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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Fidel ma Meehan.

: Letter from America

With AliStair Cooke. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: News Briefing

6.05 Papers
6.08 Sports Desk

: Open Country

Richard Uridge visits an oasis of calm amid an urban Hertfordshire environment.


Unknown: Richard Uridge

: 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 Mark Coles.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Satish Kumar.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Mark Coles.
Unknown: Satish Kumar.

: Home Truths

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


Unknown: John Peel

: 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

: My Life as a Dalek

Mark Gatiss celebrates the 40-year reign of galactic terror by the Daleks, Dr Who's most feared opponents. Rula Lenska, Alexei Sayle and designer Ray Cusick provide the vital data. Producer David Prest The ex-terminators: page 29


Unknown: Mark Gatiss
Unknown: Alexei Sayle
Designer: Ray Cusick
Producer: David Prest

: Talking Politics

Dennis Sewell presents the political discussion programme. Producer Paul Vickers


Unknown: Dennis Sewell
Producer: Paul Vickers

: From Our Own Correspondent

The stories and colour behind the world'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

: World Cup Cricket

England v Pakistan
From Newlands, Cape Town. Commentary by Jonathan Agnew , Henry Blofeld and Christopher Martin-Jenkins , with expert comments from Andrew Hudson and Vic Marks.
Producer Peter Baxter * Approximate time


Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By: Henry Blofeld
Commentary By: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: Andrew Hudson
Unknown: Vic Marks.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: The News Quiz

A tongue-in-cheek review of the week's news, provided by Simon Hoggart , Linda Smith , Andy Hamilton and a special guest. Repeated from Friday


Provided By: Simon Hoggart
Provided By: Linda Smith
Provided By: Andy Hamilton

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the debate from St John's School and Community College, Marlborough, with a panel that includes former prime minister Edward Heath , former Northern Ireland Secretary Mo Mowlam , Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy and columnist Christina Odone. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Edward Heath
Unknown: Mo Mowlam
Leader: Charles Kennedy
Unknown: Christina Odone.

: 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: The Long Weekend

By Jeremy Front.
A black comedy starring Emma Fielding and Stephen Tompkinson.
When former school chums Sophie and Gemma reunite after 20 years at Sophie's country estate, the idyllic-sounding long weekend takes a turn for the unexpected.
Director Sally Avens

When six old friends get together for a weekend on a country estate, things start to go horribly wrong... The Long Weekend
2.30pm R4 FM Most of us will have been forced to attend a "quiet, informal gathering, you know, just a few special friends, a chance to get away from it all." If, like me, the very thought of this makes your blood run cold as you picture the reality that lies ahead (rows with your partner about map-reading/ driving, food you can't stand, sleeping in a bed that's not your own, etc, etc) then you'll love this dark comedy drama. Three of the six people holed up together at an allegedly idyllic weekend in the country end up dead (ha, ha, they get what they deserve) and those that are left behind have to reckon with marital infidelity, transgenderism and the likelihood that one of their deceased partners was in love with a dog (which also dies, by the way). The cast, which includes Emma Fielding and Stephen Tompkinson, sound as though they really enjoyed making this and the only people I'd advise not to listen are those about to set off to see some friends...


Writer: Jeremy Front
Director: Sally Avens
Gemma: Emma Fielding
Toby: Stephen Tompkinson
Sophie: Jane Slavin
Freddie: Robert Portal
Ivor: Ben Crowe
Dodo: Clare Corbet
Insp Fenton: Clive Merrison

: Pulpit, Politics and Prosperity

Valentine Cunningham continues hisjourney in search of the legacy of Nonconformist Britain.
2: Reading. Dominated by the Quakerfamiiy and their biscuit company- Huntley and Palmers - Reading has benefited from the Palmers' blend of hard-headed business sense, simplicity and piety. Producer John Byrne


Unknown: Valentine Cunningham
Producer: John Byrne

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Martha Kearney. Series editor/producer Jill Burridge Producer Anne Peacock EMAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Producer: Jill Burridge
Producer: Anne Peacock

: Saturday PM

News and sports headlines, with Dan Damon.


