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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Most Rev Vincent Nichols , Archbishop of Birmingham.


Unknown: Vincent Nichols

: Letter from America a Celebration

A chance to hear again one of Alistair Cooke 's vintage broadcasts, drawn from more than five decades of the world's longest-running speech radio programme.
Repeated from yesterday Repeated on Sunday at 8.45am Remembering Alistair Cooke : page 29


Unknown: Alistair Cooke
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 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.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thoughtfor the Day With the Rev Rob Marshall.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Rob Marshall.

: Home Truths

John Peel takes a wry look at the foibles of family life. Producer Harry Parker Repeated Monday llpm ( until 11.30pm) PHONE: [number removed] email: home.truths@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Harry Parker

: Excess Baggage

Sandi Toksvig explores the joys and frustrations oftravel. Producers Kevin Dawson and Torquil MacLeod


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

: Taking the Mick

2/2. Once the butt of every stand-up comic routine, the Irish thrive in the contemporary comedy scene.
Pauline McLynn reveals howthe Irish went from being a punchline to having the last laugh.
Home and Away. As scandal shook the south and peace broke out in the north, a new kind of Irish comedy was born Producer Owen McFadden


Unknown: Pauline McLynn
Producer: Owen McFadden

: Talking Politics

Dennis Sewell presents the political discussion programme, sharpening the focus on current ideas and events. Producer Jo Glanville


Unknown: Dennis Sewell
Producer: Jo Glanville

: From Our Own Correspondent

Insight and colourfrom BBC correspondents around me world, With Kate Adie. ProducerTonyGrant


Unknown: Kate Adie.

: Money Box

Paul Lewis presents impartial advice and the latest news from the world of personal finance.
Producer Louise Greenwood Repeated tomorrow at 9pm See Face Behind the Voice: page 121


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Louise Greenwood

: The Now Show

6/6. The sharp edge of satire from Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis , with Mitch Benn , Marcus Brigstocke , Jon Holmes and Laura Shavin. Repeated from Friday
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: A selection from rhe Now Show, featuring four episodes of the first series, is available on audio cassette and CD from retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


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 atOrsett
Village Hall, Essex. The panellists are Labour MP
Simon Sion ; shadow Home Secretary Oliver Letwin ; director of the Centre for Policy Studies, Ruth Lea ; and the political editor of The Guardian, Michael White. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Simon Sion
Unknown: Oliver Letwin
Unknown: Ruth Lea
Unknown: Michael White.

: 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 Anne Peacock


Unknown: Jonathan Dimblebytakes
Producer: Anne Peacock

: The Saturday Play: They Say I Shot a Man and Killed Him

A true story of love and adventure in the great days of flying. Could a record-breaking pilot be heading for the electric chair? Written by Mike Walker.


Writer: Mike Walker.
Director: Sally Avens
Jessie: Susie Porter
Bill: James Purefoy
Haden: Walter Lewis
Kiki: Kate Fleetwood
Jim: Declan Wilson
Hickmeyer: Gerard McDermott
Sir Sydney: Alan White
Tancrel: Damien Lynch

: The Nun I Never Was

Many women have had fantasies intheiryouth about becoming a nun - Audrey Hepburn in The Nun 's Story or Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music aretheirrole models. As they passed through puberty, most abandoned the idea. In this programme, three women talk about why they chose to enter a convent. Of the three, only one has stayed, but all have thought deeply about what motivated them and how the experience has Shaped their lives. Producer Kate McAII


Unknown: Audrey Hepburn
Unknown: Julie Andrews
Producer: Kate McAii

: 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 PeterRippon


Presented By: Carolyn Quinn.

: Back Row

As the British Film institute launches a retrospective of the films of Roman Polanski, Back Row delves into the director's impressive career. Jim White discusses At Five in the Afternoon with Samira Makhmalbaf , a courageous award-winning Iranian directorwho's changing the way we see the Middle East, and actor Sylvia Syms reveals why she refused to be famous. Producer Anne-Marie Cole


Unknown: Jim White
Unknown: Samira Makhmalbaf
Unknown: Sylvia Syms
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 Kit Davis , Peter Kemp and Jameela Siddiqi discuss the cultural highlights of the week, including The Burial at Thebes, Seamus Heaney 's adaptation of Sophocles's Antigone atthe Abbey Theatre in Dublin. Producer Hilary Dunn


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Kit Davis
Unknown: Peter Kemp
Unknown: Jameela Siddiqi
Unknown: Seamus Heaney
Producer: Hilary Dunn

: Words from the Cross

6/6. "It is finished". Dr Rowan Williams , Archbishop of Canterbury, is the final speaker in this Lent series considering the last words of Christ from the Cross. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Dr Rowan Williams

: The Archive Hour: All in the Name of Power

Colin Bell looks at the way that lives and communities have been shaped by the energy industries. From the moving to the funny, from the sad to the shocking, this programme illustrates the true cost ofturning on an electric light. Producers Hazel Marshall and Sharon Mair


Producers: Hazel Marshall
Producers: Sharon Mair

: Classic Serial: The Pallisers

11/12. By Anthony Trollope , dramatised by Martyn Wade. The story of Glencora and Palliser's children takes over as we see that some of their mother's spirit has been transferred to her offspring. Their daughter Mary has fallen in love with a man who has neither fame nor fortune, and worst of all -he's a Conservative!
Music by Elizabeth Parker Director Cherry Cookson Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Anthony Trollope
Dramatised By: Martyn Wade.
Trollope: David Troughton
Palliser: Ben Miles
Glencora: Sophie Thompson
Mme Goesler: Stella Gonet
Silverbridge: Nicholas Boulton
Mary: Rachael Stirling
Mabel: Lydia Leonard
LadvCantrip: Frances Jeater
Frank: Chris Moran
Isabel: Madeleine Potter
Popplecourt: Crispin Bonham-Carter
MajorTifto: Philip Fox
Mrs Montecute Jones: Rachel Atkins

: The Reith Lectures

1/5. Nobel Prize-winning poet and playwright
Wole Soyinka argues that we are living in a new climate of fear and examines the challenge this presents to democracy.
The Changing Mask of Fear. The anonymous power of the terrorist over the destiny of others. From the Royal Institution, London. Presented by Sue Lawley.
Wole Soyinka features in Poetry Please at 11.30pm Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Wole Soyinka
Unknown: Wole Soyinka

: Test Match Special Report

West Indies v England -The Fourth Test
Jonathan Agnew and Geoffrey Boycott report from the West Indies on the first day's play in the Fourth Test inAntigUa. Producer Peter Baxter


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Round Britain Quiz

In the last of the series, Nick Clarke puts cryptic questions to teams from Northern Ireland and Wales. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nick Clarke

: Poetry Please

Roger McGough presents a special edition in which Wole Soyinka , the Nobel Prize-winning novelist and dramatist, and this year's Reith Lecturer , reads some of his poetry and talks about What inspires him. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: Wole Soyinka
Unknown: Reith Lecturer

: Little Black Dress

1/5. Stories that take a wry look at that timeless fashion classic, the Little Black Dress.
What to Wear in the Absence of Light by Hannah McGill , read by Jo James. Camilla opens her eyes to find she has landed in her own personalised hell -the parental home. Producer Lu Kemp


Unknown: Hannah McGill
Read By: Jo James.
Producer: Lu Kemp

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.

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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.

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