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: World News

: PrayerfortheDay

With the Rev Graham Kings , vicar of St Mary's, Islington, in London.


Unknown: Rev Graham Kings

: Sailinq without a Boat

Repeated from Sunday See repeat at 7.45pm for details

: News Briefing

: Papers

: Sports Desk

: OpenCountry

Exploring rural life across the UK, with Richard Uridge.
Producer Hugh O'Donnell Extended


Unknown: Richard Uridge.
Producer: Hugh O'Donnell

: Farming Today This Week

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly. producer chnsimpey


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.

: 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 Rob Marshall.


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Garry Richardson
Unknown: Rob Marshall.

: Home Truths

Michael Rosen takes a wry look at the foibles of family life.
Producer John Sugar
PHONE: [number removed] email: home.truths@bbc.co.uK


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: John Sugar
Unknown: Mark Damazer

: ExcessBaggage

The geological wonders of the world are discovered by Sandi Toksvig and her guest Dr lain Stewart. Producer Kevin Dawson


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Kevin Dawson

: The General Secretary: the Brezhnev Years

1/2. For 18 years Leonid llyich Brezhnev was one of the two most powerful men on earth, his bushy eyebrows and stern appearance known to millions around the globe.
Yet history seems to have passed him by. Miles Kington reassesses the life of this ardent communist, who liked low-budget cowboy films, fast cars, watches and women.
Could it be that he, and not his successors, caused the collapse of the Berlin Wall? Producer Neil George


Unknown: Miles Kington
Producer: Neil George

: Week in Westminster

Discussion of the week in politics, with Robin Oakley.
Editor Peter Mulligan


Unknown: Robin Oakley.
Editor: Peter Mulligan

: 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

: PMMoneyBox

from the world
Impartial advice and the latest news from the world of personal finance, presented by Paul Lewis. Producer Jessica Dunbar Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Presented By: Paul Lewis.
Producer: Jessica Dunbar

: The News Quiz

6/10. Wade through the week's biggest (and smallest) news stories in the finest topical comedy panel game known to radio. Presided over by Simon Hoggart.
Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Simon Hoggart.

: News

: AnyQuestions?

Alun Michael , minister for Rural Affairs, is among the panellists this week at Thomas Mills High School,
Framlingham, Suffolk. The discussion is chaired by Jonathan Dimbleby. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Alun Michael
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.

: 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 Peter Griffiths


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Peter Griffiths

: The Saturday Play: Garbo and Gilbert in Love

This year marks the centenary of the birth of one of Hollywood's greatest legends - the brilliant and enigmatic Swedish actress Greta Garbo. Colin Shindler's play tells the story of her celebrated affair with the silent movie star John Gilbert. As the talkies supersede the silents, Garbo is destined for superstardom, while her lover descends into drunken obscurity. A classic story.


Writer: Colin Shindler
Director: Peter Leslie Wild
Greta Garbo: Kristin Mllward
John Gilbert: Henry Goodman
Louis B Mayer: Lou Hirsch
King Vidor: William Hope
Eleanor: Amy Shindler
Thalberg: Lewis Hancock
Winchell: John Guerrasio
Stiller: Andrew Wincott
Marlene Dietrich: Bella Merlin

: Reel Histories

3/3 Triumph of the Will. Leni Riefenstahl 's film, in which she captured the monolithic power of the 6th Nazi Party Congress of 1934, is one of the most famous propaganda film of all time. The residents of Nuremberg talk to Gerry Northam about what it was like when the Nazi Party swept into their town, and what happened if you didn't t fly the swastika from your window. Producer John Byrne


Unknown: Leni Riefenstahl
Unknown: Gerry Northam
Producer: John Byrne

: Six Nations Rugby

Kick-of f 4pm. On the second weekend of the Six Nations championship, live coverage of Scotland's match against last season's Triple Crown winners, Ireland, at Murrayf leld.
Commentary by lain Carter, Alastair Eykyn , Andy Irvine and Hugo MacNeill. Introduced by Eleanor Oldroyd.
Producers Mike Carr and Graham McMillan "approximate time


Unknown: Alastair Eykyn
Unknown: Andy Irvine
Unknown: Hugo MacNeill.
Introduced By: Eleanor Oldroyd.
Producers: Mike Carr
Producers: Graham McMillan

: 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

Kevin Bacon , star of The Woodsman, a powerful new drama about a convicted paedophile, talks to Francine Stock. Producer Sally Spurring


Unknown: Kevin Bacon
Unknown: Francine Stock.

