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: News Briefing

: Test Match SpecialIndia v England

Commentary by Jonathan Agnew
Simon Mann and Simon Hughes continues on the third day of the First Test from Ahmedabad. With analysis from Geoffrey Boycott , Sunil Gavaskar and Vic Marks.
Producers Kevin Howells and Adam Mountford
Also on 5 Live Sports Extra *approximate times


Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By: Simon Hughes
Unknown: Geoffrey Boycott
Unknown: Sunil Gavaskar
Unknown: Vic Marks.
Producers: Kevin Howells
Producers: Adam Mountford

: Prayer for the Day

Pause for reflection with the Ven John Holdsworth.


Unknown: John Holdsworth.

: A Voyage to Lundy

3/5. Gwyneth Lewis discovers some paradoxical qualities on the island in the Bristol Channel. Producer Penny Arnold


Unknown: Gwyneth Lewis

: Open Country

Helen Mark is in Warwickshire looking at our love affair with woodlands, where she talks to publishing magnate and creator of the nation's newest and largest forest. Felix Dennis who, in typically unnassuming fashion, is calling it the Forest of Dennis. Producer Kaylois Henry Rptd on Thursday at 1.30pm


Unknown: Helen Mark
Unknown: Felix Dennis
Producer: Kaylois Henry Rptd

: Farming Today This Week

Charlotte Smith rounds up recent reports on agricultural issues. Producer Alasdair Cross


Producer: Alasdair Cross

: Today

With Evan Davis and John Humphrys.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Catherine Pepinster.


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Catherine Pepinster.

: Saturday Live

Author Rose Tremain joins presenter Clare Balding. The poet is Susan Richardson. Producer Torquil MacLeod


Unknown: Rose Tremain
Presenter: Clare Balding.
Unknown: Susan Richardson.
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: Excess Baggage

Sandi Toksvig explores the frustrations and joys of travel. Producer Harry Parker Lonely Planet magazine is on sale now, price £3.50


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig

: The EMI Story

EMI is a music industry icon, but in a dramatic takeover.the loss-making record company was bought by private equity firm Terra Firma in a multibillion-pound deal. Head of business at The Daily Telegraph Damian Reece investigates this controversial move. Terra Firma boss Guy Hands answers criticisms that the deal has seen swingeing job losses, massive cost cutting and harsh comments from some artists' managers Can Hands make his investment pay and what chance has EMI got of reinventing itself to compete in the online age? Producers Liz Carney and Adrian Edwards


Unknown: Guy Hands
Producers: Liz Carney
Producers: Adrian Edwards

: Week in Westminster

Peter Oborne takes a look at the week s political events. Editor Marie Jessel


Unknown: Peter Oborne
Editor: Marie Jessel

: From Our Own Correspondent

A lively collection of dispatches from the BBC's foreign correspondents. Presented by Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant
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Presented By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

Paul Lewis presents the latest news from the world of personal finance.
Editor Stephen Chilcott Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Editor: Stephen Chilcott

: The Now Show

3/6. Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis take a satirical look through the week's news, with Marcus Brigstocke , Mitch Benn , Jon Holmes and Laura Shavin. Repeated from yesterday
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Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown: Mitch Benn
Unknown: Jon Holmes
Unknown: Laura Shavin.

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the topical debate in Hagley, West Midlands where the panel includes the shadow Security Minister Baroness Neville-Jones. Rptd 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] Lines open from 12.30pm email: [address removed]


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: The Saturday Play: Blithe Spirit

Noel Coward's classic comedy, adapted for radio by Bert Coules.
When writer Charles Condomine invites a medium to hold a seance at his country house, he anticipates little more than some harmless fakery and a lot of good material for his new novel. Instead, he gets a ghostly visitation from his dead first wife, rather to the chagrin of his very much alive second one.


Author: Noel Coward
Adapted by: Bert Coules
Producer: Patrick Rayner
Director: Philip Franks
Charles: Roger Allam
Madame Arcati: Maggie Steed
Elvira: Zoe Waites
Ruth: Hermlone Gulllford
Dr Bradman: David Killick
Mrs Bradman: Tilly Tremayne
Edith: Natalie Cassidy

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Jane Garvey presents highlights of the weekday Woman's Hour programmes.
Editor Jill Burridge EMAIL: [address removed] RT DIRECT: To order A Celebration of Mothers CD for £6.99 (RRP £8.99) incl p&p, call [number removed]
(landline calls charged at standard rate), quoting RTD223


Unknown: Jane Garvey
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Saturday PM

With Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.


3/9. Eddie Mair presents an interactive debate, welcoming listeners' comments to build the format and supply the subject matter of each programme. Editor Rupert Aiiman www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/ipm: email: [address removed]


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Editor: Rupert Aiiman

: Loose Ends

Clive Anderson presents another eclectic mix of conversation, comedy and music. Producer Cathie Mahoney


Unknown: Clive Anderson
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: Profile

New series 1/19. Friends, enemies, colleagues and confidantes provide a revealing insight into the personality and motivation of an individual who is making the headlines.
Editor Maria Balinska 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: Men in Bow Ties

Lars Tharp explores how TV and radio shows, including Going for a Song, Lovejoy,
Flog It! and Bargain Hunt , have helped shape the image of the antiques dealer. Producer Lindsay Leonard


Unknown: Lars Tharp
Unknown: Bargain Hunt
Producer: Lindsay Leonard

: Classic Serial: The Hunchback of Notre Dame

2/2. Alex Bulmer's dramatisation of Victor Hugo 's novel, in which a Gypsy girl captures the heart of Quasimodo, who lives hidden away in the bell towers of Notre Dame. The tale of love, betrayal and bravery is produced in a collaboration between BBC Radio Drama and disabled-led theatre company Graeae.
(Repeated from Sunday)


Author: Victor Hugo
Dramatised by: Alex Bulmer
Quasimodo: David Bower
Esmeralda: Candis Nergaard
Frolic: Kevin Doyle
Madame Poutine: Susan Twist
Madame La Fayette: Rita May
Mikael Leduc: Roger Morlidge
George: Garry Robson
Guillaume: Terence Mann

: The Moral Maze

4/5. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which Clifford Longley , Kenan Malik ,
Melanie Phillips and Claire Fox cross-examine expert witnesses about the ethical issues behind the week's news. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Clifford Longley
Unknown: Kenan Malik
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Claire Fox

: Brain of Britain

11/17. The penultimate heat of the nationwide general knowledge contest. Rptd from Monday

: Adventures In Poetry

3/4. 1 Am. Peggy Reynolds explores the lasting appeal of John Clare 's I Am, an existential cry from the heart written while he was a patient at Northampton's lunatic asylum.
She studies the traumatic events featured in the peasant poet's work, which is based on the dispossession that accompanied the land seizures of the Enclosures Act. Rptd from Sunday


Unknown: Peggy Reynolds
Unknown: John Clare

: Back Chat

4/5. Blue Thought. A supine man seeks solace by talking to his bones and offers dramatic clues as to why he suffers so. Written by Al Kennedy. Read by Dermot Crowley. Producer Duncan Minshull


Written By: Al Kennedy.
Read By: Dermot Crowley.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: Test Match Special

India v England
The fourth day of the First Test in Ahmedabad. For commentators and details see 5.30 5.30
Also on 5 Live Sports Extra *approximate times

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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.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

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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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