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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Elfed ap Nefydd Roberts.


Unknown: Nefydd Roberts.

: Lent Talks

Repeated from Sunday See repeat at 7.45pm for details

: News Briefing

: Papers

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Exploring rural life across the UK, with Helen Mark.
Producer Gabi Fisher


Unknown: Helen Mark.
Producer: Gabi Fisher

: Farming Today This Week

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly. producer Chnsimpey


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
7.20 Yesterday in Parliament With David Wilby.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rhidian Brook.
8.51 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Rhidian Brook.

: Home Truths

David Stafford takes awrylook at the foibles of family life. Producer Bella Bannerman PHONE: [number removed]234 email: home.truths@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: David Stafford
Producer: Bella Bannerman

: Excess Baggage

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


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig.
Producer: Kevin Dawson

: Yes Minister - the View from Whitehall

1/2. Did Sir Humphrey Appleby really exist? Do any real politicians behave like Jim Hacker ? And what legacy have they left for central government?
Former Conservative party leader William Hague presents this series, which explores the effects of 25 years of Yes Minister on Westminster and Whitehall. Producer Anthony Worrall
William Hague asks if life imitates TV satire, page 125


Unknown: Sir Humphrey Appleby
Unknown: Jim Hacker
Leader: William Hague
Producer: Anthony Worrall
Producer: William Hague

: Week in Westminster

The week in politics, discussed by Peter Riddell , sharpening the focus on the events in the corridors of Power. Editor Marie Jessel


Unknown: Peter Riddell
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 tomorrowat9pm


Presented By: Paul Lewis.
Producer: Jennifer Clarke

: The News Quiz

8/10. Topical comedy panel game, with Simon Hoggart.
Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Simon Hoggart.

: News

: Any Questions?

Writer Bea Campbell is a panellist in this week's discussion, which comes from St Anne's Church, Newcastle. Chaired by Jonathan Dimbleby. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Bea Campbell
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.

: 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 Peter Griffiths


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Peter Griffiths

: The Saturday Play: The Colour of Murder

John Wilkins is young, smart and good-looking. In postwar Clapham he seems to have everything needed for a happy and successful life, until he is charged with murder. By Julian Symonds , dramatised by Yvonne Antrobus , Winner of the 1957 Golden Dagger award.
Director Claire Grove


Unknown: John Wilkins
Unknown: Julian Symonds
Dramatised By: Yvonne Antrobus
Director: Claire Grove
John: Tom Smith
May: Clare Corbett
Sheila: Lydia Leonard
Uncle Dan: Don McCorkindale
Newton: Geoffrey Whitehead
MrsWilkins: Frances Jeater
Hayley: Andrew Harrison
Dr Andreadis: Loan Meredith
Bill: Ben Crowe
Mr Likeness: Chris Moran

: Masters of the Quiz

What does it take to be a master of the quiz? The ultimate inquisitor. Nicholas Parsons , takes a journey around the UK to find out what makes the best quiz.
He meets the colourful quiz setters who dedicate their time to researching and producing, week by week, the local quiz, and joins the best and the worst quiz teams in the UK Producer Jo Meek


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Producer: Jo Meek

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Martha Kearney. Producer Vibeke Venema EMAIL: womanshourg>bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: Six Nations Rugby France v Wales

Kick-off 4.00. At the Stade de France, Paris.
Commentary by Martin Bayfield , Jonny Saunders and Robert Jones. Introduced by Eleanor Oldroyd.
Producers Mike Carr and Graham McMillan 'approximate time


Commentary By: Martin Bayfield
Commentary By: Jonny Saunders
Commentary By: Robert Jones.
Introduced By: Eleanor Oldroyd.
Producers: Mike Carr
Producers: Graham McMillan

: Saturday PM

News and sports headlines, presented by Nigel Wrench. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Nigel Wrench.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Film Programme

Uam Neeson talks to Francine Stock about his role as the sexologist Dr Alfred Kinsey in the new biopic, Kinsey. Producer Sally Spurring The RT Interview with Liam Neeson : page 22


