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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Robert Tosh.


Unknown: Dr Robert Tosh.

: 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.


Unknown: Helen Mark

: Farming Today This Week

Miriam O'Reilly puts this week's countryside and the food chain news into perspective with the help of experts in the field. Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.20 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rhidian Brook.
8.45 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Rhidian Brook.

: Home Truths

Guest presenter Roger McGough takes a wry look at the foibles of family life.
Producer Jacqueline Smith PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: home.truths@bbc.co.uk


Presenter: Roger McGough
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: Excess Baggage

Sandi Toksvig looks at boattrips with former MP
Martin Bell , who sailed to St Helena on a cargo ship. Producer Cathie Mahoney
PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: excessbaggage@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Unknown: Martin Bell
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: Falkland Families

2: Reconciliation. The lives of pilots David Morgan and Hector Sanchez changed forever on 8 June 1982, when they fought in a battle in the South Atlantic. As
Michael Nicholson discovers, neither of them could have predicted what happened next. Producer Neil George


Unknown: David Morgan
Unknown: Hector Sanchez
Unknown: Michael Nicholson
Producer: Neil George

: The Week in Westminster

Peter Riddell of The Times looks behind the scenes at
Westminster. Editor Marie Jessel


Unknown: Peter Riddell
Editor: Marie Jessel

: From Our Own Correspondent

The stories behind the world's headlines, presented by Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant


Presented By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

Paul Lewis with financial news and advice. Producer Chris A'Court Repeated tomorrow 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis

: The News Quiz

The last in the series has Francis Wheen presiding over Andy Hamilton , Tony Hawks, Jeremy Hardy ana Linda Smith. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Francis Wheen
Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Linda Smith.

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby hosts the discussion from Derby Cathedral with a panel which includes the former shadow home secretary Ann Widdecombe and Paul Hyett. president of the Royal Institute of British Architects.


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Ann Widdecombe
Unknown: Paul Hyett

: 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.answers@bbc.co.uk
Producer Lisa Jenkinson


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: The Saturday Play: Bird of Paradise

By John Harvey.

Jerzy Grabianski is a high-class burglar with a passion for ornithology and British Impressionist paintings. Like jazz-loving DI Charlie Resnick, he has Polish roots, a firm sense of justice and a soft spot for the ladies - especially the energetic Sister Teresa.


Writer: John Harvey
Director: David Hunter
Resnick: Keith Barron
Millington: Sean Baker
Sister Teresa: Rachel Atkins
Sister Bonaventura: Gillian Bevan
Grabianski: Gerard McDermott
Shana: Blondell Taylor
Scott: Carl Prekopp
Miriam: Ann Beach
Ferris: Hannah Dee
Thackray: Peter Marinker

: The Nomad of Surrey

The explorer and travel writer Wilfred Thesiger. author of Arabian Sands and The Marsh Arabs, is now 92 and living in a residential home in Surrey. James Maw asks him about his remarkable life of adventure and exploration. With archive recordings and contributions from friends and colleagues, including his biographer Alex Maitland and the travel writer Colin Thubron.
Producer Rob Ketteridge


Unknown: Wilfred Thesiger
Unknown: Marsh Arabs
Unknown: Alex Maitland
Unknown: Colin Thubron
Producer: Rob Ketteridge

: 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. With Dan Damon.


Unknown: Dan Damon.

: Back Row

Andrew Collins talks to director Robin Hardy , whose film The Wicker Man became a cult classic. Producer Stephen Hughes


Talks: Andrew Collins
Director: Robin Hardy
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue: 30th Anniversary Special

The antidote to panel games celebrates its 30th anniversary with a special edition from London's Playhouse Theatre, the location of the first ever recording of the show back in April 1972. Regular panellists Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden are joined by Stephen Fry, with the inimitable Humphrey Lyttelton in the chair.
Musical accompaniment is provided by Colin Sell.
Producer Jon Naismith
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: A box set. together with five volumes of I'm Sorry I Haven a a Clue, is available at good retail outlets or [web address removed] Call [number removed]


Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Provided By: Colin Sell.
Producer: Jon Naismith

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and guests give their views on The Winter's Tale directed by Matthew Warchus at London's Roundhouse - the RSC's first performance there in 30 years - and William Boyd's new novel, Any Human Heart. Producer Mohini Patei


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Matthew Warchus
Unknown: William Boyd
Producer: Mohini Patei

: Shaping Our Spaces

How are public spaces best designed to meet our needs? 2: Shaping the Civic. Architect Sarah Wigglesworth suggests ways to create public spaces for everybody. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Sarah Wigglesworth

: The Archive Hour: Britain and the Bomb

The fallout from the first exploded nuclear bomb went farwiderthan Hiroshima - forthe next 50 years, every nation lived in fear. Robert Fox chronicles the history of Britain's attempts to live with nuclearthreat from the Pacific nucleartests and peace marches of the fifties, and the meagre plans for civil defence and survival of a nuclear attack, to the arrival of Cruise at Greenham Common in the eighties. Producer Hannah Andrassy


Unknown: Robert Fox
Producer: Hannah Andrassy

: Classic Serial: Nana

By Emile Zola. Translated by George Holden and dramatised in two episodes by Peter Tegel.
1:The Golden Fly. Free-spirited Nana is a celebrated courtesan in the glitteringly corrupt Paris of the 1860s. She has the adolescent Georges, the banker Steiner, and the court chamberlain Count Muffat all vying for her attention - among others.
Music by Mike Sykes Director Richard Wortley Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Emile Zola.
Translated By: George Holden
Unknown: Peter Tegel.
Music By: Mike Sykes
Zola: Corln Redgrave
Nana: Claire Rushbrook
Count Muffat: David Colllngs
Sabine: Frances Jeater
Bordenave: Keith Drlnkel
Fauchery: Jonathan Keeble
Fontan: Stephen Critchlow
Georges: Tom Bevan
Zoe: Rachel Atkins
Satin: Deborah Berlin
Tatan: Clare Corbett
Rose: Alice Arnold
MmeHugon: Rlchenda Carey
Vandeuvres: Roger May

: The Reith Lectures 2002: A Question of Trust

2: Trust and Terror. Philosopher Onora O'Neill of Newnham College, Cambridge, delivers the second of this year's Reith Lectures from the Royal Institution, London. When a community has been subjected to terrorist attacks, nothing is more urgent than restoring conditions for trust. But how is this to be done? Editor Gwyneth Williams Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Onora O'Neill
Unknown: Reith Lectures

: Counterpoint

Ned Sherrin hosts the music quiz. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: Poetry Please

A new series of listeners' poetry requests with Frank Delaney. This week, Emilia Fox , Tim Pigott-Smith and Juliet Stevenson read favourite wedding poems. Producer Kate McAII Repeated from Sunday
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Poetry Please, is available in two volumes of audio cassettes at good retail outlets or www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Frank Delaney.
Unknown: Emilia Fox
Unknown: Tim Pigott-Smith
Unknown: Juliet Stevenson
Producer: Kate McAii

: News

: The Late Story: A Loaf of Bread, aJug of Wine

The season of narrative poems continues.
3: Isabella, or the Pot of Basil. Phyllida Nash reads an abridgement of John Keats 's gruesome tale of love, murder and mourning. Producer Sara Davies


Unknown: Phyllida Nash
Unknown: John Keats
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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