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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Dr Lavinia Byrne.


Unknown: Dr Lavinia Byrne.

: Letter from America

With Alistair Cooke.
Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: News Briefing

6.05 Papers
6.08 Sports Desk

: Open Country

Helen Mark meets the people and wildlife of the British countryside.
Producer Gabi Fisher Extended 1.30pm


Unknown: Helen Mark
Producer: Gabi Fisher

: Farming Today This Week

In a special Easter edition, Miriam O'Reilly spends a nightin a lambing Shed. Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

With John Humphrys and Mark Coles.
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought forthe Day With Canon David Winter.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Mark Coles.

: Home Truths

Guest presenter David Stafford takes a wry look at the foibles of family life.
Producer Alison Hughes Repeated Monday 11pm
PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: home.truths@bbc.co.uk


Presenter: David Stafford
Producer: Alison Hughes

: Excess Baggage

Simon Parkes presents more travellers tales, anecdotes and surprises.

Phone: [number removed] E-Mail: [email address removed]


Presenter: Simon Parkes
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: New Zealand v England -the Third Test fromAuckland

Commentary on the second day's play from
Eden Park , by Jonathan Agnew , Henry Blofeld , Vic Marks , Christopher Martin-Jenkins , Mike Selvey and Bryan Waddle. The scorer is Bill Frindall. Producer Peter Baxter


Unknown: Eden Park
Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Henry Blofeld
Unknown: Vic Marks
Unknown: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: Mike Selvey
Unknown: Bryan Waddle.
Unknown: Bill Frindall.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: In the Footsteps of St Paul

6: Edward Stourton concludes his series looking at the life and work of St Paul by asking the question: is StPaul, ratherthan Jesus, responsible tor Christianity as we know ittoday? Producer Phil Pegum


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Producer: Phil Pegum

: Talking Politics

Sheena McDonald presents a political discussion, sharpening the focus on current ideas and events. Producer Paul Vickers


Unknown: Sheena McDonald
Producer: Paul Vickers

: 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

P M Paul Lewis with the latest news from the world of personal finance, and impartial money advice. Producer Chris A'Court Repeated tomorrow 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis

: The News Quiz

With Francis Wheen , Linda Smith and John O'Farrell. Simon Hoggart is in the chair. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Francis Wheen
Unknown: Linda Smith
Unknown: John O'Farrell.
Unknown: Simon Hoggart

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the debate from
Twickenham, Middlesex. Guests on the panel include journalist and author Greg Palast and the General Secretary of the transport trade union RMT, Bob Crow.


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Greg Palast
Unknown: Bob Crow

: Any Answers? .

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


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: The Saturday Play: The Lord of the Rings

Brian Sibley and Michael Bakewell 's s adaptation of JRR Tolkien's classic fantasy comes to a conclusion. 13: The Grey Havens. "Ring-bearer, you shall go to the Havens when the time comes and if you then desire it. If your hurts grieve you still and the memory of your burden is heavy, then you may pass into the west."
With John Bott. John Church. Alan Dudley. John Uvesey and Gordon
Reid Singers David James and Matthew Vine Music by Stephen Oliver Radiophonic sound by Elizabeth Parker. Technical presentation by Peter Novis and David Greenwood. Director 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: John Bott.
Unknown: Alan Dudley
Unknown: John Livesey
Singers: David James
Singers: Matthew Vine Music
Unknown: Stephen Oliver
Unknown: Elizabeth Parker
Presentation By: Peter Novis
Presentation By: David Greenwood.
Director: Jane Morgan
Unknown: Brian Sibley
Frodo: Ian Holm
Sam: Bill Nighy
Gandalf: Michael Hordern
Aragorn: Robert Stephens
Bilbo: John Le Mesurier
Merry: Richard O'Callaghan
Pippin: John McAndrew
Legolas: David Collings
Gimli: Douglas Livingstone
EIrond: Hugh Dickson
Galadriel: Marian Diamond
Arwen: Sonia Fraser
Treebeard: Stephen Thome
Saruman: Peter Howell
Wormtongue: Paul Brooke
Butterbur: James Grant
Nob: Haydn Wood
Rose: Kathryn Hurlbutt
Narrator: Gerard Murphy

