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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Stephen Wigley. Producer Sian Baker


Unknown: Stephen Wigley.
Producer: Sian Baker

: Letter from America

With AlistairCooke. Repeated from Friday

: News Briefing

6.05 Papers
6.08 Sports Desk

: Open Country

Ataste of country life with Richard Undge. Producer Gabi Fisher Repeated on Thursday at 1.30pm


Unknown: Richard Undge.
Producer: Gabi Fisher

: Farming Today This Week

Presented by Charlotte Smith . Producer Hugh O'Donnell


Presented By: Charlotte Smith
Producer: Hugh O'Donnell

: Today

With Sarah Montague and John Humphrys.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought forthe Day
With the Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths.


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths.

: Home Truths

John Peel 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


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Rebecca Armstrong

: Excess Baggage

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


Unknown: Arthur Smith
Producer: Penelope Gjbbs

: Test Match Special

England v Zimbabwe
Live coverage of the third's day play in the First
Test at Lord's. Commentary by Jonathan Agnew ,
Henry Blofeld , Simon Mann and Christopher Martin -
Jenkins with expert comments from Angus Fraser , Mike Selvey and Henry Olonga. Including at
12.45pm A View from the Boundary and News summaries at 1.15 and 3.25.
Producer PeterBaxter * Approximate time


Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By: Henry Blofeld
Commentary By: Simon Mann
Commentary By: Christopher Martin
Unknown: Angus Fraser
Unknown: Mike Selvey
Unknown: Henry Olonga.

: Britain in a Box

Paul Jackson continues his exploration of cult television programmes that have caughtthe mood of the nation. 3. Yoghurt Pots and Sticky-backed Plastic. The programme that was to become a national institution started out life as a single weekly edition that consisted mainly of a former army officer playing with railway layouts and a former Miss Great Britain showingdolls. No pets, no badges and no ship, just the ever familiar theme tune and the original name: Blue Peter. producer Paul Kobrak


Unknown: Paul Jackson
Unknown: Blue Peter.
Producer: Paul Kobrak

: Week in Westminster

Robin Oakley looks behind the scenes at Parliament. Producer Peter Mulligan


Unknown: Robin Oakley
Producer: Peter Mulligan

: 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 Penny Haslam Repeated tomorrow 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis

: The News Quiz

A tongue-in-cheek review of the week's news, with Simon Hoggart , Alan Coren , Sandi Toksvig , Mark Steel and Armando lannucci. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Unknown: Mark Steel
Unknown: Armando Lannucci.

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience at St Mary Magdalene Church, Norwich, puts questions to a panel that includes the former Labour MP Tony Benn , and the editor of The Times Robert Thomson. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Tony Benn
Unknown: Robert Thomson.

: 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 Ten O'Clock Horses

By Laurie Graham.
It is 1963 - the first figs and avocado pears are appearing in the shops - and Ronnie Glover, husband and father, painter and decorator, is about to experience a taste of the permissive society...


Writer: Laurie Graham
Producer: Viv Beeby
Ronnie: Michael Fenton Stevens
Eileen: Janine Duvitski
Susan: Jemma McAlear
Jack: Roberta Taylor
Vic: Chris Donnelly
Pop: David Collins

: The Castle In the Swamp

As St Petersburg prepares to celebrate its 300th anniversary, former BBC Soviet Union correspondent Angus Roxburgh returns to the city to uncover its turbulent history. Producer Mark Rickards '


Unknown: Angus Roxburgh
Producer: Mark Rickards

: Weekend Woman's Hour

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


Presented By: Sheila McClennon.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Saturday PM

News and sports headlines with Dan Damon. EditorPeterRippon


Unknown: Dan Damon.

: Back Row

As Bob Hope , one of the world's most recognised and adored entertainers, celebrates his 100th birthday in five days time, Jim White takes a look at his 80-year career as a comic film actor. And with the release of his new film, Bringing down the House, the focus shifts to the career of Steve Martin , another comic who successfully made the transition from stand-up to film comedies. Producer Mohini Patel


Unknown: Bob Hope
Unknown: Jim White
Unknown: Steve Martin
Producer: Mohini Patel

: Loose Ends

Ned Sherrin presents another mix of music, comedy and Conversation. Producer Torquil Macleod


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: Saturday Review

For fans of the hugely successful film The Matrix, the five-year wait is almost over as Keanu Reeves stars again in the sequel The Matrix Reloaded.
Tom Sutcliffe and his guests give their verdict on this and the rest of the week's cultural highlights. Producer Fiona McLean


Unknown: Keanu Reeves
Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Sod's Law

More from Phil Smith on the real world of gardening. 2: Planners and Other Bad Odours. It appears that beneath the surface of Phil's garden there is too much of the wrong kind of soil. But that's not enough to stop the long tentacles of the bureaucrats. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Phil Smith

: The Archive Hour:Everest - Journey to the Third Pole

Fifty years ago this week Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reached the summit of Mount Everest. This is the story of the many failed attempts before that successful climb, including the mysterious disappearance of Mallory and Irvine. Presented by Stephen Venables , the first Briton to make the climb Without bottled oxygen. ProducerGraham Hoyland Danny Kelly on a unique peak: page 30


Unknown: Edmund Hillary
Unknown: Tenzing Norgay
Presented By: Stephen Venables
Producergraham: Hoyland Danny Kelly

: Classic Serial: Tender is the Night

By F Scott Fitzgerald , adapted for radio in two parts by Michael Hastings and starring Michael Maloney. Part one of the tragic romance of young actress Rosemary Hoyt and the stylish American couple Dick and Nicole Diver , set on the French Riviera in the late 1920s.
Director Sebastian Graham-Jones Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Scott Fitzgerald
Unknown: Michael Hastings
Unknown: Michael Maloney.
Unknown: Rosemary Hoyt
Unknown: Nicole Diver
Director: Sebastian Graham-Jones
Rosemary: Rebecca Hall
Mrs Speers: Lorelei King
Dick: Michael Maloney
Nicole: Jennifer Lee Jellicorse
Tommy: Andrew Scott
MrMcKisco: Trevor Ray
Mrs McKisco: Lynne Miller
Abe: Colin Stinton
Collis: Dan Fredenburgh
Jules: Joseph Mydell
Beth: Kyra Williams

: The Law in Question

3: Mental Health. Howwouldyoucopeifthe depression you experienced as a teenager turns into a stigma barring you from opportunities as an adult? In the last programme of the series, Marcel Berlins brings together listeners and lawyers to tackle these moral and legal dilemmas. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Marcel Berlins

: Counterpoint

The final heat in the annual contest of musical knowledge. Chaired by Ned Sherrin. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Ned Sherrin.

: Poetry Please

Roger McGough presents a selection of war poetry requested by listeners. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Roger McGough

: The Late Story: Victorian Love Stories

An Old Wife's Tale, by Ellen T Fowler , read by Hilary Neville. A man recounts how he saved his wife-to-be in a house fire, but couldn't save her sister. Producer Julia Butt


Unknown: Ellen T Fowler
Read By: Hilary Neville.
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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