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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Professor Gordon Graham.


Unknown: Professor Gordon Graham.

: 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 across the UK.
Producer Gabi Rsher Extended at 1.30pm


Unknown: Helen Mark
Producer: Gabi Rsher

: 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 Sean Curran.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths.
8.51 Yesterday in Parliament With Sean Curran.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Sean Curran.
Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths.
Unknown: Sean Curran.

: Home Truths

John Peel takes a wry look at the foibles of family life. Producer Bella Bannerman Shortened at 11pm PHONE: [number removed] email: home.truths@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Bella Bannerman

: Excess Baggage

The adventures, frustrations and joys oftravel are explored by presenter Sandi Toksvig. Producers Kevin Dawson and Torquil MacLeod
PHONE: [number removed] email: excess.baggage@bbc.co.uk


Presenter: Sandi Toksvig.
Producers: Kevin Dawson
Producers: Torquil MacLeod

: The Parrot Sketch

It takes a very particular kind of person to want to share their life with a parrot. These beautiful, exotic creatures, which have been a source of inspiration for artists over the centuries, can make challenging companions. Some breeds of parrot are famous for extreme longevity, while their uncanny ability to mimic human speech means they can talk for hours. This programme hears from some talkative parrots and the people who choose to live with them (if they can get a word in).


Producer: Caroline Barbour

: Week in Westminster

Robin Oakley of CNN looks back at the political highlights of the week. Editor John Turnbull


Unknown: Robin Oakley
Editor: John Turnbull

: From Our Own Correspondent

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


Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

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


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Jessica Dunbar

: The News Quiz

Atongue-in-cheek look at the week's news with Simon Hoggart , Alan Coren and special guests. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Norfolk puts questions on issues of the week to a panel that includes the secretary of state for education, Charles Clarke MP. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Charles Clarke

: 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 Peter Griffiths


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Peter Griffiths

: The Saturday Play: Murder on the Home Front

By Michael Crompton , adapted in four parts by Molly Lefebure from the book. 2: The Case of a Lifetime Molly starts work with the famous Home Office pathologist Hardcastle and attempts to solve an extraordinary case.
Director John Dove


Unknown: Michael Crompton
Unknown: Molly Lefebure
Director: John Dove
Molly: Emily Bruni
Hardcastle: Kevin Whately
MrWalsh: Robert Glenister
MrsB: Chrissie Cotterill
Editor (McNab): Jonathan Hackett
Perkins: Fred Ridgeway
Builder/barrister: Jonathan Taller
SirHenry: David Henry

: Three Decades of Personal Transformation

Jenni Mills concludes her investigation into mass group therapy organisations by focusing on the British end of the business and looking at why so many 20-year-olds are signing up. She also persists in her efforts to see for herself what happens at one Of these forum meetings. Producer Miles Warde


Unknown: Jenni Mills
Producer: Miles Warde

: Weekend Woman's Hour

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


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Saturday PM

News and sports headlines, presented by Carolyn Quinn. Editor Richard Clark


Presented By: Carolyn Quinn.
Editor: Richard Clark

: Back Row

Holly Hunter played the silent figure in Jane Campion 's The Piano and recently she's turned in another powerful performance as a single mother in crisis in the deeply unsettling film Thirteen.
Jim White talks to the actress as well to one-time Dogme director Lone Scherfig about her tragicomedy Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Holly Hunter
Unknown: Jane Campion
Talks: Jim White
Director: Lone Scherfig
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Loose Ends

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


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and hisguests review the cultural highlights of the week, including Patrick Marber 's latest play After Miss Julie. Producer Fiona McLean


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Patrick Marber
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Yours Faithfully

In an exchange of heartfelt and frank letters from around the world, those on opposite sides of conflict ask to what extent religion is a contributing factor. Can there be any point of mutual agreement?
2: An evangelical Christian pastor from Washington corresponds with a Muslim journalist from Chicago. Repeated from Sunday

: Preachers or Partners

At the start of the 20th century missionaries were still risking life and limb to take the Christian gospel to territories barely touched by the modern world. By the end of the same century, they had largely become "mission partners", employees of native-run churches. Colin Morris , broadcaster and former missionary, explores the archive of memories of mission fields in Africa, Latin America, the Far East and the South Seas. How far did missionaries suffer from being identified with imperial powers? How did they fare in the post-colonial world? Was providing medicine and education more important than winning converts? Plus glimpses of missionary giants Gladys Aylward , Mother Theresa , Albert Schweitzer and Trevor HuddlestOn. Producer Andrew Green


Unknown: Colin Morris
Unknown: Gladys Aylward
Unknown: Mother Theresa
Unknown: Albert Schweitzer
Unknown: Trevor Huddleston.
Producer: Andrew Green

: Classic Serial: Hard Times

By Charles Dickens , dramatised by Doug Lucie.
4: Sissy and Rachael search for Stephen; tragedy follows. Tom's crime is uncovered and Gradgrind tries to save his son with Sleary's help.
Director Janet Whitaker Music by Nina Perry Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Dramatised By: Doug Lucie.
Director: Janet Whitaker Music
Unknown: Nina Perry
Gradgrind: Kenneth Cranham
Bounderby: Philip Jackson
MrsSparsit: Eleanor Bron
Stephen: Alan Williams
Rachael: Becky Hindley
MrsPegler: Marcia Warren
Sleary: Derek Waring
Louisa: Helen Longworth
Tom: Richard Firth
Bitzer: Declan Wilson
Sissy: Lydia Tuckey

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs another debate in which Ian Hargreaves , Michael Gove , 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: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Michael Gove
Unknown: Melanie Philips
Unknown: Claire Fox

: Masterteam

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


Unknown: Peter Snow

: Poetry Societies

Judith Palmer presents the first of four programmes in which she joins enthusiasts from around the country who meet to enjoy and promote their favourite poetry, beginning with the Walter Savage Landor Society of Warwick. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Judith Palmer

: The Late Story: Omphaloskepsis

A series of short stories inspired by words from the more obscure corners of the Oxford English Dictionary. 1: Omphaloskepsis by Cynthia Rogerson , read by Simon Tait. "After I lose my job, I have all this time to think, I sit here at home, alone in the afternoon, and I swear I can hear myself ageing." Producer David Jackson Young


Unknown: Cynthia Rogerson
Read By: Simon Tait.
Producer: David Jackson Young

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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