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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Judy Merry.


Unknown: Judy Merry.

: 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


Unknown: Helen Mark
Producer: Gabi Fisher

: Farming Today This Week

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


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

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


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Canon Eric James

: Home Truths

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


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Alison Hughes

: Excess Baggage

Sandi Toksvig introduces a collection of the best travellers' tales, anecdotes and surprises. Producer Cathie Mahoney
PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: excessbaggage@bbc.co.uk


Introduces: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: Falkland Families

Michael Nicholson 's series marking the 20th anniversary of the Falklands War concludes.
6: The Falkland Islander's Story. The lives of those living on the Falkland Islands changed forever in 1982 This is the story of Trudy McFee and her family a story of bravery and stoicism. Twenty years on what have been the lasting effects of the war on this remote farming family and their neighbours? Producer Sarah Taylor


Unknown: Michael Nicholson
Unknown: Trudy McFee
Producer: Sarah Taylor

: The Week in Westminster

Jackie Ashley of The Guardian looks behind the scenes at Westminster.Editor Marie Jessel


Unknown: Jackie Ashley
Editor: Marie Jessel

: From Our Own Correspondent

The stories and the colour behind the world s headlines with Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant


Unknown: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

Paul Lewis brings you the latest news from the world of personal finance, and impartial money advice. Producer Chris A'Court Repeated Sunday 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis

: Dead Ringers ,

More topical impressions-based sketches from Jon Culshaw , Jan Ravens , Mark Perry , Kevin Connelly and Phil Cornwell. 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: Jon Culshaw
Unknown: Jan Ravens
Unknown: Mark Perry
Unknown: Kevin Connelly
Unknown: Phil Cornwell.

: News

: Any Questions?

Robin Lustig chairs the debate from Ripley St Thomas Church of England School hall in Lancaster with a panel including the Minister of State for Pensions Ian McCartney MP, the director general of Save the Children Mike Aaronson, and sketch writer and author Quentin Letts.


Unknown: Robin Lustig
Unknown: Ian McCartney
Unknown: Mike Aaronson
Unknown: Quentin Letts

: Any Answers?

Robin Lustig takes listeners' calls and e-mails in response to last night's Any Questions? Phone in on [number removed], or e-mail any.answers@bbc.co.uk
Producer Lisa Jenkinson


Unknown: Robin Lustig
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: The Saturday Play: In a Summer Season

By Elizabeth Taylor. Dramatised by Jennifer Howarth.

Kate, a well-heeled widow, causes a sensation in her conventional community of the late fifties when she falls for the charms of a younger man and marries him. She attracts both the envy and pity of family and friends, as they speculate whether her new found happiness can last beyond one golden summer. With Kate Buffery, Chris Garner, June Barrie, Michael Fenton Stevens, Bonnie Hurren, Bill Wallis, Helen Weaver, Paul Dodgson, Nicole Arumugam and Ben Tinniswood.


Author: Elizabeth Taylor
Dramatised by: Jennifer Howarth
Director: Viv Beeby
Unknown: Kate Buffery
Unknown: Chris Garner
Unknown: June Barrie
Unknown: Michael Fenton Stevens
Unknown: Bonnie Hurren
Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: Helen Weaver
Unknown: Paul Dodgson
Unknown: Nicole Arumugam
Unknown: Ben Tinniswood

: Three Miles an Hour: A History of Walking

Travel writer William Dalrymple explores the history of walking in two programmes. In this first edition, he meets people who have undertaken great pilgrimages for personal, religious and political reasons. Among them, film-maker Werner Herzog , who describes a long walkto the bedside of a dying friend, and Satish Kumarwho completed an 8,000-mile walk for peace in the sixties, Producer Caroline Barbour


Unknown: William Dalrymple
Unknown: Werner Herzog
Unknown: Satish Kumarwho
Producer: Caroline Barbour

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Martha Kearney.
Producer Fiona Hill E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: 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 presents an insider's guide to the Cannes Film Festival. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Andrew Collins
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Loose Ends

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


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: Saturday Review

A major exhibition opens at Tate Modern this week exploring the complex relationship between the undisputed giants of modern art, Matisse and Picasso - one time rivals who went on to become personally and artistically close. Tom Sutcliffe and guests give their verdict on this and the rest of the week's cultural highlights. Producer Mohini Patel


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Mohini Patel

: They Should Know Better

Gerry Anderson 's wry reflections on the deeds, misdeeds and mess-ups of the famous and not-so-famous in Northern Ireland. 2. Howto Avoid Becoming a Penguin. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Gerry Anderson

: The Archive Hour: Visiting Greatness

One of the most controversial poets of the 20th century, Ezra Pound , died 30 years ago this year.
- He went from being one of the world's most innovative literary figures during the First World War, to imprisonment in an asylum following his pro-fascist broadcasts during the Second. In this programme Michael Alexander recalls his encounters with Pound and some of the great poets of the last century. Producer Paul Bajoria


Unknown: Ezra Pound
Unknown: Michael Alexander
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: Classic Serial: The Holiday

Another chance to hear Michelene Wandor 's dramatisation of Stevie Smith 's favourite among her own novels - a story of unresolved love, set at the end of the Second World War, when everyone is unsettled, and summer is about to end.
Director Janet Whitaker


Unknown: Michelene Wandor
Unknown: Stevie Smith
Director: Janet Whitaker
Celia: Lucy Whybrow
Casmilus: Andrew Wlncott
Tiny: Roger May
Tom: Philip Joseph
Aunt: Janet Henfrey
Uncle Heber: Gordon Reid
Clem: Gordon Reid
Lopez: Rachel Preece
Tuffy: Rachel Preece

: Are We Going to the Dogs?

The first of three debates chaired by Edward Stourton examining the moral health of the nation. Before an invited audience at Ampleforth College in Yorkshire, the first programme looks at manners, civility and standards of behaviour, asking if we are in the midst of a moral decline. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Edward Stourton

: Counterpoint

Ned Sherrin chairs the first of this year's semi-finals, with questions on topics ranging across the entire musical spectrum. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: Poetry Please

Frank Delaney visits Emily Dickinson 's house in Amherst, Massachusetts, and a college where Robert Frost served as poet-in-residence. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Unknown: Emily Dickinson
Unknown: Robert Frost

: The Late Story: When I Was a Child

The first of four readings celebrating the experiences of childhood. 1: Oleander, Jacaranda. An extract from Penelope Lively's memoir of growing up in Egypt. The much-loved author looks back with wonder on her seven-year-old self. Read by Patience Tomlinson. Abridged and produced by Jill Waters.


Produced By: Jill Waters.

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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