: Paint It Black

Felicity Finch accompanies a group of cave artists as they brave the dark and claustrophobic atmosphere of tunnels and the magnificence of gigantic chambers deep beneath the earth's surface in their quest to paint the underground world. Producer Sarah Taylor


Unknown: Felicity Finch
Producer: Sarah Taylor

: Weekend Woman's Hour

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


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Producer: Anna MacNamee

: Saturday PM

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


Presenter: Dan Damon

: Back Row

Andrew Collins looks at the new British film 24 Hour
Party People. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Andrew Collins
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Loose Ends

Join Ned Sherrin fora sparkling agglomeration of music, comedy and conversation. Producer Torquil Macleod


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and guests give their verdict on Dinner Rush, a new film set in a fashionable Lower
Manhattan power eatery. Plus the rest of the week's cultural highlights. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Jesus through Christian Eyes

The last in the series in which adherents of different faiths reflect on who Jesus was and is from their perspective. 6: Markus Bockmuehl, Reader in New Testament Studies at Cambridge University. Repeated from Sunday

: The Archive Hour: Suffer the Little Children

On Saturday 22 May 1937 the Habana - a former luxury liner built to carry 400 passengers - docked at Southampton. On board were 4,000 children who were escaping the horrors of the Spanish Civil War. To this day they remain the single largest influx of refugees ever to enter this country, yet their story is virtually unknown. Now, using extensive recordings made by presenter Adrian Bell as he scoured the country for surviving refugees and those who helped them, the story of the forgotten 4,000 is finally told.


Presenter: Adrian Bell
Producer: Marya Burgess

: Classic Serial: A Suitable Boy

Vikram Seth 's epic love story. Dramatised in five parts by John Dryden. Part 4. Other parts played by Noel Godin , Firdausi Jussawalla, Kunal
Roy Kapoor , Nadir Khan , Devika Shanane and Sanjeev Vatsa ,
Music by Raiomond Mirza , Sacha Putnum and Nick Russell-Pavier . Singer lla Arun Swarlee soloist Iqbal Warsi. Director John Dryden Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Vikram Seth
Unknown: John Dryden.
Played By: Noel Godin
Unknown: Roy Kapoor
Unknown: Nadir Khan
Unknown: Devika Shanane
Unknown: Sanjeev Vatsa
Music By: Raiomond Mirza
Music By: Sacha Putnum
Singer: Nick Russell-Pavier
Soloist: Arun Swarlee
Soloist: Iqbal Warsi.
Director: John Dryden
Lata: Ayesha Dharker
Rupa: Mahabanoo Mody-Kotwal
Haresh: Rahul Bose
Amit: Rajat Kapoor
Kabir: Purab Kholi
Saeda: Lla Arun
Arun: Farld Currim
Meenakshi: Radhika Da Cunha
Pran: Joy Sengupta
Savita: Ayeesha Menon
Maan: Pushan Kripalani
Firoz: Quasar Thakore Padamsee
Malti: Lovieen Mishra

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk with guests Claire Fox , Ian Hargreaves , Janet Radcliffe - Richards and Harvey Thomas. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Janet Radcliffe
Unknown: Harvey Thomas.

: Counterpoint

Ned Sherrin's music quiz. Repeated from Monday

: Auden's Eden

WH Auden 's niece Anita Money, Professor Stan Smith of Nottingham Trent University, and local historian Robert Forsythe trace the roots of Auden's poetry in the North Pennines. The reader is Christopher Scott. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Wh Auden
Unknown: Professor Stan Smith
Unknown: Robert Forsythe
Unknown: Christopher Scott.

: News

: The Late Story: A Loaf of Bread, a Jug of Wine: 1: The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

A season of narrative poems.

Edward Fitzgerald's popular westernized "translation" of the classical Persian verses, read by Sam Dastor.


Author: Edward Fitzgerald
Reader: Sam Dastor
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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