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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Most Rev Peter Smith , Archbishop of Cardiff.


Unknown: Peter Smith

: Test Match Special

Sri Lanka v England
The First Test at Galle. Commentary on the fifth and final day's play by Jonathan Agnew , John Murray ,
Jonny Saunders and Roshan Abbeysinghe. Including Newsat6.30am. * Approximate time
__ Producer Peter Baxter * Approximate time


Play By: Jonathan Agnew
Play By: John Murray
Play By: Jonny Saunders
Play By: Roshan Abbeysinghe.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: 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 Benjamin Chesterton


Unknown: Richard Uridge
Producer: Benjamin Chesterton

: Farming Today This Week

With Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Test Match Special

Sri Lanka v England
The First Test at Galle. Commentary on the fifth and final day's play by Jonathan Agnew , John Murray ,
Jonny Saunders and Roshan Abbeysinghe. Including Newsat6.30am. * Approximate time
__ Producer Peter Baxter * Approximate time


Play By: Jonathan Agnew
Play By: John Murray
Play By: Jonny Saunders
Play By: Roshan Abbeysinghe.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Today

With John Humphrys and Margaret Doyle.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Margaret Doyle.
Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths.

: Home Truths

John Peel takes a wry look at the foibles of family life. Producer Paula McGinley PHONE: [number removed] email: home.truths@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Paula McGinley

: Excess Baggage

The adventures, frustrations andjoys of travel 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

: Marriage Years

New series 1: 1940. Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier tied the knot in a year filled with snatched happiness, short engagements and sudden partings. Couples who married in 1940 describe experiences such as spending their wedding night sitting against a beer barrel in a cellar while the bombs dropped around them. Producer Sara Conkey


Unknown: Vivien Leigh
Unknown: Laurence Olivier
Producer: Sara Conkey

: Week in Westminster

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


Unknown: Jackie Ashley
Editor: Marie Jessel

: From Our Own Correspondent

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

: Money Box

Paul Lewis presents impartial advice and the latest news from the world of personal finance. Producer Chris A'Court Repeated on Sunday at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis

: The News Quiz

A tongue-i n-cheek look at the week news from
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 Leeds puts questions on issues of the week to a panel that includes the Home Secretary
David Blunkett and the Bishop of Birmingham, the Right Rev Dr John Sentamu. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: David Blunkett
Unknown: Dr John Sentamu.

: 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: Murder on the Home Front: 3: The Wigwam Murder

By Michael Crompton, adapted in four parts by Molly Lefebure from the book, and starring Emily Bruni and Kevin Whately.
Spring 1942: Molly continues her work as the assistant to the Home Office pathologist, Hardcastle. The stresses of wartime life begin to affect them both and the discovery of a body on an American army base brings new dilemmas for both of them
Director John Dove (R)


Author: Michael Crompton
Adapted by: Molly Lefebure
Director: John Dove
Molly: Emily Bruni
Hardcastle: Kevin Whately
Mrs B: Mary MacLeod
Pte Feron: Joseph May
Chief Insp Webb: John Hartley
Colonel Allan: William Roberts
Cpt Richardson: Stuart Milligan
McNab: Jonathan Hackett

: Steel Pan Alley

The steel drum has been played on the streets of Britain for the last 50 years. How did it get here? Sterling Betancourt MBE tells a storythat leads from the streets of Port of Spain in Trinidad to Notting Hill - via Buckingham Palace. Producer Dan Shepherd


Producer: Dan Shepherd

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's '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

Touching the Void by Kevin Macdonald is the true story of Joe Simpson and his mountaineering partner, whose attempt to scale the Suila Grande in the Andes almost proved fatal. Jim White talks about this film and other new releases this week. Producer Mohini Patel


Unknown: Kevin MacDonald
Unknown: Joe Simpson
Unknown: Suila Grande
Talks: Jim White
Producer: Mohini Patel

: Loose Ends

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


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and his guests review the cultural highlights Of the week. Producer Fiona McLean


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Wheels within Wheels

Another chance to hear a letter by travel writer Dervla Murphy in which, at the age of 70, she reflects on a lifetime of travel.
Producer Caroline Barbour (R)


Unknown: Dervla Murphy
Producer: Caroline Barbour

: A Roof over Our Heads

A woman's place is in the home, so they say. But it's also on the barricades when it comes to demanding decent housing. Fiona Ross traces the history and evolution of Glasgow's council housing, from the remarkable women who fought in the 1915 Rent Strikes, and from those who continued to fight in the 1950s to improve conditions on the city's giant housing estates, to those who are still in the vanguard of change today. Producer Heather Fraser


Unknown: Fiona Ross
Producer: Heather Fraser

: Classic Serial: The Midwich Cuckoos

By John Wyndham. The first instalment of Dan Rebellato 's two-part dramatisation of the gripping science-fiction classic about alien impregnation overturning the prim and proper world of a sleepy English village. Starring Bill Nighy and Sarah Parish.
Director Polly Thomas Music by Chris Madin Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: John Wyndham.
Unknown: Dan Rebellato
Unknown: Bill Nighy
Unknown: Sarah Parish.
Director: Polly Thomas
Music By: Chris Madin
Richard: Bill Nighy
Janet: Sarah Parish
Zellaby: Clive Merrison
Alan: Nicholas R Bailey
Ferelleyn: Katherine Tozer
Dr Willers: Mark Chatterton
Mrs Willers: Barbara Marten
Rev Leebody: Malcolm Raeburn
Miss Lamb: Christine Brennan
Miss Ogle: Rebecca Bridle

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs another debate in which Ian Hargreaves , Steven Rose , Melanie Philips and Claire Fox cross-examine witnesses with conflicting views. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Steven Rose
Unknown: Melanie Philips
Unknown: Claire Fox

: Masterteam

Peter Snow hosts the latest contest in the quest for the champion amateur quiz team of the year. This week Liverpool play Reading. Repeated from Monday

: Poetry Societies

Sufism is a mystical branch of the Muslim religion which, 800 years ago, produced one of its greatest poets: Rumi, the founder of the whirling dervishes. Judith Palmer reports from a meeting of the Rumi Society held in Paddington Library-the unlikely setting for an evening of transcendental music, dance and poetry, featuring Vida Kashizadeh. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Judith Palmer
Unknown: Vida Kashizadeh.

: The Late Story: Omphaloskepsis

A series of short stories inspired by words from the more obscure corners of the Oxford English Dictionary. 2: Kenosis by Chris Dolan , read by Mary Riggans. "The two men used to have long conversations. They agreed to be a father was to be Christ-like. To live up to God's highest expectations and to represent His authority Within the home." Producer David Jackson Young (R)


Unknown: Chris Dolan
Read By: Mary Riggans.
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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