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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Margaret Hay.


Unknown: Margaret Hay.

: Letter from America

With Alistair Cooke. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: News Briefing

6.05 Papers
6.08 Sports Desk

: Open Country

Richard Uridge explores rural life.
Producer Benjamin Chesterton Extended at 1.30pm


Unknown: Richard Uridge
Producer: Benjamin Chesterton

: Farming Today This Week

Presented by Charlotte Smith . Producer Jonathan Aspinwall


Presented By: Charlotte Smith
Producer: Jonathan Aspinwall

: Today

With Martha Kearney and Edward Stourton.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Christina Rees.


Unknown: Martha Kearney
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Christina Rees.

: Home Truths

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


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Bella Bannerman

: Excess Baggage

Live from Rome, Sandi Toksvig and guests talk about the Eternal City. Producer Simon Clancy
PHONE: [number removed] email: excess.baggage@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Simon Clancy

: Test Match Special

England v South Africa
The third day's play in the Second Test from Lord s. With commentary by Jonathan Agnew , Henry Blofeld , Christopher Martin-Jenkins and Neil Manthorp. And at 12.45 A View from the Boundary
ProducerPeterBaxter * Approximate time


Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By: Henry Blofeld
Commentary By: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Commentary By: Neil Manthorp.

: The Generalisimo

New series Miles Kington dissects the career and reputation of the Generalisimo, Francisco Franco Bahamonde. After 25 years of democracy, Spain is a transformed country. In the first of three programmes, Kington travels through Spain, uncovering memories of the pre-democracy era, the hidden stories of the Franco years and the life and legacy of the Generalisimo himself. Producer JuliaAdamson


Unknown: Francisco Franco

: Talking Politics

Sheena McDonald presents the political discussion programme. Producer Richard Vadon


Unknown: Sheena McDonald
Producer: Richard Vadon

: From Our Own Correspondent

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


Unknown: Kate Adie.

: Inside Money P

M We Were Robbed. The Government has unveiled new plans to protect the millions of workers who pay into occupational pensions. But what about the unlucky people who have already lost out? ListenerWillie Riggans joins presenter Lesley Curwen to try and get back the pension he paid into for over 20 years. Producer Jessica Dunbar Extended at 3.00pm


Presenter: Lesley Curwen
Producer: Jessica Dunbar

: We've Been Here Before

Clive Anderson hosts a new panel show that takes a humorous look at past events through the lens of the present. With guests Jimmy Carr , Gyles Brandreth and John O'Farrell. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Clive Anderson
Unknown: Jimmy Carr
Unknown: Gyles Brandreth
Unknown: John O'Farrell.

: News

: Straw Poll

The second of six debates, chaired by Nick Clarke. 2: "Universities should be able to discriminate positively in order to ensure a diverse intake." From the University of Bristol. Listeners can vote by phone. See below for details. To vote YES dial [number removed] To vote NO dial [number removed] (Lines open until 2.20pm. Maximum call cost lOp.) Repeated from Friday


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 Element of Water

Stevie Davies dramatises her novel, a love story that unfolds against a background of guilt, memory and the legacy of the Second World War.
It is 1958 and Isolde takes up a teaching post at a school in Germany, in the building that housed the rump Nazi command at the end of the war. Here she finds not only the new life she is searching for but also disturbing echoes of her own family's past.


Author/Dramatised by: Stevie Davies
Music: Elizabeth Purnell
Producer/Director: Sara Davies
Isolde: Siriol Jenkins
Renate: Eleanor Bron
Lynne: Rebecca Smart
Susan: Amanda Horiock
Michael: Paul Humpoletz
Wolfi/Young Michael: Kenneth Collard
Patterson/Paul: Alan Moore
Frau Meier: Jennie Stoller
Young Paul: Andy Henderson
Lennie: Susie Fugle
Schoolchild: Alice Crook
Schoolchild: Joshua Boyden
Schoolchild: Olivia Crook
Schoolchild: Sarah Kenyon
Schoolchild: Ellen White

: 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 Nigel Wrench. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Nigel Wrench.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: Back Row

The Charlie Chaplin Research Foundation is a major new initiative by the British Film Institute. Jim White wonders what else there can be to know about one of the most recognisable figures on film. Plus an examination of the appeal of Jacques Tati. Producer Sally Spurring


Unknown: Jim White
Unknown: Jacques Tati.

: 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 Peter Ackroyd 's latest novel, The Clerkenwell Tales, and an exhibition of Paul Nash 's paintings atTate, Liverpool. Producer Fiona McLean


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Peter Ackroyd
Unknown: Paul Nash
Producer: Fiona McLean

: The African Space Programme: 3: Shooting Stars in the Desert

John Matshikiza is cast in a film in Namibia. The star of the movie is Angelina Jolie. Namibia is all about space, endless vistas of desert, but whose space is it?
(Repeated from Sunday)


Unknown: John Matshikiza

: The Archive Hour: Lance Corporal Baronowski's Vietnam

Lance Corporal Mike Baronowski was killed in action on 29 November 1966 in Vietnam. He left behind an extraordinary legacy of recordings, which he had sent home to family and friends. They contain vivid and often comic reflections on his battlefield environment and experiences. The story of his life and death is told through the tapes, which were left to collect dust on top of a cupboard for 30-odd years, and from the differing perspectives of two Marine comrades and Baronowski's brother and sister. Producer Alan Hall


Producer: Alan Hall

: Classic Serial: Caesar!

The Arena. The second of three plays by Mike Walker drawing on Lives of the Caesars by Suetonius.
Octavian was 19 when Julius Caesarwas killed. As Caesar's appointed heir, he had some formidable adversaries, including Mark Antony , but his political skill was unparalleled.
Producer/director Jeremy Mortimer Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Mike Walker
Unknown: Julius Caesarwas
Unknown: Mark Antony
Director: Jeremy Mortimer
Augustus Caesar: Richard Johnson
Octavian: Adam Levy
Marcus Agrippa: Ben Crowe
Mark Antony: Clive Russell
Livia: Jasmine Hyde
Lepidus: Bruce Purchase
Senator: Gerard McDermott
Instructor: Stephen Critchlow

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs another debate in which
Michael Gove , Claire Fox , Ian Hargreaves and Steven Rose cross-examine witnesses who hold passionate but conflicting views on the issues raised by one of the week's news stories. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Michael Gove
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Steven Rose

: Brain of Britain 2003

The first round of the nationwide general knowledge quiz continues with contestants from the Midlands and East Anglia. Robert Robinson is in the chair. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Robert Robinson

: Adventures in Poetry

4: Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll. Peggy Reynolds goes in search of Lewis Carroll 's mythical creature, the JabberwOCk. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Lewis Carroll.
Unknown: Peggy Reynolds
Unknown: Lewis Carroll

: The Late Story: Mythologies

A re-run series of short stories in which writers explore classical myths in a contemporary setting. 3: Persephone by Kate Cameron. Thirteen-year-old "Seffie" finds herself in a tug-of-love battle between her estranged parents. Producer Hilary Dunn (R)


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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