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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Marjory Maclean.


Unknown: Marjory MacLean.

: The Backstreet Business

2/5. Nicola Heywood Thomas discovers a harpsichord workshop off the beaten track in theCotswolds. Producer Steve Groves Face behind the voice: page 134


Unknown: Nicola Heywood Thomas
Producer: Steve Groves

: Open Country

5/11. Matt Baker explores the Second World War secrets hidden in the Peak District
Producer Nicola Humphries Repeated Thursday 3pm


Unknown: Matt Baker
Producer: Nicola Humphries

: Farming Today This Week

Charlotte Smith reports on issues of the week. Producer Chris Impey


Unknown: Charlotte Smith
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With Evan Davis and James Naughtie.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Canon David Winter.


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: James Naughtie.

: Saturday Live

Writer Alain de Botton joins presenter Fi Glover. The poet is Matt Harvey. Producer Simon Clancy


Guest: Alain de Botton
Presenter: Fi Glover
Poet: Matt Harvey
Producer: Simon Clancy

: Excess Baggage

With Sandi Toksvig. Producer Harry Parker
LONELY PLANET MAGAZINE: out now, price E3.50


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig.
Producer: Harry Parker

: Soho Stories

2/3. Lifestyle or Business. Paul Jackson looks at the history of independent TV production, and how the foundations were laid for a viable business model. Contributors include
Peter Bazalgette , Jimmy Mulville , Henry Normal and Paul Smith , who describe the opportunities available during the 1990S. producer Paul Kobrak


Unknown: Paul Jackson
Unknown: Peter Bazalgette
Unknown: Jimmy Mulville
Unknown: Henry Normal
Unknown: Paul Smith
Producer: Paul Kobrak

: Beyond Westminster

2/12. It costs the taxpayer millions of pounds each year to evict Gypsies and travellers from illegal sites. Elinor Goodman visits Crays Hill in Essex, where travellers are facing eviction and asks if their needs can ever be reconciled with those Of local residents. Producer Helen Grady


Unknown: Elinor Goodman
Unknown: Crays Hill
Producer: Helen Grady

: Test Match Special

England v Australia
Commentary on the third day of the Third Ashes
Test from Edgbaston by Jonathan Agnew
Christopher Martin-Jenkins and Jim Maxwell.
Producer Adam Mountford approximate times
Commentary also on 5 Live Sports Extra at 10.45am
TV highlights of today's play are on Five at 7.15pm Shouting match: page 30


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: Jim Maxwell.
Producer: Adam Mountford

: From Our Own Correspondent

Dispatches from the BBC's foreign correspondents. Presented by Kate Adie. RT DIRECT: More From Our Own Correspondent is available for £8.54 (RRP £8.99) inc p&p. Call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT, or visit [web address removed]


Presenter: Kate Adie
Producer: Tony Grant

: The Money Grab

1/2. Alvin Hall explores the rise in corporate pay and bonus culture. He reveals how big businesses calculate the super salaries and asks: how much is enough? Can a company suffer from paying its top talent too much? Producer Richard Fenton-Smith Rptd on Wednesday at 3pm


Unknown: Alvin Hall
Producer: Richard Fenton-Smith Rptd

: The Now Show

6/8. Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis take a satirical look through the week's news, with help from Marcus Brigstocke , Mitch Benn , Jon Holmes and Laura Shavin. Rptd from yesterday


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

: News

: Any Questions?

Eddie Mair chairs the topical debate from Fishguard, Pembrokeshire, where the panel includes the Secretary of State for Wales Peter Hain, the columnist Tanya Gold and campaigner Tony Sewell. Rptd from yesterday


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Tanya Gold
Unknown: Tony Sewell.

: Any Answers?

Eddie Mair takes listeners' calls and emails in response to Any Questions? Producer Alex Lewis PHONE: [number removed] Lines open from 12.30pm EMAIL: any.answers@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Producer: Alex Lewis

: The Saturday Play:Last Night, Another Soldier ...

