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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Shaykh Ibrahim Mogra , of the Muslim Council of Britain.


Unknown: Shaykh Ibrahim Mogra

: Running Away

3/5. Tim Samuels joins musician and composer
Nitin Sawhney as he escapes the confines of his studio to experience the hustle and bustle of tne Science Museum and one of his favourite
Pastimes - searching for connections between Hindu philosophy and quantum physics. Producer Mohini Patel


Unknown: Tim Samuels
Unknown: Nitin Sawhney
Producer: Mohini Patel

: Open Country

7/14. Ballinderry. Helen Mark travels the length of the Ballinderry river, which begins high in the Sperrin Mountains of Northern Ireland and flows eastward into Lough Neagh. She meets people who are helping to Protect the river, the landscape around it and the wildlife that depends on it. Producer Helen Chetwynd Repeated on Thursday at 3pm


Unknown: Helen Mark
Unknown: Lough Neagh.
Producer: Helen Chetwynd

: Farming Today This Week

With Charlotte Smith. producer MelvinRickarby


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Justin Webb.
7.20 Yesterday in Parliament With Mark D Arcy.
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Rob Marshall.
8.51 L W only Yesterday in Parliament Justin Webb 's point of view: page 15


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Justin Webb.
Unknown: Rob Marshall.
Unknown: Justin Webb

: Saturday Live

Fi Glover is joined by Lynn Barber, grande dame of Fleet Street and author of An
Education, the film of which is currently on release. The poet is Elvis McGonagall.


Presenter: Fi Glover
Guest: Lynn Barber
Poet: Elvis McGonagall
Producer: Simon Clancy

: Excess Baggage

Sandi Toksvig explores the adventures, joys and frustrations of travel.
Lonely Planet magazine: out now. £3.50


Presenter: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Harry Parker

: Shelved

Shaun Ley looks at how the political circumstances of the late 1970s led to three of TV's most popular dramas - Doctor Who, Secret Army and The Professionals - each having at least one episode scrapped after filming. Contributors include the actor Tom Baker. Producer Jane Ashley


Unknown: Shaun Ley
Unknown: Tom Baker.
Producer: Jane Ashley

: Week in Westminster

Jackie Ashley of The Guardian takes a look at the week's political events. Editor Mane Jessei


Unknown: Jackie Ashley
Editor: Mane Jessei

: From Our Own Correspondent

A lively collection of dispatches from BBC foreign correspondents, with Kate Adie. RT DIRECT: More From Our 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

: Money Box

Personal finance news with Paul Lewis. Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Presenter: Paul Lewis
Producer: Karen Kiernan

: The Now Show

3/6. Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis take a satirical look at 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
Bracknell, Berkshire, where the panel includes author Ben Goldacre and journalist Amanda Platell. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Ben Goldacre
Unknown: Amanda Platell.

: Any Answers?

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


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Producer: Victoria Wakely

: The Saturday Play: The Middle

Clare - the golden middle sister in a family headed by a formidable matriarch - meets and soon marries Martin, who has fallen not only for her but also for her fun, sparky family. But a mistake by Martin sets in motion a series of events that brings the family to its knees. By Amelia Bullmore, Nigel Pilkington


Writer: Amelia Bullmore
Writer: Nigel Pilkington
Producer/Director: Mary Peate
Clare: Emma Cunniffe
Martin: Ben Miles
Nicky: Anna Madeley
Justine: Eve Matheson
Luca: Paola Dionisotti
Karl: Nigel Pilkington
Owen: Baxter Willis
Mick: John Biggins
Ed: Piers Wehner
Donna: Melissa Advani

: Tales from the Stave

g Tippett: A Child of Our Time. Singer Sarah walker
writer Paul Banks and graphologist
Ruth Rostron join Frances Fyfield to examine the pencil-written score for Michael Tippett 's oratorio A Child of Our Time. Rptd from Tuesday


