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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Karen Smith.


Unknown: Dr Karen Smith.

: Letter from America

With AlistairCooke.
Repeated from yesterday at 8.45pm

: News Briefing

6.05 Papers
6.08 Sports Desk

: Open Country

Helen Mark explores rural life across the UK.


Unknown: Helen Mark

: Today

With Edward Stourton and Sarah Montague.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Roy Jenkins.


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: Home Truths

Guest presenter Benjamin Zephaniah takes a wry look at the foibles of family life.
PHONE: [number removed] email: home.truths@bbc.co.uk


Presenter: Benjamin Zephaniah

: Excess Baggage

The adventures, frustrations and joys 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

: Risking Everything

2/3. Comedian Marcus Brigstocke turns a shrewd and sceptical eye on the history of the insurance industry. It's one disaster after another as Brigstocke looks at the natural and man-made catastrophes that insurance copes with, from the Great Fire of London and the 1906 San Francisco earthquake to new dangers such as asteroids and e-smog. He visits Lloyd's, investigates realistic disaster scenarios, and asks what is the worst that could happen. And are we covered? Producer Julia Adamson


Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Producer: Julia Adamson

: Week in Westminster

Steve Richards from The Independent on Sunday discusses the week's political events. Producer Marie Jessel


Unknown: Steve Richards
Producer: Marie Jessel

: From Our Own Correspondent

Insight and colourfrom BBC correspondents around the world, With Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant


Unknown: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

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


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Jessica Dunbar

: The News Quiz

A riotous look at the week's news from Simon Hoggart , with Alan Coren , Linda Smith , Jeremy Hardy and Andy Hamilton. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Linda Smith
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Andy Hamilton.

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Peterborough puts questions to a panel that includes Clare Short MP, Conservative candidate for Mayor of London Steve Norris, and Glenn Frankel , London bureau chief of The Washington Post. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Clare Short
Unknown: Glenn Frankel

: 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: The Mouse That Roared

Mark McDonnell and Steven McNicoll 's dramatisation of Leonard Wibberley 's famous comic novel. Under the benign rule of Her Grace Gloriana XII , Grand Fenwick is a tiny European country almost untouched by the 20th century and happy to remain so. When its vital wine trade is threatened by an American, it'stime to declare waron the United States.
Producer/Director Patrick Rayner


Unknown: Mark McDonnell
Unknown: Steven McNicoll
Unknown: Leonard Wibberley
Unknown: Gloriana Xii
Unknown: Grand Fenwick
Director: Patrick Rayner
Gloriana: Julie Austin
Tully: Mark McDonnell
Mountjoy: Crawford Logan
Secretary of state: Lou Hirsch
Kokintz: Simon Tart
Will: Jamie Newall
Benter: Steven McNicoll

: A House Somewhere: Ever the Optimist

3/3. When Chris Stewart wrote Driving Over Lemons about his life scratching a living on a poor farm on a Spanish hillside, his expectations were low, given that his previous ventures - including drumming for the rock group Genesis - left him destitute. Now his modesty seems misplaced: the book is a worldwide hit. Anthony Sattin asks whether he is still the optimist he once was.


Interviewer: Anthony Sattin
Interviewee: Chris Stewart
Producer: Sarah Jane Hall

: Weekend Woman's Hour

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


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Editor: Jill Burridge
Producer: Liz Pearson

: Saturday PM

News and sports headlines, presented by Carolyn Quinn. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Carolyn Quinn.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: Back Row

This week's programme features reviews of two films starring Scarlett Johansson - who turns up in Tokyo with Bill Murray in Lost in Translation, and in 17th-century Delft, in Girl with a Pearl Earring.
And Tom Cruise finds he can learn a thing or two from Japanese warriors in his new 150-minute epic, The Last Samurai. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Scarlett Johansson
Unknown: Bill Murray
Unknown: Tom Cruise
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: 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 his guests review the cultural highlights of the week. Producer Fiona McLean


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Bush Lessons

2/3. Volunteer teacher Ruth Charlton continues her year in a remote Bush School in the Limpopo Province of South Africa. She's making good progress with her six-year-old Northern Sotho-speaking pupils. But how do you introduce them to the subject of Aids; and why can't her Afrikaans boyfriend understand her dedication to her black pupils? Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Ruth Charlton

: Archive Hour: The Shanghai Sailors

There were many Chinese seamen in the merchant navy fleet during the Second World War and their dead were among those killed when U-boats torpedoed the Atlantic convoys. But afterthe war hundreds of Shanghai sailors were repatriated, many forced to leave behind their British-born wives and children. Ivan Howlett tells the story of those Chinese seafarers from Liverpool and hears from the children they were forced to leave behind who have spent their lives trying to find out what really happened to their fathers. Producer Angela Hind


Unknown: Ivan Howlett
Producer: Angela Hind

: Classic Serial: The Pilgrim's Progress

1/3. John Bunyan 's 17th-century tale about the adventures of Christian, a pilgrim who embarks on a perilousjourneyto the Celestial City. Dramatised by Brian Siblev.
Music by David Chilton Director Pam Fraser Solomon Rptd from Sun


Unknown: John Bunyan
Dramatised By: Brian Siblev.
Music By: David Chilton
Director: Pam Fraser Solomon
Bunyan: Anton Rodgers
Christian: Nell Dudgeon
Evangelist: Alec McCowen
Beelzebub: Don Warrington
Interpreter: Anna Massey
Caged Man: Peter Bowles
Elizabeth: Caroline Lee Johnson
The jailer: Ioan Meredith
Thejudge: Derek Waring
Pliable: Philip Fox
Obstinate: Chris Moran
Help: Jamie Barbakoff
Goodwill: Lydia Leonard
The angel: Cherie Taylor-Battiste
Children: Sophie Levv
Children: Navla Levv

: The End Game

A debate that asks if instead of finding ways to meet the demand for road travel we should aim simply to cut it - by getting the driver out of the car. With dramatised scenarios to simulate different outcomes, a panel of experts and public foresee the waytoday's polices may turn out. Hosted by Paul Vickers. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Paul Vickers.

: Masterteam

Peter Snow hosts the last of the league fixtures, between West Midlands and Liverpool. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Peter Snow

: Poetry Please

Roger McGough introduces requests for the work of the late Charles Causley , one of the most popular poets Of recent times. Repeated from Sunday


Introduces: Roger McGough
Unknown: Charles Causley

: The Late Story: Good Evening Mrs Craven the Wartime Stories of Mollie Panter-Downes

2/4. A series of short stories by Mollie Panter -
Downes describing the experiences of women who remained in Britain during the Second World War. Goodbye, My Love. Ruth has to face the trauma of parting from her husband as he leaves for active service. Read by Sylvestra Le Touzel. Producer Julian Wilkinson


Stories By: Mollie Panter
Read By: Sylvestra Le Touzel.
Producer: Julian Wilkinson

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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