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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Bert Tosh.


Unknown: Dr Bert Tosh.

: Colloquies

Great Hatred. Little Room. A talk by Thomas Lynch , the writer from Michigan whose day job is undertaking. Producer Kate McAl


Talk By: Thomas Lynch
Producer: Kate McAl

: News Briefing

: Papers

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Exploring rural life across the UK, with Richard Uridge. Producer Hugh O'Donnell Extended rpt on Thursday 23 Dec at 1.30pm


Unknown: Richard Uridge.
Producer: Hugh O'Donnell

: Farming Today This Week

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Chris impey


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Chris Impey

: 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.
Producers Rabekah Nurmahomed and Jacqueline Smith Shortened
PHONE: [number removed] email: home.truths@bbc.co.uk


Producers: Rabekah Nurmahomed
Producers: Jacqueline Smith

: Excess Baggage

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


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig.
Producer: Kevin Dawson

: Cut-Price Classics

Who was Wilhelm Havagesse (go on, have a guess!) Simon Townley goes in search of the most elusive orchestral conductor of all time. On the way he discovers the vinyl revolution they forgot to tell you about: how classical music entrepreneurs (not all of them completely upright citizens) in the 1950s and 60s brought Beethoven and Chopin to Woolworths and petrol-station forecourts on cheap and cheerful labels such as Fidelio, Saga and Egmont. With contributions from those who recorded, reviewed and bought them.
Producer Jonathan Calver


Unknown: Wilhelm Havagesse
Unknown: Simon Townley
Producer: Jonathan Calver

: Week in Westminster

Jackie Ashley of The Guardian discusses the week s Political events. Editor Peter Mulligan


Unknown: Jackie Ashley
Editor: Peter Mulligan

: From Our Own Correspondent

Insight and colour from BBC correspondents arouna the world, With KateAdie. Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

Impartial advice and the latest news from the world or personal finance, presented by Paul Lewis. Producer Chris A'Court Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Presented By: Paul Lewis.

: The Now Show

5/6. The comical look through the week's news ana everything else that's "now". Repeated from yesterday

: News

: Any Questions?

On Jonathan Dimbleby 's panel this week are
Tom Butler , the Bishop of Southwark; Shami Chakrabarti , director of Liberty; and Dominic Lawson , editor of The Sunday Telegraph. The discussion is held at Southwark Cathedral. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Tom Butler
Unknown: Shami Chakrabarti
Unknown: Dominic Lawson

: 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 Desert Inn

The Desert Inn, scene of one of Noel Coward's greatest cabaret triumphs, is the setting for a "highly probable Noel Coward murder mystery", complete with Judy Garland, a showgirl, a Broadway agent, an unlikely croupier, and a US Congressman. Another crime to be solved with the Master's favourite weapon: wit.


Writer: Marcy Kahan.
Director: Ned Chaillet
Noel Coward: Malcolm Sinclair
Lorn: Eleanor Bron
Cole: Tam Williams
Judy Garland: Belinda Lang
Joe: Jake Broder
Mercedes: Meredith MacNeil
Nicholas: Peter Swander
Floyd: Nathan Osgood
Babyface: William Hootklns

: Ponto Was the Lion's Name

Can the tiger really come to tea? Judith Palmer explores our fascination with escaped zoo animals roaming the suburban landscape, from Goldie the eagle, who evaded capture in Regent's Park for several days in 1965, to Sheila the tiger, who slipped her enclosure in Glasgow in 1949. There are contributions from the rector whose kittens were terrorised by a vulture and accounts of big cat sightings from Devon to Kent. Palmer also meets 11 Bengal tigers in Chingford and explains the effect wild beasts have on children's dreams. (Ponto was the name of the lion immortalised in a poem by Hilaire Belloc about Jim, who ran away from his nurse and was eaten by a lion). Producer Miles Warde


Unknown: Judith Palmer
Unknown: Hilaire Belloc
Producer: Miles Warde

: 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

The film adaptation of Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events is discussed by Francine Stock.
Producer Anne Marie Cole


Unknown: Francine Stock.
Producer: Anne Marie Cole

: 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 John Carey , Anthony Horowitz and Louise Welsh. Producer Fiona McLean


Reviewed By: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: John Carey
Unknown: Anthony Horowitz
Unknown: Louise Welsh.
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Colloquies

Great Hatred, Little Room. A talk by Thomas Lynch , the writer from Michigan whose day job is undertaking. Producer Kate McAII


Talk By: Thomas Lynch
Producer: Kate McAii

: The Archive Hour: The Hills Are Alive

To commemorate the 40th anniversary of Julie Andrews 's starring role in the screen version of The Sound of Music, Mark Kermode looks back at the evolution of the movie. Along with the music, the programme includes interviews with the original
Maria Von Trapp , and with Julie Andrews , Christopher Plummer , director Robert Wise , and other members Of the Crew and Cast. Producer Bob Dickinson
So who's the real Mary Poppins ?: page 31


Unknown: Julie Andrews
Music: Mark Kermode
Unknown: Maria von Trapp
Unknown: Julie Andrews
Unknown: Christopher Plummer
Director: Robert Wise
Producer: Bob Dickinson
Unknown: Mary Poppins

: Classic Serial: The Pickwick Papers

1/4. "A full and faithful report of the perambulations, perils and travels of the Pickwick Club. "
Samuel Pickwick and his friends set out on a journey to discover their world in Charles Dickens's comic and profoundly daft tale of innocence abroad. Adapted by Michael Eaton and starring Timothy Spall.
Repeated from Sunday


Author: Charles Dickens
Adapted by: Michael Eaton
Producer: Nicholas Newton
Director: Jane Morgan
Mr Pickwick: Timothy Spall
Mrs Bardell: Sue Johnstone
Jingle: Jasper Britton
Tupman: Toby Jones
Snodgrass: Robert Portal
Winkle: John McAndrew
Squire Wardle: Gawn Grainger
Old Mrs Wardle: Angela Pleasence
Miss Rachell: Julie Legrand
Emily: Katie Foster-Barnes
Arabella: Lucy Davenport
The fat boy: Aaron Johnson
Sam Weller: Burn Gorman
Perker: Philip Voss
Tommy: Joseph Gritt

: The Moral Maze

10/10. A debate, chaired by Michael Buerk , in which Melanie Phillips , Ian Hargreaves ,
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: Steven Rose
Unknown: Michael Gove

: Masterteam

4/13. Another contest of general knowledge and tactical risk-taking between two of the nation's brightest amateur quiz teams. Hosted by Peter Snow. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Peter Snow.

: Words on Film

Christopher Cook looks at the relationship between poetry and film, reeling through its history to see how films that use poetry have changed and what they are trying to achieve now. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Christopher Cook

: Five Fantastic Tales

2/5. The Voice of God. Turn your radio on - and what is this? By Winifred Holtby. Read by Jack Klaff.
Abridged by Duncan Minshull. Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Winifred Holtby.
Read By: Jack Klaff.
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

Miss Morrison's Ghost
This play, by Ian Curteis. is based on the paranormal events experienced by two very proper academic English ladies in the gardens of the Palace of Versailles, France, on an August afternoon in 1901


Play By: Ian Curteis.

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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