: LooseEnds

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 stage version of Acorn Antiques, starring Julie Walters , and Turner Whistler Monet , a new exhibition at Tate Britain, are reviewed by Tom Sutcliffe and his guests Simon Jenkins , John Mullan and Liz Rigbey. Producer Fiona McLean


Unknown: Julie Walters
Unknown: Turner Whistler Monet
Reviewed By: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Simon Jenkins
Unknown: John Mullan
Unknown: Liz Rigbey.
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Sailing without a Boat

3/3 Writer 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 North-South Divide

Not long ago, the differences between England's north and south were only too obvious - in accent, landscape, work food and drink, and even the weather. Nowadays, the contrasts are less clear-cut. Southern-based northerner Jim White explores the ways in which increasing mobility and changes in economics, climate and fashion seem to be making the country much more homogeneous. But old rivalries and assumptions remain. producer Bob Dickinson
Alan Titchmarsh in the missionary position: page 38


Unknown: Jim White
Producer: Bob Dickinson
Producer: Alan Titchmarsh

: Classic Serial: In Search of Lost Time

*1/6 Swann's Way. A writer embarks on a retrospective journey through his early years, recalling his own childhood loves and the sad affair of Charles Swann and Odette de Crecy. Series of novels by Marcel Proust , dramatised byMichael Butt.
Music composed by Jacob Shirley , performed by the composer with perdie Gibson and Ellie Loaring
Producer/Director John Taylor Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Charles Swann
Unknown: Marcel Proust
Dramatised By: Michael Butt.
Composed By: Jacob Shirley
Composed By: Ellie Loaring
Director: John Taylor
Proust: James Wilby
Charles: Julian Wadham
Odette: Imogen Stubbs
Marcel,a boy: Steven Williams
Marcel's father: Nicholas Farrell
Marcel's mother: Deborah Findlay
Francoise: Rachel Atkins
Mrs Verdurin: Lynn Farlelgh
Gilberte: Penelope Rawlins
Vinteuil: David Schofield
Grandmother: Margaret Tyzack
Forcheville: Paul Goodwin

: The Moral Maze

3/10. A debate, chaired by Michael Buerk , in which
Melanie Phillips , Steven Rose , Bruce Anderson and Claire Fox cross-examine witnesses who hold conflicting views on one of the week's news stories. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Steven Rose
Unknown: Bruce Anderson
Unknown: Claire Fox

: Masterteam

13/13. The final, chaired by Peter Snow , in which the top two teams play for the title of the quiz team of the year. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Peter Snow

: Poetry Please

9/9. A selection of poems about wonder, including Raymond Carver 's Happiness, introduced by Roger McGough. With guest reader Antiques Roadshow expert Henry Sandon. Readers Brigid Zengeni , Jamie Glover and Sean Barrett. Repeated from Sunday
BBC AUDIO: A newly released special edition celebrating the 25th anniversary of Poetry Please is available on CD from www.bbcshop.com and good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]


Unknown: Raymond Carver
Introduced By: Roger McGough.
Readers: Henry Sandon.
Readers: Brigid Zengeni
Readers: Jamie Glover
Readers: Sean Barrett.

: Stories by Alasdair Gray

2/5. Wellbeing. A dystopian vision of a future Britain as seen through the eyes of a once-revered writer. Read by Paul Young. Producer Gaynor Macfarlane


Read By: Paul Young.
Producer: Gaynor MacFarlane

: News

: Write On

: News

: The Ticket

: News

: Worldplay

The Butcher's Wife by Noelle Janaczewska. When a local butcher goes missing in a small
Australian town, his wife. a Cambodian immigrant, is subject to a police investigation


Unknown: Noelle Janaczewska.

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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