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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Karen Smith.


Unknown: Dr Karen Smith.

: 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 Gabi Fisher Extended at 1.30pm


Unknown: Helen Mark
Producer: Gabi Fisher

: Farming Today This Week

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


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

: Today

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


Unknown: Mark Coles
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Rhidian Brook.

: Home Truths

John Peel takes a look atthe foibles of family life. Producer Abiola Awojobi Shortened at llpm PHONE: [number removed] Email: home.truths@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Abiola Awojobi

: Excess Baggage

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


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig

: Heroes and Villains

Terry Jones takes an irreverent look at two historical characters we think we know well and challenges the established view. Are they really heroes or villains? This week the reputations of Alexander the Great and Attila the Hun come under the spotlight. Producer Mark Richards


Unknown: Terry Jones
Producer: Mark Richards

: The Week in Westminster

Jackie Ashley takes a look behind the scenes at Westminster. Producer Marie Jessel


Unknown: Jackie Ashley
Producer: Marie Jessel

: From Our Own Correspondent

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


Unknown: Kate Adie.

: Money Box

Paul Lewis with impartial money advice and the latest news from the world of personal finance. Producer Jennifer Clarke Repeated tomorrow 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Jennifer Clarke

: Dead Ringers

Impressions, sketches and spoof phone calls in the award-winning show starring Jon Culshaw ,
Jan Ravens , Kevin Connolly and Mark Perry. Rptd from Friday


Unknown: Jon Culshaw
Unknown: Jan Ravens
Unknown: Kevin Connolly
Unknown: Mark Perry.

: News

: Any Questions?

Peter Symonds College in Winchester, Hampshire with a panel that includes the Conservative MP for Wokingham John Redwood, the chief executive of the RSPCA Jackie Ballard , and the headteacher of the Charter School, PamBowmaker. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Jackie Ballard

: Any Answers?

Jonathan Dimblebytakes 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 Dimblebytakes
Producer: Victoria Wakely

: The Saturday Play: His Dark Materials - The Subtle Knife

Dramatised by Lavinia Murray.
Philip Pullman's award-winning trilogy is a breathtaking epic adventure spanning a multitude of worlds. The second book starts in our world, when 12-year-old Will accidentally kills a man. He escapes into the parallel world of Cittagazze where he meets 11-year-old Lyra, and together they acquire the most powerful weapon in all the universes - the subtle knife.
BBC Radio Collection: Philip Pullman's trilogy His Dark Materials is available on CD and audio cassette from 6 January 2003 at good retail outlets


Dramatised by: Lavinia Murray
Writer: Philip Pullman
Music composer: Billy Cowie
Director: Janet Whitaker
Lyra: Lulu Popplewell
Will: Daniel Anthony
Balthamos: Ray Fearon
Mrs Coulter: Emma Fielding
Sir Charles: John Carlisle
Dr Malone: Brid Brennan
Paradisi: Richard Johnson
Lee: Peter Marinker
Hester: Carla Simpson
Stanislaus: Jack Klaff
Serafina: Tracy-Ann Oberman
Kaisa: Simon Donaldson
Ruta: Joanna Kanska
Walters: Stuart Fox
Mrs Parry: Joanna Monro
Pantalaimon: Richard Firth
Ozymandias: David Hott
Mrs Cooper: Marlene Sidaway
Thorold: Martin Hyder
Lena: Laura Doddington
Juta: Emma Woolliams
Tullio: Scott Brooksbank
The Cardinal: Ewan Bailey
Paolo: Gregg Prentice
Angelica: Victoria O'Donnell
Boy: Oliver Cookson

: Saturday PM

News and sports headlines, with Dan Damon.


Unknown: Dan Damon.

: Back Row

Joe Cornish talks to Fernando Mereilles , the director of the most successful film in Brazil last year, the violent, colourful and flashy City of God, which is set amongst the gangs of Rio De Janeiro. Producer Stephen Hughes


Talks: Joe Cornish
Unknown: Fernando Mereilles
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Loose Ends

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


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: Saturday Review

Arguably the most renowned film-maker of his generation, any new film by Martin Scorsese is an event. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Daniel Day-Lewis, Gangs of New York, a tale of gang wars set in mid-19th-century New York, is no exception.
Tom Sutcliffe and guests give their verdict and on this and on some of the other cultural highlights of the week. Producer Mohini Patel


Unknown: Martin Scorsese
Unknown: Leonardo Dicaprio
Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Mohini Patel

: To Hell in a Handcart

Do advancing years make us less tolerant? Lynne Truss certainly thinks they do, as she rants against three types of modern hell.
3: Getting a Man In Repeated from Sunday

: The Archive Hour: How Do You Respond to That?

Radio has become the definitive medium for argument and lively debate but, in the early days it was very different. In the 1920s, when the BBC began, all discussions were scripted and political controversy was forbidden. Nick Clarke traces the excitable history of on-air debate, from its stilted beginnings to its most ferocious moments. He looks back at pioneering programmes such as Men Talking and Conversations on a Train, which, from 1931 onwards, added the sound effects of a train to a recorded debate in orderto make it seem like a real-life meeting. Producer Matthew Dodd


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Producer: Matthew Dodd

: Classic Serial: Barry Lyndon

William Makepeace Thackeray 's classic novel about the rise and fall of an 18th-century Irish adventurer. Dramatised in two parts by Don McCamphill.
1: A duel forces Redmond Barry to leave home and serve on the battlefields of the Seven Years' War.
Director Lawrence Jackson Repeated from Sunday 3pm


Unknown: William Makepeace Thackeray
Unknown: Don McCamphill.
Unknown: Redmond Barry
Director: Lawrence Jackson
Barry: Gerard McSorley
Redmond: Andrew Scott
Chevalier deBalibari: David Kelly
Bell: Sheila Hancock
Lord Lyndon/Von Greuelgruber: Kenneth Cranham
Sir Rumford Bumford/ Fakenham: Jamie Foreman
Mme Fitzsimons: Tina Kellegher
Fitzsimons/Von Galgenstein: Kevin Flood
Captain Fagan: Frank O'Sullivan
John Quin/Stable owner: Mark Lambert
Von Potzdorff/Priest: Don Wycherley
Ulick: Darragh Kelly
Mick: Eanna MacLiam
Nora: Alice Barry

: Landmark Debates - Cheering Up Britannia

Should the State take our quality of life into consideration? Or is the real job of government to concentrate on the big picture, ratherthan worrying about whether or not we are content? In the second of two programmes chaired by Edward Stourton , a forum of invited guests meet at Alnwick Castle in Northumberland to debate with Sir Samuel Brittan and Zak Goldsmith the proposition that politicians need to put our happiness at the top of their agenda. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Unknown: Sir Samuel Brittan
Unknown: Zak Goldsmith

: Round Britain Quiz

Nick Clarke hosts the second battle of lateral thinking and cross-cultural knowledge in the new series, between the Midlands team, Philippa Gregory and Rosalind Miles , and defending champions Wales, Patrick Hannan and Peter Stead. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: Philippa Gregory
Unknown: Rosalind Miles
Unknown: Patrick Hannan
Unknown: Peter Stead.

: Poetry Please

Roger McGough presents listeners' requests for poems old and new. To request a poem write to:
BBC, Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2LR or email poetry.please@bbc.co.uk. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Roger McGough

: The Late Story: In Cuba I Was a German

Hurricane Stories. Mia Soteriou reads another story from a collection by Cuban-American author Ana Menendez. Abridged by Richard Hamilton. Producer Sarah Johnson


Unknown: Ana Menendez.
Abridged By: Richard Hamilton.
Producer: Sarah Johnson

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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