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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Allan Spence.


Unknown: Allan Spence.

: Letter from America

With Alistair Cooke. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: News Briefing

6.05 Papers
6.08 Sports Desk

: Open Country

Helen Mark experiences a night on the Gower Peninsula in South Wales -from a spectacular sunset to a blustery dawn chorus. Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Helen Mark
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Farming Today This Week

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


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

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Roy Jenkins.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: Home Truths

John Peel introduces another edition of the programme in which he takes a wry look at the foibles of family life.
Producer Rebecca Armstrong Repeated on Monday at 11pm PHONE: [number removed] Email: home.truths@bbc.co.uk


Introduces: John Peel
Producer: Rebecca Armstrong

: Excess Baggage

Arthur Smith and his guests take a look at some more unusual destinations, and the ways and reasons for going away.
PHONE: [number removed] Email: excess.baggage@bbc.co.uk Producer Simon Clancy


Unknown: Arthur Smith
Producer: Simon Clancy

: Here We Go with the NDO

Geoffrey Wheeler tells the story of the Manchester-based BBC Northern Dance Orchestra, which provided essential backing to most of Britain's top light entertainment acts of the 1950s and 60s, and became a legend in its own right. Producer Stephen Garner


Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler
Producer: Stephen Garner

: Week in Westminster

A look behind the scenes at Westminster.

: 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 Jennifer Clarke Repeated tomorrow 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Jennifer Clarke

: 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 Spennymoor Leisure Centre, Durham, puts questions to a panel that includes the Conservative front-bench spokesman John Bercow MP and the Liberal Democrat spokesman on Home Affairs Simon Hughes MP. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: John Bercow
Unknown: Simon Hughes

: 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: Agatha Christie's Death in the Clouds

It is 1935 and Hercule Poirot's horror of flying is compounded when a fellow passenger on a cross-channel aeroplane is found murdered. Dramatised by Michael Bakewell.

Agatha Christie's Death in the Clouds 2.30pm R4
Hercule Poirot hates flying, so it's almost a welcome diversion when one of his fellow passengers on a cross-channel flight is murdered. Cue 90 minutes during which you will suspect every one and have your brain cells mixed into a variety of cerebral kedgeree by the number of red herrings on offer, until the complex case is solved. All I will say is, never stay on a plane that's also carrying a wasp! (Jane Anderson, radio editor)


Author: Agatha Christie
Dramatised by: Michael Bakewell
Director: Enyd Williams
Poirot: John Moffatt
Lady Horbury: Carolyn Jones
Chief Insp Japp: Philip Jackson
Fournier: Geoffrey Whitehead
Daniel: Murray Melvin
Jane: Teresa Gallagher
Norman: Ben Crowe
Jean: Andrew Harrison
Dr Bryant: Bruce Purchase
Elise: Liza Sadovy
Anne: Priyanga Elan
Steward/Clerk: Stephen Critchlow

: Weekend Woman's Hour

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


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Saturday PM

News and sports headlines, with Dan Damon. Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Dan Damon.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: Back Row

Raquel Welch fought pterodactyls in One Million Years BC, and who can forget the skeleton fight in The
Seventh Voyage ofSinbad in 1958? Jim White meets the master of stop-motion animation, octogenarian Ray Harryhausen. The programme considers why horror films are not quite as scary as they once were. Producer Anne-Marie Cole


Unknown: Raquel Welch
Unknown: Jim White
Unknown: Ray Harryhausen.
Producer: Anne-Marie Cole

: Loose Ends

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


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and guests Stuart Maconie, Terence Blacker and Rowan Pelling discuss the cultural events of the week - including Jerry Springer: the Opera and a new interpretation of Camus's Caligula.


Presenter: Tom Sutcliffe
Panellist: Stuart Maconie
Panellist: Terence Blacker
Panellist: Rowan Pelling
Producer: Fiona McLean

: The Last Hitch-hiker

Last week, Kevin Connolly set out from Calais to find out who would stop to give him a lift, how far he could get in the course of a week and what the journey would tell us about modern Europe and the way we travel.
2: Connolly realises that his dream of hitch-hiking as far as the shores of the Black Sea might have been a little OVer-ambitiOUS. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Kevin Connolly

: The Archive Hour: Theatre of the Absurd

Martin Esslin , who died in 2002, was the most influential figure in radio drama in the 1960s and 70s. As head of BBC Radio Drama he championed the work of Samuel Beckett , Bertolt Brecht,
Vaclav Havel and Harold Pinter , bringing previously unheard playwrights to a wider audience. Esslin also coined the phrase "theatre of the absurd" in a book of the same name and made it his mission to champion avant-garde theatre. In this programme, Paul Allen reassesses Martin Esslin 'swork, illustrated with excerpts from his drama productions, interviews and broadcasts. Producer Bob Dickinson


Unknown: Martin Esslin
Unknown: Samuel Beckett
Unknown: Vaclav Havel
Unknown: Harold Pinter
Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Martin Esslin
Producer: Bob Dickinson

: Classic Serial: What Maisie Knew

By Henry James. Dramatised in two parts by Michael Bakewell. 2: Maisie is assured that she is loved but her chief function seems to be to confer respectability upon adulterous liaisons. With David Calder as Henry James.
Director Celia de Wolff Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Henry James.
Unknown: Michael Bakewell.
Unknown: David Calder
Unknown: Henry James.
Director: Celia de Wolff
Henry James: David Calder
Maisie: Rebecca Padley
Beale: Nicholas Farrell
MrsWix: Deborah Findlay
Ida: Lizzie McLnnemy
Miss Overmore: Susannah Harker
SirClaude: Adam Godley
Countess: Frances Jeater
Susan: Teresa Gallagher

: The Reith Lectures 2003: The Emerging Mind

The last of this year's series of lectures, in which Professor VSRamachandran examines what science is discovering about the human mind. 5: Neuroscience: the New Philosophy
How the study of neuroscience is transforming our understanding of humanity and its place within the cosmos. Presented by Sue Lawley from the Neuroscience Institute, San Diego. Repeated from Wednesday


Presented By: Sue Lawley
Unknown: San Diego.

: Counterpoint

Ned Sherrin chairs another tense round in the quest forthe all-round musical mastermind of 2003. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: Poetry Please

Roger McGough celebrates Shakespeare's 439th birthday. And listeners have requested poems by Jean "Binta" Breeze, Pablo Neruda and Elizabeth Jennings , among others, which are read by Philip Franks , Peter Marinka and Claire Skinner. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: Pablo Neruda
Unknown: Elizabeth Jennings
Read By: Philip Franks
Read By: Peter Marinka
Read By: Claire Skinner.

: The Late Story: School Days

A series of stories about the pleasures and pains of childhood and school.
5: Lost Love by Tessa Hadley , read by Dee Sadler. When Helly picks Clare for membership of the sacred sisterhood of the stump, the two girls embark on a friendship which lasts through adolescence, boyfriends, sex and shoplifting until adulthood brings its conflicts. Producer Sara Davies


Unknown: Tessa Hadley
Read By: Dee Sadler.
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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