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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Jenny Wigley.


Unknown: Jenny Wigley.

: Letter from America

With AliStairCooke. Repeated from Friday

: News Briefing

6.05 Papers
6.08 Sports Desk

: Open Country

Helen Mark unravels the ancient structure through which the people of the New Forest rule themselves. Producer Benjamin Chesterton Extended


Unknown: Helen Mark
Producer: Benjamin Chesterton

: Farming Today This Week

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


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

: Today from 8.00

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
7.20 Yesterday in Parliament
7.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths.
8.25 Sports News
8.45 Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths.

: World Cup Cricket

India v Pakistan
Commentary from Centurion Park by Henry Blofeld , Simon Mann and Johnny Saunders , with expert comments from Vic Marks and Jeff Thomson.
Producer Peter Baxter Approximate time


Unknown: Henry Blofeld
Unknown: Simon Mann
Unknown: Johnny Saunders
Unknown: Vic Marks
Unknown: Jeff Thomson.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Home Truths

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


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Rebecca Armstrong

: 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

: Spelling, or I before E except after C

Tough bough, cough and dough: Dr Johnson devised these spellings in 1755, butwith the increase in text messaging and email shorthand, Martin Wainwright asks whether it is time to relax our attitude to spelling. Contributors include self-confessed bad speller, the author Beryl Bainbridge. Producers Erika Wright and Anna Buckley


Unknown: Martin Wainwright
Unknown: Beryl Bainbridge.
Producers: Erika Wright
Producers: Anna Buckley

: The Week In Westminster

Robin Oakley takes a look behind the scenes at Westminster. producer Marie Jessel


Unknown: Robin Oakley
Producer: Marie Jessel

: From Our Own Correspondent

The stories and colour behind the world headlines, with Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant


Unknown: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

Paul Lewis with impartial money advice. Producer Chris A'Court Repeated tomorrow 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis

: The News Quiz

A tongue-in-cheek review of the week news, with Simon Hoggart , Alan Coren , Jeremy Hardy , Francis Wheen and Fred MacAulay. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Francis Wheen
Unknown: Fred MacAulay.

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the debate from the Royal National College forthe Blind, Hereford, with a panel including the Home Secretary David Blunkett , the shadow Home Secretary Oliver Letwin , AN Wilson , columnist for the London Evening Standard and the film and theatre director Jude Kelly. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: David Blunkett
Unknown: Oliver Letwin
Unknown: An Wilson
Director: Jude Kelly.

: 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 Anne Peacock


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Anne Peacock

: The Saturday Play: At Freddie's

Margaret Tyzack stars as Freddie Wentworth, the eccentric head of the Temple Stage School, training children for everything from Shakespeare to panto. Penelope Fitzgerald's comic novel, set in the 1960s, is a love story for anyone who has ever acted a little or pretended to be what they are not. Dramatised by Michael Butt.


Author: Penelope Fitzgerald
Dramatised by: Michael Butt
Director: Claire Grove
Freddie: Margaret Tyzack
Miss Blewett: Dinah Stabb
Hannah: Laura Doddington
Pierce: Lloyd Hutchinson
Oliver: Philip Jackson
Boney: Nick Boulton
Mattie: Rory Copus
Jonathan: Alex Green
Joybelle: Candice Davies

: Pulpit, Politics and Prosperity: 3

Valentine Cunningham concludes his journey in search of the legacy of Nonconformist Britain.

A look at the influence of Nonconformism on civic improvement, including the work of penal reformers - Elizabeth Fry and John Howard and the philanthropy of John Passmore Edwards.


Presenter: Valentine Cunningham
Producer: Robyn Read

: Weekend Woman's Hour

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


Presenter: Martha Kearney
Series Editor/Producer: Jill Burridge
Producer: Anne Peacock

: Saturday PM

News and sport with Dan Damon.


Unknown: Dan Damon.

: Back Row

Joe Cornish talks to director Todd Haynes about his film Far from Heaven, a pastiche of the Douglas Sirk weepies of the 1950s. Plus there's a quick word from Robert De Niro and Billy Crystal, stars of Analyse That.


Talks: Joe Cornish
Director: Todd Haynes
Unknown: Douglas Sirk
Unknown: Billy Crystal
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Loose Ends

Join Ned Sherrin for a mix of celebrities, comedy, music and conversation. ProducerTorquil Macleod


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: Saturday Review

Michael Richards created one of television's zaniest comic characters, Cosmo Kramer, the eccentric, wire-haired neighbour in Seinfeld. But how well suited is he for the role of the psychotic mass murderer, Jonathan Brewster, in a new production of the classic black farce Arsenic and Old Lace? Tom Sutcliffe and guests give their verdict on that as well as the new Spike Jonze film, Adaptation.


Presenter: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Mohini Patel

: Chalkface Lovesongs

3: Remarkable Individuals
Pete Greaves and Jane Morris recount their rewarding teaching experiences. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Pete Greaves
Unknown: Jane Morris

: The Archive Hour: Stalin the Terrible

Like his predecessor Ivan the Terrible, Stalin held on to power with a reign of terror. As with many tyrants, he also projected an image of the "great teacher" so that when he died on 5 March 1953 the nation went into genuine shock and mourning. Searching the BBC and the former Communist archives, Jim Riordan uncovers the witnesses who experienced Stalin's rule first-hand and examines how Stalin kept his powerful hold on the USSR for 25 years.


Presenter: Jim Riordan
Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith

: Classic Serial: Tradition

The first of a two-part drama about the destiny of two sisters, separated by class and colour in a small Southern community in 1890s America. Set against a background of racial tension, this epic novel by Charles W Chesnutt is adapted in two parts by Cheryl Martin. The drama concludes tomorrow at 3pm (). Director Pam Fraser Solomon Repeated from Sunday 3pm


Novel By: Charles W Chesnutt
Unknown: Cheryl Martin.
Director: Pam Fraser Solomon
Janet: Phyllcla Rashad
Olivia: Carrie Preston
Dr Miller: Wendell Pierce
Maj Carteret: Pj Benjamin
Gail: Uzan Mitchell
Mr Delamere: John Cullum
Aunt Polly: Lois Smith
Mr Ellis: Michael Emerson
Dr Price: Beau Gravrtte
Josh: Seth Gillam
Tom: Seth Gillam
McBane: Mark Redfield
Effie: Michelle Robinson
Martha: Michelle Robinson
Sandy: Willis Burke Ii

: The Moral Maze

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


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

: Round Britain Quiz

Scotland takes on the North of England. Nick Clarke is in the Chair. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nick Clarke

: Word on the Street

PoetJackie Kay presents the first in a series on poetry and place from Dove Cottage in Grasmere, with Robert Woof , director of the Wordsworth Trust, poet-in-residence Paul Farley and readings of Wordsworth. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Poetjackie Kay
Unknown: Robert Woof
Unknown: Paul Farley

: The Late Story: Graham Greene's

Short Stories
A Shocking Accident. Deborah Findlay reads this quirky meditation on the crosses that some children have to bear as a result of their parents' behaviour. Producer Jill Waters


Unknown: Deborah Findlay
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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