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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Bishop George Stack.


Unknown: George Stack.

: Macbeth Remixed

2/5. An analysis of the character of Lady
Macbeth. Was she a barren, ambitious monster who goes mad from guilt or a true royal princess, hailed the first queen of Scots? Producer Pennie Latin


Producer: Pennie Latin

: Open Country

Ashdown Forest is the largest free public-access space in south-east England but there is controversy over the way it is being managed. Sheep have been brought in to keep the grass down, but there are some people who object. Matt Baker spends a day with shepherdess Louise Amos to find out more. Producer Nicola Humphries Rptd on Thursday at 1.30pm


Unknown: Matt Baker
Unknown: Louise Amos
Producer: Nicola Humphries Rptd

: Farming Today This Week

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Alasdair Cross


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Alasdair Cross

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
7.20 Yesterday in Parliament Mark D'Arcy.
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Canon David Winter.
8.51 Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.

: Saturday Live

Fi Glover is joined by architect Sunand Prasad and poet Lemn Sissay. Producer Torquil MacLeod


Unknown: Fi Glover
Unknown: Sunand Prasad
Unknown: Lemn Sissay.
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: Excess Baggage

John McCarthy visits the Imperial War Museum in Duxford, Cambridgeshire, to explore the past, present and future of air travel. Producer Harry Parker


Unknown: John McCarthy
Producer: Harry Parker

: Bad Nature

1 Jo Brand asks some famous wildlife presenters what makes their flesh creep.
David Attenborough dishes the dirt on rats, Alan Titchmarsh lets rip at the cockroach, while Michaela Strachan , Steve Leonard and Mike Dilger all share their experiences of being bitten in exotic places. Producer Dave Parkinson Radio choices: pages 126-127


Unknown: Jo Brand
Unknown: David Attenborough
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Unknown: Michaela Strachan
Unknown: Steve Leonard
Unknown: Mike Dilger

: Week In Westminster

The week's political events with Jackie Ashley Of The Guardian. Editor Peter Mulligan


Unknown: Jackie Ashley
Editor: Peter Mulligan

: From Our Own Correspondent

Dispatches from BBC foreign correspondents, With Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant
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Unknown: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

Paul Lewis presents the latest news from the world of personal finance.
Producer Jennifer Clarke Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Jennifer Clarke

: The Now Show

1/8 Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis take a comedic look back over the week news, with help from Marcus Brigstocke ,
Mitch Benn , Jon Holmes and Laura Shavin. Repeated from yesterday


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

: Any Question?

Jonathan Dimbleby presents topical debate from the Royal College of Music in London. 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 landlines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 12.30pm, email: [address removed]


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: The Saturday Play: Blinded by the Sun

by Stephen Poliakoff.
The pressure to succeed leads a scientist to claim he has achieved a major breakthrough in physics. But when he fails to replicate the experiment, the fall-out causes conflict among a previously close set of colleagues.
Radio choices: pages 126-127


Writer: Stephen Poliakoff
Director/Producer: Peter Leslie Wild
Al Golfar: Alex Jennings
Elinor: Harriet Walter
Christopher: Steven Pacey
Joanna: Jodie Whittaker
Professor: John Rowe
Ghislane: Christine Kavanagn
Barbara: Helen Longworth
Charlie: Christian Rodska

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Jane Garvey presents highlights of the weekday Woman's Hour programmes. Editor Jill Burridge
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Years of Women's Lives for £14.99 (RRP £20.00) incl p&p, call [number removed], quoting RTD35


Unknown: Jane Garvey
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Saturday PM

With Ritula Shah.


Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: The Bottom Line

7/10. BBC economics editor Evan Davis talks to entrepreneurs and company bosses about workplace issues and about what is happening in the world of business this week. Producer Neil Koenig


Talks: Evan Davis
Producer: Neil Koenig

: Loose Ends

Another eclectic mix of conversation, comedy and music, presented by Clive Anderson. producer Cathie Mahoney


Presented By: Clive Anderson.
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: Profile

10/16. Friends, family and colleagues provide an insight into the personality of one of the week's headline-makers. Repeated tomorrow at 5.40pm


Editor: Maria Balinska

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and guests review the cultural highlights of the week. Producer Philippa Ritchie


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: The Archive Hour: Alan Parker on David Lean

RT CHOICE celebrate the centenary of David
Lean's birth, film-maker Alan Parker offers a personal take on the British director whose screen credits span five decades from Brief Encounter to A Passage to India. Directors Hugh Hudson and Mike Figgis join Parker to unravel 50 years of archive interviews highlighting the life and work of a man whose eye for visual perfection often meant his actors didn't feel part Of the picture. Producer Adrian Edwards See panel


Producer: Adrian Edwards

: Test Match Special

New Zealand v England
Commentary on the fifth and final day of the First Test at Hamilton from
Jonathan Agnew , Christopher Martin-Jenkins and Bryan Waddle.
Producer Adam Mountford * approximate times


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: Bryan Waddle.
Producer: Adam Mountford

: Classic Serial: Fortunes of War

6/6. The threat of war has receded but life is still not safe for Harriet in Egypt. It may be time to go home. Olivia Manning 's novel is dramatised by Jonathan Holloway. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Olivia Manning
Dramatised By: Jonathan Holloway.
Old Harriet: Joanna Lumley
Harriet: Honeysuckle Weeks
Guy: Khalld Abdalla
Prof Pinkrose: Nigel Anthony
Dobson: Sam Dale
Angela: Alison Pettlt
Bill: Phillip Jackson
Mona: Carolyn Pickles
Simon: Sam Pamphllon
Mortimer: Katy Cavanaqh
Philips: Laura Molyneux
Helal: Bijan Daneshmand
Edwina: Joannah Tincey
Arnold: Lloyd Thomas
Marion: Emily Wachter
Newsreader: John Dougall

: The Moral Maze

8/11. Michael Buerk chairs a debate on the moral issues behind the week's news. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk

: The Garden Quiz

9/11. Anna Ford hosts the first semi-final at Hampton Court Palace. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Anna Ford

: Freedom Song

Tony Phillips tells the story of a concert in1939 at the Lincoln memorial - an event that brought high art and civil rights together. Repeated from Sunday

: ManchesterCrime Wave

4/5. Basic Skills. Maddy, who teaches in an adult-education class, becomes obsessed with one of the students. Brigit Forsyth reads Ann Cleeves 's Story. Producer Janet Graves


Unknown: Brigit Forsyth
Unknown: Ann Cleeves
Producer: Janet Graves

: News

: Test Match Special

New Zealand v England
Commentary on the fifth and final day of the First Test at Hamilton from
Jonathan Agnew , Christopher Martin-Jenkins and Bryan Waddle.
Producer Adam Mountford * approximate times


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: Bryan Waddle.
Producer: Adam Mountford

: One Planet

: BBC World Drama

My Front Line

: 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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