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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Bishop Peter Firth.


Unknown: Peter Firth.

: 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 in the British countryside.
Producer Hugh O'Donnell 1.30pm


Unknown: Helen Mark
Producer: Hugh O'Donnell

: Farming Today This Week

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


Unknown: Sarah Mukherjee
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

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


Unknown: Alan Little
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Rhidian Brook.

: Home Truths

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


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Alison Hughes

: Excess Baggage

SandiToksvig with the best travellers tales. Producer Simon Clancy
PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: excessbaggage@bbc.co.uk


Producer: Simon Clancy

: Falkland Families

3: MikeTill's ship, HMS Sheffield, was four days from home when it changed direction andjoined the British Task Force. Michael Nicholson talks to his wife Audrey and theirthree daughters, and hears how their life was changed for ever by an Exocet missile. Stephen Tompkinson reads Mike Till 's letters. Producer Sarah Taylor


Talks: Michael Nicholson
Unknown: Stephen Tompkinson
Unknown: Mike Till
Producer: Sarah Taylor

: The Week in Westminster

Steve Richards of the Independent on Sundayiooks behind the scenes at Westminster. Editor jane Ashley


Unknown: Steve Richards
Editor: Jane Ashley

: From Our Own Correspondent

Kate Adie presents the stories behind the world's headlines. Producer Tony Grant


Unknown: Kate Adie
Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

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


Unknown: Paul Lewis

: Dead Ringers

A new series of the multi award-winning impressions programme, with Kevin Connelly , Jon Culshaw , Mark PerryandJan Ravens. Repeated from Friday
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Two series of Dead Ringers are available on audio cassette and compact disc at good retail outlets or www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Kevin Connelly
Unknown: Jon Culshaw
Unknown: Mark Perryandjan Ravens.

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the debate from the Haberdashers' Monmouth School for Girls. The panel includes Baroness Williams, Tony Wright, Damien Green and Daffyd Wigley.


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Tony Wright
Unknown: Damien Green
Unknown: Daffyd Wigley

: 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: Separate Tables

By Terence Rattigan.
A radio version of the classic stage play, set in the fifties. A group of residents at a small Bournemouth hotel discover one of them is harbouring a devastating secret.


Author: Terence Rattigan
Director: Sally Avens
Major Pollock: Benjamin Whitrow
Mrs Railton-Bell: Barbara Leigh-Hunt
Sibyl: Amanda Root
Lady Matheson: Frances White
Mr Fowler: Peter Sallis
Miss Cooper: Carolyn Pickles
Chartes Stratton: Mark Umbers
Jean Stratton: Pandora Clifford
Miss Meacham: Marlene Sidaway
Doreen: Helen Longworth

: The Love of Three Colonels

When three British officers went to Tbilisi in Georgia to set up a British military mission in 1941, they caused ripples of excitement- and notjust in the Soviet Secret Service. The officers also lifted the gloom of the early war years for three young
Georgian women. Faynia Williams revisits Georgia and Moscow to tell their fascinating stories, interwoven with the poignant letters of separation and love, and memories of those who played a part in this romantic web. Producer Richard Bannerman


Producer: Richard Bannerman

: 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

: Budget Statement

With the Scottish National Party spokesperson.

: 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

Toni Colette , the star of Muriel's Wedding, talks to Andrew Collins about her role in the film version of Nick Hornby 's best-selling novel, About a Boy, also starring Hugh Grant. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Toni Colette
Unknown: Andrew Collins
Unknown: Nick Hornby
Unknown: Hugh Grant.
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Loose Ends

Join Ned Sherrin for a sparkling agglomeration of music, comedy and conversation. ProducerTorquil Macleod


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: Saturday Review

Hitler always maintained that Germany would never be invaded but, as the Soviet army advanced on Berlin, the end was in sight for the Third Reich.
This dramatic battle is the focus of Antony Beevor's new book Berlin: the Downfall, 1945, which Tom Sutcliffe and his guests will be discussing. Plus the stage version of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Poetry Festival: New Lines

From the Lowry Centre in Manchester as part of Radio 4's Poetry Festival, poet laureate
Andrew Motion introduces readings by five new, unpublished . poets as they compete for a special prize. Producer Katherine Beacon


Introduces: Andrew Motion
Producer: Katherine Beacon

: The Archive Hour: Don't Write, Make a Record

Alan Dein recalls the golden age of vinyl when it was possible to walk into an automatic recording booth and make your own gramophone record.


Presenter: Alan Dein
Producer: Mark Burman

: Classic Serial: Nana

By Emile Zola. Dramatised in two episodes by Peter Tegel. Translated by George Holden.
2: To Berlin! Nana discovers the power of her sexuality and conquers Paris. She dominates the men who pursue her and enslaves the wealthy and powerful Count Muffat, but loses control of her life through her promiscuity. Leaving France for new conquests, she returns just as the country is heading for war with Prussia.
Music by Mike Sykes ; Director Richard Wortley Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Emile Zola.
Unknown: Peter Tegel.
Translated By: George Holden.
Music By: Mike Sykes
Director: Richard Wortley
Zola: Conn Redgrave
Nana: Claire Rushbrook
Count Muffat: David Collings
Bordenave: Keith Drinkel
Fauchery: Jonathan Keeble
Fontan: Stephen Critchlow
Georges: Tom Bevan
Zoe: Rachel Atkins
Satin: Deborah Berlin
Tatan: Clare Corbett
Rose: Alice Arnold
Mme Hugon: Richenda Carey
Vandeuvres: Roger May
Phillipe: Ian Shaw

: The Reith Lectures 2002: A Question of Trust

3: Called to Account. Philosopher Onora O'Neill of Newnham College, Cambridge, delivers the third of this year's Reith Lectures from the Royal Institution, London. From BSE to Alder Hey, from Equitable Life to Enron, in recent years there have been a series of blows to public confidence. So what good, if any, has been done by all the measures designed to improve trust and accountability?
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 Festival: Late Night Linesfrom the Lowry

Live poetry and music from Manchester's hottest arts venue, presented by Lemn Sissay , with Roger McGough , Jackie Kay , and Rommi Smith and her band. Producer Susan Roberts
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Two volumes of PoetryPtease, featuring a selection of Britain's favourite poems, are available at good retail outlets or www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Presented By: Lemn Sissay
Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: Jackie Kay
Unknown: Rommi Smith
Producer: Susan Roberts

: News

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

The season of narrative poems continues.
4: Autobiographyby Adrian Henri. A celebration of the late poet as part of the Radio 4 Poetry Festival, featuring an archive recording of Henri's own reading Of his memoir. Producer SaraDavies


Unknown: Autobiographyby Adrian Henri.

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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