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: World News

: PrayerfortheDay

With Father Wilfred McGreai , prior of Aylesford Priory.


Unknown: Father Wilfred McGreai

: LentTalks

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


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 Edward Stourton.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rhidian Brook.


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Rhidian Brook.

: HomeTruths

Michael Rosen takes a wry look at the foibles of family life.
Producer John Sugar
PHONE: [number removed]1234 email: home.truthsUbDC.co.uK


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: John Sugar

: ExcessBaggage

The explorer Ranulph Fiennes joins Sandi Toksvig to discuss the lure of the world's great mountains.
Producer Kevin Dawson


Unknown: Ranulph Fiennes
Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Kevin Dawson

: The General Secretary: the Brezhnev Years

2/2. For 18 years Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev was one of the two most powerful men on Earth. His bushy eyebrows and stern appearance became known to millions around the globe. Yet history seems to have passed him by. Miles
Kington reassesses his life and asks how much heart attacks and strokes affected his judgement. Did someone else give the order to invade Afghanistan? And why did he kiss the cowboy actor Chuck Connors ? Producer Neil George


Unknown: Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev
Unknown: Chuck Connors
Producer: Neil George

: Talking Politics

Political discussion programme, sharpening the focus on current ideas and events, presented by Dennis Sewell.
Producer Paul Vickers


Presented By: Dennis Sewell.
Producer: Paul Vickers

: 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

7/10. The finest topical comedy panel game known to radio Presided over by Simon Hoggart. Recorded at the Leicester Comedy Festival. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Simon Hoggart.

: News

: Any Questions?

This week's discussion, chaired byJonathan Dimbleby, comes from Bingham Hall , Cirencester. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Bingham Hall

: Any Answers?

Dimbleby. 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: Life Assurance

The Black Widows of Liverpool caused a national sensation in 1884. Catherine Flanagan and her sister, Margaret Higgins , were front-page news; there were questions in Parliament and their images were in Madame Tussaud 's. So how did these ordinary women come to accept murder at the heart of their community? Written bv Chrissie Gittins.
Director Claire Grove


Unknown: Catherine Flanagan
Unknown: Margaret Higgins
Unknown: Madame Tussaud
Unknown: Chrissie Gittins.
Director: Claire Grove
Catherine: Sorcha Cusack
Ellen: Gillian Kearney
Mrs Hoare: Jan Ravens
Margaret: Anny Tobin
Thomas: Stephen Hoqan
Patrick: Nicholas Boulton
Insp Keighley: Robert Hastle
Dr Whitford: Huqh Dickson
MrsStanton: Susan Jameson

: Losing the Children

It is arguably the greatest tale of child abduction ever told: the story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin has been part of German folklore for centuries. But who was the colourful figure who led first, the plague of rats and then the children, away forever from the town of Hamelin? Michael Rosen takes a Journey through the medieval streets of Hamelin via rat-infested London, ancient German pagan ritual, and the whispering silence of Eton College library. He finally uncovers the truth behind the legend that should never again be thought of as just a fairy tale. Producer Lizz Pearson


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Lizz Pearson

: 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. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Carolyn Quinn.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: TheFilmProgramme

Cate Blanchett talks to Francine Stock about her new film, The Life Aquatic. Producer Sally Spurring


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, discussed by Tom Sutcliffe and his guests. Producer Fiona McLean


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Fiona McLean

: LentTalks

1/6. "Becoming Fiona Shaw reads Ruth Scott 's short story.
A series of monologues for Lent. inspired by ideas of tpmDtation. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Fiona Shaw
Unknown: Ruth Scott

: The Archive Hour: His Master's Voice

Prunella Scales and the poet laureate Andrew Motion are among those who choose their favourite albums from the vast archive of the pioneering record label, Argo. Alan Dein tells the story of the company and its founder Harley Usill , who brought poetry and Shakespeare - performed by the stars of the future - to homes and schools across the country in the 1950s and 60s. Until its demise, Argo assembled an impressive catalogue, including the complete Shakespeare,
Richard Burton reading Under Milk Wood, Philip Larkin performing his own works.... and a comprehensive collection of steam locomotive recordings. producer Laurence Grissell


Unknown: Prunella Scales
Unknown: Andrew Motion
Unknown: Harley Usill
Unknown: Richard Burton
Unknown: Philip Larkin
Producer: Laurence Grissell

: Classic Serial: In Search of Lost Time

2/6. The Budding Grove. Continuing his retrospective journey through his early years, the writer recalls the awakening of passion and his painful transition from boy to man. Dramatised by Michael Butt from the series of novels by Marcel Proust.
Perdie Gibson and Ellie Loaring
Producer/Director John Taylor Repeated from Sunday


Dramatised By: Michael Butt
Unknown: Marcel Proust.
Unknown: Perdie Gibson
Director: John Taylor
Proust: James Wilby
Baron de Charlus: Corin Redgrave
Charles: Julian Wadham
Odette: Imogen Stubbs
Marcel as a boy: Steven Williams
Marcel as a youth: William Green
Marcel as a young man: Jonathan Firth
Gilberte: Penelope Rawlins
Albertine: Zoe Waites
Robert: Julian Ovendon
Marcel's father: Nicholas Farrell
Marcel's mother: Deborah Findlay
Grandmother: Margaret Tyzack
Andree: Rebecca Smart
Mrs Verdurin: Lynn Farleigh
Elstir: Paul Goodwin

: The Moral Maze

4/10. A debate, chaired by Michael Buerk , in which
Melanie Phillips , Steven Rose , Clifford Longley and Rosie Boycott 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: Clifford Longley
Unknown: Rosie Boycott

: Round Britain Quiz

1/12. Fred Housego and Marcel Berlins , representing the south of England, face Philippa Gregory and Diana Collecott for the north of England in the fiendishly cryptic quiz. With Nick Clarke in the chair. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Fred Housego
Unknown: Marcel Berlins
Unknown: Philippa Gregory
Unknown: Diana Collecott
Unknown: Nick Clarke

: Love Cuts: A Valentine from John Hegley

The poet John Hegley celebrates last week's Valentine's Day with his own snippets about love. Using spoken word, song and even real life, we hear of Heg ley's love of Pat, pets, family members, and Luton Town football club. His feelings for Jane, a classroom sweetheart from primary school, whom he hasn't seen for 38 years, are updated in a recent encounter between them. With Andrew Bailey and Karen Tweed. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: John Hegley
Unknown: Andrew Bailey
Unknown: Karen Tweed.

: Stories by Alasdair Gray

3/5. My Ex-Husband and Swan Burial. A distinctly ironic look at marriage and at the impact of work on our domestic lives. Read by Tamara Kennedy and Paul Young. Producer Gaynor Macfarlane


Read By: Tamara Kennedy
Read By: Paul Young.
Producer: Gaynor MacFarlane

: News

: Write On

: News

: The Ticket

: News

: Worldplay

Jumping for
Joy by Bernard Farrell. When Martin Ryan , a widower in his 50s, falls in love with 20-year-old Joy McFadden , his son, Cormac, and his daughter, Fiona, become quite concerned. But then something happens that makes him think about his lover's motives


Unknown: Bernard Farrell.
Unknown: Martin Ryan
Unknown: Joy McFadden

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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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