Andy McNab 's gripping story from the frontline of Afghanistan. Briggsy, an 18-year-old recruit is just three weeks into his first posting and he's thrilled to be part of the action. But when his section loses a man in battle, he is forced to confront the realities of war. Producer Vernee Samuel Radio features: pages 118-119


Unknown: Andy McNab
Producer: Vernee Samuel
Briggsy: Russell Tovey
Si: Lloyd Thomas
Flash: Paul Rider
Toki: Damian Lynch
Mackenzie/John: Stephen Hogan
Mum/Helicopter pilot/Radio operator: Janice Acquah
Emma/Tannoy: Caroline Guthrie
Newsreader/Cookie: Matt Addis

: Khmer Rock and theKilling Fields

During the 1960s and early 1970s, a new music scene emerged in Cambodia that became known as Khmer Rock. But when Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge arrived, many of the stars of this music were rounded up and killed. Yet these musicians are still revered in Cambodia today. Robin Denselow tells their Story. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Pol Pot
Unknown: Robin Denselow

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Sheila McClennon presents highlights of the weekday Woman's Hour programmes. Editor Jill Burridge EMAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Sheila McClennon
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Saturday PM

News and comment, with Carolyn Ouinn. Editor Joanna Carr


Unknown: Carolyn Ouinn.
Editor: Joanna Carr

: iPM

2/9. Jennifer Tracey presents PM's sister programme, with content dictated by listeners via email and the website. Editor Joanna Carr [web address removed] Email: [email address removed]


Presenter: Jennifer Tracey
Editor: Joanna Carr

: Loose Ends

Clive Anderson is joined by Alvin Hall and Tom Dyckhoff. With comedy from Andrew Maxwell. Producer Cathie Mahoney


Unknown: Clive Anderson
Unknown: Alvin Hall
Unknown: Tom Dyckhoff.
Unknown: Andrew Maxwell.
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: Profile

An insight into the personality and motivation of a person making the headlines. Rptd tomorrow at 5.45am and 5.40pm


Editor: Sue Ellis

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and guests review the cultural highlights of the week.


Presenter: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: George Blake: the Confession

Former Panorama reporter Tom Bower introduces his documentary on double agent George Blake that he made for BBC TV nearly 20 years ago. For 18 years, Blake served as a trusted and senior MI6 officer. Secretly, in 1952, he became a double agent, betraying MI6 operations and personnel to the KGB. Over nine years, at the critical period of the Cold War, he destroyed most of M16's activities in Eastern Europe. Producers Tom Bower and Mark Savage Shortened


Introduces: Tom Bower
Unknown: George Blake
Producers: Tom Bower

: Classic Serial: Tennyson's Maud

Love, murder and madness in a haunting monodrama to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Alfred Lord Tennyson. Performed by Joseph Millson , with Kathryn Nutbeem. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Alfred Lord Tennyson.
Unknown: Joseph Millson
Unknown: Kathryn Nutbeem.

: Reality Check

1/3. Justin Rowlatt presents the debate show that brings together those who want to influence policy with those at the sharp end of policy decisions. A panel of key figures in higher education ask if the UK actually needs to send so many people to university. Rptd from Wednesday


Unknown: Justin Rowlatt

: Round Britain Quiz

2/12. Tom Sutcliffe is joined by teams from Scotland and Northern Ireland. Rptd from Monday


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe

: Poetry Please

3/4. Listeners' requests for verse lead Roger McGough to swim with seals in icy water, recall the wives of Thomas Hardy , and contemplate life and death while discussing a tea tray. The readers are Renu Brindle , Paul Mundell and Rupert Wickham. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: Thomas Hardy
Unknown: Renu Brindle
Unknown: Paul Mundell
Unknown: Rupert Wickham.

: Cheltenham FestivalStories

2/5. Close. A brief encounter on Elizabeth's holiday takes hold of her imagination. Written and read by Jon McGregor. Producer Mary Ward-Lowery


Read By: Jon McGregor.
Producer: Mary Ward-Lowery

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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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