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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Sharon Grenham-Toze .


Unknown: Sharon Grenham-Toze

: For What It's Worth

3/5. Victorian Photographs. Lars Tharp and guests focus on one of the fastest-growing areas of collecting. Producer Lindsay Leonard (K)


Unknown: Lars Tharp
Producer: Lindsay Leonard

: Open Country

Exploring rural life around Britain.
Producer Sandra Sykes Repeated on Thursday at 1.30pm


Producer: Sandra Sykes

: Farming Today This Week

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Munazza Khan


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Munazza Khan

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
7.20 Yesterday in Parliament With Mark D Arcy.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Rob Marshall.
8.51 Yesterday in Parliament With Mark D Arcy.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Rob Marshall.

: Sound Advice

3/10. Gyles Brandreth and his guests lead listeners through the labyrinth Of life. Producer Charlie Taylor


Unknown: Gyles Brandreth
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Sentimental Journey

3/10. Actress Miriam Margolyes has travelled the world, but the place she most wanted to visit was a tiny village in Eastern Europe. Arthur Smith escorts her in a quest to trace the history of her Jewish family in Belarus. Producer Rebecca Moore


Unknown: Miriam Margolyes
Unknown: Arthur Smith
Producer: Rebecca Moore

: Excess Baggage

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


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Harry Parker

: Looking for Middle England

3/3. Clubs. Ian Hislop concludes his exploration of the historical, social and moral landscape of that oft-quoted but rarely defined landscape Middle England with a search for its cultural values. is it true that Middle-English tastes are intensely conservative, narrow, comfy and unchallenging? Hislop travels to Lincoln and, with the help of AA Gill, Lynne Truss and John Carey , gauges the Middle-English attitude to the broadening of the mind and the heightening of the spirit. Producer Tom Alban


Unknown: Ian Hislop
Unknown: Lynne Truss
Unknown: John Carey
Producer: Tom Alban

: Test Match Special

England v Pakistan
The third day's play in the First Test at Lord With commentary by Jonathan Agnew , Henry Blofeld and Christopher Martin-Jenkins , who are joined by experts
Angus Fraser. Mike Gatting , Imran Khan and Geoffrey Boycott. Including at 1.00 A View from the Boundary.
Sir Iqbal Sacranie talks to Jonathan Agnew about his passion for cricket. With News at 1.30pm and 3.40.
Producer Peter Baxter *approximate time


Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By: Henry Blofeld
Commentary By: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: Angus Fraser.
Unknown: Mike Gatting
Unknown: Imran Khan
Unknown: Geoffrey Boycott.
Talks: Sir Iqbal Sacranie
Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Week in Westminster

Robert Shrimsley of the Financial Times takes a look at this week's political events. Editor Peter Mulligan


Unknown: Robert Shrimsley
Editor: Peter Mulligan

: 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 , is available for E15.99 (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 Chris A'Court Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis.

: The Now Show

1/6. Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present a comical look through the week's news, with humorous help from Mitch Benn , Jon Holmes , Laura Shavin and a special guest. Repeated from yesterday


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

: News

National and international news.

: Any Questions?

Nick Clarke chairs the discussion as an audience in Carshalton in Surrey puts questions on issues of the week to Labour MP Bob Marshall-Andrews , former Chancellor of the Exchequer Lord Lawson, Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee , and actor and playwright Julian Fellowes. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: Bob Marshall-Andrews
Unknown: Polly Toynbee
Unknown: Julian Fellowes.

: Any Answers?

