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: News Briefing

: Papers

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Richard Uridge explores rural life across the UK. Producer Hugh O'Donnell Extended repeat on Thursday at 1.30pm


Unknown: Richard Uridge

: Farming Today This Week

Anna Hill visits Hungary to examine the effect that joining the European Union will have on farmers there.


Unknown: Anna Hill

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
7.20 Yesterday in Parliament With Sean Curran.
7.25 and 8.25Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Brian Draper.
8.51 Yesterday in Parliament LW only


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Brian Draper.

: Home Truths

John Peel takes a wry look at the foibles of family life. Producer Harry Parker Repeated on Monday at 11pm
PHONE: [number removed] email: home.truths@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Harry Parker

: Excess Baggage

SandiToksvig explores the adventures, frustrations and joys of travel. Producers Kevin Dawson and Torquil MacLeod


Producers: Kevin Dawson
Producers: Torquil MacLeod

: A History of Human Folly

2/4. Tis Folly to Be Wise. Some things are so Preposterous that only an intellectual could believe them. Francis Wheen examines how the cleverest people have been led into folly when their great brains somehow failed to sound the alarm. The eminent mathematician Michel Chasies fell for a con trick a child could have seen through and a 17th-century English scientist thought he had invented cloning 400 years early. Producer Jolyon Jenkins


Unknown: Francis Wheen
Unknown: Michel Chasies
Producer: Jolyon Jenkins

: Week in Westminster

Steve Richards discusses the week's political events. Producer Marie Jessel


Unknown: Steve Richards
Producer: Marie Jessel

: From Our Own Correspondent

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


Unknown: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

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


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Jessica Dunbar

: The News Quiz

3/8. A tongue-in-cheek look atthe week's news from Simon Hoggart, Alan Coren, Linda Smith, Jeremy Hardy and Armando Iannucci. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Simon Hoggart.
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Linda Smith
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Armando Iannucci.

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbieby chairs the discussion at the Sheen Lane Centre, London. The panellists include
Patricia Hewitt , Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, Lord McNally, deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats in the Lords, and Trevor Kavanagh , political editor of The Sun. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbieby
Unknown: Patricia Hewitt
Unknown: Trevor Kavanagh

: Any Answers?

Jonathan Dimblebytakes listeners' calls and emails in response to Any Questions?
PHONE: [number removed] Lines open from 12.30pm email: any.answers@bbc.co.uk Producer Anne Peacock


Unknown: Jonathan Dimblebytakes
Producer: Anne Peacock

: The Saturday Play: Why the Whales Came

Everyone says the Birdman is mad and evil. But he tells Gracie and her friend Daniel of the curse of - Samson Island and warns them to stay away. After the children are stranded on the island by fog, Gracie returns home to learn of a tragic death. Could the curse be real? Written by Michael Morpurgo and dramatised by Roy Apps.
Director Celia de Wolff


Written By: Michael Morpurgo
Dramatised By: Roy Apps.
Director: Celia de Wolff
Grade: Sarah Badel
The Birdman: David Bradley
Young Gracie: Rosie Day
Daniel: Rory Copus
Big Tim: Benedict Smith
Big Tim's mate: Ashley Jones
Clemmie: Jenny Funnell
Peter: Sam Dale
Mr Pender: Andrew Branch
Vicar: Andrew Branch
Mr Wellbeloved: Andrew Branch

: An Exceptional Dog

Known as the "Sheepdog Whisperer", Cumbrian hill farmer Derek Scrimgeour believes that all sheepdogs are born special but some are exceptional. His system for training dogs for farm work and trialling is turning him into an international star. Clare Jenkins follows him as he puts dogs and their handlers through their paces, pointing out the rights and wrongs of rounding up sheep. Music by Rachel Steadman Producer Clare Jenkins


Unknown: Derek Scrimgeour
Unknown: Clare Jenkins
Music By: Rachel Steadman
Producer: Clare Jenkins

: 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

Robert Altman 's new film The Company is the most recent addition to the list of movies concentrating on the lives of performing dancers. Jim White wonders which films - from Fred and Ginger to Strictly Ballroom - have captured and conveyed the beauty of dance most effectively. And, love them or hate them, 75 years ago Laurel and Hardy's first talkie - Unaccustomed as We Are -was released. Producer Jerome Weatheraid


Unknown: Robert Altman
Dancers: Jim White
Producer: Jerome Weatheraid

: 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 Piers Gough , Kathryn Hughes and Terence Blacker discuss the cultural highlights Of the week. Producer Fiona McLean


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Piers Gough
Unknown: Kathryn Hughes
Unknown: Terence Blacker
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Letters from a Northern Landscape

3/3. Jim Crumley visits three landscapes that are part of his belief system.
Crackaigon Mull. "They were instinctive stonemasons ratherthan architects. They built matter-of-factly with what was to hand, an organic process, buildings as landscape. But the island folk were cleared to this clifftop from the fertile valleys inland to make way for Sheep." Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Jim Crumley

: The Archive Hour: Rowley's Heath

For nearly 400 years Newmarket has been the capital and true home of horse-racing. King Charles II - "Old Rowley" - built a palace there. Only in Newmarket are there traffic lights for horses, a preponderance of jockey-sized people and town planning that has first to suit the needs of horses. On and around possiblythe largest stretch of tended grass in the world is based a sporting industry. Ivan Howlett dips into the archives to recall the great days of Newmarket, the headquarters of racing. Producer Nick Patrick


Unknown: Ivan Howlett
Producer: Nick Patrick

: Classic Serial: We

2/2. A great dystopian Russian novel, written byYevgeni Zamyatin and adapted by Sean O'Brien.
D-503 becomes increasingly infatuated by the beautiful I-330, although he suspects she is a revolutionary. The key to his fate seems to lie in the hands of the mysterious S - but who is S? D's ordered world unravels as the story hurtles towards its conclusion.
Director Jim Poyser Repeated from Sunday


Writer: Yevgeni Zamyatin
Adapted By: Sean O'Brien
Director: Jim Poyser
D-503: Anton Lesser
R-13: Don Warrington
U: Brigit Forsyth
I-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

4/5. 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 Quest for Dignity. The loss of people's dignity as a grave barrier to the resolution of conflict. From the University of Leeds. Presented by Sue Lawley . Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Wole Soyinka
Presented By: Sue Lawley

: Counterpoint

Ned Sherrin hosts the eclectic music quiz. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: Infinite New Verses - the Story of Chinese Poetry

1/2. Asian poet Roshan Doug visits China to look at the story of Chinese poetry. He charts a literary scene that navigates and reflects the end of Imperialism, China under Chairman Mao, the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre and a new period of opening up and optimism. He interviews important poets such as Mang Ke, godfather of the Obscure movement of the 1960s and 70s, and modern-day poet Crystal. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Roshan Doug

: Little Black Dress

4/5. Dancing in the Dark. By Rosemary Goring. Helen isn't ready for the transformation that takes place in her stressed and inattentive husband when she slips into a little black dress. Producer Lu Kemp


Unknown: Rosemary Goring.
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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