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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Mike Mair.


Unknown: Mike Mair.

: 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 Hugh O'Donnell


Unknown: Helen Mark.

: Farming Today This Week

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Chris impey


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With James Naughtie and Sarah Montague.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Roy Jenkins.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Rev Roy Jenkins.

: Home Truths

Jo Brand celebrates the foibles of family life and brings her own comic relief to this special edition.
Producer Kate Murphy
PHONE: [number removed] email: home.truths@bbC.co.uk


Unknown: Jo Brand
Producer: Kate Murphy

: Victoria Goes to Ambridge

The final instalment of Victoria Wood's Archers spoof, which includes an omnibus of the previous four episodes, features a special guest appearance by the celebrity Voted for by listeners. Repeated from Friday

: Excess Baggage ...

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


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig.
Producer: Kevin Dawson

: The Nose School

A "Nose" is the nickname for that rare breed, the perfume-creator. In the world of perfume, noses hold the same status as couturiers, painters or composers. Rosie Goldsmith visits the world famous Nose
School in Versailles to learn the art of perfume-making.
She talks to students, teachers and successful noses about this ancient and secretive art, which feeds a multimillion-pound industry. Producer Anna Raphael


Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith
Producer: Anna Raphael

: Week in Westminster

The week in politics, with Jackie Ashley. Editor Mane Jesseii


Unknown: Jackie Ashley.
Editor: Mane Jesseii

: From Our Own Correspondent

Insight and analysis as the BBC's foreign correspondents report from their regions. With Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant


Unknown: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box .

Personal finance news and advice, with Paul Lewis. Producer Chris A'Court Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis.

: The News Quiz

10/10. Topical comedy panel game, with Simon Hoggart. Repeated from yesterday ,
BBC AUDIO: A fourth selection from recent series of The News Quiz is available on audio cassette and CD from www.bbcshop.com and all good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]


Unknown: Simon Hoggart.

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion at the Clarendon College, Trowbridge, Wiltshire. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby

: Six Nations Rugby: Ireland v France; England v Italy

A double-header from the fourth weekend of matches.
At 1.30, Ireland play France at Lansdowne Road, Dublin.
Then, from 4.00, it's England v Italy from Twickenham.
Commentary by Alastair Eykyn, Iain Carter and Hugo MacNeill in Dublin, and Ian Robertson, Alastair Hignell and Rob Andrew at Twickenham. With Eleanor Oldroyd.
Producers Graham McMillan, Ed Marriage and Haydn Parry
*approximate time
Live television coverage of both games is on BBC1 and BBC2


Commentary By: Alastair Eykyn
Unknown: Hugo MacNeill
Unknown: Ian Robertson
Unknown: Alastair Hignell
Unknown: Rob Andrew
Unknown: Eleanor Oldroyd.
Producers: Graham McMillan
Producers: Ed Marriage
Producers: Haydn Parry

: 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 Price of Light

Maria Theresia von Paradis was a musical prodigy wno lost her sight in early childhood. In an attempt to cure ner blindness, her parents approached Anton Mesmer , not yet famous, but already controversial. Soon she began to regain her vision but as she did, her musical talent seemed to deteriorate. A public and scientific scandal ensued. By Hilary Mantel. Harpsichordist Robin Bigwood ; Producer/Director Marilyn Imrie


Unknown: Maria Theresia
Unknown: Anton Mesmer
Harpsichordist: Hilary Mantel.
Harpsichordist: Robin Bigwood
Director: Marilyn Imrie
Maria: Teresa Gallagher
Mesmer: Michael Maloney
M von Paradis: Neil Dudgeon
Mme von Paradis: Lia Williams
Empress: Eleanor Bron
Anna: Jenny Howe
Marie Antoinette: Emily Bruni
Dr Stoerk: John Rowe
King Louis: Paul Panting

: The Magic Lantern

1/2. From the third row of the balcony, ice-cream tub in hand, Michael Rosen recalls the magic of children's cinema and explores the reasons why certain film characters hold such an enduring appeal for children. The Wizard of Oz, Pinocchio, Hue and Cry, Treasure Island, The Kidnappers, Mandy, The Red Balloon, and Mr Pastry are discussed by Philip Pullman , Jacqueline Wilson , Matthew Sweet and Jeffrey Richards , with contributions from children Cameron McLaren , Rhodri McLaren and CharisTaplin. Producer Beaty Rubens Barry Norman 's cinema memories: page 51


