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: World News

: Prayer for the Day


: 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


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 the Rev Roy Jenkins.
8.51 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: Home Truths

David Stafford takes a wry look at the foibles of family life.
Producer Rebecca Armstrong Shortened PHONE: [number removed] Email: home.truths@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: David Stafford
Producer: Rebecca Armstrong

: 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

: The President's Mimic

Joe Queenan tells the story of Vaughn Meader whose album of John F Kennedy impressions, The
First Family, sold a million copies a week when it was released in America in 1962 - and what happened to him when tragedy struck.
Producers Hilary Dunn and Linda Begbie


Unknown: Joe Queenan
Unknown: Vaughn Meader
Unknown: John F Kennedy
Producers: Hilary Dunn
Producers: Linda Begbie

: The Week in Westminster

Peter Oborne of The Spectator takes a look behind the scenes at Westminster. Editor Marie Jessel


Unknown: Peter Oborne
Editor: Marie Jessel

: 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 with the latest news from the world of personal finance, and impartial money advice. Producer Chris A'Court Repeated Sunday at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis

: The News Quiz

The return of radio's finest weekly topical radio comedy panel game, chaired by Simon Hoggart , with Alan Coren , Jeremy Hardy and special guests. Producer Simon Nicholls Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Producer: Simon Nicholls

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is in the chair at Yarm School in Teeside with a panel which includes the scientist and Liberal Democrat peer Baroness Joan Walmsley and the writer Bea Campbell.
Producer Victoria Wakely


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Baroness Joan Walmsley
Unknown: Bea Campbell
Producer: Victoria Wakely

: 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: The Birthday Party

By Harold Pinter. Another chance to hear this 1970 production from the BBC archives as part of the Harold Pinter season.
Director Charles Lefeaux


Unknown: Harold Pinter.
Unknown: Harold Pinter
Director: Charles Lefeaux
Narrator: John Gabriel
Meg: Sylvia Coleridge
Petey: Cyril Shaps
Stanley: John Hollls
Lulu: Barbara Mitchell
Goldberg: Lee Montagu
McCann: Norman Rodway

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Martha Kearney.
Serieseditor/producerJillBurridge EMAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: 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 profiles director Takashi Miike , the one-man Japanese film industry who makes three films a year, including Audition, which scared the life out of British audiences recently. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Joe Cornish
Director: Takashi Miike
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Loose Ends

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


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: Saturday Review

The Imperial War Museum in London has mounted the largest ever exhibition of the life and work of the First World War poets, including the only surviving manuscript page from Robert Graves's Goodbye to All That. Tom Sutcliffe and guests give their response to Anthem for Doomed Youth, as well as the rest of the week's cultural highlights, including a major solo exhibition by Douglas Gordon , the artist who brought us 24-Hour Psycho. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Douglas Gordon
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Colloquies

Three talks by Thomas Lynch. 2: The Same but Different. Michigan poet and undertaker Thomas Lynch returns to the cottage in West Clare left behind during the Irish famine by another Thomas Lynch , his great-great-great-grandfather. Producer Kate McAII Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Thomas Lynch.
Unknown: Thomas Lynch
Unknown: Thomas Lynch
Producer: Kate McAii

: The Archive Hour: The Heavens Reflect OurLabours

During the last century, towns such as Scunthorpe, Sheffield, PortTalbot and Consett provided Britain with steel and iron, the basic raw materials without which ships, railways, girders, cars, armaments, and machines of all sorts cannot be manufactured. Martin Wainwright examines how life has changed in towns like these, where whole communities came to rely on the making of metal from the most basic raw material- iron ore. Producer Bob Dickinson


Unknown: Martin Wainwright
Producer: Bob Dickinson

: Classic Serial: The Idiot

By Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Dramatised in four episodes by Melissa Murray.
In one of his most famous and personal novels, Dostoyevsky portrays the vivid inner life of Prince Myshkin, who has returned from years abroad spent trying to treat his epilepsy. Living under the shadow of this unpredictable illness, it takes courage for him to reintroduce himself into Russian society. On the long train journey home, he first learns the story of a woman who will dominate his life from now on.
Repeated from Sunday


Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
Dramatised by: Melissa Murray
Director: Cherry Cookson
Prince Myshkin: Paul Rhys
Rogozhin: Roger Allam
Ganya: Alex Jennings
Nastasya: Lia Williams
GenYepanchin: David Swift
Gen Ivolgin: Stephen Moore
Lebedev: Gerard McDermott
MrsYepanchin: Paula Jacobs
Aglaya: Tracy-Ann Oberman
Kolya: Carl Prekopp
Varya: Jemma Churchill
Concierge: Martin Hyder

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs a live debate on the moral conundrums behind one of the week's news stories. Melanie Phillips , Steven Rose , Michael Gove and Ian Hargreaves cross-examine witnesses who hold passionate but conflicting views.
Producer David Coomes Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Steven Rose
Unknown: Michael Gove
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Producer: David Coomes

: Brain of Britain 2002

The first round in the nationwide general knowledge contest continues with contestants from the west of England. The chairman is Robert Robinson. The contestants are Peter Van Dyk , a businessman, Robert Edwards , a retired Royal Marines officer,
Leslie Harris , a retired civil servant and Ivor Watts , a retired British Council officer.
Producer Richard Edis Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Robert Robinson.
Unknown: Peter van Dyk
Unknown: Robert Edwards
Unknown: Leslie Harris
Unknown: Ivor Watts
Producer: Richard Edis

: Poetry Please

Roger McGough presents the poetry request programme, which this week is devoted to the verse of Christina Rossetti and includes a reading of Goblin Market, a long poem which tells the story of two sisters' dark encounters with a magical underworld. Producer Paul Dodgson Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: Christina Rossetti
Producer: Paul Dodgson

: 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. 3: An Ideal Home 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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