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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Very Rev David Chillingworth.


Unknown: David Chillingworth.

: Letter from America

With Alistair Cooke.
Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: News Briefing

: Papers

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Helen Mark in the British countryside.
Producer Alasdair Cross. 1.30pm


Unknown: Helen Mark
Producer: Alasdair Cross.

: Farming Today This Week

Sarah Mukherjee with this week's countryside news. Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Sarah Mukherjee
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
7.20 Yesterday in Parliament
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought forthe Day With Harvey Thomas.
8.45 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Harvey Thomas.

: Home Truths ,,

John Peel takes a wry look atthe foibles of family life. Producer Harry Parker. 11pm
PHONE: [number removed]. E-MAIL: home.truths@bbc.co.uk John Peel : page 11


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Harry Parker.
Unknown: John Peel

: Excess Baggage

Desert Living. Taliesin West, Frank Lloyd Wright 's architecture school, is set in -and made of-the Arizona desert. This week, an encounterwith those drawn to the deserts Of the world. Producer Sara Jane Hall PHONE: [number removed]. E-MAIL: excessbaggage@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Frank Lloyd Wright
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: The General: the Story of Charles de Gaulle: 2: What Does a General Do When the War Is Over?

Miles Kington's three-part account of the life of the legendary French president.
After 12 years in the wilderness de Gaulle was asked by the French to come to their rescue again. Dodging bullets and political land-mines, de Gaulle faced his second great challenge. Today's episode begins with the General tackling the crisis in Algeria.


Producer: Neil George
Writer: Miles Kington

: Week in Westminster

Peter Oborne of The Spectator looks behind the scenes at Westminster. Editor Jane Ashley


Unknown: Peter Oborne
Editor: Jane Ashley

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC correspondents take a look behind the world s headlines. Introduced by Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant


Introduced By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box ..

Personal finance news and money advice, presented by Paul Lewis. Producer Louise Greenwood. Rptd tomorrow 9pm
Ways to save money in the new year: page 25


Presented By: Paul Lewis.
Producer: Louise Greenwood.

: Dead Ringers

impressionist show starring Kevin Connelly , Jon Culshaw , Mark Perry and Jan Ravens. Producer Bill Dare. Repeated from Fnday


Unknown: Kevin Connelly
Unknown: Jon Culshaw
Unknown: Mark Perry
Unknown: Jan Ravens.
Producer: Bill Dare.

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs a political discussion from Oldham. On the panel are Anne Cryer, MP for Keighley, and Charles Wheeler.
Producer Lisa Jenkinson.


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Anne Cryer
Unknown: Charles Wheeler
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson.

: Any Answers?

Jonathan Dimbleby takes listeners' calls and e-mails in response to last night's Any Questions? Phone in on [number removed], or e-mail any.answers@bbc.co.uk.
Producer Lisa Jenkinson


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: The Saturday Play: The Lord of the Rings

Another chance to hear this classic dramatisation of the epic novel by JRR Tolkien , adapted for radio in 13 episodes by Brian Sibley and first broadcast in 1981. 2: The Black Riders. "Where am I to go?" asked Frodo, "And what is to be my quest? Bilbo went to find a treasure, there and back again; but I go to lose one and not return, as far as I can see."
With Sean Arnold , John Bott , John Church, Graham Faulkner ,
Alexander John , Gordon Reid , Christopher Scott , Michael Spice and Haydn Wood. Music composed and conducted by Stephen Oliver. Director Jane Morgan


Novel By: Jrr Tolkien
Unknown: Brian Sibley
Unknown: Sean Arnold
Unknown: John Bott
Unknown: Graham Faulkner
Unknown: Alexander John
Unknown: Gordon Reid
Unknown: Christopher Scott
Unknown: Haydn Wood.
Conducted By: Stephen Oliver.
Director: Jane Morgan
Frodo: Ian Holm
Gandalf: Michael Hordern
Aragorn: Robert Stephens
Sam: Bill Nighy
Merry: Richard O'Callaghan
Saruman: Peter Howell
Pippin: John McAndrew
Butterburr: James Grout
Theoden: Jack May
Grima Wormtongue: Paul Brooke
Lord of the Nazgul: Philip Voss
Narrator: Gerard Murphy

: Diving into History

Wired for sound, John Nightingale dons face mask and oxygen tanks to retrieve the stories submerged in three extraordinary shipwrecks.
1: The Salcombe Gold Wreck. In 1995 a team of divers uncovered a hoard of gold coins, jewellery and other artefacts from a shipwreck off the Devon coast. The ship dates from the first half of the 17th century, but was she a Dutch merchant vessel or one of the many Moroccan pirate ships that used to raid the south-west of England for women and slaves? Producer Tim Malyon


Unknown: John Nightingale
Producer: Tim Malyon

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on the weekday morning magazine, presented by Martha Kearney.
Series Editor Anne Tyley. E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Editor: Anne Tyley.

