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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Dr Joe Seferta.

: 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 Alistair Cooke 's vintage broadcasts.
Repeated from yesterday Repeated on Sunday at 8.45am


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: News Briefing

6.05 Papers
6.08 Sports Desk

: Open Country

Richard U ridge explores rural life across the UK.
Producer Benjamin Chesterton


Unknown: Richard U
Producer: Benjamin Chesterton

: Farming Today This Week

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly.


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
7.20 Yesterday in Parliament With Rachel Hooper.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought forthe Day With Brian Draper.
8.51 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Rachel Hooper.
Unknown: Brian Draper.

: Home Truths

John Peel takes a wry look at the foibles of family life. Producer Bella Bannerman PHONE: [number removed] email: home.truths@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Bella Bannerman

: Excess Baggage

Sandi Toksvig explores the adventures, frustrations and joys of travel.
Producers Kevin Dawson and Torquil MacLeod I


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

: A History of Human Folly

1/4. Group Think. Why did the Trojan rulers insist on dragging that suspicious-looking wooden horse inside their walls despite every reason to suspect a Greek trick? Francis Wheen examines the perennial tendency of politicians, scientists and others in authority to act perversely and how, when more rational alternatives are clearly present, the best and brightest can blithely march into colossal blunders. Producer Jolyon Jenkins


Unknown: Francis Wheen
Producer: Jolyon Jenkins

: Week in Westminster

Peter Oborne discusses the week's political events. Producer Marie Jessel


Unknown: Peter Oborne
Producer: Marie Jessel

: From Our Own Correspondent

Insight and colour from BBC correspondents around the World, with KateAdie. Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

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


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Jennifer Clarke

: The News Quiz

A tongue-in-cheek look at the week's news from Simon Hoggart , with Andy Hamilton , Alan Coren , Linda Smith and Jack Dee. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Linda Smith
Unknown: Jack Dee.

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience at Queen's University, Belfast, puts questions on the issues of the week. Panellists include David Trimble, leader of the Ulster Unionist Party and Mark Durkan, who leads the SDLP. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Leader: David Trimble
Leader: Mark Durkan

: 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: The Officers' Ward

After a shell explodes on the Western Front,
Adrien Fournier regains consciousness in the silence of the Officers' Ward. He understands little except that his life has been altered for ever. He begins an unprecedented journey to the remotest outposts of human experience, where heroism, friendship, pity and humour take unexpected new forms. Dramatised by Mike Walker from thp nnvAl hv Marn Dugain.
Director John Taylor


Unknown: Adrien Fournier
Dramatised By: Mike Walker
Unknown: Marn Dugain.
Director: John Taylor
Adrien: Geoffrey Streatfellc
Clémence: Megan Dodds
Pierre: Alan Con
Henri: Nicholas Rowe
Marguerite: Maxine Peake
Nurse: Poppy Miller
Doctor: Jonathan Keeble
Grichard: Don McCorklndale

: The District Nurse

2/2. A look at the work of a team of nurses in inner-city
Birmingham as they care for frail , sick and dying patients intheirhomes. FrankStitch is 94 years old, proud, demanding and frail. He relies almost entirely on his weekly visits from community nurse Lisa Rowe. And she tries to find out why other agencies are failing to provide the support to which he is entitled, Producer Brian King


Unknown: Lisa Rowe.

: 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 Dan Damon. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Dan Damon.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: Back Row

With the release of Secret Window, Jim White wonders why so many Stephen King novels are a must for movie-makers. And is Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, starring Kate Winslet and Jim Carrey , really the best film Of the year? Producer Mohini Patel


Unknown: Jim White
Unknown: Stephen King
Unknown: Kate Winslet
Unknown: Jim Carrey
Producer: Mohini Patel

: Six o'Clock News


: Loose Ends

Ned Sherrin hosts the eclectic show from the Lyric
Theatre, Belfast, as part of the BBC's festival of live music. Producer Simon Clancy


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Simon Clancy

: 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

2/3. Jim Crumley visits three landscapes that are part of his belief system.
Cam Elrig. A lowly outlier from which to view the great
Cairngorms. " . . . the loch is hidden until the last stride, as it is from the headwall. Sometimes in June it is host to a small flotilla of icebergs, barging into each other, crackling the space with echoes." Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Jim Crumley

: The Archive Hour: I Too Am America

The writer Caryl Phillips uses startling new evidence from a huge slave burial site discovered in New York City to expose the extent of slavery in both the northern and southern parts of the United States. The human remains discovered during routine building work in Manhattan smash the idea of slavery as a largely
"Southern" phenomenon. The programme also draws on oral archive of the last people to be born into slavery in the American South and contrasts thei r experiences with surprising new detail about the lives of their northern counterparts. Producer Jane Beresford


Unknown: Caryl Phillips
Producer: Jane Beresford

: Classic Serial: We

1/2. The first great dystopian novel of the 20th century, written in secret in early Soviet Russia by Yevgeni Zamyatin , and adapted by Sean O'Brien.
In a post-revolutionary future, OneState is ruled according to the principles of rationality. The penalty for dissent is death. D-503, the chief engineer of the state, meets the beautiful 1-330. Her initial intentions seem innocent, but soon D starts to question her identity-and indeed his own.
Director Jim Poyser Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Yevgeni Zamyatin
Adapted By: Sean O'Brien.
Director: Jim Poyser
D-503: Anton Lesser
R-13: Don Warrington
U: Briglt Forsyth
1-330: Joanna Riding
0-90: Julia Rounthwalte
Benefactor: Russell Dixon
Tannoy: Emma Clarke
Babushka: Judith Davis
S: Patrick Bridgman
Second engineer: Paul Vlragh

: The Reith Lectures

3/5. 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 Rhetoric that Binds and Blinds. How language can stoke up the flames of fear. From the I max Theatre,
Bristol. Presented by Sue Lawley . Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Wole Soyinka
Presented By: Sue Lawley

: Counterpoint

Ned Sherrin hosts another edition of the eclectic music quiz, from the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: C Day-Lewis - Honest Dreams

This month, 100 years since his birth, the poet laureate Cecil Day-Lewis is remembered as having been a pillar of the Establishment. But in his youth he was a member of the Communist Party, dreaming - and writing- of revolution. With contributions from fellow poets Stephen Spender and Benjamin Zephaniah. Poems are read by David Holt. Presented by Muriel Gray. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Cecil Day-Lewis
Unknown: Stephen Spender
Unknown: Benjamin Zephaniah.
Read By: David Holt.
Presented By: Muriel Gray.

: Little Black Dress

3/5. Alma Martyr. Written and read by Susie Maguire. Radiating success, Midge is determined to give her old friends a day out to remember. They deserve it. Producer Lu Kemp


Read By: Susie Maguire.
Producer: Lu Kemp

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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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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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