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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

Presented by Father Stephen McLaughlin.


Presented By: Father Stephen McLaughlin.

: The Next Darjeeling

2/5. August. Britain's first ever tea crop is cultivated at Tregothnan in Cornwall. Matthew Harvey monitors its progress at this idyllic estate on the banks of the River Fal. Producer Viv Beeby (K)


Unknown: River Fal.
Producer: Viv Beeby

: Open Country

Exploring rural life around Britain.
Producer Gabi Fisher Repeated on Thursday at 1.30pm


Producer: Gabi Fisher

: Farming Today This Week

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly. Producer chnsimpey


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With John Humphys and Sarah Montague.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Christina Rees.


Unknown: John Humphys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Christina Rees.

: Home Truths

David Stafford takes a wry look at the foibles of family life. Producer Karen Pirie
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 and joys of travel. Producer Harry Parker
What Sandi Toksvig 's been watching: page 23


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Harry Parker
Unknown: Sandi Toksvig

: Sampledelica! The History of the Mellotron

Famously used on the opening of the Beatles Strawberry Fields Forever, the mellotron was championed by musicians in the psychedelic and progressive rock eras.
Mark Radcliffe explores the history of the mellotron, one of the quirkiest musical instruments of the 20th century and one of the first samplers.


Presenter: Mark Radcliffe
Contributor: Paul McCartney
Contributor: Paul Weller
Contributor: Justin Hayward
Producer: Simon Jacobs

: Test Match special

England v Sri Lanka
The second day's play in the Third Test at Trent Bridge.
With commentary by Jonathan Agnew , Simon Mann and Christopher Martin-Jenkins .
Including at 1.00pm A View from the Boundary.
Producer Peter Baxter approximate time


Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By: Simon Mann
Commentary By: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Producer: Peter Baxter

: How to Topple a Prime Minister

The end of Margaret Thatcher 's prime ministership remains a unique moment in modern British politics, but there is a pattern to the turn of events when a prime minister's authority begins to ebb away. James Naughtie talks to politicians who witnessed Margaret Thatcher 's fall and finds out if there are lessons to be learnt for a prime minister today. Producer Paul Vickers


Unknown: Margaret Thatcher
Talks: James Naughtie
Unknown: Margaret Thatcher
Producer: Paul Vickers

: From Our Own Correspondent

A lively collection of dispatches from the BBC s foreign correspondents. Presented by Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant RT DIRECT: Frorr. Our Own Correspondent, edited by Tony Grant is available for E15.99 (RRP E16.99) including p&P- Ca [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

: Armando lannucci's Charm Offensive

1/6. Topical comedy, chat and big, big fibs. With Armando lannucci and special guests. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Armando Lannucci

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion in Bodelva, Cornwall. The panel includes NUS president Kat Fletcher , and Zac Goldsmith , deputy chair of the Conservatives' Quality Of Life policy group. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Kat Fletcher
Unknown: Zac Goldsmith

: 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: Mission to Marseille

In this entertaining crime thriller set in wartime France, French private eye Nestor Burma is ordered by the Gestapo to disappear while they announce he's been struck down by an assassin. The plot involves a case-load of snappy dialogue, a beautiful night-club singer, some dubious love letters, and a secret formula that could have a dramatic impact on the war. Dramatised by Chris Dolan from the novel by Léo Malet. Other parts played by members of the cast Producer/Director Bruce Young


Dramatised By: Chris Dolan
Novel By: Léo Malet.
Director: Bruce Young
Nestor: Alexander Morton
Insp Faroux: David Robb
Korb: Michael Cochrane
Jackie: Carla Simpson
Dede: Kenny Blyth
Beaucher: Andrew Harrison
Victor: Jon Glover
Leo: Stephen Hogan

: Stage to Screen

1/3. Cabaret. Paul Gambaccini turns the spotlight on the 1972 Oscar-winning film, Cabaret. He meets stars Liza Minnelli and Michael York and explores the social and political background of the era when the film was produced. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Unknown: Liza Minnelli
Unknown: Michael York

: 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 RT DIRECT: Woman's Hour: a Celebration of Mothers, featuring excerpts from the programme, is available on audio cassette and CD from www.bbcshop.com. or by calling [number removed], quoting [number removed]


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Producer: Justine Willett
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Saturday PM

International news and analysis, including sport headlines, presented by Carolyn Quinn.


