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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Judy Merry.


Unknown: Judy Merry.

: Letter from America

With AlistairCooke. Repeated from yesterday

: 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


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


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

: Home Truths

John Peel takes a 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

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

In the last programme of the series it's the turn of Matthew Parris to choose two famous characters and ask which one was the hero and which was the villain. This week he pitches Lady Macbeth against Joan of Arc.
Producer Adam Fowler


Unknown: Matthew Parris
Producer: Adam Fowler

: The Week in Westminster

Robin Oakley presents the political discussion programme. Producer Peter Mulligan


Unknown: Robin Oakley
Producer: Peter Mulligan

: From Our Own Correspondent

Kate Adie with the stories and colour behind the world's headlines. Producer Tony Grant


Unknown: Kate Adie
Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

Chris A'Court with impartial money advice and the latest news from the world of personal finance. Producer Louise Greenwood Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Producer: Louise Greenwood

: Dead Ringers

Impressionist show starring Jon Culshaw , Jan Ravens , Kevin Connolly and Mark Perry. Repeated from Friday


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

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the debate from the Royal Institute of British Architects in London, with a panel that includes Chief Secretaryto the Treasury Paul Boateng , Liberal Democrat leader in the Lords Shirley Williams , shadow Defence Secretary Bernard Jenkin and the writer and columnist
Matthew Parris.
Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Paul Boateng
Unknown: Shirley Williams
Unknown: Bernard Jenkin
Unknown: Matthew Parris.

: 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: Inspector Rebus - The Falls

A modern crime thriller based on Ian Rankin 's novel -featuring Inspector John Rebus. Dramatised in two parts by Bert Coules.
1: The Game. When a wealthy banker's daughter goes missing from Edinburgh University, Rebus has little to go on in his investigations. It's difficult to know whether the student has been murdered, kidnapped or is simply on the run. The discovery of a carved wooden doll inside a six-inch coffin and a game of cat-and-mouse on the internet offer vital but deadly clues.
Director Bruce Young
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: The Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Ian Rankin 's The Falls is available on CD and audio cassette at good retail outlets or www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed] Rankin on radio: page 109


Unknown: Ian Rankin
Unknown: John Rebus.
Unknown: Bert Coules.
Director: Bruce Young
Unknown: Ian Rankin
Dl Rebus: Ron Donachle
Narrator: Paul Young
DC Clarke: Gayanne Potter
Jean: Gerda Stevenson
DCS Templer: Sarah Collier
Prof Devlin: John Shedden
David: Patrick Moy
DC Hood: Chris Young
John: Finlay Welsh
-Farmer Watson: Alec Heggie
Beverley: Joanna Tope

: Reel Histories: 1: Dam Busters

Journalist Gerry Northam explores the history behind celluloid images of our past.
The most famous bombing mission in history was an operational success, but did the bouncing bomb do anything to shorten the Second World War? Nearly 60 years on from 617 Squadron's raid on the Ruhr dams, historians still disagree over the real effects of one of the RAF's finest hours.


Presenter: Gerry Northam
Producer: John Byrne

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the weekday morning magazine, presented by Martha Kearney.
Producer Anne Peacock Email: womanshour@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Producer: Anne Peacock

: Saturday PM

News and sports headlines. With Dan Damon.


Unknown: Dan Damon.

: Back Row

Irreversible has gained notoriety because of its nine-minute rape scene, but it is also one of a number of films-like Memento and Rules of Attraction -in which time is reversed. Joe Cornish discovers there has been a long history of time-fiddling films. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Joe Cornish
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

Under discussion tonight is Roman Polanski's new film The Pianist, winner of the Palme d'Or, which centres on a Polish Jew struggling to survive in the Warsaw ghettoduring the Holocaust. Tom Sutcliffe and guests give their reaction to this as well as other cultural highlights of the week. ProducerJerome Weatherald


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe

: The Four Noble Truths

In another talk in a series of talks exploring the basic tenets of Buddhism, Robert Thurman , professor of Buddhist Studies at the University of Columbia, explains the causes of suffering. Repeated from Sunday w


Unknown: Robert Thurman

: The Archive Hour: The Great Gale

Ivan Howlett tells the story of the worst natural disasterto hit the British Isles during the 20th century- the floods that devastated much of the east coast of England on the night of 31 January 1953. Producer Nick Patrick


Unknown: Ivan Howlett
Producer: Nick Patrick

: Classic Serial: Strangers and Brothers

CP Snow's epic novel sequence about the English
Establishment. Dramatised in five parts by Jonathan Holloway. Narrated by David Haig. 1: Time of Hope.
It's 1927 and Lewis Eliot escapes from the drudgery of a council clerk's office by passing exams to study at the Bar, and begins his rise to power.
Director Sally Avens and Jeremy Howe Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Jonathan Holloway.
Unknown: David Haig.
Unknown: Lewis Eliot
Director: Sally Avens
Director: Jeremy Howe
Lewis: Adam Godley
Marion: Laura Doddington
Katherine: Carta Simpson
George: Bill Wallis
Sheila: Anastasia Hllle
Herbert: Stephen Moore
Percy: Danny Webb
Charles: Jamie Glover
Leonard: John Standing
Ann: Emma Woolllams
MrsGetliffe: Suzanna Hamilton
Rev Knight: Brett Usher

: The Moral Maze

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


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Michael Gove
Unknown: Steven Rose
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves

: Round Britain Quiz

Nick Clarke chairs the latest contest drawing on the teams' cultural knowledge and lateral thinking. This week, Wales takes on Northern Ireland. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nick Clarke

: Poetry Please

Roger McGough presents poems requested by listeners, including Vikram Seth's tribute to those who sleep alone, CP Cavafy's classic, Ithaka, and Carol Ann Duffy 's Litany, read by the author herself. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: Carol Ann Duffy

: The Late Story: In Cuba I Was a GermanShepherd

Her Mother's House. Mia Soteriou reads the final story from the 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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