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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Ruth Patterson.


Unknown: Dr Ruth Patterson.


5/9. Eddie Mair hosts the programme built by listeners' input to the blog and by email.
Editor Rupert Allman Contact via www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/ipm; email: [address removed]


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Editor: Rupert Allman

: Open Country

Elinor Goodman reports from Glastonbury. Producer Martin Poyntz-Roberts Rptd Thursday at 1.30pm


Unknown: Elinor Goodman
Producer: Martin Poyntz-Roberts

: Farming Today This Week

With Melanie Abbott. Producer Chris Impey


Unknown: Melanie Abbott.
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rhidian Brook.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Rhidian Brook.

: Saturday Live

Fi Glover is joined by theatrical agent-turned-author Michael Whitehall. Today's poet is Elvis McGonagall. Producer Simon Clancy


Unknown: Fi Glover
Unknown: Michael Whitehall.
Unknown: Elvis McGonagall.
Producer: Simon Clancy

: Excess Baggage

Sandi Toksvig presents more of the joys and frustrations Of travel. Producer Harry Parker Digital luggage scales: page 161


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Harry Parker

: International One-Day CricketEngland v New Zealand

Commentary from Lord's on the fifth and final one-day international by Jonathan Agnew , Simon Mann and Mark Pougatch. With analysis from Jeremy Coney ,
Phil Tufnell , Alec Stewart and Graham Thorpe.
Producer Adam Mountford 'approximate times See also 5 Live Sports Extra at 10.30am TV highlights are on Five at 7.15pm


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Simon Mann
Unknown: Mark Pougatch.
Unknown: Jeremy Coney
Unknown: Phil Tufnell
Unknown: Alec Stewart
Unknown: Graham Thorpe.
Producer: Adam Mountford

: What's So Great about ...

Bob Dylan ? New series 1/3. In his series in which he challenges the status of familiar people, practices and things, Lenny Henry questions the greatness of Bob Dylan. Poet laureate Andrew Motion , singers Kris Kristofferson and Bryan Ferry , and musicians Jools Holland and Al Kooper present their case for the defence. Producer Patrick Gregory


Unknown: Bob Dylan
Unknown: Lenny Henry
Unknown: Bob Dylan.
Singers: Andrew Motion
Singers: Kris Kristofferson
Singers: Bryan Ferry
Musicians: Jools Holland
Musicians: Al Kooper
Producer: Patrick Gregory

: 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

Kate Adie presents more dispatches from the front line. Producer Tony Grant


Unknown: Kate Adie
Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

Paul Lewis presents personal finance news. Producer Chris A'Court Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis

: The Now Show

1/7. Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis take a big slice of comedy from the week's news, with 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.

: News

National and international news.

: Any Questions?

Topical debate from Upminster, Essex, with Conservative peer Chris Patten and Liberal Democrat shadow Leader of the House of Commons Simon Hughes. Jonathan Dimbleby is in the Chair. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Chris Patten
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby

: Any Answers?

Jonathan Dimbleby takes listeners responses 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: Rebus - Black and Blue

1/2 Dl John Rebus probes the death of a North Sea oil worker, and finds his enquiries overlapping with the ongoing hunt for a serial killer who has struck in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen Ian Rankin 's story is dramatised by Chris Dolan. Concludes next Saturday. Producer/Director Bruce Young


Unknown: John Rebus
Unknown: Ian Rankin
Dramatised By: Chris Dolan.
Director: Bruce Young
Rebus: Ron Donachle
Ludo: Lain Robertson
Siobhan: Gayanne Potter
Jack: Simon Tait
Tracy: Irene Allan
Judd: Simon Donaldson
Edward: Mark McDonnell
Briony: Natalie Bennett
Ryan: John Kazek
Eve: Juliet Cadzow
Joe: Laurie Ventry

: The Ukulele orchestra of GreatBritain

Phill Jupitus takes a look at the virtuoso comedy and music of the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, who believe that any music - from classical to punk - is open to reinterpretation on eight "bonsai guitars". Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Phill Jupitus

