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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Andrew Graystone.


Unknown: Andrew Graystone.

: The Last Hitch-Hiker Rides Again

Repeated from Sunday See repeat at 7.45pm for details

: News Briefing

: Papers

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

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


Unknown: Richard Uridge
Producer: Hugh O'Donnell

: Farming Today This Week

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Dr Giles Fraser.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Dr Giles Fraser.

: Home Truths

A wry look at the foibles of family life with John Peel. Producer Kate Murphy Shortened at lipm PHONE: [number removed] email: home.truths@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: John Peel.
Producer: Kate Murphy

: Excess Baggage

Sandi Toksvig explores the adventures, frustrations and joys of travel. Producers Kevin Dawson and Main Russell


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

: The Eureka Years

4/4. Adam Hart-Davis explores spectacular years in the history of science, when brilliant ideas emerged from the maelstrom of mad, bad and dangerous thinking.
1939. How did the shadow of war shape the development of nuclear fission, nylon and LSD - all of which were discovered in this year? producer John Byrne


Unknown: Adam Hart-Davis
Producer: John Byrne

: Week in Westminster

Peter Oborne discusses the week's political events. Producer Marie Jessel


Unknown: Peter Oborne
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

Paul Lewis presents impartial advice and the latest news from the world of personal finance. Producer Jessica Dunbar Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Jessica Dunbar

: The News Quiz

5/6. The greatest topical comedy panel game on radio, with Alan Coren , Francis Wheen and Richard Ingrams. Simon Hoggart is in the Chair. Repeated from yesterday
BBC AUDIO: A third volume of highlights from recent senes of The News Quiz is available on audio cassette and CD from good retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Francis Wheen
Unknown: Richard Ingrams.
Unknown: Simon Hoggart

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience at the Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea, puts questions on the issues of the week. The panel includes Rhodn Morgan , First Minister of the Welsh Assembly; David Cameron , head of policy co-ordination for the shadow cabinet; and Adam Price, Plaid Cymru MP. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Rhodn Morgan
Unknown: David Cameron

: 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: Now, Voyager

A A dowdy, frustrated spinster takes the psychiatric cure, voyages forth, and embarks on a doomed love affair. Made into a classic 1942 Hollywood weepie, starring Bette Davis , it's famous for its immortal last line: "Jerry, don't let's ask for the moon. We have the stars." Written by Olive Higgins Prouty , dramatised by Neville Teller and starring Sarah Lancashire , Anthony Head. Joan Plowrieht and Lvsette Anthony.
Producer/Director Andy Jordan


Unknown: Bette Davis
Written By: Olive Higgins Prouty
Dramatised By: Neville Teller
Unknown: Sarah Lancashire
Unknown: Anthony Head.
Unknown: Joan Plowrieht
Unknown: Lvsette Anthony.
Director: Andy Jordan
Charlotte: Sarah Lancashire
Jerry: Anthony Head
Mother: Joan Plowright
Lisa: Lysette Anthony
Jaquith: John Rowe
Dora: Debora Weston
Mack: Sam Douglas
Giuseppe: Nunzio Caponlo
Tina: Elisha Mansuroglu
Miss Trask: Joanna McCallum
Lloyd: Jon Glover
Hilda: Alice Hart

: Blyton in Bombay

Enid Blyton is a household name in India. Butjust because her books are universally known among the English-speaking classes, it doesn't mean that she's universally loved. Shebana Coelho sets out for the Indian city of her birth, Mumbai (previously known as Bombay), to investigate the effects of a steady and persistent diet of Blyton. Would Indian children have been welcome in Blyton's world? Producer Shebana Coelho


Unknown: Enid Blyton
Unknown: Shebana Coelho
Producer: Shebana Coelho

: 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

Director Jonathan Glazer follows up his successful debut, Sexy Beast, with his new film, Birth, starring Nicole Kidman. He talks to Francine Stock about the movie's unusual storyline. Producer Sally Spurring


Director: Jonathan Glazer
Unknown: Nicole Kidman.
Unknown: Francine Stock

: Loose Ends

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


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: Saturday Review

The cultural highlights of the week reviewed by Tom Sutcliffe and his guests. Producer Fiona McLean


Reviewed By: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Fiona McLean

: The Last Hitch-Hiker Rides Again

1/3. From films set in quaint but sinister, neon-lit motels, to TV adverts where rickety filling stations punctuate lonely desert highways, images from the American road are a familiar sight in the British media. Kevin Connolly hitch-hikes from Miami to New York on a romantic search for a uniquely American landscape that has entered public consciousness - despite the fact that it now barely exists - and finds himself in unexpectedly dangerous and amusing situations. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Kevin Connolly

: The Archive Hour: The Life of Henry Mancini

Housed under lock and key at the Henry Mancini
Institute in Los Angeles, the private archive of one of America's most remarkable composers is home to an extraordinary collection of letters, stories and memories, providing revealing insight into the man behind such unforgettable favourites as Moon River, Days of Wine and Roses and the Pink Panther theme. Eleven years after Henry Mancini 's death, his wife
Ginny, and friends Blake Edwards and Elmer Bernstein share their personal memories with conductor and composer Carl Davis. Producer Fiona Croall


Unknown: Henry Mancini
Unknown: Blake Edwards
Unknown: Elmer Bernstein
Unknown: Carl Davis.
Producer: Fiona Croall

: Classic Serial: L'Assommoir

1/3. By Emile Zola , dramatised by Diana Griffiths. A startling, moving and honest account of life in working-class Paris in the mid-19th century. Gervaise dreams of starting her own laundry, but Coupeau has an accident and their savings are all spent. Will Gervaise's dream ever be realised?
Director Pauline Harris Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Emile Zola
Dramatised By: Diana Griffiths.
Director: Pauline Harris
Narrator: David Bradley
Gervaise: Claire Goose
Coupeau: John Thomson
Lantier: Mark Bazeley
Goujet: Paul Thomas Hickey
Mme Lorilleaux: Brigit Forsyth
M Lorilleaux: Russell Dixon
Virginie: Deborah McAndrew
Mme Bouche: Slobhan Flnneran
Bazouge/Mes-bottes: Seamus O'Neill
Mme Coupeau: Ann Rye
Mme Goujet: Janice McKenzie
Charles: Daniel Stansbury
Nana: Poppy Rush
Etienne: William Rush

: The Moral Maze

4/10. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which Melanie Phillips , Clifford Longley , Professor Steven Rose and Claire Fox 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: Clifford Longley
Unknown: Professor Steven Rose
Unknown: Claire Fox

: Brain of Britain

16/18. The fourth semi-final features the highest-scoring runners-up. Russell Davies is in the chair. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Russell Davies

: Poetry Please

4/6. A selection of poems around the theme of ageing, presented by Roger McGough. The readers are Sally Cookson , David Collins and Jamie Glover. Special guests include Dannie Abse , who reads a love poem - Condensation on a Window Pane -to his wife. Repeated from Sunday


Presented By: Roger McGough.
Unknown: Sally Cookson
Unknown: David Collins
Unknown: Jamie Glover.
Unknown: Dannie Abse

: Tales from Westminster

1/5. Another chance to hear a series of short stories by writers better known for their non-fictional observations of the political scene.
The Perfect Babe by Simon Hoggart. A charismatic young MP juggles the conflicting demands of politics, motherhood and late-night appearances on Newsnight with seemingly effortless ease. But is there more to Verity Hartwell than meets the eye? Read by Lucy Paterson. Producer David Jackson Young


Unknown: Simon Hoggart.
Unknown: Verity Hartwell
Read By: Lucy Paterson.
Producer: David Jackson Young

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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