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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Leslie Griffiths.


Unknown: Leslie Griffiths.

: 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 across the UK. Producers Benjamin Chesterton and Gabi Fisher


Unknown: Richard Uridge
Producers: Benjamin Chesterton
Producers: Gabi Fisher

: Farming Today This Week

With Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
7.20 Yesterday in Parliament With David Wilby.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Dr Jeevan Singh Deol.
8.51 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Dr Jeevan Singh Deol.

: Home Truths

John Peel takes a wry look atthefoibles of family lite. Producer Bella Bannerman PHONE: [number removed] Email: home.truths@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Bella Bannerman

: Excess Baggage

The adventures, frustrations and joys of travel are explored by presenter Sandi Toksvig. ProducerTorquil Macleod
PHONE: [number removed] Email: excess.baggage@bbc.co.uK


Presenter: Sandi Toksvig.

: Choir Invisible

The hymns from the Victorian age are distinctive, memorable and eminently hummable. In an age when females were excluded from many parts of society, hymnody became the preserve of creative, devout and often very colourful women, Ian Hislop goes to church to decode the lives and works of these remarkable but historically invisible ladies. Producers Philip Sellars (R)


Unknown: Ian Hislop
Producers: Philip Sellars

: Week in Westminster

Jackie Ashley of The Guardian looks back at the political highlights of the week. Producer Marie Jessel


Unknown: Jackie Ashley
Producer: Marie Jessel

: 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 Penny Haslam Repeated on Sunday at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis

: The Now Show

Satirical show starring Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis. With Mitch Benn , Marcus Brigstocke , Laura Shavin and Jon Holmes. Last in the series. Repeated from Friday
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: A collection of sketches and routines from The Now Show is available on audio cassette or CD from good retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


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 Lady Margaret Hall , Oxford, puts questions on issues of the week to a panel that includes the author and broadcaster Germaine Greer , the Mail on Sunday columnist
Peter Hitchens and the Conservative former minister Francis Maude MP. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Lady Margaret Hall
Unknown: Germaine Greer
Unknown: Peter Hitchens
Unknown: Francis Maude

: Any Answers?

Jonathan Dimblebytakes listeners' calls and emails in response to last nights Any Questions. PHONE: [number removed] email: any.answers@bbc.co.uk Producer Peter Griffiths


Unknown: Jonathan Dimblebytakes
Producer: Peter Griffiths

: The Saturday Play: A Bullet at Balmain's - A Noël Coward Murder Mystery

By Marcy Kahan. The celebrated playwright returns with a new adventure. Noël Coward is in the post-liberation Paris of 1948 to play the lead in his own play, Present Laughter, in French. But the murder of a promiscuous mannequin provides a stylish distraction.
Director/Producer Ned Chaillet


Noel Coward: Malcolm Sinclair
Lorn: Eleanor Bron
Cole: Tam Williams
Ginette: Linda Marlowe
Monique: Susy Kane
Beatrice: Jaimi Barbakoff
Chester Everal: A Walsh
Jean-Marc: William Hootkins
Vendeuse: Frances Jeater
Author: Marcy Kahan.
Producer: Ned Chaillet

: From This Moment On - Wear This to Show You Care

In 1991 the Aids epidemic in New York City was at its height. A group of artists got together to try to find a simple way of promoting public awareness of the virus and came up with a simple symbol, worn on the lapel, easily made, and now recognised all over the world - the Red Ribbon. Nigel Wrench travels to New York to meet the artists.


Producer: Paul Kobrak

: Weekend Woman's Hour

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


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Saturday PM

News and sports headlines, presented by Dan Damon. Editor Richard Clark


Presented By: Dan Damon.
Editor: Richard Clark

: Back Row

Jim White investigates the enduring appeal of the late actor James Mason and looks ahead to the best Of next week's film releases. Producer Mohini Patel


Unknown: Jim White
Unknown: James Mason
Producer: Mohini Patel

: Loose Ends

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


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Kevin Dawson

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and his guests review the cultural highlights of the week, including Olivia Joules and the Overactive Generation - the latest book from Helen Fielding, author of Bridget Jones's Diary.


Presenter: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Testing Times

2: "Michael Rosen continues to ruminate with wit and humanity on the subject of exams." Discuss. With contributions from A-level pupils, from Oxford undergraduates and from those studying for vocational qualifications in the building trade,
Rosen looks at the way we mark attainment in higher education, what this says about our priorities and assumptions and whether or not we "could do better." Professor Ted Wragg helps him cheat. Producer Jane Ray Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Unknown: Professor Ted Wragg
Producer: Jane Ray

: St Dunstan's

Kenneth Cranham profiles St Dunstan's, an institution set up in 1915 to support and care for servicemen and women who came back blind from the trenches of the Great War. Producer David Battock


Unknown: Kenneth Cranham
Producer: David Battock

: Hard Times

Charles Dickens 's classic about struggles in the industrial north, dramatised in four parts by Doug Lucie. 1: The arrival of Sleary's circus challenges the provinicial thinking of the local businessmen.
Music by Nina Perry Director Janet Whitaker Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Doug Lucie.
Music By: Nina Perry
Director: Janet Whitaker
Gradgrind: Kenneth Cranham
Bounderby: Phllip Jackson
Mrs Sparsit: Eleanor Bron
Mrs Gradgrind: Thelma Barlow
Sleary: Derek Waring
Louisa: Helen Longworth
Rachael: Becky Hindley
Stephen: Alan Williams
MrsPegler: Marcia Warren
Mrs Blackpool: Francis Jeater
Mr M'Choakumchild: Stephen Critchlow
Sissy: Stephanie Rawson
Bitzer: Alex Slater
Tom: Nick Roud
Childers: Chris Moran
Josephine: Jalmi Barbakoff
A boy: Gregg Prentice

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs another 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 challenging nationwide general knowledge quiz. This week's teams are from
Aberdeen and the West Midlands. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Peter Snow

: Poetry Please

Delight in the natural world, relationships and an Iraqi poem of peace all feature in Roger McGough 's selection of listeners' favourite poems. The readers are David Collins and Bonnie Hurren. Repeated from sun


Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: David Collins
Unknown: Bonnie Hurren.

: The Late Story: Tales from a Near Continent

Another chance to hear a series of new commissions from writers living around Europe. 3: Elenitsa's Marble Pillow by Lucretia Stewart.
As tourists from every country in Europe descend on her Greek island, Eleni dreams of love. Read by Jane Whittenshaw. Producer Lisa Osborne (R)


Unknown: Lucretia Stewart.
Read By: Jane Whittenshaw.
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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