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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Jonathan Bartley.


Unknown: Jonathan Bartley.

: Five Gardens of Spain

5/5. Susan Marling visits the newly restored Botanical Garden in Madrid, where she talks to renowned Spanish gardener Fernando Caruncho. Producer Susan Marling


Unknown: Susan Marling
Unknown: Fernando Caruncho.
Producer: Susan Marling

: Open Country

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


Producer: Sandra Sykes

: Farming Today This Week

Miriam O'Reilly reports on the issues of the week that affect the countryside and the production of our food.
Producer Chris Impey


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Roy Jenkins.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: Saturday Live

Comedian and writer Hardeep Singh Kohli joins Fi Glover on the weekend magazine show, with news and lively discussion. Well-known faces reveal their pastimes in Secret Lives, the host listens to a selection of podcasts, and celebrities talk about music they want to pass on to their children in inheritance Tracks. Producer Paula McGinley


Unknown: Hardeep Singh Kohli
Unknown: Fi Glover
Producer: Paula McGinley

: Excess Baggage

John McCarthy explores the adventures, frustrations and joys Of travel. Producer Harry Parker


Unknown: John McCarthy
Producer: Harry Parker

: Rocking Scots

1/2. Glaswegian musician Midge Ure goes back to the city of his childhood to explore his musical roots, from his Glasgow tenement upbringing to joining the short-lived band Slik in the 1970s. Along the way, he assesses Scotland's contribution to rock and pop music in the 1960s and 70s, from Lulu, known as "Scotland's Miss Dynamite", to the live-fast-die-young rocker Alex Harvey. Contributors include Maggie Bell, Eddi Reader, Jim Diamond and Lulu. Producer Melissa FitzGerald


Presenter: Midge Ure
Interviewee: Maggie Bell
Interviewee: Eddi Reader
Interviewee: Jim Diamond
Interviewee: Lulu
Producer: Melissa Fitzgerald

: Week in Westminster

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


Unknown: Jackie Ashley
Editor: Marie Jessel

: 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
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Presented By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant
Edited By: Tony Grant

: Money Box

The latest from the world of personal finance, with Paul Lewis. Producer Lesley McAlpine Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis.
Producer: Lesley McAlpine

: The News Quiz

3/8. Sandi Toksvig and Francis Wheen Simon Evans ,
Andy Hamilton and Alan Coren trawl through the week s biggest and smallest news stories to present the topical comedy panel game, featuring cryptic questions acerbic satire and amusing newspaper cuttings sent in by listeners. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Unknown: Simon Evans
Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Alan Coren

: Any Questions?

Topical discussion from Manchester hosted by Eddie Mair , in which an audience canvass the opinions of four leading figures, including the Work and Pensions Secretary John Hutton. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: John Hutton.

: Any Answers?

Eddie Mair takes listeners' calls and emails in response to Any Questions. Producer Lisa Jenkinson
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Unknown: Eddie Mair
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: The Saturday Play: The Servant

Ronald Frame's dramatisation of the novella by Robin Maugham about a young lawyer who falls under the malign influence of his sinister manservant.
Producers Gordon House and Patrick Rayner ; Director Gordon House


Unknown: Robin Maugham
Unknown: Patrick Rayner
Richard: Jamie Glover
Tony: Bertie Carvel
Barrett: Anton Lesser
Sally: Lydia Leonard
Vera: Alex Tregear
Mrs Toms: Carolyn Pickles
Girl: Ayesha Antoine

: Lost Albums

2/3. Bright Phoebus. Music journalist Pete Paphides reveals the stories and music behind some of the great lost albums. Folk heroes Mike Waterson , Martin Carthy and Ashley Hutchings talk about the writing and recording of the album Bright Phoebus, which was shunned by critics and audiences alike when it was first released.
Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Pete Paphides
Unknown: Mike Waterson
Unknown: Martin Carthy
Unknown: Ashley Hutchings

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Ritula Shah. Editor JillBurridge
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Presented By: Ritula Shah.

