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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Professor Gordon Graham.


Unknown: Professor Gordon Graham.

: Letter from America - a Celebration

Another 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 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 Sarah Montague.
7.20 Yesterday in Parliament With Simon Jones.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Martin Palmer.
8.51 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Simon Jones.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Martin Palmer.

: Home Truths

John Peel takes a wry look at the foibles of family life. Producer Paula McGinley Shortened 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

: Taking the P*

out of London
Adam Hart-Davis charts the uses of human urine through history, finding out how the Romans used it to harden leather and whiten their teeth, and why thousands of gallons of urine were shipped from London to fuel the alum industry on the North Yorkshire coast in the 18th century. First broadcast last year. Producer John Byrne


Unknown: Adam Hart-Davis
Producer: John Byrne

: Week in Westminster

Steve Richards discusses the week political events. Producer Peter Mulligan


Unknown: Steve Richards
Producer: Peter Mulligan

: 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 Louise Greenwood Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Louise Greenwood

: We've Been Here Before

2/4 Asecond series of the topical historical, satirical panel show hosted by Clive Anderson. With team captains John O'Farrell and Gyles Brandreth , the panellists set out to prove that there's nothing new under.orin, The Sun. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Clive Anderson.
Unknown: John O'Farrell
Unknown: Gyles Brandreth

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion at Frodsham Community Centre, Cheshire. The panellists include Gwyneth Dunwoody, Labour MP and chair of the transport select committee; Leon Brittan , the former EU commissioner and Cabinet minister; Tony Sewell , education consultant and columnist for Voice newspaper; and Max Hastings , the columnist and president of the Council forthe Protection of Rural England. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Leon Brittan
Unknown: Tony Sewell
Unknown: Max Hastings

: 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 Producer Anne Peacock


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Anne Peacock

: The Saturday Play: 21 Dog Years: Doing Time at Amazon.com

An American writer and comic looks back cynically but affectionately at an episode in his life. With a degree in aesthetics from a "micro-ivy" college, Mike Daisey went to Seattle with no plan in mind and found himself in 1998 working at Amazon.com because he suddenly needed dental insurance. He claws his way up from the crazy hours, targets and work sirens of customer service to the more sedate world of Business Development in the hope that some day soon he can cash in his stock options. And then he realizes that, early on in this dehumanised world of e-commerce, he lost himself. Written and performed by Mike Daisey. Producer Judith Kampfner


Unknown: Mike Daiseywent
Unknown: Mike Daisey.
Producer: Judith Kampfner

: The Cupid Cleric

Gerry Anderson meets Father Michael Keane who set up the Knock Marriage Introductions Bureau in County Mayo 35 years ago and is responsible for more than
800 marriages in Ireland since 1968. Producer Maggie Doyie


Unknown: Gerry Anderson
Unknown: Father Michael Keane
Producer: Maggie Doyie

: Weekend Woman's Hour

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


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: Saturday PM

News and sports headlines with Carolyn Quinn. Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: Back Row

With the release soon of the Coen brothers' version of one of the blackest of Ealing comedies, The Ladykillers, starring Tom Hanks , Matthew Sweet profiles the director of the 1955 classic with Alec Guinness ,
Alexander Mackendrick , one of the most distinguished film-makers to emerge from the British film industry. Producer Mohini Patel


Unknown: Tom Hanks
Unknown: Matthew Sweet
Unknown: Alec Guinness
Unknown: Alexander MacKendrick
Producer: Mohini Patel

: Loose Ends

Ned Sherrin presents another mix of music, comedy and conversation. ProducerMairi Russell


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and his guests discuss the cultural highlights of the week. Producer Fiona McLean


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Summer Report

1/3. What is life really like in British secondary schools today? Catherine Chanter , head of inclusion at a large British secondary school, tells a series of individual stories set againstthe details of contemporary school life. Philip's Story. Has Philip stopped coming to school because of how fat he has become, because he has been bullied or because his mother likes him to keep her company at home? Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Catherine Chanter

: The Archive Hour: New Town Voices

Made famous by concrete cows, experimental architecture and a proliferation of roundabouts,
Milton Keynes is often the butt of jokes. But a unique archive that charts the rise of the last New Town built tells a different story. Jonathan Glancey - architectural correspondent for The Guardian - looks back at its history through the voices of its residents and assesses the town's impact on planning, architecture and the British psyche. Producer Jonathan Fildes


Unknown: Milton Keynes
Unknown: Jonathan Glancey
Producer: Jonathan Fildes

: Classic Serial: Good Behaviour

1/2. Molly Keane 's novel is regarded as a classic Irish drama chronicling the lives of the aristocratic Anglo-Irish St Charles family. Adapted by Clare Boylan.
Aroon, the plain and self-conscious daughter of the family, must learn to cope with the trials of growing up amid the decaying grace and loose morals of her peculiar and dysfunctional family.
Director Gemma McMullan Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Molly Keane
Unknown: St Charles
Adapted By: Clare Boylan.
Director: Gemma McMullan
Aroon: Sylvestra Letouzel
Mummie: Beth Goddard
Papa: Julian Wadham
Hubert: Ciaran McMenamin
Richard: Jonathan Firth
Rose: Tina Kellegher
Breda: Nuala O'Neill
Mrs Brock: Ruth Sheen
Young Aroon: Hannah R Gordon
YoungHubert: Daniel Price
Lady Grizel: Rosy Billingham

: Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which Melanie Phillips , Claire Fox , Steven Rose and Michael Gove cross-examine individuals who hold conflicting views on the moral complexities behind one of the week's news stories. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Steven Rose
Unknown: Michael Gove

: Counterpoint

The first of the semi-finals in the eclectic music quiz. Chaired by Ned Sherrin. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Ned Sherrin.

: Poetry Please

6/6. Roger McGough presents requests for poems that celebrate travel and the allure of life on the open road. Among the poets represented are John Masefield ,
Thorn Gunn and Seamus Heaney. The readers are Alice Arnold , David Collins and Bonnie Hurren. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: John Masefield
Unknown: Thorn Gunn
Unknown: Seamus Heaney.
Unknown: Alice Arnold
Unknown: David Collins
Unknown: Bonnie Hurren.

: Down to a Soundless Sea

1/5. The Night Guide. Little Frank has a native Indian mother and a settler father, but it's his mother's extraordinary gifts that help him save her life. Written by Thomas Steinbeck , who follows in his father's footsteps with this collection of stories set in California. Abridged by Libby Spurrier and read by William Hope. Producer Anne-Marie Cole


Unknown: Little Frank
Written By: Thomas Steinbeck
Abridged By: Libby Spurrier
Read By: William Hope.
Producer: Anne-Marie Cole

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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