Unknown: Francine Stock
Unknown: Dr Alfred Kinsey
Unknown: Liam Neeson

: 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

: Lent Talks

2/6. Firestarter. Jean Alexander reads Richard Cameron 's short story. Monologues for Lent, inspired by ideas of temptation. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Jean Alexander
Unknown: Richard Cameron

: The Archive Hour: Lance Corporal Baronowski'sVietnam

Another chance to hear this Sony Award-winning documentary. Lance Corporal Mike Baronowski was killed in action on 29 November 1966 in Vietnam. He left behind an extraordinary legacy of recordings, which he had sent home to family and friends. They contain vivid and often comic reflections on his battlefield environment and experiences. The story of his life and death is told through the tapes, which were left to collect dust on top of a cupboard for 30-odd years, and from the differing perspectives of two US Marine comrades and Baronowski's brother and sister. See Choice p128. Producer Alan Hall
See also Sunday Best: Life after Vietnam tomorrow at 1.30pm


Unknown: Mike Baronowski
Producer: Alan Hall

: Classic Serial: In Search of Lost Time

3/6. The Guermantes Way. The writer's childhood enchantment with the Duchess of Guermantes matures into a passion but, when he eventually engineers a meeting, he is ill-prepared for the staggering gulf between his fantasy and the reality. Series of novels by Marcel Proust , dramatised by Michael Butt.
Music Jacob Shirley ; Producer/Director John Taylor Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Marcel Proust
Dramatised By: Michael Butt.
Music: Jacob Shirley
Director: John Taylor
Proust: James Wilby
Baron de Charius: Corln Redgrave
Marcel as a young man: Jonathan Firth
Robert: Julian Ovendon
Duchess de Guermantes: Sara Kestelman
Charles: Julian Wadham
Albertine: Zoe Waltes
Franchise: Rachel Atkins
Marcel as a boy: Steven Williams
Duke du Boulbon: Ian Masters
Jupien: Kim Wall
Marcel's mother: Deborah Flndlay
Grandmother: Margaret Tyzack
Marcel's father: Nicholas Farrell

: The Moral Maze

5/10. A debate, chaired by Michael Buerk , in which Melanie Phillips , Steven Rose , Ian Hargreaves and Claire Fox cross-examine witnesses who hold conflicting moral views on a topical issue. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Steven Rose
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Claire Fox

: Round Britain Quiz

2/12. Nick Clarke is in the chair for another round of the challenging cryptic quiz, with Patrick Hannan , Peter Stead for Wales, facing Northern Ireland's Polly Devlin and Brian Feeney. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: Patrick Hannan
Unknown: Peter Stead
Unknown: Polly Devlin
Unknown: Brian Feeney.

: A Map of British Poetry

1/12. The poet laureate Andrew Motion presents an exploration of the landscapes of British poetry.
Borders. Can poets speak across borders? Including contributions from Declan McGonagle and Dr Rowan Williams. With poems by Jackie Kay , Ezra Pound , Seamus Heaney , Edward Thomas , Dylan Thomas and Emily Bronte. The readers are Kenneth Cranham ,
Tom Courtenay , Simon Russell Beale , Juliet Stevenson and Diana Bishop. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Andrew Motion
Unknown: Declan McGonagle
Unknown: Dr Rowan Williams.
Unknown: Jackie Kay
Unknown: Ezra Pound
Unknown: Seamus Heaney
Unknown: Edward Thomas
Unknown: Dylan Thomas
Unknown: Kenneth Cranham
Unknown: Tom Courtenay
Unknown: Simon Russell Beale
Unknown: Juliet Stevenson
Unknown: Diana Bishop.

: Stories by Alasdair Gray

4/5. Loss of the Golden Silence. A couple discover a surprising way to sustain their relationship. Read by Paul Young. Producer Gaynor Macfarlane


Read By: Paul Young.
Producer: Gaynor MacFarlane

: News

: Write On

: News

: The Ticket

: News

: Worldplay

The War of the Worlds LA Theatre Works revival of HG
Wells's classic sci-fi tale, stars Leonard Nimoy as Pierson and Gates McFadden as the Announcer. When Orson Welles and the Mercury Theater Company broadcast their version in 1938, it caused widespread panic


Unknown: Leonard Nimoy
Unknown: Gates McFadden
Unknown: Orson Welles

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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