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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Johnston McKay.


Unknown: Johnston McKay.

: 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.
ProducerGabi Fisher 1.30pm


Unknown: Helen Mark
Unknown: Producergabi Fisher

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


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

: Home Truths

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


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Harry Parker

: Excess Baggage

Sandi Toksvigwith the best travellers tales, anecdotes and surprises. Producer Cathie Mahoney
PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: excessbaggage@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Sandi Toksvigwith
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: Falkland Families

4: Dr Rick Jolly spent the Falklands War treating bullet wounds and burns, and performing postmortems. Michael Nicholson hears how his experiences changed him and his family. Producer Sarah Taylor


Unknown: Dr Rick Jolly
Unknown: Michael Nicholson
Producer: Sarah Taylor

: The Week in Westminster

Robin Oakley looks behind the scenes at Westminster. Editor Marie Jessel


Unknown: Robin Oakley
Editor: Marie Jessel

: From Our Own Correspondent

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


Unknown: Kate Adie

: Money Box

Paul Lewis with the latest financial news and advice.
Producer Louise Greenwood Repeated tomorrow 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Louise Greenwood

: Dead Ringers

The only programme that can bring you the combined pleasures of Sven-Goran Eriksson,
Tony Blair , Brian Perkins and Chris Eubank in the same show. More topical impressions-based sketches from the winners of the British Comedy Award. With Kevin Connelly , Jon Culshaw , Mark Perry and Jan Ravens. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Tony Blair
Unknown: Brian Perkins
Unknown: Chris Eubank
Unknown: Kevin Connelly
Unknown: Jon Culshaw
Unknown: Mark Perry
Unknown: Jan Ravens.

: News

: Any Questions?

Nick Clarke chairs the debate from Winterslow in Salisbury. The panel includes the shadow Home Secretary Oliver Letwin and Bob Marshall-Andrews , Labour MP for Medway.
Producer Lisa Jenkinson


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: Oliver Letwin
Unknown: Bob Marshall-Andrews
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: Any Answers?

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


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: The Saturday Play: It's Your Movie

Lifelong friends Joe and Kel have always been into the movies. But Kel has moved away and now their friendship has drifted. Then Kel calls out of the blue. He's in deep trouble and the police are onto him. But the line goes dead before he can tell the whole story. Joe decides to leave it. But when Kel's sister Penny turns up imploring Joe to help, Joe finds himself immersed in a film noir of his own.


Writer: John Gradwell
Director: Jim Poyser
Joe: Matthew Dunster
Tommy: David Crellin
Hardwick: John Henshaw
Penny: Jo Joyner
Sebastian: Russell Dixon
Kel: Russell Dixon
Eddie: Terence Mann

: The First Saxophone in Ireland

Amps powered by car batteries, jitterbugging declared immoral by parish priests, bicycle clips as fashion accessories and a strange, crooked instrument called a saxophone. Gerry Anderson presents a portrait of early dancehall days in rural Northern Ireland. Producer Alison Finch


Unknown: Gerry Anderson
Producer: Alison Finch

: 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. With Dan Damon.


Unknown: Dan Damon.

: Back Row

David Fincher , director of Fight Club and Seven, talks to Andrew Collins about his new film The Panic Room starring Jodie Foster. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: David Fincher
Unknown: Andrew Collins
Unknown: Jodie Foster.
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Loose Ends

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


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and guests give theirverdict on the film About a Boydirected by Chris and Paul Weitz , based on Nick Hornby 's novel and starring Hugh Grant and Rachel Weisz. Also, the first major London showing for Sam Taylor-Wood , an artist at the forefront of contemporary British Art. Producer Mohini Patel


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Paul Weitz
Unknown: Nick Hornby
Unknown: Hugh Grant
Unknown: Rachel Weisz.
Unknown: Sam Taylor-Wood
Producer: Mohini Patel

: The Hippy Rabbi and Other Miracles

In the final programme, Robert Rietti continues the story of Shlomo Carlebach and his "miracles". Producer Nicola Barranger Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Robert Rietti
Unknown: Shlomo Carlebach

: The Archive Hour: Not for King or Country

Even today conscientious objectors are seen in a negative light and it is believed that they were uniformly ostracised by the majority of people who were supporters of the wars. Using the voices of witnesses to the times, social historian Georgina Boyes challenges this accepted view of conscientious objectors and the ways in which they were treated during the majorwars of the 20th century. She talks with witnesses from Birmingham, Yorkshire, the south of England and the United
States, who recall acts of sympathy and generosity from neighbours, prison warders and members of the armed forces. Producer David Corser


Unknown: Georgina Boyes
Producer: David Corser

: Classic Serial: Mother and Son

By Ivy Compton-Burnett. Dramatised in two parts by Maria Aitken. Written by one of English literature's most original and idiosyncratic authors, this is a dark comedy about filial devotion and maternal domination, of betrayal and the denial of love, and the misuse of power within a family. 1: Seeking a Companion
Music by Howard Davidson : Director Maria Aitken ; Producer Marilyn Imrie Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Maria Aitken.
Music By: Howard Davidson
Director: Maria Aitken
Producer: Marilyn Imrie
Miranda: Anna Massey
Julius: Oliver Ford Davies
Rosebery: Bill Nighy
Emma: Joanna David
Hester: Samantha Bond
Miss Burke: Imelda Staunton
Bates: Sarah Badel
Francis: Ed Rice
Alice: Lauren Bird
Adela: Tracey Wiles

: The Reith Lectures 2002: A Question of Trust

4: Trust and Transparency. Philosopher
Onora O'Neill ofNewnham College, Cambridge, delivers the fourth Reith Lecture from the Maritime Museum, Liverpool. Everything is supposed to be more open, but has the new order increased opportunities for disinformation and deception?
ProducerCharlesSigler: Editor Gwyneth Williams Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Onora O'Neill

: Counterpoint

The electic music quiz reaches the last of this year's heats, determining who gets the last place in the semifinals. Ned Sherrin is in the chair. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: Poetry Please

In the face of grief, finding the words to express our loss can bring consolation. Frank Delaney presents a selection of poems to be read at funerals. The readers are Emilia Fox , Tim Pigott-Smith and Juliet Stevenson. Producer Kate McAll Repeated from Saturday 13 April 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 McAll

: News

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

The final in the season of narrative poems. 4: King Robert of Sicilyby HW Longfellow. Stephen Thorne reads a medieval morality tale reworked into a rousing story of pride brought low. Producer Sara Davies


Unknown: Stephen Thorne
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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