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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Roger Hutchings.


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.

: Letter from America - a Celebration

To mark more than five decades of the world's longest-running speech radio programme, a chance to hear one of AlistairCooke's vintage broadcasts. Repeated from yesterday Repeated Sunday 8.45am

: News Briefing

6.05 Papers
6.08 Sports Desk

: Open Country

Richard Uridge explores rural life across the UK. Producer Benjamin Chesterton
Extended at 1.30pm


Unknown: Richard Uridge
Producer: Benjamin Chesterton

: Farming Today This Week

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
7.20 Yesterday in Parliament With David Wilby.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought forthe Day With Rhidian Brook.
8.51 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Rhidian Brook.

: Home Truths

John Peel takes a wry look at the foibles of family life.
(Shortened repeat on Monday at 11pm)
Phone: [number removed] email: [email address removed]


Presenter: John Peel
Producer: Paula McGinley

: Excess Baggage

Sandi Toksvig and her guests explore the adventures, frustrations and joys of travel. Producers Kevin Dawson and Torquil MacLeod


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producers: Kevin Dawson
Producers: Torquil MacLeod

: Welcome to the Dark Side

More than 30 years after its release in 1973, Matthew Parris sheds light on Pink Floyd's Dark
Side of the Moon, which remains the biggest-selling album by a British group. He tells the story of its creation and evaluates its influence on rock music and on a generation of young listeners. Producer Adam Fowler


Unknown: Matthew Parris
Producer: Adam Fowler

: Week in Westminster

Peter Oborne discusses the implications of the week's political events. Editor Peter Mulligan


Unknown: Peter Oborne
Editor: Peter Mulligan

: From Our Own Correspondent

Insight and colour from BBC correspondents around the world, With Kate Adie. Producer TonyGrant


Unknown: Kate Adie.

: Money Box

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


Unknown: Paul Lewis

: The Now Show

4/6. The sharp edge of satire from Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis , with Mitch Benn , Marcus Brigstocke , Jon Holmes and Laura Shavin. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Mitch Benn
Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown: Jon Holmes
Unknown: Laura Shavin.

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion at the Queen's School in Chester. Panellists are the former Labour minister Glenda Jackson ; the former Conservative chancellor of the Exchequer, Lord
Lamont; Sarah Teather , the new Liberal Democrat
MP for Brent East; and the former chief inspector of schools, Christopher Woodhead. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Glenda Jackson
Unknown: Sarah Teather
Unknown: Christopher Woodhead.

: Six Nations Rugby

Wales v Italy at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff (kick-off2pm), followed by: Ireland v Scotland at Lansdowne Road, Dublin (kick-off 4pm), on the final day's play of the Championship. Presented by EleanorOldroyd. Producer Michael Carr


Producer: Michael Carr

: 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 Anne Peacock


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Anne Peacock

: The Saturday Play: Out

of the Woodwork Susan and her second husband are about to make a fresh start in America, where he's got a new job. They've had some marital problems and are convinced this will help them rebuild things. But her visa is refused and when she finds out why, the past comes back to haunt her. Written by Melissa Murray. Director Cherry Cookson


Unknown: Woodwork Susan
Written By: Melissa Murray.
Director: Cherry Cookson
Susan: Kate Buttery
Victor: Paul Rhys
Eddy: Roger May
Magda: Carolyn Pickles
Fran: Frances Jeater
Mum: Eva Stuart

: The World's Most Difficult Puzzle

In the early 1960s, a jigsaw puzzle caused a sensation in America. It was based on an Abstract Expressionist painting by the artist Jackson Pollock , whose explosive drip paintings had divided Americans into bemusement and outrage - he was a genius or a charlatan. But the jigsaw was even more challenging than the original: it was proclaimed "The World's Most Difficult Puzzle". Alan Dein pieces togetherthis bizarre story. Producer Matthew Dodd Jack the Dripper and the dissectologist: page 115


Artist: Jackson Pollock
Unknown: Alan Dein
Producer: Matthew Dodd

: Weekend Woman's Hour

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


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Saturday PM

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


Presented By: Carolyn Quinn.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: Back Row

Jim White discusses The FogofWar, a documentary profiling former US defense secretary Robert McNamara 's notorious roles in the Second World War, Vietnam and the Cold War. Plus a visit to a celebrity whose DVD collection is an all-consuming passion. Producer Anne-Marie Cole


Unknown: Jim White
Unknown: Robert McNamara
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 his guests Howard Schuman , Adam Mars-Jones and Esther Freud review the Cultural highlights of the week. Producer Fiona McLean


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Howard Schuman
Unknown: Adam Mars-Jones
Unknown: Esther Freud
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Words from the Cross

4/6. "My God, my God, why hast Thou forsaken me". In another talk for Lent, Rabbi Dan Cohn-Sherbok , professor of Judaism at the University of Wales,
Lampeter, reflects on this cry of abandonment in the light Of the Holocaust. Repeatedfrom Sunday


Unknown: Rabbi Dan Cohn-Sherbok

: The Archive Hour: Frogs and Rosbifs

What did Edward VII get up to in Paris? Why was the Mademoiselle of Armentieres the heroine of the First World War trenches? And why do we Brits believe the French know everything there is to know about sex? To celebrate the centenary of the entente cordiale, Antoine De Caunes explores the ways in which the French and the British have seen each other through 100 years of film, drama, comedy and song. Producer Lucy Ash


Producer: Lucy Ash

: Classic Serial: The Pallisers

9/12. By Anthony Trollope , dramatised by Martyn Wade. As Plantagenet Palliser wrestles with the difficulties of government and the problems created by his own wife, Emily Wharton and Ferdinand Lopez 's new marriage hits trouble from the start. Music by Elizabeth Parker Director Marc Beeby Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Anthony Trollope
Dramatised By: Martyn Wade.
Unknown: Plantagenet Palliser
Unknown: Emily Wharton
Unknown: Ferdinand Lopez
Troilope: David Troughton
Palliser: Ben Miles
Glencora: Sophie Thompson
Frank: Michael Higgs
Lopez: Greg Wise
Duke of St Bungay: Geoffrey Whitehead
Parker: Gerard McDermott
SirOrlando: Peter Marinker
MrWharton: James Laurenson
Emily: Emily Bruni
Mrs Parker: Lynne Verrall
Sprugeon: Declan Wilson
Policeman: Damian Lynch
Arthur: Jonathan Keeble

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which
Melanie Phillips , Michael Gove , Ian Hargreaves and Professor Steven Rose cross-examine witnesses who hold Conflicting moral Views. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Michael Gove
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Steven Rose

: Round Britain Quiz

Scotland take on the South of England in the cryptic quiz. With Nick Clarke. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Word on the Street

5/6. Jackie Kay visits St Andrews in Scotland to talk to poet Kathleen Jamie and professor of modern Scottish literature at University of St Andrews,
Robert Crawford , who have both made the city their home. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Jackie Kay
Unknown: St Andrews
Unknown: Kathleen Jamie
Unknown: Robert Crawford

: Not Drowning but Waving

4/5. In Deep by Philip Gross, read by Mark Meadows. Alec had always told stories, but this time there's something strangely compelling about his tale of the dolphinarium and the Official Secrets Act. Producer Sara Davies


Read By: Mark Meadows.
Producer: Sara Davies

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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