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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With George Craig.


Unknown: George Craig.

: Market Forces

V5. Gregg Wallace visits British street markets to assess how they are surviving in the face of competition from supermarkets and out-of-town developments. He begins with East Street in Southwark, London, where Charlie Chaplin once bought his groceries. Producer Neil George


Unknown: Gregg Wallace
Unknown: Charlie Chaplin
Producer: Neil George

: Open Country

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


Producer: Sandra Sykes

: Farming Today This Week

The issues that affect the countryside. Presented by Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Steve Peacock


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Catherine Pepinster.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Catherine Pepinster.

: Saturday Live

With guest presenter Muriel Gray. Producer Torquil MacLeod


Presenter: Muriel Gray.
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: Excess Baggage

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


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Harry Parker

: For One Night Only

New series 1/3. Hot August Night
Paul Gambaccini returns with his series on classic live albums. He begins with the sell-out concerts given by Neil Diamond at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles in August 1972, where the audience were bombarded with a blaze of light and sound. Producer Marya Burgess


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Unknown: Neil Diamond
Producer: Marya Burgess

: Talking Politics

Sheena McDonald hosts this political discussion, sharpening the focus on current ideas and events. Producer Paul Vickers


Unknown: Sheena McDonald
Producer: Paul Vickers

: From Our Own Correspondent

Dispatches from the BBC's foreign correspondents. Presented by Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant
RT DIRECT: From Our Own Correspondent, edited by Tony Grant , is available for E15.99 (RRP E16.99) including p&p. Call [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute)
Podcast available at news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/ programmes/from_our_own_correspondent


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

: Money Box Special

6/6. It is estimated that there are about a million Poles working in the UK. Heather Payton reports on how the high-street banks are meeting the needs of these new arrivals and asks what sort of financial services they may require in the years to come.
(Repeated on Monday at 3pm)


Reporter: Heather Payton
Producer: Stephen Chilcott

: Armando lannucd's Charm Offensive

2/6. Armando lannucci and his special guests hold forth in another bout of blarney.
Producer David Tyler Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Armando Lannucci
Producer: David Tyler

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby takes the topical discussion to Liverpool. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby

: 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: Death at the Desert Inn

The Desert I nn, scene of one of Noël Coward's greatest cabaret triumphs, is the setting for a "highly probable Noël Coward murder mystery", complete with Judy Garland , a showgirl, a Broadway agent, an unlikely croupier, and a US Congressman. Another crime to be solved with the Master's favourite weapon: wit. By Marcy Kahan.
Producer/Director Ned Chaillet


Unknown: Judy Garland
Unknown: Marcy Kahan.
Director: Ned Chaillet
Noel Coward: Malcolm Sinclair
Lorn Loraine: Eleanor Bron
Cole Lesley: Tam Williams
Judy Garland: Belinda Lang
Joe Glaser: Jake Broder
Mercedes de Caruso: Meredith MacNeil
Nicholas: Peter Swander
Floyd Hicks: Nathan Osqood
Babyface Puccini: William Hootkins

: Nusrat Was My Elvis

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan was a great Qawwali (devotional music of Suf ism) singer who collaborated with Western musicians such as Peter Gabriel. He is the spiritual and musical hero of Navid Akhtar , who presents this profile on the tenth anniversary of the singer's death. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Unknown: Peter Gabriel.
Unknown: Navid Akhtar

: 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 Year of Women's Lives for E14.99 (RRP E20.00) incl p&p, call [number removed] or send a cheque payable to BBC Shop, [address removed]


Presented By: Ritula Shah.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Saturday PM

News, presented by Chris Ledgard.


Presented By: Chris Ledgard.

: Tracing Your Roots

4/6. Sally Magnusson and genealogist
Nick Barratt are joined by guests to discuss ways of researching migrant ancestors who travelled across the country - or came to the UK from overseas. Producer Anne McNaught


Unknown: Sally Magnusson
Unknown: Nick Barratt
Producer: Anne McNaught

: Loose Ends

Conversation, comedy and music, hosted by Peter Curran. Producer Cathie Mahoney


Unknown: Peter Curran.
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: Profile

Friends, family and colleagues provide an insight into the personality of one of the week's headline-makers.
Editor Maria Balinska Rptd tomorrow 5.45am/5.40pm


Editor: Maria Balinska Rptd

: Saturday Review

Maev Kennedy and guests examine highlights of the week's cultural events. Producer Anne Marie Cole


Unknown: Maev Kennedy
Producer: Anne Marie Cole

: The Archive Hour: Make Yourself at Home

Sarfraz Manzoor examines Make Yourself at Home, the BBC's 1965 series supporting the Asian communities settling in Britain. He takes a journey through four decades to the present day, assessing the nation's changing attitude toward foreigners beginning a new life in the UK. Producer Mark Rickards


Producer: Mark Rickards

: Classic Serial: The Card

2/2. Denry Machin 's engagement to dance teacher Ruth Earp has been called off. He is now a wealthy, respected and admired man, and the whole world lies before him. His true love waits for him, but only if he manages to realise it in time. Arnold Bennett 's story is dramatised by Jennifer Howarth.
Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Denry MacHin
Unknown: Ruth Earp
Unknown: Arnold Bennett
Dramatised By: Jennifer Howarth.
Narrator: Ron Cook
Arnold: Ron Cook
Mrs Machin: Elizabeth Spriqqs
Denry: William Ash
Councillor Barlow: Philip Jackson
Countess of Chell: Jasmine Hyde
Ruth: Tilly Gaunt
Nellie: Robin Weaver
Mrs Cotterill: Linda Broughton
Councillor Cotterill: David Shaw-Parker

: Hecklers

4/4. In front of a sceptical audience at the Institute of Economic Affairs, tax specialist
Richard Murphy argues that Britain should stop trying to woo the very rich from abroad with tax breaks. Evan Davis sees fair play is maintained in the last of the controversial debates. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Richard Murphy
Unknown: Evan Davis

: Round Britain Quiz

10/12. The south of England try to stop the Midlands' success in the cryptic quiz. Featuring Rosalind Miles , Stephen Maddock ,
Fred Housego and Marcel Berlins. Tom Sutcliffe is in the chair. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Rosalind Miles
Unknown: Stephen Maddock
Unknown: Fred Housego
Unknown: Marcel Berlins.
Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe

: Poetry Please

7/8. Roger McGough 's selection of listeners' favourite poems this week includes Byron's epitaph to his best friend - his dog, Boatswain. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Roger McGough

: Opening Lines

2/5. Two Good Feet. Onhisfirstdayathissixth school, ten-year-old Marcus is facing a familiar prejudice. But he has more than one surprise up his sleeve - he has two outstandingly good feet. By Richard Hollins , read by Paul Simpson. Producer/Director Janet Hampson


Unknown: Richard Hollins
Read By: Paul Simpson.
Director: Janet Hampson

: News

: One Planet

: News

: BBC World Drama

Sad Girl, by Sue Teddern. Drama starring
Samantha Spiro

: News

: The Ticket

About this project

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.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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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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