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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Gordon Graham , professor of moral philosophy at the University of Aberdeen.


Unknown: Gordon Graham

: 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.


Unknown: Richard Uridge.

: Farming Today This Week

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly. Producer chrisimpey


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
7.20 Yesterday in Parliament With Sean Curran.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Brian Draper.
8.51 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Sean Curran.
Unknown: Brian Draper.

: Home Truths

Tom Robinson takes a wry look at the foibles of family life. PHONE: [number removed]234 email: home.truths@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Tom Robinson

: Excess Baggage

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


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig.
Producer: Kevin Dawson

: Beyond the Cringe

With the help of fellow comedians, a rabbi, a priest and a Member of Parliament, Mervyn Stutter explores those toe-curlingly embarrassing moments that make us wish the ground would open up and swallow us whole. Producer Clare Csonka


Unknown: Mervyn Stutter
Producer: Clare Csonka

: Week in Westminster

Discussion of the week in politics, with Robert Shrimsley.
Editor Marie Jessel


Unknown: Robert Shrimsley.
Editor: Marie Jessel

: From Our Own Correspondent

Insight, colour, wit and analysis as the BBC's foreign correspondents take a closer look at the stories 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 Jennifer Clarke Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Presented By: Paul Lewis.
Producer: Jennifer Clarke

: The News Quiz

5/10. Wade through the week's biggest (and smallest) news stories in the finest topical comedy panel game known to radio. With Jeremy Hardy , Alan Coren and guests.
Presided over by Simon Hoggart. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Simon Hoggart.

: News

: Any Questions?

Alex Salmond , leader of the Scottish National Party, and Dr Mona Siddiqui , director of the Centre for the Study of Islam, are among the panellists at Albyn School for Girls, Aberdeen. Jonathan Dimbleby is in the chair. Repeated from yesterday


Leader: Alex Salmond
Leader: Dr Mona Siddiqui
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby

: Six Nations Rugby France v Scotland

Kick-off 2pm. Live commentary on the first match of this season's Six Nations Championship, as defending champions and Grand Slam winners
France take on Scotland in Paris. Introduced by Eleanor Oldroyd with commentary from Martin Bayf ield, Alastair Eykyn and Andy Irvine. Producers Mike Carr and Graham McMillan
Ian Robertson on the Six Nations: page 33


Introduced By: Eleanor Oldroyd
Unknown: Martin Bayf
Unknown: Alastair Eykyn
Unknown: Andy Irvine.
Producers: Mike Carr
Producers: Graham McMillan
Unknown: Ian Robertson

: Any Answers?

Listeners' calls and emails, taken by Jonathan Dimbleby , in response to Any Questions? PHONE: [number removed]0444 email: any.answers@bbc.co.uk Producer Dianne McGregor


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Dianne McGregor

: The Saturday Play: The Visitation

Henry Foe , a milliner, decides against all advice to remain in London during the 1665 plague. Amid the devastation of the city he has to grapple with his own personal demons. An original play by Stephen Sharkey , inspired by Daniel Defoe 's novel A Journal of the Plague Year. Director Liza Webb


Unknown: Henry Foe
Play By: Stephen Sharkey
Unknown: Daniel Defoe
Director: Liza Webb
Henry: Henry Goodman
Amy: Raquel Cassidy
Bill: Geoffrey Hutchings
Betty: Liza Sadovy
Jane: Beth Chalmers
Rev Jenk: Jon Glover
James: Paul Ritter
Solomon: Robert Hastie
Sam: Stephen Hogan
Mugger: Helen Longworth

: Reel Histories

2/3. 10 Rillington Place. The story of serial killer John Reginald Christie and one of the most infamous miscarriages of justice in British legal history. Richard Attenborough talks to Gerry Northam about the emotional strain of re-enacting Christie's crimes and explains how the film was part of a wider campaign to ensure that capital punishment was not reintroduced in Britain. Producer John Byrne


Unknown: John Reginald Christie
Talks: Richard Attenborough
Unknown: Gerry Northam
Producer: John Byrne

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Martha Kearney. Producer VibekeVenema EMAIL: womanshour@bbc.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

Javier Bardem , star of The Sea Inside, a new film based on the real life-story of a Spaniard who fought a 30-year campaign for his right to die with dignity, joins Francine Stock. Plus the latest DVD releases.
Producer Sally Spurring


Unknown: Javier Bardem
Unknown: Francine Stock.

: 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 Maria Delgado , Kevin Jackson and John Tusa. Producer Fiona McLean


Reviewed By: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Maria Delgado
Unknown: Kevin Jackson
Unknown: John Tusa.
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Sailing without a Boat

2/3. 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: Charles Chilton

Possibly the most famous radio producer ever,
Charles Chilton was the man who captured the world's imagination with his hugely popular 1950s series Journey into Space. Chilton was a working-class orphan from
King's Cross who joined a youthful BBC and found his life transformed. Russell Davies rides the range with one of the BBC's most outstanding talents. Producer Mark Burman


Unknown: Charles Chilton
Unknown: Russell Davies
Producer: Mark Burman

: Classic Serial: Fontamara

2/2. Berardo attempts to escape the mounting trouble in Fontamara, but his journey to Rome leads him into unexpected rebellion. A dramatisation by Andrew Farrell Readman of one of Italy's greatest anti-Fascist novels, written by Ignazio Silone. Translated bv Eric Mosbachpr
Producer/Director Nadia Molinari Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Andrew Farrell
Written By: Ignazio Silone.
Unknown: Eric Mosbachpr
Director: Nadia Molinari
Giova: David Horovitch
Matale: Ellie Haddinqton
Romolo: Ben Crompton
Berardo: Adrian Bower
Scarpone: Matthew Dunster
The student: Michael Begley
Baldissera: Christopher Wilkinson
Maria Rosa: Denise Black
Don Circostanza: Robert Pickavance
Don Achille: David Crellin

: Moral Maze

2/10. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which
Melanie Phillips , Steven Rose , Ian Hargreaves and Bruce Anderson 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: Bruce Anderson

: Masterteam

12/13. London face Grimsby in the second semi-final. Peter Snow chairs the nationwide general knowledge quiz. Repeated from Monday

: Poetry Please

8/9. A darkling selection of poems for the long evenings, introduced by Roger McGough , including Simon Armitage reading his own To His Lost Lover, and some rays of light from Osip Mandelstam, ee cummings and Edward Thomas. The readers are Jamie Glover , Brigid Zengeni and Sean Barrett. Repeated from Sunday


Introduced By: Roger McGough
Unknown: Simon Armitage
Unknown: Edward Thomas.
Unknown: Jamie Glover
Unknown: Brigid Zengeni
Unknown: Sean Barrett.

: Stories by Alasdair Gray

1/5. Miss Kincaid's Autumn. A portrait of small-town Scotland, where a surprising relationship flourishes. Read byTamara Kennedy. Producer Gaynor Macfarlane


Producer: Gaynor MacFarlane

: News

: Write On

: News

: The Ticket

: News

: Worldplay

Hearts of the World by Michael O'Brien. A passionate tale of rivalry and collaboration at the time of the birth of cinema. Told through a fictionalised account of the relationship between two key players in the awakening of the cinematic age: Mary Pickford , the Canadian actress known as America's sweetheart with her childlike innocence and curly, blonde hair, and DW Griffith , the movie director described by Charlie Chaplin as "the teacher of us all".


Unknown: Michael O'Brien.
Unknown: Mary Pickford
Unknown: Dw Griffith
Unknown: Charlie Chaplin

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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