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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Father Oliver Crilly.


Unknown: Father Oliver Crilly.

: Letter from America

With AlistairCooke. Repeated from Friday

: News Briefing

6.05 Papers
6.08 Sports Desk

: Open Country

Helen Mark goes tree-felling in Sherwood Forest. Producer Gabi Rsher Postponed from 15 March.


Unknown: Helen Mark
Unknown: Sherwood Forest.
Producer: Gabi Rsher

: Farming Today This Week

Presented by Charlotte Smith . Producer Hugh O'Donnell


Presented By: Charlotte Smith
Producer: Hugh O'Donnell

: Today

With John Humphrys and Martha Kearney.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Christina Rees.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Christina Rees.

: Home Truths

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


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Abiola Awojobi

: Excess Baggage

Arthur Smith and guests take a look at some more unusual places, ways and reasons to travel.
PHONE: [number removed] Email: excess.baggage@bbc.co.uk Producer Penelope Gibbs


Unknown: Arthur Smith
Producer: Penelope Gibbs

: Ireland's Neutral War

2: Fighting for the British. Even though Ireland had declared itself neutral in the Second World War, many Irish people joined up to fight for the British. On their return many were treated as traitors. Now that their story is finally being told, how can their experience help the peace process in the north? Producer Neil George


Producer: Neil George

: Talking Politics

Sheena McDonald presents the political discussion programme, sharpening the focus on current ideas and events. Producer Paul Vickers


Unknown: Sheena McDonald
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 Jessica Dunbar Repeated tomorrow 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Jessica Dunbar

: The Now Show

Topical satire series starring Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis with Marcus Brigstocke , Emma Kennedy , Jon Holmes and Mitch Benn. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown: Emma Kennedy
Unknown: Jon Holmes
Unknown: Mitch Benn.

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience at Haileybury College, Hertford, puts questions on issues of the week to a panel including Conservative party chairman Theresa MayMP ,
Liberal Democrat health spokesman Lord Clement-Jones and Glenn Frankel , London bureau chief of the Washington Post. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Theresa Maymp
Unknown: Glenn Frankel

: 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 Anne Peacock


Unknown: Jonathan Dimblebytakes
Producer: Anne Peacock

: The Saturday Play: The Far Country

By Nevil Shute, dramatised by DJ Britton.
Australia is a land of opportunity after the war and for Jennifer it promises a new start. For Carl, a Czech doctor now working in a lumber camp, the dreams may take longer to realise.


Writer: Nevil Shute
Director: Alison Hindell
Jennifer: Siriol Jenkins
Carl: Richard Elfyn
Jane: Penny Downie
Jack: Jonathan Hyde
Jim: Stan Pretty
Ethel: Shirley Dixon
Father: Richard Mitchley

: The Indispensables

Lynne Truss concludes her series examining the revolutionary impact of everyday objects.
3: The Paper Cup. With millions of people rushing to work every day juggling briefcases with hot coffee, the paper cup is everywhere to be seen, yet few people stop to think that, in the early 1900s, it saved lives on the railroads of America. It also also helped to combat the 1918 flu epidemic and concealed evidence of drinking during prohibition. Lynne Truss its history with the help of inventor James Dyson , artist Gavin Turk and entrepreneur Sahar Hashemi. Producer Erika Wright


Unknown: Lynne Truss
Artist: James Dyson
Artist: Gavin Turk
Unknown: Sahar Hashemi.
Producer: Erika Wright

: Weekend Woman's Hour

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


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Saturday PM

News and sports headlines, with Dan Damon. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Dan Damon.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: Back Row

Jim White presents Radio 4's weekly film programme. With the forthcoming release of Heartlands, a gentle comedy about a man's moped journey from a small Midlands town to the Las Vegas of the North, Blackpool, how realistic is it to make a British road movie? Producer MohiniPatel


Unknown: Jim White

: Loose Ends

Ned Sherrin presents another mix of music, comedy and conversation. ProducerTorquil Macleod


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: Saturday Review

On his last day of freedom before serving a seven-year prison sentence, drug dealer Edward Norton hangs out with his best friends, father and girlfriend to take stock of his life and weigh up his choices in Spike Lee 's new film 25th Hour. Tom Sutcliffe and his guests discuss this and other of the week's cultural highlights.
Producer Hannah Andrassy


Unknown: Edward Norton
Unknown: Spike Lee
Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Hannah Andrassy

: The Last Hitch-hiker

Hitch-hiking, a once popular activity, is dying, even though there are more cars around and planes are cheaper than ever. In the first of three programmes, Kevin Connolly hitch-hikes out from Calais to see who would stop to give him a lift, how far he could get in one week and what thejourney would reveal about the way we travel now. 1: Connolly has to cope with the romantic attentions of a large dog. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Kevin Connolly

: The Archive Hour: Living with Oil

The triumphs and tragedies of discovering black gold beneath the North Sea. Oral historian
Hugo Manson , from the University of Aberdeen, guides us through his extensive archive of recorded interviews with people whose lives have in some way been touched by oil.
Producer Tony Phillips


Unknown: Hugo Manson
Producer: Tony Phillips

: Classic Serial: What Maisie Knew: 1

By Henry James.
Dramatised in two parts by Michael Bakewell.
Maisie's parents divorce and the outrages inflicted upon her innocence begin to accumulate. With David Calder as Henry James.
(Repeated from Sunday 3pm)


Author: Henry James.
Dramatised by: Michael Bakewell
Director: Celia de Wolff
Henry James: David Calder
Maisie: Rebecca Padley
Beale: Nicholas Farrell
Mrs Wix: Deborah Findlay
Miss Overmore: Susannah Harker
Ida: Lizzie McInnerny
Sir Claude: Adam Godley
The Captain: Jonathan Keewe

: The Reith Lectures 2003: The Emerging Mind

Professor VS Ramachandran continues his series of talks in which he examines what science is discovering about the human mind.
4: Purple Numbers and Sharp Cheese
Mixed signals that help explain language and metaphor. Presented by Sue Lawley from the Said Business School, Oxford. Repeated from Wednesday


Presented By: Sue Lawley

: Counterpoint

Ned Sherrin chairs another heat in the tense but good-natured contest of musical knowledge. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: Between Stones and Stars

Rebecca Elson was a remarkable poet and astronomer who died in 1999, aged 39, leaving behind a diverse collection of inspiring poems on subjects such as her husband's boxer shorts, dark matter, and the cancer that was killing her. David Constantine celebrates her life and work, with contributions from friends, readings by Theresa Gallagher , and penny whistle played by Michael Donaghy. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Rebecca Elson
Unknown: David Constantine
Unknown: Theresa Gallagher
Played By: Michael Donaghy.

: The Late Story: School Days

A series of stories about the pleasures and pains of childhood and school.
4: Doves by Nicola Bennett , read by Juliet Prew.
Throughout her short stay, Martha seemed to have a special bond with the doves that arrived the same day as She. Producer Sara Davies


Unknown: Nicola Bennett
Read By: Juliet Prew.
Producer: Sara Davies

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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