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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With David Wilkinson.


Unknown: David Wilkinson.

: Letter from America

With AlistairCooke.
Repeated from yesterday

: News Briefing

6.05 Papers
6.08 Sports Desk

: Open Country

Charlotte Smith meets the people and wildlife of the British countryside.
Producer Moira Hickey


Unknown: Charlotte Smith
Producer: Moira Hickey

: Farming Today This Week

Miriam O'Reilly puts this week's countryside and 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
7.48 Thought for the Day
With Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths.

: Home Truths

John Peel takes a wry look at the foibles of family life. Producer Harry Parker
PHONE' [number removed] E-MAIL: home.truths@bbc.co.uk
John Peel on friends without famous faces: page 25


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Harry Parker
Unknown: John Peel

: Excess Baggage

Sandi Toksvig introduces a selection 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

: Silicon Valley, USA

A new four-part series about living in Silicon Valley, California: the place in the sun where the future starts first.
1: Twenty-first Century Gold Rush. Peter Day hears from the valley's movers, shakers and eccentrics about their hopes and fears, the music and the attitudes that drive this extraordinary area.
Producer Neil Koenig


Producer: Neil Koenig

: Talking Politics

Sheena McDonald presents the political discussion programme, sharpening the focuson current ideas and events. Producer Richard Vadon


Unknown: Sheena McDonald
Producer: Richard Vadon

: 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 presents the latest news from the world of personal finance, and impartial money advice. Producer Penny Haslam Repeated Sunday 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis

: The Now Show

The sharp edge of satire in radio form. Starring Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis , with Mitch Benn , Marcus Brigstocke , Jon Holmes and Emma Kennedy. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Mitch Benn
Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown: Jon Holmes
Unknown: Emma Kennedy.

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs a political debate programme from Lewknor Parish Recreation Ground and Hall in Oxfordshire with a panel including the Conservative Party vice-chair, Patricia Morris, the chair of the Commons Media Culture and Sport Select Committee, Gerald Kaufman MP, and the chief executive of the Countryside Agency, Richard Wakeford.
Producer Lisa Jenkinson


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Patricia Morris
Unknown: Gerald Kaufman
Unknown: Richard Wakeford
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: Any Answers?

Jonathan Dimbleby 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: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: The Saturday Play: Man of All Work

A comedy with serious undertones by classic African-American writer Richard Wright.

Just how far will a man go to provide for his family? A black man dresses as a maid to find work in Chicago during the fifties. Written before black Americans were given the vote, this was a brave and progressive piece for its time.


Writer: Richard Wright
Adapted By: Lavinia Murray
Director: Pauline Harris
Carl: Paterson Joseph
Lucy: Nicola Hughes
Henry: Anton Rice
Dave: John Sharian
Anne: Barbara Barnes
Rosie: Josie Kook-Clark
Burt: William Hope

: City of Sharp-nosed Fish

The story of the city of Oxyrhynchus revealed in four parts through the 50,000 fragments of papyri found in its rubbish dumps. 2: Postcards from an Ancient World. Michael Kustowtakes a guided tour of the lost Egyptian city, using 2,000-year-old papyri as his map. He discovers what daily life was like for the citizens who worshipped the sharp-nosed pike, yet read Homer in their schools. The readers are Fiona Shaw , Larry Lamb and Michael Perceval-Maxwell . Producer Amanda Hargreaves.


Unknown: Michael Kustowtakes
Unknown: Fiona Shaw
Unknown: Larry Lamb
Unknown: Michael Perceval-Maxwell
Producer: Amanda Hargreaves.

: 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.
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

This week Andrew Collins meets WillemDafoe, who talks about playing the bad guy in Spider-Man and why he thinks the British are obsessed with his erotic thriller Body of Evidence, which also starred Madonna. Producer Stephen Hughes
A look inside The Hollywood Machine: page 24


Unknown: Andrew Collins
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Loose Ends

Ned Sherrin hosts another mix of music, comedy and conversation. Producer Torquil Macleod


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: Saturday Review

Halle Berry made history at the Oscars this year by becoming the first black woman to win the best actress award - for her part in Monster's Ball. Tom Sutcliffe and guests give their verdict on the film as well as on a major exhibition at the British Museum exploring the romance and mystery of the Queen of Sheba and the ancient civilisation of Yemen, where she is believed to have originated, Producer Monini Patel


Unknown: Halle Berry
Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Monini Patel

: Working for the Council

The third in a series of talks by writers who have travelled abroad with the British Council and formed strong links with authors in other countries. Today the Belfast novelist Glenn Paterson travels across Europe and finds echoes of his own sense of a divided identity. Producer Rob Ketteridge


Unknown: Glenn Paterson
Producer: Rob Ketteridge

: The Archive Hour: Thalidomide 40 Years On

It is 40 years since the Thalidomide scandal. Geoff Adams-Spink , himself affected by the drug, tells the moving story of a generation whose lives were changed by this chemical shrapnel. He also examines the drug's astonishing rehabilitation in the fight against a number of diseases, including Cancer. Editor Nicola Meyrick


Unknown: Geoff Adams-Spink
Editor: Nicola Meyrick

: Classic Serial: The Iliad

Derek Jacobi narrates Homer's story of the feud between Hector (lain Glen) and Achilles (Christopher Eccleston ) duringthe siege of Troy. Translated by Robert Fagles and dramatised in two parts by Tom Holland. 1: In pursuit of the beautiful Helen, stolen by Paris, the Trojan prince, an Achaean battle fleet has sailed from Greece. For nine years the army of the Achaeans has lain siege to Troy. Now in the ranks, failure breeds resentment and feuding. With Michael Elwyn , Tom Espiner , Michael Fenton Stevens , Suzanna Hamilton , John Mackay , Clive Mantle ,
Andrew Sachs , Mia Soteriou , Imogen Stubbs and Bill Wallis. Music by Mia Soteriou Producers/Directors Viv Beeby and Jeremy Howe Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Derek Jacobi
Unknown: Christopher Eccleston
Translated By: Robert Fagles
Unknown: Tom Holland.
Unknown: Michael Elwyn
Unknown: Tom Espiner
Unknown: Michael Fenton Stevens
Unknown: Suzanna Hamilton
Unknown: John MacKay
Unknown: Clive Mantle
Unknown: Andrew Sachs
Unknown: Mia Soteriou
Unknown: Imogen Stubbs
Unknown: Bill Wallis.
Music By: Mia Soteriou

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs a debate on the moral conundrums behind one of the week's news stories. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk

: Masterteam 2002

Peter Snow hosts the challenging quiz for amateur teams from all over the UK. Repeated from Monday

: Songs of the Soul

The relationship between poetry and spirituality, explored by Rosemary Hartill with a rural GP, a lawyer from the Moslem tradition, and a Jewish writer. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Rosemary Hartill

: The Late Story: Round and Roundthe Garden

Another chance to hear a series of stories prompted by nursery rhymes. 1:London Bridge. By
Gillian Tindall. Read by Diana Bishop. ProducerSara Davies


Unknown: Gillian Tindall.
Read By: Diana Bishop.

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.

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