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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Noel Battye. Producer RobertTosh


Unknown: Canon Noel Battye.

: 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 in the British countryside.
Producer Gabi Rsher Repeated Thursday at 1.30pm


Unknown: Helen Mark
Producer: Gabi Rsher

: Farming Today This Week

Presented by Anna Hill. Producer Hugh O'Donnell


Presented By: Anna Hill.
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 Canon David Winter. The lure of 4: page 16


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.

: Home Truths

John Peel takes a wry look at the foibles offamily 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 destinations, ways and reasons to travel. PHONE: [number removed] EMAIL: excess.baggage@bbc.co.uk
Producer Penelope GibbS


Unknown: Arthur Smith
Producer: Penelope Gibbs

: The Wedding Band

Richard Coles mixes with trie musicians wno can makeorbreakthebride'sbig day, happy to play any tune, anytime, anywhere-the wedding band. Producer Matthew Dodd


Unknown: Richard Coles
Producer: Matthew Dodd

: Test Match Special

England v Zimbabwe
From the Riverside, Chester-le-Street, Durham commentary on the third day's play in the Second
Test from Jonathan Agnew , Simon Mann and Christopher Martin-Jenkins . With experts Vic Marks ,
Mike Selvey and Henry Olonga. At 12.45pm A View from the Boundary and News at 1.15 and 3.25.
Producer Peter Baxter * Approximate time


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Simon Mann
Unknown: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: Vic Marks
Unknown: Mike Selvey
Unknown: Henry Olonga.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Week in Westminster

Jackie Ashley looks behind the scenes at Westminster. Producer Marie Jessel


Unknown: Jackie Ashley
Producer: Marie Jessel

: 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 Louise Greenwood Repeated tomorrow 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Louise Greenwood

: The News Quiz

A tongue-in-cheek review of the week news, with Simon Hoggart , Alan Coren , Jeremy Hardy , Linda Smith and Armando lannucci. Repeated from Fnday The lure of 4: page 16


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Linda Smith
Unknown: Armando Lannucci.

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience at Larne, Northern Ireland, puts questions to a panel that includes the journalist Eamon McCann and Paul Bew , professor of politics at Queen's University, Belfast. Repeated from Fnday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Eamon McCann
Unknown: Paul Bew

: Any Answers?

Jonathan Dimblebytakes listeners calls and emails in response to last night's Any Questions. PHONE: [number removed] EMAILany.answers@bbc.co.uk Producer Anne Peacock


Unknown: Jonathan Dimblebytakes
Producer: Anne Peacock

: The Saturday Play: A Night in '54

By Moya O'Shea. Brighton, 1954. Caroline, wealthy, privileged and high-spirited, needs a divorce. She hires an actor to pose as her lover for a night to be spent in a hotel - a night that is to be full of surprises for both of them.


Writer: Moya O'Shea
Producer: Marc Beeby
Fulwood: James Purefoy
Caroline: Kate Fleetwood
Porter: Andrew Harrison
Speaking clock: Liza Sadovy

: The Bunnykins Business

Unpaid and working late into the night in a convent, a young nun created rabbit designs for children's tableware in the 1930s as a favourfor herfather, the general manager of Royal Doulton. Still going strong, Bunnykins plates and figures made a fortune forthe company and are now eagerly sought by collectors - a fact that mystifies their creator. Sheila Keegan talked to Barbara Vernon shortly before her death, aged 92, about the rabbit phenomenon and mingles with collectors at a Bunnykins extravaganza in StOke-on-Trent. Producer Nigel Acheson The founding sister: page 35


Unknown: Sheila Keegan
Unknown: Barbara Vernon
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: Weekend Woman's Hour

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

With the up-and-coming release of Winged Migration, a highly acclaimed documentary about bird migrations, Jim White explores the art of making films about the natural world for the big screen. He also looks ahead to this week's new releases. Producer Mohini Patel


Unknown: Jim White
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

Tom Sutcliffe and his guests review the cultural events of the week, including a National Theatre production of His Girl Friday, starring Alex Jennings and Zoe Wanamaker , and Monica Ali 's first novel, Brick Lane. Producer Fiona McLean


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Alex Jennings
Unknown: Zoe Wanamaker
Unknown: Monica Ali
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Postcards From Paradise

In his first postcard, anthropologist Nigel Barley deals with the idea of the exotic. The fruit of paradise, no longerthe apple, but the coconut.
Barley shows us the ways in which this humble nut has become a repository of our most cherished and romantic ideas about the world. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Nigel Barley

: The Archive Hour: Tonight, and Every Night

Julian Pettifer offers an affectionate portrait of Tonight, the television show that launched his career. In 1957, British television news was short and serious. Then along came a programme which changed that for ever. Anchored by Cliff Michelmore , Tonightcombined filmed reports, studio interviews and performances. It covered a breathtaking range of subjects - from stories about the street with randomly numbered doors to items about racial discrimination in Britain. Producer Jane Beresford


Unknown: Julian Pettifer
Unknown: Cliff Michelmore
Producer: Jane Beresford

: Classic Serial: Strangers and Brothers

CP Snow's epic novel sequence about the English establishment continues with further books from the series, dramatised by Jonathan Holloway.
The New Men. Lewis gets involved in the race for the atom bomb.
Producers Sally Avens and Jeremy Howe Repeated from Sunday


Dramatised By: Jonathan Holloway.
Producers: Sally Avens
Producers: Jeremy Howe
Lewis: David Haig
Walter: Jeremy Swift
Martin: Tim McLnnemy
Sawbridge: Adrian Scarborough
SirHector: John Carlisle
Irene: Claire Skinner
Capt Smith: Sean Baker
Edgar: Andrew Wincott
Rubin: Rolf Saxon

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which Claire Fox , Steven Rose , Ian Hargreaves and Melanie Phillips 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: Claire Fox
Unknown: Steven Rose
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Melanie Phillips

: Counterpoint

From London's Drill Hall, Ned Sherrin chairs the second semi-final of the music quiz. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: Kings and Queens

Julian Glover , Isla Blair and Stefan Bednarczyk perform poems from Eleanor and Herbert Farjeon 's anthology Kings and Queens - a witty, irreverent but accurate history of English monarchs from William the Conquerorto Elizabeth II. Anne Harvey reveals how it shaped the lives of eminent historians and continues to influence young minds today. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Julian Glover
Unknown: Isla Blair
Unknown: Stefan Bednarczyk
Unknown: Herbert Farjeon
Unknown: Conquerorto Elizabeth Ii.
Unknown: Anne Harvey

: The Late Story: Victorian Love Stories

The Statute of Limitations by Ernest Dowson. Read by Jimmy Chisholm. A man who has worked in Chile for 15 years grows increasingly apprehensive at the thought of seeing the faded beauty of his fiancee when he returnsto England. Producer Julia Butt


Unknown: Ernest Dowson.
Read By: Jimmy Chisholm.
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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