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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Lynn Gallagher.


Unknown: Lynn Gallagher.

: 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 Shortened rptThu 1.30pm


Unknown: Helen Mark
Producer: Gabi Fisher

: Farming Today This Week

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly.


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

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


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Canon Eric James.

: Home Truths

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


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Harry Parker

: Excess Baggage

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


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Simon Clancy

: The Music Factory

It was a wartime aid to keep Britain's industrial wheels spinning merrily that became a national treasure. Bandleaders and orchestral conductors of the highest calibre led the daily live ritual of wall-to-wall dance music, and, from the 1940s to the late 60s its famous theme tune, Calling All Workers by Eric Coates , was as familiar as It was called Music While You Work. Yet the BBC had not one edition of this long-running classic in its archives, until a unique private collection of hundreds of hours of tapes turned up last year. Russell Davies investigates the phenomenon that was known to fans simply as MWYW.
Producer Clare Csonka and Simon Elmes


Unknown: Eric Coates
Unknown: Russell Davies
Producer: Clare Csonka
Producer: Simon Elmes

: Talking Politics

Sheena McDonald presents the political discussion programme. Producer Zillah Watson


Unknown: Sheena McDonald
Producer: Zillah Watson

: From Our Own Correspondent

The stories and the colour behind the world's 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 Jessica Dunbar Extended


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Jessica Dunbar

: The Now Show

The topical comedy show returns to slap the news monkey with the glove of wit. Starring Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis , with Mitch Benn , Marcus Bngstocke , Emma Kennedy and Jon Holmes.
ProducerAdam Bromley Repeated from Friday
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Four episodes are available on audio cassette and CD from www.bbcshop.com. Call [number removed]


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

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the topical debate from Tonbridge in Kent with Roy Hattersley, Norman Lamont, columnist Polly Toynbee and farmer Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.
Producer Peter Griffiths


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Roy Hattersley
Unknown: Norman Lamont
Unknown: Polly Toynbee
Unknown: Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
Producer: Peter Griffiths

: Any Answers?

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


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Victoria Wakeley

: The Saturday Play: Ice Blonde

By Nancy Crane. A woman's place in crime fiction is between hard covers, and Eunice Parker 's big break comes when the writer chooses her as the private eye to track down his tough-guy detective. Stepping into the wise-cracking, hard-slapping role of Eunice, Juliet Aubrey sets out in search of the iconic Pi played by David Soul but there are a dozen twists and a dangerous temptress before the end of her task.
Piano and bongos played by Neil Brand Director Ned Chaillet


Unknown: Nancy Crane.
Unknown: Eunice Parker
Unknown: Juliet Aubrey
Played By: David Soul
Played By: Neil Brand
Director: Ned Chaillet
The detective: David Soul
Eunice: Juliet Aubrey
Vera: Alexa Hamilton
The wife: Nancy Crane
CaptBoote: Glenn Conroy
Tiny: Glenn Conroy
Sonny: Bob Sherman
Eddie: Adam Sims
Chou: Adam Sims
Bongo teacher: Adam Sims

: City of Smugglers

In prosperous 16th-century Bristol, many successful exporters indulged in smuggling ratherthan paying the expensive export licences demanded by Henry VIII. As a result, many white-collar(orwhite-ruff) criminals established themselves as gentry families and rose to high public office in the city. Investigative historian Evan Jones reveals how he discovered that many of Bristol's most prestigious institutions were built on dirty money, and presenter/producer
Jolyon Jenkins and retired chief customs investigator David Raynes compare the operations of smugglers and customs officers in the 16th century and today.


Unknown: Henry Viii.
Unknown: Evan Jones
Producer: Jolyon Jenkins
Unknown: David Raynes

: 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

Pam Grier , star of the original blaxpoitation movies and Quentin Tarantino 's Jackie Brown , discusses her career with Andrew Collins. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Pam Grier
Unknown: Quentin Tarantino
Unknown: Jackie Brown
Unknown: Andrew Collins.
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Loose Ends

Join Ned Sherrin for a sparkling agglomeration of music, comedy and conversation. Producer TorquiiMacieod


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: Saturday Review

He struck gold with The Sixth Sense, but can director M Night Shyamalan do it again with his latest sci-fi thriller Signs, starring Mel Gibson and a rash of mysterious crop circles? Tom Sutcliffe and guests review this and Channel 4's new dramatisation of Zadie Smith 's White Teeth. Producer Mohini Patel


Unknown: Mel Gibson
Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Zadie Smith
Producer: Mohini Patel

: Talking to My Family

How does it feel to present news about your home country knowing your friends and family are listening and living through those events?Three BBC World Service presenters tell their own powerful stories. 2: Diloram Ibrahimova from Uzbekistan
Producer Emily Kasriel Repeated from Sunday 5.40pm


Unknown: Diloram Ibrahimova
Producer: Emily Kasriel

: The Archive Hour: The Battle of the Nurses

As well as being Britain's best-known agony aunt, Claire Rayner trained as a nurse and midwife after the Second World War. Her efforts to understand the origins of the nurse stereotype led her to consider a range of models from Hattie Jacques in Carry on
Matron to Arthur Marshall 's wartime comic creation, Nurse Dugdale. As hospitals evolve into ever-more technological institutions, some fear that nurses are losing their battle to delivera high level of dedicated, "hands On" care. Producer John Watkins


Unknown: Claire Rayner
Unknown: Hattie Jacques
Unknown: Arthur Marshall
Producer: John Watkins

: Classic Serial: New Grub Street: Part 1

By George Gissing. Dramatised by Tony Ramsay in three parts.
Harold Pinter narrates the story of a group of struggling writers whose battles between artistic integrity and the dictates of the market place are fought out in pokey garrets or the Reading Room of the British Museum, during the 1880's.

(Repeat of Sunday 3pm)


Author: George Gissing
Dramatist: Tony Ramsay
Composer: Mia Soteriou
Director: Janet Whitaker
Narrator: Harold Pinter
Edwin: Jonathan Firth
Amy: Emilia Fox
Jasper: Jonathan Cake
Mr Yule: Kenneth Cranham
Mrs Yule: Ann Beach
Marian: Tracy-Ann Oberman
Biffen: Ian Masters
Dora: Helen Longworth
Quarmby: David Timson
Carter: Martin Hyder
Bullen: Carl Prekopp

: The Commission

Testing the Nation. Nick Ross and a panel of leading thinkers and decision-makers cast a critical eye over methods of testing and assessment and the current level of pressure on schools and pupils. Rptd from Wed


Unknown: Nick Ross

: Brain of Britain 2002

Robert Robinson chairs contestants from the south of England in the general-knowledge quiz. Rptdfrom Mon


Unknown: Robert Robinson

: Poetry Please

New presenter Roger McGough launches the series with a selection of popular requests and poems by Jenny Joseph and Adrian Mitchell in response to
11 September 2001. ProducerVrvBeeby Repeated from Sun


Presenter: Roger McGough
Unknown: Jenny Joseph
Unknown: Adrian Mitchell

: The Late Story: Ruth Rendell Stories

A Dark Blue Perfume by Ruth Rendell. Read by John Rowe. A retired businessman, returning from abroad, decides to find his ex-wife who left him for another man many years before. Producer Julia Butt


Unknown: Ruth Rendell.
Read By: John Rowe.
Producer: Julia Butt

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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