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Unknown: Philip Pullman
Unknown: Jacqueline Wilson
Unknown: Matthew Sweet
Unknown: Jeffrey Richards
Unknown: Cameron McLaren
Unknown: Rhodri McLaren
Producer: Beaty Rubens
Producer: Barry Norman

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Martha Kearney. Producer VibekeVenema EMAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk BBC AUDIO: The recently released Woman's Hour: a Celebration of Mothers, featuring excerpts from the programme, is available on audio cassette and CD from www.bbcshop.com and from all good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: Saturday PM

News and sports headlines, with Carolyn Quinn.


Presenter: Carolyn Quinn
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Film Programme

Francine Stock talks to actress Jennifer Jason Leigh about her latest role in The Machinist. Producer sally Spurring


Unknown: Jennifer Jason Leigh

: 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

4/6. Wish You Were Here. Miriam Margolyes is Miss
Munday in Charlotte Cory's short story on the desire for revenge. Monologues for Lent. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Miriam Margolyes

: The Archive Hour: The Parade's Gone By ...

To produce his landmark book on the art of the silent movie, The Parade's Gone By...., Kevin Brownlow interviewed many of the industry's leading figures, including directors Henry King, Alfred Hitchcock , Lewis Milestone and Clarence Brown , and stars such as Mary Pickford , Louise Brooks , Gloria Swanson , Buster Keaton and Boris Karloff. In conversation with Kevin Brownlow , Michael Pointon explores a fascinating archive of voices from a now almost forgotten era. With contributions from Sir Jeremy Isaacs and composer Carl Davis. Producer Neil Rosser Kevin Brownlow 's passion for silents: page 125


Unknown: Kevin Brownlow
Unknown: Alfred Hitchcock
Unknown: Lewis Milestone
Unknown: Clarence Brown
Unknown: Mary Pickford
Unknown: Louise Brooks
Unknown: Gloria Swanson
Unknown: Buster Keaton
Unknown: Boris Karloff.
Unknown: Kevin Brownlow
Unknown: Michael Pointon
Unknown: Sir Jeremy Isaacs
Unknown: Carl Davis.
Producer: Neil Rosser
Producer: Kevin Brownlow

: Classic Serial: In Search of Lost Time

5/6. The Prisoner and the Fugitive. Holidaying in Venice away from his turbulent love affair with Albertine, Marcel receives a devastating telegram. From the series of novels by Marcel Proust , dramatised by Michael Butt.
Producer/Director John Taylor Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Marcel Proust
Dramatised By: Michael Butt.
Director: John Taylor
Proust: James Wilby
Marcel: Jonathan Firth
Gilberte: Harriet Walter
Baron deCharlus: Corln Redgrave
The Duchess: Sarah Kestelman
Marcel's mother: Deborah Findlay
Francoise: Rachel Atkins
Albertine: Zoe Waites
Robert: Julian Ovendon
Andree: Rebecca Smart
Jupien: Kim Wall
Morel: Simon Treves
Mrs Verdurin: Lynn Farleigh
Gilberte,as a girl: Penny Rawlings
Doctor: Paul Goodwin

: The Moral Maze

7/10. 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

4/12. Scotland v North of England. Chaired by Nick Clarke.
Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: A Map of British Poetry

3/12. Landscapes of the Mind. From lost roads in the woods to fruity goblins tricking innocent girls, the landscape of British poetry is as much imagined as real. Presented by Andrew Motion , with contributions from Marina Warner and Jonathan Ree. Repeated from Sunday


Presented By: Andrew Motion
Presented By: Jonathan Ree.

: Ghost Stories

1/5. The Inkpot Monkey. A novelist gets more than he bargained for when he buys an antique inkpot. By
John Connolly , read by Freddie Jones. Producer Lawrence Jackson


Unknown: John Connolly
Read By: Freddie Jones.
Producer: Lawrence Jackson

: News

: Write On

: News

: The Ticket

: News

: Play of the Week

Ipi Zombi
By Brett Bailey. A reworking of a successful stage play, recorded on location in South Africa, based on the horrific events in the aftermath of a school bus accident


Unknown: Brett Bailey.

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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