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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Jenny NemkO. Producer Bernadette McConnell


Unknown: Jenny Nemko.
Producer: Bernadette McConnell

: Letter from America

With AlistairCooke. Repeated from Friday

: News Briefing

6.05 Papers
6.08 Sports Desk

: Open Country

Helen Mark in the British countryside. Producer Benjamin Chesteron Extended repeat Thu 1.30pm


Unknown: Helen Mark
Producer: Benjamin Chesteron

: Farming Today This Week

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly , producer Hugh o'Donneii


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly

: Today

With Sarah Montague and John Humphrys.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With the Rev Rob Marshall.


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Rob Marshall.

: Home Truths

John Peel takes a look at the foibles of family life. Producer Harry Parker Repeated on Monday at 11pm
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 destinations, ways and reasons to travel. PHONE: [number removed] EMAIL: excess.baggage@bbc.co.uk Producer Simon Clancy


Unknown: Arthur Smith
Producer: Simon Clancy

: Britain in a Box

In the final programme of the current series, Paul Jackson explores the programmes that have become icons of television history.
4: It's Onlya Game. Who would have thoughtthat locking a group of strangers in the Big Brother house, with no contact with the outside world and recording their every move with a battery of cameras, would become the broadcasting phenomenon of the new millennium and change for ever our relationship with that box in the corner? Producer Paul Kobrak


Unknown: Paul Jackson
Producer: Paul Kobrak

: Talking Politics

Dennis Sewell presents the political discussion programme, sharpening the focus on current ideas and events. Producer PaulVickers


Unknown: Dennis Sewell

: From Our Own Correspondent

The stories and colour behind the world's 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 Chris A'Court 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 , Moira Stuart and a special guest. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Simon Hoggart.
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Unknown: Moira Stuart

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience at Letchworth puts questions to a panel that includes the Labour peer Lord Haskins, the art critic Brian Sewell and the founder of the Windrush Awards, Elaine Sihera. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Brian Sewell
Unknown: Elaine Sihera.

: 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 Lisa Jenkinson


Unknown: Jonathan Dimblebytakes
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: The Saturday Play: The MacGuffin

Trevor Lloyd's play takes place on the day of the Queen's coronation in 1953. It is a homage to Alfred Hitchcock's script editor, Angus MacPhail, who, according to Hitchcock, coined the name for the film plot device, the MacGuffin.
Producer Janet Whitaker


Writer: Trevor Lloyd
Producer: Janet Whitaker
Angus: Ian McDiarmid
Robert: Peter Blythe
Katrin: Indira Varma
Frank: Ben Crowe
Monique: Alison Pettitt
Freda: Carolyn Jones
Jack: Bruce Purchase
Geoffrey: Stephen Critchlow
Isobel: Lisa Sadovy
PC: Andrew Harrison
Hitchcock: Ewan Bailey

: Miniature Mountains

From "currant buns" to models of the Matterhorn - The Times gardening writer Stephen Anderton explores the changing fashions in rock gardening.
Today he looks at the influence of the landowner who wanted a landscape for his gnomes, and at the man who described his alpines as "sulky" and changed our view of the rockery. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Stephen Anderton

: 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 presented by Dan Damon. Editor Richard Clark


Presented By: Dan Damon.
Editor: Richard Clark

: Back Row

A special edition in which Jim White is scheduled to meet one of cinema's greatest stars. On his 73rd birthday, actor, writer and director Clint Eastwood reflects on the 59 films he's acted in - from the iconic, taciturn outlaw of the spaghetti westerns to the tongue-in-cheek astronaut in Space Cowboys - and on the 26 films he's directed, including his latest, the thriller Mystic River, which has just been in competition for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Jim White
Director: Clint Eastwood
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Loose Ends

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


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and his guests review the cultural events of the week, including an all-female production of Richard III at the Globe Theatre and a centenary exhibition of Barbara Hepworth 's sculptures at Tate St Ives. Producer Anne-Marie Cole


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Richard Iii
Unknown: Barbara Hepworth
Producer: Anne-Marie Cole

: Sod's Law

The final programme from Phil Smith on the real world of gardening. 3: Now It's "Dung Man". The vegetable patch needs to be cleared for a compost heap but when one man goes to mow it seems a hover can be a bother. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Phil Smith

: The Archive Hour: Still Room in the Tower

With the above words, the Earl Marshal threatened errant BBC cameramen should they step out of line during rehearsals at Westminster Abbey for the 1953 Coronation. Covering the event was the biggest challenge yet for broadcasters, cameramen and technicians in the still fledgeling world of BBC television. Paul Heiney paints a picture of the youthful service with the help of archive recordings, written records, and new interviews with Peter Dimmock , producer of the BBC's coverage, and with Sylvia Peters , its presenter. Producer Andrew Green The day that changed our lives: page 32


Unknown: Paul Heiney
Unknown: Peter Dimmock
Unknown: Sylvia Peters
Producer: Andrew Green

: Classic Serial: Tender Is the Night

By FScott Fitzgerald , adapted for radio in two parts by Michael Hastings , and starring Michael Maloney. The conclusion of the story of the tragic entanglement of young actress Rosemary Hoyt and the stylish American couple Dick and Nicole Diver , set on the French Riviera in the late 1920s.
Producer Nicholas Newton Director Sebastian Graham-Jones Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Fscott Fitzgerald
Unknown: Michael Hastings
Unknown: Michael Maloney.
Unknown: Rosemary Hoyt
Unknown: Nicole Diver
Producer: Nicholas Newton
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 Moral Maze

Michael Buerk returns with a new series of live debates in which Michael Gove , Steven Rose , Claire Fox and Melanie Philips cross-examine witnesses who hold passionate but conflicting views on the moral issues behind one of the week's news stories. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Michael Gove
Unknown: Steven Rose
Unknown: Claire Fox

: Counterpoint

Ned Sherrin chairs the first semi-final of the quiz which tests contestants' musical knowledge. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: Poetry Please

Roger McGough introduces extracts from
Longfellow's classic poem, The Song of Hiawatha. The reader is Nigel Anthony. Repeated from Sunday


Introduces: Roger McGough
Unknown: Nigel Anthony.

: The Late Story: Victorian Love Stories

Rowero'the Quince by Henry Harland , read by Joanna Tope. An aristocrat returns to England from Panama to succeed as lord of a grand estate, more than 30 years after his sudden, inexplicable disappearance abroad. Producer Julia Butt


Unknown: Henry Harland
Read By: Joanna Tope.
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.

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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