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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Judy Merry.

: It Can't Go On

Repeated from Sunday See repeat at 7.45pm for details

: News Briefing

6.05 Papers
6.08 Sports Desk

: Open Country

From the Shetland islands to the Channel Isles, from Ireland to East Anglia, Richard Uridge reports on rural life across the UK.
Producer Gabi Fisher Extended


Unknown: Richard Uridge
Producer: Gabi Fisher

: Farming Today This Week

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With Sarah Montague and Edward Stourton.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Rob Marshall.


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Rob Marshall.

: Home Truths ,,

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


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Dilly Barlow

: Excess Baggage

Michael Palin , whose six-part series Himalaya with Michael Palin starts this week on BBC1, tells
Sandi Toksvig some of the great adventure stories from his travels. Himalaya follows the intrepid Palin on his next bout of globetrotting, which begins in Kashgar in China and arrives finally at Chittagong, in Bangladesh. Producers Torquil MacLeod and Kevin Dawson
Himalaya with MichaelPalin begins tomorrow on BBC1 at apm Mountain pressure: page 18


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

: Power Names

American satirist Joe Queenan crosses the Atlantic cto discoverwhy-in politics as in life - you need the right nametogetahead. Queenan bel ieves in the power of names and, with the help of interviewees including
John Sergeant , Lembit Opik, Attila the Stockbroker and Professor
Gary Slapper , he sets out to prove his point. Producer Miles Warde


Unknown: Joe Queenan
Unknown: John Sergeant
Unknown: Gary Slapper
Producer: Miles Warde

: HefferinConversation

2/3. Simon Heffer of the Daily Mail talks to the former assistant editor of the newspaper, Geoffrey Goodman. Producer Sheila Cook


Unknown: Simon Heffer
Unknown: Geoffrey Goodman.
Producer: Sheila Cook

: From Our Own Correspondent

Insight and colour from BBC correspondents around the world, With Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: PMMoneyBox

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

1/6. Why can't you walk down the street and chew gum at the same time? It doesn't matter, because this isn't that kind of show. Herewith, the finest topical comedy panel game known to radio. Chaired by Simon Hoggart with Alan Coren and special guests. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren

: News

: AnyQuestions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion at King Henry
VIII School, Coventry. The panel includes the Labour candidate for Normanton, Ed Balls , the shadow Home
Secretary David Davis , Liberal Democrat peer Baroness
Ros Scott, and the columnist Peter Hitchens. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Ed Balls
Unknown: David Davis
Unknown: Peter Hitchens.

: AnyAnswers?

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


Unknown: Jonathan Dimblebytakes
Producer: Anne Peacock

: The Saturday Play: The Woman in Black

Susan Hill's shocking supernatural mystery dramatised for radio by Mike Walker. Arthur Kipps is a young solicitor sent to a remote coastal village to attend the funeral of a deceased client. But his first glimpse of the woman in black precipitates him into a series of terrifying encounters that have life-shattering consequences.


Author: Susan Hill
Dramatised by: Mike Walker
Director: John Taylor
Arthur: James D'Arcy
Mr Daily: Paul Freeman
Mr Jerome: Richard Hope
Bentley/Keckwick: Don McCorkindale
Stella: Lucy Briers
Children: Lucy Taylor

: The Man Who Wrote Lassie

John Noakes tells the story of a Halifax-born man and his dog who captured the imagination of generations of television watchers -the amazing life of Hollywood scriptwriter Eric Knight and his creation, Lassie. Producer VivBeeby


Unknown: John Noakes
Scriptwriter: Eric Knight

: Weekend Woman's Hour

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


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: Saturday PM

News and sports headlines, presented by Dan Damon. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Dan Damon.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Film Programme

Francine Stock talks to actor Geoffrey Rush about playing Peter Sellers as he takes on the part of the troubled actor in The Life and Death of Peter Sellers. The programme also takes a closer look at Bette Davis 's performance in the classic Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? Producer Sally Spurring


Unknown: Geoffrey Rush
Unknown: Peter Sellers
Unknown: Bette Davis

: 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 guests review the cultural highlights Of the week. Producer Fiona McLean


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Fiona McLean

: It Can't Go On

3/3. The World Is Our Lobster. Lynne Truss continues to vent her spleen on an aspect of modern life that has been dressed up as a freedom -the burden of choice. Repeated from Sunday

: The Archive Hour: Never Again

Twenty years ago the world was alerted by the BBC to the great Ethiopian famine that would lead eventually to
Band Aid and the biggest humanitarian relief operation ever seen. Mike Wooldridge 's radio dispatches from northern Ethiopia were the first broadcasts to tell the story of the hidden disaster. In this programme,
Wooldridge returns to Ethiopia and, using archive and fresh interviews with key players, investigates why the world took so long to wake up to the disaster, and asks whetherthe international media are a force for good or ill in the reporting Of famine. Producer Jolyon Jenkins


Unknown: Mike Wooldridge
Producer: Jolyon Jenkins

: Classic Serial: The Spire

1/2. William Golding 's novel portrays the struggle between one man and his ambition. Dean Jocelin has set himself an impossible task: to add a 400ft stone spire to his foundationless cathedral, regardless of the consequences. Dramatised by Gary Brown. Producer/Director Susan Roberts Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: William Golding
Unknown: Dean Jocelin
Dramatised By: Gary Brown.
Director: Susan Roberts
Jocelin: Oliver Cotton
Roger: John McArdle
Rachel: Kathryn Hunt
Goody: Deborah McAndrew
Angel: Deborah McAndrew
Pangall: Russell Dixon
Jehan: Deka Walmsley
Demon: Deka Walmsley
Father Anselm: David Fleeshman
Chancellor: Rob Pickavance
Commissioner: Rob Pickavance
Gilbert: Rob Pickavance
Father Adam: Lloyd Peters
Lady Alison: Brigtt Forsyth
Woman: Brigtt Forsyth
Young Goody: Rosie Fleeshman

: The Commission

8/8. The Challenge of British Islam. In the light of increased hostility and discrimination against British Muslims, The Commission asks what can be done to heal the rifts that have emerged in British society since 9/11. Presented by Nick ROSS. Repeated from Wednesday


Presented By: Nick Ross.

: Brain of Britain

12/18. The first round of the nationwide general knowledge quiz continues with contestants from
Scotland and Northern Ireland. Chaired by Russell Davies. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Russell Davies.

: Poetry Please

1/6. Roger McGough presents a selection of favourite poems inspired by the animal kingdom, including the winners of the BBC Wildlife Magazine Poetry
Competition 2004. The readers are Miriam Margolyes and David Collins. Shortened repeatfrom Sunday


Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: Miriam Margolyes
Unknown: David Collins.

: Japanese Short Stories

1/4. Short stories from some of the best-known Japanese writers.
Tattoo byTanizaki Junichiro, translated by Ivan Morris and read by Michael Maloney. Seikichi, the most revered tattooist of his day, harbours a secret obsession. His overwhelming desire is to find a beautiful young girl on whose skin he will tattoo the secrets of his soul. After years of searching he finds her and this chance encounter leads to a life-changing experience forthem both. Producer Katherine Beacon


Translated By: Ivan Morris
Read By: Michael Maloney.
Producer: Katherine Beacon

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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.

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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