: Saturday PM

Full coverage and analysis of the day's news, plus the sports headlines, presented by Dan Damon.


Presented By: Dan Damon.

: Back Row

Andrew Collins presents the weekly guide to the film world, including an interview with Ridley Scott about his new film Black Hawk Down- a war film about US marines fighting in Somalia. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Andrew Collins
Unknown: Ridley Scott
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Loose Ends

An eclectic mix of conversation, comedy and music, with Ned Sherrin and guests. Producer Chris Burns


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Chris Burns

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and guests give their verdict on Last Orders, a new British film starring Michael Caine , Bob Hoskins and Helen Mirren , adapted from
Graham Swift 's Booker Prize-winning novel that tells the tale of a London butcher's journey to his final resting place. Plus Somethingto Declare, a new book of essays on France by Julian Barnes. Producer Mohini Patel


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Michael Caine
Unknown: Bob Hoskins
Unknown: Helen Mirren
Unknown: Graham Swift
Unknown: Julian Barnes.
Producer: Mohini Patel

: From Our Ex-correspondent

Former BBC Hong Kong and Far East correspondent Anthony Lawrence looks back at his career. Producer Liz Barclay. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Anthony Lawrence
Producer: Liz Barclay.

: The Archive Hour: Silent Voices

The first talkie, The Jazz Singer, starring Al Jolson, was released 75 years ago, and the world of the silent movies disappeared forever, along with stars who couldn't, or wouldn't, make the transition. However, many of these long-gone silent stars were interviewed extensively before they died, and in this programme they describe the glittering world of the early Hollywood movie industry. Presented by Jeffrey Richards.


Presenter: Jeffrey Richards.
Producer: Libby Cross

: Classic Serial: The Grapes of Wrath

By John Steinbeck. 2: The Journey West. Shaken by the death of Granpa, the Joads continue their journey west from Oklahoma to California.
Director Marion Nancarrow. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: John Steinbeck.
Director: Marion Nancarrow.
Tom: John Schwab
Granpa: Garrick Hagon
Ma: Pat Starr
Casy: Bob Sherman
Pa: William Roberts
Rasasharn: Teresa Gallagher
Ruthie: Teresa Gallagher
Al: Ryan McClusky
Uncle John: Bill Bailey
Granma: Liza Ross
Connie: Martin Sherman
Winfield: Martin Sherman
Willy: Eric Loren
Noah: Eric Loren
Wilson: John Guerrasio
Sairy: Debora Weston
Cop: Stuart Milligan
owner: Stuart Milligan

: Race, Culture and Creed

From the Broadwater Farm estate in Tottenham, north London, Edward Stourton asks a panel of experts and guests how political and public bodies have adapted to a multicultural United Kingdom. producer Jim Frank. Editor Nicola Meyrick. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Producer: Jim Frank.
Editor: Nicola Meyrick.

: Round Britain Quiz

Northern Ireland v Wales. Chaired by Nick Clarke. Producer Paul Bajoria. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Producer: Paul Bajoria.

: Poetry Please

Coleridge's Frost at Midnight, AA Milne's Sneezles, Vernon Scannell reading his Cold Spell, and archive recordings of Pamela Gillilan reading Four Years and Harvest. Presented by Frank Delaney. Producer Geni Hall-Kenny . Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Vernon Scannell
Unknown: Pamela Gillilan
Presented By: Frank Delaney.
Producer: Geni Hall-Kenny

: News

: The Late Story: Lairy

By Marian Keyes. The last in this series of specially written stories on the theme of resolution. To the smitten Orla, the name Bryan has a magical effect, even though it is "second only to Nigel in the pantheon of dorky boy names". Can she overcome her crush? Read by Niamh CusaCk. Producer Sarah Johnson


Unknown: Marian Keyes.
Read By: Niamh Cusack.
Producer: Sarah Johnson

About this project

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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