Singer: Sarah Walker
Unknown: Paul Banks
Unknown: Ruth Rostron
Unknown: Frances Fyfield
Unknown: Michael Tippett

: Weekend Woman's Hour

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


Unknown: Jane Garvey
Editor: Jill Burridge

: 1989: Day-by-Day

John Tusa 's series recalling the corresponding day in 1989 with the help of archive music and npws US Secretary of State James Baker meets Fast Germany's de facto leader Hans Modrow. Producers Russell Finch and Barney Rowntree


Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: James Baker
Leader: Hans Modrow.
Producers: Russell Finch

: Saturday PM

With Ritula Shah.


Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: iPM

Eddie Mair presents PM's sister programme, with content dictated by listeners via email andblogs. Editor Joanna Carr bbc co.uk/blogs/ipm: email: ipm@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Editor: Joanna Carr

: Loose Ends

Clive Anderson introduces another eclectic mix of conversation, comedy and music. producer Cathie Mahoney


Introduces: Clive Anderson
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: From Fact to Fiction

6/8. Playwright Timberlake Wertenbaker with a fictional response to a story in the news. Producer Jessica Dromgoole Rptd tomorrow at 5.40pm


Unknown: Timberlake Wertenbaker
Producer: Jessica Dromgoole Rptd

: Saturday Review

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


Presenter: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: Archive on 4: The My Lai Tapes

I-In 1968 at a hamlet in South Vietnam, as many as 500 unarmed Vietnamese civilians were killed by US soldiers. Tape recordings of the US Army's internal inquiry form the heart of this report on the My Lai massacre. Presented by Robert Hodierne. Producer Rosie Goldsmith
Programme of the Week: page 9


Presented By: Robert Hodierne.
Producer: Rosie Goldsmith

: Classic Serial: The Complete Smiley: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

2/3. George Smiley , called back from retirement, is trying to piece together the events of the past to find the "mole" he believes is tearing apart the British Secret Intelligence Service. By John le Carre , dramatised by Shaun McKenna.
Repeated from Sunday
RT DIRECT: The Looking Glass War CD is available for E7.52 (RRP E1272) inc p&p. Call [number removed] (BT landlines cost 5p per min; other networks vary) or go to bbcshop.com and enter code [number removed] at checkout


Unknown: George Smiley
Unknown: John Le Carre
Dramatised By: Shaun McKenna.
Smiley: Simon Russell Beale
Ann: Anna Chancellor
Control: John Rowe
Peter: Ewan Bailey
Percy: Bill Paterson
Ricki: Jamie Foreman
Toby: Sam Dale
Bill: Michael Feast
Roy: David Hargreaves
Sam: Nicholas Boulton

: The Moral Maze

9/9. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which Michael Portillo , Claire Fox , Clifford Longley and Kenan Malik cross-examine expert witnesses on the ethical issues behind the week's news. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Michael Portillo
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Clifford Longley
Unknown: Kenan Malik

: Brain of Britain

9/17. Four contestants from the south of England compete for the coveted title.
Russell Davies is in the chair. Rptd from Monday


Unknown: Russell Davies

: Adventures in Poetry

5/6. My Last Duchess. Robert Browning 's My Last Duchess tells of an aristocrat apparently admitting to having done away with his wife. Peggy Reynolds teases out the poem's many layers. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Robert Browning
Unknown: Peggy Reynolds

: Pier Shorts

1/5. Ghost Train. Haunted by a devastating experience on a school trip to Brighton Pier as a girl, a Muslim woman is mysteriously drawn to return 20 years later. Nina Wadia reads
Ambreen Hameed 's story, the first of five inspired by Brighton Pier. Producer/Director Celia de Wolff


Unknown: Brighton Pier
Unknown: Nina Wadia
Unknown: Ambreen Hameed
Unknown: Brighton Pier.
Director: Celia de Wolff

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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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Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

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.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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