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: World News

: Prayer for the Day With

William Crawley.
Producer Bert Tosh


Unknown: William Crawley.
Producer: Bert Tosh

: 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 explores rural life.
Producer Gabi Fisher


Unknown: Helen Mark
Producer: Gabi Fisher

: Farming Today This Week

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Jonathan Aspinwall


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Jonathan Aspinwall

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths.

: Home Truths

John Peel takes a wry look at the foibles offamily life. Producer Harry Parker PHONE: [number removed] emailL: home.truths@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Harry Parker

: Excess Baggage

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

: Swallowing the Dictionary

In the second of two programmes celebrating the 75th anniversary of the first full publication of the Oxford English Dictionary, Richard Coles finds out how many words we know and need to know.


Presenter: Richard Coles
Producer: Nick Utechin

: test Match Special England v South Africa

The third day'splay in the first Test from Edgbaston.
Commentary by Jonathan Agnew , Henry Blofeld , Christopher Martin-Jenkins and Neil Manthrop. Including at 12.45 A View from the Boundary
Producer Peter Baxter *Approximate time


Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By: Henry Blofeld
Commentary By: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Commentary By: Neil Manthrop.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Talking Politics

Dennis Sewell presents the political discussion programme. Producer Paul Vickers


Unknown: Dennis Sewell
Producer: Paul Vickers

: From Our Own Correspondent

The stories behind the world's headlines, with Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant


Unknown: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: Inside Money: Money with Your Name on It?

The return of the series that lets listeners explore the financial issues that make them hot under the collar.

The Inland Revenue and the Government have been criticised for the shambolic introduction of the new tax credit system. Mike Maddison, who glued his hand to the desk at a local tax office in protest, joins presenter Lesley Curwen to investigate what went wrong.


Presenter: Lesley Curwen
Guest: Mike Maddison
Producer: Jennifer Clarke

: The News Quiz

A tongue-in-Çheek look at the week's news, with Simon Hoggart , Francis Wheen , Linda Smith , Phill Jupitus and Clive Anderson. Repeated from Friday
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Memorable moments from The News Quiz are available on CD and audio cassette from all good retail outlets or fromwww.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Francis Wheen
Unknown: Linda Smith
Unknown: Phill Jupitus
Unknown: Clive Anderson.

: News

: Straw Poll

Nick Clarke is the chairman forthe first of six debates Listeners can also vote on the motion.
1: "The United Nations Security Council no longer guarantees our security." From the Foreign Press Association, London.
To vote YES dial [number removed] To vote NO dial [number removed]
(Lines open until 2.20pm. Maximum call cost lOp.) Rptd from Fnday


Unknown: Nick Clarke

: Straw Poll Talkback

Nick Clarke takes listeners' calls and emails in response to the issue raised in Straw Poll. PHONE: [number removed] email: strawpoll@bbc.co.uk Producer Nick Utechin


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Producer: Nick Utechin

: The Saturday Play: The Blotting Book

By EF Benson, dramatised by Stephen Wyatt. A savage murder in Edwardian Brighton uncovers a tangled web of passions, lies and deception.
Director Martin Jenkins


Dramatised By: Stephen Wyatt.
Director: Martin Jenkins
Taynton: Geoffrey Whitehead
Morris: James D'Arcy
His mother: Sarah Badel
Madge: Abby Ford
Martin: Tom Bevan
Mills: Sam Kelly
Defence counsel: Sam Kelly
Figgis: Alan Leith
Policeman: Sidney Sloane
Prosecuting counsel: Ian Masters

: The Transport Cafe

Tony Liddington takes a look at one of our great
British institutions, the transport "caff", frequented by those knights of the road - the truckers. These long-distance lorry drivers need a good square meal, a place to have a bit of a kip and a wash and brush-up. Liddington travels with them and asks whether the caff as we know it will survive. Producer Angela Hind
Not so greasy spoons: page 32


Producer: Angela Hind

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman 's Hour, presented by Martha Kearney.
Series editor Jill Burridge ProducerVibekeVenema 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 talks to Cate Blanchett , who stars in Joel Schumacher 's new film Veronica Guerin. And director Jonathan Mostow explains how to blow
$185m on the most expensive sequel of all time: Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines.
Producer Jerome Weatherald


Talks: Jim White
Unknown: Cate Blanchett
Unknown: Joel SchumacHer
Unknown: Veronica Guerin.
Director: Jonathan Mostow
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Loose Ends

Ned Sherrin presents another mix of music, comedy and conversation. Producer Torque Macleod


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Torque MacLeod

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and his guests Howard Schuman , Kristine Landon-Smith and Ruth Padel review the cultural highlights of the week, including a new film, Whale Rider, the story of a struggling Maori community. Producer Fiona McLean


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Howard Schuman
Unknown: Kristine Landon-Smith
Unknown: Ruth Padel
Producer: Fiona McLean

: The African Space Programme

2: Wild Horses and the Wings of Sound
John Matshikiza 's return to southern Africa after nearly 30 years in exile came about by accident. Flying in a small aircraft over the vast landscape, Matshikiza comes down to earth in Windhoek. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: John Matshikiza

: The Archive Hour: Rhapsody in Red

Between the wars, radical composers in Britain felt that the more complex sentiments of "high-brow" music should play an important part in the movement for social change. Gerry Kennedy revisits recordings from an age when music for the workers could be a serious business, and collects interviews with those who remember making it. Producer Nigel Acheson


Unknown: Gerry Kennedy
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: Classic Serial: Caesar!

Meeting at Formiae. In the first of three plays drawing on Lives of the Caesars by Suetonius, Mike Walker portrays Julius Caesar making an undercover visit to Senate leaders Cicero and Cato in order to gather support forthe shake-up of Roman politics that would eventually lead to his supreme rule. Producer/director Jeremy Mortimer Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Mike Walker
Unknown: Julius Caesar
Director: Jeremy Mortimer
Gaius Julius Caesar: David Troughton
Cicero: Anton Lesser
Cato: Stephen Critchlow
Tullia: Juliet Aubrey
Julia: Emily Bruni
Crassus: Andrew Harrison

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs another debate in which Michael Gove , Claire Fox , Ian Hargreaves and Melanie Phillips cross-examine witnesses who hold passionate but conflicting views. 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 Midlands and East Anglia. Repeated from Monday

: Adventures in Poetry

3: Namingof Parts by Henry Reed. How poet and dramatist Reed fused the natural world with military terminology in a poem that has become one of the most anthologised of the Second World War. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Henry Reed.

: The Late Story: Mythologies

A re-run series of short stories in which writers explore classical myths in a contemporary setting.
2: Orpheus and Eurydice by Kate Grunstein. After an accidental collision with a stranger on a horse, Eurydice finds herself in a mental hospital from where her boyfriend attempts to remove her. Read by Justine Waddell. Producer Hilary Dunn


Unknown: Kate Grunstein.
Read By: Justine Waddell.
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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