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: World News

: Prayer

for the Day With ClairJaquiss.

: Letter from America - a Celebration

Another chance to hear one of Alistair Cooke 's vintage broadcasts. Repeated on Sunday at8.45am


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: News Briefing

6.05 Papers
6.08 Sports Desk

: Open Country

Richard Uridge explores rural life across the UK.
Producer Hugh 0 Donnell Extended at 1.30pm


Unknown: Richard Uridge

: Farming Today This Week

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Carolyn Quinn.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.

: Home Truths

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


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Paula McGinley

: Excess Baggage

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


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

: Bluebirds over the White Cliffs of Dover

Dame Vera Lynn's classic wartime song is British, original and entirely without controversy, or not. Ian Hislop discovers the chequered history of this musical mainstay of the British nation in its finest hour. Could it really be a song weighed down by politics, propaganda and even a touch of plagiarism? And what about those bluebirds - have you ever seen any in the Dover area? Hislop meets Dame Vera, veterans, musicologists and, yes, an ornithologist, in his quest to find the hidden meaning of this enduring wartime song.

Ian Hislop looks for bluebirds: page 123


Presenter: Ian Hislop
Guest: Dame Vera Lynn
Producer: Philip Sellars

: Week in Westminster

Peter Riddell discusses the week's political events. Producer Peter Mulligan


Unknown: Peter Riddell
Producer: Peter Mulligan

: 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 Louise Greenwood Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Louise Greenwood

: The News Quiz

7/8. The "finest topical comedy panel game known to radio".Chaired by Simon Hoggart, with Alan Coren, Linda Smith, Francis Wheen and a special guest. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Linda Smith
Unknown: Francis Wheen

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion at Dartmouth Community College, Devon. Panellists include Theresa May, shadow secretary of state for the environment,
Don Foster, the Liberal Democrat spokesman on culture, media and sport; and the Times columnist Lord Rees-Mogg. Repeated from yesterday


Chair: Jonathan Dimbleby
Panellist: Theresa May
Panellist: Don Foster
Panellist: Lord Rees-Mogg

: Any Answers?

Jonathan Dimbleby takes listeners' calls and emails in response to Any Questions ?
PHONE: [number removed] Lines open at 12.30pm email: any.answers@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Anne Peacock

: The Saturday Play: Greyfriars

Greyfriars Bobby 's master, John Gray , served as an Edinburgh policeman for several years and, like other officers on the beat atthetime, he had to provide his own police dog. In this new adventure specially written for radio, Ronald Frame follows the fortunes of John Gray and his dog, Bobby. With petty thieves on the High Street and house breakers at work in both the Old and New Town area of the city, the new recruits have their work cut out.
Producer/Director David Ian Neville


Unknown: Greyfriars Bobby
Unknown: John Gray
Unknown: John Gray
Director: David Ian Neville
Bobby: Crawford Logan
Jock (John Gray): Paul Young
Aeneas: Kenny Blyth
Bridie: Gayanne Potter
Lachlan: Simon Talt
Sgt Mitchell: Lain Agnew
Lachlan: Simon Talt
McCrae: Steven McNicoll
Lady Cairncross: Vlvlenne Dlxon

: The Towers of Silence

'The Parsis, members of one of India's oldest faiths, are fighting to keep alive their death ritual - the feeding of dead bodies to vultures on top of the Towers of Silence in Mumbai (formerly known as Bombay). Mumbai-born novelist Ardashir Vakil journeys to the Towers to follow this extraordinary ritual and tells the wider story of the Parsi struggle for survival in today's world. Producer AasiyaLodhi


Unknown: Ardashir Vakil

: Weekend Woman's Hour

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


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Saturday PM

News and sports headlines, presented by Carolyn Quinn. EditorPeterRippon


Presented By: Carolyn Quinn.

: Back Row

Marcel Ophuls , the tenacious documentary film-maker known for his study of France under the Occupation, The Sorrow and the Pity, talks to Jim White about morality, his exhaustive, investigative approach and about his film-making father, Max. And get ready for another bout of Pottermania- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is about to be released. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Marcel Ophuls
Unknown: Jim White
Unknown: Harry Potter
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

: Nik Cohn's Recurring Dream

1/3. Timing Is Everything
One of music's most celebrated observers explains why he can't help falling in love. Nik Cohn 's conversion to rock 'n' roll happened when he was a schoolboy in the 1950s. Before long he was at the centre of the storm, reporting on the sights and sounds of swinging London. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Nik Cohn

: The Archive Hour: Out of the Ashes - theAldeburgh Festival

Thirty five years ago a disastrous fire gutted Snape
Maltings, the Aldeburgh Festival's main concert hall. This programme tells the story of how one of Britain's greatest international artistic ventures overcame setbacks to become a living monument to the composer Benjamin Britten. Out of the ashes of both war and fire, a sleepy former fishing village in Suffolk was to become one of Europe's musical powerhouses. Ivan Howlett dips into the archives to tell the Aldeburgh story. Producer Nick Patrick


Unknown: Benjamin Britten.
Unknown: Ivan Howlett
Producer: Nick Patrick

: Classic Serial: Westwood

2/2. In Stella Gibbons's gentle comedy, Margaret Steggles has met playwright Gerard Challis. She thinks she has found happiness but slowly she becomes disillusioned. With the help of Lady Challis, she learns that there are more ways of living than pinning one's happiness on another's approval.

Repeated from Sunday


Writer: Stella Gibbons
Adapted by: Lynne Truss
Director: Kate McAll
Narrator/Lady Challis: Rosemary Leach
Margaret: Juliet Aubrey
Gerard: Michael Fenton Stevens
Hilda: Saffron Burrows
Hebe: Caroline Harker
Zita: Mia Soteriou
Seraphina: Phyllida Nash
Dick: Jonathan Nibbs
Mrs Steggles: Angela Barlow
Mr Hudson: Chris Donnelly
Nanny: Jacqueline Tong
Earl: Martin T Sherman

: Down with....

3/3. Some of our best-known institutions are put to the test in a series of debates.
The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority Should parents have the right to engineer a baby to save a sibling? And should couples be allowed to choose the sex of their children? The HFEA has been accused of not talking to patients nor consulting widely enough with the scientific community. Professor Alison Murdoch defends them against clinician Dr Mohammed Taranissi , who says the HFEA interferes and is out of touch with science. Diana Madill is in the chair, and there's an invited forum of experts. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Professor Alison Murdoch
Unknown: Dr Mohammed Taranissi
Unknown: Diana Madill

: Counterpoint

Ned Sherrin hosts the eclectic music quiz. Rptdfrom Monday


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: Poetry Please

3/6. Roger McGough introduces requests for poems on the themes of life, death and renewal byEECummings, Vernon Scannell and Billy Collins. Readers are Peter Marinker , Alice Arnold and David Collins. Repeated from Sunday


Introduces: Roger McGough
Unknown: Vernon Scannell
Readers: Billy Collins.
Unknown: Peter Marinker
Unknown: Alice Arnold
Unknown: David Collins.

: Women on Men

3/5. Another chance to hear a series of stories by women that take a short, hard look at men.
Affair. Written by Anne Jones and read by Marlene Sidaway. Producer Peter Everett


Written By: Anne Jones
Read By: Marlene Sidaway.
Producer: Peter Everett

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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