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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Clair Jaquiss. Producer Bernadette McConnell


Unknown: Clair Jaquiss.
Producer: Bernadette McConnell

: Letter from America

With AliStairCooke. Repeated from Friday

: News Briefing

6.05 Papers
6.08 Sports Desk

: Open Country

The Gower Peninsular
Helen Mark experiences the Gower Peninsula - from a spectacular sunset to a blustery dawn chorus. Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Helen Mark
Producer: Steve Peacock

: 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 Edward Stourton.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Roy Jenkins.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: Home Truths

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


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Harry Parker

: 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

: Britain in a Box

A new series in which Paul Jackson goes behind the scenes to look at some of the programmes that have become icons of television history.
1: The Street. Coronation Street defined a new gritty realism in British life, a recognition that ordinary lives had their own validity. Yet when it was created in 1960 it was almost shelved by Granada, who saw it as incomprehensibly northern. Producer Paul Kobrak Alison Graham on the Street: page 115


Unknown: Paul Jackson
Producer: Paul Kobrak
Producer: Alison Graham

: Week in Westminster

The political discussion programme that looks behind the scenes at Parliament, sharpening the focus on current ideas and events. Presented by Jackie Ashley. Producer Peter Mulligan


Presented By: Jackie Ashley.
Producer: Peter Mulligan

: From Our Own Correspondent

The stones 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 Louise Greenwood Repeated tomorrow 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Louise Greenwood

: The Now Show

Topical satire series starring Steve Punt ,
Hugh Dennis , 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 Knowbury in Shropshire puts questions to a panel that includes the Secretary of State for
Wales Peter Hain, Helen Mary Jones of Plaid Cymru and the chief executive of Action Aid. Salil Shetty.
Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Helen Mary Jones
Unknown: Salil Shetty.

: 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: A World Full of Weeping

By John Sayers. Starring Jemma Redgrave and David Threlfall , this contemporary thriller set in London's Primrose Hill deals with the emotional trauma of baby-snatching and confronts our fears and doubts about the supernatural. A mysterious Irish girl enters the lives of a couple just a few months before the arrival of their first child. They have little warning of the tragedy that this apparently gentle soul will rai ic<=> them in the months to come.
Music Robert Hartshorn
Producers Bruce Hyman and David Prest Director Andy Jordan


Unknown: John Sayers.
Unknown: Jemma Redgrave
Unknown: David Threlfall
Unknown: Primrose Hill
Music: Robert Hartshorn
Producers: Bruce Hyman
Producers: David Prest
Director: Andy Jordan
Anna: Jemma Redgrave
Mike: David Threlfall
Frank: Tom Georgeson
Clare: Nlamh Unehan
Superintendent: John Baddeley
Potter: Stephen Critchlow
Tom: Jonathan Tafler
Tanya: Elaine Claxton
Angus: Dean Clish

: Mr Pollock's Theatres

"Penny plain and twopence coloured...." A phrase familiar to generations of pre-television children that describes the toy theatres of Benjamin Pollock , a printerfrom Hoxton. Simon Callow explores the magic world of the cardboard actor, which tells us so much about the real theatre of the 19th century. Producer Merilyn Harris


Unknown: Benjamin Pollock
Producer: Merilyn Harris

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Martha Kearney.
Series editor Jill Burridge Producer Vibeke Venema 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

Love them or hate them, Carry On films are part of our national heritage, and to mark the release of a special edition of the films on VHS the programme looks at what can be deduced about British social history from the Carry On catalogue. Producer Mohini Patel


Producer: Mohini Patel

: Loose Ends

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


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and guests Michele Roberts , Anthony Horowitz and Amanda Vickery cast a critical eye over the week's cultural events, including a look at the new Fashion and Textile Museum and the latest novel by Margaret Atwood. Producer Fiona McLean


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Michele Roberts
Unknown: Anthony Horowitz
Unknown: Amanda Vickery
Novel By: Margaret Atwood.
Producer: Fiona McLean

: The Last Hitch-hiker

3: Kevin Connolly concludes his attempt to hitch-hike across Europe and in the process endures freezing weather and the contempt of other road users. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Kevin Connolly

: The Archive Hour: Across the Divide

The second part of the programme in which two gentle giants of folk music, British-born Bob Copper and American protest singer Pete Seeger , ruminate on the similarities and the differences in their lives. With contributions from their families, including Seeger's sister Peggy, about the tradition of folk music that both men have promoted. Presented by Bob Copper. Producer Angela Hind


Unknown: Bob Copper
Singer: Pete Seeger
Presented By: Bob Copper.
Producer: Angela Hind

: Classic Serial: Precious Bane

Mary Webb 's heart-rending love story, set in Shropshire in the early 19th century, dramatised in two parts by Beatrice Colin. 1: Prue Sarn is born "hare shotten" and it is this hare lip that is her "precious bane". She is torn between loyalty to her recklessly ambitious brother Gideon, and a deep unexpressed love for the weaver KesterWoodseaves.
Music by Kate Rusby and John McCusker
Director Gaynor Macfarlane Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Mary Webb
Unknown: Beatrice Colin.
Unknown: Prue Sarn
Music By: Kate Rusby
Music By: John McCusker
Director: Gaynor MacFarlane
Jancis: Louise Breckon-Richards
Tiwy: Laura Doddington
Kester: Owen Teale
Prue: Julia Ford
Gideon: Tom Goodman-Hill
Mrs Beguildy: Helen Schlesinger
Mother: Maggie Steed
Beguildy: Nigel Terry
Grimble: Timothy Watson

: The Law in Question

In the first programme of a new series Marcel Berlins brings together listeners and lawyers to tackle moral and legal dilemmas. Employment. How would you deal with an employee whose ill-health means they can no longer do the job? Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Marcel Berlins

: Counterpoint

Ned Sherrin welcomes three more contestants in the quest for the brightest amateur music expert of the year. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: Poetry Please

Roger McGough introduces more requests for much loved poems, including sonnets by the Pre-Raphaelite poet and painter Dante Gabriel
Rossetti, whose 175th birthday is this week. Peter Marinker , Claire Skinner and Philip Franks also read poems by Auden.Rumi, and Wendy Cope. Producer Mark Smalley Repeated from Sunday


Introduces: Roger McGough
Unknown: Dante Gabriel
Unknown: Peter Marinker
Unknown: Claire Skinner
Unknown: Philip Franks
Unknown: Wendy Cope.
Producer: Mark Smalley

: The Late Story: Victorian Love Stories

The Nightingale and the Rose by Oscar Wilde , read by Jo James. A young man needs a red rose to woo his love, and a nightingale makes the ultimate sacrifice to procure the bloom. Producer Julia Butt


Unknown: Oscar Wilde
Read By: Jo James.
Producer: Julia Butt

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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