Presenter: Carolyn Quinn
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Bottom Line

New series 1/9. Top business leaders and entrepreneurs talk to Evan Davis about the issues that matter to consumers and companies. Producer Neil Koenig


Unknown: Evan Davis
Producer: Neil Koenig

: Loose Ends

Another eclectic mix of conversation, comedy and music, With Ned Sherrin and his guests. Producer Cathie Mahoney


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: From Fact to Fiction

6/8. A story in this week's news prompts a fictional response from a leading writer. Producer Polly Thomas Repeated tomorrow at 5.40pm


Producer: Polly Thomas

: Saturday Review

The cultural highlights of the week reviewed by Robert Sandall and his guests. Producer Nicky Barranger


Reviewed By: Robert Sandall
Producer: Nicky Barranger

: The Archive Hour: Thanks for Listening

John Ebdon , who died last year, was for 26 years one of the stalwarts of the Radio 4 sound - his skittish and silly comic journeys into the archive were a fixture of every third Monday. At 8.45am his inimitable opening line, "How do you do?" set up a journey into a fictional soundworld starring him and his cat, Perseus. But Ebdon was a man of many other passions besides broadcasting - he was the director of the London Planetarium and had a lifelong love affair with Greece. Nick Baker presents a celebration of Ebdon's multiple talents and explores how he created a unique Style. Producer Emma Kingsley


Unknown: John Ebdon
Producer: Emma Kingsley

: Classic Serial: Memento Mori

2/2. A funny and often touching observation of old age, set in 1950s London. Mrs Pettigrew is blackmailing
Godfrey and the mystery telephone caller persists in his warnings of "Remember you must die!" These calls soon become widespread, defying all speculation and the efforts of the police. Dramatised by Diana Griffiths.
Producer/Director Pauline Harris Repeated from Sunday


Dramatised By: Diana Griffiths.
Director: Pauline Harris
Godfrey: Geoffrey Whitehead
Charmian: Marcia Warren
Mrs Pettigrew: Prunella Scales
Dame Lettie: Elizabeth Spriggs
Percy: Windsor Davies
Jean: Thelma Barlow
Henry: Trevor Martin
Guy: John Rowe
Tony: Kim Wall
Bill: Anthony Glennon
Mrs Anthony: Frances Jeater
Olive: Tracy Wiles
Gwen: Tracy Wiles
Eric: Thomas Wheatley

: Inside the Ethics Committee

2/3. If the current H5N1 f lu strain hits the UK, it's estimated that it will infect 25 per cent of the population.
Vivienne Parry and a panel of experts discuss the tough choices to be faced during such an outbreak. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Vivienne Parry

: Counterpoint

13/13. The grand final, chaired by Ned Sherrin. RptdfromMon


Unknown: Ned Sherrin.

: Poetry Please

4/9. Poems about the cinema and a new poem by the programme's presenter, Roger McGough. Readers Adjoah Andoh , Demetri Goritsas and Patrick Romer. Rptd from sun


Readers: Roger McGough.
Readers: Adjoah Andoh
Readers: Demetri Goritsas
Readers: Patrick Romer.

: Ones to Watch

2/5. Nude Climbing a Staircase. An English-language teacher is sent on what appears to be a wild-goose chase by one of his pupils. This story by Rodney Bolt , read by Jamie Glover , forms part of a showcase of unpublished work from new writers. Producers Chris Wallis and Jill Waters
1.00am World Briefing 1.30 One Planet 2.00 News; BBC World Drama:
Gyokusai - the Breaking Jewel. Tina Pepler 's dramatisation of Makoto Oda 's novel - a powerful indictment against the Second World War - is combined with dramatised interviews culled from Imperial War Museum archives 3.00 News 3.05 The Ticket 4.00 News 4.05 From Our Own Correspondent 4.30 The Interview 5.00 World Briefing


Story By: Rodney Bolt
Read By: Jamie Glover
Producers: Chris Wallis
Producers: Jill Waters
Unknown: Tina Pepler
Unknown: Makoto Oda

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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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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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