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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Rev Ron Ferguson.


Unknown: Ron Ferguson.

: Letter from America

With Alistair Cooke.


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: News Briefing

6.05 Papers
6.08 Sports Desk

: Open Country

With Helen Mark
Producer Hugh O'Donnell


Unknown: Helen Mark
Producer: Hugh O'Donnell

: Farming Today This Week

Sarah Mukherjee with this week's countryside and the 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 James Naughtie.
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: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths.

: Home Truths

John Peel takes a wry look at the foibles of family life.
PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: [email address removed]
John Peel: page 13


Presenter: John Peel
Producer: Alison Hughes

: Excess Baggage

Arthur Smith and his guests Sophie Raworth and Matthew Parris look at the hippest of Latin American countries: Bolivia.
Producer Simon Clancy co.uk
PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: excessbaggage@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Arthur Smith
Unknown: Sophie Raworth
Unknown: Matthew Parris
Producer: Simon Clancy

: In the Footsteps of St Paul

A six-part series in which Edward Stourton investigates the life and work of one of the most influential and controversial figures in Western history.

3: A visit to the ancient Greek city of Philippi, the site of the first recorded baptism of a European, to look at the practicalities of being a first-century apostle who travelled thousands of miles around the Mediterranean.
Producer Phil Pegum


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Producer: Phil Pegum

: The Week in Westminster

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


Unknown: Jackie Ashley
Editor: Mane Jessei

: 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 Jennifer Clarke. Repeated tomorrow 9pm


Presented By: Paul Lewis.
Producer: Jennifer Clarke.

: The News Quiz

Simon Hoggart with Alan Coren , Andy Hamilton, Jon Snow and Francis Wheen. Repeated from Fnday


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Andy Hamilton

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the political discussion. An audience at Shoeburyness in Essex puts questions to a panel of prominent public figures and politicians on the issues of the week.
Producer Lisa Jenkinson


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: Any Answers?

Jonathan Dimbleby takes listeners' calls and e-mails in response to this week's Any Questions?
Phone in on [number removed], or e-mail any [email address removed]
producer Lisa Jenkinson


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: The Saturday Play: The Lord of the Rings

By JRR Tolkien, adapted for radio in 13 episodes by Brian Sibley and Michael Bakewell.
10: The Choices of Master Samwise. "There is some dark terror that dwells in the passes above Minas Morgul. If Cirith Ungol is named, old men will blanch and fall silent."
With Sean Arnold, John Church, Alan Dudley, Alexander John, Jenny Lee, John Livesey, Christopher Scott, Michael Spice and Haydn Wood. Music by Stephen Oliver. Director Jane Morgan (K)
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: The Fellowship of the Ring, newly edited and with new narration by lan Holm, and the classic CD 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: Alan Dudley
Unknown: Alexander John
Unknown: Jenny Lee
Unknown: John Livesey.
Unknown: Christopher Scott.
Unknown: Haydn Wood.
Music By: Stephen Oliver.
Director: Jane Morgan
Frodo: Ian Holm
Sam: Bill Nighy
Gollum: Peter Woodthorpe
Gandalf: Michael Hordern
Denethor: Peter Vaughan
Pippin: John McAndrew
Aragorn: Robert Stephens
Gimli: Douglas Livingstone
Legolas: David Collings
Faramir: Andrew Seear
Lord ofthe Nazgul: Philip Voss
Galadriel: Marian Diamond
Shagrat: Chris Fairbank
Gorbag: David Sinclair
Snaga: Gordon Reid
Narrator: Gerard Murphy

: The Anti-Renaissance Show

Terry Jones challenges some common preconceptions about the Renaissance. Was it really "the rebirth of civilisation and the beginning of the modern era"? 1: What Did Renaissance Man Ever DO for US?ProducerMark Rickards


Unknown: Terry Jones
Unknown: Producermark Rickards

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on the weekday morning magazine, presented by Martha Kearney. Producer Fiona Hill E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Producer: Fiona Hill

: 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

A roundup of the big film releases of the week. Plus a look at the cinema's enduring fascination with serial killers. Producer Stephen Hughes


Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Loose Ends

Join Ned Sherrin for another mix of 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

Tom Sutcliffe and guests give their verdict on the first week of BBC 4, British television's boldest new investment in cultural programming for a generation. Plus, Behind the Sun, the new film from Brazilian director, Walter Salles , about a longstanding feud between two families. Producer Mohini Patel


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Director: Walter Salles
Producer: Mohini Patel

: Jesus through Buddhist Eyes

3: Sister Candasiri, senior nun at Amaravati Buddhist Monastery in Hertfordshire, reflects on who Jesus was and is for people of her faith. Producer Norman Winter. Repeated from Sunday


Producer: Norman Winter.

: Archive Hour: The Escape Factory

British prisoners during the Second World War had a remarkable ally in the shape of MI9. Presenter Stephen Dalziel investigates the organisation whose job it was to smuggle information and devices into camps, thereby ensuring the success of some of the most daring escape stories ever and providing the inspiration for Ian Fleming's character Q in the James Bond series.
E-MAIL: [email address removed]


Presenter: Stephen Dalziel
Producer: Pamela Rutherford

: Classic Serial: A Suitable Boy

Vikram Seth 's epic love story tells of Mrs Rupa Mehra's attempts to find a "suitable" husband for her daughter. But as potential suitors are lined up for appraisal, there is always the "danger" that Lata will fall in love with someone of her own choosing. Dramatised in five parts by John Dryden.
Other parts played by Farid Currim , Radhika da Cunha , Nadir Khan , Devika Shanane and SanjeevVatsa
Director John Dryden Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Vikram Seth
Unknown: Mrs Rupa
Unknown: John Dryden.
Played By: Farid Currim
Played By: Radhika Da Cunha
Played By: Nadir Khan
Played By: Devika Shanane
Director: John Dryden
Lata Ayesha Dharker Maan: Pushan Krlpalanl
Rupa Mahabanoo Mody-Kotwal Kabir: Purab Knoll
Saeda HaArun Malti: Lovleen Mishra
Pran JoySengupta ProfMishra: Noel Godin
Savita Ayeesha Menon Mr Sahgal: Roshan Seth

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk and guests Claire Fox, Ian Hargreaves, Janet Radcliffe-Richards and Roger Scruton cross-examine witnesses on their stance on one of the week's moral conundrums. (Repeated from Wednesday)


Presenter: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Janet Radcliffe-Richards
Unknown: Roger Scruton
Producer: David Coomes

: Counterpoint

Ned Sherrin chairs the wide-ranging music quiz. Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: Fine Lines

Poetry and conversation with Christopher Cook and guests, Forward prize winner Nick Drake and 15-year-old Caroline Bird , whose first collection is published this month.
Producer Felicity Goodall. Repeated from Sunday
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: A selection of popular poems featured on Poetry Please are available on twoaudio cassettes from all good retailers and from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Nick Drake
Unknown: Caroline Bird
Producer: Felicity Goodall.

: News

: The Late Story: The Language of Heaven: Stories from the Welsh: 3: A White Afternoon

Five stories of contemporary Welsh life translated by Meic Stephens.

By Sonia Edwards. On her mother's wedding day, Mari helps her to dress. Read by Siriol Jenkins. Producer Alison Hindell


Translated By: Meic Stephens.
Unknown: Sonia Edwards.
Read By: Siriol Jenkins
Producer: Alison Hindell

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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