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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Very Rev John Miller , former Moderator of the Church of Scotland General Assembly.


Unknown: John Miller

: 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 explores the Pentland hills near Edinburgh and meets a man with his own reservoir. Producer Gabi Fisher Extended at 1.30pm


Unknown: Richard Uridge
Producer: Gabi Fisher

: 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 Edward Stourton.
7.20 Yesterday in Parliament
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths.
8.51 Yesterday in Parliament


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

: World Cup CricketThe Super Six

The third team from Group A meet the winners of GroupB And at Kingsmead, Durban, the GroupA winners play the Group Brunners-up
Producer Peter Baxter * Approximate time


Producer: Peter Baxter

: Home Truths

John Peel takes a look at the foibles offamily life. Producer Abiola Awojobi Shortened at 11pm 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

: A Brief History of Tax

Ian Hislop continues his audit of Britain's 1,000-year-old relationship with taxation. 2: The Taxers Who have been the great taxers of the British people and how did they think they could get away with it? From Ethelredthe Unreadyto Denis Healey , Hislop questions their motives. Producer Philip Sellars


Unknown: Ian Hislop
Unknown: Denis Healey
Producer: Philip Sellars

: 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 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 Jessica Dunbar Repeated tomorrow 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Jessica Dunbar

: The News Quiz

Atongue-in-cheek review of the week news, chaired by Simon Hoggart from the Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham, with Alan Coren , Jeremy Hardy , Phil Hammond and Marcus Brigstocke. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Phil Hammond
Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke.

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience at Gloucester Cathedral puts questions on issues of the weekto a panel of prominent public figures and politicians. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby

: Any Answers?

Jonathan Dimblebytakes listeners' calls and emails in response to last night's Any Questions. PHONE: [number removed] oremail: any.answers@bbc.co.uk Producer Anne Peacock


Unknown: Jonathan Dimblebytakes
Producer: Anne Peacock

: The Saturday Play: It Started with a Click

By Chris Thompson. When Mike's marriage breaks up, he begins an internet search for his teenage sweetheart, Rachel. Despite the advice of friend Susan, he sets off to the Derbyshire hills of his youth. But it's not long before he is enmeshed in a saga of mystery, revenge and even possible murder.


Writer: Chris Thompson
Director: Peter Leslie Wild
Mike: Stephen Critchlow
Susan: Rachel Atkins
Rachel: Julia Hills
Stephen: Keith Drinkel
Bob: Reter Meakin
Mrs Martin: Gillian Goodman
Dick: Sean Connolly

: Audience Profiled

1: Crowd Control. John Florance traces the changes in etiquette in listening to classical music in concert halls over the centuries and asks how audiences will behave in the future.
Producer Rosie Boulton


Presenter: John Florance
Producer: Rosie Boulton

: 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

With the forthcoming DVD/video release of Luc Besson 's Subway, a strange mix of comedy, fantasy, violence and suspense set in the Paris Metro, Joe Cornish takes a closer look at the perils of subterranean travel on film. Plus an interview with Laura Linney , one of the stars of Alan Parker 's new film The Life of David Gale. Producer Mohini Patel


Unknown: Luc Besson
Unknown: Joe Cornish
Unknown: Laura Linney
Unknown: Alan Parker
Unknown: David Gale.
Producer: Mohini Patel

: Loose Ends

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


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and guests give their verdict on Alan Parker 's The Life of David Gale , starring Kevin Spacey as a Texan professor and advocate forthe abolition of the death penalty who finds himself falsely accused and convicted of murder. Producer Fiona McLean


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Alan Parker
Unknown: David Gale
Unknown: Kevin Spacey
Producer: Fiona McLean

: The Human Face of God

1: The first speaker in this series of talks for Lent exploring a central theme of Christian belief is the theologian Jane Williams , who is married to the Archbishop of Canterbury. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Jane Williams

: The Archive Hour: Wheeler at 80

Charles Wheeler 's career in journalism has taken him from 13 shillings-a-week tape boy on the Daily Sketch through to award-winning foreign correspondent and ground-breaking documentary maker. In a special programme to mark his 80th birthday, Jeremy Paxman joins him in conversation. Producer David Prest


Unknown: Charles Wheeler
Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Producer: David Prest

: The Music Factory

Russell Davies investigates the phenomenon that was Music While You Work.
Producers Clare Csonka and Simon Elmes


Unknown: Russell Davies
Producers: Clare Csonka
Producers: Simon Elmes

: Classic Serial: Brideshead Revisited

By Evelyn Waugh. A four-part adaptation for radio by Jeremy Front to mark the centenary of the author's birth. 1: Midway through the Second World War, a disillusioned Captain Charles Ryderfinds himself posted to Brideshead Castle, scene of the happiest years of his young life and the beginnings of his friendship with Sebastian Flyte.
Director Marion Nancarrow Repeated from Sunday 3pm


Unknown: Evelyn Waugh.
Radio By: Jeremy Front
Unknown: Captain Charles Ryderfinds
Unknown: Sebastian Flyte.
Director: Marion Nancarrow
Charles: Ben Miles
Sebastian: Jamie Bamber
Mr Ryder: Benjamin Whltrow
Julia: Anne-Marie Duff
Anthony: Geoffrey Streatfield
BoyMulcaster: Tom Smith
Nanny Hawkins: Ann Beach
Hooper/Wilcox: Andrew Wlncott
Brideshead: Toby Jones
Jasper/Lunt/Hayter: Martin Hyder
Collins Jorkins: Scott Brooksbank
Cordelia: Abby Ford

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs a debate on the moral conundrums behind one of the week's news stories. with Ian Hargreaves , Michael Gove , Steven Rose and Melanie Phillips. Repeated from Wednesday


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

: Round Britain Quiz

The North of England take on the South of England. Chaired by Nick Clarke. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Word on the Street

PoetJackie Kay travels to the Algonquin Hotel in New York in search of the sharp wit of a past resident, the writer Dorothy Parker. With New York poets Mary Karrand Sapphire and readings from Parker's poetry by Kate Harper. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Poetjackie Kay
Unknown: Dorothy Parker.
Unknown: Mary Karrand Sapphire
Unknown: Kate Harper.

: The Late Story: Four Stories byPenelope Fitzgerald

A re-run series of short fictions by the Booker Prize-winning writer. 2: The Means of Escape.Read by Claire Skinner.
Producer Sara Benaim


Read By: Claire Skinner.
Producer: Sara Benaim

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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