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: World Brief

: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Sharon Grenham-Toze .


Unknown: Sharon Grenham-Toze

: Apprentice to the Past

2/4. What can be done to keep four of Britain's ancient trades alive? Clare Jenkins talks to three Norfolk flint-knappers about their prehistoric skill, which helps to give East Anglia its distinctive appearance. Producer Clare Jenkins


Talks: Clare Jenkins
Producer: Clare Jenkins

: Open Country

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


Producer: Sandra Sykes

: Farming Today This Week

Reports on agricultural issues, presented by Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Chris Impey


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day The Rev Roy Jenkins.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: Saturday Live

Entrepreneur Felix Dennis and poet Alison Brumfittjoin Fi Glover. Producer Simon Clancy


Unknown: Felix Dennis
Producer: Simon Clancy

: Excess Baggage

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


Unknown: John McCarthy
Producer: Harry Parker

: A Letter for Daphne

As a teenager, author Julie Myerson enjoyed a correspondence with Daphne du Maurier. Now a successful writer herself, Myerson travels to
Cornwall to pay a personal tribute to her mentor. Another programme marking the centenary of du Maurier's birth. Producer Emily Palmer


Unknown: Julie Myerson
Producer: Emily Palmer

: Week in Westminster

Peter Riddell of The Times offers a behind-the-scenes view of Parliament. Editor Marie Jessel


Unknown: Peter Riddell
Editor: Marie Jessel

: Test Match SpecialEngland v West Indies

Commentary on the second day's play in the Second Test at Headingley by Jonathan Agnew , Tony Cozier and Christopher Martin-Jenkins , with summaries by Geoffrey Boycott , Viv Richards and Vic Marks.
Producer Peter Baxter 'approximate time TV highlights of today's play are on Five at 7.15pm


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Tony Cozier
Unknown: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: Geoffrey Boycott
Unknown: Viv Richards
Unknown: Vic Marks.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: 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, 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

The latest from the world of personal finance, presented by Chris A'Court. Producer Lesley McAlpine Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Presented By: Chris A'Court.
Producer: Lesley McAlpine

: The News Quiz

5/8. SandiToksvig presents the topical news quiz with panellists Jeremy Hardy , Phil Hammond , Sue Perkins and Miles Kington. From the Hay Festival. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Phil Hammond
Unknown: Sue Perkins
Unknown: Miles Kington.

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion from the Hay Festival where the panellists are the author Jeanette Winterson ; Labour MP Bob Marshall-Andrews ; Michael Gove MP; and the writer James Delingpole. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Jeanette Winterson
Unknown: Bob Marshall-Andrews
Unknown: Michael Gove
Unknown: James Delingpole.

: Any Answers?

Jonathan Dimbleby takes listeners calls and emails 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

: The BirdsTo mark the centenary of Daphne du Maurier's birth, a new production of the classic horror story with its themes of terror and nature avenging mankind that still resonate today. Dramatised by Melissa Murray. Music and sound design David Pickvance Producer/Director Sally Avens News, sport and spoken word: page 137


Dramatised By: Melissa Murray.
Design: David Pickvance
Director: Sally Avens
Nat: Nell Dudgeon
Sue: Nicola Walker
Maggie: Jade Williams
MrTrigg: Gerard Horen
Jonathan: Carl Grose
Newsreader: John Douqall
Mary: Rachel Bavidqe

: Elgar's Dream

Composer Matthew King follows the difficult birth of Eigar's oratorio The Dream ofCerontius, written at a time when he developed a passion for cycling. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Matthew King

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Ritula Shah. Editor Jill Burridge RT DIRECT: To order the hardback of Woman's Hour: Celebrating Sixty Years of Women's Lives for E14.99 (RRP £20.00) including p&p, call [number removed] or send a cheaue payable to BBC Shop to [address removed]


Presented By: Ritula Shah.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Saturday PM

With Chris Ledgard.


Unknown: Chris Ledgard.

: A World In Your Ear

9/9 Rosie Goldsmith hears the winners of the first BBC Africa Radio Awards. Producer Rosie Goldsmith


Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith
Producer: Rosie Goldsmith

: Loose Ends

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


Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: From Fact to Fiction

2/8 Writer Rebecca Lenkiewicz creates a fictional response to a story in the news.
Producer Sam Hoyle Repeated tomorrow at 5.40pm


Unknown: Rebecca Lenkiewicz
Producer: Sam Hoyle

: Saturday Review

' Tom Sutcliffe and guests examine highlights of the week's cultural events, Producer Philippa Ritchie


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: The Archive Hour

Test Match Special: Ball by Ball
It's 50 years since BBC radio set out to deliver "ball-by-ball" coverage of all Test Match cricket in this country. Since then there's been the poetic elegance of John Arlott, the japes and cakes of Johnners (Brian Johnston) and the exuberance of Jonathan Agnew. Rory Bremner looks back at what, for some, has been a rather elite club but for thousands of others, as vivid a her aid of summer as the smell of cut grass. Producer Tom Alban Pick of the Week: page 136


Unknown: John Arlott
Unknown: Brian Johnston
Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Rory Bremner
Producer: Tom Alban

: Classic Serial: Tom Jones

1/3. One night, wealthy Squire Allworthy steps into bed and finds an infant wrapped between his sheets. Henry Fielding's epic comic adventure about one of English literature's most charming rascals, dramatised by Stephen Wyatt.
Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Squire Allworthy
Dramatised By: Stephen Wyatt.
Henry Fielding: Simon Russell Beale
Tom Jones: Michael Leqge
Blifil: Adrian Scarborough
Squire Western: Trevor Peacock
Miss Western: Margaret Tyzack
Black George: Sam Dale
Sophia: Clare Corbett
Jenny: Rachel Bavidqe
Partridge: Charles Barnecut
Mrs Seagrim: Uza Sadovy
Honour: Jasmine Callan
Squire Allworthy: James Laurenson

: Unreliable Evidence

2/4. Internet Law. The internet provides exciting new ways to work, shop and play, but it has also generated many ways to break the law. Clive Anderson and a panel of senior judges, barristers and academics identify the Shortcomings Of the law. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Clive Anderson

: Counterpoint

10/13. Edward Seckerson chairs the first semi-final of the music quiz. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Edward Seckerson

: Poetry Please

8/9. Roger McGough introduces requests for verses that mark life's turning points. Poems by Thorn Gunn , Kahlil Gibran and Helen Dunmore celebrate the hatches, matches and despatches. Repeated from Sunday
RT DIRECT: To order the CD PoetryPlease: the Anniversary Edition for E9.99 (RRP E12.99) inc p&p, call [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per min) or sendacheque payable to BBC Shop to: [address removed] or visit www.bbcshop.com and enter code [number removed] at the checkout


Introduces: Roger McGough
Unknown: Thorn Gunn
Unknown: Kahlil Gibran
Unknown: Helen Dunmore

: News

: The Norwegian Feeling for Real

3/4. The Dogs in Thessaloniki. A long-term relationship is beginning to show the strain. Jon Strickland reads Kjell Askildsen 's story, translated by Agnes S Langeland. Producer Chris Wallis


Unknown: Jon Strickland
Unknown: Kjell Askildsen
Producer: Chris Wallis

: News

: The Word

: Close Up

: News

: BBC World Drama

Early Newfoundland
Errors: by Edward Riche

: News

: The Ticket

: 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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