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Jane Garvey presents highlights of the week s Woman's Hour programmes. Editor Jill Burridge RT DIRECT: To order A celebration of Mothers CD for £6.99 (RRP E8.99) incl p&p, call [number removed] (calls from landlinescostnomorethan8pperminute),quotingRTD223


Unknown: Jane Garvey
Editor: Jill Burridge

: 1968: Day-by-Day

Welsh extremists strike again. John Tusa presents the daily series recalling the events of the day in 1968 through archive and music. Producers Robert Abel , Lucy Dichmont and Barney Rowntree


Unknown: John Tusa
Producers: Robert Abel
Producers: Lucy Dichmont
Producers: Barney Rowntree

: Saturday PM

Presented by Ritula Shah.


Presented By: Ritula Shah.

: The Bottom Line

5/9. Evan Davis talks to entrepreneurs and company bosses about workplace issues that really matter. Producer Neil Koenig


Talks: Evan Davis
Producer: Neil Koenig

: Loose Ends until 6.30

Eclectic mix of conversation, comedy and music, presented by Clive Anderson. Producer Cathie Mahoney


Presented By: Clive Anderson.
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: Profile

2/17. Friends, family and colleagues provide insight into one of the week's headline-makers. Editor Maria Balinska Repeated at tomorrow at 5.40pm


Editor: Maria Balinska

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and guests reviewthe cultural highlights Of the week. Producer Philippa Ritchie


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: The Archive Hour: The Ballad of the Radio Feature

A celebration of the documentary feature, considered by some to be radio's most elevated form of presentation. Programmes examined include Radio 3's "Between the Ears", the Radio Ballads of Charles Parker and Ewan MacColl, and Radio 4's "Don't Hang Up". Radio practitioners Chris Brookes, Berit Hedemann, Robin Ravlich, Mark Burman and Sarah Taylor consider the evolution and qualities of the genre. See choice on page 144. See also Mike Harding on Wednesday at 7pm on Radio 2


Speaker: Chris Brookes
Speaker: Berit Hedemann
Speaker: Robin Ravlich
Speaker: Mark Burman
Speaker: Sarah Taylor
Producer: Alan Hall

: Classic Serial: The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

3/3. Ruth goes missing when her husband, Easton, goes out with his workmates on their annual jolly. Meanwhile, an unexpected revelation could change Frank Owen 's life for ever. Robert Tressell 's socialist masterpiece is dramatised by Andrew Lynch.
Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Frank Owen
Unknown: Robert Tressell
Dramatised By: Andrew Lynch.
Owen: Andrew Lincoln
Easton: Johnny Vegas
Crass: Timothy Spall
Hunter (Old Misery): Paul Whitehouse
Ruth: Shirley Henderson
Rushton: Bill Bailey
Barrington/Rev Starr: Tom Goodman-Hill
The Policeman: John Prescott
Nora: Raquel Cassidy
Sweater/Dawson: Rupert Degas
Linden: Philip Jackson
Philpot: Tony Haygarth
Bundy: Tony Pitts
Sawkins: Andrew Langtree
Bert: Des O'Malley
Frankie: Robert Madge
Mary: Emma Fryer
Elsie: Yasmln Garrad
Charlie: Jake Pratt

: The Reith Lectures

4/4. The Body Beautiful. Historian Jonathan Spence discusses how Chinese ideas of sport and athleticism have evolved, and how China is facing the challenge of hosting the Olympics this August. Introduced from Lord's Cricket Ground by Sue Lawley. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Jonathan Spence

: Round Britain Quiz

1/12. Scotland and the north of England compete in the first round of the quiz. Tom Sutcliffe is in the Chair. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe

: Poetry Please

6/10. Listeners' poetry requests, presented by Roger McGough with guest Fleur Adcock. The readers are Rebecca Smart and Mark Meadows. Repeated from Sunday


Presented By: Roger McGough
Unknown: Fleur Adcock.
Unknown: Mark Meadows.

: Dora's Women

5/5. Hide. "in all that time you'd think she'd have found out, wouldn't you?" What is the dark secret? By David Pownall. Read by Dora Bryan. Producer/Director Martin Jenkins


Unknown: David Pownall.
Read By: Dora Bryan.
Director: Martin Jenkins

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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.

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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