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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Dr Judith Champ.

: Letter from America

With Alistair Cooke. Repeated from Friday


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 Moira Hickey Extended at 1.30pm


Unknown: Helen Mark
Producer: Moira Hickey

: Farming Today This Week

Presented by Anna Hill. Producer Hugh O'Donnell


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Hugh O'Donnell

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
7.20 Yesterday in Parliament
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rhidian Brook.
8.45 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Rhidian Brook.

: Home Truths

John Peel takes a wry look at the foibles of family life. Producer Abiola Awojobi Shortened 11pm 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: excess.baggage@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Arthur Smith

: Back to Front: 4: Dennis Taylor v Steve Davis

Simon Barnes, chief sports correspondent of The Times, reflects on great sporting events that were propelled from the back pages of the newspapers to the front.

The last event in this series occurred one Sunday night in April 1985, when 18.5 million people stayed up for the nail-biting World Snooker final between Dennis Taylor and Steve Davis. Snooker was at the height of its popularity - and it was well past midnight before the match was decided on the final black ball, Taylor clinching the title from the seemingly unbeatable Davis. But as Taylor and Davis were slogging it out, the country's football grounds were facing an epidemic of hooliganism, teachers and printworkers were locking horns with their respective paymasters, and Ken Livingstone was preparing for life after the GLC. Simon Barnes, with Dennis Taylor and Ted Lowe, remembers that late night in 1985, and talks to those involved in the other news stories.


Presenter: Simon Barnes
Interviewee: Dennis Taylor
Interviewee: Ted Lowe
Producer: Laurence Grissell

: The Week In Westminster

Jackie Ashley of The Guardian takes a look behind the scenes at Westminster. Editor Marie Jessel


Unknown: Jackie Ashley
Editor: Marie Jessel

: From Our Own Correspondent

The stories and the colour behind the world's headlines, with Kate Adie. Producer TonyGrant


Unknown: Kate Adie.

: Money Box

Paul Lewis brings you impartial money advice and the latest news from the world of personal finance. Producer Chris A'Court Repeated Sunday at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis

: The Now Show

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis star in the satire and sketches show, with Mitch Benn , Marcus Brigstocke , Jon Holmes and Emma Kennedy. Repeated from Friday
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Fourepisodes of thiscomedy 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: Jon Holmes
Unknown: Emma Kennedy.

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is in the chair at Victoria College in St Helier, Jersey, with a panel which includes farmer and food broadcaster Oliver Walston, Mark Roche , London Correspondent for Le Monde, Ruth Lea, Head of Policy at the Institute of Directors, and the lawyer Imran Khan.


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Oliver Walston
Unknown: Mark Roche
Unknown: Ruth Lea
Unknown: Imran Khan

: 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


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Victoria Wakely

: The Saturday Play: Sister of Death

By Helen Kluger. When Coral, a fading film star, looks to her old understudy for support, a partnership is formed that has horrifying consequences.
Director Sally Avens


Unknown: Helen Kluger.
Director: Sally Avens
Coral: Barbara Leigh-Hunt
Moira: Joanna David
Adrian: Simon Green
Diana: Dinah Stabb
Sonja: Gillian Bevan
Estelle: Christine Kavanagh
Geraldine/Toppi: Christine Absalom
Celia: Alison Pettitt

: Food Fit for Heroes

The last of the series in which Dylan Winter challenges modern cooks to recreate military meals from past eras. Two members of the Women's Institute -one a cordon bleu cook, the other a former home economics teacher-tryto create an authentic tenth-century Viking meal with the help of a re-enactment society. The Vikings didn't write down recipes, so the only evidence of what they ate comes from theirfossilised latrines. Producer Jolyon Jenkins Nigella's fabulous flatbreads: page 46


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

Joe Cornish talks to director Mike Leigh about his new film All or Nothing. Producer Stephen Hughes


Talks: Joe Cornish
Director: Mike Leigh
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Loose Ends

Join Ned Sherrin for a sparkling agglomeration of music, comedy and Conversation. ProducerTorquil Macleod


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: Saturday Review

David Hare 's new play The Breath of Life, starring
Maggie Smith and Judi Dench , is doing so well at the box office that you'll be lucky to get a ticket. Tom Sutcliffe and guests see if it is as good as this suggests. And Mike Leigh serves up another bleak tale of urban despair in his new film All or Nothing. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: David Hare
Unknown: Maggie Smith
Unknown: Judi Dench
Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Mike Leigh
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Letters from Space

Former US astronaut Jerry Linenger reads another selection of letters he wrote to his 14-month-old baby son during a six-month period of working on the Mir Space Station. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Jerry Linenger

: The Archive Hour: A Day Forever Night

Like compasses without magnetic north, we humans without our light are lost and cowering souls. Poet Laureate Andrew Motion illuminates the darkness with words, memories, images and emotions, with news reports from TV and radio, and with oral history and popular culture that recalls Britons stumbling, fumbling and cowering in unexpected and unwanted blackness. Producer Elaine Walker


Unknown: Andrew Motion
Producer: Elaine Walker

: Classic Serial: Flashman at the Charge

By George MacDonald Fraser. Dramatised in two episodes by the Author. 1: Renowned cad, bounder, blackguard, liar, lecher and self-confessed coward
Sir Harry Flashman VC is sent by bad luck and Prince Albert to the Crimea.
Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: George MacDonald Fraser.
Unknown: Sir Harry Flashman
Old Flashman: Joss Ackland
Young Flashman: Angus Wright
Elspeth: Jayne McKenna
Aunt Sara: Tracy-Ann OBErman
Lord Cardigan: Nigel Anthony
Count Ignatieff: David Holt
Lord Raglan: David Bannerman
Scud: Peter Kenny

: Kennedy's Secret Tapes

Anthony Howard draws on the secret tapes made by President Kennedy to tell the inside story of what went on in the White House during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Dramatisations from the recordings feature Ed Bishop as John F Kennedy , with John Guerrasio , Bill Roberts , Kerry Shale , Bob Sherman , Colin Stinton and John Turner. With additional contributions by President Kennedy's close aide and speech writerTed Sorensen, his Defense Secretary Robert McNamara , historian and confidant Arthur Schlesinger Jr and General William Y Smith. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Anthony Howard
Unknown: John F Kennedy
Unknown: John Guerrasio
Unknown: Bill Roberts
Unknown: Kerry Shale
Unknown: Bob Sherman
Unknown: Colin Stinton
Unknown: John Turner.
Unknown: Robert McNamara
Unknown: General William Y Smith.

: Don't Hang Up

Alan Dein dials up public phone boxes at random. If anyone succumbs to their curiosity and picks up the receiver, he asks them to keep talking. The result is a chance conversation, a moment shared and a life revealed. Don't hang up! Producer Mark Burman


Unknown: Alan Dein
Producer: Mark Burman

: The Late Story: Telling Tales

Written and read in ten parts by Alan Bennett. With his customary wryness, Alan Bennett reminisces about growing up in Leeds. 1: A Strip of Blue
Music by George Fenton. Produced by Mary Kalemkerian.
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: This series is available on audio cassette and compact disc. Call [number removed]


Unknown: Alan Bennett.
Unknown: Alan Bennett
Music By: George Fenton.
Produced By: Mary Kalemkerian.

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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