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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Father Michael Collins.


Unknown: Father Michael Collins.

: Letter from America - a Celebration

To mark more than five decades of the world's longest-running speech radio programme, achance to hear one of AlistairCooke s vintage broadcasts. Repeated from yesterday Repeated Sunday8.45am

: News Briefing

6.05 Papers
6.08 Sports Desk

: Open Country

Richard Uridge explores rural life across the UK. Producer Hugh O'Donnell


Unknown: Richard Uridge
Producer: Hugh O'Donnell

: Farming Today This Week

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Rob Marshall .


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Rob Marshall

: Home Truths

John Peel takes a wry look at the foibles of family life.
(Repeated on Monday at 11pm)

Phone: [number removed] email: [email address removed]


Presenter: John Peel
Producer: Paula McGinley

: Excess Baggage

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


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

: Walking with Headphones

Twenty-five years after we learnt to love that strange new word, Walkman, Steve Punt meets those who simply wouldn't leave home without their music, and revisits the case of the "headphone leakage martyr", briefly the scourge of the tabloids, who was hit with the full force of the law for refusing to turn his personal stereo down. Producer Laurence Grissell


Unknown: Steve Punt
Producer: Laurence Grissell

: Talking Politics

Sheena McDonald presents another political discussion, sharpening the focus on current ideas and events. Producer Jo Glanville


Unknown: Sheena McDonald
Producer: Jo Glanville

: From Our Own Correspondent

Insight and colour from BBC correspondents around the world, with KateAdie. Producer TonyGrant

: Money Box

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

1/8. The finest weekly topical radio comedy panel game, chaired by Simon Hoggart , with Andy Hamilton , Jeremy Hardy , Linda Smith and a special guest. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Linda Smith

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion at the Minster School, Southwell. Panellists include the Secretary of State for Defence, Geoff Hoon ; shadow Foreign
Secretary, Michael Ancram ; and the historian Professor Peter Hennessey. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Geoff Hoon
Unknown: Michael Ancram
Unknown: Peter Hennessey.

: 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: A Question of Proof

By Nicholas Blake. Dramatised for radio by Michael Bakewell.
"It's about time that squirt Wemyss was suppressed. Pedantic Percy's little pet is getting above himself." Nobody liked the headmaster's nephew, but surely no one would actually murder him?
And boys of Hurstpierpoint College
Director Jane Morgan
(Nicholas Blake was a pseudonym of Cecil Day-Lewis, the subject of a radio documentary, C. Day-Lewis - Honest Dreams, tomorrow at 4.30pm)


Author: Nicholas Blake.
Dramatised by: Michael Bakewell
Director: Jane Morgan
Narrator: Gerard Murphy
Nigel: Philip Franks
Michael: Peter Acre
Percy: David Collings
Hero: Emma Gregory
Supt Armstrong: Struan Rodger
Gadsby: Steve Hodson
Wrench: Colin Tierney
Sims: Philip Fox
Tiverton: Geoffrey Beevers
Griffin: Jonathan Guy Lewis
Rosa: Rosanna Mason
Smithers: Daniel Draper
Stevens: Edmund Singer-Kingsmith
Ponsonby: Patrick Uddicoat

: The District Nurse

1/2. A look at the work of a team of nurses in inner-city
Birmingham as they care forfrail, sick and dying patients in their homes. A 65-year-old terminally ill cancer patient has asked to be discharged from his hospice because he wants to die at home. The nurses' task is to make the last few weeks of his life as comfortable as possible, but this means administering powerful pain-killing drugs - a problem since the Harold Shipman case. Producer Brian King


Unknown: Harold Shipman

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's '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

Taking Lives is the latest in a long line of films perpetuating cinema's fascination with the serial killer, including The Silence of the Lambs, Monster and Henry: Portrait ofa a Serial Killer. Jim White wonders whether it isn't time for film-makers to move on. Plus, silent-era blue movies from 1905 unearthed in a French attic. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Jim White
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 discuss the cultural highlights of the week. Producer Fiona McLean


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Letters from a Northern Landscape

1/3. "Landscape takes the place in my life that religion occupies in others." Jim Crumley visits the first of three landscapes that are part of his belief system.
The Balgay. Dundee's other hill and the place where
Crumley grew up. "From its modest summit there was a 40-miles-wide swathe of river and firth and open sea, all the way to the Bell Rock lighthouse." Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Jim Crumley

: The Archive Hour: And Grandmain the Backseat

Matthew Parris dips into the archives in search of the golden days of family motoring and finds a long-gone world - despised by today's hi-spec four-wheel drive worshippers - of winding but empty roads, leather upholstery and saluting AA men; a time when ownership of an Austin Seven meant you were really someone. Producers Nick Patrick and Ivan Howlett
Alan Titchmarsh remembers the old jalopy: page 34


Unknown: Matthew Parris
Producers: Nick Patrick
Producers: Ivan Howlett
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: Classic Serial: The Pallisers

12/12. By Anthony Trollope , dramatised by Martyn Wade. At last there's a reconciliation within the Palliser family. Lady Glencora's independence of mind lives on through her children as they are forced to decide, as their mother did all those years ago, between love and duty.
Music by Elizabeth Parker Director Cherry Cookson Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Anthony Trollope
Dramatised By: Martyn Wade.
Music By: Elizabeth Parker
Music By: Cherry Cookson
Trollope: David Troughton I
Palliser: Ben Miles I
MmeGoesler: Stella Gonet I
Silverbridge: Nicholas Boutton
Mary: Rachael Stirling
Mabel: Lydia Leonard
Lady Cantrip: Frances Jeater
Frank: Chris Moran
Popplecourt: Crispin Bonham-Carter
MajorTifto: Philip Fox

: The Reith Lectures

2/5. 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.
Power and Freedom. What motivates those who seek to supplant ourfreedom with fear? From the School of Oriental and African Studies, London. Presented by Sue Lawley . Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Wole Soyinka
Presented By: Sue Lawley

: Counterpoint

1/13. Ned Sherrin chairs the entertaining quiz about music in all its forms. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: The Great Ovid Mystery

Ovid's poetry collection Amores was one of the scandalous literary successes of ancient Rome. But whywas the poet suddenly banished - and how did his banishment affect his writing? Introduced by Don Taylor and Jonathan Dryden Taylor. Readers Roger Allam and Mark Evans.
Repeated from Sunday


Introduced By: Don Taylor
Introduced By: Jonathan Dryden Taylor.
Readers: Roger Allam
Readers: Mark Evans.

: Little Black Dress

2/5. Stories that take a wry look at that timeless fashion classic, the little black dress.
The Difference by Sian Preece , read by Aled Pugh.
Mark's band are given a shot at fame, and his younger sister is on hand to create their look. Producer Lu Kemp


Unknown: Sian Preece
Read By: Aled Pugh.
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.

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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