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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Alison Elliot , Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.


Unknown: Alison Elliot

: Chalkface Goes Further

Repeated from Sunday See repeat at 7.45pm for details


Ralph: Lane

: News Briefing

: Papers

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Exploring rural life across the UK, with Helen Mark.
Producer Moira Hickey Extended repeat on Thu 23 December at 1.30pm


Unknown: Helen Mark.
Producer: Moira Hickey

: Farming Today This Week

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Sarah Falkingham


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

: Today

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Roy Jenkins.


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: Home Truths

Tom Robinson takes a wry look at the foibles of family life.
Producer Paula McGinley PHONE: [number removed] email: home.truths@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Tom Robinson
Producer: Paula McGinley

: Excess Baggage

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


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig.
Producer: Kevin Dawson

: Let's Hear It for the King of Judea

Let's face it, King Herod has had a bad press. Ask most people what he is known for and they will tell you that it's for the Massacre of the Innocents, as referred to in the Gospel of St Matthew. Surely there's more to be said about a ruler who was known as Herod the Great? Terry Jones , who once appeared in a stable in Bethlehem cunningly disguised as the mother of Brian, looks at Herod's terrible reputation and asks if it is really deserved. Producer Mark Rickards


Unknown: Terry Jones
Producer: Mark Rickards

: Week in Westminster

Peter Riddell discusses the week's political events. Editor Marie Jessel


Unknown: Peter Riddell
Editor: 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 Now Show

6/6. Satire, stand-up and songs from Steve Punt , Hugh Dennis and the rest of The Now Show team. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby 's panel this week includes the shadow Secretary of State for Deregulation, John Redwood. The discussion comes from Shirehampton Public Hall, Bristol. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: John Redwood.

: 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: The Nutcracker

Hannah Gordon and Nicky Henson star in Hattie Naylor 's vibrant dramatisation of ETA Hoffmann's epic tale that sweeps through magical worlds inhabited by evil mice, the mysterious Dr Drosselmeier and the adventures of a heroic nutcracker.
Producer/Director Paul Dodgson


Unknown: Hannah Gordon
Unknown: Nicky Henson
Unknown: Hattie Naylor
Director: Paul Dodgson
King/Father/Sneaky Hans: Ben Crowe
Clara/Princess Pirlipat/Wilheim: Ben Crowe
Queen/Frieda: Hannah Gordon
Mauselink: Lisa Hammond
Uncle Drosselmeier: Tim McMullan
Kurt/the Mouse King: Nicky Henson
Clara/Princess Pirlipat/Wilheim: Pooja Kumar
Nutcracker/Elias/Heinrich: Daniel Goode
Brother/Otto/Pantaloon: Iwan Thomas

: Magic Carpets

Tony Lidington travels from the sophisticated auction rooms of London to the humble villages and souks of the Middle East in search of the technological and artistic secrets of carpet-making. Along the way he discovers the magic and mythology surrounding these gorgeous, and sometimes priceless, products of human art and industry. producer Angela Hind


Producer: Angela Hind

: 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 PeterRippon


Presented By: Carolyn Quinn.

: The Film Programme

Francine Stock and guests discuss the treats in store this holiday season on television, at the cinema and On DVD. Producer Anne Marie Cole


Unknown: Francine Stock
Producer: Anne Marie Cole

: Loose Ends

Carols are sung, but not as you know them, when that Christmas crooner, Aled Jones , joins Ned Sherrin for the usual mix of conversation, music and comedy. producer Cathie Mahoney


Unknown: Aled Jones
Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: Saturday Review

Simon Heffer , James Runcie and Gillian Slovo join Tom Sutcliffe to review the cultural highlights of the week, including the new film, Lemony Snicket's Series of Unfortunate Adventures and the stage production of PL Travers's classic, Mary Poppins. Producer Fiona McLean


Unknown: Simon Heffer
Unknown: James Runcie
Unknown: Gillian Slovo
Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Mary Poppins.
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Chalkface Goes Further

1/3. Two teachers in further education are given a chance to celebrate their chosen career and recall those moments that encapsulate why they remain committed to working at the "chalkface". Repeated from Sunday

: The Archive Hour: Transplantation

On December 23, 1954, almost 50 years ago, a team of doctors in Boston, Massachusetts, performed the first successful live kidney transplant. Today, we think of such operations as routine. Dr Graham Easton traces the successes and failures of five decades of organ transplantation through the voices of the doctors, the patients and their families. Producer Beth Eastwood


Unknown: Dr Graham Easton
Producer: Beth Eastwood

: Classic Serial: The Pickwick Papers

2/4. "Too full of adventures to be briefly described." Charles Dickens's comic and profoundly daft tale of innocence abroad. Adapted by Michael Eaton and starring Timothy Spall and Sue Johnstone.
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
Job Trotter: John Tams
Sam: Burn Gorman
Tony: Michael Jayston
Mother-in-law: Lynne Farieigh
Stiggins: Jack Shepherd
Snodgrass: Robert Portal
Tuoman: Toby Jones
Twinkle: John McAndrew
Squire Wardle: Gawn Grainger
Perker: Philip Voss
Mrs Raddle: Angela Pleasence
Mrs Cluppins: Lynne Miller
Tommy: Joseph Grltt
Nuppkins: Philip Fox
Mary: Rhiannon Oliver
Headmistress: Julie Legrand

: The Great Debates

1/3. What if we could eavesdrop on some of history's more titanic clashes of personalities and ideas? Allan Little acts as moderator as today's leading theologians and historians argue on behalf of their historical counterparts. The first programme revisits the controversy between St Augustine of Hippo and the British "heretic", Pelagius, over Original Sin, and raises questions about human nature, free will and the source Of good and evil. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Allan Little

: Masterteam

5/13. 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.

: Poetry Please

1/9. In the return of the poetry request programme,
Roger McGough introduces poems by Carol Ann Duffy , Coleridge, Ken Smith and Jenny Joseph. The readers are Bonnie Hurren and David Collins. Repeated from Sunday


Introduces: Roger McGough
Unknown: Carol Ann Duffy
Unknown: Ken Smith
Unknown: Jenny Joseph.
Unknown: Bonnie Hurren
Unknown: David Collins.

: Five Fantastic Tales

3/5. The Cookie Lady. Beware the plate of tasty treats ... By Philip K Dick. Read by Liza Ross.
Abridged by Duncan Minshull. Producer Duncan Minshull


Read By: Liza Ross.
Abridged By: Duncan Minshull.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: News

: The Interview

discussion or in-depth interview exploring the ideas and thinking behind issues of modern life - politics, science, technology and the arts

: 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: Blithe Spirit

By Noël Coward.
Writer Charles Condomine finds himself face to face with his dead wife after spiritualist Madame Arcati conjures up a ghost. With James Fleet, Amanda Redman and Marcia Warren


Charles Condomine: James Fleet
Elvira: Amanda Redman
Madame Arcati: Marcia Warren

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.

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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.

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