Listeners' calls and emails taken by Nick Clarke in response to Any Questions. Producer Lisa Jenkinson PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) I ines onen from 12.30pm; email: any.answers@bbc.cauk


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: The Saturday Play: Honour

n Diana Rigg and Martin Jarvis gave acclaimed performances at Wyndham's Theatre, London, earlier this year in this emotionally charged drama by Joanna Murray-Smith . In a series of intensely focused and often funny two-handed scenes, the play becomes an almost forensic dissection of a marriage and its fallout. Music by Simon Slater ; Producer Rosalind Ayres ; Director David Grindley


Unknown: Diana Rigg
Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Joanna Murray-Smith
Music By: Simon Slater
Producer: Rosalind Ayres
Director: David Grindley
Honor: Diana Riqq
George: Martin Jarvis
Claudia: Natascha McElhone
Sophie: Georgina Rich

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Martha Kearney. 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.
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

7/9. Top business leaders and entrepreneurs talk to Evan Davis about issues that matter to consumers and companies. Producer Rosamund Jones


Unknown: Evan Davis
Producer: Rosamund Jones

: 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

: Profile

4/17. A spotlight on an individual in this week's news. Editor Maria Balinska Repeated tomorrow at 5.45am and 5.40pm


Editor: Maria Balinska

: Saturday Review

The cultural highlights of the week reviewed by Tom Sutcliffe and his guests. Producer Nicki Paxman


Reviewed By: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: The Archive Hour: District Six

On the slopes of Table Mountain, Cape Town, District Six was a jumble of cobbled alleyways - home to Asians, Africans, whites and people of mixed race. As this co-existence challenged the strict separation of apartheid, from 1968 onwards, 60,000 residents were forcibly evicted and the area bulldozed. In 2003 it was announced that the township would be rebuilt. Nigel Wrench travels there to meet former residents and those who have applied to return. The programme features sounds from the area recorded in the 1950s and 60s and asks if it is possible to recreate the magic and vibrancy of the old days.
Producer Jo Meek


Producer: Jo Meek

: Classic Serial: She

2/2. Ayesha, the queen whose beauty enthrals and terrifies all who see her, believes Leo to be the lover for whom she has waited 2,000 years. She takes him and his guardian
Ludwig Holly deep into the mountains to the Pillar of Life. Hattie Naylor 's adaptation of the 19th-century bestseller by H Rider Haggard , set in a mysterious African kinqdom.
Music by Elizabeth Purnell ; Director Sara Davies Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Ludwig Holly
Unknown: Hattie Naylor
Unknown: H Rider Haggard
Music By: Elizabeth Purnell
Director: Sara Davies
Ayesha: Mia Soteriou
Ludwig: Tim McLnnerny
Leo: Oliver Chris
Job: Howard Coggins
Billali: Ben Onwukwe
Ustane: Janice Acquah
Agarah: Damian Lynch

: The Moral Maze

5/9. Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which
Melanie Phillips , Steven Rose , Clifford Longley and Ian Hargreaves cross-examine expert witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Steven Rose
Unknown: Clifford Longley
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves

: The Write Stuff

5/6. In the literary quiz show, guests Peter Kemp and Miles Kington join team captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh. WB Yeats is the subject for pastiche. Reader Beth Chalmers. With James Walton in the chair. Rptd from Mon


Unknown: Peter Kemp
Unknown: Miles Kington
Unknown: Sebastian Faulks
Unknown: John Walsh.
Reader: Beth Chalmers.
Unknown: James Walton

: Rupert and Taatamata

Rupert Brooke was one of Britain's pre-eminent First
World War poets, but a significant part of his life has been deliberately concealed. Professor Robert Young goes in search of the mysterious Tahitian beauty Taatamata, whom he believes was the love of Brooke's life and who may even have borne him a child. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Rupert Brooke
Unknown: Professor Robert Young

: Whoever You Choose to Love

3/5. 0 Tell Me the Truth about Love 2/2. Carla begins to despair as things go from bad to worse - her sister Shona moves in with Brian and starts to do his cleaning. Another in a series of short stories from the first collection by Glaswegian writer Colette Paul. Abridged by Jill Waters. Read by Isabelle Joss. Producer Jill Waters


Unknown: Colette Paul.
Abridged By: Jill Waters.
Read By: Isabelle Joss.
Producer: Jill Waters

: One Planet

: BBC World Drama

Ado about Nothing (1/2) Comedy by William Shakespeare


Comedy By: William Shakespeare

: 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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