: Saturday PM

News, analysis and sporting headlines, with Jo Coburn.


Unknown: Jo Coburn.

: A World in Your Ear

7/9 The programme that showcases the best of English-language radio from around the globe. Presented by Rosie Goldsmith. Producer Lucy Ash


Presented By: Rosie Goldsmith.
Producer: Lucy Ash

: Loose Ends

Another eclectic mix of conversation, comedy and music. producer Cathie Mahoney


Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: Profile

Friends, family and colleagues provide an insight into the personality of one of the week's headline-makers. Repeated tomorrow at 5.45am


Producer: Emma Rippon

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and his guests discuss the cultural highlights of the week. Producer Anne Marie Cole


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Anne Marie Cole

: The Archive Hour: All the People I Hoped Were Dead: Cannes at 60

Orson Welles, Bruce Willis and Stephen Frears: three very different men who have all made their mark at Cannes have their say in this special programme to mark the 60th anniversary of the famous film festival. Barry Norman meets the latest president of the Jury, Stephen Frears, and swaps anecdotes with veteran critic Philip French, and with Chris Darke, author of a new book on Cannes. He also plunges nostalgically into his own archive to recall 20 years' experience on the Croisette: the wheelers, the dealers, the stars and the films... oh, and a few Sexy goings-on. Producer Sara Jane Hall
Barry Norman on Cannes: page 35


Unknown: Bruce Willis
Unknown: Stephen Frears
Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: Stephen Frears
Unknown: Chris Darke
Producer: Sara Jane Hall
Producer: Barry Norman

: Classic Serial: My Cousin Rachel

1/2. Philip's guardian Ambrose, a lifelong bachelor, leaves for a tour of Italy and unexpectedly falls in love. But within months he succumbs to an illness and dies. Now his wife, Rachel, has turned up in England and wants to see Philip. What are her intentions? And are they honest? Daphne du Maurier's engrossing tale of obsession, paranoia and jealousy is adapted by Robin Brooks.
Repeated from Sunday


Adapted By: Robin Brooks.
Philip: Carl Prekopp
Rachel: Lia Williams
Ambrose: Damian Lewis
Louise: Emily Wachter
Rainaldi: Nicholas Murchie
Geoffrey: Paul Jesson
Mrs Pascoe: Carol MacReady
Seecombe: Hugh Ross
Ludovico/Tamlyn: John McAndrew
Vicar/Sawyer: John Rogan
Groom/Couch: Robin Brook

: The Reith Lectures

5/5. Global Politics in a Complex Age. In his final Reith Lecture, recorded in Edinburgh, home of the Scottish
Enlightenment in the 18th century, economist Professor Jeffrey Sachs calls for a new Enlightenment to help make globalisation work for all. Laying out a blueprint for global co-operation in the 21st century, he urges the world to fulfil what he calls our millennium promises: to tackle climate change; to agree non-nuclear proliferation; and to end extreme poverty by the year 2015. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Jeffrey Sachs

: Counterpoint

Heat eight of the general knowledge music quiz, chaired by Edward Seckerson. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Edward Seckerson.

: Poetry Please

Roger McGough introduces requests for Byron's playful satire, Beppo. Set in Venice, where Byron was living in 1818, this romp parodies English and Italian attitudes towards marital infidelity. Repeated from Sunday
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Introduces: Roger McGough

: The Norwegian Feeling for Real

1/4. Dublin in the Rain. A woman receives a late-night phone call that might change her life. This story by Frode Grytten , translated by Peter Cripps , and read by Helen Schlesinger , begins a series of short stories from Norwegian writers. Producer Chris Wallis


Story By: Frode Grytten
Translated By: Peter Cripps
Read By: Helen Schlesinger
Producer: Chris Wallis

: News

: News

: BBC World Drama

The Woman in the Window. John MacKenna's new play is built around the theme of obsession

: News

: The Ticket

arts, culture and entertainment

: Politics UK

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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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