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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Norman Ivison.


Unknown: Norman Ivison.

: 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 ofthe British countryside. Producer AlasdairCross. Extended rptThu 1.30pm


Unknown: Helen Mark

: Farming Today This Week

Sarah Mukherjee with this week's countryside and food chain news put into perspective by experts in the field. Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Sarah Mukherjee
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

With John Humphrys and Alan Little.
7.20 Yesterday in Parliament
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day
With Professor Russell Stannard.
8.45 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Alan Little.
Unknown: Professor Russell Stannard.

: Home Truths

John Peel takes a wry look at the foibles of family life.
Producer Jacqueline Smith. 11pm
PHONE: [number removed]. E-MAIL: home.truths@bbc.co.uk John Peel: page 13


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Jacqueline Smith.

: Excess Baggage

Arthur Smith presents more travellers tales, anecdotes and surprises.
Phone: [number removed].
E-mail: [email address removed]


Presenter: Arthur Smith
Producer: Simon Clancy

: Stand Up to Screen

GregProops looks at four American movie and TV stars who started in stand-up comedy. 3: Robin Williams regards the comedy stage as his roots and he continues to appear, often unannounced, in San Francisco comedy rooms. He s had an extraordinary career but returns to stand-up to be renewed. Producer Dave Batchelor


Unknown: Robin Williams
Producer: Dave Batchelor

: Week in Westminster

Peter Riddell of The Times looks behind the scenes at Westminster. ProducerMarieJessel


Unknown: Peter Riddell

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC correspondents take a look behind the world s headlines. Introduced by Kate Adie. producer TonyGrant


Introduced By: Kate Adie.

: Money Box

Personal finance news and money advice, presented by Paul Lewis. Producer Louise Greenwood. Rptdtomorrow9pm


Presented By: Paul Lewis.
Producer: Louise Greenwood.

: The Now Show

The sharp end of radio satire. Starring Steve Punt and Hugh Denniswith Mitch Benn, Marcus Brigstocke ,
Jon Holmes and Emma Kennedy. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown: Jon Holmes
Unknown: Emma Kennedy.

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs a political discussion from Whitby. On the panel are Minister for Work Nick Brown MP, feministwriter, academic and broadcaster Bea Campbell, and Stephen Alexander, the solicitor representing Railtrack shareholders.


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Nick Brown
Unknown: Bea Campbell
Unknown: Stephen Alexander

: 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 Innes Bowen


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Innes Bowen

: The Saturday Play: The Lord of the Rings

By JRR Tolkien, adapted for radio in 13 episodes by Brian Sibley and Michael Bakewell. 6: The Breaking of the Fellowship. "This at least is plain, said Frodo aloud to himself. "The evil of the ring is already at work even in the company, and the ring must leave them before it does more harm. I will go alone."
With Sean Arnold , John Bott , John Church, Graham Faulkner , Brian Haines , Alexander John , John Livesey , David Me Alister , Martyn Read , Gordon Reid , Christopher Scott , Michael Spice, John Webb and Haydn Wood. Music by Stephen Oliver Producers Penny Leicester and Jane Morgan
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: The Fellowship of the Ring, newly edited and with new narration by Brian Sibley , and the classic box sets of The Lord of the Rings are available from all good retailers and from www.bbcshop.com. Call [number removed]


Unknown: Brian Sibley
Unknown: Michael Bakewell.
Unknown: Sean Arnold
Unknown: John Bott
Unknown: Graham Faulkner
Unknown: Brian Haines
Unknown: Alexander John
Unknown: John Livesey
Unknown: David Me Alister
Unknown: Martyn Read
Unknown: Gordon Reid
Unknown: Christopher Scott
Unknown: John Webb
Unknown: Haydn Wood.
Music By: Stephen Oliver
Music By: Jane Morgan
Unknown: Brian Sibley
Frodo: Ian Holm
Gandalf: Michael Hordern
Aragorn: Robert Stephens
Sam: Bill Nighy
Gollum: Peter Woodthorpe
Boromir Michael: Graham Cox
Gimli: Douglas Livingstone
Legolas: David Collings
Merry: Richard O'Callaghan
Pippin: John McAndrew
Treebeard: Stephen Thorne
Eomer: Anthony Hyde
Narrator: Gerard Murphy

