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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr David Lapsley.


Unknown: Dr David Lapsley.

: Letter from America

With Alistair Cooke.
Repeated from yesterday at 8.45pm


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: News Briefing

6.05 Papers
6.08 Sports Desk

: Open Country

Richard Uridge explores rural life across the UK from the Shetlands to the Channel Islands and from IrelandtoEastAnglia.
Producer Maggie Ayre Extended at 1.30pm


Unknown: Richard Uridge
Producer: Maggie Ayre

: Farming Today This Week

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
7.20 Yesterday in Parliament
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Roy Jenkins.
8.51 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: Home Truths

John Peel takes a wry look atthe foibles of family life.
Producer Harry Parker
Shortened at 11pm
PHONE: [number removed] email: home.truths@bbc.co.uK


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Harry Parker

: 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

3/3 Comedian Marcus Brigstocke turns a shrewd and sceptical eye on the history of the insurance industry. Today Brigstocke looks at the scandalous history of insurance fraud, from the voyage of an 18th-century slave ship to the rise of voice-stress analysis. He also takes a truth-detector test and finds out why arsonists should never pack theirtoothbrush. Producer Julia Adamson


Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Producer: Julia Adamson

: Week in Westminster

Peter Riddell of The Times discusses the week s political events. Editor Peter Mulligan


Unknown: Peter Riddell
Editor: Peter Mulligan

: From Our Own Correspondent

Insight and colour from BBC correspondents around the world, presented by Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant


Presented By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: MoneyBox

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


Unknown: Paul Lewis

: The News Quiz

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


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Linda Smith
Unknown: Andy Hamilton

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in John Moores University, Liverpool, puts questions to a panel that includes Liam Fox , chairman of the Conservative Party, and Menzies Campbell , deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats and shadow Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Liam Fox
Unknown: Menzies Campbell

: 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: The Ipcress File

Mike Walker's taut radio dramatisation of Len Deighton's gripping Cold War thriller rediscovers the novel and its unnamed and defiantly non-Establishment narrator, whose new job in the intelligence service ensnares him in a plot to brainwash scientists and trade them across the Iron Curtain.


Author: Len Deighton
Dramatised by: Mike Walker
Director: Toby Swift
The Agent: Ian Hart
Ross: James Laurenson
Dalby: Jonathan Coy
Embassy official: Declan Wilson
Jean: Fenella Woolgar
Jay: Peter Marinker
Chico: Jamie Bamber
Skip: Kerry Shale
Keightley: Adam Tedder
Alice: Rachel Atkins
Battersby: John Sharian
Adem: Raad Rawi

: 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. EditorPeterRippon


Presented By: Carolyn Quinn.

: Back Row

The Human Stain, a screen adaptation of Philip Roth 's study of contemporary American life, tells the story of Coleman Silk (played by Anthony Hopkins ), a distinguished academic whose life is shattered after he is accused of making a racial slur- ironic, since he has long hidden the fact that he himself is a light-skinned black. On the back of this release, Jim White examines the issue of race in films. Producer Mohini Patel


Unknown: Philip Roth
Played By: Anthony Hopkins
Unknown: Jim White
Producer: Mohini Patel

: 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 guests Esther Freud , Stuart Maconie and Kate Mosse review the cultural highlights of the week, including the film Girl with a Pearl Earring, an adaptation ofTracy Chevalier's bestselling novel. Producer Fiona McLean


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Esther Freud
Unknown: Stuart MacOnie
Unknown: Kate Mosse
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Bush Lessons

3/3. At the end of her year at a remote Bush School in the Limpopo Province of South Africa, volunteer teacher Ruth Charlton 's big dream finally comes true. She's raised enough money to take 17 of her poorest black pupils on the trip of a lifetime. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Ruth Charlton

: Archive Hour: Connecting the Nation

The General Post Office, embracing letters, the local post office, telegrams and telephones, has been one of the great British institutions. With exclusive access to the GPO's own films, Chris Bowlby explores how the GPO attempted to keep the nation connected as society and technology changed all around it. Producer Smita Patel


Unknown: Chris Bowlby
Producer: Smita Patel

: Classic Serial: The Pilgrim's Progress

2/3. By John Bunyan. Christian is determined to reach the Celestial City even though it means passing through the Valley of the Shadow of Death. Dramatised by Brian Sibley. Music by David Chilton Director Pam Fraser Solomon Rptd from Sun


Unknown: John Bunyan.
Dramatised By: Brian Sibley.
Bunyan: Anton Rodgers
Christian: Nell Dudgeon
Evangelist: Alec McCowen
Beelzebub: Don Warrington
Faithfull: Graham Crowden
Caroline: Lee Johnson
The Jailer: Loan Meredith
TheJudge: Derek Waring
Cobb: Stephen Thome
Discretion: Eve Karpf
Prudence: Jaimi Barbakoff
Piety: Cherie Taylor-Battiste
Charity: Lydia Leonard
Talkative: Rachel Atkins
Watchful: Philip Fox
Timorous: Damian Lynch
Clerk: Chris Moran

: Britain's University Challenge

1/2. Edward Stourton chairs two debates about the future of higher education. Professor Alison Wolf , from King's College, London, proposes the motion: "University expansion has been an academic, economic and political failure." Her leading opponent is Lord Baker, the former Conservative Education Secretary. A forum of experts, students and other interested parties joins the discussion. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Unknown: Professor Alison Wolf

: Masterteam

The final of the quiz programme that tests the general knowledge of teams from around the country. With Peter Snow. Repeated from Monday

: Poetry Please

Roger McGough introduces old English ballads and witty rhymes in a programme featuring requests for verse by anonymous poets. Repeated from Sunday


Introduces: Roger McGough

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

3/4. A series of short stories by Mollie Panter -
Downes describing the experiences of women who remained in Britain during the Second World War. Good Evening, Mrs Craven. Mr Craven receives a posting to North Africa, leaving behind two
Mrs Cravens anxiously awaiting news. Read by Sylvestra Le Touzel. Producer Julian Wilkinson


Stories By: Mollie Panter
Unknown: Mrs Craven.
Unknown: Mr Craven
Unknown: Mrs Cravens
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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