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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With writer Jenny Nemko.


Unknown: Jenny Nemko.

: Letter from America

With Alistair Cooke.
Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: News Briefing

: Papers

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Helen Mark meets the people and wildlife of the British Countryside.
Producer Alasdair Cross. Extended 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 Sue Macgregor.
7.20 Yesterday in Parliament
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths.
8.45 Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths.

: Home Truths

John Peel takes a wry look at the foibles of family life.
(Shortened repeat Monday at 11pm)
Phone: [number removed]. E-Mail: [email removed]
John Peel: p11; Your favourite radio voices: p31


Presenter: John Peel
Producer: Alison Hughes

: Excess Baggage

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


Unknown: Arthur Smith.
Producer: Sara Jane Hall.

: Stand up to Screen

Greg Proops looks at four American movie and TV stars who started in stand-up comedy.
1: Steve Martin was a 32-year-old, banjo-playing, balloon-animal-twisting, prematurely grey comic performing before hysterical, rock concert-like crowds of 20,000. Then he got into movies and left it all behind.
Producer Dave Batchelor


Unknown: Greg Proops
Unknown: Steve Martin
Producer: Dave Batchelor

: Week in Westminster

Jackie Ashley of the New Statesman looks behind the scenes at Westminster.


Presenter: Jackie Ashley
Producer: Mane Jessel

: From Our Own Correspondent

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


Introduced By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

PeSlfirlance news and money advice, presented byChrisA'Court.ProducerPennyHaslam.Rptdtomorrow9pm

: The Now Show

The show that uses a potent mixture of sketches, songs and observational humour to take the pulse of the nation's zetigeist. Starring Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis with Mitch Benn , Marcus Brigstocke , Emma Kennedy and Jon Holmes.
Producer Adam Bromley. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Mitch Benn
Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown: Emma Kennedy
Unknown: Jon Holmes.
Producer: Adam Bromley.

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs a political discussion from Oxfordshire. On the panel will be Lord Jenkins, Margaret Beckett MP, Lord Tebbit, and author Ronan Bennett.
Producer Lisa Jenkinson.


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Margaret Beckett
Unknown: Ronan Bennett
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
13 episodes by Brian Sibley and Michael Bakewell.
4: The Ring Goes South."There lies our hope, if hope it be. To walk in peril to Mordor. We must send the ring to the fire." McAndrew
With Sean Arnold. John Church , Graham Faulkner , Alexander John Christopher Scott , Michael Spice and Haydn Wood. Music composed and conducted by Stephen Oliver. Director Penny Leicester


Unknown: Brian Sibley
Unknown: Michael Bakewell.
Unknown: Sean Arnold.
Unknown: John Church
Unknown: Graham Faulkner
Unknown: Alexander John
Unknown: Christopher Scott
Unknown: Haydn Wood.
Conducted By: Stephen Oliver.
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
Elrond: Hugh Dickson
Narrator: Gerard Murphy

: Diving into History

John Nightingale retrieves the last of three stories submerged in three extraordinary shipwrecks.
3: Sinkingthe Maine. On 23 March 1917 the SS Maine was steering a zig-zag course past Dartmouth, bound for Philadelphia to bring back crucial war supplies.
Britain was on her knees, facing defeat at the hands of the German submarine fleet. And Captain Ralph Wenninger in UC-17 had the Maine in his sights. Producer Tim Malyon


Unknown: John Nightingale
Unknown: Captain Ralph Wenninger
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

In a special edition of the weekly guide to the film world, Andrew Collins talks to director Robert Altman about his new film GosfordPark and his classics Mash and Nashville. Producer Stephen Hughes


Talks: Andrew Collins
Director: Robert Altman
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Loose Ends

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


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutclif fe and guests visit Paris: Capital of the Arts 1900-68 at the Royal Academy in London, and give their verdict on the rest of the week's cultural highlights including Cameron Crowe 's new film
Vanilla Sky, starring Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz. Producer MohiniPatel


Unknown: Tom Sutclif
Unknown: Cameron Crowe
Unknown: Tom Cruise
Unknown: Cameron Diaz.

: From Our Ex-correspondent

4: Ex-BBC Ireland Correspondent David Capper recalls some of the events in Northern Ireland during his time. Like many, he expected the troubles to be short-lived. But he is still asking when real peace will come. Producer Liz Barclay. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: David Capper
Producer: Liz Barclay.

: The Archive Hourr: Honest to God

Roger Bolton revisits the controversy created in 1963 by Bishop of Woolwich John Robinson , whose book Honest to Goddismissed the traditional image of God as a benign old man in heaven. The Church of England was split, questions were asked in Parliament and the bishop became a household name. Producer Elena Curti


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Unknown: John Robinson
Producer: Elena Curti

: Classic Serial: Rob Roy

Sir Walter Scott 's thrilling tale of adventure, heroism and love, set during the Jacobite rising of 1715, adapted in three parts by Judith Adams. 1: Moving Northwards. Francis Osbaldistone , the son of a rich London merchant, is banished to his family seat in the north of England. He meets the enigmatic Scot, Robert Campbell , the beautiful and high-spirited
Diana Vernon and also his malignant cousin Rashleigh.
Director Gaynor Macfarlane. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Sir Walter Scott
Unknown: Judith Adams.
Unknown: Francis Osbaldistone
Unknown: Robert Campbell
Unknown: Diana Vernon
Director: Gaynor MacFarlane.
Rashleigh: Sean Chapman
Francis: Tom George
Andrew/Taxman: Alec Heggie
Diana: Vicki Liddelle
Rob Roy: Liam Brennan
Morris/Thornie: Simon Tait
Sir Hildebrande/Barber/Servant: Gareth Thomas
Mr Osbald istone/Squire Ingewood/Curate: Paul Young
Owen/Landlord: Michael Perceval-Maxwell

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk with Claire Fox , Stephen Rose , Samir Shah and Harvey Thomas , cross-examine witnesses on their view on one of the week's moral conundrums. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Stephen Rose
Unknown: Samir Shah
Unknown: Harvey Thomas

: Round Britain Quiz

Nick Clarke puts the questions, and the regulars from Northern Ireland and the North of England attempt to find the answers. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nick Clarke

: Poetry Please

Hannah Gordon and Julian Glover join Frank Delaney with a miscellany of listeners' requests. Plus
Jo Shapcott reading Mrs Noah : Taken afterthe Flood and TS Eliot reading his Preludes. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Hannah Gordon
Unknown: Julian Glover
Unknown: Frank Delaney
Unknown: Jo Shapcott
Unknown: Mrs Noah
Unknown: Ts Eliot

: News

: The Late Story: Histories

Another in the series of stories giving voice to figures from the historical or mythical past. 2: Maudie by Pippa Gladhill , read by Elizabeth Bell. Maudie is a fading relic, propped up in a Bristol boatyard. The ship she was carved from, once the pride of the Victorian age, is now a museum piece. But Maudie's memories are al ive and vivid. Producer Sara Davies


Unknown: Pippa Gladhill
Read By: Elizabeth Bell.
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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