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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Roger Hutchings.


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.

: Letter from America

With Alistair Cooke. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: News Briefing

: Papers

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

With Helen Mark.
Producer Alasdair Cross. Extended


Unknown: Helen Mark.
Producer: Alasdair Cross.

: Farming Today This Week

With Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
7.20 Yesterday in Parliament
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day The Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths
8.45 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths

: Home Truths

John Peel takes a wry look at the foibles of family life. Producer Jacqueline Smith. PHONE: [number removed]. E-MAIL: home.truths@bbc.co.uk John Peel : page 11


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Jacqueline Smith.
Unknown: John Peel

: the First One Day International

India v England -Commentary from Eden Gardens, Calcutta, by Jonathan Agnew, Henry Blofeld, Angus Fraser,
Sunil Gavaskar and Simon Mann, on the opening game in the six-match series.

: Excess Baggage

Travellers' tales and anecdotes, with Arthur Smith. Producer Cathie Mahoney. PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: excessbaggage@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Arthur Smith.
Producer: Cathie Mahoney.

: The General: the Story of Charles de Gaulle

Miles Kington concludes his account of the life of French president General Charles de Gaulle.
3: 00 Est la President?^ 1960 France had the bomb and de Gaulle had a vision that France would become the third superpower. But he under-estimated the mood of the nation, as students and unions brought France to the brink of civil war. Producer Neil George


Producer: Neil George

: Week in Westminster

Robert Shrimsley of the Financial Times looks behind the scenes at Westminster. Editor Jane Ashley


Unknown: Robert Shrimsley
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

The latest news from the world of personal finance, and impartial money advice, presented by Paul Lewis. Producer Jennifer Clarke. Repeated tomorrow 9pm


Presented By: Paul Lewis.
Producer: Jennifer Clarke.

: the First One Day International

India v England -Commentary from Eden Gardens, Calcutta, by Jonathan Agnew, Henry Blofeld, Angus Fraser,
Sunil Gavaskar and Simon Mann, on the opening game in the six-match series.

: The Now Show

The sharp edge of radio satire. Starring Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis , with Mitch Benn , Marcus Bngstocke , Emma Kennedy and Jon Holmes. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Mitch Benn
Unknown: Marcus Bngstocke
Unknown: Emma Kennedy
Unknown: Jon Holmes.

: News

: the First One Day International

India v England -Commentary from Eden Gardens, Calcutta, by Jonathan Agnew, Henry Blofeld, Angus Fraser,
Sunil Gavaskar and Simon Mann, on the opening game in the six-match series.

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs a political discussion from London The panellists are Ken Livingstone, Lord Maginnis, Nick Soames MP and Jeanette Winterson.
Producer Lisa Jenkinson.


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Ken Livingstone
Unknown: Nick Soames
Unknown: Jeanette Winterson
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: 3: The Knife in the Dark

By J.R.R. Tolkien, adapted for radio in 13 episodes by Brian Sibley and Michael Bakewell.

"But I am the real Strider, fortunately," he said, "I am Aragorn son of Arathorn; and if by life or death I can save you, I will".

BBC Radio Collection: The Fellowship of the Ring, newly edited and with new narration by Ian Holm , and the classic box sets of The Lord of the Rings are available on cassette or CD from all good retailers and from [web address removed]. Call [number removed]


Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
Adapted by: Brian Sibley
Adapted by: Michael Bakewell
Singer: Matthew Vine
Music composed by: Stephen Oliver
Director: Jane Morgan
Frodo: Ian Holm
Gandalf: Michael Hordern
Aragorn: Robert Stephens
Bilbo: John le Mesurier
Sam: Bill Nighy
Merry: Richard O'Callaghan
Pippin: John McAndrew
Gimli: Douglas Livingstone
Legolas: David Collings
Boromir: Michael Graham Cox
Butterbur: James Grout
Elrond: Hugh Dickson
Lord of the Nazgul: Philip Voss
Narrator: Gerard Murphy
[Actor]: Sean Arnold
[Actor]: John Church
[Actor]: Graham Faulkner
[Actor]: Christopher Scott
[Actor]: Michael Spice
[Actor]: Haydn Wood

