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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Andrew Graystone.


Unknown: Andrew Graystone.

: A Rose for Reuben and Other Stories

Repeated from Sunday See repeat at 7.45pm for details

: News Briefing

: Papers

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Richard Uridge reports on rural life across the UK.


Unknown: Richard Uridge

: Farming Today This Week

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.

: and 8.25 Sports News

With Garry Richardson.


Unknown: Garry Richardson.

: Home Truths

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

: Excess Baggage

Sandi Toksvig goes caving at Stump Cross Caverns in North Yorkshire. Producer Kevin Dawson


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Kevin Dawson

: The Eureka Years

New series 1/4. Adam Hart-Davis explores spectacular years in the history of science, when brilliant ideas emerged from the maelstrom of mad, band and dangerous thinking...
1665. A young Isaac Newton retreats to the isolation of Lincolnshire to escape the plague. Sitting in the family garden, he watches an apple fall and unlocks the secrets of gravity - or does he? Hart-Davis explores the truth behind the famous moment in the history of science and discovers that Newton wrote his own account more than 40 years after the supposed event. Producer John Byrne
Adam Hart Davis on the discoveries of 1665: page 26


Unknown: Adam Hart-Davis
Unknown: Isaac Newton
Producer: John Byrne
Producer: Adam Hart Davis

: Heffer in Conversation

3/3. Simon Heffer of the Daily Mail talks to
Jack Jones , the former general secretary of the Transport and General Workers' Union and life president of the National Pensioners' Convention. Producer Dennis Sewell


Unknown: Simon Heffer
Unknown: Jack Jones
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: 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 Jennifer Clarke Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Jennifer Clarke

: The News Quiz

2/6 How do you harpoon a jelly and does the jelly feel any pain? With the answer to these questions and everything else, here is 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

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion at
St Bernard's Convent School, Slough. On the panel are Peter Hain Leader of the House of Commons; Boris Johnson the Conservative spokesman for the arts; the Liberal Democrat mayoral candidate,
Simon Hughes ; and Amanda Platell , columnist and former press adviser to William Hague. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Leader: Peter Hain
Unknown: Boris Johnson
Unknown: Simon Hughes
Unknown: Amanda Platell
Unknown: William Hague.

: Any Answers?

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


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Anne Peacock

: The Saturday Play: The Northern Irish Man in CS Lewis

A fascinating journey into the childhood of one of the world's best-loved writers, CS Lewis. Geoffrey Palmer as Lewis guides us through the writer's early life to illustrate how Lewis's boyhood in County Down inspired the magical stories of Narnia By Brian Sibley
Director Gemma McMullan


Unknown: Geoffrey Palmer
Director: Gemma McMullan
CS Lewis: Geoffrey Palmer
Young CS Lewis: Dario Angelone
Warnie: Jack Logue
Lizzie: Doreen Keogh
Father: Stuart Graham
Mother: Laura Hughes
Grandfather: James Ellis
Doctor: John Hewitt
Penny: Hannah R Gordon
Children: Sarah Gordon
Children: Coirle Magee
Children: Patrick Gleadhlll /

: A Ram for the Rebels

Gerry Anderson follows in the wake of John P. Holland, the Irish schooteacher who invented the modern submarine so that Fenian rebels could attack the British navy.


Presenter: Gerry Anderson
Producer: Peter Everett

: 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 Carolyn Quinn. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Carolyn Quinn.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Film Programme

Francine Stock meets Damien O'Donnell , director of East is East, to discuss his latest comedy drama, Inside I'm Dancing, which tackles the subject of independent living, with two disabled characters in the lead roles. Producer Anne-Marie Cole


Unknown: Francine Stock
Unknown: Damien O'Donnell
Producer: Anne-Marie Cole

: 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 Plowright , Stuart Maconie and Jameela Siddiqi review the cultural highlights Of the week. Producer Fiona McLean


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Piers Plowright
Unknown: Stuart MacOnie
Unknown: Jameela Siddiqi
Producer: Fiona McLean

: A Rose for Reuben and Other Stories

1/3. Robert Rietti recounts the tales of individual survivors of the Holocaust in his inspiring talks around the themes of love, peace and reconciliation. The first tells the story of Reuben, a gentle Jewish cap-maker and a German refugee, whose dreams of becoming a florist are thwarted by his wife. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Robert Rietti

: The Archive Hour: Ready Teddy

Half a century ago, teddy boys were the first great working-class, postwar British youth cult. Teds were stylish, loud and occasionally violent and provided the first evidence to suggest that the grey world of austerity and rationing might be on the verge of a big change. Ray Gosling was one of Britain's first teddy boys, and in this programme he returns to his home town, Northampton, attends a rock 'n' roll dance, and meets the barber who gave him his first quiff. But he also addresses the bad side of the teddy-boy phenomenon, and their involvement in the 1958 Notting Hill riots. Producer Bob Dickinson


Unknown: Ray Gosling
Producer: Bob Dickinson

: Classic Serial: The Spire

2/2. 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
SDire to his foundationles?; ratheriral regardless nfthp 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 Plckavance
Commissioner: Rob Plckavance
Father Adam: Lloyd Peters
Lady Alison: Brigit Forsyth
Woman: Brigit Forsyth
Young Goody: Rosie Fleeshman

: Moral Maze

1/10. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which
Claire Fox , Ian Hargreaves , Professor Steven Rose and Michael Gove cross-examine witnesses who hold conflicting views on the moral complexities behind one of the week's news stories. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Professor Steven Rose
Unknown: Michael Gove

: Brain of Britain

13/18. The first semi-final begins with contestants from London and the Home Counties. Chaired by Russell DavieS. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Russell Davies.

: These I Have Loved: 25 Years of Poetry Please

A chance to hear some of last Sunday's special anniversary edition in which Roger McGough celebrates the programme's quarter century with a selection of highlights from the archive. Shortened repeat from Sunday


Unknown: Roger McGough

: Japanese Short Stories

2/4. Short stories from some of the best-known Japanese writers.
Mr Carp by Mukoda Kuniko , translated by Tomone Matsumoto and read by Michael Maloney. A carp is mysteriously left in a bucket in the kitchen while a family is sitting round the dinner table. Only the father knows who put it there but he is terrified that his secret will be discovered. Through the presence of the fish he is haunted by a past affair and is compelled to take his young son on a tour of the district where he associated with his former lover.
Producer Katherine Beacon


Unknown: Mr Carp
Unknown: Mukoda Kuniko
Translated By: Tomone Matsumoto
Read By: Michael Maloney.
Producer: Katherine Beacon

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.

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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