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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Colonel Margaret Hay.


Unknown: Colonel Margaret Hay.

: A Rose for Reuben and Other Stories

Repeated from Sunday See repeat at 7.45pm for details

: News Briefing

: Papers

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

From the Shetland Islands to East Anglia,
Richard Uridge explores rural life across the UK. Producer Gabi Fisher


Unknown: Richard Uridge
Producer: Gabi Fisher

: Farming Today This Week

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Catherine Pepinster.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Catherine Pepinster.

: Home Truths

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


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producers: Kevin Dawson
Producers: Mairi Russell

: The Eureka Years

3/4. Adam Hart-Davis explores spectacular years in the history of science, when brilliant ideas emerged from the maelstrom of mad, bad and dangerous thinking.
1769. In Derbyshire, Richard Arkwright 's water-driven spinning frame heralded the beginnings of the factory system, and a hissing, clanking monster of a steam engine offered power never seen before in the Wiltshire countryside. So how were these two industrial breakthroughs connected with a robot that could apparently play chess? Producer John Byrne


Unknown: Adam Hart-Davis
Unknown: Richard Arkwright
Producer: John Byrne

: Week in Westminster

Jackie Ashley discusses the week's political events. Producer Marie Jessel


Unknown: Jackie Ashley
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

Impartial advice and the latest news from the world of personal finance, presented by Paul Lewis. Producer Jennifer Clarke Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Presented By: Paul Lewis.
Producer: Jennifer Clarke

: The News Quiz

4/6. Another edition of the venerable topical comedy panel game. With Alan Coren , Jeremy Hardy ,
Andy Hamilton and special guest, and Simon Hoggart in the Chair. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Simon Hoggart

: News

: Any Questions?

From Shebbear College in Beaworthy, Devon. On the panel today are the minister for environment, food and rural affairs, Ben Bradshaw ; Paul Keetch , Liberal Democrat defence spokesman; and Jan Berry , chairman of the Police Federation. Jonathan Dimbieoy is in the Chair. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Ben Bradshaw
Unknown: Paul Keetch
Unknown: Jan Berry
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbieoy

: Any Answers?

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


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: The Saturday Play: The Blotting Book

A savage murder in Edwardian Brighton reveals a tangled web of passions, lies and deception. Written by EF Benson , dramatised by Stephen Wyatt.
Director Martin Jenkins


Written By: Ef Benson
Dramatised By: Stephen Wyatt.
Director: Martin Jenkins
Taynton: Geoffrey Whitehead
Morris: James D'Arcy
His mother: Sarah Badel
Madge: Abby Ford
Martin: Tom Bevan
Mills: Sam Kelly
Defence counsel: Sam Kelly
Figgis: Alan Leith
Policeman: Sidney Sloane
Prosecuting counsel: Ian Masters

: The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Eric Carle 's memorable children's book has been adopted by nutritionists, preachers, ecologists, actors, satirists, teachers and psychotherapists, and is still a favourite among parents and children, maintaining an unshakeable position in the bestseller list. It was recently cited by George W Bush as the most influential book he had ever read and it has been described as a profound philosophical text to rival Kahlil Gibran 's The Prophet. Poet John Hegley investigates the phenomenon. Producer Kate Taylor


Unknown: Eric Carle
Unknown: George W Bush
Unknown: Kahlil Gibran
Unknown: John Hegley
Producer: Kate Taylor

: 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

Film critic Nigel Floyd reveals the strange and convoluted story behind the production of Paul Schrader 's
Exorcist: the Beginning, a prequel to the 1973 original that was re-shot by Renny Harlin in its near-entirety. Producer Sally Spurring


Unknown: Nigel Floyd
Unknown: Paul Schrader
Unknown: Renny Harlin

: Loose Ends

Another mix of music, comedy and conversation presented by Ned Sherrin. Producer Cathie Mahoney


Presented By: Ned Sherrin.
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and his guests Terence Blacker ,
Alan Plater and Amanda Vickery review the cultural highlights of the week, including a new exhibition of paintings and drawings by Raphael at the National Gallery in London, the first major showing of the artist's works to be held in this country. Producer Fiona McLean


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Terence Blacker
Unknown: Alan Plater
Unknown: Amanda Vickery
Producer: Fiona McLean

: A Rose for Reuben and Other Stories

3/3. Robert Rietti continues his tales of individual survivors of the Holocaust in his inspiring talks around the themes of love, peace and reconciliation. Today, Luba Czernak meets the son she thought dead in Auschwitz driving the cab to a Holocaust Survivors' convention in Israel. Then there's Samuel, ordered to lie in the path of a line of German tanks, who survives to grow plants and vegetables in Israel. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Robert Rietti
Unknown: Luba Czernak

: The Archive Hour: Battling with Weather

it's 80 years since the BBC began broadcasting regular weather bulletins, and in the intervening years meteorologists have become instrumental in how we live our lives. BBC Weather Centre's presenter
Helen Young examines the wealth of BBC weather forecasting archive on radio and TV, and charts the highs and lows of accurate prediction and engaging presentation. Producer Adrian Washbourne


Presenter: Helen Young
Producer: Adrian Washbourne

: Classic Serial: A Sunset Touch

2/2. Roger Menheniot 's clumsy courtship of Kitty has backfired, but his dalliance with Bella leads him into more dangerous territory. By Howard Spring , dramatised by DJ Britton .
Director Alison Hindell Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Roger Menheniot
Unknown: Howard Spring
Dramatised By: Dj Britton
Director: Alison Hindell
Roger: Paul Copley
Bella: Mali Harries
Kitty: Manon Edwards
Tom: Richard Mitchley
Henry: James Greene
Jim: David Shaw
Ray: Brendan Charleson
Annie: Diana Berryman

: The Moral Maze

3/10. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which Melanie Phillips , 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: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Professor Steven Rose
Unknown: Michael Gove

: Brain of Britain

15/18. The third semi-final begins with contestants from the north and west of England, and from Scotland. Russell Davies is in the Chair. Repeated from Monday

: Poetry Please

3/6. Poet and professor of radio Sean Street joins
Roger McGough to celebrate sounds, radio and the joy of listening. The readers are Sally Cookson , David Collins and Jamie Glover. Special guests include
BBC Radio 4 announcers Charlotte Green and Peter Jefferson , who read a poem about the shipping forecast. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Sean Street
Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: Sally Cookson
Unknown: David Collins
Unknown: Jamie Glover.
Unknown: Peter Jefferson

: Japanese Short Stories

4/4. Blowfish. While the blowfish has long been praised in Japan as the most delicious of all fishes, it has also been feared, for if it is not prepared very carefully it can cause fatal poisoning. Jitsukawa Endo is one of the most famous theatre actors of his day.
His decadent lifestyle, which involves associating with geisha and frequently dining out on blowfish, leads him to ponder on the nature and experience of dying after he has sampled blowfish for the very last time!
Written by Santomi Ton , translated by Theodore W Goossen and read by Michael Maloney. Producer Katherine Beacon


Unknown: Jitsukawa Endo
Written By: Santomi Ton
Translated By: Theodore W Goossen
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.

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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