Unknown: Dan Damon.

: Back Row

Saima Hayek talks about her new film Frida, a personal project about the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Kahlo struggled with a broken back, an unfaithful husband - Diego Rivera - and an affair with Leon Trotsky. Hayek also struggled to get her film made, fending off Jennifer Lopez , who wanted to make a film on the same artist. With Joe Cornish. Producer Stephen Hughes


Talks: Saima Hayek
Unknown: Diego Rivera
Unknown: Leon Trotsky.
Unknown: Jennifer Lopez
Unknown: Joe Cornish.
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: S Loose Ends

Join Ned Sherrinfora a mix of music, comedy and Conversation. Producer Torquil Macleod


Unknown: Ned Sherrinfora
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: Saturday Review

Kate Mosse and guests discuss the merits of You Shall Know Our Velocity, the second book from Dave Eggers , whose first novel, A Heartwarming Work of Staggering Genius, was a bestseller. Plus, a review of the Titian exhibition at the National Gallery, London. Producer Jerome We atherald


Unknown: Kate Mosse
Unknown: Dave Eggers

: Chalkface Lovesongs: 2: A Place in History

The series in which schoolteachers recall an episode that explains why they stay in an underpaid, low-status, high-stress job.

Catherine Lloyd and Andrew Cooper tell of their experiences in the teaching profession. Repeated from last Sunday


Unknown: Catherine Lloyd
Unknown: Andrew Cooper

: The Archive Hour: The Big Ear

The great radio telescope at Jodrell Bank in Cheshire has been at the forefront of astronomical research for more than half a century. But the dramatic events behind Britain's "big ear" reveal a story of financial scandals, political intrigue, Russian Sputniks and the odd game of cricket, as told by Leo Enright. Producer Rami Tzabar


Told By: Leo Enright.
Producer: Rami Tzabar

: Singin' and Dancin'

In the Rain
Adam Mars-Jones celebrates the 50th anniversary of the musical with Betsy Blair , Gene Kelly 's former wife, and with film-makers and rain-lovers including Terence Davies and Mira Nair. Producer Frances Byrnes


Unknown: Adam Mars-Jones
Unknown: Betsy Blair
Unknown: Gene Kelly
Unknown: Terence Davies
Unknown: Mira Nair.
Producer: Frances Byrnes

: Classic Serial: Strangers and Brothers

ByCP Snow. Dramatised in five parts by Jonathan Holloway. 5: The Light and the Dark. With the outbreak of the Second World War, both Lewis's love life and career take unexpected turns.
Directors Sally Avens and Jeremy Howe Repeated from Sunday 3pm


Unknown: Jonathan Holloway.
Directors: Sally Avens
Directors: Jeremy Howe
Lewis: Adam Godley
Narrator: David Haig
Hector: Rupert Vanslttart
Roy: Adam Levy
Houston: Peter Marinker
Wily: Kenneth Collard
Gilbert: Anthony Calf
Margaret: Juliet Aubrey
Rosalind: Anne-Marie Duff
Betty: Carla Simpson

: The Moral Maze

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


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

: Round Britain Quiz

Another chancet to hear the Midlands take on the team from Wales in the contest of lateral thinking. Nick Clarke is in the chair. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nick Clarke

: Poetry Please

Passionate and tender poems from Shelley, Burns and Marvell presented by Roger McGough and read by Imogen Stubbs , Andrew Sachs and Sean Barratt. To request a poem, write to BBC, Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2LR oremailpoetry.please@bbc.co.uk Repeated from Sunday


Presented By: Roger McGough
Read By: Imogen Stubbs
Read By: Andrew Sachs
Read By: Sean Barratt.

: The Late Story: Graham Greene's Short Stories

Two short tales. / Spy: A small boy wakes in the night and sneaks down to his father's shop. But he is not the only one up and about.
Beauty: Appearances can deceive and love is not always requited, especially where dogs are concerned. Read by Nigel Anthony and abridged by Jill Waters. Producer Jill Waters


Read By: Nigel Anthony
Abridged By: Jill Waters.
Producer: Jill Waters

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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