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: World News

: Prayer for the Day


: Letter from America

With AlistairCooke. Repeated from Friday

: 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. ProducerHughO'Donneii


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

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


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

: Home Truths

John Peel takes a look at the foibles of family life.
PHONE: [number removed] Email: home.truths@bbc.co.uk
Producer Rebecca Armstrong.
Shortened repeat on Monday at 11 pm

: 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

: Duffled

The duffle coat links heroism on wartime Atlantic convoys, the bohemian world of 1950s jazz clubs,
CND and the peace movement. Ray Brown toggles up to introduce an affectionate history of a much loved and much despised garment. Producer Nigel Acheson


Unknown: Ray Brown
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: The Week in Westminster

Steve Richards takes a look behind the scenes at Westminster. Producer Peter Mulligan


Unknown: Steve Richards
Producer: Peter Mulligan

: 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 impartial money advice and the latest news from the world of personal finance. Producer Clare Vincent Repeated tomorrow 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Clare Vincent

: The News Quiz

A new series of the venerable topical radio comedy panel game, chaired by Simon Hoggart , with Alan Coren , Andy Hamilton , Linda Smith and guests. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Linda Smith

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the debate from the Langley School and Dovehouse Theatre, Solihull, with a panel that includes Tony Banks MP, shadow
Chancellor Michael Howard , chairman and chief executive of McCann-Erikson UK and non-executive chairman of the London Tourist Board Tamara Ingram , and Tony Stoller , chief executive of the Radio Authority. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Michael Howard
Unknown: Tamara Ingram
Unknown: Tony Stoller

: 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: Fraud

By Caroline Gawn. A daring, amoral and very attractive female crook pits her wits against a top policeman stuck in an unhappy marriage. Romantic intrigue is inevitable.


Writer: Caroline Gawn
Director: Polly Thomas
Faulkes: Philip Glenister
Jean: Angela Wynter
Williams: Ken Bradshaw
Rodriguez: Russell Dixon
Ken: Russell Dixon
Stephens: Christine Brennan
Diane: Christine Brennan
Jack: Toby Hadoke

: Reel Histories

Journalist Gerry Northam explores the history behindthecinematicversionsofourpast.
3: Blazing Saddles. Mel Brooks 's spoof western has all the classic ingredients of the Wild West movie, a handsome hero, an alcoholic gunslinger and a tart-with-a-heart. But how did the figure of the cowboy, a poorly paid, uneducated, itinerant labourer with no heroic traits at all, become a film star and a symbol of nobility and purity for all Americans? Producer John Byrne


Unknown: Gerry Northam
Unknown: Mel Brooks
Producer: John Byrne

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Martha Kearney.
Email: [email address removed]


Presenter: Martha Kearney
Producer: Anne Peacock

: Saturday PM

News and sports headlines, with Dan Damon.


Unknown: Dan Damon.

: Back Row

Joe Cornish looks at Treasure Planet, the new animation from Disney. If it fails at the box office it could signal the end for hand-drawn animation. The film does have some computer-generated effects but it was almost entirely made the old-fashioned way. The film needs to be successful to keep this tradition alive. But the outlook does not seem good - its weekend gross in America was one of the most disappointing ever for a major animation.


Presenter: 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

Paul Thomas Anderson 's new film Punch Drunk Love is more conventional in many ways than his previous epic, Magnolia. This may be a boy-meets-girl love story but why the hundreds of puddings?
Tom Sutcliffe and guests give their verdict on this and on a major new exhibition at Tate Britain- Constable to Delacroix: British Art and the French Romantics. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Paul Thomas Anderson
Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: The Four Noble Truths

"I teach suffering, its origin, cessation and path. That's all I teach", said the Buddha. In the last of a series exploring the Four Noble Truths, the basic tenets of Buddhism, Ajahn Sucitto, abbot of the Chithurst monastery in Sussex, explores the path to the Cessation Of suffering.
(Repeated from Sunday)


Speaker: Ajahn Sucitto

: The Archive Hour: Rebel Hell

On the day the cricket World Cup gets underway in South Africa, BBC cricket correspondent
Jonathan Agnew uncovers the true story behind the 1982 tour by a group of rebel English cricketers. The "mercenary tour", as it was dubbed, sparked a political crisis in England and even threatened the future of multiracial international sport. With contributions from
Graham Gooch , David Gower and Neil Kinnock , and the views of Archbishop Desmond Tutu and former prime minister Margaret Thatcher. Producer Richard Burgess
It's not just cricket: page 28


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Graham Gooch
Unknown: David Gower
Unknown: Neil Kinnock
Unknown: Desmond Tutu
Unknown: Margaret Thatcher.
Producer: Richard Burgess

: Classic Serial: Strangers and Brothers

CP Snow's epic novel sequence about the British
Establishment. Dramatised in five parts by Jonathan Holloway. 3: The Masters. Lewis Eliot is teaching in a Cambridge college when an election is called for a new Master.
Director Sally Avens and Jeremy Howe Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Jonathan Holloway.
Unknown: Lewis Eliot
Director: Sally Avens
Director: Jeremy Howe
Lewis: Adam Godley
Narrator: David Haig
Getliffe: Andy Taylor
Winslow: Clive Merrison
Brown: Philip Franks
Calvert: Adam Levy
Jago: David Calder
Nightingale: Jeremy Child
Chrystal: Matthew Marsh
Crawford: Hugh Quarshie
MrsJago: Joanna Monro
Sir Horace: Ian Hogg

: The Moral Maze

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


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Michael Gove
Unknown: Steven Rose
Unknown: Melanie Phillips

: Round Britain Quiz

The teams from Scotland take on the Midlands in the fiendishly hard quiz. Nick Clarke is in the chair. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nick Clarke

: Poetry Please

Celebrating a new month and the coming season.
Poems include A February Morning by Leslie Norris and February-a Thaw by John Clare. Presented by Roger McGough , with readers Imogen Stubbs ,
Andrew Sachs and Sean Barratt. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Leslie Norris
Unknown: John Clare.
Presented By: Roger McGough
Readers: Imogen Stubbs
Readers: Andrew Sachs
Readers: Sean Barratt.

: The Late Story: Graham Greene's ShortStories

Two of Graham Greene 's shortertales: The Invisible Japanese Gentlemen, read by Anton Lesser and The Case for the Defence, read by Stephen Critchlow. Producer Jill Waters


Unknown: Graham Greene
Read By: Anton Lesser
Read By: Stephen Critchlow.
Producer: Jill Waters

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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.

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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.

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