggage

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


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Harry Parker

: Inside The New Yorker

From James Thurber to John Updike, from Dorothy Parker to Seymour Hersh ...The New Yorker magazine is a roll call of America's greatest writers, cartoonists, journalists and editors. Naomi Gryn is granted access to the inner sanctum of The New Yorker's offices and records a week in the life of this great cultural institution. Producer Sue Ellis
Naomi Gryn gets unique access to The New Yorker


Writer and Presenter: Naomi Gryn
Interviewee: David Remnick
Interviewee: Jack Ziegler
Interviewee: Bob Mankoff
Interviewee: Jonathan Franzen
Interviewee: Deborah Treisman
Interviewee: Bill Buford
Interviewee: Adam Gopnik
Interviewee: Hendrik Hertzberg
Interviewee: Francoise Mouly
Interviewee: Peter Canby
Interviewee: Jonathan Shainin

: Week in Westminster

Steve Richards of The Independent takes a look at the week's political events. Editor Marie Jessel


Unknown: Steve Richards
Editor: Marie Jessel

: From Our Own Correspondent

A lively collection of dispatches from the BBC 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 js is available for £15.99 (RRP £16.99) 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

4/8. Hugh Dennis joins Steve Punt in the topical comedy Show. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Steve Punt

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Melbourne, Derbyshire, puts questions to the columnist
Simon Jenkins ; Nick Clegg , the Liberal Democrat spokesman on Home Affairs; and Margaret Beckett. the Secretary of State for the Department for the Environment. Food and Rural Affairs.
Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Simon Jenkins
Unknown: Nick Clegg
Unknown: Margaret Beckett.

: 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 -Rat in the Skull

A season of six ground-breaking plays to mark the 50th anniversary of the English Stage Company at the Royal Court Theatre.
After a week's interrogation in Paddington Green. Roche, an IRA suspect, is ready to make a statement. But then Nelson, a "star" interrogator from the RUC arrives, and things go seriously wrong. By Ron Hutchinson.
Producer/Director Eoin O'Callaghan


Unknown: Paddington Green.
Unknown: Ron Hutchinson.
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Harris: Ron Cook
Roche: Conleth Hill
Naylor: Paul Panting
Nelson: Gerard McSorley

: Weekend Woman's Hour

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

5/9. Rosie Goldsmith samples reports from the best of English-language radio on how global warming is affecting local people, from western Alaska to South
Africa. She also hears about some ingenious solutions to the problem. How about using tough prairie grass to make ethanol, or sending 8,000 barges up to the Arctic Sea to help stop the melting of the ice? 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

: From Fact to Fiction

New series 1/8. A drama or fictional work that has been created by a writer in response to an event in the week's news.
Producer Toby Swift Repeated tomorrow at 5.40pm


Producer: Toby Swift

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and his guests, including Maeve Kennedy , Deborah Moggach and Don Guttenplan , review the cultural highlights Of the week. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Maeve Kennedy
Unknown: Deborah Moggach
Unknown: Don Guttenplan
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: The Archive Hour: High Society

Tower blocks have been one of the most controversial housing "solutions" of the 20th century - both praised and vilified in equal measure. Presented by the broadcaster and poet Stewart Henderson (a former
Liverpool resident), the programme tells the story of high-rise life in Liverpool through the testimonies of those who have lived in the tower blocks, and also dips into a unique 21st-century archive of material put together by the last remaining tenants. Producer Jules Wilkinson


Unknown: Stewart Henderson
Producer: Jules Wilkinson

: Classic Serial: Dead Souls

1/2. A comic tour de force about human folly and one of the jewels of Russian literature. Charmer Chichikov arrives in town with his Narrator (an omnipresent figure who becomes an integral character in the story) in tow, and starts touting for Dead Souls. Why? Suspicions come to a head at the Governor's Ball, the highlight of provincial Russian society. Written by Nikolai Gogol , dramatised by Dan Rebellato , and starring Michael Palin and Mark Heap.
Producer/Director Polly Thomas Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Charmer Chichikov
Written By: Nikolai Gogol
Dramatised By: Dan Rebellato
Unknown: Michael Palin
Unknown: Mark Heap.
Director: Polly Thomas
Narrator: Michael Palin
Chichikov: Mark Heap
Manilov: David Fleeshman
Korabochka: Judith Davis
Sobakevich: Wyllie Lonqmore
Nozdryov: Toby Hadoke
Selifan: Graeme Hawley

: The Reith Lectures

4/5. In the Beginning Was Sound. This year's Reith lecturer is the conductor and pianist Daniel Barenboim. He now holds the posts of Music Director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and General Music Director of the Deutsche Staatsoper in Berlin. "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 Pontifical Notre Dame Center in Jerusalem, he talks about his East-Western Divan Orchestra, which brings together young Arab and Israeli musicians, and how he has discovered that music is the great equaliser. Presented by Sue Lawley . Repeated from Friday


Pianist: Daniel Barenboim.
Presented By: Sue Lawley

: Counterpoint

8/13. Ned Sherrin chairs another contest of varied musical knowledge, from the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: The Poetry of History

4/4. TS Eliot and the Blitz. Concluding the series that investigates the connections between historical events and the poems they inspired, Jonathan Bate visits the sleepy village of Shamley Green and the roof of St Paul's Cathedral to uncover the links between TS Eliot's Four Quartets and the raging fires of the Blitz. With historian Jose Harris and Eliot expert Ian Smith. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Jonathan Bate
Unknown: Jose Harris
Unknown: Ian Smith.

: Sleepers

2/5. 1 Take My Heart Out When I Sleep. A night travelling north through snow reveals the generations to one another - or perhaps it does the opposite. This tale, written by Candia McWilliam , and read by Ralph Riach , continues the series of stories set on board overnight trains. Producer Gaynor Macfarlane


Written By: Candia McWilliam
Read By: Ralph Riach
Producer: Gaynor MacFarlane

: One Planet

Chernobyl Tales

: News; Worldplay

Run Rabbit Run

: 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.

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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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