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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Roger Hutchings.


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.

: 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 Benjamin Chesterton


Unknown: Helen Mark
Producer: Benjamin Chesterton

: Farming Today This Week

With Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rhidian Brook.


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Rhidian Brook.

: Home Truths

John Peel looks at the foibles of family life.
Producer Bella Bannerman Shortened PHONE: [number removed] email: home.truths@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Bella Bannerman

: Excess Baggage

Armchairtravel with SandiToksvig and guests. Producer Simon Clancy
PHONE: [number removed] email:excess.baggage@bbc.co.uk


Producer: Simon Clancy

: Back to Front

Simon Barnes continues his series contrasting great sporting moments with the headlines of the time. Today, industrial dispute, the breakdown of the social contract and hideous violence in Uganda are put into the shade by Virginia Wade 's triumph at Wimbledon in 1977. Producer Tom Alban


Unknown: Simon Barnes
Unknown: Virginia Wade
Producer: Tom Alban

: Test Match Special

England v South Africa
The third day's play in the Fifth Testfrom the Oval. Commentary by Jonathan Agnew , Henry Blofeld , Christopher Martin-Jenkins and Neil Manthorp.
Including at 12.45pm A View from the Boundary and Newsat1.15and 3.25.*Approximate time
Producer Peter Baxter


Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By: Henry Blofeld
Commentary By: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Commentary By: Neil Manthorp.
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, introduced by Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant


Introduced By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

New series Paul Lewis presents impartial advice and the latest news from the world of personal finance. Producer Penny Haslam Repeated on Sunday at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis

: Dead Ringers

The hugely popular satirical sketch and impressions show, starring Jon Culshaw , Jan Ravens , Kevin Connolly and Mark Perry. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Jon Culshaw
Unknown: Jan Ravens
Unknown: Kevin Connolly
Unknown: Mark Perry.

: News

: Any Questions

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience at Margate in Kent puts questions to a panel that includes writer Bonnie Greer and chief executive of the Wireless Group and former Sun editor Kelvin MacKenzie. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Bonnie Greer
Editor: Kelvin MacKenzie.

: Any Answers

New series Jonathan Dimbleby takes 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 Dimbleby
Producer: Anne Peacock

: Whistle down the Wind

Dramatised by Diana Griffiths from the screenplay by Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall, based on the novel by Mary Hayley Bell. The first radio production of this classic story is set in 1958 on a northern Pennine hill farm. Twelve-year-old Kathy finds a criminal on the run hiding in her barn. Because he utters a profanity in response to the shock of being discovered, she and her siblings believe him to be Jesus Christ.


Dramatised by: Diana Griffiths
From the screenplay by: Willis Hall
Based on the novel by: Mary Hayley Bell
Producer/director: Pauline Harris
The man: Paul Copley
Kathy: Rachel Ilbbotson
Nan: Poppy Rush
Chartie: Alexander Slater
Aunty Dolly: Becky Hindley
Mrs Reeves: Becky Hindley
Dad: Stephen Critchlow
Eddie: Ben Crowe

: There's a Guy Down Our Local SwearsHe's Elvis

In pub rooms, on small stages in less fashionable postcodes, Elvis lives. Ian McMillan meets the Elvis impersonators whose genuine love for the King means they put on wigs and jump suits night after night and try to recreate the magic. Producer Erin Riley


Unknown: Ian McMillan
Producer: Erin Riley

: 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 Mark Coles. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Mark Coles.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: Back Row

Jim White with the weekly guide to the film world. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Jim White
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Loose Ends

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


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and his guests considerthe week's cultural highlights, including Martin Amis 's new book, Yellow Dog, and the film Calendar Girls, which stars Helen Mirren , Julie Walters and Penelope Wilton. Producer ZahidWarley


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Martin Amis
Unknown: Helen Mirren
Unknown: Julie Walters
Unknown: Penelope Wilton.

: The Golden Age of Aid

The second of three programmes in which people who have volunteered for overseas aid work later in life tell their stories. A GP from Sussex describes her work with Medecins Sans Frontieres in Uzbekistan. Repeated from Sunday

: The Archive Hour: Twice Nightly

For many years variety theatre, with its ebullient stars, singers, comedians, chorus girls and novelty acts, was the lifeblood of British live entertainment. Veteran variety star Stan Stennett recreates the heyday of the genre, revisits some of its greatest moments and its most enduring stars, and recalls the triumphs and tribulations of a profession whose performers trod the boards twice nightly in theatres, halls and piers up and down the country.
Written by Roger Stennett. (R)


Presenter: Stan Stennett
Writer: Roger Stennett
Producer: Sara Davies

: Classic Serial: The Book of Love

The last of a two-part dramatisation of Hazlitt's Liber Amoris by Martyn Wade. 2: The Iron Has Entered My Soul. At the age of 43, the artist and writer William Hazliett has fallen passionately and obsessively in love with his London landlady's daughter, Sarah, a young woman half his age. He has forced his loyal, faithful and long-suffering wife of many years to agree to the farce of a Scottish divorce, and involved many of his friends in his long-standing obsession. Will young Sarah ever return his passion?
Producer/director Marilyn Imrie Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Martyn Wade.
Unknown: William Hazliett
Director: Marilyn Imrie
Hazlitt: Tim McLnnemy
Mrs Walker: Imelda Staunton
Patmore: Julian Wadham
Sarah: Claire Skinner
Fenwick: William Houston
Mrs Hazlitt: Alison Steadman
Cranstoun: John Bett

: The Commission

Whose Body Is it Anyway? With 40,000 people in Western Europe waiting for transplants and only
10,000 organs available, should we be rethinking how to meet the demand? Is ittime to create a legal market in organs or should our bodies be given to the state after death so that our organs may be harvested? With Nick Ross. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Nick Ross.

: Brain of Britain 2003

The first round of the quiz continues with contestants from the West of England and Wales. Robert Robinson is in the chair. Repeated from Monday

: Word on the Street

Jackie Kay visits Brownsbank Cottage in Biggar, Scotland, home of the 19th-century poet
Hugh McDiarmid , and talks to Professor Douglas Gifford of the University of Glasgow and poet Vicki Feaver. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Jackie Kay
Unknown: Hugh McDiarmid
Unknown: Professor Douglas Gifford
Unknown: Vicki Feaver.

: The Late Story: Her Majesties

Another story in a series first broadcast last year to mark the Jubilee. 4: Peter's Giant Cucumberby Michael Morpurgo. What happens when a teacher decides her class should dig a jubilee garden. Read by Jordan Calvert. Producer Jill Waters (R)


Unknown: Michael Morpurgo.
Read By: Jordan Calvert.
Producer: Jill Waters

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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