: The Indispensables

In a new series, Lynne Truss examines the impact ot inventions that we now take entirely for granted. 1: Post Carbon Era the Photocopier. We kick it when it doesn't work and ignore it when it does: the advent of multi-copying transformed tedious office jobs, but inventor Chester F Carlson tried over 20 companies before his idea was taken up. Helena Kennedy QC , James Dyson and Jonathan Miller celebrate the impact of the photocopier, how it came into existence and changed a way of life. producer Erika Wright


Unknown: Chester F Carlson
Unknown: Helena Kennedy Qc
Unknown: James Dyson
Unknown: Jonathan Miller
Producer: Erika Wright

: Weekend Woman's Hour

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


Presented By: Sheila McClennon.
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. Robbie Coltrane talks about his new film From Hell and director Michael Mann discusses AH. Producer Lawrence Pollard


Unknown: Andrew Collins
Talks: Robbie Coltrane
Director: Michael Mann
Producer: Lawrence Pollard

: Loose Ends

Join Ned Sherrin for music, comedy and conversation with the biggest and smallest names from every imaginable walk of life. Editor Chris Burns


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Editor: Chris Burns

: Saturday Review

Unprecedented groupings of some of Andy Warhol 's most important works go on display in a major new retrospective of the pop artist at Tate Modern.
Tom Sutcliffe and guests give their verdict on Warhol, and on Monsters, Inc, the new film from the creators of Toy Story. Producer Mohini Patel


Unknown: Andy Warhol
Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Mohini Patel

: Sod's Law

2: Foundation Course. Phil Smith continues his battle to tame a patch of wilderness. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Phil Smith

: The Archive Hour: Fall of a Fortress

Sixty years ago, on the first day of the Chinese New Year 1942, a Japanese army shocked the world by entering and occupying Singapore, the island-city that had been described as "the impregnable fortress". It was Britain's most shameful military disaster, involving a huge loss of life. Piers Plowright uncovers the tragic tale of misplaced faith, muddle and ultimate betrayal that led to the fall of a fortress. Survivors from all sides give theirtestimony, including a rare interview with the creator of post-war Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew. Producer Vanessa Harrison


Unknown: Piers Plowright
Unknown: Lee Kuan Yew.
Producer: Vanessa Harrison

: Classic Serial: Rob Roy

The final episode of Walter Scott 's thrilling tale, adapted by Judith Adams. 3: Helen McGregor
Francis and Jarvie have reached the Highland Line, heading for McGregor country.
Galbraith/Mr Osbaldistone/
Inglewood Paul Young
Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Walter Scott
Adapted By: Judith Adams.
Adapted By: Helen McGregor
Rashleigh: Sean Chapman
Francis: Tom George
Capt Thornton: Richard Greenwood
Andrew: Alec Heggie
Dougal: Tony Kearney
Bailie Jarvie: Gary Lewis
Diana: Vicki Uddelle
Rob Roy: Liam Brennan
Helen: Wendy Seager
Morris: Simon Tait
Duke: Gareth Thomas
Corporal: Gareth Thomas
MrVernon: Robert Trotter
Ewan: Robert Trotter
Robert: James Weir

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk with Ian Hargreaves , Janet Radcliffe -Richards, Steven Rose and Harvey Thomas , cross-examine witnesses for their stance on one of the week's moral conundrums. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Janet Radcliffe
Unknown: Steven Rose
Unknown: Harvey Thomas

: Round Britain Quiz

Nick Clarke is in the chair for another round of notoriously cryptic questions. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nick Clarke

: Other People's Voices

Don Taylor shares his lifelong passion for the poetic parodies of GH Vallins. With readings by Michael Pennington. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Michael Pennington.

: News

: The Late Story: Histories

A series of stories giving voice to figures from the historical or mythical past. 4: Resurrection by Bonnie Greer , read by Patricia Hodge. It is Easter 1882, and the painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti lies dying. But he must perform one last act of artistic sabotage in orderto set his conscience at rest. Producer Sara Davies


Unknown: Bonnie Greer
Read By: Patricia Hodge.
Unknown: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
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.

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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