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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Judy Merry. Producer Bernadette McConnell


Unknown: Judy Merry.
Producer: Bernadette McConnell

: Letter from America

With Alistair Cooke. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: News Briefing

: Papers

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

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


Unknown: Richard Undge

: Farming Today This Week

Presented by Anna Hill. Producer Steve Peacock


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

With John Humphrys and Justin Webb.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Justin Webb.

: Thought for the Day

With the Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths.


Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths.

: Home Truths

John Peel takes a wry look atthe foibles of family life. Producer Paula McGinley Shortened 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

: Swallowing the Dictionary

The first full edition of The Oxford English Dictionary was published 75 years ago. In the first of two programmes, Richard Coles tells the story of its tOrtUOUS birth. ProducerNickUtechin


Unknown: Richard Coles

: Week in Westminster

Peter Riddell looks behind the scenes at Westminster. Producer Marie Jessel


Unknown: Peter Riddell
Producer: Marie Jessel

: From Our Own Correspondent

The stories 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 Penny Hasiam Repeated tomorrow 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis

: The News Quiz

Atongue-in-cheek look at the week s news from
Simon Hoggart , Francis Wheen , Jeremy Hardy , Linda Smith and Eddie Mair. Repeated from Fnday


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Francis Wheen
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Linda Smith
Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience at Haverfordwest in Pembrokeshire puts questions on issues of the week to a panel that includes Labour MP and QC Bob Marshall-Andrews and Nikki Page , who stood for selection as Conservative candidate for London mayor. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Bob Marshall-Andrews
Unknown: Nikki Page

: Any Answers?

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


Unknown: Jonathan Dimblebytakes
Producer: Anne Peacock

: The Saturday Play: Spring Forward; Fall Back

In Guy Meredith 's romantic comedy, set in Derbyshire, Maggie, part of a father/daughter firm of plumbers, unintentionally attends the wedding reception of her ex-husband, Dennis. She doesn't think much of his choice of bride, but pretty soon, Maggie herself gets married for the second time, which causes some new and unexpected family relationships to come to light.


Writer: Guy Meredith
Director: Cherry Cookson
Maggie: Samantha Spiro
Ted: Stephen Moore
Dennis: Neil Dudgeon
Mark: Andrew Harrison
Paul: Jonathan Forbes

: Girls with Skirls

Stewart Henderson takes an affectionate look back at the 40-year career of the celebrated Dagenham Girl Pipers and tells the story of their rise to become one of the most intriguing showbusiness phenomena. At their height, they played nightly at the London Palladium, entertained the wartime leaders of Europe and brought fame to a small town in Essex.


Presenter: Stewart Henderson
Producer: Adam Fowler

: 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 Wolfgang Becker , director of Good Bye Lenin!, about the film's remarkable success and about the latest developments in German cinema. Producer Mohini Patel


Talks: Jim White
Unknown: Wolfgang Becker
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 highlights of the week, including Ang Lee 's latest film, Hulk, based on the Marvel comic character, and a new production of David Mamet 's play Edmond at the National Theatre, starring Kenneth Branagh. Producer Fiona McLean


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Ang Lee
Unknown: David Mamet
Unknown: Kenneth Branagh.
Producer: Fiona McLean

: The African Space Programme: 1: Expedition to the Dark Side of the Sun

In the first of three personal reflections, actor and journalist John Matshikiza considers African space in its widest sense, and Zambia's eccentric 1960's space programme in particular. Repeated from Sunday


Presenter: John Matshikiza

: The Archive Hour: Questions across the Pond

The early 1950s in America was a time of growing prosperity and of great change as the country adapted to its new superpower role and dealt with the spectre of communism. In Britain, both food rationing and the Empire were gradually coming to an end. Jonathan Dimbleby compares this formative era on both sides of the Atlantic by listening to two radio debate programmes of the time: in the UK, Any Questions, and in the US America's Town Meeting of the Air. Producer Maria Balinska


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Maria Balinska

: Classic Serial: Night and Day

By Virginia Woolf , narrated by Kristin Scott Thomas and starring Dervla Kirwan. 2: Katharine Hilbery has become engaged to William Rodney. They have gone to her cousins in Norfolk for Christmas, but things are not going well. Meanwhile, Ralph Denham has also gone to Norfolk at the invitation of Mary Datchet , who is still carrying a torch for him while wrestling with her desire for an independent life.
Producer/director Kate McAll Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Virginia Woolf
Unknown: Kristin Scott Thomas
Unknown: Dervla Kirwan.
Unknown: Katharine Hilbery
Unknown: William Rodney.
Unknown: Ralph Denham
Unknown: Mary Datchet
Director: Kate McAll
Narrator Kristin: Scott Thomas
Katharine: Dervla Kirwan
Ralph: Jamie Glover
Mary: Susannah Corbett
William: John MacKay
Mrs: Hilbery Phyllldanash
Mrs Seal: Jacqueline Tong
Mrs Denham: June Barrie
Cassandra: Rebecca Smart

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs another debate in which
Michael Gove , Claire Fox , Ian Hargreaves and Melanie Phillips cross-examine witnesses who hold conflicting views behind the week's news stories. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Michael Gove
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Melanie Phillips

: Brain of Britain 2003

The first round continues with contestants from the Home Counties. Robert Robinson is in the chair. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Robert Robinson

: Adventures in Poetry

2: Waiting for the Barbarians by CP Cavafy, translated by Edmund Keeley and Philip Sherrard.
Peggy Reynolds moves from ancient Roman history to 21st-century British and American politics in her exploration of a poem written by a Greek poet in Alexandria a century ago. Repeated from Sunday


Translated By: Edmund Keeley
Translated By: Philip Sherrard.
Unknown: Peggy Reynolds

: The Late Story: Mythologies

A rerun series of four short stories in which writers relatively newto radio explore some of the best known classical myths in a contemporary setting. 1: Coventry by Mark Czanik , read by Anton Lesser. On his regular walks home from school with his young child, a man becomes obsessed with a woman called Leda.
Producer Hilary Dunn


Unknown: Mark Czanik
Read By: Anton Lesser.
Producer: Hilary Dunn

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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