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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr John Holdsworth.


Unknown: Dr John Holdsworth.

: On Being Selfish

Repeated from Sunday See repeat at 7.45pm for details

: News Briefing

: Papers

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Rural life across the UK explored by Richard Uridge. Producer Gabi Fisher Extended at 1.30pm


Unknown: Richard Uridge.
Producer: Gabi Fisher

: Farming Today This Week

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Sarah Falkingham


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Sarah Falkingham

: Today

With John Humphrys 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: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Rob Marshall.

: Home Truths

Awry look at the foibles of family life. Producer Paula McGinley
Shortened at llpm
PHONE: [number removed] email: home.truths@bbc.co.uk


Producer: Paula McGinley

: Excess Baggage

The adventures, frustrations and joys of travel are explored by Sandi Toksvig. Producer Kevin Dawson


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig.
Producer: Kevin Dawson

: Conversations with Gandhi

In 1905 a young Englishwoman, Millie Downs , travelled to Johannesburg to marry Henry Polak , who had become active in Gandhi's campaign for the rights of South Africa's Indians. Millie Polak challenged the young Gandhi about his views on sex, faith and food, and on his treatment of women - and she wrote down their conversations. These revealing talks are recreated here and placed in the context of Gandhi's early experiments in how best to live. Producer Mark Whitaker


Unknown: Millie Downs
Unknown: Henry Polak
Unknown: Millie Polak
Producer: Mark Whitaker

: Week in Westminster

Peter Oborne of The Spectator discusses the week s political events. Editor Marie Jessel


Unknown: Peter Oborne
Editor: Marie Jessel

: From Our Own Correspondent

Insight and colour from BBC correspondents around the world, with KateAdie. Producer Tony Grant


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 Now Show

4/6. The funny side of the week's news, through stand-up, sketches and song. This week's show comes from the City Varieties Music Hall, Leeds, so expect a generous helping of flat caps, whippets and northern regeneration! Repeated from yesterday

: News

: Any Questions?

Included on Jonathan Dimbleby 's panel for a discussion at Manchester High School for Girls are the Government's special envoy on human rights in Iraq, Ann Clwyd , and the writer Bea Campbell. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Ann Clwyd
Unknown: Bea Campbell.

: Any Answers?

Listeners' calls and emails, taken by Jonathan Dimbleby , in response to Any Questions?
PHONE: [number removed] email: any.answers@bbc.co.uk Producer Dianne McGregor


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Dianne McGregor

: The Saturday Play: Death at the Bed End

Written by Stephen Wakelam and starring Kenneth Cranham

A detective story based on the true events that followed the publication of Mrs Gaskell's "The Life of Charlotte Bronte", when its author was threatened with libel.


Writer: Stephen Wakelam
Director: Janet Whitaker
Jack Down: Kenneth Cranham
Patrick Bronte: James Greene
Mr Nicholls: Stephen Hogan
Harry: Declan Wilson
Betty: Shirley Dixon
Dr Crosby: Geoffrey Whitehead
Martha: Helen Longworth
Sugden: Steve Hodson
Grundy: Philip Fox

: The Jesus Box

In September 2002, archaeologists stumbled across an incredibly important and equally controversial biblical find. A limestone coffin with the words "James, son of Joseph, brother of Jesus" was found in Jerusalem. But is this an elaborate fake or the oldest archaeological link to Jesus? Biblical archaeologist Jerome Murphy -O'Connor picks through the evidence in a journey that takes him from the Wailing Wall to the bowels of the Sorbonne and asks whether we really are one step closer to proving that Jesus of Nazareth existed. Producer Adele Armstrong


Unknown: Jerome Murphy
Producer: Adele Armstrong

: 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 discusses the new film version of Shakespeare's play The Merchant of Venice, Starring Al Pacino. Producer Sally Spurring


Unknown: Francine Stock
Unknown: Al Pacino.

: Loose Ends

Ned Sherrin presents another mix of music, comedy and conversation. Producer Cathie Mahoney


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: Saturday Review

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


Reviewed By: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Fiona McLean

: On Being Selfish

3/3. A Good Deed and a Hot Bath
With the help of philosopher AC Grayling and listeners' own accounts of selfishness, Michael Rosen ponders whether the truly selfish person is really a self-regarding loner or the individual best equipped to Survive in modern society. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: The Archive Hour: Clydebuilt Comics

The Clyde dockyards produced not only world-class ships, but first-rate comics as well. Nicholas Parsons , a former Clydeside apprentice, reveals how the humour, developed in the shipyards, launched the careers of some of Scotland's most enduring comic talent, including ex-welder Billy Connolly , apprentice electrician Johnny Beattie and engineering apprentice Chic Murray. The story is told through the comic talents of former workers who used their quick wit to survive life in the Clydeside shipyards. Producer Louise Daiziei


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Billy Connolly
Unknown: Johnny Beattie
Producer: Louise Daiziei

: Classic Serial: Black Beauty

Anna Sewell 's 1877 classic, which attempted to change careless attitudes towards horses in 19th-century England. A well-bred horse starts out in a good stable, with friends Ginger and Merrylegs, but gradually comes down in the world, his health failing from overwork and his spirit almost broken. Dramatised by Katie Hims.
Director Liz Webb Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Anna Sewell
Dramatised By: Katie Hims.
Director: Liz Webb
mack Beauty: Adam Godley
Beauty's mother Ndldi: Del Fatti
Ginger: Liza Sadovy
Merrylegs: Jason Chan
John: Ewan Bailey
Squire Gordon: Loan Meredith
Lady Gordon: Helen Longworth
Joe: Stuart McLoughlin
York: Stephen Hogan
Reuben: Jon Glover
Jerry: Robert Hastie
Larrv: Phllln Fnv

: The Moral Maze

9/10. A debate, chaired by Michael Buerk , in which Melanie Phillips , Ian Hargreaves , Claire Fox 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: Claire Fox
Unknown: Michael Gove

: Masterteam

3/13. Cardiff take on Derbyshire in another contest of general knowledge and tactical risk-taking between crack teams of quiz enthusiasts from around Britain. Hosted by Peter Snow. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Peter Snow.

: Poems for Infant Minds

How did we get from the finger-wagging moral poetry of the 18th and 19th centuries, which warned girls and boys against being naughty, to the zany nonsense of the last century? And has the moral message wrapped in verse really changed all that much? Poet and presenter Nigel Forde takes a look at a huge range of writers, including sisters Anne and Jane Taylor , whose anthology of 1804 gave this programme its title. Repeated from Sunday


Presenter: Nigel Forde
Presenter: Jane Taylor

: Five Fantastic Tales

1/5. In the Avu Observatory. By HG Wells. When you are star-gazing, you don't hear the noise outside. The first in a series of stories that might raise an eyebrow or two is read by Dermot Crowley. Abridged by Duncan Minshull. Producer Duncan Minshull


Read By: Dermot Crowley.
Abridged By: Duncan Minshull.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: News

: The Interview

: News

: News

: Write On

: News

: The Ticket

Arts, culture and entertainment around the globe, with a news update at 3.29

: News

: Play of the Week

Lair of the White Worm, Bram Stoker 's novel tells the story of Adam Salton who travels to a tiny Derbyshire village and quickly realises that the disappearance of several local men is not accidental


Unknown: Bram Stoker
Unknown: Adam Salton

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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