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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Stephen Shipley.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.

: Letter from America

With AlistairCooke. Repeated from yesterday

: News Briefing

6.05 Papers
6.08 Sports Desk

: Open Country

Helen Mark meets the people and wildlife of the British countryside. Producer Moira Hickey Shortened rptThu 1.30pm


Unknown: Helen Mark

: Today

With Mark Coles and John Humphrys.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Canon Eric James.


Unknown: Mark Coles
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Canon Eric James.

: Home Truths

John Peel takes a wry look atthe foibles offamily life. Producer Kathleen Griffin Shortened llpm Phone: [number removed] Emai!: home.truths@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Kathleen Griffin

: Excess Baggage

Sandi Toksvig presents a selection of the best international travellers' tales. Producer simonciancy Phone: [number removed] Email: excessbaggage@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig

: The Twin Towers: a Memorial in Sound

LThe noises and voices that made up the day-to-day life in the Twin Towers have been collected and preserved by Nikki Silva and Davia Nelson , known as the Kitchen Sisters, and made into a soundscape memorial to the World Trade Center. Silva and Nelson talk about the inspiration for this enormously ambitious audio project and what moved them most. Producer Ruth Evans Extended 2.15pm


Unknown: Nikki Silva
Unknown: Davia Nelson
Producer: Ruth Evans

: Test Match Special

England v India
Commentary from Lord's on the third day's play in the Fourth Test by Jonathan Agnew , Harsha Bhogle , Henry Blofeld and Christopher Martin-Jenkins . With expert comments from Angus Fraser , Sunil Gavaskar and Vic Marks. The scorer is Bill Frindall. Including at:
1.05 A View from the Boundary Cricket fan Stephen Fry talks to Jonathan Agnew.
Producer Peter Baxter * Approximate time


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Harsha Bhogle
Unknown: Henry Blofeld
Unknown: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: Angus Fraser
Unknown: Sunil Gavaskar
Unknown: Vic Marks.
Unknown: Bill Frindall.
Talks: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Jonathan Agnew.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Talking Politics

Sheena McDonald presents the political discussion programme. 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 brings you the latest news from the world of personal finance, and impartial money advice. Producer Penny Haslam Extended 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis

: Dead Ringers

Impressionists Jon Culshaw , Jan Ravens , Kevin Connelly , Mark Perry and Phil Cornwell become a cast of hundreds for the last in the present series of the award-winning comedy show. Producer Bill Dare Repeated from Friday BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Two series of this programme are available on audio cassette and CD from www.bbcshop.com. Call [number removed]


Unknown: Jon Culshaw
Unknown: Jan Ravens
Unknown: Kevin Connelly
Unknown: Mark Perry
Unknown: Phil Cornwell

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the topical discussion programme from St Helens in Merseyside with a panel which includes Tony Benn and Haleh Afshar, Professor of Politics and Women's Studies at York University.
Producer Peter Griffiths


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Tony Benn
Unknown: Haleh Afshar
Producer: Peter Griffiths

: Any Answers?

Jonathan Dimbleby takes listeners' calls and e-mails in response to last night's Any Questions. Call: [number removed] or email: any.answers@bbc.co.uk.
Producer Peter Griffiths


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Peter Griffiths

: The Saturday Play: Paths of Glory

By Humphrey Cobb. A young lawyer finds himself defending three soldiers accused of cowardice when a glory-seeking general in the French Army needs someone to blame for a disastrous attack during the First World War. Mike Walker adapts the novel that formed the basis of Stanley Kubrick's classic and controversial anti-war movie. DirectorToby Swift


Unknown: Humphrey Cobb.
Unknown: Mike Walker
Capt Etienne: Andrew Lancel
Col Dax: Owen Teale
Gen de Guerville: Jonathan Coy
Gen Assolant: Ray Fearon
Sgt Maj Boulanger: John Davttt
Ferol/Capt Roget: Nigel Betts
Langlois/Nolet: John Lightbody
Didier/CaptSancy: Kenny Blyth

: From This Moment On

I When the Philosopher Sat Down. Whitehall, London. In February 1961, several thousand people marched down from Trafalgar Square led by an 88-year-old man under a bannerthat read "Action for Life". Nigel Wrench investigates the lasting impact of Bertrand Russell 's decision to sit down in Whitehall. Producer David Cook


Unknown: Nigel Wrench
Unknown: Bertrand Russell
Producer: David Cook

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman 's Hour, presented by Martha Kearney. Series editor/producer Jill Burridge EMAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Producer: Jill Burridge

: Saturday PM

Full coverage and analysis of the day's news, plus the sports headlines. With Dan Damon.


