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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Rabbi Dr Jonathan Romain.


Unknown: Dr Jonathan Romain.

: 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


Unknown: Helen Mark
Producer: Moira Hickey

: Farming Today This Week

Presented by Anna Hill. producer Hugh o'Donneii


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With Mark Coles and John Humphrys.
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rhidian Brook.


Unknown: Mark Coles
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Rhidian Brook.

: Home Truths

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


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Harry Parker

: Excess Baggage

Arthur Smith presents a selection of the best international travellers' tales.
PHONE: [number removed] Email: excess.baggage@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Arthur Smith

: Back to Front

The series that reflects on great sporting events that were propelled from the back pages of the newspapers to the front.
2: BorgvMcEnroe. On 5 July 1980, Bjorn Borgand
John McEnroe gripped the world in Wimbledon 's most spectacular men's final. Simon Barnes , The Times's chief sports correspondent, brings together some of those who were there, including commentator Max Robertson and umpire Peter Harvey , and talks to those involved in the news stories which were momentarily sidelined -the climax of Ronald Reagan 's bid forthe Presidential nomination, spiralling unemployment and investigations into police Corruption. Producer Laurence Grissell


Unknown: Bjorn Borgand
Unknown: John McEnroe
Unknown: Simon Barnes
Commentator: Max Robertson
Unknown: Peter Harvey
Unknown: Ronald Reagan
Producer: Laurence Grissell

: Talking Politics

Sheena McDonald presents the political discussion programme. Producer Paul Vickers


Unknown: Sheena McDonald
Producer: Paul Vickers

: 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 Jennifer Clarke Repeated Sunday at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Jennifer Clarke

: The Now Show

Topical comedy show starring Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis , with Mitch Benn , Marcus Brigstocke , Emma Kennedy and Jon Holmes. Repeated from Friday
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Fourepisodes of this comedy 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 Brigstocke
Unknown: Emma Kennedy
Unknown: Jon Holmes.

: News

: Any Questions?

Nick Clarke is in the chair at The Pavilion Theatre in Cromer Norfolk with a panel including Labour Party Chairman Charles Clarke MP and Anthony Howard, Political Columnist with The Times. They will be joined by the Liberal Democrat Spokesperson forthe Cabinet Office, Mark Oaten MP.


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: Charles Clarke
Unknown: Anthony Howard
Unknown: Mark Oaten

: Any Answers?

Nick Clarke 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: Nick Clarke
Producer: Victoria Wakely

: The Saturday Play: Any Other Name

By Ellen Dryden. When a well-respected teacher disappears, the police are concerned as clues suggest that she has been the victim of a crime. And then her anxious family receives a tape recording.
Director Marc Beeby


Unknown: Ellen Dryden.
Director: Marc Beeby
Philip: David Bamber
Laura: Teresa Gallagher
Joe: Carl Prekopp
Susie: Helen Longworth
William: Richard Firth
Newsreader 2: Richard Firth
Georgie: Laura Doddington
Newsreader 1: Laura Doddington

: Food Fit for Heroes

An army marches on its stomach, but what went into that stomach? In the first of three programmes recreating military food from past eras, Dylan Winter challenges two school cooks to make an authentic meal that might have been eaten by soldiers from the English Civil War. Judging theirefforts are military re-enactors from the Sealed Knot. Setting aside their chefs'whites for the day, the cooks grapple with cauldrons, open fires and a bread oven that takes four hours to get ready and relies heavily on the use of cow dung to keep the heat in. After seven hours they have a feast ready- but what will it actually taste like? Producer Jolyon Jenkins


Producer: Jolyon Jenkins

: 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

In a special edition of the programme, Andrew Collins interviews Woody Allen about his passion fortricks and illusion and why he believes magic is humanity's only hope in a godless Universe. Producer Stephen Hughes Save pounds on RT's film and sci-fl guides - RT Shop: page 66


Unknown: Andrew Collins
Unknown: Woody Allen
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Loose Ends

Join Ned Sherrin for a sparkling agglomeration of music, Comedy and conversation. ProducerTorquil Macleod


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: Saturday Review

When Ken Loach joined forces with the writer
Paul Laverty they had great success with My Name Is Joe. Now they have collaborated again on Sweet Sixteen, a bittersweet Glaswegian drama. Tom Sutcliffe and guests discuss this film, as well as the rest of the Week's Cultural highlights. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Ken Loach
Unknown: Paul Laverty
Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Cub Scouts, Vigilantes and Flying Toilets

In Africa's biggest, dirtiest slum, on the edge of the Kenyan capital of Nairobi, four boys huddle together, wrapped in whatever newspaper they can scavenge. In the second of two programmes, Andrew Harding meets the cub scouts, vigilantes and others trapped in poverty and asks whether it's possible to escape. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Andrew Harding

: The Archive Hour: Rabbiting On

When Peter Rabbit squeezed under Mr McGregor 's gate 100 years ago, little did he know he was the first in a long line of rabbit superstars. Nick Baker burrows into the archives to find out whetherthe humble bunny deserves the diverse reputations given to it by chocolate egg manufacturers, biologists and poets. Producer Viv Black


Unknown: Peter Rabbit
Unknown: Mr McGregor
Producer: Viv Black

: Classic Serial: Watership Down

By Richard Adams. A new dramatisation in two episodes by Neville Teller of the classic novel, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of its publication.
1: When the prophet Fiver predicts the destruction of theirwarren, not all the rabbits are prepared to listen.
Music arranged and played by Chris Leslie Director Peter Leslie Wild Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Richard Adams.
Unknown: Neville Teller
Played By: Chris Leslie
Director: Peter Leslie Wild
Hazel: Simon Chandler
Fiver: Tom George
Bigwig: Stephen Tomlln
Kehaar: Christian Rodska
Strawberry: Christian Rodska
Blackberry: Ian Brooker
Dandelion: Peter Meakin
Silver: Sean Connolly
Chief Rabbit: Robert Lister
Holly: Robert Lister
Cowslip: Colin Rote
Haystack: Susan Jeffrey
Clover: Alison Belbin

: The Commission

Superlanguage - Is the Popularity of English Killing Diversity? Research warns that 90 per cent of the world's 6,000 languages could disappear by the middle of the century. How much is English to blame? 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 contestants from the Midlands and East Anglia. The chairman is Robert Robinson. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Robert Robinson.

: Poetry Please

Roger McGough presents comic verses about cocoa, parsley, booze and psychiatrists are read by Michael Fenton Stevens , Pippa Haywood , Michael Elwyn and Peter Marinker. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Roger McGough
Read By: Michael Fenton Stevens
Read By: Pippa Haywood
Read By: Michael Elwyn
Read By: Peter Marinker.

: The Late Story: Ruth Rendell Stories

4: The Wrong Category by Ruth Rendell. Read by Nick Moran. "He liked to go and look at the places where the bodies of the victims had been found. Producer Julia Butt


Unknown: Ruth Rendell.
Read By: Nick Moran.
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.

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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