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: World News

: Prayer for the

DayWith Reverend George Loane.


Unknown: George Loane.

: 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.


Unknown: Helen Mark

: 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 Sarah Montague.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Roy Jenkins. THE CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS: 40 YEARS ON
8.55 Crisis Diary 26 October 1962 Chris Lowe continues to chart the impact that the unfolding crisis had on the lives of ordinary people. Producers Clare Csonka , Paul Kobrak and Phil Tinline


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Roy Jenkins.
Unknown: Chris Lowe
Producers: Clare Csonka
Producers: Paul Kobrak
Producers: Phil Tinline

: Home Truths

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


Unknown: John Peel

: Excess Baggage

Arthur Smith presents a selection of the best international travellers' tales.
PHONE: [number removed] Email: excess.baggage@bbc.co.uk Smith's spoon obsession: page 13


Unknown: Arthur Smith

: Hot Dog!

How did a small sausage in a bun conquer a nation? Tim Marlow investigates America's love affair with the hot dog, with flavoursome tales of secret sauce recipes, the ketchup controversy and the dinerwon in a poker game. Producer John Goudie A nation of dog lovers: page 36


Unknown: Tim Marlow
Producer: John Goudie

: The Week in Westminster

Steve Richards of the Independent on Sundaytakes a look behind the scenes at Westminster.
Editor Peter Mulligan


Unknown: Steve Richards
Editor: Peter Mulligan

: 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

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: Four episodes 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: Jon Holmes
Unknown: Emma Kennedy.

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion from Wesley Chapel in HarrOgate.


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby

: 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: Cuba

By Liz Lochhead. A drama set in Scotland at the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Two girls,
Barbara Proctor and Bernadette Griggs , truly believe that the world is about to end. Suddenly everything pales into insignificance beside their highly imaginative fears.
With the girls of Hillhead High School, Glasgow Producer Marilyn Imrie


Unknown: Liz Lochhead.
Unknown: Barbara Proctor
Unknown: Bernadette Griggs
Producer: Marilyn Imrie
Bernadette: Julie Wilson Nimmo
Barbara: Pauline Lockhart
Grown-up Barbara: Liz Lochhead
Jean Proctor: Carol Ann Crawford
Dr Proctor: Sandy Welch
Jean Griggs: Grace Glover
Frank: Vincent Fried
Miss Arthur: Gerda Stevenson
MrShaw: Lewis Howden
Cairncross: Flnlay Welsh
Prentiss: Ralph Rlach

: The Lost Noggins

In a tall, thin house by the sea, a tall, not-so-thin man makes an important discovery. Oliver Postgate, creator of The Clangers and Bagpuss, has found the "Lost Noggins" seven scripts of the cult animated series Noggin the Nog that were missing for 40 years and have never been filmed. What are their chances now? His attempts to find an outlet for these scripts in the harsh world of children's programming provide a sensitive portrait of a national treasure. Producer Jane Ray
READER OFFER: The complete set of 12 stories. The Sagas of Noggin the Nog, reproduced as individual hardback facsimile editions in a beautifully designed presentation box are available from the RT Shop for £55.00. The first 50 orders will receive a signed and numbered limited edition print of Peter Firmin 's artwork. To order call the credit card order line on [number removed] (national rate). Nogstaigia: page 34


Subject: Oliver Postgate
Producer: Jane Ray

: 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

Danny Boyle , director of Trainspotting, talks to Joe Cornish about his new zombie film 28 Days Later. Producer Stephen Hughes
The best thrillers of all time: page 33


Unknown: Danny Boyle
Unknown: Joe Cornish
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Loose Ends

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


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: Saturday Review

As Sam Mendes signs off after a remarkable decade at London's Donmar Warehouse, Tom Sutcliffe and guests give their verdict on his farewell production of Twelfth Night. Plus the film adaptation of AS Byatt's novel Possession, directed by Neil LaBute and starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Ehle ; and a major exhibition of Gainsborough atTate Britain. Producer Mohini Patel


Unknown: Sam Mendes
Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Directed By: Neil Labute
Directed By: Jennifer Ehle
Producer: Mohini Patel

: Colloquies

1: Tommy and Nora: Don't Forget. Undertaker and poet Thomas Lynch looks back on the life of his great-grandfather. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Thomas Lynch

: The Archive Hour: Children Talking

One of the most popular radio and TV programmes of the 1960s and 70s was Children Talking, presented by the late Harold Williamson. It was the first programme of its kind to take seriously the opinions of youngsters and he became known as "the man who talks to children". But he was also one of the firstjournalists to take the newly-invented portable tape recorders out onto the streets to interview ordinary people. Nick Ross traces Harold Williamson's career and the influence he had on other programme-makers. Producer Libby cross


Unknown: Harold Williamson
Unknown: Nick Ross
Unknown: Harold Williamson

: Classic Serial: Flashman at the Charge

Written and dramatised by George MacDonald Fraser in two parts. 2: In possession of secret intelligence vital to the safety of British India, our terrified hero Sir Harry Flashman VC, finds himself ridingwith the descendants of Tamurlaine and Genghis Khan against the might of Imperial Russia.
Director Patrick Rayner Repeated from Sunday


Dramatised By: George MacDonald
Unknown: Genghis Khan
Director: Patrick Rayner
Old Flashman: Joss Ackland
Young Flashman: Angus Wright
The Silk One: Jayne McKenna
Yakub: Nigel Anthony
Count Ignatieff: David Holt
Kutebar: David Bannerman
Scud: Peter Kenny

: The Cuban Missile Crisis as Seen from Moscow and Havana

Using documents from the KGB archive and interviews with key Soviet and Cuban insiders, the BBC's former Moscow correspondent Allan Little pieces together the "untold" side of the story. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Allan Little

: Brain of Britain 2002

Nationwide general-knowledge contest. The chairman is Robert Robinson. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Robert Robinson.

: Poetry Please

Roger McGough presents a selection of requests from the Birmingham Book Festival. RptdfromSunday


Unknown: Roger McGough

: The Late Story: Telling Tales

Written and read in ten parts by Alan Bennett. With customary wryness, Alan Bennett reminisces about growing up in Leeds. 2:Our War
Music by George Fenton Producer 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
Producer: 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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