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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Bishop Peter Firth.


Unknown: Peter Firth.

: Letter from America

The world's longest running speech radio programme, with AliStairCooke. Repeated from Friday

: News Briefing

6.05 Papers
6.08 Sports Desk

: Open Country

From the Shetlands to the Channel Islands, from Ireland to East Anglia, Richard Undge explores rural life.
Producer Gabi Fisher Extended repeated Thursday at 1.30pm


Unknown: Richard Undge
Producer: Gabi Fisher

: 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 Rob Marshall.


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

: Home Truths

John Peel takes a wry look atthefoibles of family life. Producer Abiola Awojobi PHONE: [number removed] EMAIL: home.truths@bDC.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

: Missionaries

Edward Stourton travels to four continents to tell the story of how missionaries spread Christianity and changed world history in the process. Producer Phil Pegum


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Producer: Phil Pegum

: International Cricket

England v South Africa
From the Oval. Commentary by Jonathan Agnew ,
Christopher Martin-Jenkins and Mark Saggers , with expert comments from Angus Fraser , Mike Gatting and Allan Donald. Including News at 2.20
Producer Peter Baxter * Approximate time


Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Commentary By: Mark Saggers
Unknown: Angus Fraser
Unknown: Mike Gatting
Unknown: Allan Donald.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Week in Westminster

Robin Oakley looks behind the scenes at Westminster. Producer Marie Jessel


Unknown: Robin Oakley
Producer: Marie Jessel

: From Our Own Correspondent

The stories and colour behind the world 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

More comical slants on the week's news with Simon Hoggart , Alan Coren , Linda Smith , Jeremy Hardy , and Andy Hamilton. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Linda Smith
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Andy Hamilton.

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience at Wells puts questions to a panel that includes Lord Hattersley and the journalist Will Hutton. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Will Hutton.

: Any Answers?

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


Unknown: Jonathan Dimblebytakes
Producer: Anne Peacock

: The Saturday Play: The Dorabella Variation

By Alick Rowe.
A chance encounter on the Malvern Hills between an unsettled teenager and a famous ghost proves alarming and instructive to both.


Writer: Alick Rowe
Director: Celia de Wolff
Elgar: David Collings
Dora: Kate Maberly
Bridget: Jemma Redgrave
Luke: Jonathan Firth
Richard: Samuel Collings
Mrs Tilsley: Jean Trend

: Some Sunny Day

During the Second World War, people formed special bonds in extraordinary times, often to lose contact when life returned to normal. Edi Stark follows the stories of comrades, friends and lovers reunited - and of those still searching.
1: Britain at War. Wireless operators Gordon Rofe and Raymond Turner meet again after 60 years. Meanwhile, Mildred Veal and Vera Greenhalgh revisit Rame Head in Cornwall, where they helped bring down enemy aircraft almost a lifetime ago. Producer Clare Csonka


Unknown: Gordon Rofe
Unknown: Raymond Turner
Unknown: Vera Greenhalgh
Producer: Clare Csonka

: Weekend Woman's Hour

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


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Saturday PM

News and sports headlines presented by Mark Coles. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Mark Coles.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: Back Row

Jim White infiltrates one of the original gangs of New York when he revisits the cinematic masterpiece Once upon a Time in America. And who is going to come off best when Charlie 's Angels 2: Full Throttle is pitted against The Hulk? Producer Anne-Marie Cole


Unknown: Jim White
Producer: Anne-Marie Cole

: Loose Ends

( until 6.30) 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 a new novel, The Murder Room, by PD James and an exhibition of Bridget Riley's at Tate Britain.


Presenter: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Candles and Loaves

Robert Rietti , scion of an ancient Italian-Jewish family, actor, writer and rabbi, begins a three-part series with a meditation on the Sabbath and the Friday-night prayerthat precedes it. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Robert Rietti

: The Archive Hour: How True?

At the end of the 19th century, sound recording gave the world a new resource of immense historical importance - the evidence of authentic witness. Or did it? Oscar Wilde, Queen Victoria and Henry Irving are all in the BBC archives, but are these recordings really their voices? Sean Street, Professor of Radio at Bournemouth University, investigates these voices, revealing how "true" they are, how we know, and if it matters anyway. Producer Julian May


Unknown: Oscar Wilde
Unknown: Henry Irving
Unknown: Sean Street

: Classic Serial: Strangers and Brothers

CP Snow's epic novel sequence aboutthe English Establishment continues with further books dramatised by Jonathan Holloway. The Corridors of Power. Roger Quaife is a rising star of the Conservative government who enlists Lewis's help to formulate a policy that may be political suicide.
Producers Sally Avens and Jeremy Howe Repeated from Sunday


Dramatised By: Jonathan Holloway.
Unknown: Roger Quaife
Producers: Sally Avens
Producers: Jeremy Howe
Lewis: David Haig
Roger: Lain Glen
Margaret Eliot: Juliet Aubrey
Carol Quaife: Julia Watson
Lord Gilbey: John Woodvine
Lord Collingwood: Ronald Pickup
Francis: Geoffrey Whitehead
Osbaldiston: David Leonard
Sir Hector Rose: John Carlisle
Brodzinski: Christopher Rozycki
Walter Luke: Jeremy Swift
David Rubin: Rolf Saxon
Diana Skidmore: Avril Clark
Phillips: Richard Firth

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs another live debate in which
Michael Gove , Steven Rose , Claire Fox 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: Michael Gove
Unknown: Steven Rose
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Melanie Phillips

: Brain of Britain 2003

Celebrating its own golden jubilee, the Mount
Everest of all general knowledge quizzes begins a new series with its first round starting in London.
Robert Robinson is in the chair. Including "Beat the Brains" in which listeners can puttheirown questions to the contestants. Repeated from Monday

: Poetry Please

Roger McGough introduces listeners' choices of poems for the new-born and for the recently dead.
Readings by Stephen Rea , Jill Balcon , Helen Sheals and new father Michael Maloney. Repeated from Sunday


Introduces: Roger McGough
Unknown: Stephen Rea
Unknown: Jill Balcon
Unknown: Helen Sheals
Unknown: Michael Maloney.

: The Late Story: Fictional Familiars

A series of five short stories offering a fresh perspective on some existing literary characters.
3: Big Brother by Des Dillon. The arch-schemer lago plots to keep his place in the Big Brother house.
Read by Steven McNiCOll. Producer DavidJacksonYoung


Unknown: Des Dillon.
Read By: Steven McNicoll.

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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