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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Elfed ap Nefydd Roberts.


Unknown: Nefydd Roberts.

: 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, Helen Mark explores rural life.
Producer Benjamin Chesterton Extended


Unknown: Helen Mark
Producer: Benjamin Chesterton

: Farming Today This Week

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Steve Peacock


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

With Edward Stourton and Justin Webb.
7.20 Yesterday in Parliament
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths.
8.51 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Unknown: Justin Webb.
Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths.

: HomeTruths

John Peel takes a look at the wry foibles offamily life. Producer HarryParker Shortened repeat onMondayatllpm PHONE: [number removed] EMAIL: home.truths@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: John Peel

: ExcessBaggage

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


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Simon Clancy

: International Cricket

NatWest Triangular Series Final
From Lord's. Commentary by Henry Blofeld ,
Jonathan Agnew and Christopher Martin-Jenkins , with expert comments from Mike Gatting , Mike Selvey , Allan Donald and Henry Olonga.
Including News at 2.20. *Approximate time
Producer Peter Baxter * A pproximate time


Commentary By: Henry Blofeld
Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: Mike Gatting
Unknown: Mike Selvey
Unknown: Allan Donald
Unknown: Henry Olonga.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: The Beautiful and the Bad -an American Icon

Bel Mooney indulges her passion for the Harley-Davidson motorbike in its 100th anniversary year. Producer Malcolm Love


Unknown: Bel Mooney
Producer: Malcolm Love

: Week in Westminster

Jackie Ashley looks behind the scenes at Westminster. Producer Peter Mulligan


Unknown: Jackie Ashley
Producer: Peter Mulligan

: From Our Own Correspondent

Incisive, informative and moving stories behind tne 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 Chris A'Court Repeated tomorrow 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis

: The News Quiz

Atongue-in-cheek look at the week's news. with Simon Hoggart , Alan Coren , Sandi Toksvig , Linda Smith and Andy Hamilton. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Unknown: Linda Smith
Unknown: Andy Hamilton.

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience at Truro in Cornwall puts questions to a panel of prominent public figures and politicians. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby

: Any Answers?

Jonathan Dimblebytakes 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: Jonathan Dimblebytakes
Producer: Anne Peacock

: The Saturday Play: Fair Maids Are Shining

Nick Wood 's play, set in the Second World War about a handsome killer who targets a vulnerable woman, is inspired by the traditional but rather grisly English folk song, Polly's Love.


Writer: Nick Wood
Director: Pauline Harris
George: Craig Fairbrass
Billy: Craig Fairbrass
Polly: Emily Chenner
Betty: Sara Poyzer
Pat: Sean Baker
Josh: Marc Jordan
DC Osbourne: Jonathan Keeble
Arthur: Jonathan Keeble

: 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.
3: Lost Sweethearts. Harry Morgan and Emma Nelson found each other again after 60 years and are now married, while Doris prays for her lost loves every night. ProducerClareCsonka


Unknown: Harry Morgan
Unknown: Emma Nelson

: Weekend Woman's Hour

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

Jim White talks to Gregor Jordan , director of Buffalo Soldiers, the controversial new film about the behaviour of American troops stationed in West Germany at the end of the Cold War. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Talks: Jim White
Unknown: Gregor Jordan
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: 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 Howard Schuman , Kristine Landon-Smith and Ruth Padel review the cultural events of the week, including a new film, The In-Laws, starring Michael Douglas and Albert Brooks.
Producer Fiona McLean


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Howard Schuman
Unknown: Kristine Landon-Smith
Unknown: Ruth Padel
Unknown: Michael Douglas
Unknown: Albert Brooks.
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Candies and Loaves

3: Shalom - My Peace. Rabbi Robert Rietti ends his series of talks with a meditation on the possibilities of peace in Israel. He describes how both Jewish and Arab children have a passionate desire for peace and asks that these voices should be heard above all. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Robert Rietti

: The Archive Hour: The Story of Township Music

Apartheid in South Africa ensured a vibrant social and music life for non-whites that mushroomed in the face of the misery of their horrendous living conditions. Johannesburg-based journalist Ofeibea Quist-Arcton looks at how music thrived through events such as the Sharpeville massacre, the Bantu Education Act, the Soweto Riots of 1976 and, of course, the fall of apartheid. Producer Paul Evans


Unknown: Ofeibea Quist-Arcton
Producer: Paul Evans

: Classic Serial: Night and Day

Kristin Scott Thomas narrates and Dervla Kirwan stars in this two-part adaptation by Lavinia Greenlaw of Virginia Woolf's comic novel, set in pre-First World War London. 1: Katharine Hilbery is forced to choose between her engagement to the eminently suitable William Rodney and her attraction to Ralph Denham.
Producer/director Kate McAII Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Kristin Scott Thomas
Unknown: Dervla Kirwan
Unknown: Lavinia Greenlaw
Unknown: Katharine Hilbery
Unknown: William Rodney
Unknown: Ralph Denham.
Director: Kate McAii
Narrator: Kristin Scott Thomas
Katharine: Dervla Kirwan
Ralph: Jamie Glover
Mary: Susannah Corbett
William: John MacKay
Mrs Hilbery: Phylllda Nash
Mr Hilbery: Jonathan Nibbs
Mr Clacton: Paul Nicholson
Mrs Seal: Jacqueline Tong
Aunt Millicent: June Barrie
Henry: Mark Meadows

: 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 first round of the nationwide general knowledge quiz continues with contestants from the Home Counties. Robert Robinson is in the chair. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Robert Robinson

: Adventures in Poetry

Psalm 23. Peggy Reynolds begins a new series with an exploration of the contemporary resonance of a poem composed between two and three thousand years ago. Its imagery and signficance are as vivid now as when it was first heard. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Peggy Reynolds

: The Late Story: Fictional Familiars

A series of five short stories offering a fresh perspective on some existing literary creations. 5: A (possibly) non-fictional end to the series as comedian Ian Macpherson recounts the heroic tale of his travels Round Ireland with an Inanimate
Household Object. Producer David Jackson Young (R)


Unknown: Ian MacPherson
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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