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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Mark Oakley.


Unknown: Mark Oakley.

: 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.
Producer Gabi Fisher


Unknown: Richard Uridge
Producer: 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 Sarah Montague.
7.20 Yesterday in Parliament With Keith Macdougall.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With DrJeevan Singh Deol.
8.51 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Keith MacDougall.
Unknown: Singh Deol.

: Home Truths

John Peel takes a wry look at the foibles of family life.
Phone: [number removed] email: [email address removed]


Presenter: John Peel
Producer: Paula McGinley

: 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.

: When the World Was Young

When, 40 years ago, President John F Kennedy s glamorous, witty, idealistic American world was shattered by an assassin, the shock and grie were felt just as acutely in Britain as in the USGodfrey Hodgson
, who covered the assassination's s aftermath in Washington and knew the President, examines the ways in which the Kennedys captured the British imagination, and what this reveals about both countries. Producer Simon Coates Editor Nicola Moyrick


Unknown: John F Kennedy
Unknown: Godfrey Hodgson
Producer: Simon Coates
Editor: Nicola Moyrick

: Week in Westminster

Peter Oborne of the Spectator looks back at the political highlights of the week. Producer John Turnbull


Unknown: Peter Oborne
Producer: John Turnbull

: From Our Own Correspondent

Insight, analysis, wit and colour from the BBC's s team of correspondents worldwide. producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

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


Unknown: Paul Lewis

: The News Quiz

Return of the topical comedy panel game, chaired by Simon Hoggart, with Alan Coren, Sandi Toksvig, Armando Iannucci and Jeremy Hardy. (Repeated from Fri)


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Unknown: Armando Iannucci
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimblebychairs the discussion as an audience atthe Royal Military School in Dover put topical questions to a panel that includes the Liberal
Democrats' London Mayoral candidate
Simon Hughes M P. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimblebychairs
Unknown: Simon Hughes

: Any Answers?

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


Unknown: Jonathan Dimblebytakes
Producer: Peter Griffiths

: The Saturday Play: Under Milk Wood

by Dylan Thomas. To mark the 50th anniversary of Thomas's death, a new production of this classic "play for voices" using Richard Burton's unforgettable performance as First Voice and a new all-Welsh cast.
Taking the hiss out of Burton: page 123


Writer: Dylan Thomas
Music by: John Hardy
Musician: Paula Gardiner
Musician: Lee Goodall
Musician: Dewi Watkins
Director: Alison Hindell
First Voice: Richard Burton
Second Voice: Sian Phillips
Captain Cat: Glyn Houston
Mog: Matthew Rhys
Myfanwy: Lisa Palfrey
Mrs Ogmore-Pritchard: Christine Pritchard
Mr Ogmore: Sion Probert
Mr Pritchard: Islwyn Morris
Rosie: Mali Harries
Polly: Eiry Thomas
Rev Jenkins: Wayne Forrester
Willy Nilly: Iestyn Jones
Mr Pugh: Steffan Rhodri
Mrs Pugh: Sara McGaughey
Lily: Catrin Rhys
Sindbad Sailors: Steven Meo
Cherry: Andy Hockley
Mr Owen: Ruth Jones
Mrs Beynon: Sharon Morgan
Voice of a guidebook: John Humphrys

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Thebestoftheweekon Woman's Hour, presented by Martha Kearney. serieseditorjiiiBurridge
Producer VibekeVenema EMAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: Saturday PM

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


Presented By: Dan Damon.
Editor: Richard Clark

: Back Row

Nick Broomfield 's new film, Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer, makes fortough viewing, charting the final days and hours of a woman's life before her execution in a US prison. Jim White talks to the seasoned documentary-maker. Producer Anne-Marie Cole


Unknown: Nick Broomfield
Talks: Jim White
Producer: Anne-Marie Cole

: Loose Ends

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


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Mairi Russell

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and hisguests review the cultural highlights of the week. Producer Fiona McLean


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Testing Times

3: In the last of his talks about exams
Michael Rosen turns his attention to psychometric testing. This form of mind measurement isthoughtto have been developed by the Chinese civil service in the Han dynasty over 1,000 years ago. It is now used as a recruitment tool in around 70 per cent of major
British companies. Advocates recommend it as the most effective way to measure aptitude ratherthan attainment. Contributors include
Professor Dave Bartram and Dr Mark Parkinson. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Unknown: Professor Dave Bartram
Unknown: Dr Mark Parkinson.

: Priestley on Air

Twenty years afterthe death of JB Priestley-essayist, playwright, bestselling author, and broadcaster- playwright Alan Plater examines his life and legacy. Priestley first came to public attention for his 1929 novel The Good Companions. During the Second World War he became famous for his popular radio broadcasts Postscript to the News and later hosted a series of influential conversations with leading scientific thinkers of postwar Britain. However, he was troubled by his celebrity status, for he was popularly acclaimed more for his radio programmes than for what he considered to be his greatest work- his series of plays in which he explored theories of time and destiny. Producer Libby Cross


Unknown: Alan Plater
Producer: Libby Cross

: Hard Times

By Charles Dickens. Dramatised in four parts by Doug Lucie. 2: Six years have passed; Tom is now working for Bounderby in his bank and he claims Louisa in marriage. Stephen Blackpool runs into trouble with the union men.
Music by Nina Perry Director Janet Whitaker Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Charles Dickens.
Unknown: Doug Lucie.
Unknown: Stephen Blackpool
Music By: Nina Perry
Director: Janet Whitaker
Gradgrind: Kenneth Cranham
Bounderby: Philip Jackson
Mrs Sparsit: Eleanor Bron
Mrs Gradgrind: Thelma Barlow
Louisa: Helen Longworth
Tom: Richard Firth
Sissy: Lydia Tuckey
Rachael: Becky Hlndley
Stephen: Alan Williams
Bitzer: Declan Wilson
James: Guy Henry
MrsPegler: Marcia Warren
Slackbridge: Loan Meredith
Chairman: Ben Crowe
Waiter: Damien Lynch

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs another debate in which
Michael Gove , Steven Rose , Melanie Philips and Claire Fox 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: Claire Fox

: Masterteam

Peter Snow hosts the challenging nationwide general knowledge quiz. This week's teams are from London and Liverpool. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Peter Snow

: Unicorns - Almost

The young poet Keith Douglas wrote a diary during the Second World War, alongside poems that capture the collision between man and machine.
Adapted by Owen Sheers. Read by Joseph Fiennes. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Keith Douglas
Adapted By: Owen Sheers.
Read By: Joseph Fiennes.

: The Late Story: Tales from a Near Continent

A series of five commissions from writers living around Europe.
4: How It Was by Christopher Hope. Read by Michael Maloney. A small town in deepest France is the setting for a jealous wife's fiery act of revenge. Producer Lisa Osborne (R)


Unknown: Christopher Hope.
Read By: Michael Maloney.
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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