Unknown: Dan Damon.

: Back Row

Shane Meadows has been called the saviourof the British film industry following TwentyFourSeven and A Room for Romeo Brass, but will his next film, Once upon a Time in the Midlands, live up to his previous work? He talks to Andrew Collins. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Shane Meadows
Unknown: Andrew Collins.
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Twenty-five Years of the News Quiz

n A very special edition celebrating 25 years of satire and silliness. Alan Coren , Andy Hamilton ,
Jeremy Hardy , John Sergeant , Linda Smith and Francis Wheen take a trip through a quarter of a century of headline news, while the newsreaders add further giggles with their favourite cuttings from 1977 to today. Producer Lucy Armitage
A celebration of satire: pagell9


Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: John Sergeant
Unknown: Linda Smith
Unknown: Francis Wheen
Producer: Lucy Armitage

: Saturday Review

Martin Amis is creating controversy with his new non-fiction work, Koba the Dread, which deals with the west's response to communism. Tom Morris and guests give their verdict. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Martin Amis
Unknown: Tom Morris
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Talking to My Family

How does it feel to present news about your home country, knowing yourfriends and family are listening and living through those events? Three presenters from the BBC World Service tell their stories.
1: Laurent Ndayuhurume from Burundi: a Long Way from Home. Repeated from Sunday 5.40pm


Unknown: Laurent Ndayuhurume

: The Archive Hour: Headlines, Deadlines andPunchlines - the News Quiz Archive

Matthew Parris tracks the evolution of this comedy classic, which is part satire-part sitcom, from its early days when it played out a friendly rivalry between Punch and Private Eye. Later, it transferred to television and was the template for a succession Of comedy quiz shows. Producer Lindsay Leonard A celebration of satire: pagell9


Unknown: Matthew Parris
Producer: Lindsay Leonard

: Classic Serial: The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

Muriel Spark 's novel about flawed idealism and tragic betrayal at a girls' school in Edinburgh duringthe 1930s. Dramatised in two parts by Patricia Hannah. Part 2.
Other parts played by members of the cast Director Bruce Young 3pm


Unknown: Muriel Spark
Unknown: Patricia Hannah.
Director: Bruce Young
Narrator: Eileen McCallwn
Jean: Gerda Stevenson
Miss McKay: Carol Ann Crawford
Miss Gaunt: Ann Scott Jones
Sandy (as Nun): Irene MacDougall
Teddy: Gregor Powrie
John: James Bryce
Sandy: Vicki Uddelle
Jenny: Frances Thorbum
Monica: Hannah Thornton
Mary: Jenny Shaw
Rose: Gemma Stroyan
Eunice: Klrsty MacKay
Andrew 1: Callum Stewart
Andrew2: Keith McCleish

: The Commission

Paying for Democracy. As the cost of pol itics increases and parties find themselves financially embarrassed, is it time to think of new ways of paying for democracy? Nick Ross asks a panel of leading thinkers and decision-makers to find a radical solution to a Complex problem. Repeated from Wednesday 8pm


Unknown: Nick Ross

: Brain of Britain 2002

A new season of the nationwide general-knowledge contest begins in London, chaired by Robert Robinson. 1.30pm


Unknown: Robert Robinson.

: Into Africa

A celebration of African poets and poetry, introduced by Ato Quayson. RepeatofSunday4.30pm


Introduced By: Ato Quayson.

: The Late Story: Under the SouthernCross

Five stories from Australia. 5: Hickenlooper's Syndrone by Terry Lane. The reader is Douglas Walker. Producer AlisonHindell


Unknown: Terry Lane.
Unknown: Douglas Walker.

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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