: Diving into History

Wired for sound, John Nightingale dons face mask and oxygen tanks to retrieve the stories submerged in three extraordinary shipwrecks.
2: The Wreck of the Ramillies. In February 1760 HMS Ramilies headed out from Plymouth docks to take part in a blockade of the French navy. Blown back up the channel by a ferocious gale, she was forced against the sheer cliffs at Bolt Tail on the south Devon coast. On board were 734 men. The reader is John Lewes. Producer Tim Maiyon


Unknown: John Nightingale
Unknown: John Lewes.
Producer: Tim Maiyon

: 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. Twenty-one years afterthe release of Dirty Harry, the Clint Eastwood classic is re-appraised. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Andrew Collins
Unknown: Clint Eastwood
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Loose Ends

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


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Editor: Chris Burns

: Saturday Review

Paul Klee , the artist who famously "took a line for a walk", isthe subjectof a new exhibition at the Hayward Gallery, with many of his works being seen in this country for the first time. Tom Sutcliffe and guests also give their verdict on Ridley Scott 's new film Black Hawk Down. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Paul Klee
Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Ridley Scott
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: From Our Ex-correspondent

2: Ex-BBC correspondent Tim Llewellyn looks back at the Iranian revolution of 1979 and at the rebirth of political Islam.
Producer Liz Barclay. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Tim Llewellyn
Producer: Liz Barclay.

: The Archive Hour I'd Know That Voice Anywhere

Is each human voice truly unique? Can every mother really identify the cry of her own baby? Are certain voices more trustworthy than others?
Alistair McGowan explores the link between voice and identity, examining the voices of Winston Churchill ,
Richard Burton , Kenneth Williams and Margaret Thatcher. He also uncovers an interview between himself and Professor Anthony Clare. Producer Beaty Rubens Now you're talking: page 16


Unknown: Alistair McGowan
Unknown: Winston Churchill
Unknown: Richard Burton
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Margaret Thatcher.
Unknown: Professor Anthony Clare.
Producer: Beaty Rubens

: Classic Serial: The Grapes of Wrath

The final episode of John Steinbeck 's novel set in the dust-bowl days of the Great Depression of the thirties. Dramatised by Steve Chambers.
3: The Promised Land. The Joads are still hard-pressed to find work and Rosasharn's baby is on its way.
Director Marion Nancarrow. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: John Steinbeck
Dramatised By: Steve Chambers.
Director: Marion Nancarrow.
Tom: John Schwab
Ma: Pat Starr
Casy: Bob Sherman
Pa: William Roberts
Rosasharn: Teresa Gallagher
Ruthie: Teresa Gallagher
Al: Ryan McClusky
Uncle John: Bill Bailey
Wilson: Jonathon Keeble
Lisbeth: Briony Glassco
Willy: Dillan Smith
Boy: Martin Sherman
Winfield: Martin Sherman
Rawley: Colin Stinton

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs the live debate programme in which a regularteam cross-examines witnesses' views on a moral concern behind the week's news. Producer David Coomes. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Producer: David Coomes.

: Round Britain Quiz

The south of England vs Scotland. Chaired by Nick Clarke. Producer Paul Bajoria. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Producer: Paul Bajoria.

: Poetry Please

Frank Delaney presents a programme of poetry written to be performed, including Seamus Heaney reading his translation of Beowulf, the drama of Milton and Ben Jonson , and present-day performance poets Jean "Binta" Breeze and Zena Edwards. Producer Geni Hall-Kenny . Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Unknown: Seamus Heaney
Unknown: Ben Jonson
Unknown: Zena Edwards.
Producer: Geni Hall-Kenny

: News

: The Late Story: Histories

Another chance to hear a five-part series of stories giving voice to figures from the historic or mythical past. 1: /, Boadiceaby Fay Weldon , read by Vanessa Redgrave. On the eve of battle, Boadicea plans her vengeance on the Romans. Producer Sara Davies


Unknown: Boadiceaby Fay Weldon
Read By: Vanessa Redgrave.
Producer: Sara Davies

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.

Welcome to BBC Genome

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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