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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Michael Mair.


Unknown: Michael Mair.

: 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 Gabi Fisher


Unknown: Richard Uridge
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 Laura Trevelyan.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Christina Rees.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Laura Trevelyan.
Unknown: Christina Rees.

: Home Truths

David Stafford looks at the foibles offamily life. Producer Paula McGinley Repeated on Monday at 11pm PHONE: [number removed] email: home.truths@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: David Stafford
Producer: Paula McGinley

: Excess Baggage

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


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Unknown: Producertamsin Hughes

: The Generalisimo

Miles Kington continues his journey around Spain, uncovering the hidden stories of the Franco years and the life of the Generalisimo himself. Today Kington looks back at the legacy of Franco s Civil wartriumph. Producer JuliaAdamson

: Cricket

C&G Trophy Semi-Final
Worcestershire v Lancashire at Worcester. The second semi-final from New Road. With commentary by Henry Blofeld , Peter Baxter and Mark Saggers.
Producer Peter Baxter _ *Approximate time


Commentary By: Henry Blofeld
Commentary By: Peter Baxter
Commentary By: Mark Saggers.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Talking Politics

Dennis Sewell presents the political discussion programme. Producer Richard Vadon


Unknown: Dennis Sewell
Producer: Richard Vadon

: From Our Own Correspondent

The stories behind the world's headlines, presented byKateAdie. Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: Inside Money

First-Time Blues. Property prices have never been higher and it's proving almost impossible for first-time buyers togetthatfirstfooton the ladder. Nurse Vikki Smith joins Lesley Curwen to investigate her chancesofeverowningherownhome Producer Louise Greenwood


Unknown: Vikki Smith
Unknown: Lesley Curwen
Producer: Louise Greenwood

: We've Been Here Before

Clive Anderson hosts the panel show that takes a wry look at past events. With guests Linda Smith , Simon Brett , Gyles Brandreth and Lewis Shaffer. Repeated from Fnday


Unknown: Clive Anderson
Unknown: Linda Smith
Unknown: Simon Brett
Unknown: Gyles Brandreth
Unknown: Lewis Shaffer.

: News

: Straw Poll

The third of six debates, chaired by Nick Clarke.
3: "The benefits of organic farming have been vastly overrated." From East Mailing, Kent. Listeners can also vote by phone. Tovote YES dial [number removed] To vote NO dial [number removed] (Lines open until 2.20pm. Maximum call cost lOp.) Rptdfrom 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 Warwickshire Scandal

By Alison Sutcliffe.

The marriage in 1866 of Harriett Moncrieffe to Sir Charles Mordaunt of Walton Hall, Warwickshire, was beset with problems from the start. Her involvement with the Prince of Wales and members of his set, as well as the dubious parentage of her child, led to one of the most notorious divorce cases of the 19th century.


Writer: Alison Sutcliffe
Pianist: Paul Herbert
Producer/Director: Peter Leslie Wild
Harriett: Fritha Goodey
Sir Chades: Jonathan Keeble
Jessie: Catherine Kanter
Reynolds/Prince: Richard Derrington
Mrs Hancox: Gillian Goodman
Ballantine/Dudley: Ian Brooker
Mrs Carruthers: Marian Kemmer
Dr Orford/Sir Thomas: Robert Lister
Henry/Dr Priestley: James Howard

: Just Wilhelm

How could a radical German school survive in England right through the Second World War? Incredibly, the Herrlingen School did just that. Fleeing Nazi persecution, it transferred lock, stock and barrel to Kent. Despite losing many of its staff and older boys to "enemy alien" camps, it continued until 1948. Matthew Reisz, whose mother was one of the few English children there, meets some of its former pupils.
Producer Matthew Dodd


Unknown: Matthew Reisz
Producer: Matthew Dodd

: 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

Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl isthe latest in a long line of swashbuckling pirate pictures. Chris Tookey takes a look at the peaks and troughs of the pirate on film. And as Respiro, a new film set in Sicily, triggers a rush for the island, the programme looks at movie holiday destinations. Producer Sally Spurring


Unknown: Chris Tookey

: Loose Ends

(FM only until 6.31) Ned Sherrin presents another mix of music, comedy and conversation. ProducerTorquil Macleod


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and his guests Susan Jeffreys , Peter Kemp and Burt Caesar discuss the cultural events of the week, including Jane Smiley 's novel Good Faith, and The Straits - -the new play by Gregory Burke , author of Gagarin's Way. Producer Zahid Warley


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Susan Jeffreys
Unknown: Peter Kemp
Unknown: Burt Caesar
Unknown: Jane Smiley
Play By: Gregory Burke
Producer: Zahid Warley

: The Trouble with Men

Gardens of Violence. Malachi O'Doherty , writer and commentator on Northern Irish affairs, draws from his own experiences of seeing men fighting in suburban Belfast, in an English town and near the Red Fort in Delhi. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Malachi O'Doherty

: The Archive Hour: A Pinch of Salt

Another chance to hear an edition of the programme first broadcast last year. From war rations to vitamins and fad diets, scientists have told us what we should and should not eat. Nutritionist Jane Clarke visits the archives of the Imperial War Museum, the Nutrition Society and Good Housekeeping magazine to investigate the history of her profession. Producer Erika Wright (R)


Unknown: Jane Clarke
Producer: Erika Wright

: Classic Serial: Caesar!: Peeling Figs for Julius

The last of three plays by Mike Walker drawing on Lives of the Caesars by Suetonius. Was Caligula the evil man history has painted him?
(Repeated from Sunday)


Writer: Mike Walker
Producer/Director: Jeremy Mortimer
Gaius Caligula: David Tennant
Caligula as a boy: Joe Prospero
Drusilla: Priyanga Elan
Cassius Chaerea: Neil Dudgeon
Mnester: Stephen Critchlow
Macro: Andrew Harrison
Tiberius: George Baker
Livia: Susan Engel
Agrippina: Liza Sadovy
Germanicus: Bruce Purchase
Gemellus: Ben Crowe
Doctor: Scott Brooksbank

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs another debate in which Claire Fox , Steven Rose , Michael Gove and Ian Hargreaves cross-examine witnesses who hold passionate but conflicting moral views. Repeated from Wednesday


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

: Brain of Britain 2003

The first round of the quiz continues with contestants from the North West of England. Robert Robinson is in the Chair. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Robert Robinson

: Word on the Street

The first in a new series on poetry and place begins with a visit to Bangor Public Library where Jackie Kay meets the librarians - avid poetry enthusiasts - and three local poets, Pamela Greene , Moyra Donaldson and Stephen Hanson. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Jackie Kay
Unknown: Pamela Greene
Unknown: Moyra Donaldson
Unknown: Stephen Hanson.

: The Late Story: Mythologies

A re-run series of short stories in which writers explore classical myths in a contemporary setting. 4: Craftworkby Mary Jones. Penelope is a powerful woman who does far more at home than sit and wait for Odysseus's return. Read by Patricia Hodge. Producer Hilary Dunn (R)


Unknown: Mary Jones.
Read By: Patricia Hodge.
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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