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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Bishop James Mehaffey.


Unknown: James Mehaffey.

: Letter from America

With Alistair Cooke.
Repeated from Fnday


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: News Briefing

6.05 Papers
6.08 Sports Desk

: Open Country

From the Shetland Islands to the Channel Islands, from Ireland to East Anglia, Richard Uridge explores rural life across the British Isles.
Producer Gabi Fisher


Unknown: Richard Uridge
Unknown: British Isles.
Producer: Gabi Fisher

: Farming Today This Week

With Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Sarah Swadling


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Sarah Swadling

: Today

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With DrJeevan Singh Deol.


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Singh Deol.

: Home Truths

David Stafford takes a wry look at family life.
Producer Harry Parker PHONE: [number removed] email: home.truths@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: David Stafford
Producer: Harry Parker

: Excess Baggage

The adventures, frustrations and joys of travel are explored by presenter Sandi Toksvig. Producer Jane O'Rourke
PHONE: [number removed] email: excess.baggage@bbc.co.uk


Presenter: Sandi Toksvig.
Producer: Jane O'Rourke

: Nothing's Gonna Change My World: 3: Tomorrow Never Knows

Concluding the series examining the continued significance of the Beatles over the past 40 years, Phill Jupitus visits the world's largest collection of Beatles cover versions, revels in the fervour of the annual Liverpool Beatlefest and listens to the memories of lifelong fans. Plus a look at the band's impact in the 1960s on individuals, on the counterculture of the time and on social behaviour.
With input from Yoko Ono, collector Jim Phelan, artist Klaus Beyer and other writers, musicians and insiders.


Presenter: Phill Jupitus
Interviewee: Yoko Ono
Interviewee: Jim Phelan
Interviewee: Klaus Beyer
Producer: Alan Hall
Producer: Dan Shepherd

: Week in Westminster

Peter Riddell of the The Times looks back at the political highlights of the week.


Presenter: Peter Riddell
Producer: John Turnbull

: From Our Own Correspondent

Kate Adie presents insights and analysis from BBC correspondents around the world. Producer Tony Grant


Unknown: Kate Adie
Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

Paul Lewis presents impartial advice and the latest news from the world of personal finance. Producer Jennifer Clarke Repeated on Sunday at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Jennifer Clarke

: The Now Show

Satirical show starring Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis. With Mitch Benn , Marcus Brigstocke. Laura Shavin and Jon Holmes.
Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis.
Unknown: Mitch Benn
Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke.
Unknown: Laura Shavin
Unknown: Jon Holmes.

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Charnwood, Leicestershire, put topical questions to a panel that includes the secretary of state for constitutional affairs Lord Falconer and the Man Booker Prize judge Professor Lisa Jardine. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Professor Lisa Jardine.

: Any Answers?

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

: The Saturday Play: I Married a Marxist

Margaret Wilkinson 's drama is set in New York in 1953 against the backdrop of the trial of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. Gloria is convinced that her janitor husband Dwight is a covert communist. If she remains devoted to him she could end up like Ethel Rosenburg. Could salesman Chet provide her with an escape?
Director Nadia Molinari


Unknown: Margaret Wilkinson
Unknown: Ethel Rosenberg.
Unknown: Ethel Rosenburg.
Director: Nadia Molinari
Gloria: Maureen Upman
Dwight: Kerry Shale
Chet: Henry Goodman

: Dylan and John

The poet Dylan Thomas and cricket commentator
John Arlott shared a friendship initiated by a mutual love of language and cemented by a passion for cricket. John Arlott 's biographer David Rayvern Allen charts their relationship through the unpublished letters Thomas sent to Arlott and the wealth of their combined work in the BBC archives. Producer Tom Alban


Unknown: Dylan Thomas
Commentator: John Arlott
Unknown: John Arlott
Unknown: David Rayvern Allen
Producer: Tom Alban

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Martha Kearney. series editor jui Burridge
Producer Vibeke Venema EMAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: Saturday PM

News and sports headlines, presented by Nigel Wrench. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Nigel Wrench.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: Back Row

As Armistice Day approaches, a new, restored print of the anti-First World War classic All Quiet on the Western Front is released. What does the film mean to correspondents reporting from the recent Gulf War? And Chris Tookey wonders what it is exactly thatCinematOgraphersdo. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Chris Tookey
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Loose Ends

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


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Kevin Dawson

: Saturday Review

Kate Mosse and herguests review the cultural highlights of the week, including a new film directed by Jane Campion - In the Cut, starring Meg Ryan - and Neil LaBute 's latest play, The Mercy Seat. Producer Fiona McLean


Unknown: Kate Mosse
Directed By: Jane Campion
Unknown: Meg Ryan
Unknown: Neil Labute
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Testing Times

The first of three programmes in which
Michael Rosen looks at exams, explores alternative ways of monitoring achievement and hears from pupils, past and present, who think he should keep his nose out of it because exams are wonderful and easy-peasy 1: Sats, GCSEsandthell-Plus. Alan Titchmarsh explains why failing his 11-plus was one of the best things that ever happened to him. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: The Archive Hour: Radio's Lost Property

Russell Davies presents another selection of the treasures unearthed as a result of an appeal for lost recordings. Extracts from programmes not heard since the original broadcast include a Hancock's Half Hour, Hi Gang! with Gregory Peck , and broadcasts from the D-Day landings. Producer Alison Vernon-Smith
A collective effort: page 20


Unknown: Gregory Peck
Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith

: Classic Serial: Hadji Murat: 2

By Leo Tolstoy, dramatised by Michael Butt. Tolstoy's last work of fiction, set in Chechnya in the 1850s.

Chechen warrior Hadji Murat's anger grows as the Russians argue about what to do with him. Other parts played by Declan Wilson , Stephen Critchlow and Chris Moran
Director Marc Beeby Repeated from Sunday


Author: Leo Tolstoy
Dramatised by: Michael Butt
Director: Marc Beeby
Tolstoy: Derek Jacobi
Hadji: Burt Caesar
Tsar Nicholas: Edward Petherbridge
Count Vorontsov: David Calder
Shamil: Jude Akuwudike
Jemal: Ray Shell
Eldar: Maynard Eziashi
Chernyshov: John Rowe
Mary: Jasmine Hyde
Butler: Stuart Bunce
Ivan: Ben Crowe
Yusuf: Damian Lynch
Other parts played by: Decian Wilson
Other parts played by: Stephen Critchlow
Other parts played by: Chris Moran

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which Michael Gove , Steven Rose , Melanie Philips and Ian Hargreaves cross-examine witnesses with conflicting views on the moral complexities behind one of the week's headlines. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Michael Gove
Unknown: Steven Rose
Unknown: Melanie Philips
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves

: Masterteam

Peter Snow hosts the nationwide general knowledge quiz. Today's teams are from London and Reading. Repeated from Monday

: Poetry Please

Roger McGough introduces a miscellany of favourite Children's poems. Repeated from Sunday


Introduces: Roger McGough

: The Late Story: Tales from a Near Continent

A series of five new commissions from writers living around Europe. 2: Honeysuckle by Chris Stewart.
On a flower-scented Spanish evening, Pepe tells the story of his grandfather's life to a friend from England. Read by Andrew Sachs. Producer Lisa Osborne


Unknown: Chris Stewart.
Read By: Andrew Sachs.
Producer: Lisa Osborne

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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