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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Noel Vincent.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.

: Letter from America

With Alistair Cooke. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: 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 repeatedThursdayl.Jopm


Unknown: Richard Undge
Producer: Gabi Fisher

: 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 James Naughtie.
7.20 Yesterday in Parliament
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Rob Marshall.
8.51 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Rob Marshall.

: Home Truths

John Peel takes a wry look at the foibles of family life.
Producer Paula McGinley at llpm PHONE: [number removed] EMAIL: home.truths@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Paula McGinley

: Excess Baggage

Sandi Toksvig and guests take a look at some more unusual destinations, ways and reasons to travel. Producer Penelope Gibbs
PHONE: [number removed] EMAIL:excess.baggage@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Penelope Gibbs

: Missionaries

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


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Producer: Phil Pegum

: International Cricket

Zimbabwe v South Africa
From Sophia Gardens, Cardiff. Commentary by Henry Blofeld , Johnny Saunders and Mark Saggers , with expert comments from Angus Fraser ,
Allan Donald and Henry Olonga. Including News at 2.20.
Producer Peter Baxter * Approximate time-


Commentary By: Henry Blofeld
Commentary By: Johnny Saunders
Commentary By: Mark Saggers
Unknown: Angus Fraser
Unknown: Allan Donald
Unknown: Henry Olonga.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Week in Westminster

Steve Richards looks behind the scenes at Westminster. Producer Marie Jessel


Unknown: Steve Richards
Producer: Marie Jessel

: From Our Own Correspondent

The stories and colour behind the world's headlines, presented by Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant


Presented By: 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 , Jeremy Hardy , Linda Smith , Marcus Brigstocke and guest, from Blackpool Grand Theatre. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Linda Smith
Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience at Berwick-upon-Tweed puts questions to a panel that includes the journalist Simon Heffer. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Simon Heffer.

: Any Answers?

Nick Clarke takes listeners' calls and emails in response to last night's Any Questions. PHONE: [number removed] EMAIL: any.answers@bbc.co.uk Producer Anne Peacock


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Producer: Anne Peacock

: The Saturday Play: Fahrenheit 451

In David Calcutt 's dramatisation of Ray Bradbury s futuristic novel, society is ruled by a vast multimedia corporation that attempts to control all aspects of life through a constant input of TV, music and news. Books, which are seen as nonconformist, are banned and burned. But Montag, one of the team of firemen whose job it is to burn the books, gradually becomes uneasy with his role and steals one of the banned books. Director Rosemary Watts


Unknown: David Calcutt
Unknown: Ray Bradbury
Director: Rosemary Watts
Montag: Stephen Tomlin
Cpt Beatty: Christian Rodska
Rachel: Sunny Ormonde
Clarisse: Tracy Wiles
Mason: Peter Meakin
Powell: David Hott
Tobias: David Hott
Marcus: Colin Rote
Blake: Owen Gannon

: 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.
2: Brothers in Arms. Sixty years on, former prisoners of war Doug Hawkins and Tom Jones meet in more comfortable surroundings. Producer ClareCsonka


Unknown: Doug Hawkins
Unknown: Tom Jones

: 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 Dan Damon. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Dan Damon.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: Back Row

To mark the 75th anniversary of Lights of New York, the first all-talking feature film, Jim White looks back at the transition from silent to sound. Also on the programme, why are cinemas today so loud? 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 new production of Stephen Sondheim 's musical Pacific Overtures and PD James's latest novel, The Murder Room. Producer Fiona McLean


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Stephen Sondheim
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Candies and Loaves

Accept My Health and Other Wondrous Tales In the second of his three inspirational talks,
Robert Rietti , scion of ancient Italian-Jewish family, actor, writer and rabbi, meditates on the Jewish festivals, including Yom Kippur. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Robert Rietti

: The Archive Hour: The Stay-at-Home Soldiers

Military historian Colonel John Hughes-Wilson presents the story of the men and women who served in the Home Guard during the Second World War and beyond.
Producer Geoff Ballinger


Unknown: Colonel John Hughes-Wilson
Producer: Geoff Ballinger

: Classic Serial: Strangers and Brothers: The Corridors of Power - the Choice

The concluding episode of CP Snow's epic novel sequence about the English Establishment, dramatised by Jonathan Holloway.

Roger Quaife stakes his political destiny on one extraordinary debate in the House of Commons.
(Repeated from Sunday)


Author: C.P. Snow
Dramatised by: Jonathan Holloway
Producer: Sally Avens
Producer: Jeremy Howe
Lewis: David Haig
Roger: Iain Glen
Margaret: Juliet Aubrey
Caro: Julia Watson
Ellen: Emma Brown
Lord Collingwood: Ronald Pickup
Sir Hector Rose: John Carlisle
Osbaldiston: David Leonard
Francis: Geoffrey Whitehead
David: Rolf Saxon
Monteith: Paul Venables
Trafford: Stephen Critchlow

: The Moral Maze

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

: Brain of Britain 2003

The venerable general knowledge quiz continues with the first round in the South of England. Robert Robinson is in the chair.
Repeated from Monday

: Poetry Please

Roger McGough introduces listeners' choices of poems about yearning for other times and places. With readings by Stephen Rea , Lorelei King , Jill Balcon , Helen Sheals and Michael Maloney. Repeated from Sunday


Introduces: Roger McGough
Unknown: Stephen Rea
Unknown: Lorelei King
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.
4: Deconstructing Emily by Frederic Lindsay , read by Hilary Neville. At a criminology conference in Edinburgh, an authority on detective fiction comes face to face with one of the great heroes of the genre. Producer David Jackson Young


Unknown: Frederic Lindsay
Read By: Hilary Neville.
Producer: David Jackson Young

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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