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: World News

: Prayer for the Day Haymes.

With Brian

: Letter from America

With AliStairCooke. Repeated from Friday

: 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 at 1.30pm


Unknown: Helen Mark
Producer: Moira Hickey

: Farming Today This Week

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Hugh O'Donnell


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Hugh O'Donnell

: 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 Abiola Awojobi at llpm PHONE: [number removed] Email: home.truths@>bbc.co.uk


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Abiola Awojobi

: Excess Baggage

Arthur Smith presents a selection of the best international travellers' tales.
Phone: [number removed] Email: [email address removed]


Presenter: Arthur Smith
Producer: Simon Clancy

: Back to Front

The return of the series which reflects on great sporting events that were propelled from the back pages of the newspapers to the front.
1: Torvill and Dean. On Valentine's Day 1984, Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean won Olympic gold when they danced across the ice to Ravel's Bolero. Their perfect scores overshadowed all other news, including the leak at Sellafield, cruise missiles and the prologue to the year-long miners' strike.
Simon Barnes , chief sports correspondent of The Times, remembers those four magical minutes with Jayne Torvill , coach Betty Calloway and Lord Steel. Producer Laurence Grissell


Unknown: Jayne Torvill
Unknown: Christopher Dean
Unknown: Simon Barnes
Unknown: Jayne Torvill
Unknown: Betty Calloway
Producer: Laurence Grissell

: Talking Politics

Dennis Sewell presents the political discussion programme. Producer Zillah Watson


Unknown: Dennis Sewell
Producer: Zillah Watson

: 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 impartial money advice and the latest news from the world of personal finance. Producer Louise Greenwood Narrative at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Louise Greenwood Narrative

: The Now Show

Topical comedy show starring Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis , with Mitch Benn , Marcus Brigstocke , Jon Holmes and Emma Kennedy. Repeated from Friday
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Four episodes of this comedy are available on audio cassette and CD fromwww.bbcshop.com. Call [number removed]


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

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the political discussion from Swindon in Wiltshire. This week the panel includes Menzies Campbell MP, Liberal Democrat spokesman on foreign affairs, and The Times columnist Simon Jenkins.


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Simon Jenkins

: Any Answers?

Jonathan Dimbleby takes listeners' calls and emails in response to last night's Any Questions. PHONE: [number removed] or Email:any.answers@bbc.co.uk
Producer Victoria Wakely


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Victoria Wakely

: The Saturday Play: A Surfeit of Lampreys

by Ngaio Marsh, dramatised by Michael Bakewell
The glamorous Chief Detective Inspector Alleyn enters a rarefied atmosphere when the unpleasant head of a spendthrift aristocratic family meets a gruesome end.


Author: Ngaio Marsh
Dramatised by: Michael Bakewell
Director: Enyd Williams
CDI Alleyn: Jeremy Clyde
DI Fox: John Baddeley
Nigel: Nick Waring
Lord Wutherwood: Christopher Godwin
Lady Wutherwood: Miriam Karlin
Lord Lamprey: Charles Kay
Lady Lamprey: Thelma Barlow
Lady Katherine: Kathleen Helme
Henry: Jonathan Forbes
Frieda: Sarah Paul
Stephen: Peter Damey
Colin: Carl Prekopp
Roberta: Helen Longworth
Tinkerton: Marlene Sidaway

: It Was More Fun by Boat

On 17 October, the English cricket team will set off for Australia from Heathrow Airport; their journey will be dull, routine and quick. But for 101 years from 1861, the trip was a slow and arduous one by boat, as detailed in the diaries, memoirs and reminiscences of players who undertook the journey, including Compton, Hobbs, Graveney, Ranjitsinhji and Trueman, and journalist John Woodcock. Producer Mark Whitaker


Unknown: John Woodcock.
Producer: Mark Whitaker

: 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

Actor Robin Williams is playing the baddie for the second time in a month, first in Insomnia and now in One Hour Photo. Tonight's programme investigates the history of casting against type - the successes and the failures.
Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Robin Williams
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Loose Ends

Join Ned Sherrin fora sparkling agglomeration of music, comedy and conversation. Producer Torquil Macleod


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: Saturday Review

This week, as the Natural History Museum unveils the new Darwin Centre, forthe first time visitors will be able to go behind the scenes and explore the vast storerooms, housing more than 22 million zoology specimens. Tom Sutcliffe and guests also give their verdict of Caryl Churchill 's new play,
A Number, which explores our continuing fascination with science and genetics. Producer Mohini Patel


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Caryl Churchill
Producer: Mohini Patel

: Cub Scouts, Vigilantes and Hying Toilets

Almost a million people live in Kibera, Africa's biggest, dirtiest, poorest slum. Situated in a narrow valley on the edge of the Kenyan capital Nairobi, it's a world away from the beaches and safaris the tourists enjoy. In the first of two programmes, Andrew Harding meets the muggers, vigilantes and children struggling to survive in the vast maze of mud and poverty. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Andrew Harding

: The Archive Hour: This Is Your Life

This month is the 50th anniversary of This Is Your Life. Barry Cryer tells the story of the programme that began on American television in October 1952. He recalls celebrity appearances, from Laurel and Hardyto Douglas Bader , and talks to current presenter Michael Aspel. He also discovers the secret codes and devices that keep people in the dark, and meets some of the "victims", including Bill Oddie and Max Bygraves. Producer Anne Bristow


Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Hardyto Douglas Bader
Presenter: Michael Aspel.
Unknown: Bill Oddie
Unknown: Max Bygraves.
Producer: Anne Bristow

: Classic Serial: New Grub Street

By George Gissing. Dramatised by Tony Ramsay.
3: In the concluding episode, the legacy of John Yule is about to transform the lives of Marian Yule and Amy Reardon. but not in Quite the way they had imagined.
Music by Mia Soteriou Director janet Whitaker Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: George Gissing.
Dramatised By: Tony Ramsay.
Unknown: John Yule
Unknown: Marian Yule
Unknown: Amy Reardon.
Music By: Mia Soteriou
Director: Janet Whitaker
Narrator: Harold Pinter
Edwin: Jonathan Firth
Amy: Emilia Fox
Jasper: Jonathan Cake
Biffen: Ian Masters
Mr Yule: Kenneth Cranham
Mrs Yule: Ann Beach
Marian: Tracy Ann OBErman
Dora: Helen Longworth
Quarmby: David Timson
Doctor: Martin Hyder
Amy's mother: Jemma Churchill

: The Commission

Should Sperm Donors Be Identified? This week's panel asks whether people conceived through donor insemination have the right to information that would identify their biological father. Chaired by Nick Ross. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Nick Ross.

: Brain of Britain 2002

The first round in the nationwide general-knowledge contest continues, with a second set of contestants from the Home Counties. The chairman is
Robert Robinson. Repeatedfrom Monday


Unknown: Robert Robinson.

: Poetry Please

Roger McGough presents poems concerning the capricious ways of cats, including verse by Stevie Smith and Charles Causley. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: Stevie Smith
Unknown: Charles Causley.

: The Late Story: Ruth Rendell Stories

Computer Seance. Read by Lesley Joseph. A medium comes face-to-face with her dead brother.
Producer Julia Butt


Read By: Lesley Joseph.
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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