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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Karen Smith.


Unknown: Dr Karen Smith.

: Sailing without a Boat

Repeated from Sunday See repeat at 7.45pm for details

: News Briefing

: Papers

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Exploring rural life across the UK, with Richard Uridge.
Producer Benjamin Chesterton


Unknown: Richard Uridge.
Producer: Benjamin Chesterton

: 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 Mark Coles.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Brian Draper.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Mark Coles.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Brian Draper.

: Home Truths

Tom Robinson takes a wry look at the foibles of family life. Producer Kate Murphy PHONE: [number removed] email: home.truthsSbbc.co.uk


Unknown: Tom Robinson
Producer: Kate Murphy

: Excess Baggage , .

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


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig.
Producer: Kevin Dawson

: The Real Generation X

In 1964 two writers, Charles Hamblett and Jane Deverson , set out to understand the new "teenager .
- They called their subjects Generation X and the ground-breaking book they produced was a first in pop sociology. Within its pages was the voice of Britain's newly disaffected youth - from aristocrats in blazers to bikers in leather. The evangelical Christian Dr Billy Graham declared that Generation X were proof of the cataclysmic moral decline of the young. Forty years on, Generation X are close to retirement. Alan Dein tracks down the original participants and finds out how their lives have changed. Producer Matthew Dodd


Unknown: Charles Hamblett
Unknown: Jane Deverson
Unknown: Christian Dr Billy Graham
Unknown: Alan Dein
Producer: Matthew Dodd

: Week in Westminster

Discussion of the week in politics, with George Pascoe -Watson, deputy political editor of The Sun. Editor Marie Jessel


Unknown: George Pascoe
Editor: Marie Jessel

: From Our Own Correspondent

Insight, colour, wit and analysis as the BBC s foreign correspondents take a closer look at the stones in their regions. Presented by Kate Adie. producer Tony Grant


Presented By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

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


Presented By: Paul Lewis.

: The News Quiz

4/10. In the company of the panel, wade through the week's biggest (and smallest) news stories in the finest topical comedy panel game known to radio. With Simon Hoggart , Francis Wheen and Alan Coren. Repeated from yesterday


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

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby 's panel includes Nicholas Soames , shadow Defence Secretary, and Menzies Campbell , deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats and chief foreign affairs spokesman. The discussion comes from
Horsenden Primary School, London. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Nicholas Soames
Unknown: Menzies 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 McGreqor


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Dianne McGreqor

: The Saturday Play

: Playing for Time -
Three Days in May 1940
Over the May Bank Holiday, Churchill - who's been prime minister for a fortnight and is having to face up to the greatest defeat of the British army at Dunkirk - is challenged by the War Cabinet over the way he's conducting the war. If he loses the argument, he'll lose the premiership. The fate of Britain hangs in the balance. Written by Robin Glendinning and broadcast as part of Radio 4's season marking the 40th anniversary of Churchill's death.
Producer/Director Jeremy Howe


Written By: Robin Glendinning
Director: Jeremy Howe
Churchill: Robert Hardy
Lord Halifax: Ronald Pickup
Neville Chamberlain: Jeremy Child
Clement Atlee: Bill Wallis
Arthur Greenwood: Geoffrey Whitehead
John Martin: David Leonard
Signor Bastianini: Michael Fenton Stevens
PaulReynaud: Roland Oliver
Gen Ismay: Mark Buffery

: Reel Histories

New series 1/3. Exploring the history behind cinematic versions of the past, with journalist Gerry Northam. Chicago. This musical tale of corruption, greed and double murder won a clutch of Oscars in 2003, but the original stage comedy opened in New York in 1926 and was based on two reaHife cases. So who were the real Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly ? And did the courtroom performances of these natural-born killers win the hearts of the jury and, ultimately, fame and riches in Chicago's jazz age? Producer John Byrne


Unknown: Gerry Northam.
Unknown: Roxie Hart
Unknown: Velma Kelly
Producer: John Byrne

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Martha Kearney. Producer Vibeke Venema EMAIL: womanshour(Sbbc.co.uk


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: Saturday PM

News and sports headlines, presented by Carolyn Quinn.


Presenter: Carolyn Quinn
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Film Programme

In a special programme, Chris Tookey looks at the best new releases on DVD and video.
Producer Sally Spurring


Unknown: Chris Tookey

: Loose Ends

Another mix of music, comedy and conversation with Ned Sherrin and his guests. Producer Cathie Mahoney


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: 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

: Sailing without a Boat

1/3. Writer and poet Gwyneth Lewis explains what happened after a round-the-world sailing trip was cut short when her husband was diagnosed with cancer. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Gwyneth Lewis

: The Archive Hour: Farewell to Winston

On a frosty January morning 40 years ago the people of Britain stopped to pay their respects to a great wartime leader. Nicholas Witchell looks back at the state funeral of Winston Churchill and hears from members of the Churchill family and from those who played a part in what was a unique state occasion. Broadcast as part of the season marking the anniversary of Churchill's death. Producer David Prest
Alan Titchmarsh on a bygone era: page 36


Leader: Nicholas Witchell
Producer: David Prest
Producer: Alan Titchmarsh

: Classic Serial: Fontamara

1/2. For years the villagers of Fontamara have suffered in silence, but when their only source of water is diverted to irrigate the fields of a Fascist landowner they decide to take action. One of Italy's greatest anti-Fascist novels, portraying the bitter struggles and rebellion of the peasant farmers of southern Italy during the 1930s. By Ignazio Silone , translated by Eric Mosbacher and adapted by Andrew Farrell Readman.
Producer/Director Nadia Molinari Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Ignazio Silone
Translated By: Eric Mosbacher
Adapted By: Andrew Farrell Readman.
Director: Nadia Molinari
Giova: David Horovitch
Matale: Ellie Haddington
Romolo: Ben Crompton
Berardo: Adrian Bower
Scarpone: Matthew Dunster
Baldissera: Christopher Wilkinson
Maria Rosa: Denise Black
Elvira: Rina Mahoney
Don Circostanza/Teofilo: Robert Pickavance
Hon Pelino/lnnocenzo: Will Tacey
Filippo II Bello: Craig Cheetham

: Moral Maze

1/10. A debate, chaired by Michael Buerk , in which
Melanie Phillips , Steven Rose , Ian Hargreaves 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: Steven Rose
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Claire Fox

: Masterteam

11/13. Staffordshire take on Cardiff in a bid to win a place in the final of the general knowledge quiz. With Peter Snow. Repeated from Monday

: Poetry Please

7/9. Another selection of listeners' requests, including poems by Edwin Muir and Thomas Warton the Elder, presented by Roger McGough. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Edwin Muir
Unknown: Thomas Warton
Presented By: Roger McGough.

: An Audience with Grimaldi

4/4. "Here We Are Again!" The memoirs of the great Georgian clown Joseph Grimaldi , edited by Charles Dickens and adapted and performed by Tony Lidington. Grimaldi becomes the darling both of those sitting in the gods and of fashionable society.
Pianist Hugh Nankivell ; Director David Blount


Unknown: Joseph Grimaldi
Edited By: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Tony Lidington.
Pianist: Hugh Nankivell
Director: David Blount

: News

: Write On

: News

: The Ticket

: News

: Worldplay

Jumping for
Joy by Bernard Farrell


Unknown: Bernard Farrell

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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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.

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